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Heatwave peters out on NSW Central Coast
Heavy rain from N QLD Low

Heatwave peters out on NSW Central Coast

The hot airmass that has dominated Australia for the past week was pushed out of the continent today by an advancing cold front. The highest maximum temperatures relative to normal were 33.0° (10.4 above normal) at Norah Head and 32.0 (+8.4) at Gosford on the NSW Central Coast. North of Newcastle, Nelson Head recorded a top of 30.0, it's highest April maximum in a short record of 7 years.

Heavy rain from N QLD Low

A tropical low over Cape York Peninsula has brought wet and windy weather to the Far North QLD Coast. Cooktown Airport recorded 79mm between 6am and 6pm today.

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
New South Wales:
061054 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) 30.0 (29.6, 7)

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

38.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.3 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
38.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.7 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+10.1   32.7 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Hunter Valley NSW
+8.1   31.7 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.0   29.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+8.0   30.0 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
+7.8   30.1 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.2 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+8.2   20.5 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
+7.9   23.2 ENEABBA Central West WA
+7.5   21.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+7.4   16.0 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
+7.3   11.4 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

1.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-8.3   24.0 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-6.0   3.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.8   19.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-5.3   13.3 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
-5.1   15.6 LAKE EILDON GOULBURN MURRAY WATER (LAKE N Central VIC

-1.6 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-0.6 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-0.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

-7.4   4.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.1   3.6 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
-4.1   9.9 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.0   1.5 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-3.9   6.1 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
-3.9   2.4 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-3.9   11.8 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne 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.

66.0 LIZARD ISLAND RESORT N Coast--Barron QLD
57.4 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
55.6 SHIPTONS FLAT N Coast--Barron QLD
55.4 ST HELENS AERODROME E Coast TAS
52.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
66.0 LIZARD ISLAND RESORT
57.4 CAPE FLATTERY
55.6 SHIPTONS FLAT
52.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
    Brisbane/SE Coast
50.0 TEEWAH

TASMANIA
    E Coast
55.4 ST HELENS AERODROME

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 36.1 +1.8 21.7 -0.8 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 28.1 +2.6 16.3 +3.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.9 +8.0 14.2 +2.5 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.0 +0.9 13.7 +1.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.1 +1.4 22.7 -1.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.7 +2.7 14.6 +2.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.5 -0.9 14.7 +2.5 0.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.5 -1.9 11.7 +3.1 1.2
CAIRNS AERO 25.0 -4.2 22.6 +1.0 4.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.0 +0.4 18.7 -1.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.2 -0.5 19.0 +1.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 24.9 19.8 14.8
AMBERLEY AMO 25.8 -1.3 19.3 +5.2 1.8
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.0 9.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.2 +4.2 19.7 +4.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 30.3 +7.5 17.8 +2.5 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 30.1 +7.8 18.2 +3.6 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 29.7 +6.2 15.0 +1.9 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 28.1 +5.6 17.4 +3.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.7 +0.9 13.8 +7.2 1.6 /3
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.3 -1.0 10.0 +0.8 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.6 -0.8 9.0 -1.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.1 -3.1 7.9 -0.7 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.8 -0.4 12.9 +2.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.8 -0.3 8.9 -0.9 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.4 -2.1 4.6 -2.8 0.8
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.8 -0.5 4.1 -2.5 2.6
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.6 -0.7 7.6 -1.3 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.
QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 22.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
12.4mm in 59 min to 21:59 12.6mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
NAMBOUR DPI
13.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS
5.8mm in 13 min to 17:46 26.8mm/h
VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
MALLACOOTA
10.8mm in 30 min to 00:30 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
COMBIENBAR AWS
12.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.0mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 100(240/ 80 ) at 14:00
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 87(247/ 67 ) at 15:10
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 85(200/ 63 ) at 17:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 80(220/ 65 ) at 16:00