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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:
013011 WARBURTON AIRFIELD 45.5 (44.4, 15)


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 26.8 -2.6 16.1 -0.2 14.1 0.0 7.6 -- 328 (13.7) 46/20
PERTH AIRPORT 26.0 -2.8 14.3 -0.5 13.4 0.0 8.0 11.3 371 (15.5) 39/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.2 -1.0 10.6 -1.9 8.3 0.0 8.6 6.1 398 (16.6) 50/09
BUNBURY 23.3 -- 17.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 41/17
MANDURAH 23.3 -- 19.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 39/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +2.4 25.6 +0.3 25.3 0.0 5.2 6.5 221 ( 9.2) 76/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.6 +3.3 16.6 -3.5 12.2 0.0 16.0 13.2 349 (14.5) 43/12
WHYALLA AERO 37.7 +9.8 15.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 34/08
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 37.5 +10.8 16.4 +1.0 7.0 0.0 7.6 12.8 164 ( 6.8) 30/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 32.5 +9.8 9.8 0.0 8.6 0.0 5.4 13.7 270 (11.3) 34/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.1 +1.1 20.0 -3.0 18.1 0.0 11.2 9.0 217 ( 9.0) 58/21
CAIRNS AERO 33.1 +1.8 25.4 +2.1 23.9 0.0 8.6 11.5 413 (17.2) 43/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.0 +0.6 24.7 +0.7 24.1 1.4 10.2 11.0 470 (19.6) 39/20
MACKAY M.O 28.9 -1.0 23.4 +0.5 -- 17.8 -- 5.1 565 (23.5) 43/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.5 -0.6 22.6 +1.5 21.0 0.0 11.8 -- 432 (18.0) 39/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.8 +0.6 19.3 -1.1 -- 0.0 7.6 -- 396 (16.5) 37/11
NAMBOUR DPI 28.1 -1.0 15.8 -2.3 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.5 17.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 32/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 -- 18.7 -- 16.3 0.0 7.8 12.1 301 (12.5) 37/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.8 -- 15.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 555 (23.1) 39/23
GUNNEDAH SCS 32.5 +1.5 17.7 +0.3 14.6 0.0 5.8 -- 151 ( 6.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.5 +0.2 16.7 -1.4 13.4 0.0 4.8 12.5 264 (11.0) 35/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.6 -- 13.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.8 -2.4 14.4 -2.1 11.0 0.0 6.4 12.0 344 (14.3) 37/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.9 -2.0 13.6 -1.5 15.2 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 26/17
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.5 +1.2 10.9 -0.2 5.9 0.0 7.4 13.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.6 -- 13.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.8 -0.8 18.7 +1.4 14.1 0.0 8.4 9.4 481 (20.0) 37/17
RICHMOND RAAF 27.6 -- 16.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 44/14
BELLAMBI AWS 22.3 -- 17.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 37/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.7 +1.6 13.2 +2.0 11.0 0.0 6.2 12.6 297 (12.4) 41/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.4 +2.1 10.9 -2.8 8.5 0.0 9.8 13.9 293 (12.2) 34/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.7 -- 11.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.0 +6.0 15.9 +1.2 13.0 0.0 11.2 13.6 215 ( 9.0) 24/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 30.0 +2.7 11.9 -0.2 11.3 0.0 8.2 -- 318 (13.3) 35/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.1 +4.4 11.7 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 37/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.0 +0.9 14.4 +1.6 12.4 0.0 6.6 -- 146 ( 6.1) 21/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.8 -- 8.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 28/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.8 +3.3 9.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 31/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.8 +2.5 8.9 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 39/14
HOBART AIRPORT 20.3 -0.1 13.3 +2.7 11.8 0.2 5.2 13.3 487 (20.3) 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

45.5 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
45.4 FORREST Eucla WA
45.2 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
45.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.0 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA

+19.9   44.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+16.8   43.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+14.6   38.8 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+14.4   41.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.6   36.8 MENINGIE Murray Valley SA

30.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
29.4 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
29.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.1 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+13.9   28.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+9.4   24.4 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.4   23.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+8.9   25.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.8   28.8 LEONORA Goldfields WA

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

15.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
17.8 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.6   26.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-4.3   20.4 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
-4.2   24.0 KARNET Lower West WA
-3.8   31.1 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-3.8   20.5 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW

3.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.3 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
4.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.8   9.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.1   13.9 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-3.7   12.5 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
-3.6   10.0 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-3.5   16.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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.
72.8 AVIEMORE Central Highlands QLD
65.0 FREITAG Central Highlands QLD
62.6 MORAMANA Central Highlands QLD
60.2 EASTMERE Central West QLD
55.0 HATFIELD (BENILKIE) Southwest Plains NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
50.8 NATHAN RIVER

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
52.0 KOUMALA HATFIELDS ROAD
    Central Highlands
72.8 AVIEMORE
65.0 FREITAG
62.6 MORAMANA
52.5 HILLSIDE
50.0 CAIRO
    Central West
60.2 EASTMERE
53.0 BANCHORY

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Southwest Plains
55.0 HATFIELD (BENILKIE)

VICTORIA
    E Central
51.4 BLACK SPUR

13.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.6 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.6 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

.....

6.7 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
6.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
6.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
5.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

962 (40.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
842 (35.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
830 (34.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
805 (33.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
805 (33.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
796 (33.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
777 (32.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
771 (32.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
769 (32.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
738 (30.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
697 (29.0) THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
669 (27.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
665 (27.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
648 (27.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
647 (27.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
631 (26.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
621 (25.9) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
619 (25.8) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
96/12 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
83/15 FORREST Eucla WA
76/15 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
76/15 DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON N Rivers NT
74/02 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

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
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
22.0mm in 1 hr 8 min to 22:30 19.4mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 5.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 19:30 5.7mm/h
NGAYAWILI
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
BULMAN AWS
42.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
24.4mm in 22 min to 12:53 66.5mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
7.4mm in 33 min to 16:54 13.5mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
8.0mm in 42 min to 14:59 11.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr 1 min to 16:00 10.6mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
14.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT : 76( 60/ 69 ) at 15:42
CENTRE ISLAND : 89( 90/ 69 ) at 12:31