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Wednesday 11 January 2017

Severe weather continues in Europe, but warming starting in the northern hemisphere

The centre of attention today has moved to Macedonia, where very low temperatures, snow stoms and hail have continued for a week now. As of 18.00EDT three deaths have been reported in this small country. Meteoalarm is giving Red Alerts for snow and ice in southern Germany, extremely low temperatures in northern Montenegro and southern Serbia, and a nasty mix of alerts for extreme cold, snow, ice, gales, heavy seas and avalanche risks continue across various parts of Europe. Croatia is experiencing high water levels on the Danube River.

While the cold winter weather has now contracted to southern Europe, and the Balkans in particular, Scandinavia is experiencing a sudden change to heat with temperatures up to 10 or 12° above normal, especially in the north. A similar sudden change is happening in North America where the eastern USA is experiencing temperatures 10 to 12° above average rising to 15° above average over far eastern Canada today.

You should also know:

  • A fierce storm moved down the lower Clarence valley of NSW early this evening, dumping 51.2mm on Yamba in the hour and a half to 2o.30. Farther up the valley, Grafton recorded only 9.0mm.
  • Massive rainfall last month following rain every month in the past year has greened Central Australia, as this report today from Old Man Plains Research Station, just south of Alice Springs, shows.
  • Temperatures in NSW topped out at 46.0° at Bourke today, while in the Sydney basin Badgery's Creek recorded 42.8°. These ABC News reports go through some of the fall-out, from trains running at reduced speeds to a warning issued after higher-than-normal levels of toxic ozone gas were reported.
  • Ausgrid has been restoring power to 23,000 premises in Sydney and on the Central Coast that lost power today as high demand caused blackouts. The cause is still unknown.
  • The Dakar Rally continues to be beset by bad weather as today's stage, which moves from Bolivia into Argentina, was beset by torrential rain that flooded rivers, caused landslides, delayed logistics and led to cancellation of Thursday's stage.
  • Tornadoes moved through the Otago region of South Island, New Zealand, this afternoon with trailers overturned and fences and windows damaged.
  • While in NZ, a drought considered to be the longest in the country's history at two years, has finished in the area from Marlborough, through Canterbury to parts of Otago.
  • More frequent severe weather due to climate warming has a major impact on hospitals, often ill-equipped to deal with it. This thoughtful article from The Conversation explores the details.


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 1403 EST on 12/01/2017. 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 wind gust (km/h)

NSW

MidNorth Coast N

059007

KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS

83

76.0

27/01/2007

11

N


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Data is as received at 14:04EST, 16/01/2017.

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 37.6 +5.9 21.8 +4.8 20.1 0.0 12.4 13.1 442 (18.4) 43/20
BUNBURY 30.0 +0.3 14.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 43/19
MANDURAH 31.6 +2.3 20.9 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 41/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 0.0 27.8 +3.0 26.4 0.4 7.4 5.4 388 (16.2) 46/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.5 -0.9 24.1 +2.6 -- 1.8 -- -- 455 (19.0) 35/06
WHYALLA AERO 27.1 -2.9 18.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 612 (25.5) 43/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.0 -1.3 15.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 34/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.2 -2.0 13.1 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 55/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.2 -3.1 23.1 -0.6 -- 18.8 -- -- 295 (12.3) 37/08
CAIRNS AERO 32.4 +0.9 24.8 +1.1 -- 77.8 -- -- 250 (10.4) 31/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.7 +1.3 25.6 +1.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 579 (24.1) 50/13
MACKAY M.O 30.2 +0.1 25.2 +1.7 -- 1.8 -- -- 390 (16.3) 31/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.0 +0.1 23.1 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 34/11
BUNDABERG AERO 31.4 +1.3 21.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 31/12
COOLANGATTA 30.2 +1.9 23.5 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 549 (22.9) 44/13
BRISBANE AERO 29.9 +0.9 22.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 8.6 12.5 519 (21.6) 46/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 32.5 +4.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 39/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 40.0 +8.1 27.1 +8.2 23.8 0.0 9.4 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 32.6 +5.0 21.7 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 30/17
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 42.0 +14.0 23.2 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 61/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 32.5 +6.0 20.2 +6.8 15.0 0.4 5.8 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 35.0 +1.9 23.5 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 24/07
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 38.8 +12.3 23.0 +4.2 21.1 0.2 7.4 10.9 308 (12.8) 70/16
RICHMOND RAAF 41.9 +12.0 22.5 +4.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 57/14
BELLAMBI AWS 29.3 +4.4 21.2 +2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 63/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 36.0 -- 16.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 57/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 36.7 +5.0 20.3 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 52/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.2 +1.8 20.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 39/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.4 +1.1 14.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- 12.6 340 (14.2) 35/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.3 -0.3 16.0 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 35/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.7 0.0 14.2 +0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 285 (11.9) 37/16
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 26.9 +0.6 14.4 +0.7 11.7 0.0 8.6 11.6 375 (15.6) 57/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.6 -0.5 10.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 44/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.1 -0.2 16.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 502 (20.9) 44/08
HOBART AIRPORT 22.7 +0.2 14.6 +2.6 13.6 0.4 5.2 11.2 484 (20.2) 63/13
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

