Katoomba Observations

Wednesday July 24, 2024
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time wind dir wind spd wind gust tmp dew pt feels like rh fire rain rain 10' pres
km/h km/h °C °C °C % mm mm hPa
Wed 09:00 EST
W 22   8.1 1.2 2.0 62 3 0   -
Mon 09:00 EST
W 11   9.0 4.3 5.6 72 2 0   -
Sun 09:00 EST
NW 15   3.0 -0.8 -1.9 76 1 0   -
Sat 09:00 EST
NW 22   4.5 3.4 -1.2 93 1 -   -
Fri 09:00 EST
W 15   2.0 -2.0 -3.1 75 1 0   -
Thu 09:00 EST
WSW 11   7.0 2.5 3.2 73 2 0   -
Wed 09:00 EST
W 7   6.0 2.6 3.0 79 1 0   -

Station Details

KATOOMBA (FARNELLS RD)
Central Tablelands, New South Wales/ACT
33.7139°S 150.2953°E 1017m AMSL
Commenced 1885

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