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Thornton (37.2551°S, 145.799°E, 201m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 13°
    Chance of rain: 90%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:23am EST 6:50am EST 5:49pm EST 6:15pm EST
    NOW
    6.8° Feels Like: 1.6°
    Relative Humidity: 66%
    Dew: 0.9°
    Wind: NNE 17km/h
    Gust: NNE 17km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Thornton
    Now
    9.8°c
    Feels Like:
    6.8°
    Wind:
    N 7km/h
    Gusts:
    13km/h
    Humidity:
    62%
    Sunny
     
    Min
    13°
    Max
    Today in Thornton
    Patchy fog in the east early this morning. Areas of morning frost. Sunny morning. Cloud developing from the west mid afternoon. High chance of showers extending from the west late afternoon and evening. Showers falling as snow down to 1200 metres late tonight. Winds N/NE 25 to 35 km/h shifting SW 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 17.
    Tomorrow
    Clearing shower
    Min
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the east in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Thornton

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Patchy fog in the east early this morning. Areas of morning frost. Sunny morning. Cloud developing from the west mid afternoon. High chance of showers extending from the west late afternoon and evening. Showers falling as snow down to 1200 metres late tonight. Winds N/NE 25 to 35 km/h shifting SW 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 17.

    Forecast for Thornton (37.2551°S, 145.799°E, 201m AMSL)
      Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    Summary Sunny Clearing shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Showers increasing Mostly sunny Sunny
    Minimum
    Maximum 13° 11° 12° 10° 12°
    Chance of rain 90% 40% 5% 20% 80% 10% 10%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - -
    Frost risk Moderate Moderate High High Moderate Moderate High
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 17
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NE N SW SW WSW WSW SW W NNW WNW SSW S SE E
    Relative humidity 72% 60% 85% 64% 84% 60% 82% 58% 84% 81% 78% 60% 73% 58%
    Dew point 2°C 5°C 2°C 2°C 2°C 3°C 3°C 4°C 4°C 7°C 2°C 2°C 2°C 4°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Thornton Rain Forecast


    Thornton 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    HIGH
    25
    26
    27
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    31
    MEDIUM
    Sep 1
    HIGH
    2
    LOW
    3
    HIGH
    4
    LOW
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    LOW
    8
    LOW
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    HIGH
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    HIGH
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    LOW
    21
    MEDIUM
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug23

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Thornton Rain Forecast


    Thornton 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    6
    6
    5
    5
    6
    6
    6
    6
    4
    3
    8
    4
    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 Aug 8

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SST's) continued a cooling trend over the central Pacific during July. The Nino3.4 index lingered at about 0.5 through the month of July. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.6 in July, which is now in neutral territory. Current consensus suggests warmer than average SSTs will remain across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the austral spring, but well within neutral values. Although, six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average Pacific Ocean through the remainder of 2019, none of these are reaching El Nino thresholds during the 2019/2020 summer. Moreover, the IRI ENSO forecast suggests less than 50% of another El Nino developing over the next 12 months. On the other hand, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains strongly positive. Six out of six international models maintain a positive event until mid-spring. The climate outlook for the four weeks left in winter and spring, favours average-to-below average rainfall across the southern half of Australia, in particular over the eastern half of the continent. During Positive IODs, central and southeastern Australia tend to see a reduction in rainfall during the end of winter and the first half of spring due to a reduction of moisture streaming from the northwest. SST's along the eastern seaboard remain significantly warmer than average (especially off NSW) maintaining a high risk of extreme weather events such as East Coast Lows (ECLs). These can bring intense periods of rainfall east of the Great Dividing Range, leading to flash flooding.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Thornton Rain Forecast


    Thornton 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    HIGH
    25
    26
    27
    28
    MEDIUM
    29
    LOW
    30
    31
    MEDIUM
    Sep 1
    HIGH
    2
    LOW
    3
    HIGH
    4
    LOW
    5
    MEDIUM
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    LOW
    8
    LOW
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    HIGH
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    HIGH
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    LOW
    21
    MEDIUM
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug23

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Thornton Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Monday
    Aug 19
    4.8 °C 9.9 °C
    7.8 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    5.5 °C 11.5 °C
    3.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    6.9 °C 14.9 °C
    9.8 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    8.9 °C 13.0 °C
    4.8 mm
    Friday
    Aug 23
    -0.7 °C -
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Thornton minimum temp history (37.2551°S, 145.799°E, 201m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 17.9° 18/08/2019 Coldest this month -0.7° 23/08/2019
    Hottest on record 24.5 25/08/1995 Coldest on record -4.1 04/08/1997
    Hottest this year 43.3° 25/01/2019 Coldest this year -1.5° 24/06/2019
    Long term average 13.7° Long term average 4.2°
    Average this month 12.4° Average this month 3.9°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 16.2° 1982 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 2.2° 1994
    Thornton rainfall history (37.2551°S, 145.799°E, 201m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 16.6mm 11/08/2019 Total This Month 75.2mm
    12.0 days
    Long Term Average 99.0mm 17.1 days Wettest August on record 222.8mm 1982
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  16. Year to Date

    Thornton Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 565.3mm 91.4 day(s)
    Total For 2019 417.7mm 96.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 483.2mm 92.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 22.8mm Jun30
    Lowest Temperature -1.5°C Jun24
    Highest Temperature 43.3°C Jan25
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  18. Climatology

    Thornton Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 28.9 29.1 25.8 20.9 16.2 12.6 12.0 13.7 16.6 20.0 23.6 26.4 20.4
    Mean Min (°C) 12.7 12.8 10.7 7.9 6.0 4.1 3.7 4.2 5.6 7.3 9.3 11.0 7.9
    Mean Rain (mm) 47.1 42.7 52.2 59.5 78.1 92.6 94.1 99.0 82.0 77.4 67.6 56.8 849.2
    Mean Rain Days 5.7 5.1 6.5 8.8 13.9 16.5 17.8 17.1 13.6 11.8 9.1 7.6 130.3