Tuesday 25 NOV 2003

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Cold night in NE NT, NW QLD

A cool, dry southerly airstream allowed temperatures around the Gulf of Carpentaria and along the NT/QLD border to plummet overnight. In an area not renowned for temperature variability, MacArthur River Mine, 50km SW of Borroloola NT, recorded 14.5, its lowest minimum on record for November, slashing 1.1° off the previous record in 23 years of record. Wollogorang recorded 13.5 and Elliott 14.7, both around 9 below average. In QLD, Urandangie dropped to 11.9 and Georgetown 14.1, both around 8 below.

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 November
Western Australia:
009813 MOUNT HOWICK 48.0 (21.0, 41)
Lowest daily minimum temperature for November
Northern Territory:
014704 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE 14.5 (15.6, 23)

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

42.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.7 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.1 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
41.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
41.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+8.5   34.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+7.4   31.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
+4.7   30.1 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+4.5   28.8 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+4.3   20.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.6 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
28.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+6.3   15.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+5.5   15.8 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.5   15.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+5.3   16.6 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.5   15.3 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

6.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.2 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
8.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.3   11.8 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
-8.0   13.2 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-7.1   14.5 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-6.8   23.5 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
-6.8   19.5 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-6.8   14.7 OMEO Upper NE VIC

-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.6   14.5 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
-9.3   13.5 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-8.9   14.7 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-8.6   11.9 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
-7.9   16.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT

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.

69.0 HUMULA (RYLANDS) SW Slopes S NSW
57.4 WHARPARILLA Lower North VIC
48.0 MOUNT HOWICK Lower West WA
48.0 ORLEANS FARM NORTH Lower West WA
46.4 JAMBEROO (THE RIDGE) Illawarra NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
48.0 MOUNT HOWICK
48.0 ORLEANS FARM NORTH

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
46.4 JAMBEROO (THE RIDGE)
    SW Slopes S
69.0 HUMULA (RYLANDS)

VICTORIA
    Lower North
57.4 WHARPARILLA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.3 -1.2 25.9 +0.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 23.9 -1.7 16.1 +3.5 4.6
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.4 -0.4 14.7 +4.1 4.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 24.3 -4.6 14.9 +0.9 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +0.4 25.2 -0.1 3.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.8 -0.8 14.0 -3.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.1 +2.5 12.6 -1.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.8 +2.7 6.3 -1.9 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +1.4 19.7 -2.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.2 +3.5 19.0 -3.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.4 +2.2 16.5 -2.9 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.1 12.1 5.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.6 -0.9 10.5 -5.8 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 17.4 3.6 9.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.5 -1.4 14.6 -1.4 0.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 18.8 -4.8 13.1 -3.0 9.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 18.6 -5.0 12.6 -2.9 11.0
PROSPECT DAM 20.0 -5.1 12.0 -2.1 1.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 17.5 -5.3 12.2 -2.2 17.1
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.1 -2.4 6.2 -2.4 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.6 -0.8 9.5 -1.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.9 -0.3 11.3 -1.0 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 18.9 -2.1 9.3 -0.1 1.4
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.3 +1.5 10.5 -0.6 0.2
LAVERTON RAAF 20.6 -0.7 12.2 +2.3 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.4 -1.0 8.3 +0.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 20.4 +1.7 9.8 +2.7 2.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.5 -2.1 9.7 +0.5 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
11.8mm in 14 min to 15:14 50.6mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
BATCHELOR AERO
11.2mm in 1 hr 7 min to 14:30 10.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
    C Tablelands S
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS
13.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h