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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major
A long-lived storm system sweeps across the southeast. This animation of hourly captures from 5am to midnight shows the progress of the storm from central VIC until it clears the NSW coast. Weatherzone, BoM, Kattron.

NSW, SA, VIC, ACT: Severe storms lash SE AUS

A broad area of thunderstorms, some severe, brought damaging wind gusts and hail along with torrential rain from Adelaide to the east coast today. The surface charts above show that a deep trough crossed SE AUS, with an embedded surface low that tracked eastwards from Adelaide to Sydney. The storms developed in the moist northerlies ahead of the trough, while a sharp trough in the upper atmosphere extended to the tropopause at about 12km. The upper trough added strong wind sheer and high vorticity in the middle atmosphere to the moist surface low infeed, setting up ideal conditions for long-living thunderstorms with embedded severe cells.

Severe storm cells produced large hail and wind gusts over 100km/h in many places, with northeastern VIC, the Riverina and northwestern NSW worst affected. Narrabri Airport recorded a wind gust of 156km/h.

In South Australia, lightning and thunder kept Adelaide residents awake between midnight and 4am with the Bureau's Kent Town gauge recording 26.6mm, 3.2mm more than the city's average rainfall for the month of January. Edinburgh RAAF Base recorded 20.8mm in the hour to 1.30am while the Kent Town gauge recorded 15.2 in the hour to 2.30am. The heaviest 24 hour totals were in the Hills, where Happy Valley Reservoir recorded 33.6mm and Brownhill Creek flood gauge at Hawthorn 33mm. An unofficial gauge at Woodside recorded 60mm. ABC News reported that hail from golf ball to apple size had fallen, but the SES only reported about 40 callouts to deal with water damage from blocked gutters. Away from the Adelaide area there were storms but little rain.

In Victoria, storms picked up in intensity as they moved across the Central North and North East, with most of the damage occurring between midnight and dawn.

  • Hail larger than a 10c coin was reported at Cobram, severely damaging orchards to the east and west of the town, with damage less severe to the south of the Murray Valley Highway.
  • At Congupna, 50km WNW of Benalla, wind tore trees from the ground blocking roads, destroying fences, pulling down power lines and pushing a tree through the roof of a house. From the damage, the Bureau estimated winds to have been around 120km/h.
  • About 4000 homes in Stanhope, Numurkah and Kyabram were left without electricity for up to six hours.
  • Lightning started a fire at Kialla West and melted the powerboard at a house in Shepparton.
  • Rainfall in the west and south of the state with the storms was insignificant, but more substantial in the North East where high totals for the 48 hours to 9am Friday included Eurobin 67.4, Walwa 65.2 and Dartmouth Reservoir 51.4.

In the ACT, the SES responded to 35 calls across Canberra for damaged roofs, flooded backyards, fallen trees and debris clearance. Hail 2 to 3cm in diameter was reported to the Bureau from Dickson and Kambah.

The worst storm damage occurred in NSW, where high winds, large hail, torrential rain and flash flooding were reported across the southern half of the state, the central and north west, Central Tablelands and around Sydney. The highest recorded wind gusts were 156km/h at Narrabri at 5.35pm, 124 at Yanco at 1.01pm and 119 at Kurnell at 6.09pm. Other strong gusts are below. Hundreds of homes and some larger public buildings were damaged or lost part or all of their roofs, with scores left uninhabitable. Hail caused major damage for farmers. Road, rail and air transport was disrupted, and about 40,000 properties around the state lost power when powerlines came down or main feeder systems were damaged by lightning. Short, high-intensity rainfall led to some flash flooding, but was not sustained enough to be serious. Details of downpours are below.

In the Riverina:

