Australian Weather News


Tuesday, 14 AUG 2001

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Hot in southeastern WA
Fog blankets Darwin
Maximum temperatures were up to 13 above normal in southeastern WA today in a warm airmass that has drifted south around the back end of a slow-moving high pressure system over the past two days. Balgair, about 350km east of Kalgoorlie, recorded a top of 33.5, 13.2 above its August average.

Parts of Darwin experienced thick fog this morning for the second morning in a row. Fog is relatively rare in Darwin, and formed on both nights as a result of early-developing sea breezes the previous day building up low level moisture. 

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 21:08 EDST on 15/08/01

Quality control note: Data is complete, and has been visually checked by AWN for gross errors. Less obvious errors may remain. See Explanation of Extremes Pages for more information
Records set this day (none known)

Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals received, and/or all reported falls of 50mm or more.

49.0 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
41.2 BEDFORDALE Lower West WA
36.0 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE North Coast NSW
34.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
33.8 WHITBY FALLS Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
49.0 SWANBOURNE
41.2 BEDFORDALE
33.8 WHITBY FALLS

NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
36.0 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE
    MidNorth Coast S
34.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
11.0mm in 30 min to 23:00 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
    MidNorth Coast S
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
    South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Central Plateau
LIAWENEE AWS
7.4mm in 7 min to 23:07 63.4mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
36.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
36.0 MIDDLE POINT AWS
35.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
35.0 PORT KEATS AERO Darwin-Daly NT
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
23.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-3.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.3 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+13.2   33.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+11.9   30.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.7   31.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
+11.2   30.2 CASHMERE DOWNS Goldfields WA
+11.2   31.6 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+13.2   19.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.3   24.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
+8.0   12.7 CORRIGIN Gt Southern WA
+7.7   11.8 WANDERING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
+7.1   14.0 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-3.6   11.8 KATANNING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
-3.6   13.5 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
-3.4   13.8 DONNYBROOK SW & S Coast WA
-3.3   12.2 ONGERUP Gt Southern WA
-3.1   15.6 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-4.5   4.3 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
-4.5   2.9 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-4.3   0.2 GAWLER RANGES (NONNING) NW Pastoral SA
-3.9   7.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-3.6   2.3 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

Highest wind gusts above 89km/h or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.

CAPE WILLOUGHBY Kangaroo Is SA : 85 (330/ 67 ) at 12:47
THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW: 76 (330/ 67 ) at 23:00
MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC: 82 (350/ 63 ) at 23:00
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 85 (330/ 63 ) at 22:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 119 (300/ 96 ) at 23:00

Other extremes

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