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2004

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National Daily Weather Summary

Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology.
More satpix (time EST): 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Note: not all may be available

10am EST surface chart and IR satellite image.
(GMS-5 backup with GOES-9 operated by the joint effort of JMA and US NOAA NESDIS over the Western Pacific)
Morel surface charts (time EST): 4am 4pm 10pm

Rainfall for 24 hours to 9am
Week to 9am      SE AUS detail
Minimum temperature departure from normal      Actual temperatures
Maximum temperature departure from normal      Actual temperatures

Weather events

Descriptions of significant weather events replace this text when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

The graphics and statistical information fill gradually as they become available, to the following approximate schedule:

  • Downpours and gales and gusts: every 30 minutes through the day.
  • Three-hourly observations for major cities, alpine centres and noteworthy reports: every 15 minutes through the day.
  • Surface charts for each 6 hours: about 2 hours after valid time.
  • Satellite images for each hour: about 30 minutes after valid time (if available).
  • Rainfall charts: 2pm EST.
  • Temperature charts: 2pm EST next day.
  • Minimum temperatures (warmest, coldest and major centres):
    To the nearest degree: soon after 9am local time.
    Detailed readings (to 1/10th ° C): 12.45pm EST.
  • 24-hour rainfall totals (wettest and major centres):
    Initial synoptic reports: soon after 9am local time.
    Daily-reporting rainfall stations: 3.45pm EST.
    Monthly postal reporting rainfall stations: about the end of next month
  • Wind run (windiest and major centres): 12.45pm EST
  • Evaporation (major centres): 12.45pm EST
  • Maximum temperatures (warmest, coldest and major centres):
    To the nearest degree: soon after 3pm local time.
    Detailed readings (to 1/10th ° C): 12.45pm EST next day.
  • Sunshine and maximum wind gusts for today (midnight to midnight): 12.45pm EST next day.

ExtPrsNotWarRdrCht

Records set today

Records set this day (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for December
South Australia:
024521 MURRAY BRIDGE 52.5 (51.8, 118)


Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
Data is as received at 16:06EST, 01/10/2005.

 

Major centres
  Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT 27.0 -2.4 18.7 +2.4 18.0 0.0 8.6 -- 721 (30.0) 46/21
PERTH AIRPORT 30.2 +1.4 14.6 -0.2 12.1 0.0 9.6 13.4 472 (19.7) 45/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.9 -2.3 9.1 -3.4 7.0 0.0 8.2 7.8 324 (13.5) 37/13
BUNBURY 26.9 -- 11.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 39/21
MANDURAH 24.2 -- 15.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 492 (20.5) 50/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.5 +3.0 28.9 +3.6 27.8 0.0 9.8 7.8 441 (18.4) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.4 +5.1 17.8 -2.3 13.6 0.0 12.8 8.7 246 (10.3) 39/12
WHYALLA AERO 24.4 -3.5 15.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 50/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.6 -5.1 18.1 +2.7 16.6 0.2 6.6 0.5 307 (12.8) 30/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.0 -2.7 14.0 +4.2 14.4 5.2 4.0 0.1 273 (11.4) 26/18
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.5 +2.5 24.3 +1.3 22.2 0.0 10.0 10.5 407 (17.0) 45/14
CAIRNS AERO 30.4 -0.9 25.7 +2.4 23.7 0.0 5.8 9.6 267 (11.1) 34/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +0.9 25.4 +1.4 24.9 0.2 5.2 10.1 372 (15.5) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 32.4 +2.5 21.3 -1.6 -- 8.2 -- 11.2 424 (17.7) 54/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 38.1 +6.0 25.0 +3.9 22.7 0.0 5.6 -- 268 (11.2) 32/15
BUNDABERG AERO 32.9 +3.7 23.0 +2.6 -- 4.0 5.6 -- 420 (17.5) 39/17
NAMBOUR DPI 34.1 +5.0 22.2 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.3 +1.5 20.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 102/14
BRISBANE AERO 30.0 -- 22.2 -- 20.2 0.0 4.0 10.2 345 (14.4) 54/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 31.0 -- 19.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 41/15
GUNNEDAH SCS 31.6 +0.6 17.9 +0.5 16.2 1.0 4.2 -- 213 ( 8.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.4 +1.1 18.2 +0.1 15.9 0.0 6.8 9.5 281 (11.7) 28/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.4 -- 16.5 -- -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.5 -1.7 16.6 +0.1 14.5 2.6 8.4 9.7 433 (18.0) 37/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.7 +0.8 14.7 -0.4 16.3 17.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 32/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.7 +1.4 14.6 +3.5 9.9 4.8 5.0 6.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.9 -- 16.1 -- -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.5 -0.1 18.8 +1.5 15.9 0.6 6.8 8.6 325 (13.5) 34/14
RICHMOND RAAF 28.0 -- 15.8 -- -- 3.0 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 41/13
BELLAMBI AWS 22.8 -- 17.6 -- -- 0.4 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 24/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.8 -0.3 13.0 +1.8 10.7 0.0 7.0 9.0 312 (13.0) 37/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.0 +1.7 15.2 +1.5 14.0 17.8 8.8 9.7 324 (13.5) 26/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.8 -- 14.8 -- -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.8 -0.2 16.6 +1.9 15.6 0.6 9.8 10.5 329 (13.7) 34/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.4 +2.1 14.3 +2.2 16.1 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 41/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.6 +2.9 13.4 +2.2 -- 1.8 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 37/19
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.8 +4.7 18.0 +5.2 15.8 0.2 2.8 -- 70 ( 2.9) 17/16
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.8 -- 15.4 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 253 (10.5) 43/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.4 +2.9 11.4 +2.0 -- 45.4 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 44/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.2 +1.9 14.7 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 48/08
HOBART AIRPORT 28.1 +7.7 15.7 +5.1 12.5 0.0 5.2 7.5 376 (15.7) 43/16
  Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

