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Rogue low brings wind weather to SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW
Warm winter's day around Sydney

Surface chart for 10pm EST tonight shows an intense secondary low in the unusual position of crossing the west coast of TAS. Note the strong pressure gradient, from 990hPa near the centre of the low to 1018hPa over NW VIC. BoM

Rogue low brings wild weather to SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW

While low pressure systems are regular visitors around the shores of TAS, they seldom cross the coast. More favoured routes are to cruise through Bass Strait or brush the south coast. Today, a secondary Low of 985hPa broke the rule, moving NE and crossing the TAS West Coast near Queenstown late this evening. As if apologetic for its blunder, the low formed a second centre SE of Hobart early Tuesday morning and moved slowly off to the NE.

The Low severely tightened pressure gradients across the SE mainland, leading to widespread gale force winds and storm force gusts across SA during the morning and VIC around the middle of the day. Details are below, but the strongest gusts in SA were 96km/h shared by Cape Borda, Cape Jaffa and Mt Lofty summit. SES personnel were called to 4 jobs in Keith, two in Mt Gambier and one NE of Millicent, mostly to clear trees blown across roads. Storm force gusts were reported well inland in VIC with gusts of 93km/h shared by Melbourne Airport, Dunns Hill (near Mt Dandenong) and Longerenong (20km ENE of Horsham). Kilmore Gap (50km N of Melbourne CBD) recorded a top of 98km/h.

Blizzard conditions developed in VIC and NSW alpine areas as rain turned to snow late morning and average winds turned to gale force norwesters. Top gusts were 122km/h at Thredbo, 119 atop Mt Hotham and 113 at Mt Buller. Onshore southwesterlies gave 15 to 40mm to the Mt Lofty Ranges, SE SA and the VIC West Coast and in the Northeast. Uraidla in the Adelaide Hills recorded 50.8 for the 2 days to 9am Tuesday, while Merino VIC, 40km west of Hamilton, recorded 66.4.

Thunderstorms developed around the low and were experienced in SA, VIC, TAS and southern NSW. Mt Gambier Airport reported storms and hail showers for much of the day while Thredbo Village reported a thunderstorm with hail at 3pm while snow was falling heavily at Top Station.

Gales and heavy rain developed in western and northern TAS as the low approached. Quamby Bluff, south of Deloraine, recorded 97.4mm for the two days while Diddleum in the Northeast registered 92.8 and Mt Read inland from Zeehan recorded 98.8. Most locations on the West, North and Northeast Coasts recorded between 50 and 80mm, leading to brief minor flooding in parts of the North and South Esk and Meander River Basins. Wind gusted to 117km/h at Cape Grim in the state's northwest and to 119km/h on Hogan Island in Bass Strait which, although only 50km ESE of Wilsons Promontory, is part of TAS.

Warm winter's day around Sydney

Strong warm northwesterlies broke June maximum temperature records in Sydney and along the NSW coast today. Parramatta North recorded its warmest June day in 35 years of record with a top of 35 while Riverview set a 19 year high. On the South Coast, Narooma's 23.2 was its highest June reading in 20 years while Nelson Bay north of Newcastle broke a 7 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 maximum temperature for June
New South Wales
061054 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) 24.0 (23.5, 7)
066124 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) 25.5 (25.4, 36)
066131 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY 24.9 (24.6, 19)
069022 NAROOMA RVCP 23.2 (22.8, 20)

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

35.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
33.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
33.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
32.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
32.8 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
32.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

+7.9   25.4 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+7.9   24.8 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+7.8   25.5 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+7.8   24.9 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW
+7.5   25.1 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
+7.5   24.8 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.5 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
24.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+7.7   8.6 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.6   11.4 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+7.4   14.6 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+7.2   15.2 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+7.2   11.3 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC

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

0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-3.2   11.0 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC
-2.7   11.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
-2.5   23.4 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.3   21.2 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.1   10.8 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC

-4.7 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-3.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.9 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.6 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW

-5.4   -2.9 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.8   11.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-4.4   5.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-4.3   9.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-4.2   17.1 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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.

