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

Hail, flash flooding from VIC storms

Severe thunderstorms gave heavy rain and some substantial dumps of hail across the Gippsland and central areas of VIC this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms were very slow moving, with extended heavy rain producing flash flooding.

  • Severe storms first developed over the Bellarine Peninsula south of Geelong and particularly in the Deer Park area where 66mm of rain fell in one hour.
  • Heavy rain fell from storms over eastern and northeastern suburbs of Melbourne. Extensive flash flooding and damage to cars, homes and businesses was reported from Glenferrie to Kew. 66mm was recorded in 90 minutes in Kew, where large amounts of hail were also reported. Dunns Hill AWN near Mt Dandenong recorded 31.6mm in 30 minutes to 4pm.
  • Severe thunderstorms in Gippsland late in the afternoon gave 35mm in 35 minutes to Heyfield, 50mm in 90 minutes at Rosedale and 11.8mm in 6 minutes at East Sale.

On the 29th a thunderstorm uprooted large trees, lifted tiles off several houses and caused hail reportedly the size of cricket balls near Borden in the Central Wheat Belt.

Hail, strong winds in WA Wheat Belt

A severe thunderstorm near Borden, 80km ESE of Katanning in the Central Wheat Belt, dropped cricket ball sized hail and produced winds that uprooted large trees and lifted tiles of several houses.

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 January
Tasmania:
091237 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 55.0 (52.0, 24)
092094 SCAMANDER 116.4 (51.3, 20)
Highest daily maximum temperature for January
Queensland:
040043 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE 31.9 (31.3, 47)
040717 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 34.9 (34.3, 12)

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

43.4 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
43.4 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
43.2 WILUNA Interior WA
42.7 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
42.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

+7.7   34.5 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
+7.1   34.9 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.7   35.9 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.6   35.5 REDCLIFFE COUNCIL Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.2   35.1 REDLANDS HRS Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

29.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
28.7 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
28.7 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA

+7.5   20.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+6.5   18.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.1   21.5 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.0   19.8 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.9   28.1 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

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

7.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
9.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-9.4   19.7 BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
-9.1   19.6 MARYBOROUGH N Central VIC
-8.9   24.0 BALRANALD RSL Southwest Plains NSW
-8.5   19.4 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-8.3   20.9 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC

-1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.2 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.2   8.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
-7.0   6.9 BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
-7.0   6.7 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-6.8   6.4 YONGALA Upper North SA
-6.7   8.0 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA

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.

237.0 GRAY (BLUEBERRY COTTAGE) E Coast TAS
234.2 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA) E Coast TAS
197.0 PYENGANA (FOREST LODGE ROAD) E Coast TAS
175.4 CORNWALL E Coast TAS
162.8 ST MARYS (CLIVE STREET) E Coast TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
50.0 WYNDHAM AERO
    E Kimberley
60.0 MOUNT KRAUSS
57.0 SPRINGVALE
56.0 CARLTON HILL
53.4 MORNINGTON AIRSTRIP
    W Kimberley
76.0 MOUNT HART STATION
64.2 BEAGLE BAY
55.0 LEOPOLD DOWNS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
103.2 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM
88.4 KATHERINE COUNCIL
83.8 BESWICK
81.6 GORRIE
79.4 ROSEWOOD
77.0 LAKE EVELLA
73.4 KATHERINE RURAL COLLEGE
58.2 LEGUNE
55.8 TINDAL RAAF
51.8 WAVE HILL

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
70.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
    Upper Carpentaria
51.0 SOLWAY DOWNS STATION
    Central West
61.0 MORAY DOWNS
    Wide Bay/Burnett
107.0 ROSEDALE POST OFFICE
79.0 WATALGAN WINFIELD RD
69.0 HILLVIEW
63.6 YANDARAN MONDURAN ROAD
62.8 WINFIELD
61.0 SLATEY CREEK
57.0 MOONMERA
52.0 EULEILAH CREEK
    Brisbane/SE Coast
107.0 AMAMOOR FORESTRY
65.3 LAKE COOROIBAH(PINES AV)

