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Western Heights (38.1391°S, 144.3292°E, 53m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Windy with showers 13°
    windy with showers
    Chance of rain: 70%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:37am EST 7:04am EST 5:49pm EST 6:16pm EST
    NOW
    4.7° Feels Like: -0.6°
    Relative Humidity: 93%
    Dew: 3.6°
    Wind: WNW 20km/h
    Gust: WNW 20km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 1.6mm
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    Western Heights
    Now
    4.4°c
    Feels Like:
    -2.9°
    Wind:
    WNW 30km/h
    Gusts:
    35km/h
    Humidity:
    92%
    Windy with showers
     
    Min
    13°
    Max
    Today in Western Heights
    Mostly cloudy. Very high chance of showers in the south, high chance elsewhere, becoming less likely later tonight. Snow falling above 400 metres this morning, increasing to 1100 metres by the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Possible hail. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 12.
    Tomorrow
    Windy with showers
    Min
    15°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds W 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.
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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Mostly cloudy. Very high chance of showers in the south, high chance elsewhere, becoming less likely later tonight. Snow falling above 400 metres this morning, increasing to 1100 metres by the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Possible hail. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 12.

    Forecast for Western Heights (38.1391°S, 144.3292°E, 53m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Windy with showers Windy with showers Showers easing Clearing shower Mostly sunny Possible shower Possible shower
    Minimum
    Maximum 13° 15° 15° 14° 15° 17° 15°
    Chance of rain 70% 70% 50% 10% 20% 80% 70%
    Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - -
    Frost risk Slight Nil Nil Nil Slight Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 21
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    26
    (km/h)
    33
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    19
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    Wind direction W W WNW WNW W W WSW WSW NW NW NW WNW WNW WNW
    Relative humidity 83% 63% 86% 76% 89% 71% 79% 66% 90% 64% 82% 61% 84% 59%
    Dew point 5°C 6°C 9°C 10°C 10°C 9°C 7°C 7°C 8°C 8°C 9°C 9°C 8°C 7°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Western Heights Rain Forecast


    Western Heights 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    19
    MEDIUM
    20
    HIGH
    21
    MEDIUM
    22
    LOW
    23
    24
    MEDIUM
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    HIGH
    27
    HIGH
    28
    HIGH
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    31
    HIGH
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    MEDIUM
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    LOW
    10
    HIGH
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    HIGH
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    MEDIUM
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug18

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 26 August to 30 August, 10 September to 14 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 August to 20 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 11 September to 15 September, and 15 September to 19 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Western Heights Rain Forecast


    Western Heights 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    5
    6
    5
    5
    6
    6
    6
    5
    5
    3
    9
    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

    Western Heights Rain Forecast


    Western Heights 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    19
    MEDIUM
    20
    HIGH
    21
    MEDIUM
    22
    LOW
    23
    24
    MEDIUM
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    HIGH
    27
    HIGH
    28
    HIGH
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    31
    HIGH
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    MEDIUM
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    LOW
    10
    HIGH
    11
    LOW
    12
    LOW
    13
    HIGH
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    MEDIUM
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug18

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 26 August to 30 August, 10 September to 14 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 16 August to 20 August. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 25 August to 29 August, 11 September to 15 September, and 15 September to 19 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Western Heights Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    Aug 14
    8.3 °C 14.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 15
    6.2 °C 17.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 16
    9.9 °C 17.1 °C
    0.2 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 17
    6.2 °C 14.1 °C
    1.0 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    8.0 °C 17 °C
    0.0 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Western Heights minimum temp history (38.1391°S, 144.3292°E, 53m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 17.3° 16/08/2019 Coldest this month 3.1° 15/08/2019
    Hottest on record 25.9 27/08/2007 Coldest on record -4.4 05/08/1997
    Hottest this year 45.8° 04/01/2019 Coldest this year -0.5° 24/06/2019
    Long term average 15.5° Long term average 5.5°
    Average this month 13.7° Average this month 6.4°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 17.1° 2009 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 4.2° 1995
    Western Heights rainfall history (38.1391°S, 144.3292°E, 53m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 10.8mm 08/08/2019 Total This Month 40.8mm
    10.0 days
    Long Term Average 41.8mm 11.9 days Wettest August on record 69.0mm 2009
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  16. Year to Date

    Western Heights Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 277.5mm 66.3 day(s)
    Total For 2019 273.2mm 79.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 209.0mm 72.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 36.6mm Jun 3
    Lowest Temperature -0.5°C Jun24
    Highest Temperature 45.8°C Jan 4
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Western Heights Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 26.4 26.3 24.3 20.5 17.4 14.7 14.1 15.5 17.7 20.2 22.3 24.4 20.3
    Mean Min (°C) 14.1 14.5 12.6 9.7 7.6 5.8 5.2 5.5 6.7 8.0 10.5 11.8 9.3
    Mean Rain (mm) 29.5 31.5 25.7 37.5 34.8 38.5 38.2 41.8 45.3 45.5 45.4 28.8 443.7
    Mean Rain Days 4.7 4.2 5.4 7.5 9.6 10.8 12.2 11.9 11.4 9.8 8.0 6.8 96.2