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Continued rain brings late season flooding to N QLD
Cold night in SE AUS

Continued rain brings late season flooding to N QLD

Heavy rain continued to fall in the Tully River catchment today, pushing the river over minor flood level at Euramo, 10km south of Tully. In the 24 hours to 9am, the heaviest falls were Murray Flats alert 208mm, Jarra Creek alert 201, Jarra Creek telemetered gauge (TM) 180, Topaz 170, Euramo alert 169, Euramo TM 155 and Millaa Millaa alert 152. Isolated heavy falls spread west of the Divide in the form of thunderstorms. Among the higher falls were Richmond PO 62.8, Strathmore 54 and Abingdon Downs 43 (both about 200km E of Normanton) and Muttaburra, 100km NNE of Longreach, 32mm.

Cold night in SE AUS

Very cold overnight minima for April were reported over a wide area this morning. Coldest places were on the NSW Northern Tablelands where Woolbrook recorded -5.5, Armidale Uni -5.0 and Glen Innes Airport -4.0. In far northwestern NSW, Wilcannia recorded a low of 1.8, nearly 10° below average and a new April low for the station in 46 years of computerised record. Point Hicks Lighthouse in East Gippsland VIC also set a record, its reading of 5.2 the lowest for April in 34 years of record. The cool conditions extended well to the north with Kulgera, just north of the SA/NT border, recording a minimum of 5.0, 8.4 below normal.

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):
Lowest daily minimum temperature for April
New South Wales
046043 WILCANNIA (REID ST) 1.8 (2.4, 46)
Victoria
084070 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) 5.2 (6.0, 34)

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

36.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
36.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
36.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.8 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA

+6.4   35.7 KALBARRI Central West WA
+6.3   34.8 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+5.8   34.8 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.7   31.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+5.2   30.8 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.6   18.1 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+6.0   17.4 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+5.7   22.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.3   19.4 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+5.1   17.8 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

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

5.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.8   16.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
-6.7   17.9 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA
-6.4   16.9 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
-6.4   9.5 MOUNT ST LEONARD (MT ST LEONARD DNRE) E Central VIC
-6.3   23.3 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-6.3   12.3 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC

-5.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.0 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-2.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.9   -5.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-9.9   1.8 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-9.6   -2.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-8.8   2.3 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
-8.4   5.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-8.4   1.7 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
-8.4   1.1 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW

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.

180.0 JARRA CREEK TM N Coast--Herbert QLD
170.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
161.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
156.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
155.0 EURAMO TM N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
54.0 STRATHMORE
    Upper Carpentaria
62.8 RICHMOND POST OFFICE
    N Coast--Barron
170.0 TOPAZ
156.0 TOPAZ ALERT
152.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
134.4 GREENHAVEN
134.0 TOPAZ TOWALLA RD
119.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
117.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
102.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM
83.5 HOPE VALE
80.0 CHILVERTON
76.0 RAVENSHOE ALERT
67.0 HAPPY VALLEY
64.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
54.5 BABINDA POST OFFICE
    N Coast--Herbert
180.0 JARRA CREEK TM
161.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
155.0 EURAMO TM
128.5 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
112.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
110.5 BINGIL BAY
107.8 TULLY SUGAR MILL
101.2 CARDWELL EDEN ST
84.0 ELPHINSTONE POCKET NO1
77.0 KIRRAMA ALERT
73.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
71.0 ZATTAS ALERT
70.0 NASH'S CROSSING ALERT
66.6 HORSESHOE BAY
65.0 ABERGOWRIE ALERT
58.0 WALLAMAN ALERT
54.6 EL ARISH POST OFFICE

VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
128.4 BAIRNSDALE WATERWORKS
    W Gippsland
97.2 PAYNESVILLE
60.8 FOSTER HODDLE
    E Central
69.0 MOUNT ST LEONARD (MT ST LEONARD DNRE)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 35.3 +1.0 19.8 -2.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +4.5 15.5 +2.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.4 +0.5 8.4 -3.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 23.8 -1.3 10.4 -2.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +2.2 24.4 +0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.5 -3.5 4.9 -7.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.4 -4.0 9.1 -3.1 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 -1.7 9.8 +1.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 25.9 -3.3 22.8 +1.2 7.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.2 -4.4 22.5 +2.0 3.6
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.8 -0.9 19.6 +1.8 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.4 -0.7 15.2 +1.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 18.5 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 -0.3 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.1 -0.9 13.9 -1.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.7 -2.1 11.9 -3.4 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 23.0 +0.7 13.3 -1.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 23.2 -0.3 8.6 -4.5 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.8 -1.7 10.9 -3.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.6 +0.8 1.0 -5.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.8 -2.5 1.2 -8.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.1 -5.3 3.0 -7.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 16.9 -3.3 10.5 +1.9 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 -3.2 11.5 +0.8 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 16.0 -4.1 8.9 -0.9 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.2 -4.3 5.2 -2.2 0.6
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.2 -1.1 8.8 +2.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.0 -2.3 7.7 -1.2 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
    Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
75.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 25.0mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
18.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 18.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.6mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.3mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
INNISFAIL
50.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h

TASMANIA
    E Coast
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