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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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SA: Firestorm devastates Eyre Peninsula

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These images captured at 3.15pm CDT show the enormous extent and intensity of the firestorm that engulfed South Australia's Eyre Peninsula today. Red borders outline the hotspots, the largest measuring some 20km wide. The updraft from the fires creates rows of pyrocumulus cloud more than 50km downwind in the smoke plume as it is blown across the foot of the Yorke Peninsula. Port Lincoln is visible as a light grey-brown smudge below the main conflagration.
NASA's MODIS Rapid Response System

The combination of weather elements that firefighters fear most -- heat, low humidity, wind and dry vegetation -- came together today over South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. In a fire that burnt through 827 square kilometres (82,709ha) of the southern Peninsula, 9 people died and 113 were injured, 64 dwellings and about 80 vehicles were destroyed, and about 44,000 livestock, mostly sheep, perished. Some 400 Country Fire Service personnel, 80 appliances and water-bombing aircraft were involved in battling the blaze which is estimated to have caused over $26m in property damage with a high level of uninsured damage. The fire broke out of containment lines late this morning, and was not declared contained until around noon on Wednesday.

Only about 15mm of rain has fallen on the southern Eyre Peninsula since the last significant falls in the first week of November, less than half the average for this normally dry two-month period. Today was the third day in a row -- and the worst -- of hot, dry and windy weather with a northerly wind freshening ahead of a cooler change that crossed the area in two instalments, first a wind direction change late morning then a further wind change with the cooler air late afternoon. Cleve, to the northeast of the fire zone, has reports that are representative of conditions over the area over the past few days -- the AWS at North Shields was knocked out by the fires and provided no data today. On Sunday, Cleve's maximum temperature was 37.1 with daytime humidities around 12% and mostly N to E winds gusting to 46km/h. Yesterday's figures were 41.2, 7% and variable winds gusting to 50km/h. Today's figures were 43.5, 9% and northerly winds gusting to 70km/h around 1pm, turning westerly with the first wind change then southerly after the second wind change.

This SA CFS map shows the area burnt as at 10am 13 January, and locates towns mentioned in the report.

The fire began on Monday, caused, it is believed, by the hot exhaust system of a car that was driven through long grass near Wangery. The fire was contained that evening but broke out again about 10 this morning 6km NE of Wangary. About 13 SA Country Fire Service appliances and over 180 CFS volunteer firefighters were at the scene of the fire when it jumped containment lines and headed south after burning through about 1,800ha. In the extreme conditions they were powerless to do more than issue warnings and take defensive measures.

The fire burnt rapidly to the east and southeast in a 70km/h wind, the mostly flat to undulating terrain and scrub, grass or grain crop vegetation offering no resistance. Shortly before 1pm, the CFS warned residents of Wanilla, North Shields, Poonindie, Louth Bay and Greenpatch to implement their bushfire action plans, while those in the last three hamlets were advised to relocate to the beach as a rescue point. By 3pm, the main front was moving toward the coast between North Shields and Louth Bay, but the wind shift was driving a second front NE towards Edillilie, and water-bombing aircraft were assisting. By late afternoon, this second front was in the Koppio area, continuing to burn NE towards Tumby, and by late evening the most intense fires were engaging 250 firefighters south of Yallunda Flat, while the eastern firefront was easing in intensity or had burnt itself out at the coastline.

Milder conditions and a drop in the wind overnight allowed crews to create containment lines around the main front from Koppio to Yallunda Flat. Additional firefighting resources arrived overnight from the Flinders and Mid North areas, with a further 50 CFS personnel arriving from the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley during Wednesday. Steep terrain and dense vegetation made this area more difficult to manage, but the fire was declared contained at noon on Wednesday. Mop up operations continued for the remainder of the week.

State Emergency Services Minister, Patrick Conlon, told Channel 7 that the fire was the worst, in terms of casualties, since the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983 when 28 people perished. Eight of today's victims died in their cars trying to outrun the flames, 5 in two cars near Wanilla and 3 in one car on the Port Lincoln Highway at Poonindie. Mr Conlon said "It has moved faster than any similar sort of fire that we have had records of. That is why, tragically, it has caught some people fleeing." The ninth victim perished in a North Shields home. Four of the dead were children.

