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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 maximum temperature for any month
Western Australia:
002056 KUNUNURRA AERO 45.3 (45.1, 19)
Highest daily maximum temperature for December
Western Australia:
002014 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION 43.6 (43.4, 49)
002056 KUNUNURRA AERO 45.3 (44.5, 19) Previous record set yesterday
Northern Territory:
014932 TINDAL RAAF 41.1 (40.8, 13)


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 33.8 +4.4 17.6 +1.3 14.0 0.0 8.2 -- 453 (18.9) 39/13
PERTH AIRPORT 42.1 +13.3 18.7 +3.9 17.8 0.0 13.8 12.1 669 (27.9) 67/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.6 +4.4 12.7 +0.2 10.6 0.0 9.0 12.7 575 (24.0) 46/12
BUNBURY 36.2 -- 16.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 39/07
MANDURAH 35.9 -- 19.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 43/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.0 +2.5 29.1 +3.8 28.5 0.0 9.8 11.2 403 (16.8) 34/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.3 +1.0 26.1 +6.0 21.5 0.0 20.2 12.6 480 (20.0) 48/16
WHYALLA AERO 24.0 -3.9 16.8 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 563 (23.5) 57/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.8 -3.9 15.9 +0.5 14.1 0.0 2.2 5.9 335 (14.0) 37/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.8 -2.9 13.6 +3.8 13.0 2.0 1.8 5.8 349 (14.5) 52/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.8 -1.2 20.2 -2.8 19.5 38.6 18.2 5.6 306 (12.8) --
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 -0.2 25.3 +2.0 22.9 0.0 6.6 7.3 255 (10.6) 32/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.7 +2.3 26.3 +2.3 26.4 0.0 6.2 10.5 339 (14.1) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 32.3 +2.4 24.6 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- 7.0 402 (16.8) 52/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 39.4 +7.3 24.7 +3.6 22.4 0.0 8.8 -- 310 (12.9) 54/15
BUNDABERG AERO 32.4 +3.2 23.7 +3.3 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 428 (17.8) 46/14
NAMBOUR DPI 36.7 +7.6 21.3 +3.2 -- 16.2 12.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 36.1 +9.3 22.2 +2.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 287 (12.0) 39/23
BRISBANE AERO 32.3 -- 19.9 -- 17.8 11.2 7.8 13.2 324 (13.5) 32/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 32.5 -- 19.6 -- -- 0.6 -- -- 415 (17.3) 54/15
GUNNEDAH SCS 29.4 -1.6 18.4 +1.0 15.2 0.0 9.8 -- 233 ( 9.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.5 +3.2 18.4 +0.3 15.1 0.0 7.0 12.8 378 (15.8) 34/05
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 33.1 -- 18.8 -- -- 12.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 31.3 +4.1 18.6 +2.1 16.6 3.4 3.8 12.3 333 (13.9) 54/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 30.0 +3.1 16.1 +1.0 17.1 13.8 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 30/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.5 -3.8 12.5 +1.4 10.4 1.2 6.6 12.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.6 -- 15.4 -- -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.2 +4.6 18.5 +1.2 8.1 36.8 8.6 11.8 467 (19.5) 59/13
RICHMOND RAAF 29.8 -- 17.3 -- -- 6.8 -- -- 258 (10.8) 50/13
BELLAMBI AWS 28.9 -- 17.9 -- -- 11.8 -- -- 333 (13.9) 57/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.9 -1.2 14.1 +2.9 12.7 24.8 4.8 11.1 384 (16.0) 50/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.5 -2.8 14.9 +1.2 13.5 5.0 6.6 13.3 389 (16.2) 59/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.0 -- 13.6 -- -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.7 -3.3 16.3 +1.6 -- 0.4 8.8 6.7 477 (19.9) 48/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.5 -4.8 13.3 +1.2 13.6 5.0 4.4 -- 365 (15.2) 46/06
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.8 -3.9 13.1 +1.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 376 (15.7) 48/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.5 -3.6 14.2 +1.4 14.5 1.2 1.0 -- 109 ( 4.5) 24/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.1 -- 12.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 388 (16.2) 57/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.1 -5.4 10.7 +1.3 -- 2.2 -- -- 416 (17.3) 46/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.1 -0.2 14.5 +4.0 -- 13.2 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 46/16
HOBART AIRPORT 18.4 -2.0 13.4 +2.8 13.1 0.0 3.2 3.1 415 (17.3) 58/19
  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

