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Storm force winds cause broadscale damage in NSW, VIC, TAS
Records fall as all NSW and VIC receive beneficial rain
Deluge brings flooding to VIC, TAS

Above: Wind speed at Bellambi, north of Wollongong today. The wind was above gale force (63km/h) nearly continuously from 10.30am to 5.45pm. The peak gust of 141km/h at 5.30pm was the second highest ever recorded in NSW in August, the highest being 148km/h at nearby Wollongong University in 1981. The highest wind gust ever recorded in mainland NSW is 174km/h on 3rd December 2001 at Richmond during a thunderstorm. BoM

Above:
The surface charts from 10am Saturday to 4am Monday show the cause of the widespread gales. A Low of 996hPa near Adelaide moved steadily SE through southeastern SA, crossing the coast east of Mt Gambier around midnight this morning with its central pressure down to around 985hPa. It continued moving SE down the west Tasmanian coast until 10am, when it was close to Strahan. It then became nearly stationery near Maatsuyker Island off the TAS South Coast, and dropping to 973hPa at 10pm before moving slowly off to the south. Note how the 1012 isobar moves south over QLD and northern NSW today as the ridge over QLD strengthens, further squeezing the gradient over NSW and VIC. BoM

The extent of the rainband is shown by the Weatherzone combined radar and lightning tracker images for NSW (above) and VIC/TAS (below) a little before midnight last night. Nearly continuous rain is falling in an area extending from north of Moree to well offshore Newcastle, and southwest to western VIC and central TAS.

Above
: Bureau rainfall registrations for the 24 hours to 9 this morning show that almost every station in the southeastern third of the continent received rain, much of it above 25mm. Heaviest concentrations were on the NSW Northern Tablelands and Slopes, NE VIC and NE TAS, all exposed to the strong northwesterly flow. BoM
Below: 3-hourly IR satellite images from 3am 23rd to 3am 25th (midnight frames missing). At 3am on the 23rd, scattered and mostly dry thunderstorms were lurking in SW QLD and western NSW. Between 3am and 9am on the 23rd, the cloudmass became rapidly more organised. As a deck of high cloud drifts away over the NSW coast, the main rainband spears in from the northwest late morning, reaching the NSW and VIC coasts by 6pm. The area of heaviest rain lies under the pure white (coldest) cloud tops. From 6pm on the 23rd, the cloudband assumes the classic comma-shaped signature as it wraps around the deepening low. Weatherzone, BoM. (GMS-5 backup with GOES-9 operated by the joint effort of JMA and US NOAA NESDIS over the Western Pacific)

Emergency services received over 15,000 calls for assistance as the strongest widespread winds for many years caused damage across NSW, the ACT, VIC and TAS. Wind gusted to 141km/h at Bellambi north of Wollongong, but of greater significance was the sheer number of locations across three states reporting gusts or sustained windspeeds of 90km/h or more, the level at which wind becomes damaging. See Gales and Gusts for a full listing.

NSW was the worst affected. Twenty-seven local government areas in NSW were subsequently declared natural disaster areas. The Insurance Disaster Response Organisation indicated Tuesday that around 5,000 claims for damage would run to nearly $10m.

In NSW, gales developed in the southeast of the state around 10am and arrived in Sydney around noon where they continued until early evening. An SES spokesman said on ABC Radio that the worst affected areas were "from the Shoalhaven and Wollongong, then along the coast, Botany Bay, Sutherland's been badly hit, Randwick, Waverly, Woolhara, up to Kuringai and around the Newcastle areas." Over 14,000 calls for help were received across the state as a result of wind damage, with emergency volunteers being brought from country areas as far away as Broken Hill to help with the cleanup.

Damage to trees and roofing was extensive and 190,000 homes were without power by the time the wind eased later in the evening. By Monday morning, Integral Energy had identified 60,000 customers still without electricity in the Illawarra, and Energy Australia was working to restore power to 10,000 more in Sydney and on the Central Coast. In many areas, the power infrastructure was so badly damaged that it took days to repair or replace. 38,000 homes were still without power on Tuesday morning and 4,000 on Friday morning, 5 days after the event..

