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Parkesborough Weather


33.18°S 148.15°E 286m AMSL

Parkes Forecast

Today 38°C
Tonight 22°C
windy

Now

36.3°C falling
Updated at 15:30 EDT

CW Slopes & Plains for Thursday Hot. Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Winds N/NW 25 to 40 km/h shifting S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.

Currently at Parkes Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 36.3°C falling
Dew Point 7.4°C falling
Feels Like 34.1°C
Relative Humidity 17%
Wind icon
N 33km/h falling
Wind Gusts 50km/h
Pressure 1007.4hPa falling
Fire Danger 50.8
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Thu

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Sunrise sunrise
05:52 EDT
Sunset sunset
20:11 EDT

Nearby Now

Forbes Ap 38.8°C
Cowra Ap 33.9°C
Condobolin Ap 37.0°C
Dubbo Ap 37.0°C

Fire Danger Rating

VERY HIGH

Next 12 hours in Parkes

48-hour forecast

6pm

Mostly cloudy
36°C

9pm

Mostly cloudy
29°C

12am

Mostly cloudy
25°C

3am

Mostly cloudy
23°C

CW Slopes & Plains Weather Warnings

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National Forecast

Parkes 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Thu
Dec 14
Fri
Dec 15
Sat
Dec 16
Sun
Dec 17
Mon
Dec 18
Tue
Dec 19
Wed
Dec 20

Windy

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Possible shower
Maximum 38°C 36°C 39°C 39°C 39°C 41°C 36°C
Minimum 24°C 22°C 23°C 22°C 22°C 24°C 27°C
Chance of Rain 50% 40% 40% 30% 10% 70% 30%
Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm < 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 29
km/h
27
km/h
12
km/h
16
km/h
23
km/h
18
km/h
19
km/h
13
km/h
27
km/h
21
km/h
35
km/h
32
km/h
18
km/h
22
km/h
Wind Direction N 29km/h
N
NNW 27km/h
NNW
ESE 12km/h
ESE
NNE 16km/h
NNE
NNE 23km/h
NNE
NW 18km/h
NW
NE 19km/h
NE
NNW 13km/h
NNW
NE 27km/h
NE
N 21km/h
N
NNE 35km/h
NNE
NNW 32km/h
NNW
WNW 18km/h
WNW
WNW 22km/h
WNW
Relative Humidity 25% 16% 47% 28% 36% 19% 38% 20% 44% 19% 25% 15% 37% 24%
Dew Point 9°C 8°C 16°C 13°C 15°C 11°C 16°C 13°C 17°C 11°C 9°C 9°C 14°C 12°C

Parkes Sun & Moon Times

Thursday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
first light
05:23 EDT
sunrise
05:52 EDT
sunset
20:11 EDT
last light
20:40 EDT
moon
set
Thu 16:27 EDT
rise
Fri 03:55 EDT
moon
Mon
Dec 18
moon
Tue
Dec 26
moon
Tue
Jan 2
moon
Tue
Jan 9

Parkes Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Thu
Dec 14
22°C 37°C 0.0mm
Wed
Dec 13
15.4°C 37°C 0.0mm
Tue
Dec 12
13.6°C 34.4°C 0.0mm
Mon
Dec 11
13.3°C 32.4°C 0.0mm
Sun
Dec 10
9.9°C 30.4°C 0.0mm

Parkes Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
610.3mm
95.6 Day(s)
Total For 2017
548.6mm
63 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
787.0mm
125 Day(s)
Wettest Day
55.6mm
Nov 17
Lowest Temperature
-5.6°C
Jul 1
Highest Temperature
45.9°C
Feb 11

Parkes Ap Almanac

full climatology
December Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
8.8°C
9th
Lowest On Record
3.0°C
7th 2002
Average This Month
14.0°C
-0.5°C
Long-term Average
14.5°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
37.0°C
13th
Highest On Record
42.0°C
31st 2005
Average This Month
28.5°C
-2.4°C
Long-term Average
30.9°C
December Rainfall
Wettest This Month
55.2mm
2nd
Total This Month
101.0mm
4 Day(s)
Long-term Average
51.5mm
6.3 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
239.4mm
2010
Driest On Record
0.4mm
1974
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