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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 41.9 +12.5 13.8 -2.5 11.3 0.0 8.8 -- 614 (25.6) 43/16
PERTH AIRPORT 37.1 +8.3 14.0 -0.8 11.0 0.0 9.6 13.2 558 (23.3) 58/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.5 +3.3 8.8 -3.7 7.4 0.0 7.8 13.1 263 (11.0) 41/17
BUNBURY 31.2 -- 12.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 423 (17.6) 37/11
MANDURAH 32.2 -- 16.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 491 (20.5) 43/06
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +1.7 22.9 -2.4 23.3 19.8 8.4 10.3 261 (10.9) 30/01
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.5 +5.2 24.7 +4.6 20.6 0.0 15.2 9.1 308 (12.8) 67/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.0 -4.9 18.2 +2.3 -- -- -- -- 648 (27.0) 59/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.7 -4.0 15.6 +0.2 14.3 0.0 13.4 10.9 425 (17.7) 50/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.1 -2.6 13.7 +3.9 10.5 0.0 13.4 8.3 555 (23.1) 63/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.1 +1.1 22.6 -0.4 21.7 0.0 7.8 10.8 240 (10.0) 63/15
CAIRNS AERO 32.2 +0.9 23.9 +0.6 22.6 14.6 9.2 12.1 486 (20.3) 35/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +0.3 22.7 -1.3 21.4 0.0 10.6 11.7 497 (20.7) 37/15
MACKAY M.O 29.1 -0.8 24.9 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- 1.6 567 (23.6) 45/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.2 -0.9 22.0 +0.9 19.4 0.0 9.0 -- 382 (15.9) 35/09
BUNDABERG AERO 29.7 +0.5 20.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 7.8 -- 357 (14.9) 35/13
NAMBOUR DPI 29.0 -0.1 17.8 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 30.6 +3.8 19.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 48/16
BRISBANE AERO 28.2 -- 19.5 -- 17.4 0.0 6.0 12.2 321 (13.4) 43/19
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.0 -- 15.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 487 (20.3) 39/23
GUNNEDAH SCS 33.2 +2.2 21.2 +3.8 18.2 0.0 8.0 -- 109 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.4 +4.1 20.0 +1.9 18.0 0.0 7.0 7.4 335 (14.0) 52/18
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 31.0 -- 17.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 37.0 +9.8 14.5 -2.0 9.2 0.0 7.4 10.2 365 (15.2) 59/19
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 37.6 +10.7 13.7 -1.4 15.3 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 52/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 29.7 +5.4 15.9 +4.8 10.5 0.0 7.4 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 38.0 -- 18.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 39.6 +14.0 19.5 +2.2 16.9 0.0 9.8 10.7 544 (22.7) 87/17
RICHMOND RAAF 37.5 -- 15.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 78/15
BELLAMBI AWS 35.7 -- 18.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 467 (19.5) 85/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 34.8 +8.7 12.9 +1.7 10.0 0.0 6.8 12.7 189 ( 7.9) 68/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 36.1 +6.8 17.1 +3.4 14.7 0.0 8.8 13.0 248 (10.3) 63/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 32.0 -- 15.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.0 -1.0 17.7 +3.0 17.1 0.0 13.4 13.4 366 (15.3) 46/20
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.7 -1.6 18.5 +6.4 16.7 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 48/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.8 -0.9 17.8 +6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 58/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.6 +0.5 18.5 +5.7 18.0 0.0 11.4 -- 208 ( 8.7) 34/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.7 -- 16.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 72/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.0 -2.5 13.3 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 554 (23.1) 55/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.6 -0.7 15.3 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 54/15
HOBART AIRPORT 20.4 0.0 16.1 +5.5 14.3 3.2 8.2 3.4 385 (16.0) 52/11
  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

48.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
46.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
45.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA
45.2 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
45.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+15.6   42.1 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+14.2   37.0 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+14.0   39.6 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+13.6   38.6 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
+12.9   37.2 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW

33.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
33.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
31.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
31.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
30.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+8.8   27.7 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
+8.1   21.8 TEMORA A.R.S. SW Slopes N NSW
+8.0   30.4 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+7.8   21.3 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
+7.6   12.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
+7.6   22.7 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW

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

6.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
12.0 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
12.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-5.6   12.0 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.4   14.2 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.1   12.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-4.9   23.0 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.8   22.5 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA

6.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
6.9 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
7.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
7.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
8.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-6.1   6.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-3.7   8.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-3.7   9.5 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-3.5   15.5 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-3.1   11.5 BALGAIR Eucla 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.
242.2 PINELANDS N Rivers NT
50.6 HOWARD SPRINGS N Rivers NT
50.0 BURDEKIN DAM Central Coast W QLD
42.0 NORTHLAKES N Rivers NT
34.0 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
242.2 PINELANDS
50.6 HOWARD SPRINGS
42.0 NORTHLAKES

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast W
50.0 BURDEKIN DAM
    Maranoa
34.0 INJUNE POST OFFICE

13.4 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.1 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

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5.5 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
5.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
3.4 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
2.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

966 (40.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
920 (38.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
897 (37.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
890 (37.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
881 (36.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
875 (36.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
825 (34.4) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
812 (33.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
803 (33.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
762 (31.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
758 (31.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
743 (31.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
729 (30.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
724 (30.2) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
705 (29.4) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
701 (29.2) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
697 (29.0) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
686 (28.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
677 (28.2) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
667 (27.8) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
663 (27.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
660 (27.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
656 (27.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
656 (27.3) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
652 (27.2) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
651 (27.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
648 (27.0) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
644 (26.8) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
634 (26.4) CAPE BORDA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
632 (26.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
631 (26.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
624 (26.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
620 (25.8) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
617 (25.7) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
616 (25.7) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
614 (25.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
613 (25.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
612 (25.5) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
610 (25.4) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
607 (25.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
603 (25.1) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
113/20 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
109/06 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
108/15 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
106/09 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
106/20 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
96/07 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
94/23 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
94/01 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
93/01 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
91/15 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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
    N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
10.8mm in 27 min to 15:51 24.0mm/h
    W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO
8.6mm in 40 min to 23:31 12.9mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
7.2mm in 31 min to 18:00 13.9mm/h
    Central Coast E
MACKAY MO
10.6mm in 31 min to 18:31 20.5mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    N Tablelands W
INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE
7.2mm in 16 min to 21:00 27.0mm/h
    North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
8.0mm in 23 min to 16:30 20.9mm/h
    Hunter Valley
PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)
5.4mm in 13 min to 19:18 24.9mm/h
SCONE AIRPORT AWS
1.6mm in 1 min to 16:01 96.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Plateau
TERRITORY GRAPE FARM : 85(130/ 63 ) at 16:19
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO : 87(250/ 65 ) at 20:12
    Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS : 91(250/ 54 ) at 16:38
SCONE AIRPORT AWS : 108(120/ 72 ) at 16:03
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO : 87(260/ 63 ) at 17:27
BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS : 87(270/ 69 ) at 17:08
SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) : 89(260/ 70 ) at 17:31
    Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS : 85(160/ 70 ) at 19:04
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 87(190/ 65 ) at 19:00
    South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 76(220/ 65 ) at 17:00
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 109(320/ 87 ) at 08:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 91(340/ 61 ) at 07:30
MT HOTHAM : 91(320/ 69 ) at 08:00
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 113(250/ 78 ) at 21:43
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 89(257/ 70 ) at 20:10
    N Central
EILDON FIRE TOWER : 76(230/ 63 ) at 20:29
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 89(240/ 69 ) at 17:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 87(260/ 69 ) at 18:00
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 82(290/ 65 ) at 14:05
SWAN ISLAND : 76(270/ 63 ) at 17:30
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(310/ 63 ) at 06:53
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(250/ 74 ) at 10:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 87(310/ 67 ) at 03:00
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 95(310/ 61 ) at 01:01
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(250/ 87 ) at 21:09