In Sydney, a man was killed in the northern Sydney suburb of St Ives when a tree was blown onto his car. Several other people were hospitalised because of injuries, including a Mosman man hit by a falling tree. In addition to bringing down trees and powerlines onto cars and homes, the wind blew a two-storey house onto a single storey one in Stanmore. The Eastern Suburbs and Cronulla Railways were closed during the evening. A cruiser sank and several yachts were damaged at the Cruising yacht Club in Sydney. Peak wind gusts were 121km/h at Kurnell and North Head.

Thirty schools were closed by wind damage in Wollongong and on the South Coast, with the new Kiama primary school losing its roof. Highest wind gusts in the region, apart from the 141km/h at Bellambi, were 121 at Albion Park, 119 at Nowra RAN and 115 at Moss Vale. Eurobodalla Shire was completely blacked out during the evening when the area's two main supply lines between Nowra and Bega failed, with about 95% restored by late Monday morning. Nowra's sewerage system was also damaged. The main Illawarra Railway between Sutherland and Nowra was closed from mid-afternoon by electrical failures, wind-borne debris and a tree across the tracks at Dunmore, between Wollongong and Kiama. Trees blown onto the F6 north of Wollongong caused a 10km traffic tailback, while The Kings Highway west of Batemans Bay and the Princes Highway north of Ulladulla were closed for a time by fallen trees and powerlines and motor accidents. A Wollongong man received serious head injuries when blown off his roof, and a woman was serioiusly injured by a falling shop awning in Crown Street.

Elsewhere in NSW, tree and house damage were reported from Orange, Bathurst, Portland and Lithgow in the Central West, and Wagga and Albury in the south. A child suffered a fractured skull when a tree was blown onto a garage in Bathurst. In the Hunter, 12,000 homes lost power, and there were reports of yachts torn from moorings in Port Stevens and roofs blown from houses. Wind gusted to 106km/h at Nobbys in Newcastle. Damage was greatest along the coast from Lake Macquarie to Newcastle. SES received 300 calls to assist securing roofs and removing trees blocking roads. Over 9,000 homes on the Central Coast were blacked out and there were 150 SES call-outs.

In the ACT, wind gusted to 93km/h at Canberra Airport. In addition to power blackouts, uprooted trees and houses losing roof tiles, a house in Lyneham was set on fire by fallen powerlines. Several houses in northern Canberra lost their roofing. The local TV station was put out of action for the evening.

In VIC, the greatest wind damage was caused in Melbourne's southeast and the Mornington Peninsula, with Frankston, Hastings and Sorrento worst hit. Winds reached 121km/h on South Channel Island, a mudflat in Port Phillip Bay about 7km NE of Sorrento. At Wilsons Promintory a maximum gust of 159km/h was recorded. The SES responded to over 1,400 calls for help across the state. Two homes in Williamstown, just southwest of Melbourne CBD, received extensive damage from fallen trees. Extensive tree damage was also reported in alpine areas of the state. Power was lost for several hours in Wangaratta, Violet Town and Euroa when two large trees were blown onto high tension lines. Blackouts in West Gippsland left 2,000 homes without power for the night.

In TAS, boats in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel south of Hobart were damaged, some at Kettering breaking their moorings. Downed trees closed a number of roads around Burnie, Smithton and Sheffield. On Flinders Island, wind which gusted to 109km/h at the airport blew roofing from a supermarket onto the island's hospital, taking out the communications satellite dish. The island was also without power from 10pm until Monday afternoon. There were lengthy power cuts on the Tasman Peninsula, South Arm and Bruny Island, with wind gusts to 126km/h on Tasman Island. Police issued warnings against using many roads in the state's southeast during the day due to wind debris and flash flooding. In Hobart, the barometer dropped to 976.3hPa at midday, not far off its 966.9hPa record (in computerised data) set in 1955.

A major rainband moved SE across NSW, VIC and TAS overnight and today setting new records for August in the three states. In an unusually widespread one-day rain event, falls of 25 to 75mm were recorded the length of the NSW slopes and ranges, and across most of northern, central and western VIC, northern and eastern TAS and southeastern SA. It was one of the best rain events in three years in many areas and, following on from earlier falls, has greatly improved the outlook for farming in the three states.

