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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

Severe storm strikes Roma QLD

Thunderstorms developed explosively across central southern QLD soon after 1.30 this afternoon in moist unstable air to the east of a trough lying through the state's west. By 6pm, a triangular area bounded by Rockhampton, Longreach and Dubbo in NSW was experiencing widespread storms.

The most violent to hit a town arrived in Roma shortly before 3pm, giving a peak wind gust of 104km/h at 2.47pm and depositing 20.6mm in the raingauge in 20 minutes to 3pm. Wind tore off part of the roof of the town's historic Grand Hotel, and brought down trees, powerlines and signs in the area, including around Wallumbilla, 40km to the east. Both Roma and Wallumbilla lost power during the storm, the latter not being restored for five hours.

An unusual late morning storm gave Rockhampton 28.8mm in the hour to midday, 16.6mm falling in just 14 minutes.

Isolated heavy rain across the tropics

Though the wet season is yet to begin, thunderstorms in the WA Kimberley and across the NT Top End are producing isolated heavy totals, while a moist onshore stream with some embedded storms has produced a few deluges in Far North Queensland.

Doongan, in the North Kimberley, received its heaviest 24 hour fall since 1 January with 76.0mm in the gauge at 9am, though most of this is likely to have been recorded in an area of heavy rain and storms late yesterday evening. An afternoon thunderstorm gave Weipa on Cape York Peninsula 42.4mm in the hour to 5pm, but it was wetter in the onshore stream on the eastern side of the peninsula where Daintree Tea reported 134mm for the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, and a score of stations on the QLD North Coast recorded between 50 and 80mm during the same period.

Heat, fires in SA

Hot northerlies pushed maximum temperatures over 40C along SA's west coast and Eyre Peninsula today, with a top recording of 41.0 at Ceduna, 14.8 above average. Other high readings are below.

A fire that started late afternoon in canola plantations along the Playford Highway on Kangaroo Island was brought under control by 50 firefighters aided by a water bomber overnight. The fire at one stage threatened a pine plantation.

NSW Namoi and Gwydir flood peaks join

Flood peaks in the Gwydir and Namoi Rivers that resulted from the heavy rain of 9 to 11 December are now converging on Walgett. The Gwydir flood peak has now entered the Barwon upstream of the town, while the Namoi peak is approaching the town from the SE. The Namoi joins the Barwon just a few kilometres NW of Walgett. Minor flooding is occurring around the town, with levels lower than expected because inflows from Thalaba Creek and the lower Gwydir Valley were overestimated. Near major flooding is still predicted for the middle Darling around Louth and Tilpa mid to late January.

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 26.5 -2.9 18.9 +2.6 16.9 0.0 9.4 -- 643 (26.8) 52/17
PERTH AIRPORT 24.8 -4.0 12.6 -2.2 10.9 0.0 9.4 11.5 470 (19.6) 45/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.6 -0.6 11.7 -0.8 9.9 0.2 5.8 11.1 335 (14.0) 48/14
BUNBURY 23.6 -- 10.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 50/16
MANDURAH 23.0 -- 17.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 478 (19.9) 52/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +1.7 25.9 +0.6 25.6 0.0 4.8 8.3 205 ( 8.5) 34/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.8 +3.5 22.9 +2.8 16.9 0.0 12.0 5.5 306 (12.8) 65/18
WHYALLA AERO 39.1 +11.2 15.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 48/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 35.3 +8.6 16.7 +1.3 10.7 0.0 6.8 12.4 199 ( 8.3) 34/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.5 +5.8 8.9 -0.9 5.9 0.0 6.0 11.6 337 (14.0) 41/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.5 +0.5 25.1 +2.1 24.0 0.0 11.8 8.5 293 (12.2) 37/01
CAIRNS AERO 30.8 -0.5 25.8 +2.5 24.1 0.0 8.0 3.5 353 (14.7) 32/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +1.0 26.9 +2.9 25.1 0.2 10.2 10.0 552 (23.0) 46/10
MACKAY M.O 30.7 +0.8 24.5 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.2 343 (14.3) 28/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.8 -1.3 23.1 +2.0 21.2 0.0 9.4 -- 319 (13.3) 55/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.6 +0.4 20.1 -0.3 -- 5.8 3.6 -- -- --
NAMBOUR DPI 28.6 -0.5 18.9 +0.8 -- 0.0 2.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.9 +1.1 18.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 39/08
BRISBANE AERO 28.0 -- 19.1 -- 16.2 0.0 3.4 12.3 267 (11.1) 52/22
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.5 -- 16.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 596 (24.8) 37/17
GUNNEDAH SCS 32.4 +1.4 17.2 -0.2 12.3 0.0 6.8 -- 92 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.5 +3.2 15.4 -2.7 11.9 0.0 6.4 11.9 276 (11.5) 48/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 -- 13.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.5 +1.3 13.2 -3.3 9.2 0.0 6.8 12.5 323 (13.5) 39/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.9 0.0 13.9 -1.2 15.2 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 26/07
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 28.0 +3.7 11.5 +0.4 7.2 0.0 6.7 13.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.9 -- 13.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.8 +0.2 19.5 +2.2 14.4 0.0 8.0 9.2 405 (16.9) 46/14
RICHMOND RAAF 31.3 -- 16.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 37/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.7 -- 19.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 31/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 32.1 +6.0 11.6 +0.4 7.7 0.0 9.8 11.8 304 (12.7) 45/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 35.0 +5.7 11.5 -2.2 9.2 0.0 7.8 13.6 246 (10.3) 46/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.6 -- 13.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.2 +6.2 15.4 +0.7 13.9 0.0 9.2 13.8 199 ( 8.3) 28/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.5 +4.2 12.3 +0.2 11.7 0.0 7.7 -- 335 (14.0) 24/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 32.2 +5.5 12.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 39/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.3 +0.2 14.6 +1.8 14.5 0.0 4.4 -- 139 ( 5.8) 22/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.6 -- 14.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 31/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.1 +3.6 10.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 43/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 25.1 +2.8 9.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 39/16
HOBART AIRPORT 19.3 -1.1 13.3 +2.7 10.8 0.0 3.2 11.4 294 (12.3) 50/11
  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

