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Noteworthy synoptic observations for Sunday, 18 May 2003 local
prepared 1621 EST, 18/09/03
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Max Var Min Var Grs Min Rainfall Station Mth/ Date Time local Cloud amounts & types Wind Temp Dew Pt Rel Hum Pressure Weather Description Vis Comments
° C ° C ° C ° C ° C mm/ hr mm/ hr       Tot Cov Low Cloud(base m x 100) Mid High Dir °/ km/h ° C ° C % hPa/ 3hr tendency Pre- sent Past km  
Western Australia
003 Kimberley - west
23.0 -8.5 - - - 1/6 0.4/3 BROOME AIRPORT 0518 1500 2/NW - 130/15 22.6 21.6 94 1009.61.7 5.0 -
Northern Territory
015 Northern Plateau--Barkly/Alice Spgs
32.0 +9.1 - - - - - ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 0518 0000 - - - - 310/15 23.9 -0.1 20 1007.50.7 - - - -
32.0 +9.1 20.0 +11.6 19 - - ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 0518 0900 20/W - 200/17 20.7 11.2 54 1011.32.6 40.0 -
- - 19.9 +11.5 - - - ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 0518 1200 20/W - 240/11 24.4 10.5 42 1010.90.4 40.0 -
33.0 +7.7 18.0 +8.2 - - - JERVOIS 0518 0900 - - - 190/08 24.9 5.6 29 1010.62.7 50.0 -
- - 18.0 +8.2 - - - JERVOIS 0518 1200 25/SW - 190/13 28.5 11.4 35 1009.80.8 50.0 -
South Australia
016 Northwest Pastoral
32.0 +9.2 13.0 +3.7 11 0.8/24 - MARLA POLICE STATION 0518 0900 - - - 230/09 17.2 10.4 64 1010.22.6 20.0 -
018 Western Agricultural
26.0 +5.7 16.0 +8.3 14 0.2/24 0.2/18 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) 0518 0900 3/W - - 270/50 16.8 12.9 78 - 5.0 -
019 Northern Agricultural - Upper North
25.0 +4.9 16.0 +8.8 - 3/24 - HAWKER 0518 0900 - - - Calm 16.0 13.4 85 1004.21.7 50.0 -
021 Northern Agricultural - Lower North
25.0 +4.7 17.0 +6.4 - 1/24 1/18 PORT PIRIE BHAS 0518 0900 15/E - 310/34 18.5 15.3 82 - 40.0 -
022 Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
- - - - - 15/6 15/6 CAPE BORDA 0518 0300 6/- - - 290/34 14.9 14.2 96 993.30.9 6.0 -
- - - - - 15/6 15/3 CAPE BORDA AWS 0518 0300 - - - - 310/31 14.5 14.4 99 993.21.0 - - - HR014
19.0 - 13.0 - - 25/24 3/3 CAPE BORDA AWS 0518 0900 - - - - 310/37 15.2 14.7 97 994.50.8 - - - HR001
23.0 +4.9 15.0 +5.1 - 0.4/24 - MAITLAND 0518 0900 -/- - 310/63 17.3 13.2 77 998.81.1 40.0 -
- - - - - - - MAITLAND 0518 1200 -/- - 310/68 18.5 10.8 61 999.10.3 40.0 -
- - - - - 0.4/6 0.4/6 MAITLAND 0518 2100 -/- - 310/63 15.1 13.1 88 1002.51.9 40.0 -
- - - - - 6/12 6/12 WAROOKA 0518 0300 6/W - - 290/28 16.7 12.8 78 995.01.4 25.0 Record low pressure reading.
