Tuesday 11 NOV 2003

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WA heatwave intensifies
Unusually cold day in central western NT
Storm causes damage in Gunnedah NSW
Heavy rain from pre-wet season storms in the NT

Maximum temperatures today (above) and their departures from normal (below). BoM
Below: Minimum temperature departures from normal this morning. BoM

WA heatwave intensifies

A brace of new November high temperature records were set today in Central West and Southwest WA. Much of this area recorded top temperatures above 42° today. At least 14 wheatbelt shires banned the use and movement of harvest machinery to minimise the risk of fire. In Perth, almost 10,000 homes were blacked out by power outages caused by mass use of air conditioners. The day followed an uncomfortably warm night in the Central West, with Eneabba, 250km north of Perth, recording a low of 25.5, 11.8 above normal.

Perth Airport was one of at least 11 Bureau stations that broke sometimes long-standing records when the mercury rose to 40.8, the highest November temperature at the Airport in 59 years of record. Perth Metro recorded a top of 40.3 equalling the highest temperature recorded in November back in 1923, though this was at a different location and not strictly comparable.

Geraldton's 43.8 was 16.8 above the November average, and broke the previous November record of 43.2 set last year. Geraldton's records go back 61 years. Carnamah and Mullewa, where new records were set yesterday, both broke those records afresh today with tops of 43.1 and 43.2. The state's highest temperature, 45.2 at Eneabba, was also a new record, exceeding the town's previous November high by nearly 2°. Details of other records set are below.

Thunderstorms that developed around Perth during the evening produced strong winds but little rain. Scattered properties in southern and southeastern suburbs reported minor damage.

Unusually cold day in central western NT

While WA sweltered, it was an exceptionally cold day in an area to the NW of Alice Springs in the NT. The blue blob in the central map at right shows the area where top temperatures only made it into the mid 20s due to heavy cloud cover and possibly cool air brought to the surface by thunderstorm downdraughts. At Yuendumu, the maximum recorded to 3pm was only 23°, 12 below average, though the official maximum for the 24 hours was 24.4, recorded at 9am on Wednesday.

Storm causes damage in Gunnedah NSW

Thunderstorms developed in a broad trough moving across NE NSW mid afternoon bringing heavy rain, hail and strong wind gusts as they moved NE over the next 6 hours. Gunnedah was worst affected, with hail and flash flooding combining to flood main street businesses and some homes, and strong wind gusts bringing down trees and powerlines. A shop awning collapsed during the 20 minute storm which occurred about 4.30pm and produced 13 calls for assistance to the SES. The official gauge at the swimming pool recorded 17.4mm while the airport, 3km north of town recorded only 6.4 (4.2 falling in 6 minutes) highlighting the variability of the rainfall and the fact that it may have been considerably higher across short distances. Farmers around Tamworth reported falls of up to 30mm from the same system.

Heavy rain from pre-wet season storms in the NT

The thunderstorm season that precedes The Wet across the NT Top End has been getting into gear over the past few days, producing the type of torrential downpour almost unknown in southern Australia. These heavy storm falls are reported routinely in the downpours section of the national weather extremes below, but are not usually commented upon up here because they are normal weather for the time of year. Storms were widespread across the Top End overnight and this morning, with some heavy 24-hour totals reported east of Katherine, where Upper 17 Mile Creek registered a 24-hour total of 90.6, 17 Mile Creek 72mm and Tandangle Hill 51.2. A new station to the south of these, Maranboy Hill, reported 205mm, though it is not yet confirmed whether this is a reliable figure.

News sources: ABC, Northern Daily Leader (Tamworth), Sunday Times (Perth)

 

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 maximum temperature for November
Western Australia:
008025 CARNAMAH 43.1 (42.3, 44) previous record set yesterday
008051 GERALDTON AIRPORT 43.8 (43.2, 61)
008091 MOORA 42.3 (41.9, 28)
008095 MULLEWA 43.2 (43.0, 33) previous record set yesterday
008225 ENEABBA 45.2 (43.3, 28)
009021 PERTH AIRPORT 40.8 (40.7, 59)
009194 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE 40.6 (39.0, 20)
009538 DWELLINGUP 38.0 (37.8, 43)
010111 NORTHAM 42.6 (42.5, 35)
010515 BEVERLEY 43.0 (42.4, 33)
010524 BROOKTON 41.2 (41.0, 35)

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

45.2 ENEABBA Central West WA
44.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.0 MORAWA Central West WA
43.8 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
43.7 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.7 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA

+16.8   43.8 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+15.7   45.2 ENEABBA Central West WA
+15.4   40.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+15.2   40.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+14.9   40.6 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

28.8 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
28.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.3 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
27.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+11.7   25.5 ENEABBA Central West WA
+10.5   24.2 MORAWA Central West WA
+9.5   22.7 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+9.0   24.1 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+8.7   21.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA

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

7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.6 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
11.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-10.7   24.4 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-9.5   26.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-8.4   28.3 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-6.4   31.7 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-6.2   31.4 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-6.2   31.3 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

1.6 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
2.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
3.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.5   4.2 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-5.7   3.2 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-5.2   5.7 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-5.1   22.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-5.0   3.6 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC

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.

90.6 UPPER SEVENTEEN MILE CREEK N Rivers NT
86.5 SCOTT CREEK N Rivers NT
61.8 EDITH FARMS ROAD N Rivers NT
56.6 MATARANKA STATION N Rivers NT
53.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
90.6 UPPER SEVENTEEN MILE CREEK
86.5 SCOTT CREEK
61.8 EDITH FARMS ROAD
56.6 MATARANKA STATION
51.2 TANDANGLE HILL
50.6 BESWICK
50.4 GORRIE

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
53.0 SWEERS ISLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
50.0 YANDARAN MONDURAN ROAD

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.8 -0.7 26.1 +1.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 40.8 +15.2 17.1 +4.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 31.2 +10.4 14.1 +3.5 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 35.0 +6.1 20.3 +6.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.1 +0.9 24.7 -0.6 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.8 -0.8 21.9 +4.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.5 +3.9 14.0 +0.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.2 -0.9 4.8 -3.4 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +0.4 22.7 +0.4 0.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.6 +0.9 23.0 +0.2 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.5 -0.7 19.2 -0.2 1.2
BRISBANE AERO 25.4 15.7 3.2
AMBERLEY AMO 29.2 -0.3 12.0 -4.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.8 5.7 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.6 +0.7 16.1 +0.1 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.7 +1.1 16.8 +0.7 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.4 +2.8 17.5 +2.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 31.8 +6.7 14.5 +0.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.8 -2.0 14.3 -0.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.3 +5.8 7.0 -1.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.8 +5.4 6.1 -4.4 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 32.6 +5.4 13.7 +1.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 22.5 +1.5 7.8 -1.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.8 0.0 11.1 0.0 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 20.5 -0.8 7.8 -2.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.4 0.0 6.2 -1.5 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 23.1 +4.4 6.9 -0.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.2 +0.6 13.7 +4.5 0.0

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
JABIRU AIRPORT
4.8mm in 7 min to 20:55 41.1mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
11.4mm in 35 min to 21:30 19.5mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 21.8mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
10.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
22.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 22.2mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 17.8mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 14.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
10.0mm in 30 min to 02:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
4.2mm in 6 min to 16:47 42.0mm/h
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 15 min to 18:16 40.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO : 91( 30/ 35 ) at 20:31
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(310/ 74 ) at 05:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(230/ 67 ) at 23:47
TASMAN ISLAND : 91(200/ 65 ) at 16:30
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 78(250/ 63 ) at 21:00