Perhaps the most remarkable fall was at Mudgee. Ten days ago, the town registered its heaviest August one-day total in 132 years with 57.6mm in the gauge. This morning, that record was broken again with a reading of 68.0mm. Other long-period records broken included 85.2mm at Coonabarabran (previous record 60.2mm in 124 years) and 45.8 at Dunedoo (43.4 in 90 years). Other new records and a list of all heavy falls are given below. Siding Springs near Coonabarabran recorded 101mm according to press reports.

While flooding was feared in the Namoi and Gwydir Rivers in NSW, the steady nature of the rain falling on dry catchments resulted in only modest stream rises. The Bell River broke its banks and caused minor flooding south of Wellington, and there were some road closures in the Tambar Springs area west of Tamworth. Two stages of the Australian Safari International Cross Country Rally, from Narromine to White Cliffs had to be cancelled when rain made dirt roads impassable.

Heavy rain overnight led to a spate of minor flood warnings for most rivers rising in the Victorian Alps and northeastern highlands. There was also some flooding in bayside suburbs of Melbourne. Falls of up to 80mm in Central Victoria produced the best runoff in 3 years, bringing reservoirs up to 28% of capacity, while many farm dams filled virtually overnight.

Flood peaks recorded today included the Mitta Mitta at Hinnomunjie 2.0m (minor), Kiewa at Mongans Bridge 2.78 (6pm, minor) and Bandiana ~2.9m (9pm, minor), Avoca at Archdale Junction 4.56m (5pm, minor), Campaspe at Redesdale 2.22m (6am, minor), King at Cheshunt 2.2m (9pm minor), Seven Creeks at Strathbogie and Galls Gap Road several peaks during the early morning and afternoon to moderate levels. The King, Ovens, Buffalo, Broken, Goulburn, and Upper Murray were still rising with minor flooding late evening, but rain had eased.

The heaviest rain from this event occurred in the eastern half of Tasmania. Torrential falls during the early hours of this morning gave widespread registrations above 50mm when observers read the gauges at 9am in the east and northeast, and over 100mm in the St Marys area where Gray topped the list with 119mm.

Flash flooding closed many roads and triggered landslides at Copping, 40km east of Hobart, and at Orford on the East Coast. The Buckland Bridge, on the main link road from Oatlands to the East Coast, was damaged and closed by floodwater. By evening there was major flooding on the South Esk River at Llewellyn, 50km SE of Launceston, and warnings of moderate flooding for the upper and middle reaches of the Macquarie and South Esk Basins, and the lower reaches of the North Esk, while minor flooding had started in the Meander Basin.

During the day the area of heavy rain moved over southern Tasmania breaking more rain records and extending flooding farther south (see report for 25 August)

News sources: ABC Radio, SMH, News.com, Newcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury, Mercury, Age, Herald-Sun

National weather extremes for today

Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology

Records set this day (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for August:
New South Wales:
062021 MUDGEE (GEORGE STREET) 68.0 (57.6, 132) This record was set just 10 days ago.
064008 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) 85.2 (60.2, 124)
064009 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE 45.8 (43.4, 90)
075041 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS 30.0 (26.4, 36)
Victoria:
083083 EDI UPPER 58.4 (42.2, 15)
090171 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) 29.4 (27.8, 21)
Tasmania:
092094 SCAMANDER 58.2 (57.4, 20)

Quality control note: Data is final. It includes late-received rainfall data and has been subject to BoM quality control checks.
Data is as received at 13:38EST, 03/03/2004.

Weather observations for today
Noteworthy  Weather         Capital  Cities         Regional  Cities       Alpine  Stations
Bureau of Meteorology Rainfall Bulletins and Weather Notes

Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

35.3 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
35.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.3 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.2 BULMAN AWS N Rivers NT
34.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT

+6.8   30.2 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+5.1   27.6 MACKAY MO Central Coast E QLD
+5.1   21.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
+4.9   28.1 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
+4.6   30.6 INGHAM COMPOSITE N Coast--Herbert QLD

24.9 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
24.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
23.9 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
23.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+11.0   17.5 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+10.9   18.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+10.3   19.5 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+9.9   11.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+9.7   17.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

-0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.8   15.9 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-6.3   17.4 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
-6.0   18.8 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
-5.9   11.2 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.9   19.0 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

-4.5 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
-3.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.7   5.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-6.1   10.5 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-5.5   1.9 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-5.1   1.4 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-4.5   8.6 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

Wettest Major City Extremes
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.