023 Adelaide plains and Mt Lofty Ranges
- - 10.8 - - - - MOUNT LOFTY 0518 1200 - - - - 300/65 11.2 11.2 100 - - - - -
12.0 - - - - - - MOUNT LOFTY 0518 1500 - - - - 300/67 12.0 9.9 87 - - - - T0205
- - - - - - - MOUNT LOFTY 0518 2100 - - - - 300/63 11.7 11.5 99 - - - - -
Queensland
033 Central Coast - east
- - - - - - - SAMUEL HILL AERO 0518 0300 - - - - Calm 16.6 16.5 99 1010.70.5 - - 0.1 -
035 Central Highlands
33.0 +8.8 - - - - - TAROOM POST OFFICE 0518 1500 - - - 310/08 32.0 11.6 29 1007.52.0 50.0 -
038 Channel Country
34.0 +8.8 - - - - - WINDORAH POST OFFICE 0518 1500 - - - 310/24 34.0 2.8 14 1004.21.8 50.0 -
043 Maranoa
32.0 +9.1 - - - - - MITCHELL POST OFFICE 0518 1500 - - - 270/08 31.2 20.9 54 1007.11.7 50.0 -
044 Warrego
32.0 +8.9 - - - - - CHARLEVILLE AERO 0518 1500 - - - 290/18 31.6 0.1 13 1006.51.8 40.0 -
31.0 +8.2 - - - - - CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE 0518 1500 -/W - 310/04 30.2 6.3 22 1005.61.7 50.0 -
045 Far Southwest
33.0 +9.2 - - - - - QUILPIE AIRPORT 0518 1500 -/- - 290/26 32.0 0.8 14 1004.62.2 50.0 -
New South Wales
055 Northwest Slopes - south
22.0 +1.8 9.0 +0.1 4 - - GUNNEDAH SCS 0518 0900 6/W - - 050/04 12.5 11.6 94 - 5.0 -
058 North Coast
25.0 +1.2 12.0 +1.4 - 25/24 25/18 CASINO AIRPORT 0518 0900 - - - 310/17 18.3 12.0 67 - 25.0 -
061 Hunter
21.0 +0.4 14.0 +4.2 9 0.4/24 - PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) 0518 0900 - - - 290/11 18.5 12.6 69 - 0.0 -
063 Central Tablelands - south
- - - - - - - ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON 0518 0300 - - - Calm 6.0 6.0 100 - 0.1 -
067 Sydney Metropolitan - west
19.0 - 12.0 - - 28/24 - HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE 0518 0900 - - - - 270/08 13.4 13.2 99 - - - - -
068 Illawarra
- - - - - - - CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS 0518 0300 - - - - Calm 11.1 11.1 100 1006.50.8 - - 0.1 -
069 South Coast
18.0 - 15.0 - - 42/24 - MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS 0518 0900 - - - - 270/08 15.6 15.1 97 1004.80.0 - - - -
19.0 +0.8 15.0 +1.9 - 36/24 - MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 0518 0900 - - - - 360/11 16.1 14.8 92 1004.70.3 - - - -
- - - - - Tr/6 Tr/6 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION 0518 0300 - - - 250/04 15.3 15.0 98 1005.81.5 30.0 fog at airport 1700 GMT 17/05/03
070 Southern Tablelands - Glburn/Monaro
- - - - - - - CANBERRA AIRPORT 0518 0600 1/- - - Calm 7.6 7.5 99 1008.70.5 12.0 -
- - - - - - - COOMA AIRPORT AWS 0518 0300 - - - - Calm 5.3 4.6 95 1008.11.6 - - 0.2 -
071 Southern Tablelands - Snowy Mtns
- - - - - - 2/3 THREDBO AWS 0518 1800 - - - - 320/68 5.9 5.9 100 1005.50.2 - - - HR996
- - - - - 4/6 2/3 THREDBO AWS 0518 2100 - - - - 320/72 5.4 5.4 100 1005.20.2 - - - HR001
072 Southwest Slopes - south
- - - - - - - WAGGA WAGGA AMO 0518 0300 - - - Calm 12.0 11.9 99 1007.31.1 0.1 -
- - - - - - - WAGGA WAGGA AMO 0518 0600 - - - 110/09 11.3 11.3 100 1007.10.2 0.1 -
073 Southwest Slopes - north
24.0 +8.1 11.0 +4.6 - - - BURRINJUCK DAM 0518 0900 - - - 050/02 13.0 11.1 88 - 40.0 Elev: 323.46m - %Full: 5% - D/S: 1.35m
Victoria
079 Wimmera - south
- - - - - - 9/3 HORSHAM AERODROME 0518 0600 - - - - 040/39 11.3 10.6 95 1000.01.8 - - - HR002
- - - - - - 13/3 LONGERENONG 0518 0600 - - - - 050/28 11.2 11.1 99 - - - - -
- - - - - - 15/3 STAWELL AERODROME 0518 0600 - - - - 060/13 11.2 10.9 98 1000.91.5 - - - -
080 Northern Country - Lower North
18.0 +1.0 10.0 +3.9 12 11/24 11/3 KYABRAM (INST SUSTAINABLE AG) 0518 0900 - - - 050/21 12.4 12.4 100 - 5.0 -
081 Northern Country - Upper North
17.0 - 11.0 - - 18/24 14/3 BENDIGO AIRPORT 0518 0900 2/NE - 060/18 11.4 11.0 97 1003.80.6 8.0 HR003
082 Northeast - Lower
- - - - - 29/6 29/3 BENALLA (SHADFORTH STREET) 0518 2100 6/E - - 360/04 15.5 14.6 94 1002.9 50.0 -
083 Northeast - Upper
- - - - - 13/6 8/3 MT HOTHAM 0518 2100 - - - - 340/54 5.7 -10.9 29 - - - - HR003
