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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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for November
Victoria:
078072 DONALD 43.2 (36.0, 38)
078077 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM 37.4 (31.6, 36)

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 19:38EST, 14/11/2004.

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

43.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
43.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
42.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
42.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

+9.1   35.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.0   34.3 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+8.5   33.0 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+8.2   32.9 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
+7.9   32.5 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW

30.0 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
30.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.2 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
28.9 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+9.1   25.0 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+6.2   30.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+5.6   10.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+5.5   21.7 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.3   28.4 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
+5.3   21.7 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.3   19.5 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD

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

7.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-5.7   18.6 KARNET Lower West WA
-5.7   20.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-5.6   21.5 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-5.4   18.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-5.4   19.7 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

2.7 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
2.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.0   3.5 GAWLER RANGES (NONNING) NW Pastoral SA
-8.3   8.3 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
-5.7   12.5 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-5.7   10.1 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-5.0   14.7 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-5.0   10.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-5.0   10.2 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA

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.

62.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
60.2 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
47.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
46.2 BATLOW POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
46.0 TUMUT (WATTLE CRES) SW Slopes S NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
62.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS
    Snowy Mtns
47.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE
    SW Slopes S
60.2 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
46.2 BATLOW POST OFFICE
46.0 TUMUT (WATTLE CRES)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.6 -0.9 25.7 +0.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 21.5 -4.1 10.9 -1.7 2.6
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -3.5 10.0 -0.6 3.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.6 -2.3 14.0 0.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +0.8 28.3 +3.0 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.3 +5.7 18.5 +0.7 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.3 +2.7 12.7 -1.1 7.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.9 +1.8 9.7 +1.5 6.6
CAIRNS AERO 31.3 +0.7 21.3 -1.0 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.7 +2.0 25.5 +2.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.1 +3.9 21.7 +2.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 32.9 +3.4 19.7 +3.4 1.2
BRISBANE AERO 34.5 20.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 20.3 9.8 6.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.8 +1.9 18.3 +2.3 1.6
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.7 +2.1 15.7 -0.4 9.8
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 28.1 +4.5 15.3 -0.2 30.2
PROSPECT DAM 28.3 +3.2 14.8 +0.7 21.8
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 27.0 +4.2 11.1 -3.3 8.6
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.8 -1.7 11.5 +2.9 35.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.6 -1.8 12.7 +2.2 18.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.0 +2.8 10.2 -2.1 9.4
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.3 +2.3 12.8 +3.4 9.8
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.7 +2.9 12.3 +1.2 10.6
LAVERTON RAAF 24.1 +2.8 10.4 +0.5 12.6
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.7 +1.3 5.3 -2.4 2.4
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 18.3 -0.4 11.4 +4.3 3.8
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 24.2 +5.6 11.7 +2.5 0.2

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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
12.0mm in 30 min to 06:00 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.0mm/h
12.0mm in 30 min to 07:00 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 12.0mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
    South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS
7.6mm in 42 min to 00:00 10.9mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
BEGA AWS
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS
53.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 17.7mm/h
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
VICTORIA
    E Central
MOORABBIN AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.4mm/h
DUNNS HILL
10.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 17.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 89(260/ 65 ) at 19:26
    Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
EDITHBURGH : 76(280/ 63 ) at 12:36
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 89(320/ 72 ) at 23:00
VICTORIA
    Mallee S
HOPETOUN AIRPORT : 87(290/ 65 ) at 18:56
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 104(330/ 76 ) at 22:30
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 100(250/ 59 ) at 23:22
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 91(230/ 78 ) at 18:37
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(310/ 69 ) at 21:00