130.4 CORNWALL E Coast TAS
119.0 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA) E Coast TAS
118.4 GRAY (BLUEBERRY COTTAGE) E Coast TAS
109.2 COONABARABRAN (MIRRIGUNDI) CW Slopes N NSW
106.8 ST MARYS (CULLENSWOOD) E Coast TAS

NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains N
69.4 NARROMINE (ALAGALAH ST)
53.6 NYNGAN (FAIRVIEW)
52.4 NYNGAN AIRPORT
52.0 GILGANDRA (CHELMSFORD AVE)
52.0 NYNGAN (CANONBAR)
52.0 WARREN (ELLERSLIE)
    NW Plains W
60.0 GWABEGAR POST OFFICE
57.0 PILLIGA (NIRVANA)
56.0 PILLIGA POST OFFICE
50.0 ROWENA (BUNGARA)
50.0 PILLIGA (COOLABAH DOWNS)
    NW Plains E
67.0 KENEBRI (CUMBIL)
57.0 KENEBRI (ELLERSLIE)
50.0 BARADINE (WOODVILLE)
    NW Slopes N
62.2 BARRABA (MOUNT LINDSAY)
53.0 CARODA (PALEROO)
    NW Slopes S
85.6 WILLOW TREE (VALAIS)
66.0 BLACKVILLE POST OFFICE
60.2 WALLABADAH (WOODTON)
59.0 TAMBAR SPRINGS POST OFFICE
59.0 HANGING ROCK (ANDEVA)
57.4 MULLALEY (GARRAWILLA)
55.0 WILLOW TREE (GLENORA)
55.0 WILLOW TREE (PARRAWEENA)
52.8 OGUNBIL (BEANA BRAE)
52.0 OGUNBIL (WATERFALL)
51.2 PREMER POST OFFICE
51.0 PINE RIDGE (ROUND ISLAND)
51.0 WILLOW TREE (KELVERTON)
50.6 MULLALEY (BANDO)
50.0 PINE RIDGE (BILLABONG)
    MidNorth Coast S
59.0 NIANGALA (KENTUCKY BLUE)
53.2 NUNDLE (OLSLAND)
    Hunter Valley
89.6 BLACKVILLE (KRUI VALE)
53.4 ABERDEEN (ROSSGOLE)
50.2 MUSWELLBROOK (LOWER HILL ST)
    C Tablelands N
80.0 HARGRAVES (THE ELDERS)
74.0 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
70.0 BYLONG (BYLONG ROAD)
68.0 MUDGEE (GEORGE STREET)
64.0 WOLLAR (TICHULAR)
63.0 HARGRAVES (EDGE HILL)
62.4 WINDAMERE DAM
60.0 KANDOS CEMENT WORKS
58.8 EUCHAREENA (MOLONG RD)
58.0 MUDGEE (KEMSHALL)
56.8 STUART TOWN (MOOKER HILL)
55.4 MOLONG (FERNLEIGH)
55.0 WOLLAR (BARRIGAN ST)
54.4 MOLONG (FERNLEIGH -TM)
54.0 ILFORD (TARA)
53.4 GULGONG POST OFFICE
52.6 BUDGEE BUDGEE (BOTOBOLAR VINEYARD)
52.2 MUMBIL (BURRENDONG DAM)
51.2 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS
50.0 GULGONG (TALLAWANG (TALINGA))
    C Tablelands S
72.4 PALING YARDS (ULABRI)
69.4 WATTLE FLAT (KAINGA)
68.0 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS
67.5 PORTLAND (JAMIESON ST)
66.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE
64.0 SUNNY CORNER (SNOW LINE)
63.4 ORANGE (CANOBOLAS STATE FOREST)
61.0 RUNNING STREAM (BROOKLYN)
60.2 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON
57.6 SOFALA OLD POST OFFICE
56.0 BATHURST (THE ROCKS)
55.4 HILL END POST OFFICE
55.2 LIDSDALE (MADDOX LANE)
55.2 ORANGE (CLIFTON GROVE (CONROY PLACE))
51.8 NEVILLE (CARCOAR ST)
50.4 OBERON (GILHOLMES RD)
    CW Slopes N
109.2 COONABARABRAN (MIRRIGUNDI)
100.0 COONABARABRAN (BARINA)
99.0 COONABARABRAN (WESTMOUNT)
89.6 COONABARABRAN (BARINA -TM)
85.2 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET)
76.4 COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS
61.4 PURLEWAUGH (BYFIELD)
58.8 BEARBUNG (ALLER)
56.0 NEILREX (CAIGAN)
55.0 MENDOORAN POST OFFICE
54.5 BINNAWAY (WATTLE ST)
52.0 TOORAWEENAH POST OFFICE
50.0 COBBORA (ELLISMAYNE)
    CW Slopes S
63.4 DUBBO (JEMALUANG)
58.8 MOLONG TM
58.8 CUMNOCK TM
58.0 GEURIE (KURRABRI)
57.6 MOLONG (YARNMARKET TERRACE)
56.0 CUMNOCK (WILLOW PARK)
56.0 CARGO (COOLAMATONG)
55.8 YEOVAL POST OFFICE
55.6 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW)
55.2 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE
54.0 DUBBO (MENTONE)
53.8 ARTHURVILLE (CRAMOND)
53.0 DUBBO AIRPORT AWS
51.2 GEURIE POST OFFICE
    Snowy Mtns
80.3 THREDBO VILLAGE
72.0 THREDBO AWS
70.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)
    SW Slopes S
76.2 BATLOW POST OFFICE
57.0 BLOWERING DAM

