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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: (none known)

Quality control note: Data is complete but is as received in real time and may contain errors.
Data is as received at 23:04EST, 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

41.3 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
40.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.2 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
40.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
40.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+5.1   30.7 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+5.0   28.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+4.8   29.7 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+4.4   36.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+4.3   28.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

27.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
26.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.9 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

+6.0   17.7 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+5.6   18.9 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
+5.3   25.0 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+5.1   19.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+4.9   15.3 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW

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

2.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-6.1   29.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-5.8   32.8 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-5.2   26.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-5.1   29.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
-5.0   29.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-5.0   7.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-1.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-0.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.8   0.3 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.4   2.8 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-7.2   2.3 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-7.1   3.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-7.0   2.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

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.

15.0 SARICH'S ALERT Central Coast E QLD
14.0 NICHOLSON E Kimberley WA
13.2 WONNAGATTA RIVER @ WATERFORD E Gippsland VIC
12.4 MOLE CREEK N Coast TAS
11.4 QUAMBY BLUFF (WILDLIFE NURSERY) N Coast TAS

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 28.7 -4.1 23.1 +0.8 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 22.4 0.0 3.1 -7.1 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.0 +1.3 6.8 -2.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 30.7 +5.1 9.7 -1.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.8 22.7 -2.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.1 +3.3 15.0 +0.3 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 -4.1 8.0 -3.4 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.6 -1.2 5.1 -2.0 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.1 -1.4 17.7 -2.9 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.1 -0.3 20.0 -0.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +2.7 15.5 -1.4 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.8 +2.2 7.1 -6.3 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.4 12.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 17.6 3.3 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.1 -0.4 9.9 -3.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.5 -1.6 11.8 -2.1 0.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 23.7 +1.7 11.3 -2.2 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 26.3 +2.8 9.5 -2.6 1.8
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.0 -1.0 8.7 -3.9 2.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.4 +1.2 4.2 -1.8 1.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.1 +1.9 4.6 -3.1 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.1 -0.6 10.5 +0.8 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.4 -1.7 4.9 -2.7 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.4 -2.2 12.4 +3.0 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 17.3 -1.7 8.2 0.0 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.9 -2.6 8.8 +2.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.0 -1.4 7.3 +1.7 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.5 -0.4 7.3 -0.4 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
838.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 279.3mm/h
313.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 104.3mm/h
356.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 118.7mm/h
38.8mm in 6 min to 11:06 388.0mm/h
193.0mm in 42 min to 11:48 275.7mm/h
600.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 200.0mm/h
989.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 329.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Plateau
WULUNGURRU
6.0mm in 32 min to 19:44 11.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 6.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
16.0mm in 3 hr to 20:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD : 206(***/ 50 ) at 11:48
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(320/ 67 ) at 13:00
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 102(270/ 83 ) at 20:56
    Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT : 93(280/ 65 ) at 21:14
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 124(300/ 78 ) at 22:34
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 119(250/ 91 ) at 21:01
TASMAN ISLAND : 82(300/ 69 ) at 21:21
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 98(260/ 78 ) at 23:27
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AUTO : 85(240/ 63 ) at 04:37
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 89(250/ 65 ) at 06:16