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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 December
Western Australia:
011019 EYRE 43.5 (42.3, 17)


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 17.1 +0.8 13.9 0.0 7.0 -- 375 (15.6) 34/14
PERTH AIRPORT 26.4 -2.4 19.3 +4.5 19.0 0.0 8.0 10.5 347 (14.5) 48/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 28.8 +5.6 11.8 -0.7 10.9 0.0 4.4 11.6 269 (11.2) 54/14
BUNBURY 23.6 -- 18.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 365 (15.2) 39/09
MANDURAH 23.1 -- 20.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 35/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.6 +2.1 22.1 -3.2 22.4 32.4 12.0 6.5 275 (11.5) 65/01
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.5 +3.2 21.9 +1.8 17.6 0.0 16.0 13.3 387 (16.1) 48/15
WHYALLA AERO 34.2 +6.3 13.0 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 35/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 32.0 +5.3 13.1 -2.3 13.0 0.0 4.6 13.0 147 ( 6.1) 26/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.1 +2.4 5.9 -3.9 6.0 0.0 4.8 12.8 218 ( 9.1) 35/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.9 +1.9 22.2 -0.8 17.1 0.0 9.8 12.7 -- 32/16
CAIRNS AERO 33.1 +1.8 26.8 +3.5 23.8 0.0 5.4 11.3 249 (10.4) 37/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +1.0 27.4 +3.4 26.6 0.0 9.4 12.6 377 (15.7) 37/15
MACKAY M.O 31.7 +1.8 25.9 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- 4.8 303 (12.6) 46/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.5 -0.6 23.9 +2.8 22.2 0.0 12.0 -- 350 (14.6) 45/07
BUNDABERG AERO 29.5 +0.3 22.4 +2.0 -- 0.0 10.4 -- 523 (21.8) 41/08
NAMBOUR DPI 25.4 -3.7 20.8 +2.7 -- 1.6 9.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.4 -0.4 19.7 0.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 489 (20.4) 35/01
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 -- 20.7 -- 19.6 0.4 9.0 9.7 447 (18.6) 32/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.8 -- 16.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 705 (29.4) 50/00
GUNNEDAH SCS 29.9 -1.1 15.9 -1.5 14.3 0.0 8.6 -- 211 ( 8.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.4 -1.9 18.4 +0.3 17.4 0.2 4.2 5.5 398 (16.6) 30/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.9 -- 17.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.8 -0.4 17.5 +1.0 13.6 0.0 6.0 12.2 383 (16.0) 39/19
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.6 -1.3 14.9 -0.2 16.9 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 30/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.4 +0.1 10.0 -1.1 7.0 0.0 5.8 13.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.8 -- 15.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 +0.4 17.2 -0.1 14.8 0.0 7.8 12.7 447 (18.6) 48/16
RICHMOND RAAF 29.0 -- 16.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 35/16
BELLAMBI AWS 22.8 -- 16.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 43/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.5 +1.4 11.5 +0.3 8.5 0.0 7.0 13.2 241 (10.0) 37/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.9 +0.6 10.4 -3.3 8.7 0.0 7.8 13.9 257 (10.7) 37/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 28.4 -- 11.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 32.8 +2.8 12.0 -2.7 10.0 0.0 8.0 13.7 254 (10.6) 26/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.9 +0.6 9.4 -2.7 8.8 0.0 7.0 -- 436 (18.2) 32/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 27.9 +1.2 8.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.9 -0.2 12.9 +0.1 9.8 0.0 5.4 -- 116 ( 4.8) 24/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.5 -- 7.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 35/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.5 0.0 7.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 31/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.5 +1.2 7.3 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 35/15
HOBART AIRPORT 21.4 +1.0 12.3 +1.7 9.7 0.0 6.4 7.0 518 (21.6) 52/15
  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

46.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
46.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
46.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
46.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.0 LEONORA Goldfields WA
45.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

+18.5   43.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+18.2   42.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+15.3   40.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+14.9   45.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+14.2   43.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

32.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
31.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
31.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
30.6 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.5 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA

+10.2   23.4 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.4   24.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.3   22.9 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+8.0   22.1 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+6.7   19.0 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+6.7   18.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

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

7.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.4 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
11.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-6.5   13.1 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.4   11.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-5.2   23.0 KARNET Lower West WA
-5.1   22.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-5.1   12.5 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.6   17.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-7.2   3.6 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-5.7   13.2 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
-5.6   12.6 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-5.4   5.7 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-5.4   5.3 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.
81.8 OLD DELAMERE N Rivers NT
62.4 ELIZABETH VALLEY N Rivers NT
61.0 KOOLBURRA S Peninsula QLD
60.2 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER N Rivers NT
55.4 KILLARNEY N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
55.2 KACHANA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
81.8 OLD DELAMERE
62.4 ELIZABETH VALLEY
60.2 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER
55.4 KILLARNEY
50.0 BEATRICE HILL

QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
61.0 KOOLBURRA
    Central Highlands
51.6 YANDABURRA

13.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.8 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

5.4 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
5.0 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
4.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
2.8 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

997 (41.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
868 (36.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
842 (35.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
833 (34.7) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
788 (32.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
788 (32.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
770 (32.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
755 (31.5) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
745 (31.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
734 (30.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
729 (30.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
705 (29.4) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
689 (28.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
682 (28.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
673 (28.0) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
667 (27.8) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
660 (27.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
649 (27.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
644 (26.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
629 (26.2) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
613 (25.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
603 (25.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
89/11 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
84/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/13 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
78/22 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
76/10 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
2.8mm in 2 min to 01:42 84.0mm/h
15.2mm in 18 min to 02:00 50.7mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 18.4mm/h
8.0mm in 21 min to 02:30 22.9mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 28.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.8mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
9.2mm in 47 min to 01:30 11.7mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
7.0mm in 19 min to 17:45 22.1mm/h
9.8mm in 7 min to 17:52 84.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
9.0mm in 38 min to 18:30 14.2mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
4.8mm in 6 min to 23:31 48.0mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
13.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 13.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
30.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 30.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.3mm/h
BRADSHAW
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
11.0mm in 30 min to 19:30 22.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.0mm/h
    Central Coast E
MACKAY MO
17.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 17.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
12.0mm in 1 hr 1 min to 12:00 11.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(310/ 76 ) at 11:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(250/ 69 ) at 00:00