  • The SES received 1089 calls for assistance across the state.
  • High winds tearing sheeting off homes and the impact of large hail and wind-borne debris damaged more than 100 homes. An SES spokesman said there were 18 reports of roof damage in the Griffith local government area, 20 at Leeton, 7 at Junee, 5 at Narrandera, 3 at Tumut, 2 at Gundagai and 2 in Coolamon Shire. A roof was blown off a house in Narrandera onto powerlines, and a woman in Ganmain suffered minor injuries when the roof of her house was torn off.
  • The 100-year-old Farmers Home pub at Matong, 50km NW of Wagga, lost a third of its roof and suffered serious damage. "A power pole has been snapped like a match stick and 100 to 200-year-old gum trees have been lifted out of the ground,” the publican, Mr Kevin Neumann, told the Wodonga Border Mail. At Ganmain, 10km east, the newsagent, Mr Dean Hoare, told of "sheets of roofing iron flying down the main street" and being wrapped around power poles.
  • Griffith TAFE lost portion of its roof, while 60% of the roof of the East Hall residential building at Charles Sturt University in Wagga was blown off. Tumut Hospital was partially unroofed.
  • Riverina grape crops, just ripe for harvest, were hard hit. Chief executive of the Winegrapes Marketing Board, Brian Simpson, told ABC Radio that some growers had reported losses of up to 50 per cent, but on average most had lost about 10 per cent. He said some had reported hail the size of tennis balls, but the wind was the most destructive force. "There are growers that are reporting that they've had whole rows blown over," he said. Hail stones measuring 2.5cm were recorded near Berrigan and up to 3cm in Leeton.
  • Tree damage was widespread and severe. Fallen trees made the Tumut to Cootamundra road impassable for more than 7km. Around Narrandera, downed trees made the Newell and Sturt Highways hazardous, and council and SES crews were kept busy clearing debris from roads across much of the Riverina
  • Around 23,000 properties in the south of the state were blacked out, especially in Wagga, Griffith, Leeton and Temora. Country Energy Regional Manager Wayne Lynch told ABC News the storms were the worst for electrical damage since Country Energy was formed in 2001. Lighting strikes on two 66,000-volt lines heading north from Wagga blacked out several towns and farms for hours, including Junee, Coolamon, Cootamundra, West Wyalong, and Temora.
  • Flights into and out of Albury Airport were delayed for up to 3 hours.
  • Culcairn recorded 47.4mm over 2.5 hours in the storm, just short of its monthly average. Albury Airport recorded 56mm over about a 12 hour period, 20.0 falling in 42 minutes to 10am.

In the North West:

  • Narrabri Airport recorded a gust of 156km/h at 5.35pm with a 10-minute average speed of 96km/h. SES spokesman Rick Stone told ABC News "There was a very, very small but intense windstorm that swept through the town of Narrabri and left it without power all night. Tiles and roofing iron torn off homes and it's trees that have been uprooted, limbs flying through the air crashing into roofs," he said. "In Narrabri there are reports of up to 20 homes that are essentially uninhabitable [because they] have been partially or completely unroofed." Namoi SES received more than 80 calls for help and had to call in crews from a wide area to help clean up the damage. However, David Lindsay from Namoi Cotton told ABC Rural News that damage to cotton and sorghum crops in the district was limited. "We have heard of a couple of cotton crops that were severely hit by hail south-east of Narrabri, but other large cotton areas seemed to have escaped any major damage.
  • At Boomi, 175km N of Narrabri, one home received roof damage and there was extensive hail damage to windows, including the school's.

In the Central West:

  • The main street of Bribbaree, 35km SW of Grenfell, was littered with uprooted trees, sheets of roofing iron and the roof of the town's bowling club. Hundreds of trees were brought down closing roads in this area and around Grenfell, causing Bribbaree, Bimbi and Quandialla to be without power for 2 days or more and a clean-up effort that took over 7 days.
  • Mudgee SES Controller Errol Grieve told ABC News "Just before 5pm several areas of town were hit by really large hailstones, really large - some the size of golf balls, some larger, jagged edged causing considerable damage to skylights. I think every skylight in Mudgee was broken yesterday afternoon." The SES received 35 calls for assistance in the town. About 100 tonnes of grapes were damaged worth about $100,000.
  • A house in Cowra had its roof lifted and dumped in the street, while at Canowindra a roof was completely blown off a residence.
  • Major damage was also reported in Trunkey, Canowindra and Bathurst.

On the Southern Tablelands, South Coast and Illawarra:

  • SES spokesman Rick Stone told the Daily Telegraph that a house at Bellawongarah, 10km N of Nowra, was blown off its foundations and another lost its roof.
  • Blackouts from damaged power lines were reported at Bega, Cooma, Numeralla and Batemans Bay. Power was off in some coastal communities east of Bega for over 8 hours.
  • Kangaroo Valley Rd west of Berry was blocked by trees.
  • Rail services in the Illawarra were chaotic due to lightning strikes, with power supply problems between Oak Flats and Kiama and slip detector failures at Thirroul. There were delays of over an hour as replacement bus services were organised.
  • The heaviest storm totals occurred from the ACT east to the coast. Captains Flat recorded 56.2mm, leading to local flash flooding.

