Thursday 02 SEP 2004

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Low temperatures continue in the Outback

Low temperatures continue in the Outback

Central Australia and surrounding areas continue to experience unusually cold days and nights. Much of northern SA, western NSW, western QLD, southern NT and parts of the north of WA reported maximum temperatures today between 8 and 11 below the September average with readings in the Centre barely making it to 20°. Marla, in northern SA 400km south of Alice Springs, recorded its coldest September morning in 20 years of record with a minimum of -0.5, 11.3 below average.

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
South Australia:
016085 MARLA POLICE STATION -0.5 (-0.2, 20)

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 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
34.1 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.5 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.2 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT

+5.4   24.2 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.0   21.4 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+4.9   25.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+4.9   25.3 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
+4.8   22.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.8 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
23.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.2 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD

+3.0   18.8 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+2.9   6.5 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+2.2   21.6 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
+1.8   15.4 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
+1.7   8.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+1.7   13.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

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

1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.7   21.7 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-10.4   20.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-9.8   20.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.6   20.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-9.1   19.9 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

-9.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-11.3   -0.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-10.1   0.8 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-9.4   5.7 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-9.3   5.4 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-9.0   1.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau 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.

36.0 OGUNBIL (WATERFALL) NW Slopes S NSW
28.8 BURNETT HEADS NIELL ST Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
27.0 BRONTE SURF CLUB Sydney--east NSW
25.4 MULLALEY POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
24.0 HUNTER SPRINGS (WONDECLA) Hunter Valley NSW

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 28.7 -3.1 14.4 -4.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 25.0 +4.9 5.1 -3.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.5 +1.2 3.3 -4.7 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.3 -0.9 6.9 -1.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 -0.9 21.1 -2.0 2.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.2 -8.8 1.2 -9.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.9 -2.9 7.9 -1.7 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.8 -2.0 4.3 -1.9 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 27.1 -0.8 19.3 +0.7 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.3 -1.4 11.7 -5.6 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.6 -2.6 9.0 -4.5 1.4
AMBERLEY AMO 23.6 -1.7 4.3 -5.1 6.4
BRISBANE AERO 21.5 7.3 1.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 12.6 0.7 7.4
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.2 -2.6 11.1 +0.2 22.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 15.0 -5.1 11.1 -0.2 4.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 17.6 -2.3 9.1 -1.9 12.2
PROSPECT DAM 18.4 -2.6 8.2 -1.1 0.3
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 16.8 -3.4 8.2 -2.4 3.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -2.0 -0.8 -3.9 0.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.9 -1.5 1.8 -3.4 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.8 -6.5 4.8 -2.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 14.3 -2.6 3.6 -2.0 3.8
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.2 -2.0 9.0 +1.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 13.4 -3.4 5.7 -0.9 1.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.5 -3.3 4.7 -0.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.5 +0.4 2.2 -2.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.6 +0.6 4.2 -2.2 0.6

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
MIDDLE POINT AWS
12.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 12.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
8.4mm in 16 min to 08:30 31.5mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 11.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 13.4mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 74(150/ 65 ) at 19:00