TASMANIA
    N Coast
75.8 TELITA (KANARA NEIKA)
74.2 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW)
72.0 RINGAROOMA (FRY STREET)
66.8 BRANXHOLM (LEVENE)
65.6 DERBY (CHURCH STREET)
65.2 TRENAH (GUM FLAT ROAD)
65.0 WILMOT (BACK ROAD)
62.0 KAROOLA (LOWER TURNERS MARSH)
61.2 MOINA
61.0 MOUNT ARTHUR (MOUNTAIN ROAD)
61.0 MAWBANNA (MAWBANNA ROAD)
60.6 EAST SASSAFRAS (ELPHIN GROVE]
60.4 BURNS CREEK (JANEFIELD)
60.0 HADSPEN
56.6 TOMAHAWK (WYAMBI)
56.2 MOUNT LESLIE
55.4 LORINNA
54.0 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)
53.6 LEBRINA
53.0 DIDDLEUM (SOWTERS ROAD)
52.6 ABERDEEN (MELROSE ROAD)
51.4 STOODLEY
51.0 HAGLEY (FAIRBANK)
50.4 LIFFEY (GULF ROAD)
    E Coast
237.0 GRAY (BLUEBERRY COTTAGE)
234.2 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA)
197.0 PYENGANA (FOREST LODGE ROAD)
175.4 CORNWALL
162.8 ST MARYS (CLIVE STREET)
154.0 GERMAN TOWN
150.6 MATHINNA (SOUTH ESK RIVER)
146.4 MATHINNA (FINGAL ROAD)
139.2 UPPER ESK (HOST FARM)
132.0 ST MARYS (PONDEROSA)
126.6 BEAUMARIS (SKYLINE DRIVE)
124.2 ST HELENS AERODROME
123.0 ST MARYS (CULLENSWOOD)
120.4 WELDBOROUGH
116.4 SCAMANDER
108.0 FALMOUTH (GLENCOE)
107.0 ANSONS BAY
104.6 UPPER BLESSINGTON
102.8 GLADSTONE (OLD POST OFFICE)
102.0 MOORINA (FROME DAM)
98.6 SOUTH MOUNT CAMERON (GLADSTONE ROAD)
96.0 PIONEER (MAIN ROAD)
95.0 UPPER BLESSINGTON (HEATHCOTE)
76.6 ROSEMOUNT FLAT
71.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT)
69.4 ORMLEY
60.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET)
58.8 FRIENDLY BEACHES
58.0 APSLAWN
54.4 AVOCA (RAILWAY HOUSE)
54.4 LEWIS HILL (ST PAULS RIVER)
54.2 BOOBYALLA
53.2 COLES BAY (FREYCINET)
51.2 RUSHY LAGOON (CAPE PORTLAND ROAD)
    Southeast
62.0 FORCETT (INALA)
61.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON
    Central Plateau
54.2 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM)
    Flinders Is/Bass St
114.0 CLARKE ISLAND

