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Heavy dry-season downpour in Darwin

Heavy dry-season downpour in Darwin

Heavy early morning showers gave over 25mm to northern parts of Darwin. August monthly average rainfalls around Darwin are around 5mm, yet in the 24 hours to 9am, Karama recorded 48.8mm, Leanyer 32.2, Shoal Bay 21.0 and Darwin Hospital 19.2mm. Most of the rain fell in an hour or two. These locations are all 10 to 20km N to NE of Darwin. A small band of intense rain developed in the area soon before 3am, then moved slowly westwards across the coast into Beagle Bay, retaining its identity and intensity until around 9am. Virtually no other rain was recorded in the Territory.

National weather extremes for today

Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology

Records set this day: (none known)

Quality control note: Data is complete, and has been visually checked by AWN for gross errors. Less obvious errors may remain.
Data is as received at 00:57EST, 28/10/2004.

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

33.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.4 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
33.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.2 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT

+7.0   24.0 WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION Central West WA
+3.8   22.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+2.8   25.5 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+2.8   26.3 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+2.4   31.3 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
22.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
22.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+4.7   9.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+4.2   9.9 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+3.6   5.4 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+3.5   2.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
+3.4   8.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

-2.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.2   11.9 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
-5.6   13.8 MORAWA Central West WA
-5.5   13.5 CARNAMAH Central West WA
-5.3   12.7 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
-5.3   11.8 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW

-7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.1 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.4 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-8.7   3.3 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-7.4   5.3 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
-7.3   4.4 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-7.2   8.5 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-7.0   4.7 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD

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.

48.8 KARAMA N Rivers NT
33.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
32.4 MOUNT WILLIAM
32.2 LEANYER N Rivers NT
30.8 KONNONGORRING Cent Wheatbelt WA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 26.6 -3.7 10.9 -4.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 16.4 -2.0 7.4 -0.6 18.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.5 -1.5 6.8 -0.6 11.8
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 16.1 -2.3 6.2 +0.7 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.3 -1.0 22.6 +2.1 0.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.5 0.0 2.3 -3.7 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.4 -2.1 8.6 +0.4 3.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.2 -0.8 3.9 -1.5 1.8
CAIRNS AERO 26.4 -0.1 12.0 -5.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.0 +1.0 8.6 -6.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.4 -0.3 6.0 -4.6 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 22.0 -0.5 -0.4 -6.8 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 19.7 5.9 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 8.9 0.3 3.8
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.1 -1.6 2.3 -5.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.3 +1.3 8.2 -1.0 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 18.3 +0.6 9.3 +0.4 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 17.5 -1.0 3.6 -3.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 17.4 -0.8 5.5 -3.3 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.1 -0.8 4.2 +3.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.0 -3.4 3.9 +0.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.8 -2.3 6.1 +0.8 0.4
EAST SALE AIRPORT 13.8 -1.2 4.4 +0.3 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.4 -0.5 7.4 +0.8 4.8
LAVERTON RAAF 13.5 -1.3 5.6 +0.2 2.8
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -1.2 4.5 +0.8 2.6
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 12.1 +0.1 -1.9 -4.9 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 10.9 -2.1 4.1 -1.1 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.
No reports

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 72(150/ 63 ) at 09:40
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(300/ 67 ) at 14:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(260/ 72 ) at 08:24