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Weather events and extremes today

Descriptions of significant weather events are added here when time permits and reliable information is available. This is sometimes well after the event!

The day's significant weather statistics are given below:

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 rainfall for October
New South Wales:
065035 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE 51.6 (47.2, 59)
Lowest daily minimum temperature for October
Western Australia:
009021 PERTH AIRPORT 1.8 (2.4, 60)

Quality control note: Data is complete but is as received in real time and may contain errors.
Data is as received at 21:54EST, 30/10/2004.

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

40.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
40.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
40.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
39.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.8 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
39.8 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+6.8   31.1 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.0   33.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+5.4   35.0 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+5.3   30.7 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.2   31.8 BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.5 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
26.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
25.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.7 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

+5.2   22.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
+5.0   21.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+4.6   10.7 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+3.9   24.5 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
+3.9   13.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

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

4.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-6.0   14.8 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.9   28.7 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
-5.7   20.9 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
-5.7   19.2 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-5.5   19.0 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW

-2.5 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
-2.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-0.1 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-0.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.6   -2.5 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
-8.4   1.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-8.4   1.1 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-7.9   2.3 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-7.3   1.7 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt 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.

132.0 WYONG (MOUNT ELLIOT) Hunter Valley NSW
112.4 WYONG (WYONG BOWLING CLUB) Hunter Valley NSW
110.0 WYONG (WYONG RIVER) Hunter Valley NSW
89.2 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
89.0 CASTLE COVE (ROSEBRIDGE AVE) Sydney--east NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
132.0 WYONG (MOUNT ELLIOT)
112.4 WYONG (WYONG BOWLING CLUB)
110.0 WYONG (WYONG RIVER)
89.2 NORAH HEAD AWS
79.4 GOSFORD NORTH (GLENNIE ST)
79.0 WYONG (KANGY ANGY (OURIMBAH CREEK))
77.6 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
63.0 WYONG (OLNEY FOREST)
62.8 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
56.0 MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
56.0 WYONG (KULNURA (JEAVONS))
52.0 PUTTY TEA ROOMS
    C Tablelands S
61.8 KURRAJONG HEIGHTS (BELLS LINE OF ROAD)
59.0 FAULCONBRIDGE TM
59.0 VALLEY HEIGHTS (SUN VALLEY RD)
55.0 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD)
52.0 BLACKHEATH (WOMBAT STREET)
    CW Slopes S
51.6 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE
50.4 NEUREA (FERNFIELD)
    Sydney--east
89.0 CASTLE COVE (ROSEBRIDGE AVE)
78.0 AVALON (WOLLSTONECRAFT AVE)
75.5 RANDWICK BOWLING CLUB
72.8 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
70.4 BELROSE (EVELYN PLACE)
69.6 ROSE BAY (ROYAL SYDNEY GOLF CLUB)
69.0 CHATSWOOD BOWLING CLUB
68.0 TERREY HILLS (TERREY HILLS RESERVE)
66.6 ST IVES (RICHMOND AVENUE)
66.2 AVALON BEACH (AVALON (KOALA PLACE))
65.8 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY
65.4 MOSMAN (BAPAUME ROAD)
63.0 WEST PYMBLE (WYUNA ROAD)
62.8 TURRAMURRA (KISSING POINT ROAD)
58.0 CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
56.4 MARSFIELD (WILLANDRA VILLAGE)
56.0 MARRICKVILLE GOLF CLUB
53.0 CRONULLA SOUTH BOWLING CLUB
51.0 LUCAS HEIGHTS ANSTO
50.8 HOMEBUSH (OLYMPIC STADIUM) AWS
50.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
50.0 BEXLEY BOWLING CLUB
    Sydney--west
56.6 RICHMOND RAAF
56.4 LOWER PORTLAND (HAWKESBURY RIVER)
55.8 GLENMORE PARK (CARTWRIGHT PLACE)
54.0 HORSLEY PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AWS
54.0 BEROWRA (GOODWYN ROAD)
53.6 MERRYLANDS WELSFORD STREET
51.8 PENRITH LAKES AWS
    Illawarra
72.6 DARKES FOREST (KINTYRE)
58.0 ROBERTSON (THE PIE SHOP)
50.2 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY
50.0 HAMPDEN BRIDGE (KANGAROO RIVER)
    South Coast
73.2 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 27.6 -5.2 20.2 -2.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 20.9 -1.5 1.8 -8.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.6 -2.1 8.1 -0.9 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 27.4 +1.8 9.4 -1.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 -0.6 24.7 -0.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.5 +1.7 15.5 +0.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.6 0.0 10.2 -1.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.9 +1.1 6.1 -1.0 0.8
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 -1.6 18.4 -2.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 -0.5 20.5 -0.2 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.0 +5.4 18.6 +1.7 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.3 -1.3 15.0 +1.6 0.6
BRISBANE AERO 28.2 16.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 14.2 6.7 16.4
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 +1.7 12.1 -1.7 1.6
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 18.6 -3.5 12.8 -1.1 19.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.1 -2.9 12.1 -1.4 72.8
PROSPECT DAM 20.9 -2.6 11.4 -0.7 47.8
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 19.0 -3.0 11.9 -0.7 50.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.1 -1.1 8.4 +2.4 15.6
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.3 -1.9 4.1 -3.6 10.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.7 +3.0 6.5 -3.2 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.0 +0.9 3.1 -4.5 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.0 +1.4 10.5 +1.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.3 +0.3 5.7 -2.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.2 +0.7 6.1 -0.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.4 -2.0 2.3 -3.3 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.6 +2.7 7.4 -0.3 0.2

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
    Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD
11.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.6mm/h
40.2mm in 36 min to 02:36 67.0mm/h
151.0mm in 24 min to 03:00 377.5mm/h
191.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 191.2mm/h
115.6mm in 19 min to 03:19 365.1mm/h
201.6mm in 41 min to 04:00 295.0mm/h
317.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 317.2mm/h
200.6mm in 33 min to 04:33 364.7mm/h
163.4mm in 27 min to 05:00 363.1mm/h
364.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 364.0mm/h
985.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 328.3mm/h
392.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 130.7mm/h
57.8mm in 54 min to 19:55 64.2mm/h
73.0mm in 16 min to 20:11 273.8mm/h
141.8mm in 23 min to 20:34 369.9mm/h
14.2mm in 2 min to 20:36 426.0mm/h
7.2mm in 1 min to 20:37 432.0mm/h
6.8mm in 1 min to 20:38 408.0mm/h
65.6mm in 10 min to 20:48 393.6mm/h
37.8mm in 6 min to 20:54 378.0mm/h
27.0mm in 4 min to 20:58 405.0mm/h
444.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 148.0mm/h
445.0mm in * hr to 21:00 37.1mm/h
19.6mm in 3 min to 21:01 392.0mm/h
43.0mm in 7 min to 21:08 368.6mm/h
348.2mm in 52 min to 22:00 401.8mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
5.2mm in 7 min to 07:23 44.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 08:30 6.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD : 208(***/ 80 ) at 18:47
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 91(200/ 56 ) at 00:13