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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: (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 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

41.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
39.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
39.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
39.5 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD

+10.4   37.9 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+10.1   37.6 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+9.7   34.3 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+9.5   35.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+8.5   29.7 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
28.3 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
28.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
28.2 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
28.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+7.7   25.7 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+6.4   18.2 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
+6.3   27.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+6.1   17.8 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+5.8   22.6 SURAT Maranoa QLD
+5.8   16.3 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

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

5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.7 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
9.2 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
9.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-11.2   10.4 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-10.9   9.2 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
-10.8   18.5 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-10.1   10.6 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-9.9   11.3 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW

-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.8   -6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.7   3.4 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-7.5   0.0 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-7.4   1.5 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central 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.

62.0 COWAN DOWNS STATION Gulf Country QLD
41.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
38.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
38.0 LEGUNE N Rivers NT
37.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
38.0 LEGUNE
    N Plateau
38.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
62.0 COWAN DOWNS STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
    SW Slopes S
37.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS

TASMANIA
    W Coast
41.4 MOUNT READ

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 35.7 +2.2 26.9 +1.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 32.2 +6.6 12.2 -0.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.8 +3.0 9.4 -1.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 27.4 -1.5 11.7 -2.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +0.8 25.8 +0.5 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.4 -3.2 18.8 +1.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.4 -3.2 8.9 -4.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 -2.4 5.0 -3.2 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 32.8 +2.2 24.1 +1.8 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.0 +0.3 23.8 +1.0 1.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.1 +0.9 20.8 +1.4 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.6 +0.1 16.5 +0.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.5 20.0 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.9 12.6 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 +1.5 19.9 +3.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 18.3 -5.3 15.2 -0.9 6.6
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.3 -4.3 14.9 -0.6 7.4
PROSPECT DAM 19.0 -6.1 13.7 -0.4 7.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.0 -4.8 13.9 -0.5 8.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.1 -3.4 7.5 -1.1 9.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.9 -2.5 4.7 -5.8 11.2
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.7 -3.5 9.3 -3.0 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 18.6 -2.4 6.2 -3.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.9 -2.9 10.0 -1.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 17.4 -3.9 5.1 -4.8 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.0 -3.4 2.1 -5.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 17.9 -0.8 2.9 -4.2 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.4 +0.8 9.2 0.0 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
27.8mm in 59 min to 01:00 28.3mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
TRUSCOTT
11.2mm in 25 min to 01:00 26.9mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
5.4mm in 3 min to 16:03 108.0mm/h
12.4mm in 21 min to 16:30 35.4mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
16.6mm in 1 hr 4 min to 17:00 15.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
BORROLOOLA
7.8mm in 13 min to 17:48 36.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
17.8mm in 59 min to 00:30 18.1mm/h
BRADSHAW
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
    Northwest
TREPELL AIRPORT
14.6mm in 26 min to 16:32 33.7mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON
16.4mm in 18 min to 19:00 54.7mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 19.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.7mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
20.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 41.6mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 20.8mm/h
27.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 27.8mm/h
    Darling Downs E
OAKEY AERO
10.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
12.6mm in 30 min to 18:30 25.2mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 18.6mm/h
14.4mm in 8 min to 19:00 108.0mm/h
15.4mm in 3 min to 19:30 308.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 22:30 30.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.4mm/h
    N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
6.4mm in 32 min to 23:00 12.0mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
23.0mm in 31 min to 12:31 44.5mm/h
11.2mm in 29 min to 13:00 23.2mm/h
34.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 34.2mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.3mm/h
5.4mm in 32 min to 22:00 10.1mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND : 76(130/ 63 ) at 00:58
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 74(240/ 65 ) at 00:11
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(310/ 69 ) at 17:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(220/ 67 ) at 04:18
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 74(260/ 63 ) at 11:51