North Shields resident Russell Puckridge told ABC radio "We had about three minutes...from the time we seen it [until] the house was gone. I was sitting in the car underneath the carport there and next minute all I seen was 20-foot waves of fire coming up over the hill. I didn't even have time to grab a pair of thongs, mate." He got his wife and child to the safety of the beach, but when he returned home, everything was destroyed. Country Fire Services chief executive Euan Ferguson described the event as a classic fire storm. "There is no force known to man that can control a fire burning under those conditions," he told the Herald & Weekly Times. Much of the hamlets of North Shields and Louth Bay appear to have been wiped out, with many residents escaping to the beach, into sea caves or into the sea and at least six having to be rescued from the water by SES boats.

Other events:

  • One half of the Port Lincoln Caravan Park at North Shields was spared, the other half including 15 caravans and cabins was razed.
  • Much of the lower Eyre Peninsula was cut off, with the Lincoln Highway closed today and Bratten Way closed between Tumby and Cummins until Wednesday.
  • Refuge centres for fire victims were set up in Port Lincoln and Cummins.
  • Power and phone access were cut in the fire area, and over 1,000 properties lost power in Cummins.
  • The fire burnt around the Port Lincoln airport, located at North Shields, but did not touch the terminal or fuel depot.
  • A concern of farmers following the fires has been the drift of ash and topsoil from burnt areas into adjacent paddocks, reducing feed available for remaining sheep and cattle.
  • With communications across the lower Peninsula in disarray, police and volunteers have had to visit all properties to ensure that no people or animals are in distress.
  • Water supplies were reinstated within a few days of the fires, but electricians faced a long job of checking properties partially damaged to ensure their safety before power could be turned back on.
  • Fears were held for critically endangered native species, especially the rare yellow-tailed black cockatoo which were nesting and had chicks in breeding hollows. However, sightings of the birds in the weeks following the fire, including a group of 15 to 25, in the Koppio Hills was heartening.
  • The Mayor of Port Lincoln, Peter Davis, told the Port Lincoln Times that only the fortuitous timing of a wind change saved Port Lincoln from a major catastophe. He said "Had the wind stayed northerly, and had the wind changed 10 minutes later, Port Lincoln would have been burning...[and] the losses would have multiplied many times. The fire would have come through Coomunga, then over Winter's Hill and into town. All that is unfirefightable territory with masses of prickly acacia, which would have gone up explosively."
  • It took 9 days of activity by firefighters, extinguising smouldering logs and fenceposts, before the fire was finally declared out on 20 January.
  • Some 52,000 stock had to be agisted elsewhere in SA following the fires. Sheep producers who lost stock in the fire were offered discount stock or loaned animals with similar bloodlines by the SA Merino Sheepbreeders Association to help rebuild flocks.

The South Australian Police Commissioner declared the fires a major emergency on Wednesday, opening the way to emergency funding for aid and recovery. At least $6m has been pledged by the SA Government. A recovery committee has been formed to deal with longer term recovery. A lengthy and complex coronial enquiry into the fire and the deaths it caused is likely to produce more detail on the unusual aspects of this major fire.

SA: Fires burn around Adelaide and in the SE

A fire was reported shortly after 1pm burning in grass and scrub near Mt Osmond in Adelaide's southeast at the foot of the Adelaide Hills. In sweltering, blustery conditions, the fire jumped a six-lane expressway and rapidly escalated from a small grass fire into a major threat. Over 400 firefighters, assisted by water-bombers, battled the blaze, which had the potential to threaten many properties and lives. Fortunately, as the fire travelled SE into the Leawood Gardens area and to the Eagle on the Hill region, the asset protection strategies of the fire crews resulted in only six houses being slightly damaged. The South Eastern Freeway was closed to allow emergency services vehicles clear access, and some Mt Osmond residents were evacuated. The fire is believed to have been deliberately lit.

Also in the Hills, a scrub fire at Mt Bold Reservoir burnt 50ha but was contained by CFS crews within an hour of it starting shortly after 1pm. Another fire near Hallett Cove, an outer southern suburb of Adelaide, closed the Lonsdale Highway. Fires were also reported in the state's Southeast, but were controlled by water-bombing aircraft. The day was one of the hottest for decades in the Southeast, with Coonawarra, which has 20 years of record, experiencing its hottest day on record.