58.6 MOINA N Coast TAS
54.0 BREONA (LOWER HAULAGE ROAD) Central Plateau TAS
53.6 LIFFEY (GULF ROAD) N Coast TAS
50.2 STOODLEY N Coast TAS
48.0 TARGA (MOUNTAIN VIEWS) N Coast TAS

TASMANIA
    N Coast
58.6 MOINA
53.6 LIFFEY (GULF ROAD)
50.2 STOODLEY
48.0 TARGA (MOUNTAIN VIEWS)
    Central Plateau
54.0 BREONA (LOWER HAULAGE ROAD)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.1 +1.9 14.9 -0.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.4 +1.8 7.2 -1.0 7.2
PERTH AIRPORT 20.7 +1.9 11.0 +2.0 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 18.6 +1.1 3.6 -2.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.9 +0.3 19.7 -0.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.2 +2.4 10.9 +5.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.5 +0.5 12.3 +4.1 11.8
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 11.1 -2.7 7.5 +1.8 19.8
CAIRNS AERO 23.4 -2.5 19.2 +1.5 0.4
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +3.2 14.0 -0.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.3 +2.9 12.5 +1.7 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 25.1 +3.6 3.5 -3.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 9.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.9 2.9 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.8 +5.5 6.6 -2.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.4 +6.0 10.8 +1.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.8 +7.9 9.8 +0.6 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 24.8 +7.5 7.5 +0.1 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 24.3 +6.7 10.3 +0.8 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.7 +3.5 8.6 +7.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.7 +4.0 8.7 +5.0 7.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.3 +1.4 9.9 +4.7 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 16.6 +2.4 5.5 +1.3 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.4 +1.4 12.0 +5.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 15.9 +1.8 10.8 +5.0 0.6
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.7 -1.0 7.8 +3.8 6.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 11.1 -0.3 8.3 +5.5 16.6
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.4 +2.5 6.4 +1.2 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Adelaide/Lofty
MOUNT CRAWFORD (TOWER HILL)
8.2mm in 11 min to 20:30 44.7mm/h
KUITPO FOREST RESERVE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
TASMANIA
    N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT
8.6mm in 17 min to 10:54 30.4mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 96(250/ 69 ) at 05:30
    Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO : 74(270/ 63 ) at 18:02
STENHOUSE BAY : 93(250/ 46 ) at 03:15
    Adelaide/Lofty
MOUNT LOFTY : 96(290/ 69 ) at 05:30
    Murray Valley
STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE : 91(270/ 46 ) at 05:36
    Lower SE
CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) : 96(280/ 54 ) at 06:28
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Goulburn/Monaro
BOMBALA AWS : 85(320/ 67 ) at 15:00
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 122(320/ 82 ) at 15:34
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS : 98(320/ 70 ) at 18:13
VICTORIA
    Wimmera S
LONGERENONG : 93(280/ 52 ) at 13:14
HORSHAM AERODROME : 91(280/ 48 ) at 10:51
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 113(340/ 72 ) at 12:00
FALLS CREEK : 106(350/ 69 ) at 13:30
MT HOTHAM : 119(340/ 76 ) at 14:00
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 100(340/ 37 ) at 12:34
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 85(296/ 69 ) at 20:30
    E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 93(290/ 74 ) at 12:45
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 95(320/ 70 ) at 12:15
DUNNS HILL : 93(340/ 56 ) at 13:00
    W Central
AVALON AIRPORT : 85(290/ 69 ) at 11:47
    N Central
MANGALORE AIRPORT : 85(290/ 63 ) at 13:51
KILMORE GAP : 98(320/ 52 ) at 13:15
    Western Plains
BALLARAT AERODROME : 74(280/ 65 ) at 13:37
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 89(300/ 70 ) at 13:01
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 83(260/ 65 ) at 13:44
TASMANIA
    N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT : 76(320/ 67 ) at 21:19
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 117(280/ 85 ) at 21:00
    E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 91(310/ 61 ) at 22:30
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 104(320/ 70 ) at 12:00
    King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT : 102(300/ 82 ) at 20:22
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 119(300/ 95 ) at 23:30