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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

NSW, VIC: More heavy rain from isolated thunderstorms. The trough moving into eastern states is encountering warm, humid northerly air and the interaction between the two has produced thunderstorms and some heavy rainfalls today. VIC has seen its first storms of the season, with slow-moving cells dropping 84mm on Mt Wellington, 70km NNW of Sale, between midday and 6pm. Other heavy falls included 43mm at Biggara in the Upper Murray between 3 and 6pm, and 34.4mm in the hour to 7pm at Rutherglen of which 24mm fell in just 20 minutes along with 2cm diameter hail. In Melbourne the storms provided a spectacular late evening lightshow, but a home in Taylors Hill in Melbourne's north paid the penalty with a two metre hole in the roof caused by a lightning strike. In the Geelong area, lightning strikes brought down powerlines near Waurn Ponds leaving 3400 residents in the Waurn Ponds and South Geelong area without power for several hours. Almost 3000 residents in North Geelong and North Shore also lost power in the storms. About 200 residents of Torquay had to wait until midday Saturday for restoration of power. In NSW, Gunnedah Airport recorded 5.2mm in 12 minutes and Mt Boyce in the upper Blue Mountains registered 11.2mm in 17 minutes during the afternoon.

WA, NSW, VIC, TAS: Hot weather continues. High temperatures by day and night continued in parts of WA, NSW, VIC and TAS today as shown in the charts below. Maximum temperatures were 12 to 15 above average in western VIC and SE SA, with Keith SA recording the highest anomaly, 14.9 above with a reading of 36.4. In WA, Marble Bar scored the highest absolute temperature with 45.4C. Tom Price and Carnegie in WA and Scotts Peak Dam in TAS had record high maximum temperatures for October. Minima were 6 to 14 above average in eastern SA, western VIC and SW NSW, with half a dozen new records set - Roebourne WA, Lake Victoria Storage NSW and Maryborough VIC all registered their hottest October nights in nearly half a century. See records for full details.

QLD: Floods and drought plague the southwest. At the same time as flood warnings have been issued for some SW QLD streams, graziers in the far southwest are trying to destock their properties quickly as drought tightens its grip. Days of rain falling east of the far southwest are producing moderate flooding in the Paroo River at Eulo while minor to moderate flooding is extending downstream from Adavale to Quilpie on the Bulloo River. Scott Fraser, from Nooyeah Downs, told ABC Radio that despite good rain to the east, none fell west of Thargomindah and Eromanga. He says the recent dust storms have devastated the countryside and blown away the last of the dry pasture. "A lot of those stockmen that hadn't started destocking between here and the South Australian border are certainly into it now," he said.

International Events

PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Mirinae approaches. Category 2 Typhoon Mirinae, with maximum winds estimated at 185km/h, approached the northern island of Luzon today bringing bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the central eastern part of the country. People have been evacuated from danger zones and relief supplies prepared, while dams in the north began spilling water in anticipation of flood rainfall. Sea travel has been suspended, stranding about 5000 people. Mirinae is the fourth tropical cyclone to hit the country in a month and is targeted to hit major rice-producing areas north of Manila.

USA: Winter arrives early. Snow storms have dumped up to 92cm across parts of the US causing traffic chaos, airport delays and school closures. 120 car crashes were reported across Colorado in icy conditions.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has been checked for gross errors but has not yet been fully validated. They are based on data received as at 1514 EST on 31/10/2009. 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

NSW

SW Slopes N

073139

YOUNG (KIAH)

46.0

42.0

04/10/1993

17

1 n

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004035

ROEBOURNE

29.4

28.8

19/10/1994

49

1

SA

Adelaide Plains

023122

ROSEWORTHY AWS

18.8

18.0

08/10/1999

13

1

SA

Mt Lofty Ranges

023878

MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER

22.0

21.4

12/10/2006

15

1

NSW

Lower Darling

047016

LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE

22.6

22.0

28/10/1977

45

1

VIC

Mallee S

077094

SWAN HILL AERODROME

21.8

20.3

26/10/2008

13

1

VIC

N Central

088043

MARYBOROUGH

18.6

17.4

13/10/2004

45

1

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005072

TOM PRICE

41.5

40.5

19/10/2004

13

1

WA

Interior

013015

CARNEGIE

42.6

42.6

20/10/2004

21

1 Equal to record.

TAS

W Coast

097083

SCOTTS PEAK DAM

28.1

27.0

22/10/2000

12

1


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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 06:44EST, 15/05/2012.

