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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Late shower 17° 32°
    late shower
    Chance of rain: 90%
    Likely amount: 5-10mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:04am EDT 6:33am EDT 8:45pm EDT 9:14pm EDT
    NOW
    33.5° Feels Like: 24.4°
    Relative Humidity: 17%
    Dew: 5.1°
    Wind: NNW 41km/h
    Gust: 59km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 995.3hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Watchem West
    Now
    29.7°c
    Feels Like:
    24.6°
    Wind:
    NNW 24km/h
    Gusts:
    42km/h
    Humidity:
    26%
    Late shower
     
    17°
    Min
    32°
    Max
    Today in Watchem West
    Partly cloudy. High chance of rain in the south, medium chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Gusty winds this afternoon. Areas of raised dust in the northwest late this afternoon and evening. Winds N 30 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 km/h before shifting W/SW 30 to 45 km/h in the early afternoon, then tending NW/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 33.
    Tomorrow
    Windy with showers
    12°
    Min
    22°
    Max
    Cloudy. Medium chance of showers in the morning. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h turning W 25 to 40 km/h in the late morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22.
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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. High chance of rain in the south, medium chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Gusty winds this afternoon. Areas of raised dust in the northwest late this afternoon and evening. Winds N 30 to 45 km/h increasing to 50 km/h before shifting W/SW 30 to 45 km/h in the early afternoon, then tending NW/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 33.

    Forecast for Watchem West (36.1861°S, 142.7084°E, 114m AMSL)
      Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
    Summary Late shower Windy with showers Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Mostly cloudy Mostly cloudy
    Minimum 17° 12° 11° 14° 15° 15°
    Maximum 32° 22° 25° 28° 31° 33° 28°
    Chance of rain 90% 60% 5% 5% 5% 10% 5%
    Likely amount 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm
    UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 28
    (km/h)
    38
    (km/h)
    25
    (km/h)
    33
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    20
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNE NNW NNW WNW WNW W WSW W SW W ESE W WSW WSW
    Relative humidity 36% 24% 76% 37% 63% 37% 69% 34% 69% 33% 63% 26% 59% 34%
    Dew point 8°C 9°C 11°C 6°C 7°C 8°C 10°C 9°C 12°C 12°C 12°C 10°C 10°C 10°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Watchem West Rain Forecast


    Watchem West 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    HIGH
    23
    HIGH
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    MEDIUM
    Feb 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    LOW
    10
    11
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan22

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are seven main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 January to 3 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 January to 3 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 29 January to 2 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February.

    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

    Watchem West Rain Forecast


    Watchem West 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    2020
    6
    6
    6
    7
    6
    7
    7
    5
    5
    2
    5
    7
    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 Jan 14

    ENSO status: Neutral IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Trending neutral Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific remained stable throughout December with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.4 throughout the month. On the other hand, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of -5.5 in December. The current outlook suggests warmer than average SSTs will persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean through the coming months, but remaining within neutral values. Six out of eight international models maintain a warmer than average equatorial Pacific Ocean through the first two quarters of 2020, none of these reaching El Nino thresholds. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has now returned to neutral, as waters off Western Australia have warmed up considerably. All six international models maintain neutral values until the austral winter with indications we could see another positive event later this year. In terms of rainfall across Australia, the current outlook favours a clearer below average rainfall signal for Western Australia and the Northern Territory through the remainder of January. This however, excludes any extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones. For the eastern states, there is a wetter than average signal for the coming weeks. Looking further ahead, with no significant signature from ENSO, there are no significant climate drivers tilting the balance towards a drier or wetter February. The current outlook suggests average-to-below average odds for February and March across the eastern states. The northern and western half of the country, however, could see a wet end to summer/start to autumn.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Watchem West Rain Forecast


    Watchem West 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    HIGH
    23
    HIGH
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    29
    30
    31
    MEDIUM
    Feb 1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    LOW
    10
    11
    12
    LOW
    13
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Jan22

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are seven main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, the south Pacific, South America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 30 January to 3 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 30 January to 3 February. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 29 January to 2 February, 13 February to 17 February, and 21 February to 25 February.

    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.

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  13. Past 5 Days

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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Watchem West minimum temp history (36.1861°S, 142.7084°E, 114m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month - Coldest this month -
    Hottest on record 46.0 24/01/1982 Coldest on record 5.0 12/01/1975
    Hottest this year ° - Coldest this year ° -
    Long term average 30.8° Long term average 14.0°
    Average this month - Average this month -
    Hottest January On Record Avg. max. temp. 34.6° 2001 Coldest January on record Avg. min. temp. 10.6° 1987
    Watchem West rainfall history (36.1861°S, 142.7084°E, 114m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month mm Total This Month mm
    days
    Long Term Average 26.2mm 4.5 days Wettest January on record 165.8mm 2001
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  16. Year to Date

    Watchem West Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Jan 26.2mm 4.5 day(s)
    mm day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 1.6mm 2.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day mm
    Lowest Temperature °C
    Highest Temperature °C
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  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Watchem West Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 30.8 30.6 27.2 22.5 17.9 14.6 14.0 15.6 18.3 22.0 25.8 28.7 22.3
    Mean Min (°C) 14.0 14.1 12.1 9.1 6.7 4.6 3.9 4.5 5.9 7.7 10.1 12.2 8.7
    Mean Rain (mm) 26.2 21.6 20.3 26.4 39.8 38.0 40.4 42.9 42.4 37.4 30.4 26.9 392.4
    Mean Rain Days 4.5 3.7 4.8 6.4 10.8 13.1 15.2 14.5 12.0 8.5 7.0 5.7 103.8