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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

33.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.2 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
32.9 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
32.8 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+6.9   26.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+6.6   26.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+6.5   23.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+5.8   22.8 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
+5.6   24.0 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

24.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
22.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL

+5.5   12.6 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.2   13.5 ALBANY Lower West WA
+5.0   9.6 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.9   11.1 KARNET Lower West WA
+4.8   12.8 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

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

-0.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.5   26.7 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-4.1   28.4 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT
-4.0   27.9 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-3.7   28.4 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-3.7   23.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

-7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.9 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.8 MOUNT GININI Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-9.0   3.0 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.9   2.8 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-8.5   3.2 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
-7.9   5.4 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
-7.8   4.4 WOLLOGORANG 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.

47.2 MOORLAND (DENRO-AN) MidNorth Coast S NSW
25.0 KARNET Lower West WA
23.9 THE ROCK POST OFFICE Riverina E NSW
23.6 CLOON Lower West WA
23.0 SPRINGDALE Lower West WA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.4 +2.1 12.0 -3.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 19.7 +1.3 10.3 +2.3 4.6
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.3 +2.3 8.8 +1.4 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.7 +3.3 4.3 -1.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.2 -0.1 16.0 -4.5 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.6 +0.1 1.6 -4.4 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.6 +3.1 8.0 -0.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.4 +2.4 8.8 +3.4 3.4
CAIRNS AERO 26.7 +0.2 12.0 -5.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.8 -1.2 7.6 -7.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.6 +0.9 7.5 -3.1 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 24.2 +1.7 3.7 -2.7 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 22.3 6.9 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 12.5 -1.9 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.6 -1.1 5.4 -2.8 1.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 18.8 +0.8 8.3 -0.9 /
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.0 +2.3 8.4 -0.5 0.2
PROSPECT DAM 19.7 +1.2 5.2 -1.6 4.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.8 +0.6 5.4 -3.4 0.9
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.2 +2.3 -3.9 -4.8 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.3 +1.9 -1.7 -5.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.6 +4.5 3.2 -2.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 16.9 +1.9 1.2 -2.9 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.0 +3.1 6.8 +0.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 17.5 +2.7 5.2 -0.2 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.2 +2.8 5.3 +1.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 12.6 +0.6 4.0 +1.0 5.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.4 +2.4 7.0 +1.8 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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 82(290/ 70 ) at 18:00
CAPE LEEUWIN : 80(280/ 65 ) at 15:30
BUSSELTON : 72(300/ 63 ) at 12:55
MANDURAH : 82(290/ 65 ) at 17:09
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(360/ 67 ) at 20:39
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(320/ 83 ) at 23:26
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 121(280/ 85 ) at 21:37
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 106(300/ 50 ) at 23:52