Parkhurst weather

 Latitude S 26° 07' 11"    Longitude E 28° 00' 08"    Elevation 1575 m

Dawn: 06:08 Sunrise: 06:32 Moonrise: 01:41 Moon
Dusk: 18:01 Sunset:  17:37 Moonset: 14:34
Daylight: 11:53 Day length: 11:05 Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

Welcome to the only personal weather station in Parkhurst, a suburb situated just to the north of Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa where the time now is 14:15:00 and it is currently 21.1 °C outside and the temperature is Rising. This time yesterday it was 17.9 °C outside. But, because of the relative humidity being 30% and a current windspeed of 5.3 km/h (Light air), gusting at 11.9 km/h from the S it now feels like 18.6 °C outside. We experienced a low of 6.8 °C and a high of 21.4 °C so far for today compared to 7.7 °C and 18.5 °C measured for yesterday. The lowest and highest temperatures recorded by this station since it started operating on the 22nd of July 2014 were -0.2 °C on 02 August 2015 and 39.2 °C on 06 January 2016 respectively. At the moment the barometric pressure is Falling and the average wind direction the last 10 minutes was from the W with the predominant wind direction for today being from the WNW with a windrun of 67.1 kilometers up to now compared to NNE and 137.2 kilometers for yesterday. The highest average wind speed for today was 8.3 km/h (Light breeze) at 10:35 with a gust of 16.2 km/h at 10:29 compared to 10.4 km/h (Light breeze) at 00:00 with a gust of 15.8 km/h at 12:53 yesterday. Here, in a summer monsoon type of climate (the longest period without any rain since the start of operation of this station on the 22nd of July 2014 was 33 days ending on 19 September), it last rained 10 days ago on 2016-04-26 04:15 and we received 529.8 mm of rainfall so far. This is a weather station that reports current weather conditions and provides 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 14:15 on 02 May 2016
Temperature and Humidity
Temperature 21.1 °C Dew Point 2.8 °C
Windchill 21.1 °C Humidity 30%
Heat Index 21.1 °C Apparent Temperature 18.6 °C
Rainfall Today 0.0 mm Rainfall Yesterday 0.0 mm
Rainfall This Month 12.1 mm Rainfall This Year 529.8 mm
Rainfall Last Hour 0.0 mm Last rainfall 2016-04-26 04:15
Rainfall Last 24 Hours 0.0 mm Rainfall Rate 0.0 mm/hr
Wind Speed (gust) 11.9 km/h Wind Speed (avg) 5.3 km/h
Wind Bearing 261° W Beaufort F1 Light air
Dominant direction WNW Wind run for today 67.1km
Barometer  1021.0 mb Falling -0.7 mb/hr
Conditions exactly 24 hours ago
Temperature 17.9 °C Dew point 4.8 °C
Windchill 17.9 °C Humidity 42%
Some minimums and maximums since station started operation on the 14th of July 2014 (for more detail see links to records below)
Maximum Temperature for Today Minimum Temperature for Today
at 13:56 21.4 °C at 06:24 6.8 °C
Maximum Temperature for Yesterday Minimum Temperature for Yesterday
at 14:54 18.5 °C at 06:25 7.7 °C
Maximum Temperature for the current month Minimum Temperature for the current month
at 01:56 PM on 02 May 25.5 °C at 06:24 AM on 02 May 4.6 °C
Maximum Temperature recorded by station Minimum Temperature recorded by station
at 02:47 PM on 06 January 2016 39.2 °C at 06:41 AM on 02 August 2015 -0.2 °C
Lowest Windchill for today Higest Wind Speed (gust) for today
at 08:36 11.8 °C at 10:29 16.2 km/h
Minimum Windchill for the current month Highest Wind Speed (gust) for the current month
at 02:12 AM on 01 May 7.5 °C at 10:29 AM on 02 May 28.1 km/h
Minimum Windchill recorded by station Highest Wind Speed (gust) recorded by station
at 06:26 AM on 05 June 2015 -1.8 °C at 10:27 PM on 20 March 2016 1.29E3 km/h
Longest period without rain measured by station 33 days Longest period of rain every day measured by station 7 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 Herman van Niekerk. 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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