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Friday 14 April 2017

 Former Cyclone Cook goes out with a whimper as Kiwis begin to clean up

Ex-TC Cook lost strength during the middle of the night as it passed over central areas of the North Island of New Zealand so that, despite concerns widely voiced beforehand, it did not match the intensity of the notorious Wahini storm in 1968. Back then, ex-TC Giselle caused havoc in the whole country, killing 53 people when the Wahine ferry sank in Wellington Harbour.

Ex-TC Cook passed east of Wellington and down the east coast of the South Island today bringing some brisk winds and moderate rain, followed by bright sunshine as cloud cleared. The greatest damage was caused yesterday evening in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne districts where mopping up operations were in full swing today. Many roads in these areas remained closed.

Metservice says that the strongest wind gusts were recorded yesterday with 209km/h at 16.00NZST at White Island, in the middle of the Bay of Plenty and just east of the storm before it made landfall, and 154km/h at 21.00 at Cape Kidnappers at the southern end of Hawke's Bay. Most other top windspeeds were much less. The highest wave recorded was 12.5m at 18.00 yesterday at a buoy 13km off Pukehina Beach in the Bay of Plenty, also just east of the storm at landfall. The figure was questionned by the NZ Herald but defended as credible and supported by other evidence. The highest waves occurred 3 hours before high tide, reducing the effect of storm surge.

Rainfall was not as great as forecast, with storm falls generally in the 30 to 80mm range, but reaching 150 to 200mm in the rugged Raukumara Range east of the Bay of Plenty. The lowest measured pressure was 980hPa at Whakatane as the storm made landfall.

The reasons the storm was not as intense as expected, and the flow-on effects of an over-forecast event producing a "cry wolf effect" down the track, will be commented on in the next AWN News. Meanwhile, Radio New Zealand's resident cartoonist has produced this comment on the seemingly endless cycle of torrential rain, widespread flooding, road closures and mass evacuations that has plagued Kiwis for months.


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Data is as received at 14:03EST, 15/04/2017.

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 29.4 +3.9 13.5 +0.5 10.5 0.0 5.8 6.2 319 (13.3) 30/03
BUNBURY -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 28/18
MANDURAH 25.1 +1.2 14.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 28/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 0.0 24.3 +0.3 23.5 0.0 4.0 10.9 258 (10.8) 28/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.8 +0.6 7.7 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 30/11
WHYALLA AERO 24.6 +0.8 9.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 26/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.5 +0.8 9.6 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 22/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.6 -0.9 6.7 -2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 28/13
MOUNT ISA AERO -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 +0.1 23.3 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 502 (20.9) 39/17
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.1 +0.5 22.9 +2.3 -- 14.0 -- -- 405 (16.9) 44/12
MACKAY M.O 27.5 +0.8 21.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 441 (18.4) 37/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.8 +1.0 20.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 336 (14.0) 30/08
BUNDABERG AERO 28.1 +0.7 16.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 34/14
COOLANGATTA 25.3 -0.1 16.2 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 -1.4 17.0 +0.7 13.9 0.0 4.0 8.3 276 (11.5) 24/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.2 -1.1 14.4 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 417 (17.4) 34/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.8 -0.4 10.5 -2.3 2.9 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.1 +1.0 13.2 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 31/16
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.4 -0.2 14.7 +1.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 247 (10.3) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.5 0.0 7.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 24/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.0 +0.1 13.4 -0.8 11.2 0.2 4.0 10.8 386 (16.1) 26/09
RICHMOND RAAF 25.5 +1.7 10.3 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 21/17
BELLAMBI AWS 22.0 -0.1 14.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 30/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.5 -- 2.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 35/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.4 +2.9 7.0 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.2 +1.9 7.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 31/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.5 +3.9 9.8 -0.3 -- 0.0 4.0 10.3 194 ( 8.1) 24/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.4 +0.8 8.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 28/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.2 +1.0 7.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 31/19
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 17.6 -2.7 10.8 +0.7 6.3 0.2 4.0 4.0 246 (10.3) 31/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.2 -0.4 9.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 30/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.8 -0.1 7.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 24/16
HOBART AIRPORT 16.8 -1.3 7.4 -1.4 2.8 0.0 3.2 8.7 334 (13.9) 46/13
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

37.8 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
37.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.9 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
36.3 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
36.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+5.7 : 34.4 MULLEWA Central West WA
+5.5 : 30.5 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.3 : 28.4 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.2 : 27.6 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+5.2 : 36.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

29.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
27.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+7.8 : 23.9 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.9 : 21.2 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+6.8 : 24.8 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
+6.4 : 20.6 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
+5.7 : 17.1 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

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

4.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.9 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
7.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-4.8 : 31.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
-4.7 : 21.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-4.5 : 30.0 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-4.1 : 4.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-3.6 : 7.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-6.2 : 4.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-6.1 : 11.2 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.4 : 5.3 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.4 : 16.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara 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.
45.0 NHULUNBUY N Rivers NT
36.8 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU N Rivers NT
32.6 MOUNT STOW N Rivers NT
31.4 EDITH FALLS RIDGE N Rivers NT
27.6 UPPER WATERHOUSE RIVER N Rivers NT

Reports not yet available

1060 (44.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
920 (38.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
832 (34.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
799 (33.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
780 (32.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
770 (32.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
766 (31.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
749 (31.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
744 (31.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
740 (30.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
730 (30.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
717 (29.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
675 (28.1) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
646 (26.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
642 (26.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
624 (26.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
623 (26.0) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
620 (25.8) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
619 (25.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
72/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
72/01 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
70/07 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
68/10 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
7.2mm in 6 min to 18:00 72.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.2mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG STATION
13.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.8mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.4mm/h
W Kimberley
CAPE LEVEQUE 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
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
12.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 6.3mm/h
36.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 73.6mm/h
36.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 36.8mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
13.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 27.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.6mm/h
PORT KEATS AIRPORT
11.6mm in 30 min to 23:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
11.2mm in 30 min to 19:30 22.4mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.2mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
TOWNSVILLE AERO
13.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
None reported