Wednesday 01 SEP 2004

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Cold day across the continent

Maximum temperatures today were below average across most of the continent and between 6 and 11 below in the inland. BoM

Cold day across the continent

Virtually the entire continent recorded below average maximum temperatures today with inland area some 6 to 11 below the norm. Some unusually cold maxima included Watarrka, in the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs 19.3 (10.5 below average), Windorah QLD 18.8 (-9.4) and Broken Hill NSW 12.0 (-9.4). The cold airmass that pushed northeast into Australia earlier in the week also produced abnormally low minimum temperatures this morning across eastern WA and parts of the NT and western QLD. Ali Curung, 150km south of Tennant Creek, set a new September record for cold with a minimum of 5.1.

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):
Lowest daily minimum temperature for September
Northern Territory:
015502 ALI CURUNG 5.1 (5.4, 17)

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

34.2 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
33.8 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
33.4 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
33.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
33.0 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
33.0 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
33.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+3.0   20.2 ALBANY Lower West WA
+2.5   22.6 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+2.5   18.9 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+2.4   20.7 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+2.4   19.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

24.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
23.8 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
23.6 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT
23.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+3.8   17.3 TE KOWAI EXP STN Central Coast E QLD
+3.7   23.8 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
+3.7   21.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
+3.7   13.4 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.2   13.3 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

-1.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-10.5   19.3 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.7   22.7 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-9.6   20.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-9.5   20.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-9.4   21.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-9.4   18.8 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
-9.4   12.0 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW

-11.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-6.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-10.4   -2.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-10.0   1.9 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-9.6   5.1 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-9.5   3.4 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
-9.4   6.9 TELFER AERO Interior WA

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.

63.0 CALLEMONDAH STATION Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
57.0 JAMBIN POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
56.6 BUILYAN GUM STREET Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
56.4 WALLAVILLE- MILL STREET Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
54.2 MOOLBOOLAMAN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
63.0 CALLEMONDAH STATION
57.0 JAMBIN POST OFFICE
56.6 BUILYAN GUM STREET
56.4 WALLAVILLE- MILL STREET
54.2 MOOLBOOLAMAN

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 29.0 -2.8 11.5 -6.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 22.6 +2.5 7.9 -1.0 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 +1.6 3.6 -4.4 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 18.8 -3.4 2.0 -5.9 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 -0.5 21.7 -1.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.5 -8.5 6.4 -3.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.3 -3.5 9.1 -0.5 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.6 -2.2 4.8 -1.4 0.4
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 +0.9 17.6 -1.0 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.4 -3.3 21.0 +3.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.5 -5.7 14.9 +1.4 14.4
AMBERLEY AMO 20.4 -4.9 12.0 +2.6 8.4
BRISBANE AERO 20.0 12.1 7.6
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 13.4 1.5 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.7 -4.1 11.8 +0.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 16.1 -4.0 10.0 -1.3 5.6
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 17.3 -2.6 9.7 -1.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 18.1 -2.9 7.1 -2.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.7 -1.5 8.2 -2.4 0.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.9 -1.1 1.6 -1.5 0.8
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.3 -2.1 0.1 -5.1 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.5 -4.8 3.5 -3.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 13.6 -3.3 3.8 -1.8 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.5 -2.7 7.5 -0.4 0.8
LAVERTON RAAF 12.3 -4.5 5.2 -1.4 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.5 -3.3 2.0 -2.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.4 +0.3 0.2 -4.0 0.6
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 13.4 -1.6 4.9 -1.5 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CAPE DON
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 6.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 13:30 6.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
ALVA BEACH
6.8mm in 38 min to 02:38 10.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
5.8mm in 12 min to 21:30 29.0mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h