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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 00:14EST, 31/10/2004.

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

39.5 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
39.3 BULMAN AWS N Rivers NT
39.3 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
39.1 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
39.1 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

+9.1   34.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.4   32.6 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.2   32.7 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.1   33.0 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.1   34.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
26.1 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
25.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

+7.1   22.1 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+6.3   21.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+6.3   20.4 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+5.6   19.1 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+4.8   23.3 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
+4.8   19.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+4.8   14.3 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+4.8   16.7 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW

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

3.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.7   32.2 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-5.7   7.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-5.1   8.4 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-4.8   26.8 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
-4.8   10.8 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

-3.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.8 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-0.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.6   6.5 MILES POST OFFICE Darling Downs W QLD
-6.6   1.5 SCAMANDER E Coast TAS
-6.5   6.3 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-6.4   7.1 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-6.1   4.1 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-6.1   7.3 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW

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.

32.0 STURT CREEK E Kimberley WA
31.0 RUBY PLAINS E Kimberley WA
30.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
28.0 GOOLOOGONG POST OFFICE CW Slopes S NSW
26.3 KACHANA E Kimberley WA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 29.8 -3.0 23.4 +1.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 28.4 +6.0 4.6 -5.6 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.3 +3.6 11.6 +2.6 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 33.5 +7.9 12.5 +1.6 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.7 +1.6 24.6 -0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.2 -0.6 19.5 +4.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.4 +0.8 8.0 -3.4 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.9 -0.9 8.2 +1.1 2.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.8 +1.3 21.3 +0.7 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 -0.2 22.5 +1.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.0 +2.4 16.8 -0.1 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 32.6 +5.0 9.9 -3.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.7 14.0 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 20.3 7.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.7 +3.2 11.5 -2.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.3 -2.8 15.3 +1.4 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 22.7 +0.7 14.7 +1.2 0.2
PROSPECT DAM 24.8 +1.3 10.9 -1.2 0.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.3 -0.7 11.2 -1.4 2.6
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.4 +1.2 6.8 +0.8 2.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.6 -1.6 5.9 -1.8 0.2
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.0 +0.3 5.6 -4.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 18.2 -0.9 6.1 -1.5 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.2 -0.4 11.8 +2.4 0.6
LAVERTON RAAF 19.5 +0.5 9.1 +0.9 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.1 -0.4 8.4 +2.2 0.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.2 -1.2 2.3 -3.3 2.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.1 -1.8 5.9 -1.8 5.2

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
    N Kimberley
TRUSCOTT
14.0mm in 12 min to 13:00 70.0mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 18.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
    Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD
688.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 229.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD : 130(***/ 32 ) at 16:01
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(270/ 67 ) at 00:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 74(260/ 65 ) at 01:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(300/ 82 ) at 01:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 102(240/ 85 ) at 00:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(260/ 56 ) at 06:57