Forthside Climate

Forthside Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
20.6 21.1 19.7 17.0 14.4 12.2 11.6 12.1 13.5 15.4 17.2 18.9 16.1
Mean Min (°C)
11.0 11.6 10.4 8.3 6.4 4.2 3.6 4.1 5.0 6.3 8.2 9.6 7.4
Mean Rain (mm)
55.8 46.4 59.0 79.2 94.5 107.4 132.1 125.5 102.1 84.8 76.1 72.4 1030.1
Median Rain (mm)
41.0 35.8 48.2 59.4 75.5 86.0 118.3 105.9 91.9 72.6 69.2 51.2 944.2
Mean Rain Days
8.2 7.3 9.2 10.3 13.5 14.2 17.0 16.5 14.0 12.7 10.6 9.6 140.9

Forthside Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
30.2 30.8 29.0 24.0 19.9 18.2 18.8 16.9 22.4 24.1 28.1 28.6 30.8
Low Max (°C)
12.9 14.1 10.7 10.2 7.0 4.1 6.4 7.2 7.3 9.1 10.6 12.5 4.1
High Min (°C)
19.5 20.1 19.5 18.1 15.4 13.0 10.9 11.4 12.5 14.0 16.7 17.1 20.1
Low Min (°C)
0.0 0.9 1.2 -2.3 -2.6 -2.6 -3.2 -2.9 -2.6 -2.8 -0.6 0.2 -3.2
High Rain (mm)
107.6 91.8 85.0 124.4 90.0 132.0 82.2 79.0 77.4 106.0 74.0 75.4 132.0

Forthside Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
22.8 22.7 22.2 18.8 15.3 13.6 12.8 13.5 15.3 16.3 18.6 20.5 17.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
18.5 19.4 17.8 15.0 12.9 11.1 10.6 11.2 11.9 14.2 15.6 17.5 15.5
High Mn. Min (°C)
13.5 13.8 13.0 10.5 9.3 6.4 5.6 6.0 7.4 7.2 9.7 11.1 8.6
Low Mn. Min (°C)
8.7 9.7 8.5 6.4 4.5 2.7 1.9 2.9 3.1 5.3 6.2 7.7 6.4
High Rain (mm)
188.2 185.4 204.5 302.2 180.6 263.8 295.9 239.0 204.8 218.6 160.0 190.9 1379.1
Low Rain (mm)
4.6 0.0 1.3 12.0 10.2 25.0 44.2 18.9 13.6 9.4 13.8 5.4 457.8

Forthside Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

FORTHSIDE RESEARCH STATION

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Forthside Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 35.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≥ 30.0°C
0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.1 1.1 2.7 8.5 10.2 7.8 5.4 2.3 0.5 0.1 37.3
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 3.0 3.5 2.2 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 10.4

Forthside 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
23.3 23.9 22.3 19.7 16.4 14.1 13.1 13.9 15.5 17.7 19.8 21.6 20.7
Low Max
17.9 18.5 17.2 14.6 12.4 10.3 9.9 10.5 11.7 13.2 14.9 16.4 11.8
High Min
14.2 15.1 14.3 12.0 10.2 8.0 7.2 7.3 8.4 9.5 11.5 12.5 12.0
Low Min
7.8 8.2 6.7 4.6 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.9 1.6 3.1 4.8 6.4 2.7

Forthside Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
31 30 30 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 29.8
Earliest Entry
1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966
Latest Entry
1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1996
Years of Maxima
31 30 30 28 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 29.5
Earliest Entry
1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966
Latest Entry
1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1996
Years of Rainfall
49 50 49 47 49 46 47 46 47 48 47 48 47.6
Earliest Entry
1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

FORTHSIDE RESEARCH STATION
Northwest Coast, Tasmania
41.2039°S 146.2650°E 127m AMSL
Commenced 1966
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Weather News

Tropical Cyclone Esther makes landfall in Gulf of Carpentaria

19:21 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Esther has made landfall near the border of NT and Queensland as a category one system.

Storms break Perth's dry weather spell this week ahead of Cyclone Esther's arrival in WA

18:57 EDT

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones will loom as a feature over Perth and WA's south-west for much of this week, as the state's north braces for another cyclone.

Late-summer snow in Tasmania

16:20 EDT

A dusting of snow could settle on mountain tops in Tasmania during the middle of this week.