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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 22°
    Chance of rain: 10%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:44am EDT 6:13am EDT 7:40pm EDT 8:09pm EDT
    NOW
    18.4° Feels Like: 16.0°
    Relative Humidity: 60%
    Dew: 10.5°
    Wind: NW 13km/h
    Gust: 22km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Launceston
    Now
    18.3°c
    Feels Like:
    13.6°
    Wind:
    NW 20km/h
    Gusts:
    28km/h
    Humidity:
    47%
    Sunny
     
    Min
    22°
    Max
    Today in Launceston
    Sunny. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 21.
    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny
    Min
    23°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Launceston

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 21.

    Forecast for Launceston (41.4403°S, 147.1394°E, 13m AMSL)
      Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon
    Summary Sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Showers increasing Possible shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny
    Minimum 12°
    Maximum 22° 23° 26° 23° 17° 19° 20°
    Chance of rain 10% 20% 10% 80% 70% 10% 10%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index High High High High High - -
    Frost risk Slight Nil Nil Nil Nil Slight Slight
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 4
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    5
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    Wind direction SSW NNW NNW NNW NNW N NNW NNW NW WNW W W NW NNW
    Relative humidity 72% 55% 77% 44% 74% 41% 65% 61% 81% 59% 69% 43% 70% 47%
    Dew point 7°C 13°C 9°C 10°C 11°C 12°C 15°C 12°C 8°C 9°C 5°C 6°C 6°C 9°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Launceston Rain Forecast


    Launceston 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    LOW
    31
    LOW
    Nov 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    HIGH
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    LOW
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    12
    LOW
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    HIGH
    16
    HIGH
    17
    LOW
    18
    LOW
    19
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Oct22

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 2 November to 6 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 13 November to 17 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 November to 20 November. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 1 November to 5 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 19 November to 23 November.

    Forecast Explanation

    This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.

    In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Launceston Rain Forecast


    Launceston 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    2019
    2020
    3
    4
    6
    7
    6
    5
    6
    5
    6
    5
    7
    8
    10
    5
    0
    1
    2 - 3
    4 - 7
    8 - 9
    10
    Well below normal
    Below normal
    Near normal
    Above normal
    Well above normal

    Issue Notes - Issued Oct 7

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remain within neutral values. The Nino3.4 index lingered between -0.2 and 0.2 through the month of September. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -12.4 during the past month. The current outlook consensus suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral spring, but well within neutral values. Five out of eight international models maintain a slightly warmer than average Pacific Ocean through the end of 2019, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds during the 2019/2020 summer. The IRI ENSO forecast suggests less than 40% of another El Nino developing over the next 12 months, with a neutral ENSO the most likely outcome. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains strongly positive, with the highest positive value since the early 2000s. All six international models maintain a strong positive event until December. In terms of rainfall, there is little variation to the outlook issued last month. The climate outlook for spring continues to favour below average rainfall for most of Australia, in particular the eastern half of the continent. During Positive IODs, central and southeastern Australia tend to see a reduction in rainfall during spring, due to a reduction of moisture streaming from the northwest. For northern Australia, the current outlook is for a late onset of the wet season across the Northern Territory and Queensland. A negative trend in the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) on the other hand, is likely to enhance frontal activity over the far south during spring. This is likely to offset the Positive IOD in far southern Victoria and western Tasmania, which could see average-to-above average rainfall during the remainder of spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Launceston Rain Forecast


    Launceston 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    23
    24
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    30
    LOW
    31
    LOW
    Nov 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    HIGH
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    LOW
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    12
    LOW
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    HIGH
    16
    HIGH
    17
    LOW
    18
    LOW
    19
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Oct22

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are five main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Western Australia, New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 2 November to 6 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 13 November to 17 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 November to 20 November. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 1 November to 5 November, 7 November to 11 November, and 19 November to 23 November.

    Forecast Explanation

    This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.

    In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Launceston Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Friday
    Oct 18
    6.1 °C 13.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Oct 19
    4.0 °C 14.5 °C
    2.4 mm
    Sunday
    Oct 20
    7.1 °C 18.7 °C
    0.6 mm
    Monday
    Oct 21
    4.4 °C 22.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Oct 22
    5.3 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Launceston minimum temp history (41.4403°S, 147.1394°E, 13m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 25.9° 03/10/2019 Coldest this month 1.2° 12/10/2019
    Hottest on record 28.7 31/10/1987 Coldest on record -1.4 21/10/2006
    Hottest this year 33.5° 02/03/2019 Coldest this year -3.2° 24/06/2019
    Long term average 18.0° Long term average 6.9°
    Average this month 18.3° Average this month 5.8°
    Hottest October On Record Avg. max. temp. 20.5° 2015 Coldest October on record Avg. min. temp. 5.2° 2003
    Launceston rainfall history (41.4403°S, 147.1394°E, 13m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 5.4mm 11/10/2019 Total This Month 13.4mm
    8.0 days
    Long Term Average 50.0mm 11.3 days Wettest October on record 121.4mm 2015
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  16. Year to Date

    Launceston Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Oct 581.3mm 110.5 day(s)
    Total For 2019 436.2mm 101.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 514.8mm 113.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 29.4mm Feb12
    Lowest Temperature -3.2°C Jun24
    Highest Temperature 33.5°C Mar 2
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Launceston Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 24.5 24.6 22.8 19.1 15.8 13.2 12.7 13.8 15.7 18.0 20.5 22.5 18.6
    Mean Min (°C) 12.3 12.3 10.4 7.7 5.2 2.9 2.4 3.6 5.3 6.9 9.1 10.8 7.4
    Mean Rain (mm) 46.4 30.3 38.9 51.0 65.2 68.7 77.9 86.3 66.6 50.0 52.5 46.7 680.7
    Mean Rain Days 7.0 6.0 6.5 9.1 12.0 13.3 15.4 15.9 14.0 11.3 9.8 8.6 125.9