In and around Sydney:

  • Over 22,000 homes in Sydney's west, the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands were blacked out, as well as 1000 in Jannali.
  • Lightning damaged rail network equipment in the metro area and at Blackheath causing delays to trains, while many traffic lights were knocked out disrupting road traffic. Repeated close lightning strikes prevented baggage handlers at Sydney Airport loading aircraft, delaying flights by 30 minutes.
  • Strong winds caused a seaplane to flip as it was attempting to take off at Rose Bay. The pilot and 3 passengers were uninjured.

WA: Perth bushfire smoke a health hazard

While the immediate threat from the bushfire SE of Perth has retreated, smoke drifting across the city yesterday and today has been causing problems of a different kind. Dense smoke resulted in 17 people requiring hospital treatment for breating-related difficulties, and health authorities warned those with respiratory problems to stay indoors. Light easterly winds dropped visibility to 2km at the airport at noon, with lower visibility in places, but a southwesterly seabreeze cleared smoke from the metro area soon afterwards. The WA Department of Environment air quality division said the smoke haze levels were the highest it had ever recorded in the metro area.

Airborne thermal imaging equipment showed the fire's perimeter today to be 150km. It has burnt through 18,000 hectares (180 sq km) of state forest, 6700ha of national park, 400ha of plantation pine and 200ha of private property. A spokesman for the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Nigel Higgs, told AAP "This is the biggest fire we have had in our northern jarrah forests for 45 years. We've had 250 firefighters on it overnight and we'll have a similar number today trying to consolidate those [containment] boundaries and mopping up."

QLD: Low gives heavy rain to the far north

Yesterday's heavy rain on the northern Cape York Peninsula continued overnight and spread southward to give high totals to the North Coast as well. Coen recorded 145mm in 6 hours to 3am for a 24 hour to 9am total of 272.0mm. Cairns Airport recorded 122mm between 3am and noon, while Daradgee, 70km SSE of Cairns, recorded 197.4 for the 24 hours to 9am. Many other high totals are listed in wettest and downpours below. The rain has closed the Peninsula Development Road in the far north.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1217 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 daily rainfall

SA

Adelaide Plains

023347

NORTH PARA RIVER (STOCKWELL ROAD BRIDGE)

22.6

21.0

26/01/2001

16

QLD

N Peninsula

027006

COEN AIRPORT (OLD SITE)

272.0

196.8

16/01/1985

54

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070334

NERRIGA (TIMBERLIGHT)

