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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

None known


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 34.3 +4.9 15.5 -0.8 13.8 0.0 8.8 -- 668 (27.8) 52/17
PERTH AIRPORT 28.7 -0.1 10.6 -4.2 7.9 0.0 7.6 13.1 463 (19.3) 45/19
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.8 -1.4 11.0 -1.5 8.9 0.0 5.6 12.2 378 (15.8) 39/13
BUNBURY 24.8 -- 8.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 43/14
MANDURAH 24.8 -- 14.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 430 (17.9) 46/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +1.4 22.6 -2.7 23.9 15.0 6.8 10.2 320 (13.3) 65/21
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 42.1 +6.8 18.8 -1.3 14.8 0.0 15.6 13.3 277 (11.5) 35/11
WHYALLA AERO 42.5 +14.6 18.5 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 55/20
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 39.3 +12.6 21.8 +6.4 14.4 0.0 8.0 12.2 259 (10.8) 43/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 38.3 +15.6 17.6 +7.8 15.3 0.0 8.0 12.2 294 (12.3) 59/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.8 -0.2 21.9 -1.1 20.1 7.6 10.8 9.7 377 (15.7) 55/14
CAIRNS AERO 32.8 +1.5 24.8 +1.5 23.4 0.0 10.2 11.5 482 (20.1) 50/19
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +0.3 23.5 -0.5 22.9 9.4 10.2 12.0 443 (18.5) 48/20
MACKAY M.O 29.1 -0.8 25.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- 11.0 541 (22.5) 45/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 -1.1 22.3 +1.2 20.4 0.0 10.0 -- 328 (13.7) 41/13
BUNDABERG AERO 29.3 +0.1 19.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 7.8 -- 316 (13.2) 39/12
NAMBOUR DPI 27.8 -1.3 19.7 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.6 -0.2 21.4 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 28/08
BRISBANE AERO 27.6 -- 22.6 -- 21.6 0.0 7.2 10.2 433 (18.0) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.2 -- 17.7 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 482 (20.1) 41/11
GUNNEDAH SCS 32.3 +1.3 17.7 +0.3 16.3 0.0 9.8 -- 261 (10.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.1 +0.8 19.9 +1.8 17.9 0.0 5.8 8.2 404 (16.8) 35/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.0 -- 16.3 -- -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.1 -2.1 15.4 -1.1 11.1 0.0 6.0 11.8 369 (15.4) 35/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.3 -1.6 16.6 +1.5 18.4 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 28/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.5 +2.2 11.8 +0.7 9.0 0.2 7.0 13.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.7 -- 17.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 +0.4 19.1 +1.8 17.2 0.0 8.0 12.4 441 (18.4) 46/19
RICHMOND RAAF 28.6 -- 17.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 34/16
BELLAMBI AWS 22.6 -- 17.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 43/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.4 +3.3 14.2 +3.0 13.7 0.0 10.2 10.4 327 (13.6) 34/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.2 +4.9 15.9 +2.2 13.5 0.0 8.0 13.8 303 (12.6) 34/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.5 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 38.6 +8.6 19.3 +4.6 16.2 0.0 10.2 13.7 244 (10.2) 37/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 32.9 +5.6 11.5 -0.6 12.1 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 30/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 33.8 +7.1 12.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 30/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 34.7 +10.6 15.1 +2.3 12.8 0.0 5.2 -- 109 ( 4.5) 28/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 36.6 -- 10.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 39/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.6 +9.1 11.1 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 39/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 25.1 +2.8 13.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 34/13
HOBART AIRPORT 31.8 +11.4 12.9 +2.3 10.7 0.0 6.6 7.0 446 (18.6) 35/23
  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 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
44.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
44.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
44.2 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
44.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
44.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
44.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

+17.6   37.8 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
+16.3   36.6 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+16.1   35.8 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
+15.6   38.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+14.6   42.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+14.6   38.9 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

30.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
30.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+11.6   25.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+11.6   24.1 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+10.9   24.7 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+10.1   26.3 PORT PIRIE ZINIFEX Lower North SA
+9.5   30.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

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

17.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
19.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
19.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
19.6 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
19.9 LOW HEAD N Coast TAS

-6.0   29.0 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
-3.9   30.0 SURAT Maranoa QLD
-3.3   36.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
-3.0   35.0 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
-3.0   23.7 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

3.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.0 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA

-5.5   8.0 KARNET Lower West WA
-5.3   6.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-4.7   7.6 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
-4.5   8.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-4.4   12.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-4.4   10.4 PEARCE RAAF 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.
118.0 PINELANDS N Rivers NT
88.0 KELSEY CREEK DITTMER RD Central Coast E QLD
85.0 HECATE Central Coast E QLD
79.4 LETHEBROOK Central Coast E QLD
67.0 THORAK CEMETERY N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
118.0 PINELANDS
67.0 THORAK CEMETERY
58.8 BULMAN AWS
56.0 BORDER STORE

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
88.0 KELSEY CREEK DITTMER RD
85.0 HECATE
79.4 LETHEBROOK
58.0 UPPER DON ALERT
50.0 MOSS VALE ALERT

13.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.7 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

.....

7.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
7.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
6.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
4.7 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
4.0 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1005 (41.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
848 (35.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
794 (33.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
768 (32.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
727 (30.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
668 (27.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
661 (27.5) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
654 (27.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
644 (26.8) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
611 (25.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
606 (25.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
83/19 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
83/21 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
80/18 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
72/13 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
72/16 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
72/11 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
72/23 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
19.6mm in 32 min to 22:00 36.8mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 19.6mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
32.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.7mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
5.8mm in 14 min to 01:30 24.9mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
10.0mm in 30 min to 08:30 20.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 10.4mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.0mm/h
BULMAN AWS
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
6.0mm in 15 min to 14:13 24.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
17.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 17.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
    Maranoa
INJUNE POST OFFICE
32.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
11.2mm in 30 min to 02:30 22.4mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 15.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
9.6mm in 43 min to 13:13 13.4mm/h
12.2mm in 17 min to 13:30 43.1mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 21.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 72(220/ 65 ) at 17:10
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT : 83(210/ 65 ) at 19:01