VICTORIA
    Wimmera S
56.0 REDBANK
    Lower NE
80.6 MYRHEE (HANDCOCKS)
79.2 WHITFIELD (KING RIVER @ CHESHUNT)
75.0 DEDERANG
74.0 STRATHBOGIE NORTH
70.0 ESKDALE (LAUREL HILL)
69.2 MYRRHEE (CRYERS)
68.6 TOO ROUR (MOROKO PARK)
63.2 MYRRHEE (JOELYN)
58.4 LIMA EAST (CHARNWOOD)
53.0 YACKANDANDAH
52.6 KERGUNYAH SOUTH
52.2 SEVEN CREEKS @ STRATHBOGIE
51.0 LIMA SOUTH (LAKE NILLAHCOOTIE)
51.0 TOLMIE (MOUNT TABLETOP REPEATER)
51.0 CALLAGHAN CREEK STATION
    Upper NE
83.4 WHITLANDS (BURDER'S LANE)
78.8 MOUNT BUFFALO CHALET
67.6 ARCHERTON
64.4 WHITFIELD
63.0 HALLS (BUCKLAND RIVER @ UPPER BUCKLAND)
61.0 CHESHUNT EURANGIE PARK
58.4 EDI UPPER
51.4 HARRIETVILLE
51.0 JAMIESON
    N Central
57.6 TRENTHAM (POST OFFICE)
50.2 LEXTON

