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Townsville Forecast

Today 33°C
Tonight 26°C
possible_shower

Now

27.8°C rising
Updated at 09:20 EST

Lower Burdekin for Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms in the south. Winds S 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the evening. Damaging wind gusts exceeding 90 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.

Currently at Townsville Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 27.8°C rising
Dew Point 19.6°C steady
Feels Like 29.3°C
Relative Humidity 61%
Wind icon
SSW 35km/h rising
Wind Gusts 41km/h
Pressure 1009.5hPa falling
Fire Danger 8.8
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.2mm / -

Sun on Sun

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Sunrise sunrise
06:18 EST
Sunset sunset
18:19 EST

Nearby Now

Mingela 23.9°C
Ayr 26.1°C
Alva Beach 26.5°C
Lucinda Point 28.0°C

Next 12 hours in Townsville

48-hour forecast

12pm

Mostly clear
32°C

3pm

Mostly cloudy
33°C

6pm

Slight chance shower
31°C

9pm

Mostly cloudy
30°C

Lower Burdekin Weather Warnings

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Qld - Sun 09:50 EST
Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning

Qld - Sun 07:38 EST
TC Warning Zone: Ayr-St Lawrence inc Bowen, M'kay & W'sunday Is. Watch zone: Cairns-Ayr inc Innisfail, T'ville, Charters Towers & Mt Coolon

Qld - Sat 11:49 EST
Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cairns and Gladstone extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments

National Forecast

Townsville 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Sun
Mar 26
Mon
Mar 27
Tue
Mar 28
Wed
Mar 29
Thu
Mar 30
Fri
Mar 31
Sat
Apr 1

Possible shower

Windy with showers

Windy with showers

Windy with showers

Heavy showers

Possible shower

Possible shower
Maximum 33°C 31°C 30°C 32°C 32°C 33°C 33°C
Minimum 25°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 24°C
Chance of Rain 40% 90% 90% 90% 90% 80% 80%
Rain Amount 1-5mm 40-80mm > 80mm 20-40mm 10-20mm 5-10mm 5-10mm
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
28
km/h
35
km/h
42
km/h
33
km/h
36
km/h
27
km/h
32
km/h
19
km/h
27
km/h
16
km/h
21
km/h
12
km/h
19
km/h
Wind Direction SSW 24km/h
SSW
S 28km/h
S
SW 35km/h
SW
SSW 42km/h
SSW
WSW 33km/h
WSW
NNW 36km/h
NNW
N 27km/h
N
NNE 32km/h
NNE
N 19km/h
N
N 27km/h
N
WNW 16km/h
WNW
NNE 21km/h
NNE
WSW 12km/h
WSW
ENE 19km/h
ENE
Relative Humidity 65% 56% 67% 65% 82% 81% 79% 74% 79% 71% 73% 68% 75% 68%
Dew Point 22°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 27°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 26°C 24°C 27°C

Townsville Sun & Moon Times

Sunday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
first light
05:56 EST
sunrise
06:18 EST
sunset
18:19 EST
last light
18:41 EST
moon
set
Sun 17:02 EST
rise
Mon 05:09 EST
moon
Tue
Mar 28
moon
Tue
Apr 4
moon
Tue
Apr 11
moon
Wed
Apr 19

Townsville Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Sun
Mar 26
25°C - 0.2mm
Sat
Mar 25
23.9°C 33°C 0.4mm
Fri
Mar 24
23.3°C 30.4°C 37.6mm
Thu
Mar 23
24.3°C 31.0°C 31.4mm
Wed
Mar 22
24.8°C 31.8°C 0.4mm

Townsville Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Mar
769.0mm
42.9 Day(s)
Total For 2017
449.8mm
44 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2016
729.2mm
36 Day(s)
Wettest Day
54.2mm
Feb 1
Lowest Temperature
21.2°C
Mar 10
Highest Temperature
37.2°C
Feb 14

Townsville Ap Almanac

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March Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
21.2°C
10th
Lowest On Record
16.7°C
28th 1951
Average This Month
24.6°C
+1.7°C
Long-term Average
22.9°C
March Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
34.8°C
17th
Highest On Record
37.6°C
15th 1993
Average This Month
32.1°C
+1.4°C
Long-term Average
30.7°C
March Rainfall
Wettest This Month
37.6mm
24th
Total This Month
146.4mm
14 Day(s)
Long-term Average
190.0mm
12.7 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
696.2mm
2011
Driest On Record
2.0mm
2008
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Weather News

Sultry Sunday for Adelaide

10:07 EDT

Hot and humid conditions will affect Adelaide through today and into the early hours of Monday.

Cyclone Debbie on track to be category four by landfall on north Queensland coast

09:01 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Debbie remains on track to be a severe category four cyclone when it makes landfall, with the storm forecast to hit between Townsville and Bowen on Tuesday morning.

Cyclone Debbie strengthens to cat 2 on way to probable cat 4 as it continues towards Queensland coast

01:31 EDT

A cyclone off northern Queensland has intensified to a category two and could reach category four by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.