 

The area burnt by the fire northeast of Balmoral today. DSE

VIC: Major fires in the west

A fire that started today 11km north of Balmoral, 60km NW of Hamilton, burnt through 12,041 hectares (120 square kilometres) before being brought under control on Friday 14 January. As of Thursday 13 January, more than 600 firefighters, supported by 130 tankers, bulldozers and 12 aircraft battled the blaze. The fire burnt through both private land and the Black Range State Park, destroying a house, a shed and a car at Telangetuk East, and about 6,000 sheep and several hundred kilometres of fencing on 12 properties. A 40km section of the Henty Highway, between Woohlpooer and Brimpaen, was closed to traffic today and did not reopen until Wednesday. The fire is thought to have started from an unattended campfire.

A second large blaze burnt through about 6,000ha of farmland 60km WSW of Ballarat. Strong winds and 40 degree temperatures spread the fire from 3km south of Carranballac to 10km north of Derrinallum. 450 CFA firefighters with 90 trucks and four aircraft fought the fire. A southwesterly wind change that moved through the area late evening threatened to spread the eastern flank of the fire into Skipton and Mingay, however the fire was contained. Thick smoke closed the Hamilton Highway at Darlington and Lismore.

TAS: Fire threatens Hobart homes

A helicopter and 70 firefighers rapidly brought under control a fire that started about 4pm in Rokeby, about 10km E of Hobart. Strong winds spotted the fire in Rokeby and Tranmere threatening the fencelines of several houses, but Tasmania Fire Service personnel were able to control the spot fires.

VIC: Strong winds cause Melbourne blackouts

Gusty winds brought down trees on powerlines in Melbourne today, cutting power to nearly 3,000 homes. A tree that fell on powerlines in North Balwyn just before noon cut power to 1,900 properties in Balwyn, North Balwyn and Kew, while a second fallen tree cut power at 1.20pm to 900 residences in Armadale, Malvern and Toorak.

NT: Storms and heavy rain around Darwin

A westward-moving low in the monsoon trough south of Darwin brought torrential rain and heavy electrical activity to the city and surrounds overnight and today. 131.2mm was recorded at the Botanical Gardens for the 24 hours to 9am, and other heavy totals are given in wettest and downpours below.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1134 EST on 05/02/2006. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003057

CYGNET BAY

28.8

28.8

03/01/2005

20

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
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Actual temperatures
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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:06EST, 14/05/2012.

