Friday 27 AUG 2004

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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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for August
New South Wales:
061260 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 27.0 (26.5, 13)

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

35.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.6 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
35.6 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
35.4 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+10.5   29.0 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW
+10.2   27.4 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+10.0   30.4 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+9.8   28.1 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+9.6   31.1 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+9.6   28.9 COONAMBLE COMPARISON CW Plains N NSW

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+11.5   14.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+10.8   13.8 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+9.9   13.8 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+9.3   14.3 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
+8.7   14.5 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW

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

4.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.1   7.8 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
-6.7   8.3 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-6.6   10.6 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
-6.6   8.7 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
-6.6   9.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

-2.3 HOPETOUN AIRPORT Mallee S VIC
-1.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-1.4 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-1.3 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

-5.5   -1.4 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-5.4   -1.3 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-4.8   -1.0 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-4.4   0.0 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM Wimmera N VIC
-4.4   0.0 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC

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.

33.4 CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK Lower West WA
30.4 CAPE LE GRAND NAT PARK Lower West WA
22.4 NORTHCLIFFE Lower West WA
22.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
22.0 WALPOLE Lower West WA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 26.8 -3.5 14.1 -0.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 16.4 -2.0 10.1 +2.1 14.2
ALBANY AIRPORT 9.4 -6.6 7.6 +0.2 6.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 20.2 +1.8 8.8 +3.3 0.2
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.0 -0.3 20.2 -0.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.3 +6.8 10.6 +4.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.4 +5.9 7.3 -0.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.5 +3.5 4.6 -0.8 0.8
CAIRNS AERO 28.2 +1.7 18.9 +1.5 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.9 +0.9 15.5 +0.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.0 +2.3 14.8 +4.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 27.0 +4.5 5.6 -0.8 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 24.0 10.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 18.6 7.3 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.5 +5.8 11.7 +3.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.9 +6.9 12.8 +3.6 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 23.3 +5.6 12.2 +3.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 29.0 +10.5 11.8 +5.0 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.5 +5.3 13.2 +4.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.1 +8.2 6.4 +5.5 0.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.9 +6.5 7.3 +3.7 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.8 +4.7 3.2 -2.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 16.8 +1.8 6.8 +2.7 0.6
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.8 +3.9 10.2 +3.6 1.0
LAVERTON RAAF 16.0 +1.2 4.9 -0.5 1.4
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.4 +3.0 0.7 -3.0 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.4 +2.4 6.9 +3.9 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.4 +2.4 7.9 +2.7 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
PERTH METRO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h