47.4

40.4

29/01/1999

13

Lowest maximum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031192

GREEN ISLAND

25.0

25.5

02/01/1998

11


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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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 20:09EST, 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 32.4 +0.8 12.2 -6.1 8.5 0.0 10.2 -- 587 (24.5) 54/18
PERTH AIRPORT 30.7 -0.9 13.3 -3.6 10.2 0.0 7.0 12.8 358 (14.9) 41/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.5 -2.2 7.0 -6.7 5.4 0.0 6.2 12.0 217 ( 9.0) 37/16
BUNBURY 27.1 -2.3 11.1 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 37/17
MANDURAH 26.6 -- 15.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 41/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 0.0 25.4 +0.6 25.8 13.2 4.6 6.3 186 ( 7.8) 39/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.0 +1.6 21.7 +0.3 16.2 0.0 16.6 12.9 343 (14.3) 41/01
WHYALLA AERO 25.7 -4.2 15.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 15.2 -- -- 59/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.8 -3.3 15.3 -1.7 14.3 26.4 9.0 11.4 269 (11.2) 43/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.8 -2.4 14.7 +3.6 13.2 0.4 6.6 6.9 446 (18.6) 52/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.7 +1.4 22.4 -1.4 21.5 0.2 6.0 10.7 233 ( 9.7) 34/14
CAIRNS AERO 26.5 -4.9 23.8 +0.1 23.2 100.6 3.6 0.0 370 (15.4) 35/05
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.0 +0.7 26.0 +1.8 24.5 0.0 10.4 6.7 451 (18.8) 34/09
MACKAY M.O 31.5 +1.4 25.1 +1.6 -- 0.6 -- 10.2 372 (15.5) 35/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.2 +1.3 23.3 +1.2 20.5 1.0 6.6 -- 338 (14.1) 30/16
BUNDABERG AERO 31.8 +1.7 20.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 6.6 -- 416 (17.3) 34/13
NAMBOUR DPI 30.4 +1.1 17.7 -1.7 -- 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 28.7 +0.6 19.3 -1.7 -- -- -- -- -- 35/14
BRISBANE AERO 30.3 +1.3 19.2 -1.9 16.9 0.0 7.8 13.0 371 (15.5) 32/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.3 +1.2 17.0 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 654 (27.3) 44/01
GUNNEDAH SCS 33.6 +1.7 20.4 +1.6 16.8 0.0 5.8 -- 84 ( 3.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.6 +2.7 17.6 -1.8 -- 1.2 3.0 11.0 212 ( 8.8) 67/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 30.0 +2.6 18.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 35.7 +7.8 17.7 -0.3 14.0 0.0 6.8 9.4 329 (13.7) 93/18
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 34.4 +6.9 15.6 -1.1 16.0 0.0 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 43/19
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 29.4 +2.9 17.3 +4.1 12.4 0.0 5.6 8.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 38.1 +5.0 21.2 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.7 +4.3 20.7 +2.0 18.3 0.0 9.2 8.5 618 (25.8) 89/17
RICHMOND RAAF 37.3 +7.5 17.4 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 57/16
BELLAMBI AWS 26.6 +1.8 20.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 633 (26.4) 87/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 31.1 +3.1 15.7 +2.5 13.0 0.0 8.2 5.9 238 ( 9.9) 68/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.3 -6.3 19.1 +2.9 17.2 0.0 12.0 5.1 469 (19.5) 74/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.4 -4.8 15.1 -1.5 -- 16.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.6 +4.4 19.6 +3.0 19.5 0.0 13.8 11.9 362 (15.1) 59/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 28.0 -1.5 17.8 +3.7 -- 2.6 8.8 -- 320 (13.3) 52/03
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.9 +2.4 20.1 +6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 391 (16.3) 46/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.4 -2.5 17.8 +3.5 16.8 0.0 6.6 -- 139 ( 5.8) 24/16
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.6 -3.0 14.6 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 411 (17.1) 54/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.5 -0.5 13.9 +3.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 617 (25.7) 46/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.4 +2.2 15.2 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 35/14
HOBART AIRPORT 15.1 -7.4 12.3 +0.3 9.0 0.0 8.0 0.0 390 (16.3) 35/04
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

47.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
45.5 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
44.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+8.9 : 37.2 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW
+8.2 : 36.5 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+7.9 : 37.2 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
+7.9 : 44.4 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
+7.8 : 35.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

31.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
31.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
31.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
29.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.4 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA

+9.3 : 27.5 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+7.3 : 20.1 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
+7.2 : 21.2 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM Wimmera N VIC
+6.7 : 21.8 KERANG (POST OFFICE) Lower North VIC
+6.7 : 19.9 REDESDALE N Central VIC

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

9.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.0 WARRA W Coast TAS
12.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
12.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.7 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS

-12.8 : 18.9 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-12.0 : 18.6 CORRYONG (PARISH LANE) Lower NE VIC
-10.3 : 18.9 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
-10.1 : 20.6 HUME RESERVOIR SW Slopes S NSW
-8.9 : 12.7 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-8.9 : 15.0 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

3.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.5 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
5.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
5.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
6.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.4 : 3.5 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-8.0 : 7.5 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-8.0 : 6.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.6 : 5.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
-7.6 : 6.1 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt 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.
272.0 COEN AIRPORT N Peninsula QLD
272.0 COEN AIRPORT (OLD SITE) N Peninsula QLD
210.0 ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE N Peninsula QLD
198.0 COEN POST OFFICE N Peninsula QLD
197.4 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
91.4 WOODYCUPALDIYA
67.8 MANGO FARM
67.0 DORISVALE

