Saturday 04 SEP 2004

Home
Daily Weather
Summary indexes
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Previous years

About:
The National Extremes
Australian Weather News
Other weather event archives:
BoM Severe Weather Summaries
Find a place:
Australian Gazeteer
Whereis
Jargon busters:
WeatherZone | BoM | American Met Soc

2004

Dec

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Nov

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

Oct

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
        01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Sept

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 24 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

August

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
            01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

July

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

June

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
  01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

May

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
          01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

April

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

March

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

February

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
            01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

January

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

 

Bushfires blaze in NT Top End
Cold pool brings hail, snow and storms to NSW
Low temperature continue in NT

Bushfires blaze in NT Top End

Four major blazes in the NT Top End threatened homes and damaged property today. Fanned by gusty, dry southeasterlies, the fires raced through tinder-dry grass in Darwin's east, on Cox Peninsula to the west of the city and near Litchfield National Park to the south.

Two fires burnt out of control for several hours at Marlows Lagoon and Virginia in Darwin's eastern suburbs, threatening 30 homes and several businesses, and destroying half a home in Virginia. Fires were also reported on Cox Peninsula, west of Darwin, and at Twin Hills Station near Litchfield National Park, about 120km south of Darwin.

Cold pool brings hail, snow and storms to NSW

An upper cold pool moved slowly NE through central VIC into the NSW SW Slopes and Southern Tablelands today bringing storms, hail, snow and unusually cold daytime temperatures. Both Cootamundra and Young in NSW reported midday temperatures of just 5.0°. Heavy but small hail was reported widely across the state's southeast, with accumulations of up to 2cm. The hail is thought to have been responsible for a 15-car pile-up on the Hume Freeway between Mittagong and Marulan. Heavy snow was reported falling late afternoon on Mt Canobolas near Orange and at Oberon. Snow was also reported late evening at Cooma and on Mt Gibraltar, Mittagong. Thunderstorms were reported throughout the day from the NSW South Coast north to the QLD Central Coast in a broad low pressure trough. At Beerburrum, 60km north of Brisbane, 24.4mm was recorded in the two hours to 6pm.

Low temperature continues in NT

Cold temperatures, both by day and night, continued to dominate NT weather. Most of the Territory away from the north coast recorded both miminum and maximum temperatures 6° or more below average, with many locations reporting minima around 10 below. Ali Curung, 150km south of Tennant Creek, broke the new September record for cold that it set 3 nights ago with a reading of 4.6, while Tindal RAAF, near Katherine, comprehensively demolished its admittedly short 13-year record September low of 11.5 with a reading of 8.7.

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:
014932 TINDAL RAAF 8.7 (11.5, 13)
015502 ALI CURUNG 4.6 (5.1, 17) previous record set 3 days ago

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

34.1 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
33.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.2 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
33.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
33.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

+6.5   27.4 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.1   29.7 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+5.6   28.6 MORAWA Central West WA
+5.3   26.5 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+5.2   25.6 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+7.1   16.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+6.5   15.4 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+6.4   14.2 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+5.9   14.2 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.8   15.5 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA

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

-1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.6   20.2 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.4   21.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-9.0   23.4 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-8.6   20.4 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-8.3   11.0 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW

-5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-11.6   8.7 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-11.0   -3.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-10.3   8.2 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-10.3   9.9 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT
-10.1   7.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-10.1   4.6 ALI CURUNG 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.

73.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
33.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
32.4 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
31.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR N Coast--Herbert QLD
30.4 WYELANGTA W Coast VIC

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Herbert
31.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
    Brisbane/SE Coast
32.4 RAINBOW BEACH

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
33.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS

VICTORIA
    W Coast
30.4 WYELANGTA

ISLANDS
    Islands
73.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 29.2 -2.6 17.7 -0.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 +1.5 14.6 +5.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.1 -0.2 9.9 +1.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.8 -0.4 8.8 +0.9 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.2 19.4 -3.7 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.4 -7.6 2.1 -8.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.7 -4.1 6.1 -3.5 0.6
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.7 -2.1 1.6 -4.6 3.2
CAIRNS AERO 27.2 -0.7 20.2 +1.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 23.1 -4.6 17.9 +0.6 2.4
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.4 -1.8 14.3 +0.8 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 23.2 -2.1 6.0 -3.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 21.8 10.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 13.3 1.4 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.7 +0.9 8.9 -2.0 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 16.7 -3.4 9.7 -1.6 0.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.7 -0.2 10.0 -1.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 19.7 -1.3 6.3 -3.0 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 17.4 -2.8 7.7 -2.9 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.3 -3.7 0.9 -2.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.2 -6.2 1.1 -4.1 4.8
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.9 -4.4 6.4 -1.0 0.2
EAST SALE AIRPORT 13.1 -3.8 3.3 -2.3 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.4 -2.8 6.2 -1.7 8.4
LAVERTON RAAF 13.2 -3.6 2.1 -4.5 8.4
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 -3.1 3.7 -1.2 6.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.1 0.0 2.4 -1.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.0 -1.0 4.1 -2.3 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.
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
BEERBURRUM FOREST STN
11.0mm in 20 min to 17:00 33.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.4mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
11.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.6mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h