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Thursday 5 January 2017

Climate drivers indicate wet in the north but neutral elsewhere

The BoM issued its weekly Tropical Climate Note and fortnightly Enso Wrap-Up and Climate Model Summary on Tuesday. These are regular reviews of the major drivers of Australian climate that give an indication of general weather conditions over coming weeks. Although the Madden–Julian Oscillation (MJO) signal over northern Australia remains weak, the Bureau's models suggest the current monsoonal activity over the NT will continue for another week. A low operating over the Kimberley region of WA is being watched but is given a low chance of developing into cyclone strength. El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral and the Indian Ocean Dipole has little or no effect over Australia in summer.

If you thought the climate debate has been ugly, you haven’t seen anything yet

So begins an examination of where climate politics stand in Australia at present in The Conversation earlier this week. This "Guide for the Perplexed" runs through how we got where we are at present (i.e. in a mess), what can actually be achieved, and the political shenanigans that can be expected. Odd coalitions are forming, such as big business and the Greens, and events in the United States, with a newly installed President Trump, will play a large wildcard directly affecting Australia. Even Al Gore is releasing a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth during the year that should produce some interesting reactions. The article's conclusion? "This is going to be bloody."

While in this general area, two articles on ABC Rural are worth a read. The first looks at accusations the federal government is suffering "policy paralysis while uncertainty reigns over renewable energy targets" while the second examines the global challenges posed by climate change in transitioning electricity sectors from coal to green power via.....what? We have built the longest piece of network infrastructure in the world to create our electricity grid and have the nearly unique problem of being unable to source electricity from any other country. How do we move from that to wind and solar generation, and get it all to work while we make the changes?

You've heard of the global warming hiatus? New study confirms it didn't happen

You will have seen on many graphs and heard frequent mention that global warming slowed, stopped or even reversed for a period during the first decade of this millennium. Critics of the concept of global warming, especially anthropogenic global warming, have jumped on this as evidence that AGW is not scientifically proven.

So when various studies began to debunk the methodology behind the data showing a pause, and especially when NOAA published its own revised data and pushed up temperatures during the 2000s, critics loudly complained that it was cooking the books to support the Obama regime's climate change policies.

Now a completely independent team from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of New York have published a complete review of the figures, going back to, and reinterpreting, raw data from multiple sources. Their findings, published yesterday in Science Advances, show that warming has continued unabated. Says Zeke Hausfather, leader of the team at University of California, “The bottom line is that NOAA got it right. They were not manipulating the data for any political purpose. Warming has continued.” Or, as the review's abstract concludes, "the rate of warming during the first 15 years of the 21st century is at least as great as the last half of the 20th century. These results do not support the notion of a 'slowdown' in the increase of global surface temperature."

For a good history of the "hiatus" and its debunking, go to Public Broadcasting Service NewsHour where there's also an interview with Hausfather. The Sydney Morning Herald (limited paywall) also covers their methodology and the likely political impact of the findings, and carries a 4 minute interview with SMH Environment Editor Peter Hannam. If you want to wade into the full Science Advances paper, it is here*.

Hot and wet: Bureau issues Annual Climate Statement for 2016
Updated 5/1/17 15.15 with Sydney data
Updated 5/1/17 17.15 last paragraph information on state and city Annual Climate Statements

The BoM has issued its Annual Climate Statement for last year in record time, showing that Australia as a whole had its fourth hottest year, with record high sea surface temperatures around the country and the wettest May to September on record pushing the annual average rainfall to 17% above average. The year was also one of extreme weather events across the country.

BoM Assistant Director Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said “The year started off very warm and dry, with bushfires in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia, and a nation-wide heatwave from late February to mid-March. We had our warmest autumn on record partly due to a very strong 2015–16 El Niño. 

“In May the El Niño broke down and the dry start was followed by record wet from May to September as a negative Indian Ocean Dipole developed, with ocean waters warming to the northwest of Australia. 

“Widespread, drought-breaking rains led to flooding in multiple states. Even northern Australia saw widespread rainfall, during what is usually the dry season, greening regions that had been in drought for several years,” Mr Plummer said.

