Friday 26 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:

Cape Byron (NSW) minimum temperature of 8.9 equalled its lowest November minimum in 27 years of record.

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 maximum temperature for November
South Australia:
026091 COONAWARRA 37.0 (36.9, 19)
Victoria:
090173 HAMILTON AIRPORT 35.6 (35.1, 21)

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 19:10EST, 01/12/2004.

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

42.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
41.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.1 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

+16.6   36.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+16.5   42.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+15.4   35.7 HEYWOOD FORESTRY W Coast VIC
+15.4   35.6 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
+15.2   37.0 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
+15.2   39.8 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.3 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+13.5   25.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+13.4   25.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+13.0   24.2 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+12.3   26.1 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.2   24.2 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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

16.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
18.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
18.0 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
18.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

-4.9   26.6 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-4.5   19.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-4.2   20.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
-3.9   20.8 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
-3.9   26.7 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.9   26.4 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

1.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.1 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
3.3 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
3.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
3.5 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
3.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.9   8.9 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-7.7   3.3 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-7.0   5.6 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.7   7.4 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.7   7.9 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley 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.

49.0 THE CHASE N Rivers NT
43.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
42.6 KARAMA N Rivers NT
42.4 PINELANDS N Rivers NT
41.4 DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON N Rivers NT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.8 -0.7 27.4 +2.4 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 25.6 0.0 15.6 +3.0 4.6
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.2 +2.4 10.6 0.0 0.6
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 33.0 +4.1 16.5 +2.5 1.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.8 +1.6 22.9 -2.4 43.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.9 +5.3 19.6 +1.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 37.5 +12.9 26.1 +12.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 36.7 +16.6 9.9 +1.7 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 29.7 -0.9 21.8 -0.5 2.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.0 +0.3 22.0 -0.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.6 -1.6 18.6 -0.8 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.3 -3.2 10.8 -5.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.7 13.8 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.3 4.7 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.5 -2.4 11.6 -4.4 1.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.0 -2.6 14.3 -1.8 /
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 23.7 +0.1 14.3 -1.2 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 30.0 +4.9 10.7 -3.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.6 +0.8 11.8 -2.6 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 30.1 +7.6 8.9 +0.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.2 +6.8 11.8 +1.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 38.0 +10.8 17.8 +5.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 27.5 +6.5 10.6 +1.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.8 +14.0 15.6 +4.5 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 36.0 +14.7 10.4 +0.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 32.7 +13.3 10.8 +3.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 24.8 +6.1 9.6 +2.5 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 25.0 +6.4 10.4 +1.2 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
14.6mm in 17 min to 15:00 51.5mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
29.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Herbert
TOWNSVILLE AERO
6.4mm in 35 min to 23:30 11.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
POINT STUART AWS : 89( 90/ 72 ) at 00:07
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 72(110/ 63 ) at 00:24