Wednesday 21 APR 2004

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Temperature extremes across southern SA, WA

Temperature extremes across southern SA, WA

A strong cold front began making its way across southern WA this morning. Ahead of the front and preceding trough, southeastern WA and southern SA recorded maximum temperatures in the mid-30s, up to 10 above the April norm. Behind the front, top temperatures only reached the mid to high teens. Light to moderate rain showers accompanied the passage of the front, giving a much-needed 5 to 15mm across the Southwest, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt.

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

40.8 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
38.8 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
38.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
37.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.1 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+10.5   34.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+10.5   34.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.2   35.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+10.2   32.5 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+9.7   33.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.7   33.0 MURRAY BRIDGE Murray Valley SA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.9 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.9 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.6   15.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.6   21.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.6   20.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+6.6   19.3 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.3   22.6 WATARRKA N Plateau NT

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

11.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
14.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
14.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
14.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.3   14.9 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-6.3   15.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-4.3   18.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-4.2   16.6 ALBANY Lower West WA
-4.2   19.8 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

-5.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.3   15.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-7.3   -0.4 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
-6.5   14.4 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-6.5   0.6 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-6.1   10.2 KALBARRI Central West WA
-6.1   -0.6 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE 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.

59.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
32.0 KOONWARRA (LEONGATHA SOUTH) W Gippsland VIC
24.0 TRARALGON CREEK @ KOORNALLA W Gippsland VIC
24.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
23.6 WOMBARRA (REEF AVE) Illawarra NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
59.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
24.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
23.6 WOMBARRA (REEF AVE)

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
32.0 KOONWARRA (LEONGATHA SOUTH)
24.0 TRARALGON CREEK @ KOORNALLA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.5 -0.8 20.6 -1.9 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.6 -6.3 15.0 +3.3 6.2
PERTH AIRPORT 23.6 -1.9 14.6 +1.6 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 27.1 +2.0 11.1 -1.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.7 +1.0 23.8 -0.2 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.7 +0.7 10.6 -1.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.3 +7.9 13.7 +1.5 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.0 +8.6 8.1 -0.5 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 -1.8 21.3 -0.3 4.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.8 +1.2 19.8 -0.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 +2.3 20.0 +2.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.1 +1.0 13.9 -0.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.8 16.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.5 9.6 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.3 +1.3 15.8 +0.6 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.2 +1.4 16.4 +1.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.2 +3.9 16.1 +1.5 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 26.1 +2.6 14.3 +1.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.3 -0.2 13.9 -0.4 1.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.5 +4.7 9.2 +2.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.4 +3.1 5.6 -3.6 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.1 +6.7 10.1 0.0 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.4 +3.2 4.0 -4.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.4 +7.2 9.9 -0.8 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 28.4 +8.3 5.6 -4.2 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.4 +4.9 7.0 -0.4 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 18.3 +1.0 6.8 +0.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.5 +2.2 6.6 -2.3 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
GOVE AIRPORT
9.4mm in 23 min to 08:30 24.5mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE WESSEL
22.0mm in 3 hr to 11:30 7.3mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 7.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 13:30 5.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 82(290/ 63 ) at 00:01