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37.67°S 143.85°E 366m AMSL

Ballarat Forecast

Today 40°C
Tonight 16°C
sunny

Now

39.8°C rising
Updated at 16:20 EDT

Central for Friday Very hot and sunny. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h shifting S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon then tending SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 37 to 42.

Currently at Ballarat Ap

24-hour graph
Temperature 39.8°C rising
Dew Point -6.9°C rising
Feels Like 36.2°C
Relative Humidity 5%
Wind icon
NNW 22km/h rising
Wind Gusts 31km/h
Pressure 1011.4hPa falling
Fire Danger 66.9
Rain since 9am/last hr 0.0mm / -

Sun on Fri

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Sunrise sunrise
06:24 EDT
Sunset sunset
20:47 EDT

Nearby Now

Sheoaks 35.8°C
Mt Gellibrand 37.0°C
Avalon Ap 30.2°C

Fire Danger Rating

SEVERE

Next 12 hours in Ballarat

48-hour forecast

6pm

Mostly clear
39°C

9pm

Mostly clear
29°C

12am

Mostly clear
22°C

3am

Mostly clear
18°C

Central Weather Warnings

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Vic - Fri 15:36 EDT
Fire Weather Warning for Mallee, Wimmera, North Central, South West and Central

National Forecast

Ballarat 7-day Weather Forecast

Summary Fri
Jan 19
Sat
Jan 20
Sun
Jan 21
Mon
Jan 22
Tue
Jan 23
Wed
Jan 24
Thu
Jan 25

Sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny

Mostly sunny
Maximum 40°C 31°C 32°C 27°C 25°C 29°C 33°C
Minimum 20°C 16°C 17°C 15°C 11°C 10°C 13°C
Chance of Rain 20% 70% 70% 20% 5% 30% 40%
Rain Amount < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm
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 23
km/h
22
km/h
18
km/h
19
km/h
11
km/h
13
km/h
19
km/h
21
km/h
21
km/h
22
km/h
18
km/h
21
km/h
16
km/h
16
km/h
Wind Direction N 23km/h
N
NW 22km/h
NW
SSE 18km/h
SSE
SSE 19km/h
SSE
SE 11km/h
SE
NW 13km/h
NW
SSW 19km/h
SSW
SW 21km/h
SW
S 21km/h
S
S 22km/h
S
SSE 18km/h
SSE
SSE 21km/h
SSE
SE 16km/h
SE
SE 16km/h
SE
Relative Humidity 23% 7% 63% 30% 70% 34% 82% 33% 76% 36% 71% 29% 69% 31%
Dew Point 5°C -2°C 14°C 11°C 16°C 13°C 15°C 9°C 11°C 9°C 12°C 9°C 15°C 14°C

Ballarat Sun & Moon Times

Friday Next occurrence
First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon phase moon set moon rise First quarter Full moon Last quarter New moon
first light
05:54 EDT
sunrise
06:24 EDT
sunset
20:47 EDT
last light
21:16 EDT
moon
set
Fri 22:04 EDT
rise
Sat 09:03 EDT
moon
Thu
Jan 25
moon
Thu
Feb 1
moon
Thu
Feb 8
moon
Fri
Feb 16

Ballarat Ap Past 5 Days

this month
  Minimum Maximum Rainfall
Fri
Jan 19
17°C 40°C 0.0mm
Thu
Jan 18
13.6°C 38°C 0.0mm
Wed
Jan 17
10.8°C 32.7°C 0.0mm
Tue
Jan 16
9.9°C 26.3°C 0.0mm
Mon
Jan 15
9.2°C 24.6°C 0.0mm

Ballarat Ap Year To Date

Average Rainfall To Jan
39.5mm
7.6 Day(s)
Total For 2018
8.2mm
4 Day(s)
Total To This Day 2017
13.6mm
3 Day(s)
Wettest Day
4.2mm
Jan 14
Lowest Temperature
6.7°C
Jan 14
Highest Temperature
40.0°C
Jan 6

Ballarat Ap Almanac

full climatology
January Minimum Temperature
Lowest This Month
6.7°C
14th
Lowest On Record
0.7°C
3rd 2009
Average This Month
11.5°C
+0.3°C
Long-term Average
11.2°C
January Maximum Temperature
Highest This Month
40.0°C
6th
Highest On Record
42.0°C
25th 2003
Average This Month
27.7°C
+2.2°C
Long-term Average
25.5°C
January Rainfall
Wettest This Month
4.2mm
14th
Total This Month
8.2mm
4 Day(s)
Long-term Average
39.5mm
7.6 Day(s)
Wettest On Record
206.0mm
2011
Driest On Record
0.8mm
2009
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Weather News

Melbourne hits 42C as Victorians warned to take 'heat kills' warnings seriously

16:26 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — are battling through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtail some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stand are on high alert.

Fire crews sent to Tasmania's north-east as temperatures, winds increase

16:14 EDT

Extra fire crews have been deployed to the eastern half of Tasmania as emergency services brace for the threat of bushfires.

Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

16:10 EDT

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, with temperatures in some areas already hitting 40 degrees Celsius.