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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Showers increasing 15°
    showers increasing
    Chance of rain: 90%
    Likely amount: 1-5mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:23am WST 6:48am WST 5:40pm WST 6:05pm WST
    NOW
    9.2° Feels Like: 5.5°
    Relative Humidity: 93%
    Dew: 8.1°
    Wind: NW 17km/h
    Gust: 20km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 22.6mm
    Pressure: 1003.4hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Beacon
    Now
    10.2°c
    Feels Like:
    5.8°
    Wind:
    SE 22km/h
    Gusts:
    26km/h
    Humidity:
    95%
    Showers increasing
     
    Min
    15°
    Max
    Today in Beacon
    Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Gusty winds in showers and thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h turning W 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
    Tomorrow
    Showers
    10°
    Min
    16°
    Max
    Cloudy. Very high chance of showers in the far southwest, medium chance elsewhere. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Gusty winds in showers and thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h turning W 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.

    Forecast for Beacon (30.4514°S, 117.8656°E, 372m AMSL)
      Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    Summary Showers increasing Showers Mostly cloudy Mostly cloudy Mostly sunny Late shower Possible shower
    Minimum 10° 10°
    Maximum 15° 16° 14° 14° 17° 21° 14°
    Chance of rain 90% 50% 20% 5% 5% 90% 80%
    Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Slight Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 30
    (km/h)
    35
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    26
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    6
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    29
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    28
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNW WNW W WSW WSW WSW WSW WSW ENE NNE NNE N WNW WNW
    Relative humidity 88% 74% 87% 70% 84% 60% 88% 55% 78% 48% 57% 34% 77% 65%
    Dew point 9°C 11°C 10°C 10°C 8°C 7°C 6°C 6°C 5°C 6°C 3°C 4°C 8°C 8°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Beacon Rain Forecast


    Beacon 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    10
    HIGH
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    LOW
    14
    LOW
    15
    HIGH
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    LOW
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    LOW
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug 9

    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 southwest Indian Ocean, 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 18 August to 22 August, 24 August to 28 August, and 5 September to 9 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 31 August to 4 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 15 August to 19 August, 5 September to 9 September, and 9 September to 13 September.

    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

    Beacon Rain Forecast


    Beacon 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    2020
    2021
    6
    6
    6
    7
    7
    8
    6
    6
    5
    3
    1
    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 5

    ENSO status: La Nina Watch IOD status: Neutral SAM status: Positive Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific show a slight decrease in the intensity of cooling compared to June, with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of 0.0 in July. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of 4.2 in the same month, a swing into positive values compared to June. The current outlook suggests that cooler than average SSTs will continue across the equatorial pacific through the end of winter and potentially reach La Nina thresholds by mid-spring. All eight international models continue to suggest a cooler side of neutral for the region throughout the remainder of the Austral winter and through spring, with four of these indicating La Nina by Spring. The current International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) outlook suggests a 54:41 chance for La Nina:Neutral conditions by the end of the Austral spring. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) remains neutral. Two of the six international models indicate a negative IOD becoming established during the Austral spring, with the remaining four indicating a neutral phase. Of the four neutral models, including the BOM, three are trending slightly negative within the neutral zone by early spring, with only the Canadian model trending positive. In terms of precipitation over Australia, the current short-term outlook favours above average rainfall across most of Australia over the next fortnight, with the exception of western TAS, far southern VIC, and northern QLD and the NT. These expected wetter than average conditions will likely be due to the passage of moisture troughs inland and fronts, in part driven by the positive SAM. Models are then indicating a continued trend to above average rainfall for inland SA, all but the far north of the NT, western, central and southern QLD, northern and western NSW and parts of southern WA. Parts of WA’s Pilbara and Kimberley however are showing signs of below average rainfall into early spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Beacon Rain Forecast


    Beacon 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    10
    HIGH
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    LOW
    14
    LOW
    15
    HIGH
    16
    MEDIUM
    17
    LOW
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    22
    23
    24
    LOW
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    LOW
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    LOW
    30
    31
    Sep 1
    2
    3
    4
    MEDIUM
    5
    6
    LOW
    7
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug 9

    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 southwest Indian Ocean, 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 18 August to 22 August, 24 August to 28 August, and 5 September to 9 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 31 August to 4 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 15 August to 19 August, 5 September to 9 September, and 9 September to 13 September.

    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

    Beacon Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    Aug 05
    7.1 °C 16.2 °C
    1.0 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 06
    8.0 °C 15.0 °C
    0.2 mm
    Friday
    Aug 07
    4.2 °C 13.3 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Aug 08
    4.5 °C 20.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Aug 09
    8.3 °C -
    1.4 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Beacon minimum temp history (30.4514°S, 117.8656°E, 372m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 18.0° 02/08/2020 Coldest this month 4.2° 07/08/2020
    Hottest on record 31.0 29/08/2006 Coldest on record -1.7 07/08/1958
    Hottest this year 45.1° 28/01/2020 Coldest this year 1.4° 11/07/2020
    Long term average 17.7° Long term average 6.1°
    Average this month 14.9° Average this month 6.4°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 21.7° 2014 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 3.1° 1958
    Beacon rainfall history (30.4514°S, 117.8656°E, 372m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 8.4mm 04/08/2020 Total This Month 11.6mm
    4.0 days
    Long Term Average 36.3mm 10.7 days Wettest August on record 99.1mm 1932
    Driest on record 3.5mm 1925
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for WA

  16. Year to Date

    Beacon Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 245.0mm 57.1 day(s)
    Total For 2020 186.4mm 62.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 126.3mm 59.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 28.5mm Feb26
    Lowest Temperature 1.4°C Jul11
    Highest Temperature 45.1°C Jan28
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Beacon Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 34.5 33.5 30.6 25.9 21.0 17.6 16.4 17.7 20.9 25.4 29.2 32.6 25.4
    Mean Min (°C) 18.2 18.3 16.3 13.0 9.3 7.3 6.1 6.1 7.2 10.0 13.5 16.2 11.8
    Mean Rain (mm) 16.3 18.8 23.8 21.4 35.9 47.9 44.6 36.3 21.7 14.5 14.0 12.6 305.8
    Mean Rain Days 2.7 2.9 3.6 4.8 8.0 11.9 12.5 10.7 7.2 5.2 3.3 2.4 68.2