44.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
44.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
44.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
43.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
43.3 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD

+14.8   41.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+13.2   40.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.3   37.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.5   40.4 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA
+11.2   38.5 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+11.2   39.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

29.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.5 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
28.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
28.3 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
28.1 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+5.6   10.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
+5.4   27.7 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+5.0   26.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+4.9   27.6 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
+4.9   27.6 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD

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

12.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.8 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
15.8 PORT ARTHUR (PALMERS LOOKOUT) Southeast TAS
16.0 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-5.6   25.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-5.0   27.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-4.8   23.4 KARNET Lower West WA
-4.8   24.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-4.7   28.6 ENEABBA Central West WA

3.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-4.0   16.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-4.0   9.6 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-3.9   21.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-3.8   14.4 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-3.5   10.0 KARNET 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.
91.0 THE HIRSEL Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
76.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
71.5 YAGABURNE Darling Downs E QLD
64.0 BALURGA STATION N Peninsula QLD
60.0 LONE PINE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
76.0 DOONGAN

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
64.0 BALURGA STATION
    Central Highlands
52.4 ROLLESTON METEOR ST
    Wide Bay/Burnett
91.0 THE HIRSEL
60.0 LONE PINE
59.0 DARTS CREEK
52.8 MOUNT LARCOM POST OFFICE
    Darling Downs E
71.5 YAGABURNE

13.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.6 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

.....

3.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
3.5 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
3.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
1.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

873 (36.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
784 (32.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
780 (32.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
770 (32.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
749 (31.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
743 (31.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
739 (30.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
737 (30.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
722 (30.1) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
711 (29.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
668 (27.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
665 (27.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
643 (26.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
643 (26.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
641 (26.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
633 (26.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
626 (26.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
604 (25.2) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
104/14 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
87/16 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
87/16 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
85/12 BRISBANE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
83/17 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

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
ARGYLE AERODROME
15.2mm in 30 min to 21:00 30.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 15.4mm/h
    Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
11.8mm in 28 min to 22:00 25.3mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
11.0mm in 47 min to 17:30 14.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.2mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
21.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.8mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
18.8mm in 37 min to 20:00 30.5mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 6.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
8.4mm in 16 min to 16:00 31.5mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.0mm/h
12.6mm in 25 min to 16:30 30.2mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.8mm/h
27.6mm in 30 min to 17:00 55.2mm/h
42.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 42.4mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 28.2mm/h
53.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 17.7mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
    Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
8.2mm in 42 min to 21:42 11.7mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
ROCKHAMPTON AERO
4.8mm in 2 min to 11:18 144.0mm/h
11.8mm in 12 min to 11:30 59.0mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 21.8mm/h
28.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 28.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.7mm/h
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT
4.0mm in 6 min to 14:46 40.0mm/h
16.6mm in 14 min to 15:00 71.1mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 20.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Gascoyne
PARABURDOO AERO : 198(360/ 24 ) at 07:13
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
TARCOOLA AERO : 85(250/ 65 ) at 22:20
QUEENSLAND
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT : 100(300/ 80 ) at 14:46
    Warrego
CHARLEVILLE AERO : 87(360/ 65 ) at 16:42