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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: (none known)

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

42.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+10.8   38.8 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+10.0   33.7 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
+9.2   35.6 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
+9.1   37.7 MILES POST OFFICE Darling Downs W QLD
+9.1   37.0 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.7 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
26.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
26.2 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA

+8.4   16.6 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+8.1   21.2 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
+7.9   17.8 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
+7.2   19.2 GUNNEDAH SCS NW Slopes S NSW
+7.2   14.4 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

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

-1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-0.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.1   25.4 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
-7.9   4.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-7.2   -0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-6.8   1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.7   11.0 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
-6.7   6.8 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-5.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-12.1   -2.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.9   0.5 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.5   4.5 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
-6.3   2.5 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA
-6.1   0.7 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC

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.

56.8 KARAMA N Rivers NT
53.0 BERRIMAH SIL N Rivers NT
37.8 DARWIN HOSPITAL N Rivers NT
31.2 SOUTH QUEENSTOWN W Coast TAS
25.4 DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
56.8 KARAMA
53.0 BERRIMAH SIL
37.8 DARWIN HOSPITAL
25.4 DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON

TASMANIA
    W Coast
31.2 SOUTH QUEENSTOWN

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.2 -1.6 23.5 +1.2 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 22.3 -0.1 5.2 -5.0 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.6 +4.9 7.8 -1.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 27.5 +1.9 10.9 0.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 -1.3 23.0 -2.0 23.4
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.9 -1.9 18.1 +3.4 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.3 -4.3 8.1 -3.3 0.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.1 -2.7 6.6 -0.5 2.6
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 +0.1 23.0 +2.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.9 +0.5 20.7 0.0 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.9 +4.3 13.4 -3.5 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 12.9 -0.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.6 14.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.7 13.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.1 +2.6 16.0 +2.2 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.9 -1.2 16.9 +3.0 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.7 +3.7 15.5 +2.0 1.8
PROSPECT DAM 24.5 +1.0 14.5 +2.4 0.7
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.8 -0.2 12.3 -0.3 4.8
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.2 -2.0 9.6 +3.6 0.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.2 -4.0 6.9 -0.8 0.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.0 -3.7 4.6 -5.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 14.8 -4.3 6.8 -0.8 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.9 -3.7 8.2 -1.2 0.2
LAVERTON RAAF 15.8 -3.2 4.5 -3.7 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.8 -4.7 2.9 -3.3 0.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.0 -2.4 2.8 -2.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 12.1 -4.8 3.6 -4.1 1.0

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
14.0mm in 30 min to 01:30 28.0mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 19.6mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 16.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.3mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Goulburn/Monaro
BOMBALA AWS : 74(230/ 65 ) at 14:28
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 102(260/ 70 ) at 02:20
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 78(279/ 63 ) at 09:50
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 98(270/ 70 ) at 01:56
    E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 72(270/ 63 ) at 06:55