Thursday 14 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 38.0 (37.2, 21) Previous record set yesterday

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

42.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
41.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
41.7 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
41.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

+15.3   37.1 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Hunter Valley NSW
+14.7   37.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+14.4   38.0 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+13.7   37.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
+13.5   36.4 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.9 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
25.9 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
25.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+9.8   15.5 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+9.7   15.7 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+9.6   21.4 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
+8.9   16.5 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
+8.8   21.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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

-0.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.0   -0.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-6.2   6.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-5.7   7.8 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.6   7.5 MOOGARA (UXBRIDGE BACK ROAD) Derwent Valley TAS
-5.6   10.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

-1.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
0.1 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
0.3 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
0.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-6.9   2.6 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-6.5   1.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.5   12.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-6.4   3.8 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-6.2   4.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West 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.

51.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
50.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
35.4 WARBURTON EAST (ARRABRI) E Central VIC
35.2 MOUNT USEFUL W Gippsland VIC
34.8 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

VICTORIA
    Upper NE
51.6 MT HOTHAM
50.0 FALLS CREEK
34.8 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT
    W Gippsland
35.2 MOUNT USEFUL
    E Central
35.4 WARBURTON EAST (ARRABRI)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.2 -0.6 25.6 +3.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.7 -1.0 6.7 -2.3 1.2
PERTH AIRPORT 22.2 -0.2 4.0 -6.2 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 22.1 -3.5 9.4 -1.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 -0.8 24.0 -1.0 0.8
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.8 +4.0 19.3 +4.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.0 -3.6 13.0 +1.6 0.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.5 -2.3 6.0 -1.1 1.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 -0.7 20.4 -0.2 0.4
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +0.4 21.2 +0.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.8 +1.2 18.2 +1.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 35.1 +7.5 11.4 -2.0 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.0 14.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 27.4 12.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.7 +6.2 16.3 +2.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 35.1 +13.0 19.6 +5.7 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 33.7 +11.7 20.7 +7.2 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 36.2 +12.7 18.4 +6.3 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 29.2 +7.2 17.7 +5.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.7 +6.5 15.7 +9.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.5 +1.3 12.0 +4.3 0.2
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.3 -1.4 8.8 -0.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.4 -1.7 8.0 +0.4 23.4
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.4 -1.2 11.5 +2.1 10.8
LAVERTON RAAF 17.2 -1.8 7.8 -0.4 6.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.9 -2.6 4.7 -1.5 5.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.8 -1.6 7.5 +1.9 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 13.0 -3.9 7.0 -0.7 2.2

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
16.0mm in 9 min to 00:16 106.7mm/h
6.6mm in 14 min to 00:30 28.3mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 27.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.7mm/h
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
FALLS CREEK
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.0mm/h
MT HOTHAM
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 74(190/ 63 ) at 16:06
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 102(310/ 50 ) at 00:32
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 87(270/ 69 ) at 23:28
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 95(270/ 78 ) at 02:45
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 122(310/ 85 ) at 05:23
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(260/ 69 ) at 15:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(280/ 50 ) at 04:33
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 82(300/ 65 ) at 07:49
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 98(300/ 72 ) at 12:00