Thursday 27 MAY 2004

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Cold morning for Perth and central southern WA
Cold day in central and southern NT
NT wet weather moves north

Wintry weather moves into the southeast
Gales as trough passes Lord Howe Island

Cold morning for Perth and central southern WA

With SW WA sitting under a 1030hPa high pressure system, this morning was a cold one across the southwestern third of the state with an area extending from Perth inland to the Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt recording minima 6 to 9 below average and frost-level temperatures. Wandering, 50km WNW of Narrogin, was the state's coldest place with a minimum of -1.4 closely followed by Hyden on -1.2. In southern Perth, Gosnells City and Jandakot Aerodrome both recorded their lowest May minima in short 12-year histories with lows of 4.1 and 0.9 respectively.

Cold day in central and southern NT

Cloud cover across central and southern NT and neighbouring areas again kept daytime temperatures well down on normal today, though only light rain was reported. Tennant Creek's top of 16.3 was 11.3 below average, while Alice Springs Airport only reached 14.5 and Arltunga, 90km to the ENE, 14.2.

NT wet weather moves north

The leading edge of colder air that has interacted with moisture to produce considerable rain across southern NT moved northwards today, bringing isolated heavy rain and some thunderstorms across the Territory's northwest. Victoria River Downs recorded 13mm in half an hour to 7pm followed by 33.4 in the hour to 11.30pm.

Wintry weather moves into the southeast

A cold southwesterly stream swept across TAS, VIC and southern NSW today, bringing wintry winds, hail showers, and widespread but light snow to VIC and NSW Alpine resorts and lowering to about the 600m level in TAS overnight into Friday. A small trough that moved across SE NSW during the morning gave brief sleet and snow around Bombala, Cooma and Nimmitabel.

Gales as trough passes Lord Howe Island

The trough at the leading edge of the cold airmass sweeping SE Australia passed slowly across Lord Howe Island during the day, bringing gale force winds from soon after midday. A top gust of 89km/h was reported shortly before 9pm.

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 May
Western Australia
009106 GOSNELLS CITY 4.1 (4.5, 12)
009172 JANDAKOT AERO 0.9 (1.0, 12)

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

36.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.6 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.6 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA

+4.3   31.7 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+4.1   34.3 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+4.1   30.6 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+3.2   30.8 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
+3.2   28.2 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD

27.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.4 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT

+8.0   23.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+6.9   23.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+6.6   18.1 CLERMONT POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.5   23.1 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
+6.5   20.7 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.5   17.0 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

-2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-11.3   16.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-10.1   17.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-9.7   15.3 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.6   15.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-9.5   16.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT

-6.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.4 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-4.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-8.9   0.9 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-8.8   2.2 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-8.8   -1.2 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.7   1.0 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-8.6   1.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West 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.

54.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH) Islands ISL
51.8 WARRAMUNGA N Plateau NT
46.6 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
45.2 HILLVIEW FARM Lower West WA
45.0 GERETA STATION Gulf Country QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
45.2 HILLVIEW FARM

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
46.6 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
    N Plateau
51.8 WARRAMUNGA

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
45.0 GERETA STATION

ISLANDS
    Islands
54.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 26.9 -4.6 18.4 +0.2 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 20.9 -0.7 1.8 -8.6 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 0.0 5.9 -3.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 16.7 -3.9 2.4 -6.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 0.0 24.8 +2.7 0.4
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 14.7 -8.3 9.4 +1.1 8.6
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.7 -4.2 6.4 -3.8 2.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.8 -2.3 7.5 +0.2 0.6
CAIRNS AERO 27.7 +0.1 18.3 -1.5 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.2 +2.6 18.1 +0.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 +0.3 20.7 +6.5 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 22.9 -1.0 14.6 +4.4 0.2
BRISBANE AERO 21.7 14.7 0.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 10.0 4.0 0.6
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.0 -1.3 13.2 +1.4 7.6
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 16.7 -3.2 10.1 -1.8 0.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 16.8 -2.5 10.4 -1.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 16.2 -3.9 7.7 -2.5 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 16.1 -3.9 10.4 -1.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.7 -2.7 0.6 -2.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.5 -3.7 5.0 -1.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.3 -1.6 1.3 -6.2 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 12.9 -3.9 5.5 -0.8 1.8
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.9 -1.7 8.8 +0.2 8.8
LAVERTON RAAF 13.9 -2.8 7.6 -0.1 4.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.2 -2.4 5.6 -0.2 4.6
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 9.6 -4.4 -2.3 -6.9 6.8
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 11.8 -2.6 2.9 -4.0 0.2

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CAPE DON
19.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 6.3mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 9.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 16:30 7.7mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 8.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 19:30 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
13.0mm in 30 min to 19:00 26.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
21.6mm in 30 min to 23:00 43.2mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 24.6mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 23:30 23.6mm/h
33.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 33.4mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
19.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 19.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(180/ 65 ) at 11:24
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 89(260/ 76 ) at 20:41