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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
Queensland:
034038 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT 86.0 (85.6, 32)

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 22:03EST, 23/11/2004.

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

44.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
43.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
43.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
43.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
42.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+8.8   33.8 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.8   32.7 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
+8.4   33.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
+8.1   31.7 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.0   33.9 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW

32.5 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
30.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
29.0 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
29.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT

+13.6   32.5 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+11.4   19.4 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+11.2   23.8 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
+11.1   22.1 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+10.9   18.5 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW

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

2.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-13.7   21.5 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.4   24.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-9.4   21.7 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-9.4   20.0 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
-9.1   19.2 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW

-1.0 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-0.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
0.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.8   2.5 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-9.2   0.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.7   4.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-7.5   2.0 JARRAHWOOD 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.

90.0 TE KOWAI EXP STN Central Coast E QLD
89.0 BICKLEY Lower West WA
86.0 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD
80.0 PLANE CREEK SUGAR MILL Central Coast E QLD
73.0 DUMBLETON ROCKS ALERT Central Coast E QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
89.0 BICKLEY

QUEENSLAND
    Upper Carpentaria
51.8 EINASLEIGH TOWNSHIP
51.0 WOODBINE STATION
    Central Coast E
90.0 TE KOWAI EXP STN
80.0 PLANE CREEK SUGAR MILL
73.0 DUMBLETON ROCKS ALERT
70.0 MACKAY ALERT
    Central Coast W
86.0 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.7 +0.2 23.6 -1.4 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 27.4 +1.8 11.7 -0.9 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.8 -1.0 10.3 -0.3 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 25.1 -3.8 10.6 -3.4 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +1.7 25.7 +0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.2 -3.4 20.7 +2.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.1 -5.5 12.3 -1.5 -0.1
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.4 -3.7 9.0 +0.8 1.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +1.3 24.9 +2.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +0.5 23.1 +0.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.5 +0.3 20.9 +1.5 0.2
AMBERLEY AMO 30.2 +0.7 15.9 -0.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 21.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 25.8 12.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.1 +5.2 20.6 +4.6 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 31.7 +8.1 21.8 +5.7 0.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 30.0 +6.4 23.4 +7.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 32.0 +6.9 20.9 +6.8 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 27.4 +4.6 21.0 +6.6 0.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.1 -2.4 15.2 +6.6 1.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.7 -8.7 15.2 +4.7 7.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.7 -3.5 13.3 +1.0 -0.1
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.9 -3.1 13.2 +3.8 /
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.2 -1.6 12.3 +1.2 0.4
LAVERTON RAAF 19.2 -2.1 9.0 -0.9 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.3 -4.1 4.2 -3.5 0.8
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.6 -3.1 7.2 +0.1 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.0 -1.6 10.7 +1.5 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DOUGLAS RIVER
13.6mm in 33 min to 22:00 24.7mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.6mm/h
    N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
14.2mm in 17 min to 19:44 50.1mm/h
8.2mm in 8 min to 19:53 61.5mm/h
6.4mm in 6 min to 19:59 64.0mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
CENTURY MINE
6.0mm in 14 min to 21:41 25.7mm/h
    Northwest
TREPELL AIRPORT
11.8mm in 1 hr 7 min to 18:00 10.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Upper Darling
COBAR MO
4.4mm in 6 min to 11:00 44.0mm/h
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
    Lower NE
HUNTERS HILL
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT : 100(220/ 46 ) at 19:53
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT : 91(200/ 37 ) at 19:38
MOUNT ISA AERO : 96(320/ 28 ) at 15:23
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(320/ 67 ) at 06:00
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(260/ 80 ) at 09:56
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 89(248/ 76 ) at 14:20
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 91(260/ 39 ) at 11:18
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 102(290/ 69 ) at 03:35
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 91(290/ 59 ) at 15:00
SWAN ISLAND : 85(290/ 63 ) at 16:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 119(310/100 ) at 13:43
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 128(270/ 83 ) at 14:17
TASMAN ISLAND : 95(***/ 72 ) at 12:48
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 106(280/ 63 ) at 13:59
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(300/ 74 ) at 11:18
    W Coast
WARRA : 98(260/ 33 ) at 15:22
STRAHAN AERODROME : 96(300/ 76 ) at 05:31
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 115(310/ 76 ) at 11:31
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 80(270/ 67 ) at 10:09
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 111(270/ 98 ) at 11:42