46.0 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
44.9 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
44.5 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
44.4 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
43.7 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW

+14.4 : 42.0 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+14.0 : 42.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
+13.9 : 41.6 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+13.8 : 41.4 CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS Sydney--east NSW
+13.5 : 42.1 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA

32.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
31.9 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
31.2 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
30.9 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
30.9 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
30.9 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD

+9.6 : 26.0 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
+9.0 : 25.9 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.9 : 29.5 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+8.8 : 16.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.3 : 29.1 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
+8.3 : 26.5 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW

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

8.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.9 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
11.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
14.1 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-8.8 : 29.5 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-8.5 : 17.0 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-7.1 : 32.2 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.0 : 11.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-6.0 : 14.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-49.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
5.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
7.1 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
8.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.2 : 9.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.7 : 9.8 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.7 : 11.4 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.6 : 12.0 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-3.4 : 11.7 MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is 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.
140.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
127.0 MENAVALE ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
99.0 CORSIS ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
94.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
94.0 MULGRAVE MILL N Coast--Barron QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
85.2 RUBY PLAINS
E Pilbara
50.0 MARBLE BAR

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
56.0 WAVE HILL
N Plateau
51.6 JERVOIS

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
54.0 LAURA POST OFFICE
N Coast--Barron
140.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
94.0 MULGRAVE MILL
92.0 GREENHAVEN
82.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
81.0 MT SOPHIA
80.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
77.8 CAIRNS AERO
70.0 TOPAZ ALERT
51.0 RAVENSHOE ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
127.0 MENAVALE ALERT
99.0 CORSIS ALERT
94.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
87.0 NERADA ALERT
81.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
79.8 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
79.0 CENTRAL MILL TM
75.8 INNISFAIL
75.2 INNISFAIL AERODROME
75.0 TUNG OIL TM
75.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
66.0 MARCO STREET ALERT

Reports not yet available

1656 (69.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1162 (48.4) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1078 (44.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
979 (40.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
930 (38.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
924 (38.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
891 (37.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
891 (37.1) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
884 (36.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
862 (35.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
859 (35.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
817 (34.0) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
801 (33.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
789 (32.9) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
788 (32.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
774 (32.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
770 (32.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
761 (31.7) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
744 (31.0) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
738 (30.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
737 (30.7) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
729 (30.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
728 (30.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
708 (29.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
701 (29.2) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
700 (29.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
677 (28.2) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
671 (28.0) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
663 (27.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
662 (27.6) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
658 (27.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
656 (27.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
651 (27.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
639 (26.6) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
624 (26.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
621 (25.9) WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
620 (25.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
612 (25.5) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
608 (25.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
603 (25.1) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
602 (25.1) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
602 (25.1) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
130/03 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
118/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
113/03 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
107/05 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/06 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS

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.
None reported None reported