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The WxSim weather forecasts for Franklin are generated on site each day at 04:15, 07:15, 10:15, 13:15, 16:15, 19:15, 22:15 (ADST) using WxSim software, which has been customised for this location and runs in automated mode.
These forecasts are not official forecasts and should be used as a guide only. For official Weather Forecasts - please refer to the ABoM Australian Bureau of Meteorology.


WXSIM Forecast for: Franklin
Issued by: Huon Valley . South Franklin . Weather Station
Updated: Tuesday, 29.07.2014 07:00
 
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2 mm. 2 mm. 5 mm. 7 mm. 5 mm. 2 mm. 2 mm. <2 mm. <2 mm. <2 mm.
High: 16° Low: 8° High: 12° Low: 8° High: 13° Low: 6° High: 8° Low: 4° High: 11° Low: 6°
                   
NW
29-51
kph
Near gale
WNW
28-47
kph
Strong breeze
WNW
22-40
kph
Strong breeze
NW
25-35
kph
Fresh breeze
WNW
22-35→12-30
kph
Fresh breeze
WNW
14-32→20-35
kph
Fresh breeze
WSW
21-35
kph
Fresh breeze
WSW
15-30
kph
Fresh breeze
WSW
13-27
kph
Moderate breeze
WNW
12
kph
Gentle breeze

 

Today
 
Partly to mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Windy and mild. High 16°. Wind northwest around 29 kph, gusting to 51 kph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Precipitation mostly around 2 mm.
Tonight
 
Partly cloudy in the evening, becoming partly to mostly cloudy after midnight. A slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Windy. Low 8°. Wind west-northwest around 28 kph, gusting to 47 kph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Precipitation mostly around 2 mm. Minimum snow level 750 meters above sea level.
Wednesday
 
Partly cloudy. Rain likely. Breezy. High 12°. Wind west-northwest around 22 kph, gusting to 40 kph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Precipitation mostly around 5 mm.
Wednesday night
 
Partly to mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Breezy. Low 8°, but temperatures rising after midnight. Wind northwest around 25 kph, gusting to 35 kph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Precipitation mostly between 5 and 10 mm. Minimum snow level 950 meters above sea level.
Thursday
 
Mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon. Patchy light fog in the afternoon. Rain likely. Scattered thundershowers possible. High 13°. Wind west-northwest around 22 kph, gusting to 35 kph, in the morning, becoming 12 kph, gusting to 30 kph, in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Precipitation mostly around 5 mm.
Thursday night
 
Cloudy in the evening, becoming partly to mostly cloudy after midnight. Light to moderate fog in the evening. A chance of rain in the evening, then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Precipitation showery or intermittent. Low 6°. Wind west-northwest around 14 kph, gusting to 32 kph, in the evening, becoming 20 kph, gusting to 35 kph, after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Precipitation mostly around 2 mm. Minimum snow level 600 meters above sea level.
Friday
 
Partly to mostly sunny in the morning, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Breezy and cold. High 8°. Wind west-southwest around 21 kph, gusting to 35 kph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Precipitation mostly around 2 mm. Maximum snow level 550 meters above sea level.
Friday night
 
Fair to partly cloudy in the evening, becoming partly to mostly cloudy after midnight. A slight chance of rain. Low 4°. Wind west-southwest around 15 kph, gusting to 30 kph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm. Minimum snow level 550 meters above sea level.
Saturday
 
Partly to mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain. High 11°. Wind west-southwest around 13 kph, gusting to 27 kph. Chance of precipitation less than 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm. Maximum snow level 900 meters above sea level.
Saturday night
 
Fair to partly cloudy in the evening, becoming partly cloudy after midnight. A slight chance of rain. Low 6°. Wind west-northwest around 12 kph. Chance of precipitation less than 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm.
Sunday
 
Mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain. Breezy. High 13°. Wind northwest around 17 kph, gusting to 37 kph, in the morning, becoming 23 kph, gusting to 40 kph, in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation less than 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm.
Sunday night
 
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Breezy. Low 7°. Wind west-northwest around 21 kph, gusting to 31 kph. Chance of precipitation less than 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm.
Monday
 
Partly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain. Breezy and mild. High 17°. Wind west-northwest around 24 kph, gusting to 42 kph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm.
Monday night
 
Partly to mostly cloudy in the evening, becoming partly cloudy after midnight. A slight chance of rain. Breezy. Low 8°. Wind west-northwest around 23 kph, gusting to 37 kph. Chance of precipitation less than 20 percent. Precipitation mostly less than 2 mm.

