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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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for October
Queensland
040717 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 35.6 (32.3, 13)

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

42.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
40.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.7 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+13.1   38.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+11.7   35.6 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+10.9   37.4 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+9.8   36.5 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+9.7   35.9 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW

28.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
27.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
27.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+6.9   27.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+6.8   24.3 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
+5.9   28.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
+5.7   23.4 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+5.6   22.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
+5.6   20.8 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD

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

1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-7.0   17.8 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
-6.8   1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.4   13.3 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-6.2   17.3 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
-6.2   14.2 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.4 MOUNT GININI Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.6   0.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.9   3.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-6.8   2.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.3   1.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.0   9.7 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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.

67.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
42.0 WARBURTON EAST (ARRABRI) E Central VIC
40.4 PREOLENNA N Coast TAS
36.6 ROSEBERY (GEPP STREET) W Coast TAS
36.0 PIPERS RIVER (YARROW BANKS) N Coast TAS

VICTORIA
    E Central
42.0 WARBURTON EAST (ARRABRI)

TASMANIA
    N Coast
40.4 PREOLENNA
36.0 PIPERS RIVER (YARROW BANKS)
    W Coast
67.2 MOUNT READ
36.6 ROSEBERY (GEPP STREET)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.3 -1.5 20.5 -1.8 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 22.9 +0.5 6.4 -3.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.4 +3.7 8.7 -0.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.0 +6.4 9.2 -1.7 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +0.7 24.1 -0.9 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.6 -3.2 18.3 +3.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -2.8 11.7 +0.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.5 -1.3 9.7 +2.6 1.8
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 -0.3 16.4 -4.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.1 -0.3 19.2 -1.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.1 +6.5 16.5 -0.4 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 36.3 +8.7 11.8 -1.6 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 36.6 16.1 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 18.1 12.1 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.9 +0.4 16.1 +2.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.2 +2.1 16.5 +2.6 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.2 +2.2 14.8 +1.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 23.2 -0.3 13.5 +1.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.4 +0.4 8.7 -3.9 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.7 -1.5 6.8 +0.8 0.8
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.1 -4.1 5.3 -2.4 1.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.5 -1.2 6.8 -2.9 0.2
EAST SALE AIRPORT 15.9 -3.2 8.8 +1.2 8.6
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.8 -2.8 9.4 0.0 3.8
LAVERTON RAAF 18.3 -0.7 7.5 -0.7 1.8
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.1 -3.4 4.8 -1.4 6.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.9 +0.5 7.3 +1.7 12.4
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.5 -0.4 9.0 +1.3 1.4

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.
TASMANIA
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 95(230/ 85 ) at 16:15
VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
MALLACOOTA : 91(230/ 39 ) at 12:20
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 124(270/ 85 ) at 00:23
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 104(266/ 83 ) at 05:10
BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT : 78(250/ 63 ) at 10:48
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 133(260/119 ) at 01:03
SMITHTON AERODROME : 93(240/ 69 ) at 02:27
CRESSY RESEARCH STATION : 106(240/ 48 ) at 08:28
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(200/ 67 ) at 03:52
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 133(220/102 ) at 06:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(***/ 45 ) at 11:49
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 102(230/ 78 ) at 05:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(240/ 69 ) at 06:00
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 100(250/ 63 ) at 03:14
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 95(260/ 72 ) at 04:47