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 28.4 +4.0 10.3 -0.6 9.0 0.0 7.0 -- 576 (24.0) 44/16
PERTH AIRPORT 27.8 +5.3 7.4 -2.8 5.4 0.0 5.0 11.2 401 (16.7) 48/20
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 +1.0 10.2 +1.1 8.9 0.4 5.2 8.2 271 (11.3) 30/13
BUNBURY 21.9 +1.2 6.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 41/17
MANDURAH 22.5 -- 11.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 54/21
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 -0.1 25.0 0.0 24.8 0.0 9.2 7.9 360 (15.0) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.2 +5.2 16.3 +1.5 13.8 0.0 10.0 12.5 250 (10.4) 39/13
WHYALLA AERO 25.1 +1.2 19.3 +8.8 -- 0.0 10.0 -- 284 (11.8) 44/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 33.1 +11.3 20.6 +9.2 -- 0.0 6.2 11.7 204 ( 8.5) 39/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 30.5 +12.6 16.1 +9.0 14.0 0.0 8.0 9.6 300 (12.5) 46/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.6 +3.0 15.7 -2.9 14.3 0.0 11.2 11.4 188 ( 7.8) 34/08
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 -0.3 22.4 +1.8 21.3 5.0 6.2 4.5 438 (18.3) 46/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.2 +0.8 21.6 +0.9 20.0 0.2 11.0 10.4 562 (23.4) 48/11
MACKAY M.O 27.4 -0.2 21.7 +2.0 -- 2.0 -- 10.3 463 (19.3) 41/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.9 -0.8 18.9 +1.9 17.9 0.0 9.8 -- 409 (17.0) 41/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.8 -0.1 16.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 472 (19.7) 46/10
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 -0.7 14.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.8 +1.4 16.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 25.4 -0.1 16.5 +0.8 14.3 0.0 5.6 9.6 345 (14.4) 34/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.9 -1.8 13.6 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 567 (23.6) 39/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.7 +2.6 15.7 +3.6 13.1 0.0 5.6 -- 107 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.2 +0.6 17.5 +3.7 17.4 0.0 3.8 10.3 246 (10.3) 41/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +0.5 12.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.8 +2.2 11.3 -0.7 9.6 0.0 4.8 10.6 244 (10.2) 34/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.8 +2.1 14.4 +3.7 13.5 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 24/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.7 +6.2 10.4 +3.8 7.8 6.6 2.6 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.9 +4.1 16.3 +6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 39/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.2 +3.7 17.5 +4.4 13.4 0.0 4.0 9.8 303 (12.6) 41/16
RICHMOND RAAF 28.5 +3.5 13.6 +2.6 10.6 0.2 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 30/17
BELLAMBI AWS 22.3 +0.7 16.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 39/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.0 +8.6 10.1 +4.0 7.0 0.0 3.2 10.8 154 ( 6.4) 34/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.1 +9.7 13.4 +5.7 9.5 0.0 4.4 10.4 271 (11.3) 28/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.1 +7.5 13.7 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 22/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.8 +12.0 20.6 +10.8 17.2 0.0 9.6 10.6 290 (12.1) 37/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.1 +10.2 17.5 +10.0 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 329 (13.7) 43/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.7 +9.4 16.8 +10.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) --
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 26.5 +6.9 16.7 +7.2 11.6 0.6 4.8 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 27.9 +9.1 14.0 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 61/20
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.8 +9.2 16.8 +10.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 459 (19.1) 43/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) -- -- 9.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) --
HOBART AIRPORT 22.6 +5.3 11.8 +4.3 7.8 0.0 3.0 4.4 492 (20.5) 50/03
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

45.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
44.4 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
44.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.7 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+14.9 : 36.4 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
+14.5 : 35.5 HORSHAM POLKEMMET RD Wimmera S VIC
+14.3 : 35.1 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
+13.9 : 28.1 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
+13.8 : 32.8 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC

31.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.8 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
29.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+14.0 : 21.8 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
+13.8 : 22.0 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+13.6 : 21.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.7 : 22.5 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW
+12.5 : 21.3 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC

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

15.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
16.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.3 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-4.0 : 20.4 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-3.7 : 25.6 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.2 : 27.6 MAREEBA AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.0 : 20.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-2.5 : 25.4 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW

-49.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
1.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.6 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-57.3 : -49.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
-4.3 : 4.8 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-3.8 : 18.6 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-3.7 : 3.6 JARRAHWOOD Lower 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.
58.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
50.2 BRINDABELLA (KOOLAMI) Snowy Mtns NSW
47.4 BOGAN GATE POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW
46.0 YOUNG (KIAH) SW Slopes N NSW
40.0 TRUNDLE (BROOKVIEW ST) CW Plains S NSW

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
58.0 MT SOPHIA

NEW SOUTH WALES
CW Plains S
47.4 BOGAN GATE POST OFFICE
40.0 TRUNDLE (BROOKVIEW ST)
Snowy Mtns
50.2 BRINDABELLA (KOOLAMI)
SW Slopes N
46.0 YOUNG (KIAH)

12.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
12.0 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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4.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
1.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1287 (53.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1103 (46.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1076 (44.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
964 (40.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
942 (39.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
890 (37.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
861 (35.9) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
848 (35.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
847 (35.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
829 (34.5) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
**S** 760 (31.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
743 (31.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
727 (30.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
711 (29.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
696 (29.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
690 (28.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
674 (28.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
673 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
672 (28.0) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
667 (27.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
663 (27.6) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
662 (27.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
660 (27.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
655 (27.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
633 (26.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
626 (26.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
622 (25.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
620 (25.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
606 (25.3) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
89/19 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
85/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
76/00 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
72/20 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
72/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
NOONAMAH AWS
6.8mm in 17 min to 15:17 24.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.2mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
12.4mm in 23 min to 13:53 32.3mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
5.2mm in 12 min to 18:12 26.0mm/h
N Tablelands W
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
11.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.0mm/h
C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
11.2mm in 17 min to 15:30 39.5mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.8mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
CW Slopes S
PARKES AIRPORT AWS
5.4mm in 16 min to 16:16 20.2mm/h
Goulburn/Monaro
MOUNT GININI AWS
11.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Lower NE
RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH
13.0mm in 11 min to 18:21 70.9mm/h
5.0mm in 3 min to 18:24 100.0mm/h
6.0mm in 6 min to 18:30 60.0mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 28.0mm/h
34.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 34.4mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
E Central
MOORABBIN AIRPORT
12.2mm in 18 min to 23:50 40.7mm/h
W Central
LAVERTON RAAF
6.2mm in 12 min to 23:12 31.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 13.0mm/h
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h

VICTORIA
E Central
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 82(240/ 65 ) at 23:30
FAWKNER BEACON : 96(290/ 72 ) at 23:23
TASMANIA
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 85( 10/ 69 ) at 00:00