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Daily Weather Summary Archive and Index 2004

National temperature, rainfall and wind extremes are available for every day. Use the links at left.

News headlines for major, newsworthy and significant events are listed below. Dates without entries weren't necessarily dead weather days; not every event gets covered, either because I don't hear of it, or I run out of writing time! If there were no reports of significant weather for the day, the headline banner says so. If recent stories are subsequently updated, an sticker appears beside them for about a week.

2004: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

December

31 December 2004
Sydney water supply ends year on a low note
Monsoon brings heavy falls to northern NT and QLD
Severe storms in WA as colder air arrives
Hot weather moves into SE AUS

30 December 2004
Storms add to monsoon rain over northern AUS
Hot in SE WA and SW SA
Bushfires contained in southern WA

29 December 2004
Record cold December night in N NSW, SE QLD
Strong, cold winds close NSW beaches
Lightning responsible for Goulburn NSW fires

28 December 2004
Cold and windy in NSW, VIC, TAS
Damaging lightning around Taree NSW
Flood peaks move down northern NSW rivers

27 December 2004
High winds and seas accompany wintry weather in SE AUS
Severe storm batters Inverell, NSW
Wind starts bushfires in NSW, northern VIC
Storms black out parts of SE QLD
Heat, fires, storms in SW WA

26 December 2004
Sumatran tsunami
Bushfires flare in VIC, WA
Heavy monsoon rains continue

25 December 2004
A stormy Christmas Day
Hot in SW WA, cool in northern QLD

24 December 2004
Torrential rain renews flooding in northern inland NSW
More widespread storms in NSW
Heavy monsoonal falls spread in northern AUS

23 December 2004
Locusts swarm into VIC
Hot in SE SA, W VIC
Early monsoon sneaks into NT Top End
Trough gives widespread storms in QLD, NSW
Barwon flood peaks at Walgett NSW

22 December 2004
Severe storm strikes Roma QLD
Isolated heavy rain across the tropics
Heat, fires in SA
NSW Namoi and Gwydir flood peaks join

21 December 2004
Hot, cold and stormy in northern WA
Severe thunderstorm hits Barcaldine QLD

20 December 2004
Storms cause minor damage in SE QLD
Heat and bushfires in WA

7 December 2004
NSW: $3 million hailstorm hits Bathurst

November

October

24 October 2004
Heavy damage from NSW severe thunderstorms
Heatwave sets records in SE QLD

20 October 2004
Heavy rain, storms and flooding on NSW coast [in preparation]
Record heat continues in WA

19 October 2004
Heavy rain begins on NSW coast [in preparation]
Storms and rain embrace QLD east coast
Record heat in WA
Sea fog shrouds WA coast

18 October 2004
Heavy rain causes damage in SE QLD, NE NSW

September

4 September 2004
Bushfires blaze in NT Top End
Cold pool brings hail, snow and storms to NSW
Low temperature continue in NT

3 September 2004
Isolated downpour in far SE NSW

2 September 2004
Low temperatures continue in the Outback

1 September 2004
Cold day across the continent

August

14 August 2004
Wild winter weather sweeps southeastern states
Bushfires continue in QLD, NSW

13 August 2004
Gales, blizzards, dust storms, fire, flooding and a tornado in the SE
Bushfires continue in QLD

12 August 2004
Storm-force winds cause damage across TAS

11 August 2004
Gales, heavy rain and a tornado in SW WA
Windy in TAS

10 August 2004
Light snow in NSW Central West

9 August 2004
Gales, heavy snow in TAS
Fires burn in northern and southern QLD

8 August 2004
Fires flare again in SE QLD

6 August 2004
Heavy dry-season downpour in Darwin

5 August 2004
Early snow along the NSW Tablelands
Bushfires continue in SE QLD

4 August 2004
Wintry blast hits NSW, VIC high country
Flooding eases around Adelaide
Bushfires flare in SE QLD

3 August 2004
Rain brings flooding around Adelaide
Gales, snow and fire in NSW

2 August 2004
Record cold in TAS
Strong winds in southern SA

1 August 2004
Windy in WA
Low level snow in TAS

July

18 July 2004
Gales, high seas batter E NSW as snow eases
Coldest VIC day a qualified record

17 July 2004
Widespread deep snow in NSW, VIC, TAS

16 July 2004
Lack of NSW rain brings fire ban forward

14 July 2004
Strong winds cause damage in Hobart

June

23 June 2004
Northern AUS cold spell ends

22 June 2004
Another cold night in northern QLD, NT, WA
Cold and foggy in southern NSW

21 June 2004
Another icy night in QLD, NT

20 June 2004
Snow eases in SE states
Low temperatures continue in the north

19 June 2004
Snow mantles NSW Great Divide
Gales, snow and rain in VIC, TAS
Cold snap covers the tropics
Damaging winds in the NSW Illawarra

