Sunday 18 APR 2004

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Downpours in Far North and SE QLD

Downpours in Far North and SE QLD

Heavy rain for QLD in April occurred in the state's far north and far southeast today. A tropical low made landfall on the far north Cape York Peninsula early this morning. It moved erratically in the area during the day before resuming its westward movement into the Gulf of Carpentaria this evening. A small area of heavy rain moved westwards across the peninsula, first giving Lockhart River on the east coast 40mm between 9 last night and 3 this morning, then giving Weipa on the west coast 67mm between midnight and 6am. Weipa's 24 hour to 9am total of 72.4 was the station's highest April one-day total in 11 years of computerised record.

In SE QLD, weak storms associated with the tail end of a cold front moving into the Tasman Sea produced some heavy showers. Amberley, 35km WSW of the Brisbane CBD, recorded 19.4mm in 23 minutes after 5pm.

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 rainfall for April
Queensland:
027045 WEIPA AERO 72.4 (59.6, 11)

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

39.7 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
39.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
38.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.2 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
38.2 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+9.5   32.0 TEMORA A.R.S. SW Slopes N NSW
+8.0   29.2 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+6.7   18.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+6.2   30.6 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
+5.3   29.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.3 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.8   17.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+6.3   18.1 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.2   16.5 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+6.1   19.5 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+5.9   18.9 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.9   17.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

3.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.3   25.0 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-6.8   13.0 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-5.9   12.6 ORFORD POST OFFICE E Coast TAS
-5.8   11.7 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
-5.6   7.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-7.1   1.5 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-6.3   4.5 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-6.3   0.7 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-5.8   4.8 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.5   5.2 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.

104.0 HAZELMERE N Coast--Barron QLD
102.4 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD
71.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
66.4 COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP N Coast--Barron QLD
66.0 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
71.8 WEIPA AERO
    S Peninsula
61.0 PALMERVILLE
51.4 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
    N Coast--Barron
104.0 HAZELMERE
102.4 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
66.4 COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP
66.0 COOKTOWN AIRPORT
64.2 HOPE VALE
62.6 WHYANBEEL VALLEY

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 36.3 +2.0 22.9 +0.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.4 +1.5 16.0 +4.3 9.2
PERTH AIRPORT 24.9 -0.6 18.8 +5.8 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 28.9 +3.8 17.0 +4.4 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +1.5 23.5 -0.5 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.5 +1.5 13.5 +1.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.6 -1.8 13.5 +1.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.7 -3.7 10.7 +2.1 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 28.2 -1.0 22.4 +0.8 12.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.0 +1.4 22.2 +1.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.1 +3.4 20.4 +2.6 0.4
AMBERLEY AMO 29.5 +2.4 17.0 +2.9 0.2
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 16.8 0.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 8.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.3 -0.7 18.7 +3.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.7 -2.1 16.3 +1.0 0.6
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 22.7 +0.4 14.8 +0.2 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 23.4 -0.1 10.7 -2.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.3 -2.2 15.0 +0.7 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.8 0.0 2.6 -4.0 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.2 -1.1 5.2 -4.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.0 -2.4 6.5 -3.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 16.9 -3.3 10.6 +2.0 1.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.1 -4.1 12.5 +1.8 3.6
LAVERTON RAAF 15.0 -5.1 11.3 +1.5 1.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.7 -5.8 8.3 +0.9 0.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.0 -1.3 6.0 -0.6 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 13.6 -3.7 9.4 +0.5 3.2

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.
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 22.8mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 17.6mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 04:00 23.6mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 23.2mm/h
17.0mm in 30 min to 04:30 34.0mm/h
28.8mm in 1 hr to 04:30 28.8mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 21.2mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 15.7mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
7.8mm in 13 min to 17:06 36.0mm/h
11.6mm in 10 min to 17:19 69.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
REDCLIFFE
13.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.2mm/h

TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 82(200/ 69 ) at 20:00
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(210/ 67 ) at 04:00