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Fitzroy Crossing (18.1942°S, 125.5689°E, 102m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 21° 41°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:01am WST 5:23am WST 5:35pm WST 5:56pm WST
    NOW
    37.8° Feels Like: 34.1°
    Relative Humidity: 13%
    Dew: 4.7°
    Wind: W 13km/h
    Gust: 28km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1011.8hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Fitzroy Crossing
    Now
    34.1°c
    Feels Like:
    33.6°
    Wind:
    W 9km/h
    Gusts:
    15km/h
    Humidity:
    30%
    Sunny
     
    21°
    Min
    41°
    Max
    Today in Fitzroy Crossing
    Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers near the Northern Territory border. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE in the morning then tending NW/SW in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 35 to 40.
    Tomorrow
    Possible thunderstorm
    22°
    Min
    39°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower in the northeast in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending NW/SW in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Fitzroy Crossing

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers near the Northern Territory border. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE in the morning then tending NW/SW in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 35 to 40.

    Forecast for Fitzroy Crossing (18.1942°S, 125.5689°E, 102m AMSL)
      Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    Summary Sunny Possible thunderstorm Mostly sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Possible thunderstorm Mostly sunny
    Minimum 21° 22° 21° 21° 21° 22° 21°
    Maximum 41° 39° 40° 41° 42° 40° 40°
    Chance of rain 5% 20% 5% 5% 40% 60% 60%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 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 9
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    11
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    7
    (km/h)
    12
    (km/h)
    Wind direction WNW WNW WNW WNW WSW WSW SSE S E ENE NNW NNE WSW ESE
    Relative humidity 24% 11% 28% 17% 20% 11% 14% 7% 19% 10% 36% 22% 31% 13%
    Dew point 10°C 5°C 12°C 10°C 7°C 4°C 4°C -2°C 8°C 4°C 17°C 13°C 15°C 6°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Fitzroy Crossing Rain Forecast


    Fitzroy Crossing 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    30
    Oct 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    LOW
    24
    25
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep27

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are three main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 10 October to 14 October, 19 October to 23 October, and 28 October to 1 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 17 October to 21 October, 25 October to 29 October, and 30 October to 3 November. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 9 October to 13 October, 18 October to 22 October, and 23 October to 27 October.

    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

    Fitzroy Crossing Rain Forecast


    Fitzroy Crossing 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    2020
    2021
    8
    8
    8
    7
    7
    7
    8
    1
    7
    9
    9
    10
    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 Sep 9

    ENSO status: La Niña Alert IOD status: Negative SAM status: Negative trending positive Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial central Pacific have continued to cool through August, with the Nino3.4 index registering a value of -0.5. The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) recorded a value of 9.8 in the same month, a significant increase compared to July, tipping over the La Niña threshold of +7. The current outlook suggests that cooler than average SSTs will continue across the equatorial pacific during the Austral spring, with a high chance of a weak La Niña forming. All eight international models continue to suggest further cooling during spring, with three of these indicating La Niña conditions in September. A further two exceeding the La Niña threshold in October, with six of the eight indicating La Niña by November. The current International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) outlook suggests a 57:41 chance for La Niña:Neutral conditions by the end of the Australspring. To the west of Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has shifted into a negative phase. Four of the six international models indicate a negative IOD to be sustained for the duration of the Austral spring, with the remaining two indicating a neutral phase. Both of the models that indicate a neutral phase trend towards the negative side of neutral. In terms of precipitation over Australia, the current short term outlook favours above average rainfall over the interior over the remainder of the first month of spring, particularly eastern WA and the Kimberley, western NT and western SA Above average rainfall is also favoured, although not as pronounced, over inland NSW and QLD and parts of the NSW and VIC coastal area. Drier than average conditions are expected across western WA as well as parts of northern coastal QLD and parts of the southeast. The remainder of spring is then likely to be wetter than average for NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, TAS, the NT and eastern WA, whilst drier than averageconditions look to persist further west. There are then indications of increased rainfall over WA toward the end of spring and into early summer, with the eastern two thirds of the country remaining wetter than average.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Fitzroy Crossing Rain Forecast


    Fitzroy Crossing 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    27
    LOW
    28
    29
    30
    Oct 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14
    15
    16
    17
    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23
    LOW
    24
    25
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep27

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has remained stable in recent weeks. There are three main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of the southwest Indian Ocean, eastern Australia, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 10 October to 14 October, 19 October to 23 October, and 28 October to 1 November. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 17 October to 21 October, 25 October to 29 October, and 30 October to 3 November. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 9 October to 13 October, 18 October to 22 October, and 23 October to 27 October.

    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

    Fitzroy Crossing Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Wednesday
    Sep 23
    20.1 °C 39.8 °C
    0.0 mm
    Thursday
    Sep 24
    21.0 °C 41.7 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Sep 25
    22.6 °C 40.5 °C
    0.0 mm
    Saturday
    Sep 26
    21.5 °C 40.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Sunday
    Sep 27
    23.2 °C 38.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Fitzroy Crossing minimum temp history (18.1942°S, 125.5689°E, 102m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 41.7° 24/09/2020 Coldest this month 15.8° 05/09/2020
    Hottest on record 42.9 27/09/2003 Coldest on record 7.0 01/09/2001
    Hottest this year 42.4° 23/02/2020 Coldest this year 6.3° 15/07/2020
    Long term average 37.4° Long term average 18.6°
    Average this month 39.2° Average this month 19.8°
    Hottest September On Record Avg. max. temp. 38.8° 2013 Coldest September on record Avg. min. temp. 15.5° 2011
    Fitzroy Crossing rainfall history (18.1942°S, 125.5689°E, 102m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 0.0mm 01/09/2020 Total This Month 0.0mm
    0.0 days
    Long Term Average 0.3mm 0.5 days Wettest September on record 3.0mm 2010
    Driest on record 0.0mm 1997
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for WA

  16. Year to Date

    Fitzroy Crossing Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Sep 524.5mm 48.6 day(s)
    Total For 2020 299.2mm 30.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2019 165.2mm 40.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 48.2mm May27
    Lowest Temperature 6.3°C Jul15
    Highest Temperature 42.4°C Feb23
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Fitzroy Crossing Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 37.5 36.8 36.9 36.7 33.3 30.4 30.8 33.3 37.4 40.0 40.8 39.0 36.1
    Mean Min (°C) 25.2 24.7 24.0 20.8 16.2 13.0 12.3 13.6 18.6 23.0 25.5 25.7 20.3
    Mean Rain (mm) 184.0 157.1 117.3 30.8 15.9 9.0 6.7 3.4 0.3 16.6 32.2 144.3 727.6
    Mean Rain Days 16.0 13.5 11.7 2.5 1.9 0.9 1.2 0.4 0.5 2.7 5.4 12.0 65.2