Wednesday 13 OCT 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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for October
New South Wales:
061087 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 37.2 (36.5, 21)
066037 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 39.1 (38.2, 65)
066062 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 38.2 (37.4, 146)
066131 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY 38.0 (36.3, 20)
068188 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 38.8 (36.6, 33)
069017 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 32.0 (30.5, 33)
069018 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION 37.0 (36.0, 47)
069134 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) 36.9 (35.8, 13)
073054 WYALONG POST OFFICE 37.6 (36.7, 40)
075039 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT 38.6 (38.4, 34)

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

43.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
43.0 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
42.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.3 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
42.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

+16.9   37.0 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+16.8   38.8 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
+16.7   39.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+16.2   38.2 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+15.4   38.0 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW

29.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
28.6 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
28.1 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+17.8   29.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+17.4   28.6 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
+16.4   28.1 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+14.6   24.1 HAWKER Upper North SA
+14.1   15.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

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

5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
12.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
12.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.6   17.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-6.6   18.0 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.4   17.5 WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION Central West WA
-6.2   18.7 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA
-6.0   19.2 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
-6.0   17.5 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA

-0.3 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
1.7 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
2.1 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
2.3 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
2.4 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

-6.4   1.7 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.4   2.7 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.3   3.1 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.2   2.4 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0   2.9 RAVENSTHORPE 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.

13.6 MAFFRA W Gippsland VIC
13.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
12.6 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD N Rivers NT
11.0 ELIZABETH VALLEY N Rivers NT
10.2 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE N Coast--Barron QLD

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.9 -0.9 23.1 +0.8 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 17.9 -4.5 8.5 -1.7 0.8
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.2 -3.5 6.7 -2.3 2.8
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.4 -4.2 8.1 -2.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.8 -0.3 24.6 -0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.5 +8.7 17.8 +3.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.1 +0.5 16.6 +5.2 0.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.6 +0.8 14.2 +7.1 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 -1.1 20.1 -0.5 4.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.9 +0.5 17.8 -2.9 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.1 -0.5 16.4 -0.5 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 32.1 +4.5 10.0 -3.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 13.8 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 25.7 12.4 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.5 +6.0 14.8 +1.0 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 34.2 +12.1 19.6 +5.7 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 38.2 +16.2 22.9 +9.4 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 37.3 +13.8 17.4 +5.3 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 38.8 +16.8 21.1 +8.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.2 +10.0 10.9 +4.9 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.1 +8.9 12.7 +5.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 +3.4 20.4 +10.7 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 25.8 +6.7 14.9 +7.3 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.4 +2.8 21.1 +11.7 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 23.6 +4.6 18.3 +10.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.2 +0.7 13.8 +7.6 0.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 18.9 +2.5 9.9 +4.3 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.3 +2.4 12.4 +4.7 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.
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
FALLS CREEK
11.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.6mm/h
MT HOTHAM
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.8mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 87(300/ 67 ) at 01:22
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 98(320/ 72 ) at 00:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 102(340/ 65 ) at 17:30
FALLS CREEK : 113(330/ 63 ) at 18:20
MT HOTHAM : 115(310/ 54 ) at 22:31
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 87(280/ 70 ) at 01:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 111(320/ 91 ) at 06:11
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 119(260/ 70 ) at 15:50
TASMAN ISLAND : 96(***/ 43 ) at 11:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 111(280/ 61 ) at 13:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 93(280/ 61 ) at 10:00
    Central Plateau
LIAWENEE : 82(330/ 63 ) at 10:00
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 106(300/ 59 ) at 14:45