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Notes on significant weather not yet written

Significant rainfall, strong winds, strong wind gusts and abnormally high and low temperatures for this day are given below. Descriptions of significant weather events are added here when time permits and reliable information is available. This is sometimes well after the event!

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

35.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
34.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
34.0 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT

+4.6   26.0 REDLANDS HRS Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.2   30.9 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
+3.3   30.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+3.2   28.9 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+3.2   24.6 MILES POST OFFICE Darling Downs W QLD

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
22.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL

+3.3   15.6 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+3.2   12.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+2.9   17.8 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+2.8   7.5 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+2.8   9.0 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+2.8   9.2 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) MidNorth Coast S NSW

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

-2.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.3   12.1 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-6.9   17.7 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-6.4   14.9 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
-6.3   12.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
-5.9   17.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

-19.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-13.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-6.8 YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC

-13.2   -19.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.7   -13.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.4   -1.0 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-8.2   3.5 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-7.9   -1.4 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett 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.

62.4 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD) MidNorth Coast S NSW
41.2 HAWKS NEST (LANGI ST) MidNorth Coast S NSW
39.7 FORREST STATE FOREST W Coast VIC
38.2 BEACONSFIELD UPPER E Central VIC
38.0 MERRICKS STONIER'S WINERY E Central VIC

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast S
62.4 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD)
41.2 HAWKS NEST (LANGI ST)

VICTORIA
    E Central
38.2 BEACONSFIELD UPPER
38.0 MERRICKS STONIER'S WINERY
    W Coast
39.7 FORREST STATE FOREST

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 30.1 -0.2 17.2 +2.2 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.9 -0.1 7.8 +0.4 1.0
PERTH AIRPORT 19.2 +0.8 3.5 -4.5 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 15.1 -3.3 4.2 -1.3 0.4
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.7 -1.6 20.2 -0.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.1 -2.4 4.2 -1.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.8 -0.7 7.6 -0.6 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.4 -0.6 6.1 +0.7 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 26.4 -0.1 12.1 -5.3 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.6 -0.4 8.1 -6.6 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.6 -0.1 4.4 -6.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 22.3 -0.2 0.6 -5.8 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 21.0 5.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 12.9 -3.1 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.1 -1.6 10.9 +2.7 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 14.8 -3.2 9.1 -0.1 10.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 14.9 -2.8 7.5 -1.4 5.0
PROSPECT DAM 14.4 -4.1 5.4 -1.4 0.6
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 14.7 -3.5 8.0 -0.8 0.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.4 +0.5 -3.7 -4.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.7 +0.3 0.0 -3.6 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.5 -1.6 -0.3 -5.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 12.1 -2.9 -2.6 -6.7 0.4
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.3 -1.6 2.0 -4.6 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 12.1 -2.7 0.3 -5.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.5 -0.9 -1.8 -5.5 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 10.6 -1.4 -3.0 -6.0 13.8 /3
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 11.7 -1.3 0.6 -4.6 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.
No reports No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h