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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

QLD: Storms, heavy showers cross the SE

A fast-moving trough that crossed southern QLD during the afternoon and evening brought squally winds, some thunderstorms in the SE and brief but torrential rain. Around 45,000 properties around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast lost power and there were widespread reports of downed branches and powerlines. Top wind gusts just reached the damaging-wind threshhold of 90km/h. As the squall line crossed the state, Thargomindah recorded 94km/h at 1.30pm, Roma 87 shortly before 8pm and Cape Moreton 94 and Double Island Point 96km/h later in the evening. Very heavy rain fell from the line of showers accompanying the trough -- Archerfield recorded 7mm in 5 minutes -- but its speed resulted in most locations receiving only 5 to 10mm.

The greatest damage was reported in coastal areas east and SE of Brisbane. About 30 trees were brought down on roads on North Stradbroke, Russell and Macleay Islands and nearby mainland areas, with trees on houses in Mt Cotton, Capalaba and Cleveland. In southern Moreton Bay, SE of Brisbane, a 10-day-old houseboat moored at Victoria Point had its top half blown off causing $100,000 damage, while four boats were washed ashore at nearby Point Halloran and another four on parts of South Stradbroke Island. Other boats and some navigation beacons dragged their moorings. Warm, gusty winds ahead of the change prompted fire warnings, but only a few small fires were reported around Esk, 70km WNW of Brisbane.

NSW: Wet and cold across the north

A broad cloudmass accompanied the low and trough system shown in the charts above as it crossed northern and some central parts of NSW giving general falls of 15 to 25mm. The rain-bearing northwesterly flow benefited northwest-facing slopes, giving top falls of 35 to 40mm in the NW Slopes and Upper Hunter (Mt Kaputar was top on 41.8mm), as well as 25 to 30mm over the border in the QLD Granite Belt around Stanthorpe. While these totals are for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, most of the rain fell today. Early evening thunderstorms in the far northeast gave some heavy falls, with Ballina, Lismore and Byron Bay all recording around 9mm in a little over 10 minutes.

Thick cloud cover kept daytime temperatures well below normal, with a large area in the north and NW of the state recording maxima 10 or 11 below.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1941 EST on 14/08/2006. 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

NT

Alice Springs

015577

DELMORE DOWNS

28.0

13.2

28/09/1956

23

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

40.0

25.2

01/09/1992

19

NT

Alice Springs

015646

WAITE RIVER

28.0

28.0

01/09/1992

15

Equal to record.

NT

Alice Springs

015653

GEMTREE PARK

21.4

16.4

01/09/1992

16

Lowest maximum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

30.0

30.3

08/09/2002

13

NSW

Upper Darling

048079

WANAARING POST OFFICE

13.5

13.7

05/09/1995

14

NSW

NW Plains W

052088

WALGETT AIRPORT AWS

13.4

13.5

05/09/1995

13

NSW

NW Slopes S

055325

TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS

12.0

12.0

06/09/1995

11

Equal to record.