The Annual Climate Statement includes an excellent 4-minute video that helps to understand how Australia has been at the mercy of those two main climate drivers, El Niño and the Indian Ocean Dipole. Linked to them is the day-to-day weather we have experienced, and linked to that have been the floods, bushfires and other disastrous weather events in this exceptional year.

In a year that the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) believes will be the warmest on record globally at 0.85° above the 1961 to 1990 average, many of our capital cities followed suite with Sydney and Darwin having record high maximum and minimum temperatures, Hobart having record warm nights and overall mean temperature, and Brisbane its hottest mean temperature on record. Sydneysiders would have been well aware of one unpleasant distinction. 2016 set a new record for warm and often muggy nights with the thermometer failing to drop below 20° on 70 nights. The average is 26. At the other end of the scale, 151 days reached at least 25° compared to the average of 89, also a record number in the city's 157-year climatic history.

Bucking that trend was Perth which had its coolest year since 2005. That was caused in part by a long period of below normal sea surface temperatures around SW WA between July and November. Elsewhere, sea surface temperatures (SSTs) around the country were mostly above to well above normal through most of the year, as shown on the monthly maps. Overall, SSTs were the highest on record for the year.

The temperature graphs for global annual temperatures since 1880 from WMO and Australian temperatures since 1910 help to put last year's figures into context.

Rainfall was variable across the country and through the year, but still came out at 17% above the annual average placing 2016 in the top 10% of wet years since 1900. The four months from May to September were the wettest nationally in the 117-year record for May to September.

The weather influenced by our main climate drivers caused an exceptionally eventful year, even for a country no stranger to extreme weather. Major events included the huge Tasmanian fires of January that burnt through 1240 square kilometres, mostly of pristine wilderness, much of which has no history of fire and will take years to recover, if at all. Major bushfires also affected the Great Ocean Road area in VIC and parts of SW WA and a lengthy heatwave gripped the nation in early autumn.

There was widespread flooding in winter or early spring across much of inland QLD, NSW and northern and western VIC, while an East Coast Low in June brought major coastal erosion to NSW and flooding to coastal NSW and to VIC and TAS. A tropical low that moved through WA and NT into SA late December brought unprecedented rain to Central Australia with flooding and flash flooding. Destructive thunderstorms in spring produced severe hail in QLD, a tornado outbreak and statewide blackout in SA and an unusual thunderstorm asthma event in VIC.

All in all, a remarkable year, though one which with climate warming is likely to become the new norm. This interview with Dr Karl Braganza, head of Climate Monitoring at the Bureau of Meteorology on this morning's ABC AM program, sums up the year and the links between a warming world and the weather and events we get as a result.

Annual Climate Statements are now available for each state and territory as well as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. They describe the year's climate and major events and provide monthly maps and tables of rainfall and temperature as well as listings of extremes. New this year are neat descriptions of notable heat, cold, snow, rainfall, flood, storm, wind, bushfire, tropical cyclone and East Coast Low events affecting each state or territory. The statements are here - look in the Annual section under Climate summaries. Archives are available just below that which go back in various forms to 1996.

Newsbits

Severe weather brings floods to southern Thailand: Heavy rain and flooding have been affecting southern Thailand in the past few days, killing one person and affecting nearly 60,000 others as of this morning. Further heavy rain is expected in the next day.

Strong winds and coastal flooding cause damage and disruption in Denmark and Germany: Strong winds and a storm surge have caused coastal flooding in SE Denmark and NE Germany over the past 24 hours. Several houses have been flooded in each country and there is traffic disruption along the coast. The flood warning has been lifted in Denmark but continues in Germany, where strong winds are also being experienced in the south of the country. Meteoalarm warnings indicate that strong winds were even more widespread yesterday, covering large parts of Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden and Latvia. Snow and ice have accompanied the wind in many of these areas.


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 1145 EST on 11/01/2017. 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

W Kimberley

003098

MOUNT HOUSE AIRSTRIP

115.2

75.0

11/01/2011

12

105.0

05/04/2011

13

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031108

WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION

23.0

23.0

20/01/1977

45

1 N Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

WA

Gt Southern

010916

KATANNING

23.2

22.8

16/01/2013

16

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

SW & S Coast

009965

BUNBURY

63

59.0

18/01/2005

11

N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Central Coast E

033308

SAMUEL HILL AERO

22.2

22.0

20/01/2004

11

1 N


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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 11:44EST, 11/01/2017.