44.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
43.8 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
43.5 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
43.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
43.3 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT

+9.9   29.5 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
+9.6   26.8 MOOGARA (UXBRIDGE BACK ROAD) Derwent Valley TAS
+9.0   28.7 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+8.9   19.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
+8.7   30.6 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

30.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.4 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT
29.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
29.3 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
29.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.1 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL

+8.1   10.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
+6.0   15.2 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+6.0   16.2 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+5.8   16.8 BURNIE (ROUND HILL) N Coast TAS
+5.5   14.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+5.5   17.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

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

13.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
14.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
15.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
16.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
16.0 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-8.1   22.7 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-7.0   20.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-6.8   22.1 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA
-6.3   22.8 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-6.0   20.7 EUDUNDA Murray Valley SA

6.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.8 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
6.9 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-5.9   16.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-4.8   16.8 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-4.5   10.4 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-4.4   16.1 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-4.3   7.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
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.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
122.0 WHYANBEEL VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
85.0 DAYBORO STRONG ROAD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
79.0 MERLUNA N Peninsula QLD
76.0 WILSONS RESERVOIR W Central VIC
65.0 DAPTO BOWLING CLUB Illawarra NSW

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Murray Valley
52.5 MURRAY BRIDGE

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
79.0 MERLUNA
    N Coast--Barron
122.0 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
    N Coast--Herbert
53.0 CORSIS ALERT
    Brisbane/SE Coast
85.0 DAYBORO STRONG ROAD
50.0 LAHEYS LOOKOUT ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
65.0 DAPTO BOWLING CLUB
57.2 WINDANG BOWLING CLUB
    South Coast
52.0 KANOONA (BRINDABELLA)
    SW Slopes N
54.0 EURONGILLY (BUNDALEER)

VICTORIA
    Mallee N
51.0 MERRINEE
    Wimmera N
62.5 TELOPEA DOWNS (BLUE HILLS)
    Wimmera S
55.6 OZENKADNOOK (BOOROOPKI)
    Upper North
60.0 MIEPOLL (AVONDALE)
    Lower NE
50.6 LIMA EAST (CHARNWOOD)
    W Central
76.0 WILSONS RESERVOIR
    Western Plains
55.9 DUNKELD
54.0 WHITE SWAN RESERVOIR

13.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.9 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.3 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE CW Slopes S NSW

.....

0.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

914 (38.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
900 (37.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
828 (34.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
815 (34.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
752 (31.3) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
739 (30.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
730 (30.4) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
721 (30.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
698 (29.1) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
681 (28.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
679 (28.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
669 (27.9) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
656 (27.3) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
656 (27.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
650 (27.1) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
603 (25.1) MARDIE W Pilbara WA
602 (25.1) ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
102/14 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
94/13 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
81/15 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
80/16 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
76/13 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD

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.
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
12.6mm in 17 min to 20:47 44.5mm/h
26.2mm in 13 min to 21:00 120.9mm/h
38.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 38.8mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.0mm/h
23.8mm in 30 min to 21:30 47.6mm/h
62.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 62.6mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 24.8mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
NAMBOUR DPI
29.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 29.0mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT
3.0mm in 2 min to 14:43 90.0mm/h
14.0mm in 6 min to 14:49 140.0mm/h
5.2mm in 2 min to 14:51 156.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 26.0mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
11.4mm in 27 min to 13:19 25.3mm/h
13.4mm in 8 min to 13:27 100.5mm/h
11.6mm in 4 min to 13:31 174.0mm/h
8.6mm in 4 min to 13:35 129.0mm/h
8.0mm in 17 min to 13:52 28.2mm/h
53.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 17.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains W
WALGETT AIRPORT AWS
7.4mm in 9 min to 16:54 49.3mm/h
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
7.8mm in 41 min to 18:00 11.4mm/h
    Hunter Valley
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
6.0mm in 2 min to 15:25 180.0mm/h
6.8mm in 35 min to 16:00 11.7mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
    C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
13.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.6mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
7.6mm in 13 min to 15:43 35.1mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
11.8mm in 30 min to 15:30 23.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.8mm/h
    Sydney--west
BADGERYS CREEK AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
    South Coast
BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
    Goulburn/Monaro
COOMA AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.0mm/h
TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS)
14.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.4mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
11.2mm in 21 min to 18:30 32.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT : 102(240/ 65 ) at 14:43
NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains S
CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS : 95(280/ 45 ) at 14:27