45.3 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
45.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
45.0 MORAWA Central West WA
44.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
44.3 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
44.3 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

+14.3   41.5 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+13.3   42.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+13.0   42.8 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+11.8   40.6 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+11.6   35.9 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA

29.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
29.4 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
29.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
29.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
29.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
29.1 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT

+9.8   28.0 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+9.2   25.2 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+8.2   23.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+7.9   28.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+7.6   24.2 MORAWA Central West WA

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

7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.3   28.6 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-7.2   17.4 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-7.1   7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.6   28.6 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
-6.3   31.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.8   13.1 LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.2   10.1 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
-3.5   20.6 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
-3.3   9.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-3.2   20.5 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

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.
106.0 PIPERS RIVER (YARROW BANKS) N Coast TAS
96.0 WATHANIIN N Peninsula QLD
90.4 BULLUMWAAL E Gippsland VIC
89.6 CABBAGE TREE CREEK E Gippsland VIC
85.4 MOUNT ARTHUR (MOUNTAIN ROAD) N Coast TAS

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
96.0 WATHANIIN
    Gulf Country
54.0 LAKE MOONDARRA
    Brisbane/SE Coast
52.8 PECHEY FORESTRY
52.0 CORBOULD PK RACECOURSE

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
51.4 CHARLEYONG
    SW Slopes N
50.6 BURRINJUCK DAM
    Riverina E
55.5 THE ROCK POST OFFICE

VICTORIA
    Lower North
66.4 TONGALA
    Lower NE
55.4 ELDORADO (POST OFFICE)
53.0 TOLMIE (MOUNT TABLETOP REPEATER)
    Upper NE
56.0 MOUNT BULLER
51.2 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY)
    E Gippsland
90.4 BULLUMWAAL
89.6 CABBAGE TREE CREEK
83.4 MT NOWA NOWA
74.8 BRUTHEN (POST OFFICE)
70.6 NOWA NOWA
61.8 NICHOLSON WINERY
61.2 DARGO
55.8 CLUB TERRACE
53.0 ENSAY
52.6 GOONGERAH
50.0 CANN RIVER (POST OFFICE)
    W Gippsland
56.2 CLYDEBANK
54.0 MITCHELL RIVER @ GLENALADALE
52.6 REEVES KNOB

TASMANIA
    N Coast
106.0 PIPERS RIVER (YARROW BANKS)
85.4 MOUNT ARTHUR (MOUNTAIN ROAD)
82.6 WEYMOUTH (TAM O'SHANTER)
67.6 LEBRINA
63.2 EVANDALE (CAMBOCK LANE)
58.8 GEORGE TOWN (SOUTH STREET)

13.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.2 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

2.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.9 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
1.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.7 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
0.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

989 (41.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
820 (34.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
780 (32.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
779 (32.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
764 (31.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
753 (31.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
742 (30.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
729 (30.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
703 (29.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
696 (29.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
693 (28.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
669 (27.9) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
644 (26.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
626 (26.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
623 (26.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
623 (26.0) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
618 (25.8) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
617 (25.7) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
615 (25.6) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
614 (25.6) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
602 (25.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
109/15 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
106/16 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
100/20 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
97/17 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
91/20 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
TINDAL RAAF
6.2mm in 9 min to 20:13 41.3mm/h
9.2mm in 7 min to 20:20 78.9mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 18.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
MOUNT ISA AERO
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE
32.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
GEORGETOWN AIRPORT
25.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.3mm/h
    Central Coast E
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
    Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
MT NOWA NOWA
30.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    N Coast
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)
13.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.2mm/h
    E Coast
SWAN ISLAND
12.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Cent Wheatbelt
LAKE GRACE : 85(290/ 69 ) at 19:05
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE : 89(250/ 65 ) at 15:03
NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 82(220/ 63 ) at 19:47
GREEN CAPE AWS : 104(230/ 67 ) at 18:48
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 100(250/ 74 ) at 20:03
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 82(253/ 67 ) at 15:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 82(210/ 72 ) at 19:00
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(220/ 70 ) at 14:44
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(260/ 78 ) at 22:00