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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

Storms cause minor damage in SE QLD

Widespread storms developed along the ranges from Gayndah south to the NSW border around 3 this afternoon, then moved slowly NE to cross the coast over the next four hours. The storms developed in a stationary trough lying from Mt Isa to Coolangatta.

Lightning strikes and trees blown onto powerlines blacked out around 7,500 properties on the Sunshine Coast and hinterland, parts of the northern Gold Coast and an area SW of Brisbane including Boonah. Five thousand homes in Bundaberg lost power between 11.30pm and 3am Tuesday. Two hundred homes in Redcliffe, Caboolture and Gympie were still without power on Tuesday morning. Lightning struck a Gympie service station, "knocking out the pumps and blowing the diesel bowser" according to an eyewitness, and putting it out of action for two days. Lightining also struck a Hervey Bay retirement village causing minor damage, while trees were brought down on the Bruce Highway at Kybong, 15km S of Gympie.

Heat and bushfires in WA

High temperatures streamed southward to bring maximum temperatures above 38C to much of WA today. An area of great heat has developed over the Pilbara and Kimberley over the weekend; today a trough down the west coast produced a broad northerly airflow across the state, advecting the heat to the South Coast.

The highest maxima relative to average were in the Great Southern and Central Wheatbelt. Ongerup's 39.8 was 12.7 above normal, while many others were over 10 above. Temperatures remained high in the Pilbara with Marble Bar recording a top of 46.6 after an overnight low of 33.4.

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 29.4 0.0 16.5 +0.2 12.8 0.0 10.2 -- 379 (15.8) 43/16
PERTH AIRPORT 36.7 +7.9 15.8 +1.0 13.7 0.0 10.8 12.7 404 (16.8) 43/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.4 +4.2 13.0 +0.5 10.7 0.0 7.6 10.3 478 (19.9) 24/15
BUNBURY 32.1 -- 15.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 43/17
MANDURAH 31.0 -- 21.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 54/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +1.4 26.7 +1.4 26.1 0.0 6.8 8.0 264 (11.0) 26/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.6 +3.3 20.9 +0.8 15.9 0.2 12.0 12.6 336 (14.0) 43/17
WHYALLA AERO 24.3 -3.6 17.2 +1.3 -- -- -- -- -- 48/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.5 -1.2 13.5 -1.9 10.4 0.0 8.0 12.3 376 (15.7) 43/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.6 -1.1 6.2 -3.6 5.2 0.6 4.8 12.1 502 (20.9) 41/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.0 +2.0 22.6 -0.4 21.6 0.0 8.6 8.2 196 ( 8.2) 37/23
CAIRNS AERO 32.8 +1.5 23.8 +0.5 22.5 0.0 8.0 10.9 407 (17.0) 35/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +0.4 25.4 +1.4 24.3 0.0 9.0 10.7 454 (18.9) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 30.5 +0.6 21.7 -1.2 -- 24.0 -- 10.5 340 (14.2) 28/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.7 +4.6 19.7 -1.4 17.1 0.0 9.2 -- 242 (10.1) 39/16
BUNDABERG AERO 31.5 +2.3 20.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 343 (14.3) 41/18
NAMBOUR DPI 35.8 +6.7 19.3 +1.2 -- 0.0 18.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 30.0 +3.2 22.3 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 52/13
BRISBANE AERO 31.8 -- 20.2 -- 18.0 0.0 8.4 10.1 517 (21.5) 54/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 33.4 -- 18.2 -- -- 0.4 -- -- 358 (14.9) 63/20
GUNNEDAH SCS 31.3 +0.3 18.6 +1.2 15.1 0.0 8.6 -- 252 (10.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.7 -2.6 17.7 -0.4 15.4 2.0 3.8 1.9 400 (16.7) 54/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.7 -- 18.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.6 -3.6 19.4 +2.9 17.7 0.8 9.6 8.3 554 (23.1) 48/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.4 -3.5 17.5 +2.4 18.6 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 39/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.3 -3.0 10.5 -0.6 5.9 2.2 10.0 11.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.1 -- 14.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.2 -3.4 17.7 +0.4 16.9 1.2 11.0 10.3 648 (27.0) 52/12
RICHMOND RAAF 24.8 -- 15.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 43/12
BELLAMBI AWS 20.6 -- 16.8 -- -- 1.0 -- -- 521 (21.7) 55/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.1 -2.0 10.7 -0.5 6.3 0.0 14.6 12.7 526 (21.9) 37/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.4 -2.9 11.4 -2.3 9.4 0.0 16.0 13.0 650 (27.1) 45/02
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.4 -- 11.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.7 -3.3 13.3 -1.4 12.0 0.0 13.0 13.3 489 (20.4) 37/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.8 -4.5 9.2 -2.9 8.9 0.0 26.6 -- 497 (20.7) 45/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.4 -3.3 8.4 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 485 (20.2) 37/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.4 -2.7 13.2 +0.4 11.0 0.0 4.4 -- 232 ( 9.7) 21/00
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.8 -- 9.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 581 (24.2) 52/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.9 -3.6 5.8 -3.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 514 (21.4) 37/17
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.5 +0.2 6.3 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 37/17
HOBART AIRPORT 19.0 -1.4 11.0 +0.4 7.9 5.2 5.4 13.2 522 (21.8) 55/10
  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