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 29.0 -2.6 14.4 -3.9 12.8 0.0 9.8 -- 763 (31.8) 54/18
PERTH AIRPORT 29.5 -2.1 15.1 -1.8 13.7 0.0 10.0 13.1 537 (22.4) 45/17
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.5 +0.8 16.3 +2.6 14.3 0.0 9.2 13.0 465 (19.4) 45/09
BUNBURY 25.2 -4.2 15.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 43/18
MANDURAH 24.3 -- 18.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 48/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.5 -3.3 22.2 -2.6 22.4 56.6 6.2 1.6 412 (17.2) 48/04
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.7 +3.3 19.0 -2.4 14.1 0.0 14.4 12.8 351 (14.6) 39/14
WHYALLA AERO 45.4 +15.5 17.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 17.4 -- -- 68/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 41.8 +12.7 22.4 +5.4 15.0 0.0 10.6 12.3 245 (10.2) 63/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 41.1 +15.9 18.0 +6.9 15.2 0.0 10.8 7.9 313 (13.0) 89/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.3 -2.0 21.0 -2.8 19.0 0.0 8.4 12.5 334 (13.9) 46/13
CAIRNS AERO 30.5 -0.9 22.8 -0.9 21.0 2.8 3.6 9.8 457 (19.0) 54/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.4 +0.1 22.4 -1.8 20.2 0.0 10.4 11.4 555 (23.1) 41/13
MACKAY M.O 28.4 -1.7 22.1 -1.4 -- 2.2 -- 10.7 809 (33.7) 61/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 -0.9 18.7 -3.4 14.2 0.0 8.8 -- 438 (18.3) 43/17
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 -1.0 18.7 -2.7 -- 0.0 10.4 -- 612 (25.5) 52/17
NAMBOUR DPI 26.3 -3.0 18.0 -1.4 -- 5.0 5.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 26.2 -1.9 17.8 -3.2 -- 4.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 50/16
BRISBANE AERO 26.8 -2.2 18.9 -2.2 16.3 0.0 6.8 11.8 459 (19.1) 45/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.9 -3.2 13.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 714 (29.8) 55/13
GUNNEDAH SCS 29.5 -2.4 14.6 -4.2 13.0 0.0 8.2 -- 253 (10.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.3 -1.6 17.7 -1.7 14.1 0.0 6.4 11.1 496 (20.7) 41/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.5 -1.9 12.5 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.1 -2.8 13.1 -4.9 7.9 0.0 7.0 12.7 317 (13.2) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.6 -2.9 11.6 -5.1 12.4 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 26/17
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.6 +0.1 9.0 -4.2 5.5 0.0 5.8 13.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.1 -1.0 15.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.7 -1.7 15.9 -2.8 9.4 0.0 7.8 12.9 339 (14.1) 54/18
RICHMOND RAAF 29.2 -0.6 12.7 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 37/16
BELLAMBI AWS 24.0 -0.8 15.3 -3.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 50/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 30.4 +2.4 9.1 -4.1 5.3 0.0 6.6 13.5 281 (11.7) 39/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.6 +3.0 15.8 -0.4 14.4 0.0 9.0 13.4 410 (17.1) 41/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 35.0 +2.8 14.6 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 42.2 +10.0 20.3 +3.7 16.1 0.0 13.6 12.0 260 (10.8) 50/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 37.1 +7.6 18.6 +4.5 16.2 0.0 9.4 -- 332 (13.8) 46/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 38.9 +9.4 15.9 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 50/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 38.8 +12.9 18.0 +3.7 16.5 0.0 3.8 -- 125 ( 5.2) 45/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 40.4 +15.8 13.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 65/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 36.0 +11.0 16.2 +5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 441 (18.4) 68/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.7 +2.5 11.3 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 55/21
HOBART AIRPORT 30.9 +8.4 12.2 +0.2 8.8 0.0 9.6 7.1 450 (18.8) 61/23
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

47.3 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
46.3 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
46.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
46.1 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
46.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+20.0 : 41.0 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+18.6 : 43.6 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+18.5 : 40.2 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
+18.1 : 40.7 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+18.0 : 39.7 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC

30.4 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.8 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
28.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.4 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA

+10.4 : 30.4 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+10.0 : 25.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.5 : 22.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.0 : 25.0 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
+8.7 : 24.3 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA

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

16.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.6 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
16.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
17.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
17.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.0 : 28.5 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
-4.6 : 22.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.6 : 23.5 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.6 : 29.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
-4.6 : 30.1 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT

1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.7 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.3 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW

-7.6 : 7.6 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-7.6 : 10.2 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
-7.2 : 10.3 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE CW Slopes S NSW
-7.2 : 5.3 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-7.2 : 11.4 ENEABBA Central 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.
131.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS N Rivers NT
114.8 THORAK CEMETERY N Rivers NT
110.0 MARY RIVER RANGERS N Rivers NT
107.4 EDITH FARMS ROAD N Rivers NT
104.2 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
131.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
114.8 THORAK CEMETERY
110.0 MARY RIVER RANGERS
107.4 EDITH FARMS ROAD
104.2 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
100.0 JINDARE
96.6 LEANYER
95.0 DARWIN HOSPITAL
93.4 PINELANDS
89.2 TERC BERRIMAH
88.8 PALMERSTON
88.0 HOWARD SPRINGS
87.0 KARAMA
84.2 THE CHASE
83.4 DORISVALE
78.5 SHOAL BAY
76.0 LARRAKEYAH
74.8 ELIZABETH VALLEY
69.0 PINE CREEK COUNCIL
68.2 PINE CREEK
68.0 WEST WATERHOUSE
67.4 UPPER WATERHOUSE RIVER
66.0 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
63.6 MIDDLE POINT
63.0 EAST ARM
62.0 RANKIN POINT
62.0 BEATRICE HILL
60.0 OOLLOO
60.0 FLORINA
59.2 GORRIE
58.6 EDITH FALLS RIDGE
58.0 BONALBO
56.6 DARWIN AIRPORT
55.0 GERIATRIC PARK
55.0 FORT HILL WHARF
55.0 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
54.2 MCMINNS LAGOON
53.4 BULMAN AWS
52.0 MARLOW LAGOON - FLOCKHART DVE
51.0 NORTHLAKES
50.4 CHANNEL ISLAND
50.2 SNOWDROP CREEK
50.0 POINT STUART AWS
50.0 ELSEY

