Parkhurst weather

 Latitude S 26° 07' 11"    Longitude E 28° 00' 08"    Elevation 1590 m

Dawn: 06:30 Sunrise: 06:55 Moonrise: 18:54 Moon
Dusk: 17:58 Sunset:  17:33 Moonset: 07:21
Daylight: 11:28 Day length: 10:38 Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous

Welcome to the only personal weather station in Blairgowrie, a suburb of Randburg, situated just to the north of Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa where the time now is 21:08:00 and it currently is 6.0 °C outside and the temperature is Falling. This time yesterday it was 7.0 °C outside. But, because of the relative humidity being 20% and a current windspeed of 0.0 km/h (Calm), gutsing at 0.0 km/h from the NW it now feels like 2.6 °C outside. We experienced a low of 5.1 °C and a high of 19.0 °C so far for today compared to 1.5 °C and 15.1 °C measured for yesterday. The lowest and higest temperatures recorded for this year by this station was -0.4 °C on 09 July and 35.7 °C on 18 January respectively. At the moment the barometric pressure is Rising slowly and the average wind direction the last 10 minutes was from the --- with the predominant wind direction for today being from the SSW with a windrun of 40.3 kilometers up to now compared to NNW and 119.6 kilometers for yesterday. The higest average wind speed for today was 8.7 km/h (Light breeze) at 09:54 with a gust of 14.8 km/h at 09:48 compared to 12.1 km/h (Light breeze) at 12:37 with a gust of 22.3 km/h at 12:15 yesterday. Here, in a summer monsoon type of climate (the longest period this year without any rain was 38 days ending on 28 June), it last rained 13 days ago on 2014-06-29 18:43 and we received 357.8 mm of rainfall this year. This is a weather station that reports current weather conditions and provide a record of past weather related information. No real attempt is made to forecast weather, but a good indication of the weather conditions for the next day are provided by the "Zambretti Forecast Model".

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Conditions at local time 21:08 on 13 July 2014
Temperature and Humidity
Temperature 6.0 °C Dew Point -15.3 °C
Windchill 6.0 °C Humidity 20%
Heat Index 6.0 °C Apparent Temperature 2.6 °C
Rainfall Today 0.0 mm Rainfall Yesterday 0.0 mm
Rainfall This Month 0.0 mm Rainfall This Year 357.8 mm
Rainfall Last Hour 0.0 mm Last rainfall 2014-06-29 18:43
Rainfall Last 24 Hours 0.0 mm Rainfall Rate 0.0 mm/hr
Wind Speed (gust) 0.0 km/h Wind Speed (avg) 0.0 km/h
Wind Bearing 0° --- Beaufort F0 Calm
Dominant direction SSW Wind run for today 40.3km
Barometer  1035.0 mb Rising slowly 0.3 mb/hr
Conditions exactly 24 hours ago
Temperature 7.0 °C Dew point -6.4 °C
Windchill 7.0 °C Humidity 38%
Some minimums and maximums since station started operation on 16 February 2013 (for more detail see links to records below)
Maximum Temperature for Today Minimum Temperature for Today
at 15:41 19.0 °C at 04:01 5.1 °C
Maximum Temperature for Yesterday Minimum Temperature for Yesterday
at 14:03 15.1 °C at 07:06 1.5 °C
Maximum Temperature for the current month Minimum Temperature for the current month
at 03:41 PM on 13 July 23.0 °C at 04:42 AM on 09 July -0.4 °C
Maximum Temperature recorded by station Minimum Temperature recorded by station
at 01:56 PM on 18 January 2014 35.7 °C at 05:59 AM on 01 September 2013 -1.6 °C
Lowest Windchill for today Higest Wind Speed (gust) for today
at 04:01 5.1 °C at 09:48 14.8 km/h
Minimum Windchill for the current month Highest Wind Speed (gust) for the current month
at 06:48 AM on 09 July -3.0 °C at 02:02 PM on 05 July 36.0 km/h
Minimum Windchill recorded by station Highest Wind Speed (gust) recorded by station
at 07:05 AM on 06 June 2014 -3.7 °C at 08:03 PM on 27 November 2013 53.6 km/h
Longest period without rain measured by station 82 days Longest period of rain every day measured by station 12 days
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The weather station in use is the WMR 200, and these pages are updated every 1 minute. The meteorological day used at this station ends at midnight. The temperature and humidity sensor is housed in a radiation shield to avoid temperature errors as a result of direct sunlight and the rain gauge is modified so that rainfall can be measured to an accuracy of 0.1mm. Wind chill Temperature is only defined for temperatures at or below 10 C and wind speeds above 4.8 kilometres per hour. The weather station is managed by Dr Herman van Niekerk (PhD Geology). Please direct any comments or questions to hermansvn (at) The script for the "Zambretti Forecast Model" was written and adapted for the southern hemisphere by "Buford T. Justice" from the Cumulus Forum.

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