Monday 20 SEP 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: (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

38.9 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
38.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
38.6 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
38.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+13.4   32.4 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+12.7   32.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+12.5   33.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.4   32.6 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA
+12.0   33.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.0   33.7 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+12.1   19.0 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+7.5   15.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+6.4   17.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.4   14.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+5.2   13.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

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

7.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-2.9   18.5 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-2.6   17.7 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-2.6   17.7 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
-2.5   21.5 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-2.5   19.2 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW

-5.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.9 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-6.6   1.8 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-5.4   2.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-5.3   2.5 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
-5.3   0.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-5.3   -0.2 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains 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.

123.4 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY Hunter Valley NSW
83.0 MORISSET (BALCOLYN (BAY STREET)) Hunter Valley NSW
74.0 SALAMANDER BAY (WARATAH AVE) Hunter Valley NSW
72.4 HAWKS NEST (LANGI ST) MidNorth Coast S NSW
71.8 ERARING (PAYTEN ST) Hunter Valley NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast S
72.4 HAWKS NEST (LANGI ST)
63.6 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD)
61.8 FORSTER BEACH CARAVAN PARK
    Hunter Valley
123.4 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
83.0 MORISSET (BALCOLYN (BAY STREET))
74.0 SALAMANDER BAY (WARATAH AVE)
71.8 ERARING (PAYTEN ST)
63.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
63.0 RAYMOND TERRACE (KINROSS)
56.4 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST)
53.4 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.8 +1.0 17.5 -0.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 +1.5 6.6 -2.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.0 +1.7 4.0 -4.0 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.4 +10.2 10.4 +2.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.8 +3.3 19.7 -3.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.1 +4.1 8.0 -2.2 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.6 +8.8 9.3 -0.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.5 +5.7 4.3 -1.9 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 +1.0 17.7 -0.9 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.3 -0.4 15.5 -1.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.5 +3.3 13.7 +0.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.0 +2.7 12.6 +3.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 13.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.3 1.0 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.2 -0.6 11.5 +0.6 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 17.8 -2.3 11.3 0.0 53.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.3 -0.6 11.4 +0.4 5.2
PROSPECT DAM 20.0 -1.0 9.4 +0.1 5.2
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.9 +1.7 10.7 +0.1 34.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.6 +1.6 2.5 -0.6 15.6
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.7 +2.3 4.0 -1.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.1 +4.8 5.7 -1.7 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 19.3 +2.4 0.3 -5.3 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.8 +5.6 9.2 +1.3 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 21.3 +4.5 4.4 -2.2 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.7 +3.9 -0.2 -5.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.0 +1.9 3.9 -0.3 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 20.9 +5.9 6.6 +0.2 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
11.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.8mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 13.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.4mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
10.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 11.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 11.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
12.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 12.2mm/h
    Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
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