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

Flooding continues in Far North QLD

Renewed rainfall in the Tully and Murray River Basins south of Cairns is keeping both systems at minor flood level. The Tully at Euramo, just south of the town of Tully, maintained a level around 7 metres today, down from its peak of 8.1m yesterday, but the smaller Murray River at Murray Flats, just south of Euramo, maintained a level near its peak of 7.23m throughout the day as rain kept falling. In the 6 hours to 4pm, flood warning rain stations in the two catchments reported 40 to 60mm, with a top of 65mm at Jarra Creek, 10km NW of Tully.

Tropical Cyclone Max moves into WA waters

Tropical Cyclone Max moved across waters about 100km north of the WA Kimberley coastline today. The cyclone deepened slightly, and by late this evening had shifted from a slow westerly to a slow southwesterly course with central pressure 988hPa. The only affects on WA were to produce strong gusty winds and record rainfall at Troughton Island, on the far north Kimberley coast 80km NW of Kalumburu. The island recorded 122mm for the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, an 18-year March record, though most of the rain fell today. 149mm was recorded in the 24 hours between 6am today and 6am Thursday.

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

42.0 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
41.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
41.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA

+6.5   40.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+5.5   39.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+5.3   37.5 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
+5.2   42.0 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+5.1   36.0 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

29.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
28.8 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
28.1 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
28.1 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
28.1 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+10.3   29.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+8.6   25.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.0   28.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+5.6   26.2 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
+5.6   25.2 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

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

6.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
11.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-6.0   17.7 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
-5.8   16.9 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-5.7   11.6 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.5   14.1 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.2   12.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-4.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
0.9 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

-6.6   7.5 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.4   4.6 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-6.4   3.8 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-6.4   2.5 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
-6.2   6.3 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St 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.

347.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM N Coast--Barron QLD
136.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
118.2 SHIPTONS FLAT N Coast--Barron QLD
106.0 GRAHAM RANGE N Coast--Barron QLD
100.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
87.6 WEIPA AERO
70.4 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL
66.8 HORN ISLAND
66.0 PICCANINNY PLAINS STATION
57.0 BAMAGA
50.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
    N Coast--Barron
347.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM
136.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
118.2 SHIPTONS FLAT
106.0 GRAHAM RANGE
100.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
81.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
76.0 HAPPY VALLEY
72.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
67.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
58.0 DEERAL
52.0 MT SOPHIA
    N Coast--Herbert
93.0 FLYING FISH POINT
71.6 DARADGEE
70.8 INNISFAIL
68.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
56.0 RUSSELL RIVER
    Central Coast E
55.2 HAYMAN ISLAND RESORT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 37.3 +3.3 26.4 +1.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 32.7 +3.2 14.0 -1.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.5 +1.4 16.2 +2.8 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 30.2 +0.7 15.9 -0.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.5 -2.4 24.6 +0.1 8.4
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.8 +3.2 25.9 +8.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.9 +1.9 15.4 +0.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.4 -3.6 8.0 -2.4 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 -0.6 23.3 +0.3 28.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 -1.9 24.7 +1.9 1.2
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +1.9 22.1 +1.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.4 21.6 4.0
AMBERLEY AMO 30.5 +1.1 19.1 +1.3 0.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 25.1 13.9 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 +0.5 20.7 +2.6 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.5 -0.2 21.7 +3.5 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.3 +1.6 20.2 +2.7 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 26.2 +0.1 19.3 +3.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.7 -0.8 17.8 +1.0 0.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.2 +2.8 13.8 +3.1 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.1 +2.6 10.1 -3.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.5 +0.3 11.9 -1.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 21.1 -2.3 13.6 +2.1 2.6
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.0 -3.8 15.0 +1.9 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 18.6 -4.9 9.9 -2.6 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.0 -3.1 6.1 -3.8 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 19.1 -1.9 2.5 -6.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.0 -3.1 9.4 -1.4 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.7mm/h
6.2mm in 36 min to 17:46 10.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
8.8mm in 44 min to 20:00 12.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
KALUMBURU
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
    W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
8.6mm in 20 min to 22:53 25.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 11.2mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.2mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
8.2mm in 41 min to 07:11 12.0mm/h
9.2mm in 42 min to 11:28 13.1mm/h
WARRUWI
12.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 12.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
NGAYAWILI
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
7.8mm in 21 min to 17:51 22.3mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.2mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
10.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.6mm/h
BRADSHAW
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
17.8mm in 30 min to 22:00 35.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 19.0mm/h
12.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 25.6mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 30.6mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.8mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
HORN ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
COEN AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
16.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
    Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
21.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 21.4mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
5.2mm in 11 min to 14:18 28.4mm/h
7.8mm in 12 min to 14:30 39.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 17.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
7.2mm in 14 min to 16:00 30.9mm/h
4.0mm in 11 min to 17:17 21.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.8mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
5.6mm in 11 min to 19:20 30.5mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
10.2mm in 35 min to 23:35 17.5mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
17.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.4mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.3mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
10.4mm in 20 min to 23:20 31.2mm/h
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
7.8mm in 12 min to 05:00 39.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 12.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
8.0mm in 13 min to 19:44 36.9mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
POINT FAWCETT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 5.3mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 22:36 102.0mm/h
NORTH EAST ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 5.0mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
19.0mm in 3 hr to 07:00 6.3mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 9.7mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.3mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 7.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 11:00 5.7mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(310/ 63 ) at 20:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 89(250/ 70 ) at 21:30