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2005

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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

WA: Torrential falls on South Coast

Torrential rain fell NE of Albany today, while more general light to moderate rain again fell across much of WA. The surface chart for 10am above shows an unusual trio of lows and connecting troughs embracing the state.

Convergence into the trough along the South Coast, enhanced by an onshore flow to the west of the easternmost low, produced spectacular local rainfall in an area northeast of Albany. Albany radar showed an intense area of rain about 30 to 40km in diameter drifting eastwards across the area between 11pm Saturday and 3am Sunday. The daugher of the official Bureau rainfall reader at Warriup, 63km ENE of the city, told ABC Radio that "they received more than 200mm of rain in about 14 hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings." The Bureau synoptic station at Mettler, 15km to the NE, recorded 75.0mm for the 24 hours to 9am, beating its previous June record in 37 years of observations by a substantial 28mm. Other heavy falls in the area were 56.0mm at Cheyne Beach, 49km ENE of Albany, and 48.0mm at Windrush, 35km NE of the city.

Warriup is a postal return rainfall station, so the actual figure will not be known until late July. The observer's daughter, who had been visiting, told the ABC "There's a big lake in front of my parents' house and that was probably 6 or 12 foot over its normal level, it's broken out to sea. My husband and I are stuck here, we can't get home because the driveway is completely washed out. It's just amazing to see."

Heavy falls were also recorded in the Pilbara. In the 24 hours to 9am, Urala, 30km WSW of Onslow, recorded 54.0mm while during the day Barrow Island Airport recorded 25.4mm in the hour to 2.30, 8.2 of which fell in 4 minutes.

Recent rain led to widespread fogs in the Central Wheatbelt this morning, many of which did not clear until late morning.

AUS: Temperatures heat up across the continent

The persistent high over SE AUS continues to drag warm air of tropical origin across most of the continent so that maximum temperatures today were 4 to 11C above average across most of the country. Only TAS and a small part of the Far North QLD coast were slightly below average. Warooka SA set a new 40-year June record with a maximum temperature of 21.5C, while Carnegie WA, Scone, Orange and Tumbarumba NSW and Maryborough VIC all came within a degree of their June records.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 2115 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

SW & S Coast

009615

WARRIUP

201.2

118.4

01/06/1945

87

127.6

22/01/1982

87

WA

SW & S Coast

009754

METTLER

75.0

47.0

26/06/1988

38

WA

SW & S Coast

009827

SECOND BEACH

77.4

70.4

14/06/1989

33

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

45.0

19.0

08/06/1998

12

Highest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

23.3

23.1

16/06/2002

11

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

24.7

24.5

03/06/1993

13

QLD

S Peninsula

028007

MUSGRAVE

23.0

21.9

08/06/2001

14

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012305

LAVERTON AERO

27.7

27.4

01/06/1998

11

SA

Yorke Peninsula

022018

WAROOKA

21.5

21.3

08/06/1967

41

SA

Kangaroo Is

022841

KINGSCOTE AERO

20.7

20.3

04/06/2005

11

Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

Mt Lofty Ranges

023875

PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS)