ISLANDS
    Islands
115.2 HOME ISLAND
85.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.1 -0.3 25.3 -1.0 2.4
PERTH AIRPORT 24.5 -7.0 22.2 +5.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.7 +0.8 18.0 +4.4 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 39.4 +5.8 21.0 +2.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.5 25.9 +1.1 10.8
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.0 +1.8 26.0 +4.7 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.7 -5.2 15.0 -1.9 0.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.3 -2.8 11.2 +0.2 5.8
CAIRNS AERO 32.5 +1.1 24.8 +1.2 0.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.7 +2.4 27.3 +3.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.2 -0.7 22.5 +0.5 10.8
AMBERLEY AMO 35.5 +4.4 19.8 +0.2 10.6
BRISBANE AERO 36.1 20.3 7.6
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 25.8 17.4 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 34.5 +7.7 20.5 +1.1 22.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 26.3 +0.7 19.1 0.0 0.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 29.4 +3.6 19.6 +1.0 1.0
PROSPECT DAM 32.3 +4.3 15.9 -1.6 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 25.4 -0.2 17.6 -0.3 0.4
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.7 -2.1 7.7 -5.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.7 -3.7 8.9 -7.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.9 -7.2 10.9 -5.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.9 -1.4 11.6 -1.1 0.6
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -5.9 12.8 -1.4 2.6
LAVERTON RAAF 19.1 -6.5 11.9 -1.7 0.4
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.0 -7.9 7.0 -3.8 6.6
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.0 -7.2 12.5 +2.3 45.8
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.8 -6.8 13.8 +2.0 6.0

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
WYNDHAM AERO
36.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 12.0mm/h
    W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
6.8mm in 5 min to 21:28 81.6mm/h
11.8mm in 7 min to 21:35 101.1mm/h
4.6mm in 3 min to 21:38 92.0mm/h
    Lower West
WITCHCLIFFE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
5.8mm in 14 min to 00:30 24.9mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.8mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
3.6mm in 2 min to 12:19 108.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.2mm/h
BRADSHAW
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
    N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
5.6mm in 7 min to 15:47 48.0mm/h
5.6mm in 8 min to 16:00 42.0mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
11.4mm in 30 min to 21:30 22.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.8mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.8mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
6.6mm in 39 min to 06:41 10.2mm/h
HORN ISLAND
6.2mm in 33 min to 08:00 11.3mm/h
COEN AIRPORT
10.4mm in 44 min to 12:44 14.2mm/h
6.6mm in 16 min to 13:00 24.8mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 17.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
MOUNT ISA AERO
12.0mm in 20 min to 12:46 36.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 13.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
18.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 18.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
7.2mm in 16 min to 18:53 27.0mm/h
5.4mm in 8 min to 19:01 40.5mm/h
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
39.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 13.0mm/h
GYMPIE
8.8mm in 7 min to 21:07 75.4mm/h
9.2mm in 6 min to 21:16 92.0mm/h
7.6mm in 4 min to 21:20 114.0mm/h
31.4mm in 40 min to 22:00 47.1mm/h
60.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 60.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
BEERBURRUM FOREST STN
32.6mm in 1 hr 7 min to 19:00 29.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
15.0mm in 7 min to 23:37 128.6mm/h
14.0mm in 7 min to 23:44 120.0mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
8.2mm in 19 min to 22:00 25.9mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 24.0mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
19.2mm in 30 min to 19:00 38.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 19.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
KINGAROY AIRPORT
1.4mm in 1 min to 17:29 84.0mm/h
    Darling Downs E
OAKEY AERO
6.2mm in 12 min to 17:40 31.0mm/h
7.8mm in 20 min to 18:00 23.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT
6.2mm in 31 min to 18:22 12.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS
13.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.4mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 12.7mm/h
VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
LAKES ENTRANCE
30.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
    W Gippsland
EAST SALE AIRPORT
11.8mm in 6 min to 15:56 118.0mm/h
6.4mm in 34 min to 16:30 11.3mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 18.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
MT BAW BAW
10.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.6mm/h
    E Central
DUNNS HILL
11.6mm in 30 min to 15:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.6mm/h
31.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 63.2mm/h
43.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 43.2mm/h
34.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 34.6mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.3mm/h
TASMANIA
    N Coast
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD)
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
    E Coast
FRIENDLY BEACHES
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
ST HELENS AERODROME
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
SWAN ISLAND
18.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 18.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
10.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.2mm/h
NORTH EAST ISLAND
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 8.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 11:00 8.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT : 82(280/ 69 ) at 15:52
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
SPITFIRE CHANNEL BEACON : 85(280/ 63 ) at 18:30