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
PERTH AIRPORT 25.6 -6.1 20.6 +3.6 19.2 0.0 11.8 8.3 400 (16.7) 57/19
BUNBURY 24.5 -5.2 18.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 63/17
MANDURAH 25.2 -4.1 19.8 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 57/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 +0.2 25.5 +0.7 25.3 4.0 7.2 5.6 486 (20.3) 52/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.0 +0.6 24.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 61/15
WHYALLA AERO 31.3 +1.3 20.2 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 634 (26.4) 41/00
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 35.8 +6.5 23.5 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 50/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 30.0 +4.8 14.4 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 433 (18.0) 39/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.1 -0.2 22.9 -0.8 -- 35.2 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 37/18
CAIRNS AERO 30.5 -1.0 24.6 +0.9 -- 29.6 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 35/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.3 +1.9 24.7 +0.4 -- 5.4 -- -- 400 (16.7) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 28.5 -1.6 22.7 -0.8 -- 12.6 -- -- 658 (27.4) 61/21
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.2 -3.7 22.8 +0.7 -- 3.4 -- -- 462 (19.3) 57/15
BUNDABERG AERO 30.2 +0.1 22.3 +0.9 -- 2.2 -- -- 581 (24.2) 46/12
COOLANGATTA 28.1 -0.2 21.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 508 (21.2) 35/16
BRISBANE AERO 27.7 -1.3 22.0 +0.8 20.9 0.2 8.4 3.6 421 (17.5) 35/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.3 -0.7 16.8 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 806 (33.6) 52/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.1 +0.2 18.1 -0.8 16.2 0.0 9.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.7 +0.1 17.5 -0.8 -- 13.4 -- -- 264 (11.0) 35/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.0 -1.0 19.4 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 357 (14.9) 41/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 13.4 0.0 5.5 0.0 6.2 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.2 -0.9 18.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 514 (21.4) 43/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.5 -1.0 19.6 +0.8 18.7 5.4 6.0 0.5 426 (17.8) 35/12
RICHMOND RAAF 24.3 -5.6 18.6 +1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 311 (13.0) 24/17
BELLAMBI AWS 23.2 -1.7 18.8 -0.2 -- 1.6 -- -- 295 (12.3) 34/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.9 -- 11.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 54/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.9 +1.2 17.8 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 460 (19.2) 43/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.5 +1.1 18.0 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 35/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.9 +1.6 23.9 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- 5.2 304 (12.7) 41/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.0 +3.4 19.6 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 30/06
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.2 +4.5 18.8 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 31/09
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 33.8 +7.5 17.3 +3.6 14.4 0.0 9.0 10.5 390 (16.3) 41/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.8 +6.7 17.1 +6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 474 (19.8) 44/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 27.3 +3.0 12.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 31/15
HOBART AIRPORT 21.3 -1.2 15.0 +3.0 11.2 0.0 6.8 7.1 278 (11.6) 44/15
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

46.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
46.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
45.7 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
45.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
45.1 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA

+19.5 : 44.9 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+16.4 : 42.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+15.7 : 43.3 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+15.6 : 44.2 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
+15.3 : 43.0 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA

31.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
29.4 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
28.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
28.9 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.9 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+10.3 : 17.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+10.1 : 28.0 HAWKER Upper North SA
+9.5 : 23.2 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.5 : 22.4 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.3 : 26.4 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

13.2 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
16.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.7 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
17.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.9 : 28.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-7.5 : 25.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
-7.5 : 25.5 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-6.6 : 23.2 HORSLEY PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AWS Sydney--west NSW
-6.6 : 26.5 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-6.6 : 22.5 LANCELIN Lower West WA

5.7 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
5.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
7.5 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
7.7 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.1 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-4.1 : 18.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-3.8 : 21.1 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-3.2 : 13.2 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-3.0 : 13.3 GRENFELL (MANGANESE RD) SW Slopes N NSW