18 June 2004
Rain, gales, snow and storms in SE AUS
Cold snap continues in QLD

17 June 2004
Frosty morning across eastern AUS
Muggy night in southern WA

16 June 2004
Warm in western WA before rain moves in

15 June 2004
A foot of snow starts the ski season

14 June 2004
Rogue low brings wild weather to SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW
Warm winter's day around Sydney

13 June 2004
Early winter heat covers the nation

12 June 2004
Fronts bring brief heavy rain to WA, SA
Ski season starts -- without snow

10 June 2004
Heavy rain, strong winds as front crosses SW WA
Unexpected storm deluges eastern Sydney
Heavy rain in NE TAS

9 June 2004
Frontal system brings storms, rain to SA, VIC and possible tornado in Melbourne

May

30 May 2004
Low temperatures continue to set records

29 May 2004
Widespread cold sets records in NT, northern WA
Late season depression brings heavy rain to WA Kimberley

28 May 2004
Cold night across southern AUS
Cold day in WA/NT border areas
Wintry day in TAS, Bass Strait

27 May 2004
Cold morning for Perth and central southern WA
Cold day in central and southern NT
NT wet weather moves north
Wintry weather moves into the southeast
Gales as trough passes Lord Howe Island

26 May 2004
Cool and wet in The Centre, warm in QLD

9 May 2004
Strong front brings rain and disruption to SW WA

April

28 April 2004
Flooding intensifies in Far North QLD
Beneficial general rain in southern QLD, far north NSW

27 April 2004
Flooding continues in Far North QLD

26 April 2004
Continued rain brings late season flooding to N QLD
Cold night in SE AUS

25 April 2004
Further heavy showers on North QLD Coast
Cold in northern NSW

24 April 2004
Best rain in 6 years brings flooding to Gippsland VIC
Snow falls in VIC, NE TAS
Heavy rain on North QLD Coast

23 April 2004
Front brings cold, snow, gales, storms and widespread rain to VIC

22 April 2004
Warm in the SE
Fog disrupts air, sea traffic in Sydney

21 April 2004
Temperature extremes across southern SA, WA

20 April 2004
Heavy showers on QLD Sunshine Coast

18 April 2004
Downpours in Far North and SE QLD

17 April 2004
Heatwave peters out on NSW Central Coast
Heavy rain from N QLD Low

16 April 2004
VIC fires brought under control as heat moves NE
Locusts a continuing problem in SE AUS

15 April 2004
VIC bushfires concentrate east of Melbourne
Melbourne's hottest April night in over 148 years
Heat records fall in southern NSW

14 April 2004
Heat records tumble in VIC, NSW as fires break out

13 April 2004
Indian Summer heats up in SA
Useful storm rains mount up in WA

11 April 2004
Useful rain in WA, TAS
Heat dominates the continent

10 April 2004
Fire threatens Adelaide wildlife park

8 April 2004
Widespread storms bring best rain in a month to southern WA

6 April 2004
Front brings heat, storms and dust to SE AUS
Fog grounds planes in Sydney
Heavy showers clear the NSW coast

5 April 2004
Torrential rain, flooding continue around Wollongong NSW
Record dry in eastern VIC, SW NSW

4 April 2004
Torrential showers bring flash flooding to Sydney and Illawarra
Cold morning in TAS

3 April 2004
Heat continues through the Centre and western QLD

2 April 2004
WA flash flood kills rescuer
Torrential shower in Coffs Harbour NSW

1 April 2004
Temperature extremes across the nation
Wet in NW WA
Windy in the southeast

March

31 March 2004
Continuing cold in central WA

30 March 2004
Cold in central WA

29 March 2004
Cold in southern WA and the Centre as ex-TC Fay decays
Low brings rain, wind to southern VIC, northern TAS
Heavy storms in central NT

28 March 2004
TC Fay dissipates over WA
Cold morning in SW WA
Moderate rain breaks long dry spell in SE SA

19 March 2004
Deluge, flooding on Far North QLD coast
Tropical Cyclone Fay strengthens to WA's north

18 March 2004
Severe storms traverse length of NSW coast
Tropical low brings heavy rain, flooding to Far North QLD
Tropical Cyclone Fay threatens WA north coast
Heavy storms and showers in NT Top End
Record cold March morning in western VIC
QLD's January floods reach Lake Eyre SA

