Wednesday 18 MAY 2005

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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

WA: Widespread heavy rain in the South West

A very moist airstream ducting southeastwards ahead of an active cold front gave falls of from 25 to over 100mm southwest of a line from about Jurien to Bremer Bay. A broad rainband moved into the South West mid morning, and rain continued until the arrival of the cold front late evening or early Thursday morning. Falls of 50mm or more are listed in wettest for 19 May.

The heaviest falls of 65 to 75mm were in an arc from east to south of Perth, while gaugings above 50mm were the norm from north of Perth to south of Bunbury and east into the ranges. Brunswick Junction, 20km ENE of Bunbury, topscored with 111.0mm. Gosnells City, with 69.6mm, recorded its wettest May day in 37 years, while Pearce RAAF (49.0mm) and Jandakot Airport (65.8) both came within a few millimetres of their May records.

The rain comes on top of heavy storm falls on 16 MAY, bringing totals for the week to 9am Thursday to between 100 and 175mm for much of the Perth to Bunbury area. The highest were:

177.2 BUSSELTON AERO
174.6 ACTON PARK
173.6 BRUNSWICK JUNCTION
172.8 BUSSELTON SHIRE
169.8 WOKALUP
155 BUSSELTON
148.2 SHANNON
147 HAPPY VALLEY
143.2 LUDLOW
142.2 HARVEY
138.4 COLLIE EAST
137.8 JARRAHWOOD
134 ROLEYSTONE
134 PAYNEDALE
132.6 MARGARET RIVER
132 NANNUP

There were 140 SES callouts in the Perth metro area, mostly for leaking roofs, and the rain caused further misery to those still making repairs or without electricity following the 16 May storms. It was feared that strong winds may accompany this cold front, but, apart from a gust of 98kmm/h late evening at Ocean Reef off Perth's northern suburbs, there were no reports of damaging winds.

The Blackwood River, which drains much of the inland areas of the South West, was reported in its middle reaches to be at its highest level since 1993.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 2002 EST on 10/02/2006. 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

WA

Lower West

009207

PICKERING BROOK NORTH

76.0

49.0

23/05/1989

17


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:46EST, 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 28.2 +4.2 15.5 +2.6 15.2 0.0 2.0 -- 333 (13.9) 61/23
PERTH AIRPORT 20.6 -1.1 12.4 +1.9 10.6 0.0 2.4 0.1 335 (14.0) 61/23
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.1 +0.2 9.8 0.0 8.1 0.0 3.0 0.1 365 (15.2) 39/12
BUNBURY 19.6 -1.5 14.7 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 57/14
MANDURAH 20.4 -- 16.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 502 (20.9) 59/21
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.4 19.7 -2.4 17.0 0.0 6.8 11.0 225 ( 9.4) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.3 +1.3 5.9 -2.4 0.7 0.0 6.0 10.7 243 (10.1) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.0 -2.5 7.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 133 ( 5.5) 37/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.5 +0.5 7.3 -2.9 2.5 0.0 0.2 9.8 105 ( 4.4) 24/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.3 +2.2 0.9 -6.4 -1.5 0.0 1.4 8.9 142 ( 5.9) 30/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.2 -1.7 11.9 -2.0 7.3 0.0 7.0 10.6 363 (15.1) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 0.0 16.2 -3.7 13.3 0.0 4.0 10.8 129 ( 5.4) 28/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.5 +0.9 12.6 -5.0 10.0 0.0 3.4 11.0 176 ( 7.3) 35/14
MACKAY MO 23.8 -0.4 12.8 -4.3 -- 1.6 -- 9.7 333 (13.9) 26/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.4 -0.6 9.0 -5.2 6.8 0.0 4.0 -- 146 ( 6.1) 18/17
BUNDABERG AERO 25.5 +0.8 12.1 -2.1 -- 0.0 1.6 -- 227 ( 9.5) 26/21
NAMBOUR DPI 22.6 -1.1 8.7 -3.3 -- 0.2 13.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 22.5 -0.6 15.7 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 438 (18.3) 48/09
BRISBANE AERO 23.2 -0.4 10.9 -1.9 7.2 0.4 3.4 9.6 332 (13.8) 32/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.1 +0.1 7.4 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 28/20
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 19.1 -1.2 10.1 +1.4 3.9 0.0 2.8 -- 246 (10.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.9 -1.5 13.6 +1.9 10.0 0.2 2.6 7.1 547 (22.8) 45/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.9 -2.6 12.3 +1.8 -- 9.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.2 -2.0 11.3 +1.2 10.6 29.2 4.4 4.0 345 (14.4) 37/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.9 -3.5 10.4 +2.1 8.8 54.4 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 26/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.0 -0.2 2.0 -2.7 -2.5 -- 0.0 8.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.1 +0.1 5.4 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.9 -3.1 12.8 +1.9 11.0 4.2 2.0 4.9 633 (26.4) 55/19
RICHMOND RAAF 18.1 -2.5 7.5 -0.4 -- 6.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 43/09
BELLAMBI AWS 16.6 -3.1 12.3 -0.8 -- 4.0 -- -- 473 (19.7) 52/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.2 -0.4 2.2 -1.0 -1.9 0.6 1.8 7.6 265 (11.0) 39/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.5 +2.2 4.1 -1.8 1.4 0.0 2.8 8.6 190 ( 7.9) 34/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.0 +0.3 3.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.5 +1.5 4.3 -3.1 1.8 0.0 1.8 9.8 188 ( 7.8) 21/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.1 +1.8 2.6 -3.2 2.2 0.0 1.0 -- 170 ( 7.1) 21/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.8 +2.2 2.3 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 28/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.1 +2.4 9.7 +1.1 7.9 0.0 0.8 -- 94 ( 3.9) 28/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.1 +1.0 6.3 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 34/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.3 +2.7 2.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 50/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.0 +1.2 2.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 31/14
HOBART AIRPORT 14.7 -0.5 4.4 -2.2 1.5 0.2 1.6 6.9 257 (10.7) 22/22
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