084 East Gippsland
- - - - - - 0.6/3 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 0518 0600 0/NE - 020/04 16.3 16.3 100 1004.31.0 0.2 -
- - - - - - - ORBOST (COMPARISON) 0518 0200 - - - Calm 11.0 10.8 99 - 0.1 -
085 West Gippsland
- - - - - - 0.2/3 EAST SALE AIRPORT 0518 0600 - - - 320/08 7.3 7.3 100 1003.21.3 0.2 -
- - - - - - 0.2/3 LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT 0518 0600 - - - 180/02 12.6 12.5 99 1003.01.4 0.2 -
17.0 +0.2 12.0 +5.4 - 0.2/24 - LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT 0518 0900 - - - 110/02 12.9 12.8 99 1003.90.9 0.2 -
086 Central - east
- - - - - 9/6 9/3 COLDSTREAM 0518 2100 - - - - 020/11 14.5 13.6 94 1000.91.1 - - - -
088 Central - north
11.0 - - - - 5/6 2/3 KILMORE GAP 0518 1500 - - - - 010/37 11.1 11.0 99 1000.31.1 - - 0.0 -
- - - - - - 0.4/3 KILMORE GAP 0518 1800 - - - - 010/37 12.1 12.0 99 1000.60.3 - - 0.1 -
15.0 - 10.0 - - 11/24 9/3 REDESDALE 0518 0900 - - - - 040/21 11.2 11.1 99 - - - - -
089 Western Plains
- - - - - - 15/3 ARARAT PRISON 0518 0600 -/W - 020/09 11.1 10.7 97 1002.01.3 10.0 -
- - - - - - 21/3 LOOKOUT HILL 0518 0600 - - - - 360/18 6.9 6.8 99 - - - - -
090 West Coast
- - - - - - 8/3 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE 0518 0600 - - - - 010/34 12.1 11.4 95 999.21.0 - - - -
14.0 +2.1 9.0 +1.9 - 9/24 9/24 WEEAPROINAH 0518 0900 - - - 020/28 9.7 9.3 97 - 0.1 -
Tasmania
091 North Coast
16.0 +2.1 13.0 +8.3 11 6/24 0.6/3 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 0518 0900 1/NE - 160/02 14.2 13.7 97 1003.80.2 20.0 -
15.1 - - - - - 10/3 LUNCHEON HILL FORESTRY 0518 0000 - - - - 020/30 13.8 13.7 99 - - - - HR996
17.0 +2.0 15.0 +9.1 14 6/24 0.6/3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) 0518 0900 2/- - - 010/08 15.1 14.8 98 1003.60.1 5.0 -
- - 14.6 +8.7 - - - SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) 0518 1200 - - - - 350/09 16.4 14.9 91 1001.91.7 - - - -
15.0 - 13.0 - - 32/24 0.2/3 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM 0518 0900 - - - - 010/08 14.2 13.8 97 1003.60.0 - - - -
17.0 +2.2 15.0 +9.8 - 6/24 - WYNYARD AIRPORT 0518 0900 1/NE - 060/09 15.8 15.4 97 1002.60.3 5.0 -
- - 15.3 +10.1 - - - WYNYARD AIRPORT 0518 1200 - - - - 030/15 16.1 14.0 87 1000.62.0 - - - -
092 East Coast
19.0 +2.6 14.0 +5.6 - 52/24 52/18 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) 0518 0900 10/SW - - 090/04 16.1 15.1 94 - 10.0 Heavy rain overnight,overcast calm and mild.Mod.N/
- - - - - - 11/3 EDDYSTONE POINT 0518 0600 - - - - 360/26 16.1 15.7 97 1003.61.7 - - - HR001
16.0 +0.6 13.0 +10.1 - 18/24 1/3 FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) 0518 0900 - - - - Calm 13.9 13.9 100 - - - - -
- - 13.2 +10.3 - - - FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) 0518 1200 - - - - 030/11 17.4 14.7 84 - - - - -
- - - - - 43/6 41/3 FRIENDLY BEACHES 0518 0300 - - - - 020/34 14.8 14.7 99 1005.62.4 - - - -
19.0 - 14.0 - - 45/24 - FRIENDLY BEACHES 0518 0900 - - - - 060/26 15.0 14.9 99 1003.10.7 - - - -
13.0 +1.5 11.0 +8.7 - 8/24 4/18 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) 0518 0900 - - - 110/09 11.7 11.1 96 - 0.5 400038 lake 3.32
18.0 +1.3 15.0 +7.4 - 45/24 45/18 SCAMANDER 0518 0900 - - - Calm 15.6 15.6 100 - 0.5 Too foggy to see sea, but guess it\'s \
- - - - - - 8/3 ST HELENS AERODROME 0518 0600 2/NW - 150/08 15.2 14.9 98 1003.91.7 0.8 -
095 Derwent Valley
12.0 +0.9 9.0 +6.7 - 7/24 2/18 TARRALEAH VILLAGE 0518 0900 - - - - 130/04 10.7 10.7 100 - 0.0 -
12.0 +0.9 - - - Tr/6 Tr/6 TARRALEAH VILLAGE 0518 1500 - - - 230/04 11.8 11.8 100 - 0.2 -
096 Central Plateau
10.0 +1.0 9.0 +8.6 - 23/24 23/24 LIAWENEE COMPARISON 0518 0900 - - - - -/- - - - - - - - -
Islands
200 Islands
20.0 -0.9 19.0 +2.9 - 58/24 14/3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO 0518 0900 1/NE - 040/52 20.2 19.7 97 1010.40.8 1.5 -