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.
146.0 CHARNLEY RIVER W Kimberley WA
130.0 MT JUKES Central Coast E QLD
125.0 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
122.0 DRYSDALE RIVER STATION N Kimberley WA
121.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
122.0 DRYSDALE RIVER STATION
121.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH
67.2 ELLENBRAE
E Kimberley
80.2 GIBB RIVER
70.2 OLD MORNINGTON HOMESTEAD
65.6 MARION DOWNS
64.4 SIDDINS CREEK
59.2 YULMBU
56.8 MOUNT KRAUSS
W Kimberley
146.0 CHARNLEY RIVER
117.0 KIMBERLEY DOWNS
115.2 MOUNT HOUSE AIRSTRIP
111.6 MOUNT HOUSE STATION
96.4 MOUNT BARNETT
85.0 NAPIER DOWNS
84.0 WINDJANA GORGE
76.4 LEOPOLD DOWNS TBRG
54.0 CAMBALLIN
53.0 LIVERINGA STATION
52.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO

QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
76.0 GILBERTON
75.6 GREEN HILLS
65.8 RICHMOND POST OFFICE
63.0 ROBIN HOOD STATION
61.4 GEORGETOWN AIRPORT
N Coast--Barron
94.0 ATHERTON SOLAR CRESCENT
76.0 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION
63.0 MALANDA ALERT
57.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
52.4 INNOT HOT SPRINGS TOWNSHIP
50.8 MT SHERIDAN
N Coast--Herbert
125.0 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST
119.0 MENAVALE ALERT
112.0 HALIFAX ALERT
93.0 CENTRAL MILL TM
86.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
75.0 LUCINDA TOWNSHIP
72.8 LUCINDA POINT
58.0 MUTARNEE STORE
56.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
55.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
54.8 INNISFAIL AERODROME
54.0 ZATTAS ALERT
50.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
Central Coast E
130.0 MT JUKES
75.0 MOUNT JUKES
75.0 CRYSTAL BROOK
70.2 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN
63.0 INKERMAN BRIDGE ALERT
62.0 SARICH'S ALERT
57.2 LANSDOWN CSIRO
57.0 WHITEFORD'S ALERT
56.0 WOODHOUSE