NSW

Hunter Valley

061086

JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE

12.0

12.8

05/09/1975

45

NSW

Hunter Valley

061363

SCONE AIRPORT AWS

11.8

12.2

24/09/1997

13

NSW

CW Slopes S

065070

DUBBO AIRPORT AWS

11.3

11.3

03/09/2005

11

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040068

DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

96

93.0

25/09/1979

16


The day in charts
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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 21:24EST, 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 27.8 +5.8 5.6 -3.7 2.5 0.0 4.8 -- 393 (16.4) 39/15
PERTH AIRPORT 25.6 +5.5 5.7 -3.2 3.5 0.0 3.8 10.1 257 (10.7) 50/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 +2.4 5.0 -3.0 2.5 1.0 2.6 7.4 252 (10.5) 50/11
BUNBURY 21.1 +2.9 3.5 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 48/13
MANDURAH 19.4 -- 9.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 46/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +0.8 23.4 +0.4 23.1 0.0 7.6 10.0 280 (11.7) 31/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.9 -6.4 8.5 -1.9 7.4 3.6 3.6 11.4 402 (16.8) 55/02
WHYALLA AERO 16.3 -5.2 8.7 +0.7 -- 0.8 5.6 -- 274 (11.4) 59/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.1 -3.9 8.7 -1.0 6.5 1.0 2.8 6.8 233 ( 9.7) 58/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.1 -2.7 4.5 -1.8 3.0 4.2 3.6 6.1 485 (20.2) 71/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.9 -2.3 17.7 +3.5 17.1 0.4 7.0 8.8 332 (13.8) 55/13
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 -0.7 21.3 +2.6 20.0 0.0 5.0 3.7 253 (10.5) 24/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.6 +0.9 22.0 +4.7 19.0 0.0 7.2 9.5 366 (15.3) 39/14
MACKAY MO 28.1 +2.9 20.2 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.3 351 (14.6) 52/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.3 +3.0 16.2 +2.6 14.2 0.0 6.8 -- 224 ( 9.3) 48/14
BUNDABERG AERO 25.8 +0.4 19.7 +6.0 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 394 (16.4) 63/16
NAMBOUR DPI 27.1 +2.2 12.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 5.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 23.8 +0.7 14.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 63/20
BRISBANE AERO 27.5 +3.3 12.0 -0.7 8.7 0.0 5.4 4.3 423 (17.6) 63/22
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.8 +2.4 11.6 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 78/23
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 11.7 -9.7 7.3 -1.2 4.4 0.2 3.6 -- 149 ( 6.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.9 -1.0 8.9 -2.0 2.5 0.0 4.2 3.3 256 (10.7) 46/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.5 -3.0 6.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 14.3 -6.9 6.2 -2.8 5.0 0.0 8.0 0.0 463 (19.3) 24/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.9 -3.4 6.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 28/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.3 -5.7 5.5 +1.3 1.0 0.0 2.8 0.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 11.3 -9.9 6.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.7 -3.8 13.4 +3.1 7.5 0.0 6.6 0.0 465 (19.4) 35/04
RICHMOND RAAF 15.9 -6.8 6.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 311 (13.0) 21/23
BELLAMBI AWS 16.5 -3.7 10.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 39/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.5 -4.7 2.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 5.8 0.0 465 (19.4) 28/00
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.3 -4.3 1.5 -3.6 1.1 0.4 2.6 0.2 272 (11.3) 52/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.7 -3.4 2.0 -3.9 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.6 -5.8 6.2 -1.2 2.0 0.6 3.8 2.7 289 (12.0) 58/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.6 -3.8 -0.5 -5.9 -1.0 0.0 1.9 -- 255 (10.6) 41/18
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.1 -3.7 -1.3 -5.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 50/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.2 -1.0 5.2 -2.7 3.8 0.2 2.6 -- 165 ( 6.9) 28/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.9 -0.9 5.2 -1.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 517 (21.5) 61/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.3 -2.6 -0.5 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 403 (16.8) 61/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.7 -0.8 5.6 +0.5 -- 3.2 -- -- 300 (12.5) 55/17
HOBART AIRPORT 14.2 -1.1 7.4 +1.4 6.5 2.8 3.4 7.7 348 (14.5) 39/00
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

39.5 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
39.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.9 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.5 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
38.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+7.9 : 32.2 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+6.9 : 30.5 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+6.7 : 29.5 ENEABBA Central West WA
+6.2 : 28.2 CARNAMAH Central West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
26.1 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+8.7 : 25.7 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
+7.1 : 19.2 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.0 : 20.3 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
+6.4 : 24.8 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
+6.3 : 20.6 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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

-1.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.8 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-12.9 : 13.0 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-12.5 : 13.4 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
-12.3 : 15.7 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
-12.1 : 13.5 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
-12.1 : 11.0 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW

-7.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.3 : 2.7 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-8.3 : 4.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-8.1 : 2.8 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-6.9 : 4.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-6.8 : 2.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.8 : 6.5 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-6.8 : 4.4 KULGERA N Plateau NT

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.
40.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
38.0 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
33.2 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
32.0 CRADLE MOUNTAIN VISITORS CENTRE Central Plateau TAS

11.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

.....

0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.0 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

1455 (60.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1180 (49.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1110 (46.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1046 (43.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
972 (40.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
965 (40.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
867 (36.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
811 (33.8) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
787 (32.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
782 (32.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
770 (32.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
742 (30.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
734 (30.6) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
722 (30.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
679 (28.3) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
651 (27.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
627 (26.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
619 (25.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
606 (25.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
604 (25.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
96/22 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
95/13 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
94/21 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
93/00 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
87/20 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
87/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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.
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
5.8mm in 12 min to 20:52 29.0mm/h
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON
6.8mm in 18 min to 20:28 22.7mm/h
GYMPIE
5.4mm in 12 min to 23:12 27.0mm/h
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT
7.0mm in 5 min to 21:11 84.0mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
6.8mm in 10 min to 21:34 40.8mm/h
BRISBANE AERO
5.6mm in 4 min to 21:39 84.0mm/h
REDCLIFFE
7.6mm in 10 min to 22:01 45.6mm/h
    Darling Downs E
STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS)
1.4mm in 1 min to 18:22 84.0mm/h
5.8mm in 8 min to 18:30 43.5mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
WARWICK
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
3.4mm in 2 min to 20:13 102.0mm/h
5.8mm in 12 min to 20:25 29.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
9.4mm in 13 min to 20:00 43.4mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
9.0mm in 11 min to 21:08 49.1mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 74(220/ 67 ) at 13:58
QUEENSLAND
    Channel Country
BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT : 78(230/ 69 ) at 07:15
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 93(350/ 72 ) at 21:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 93(340/ 72 ) at 22:30
BANANA BANK BEACON : 80(360/ 65 ) at 19:00
INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER : 72(360/ 63 ) at 18:30
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT : 80(290/ 63 ) at 19:55
    Far SW
THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT : 95(290/ 45 ) at 13:32
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 93(260/ 74 ) at 00:37