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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
Queensland:
029039 MORNINGTON ISLAND 39.6 (39.0, 27)
Highest daily maximum temperature for December
Queensland:
029039 MORNINGTON ISLAND 39.6 (39.0, 27)


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 27.2 -2.2 15.9 -0.4 13.3 0.0 8.0 -- 342 (14.3) 39/16
PERTH AIRPORT 32.7 +3.9 17.3 +2.5 15.0 0.0 10.4 10.8 395 (16.5) 35/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.2 -1.0 13.2 +0.7 12.0 0.0 9.0 1.2 444 (18.5) 34/12
BUNBURY 32.1 -- 15.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 41/20
MANDURAH 25.4 -- 19.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 31/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.6 +3.1 25.5 +0.2 25.7 0.0 10.0 7.7 387 (16.1) 37/01
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.3 +2.0 17.7 -2.4 13.2 0.0 16.8 13.2 403 (16.8) 39/08
WHYALLA AERO 26.3 -1.6 15.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 519 (21.6) 35/
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.8 +0.1 11.2 -4.2 7.3 0.8 5.2 12.8 254 (10.6) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.5 -1.2 6.3 -3.5 4.8 0.2 3.0 11.1 412 (17.2) 34/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.6 +0.6 20.3 -2.7 17.6 3.0 4.6 12.5 -- --
CAIRNS AERO 31.7 +0.4 24.5 +1.2 21.1 0.0 5.6 8.0 231 ( 9.6) 30/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.9 +3.5 26.6 +2.6 25.7 0.0 6.4 12.3 293 (12.2) 32/20
MACKAY M.O 34.4 +4.5 26.1 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- 9.2 525 (21.9) 43/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.6 +3.5 25.0 +3.9 22.5 0.0 10.0 -- 273 (11.4) 43/16
BUNDABERG AERO 33.9 +4.7 24.2 +3.8 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 459 (19.1) 43/16
NAMBOUR DPI 30.6 +1.5 21.0 +2.9 -- 0.0 8.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.6 +1.8 22.7 +3.0 -- -- -- -- -- 50/13
BRISBANE AERO 28.5 -- 20.7 -- 17.4 0.0 7.0 13.1 313 (13.0) 43/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.2 -- 18.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 524 (21.8) 63/22
GUNNEDAH SCS 28.9 -2.1 17.1 -0.3 14.3 0.0 9.0 -- 174 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.8 -1.5 18.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 6.2 2.6 284 (11.8) 41/07
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.9 -- 17.4 -- -- 0.8 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.5 -3.7 17.6 +1.1 14.3 0.0 10.4 7.5 454 (18.9) 43/02
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.7 -4.2 16.6 +1.5 18.6 1.4 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 28/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.5 -1.8 7.0 -4.1 4.0 0.0 6.2 13.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.7 -- 14.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.6 -3.0 18.1 +0.8 15.9 1.4 8.8 10.6 585 (24.4) 50/10
RICHMOND RAAF 24.7 -- 18.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 379 (15.8) 43/15
BELLAMBI AWS 20.4 -- 16.6 -- -- 3.8 -- -- 401 (16.7) 43/03
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.1 -2.0 8.5 -2.7 4.5 0.4 8.0 12.8 462 (19.3) 43/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.7 -2.6 9.0 -4.7 6.8 0.0 10.0 13.8 562 (23.4) 39/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.5 -- 9.5 -- -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 -2.9 12.4 -2.3 11.0 0.0 8.0 13.5 403 (16.8) 32/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.3 -4.0 9.1 -3.0 10.8 0.0 6.6 -- 493 (20.5) 46/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.7 -4.0 7.4 -3.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 426 (17.8) 41/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.0 -3.1 13.5 +0.7 11.4 1.8 3.4 -- 106 ( 4.4) 24/16
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.4 -- 8.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 488 (20.3) 37/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.1 -3.4 6.3 -3.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 498 (20.8) 43/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.8 -0.5 7.2 -3.3 -- 6.4 -- -- 275 (11.5) 30/14
HOBART AIRPORT 21.0 +0.6 9.7 -0.9 5.9 5.6 5.0 8.3 452 (18.8) 48/16
  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

45.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
45.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
45.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
44.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+19.1   43.5 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+14.7   42.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+14.3   41.4 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.9   44.7 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.7   42.3 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.7   37.4 EUCLA Eucla WA

34.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
29.9 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
29.7 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
29.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
29.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
29.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+11.1   26.9 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.8   23.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.6   26.5 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.8   25.3 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+9.7   23.6 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

7.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
9.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-6.3   17.9 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC
-5.6   23.9 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-5.5   18.4 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.2   23.4 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.2   23.7 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC

-5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-0.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-8.7   -5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.7   -3.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.9   6.5 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.5   -1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.2   4.5 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

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.
190.0 WATHANIIN N Peninsula QLD
115.2 LITTLE YABBA SFR 274 Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
73.2 UPPER FERGUSSON RIVER N Rivers NT
62.0 KAROOLA (LOWER TURNERS MARSH) N Coast TAS
57.2 PINE CREEK COUNCIL N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
73.2 UPPER FERGUSSON RIVER
57.2 PINE CREEK COUNCIL
56.4 PORT KEATS AERO
56.0 MANBULLOO
53.4 PINE CREEK

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
190.0 WATHANIIN
    S Peninsula
57.0 MUSGRAVE
    Gulf Country
54.2 LOTUS VALE
    Brisbane/SE Coast
115.2 LITTLE YABBA SFR 274

TASMANIA
    N Coast
62.0 KAROOLA (LOWER TURNERS MARSH)

13.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

6.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
4.5 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
2.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
1.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1166 (48.6) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
889 (37.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
874 (36.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
790 (32.9) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
772 (32.2) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
761 (31.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
741 (30.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
731 (30.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
725 (30.2) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
712 (29.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
704 (29.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
703 (29.3) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
684 (28.5) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
671 (28.0) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
665 (27.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
644 (26.8) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
633 (26.4) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
633 (26.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
629 (26.2) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
628 (26.2) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
625 (26.0) BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
624 (26.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
622 (25.9) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
619 (25.8) YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
616 (25.7) BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
614 (25.6) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
607 (25.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
606 (25.3) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
605 (25.2) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
98/20 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
93/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
89/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/20 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
78/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC

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
    E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
16.0mm in 45 min to 20:53 21.3mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
11.2mm in 20 min to 21:13 33.6mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
6.4mm in 11 min to 20:30 34.9mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
9.8mm in 53 min to 21:23 11.1mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
45.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 45.2mm/h
8.2mm in 37 min to 05:07 13.3mm/h
54.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 18.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
9.2mm in 41 min to 16:39 13.5mm/h
4.2mm in 12 min to 17:00 21.0mm/h
5.8mm in 16 min to 17:16 21.8mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.6mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Cent Wheatbelt
NEWDEGATE RES.STATION : 85(350/ 67 ) at 16:13
    Goldfields
LAVERTON AERO : 98(300/ 45 ) at 20:52
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(240/ 80 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(310/ 67 ) at 18:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(260/ 70 ) at 21:53