18.6

18.5

03/06/1998

11

VIC

N Central

088051

REDESDALE

18.5

17.6

02/06/2005

11

Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature +/- normal
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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 20:52EST, 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 22.7 +1.8 15.2 +4.2 14.0 4.8 1.2 -- 212 ( 8.8) 34/12
PERTH AIRPORT 22.1 +3.2 11.9 +2.9 10.1 0.0 1.8 7.1 275 (11.5) 28/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.5 +2.9 11.4 +3.3 9.7 6.8 1.2 6.6 370 (15.4) 22/09
BUNBURY 18.7 +0.3 10.0 +1.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 21/13
MANDURAH 20.4 -- 13.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 26/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +2.0 19.8 -0.1 19.0 0.0 4.4 10.4 195 ( 8.1) 30/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.6 +6.8 5.6 +0.5 1.5 0.0 3.4 10.4 178 ( 7.4) 26/11
WHYALLA AERO 22.2 +4.9 3.5 -2.6 -- 0.3 4.1 -- 233 ( 9.7) 30/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 +6.4 7.6 -0.5 3.8 0.0 2.4 9.0 101 ( 4.2) 24/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.4 +4.6 5.9 +0.1 4.0 0.0 1.2 3.9 185 ( 7.7) 22/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.3 +5.4 14.6 +4.6 11.6 0.0 6.4 10.0 212 ( 8.8) 32/11
CAIRNS AERO 26.8 +0.8 20.8 +3.0 20.2 4.8 1.6 1.8 451 (18.8) 39/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.1 +2.5 17.6 +3.0 13.6 0.0 6.4 2.3 420 (17.5) 43/11
MACKAY MO 22.6 +0.7 19.3 +5.3 -- 1.2 -- 2.0 535 (22.3) 45/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.8 +1.3 17.8 +6.9 17.2 7.0 2.6 -- 291 (12.1) 32/14
BUNDABERG AERO 23.8 +1.2 14.0 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 31/15
NAMBOUR DPI 22.7 +1.1 10.7 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 23.3 +2.2 11.3 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 26/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.9 +1.6 11.9 +1.4 9.2 0.0 2.4 4.3 275 (11.5) 24/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.1 +3.1 11.6 +4.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 442 (18.4) 30/00
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 20.7 +3.9 7.8 +1.7 0.8 0.0 2.7 -- 80 ( 3.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.4 +2.0 8.9 -0.2 5.6 0.2 1.4 4.2 196 ( 8.2) 17/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 +2.7 8.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.5 +1.9 7.6 -0.3 3.8 0.0 2.0 2.5 247 (10.3) 26/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.7 +0.8 6.6 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 17/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.0 +6.5 4.2 +1.6 1.8 -- 3.8 3.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.6 +5.2 5.8 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.5 +0.9 10.4 +1.9 6.9 0.0 2.4 6.3 257 (10.7) 41/17
RICHMOND RAAF 18.7 +0.7 3.3 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 9/14
BELLAMBI AWS 19.0 +1.3 12.6 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 30/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.1 +4.9 -0.9 -1.9 -3.6 0.0 2.4 4.6 213 ( 8.9) 32/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.4 +5.6 3.2 -0.5 0.6 0.0 1.8 6.7 185 ( 7.7) 18/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.8 +5.6 4.7 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.0 +4.0 3.4 -1.8 -0.6 0.0 1.4 8.7 126 ( 5.3) 22/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.6 +4.6 1.6 -2.1 1.4 0.0 -- -- 142 ( 5.9) 18/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.1 +4.9 2.7 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 24/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.1 +3.1 8.1 +1.2 5.4 0.0 1.8 -- 66 ( 2.8) 13/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.1 +2.5 6.0 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 24/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.0 +5.2 2.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 34/20
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.1 -1.0 5.6 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 35/11
HOBART AIRPORT 11.5 -1.4 3.5 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 0.6 8.5 372 (15.5) 37/00
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

35.2 BULMAN AWS N Rivers NT
34.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.3 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.3 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
34.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT

+10.3 : 29.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.2 : 27.7 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+9.2 : 28.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+9.1 : 28.2 FORREST Eucla WA
+8.9 : 29.9 CARNEGIE Interior WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+8.5 : 15.6 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD
+8.3 : 18.1 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+8.3 : 21.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+8.1 : 13.8 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+8.0 : 23.0 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD

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

2.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
6.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
6.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-2.9 : 6.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-2.8 : 9.9 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-2.6 : 11.5 FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS
-2.3 : 12.1 SCAMANDER E Coast TAS
-2.3 : 10.5 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS

-3.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.0 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW

-5.1 : 0.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-5.1 : 0.7 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
-5.0 : -0.4 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-4.9 : -0.6 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-4.6 : 10.2 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-4.6 : 0.2 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
-4.6 : 0.1 GAWLER RANGES (NONNING) NW Pastoral 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.
201.2 WARRIUP Lower West WA
86.6 BREMER BAY Lower West WA
77.4 SECOND BEACH Lower West WA
75.0 METTLER Lower West WA
72.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
54.0 URALA
Lower West
201.2 WARRIUP
86.6 BREMER BAY
77.4 SECOND BEACH
75.0 METTLER
63.0 PEPPERMINT GROVE
56.0 CHEYNE BEACH

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
60.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
58.4 TREE HOUSE CREEK
53.0 GRAHAM RANGE
N Coast--Herbert
72.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT

10.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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1.6 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
1.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
0.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.7 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.2 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

935 (39.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
813 (33.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
792 (33.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
779 (32.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
759 (31.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
741 (30.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
726 (30.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
704 (29.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
626 (26.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
616 (25.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
616 (25.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
612 (25.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
**S** 63/00 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
61/21 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
55/23 LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
55/21 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
52/19 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
52/13 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
52/23 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD

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
    E Pilbara
KARRATHA AERO
8.8mm in 37 min to 22:00 14.3mm/h
    W Pilbara
ONSLOW AIRPORT
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.8mm/h
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
8.2mm in 4 min to 13:48 123.0mm/h
7.0mm in 12 min to 14:00 35.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 17.8mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 25.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 14.0mm/h
    Central West
NORTH ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h