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Lower Hotham (32.9206°S, 116.3758°E, 215m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Late shower 20°
    late shower
    Chance of rain: 90%
    Likely amount: 5-10mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:20am WST 6:45am WST 5:51pm WST 6:16pm WST
    NOW
    19.6° Feels Like: 13.9°
    Relative Humidity: 26%
    Dew: -0.4°
    Wind: N 18km/h
    Gust: N 18km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1016.5hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Lower Hotham
    Now
    18.7°c
    Feels Like:
    13.8°
    Wind:
    N 17km/h
    Gusts:
    26km/h
    Humidity:
    34%
    Late shower
     
    Min
    20°
    Max
    Today in Lower Hotham
    Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers in the west late this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west during this evening. Gusty winds in the SW during this evening. Winds N 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning NW 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
    Tomorrow
    Clearing shower
    Min
    12°
    Max
    Cloudy. Very high chance of rain, most likely in the morning. Winds W/NW 20 to 25 km/h shifting S 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 16.
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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Lower Hotham

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers in the west late this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west during this evening. Gusty winds in the SW during this evening. Winds N 20 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning NW 20 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

    Forecast for Lower Hotham (32.9206°S, 116.3758°E, 215m AMSL)
      Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
    Summary Late shower Clearing shower Frost then sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Clearing shower
    Minimum
    Maximum 20° 12° 13° 15° 17° 18° 20°
    Chance of rain 90% 60% 5% 5% 5% 30% 40%
    Likely amount 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm
    UV index - - - - - - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Moderate Slight Slight Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 18
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    8
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    17
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NNE NNW SW SW E E E SSE E ESE E ENE NE N
    Relative humidity 43% 38% 83% 52% 78% 51% 79% 50% 74% 44% 67% 43% 64% 46%
    Dew point 1°C 5°C 6°C 2°C 3°C 3°C 5°C 4°C 4°C 4°C 4°C 6°C 5°C 8°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Lower Hotham Rain Forecast


    Lower Hotham 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    HIGH
    23
    LOW
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    MEDIUM
    30
    HIGH
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    LOW
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug22

    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, the Indian Ocean, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 31 August to 4 September, 12 September to 16 September, and 25 September to 29 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 September to 29 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 24 September to 28 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Lower Hotham Rain Forecast


    Lower Hotham 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    7
    5
    4
    6
    6
    6
    6
    7
    5
    5
    4
    5
    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

    Lower Hotham Rain Forecast


    Lower Hotham 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    22
    HIGH
    23
    LOW
    24
    25
    26
    27
    28
    LOW
    29
    MEDIUM
    30
    HIGH
    31
    LOW
    Sep 1
    LOW
    2
    LOW
    3
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    LOW
    7
    8
    LOW
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    LOW
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    LOW
    13
    MEDIUM
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    MEDIUM
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug22

    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, the Indian Ocean, and New Zealand.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 31 August to 4 September, 12 September to 16 September, and 25 September to 29 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 25 September to 29 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 11 September to 15 September, and 24 September to 28 September.

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  13. Past 5 Days

    Lower Hotham Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Aug 18
    1.4 °C 16.2 °C
    0.0 mm
    Monday
    Aug 19
    1.2 °C 17.7 °C
    0.2 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    1.5 °C 20.9 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    2.7 °C 21 °C
    0.2 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    6 °C -
    0.0 mm
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  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Lower Hotham minimum temp history (32.9206°S, 116.3758°E, 215m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 22.0° 12/08/2019 Coldest this month 1.2° 19/08/2019
    Hottest on record 24.7 26/08/1998 Coldest on record -2.2 18/08/1966
    Hottest this year 39.9° 20/01/2019 Coldest this year -0.7° 19/05/2019
    Long term average 15.8° Long term average 5.6°
    Average this month 17.3° Average this month 5.2°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 18.4° 2014 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 2.9° 1966
    Lower Hotham rainfall history (32.9206°S, 116.3758°E, 215m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 43.0mm 17/08/2019 Total This Month 80.0mm
    13.0 days
    Long Term Average 193.5mm 19.6 days Wettest August on record 554.1mm 2014
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  16. Year to Date

    Lower Hotham Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 954.2mm 97.9 day(s)
    Total For 2019 641.0mm 90.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 1030.2mm 89.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 43.0mm Aug17
    Lowest Temperature -0.7°C May19
    Highest Temperature 39.9°C Jan20
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  18. Climatology

    Lower Hotham Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 30.1 29.9 27.2 22.6 18.8 16.1 15.1 15.8 17.4 20.3 24.0 27.7 22.0
    Mean Min (°C) 14.6 15.0 13.3 10.6 8.0 6.6 5.6 5.6 6.7 8.3 10.8 13.0 9.8
    Mean Rain (mm) 15.8 21.8 26.4 66.0 158.4 237.4 234.9 193.5 131.9 79.0 46.2 20.7 1230.3
    Mean Rain Days 3.4 3.4 4.9 9.6 16.0 19.6 21.4 19.6 16.3 12.2 8.0 4.7 137.8