TASMANIA
    N Coast
76.0 PIPERS RIVER (YARROW BANKS)
68.6 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW)
67.2 BARRINGTON POST OFFICE
64.8 ERRIBA (JUBB ROAD)
58.4 WILMOT (BACK ROAD)
58.4 MOINA
58.0 TARGA (MOUNTAIN VIEWS)
57.8 DERBY (CHURCH STREET)
56.8 QUAMBY BLUFF (WILDLIFE NURSERY)
56.6 LIFFEY (GULF ROAD)
56.0 HADSPEN
55.0 LATROBE (COAL ROAD)
54.0 ABERDEEN (MELROSE ROAD)
54.0 NORTH MOTTON (LEVEN HILL)
53.0 RAILTON (DOWBIGGIN STREET)
53.0 ST PATRICKS RIVER (TARGA FARM)
51.8 DELORAINE (REEDY MARSH)
51.2 FRANKFORD (ROSSVILLE)
51.2 WEETAH (WEETAH ROAD)
50.6 RINGAROOMA (FRY STREET)
    E Coast
130.4 CORNWALL
119.0 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA)
118.4 GRAY (BLUEBERRY COTTAGE)
106.8 ST MARYS (CULLENSWOOD)
104.6 ST MARYS (CLIVE STREET)
85.6 PYENGANA (SEA VIEW)
84.6 ST MARYS (PONDEROSA)
77.0 PYENGANA (FOREST LODGE ROAD)
75.0 KELLEVIE
73.0 GERMAN TOWN
65.2 MATHINNA (SOUTH ESK RIVER)
63.6 BUCKLAND (BROCKLEY)
63.2 BEAUMARIS (SKYLINE DRIVE)
62.0 CRANBROOK (CRANBROOK HOUSE)
60.0 MATHINNA (FINGAL ROAD)
60.0 FALMOUTH (GLENCOE)
58.2 SCAMANDER
56.0 ROSEMOUNT FLAT
55.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER)
54.6 NUGENT (TWILIGHT VALLEY)
52.0 UPPER BLESSINGTON
51.6 ORMLEY
51.2 WELDBOROUGH
51.0 UPPER BLESSINGTON (HEATHCOTE)
50.8 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET)
50.0 TOOMS LAKE (TOOMS RIVER)
50.0 BREAM CREEK (STROUD)
    Southeast
82.2 LOWER LONGLEY (LOMATIA VALE)
64.0 CRABTREE (CRABTREE ROAD)
62.4 FERN TREE (GRAYS ROAD)
61.0 NIERINNA (CUTHBERTS ROAD)
52.2 GARDNERS BAY (WOODBRIDGE HILL ROAD)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 27.5 -2.8 10.7 -4.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.3 -2.7 9.7 +2.3 8.4
PERTH AIRPORT 16.9 -1.5 10.2 +2.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 17.6 -0.8 5.5 0.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +1.0 21.4 +0.9 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.6 -0.9 6.6 +0.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.5 -1.0 10.1 +1.9 19.6
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.6 -1.4 8.5 +3.1 18.0
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 +1.4 16.2 -1.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 +3.2 21.5 +6.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.4 -0.3 17.9 +7.3 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 17.9 14.5 4.0
AMBERLEY AMO 17.7 -4.8 10.6 +4.2 0.8
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 12.7 6.9 19.4
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.4 +3.7 17.9 +9.7 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.0 +2.0 13.1 +3.9 6.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.8 +2.1 12.1 +3.2 13.6
PROSPECT DAM 20.3 +1.8 11.0 +4.2 18.6
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 19.6 +1.4 12.0 +3.2 24.8
CANBERRA AIRPORT 9.9 -3.0 6.4 +5.5 26.8
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.7 -2.7 7.7 +4.1 24.8
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.8 -1.3 8.5 +3.2 23.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 13.9 -1.1 8.0 +3.9 11.4
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.0 -1.9 9.2 +2.6 10.8
LAVERTON RAAF 13.0 -1.8 8.6 +3.2 9.6
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.0 -2.4 5.4 +1.7 35.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 11.1 -0.9 5.9 +2.9 22.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 13.4 +0.4 6.9 +1.7 23.6