Reports not yet available

1123 (46.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1055 (44.0) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
1027 (42.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1003 (41.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
899 (37.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
892 (37.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
883 (36.8) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
863 (36.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
851 (35.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
830 (34.6) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
806 (33.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
806 (33.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
781 (32.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
777 (32.4) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
773 (32.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
757 (31.5) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
750 (31.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
747 (31.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
738 (30.8) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
732 (30.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
719 (30.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
718 (29.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
717 (29.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
717 (29.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
700 (29.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
696 (29.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
693 (28.9) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
678 (28.3) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
677 (28.2) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
658 (27.4) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
657 (27.4) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
653 (27.2) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
649 (27.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
644 (26.8) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
639 (26.6) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
634 (26.4) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
632 (26.3) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
624 (26.0) NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
616 (25.7) JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
616 (25.7) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
605 (25.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
81/15 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
80/02 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
78/16 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
76/18 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
76/12 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a programming error, downpours shown for WA, NT, SA, QLD and ISLANDS between 9 and 10am local times are wrong and should be ignored. The error will be corrected as soon as possible.
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
N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
28.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 28.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 14.2mm/h
47.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 95.2mm/h
47.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 47.6mm/h
47.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 47.6mm/h
KALUMBURU
14.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 29.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.6mm/h
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
14.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.0mm/h
ARGYLE AERODROME
12.2mm in 17 min to 09:17 43.1mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 12.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.2mm/h
W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.4mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.6mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.2mm/h
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
13.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.6mm/h
48.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 97.6mm/h
48.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 48.8mm/h
48.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 48.8mm/h
CAPE LEVEQUE AIRPORT
34.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 68.4mm/h
34.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 34.2mm/h
34.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 34.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
12.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.4mm/h
MIDDLE POINT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.8mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT
18.0mm in 12 min to 23:30 90.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 18.4mm/h
16.4mm in 15 min to 23:45 65.6mm/h
BORROLOOLA AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.2mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
12.4mm in 30 min to 05:30 24.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 05:30 17.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.7mm/h
21.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 43.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 21.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.8mm/h
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
8.4mm in 18 min to 20:30 28.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Mallee/Upper SE
LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS)
7.8mm in 17 min to 09:17 27.5mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
11.2mm in 30 min to 14:30 22.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.0mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 18.2mm/h
MOUNT ISA AERO
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h
35.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 70.4mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 35.2mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 35.2mm/h
7.6mm in 5 min to 19:00 91.2mm/h
7.6mm in 22 min to 19:26 20.7mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 23.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN AIRPORT
13.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.6mm/h
61.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 122.8mm/h
61.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 61.4mm/h
61.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 61.4mm/h
RICHMOND AIRPORT
17.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 34.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.4mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.4mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
29.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 59.2mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 29.6mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 29.6mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
33.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 66.0mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 33.0mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 33.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.4mm/h
CAIRNS RACECOURSE
20.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 40.0mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.0mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
86.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 172.0mm/h
86.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 86.0mm/h
86.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 86.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
17.0mm in 30 min to 18:30 34.0mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 23.6mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 19.6mm/h
TOWNSVILLE AERO
7.2mm in 13 min to 22:48 33.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.2mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
11.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 11.6mm/h
50.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 16.7mm/h
21.8mm in 30 min to 06:30 43.6mm/h
26.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 26.4mm/h
16.8mm in 30 min to 07:00 33.6mm/h
38.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 38.6mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 24.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
71.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 143.2mm/h
71.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 71.6mm/h
72.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 72.8mm/h
INNISFAIL AERODROME
54.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 109.6mm/h
54.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 54.8mm/h
54.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 54.8mm/h
Central Coast E
AYR DPI RESEARCH STN
70.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 140.4mm/h
70.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 70.2mm/h
70.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 70.2mm/h
15.2mm in 30 min to 23:30 30.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 15.2mm/h
MACKAY AERO
20.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 41.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.6mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.4mm/h
7.4mm in 12 min to 20:00 37.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.6mm/h
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
28.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 56.0mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 28.0mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 28.0mm/h
MACKAY M.O
10.8mm in 2 min to 09:02 324.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.8mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 13:00 30.8mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 16.6mm/h
21.0mm in 28 min to 13:28 45.0mm/h
37.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 37.6mm/h
7.6mm in 13 min to 13:54 35.1mm/h
35.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 35.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.2mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 13.0mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
30.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 00:30 30.8mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 24.6mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 19.6mm/h
46.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 92.0mm/h
46.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 46.0mm/h
46.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 46.0mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 21:00 22.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 13.2mm/h
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
4.0mm in 3 min to 09:03 80.0mm/h
WOOLSHED
35.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 71.2mm/h
35.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 35.6mm/h
35.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 35.6mm/h
23.2mm in 30 min to 20:30 46.4mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 24.0mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 24.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
30.4mm in 25 min to 09:25 73.0mm/h
30.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 30.4mm/h
30.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 30.4mm/h
9.8mm in 21 min to 14:00 28.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 15.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 18.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
BOWEN AIRPORT AWS
12.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.2mm/h
OORALEA RACECOURSE (MACKAY TURF CLUB)
17.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 34.4mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.2mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 13.2mm/h
Northwest
CARTERS BORE
12.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.6mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
GYMPIE
14.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 29.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.8mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.0mm/h
BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION
18.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 36.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.0mm/h
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT
11.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.2mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
15.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.0mm/h
NAMBOUR DAFF - HILLSIDE
10.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.0mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.0mm/h
Goulburn/Monaro
BOMBALA AWS
14.2mm in 30 min to 15:30 28.4mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.6mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
HORSHAM AERODROME
10.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.2mm/h
Upper NE
DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT)
16.6mm in 25 min to 17:30 39.8mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 21.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
20.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 41.6mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
WILLIS ISLAND
7.4mm in 9 min to 02:00 49.3mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
16.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 32.4mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 16.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 82(250/ 69 ) at 19:00
BUSSELTON JETTY : 78(240/ 63 ) at 19:58
Cent Wheatbelt
BURRACOPPIN SOUTH AG STATION : 104(300/ 32 ) at 18:30
ISLANDS
Islands
ADELE ISLAND : 83(270/ 65 ) at 10:35