46.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
46.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
46.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
45.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
45.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
45.2 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+12.7   39.8 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.6   39.9 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.6   40.0 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.6   41.2 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.2   40.4 WAGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

33.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
33.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
31.8 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
31.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
30.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

+9.6   27.8 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+9.1   30.1 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+7.9   23.7 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA
+7.8   30.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+7.7   31.8 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA

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

7.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
11.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.5   21.9 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.9   22.8 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.6   19.0 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-5.5   24.0 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-5.2   18.7 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-10.7   0.0 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.6   5.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.7   -2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.5   -1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.2   -2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

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.
64.8 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
44.0 INKATA W Kimberley WA
39.5 KACHANA E Kimberley WA
39.0 SCONE (KINGDON PONDS) Hunter Valley NSW
39.0 DEBESA W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
39.5 KACHANA
    W Kimberley
44.0 INKATA
39.0 DEBESA

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
39.0 SCONE (KINGDON PONDS)

TASMANIA
    W Coast
64.8 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION)

13.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.4 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

.....

8.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
8.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
4.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
4.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

1136 (47.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
964 (40.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
933 (38.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
919 (38.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
886 (36.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
883 (36.8) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
878 (36.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
878 (36.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
858 (35.8) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
856 (35.7) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
854 (35.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
834 (34.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
814 (33.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
800 (33.3) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
772 (32.2) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
756 (31.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
755 (31.5) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
740 (30.8) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
727 (30.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
710 (29.6) DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
708 (29.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
704 (29.3) BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
704 (29.3) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
700 (29.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
699 (29.1) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
692 (28.8) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
679 (28.3) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
678 (28.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
673 (28.0) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
667 (27.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
666 (27.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
662 (27.6) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
657 (27.4) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
656 (27.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
652 (27.2) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
652 (27.2) YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
650 (27.1) WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
648 (27.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
642 (26.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
638 (26.6) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
635 (26.5) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
634 (26.4) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
628 (26.2) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
627 (26.1) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
627 (26.1) WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
623 (26.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
622 (25.9) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
621 (25.9) WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
621 (25.9) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
617 (25.7) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
615 (25.6) CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
611 (25.5) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
608 (25.3) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
600 (25.0) NHILL AERODROME Wimmera N VIC
100/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
89/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
87/00 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
85/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
81/16 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD

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
WARMUN
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
GYMPIE
6.8mm in 20 min to 17:52 20.4mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
10.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Central Highlands
EMERALD AIRPORT : 82(180/ 63 ) at 16:41
    Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 78(210/ 69 ) at 18:36
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(240/ 83 ) at 02:30
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 83(241/ 67 ) at 01:20
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 78(230/ 69 ) at 00:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(310/ 69 ) at 23:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(230/ 74 ) at 03:30
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(240/ 74 ) at 00:00