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
272.0 COEN AIRPORT
272.0 COEN AIRPORT (OLD SITE)
210.0 ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE
198.0 COEN POST OFFICE
118.0 THURSDAY ISLAND TOWNSHIP
101.2 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL
88.4 STRATHBURN STATION
83.6 HORN ISLAND
77.0 COCONUT ISLAND
75.0 PICCANINNY PLAINS STATION
55.2 STRATHMAY STATION
54.0 MERLUNA
S Peninsula
51.0 VIOLET VALE STATION
Gulf Country
125.0 PORMPURAAW TOWNSHIP
N Coast--Barron
144.0 HAPPY VALLEY
133.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
123.0 DAINTREE TEA
123.0 CAIRNS SEVERIN ST
120.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
120.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
115.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
104.0 KURANDA RAILWAY STATION
103.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
100.6 CAIRNS AERO
91.4 TAMARIND GDNS RENNEL CL
86.6 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
82.6 SHIPTONS FLAT
81.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
80.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
74.0 DEERAL
71.0 KURANDA HILLTOP
68.2 WHITE CLIFF POINT
65.0 TOPAZ ALERT
65.0 TOPAZ
63.0 MT SOPHIA
62.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
59.0 MERINGA SUGAR EXP STN
56.4 HOPE VALE
55.0 GRAHAM RANGE
50.4 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
N Coast--Herbert
197.4 DARADGEE
141.0 RUSSELL RIVER
105.0 FLYING FISH POINT
103.2 CARDWELL EDEN ST
97.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
89.0 INNISFAIL
87.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
81.0 EURAMO TM
77.0 NERADA ALERT
73.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
70.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
70.0 TUNG OIL TM
59.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
59.0 HINCHINBROOK ISLAND
57.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
57.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
51.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
Central Coast E
62.0 CREDITON
Central Highlands
50.7 MOONAH

NEW SOUTH WALES
Goulburn/Monaro
69.8 COLLECTOR (WINDERADEEN)
Riverina E
75.0 RENNIE (BROAD MEADOWS)

13.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
13.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

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0.1 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.0 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