Downpours Gales & Gusts
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less. Highest wind gusts above 89km/h (storm force) or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
QUEENSLAND
    Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
24.8mm in 30 min to 09:00 49.6mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 09:00 24.8mm/h
    C Tablelands N
NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
    C Tablelands S
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS
32.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.7mm/h
    CW Slopes N
COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
    CW Slopes S
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
    Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
    Goulburn/Monaro
TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS)
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.0mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.3mm/h
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
VICTORIA
    Lower NE
HUNTERS HILL
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM
5.6mm in 31 min to 01:32 10.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
    W Coast
AIREYS INLET
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S.
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
LUNCHEON HILL FORESTRY
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    E Coast
FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET)
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
EDDYSTONE POINT
3.8mm in 11 min to 03:00 20.7mm/h
ST HELENS AERODROME
11.0mm in 57 min to 00:51 11.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
4.2mm in 11 min to 07:11 22.9mm/h
    Southeast
CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
MOUNT WELLINGTON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
TUNNACK FIRE STATION
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
    Central Plateau
LIAWENEE AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
45.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 15.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
BANANA BANK BEACON : 95(340/ 35 ) at 07:31
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS : 106(300/ 76 ) at 20:00
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF : 98(320/ 72 ) at 14:00
NORAH HEAD AWS : 95(300/ 43 ) at 15:38
MURRURUNDI GAP AWS : 89(310/ 63 ) at 02:01
    C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS : 108(260/ 61 ) at 23:48
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS : 78(330/ 65 ) at 09:59
    Sydney--east
FORT DENISON : 109(310/ 70 ) at 17:34
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO : 113(320/ 78 ) at 18:00
KURNELL AWS : 121(270/ 91 ) at 17:03
LITTLE BAY (THE COAST GOLF CLUB) : 100(310/ 52 ) at 17:11
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS : 85(310/ 63 ) at 17:02
SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) : 96(290/ 58 ) at 17:30
MANLY (NORTH HEAD) : 121(310/ 69 ) at 17:22
    Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF : 91(310/ 33 ) at 14:58
PENRITH LAKES AWS : 102(320/ 59 ) at 18:49
    Illawarra
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS : 119(300/ 83 ) at 17:00
BELLAMBI AWS : 141(310/100 ) at 17:30
MOSS VALE AWS : 115(280/ 87 ) at 18:58
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) : 121(310/ 91 ) at 16:16
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 104(330/ 46 ) at 16:34
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(330/ 95 ) at 13:36
BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS : 100(310/ 67 ) at 17:00
GREEN CAPE AWS : 82( 10/ 63 ) at 02:51
ULLADULLA AWS : 95(330/ 43 ) at 15:13
    Goulburn/Monaro
CANBERRA AIRPORT : 93(330/ 59 ) at 11:30
BOMBALA AWS : 104(330/ 82 ) at 13:00
GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS : 89(310/ 67 ) at 19:00
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 89(320/ 69 ) at 04:27
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS : 111(290/ 59 ) at 17:12
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 102(340/ 63 ) at 08:34
    E Gippsland
GELANTIPY : 89(360/ 69 ) at 12:01
COMBIENBAR : 95(350/ 32 ) at 12:01
MT NOWA NOWA : 93(310/ 37 ) at 10:02
    W Gippsland
EAST SALE AIRPORT : 96(300/ 76 ) at 22:27
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 159(270/ 98 ) at 22:28
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 113(270/ 82 ) at 19:20
    E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 85(260/ 63 ) at 14:00
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 121(250/ 85 ) at 14:22
CERBERUS : 95(250/ 50 ) at 15:05
FRANKSTON AWS : 98(260/ 74 ) at 15:00
DUNNS HILL : 98(280/ 43 ) at 14:31
FAWKNER BEACON : 95(280/ 70 ) at 14:13
    W Central
LAVERTON RAAF : 87(260/ 63 ) at 14:00
AVALON AIRPORT : 87(250/ 63 ) at 15:30
POINT WILSON : 82(250/ 65 ) at 14:00
    N Central
EILDON FIRE TOWER : 87(360/ 72 ) at 18:00
    Western Plains
LOOKOUT HILL : 95(210/ 54 ) at 14:30
    W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(280/ 63 ) at 18:00
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 98(250/ 82 ) at 14:30
PORT FAIRY AWS : 85(210/ 67 ) at 09:00
AIREYS INLET : 95(240/ 63 ) at 12:54
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 85(190/ 65 ) at 07:30
WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB : 95(210/ 72 ) at 09:31
TASMANIA
    N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT : 91(270/ 63 ) at 23:51
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 137(270/104 ) at 19:00
SMITHTON AERODROME : 83(250/ 63 ) at 19:57
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 87( 40/ 69 ) at 05:19
FRIENDLY BEACHES : 96( 70/ 67 ) at 06:34
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 121( 50/ 80 ) at 07:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 126( 90/ 78 ) at 10:35
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 121( 70/ 89 ) at 09:52
    Central Plateau
LIAWENEE AWS : 89(250/ 70 ) at 23:00
    W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME : 91(260/ 61 ) at 21:20
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 109(280/ 85 ) at 22:14
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 148(270/119 ) at 20:01