Tuesday 20 JAN 2004

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

Significant rainfall, strong winds, strong wind gusts and abnormally high and low temperatures for this day are given below. Descriptions of significant weather events are added here when time permits and reliable information is available. This is sometimes well after the event!

National weather extremes for today

Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology

Records set this day: (none known)

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 22:17EST, 27/10/2004.

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

45.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.2 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
44.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA
44.5 PAPUNYA N Plateau NT

+14.2   34.4 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
+12.7   38.2 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+12.4   38.5 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+12.3   37.6 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+12.3   37.9 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+12.3   33.9 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS

30.2 TELFER AERO Interior WA
29.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
29.2 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
29.1 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+7.4   19.2 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+7.0   18.4 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
+6.4   19.4 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
+6.2   28.7 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.2   17.2 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

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

18.8 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
19.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
19.2 ALBANY Lower West WA
19.2 LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
19.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.4   23.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-6.9   26.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-6.8   24.2 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-6.4   23.5 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
-6.3   24.4 KARNET Lower West WA
-6.3   22.7 LANCELIN Lower West WA

-1.6 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
3.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.8 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
5.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.7 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

-6.8   6.8 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.6   8.2 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
-5.6   8.8 WAGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4   8.4 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4   14.0 MULLEWA Central West 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.

90.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
85.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
67.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
64.0 ELIZABETH DOWNS N Rivers NT
63.0 WOODCUTTER'S MINE N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
64.0 ELIZABETH DOWNS
63.0 WOODCUTTER'S MINE
52.0 SOUTH ALLIGATOR RESORT

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
90.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
85.0 TOPAZ
67.0 TOPAZ ALERT
51.0 TOPAZ TOWALLA RD

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
50.0 WOLLOMBI (ROSEDALE)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.6 +0.2 25.5 -0.8 0.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.9 -4.0 13.4 -0.2 1.0
PERTH AIRPORT 25.4 -6.1 13.8 -3.1 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 30.0 -3.6 15.1 -3.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.8 24.5 -0.3 0.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.4 +5.2 19.2 -2.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.7 -2.2 20.4 +3.5 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.3 -1.8 17.2 +6.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 -2.8 25.8 +2.2 4.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.9 +1.6 25.8 +1.6 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.2 -1.7 20.3 -1.7 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.9 -4.2 18.5 -1.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.0 20.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 23.7 10.1 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.7 -1.1 15.1 -4.3 1.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 27.5 +1.9 18.9 -0.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.6 +0.8 17.7 -0.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 33.1 +5.1 14.5 -3.0 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 27.6 +2.0 17.8 -0.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 32.8 +5.0 11.3 -1.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.2 +5.8 18.3 +2.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 39.6 +7.5 15.4 -1.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 36.6 +11.3 9.2 -3.5 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 36.5 +10.7 14.9 +0.7 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 37.9 +12.3 15.0 +1.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 35.2 +10.3 13.0 +2.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 28.8 +5.6 8.8 -1.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 33.9 +12.3 12.8 +1.0 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
    N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
9.2mm in 20 min to 17:30 27.6mm/h
CAPE DON
989.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 329.7mm/h
989.0mm in 3 hr to 14:00 329.7mm/h
989.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 164.8mm/h
CHANNEL POINT
38.0mm in 6 hr to 03:30 6.3mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
10.4mm in 57 min to 00:30 10.9mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.4mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
16.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.4mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
20.6mm in 30 min to 22:30 41.2mm/h
25.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 25.8mm/h
28.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 28.8mm/h
BRADSHAW
4.0mm in 6 min to 17:02 40.0mm/h
15.4mm in 17 min to 17:19 54.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
MOUNT ISA AERO
10.4mm in 30 min to 20:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL
52.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 98(320/ 80 ) at 03:39
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 87(330/ 69 ) at 06:30
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 82(260/ 67 ) at 15:19
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 93(320/ 74 ) at 12:15
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(300/ 93 ) at 12:04
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 98(340/ 54 ) at 14:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 98(160/ 76 ) at 02:01