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33.08°S 148.65°E 522m AMSL

Parkes Forecast

This morning 12°C
Today 34°C
windy

Now

22.3°C rising
Updated at 08:00 EST

CW Slopes & Plains for Saturday Hot. Partly cloudy. Areas of raised dust possible in the afternoon. Winds N 25 to 40 km/h turning NW 35 to 50 km/h in the middle of the day then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 34 to 39.

Currently at Parkes Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 22.3°C rising
Dew Point 0.8°C rising
Feels Like 22.3°C
Relative Humidity 24%
Wind icon
N 18km/h steady
Wind Gusts 24km/h
Pressure 1009.1hPa rising
Fire Danger 17.9
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Sat

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Sunrise sunrise
05:56 EST
Sunset sunset
18:04 EST

Nearby Now

Orange Ap 18.3°C
Forbes Ap 22.7°C
Cowra Ap 16.7°C
Dubbo Ap 17.7°C

Fire Danger Rating

SEVERE

Next 12 hours in Parkes

48-hour forecast

9am

Mostly cloudy
25°C

12pm

Mostly cloudy. Windy
30°C

3pm

Mostly clear
33°C

6pm

Mostly cloudy
29°C

CW Slopes & Plains Weather Warnings

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NSW/ACT - Sat 04:52 EST
Severe Weather Warning (Damaging Winds) for Riverina, Lower Western, Upper Western, Central West Slopes and Plains and Snowy Mountains

NSW/ACT - Sat 04:50 EST
Fire Weather Warning for Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Cent Ranges, NW, Lower Cent W Plains, N Riverina, SW & Far W

National Forecast

Parkes 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Sat
Sep 23
Sun
Sep 24
Mon
Sep 25
Tue
Sep 26
Wed
Sep 27
Thu
Sep 28
Fri
Sep 29

Windy

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Sunny

Late shower

Showers

Mostly sunny
Maximum 34°C 27°C 22°C 24°C 29°C 20°C 23°C
Minimum 12°C 10°C 4°C 4°C 8°C 10°C 4°C
Chance of Rain 30% 30% 40% 30% 90% 90% 10%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm
UV Index High High High High High
Frost Risk Nil Nil Slight Slight Nil Nil Slight
  9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
Wind Speed 30
km/h
33
km/h
9
km/h
33
km/h
10
km/h
27
km/h
6
km/h
17
km/h
16
km/h
21
km/h
13
km/h
24
km/h
14
km/h
27
km/h
Wind Direction NNE 30km/h
NNE
N 33km/h
N
WNW 9km/h
WNW
WNW 33km/h
WNW
WNW 10km/h
WNW
WNW 27km/h
WNW
S 6km/h
S
SW 17km/h
SW
NE 16km/h
NE
NW 21km/h
NW
NW 13km/h
NW
WNW 24km/h
WNW
W 14km/h
W
W 27km/h
W
Relative Humidity 22% 10% 43% 18% 44% 28% 45% 20% 39% 24% 80% 66% 62% 29%
Dew Point 3°C -2°C 7°C 1°C 4°C 3°C 5°C 0°C 8°C 7°C 12°C 13°C 8°C 4°C

Parkes Sun & Moon Times

Saturday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:32 EST
sunrise
05:56 EST
sunset
18:04 EST
last light
18:28 EST
moon
set
Sat 20:55 EST
rise
Sun 08:22 EST
moon
Thu
Sep 28
moon
Fri
Oct 6
moon
Thu
Oct 12
moon
Fri
Oct 20

Parkes Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Fri
Sep 22
3.1°C 28°C 0.0mm
Thu
Sep 21
0.1°C 24°C 0.0mm
Wed
Sep 20
-2.2°C 18.8°C 0.0mm
Tue
Sep 19
6.8°C 17.3°C 0.0mm
Mon
Sep 18
-1.0°C 23.6°C 0.0mm

Parkes Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Sep
453.8mm
74.7 Day(s)
Total For 2017
319.2mm
48 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
637.2mm
100 Day(s)
Wettest Day
50.2mm
Mar 14
Lowest Temperature
-5.6°C
Jul 1
Highest Temperature
45.9°C
Feb 11

Parkes Ap Almanac

full climatology
September Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
-3.6°C
9th
Lowest On Record
-3.0°C
11th 2002
Average This Month
1.8°C
-2.8°C
Long-term Average
4.6°C
September Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
28.0°C
22nd
Highest On Record
31.0°C
22nd 2003
Average This Month
19.7°C
-0.3°C
Long-term Average
20.0°C
September Rainfall
Wettest This Month
10.0mm
14th
Total This Month
10.0mm
1 Day(s)
Long-term Average
47.3mm
7.7 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
187.4mm
2016
Driest On Record
0.0mm
1941
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