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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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for February
South Australia:
016065 ANDAMOOKA 47.3 (46.9, 34) previous record set 4 days ago
017099 ARKAROOLA 44.5 (44.3, 26) previous record set 5 days ago
017110 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT 45.4 (44.0, 16)
019017 HAWKER 44.0 (44.0, 37) equalling record set 5 days ago and equalled 4 days ago
Queensland:
041100 TEXAS POST OFFICE 42.0 (41.1, 33)
041521 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT 42.2 (42.0, 13) equalling record set 4 days ago
New South Wales:
046037 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE 46.5 (46.1, 94)

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

47.5 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
47.3 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
47.0 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
46.5 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
46.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA

+16.1   41.5 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+15.6   41.1 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+14.3   40.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
+14.2   39.6 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+13.9   40.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

32.9 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
32.7 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
32.4 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
31.3 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
30.8 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD

+10.1   32.4 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+8.8   30.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+8.6   32.7 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+7.8   27.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+7.4   27.0 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
+7.4   25.8 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW

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

10.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
15.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.0 LUNCHEON HILL FORESTRY N Coast TAS

-14.4   19.0 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-13.9   17.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-13.8   16.8 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-13.7   19.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-13.2   18.7 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA

1.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
6.0 MOOGARA (UXBRIDGE BACK ROAD) Derwent Valley TAS

-5.2   9.3 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-4.6   8.6 WONTHAGGI E Central VIC
-3.8   9.7 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
-3.7   8.9 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-3.6   13.5 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-3.6   1.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

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.

111.0 MULGA DOWNS W Pilbara WA
78.0 DUNMARA ROADHOUSE N Rivers NT
61.0 MOUROUBRA Cent Wheatbelt WA
57.8 MININER E Gascoyne WA
56.0 SCOTT CREEK N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Pilbara
111.0 MULGA DOWNS
    E Gascoyne
57.8 MININER
56.0 BUNNAWARRA
    Cent Wheatbelt
61.0 MOUROUBRA
    Goldfields
51.5 BULLFINCH

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
78.0 DUNMARA ROADHOUSE
56.0 SCOTT CREEK

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.7 -0.2 27.8 +1.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 -10.2 19.0 +1.6 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.4 -5.6 14.2 -0.1 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 20.9 -11.0 19.0 +1.3 27.4
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +1.3 25.8 +1.1 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.0 +4.1 23.5 +2.8 0.4
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 35.3 +6.0 21.9 +4.8 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 30.5 +5.4 13.8 +2.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +1.0 24.4 +0.7 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.0 +1.0 23.7 -0.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 37.9 +6.7 22.3 +0.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 37.4 +7.1 25.6 +6.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 32.0 26.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 33.5 18.9 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.6 +2.9 22.9 +3.5 8.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 29.7 +4.3 21.2 +1.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 29.3 +3.6 18.7 0.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 39.2 +11.5 16.0 -1.7 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 32.9 +7.3 17.1 -1.2 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 35.5 +8.5 12.3 -0.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 39.0 +8.2 14.5 -1.8 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 42.9 +11.4 21.0 +4.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 36.6 +11.3 10.0 -3.1 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 39.3 +13.5 14.7 +0.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 41.1 +15.6 12.6 -1.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 37.5 +12.5 13.0 +1.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 20.9 -2.2 12.2 +1.9 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 23.9 +2.3 10.1 -1.9 3.0

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
8.8mm in 21 min to 14:55 25.1mm/h
9.8mm in 51 min to 15:46 11.5mm/h
    E Gascoyne
PARABURDOO AERO
36.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 36.6mm/h
MOUNT MAGNET AERO
11.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
    Goldfields
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT
17.2mm in 30 min to 02:00 34.4mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 17.2mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 18.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
16.2mm in 40 min to 11:30 24.3mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 19.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
    Interior
TELFER AERO
30.6mm in 32 min to 07:32 57.4mm/h
7.8mm in 15 min to 07:47 31.2mm/h
39.8mm in 1 hr to 08:00 39.8mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 14.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DOUGLAS RIVER
29.0mm in 1 hr 2 min to 20:00 28.1mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 10.0mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
BRADSHAW
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
    N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
10.0mm in 11 min to 16:24 54.5mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 9.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
29.8mm in 20 min to 15:00 89.4mm/h
35.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 35.0mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.7mm/h
26.0mm in 30 min to 15:30 52.0mm/h
61.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 61.0mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 27.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT : 85(250/ 63 ) at 15:51
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 76(320/ 65 ) at 16:30
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 106(270/ 65 ) at 15:51
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 76(236/ 65 ) at 19:30
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 80(280/ 63 ) at 12:00
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 93(260/ 74 ) at 22:00
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 80(290/ 63 ) at 16:20
SWAN ISLAND : 80(290/ 63 ) at 22:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 146(300/133 ) at 21:21
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 158(260/ 89 ) at 20:31
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(260/ 37 ) at 21:51
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 130(270/ 61 ) at 21:50
TUNNACK FIRE STATION : 109(280/ 63 ) at 20:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 115(270/ 96 ) at 22:16
    Derwent Valley
OUSE FIRE STATION : 85(290/ 65 ) at 21:14
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 102(260/ 87 ) at 20:30