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
61.0 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
Gulf Country
73.0 MCALLISTER STATION
57.5 SWEERS ISLAND

13.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.5 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
13.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.4 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.4 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

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6.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
6.1 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
4.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
1.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT

997 (41.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
992 (41.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
983 (41.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
976 (40.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
958 (39.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
932 (38.8) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
931 (38.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
891 (37.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
874 (36.4) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
870 (36.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
866 (36.1) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
850 (35.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
823 (34.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
814 (33.9) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
809 (33.7) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
800 (33.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
795 (33.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
783 (32.6) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
765 (31.9) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
763 (31.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
758 (31.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
743 (31.0) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
717 (29.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
714 (29.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
708 (29.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
703 (29.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
694 (28.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
683 (28.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
679 (28.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
660 (27.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
657 (27.4) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
651 (27.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
646 (26.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
645 (26.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
640 (26.7) WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
625 (26.0) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
624 (26.0) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
623 (26.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
617 (25.7) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
612 (25.5) BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
128/20 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
109/20 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
108/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
108/13 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
97/19 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
94/20 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
93/17 COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
9.4mm in 9 min to 18:25 62.7mm/h
12.8mm in 35 min to 19:00 21.9mm/h
25.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 25.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
KALUMBURU
6.8mm in 40 min to 17:00 10.2mm/h
TRUSCOTT
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.8mm/h
    E Kimberley
WARMUN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
ARGYLE AERODROME
5.6mm in 16 min to 17:16 21.0mm/h
25.4mm in 14 min to 17:30 108.9mm/h
31.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 31.0mm/h
14.8mm in 30 min to 18:00 29.6mm/h
45.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 45.8mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.3mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 15.6mm/h
    Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
20.2mm in 30 min to 10:00 40.4mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 30 min to 17:00 40.4mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 30 min to 21:00 40.4mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 20.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
8.6mm in 17 min to 01:17 30.4mm/h
11.2mm in 13 min to 01:30 51.7mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 20.2mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 21.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
10.2mm in 31 min to 05:30 19.7mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 19.8mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 10.0mm/h
5.6mm in 12 min to 12:42 28.0mm/h
11.0mm in 34 min to 20:27 19.4mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
CHANNEL POINT
35.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 5.8mm/h
64.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.7mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 01:30 6.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 6.3mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
15.2mm in 49 min to 04:30 18.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 17.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.7mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
6.6mm in 6 min to 14:00 66.0mm/h
22.6mm in 23 min to 14:23 59.0mm/h
8.4mm in 7 min to 14:30 72.0mm/h
40.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 40.8mm/h
37.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 37.2mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 15.7mm/h
NGAYAWILI
8.2mm in 35 min to 03:55 14.1mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
8.8mm in 26 min to 12:00 20.3mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 12.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
BORROLOOLA
17.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 17.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
14.2mm in 30 min to 18:00 28.4mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 14.4mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
11.2mm in 30 min to 12:30 22.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 11.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.2mm/h
MANGO FARM
36.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
    N Plateau
BRUNETTE DOWNS
36.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
44.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 14.7mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
11.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.4mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 26.8mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 15.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
8.4mm in 46 min to 08:30 11.0mm/h
17.0mm in 13 min to 13:52 78.5mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 21.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 82(340/ 63 ) at 11:08
    Adelaide/Lofty
HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS : 83(310/ 63 ) at 14:25
    Lower SE
NARACOORTE AERODROME : 82(290/ 70 ) at 15:19
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 72( 69/ 63 ) at 01:10
    W Central
LAVERTON RAAF : 95(320/ 67 ) at 21:24
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 93(330/ 61 ) at 18:51
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 82(100/ 63 ) at 08:31
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 128(310/111 ) at 21:36
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(340/ 76 ) at 21:46
TASMAN ISLAND : 102(360/ 82 ) at 15:00
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 109(310/ 72 ) at 22:01