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

Bushfire blankets Perth in smoke

Light southerly winds behind a weak front pushed a pall of bushfire smoke across Perth this afternoon. The smoke came from a fire that was first detected this morning burning near the Scott River, just east of Augusta in the state's far southwest. The fire had burnt through 820ha of inaccessible nature reserve by late afternoon.

Monsoonal rain returns to northern QLD, NT

The monsoon trough drifted close to the tip of Cape York Peninsula and the NT North Coast today, increasing rain and showers in both areas. Cairns Airport recorded 76mm between 3am and 3pm, while for the 24 hours to 9am, Tully to the south recorded 179mm and Daintree Tea to the north recorded 175mm. Large totals for the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, most of which fell today, included 160mm at Mt Sophia, 30km SSE of Cairns, and 134mm at Babinda PO. In the Territory Top End for the second day in a row there were several reports of 24-hour totals between 50 and 100mm at coastal locations.

Rain, storms move to coastal NSW

Thunderstorms that developed along a line from Batemans Bay to Goulburn around 2pm moved northeast over the next 5 hours before decaying offshore from Wollongong. One storm cell that was particularly active electrically crossed the coast south of Nowra, blacking out 3,000 homes in and around Sussex Inlet. A rain area that developed on the Northern Tablelands mid afternoon moved east and intensified during the evening giving heavy rain along the Mid North Coast from Kempsey north to Evans Head. Kempsey recorded 36mm between 6 and 11pm, and Coffs Harbour 21.8mm in the hour to 11.30pm.

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

41.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
41.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
41.3 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
40.7 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
40.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+6.1   41.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+5.5   28.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+5.3   41.3 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+5.1   41.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+4.5   27.3 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
+4.5   26.9 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

28.5 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.5 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
28.0 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
27.9 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.8 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.7   24.2 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.5   27.5 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
+6.0   27.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+5.7   18.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.5   19.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

8.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
13.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-6.3   27.0 ENEABBA Central West WA
-5.7   24.6 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-5.6   26.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.6   24.4 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-5.4   24.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
1.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.6   4.2 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-6.0   6.8 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
-5.9   7.4 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.8   5.2 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.7   5.0 HEYWOOD FORESTRY W Coast VIC

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.

283.0 GLEN ALLYN N Coast--Barron QLD
227.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD
179.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
178.6 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
175.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
95.0 NGAYAWILI
94.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE
65.8 GALIWINKU
54.0 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
    N Plateau
50.0 RANKEN RIVER

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
60.0 KINGFISHER CAMP
    N Coast--Barron
283.0 GLEN ALLYN
227.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
175.0 DAINTREE TEA
118.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
110.0 TOPAZ
108.0 DEERAL
106.2 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
104.0 MALANDA POST OFFICE
101.0 TOPAZ ALERT
95.0 MT SOPHIA
94.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
90.8 YUNGABURRA POST OFFICE
86.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
85.0 HAZELMERE
84.0 TOPAZ TOWALLA RD
79.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
78.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
78.0 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
73.8 TAMARIND GDNS RENNEL CL
73.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
71.0 PORT DOUGLAS - FOUR MILE BEACH
67.0 MULGRAVE MILL
61.0 KURANDA RAILWAY STATION
60.0 JULATTEN
60.0 HAPPY VALLEY
58.2 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION
58.2 MAREEBA QWRC
58.0 CAIRNS SEVERIN ST
58.0 SHIPTONS FLAT
56.8 GREENHAVEN
55.0 MCKELL ROAD ALERT
55.0 MOUNT CARBINE TOWNSHIP
54.0 CHILVERTON
53.4 CAIRNS AERO
53.0 KURANDA HILLTOP
53.0 GRAHAM RANGE
52.0 KAREEYA TM
52.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
51.2 WHITE CLIFF POINT
50.0 MALANDA ALERT
    N Coast--Herbert
179.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
178.6 TULLY SUGAR MILL
165.0 EURAMO TM
135.0 JARRA CREEK TM
98.0 MENAVALE ALERT
87.0 NERADA ALERT
81.0 FLYING FISH POINT
78.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
75.4 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
72.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
70.0 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
68.0 DARADGEE
66.0 RUSSELL RIVER
62.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
61.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
59.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
55.6 INNISFAIL
55.0 TUNG OIL TM
52.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
51.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
    Brisbane/SE Coast
63.0 RUDDS LANE ALERT
60.0 RUDDS LANE TM
50.6 CHRISTMAS CREEK RD
    Darling Downs W
98.0 BULLAMON PLAINS
56.0 THALLON
53.0 THALLON POST OFFICE
52.0 TALWOOD STATE SCHOOL
    Warrego
64.6 KAHMOO