38.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
37.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.9 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
35.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
35.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+8.2 : 31.9 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+7.7 : 31.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+7.6 : 31.1 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+6.7 : 29.0 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+6.5 : 34.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.9 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+7.6 : 18.1 BUSSELTON Lower West WA
+6.6 : 13.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+5.8 : 15.8 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
+5.6 : 15.0 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
+5.2 : 14.7 BUNBURY Lower West WA

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

0.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 MOUNT GININI Goulburn/Monaro NSW
5.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-5.5 : 9.0 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
-5.4 : 8.1 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.4 : 5.6 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 : 10.0 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-4.2 : 10.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-4.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-7.7 : 0.0 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-7.4 : 11.7 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-7.2 : -0.5 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
-7.2 : -0.4 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-6.9 : 0.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA

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.
76.0 PICKERING BROOK NORTH Lower West WA
57.0 LAKE LESCHENAULTIA Lower West WA
54.4 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
48.6 CHINGEBUP
41.0 OURIMBAH (DOG TRAP ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
76.0 PICKERING BROOK NORTH
57.0 LAKE LESCHENAULTIA

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
54.4 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
41.0 OURIMBAH (DOG TRAP ROAD)

ISLANDS

48.6 CHINGEBUP

11.3 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

.....

2.4 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
2.1 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

762 (31.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
683 (28.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
663 (27.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
653 (27.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
639 (26.6) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
633 (26.4) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
616 (25.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
612 (25.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
608 (25.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
603 (25.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
78/01 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
74/15 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
70/11 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
68/13 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
65/01 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
12.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
PEARCE RAAF
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
JANDAKOT AERO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.2mm/h
7.6mm in 37 min to 23:30 12.3mm/h
ROTTNEST ISLAND
10.0mm in 28 min to 22:51 21.4mm/h
SWANBOURNE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 13.2mm/h
BICKLEY
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
CAPE LEEUWIN
6.2mm in 16 min to 11:16 23.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 13.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
9.0mm in 42 min to 14:00 12.9mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.6mm/h
BUSSELTON
14.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.6mm/h
11.4mm in 55 min to 13:55 12.4mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
MANJIMUP
10.6mm in 52 min to 14:52 12.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
14.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 14.6mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
15.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 15.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
JARRAHWOOD
30.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
WINDY HARBOUR
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
BUNBURY
18.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.6mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.3mm/h
SHANNON
11.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
COLLIE EAST
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.0mm/h
    Cent Wheatbelt
WANDERING
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
10.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
OCEAN REEF : 98(270/ 41 ) at 22:54
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AUTO : 95(180/ 35 ) at 00:49