Australian Weather News
Sunday, 25 NOV 2001
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Most of the heavy Qld falls appear to have come late last night or overnight in storms. Satpix show a huge Cb cluster moving north from about Charleville late afternoon to Barcaldine and the Central Highlands by early evening, then spreading out in the same area and persisting to around 6am.
Some heavy falls reported by the Bureau's flood raingauges in the NSW Macintyre basin 9am to noon: Danthonia 48mm, Box Hill 57, Glen Innes 38 and 44 (two locations), Swan Vale 35. 9am to 3pm figures Danthonia 70, Box Hill 82, Glen Innes 67 and 69, Swan Vale 54, Gravesend 48.
Some remarkable November rainfall has occurred overnight and today from NE NSW through into central Queensland. Going by the radar overnight, much of this fell from thunderstorms. Barcaldine PO recorded their highest November 24-hour fall in 114 years, with 99.2mm in the gauge -- the old record was 80.3. Quite a few locations in the Qld Central Highlands, Central West and Maranoa, and the NSW NW Slopes and Plains with 24 hour to 9am falls in the
50 to 90mm range. Heavy rain has continued through to 3pm on the NW Slopes, mostly in the Macintyre basin, where Glen Innes recorded 69mm 9 to 3, with most of the flood telemetered raingauges in the catchment showing between 25 and 80mm.
Renewal of Flood Warning for the South Esk River Basin Tas. Moderate flooding continues in the upper reaches of the South Esk this morning after Fingal peaked overnight. Moderate flooding will extend into the middle reaches later today and tomorrow, although strong inflows from the St Pauls River will cause levels to rise sharply today ahead of the flows from Fingal. Minor flooding will extend into the lower reaches during Tuesday, although river levels may rise sharply beforehand due to local water from the lower reaches of the Macquarie River and strong inflows from the Nile River. Renewal of Flood Warning for the South Esk River Basin. Minor flooding has developed in the middle reaches this afternoon due to strong inflows from the St Pauls River causing a sharp rise in levels in the last three hours, and ahead of the flows from Fingal. Moderate flooding is expected to develop overnight and tomorrow. Minor flooding will extend into the lower reaches during Tuesday, although river levels are also rising sharply due to local flooding in the lower reaches of the Macquarie River and strong inflows from the Nile River. River levels in the upper reaches have fallen into the minor flood range this afterno n.
weather extremes for today
|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
set this day (previous
record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for November:
Barcaldine PO Qld: 99.2 (80.3, 114)
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.
99.2 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE Central
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.
Todays highest & lowest temperatures
41.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
41.0 LAJAMANU Victoria NT
41.0 RABBIT FLAT Alice Springs NT
30.6 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
29.0 DUM IN MIRRIE Darwin-Daly NT
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
28.9 CHANNEL POINT Darwin-Daly NT
8.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.3 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
10.8 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
2.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
2.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
Todays greatest temperature variations from normal
+10.9 33.5 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Hunter Valley NSW
+10.5 33.3 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
+10.1 34.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+9.7 32.2 KIAMA BOWLING CLUB Illawarra NSW
+9.5 33.0 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+7.9 21.0 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
+7.5 20.0 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+7.4 22.2 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+7.0 18.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+6.9 16.5 GLEN INNES POST OFFICE N Tablelands W NSW
-9.1 25.4 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE Central West QLD
-8.8 26.8 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
-8.5 27.6 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
-8.5 24.2 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
-8.5 23.6 COLLARENEBRI (VIEWPOINT) Upper Darling NSW
-8.1 2.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.5 5.8 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-6.0 7.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
Highest wind gusts above 89km/h or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
MOUNT LOFTY Mt Lofty Ranges SA : 82 (280/ 63 ) at 04:31