906 (37.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
865 (36.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
860 (35.8) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
859 (35.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
854 (35.6) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
843 (35.1) ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
843 (35.1) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
754 (31.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
732 (30.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
720 (30.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
710 (29.6) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
704 (29.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
700 (29.2) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
683 (28.5) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
679 (28.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
677 (28.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
666 (27.8) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
662 (27.6) SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
655 (27.3) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
654 (27.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
650 (27.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
646 (26.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
636 (26.5) JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
633 (26.4) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
630 (26.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
629 (26.2) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
627 (26.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
625 (26.0) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
618 (25.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
617 (25.7) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
609 (25.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
608 (25.3) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
604 (25.2) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
156/16 NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes N NSW
109/14 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
100/14 COWRA AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
100/17 KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
97/16 SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK (SYDNEY OLYMPIC PK A Sydney--east NSW
93/18 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
BULMAN AWS
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
BORROLOOLA
15.8mm in 37 min to 17:30 25.6mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 15.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
9.6mm in 6 min to 18:10 96.0mm/h
22.0mm in 20 min to 18:30 66.0mm/h
37.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 37.8mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
14.4mm in 30 min to 01:00 28.8mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 17.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 14.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
39.8mm in 22 min to 17:04 108.5mm/h
52.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 17.3mm/h
MANGO FARM
56.0mm in 9 hr to 03:00 6.2mm/h
BRADSHAW
33.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Adelaide/Lofty
EDINBURGH RAAF
13.0mm in 30 min to 01:00 26.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 14.8mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 20.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 8.0mm/h
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN)
12.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 15.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.3mm/h
ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL
16.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
7.0mm in 35 min to 18:30 12.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
HORN ISLAND
16.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 16.6mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 26.0mm/h
48.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 16.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.8mm/h
COEN AIRPORT
14.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.2mm/h
62.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 20.7mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 26.6mm/h
12.0mm in 38 min to 01:38 18.9mm/h
15.6mm in 18 min to 01:56 52.0mm/h
12.4mm in 12 min to 02:10 62.0mm/h
8.6mm in 21 min to 02:51 24.6mm/h
83.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 27.7mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
    S Peninsula
MUSGRAVE
33.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.5mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
5.6mm in 6 min to 03:50 56.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.2mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 21.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 16.2mm/h
24.2mm in 30 min to 05:30 48.4mm/h
32.4mm in 1 hr to 05:30 32.4mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 06:00 20.0mm/h
34.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 34.2mm/h
64.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 21.3mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 16.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 14.4mm/h
11.0mm in 23 min to 10:53 28.7mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 18.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 11:30 13.6mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.0mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
13.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 13.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 15:30 23.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
16.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
11.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.0mm/h
30.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 30.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.2mm/h
52.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 17.3mm/h
61.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.2mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
80.0mm in * hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
INNISFAIL
44.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 14.7mm/h
41.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.8mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 11.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
7.4mm in 6 min to 20:14 74.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.6mm/h
    Hunter Valley
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
4.4mm in 6 min to 17:49 44.0mm/h
    Sydney--east
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
11.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.6mm/h
    Sydney--west
BADGERYS CREEK AIRPORT AWS
5.2mm in 6 min to 21:32 52.0mm/h
    Illawarra
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.4mm/h
6.6mm in 14 min to 17:58 28.3mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
7.4mm in 41 min to 19:00 10.8mm/h
BELLAMBI AWS
26.8mm in 32 min to 18:30 50.2mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 30.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
MOSS VALE AWS
5.6mm in 11 min to 17:50 30.5mm/h
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
18.8mm in 13 min to 17:00 86.8mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.8mm/h
9.8mm in 38 min to 17:45 15.5mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.4mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
    South Coast
BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
ULLADULLA AWS
12.2mm in 27 min to 18:00 27.1mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
    Goulburn/Monaro
CANBERRA AIRPORT
12.4mm in 23 min to 14:51 32.3mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS)
10.2mm in 30 min to 14:00 20.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.4mm/h
MOUNT GININI
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
10.8mm in 38 min to 15:08 17.1mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS
7.4mm in 41 min to 08:32 10.8mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
    SW Slopes S
ALBURY AIRPORT
25.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS
20.0mm in 42 min to 10:00 28.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
10.4mm in 59 min to 14:00 10.6mm/h
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
8.4mm in 38 min to 07:38 13.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
9.0mm in 51 min to 11:51 10.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
KHANCOBAN AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
    Riverina E
YANCO AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE
4.4mm in 6 min to 12:58 44.0mm/h
DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS
6.8mm in 17 min to 06:39 24.0mm/h
4.6mm in 13 min to 06:52 21.2mm/h
VICTORIA
    Mallee S
SWAN HILL AERODROME
5.2mm in 3 min to 19:37 104.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
    Upper North
YARRAWONGA
6.0mm in 35 min to 10:30 10.3mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
    Lower NE
CORRYONG (PARISH LANE)
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
8.8mm in 33 min to 03:00 16.0mm/h
FALLS CREEK
6.6mm in 6 min to 03:25 66.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.4mm/h
MT HOTHAM
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
33.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 33.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 13.4mm/h
HOGAN ISLAND
8.6mm in 39 min to 11:00 13.2mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Mallee/Upper SE
LAMEROO AP (AUSTIN PLAINS) : 83(130/ 63 ) at 04:54
NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains N
COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS : 76(320/ 63 ) at 16:00
    NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS : 156(290/ 96 ) at 17:35
    Hunter Valley
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF : 93(200/ 61 ) at 18:03
    CW Slopes S
COWRA AIRPORT AWS : 100(210/ 56 ) at 16:06
    Sydney--east
KURNELL AWS : 119(330/ 54 ) at 18:09
HOMEBUSH (OLYMPIC STADIUM) AWS : 96(350/ 48 ) at 17:53
    Sydney--west
BADGERYS CREEK AIRPORT AWS : 82(220/ 63 ) at 18:22
    Illawarra
CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS : 85(270/ 65 ) at 17:42
BELLAMBI AWS : 87(180/ 70 ) at 18:34
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) : 80(190/ 65 ) at 18:44
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 100(220/ 67 ) at 18:15
    South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS : 74(190/ 63 ) at 16:17
    SW Slopes S
WAGGA WAGGA AMO : 74(160/ 65 ) at 14:07
    SW Slopes N
YOUNG AIRPORT : 100(220/ 74 ) at 15:30
    Riverina E
YANCO AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE : 124(180/ 74 ) at 13:01
VICTORIA
    Mallee S
SWAN HILL AERODROME : 93( 60/ 11 ) at 19:43
    W Gippsland
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 102( 41/ 89 ) at 09:00