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  • Information

    (how to read the WRET Image):

    TOP (section):

  • Yellow Line: Temperature planned. The numbers of blue and red top under the days, are expected maximum and minimum temperatures.
  • Dark Blue line: Barometric Pressure at 850 mb planned.
    Barometric Pressure:

    This is simply the pressure applied by the surrounding air. It decreases with altitude (since higher up there is less air on top to apply such pressure) and is often relatively low during inclement weather. It is commonly measured in either of two units - millibars (also called hectopascals) and inches of mercury (in reference to the height of a column of mercury supported by this pressure in a mercury barometer. Average sea level pressure is about 29.9 inches of mercury (in.Hg) or about 1013 millibars (mb). You may choose to enter either the station pressure or the commonly reported sea level value. Values outside the range of 15-33 in.Hg or 500-1100 mb will not be accepted.

  • Pink line: Dew Point - temperature at which air would be saturated.
    Dew Point:

    This is the temperature at which the air, with the current amount of water vapor, would reach 'saturation', forming dew, frost, fog, or precipitation. When the relative humidity reaches 100%, the dew point equals the temperature; otherwise the dew point is less than the temperature. Dew point is an especially useful measure of humidity because it depends directly on the actual amount of water vapor present - unlike relative humidity, which can vary dramatically with temperature changes, even though the air's moisture content may be fixed. Typically, dew point changes only slightly during a given day.

  • Red line: Wind Chill - 'apparent temperature' considering wind.
    Wind Chill Factor:

    This is a measure of the combined heat-loss effects of low temperature and wind on the skin. It is not an actual temperature, but is given as the temperature that, with a wind of only about 3 knots (walking speed), would feel the same as the current conditions. The algorithm used here is the NEW (late 2001) one from the U.S. National Weather Service.

  • Light Blue Line: Heat Index - 'apparent temperature' considering humidity.
    Heat Index:

    This is a measure of the combined heat-stress effects of high temperature and humidity on humans. It is not an actual temperature, but is given as the temperature that, with a modest humidity (corresponding to a dew point of about 56F or 13C), would feel the same as the current conditions. Here this value is computed using an algorithm developed by the author to match the U.S. National Weather Service's official chart, but is NOT the NWS's mathematical model of their chart."

  • Numbers in green: Rainfall in mm.
  • Red dots with a line: o- Wind Speed and Direction, the longer the line the stronger the wind.
  • Teal Green Line: Valley Temperature.
    Valley Temperature:

    This is the temperature likely in relative low elevation spots (~100 ft or 30 m below local mean), most significant on clear, calm nights with 'cold air drainage'.


  • BOTTOM (section):

  • Yellow Line: % Visible Sky Transparency.
    Visible Sky Transparency:

    This is 'global' visible light reaching surface as a percentage of very clear day value.

  • Light Blue Line: % Relative Humidity.
    Relative Humidity:

    This is vapor pressure as percentage of saturated value at current temperature.

  • Red line: % Cloud Cover.
    Cloud Cover:

    Total Sky Cover - percent of sky (as seen from ground) containing clouds at any level, of any opacity. % Sky Cover (Lev 1,2) - percent of sky (as seen from ground) containing clouds at levels 1 and 2 only, of any opacity.

  • Teal Green Line: % Precipitation (Rain) Chance/Hour.
    Precip Chance/Hour:

    This is vapor pressure as percentage of saturated value at current temperature.

  • Pink line: Wind Speed.
    Wind Speed:

    This is the estimated value at about 20 ft (6 m) above surface in area away from trees or buildings.


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