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Upper Darling
79.0 ANGLEDOOL (ANGLEDOOL STATION)
    CW Plains N
81.0 COONAMBLE (MYALL DOWNS)
    NW Plains E
57.2 NARRABRI (MOLLEE)
51.4 GARAH (ULINGA)
51.0 BARADINE (WOODVILLE)
    NW Slopes N
56.4 NARRABRI BOWLING CLUB
    NW Slopes S
80.0 BENDEMEER (CHARLES ST)
78.2 NUNDLE (KEEVA)
71.2 PINE RIDGE (BILLABONG)
67.6 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE
60.0 QUIRINDI (HUNDAY)
57.6 DANGLEMAH (RUTHERGLEN)
54.0 WILLOW TREE (KELVERTON)
53.6 ATTUNGA (BROOKLYN)
52.4 WALLABADAH (MARTYN ST)
51.6 PINE RIDGE (ROUND ISLAND)
51.2 WILLOW TREE (COOINDA)
51.0 SOMERTON (CLERMONT PARK)
51.0 MANILLA (ROSEDALE)
    N Tablelands W
78.8 SAPPHIRE (ARGYLE)
    Hunter Valley
61.8 BLANDFORD (PAGES RIVER)
58.6 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE
    CW Slopes N
51.2 COOLAH (BINNIA ST)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 37.8 +3.8 27.4 +2.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 24.1 -5.4 17.6 +1.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.3 -0.8 15.3 +1.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.2 +2.7 18.3 +2.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.8 -1.1 23.5 -1.0 46.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.6 +1.0 14.0 -3.3 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.1 +0.1 11.9 -3.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.5 -2.5 6.6 -3.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 -2.0 24.0 +1.0 53.4
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.8 +2.2 25.3 +2.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.6 +2.2 22.0 +1.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 31.5 +2.1 21.5 +3.7 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 29.4 21.1 0.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 14.1 16.8
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.4 -0.5 19.1 +1.0 10.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.4 +0.7 19.8 +1.6 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.2 +1.5 18.4 +0.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 27.7 +1.6 15.9 -0.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 26.4 +1.9 16.3 -0.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.6 +4.2 12.4 +1.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.4 +3.9 10.4 -3.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.7 +1.5 10.7 -3.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.7 +0.3 15.3 +3.8 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.9 +0.1 12.6 -0.5 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 22.0 -1.5 8.4 -4.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.7 +0.6 9.3 -0.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 19.9 -1.1 6.0 -2.9 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 21.9 +1.8 9.5 -1.3 0.2

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
16.2mm in 16 min to 23:00 60.8mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CAPE DON
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 5.3mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 7.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
18.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 18.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 8.3mm/h
MANINGRIDA
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 5.7mm/h
WARRUWI
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.2mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 10:30 11.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 7.3mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 5.7mm/h
GALIWINKU
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 6.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
24.8mm in 1 hr to 08:30 24.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.7mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.2mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 22.4mm/h
LARRIMAH
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 6.3mm/h
DALY WATERS AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
8.2mm in 18 min to 15:00 27.3mm/h
15.4mm in 20 min to 15:50 46.2mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.6mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 21.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 8.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
7.0mm in 35 min to 17:00 12.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
9.0mm in 24 min to 15:30 22.5mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
    Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
18.8mm in 1 hr 7 min to 04:00 16.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
7.0mm in 11 min to 00:09 38.2mm/h
9.4mm in 18 min to 06:00 31.3mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 11.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
8.2mm in 17 min to 06:17 28.9mm/h
10.6mm in 13 min to 06:30 48.9mm/h
30.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 30.4mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 21.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
7.6mm in 16 min to 09:30 28.5mm/h
6.8mm in 6 min to 13:58 68.0mm/h
38.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
11.8mm in 9 min to 22:00 78.7mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.2mm/h
7.8mm in 10 min to 22:10 46.8mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 21.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.6mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
9.2mm in 23 min to 08:00 24.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.6mm/h
7.2mm in 31 min to 08:33 13.9mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
11.0mm in 31 min to 11:38 21.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.0mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
24.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 24.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.4mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 12.3mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
11.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.6mm/h
5.6mm in 31 min to 14:00 10.8mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.0mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
12.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
46.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
13.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 13.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
INGHAM COMPOSITE
52.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
33.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 5.5mm/h
    Far SW
QUILPIE AIRPORT
48.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
    MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.0mm/h
COFFS HARBOUR MO
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
13.4mm in 30 min to 23:30 26.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 21.8mm/h
    Illawarra
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS
6.8mm in 6 min to 16:53 68.0mm/h
7.2mm in 15 min to 17:08 28.8mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.0mm/h
JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.2mm/h
BELLAMBI AWS
14.0mm in 30 min to 19:30 28.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 14.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.2mm/h
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
14.4mm in 41 min to 18:41 21.1mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 16.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
12.2mm in 30 min to 17:30 24.4mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
POINT FAWCETT
10.8mm in 30 min to 18:30 21.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 17.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 8.0mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
17.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 5.7mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND : 87(110/ 70 ) at 00:12
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(310/ 72 ) at 13:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(270/ 58 ) at 08:10