Thursday 10 JUN 2004

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Heavy rain, strong winds as front crosses SW WA
Unexpected storm deluges eastern Sydney
Heavy rain in NE TAS

Heavy rain, strong winds as front crosses SW WA

A cold front crossed southwestern WA this evening accompanied by storm force wind gusts and preceded by widespread moderate rain. Much of the Southwest recorded between 20 and 50mm in the 24 hours to 9am Friday, but the heaviest falls were in an area southeast of Pinjarra. A gauge at the Mt William firetower recorded 74mm while Dwellingup reported 57mm of which 34 fell between 6 and 9pm. Strong winds gusting to storm force accompanied the change. The highest gust of 115km/h was reported at 10.30pm from the AWS on North Island in the Abrolhos Group, 110km NW of Geraldton. Two hours earlier, wind gusted to 102km/h at the Perth coastal suburb of Swanbourne and 104km/h on Rottnest Island, offshore from the city. After a dry start to the year, parts of the Southwest are beginning to amass respectable winter rainfall totals thanks to a long wave trough that has lingered over the area bringing repeated fronts and rainbands. Bickley, in the ranges 27km ESE of Perth, has recorded 129.4mm in the first 11 days of the month, while Dwellingup has amassed 167.2 and Mt William 206mm. Farther south, Northcliffe has totalled 139.8 while to the north, Lancelin has notched up 102.2.

Unexpected storm deluges eastern Sydney

Unexpected storms brought torrential rain and some hail to eastern suburbs of Sydney late this evening. The SES was called out to about 30 jobs, mostly resulting from flash flooding and blocked drains. Marble-sized hail was reported from Kensington and neighbouring southeastern suburbs. The storms formed on a seemingly innocuous cold front moving up the coast. Heavy showers started around Wollongong soon after 6pm and gave Scarborouth 55mm in the two hours between 7 and 9pm though most falls in the northern Illawarra were around 20mm. Active electrical storms developed to the south of Sydney around 8pm and moved slowly NNE along the coast to be offshore Gosford by 11pm. Sydney Airport received 26.8mm in 30 minutes to 9.10pm for a storm total of 38.6 while Sydney's Observatory Hill recorded 24.6mm in half an hour to 9.30pm for a storm total of 36.0mm. The highest suburban 24 hour totals to 9am Friday were 52.0 at Rose Bay and 51.2 at Randwick. While rain was generally light across central, western and northern suburbs, Fairfield City Farm managed to score 22mm between 7 and 8pm from an errant shower.

Heavy rain in NE TAS

The system that brought wild weather to SA and VIC yesterday produced heavy overnight rain in NE TAS. A small low developed on the cold front as it exited Bass Strait, enhancing rainfall about the Northeast. Mt Barrow was top of the 24 hour to 9am totals with 44.6mm. Lake Leake reported 41.6 and Friendly Beaches 41.0, 29 of which fell between midnight and 3am. Powranna, 30km SSE of Launceston, recorded 22.4mm, its highest one day total for June in its short 10-year record.

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 June
Tasmania
091269 POWRANNA (TASMANIA FEEDLOT) 22.4 (18.2, 10)

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

34.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.6 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
33.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
33.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+7.6   27.4 WILUNA Interior WA
+7.5   28.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+7.3   26.7 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+7.2   26.7 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+7.0   26.8 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.3   11.5 TEMORA A.R.S. SW Slopes N NSW
+8.0   11.8 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+7.8   15.0 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+7.8   11.8 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+7.7   12.0 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+7.7   11.9 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW

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

1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-3.4   14.5 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-2.7   15.3 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-2.5   15.6 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-2.0   10.5 DOVER Southeast TAS
-1.9   1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-2.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.4 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-1.2 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.1   -2.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.3   1.1 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-3.8   1.5 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-3.7   4.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-3.2   4.1 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) MidNorth Coast S 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.

79.0 CONARGO (WILLURAH) Riverina W NSW
52.0 RANDWICK RACECOURSE Sydney--east NSW
50.0 APSLAWN E Coast TAS
44.6 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW) N Coast TAS
41.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Sydney--east
52.0 RANDWICK RACECOURSE
    Riverina W
79.0 CONARGO (WILLURAH)

TASMANIA
    N Coast
44.6 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW)
    E Coast
50.0 APSLAWN
41.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.1 +3.9 17.7 +2.4 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 20.8 +2.0 11.9 +2.9 1.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.1 +2.5 10.5 +2.3 1.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 22.8 +5.3 4.7 -1.4 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 +1.1 21.0 +1.0 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.2 +4.4 12.3 +7.2 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.8 +1.8 9.2 +1.0 0.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.6 +1.8 4.4 -1.3 5.8
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 +1.5 19.3 +1.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.3 +2.8 15.4 +0.9 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.8 +3.4 12.8 +2.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 24.0 +2.5 8.5 +1.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 23.2 12.1 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.5 3.0 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.1 +3.8 11.4 +2.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 16.7 -0.7 9.8 +0.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.4 +2.5 11.9 +2.7 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 19.8 +2.5 10.8 +3.4 0.2
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 19.3 +1.7 13.4 +3.9 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.9 +3.7 7.4 +6.5 2.4
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.4 +2.7 8.5 +4.8 17.6
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.2 +0.3 7.1 +1.9 13.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 15.6 +1.4 8.2 +4.0 6.8
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.0 +2.0 9.4 +2.6 8.0
LAVERTON RAAF 14.7 +0.6 6.2 +0.4 15.6
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.9 +1.2 2.9 -1.1 19.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 12.8 +1.4 6.0 +3.2 18.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 10.8 -1.1 9.0 +3.8 1.0

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
BICKLEY
11.6mm in 52 min to 20:52 13.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
CAPE LEEUWIN
10.0mm in 49 min to 16:00 12.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
21.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 21.6mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.3mm/h
BUSSELTON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
8.0mm in 46 min to 18:00 10.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
7.6mm in 42 min to 17:00 10.9mm/h
ROCKY GULLY
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
BUNBURY
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
MANDURAH
6.0mm in 17 min to 20:00 21.2mm/h
COLLIE EAST
4.0mm in 12 min to 18:12 20.0mm/h
    Cent Wheatbelt
WANDERING
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE
35.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.7mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
12.6mm in 30 min to 03:30 25.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 12.6mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
     CW Plains S
CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS
5.4mm in 31 min to 02:00 10.5mm/h
    N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
7.2mm in 11 min to 17:58 39.3mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
6.4mm in 8 min to 20:57 48.0mm/h
20.8mm in 25 min to 21:22 49.9mm/h
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
24.6mm in 30 min to 21:30 49.2mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 24.6mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 31.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.0mm/h
    Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
16.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 16.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    E Coast
FRIENDLY BEACHES
12.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.7mm/h
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 115(310/ 63 ) at 22:34
    Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO : 95(260/ 50 ) at 21:04
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 104(320/ 61 ) at 20:27
OCEAN REEF : 78(310/ 63 ) at 20:30
SWANBOURNE : 102(320/ 61 ) at 20:13
CAPE LEEUWIN : 78(280/ 63 ) at 20:00
CAPE NATURALISTE : 98(320/ 59 ) at 16:10
BUSSELTON AERO : 78(320/ 63 ) at 16:33
BUSSELTON JETTY : 95(340/ 61 ) at 15:00
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 98(320/ 72 ) at 00:00