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The Lakes (31.8757°S, 116.3214°E, 286m AMSL) set as my default location ›

  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TOMORROW
    Sunny 16°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    6:18am WST 6:43am WST 5:54pm WST 6:18pm WST
    NOW
    6.9° Feels Like: 2.4°
    Relative Humidity: 86%
    Dew: 4.7°
    Wind: E 17km/h
    Gust: E 17km/h
    Rainfall since 9am:  
    Pressure:  
  3. Today Weather

    The Lakes
    Now
    6.1°c
    Feels Like:
    5.1°
    Wind:
    CAL 0km/h
    Gusts:
    0km/h
    Humidity:
    97%
    Sunny
     
    Min
    16°
    Max
    Today in The Lakes
    Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the early morning. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.
    Tomorrow
    Sunny
    Min
    16°
    Max
    Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming E 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then turning S/SE in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the early morning. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.

    Forecast for The Lakes (31.8757°S, 116.3214°E, 286m AMSL)
      Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
    Summary Sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Mostly sunny Sunny Showers Thunderstorms
    Minimum 12° 12° 12°
    Maximum 16° 19° 20° 22° 26° 21° 17°
    Chance of rain 5% 5% 5% 5% 60% 90% 90%
    Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 20-40mm 10-20mm
    UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - -
    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 13
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    9
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    10
    (km/h)
    16
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    18
    (km/h)
    15
    (km/h)
    14
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    Wind direction ESE E E SE E E ENE ENE NE N NNE NNW WNW WNW
    Relative humidity 75% 50% 72% 45% 66% 42% 56% 38% 52% 42% 69% 64% 75% 69%
    Dew point 6°C 6°C 7°C 7°C 6°C 7°C 5°C 7°C 7°C 12°C 10°C 14°C 9°C 12°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    The Lakes Rain Forecast


    The Lakes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    26
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    31
    HIGH
    Sep 1
    HIGH
    2
    MEDIUM
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    HIGH
    5
    HIGH
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    10
    HIGH
    11
    HIGH
    12
    13
    LOW
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug23

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    The Lakes Rain Forecast


    The Lakes 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Aug
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    2019
    2020
    6
    7
    4
    7
    5
    6
    6
    7
    4
    5
    3
    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

    The Lakes Rain Forecast


    The Lakes 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    26
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    31
    HIGH
    Sep 1
    HIGH
    2
    MEDIUM
    3
    MEDIUM
    4
    HIGH
    5
    HIGH
    6
    LOW
    7
    LOW
    8
    9
    10
    HIGH
    11
    HIGH
    12
    13
    LOW
    14
    MEDIUM
    15
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    19
    LOW
    20
    21
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Aug23

    Issue Notes

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

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 29 August to 2 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 15 September to 19 September. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 7 September to 11 September, and 21 September to 25 September. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 30 August to 3 September, 4 September to 8 September, and 14 September to 18 September.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    The Lakes Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Monday
    Aug 19
    5.4 °C 16.5 °C
    0.2 mm
    Tuesday
    Aug 20
    5.8 °C 20.1 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Aug 21
    7.2 °C 20.7 °C
    0.2 mm
    Thursday
    Aug 22
    9.4 °C 22.6 °C
    0.0 mm
    Friday
    Aug 23
    7.6 °C 12 °C
    43.6 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    The Lakes minimum temp history (31.8757°S, 116.3214°E, 286m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 23.0° 22/08/2019 Coldest this month 4.2° 07/08/2019
    Hottest on record 24.7 25/08/1994 Coldest on record 1.0 29/08/2004
    Hottest this year 40.4° 20/01/2019 Coldest this year 3.5° 19/05/2019
    Long term average 16.0° Long term average 7.6°
    Average this month 16.6° Average this month 7.2°
    Hottest August On Record Avg. max. temp. 18.4° 2014 Coldest August on record Avg. min. temp. 6.0° 2008
    The Lakes rainfall history (31.8757°S, 116.3214°E, 286m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 47.4mm 17/08/2019 Total This Month 150.8mm
    13.0 days
    Long Term Average 173.4mm 16.4 days Wettest August on record 307.6mm 2014
  15. Popup - Radar

  16. Year to Date

    The Lakes Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Aug 849.5mm 79.9 day(s)
    Total For 2019 733.0mm 81.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2018 1061.2mm 96.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 59.6mm Jun23
    Lowest Temperature 3.5°C May19
    Highest Temperature 40.4°C Jan20
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    The Lakes Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 30.6 30.6 28.0 23.6 19.3 16.1 15.1 16.0 17.5 21.2 25.0 28.0 22.6
    Mean Min (°C) 15.4 15.8 14.6 12.7 10.2 8.1 7.1 7.6 8.2 9.7 11.9 13.6 11.3
    Mean Rain (mm) 18.9 21.0 26.6 56.1 132.6 201.0 219.9 173.4 131.5 65.8 42.9 14.0 1104.1
    Mean Rain Days 2.7 2.7 4.0 7.3 12.6 16.5 17.7 16.4 13.6 9.2 6.6 3.6 110.7