Fairfax Media Network

Shallow Rush Weather


33.12°S 148.15°E 335m AMSL

Parkes Forecast

Tonight 25°C
Tomorrow 41°C
windy

Now

24.7°C steady
Updated at 21:50 EDT

CW Slopes & Plains for Monday Very hot and mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers and thunderstorms on the slopes this afternoon and early evening. Winds N/NE 20 to 30 km/h tending N/NW in the morning then shifting SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 38 to 43.
Tuesday Very hot. Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm on the southern plains in the afternoon and early evening. Winds N 30 to 45 km/h tending NW in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 23 to 28 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

Currently at Parkes Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 24.7°C steady
Dew Point 18.9°C falling
Feels Like 24.7°C
Relative Humidity 70%
Wind icon
E 20km/h steady
Wind Gusts 22km/h
Pressure 1008.8hPa steady
Fire Danger 4.1
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Nearby Now

Forbes Ap 28.2°C
Condobolin Ap 30.3°C
Cowra Ap 27.8°C
Dubbo Ap 28.3°C

Fire Danger Rating

MODERATE

Next 12 hours in Parkes

48-hour forecast

12am

Mostly clear
27°C

3am

Mostly clear
26°C

6am

Mostly clear
25°C

9am

Mostly clear
31°C

CW Slopes & Plains Weather Warnings

view all
There are no warnings current.

National Forecast

Parkes 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Mon
Dec 18
Tue
Dec 19
Wed
Dec 20
Thu
Dec 21
Fri
Dec 22
Sat
Dec 23
Sun
Dec 24

Sunny

Windy

Late shower

Late shower

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny
Maximum 39°C 41°C 36°C 31°C 33°C 36°C 39°C
Minimum 23°C 25°C 25°C 17°C 16°C 18°C 21°C
Chance of Rain 50% 50% 50% 30% 40% 60% 60%
Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 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 24
km/h
20
km/h
34
km/h
27
km/h
19
km/h
22
km/h
15
km/h
10
km/h
15
km/h
9
km/h
18
km/h
15
km/h
22
km/h
17
km/h
Wind Direction NNE 24km/h
NNE
NNW 20km/h
NNW
N 34km/h
N
NW 27km/h
NW
NW 19km/h
NW
WSW 22km/h
WSW
SE 15km/h
SE
E 10km/h
E
ENE 15km/h
ENE
SW 9km/h
SW
NNE 18km/h
NNE
WNW 15km/h
WNW
NNE 22km/h
NNE
NW 17km/h
NW
Relative Humidity 46% 25% 31% 15% 34% 38% 50% 35% 56% 25% 48% 28% 34% 18%
Dew Point 18°C 16°C 13°C 10°C 15°C 16°C 12°C 13°C 14°C 10°C 15°C 13°C 14°C 11°C

Parkes Sun & Moon Times

Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon rise moon set First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
-
sunrise
-
sunset
-
last light
-
moon
rise
Tue 06:35 EDT
set
Tue 20:51 EDT
moon
Tue
Dec 26
moon
Tue
Jan 2
moon
Tue
Jan 9
moon
Wed
Jan 17

Parkes Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Mon
Dec 18
22°C 37°C 0.0mm
Sun
Dec 17
20.1°C 39°C 0.6mm
Sat
Dec 16
16.9°C 36.9°C 2.0mm
Fri
Dec 15
22.3°C 31.8°C 0.0mm
Thu
Dec 14
22.4°C 37.8°C 0.0mm

Parkes Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Dec
610.3mm
95.6 Day(s)
Total For 2017
551.2mm
65 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
808.8mm
128 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
15.4°C
+0.9°C
Long-term Average
14.5°C
December Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
39.0°C
17th
Highest On Record
42.0°C
31st 2005
Average This Month
30.2°C
-0.7°C
Long-term Average
30.9°C
December Rainfall
Wettest This Month
55.2mm
2nd
Total This Month
103.6mm
6 Day(s)
Long-term Average
51.5mm
6.3 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
239.4mm
2010
Driest On Record
0.4mm
1974
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

NT Christmas forecast: No monsoon for the Top End while Alice Springs swelters

19:03 EDT

Territorians are in for more hot and sticky conditions in the lead up to Christmas day with the weather bureau ruling out the chance of monsoonal rain to bring relief on the 25th.

Ashes third Test delayed as freak storm blows covers off WACA pitch

15:09 EDT

Australia's quest to regain the Ashes has been halted by bad weather on day five of the third test in Perth as a whips through the South West of WA.

Severe heat and thunderstorms for NSW and ACT

14:53 EDT

Heat is building alongside the threat of severe thunderstorms over much of NSW and the ACT today and over the coming days.