17 March 2004
Flooding continues in Far North QLD
Tropical Cyclone Max moves into WA waters

16 March 2004
Locust plague arrives in Central Western NSW
Cyclone Max develops off NT NW coast
Flooding in Far North QLD

15 March 2004
Bushfire blankets Perth in smoke
Monsoonal rain returns to northern QLD, NT
Rain, storms move to coastal NSW

14 March 2004
Storms, flooding in northern NSW

13 March 2004
Storms give widespread heavy rain in QLD, NSW

12 March 2004
Torrential rain on QLD North Coast
Storm blacks out Katherine NT
Heavy storm falls in NW NSW

11 March 2004
Thick fog causes accidents in western TAS
Wet, cold in the Centre

10 March 2004
Hot in the east, cool in the west

February

January

31 January 2004
Further damaging thunderstorms in SE QLD
More heavy rain from storms in VIC

30 January 2004
Rain eases, flooding continues in TAS
Severe storms bring death and destruction to SE QLD
Heavy rain from early morning storms in Melbourne
More reports of large hail (and a tornado?) with storms in NSW
Tropical Cyclone develops near Cocos Islands

29 January 2004
Hail, flash flooding from VIC storms
Hail, strong winds in WA Wheat Belt

28 January 2004
Severe storms strike SE QLD again
More reports of large hail in NSW

27 January 2004
Storms again in SE QLD
Large hail from storms in NSW

26 January 2004
Violent storms again in SE QLD

25 January 2004
Violent storms, tornado in SE Qld
Large hail near Tamworth NSW

24 January 2004
Violent storms cause damage, flooding in SE QLD
Heavy rain, hail from NSW storms

23 January 2004
Storms give strong winds, hail in NSW
Severe storms produce wind damage in WA Kimberley

22 January 2004
Strong wind unroofs houses in Geelong VIC

21 January 2004
Storms cause damage in NSW
Strong winds from storms in VIC

17 January 2004
Flooding in NSW as monsoon low exits stage right
Floods continue in QLD
Heavy storm falls on QLD coast

16 January 2004
Torrential rain, floods continue in QLD
Mt Isa mops up
Heavy rain begins in northern NSW
Heavy storms SE NSW, eastern VIC
Totally dry in the continent's SW

15 January 2004
Major flooding develops in W QLD as rain continues
Scattered heavy falls continue in NSW

14 January 2004
Rain continues, flooding spreads in QLD
Downpour in Brisbane causes local flooding
Rain eases in NT

13 January 2004
Monsoonal rain, flooding continue in QLD, NT
Storms bring scattered heavy rain, hail, blackouts in NSW

12 January 2004
Monsoonal rain, storms bring flooding in NT, QLD, NSW
Downpour causes chaos in Tamworth NSW
Heat moves east in WA

11 January 2004
Heavy rain, storms bring QLD flooding
Hot in Perth and SW WA
Fire threatens homes in Central Western NSW
Wet in western TAS

10 January 2004
Heavy storm falls on QLD Central Coast
Torrential rain from inland QLD, NSW storms
Sydney bushfires contained

9 January 2004
Mid-summer frost blankets parts of NSW, VIC
Fires continue to burn north and southwest of Sydney
Heavy downpours in QLD, northern WA
Drought area expands in NSW

8 January 2004
Violent storms follow record heat in QLD
Bushfires flare up around Sydney
Wintry conditions in SE states

7 January 2004
WA records most widespread rain in 3 years
Mixed bag of weather in eastern state as cold airmass replaces hot
Bushfires continue in NSW, TAS

6 January 2004
Temperature extremes in eastern states
Bushfires in NSW, TAS
Heavy downpours in WA as TC Ken fizzles
Squall line initiates violent storms across NT Top End

5 January 2004
Birdsville, Oodnadatta heat records falls as scorcher moves NE

4 January 2004
Heat continues as rain, storms, gales, duststorms and fog arrive in the south
Violent storm hits Tennant Creek NT
Storms produce wind damage in WA Murchison

3 January 2004
Heat continues
Cold water greets Sydney swimmers
Big swells continue on SE QLD coast

2 January 2004
Heavy rain in northern WA, NT as Low deepens
Widespread heat continues in the south

1 January 2004
Rough seas on QLD SE coast
Heavy rain continues in northern WA and NT
Heat continues across southern Australia

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