Thursday 01 APR 2004

Home
Daily Weather Summary indexes
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 Previous years

About:
The National Extremes
Australian Weather News
Other weather event archives:
BoM Severe Weather Summaries
Find a place:
Australian Gazeteer
Whereis
Jargon busters:
WeatherZone | BoM | American Met Soc

2004

Dec

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Nov

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

Oct

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
        01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Sept

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 24 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

August

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
            01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

July

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

June

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
  01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

May

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
          01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

April

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

March

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

February

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
            01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

January

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

 

Temperature extremes across the nation
Wet in NW WA
Windy in the southeast

Minimum (above) and maximum (below) temperature departures from normal today. BoM

Temperature extremes across the nation

Cold daytime temperatures in central WA continued into a remarkable fifth day today while high April temperatures gripped southern NT and southwestern QLD. Carnegie, 530km N of Kalgoorlie, has an average March maximum temperature of 33.9, but its top temperatures for the five days up to and including today have been 22, 20, 29, 23.5 and 18.5. Wiluna today also recorded a top of 18.5 while Yeelirrie only reached 17.5, 11 below the April average.

Warm conditions extended across southern NT to the central southern parts of QLD, giving Bollon, 200km SW of Roma, its warmest April day in nearly half a century of records. The warm day followed an uncomfortably warm night, particularly in SE NT where Jervois reported a minimum of 27°.

Wet in NW WA

Heavy storms developed in the WA Pilbara yesterday afternoon and continued overnight. Marble Bar recorded 44mm in the 3 hours to midnight this morning for a 24 hour to 9am total of 57mm. Carlindi, 90km to the northwest, recorded 73mm for the 24 hours.

Windy in the southeast

Wind gusted to 146km/h in TAS and 121km/h in southern VIC today as seasonal westerlies returned with a vengeance. The first strong polar jetstream of the season passed over TAS this morning, pushing surface high pressure northwards to the latitude of Sydney. A strong cold front crossed the island late morning while a complex set of lows lurked in the Southern Ocean well to the south. The strongest wind gusts included 146kmm/h at Maatsuyker Island at 12.47am, 145 on Mt Wellington summit at 8.40pm, and Hartz Mountain 121, Cape Grim 121, Eddystone Point 115 and Cape Bruny 113. Maatsuyer Island's 10-minute average windspeed was over 100km/h at almost all the AWS observations between 7.30am and 4pm, peaking at 122km/h at 11.48am. Bass Strait was boisterous, too, with a 121km/h gust at Wilsons Promontory at 2.19pm and a gust of 126 (10-minute average 106) recorded on Hogan Island, 50km to the ESE. Less spectacular but storm force gusts were reported from Devonport and Smithton (95), Strahan (93) and Liawenee on the Great Lake (98km/h).

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 April
Queensland:
044010 BOLLON, MARY ST 39.0 (37.7, 47)

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

39.3 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
39.0 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
38.5 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
38.2 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
38.2 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
38.2 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD

+8.7   31.5 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+8.2   38.2 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+8.1   30.4 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+8.0   39.3 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+8.0   37.0 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD

27.3 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.2 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
27.2 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+12.7   26.6 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+9.8   25.0 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+9.6   22.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.8   25.0 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+8.5   20.8 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW

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

4.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-11.2   18.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-11.1   17.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-10.6   18.5 WILUNA Interior WA
-8.0   21.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-7.2   20.6 LEONORA Goldfields WA

0.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.4 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.4   2.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.7   5.0 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-6.2   4.9 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.8   3.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-4.8   8.5 EUCLA Eucla 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.

73.0 CARLINDI E Pilbara WA
57.8 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT
57.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
54.8 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
52.8 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Pilbara
73.0 CARLINDI
57.0 MARBLE BAR
54.8 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
57.8 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM
52.8 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER
52.4 KATHERINE COUNCIL

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 30.7 -3.6 22.9 +0.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.2 -2.7 12.3 +0.6 2.0
PERTH AIRPORT 27.0 +1.5 9.7 -3.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 23.1 -2.0 9.8 -2.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 -0.3 23.1 -0.9 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.3 +3.3 22.1 +9.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.3 -0.1 15.3 +3.1 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.8 -0.6 9.4 +0.8 1.8
CAIRNS AERO 30.5 +1.3 23.1 +1.5 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.1 +2.5 21.2 +0.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.7 +3.0 19.1 +1.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 30.5 +3.4 14.0 -0.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.5 17.5 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 26.3 10.3 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.7 +3.7 17.4 +2.2 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 27.9 +5.1 17.4 +2.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 30.4 +8.1 17.5 +2.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 30.6 +7.1 14.0 +0.9 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 27.3 +4.8 14.7 +0.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.3 +4.5 12.7 +6.1 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.0 +1.7 7.5 -1.7 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.2 +0.8 9.1 -1.0 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 22.4 +2.2 9.0 +0.4 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.3 +2.1 12.0 +1.3 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 23.4 +3.3 9.5 -0.3 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.9 +0.4 6.5 -0.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.8 -0.5 8.6 +2.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.7 -1.6 10.8 +1.9 0.4

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
    E Pilbara
MARBLE BAR
44.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 14.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
PORT KEATS AERO
6.4mm in 15 min to 16:30 25.6mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 121(270/ 76 ) at 14:19
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 87(255/ 70 ) at 17:30
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 89(290/ 67 ) at 12:20
TASMANIA
    N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT : 95(300/ 74 ) at 10:00
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 121(280/ 91 ) at 09:00
SMITHTON AERODROME : 95(260/ 63 ) at 10:10
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 115(290/ 80 ) at 11:00
FRIENDLY BEACHES : 106(290/ 54 ) at 11:00
SWAN ISLAND : 108(270/ 80 ) at 18:00
    Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT : 83(310/ 65 ) at 09:22
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 146(300/117 ) at 12:47
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 145(250/108 ) at 20:40
TASMAN ISLAND : 109(310/ 76 ) at 09:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 121(280/ 80 ) at 15:27
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 113(270/ 76 ) at 15:01
    Central Plateau
LIAWENEE : 98(310/ 63 ) at 13:54
    W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME : 93(310/ 63 ) at 08:24
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 89(260/ 72 ) at 19:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 126(280/106 ) at 13:41