Tuesday 23 NOV 2004

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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:

ALBANY AIRPORT equalled its record November high of 38.1 in 40 years of record today.

National weather extremes for today

Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology

Records set this day: (none known)

Quality control note: Data is not yet complete. It is as received in real time, and has not been checked for errors. Maximum temperatures, if available, are as recorded at 3pm and may go higher.
Data is as received at 21:04EST, 24/11/2004.

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

38.9 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
38.9 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
38.8 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
38.7 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
38.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+17.3   38.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+14.8   35.2 ALBANY Lower West WA
+14.2   35.9 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+13.8   36.8 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+12.5   36.6 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.7 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
27.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
26.9 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA

+13.6   27.7 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
+12.9   24.2 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.8   23.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+12.7   25.3 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+12.7   23.0 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+12.7   25.3 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

10.7 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
11.3 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
11.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-8.0   19.3 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-8.0   18.3 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-7.7   21.6 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-7.6   17.2 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-7.4   19.8 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW

-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.7   2.4 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
-6.9   5.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.1   -4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.5   4.0 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-5.2   13.1 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-5.2   8.3 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW

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.

78.8 SNOWDROP N Rivers NT
75.6 UPPER FERGUSSON RIVER N Rivers NT
70.2 WATERHOUSE N Rivers NT
64.0 EVA VALLEY N Rivers NT
58.6 WANDIE CREEK N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
78.8 SNOWDROP
75.6 UPPER FERGUSSON RIVER
70.2 WATERHOUSE
64.0 EVA VALLEY
58.6 WANDIE CREEK

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
52.5 STRATHBURN STATION

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 36.9 +3.4 25.8 +0.8 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 33.0 +7.4 24.1 +11.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 38.1 +17.3 16.3 +5.7 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 36.2 +7.3 20.3 +6.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +1.1 24.9 -0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.6 -2.0 16.6 -1.2 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.1 +2.5 11.0 -2.8 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.5 +2.4 4.7 -3.5 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +0.4 23.6 +1.3 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 -0.4 22.3 -0.5 8.8
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 -1.5 20.8 +1.4 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 24.9 -4.6 15.4 -0.9 2.6
BRISBANE AERO 25.2 14.2 0.6
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 14.0 6.0 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.6 -3.3 13.6 -2.4 20.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 17.8 -5.8 15.3 -0.8 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.2 -3.4 13.4 -2.1 0.4
PROSPECT DAM 20.9 -4.2 11.8 -2.3 0.6
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.0 -4.8 11.7 -2.7 2.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.4 +0.9 6.3 -2.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.0 -0.4 7.3 -3.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.8 +1.6 10.4 -1.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 22.4 +1.4 5.2 -4.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -1.9 12.0 +0.9 0.2
LAVERTON RAAF 18.4 -2.9 11.6 +1.7 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.5 +0.1 7.1 -0.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 19.8 +1.1 5.7 -1.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 18.6 0.0 10.5 +1.3 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
    W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO
20.6mm in 57 min to 14:00 21.7mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 21.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
    Lower West
NORTH WALPOLE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
13.8mm in 38 min to 21:08 21.8mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 17.8mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
6.0mm in 17 min to 11:22 21.2mm/h
BORROLOOLA
22.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 22.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
BRADSHAW
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
12.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
16.6mm in 16 min to 14:26 62.3mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 14:27 84.0mm/h
9.2mm in 17 min to 14:44 32.5mm/h
29.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 29.0mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.7mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE
38.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
GEORGETOWN AIRPORT
18.8mm in 34 min to 19:00 33.2mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 19.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
10.4mm in 30 min to 20:00 20.8mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 17.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.6mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL
34.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
14.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.4mm/h
    Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.6mm/h
5.4mm in 16 min to 13:16 20.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
MACKAY MO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
DOTSWOOD
23.0mm in 1 hr 1 min to 19:00 22.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
WOOLSHED
33.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 33.2mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 11.0mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
13.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 93(160/ 69 ) at 07:30
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 85(140/ 67 ) at 01:42
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 82(190/ 63 ) at 02:00
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(230/ 76 ) at 02:30