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Saturday 22 April 2017

More records fall in SA and VIC as rain winds down

Although the widespread rain of the past two days has finished, storms and areas of heavy rain continued in parts of SA, VIC and a small area of southern NSW in the 24 hours to 09.00 this morning. Since then, virtually no rain has fallen.

In SA, a band of rain from near Tarcoola up to near Coober Pedy then across to the Flinders Ranges had more than 25mm in the 24 hours, mostly falling from storms on Friday evening. Commonwealth Hill, 90km NW of Tarcoola, had its wettest April day in a 76-year history with 36.4mm in the gauge, while the 54.0mm recorded at Mount Eba Station, 155km SE of Coober Pedy, was its highest in a history going back to 1914. Mount Eba had already equalled its previous record of 32.0mm yesterday - not a bad effort!

A broader area of rain and storms gave 24-hour totals mostly between 10 and 40mm through central and northeastern VIC into the NSW South West Slopes, with some isolated falls west into the Riverina. The standout was Echuca where the 09.00 daily reading today was 72.0mm, the highest April fall in the station's very long 136-year history which began in 1881.

The BoM tweeted today that up to 09.00 this morning much of western VIC had already received above its April average rainfall, with a large swath through the eastern Mallee into the North Country sitting on more than twice its April average.


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 23/04/2017. 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

SA

NW Pastoral

016006

TARCOOLA (COMMONWEALTH HILL)

36.4

29.0

12/04/1998

70

1 N

SA

NW Pastoral

016030

MOUNT EBA

54.0

32.0

21/04/2017

96

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

NW Pastoral

016098

TARCOOLA AERO

28.8

27.0

09/04/2010

16

1 N

VIC

Lower North

080015

ECHUCA AERODROME

72.0

59.4

03/04/1929

132

1 N

VIC

Upper North

081120

RUSHWORTH (RAGLUS)

57.6

29.4

13/04/1998

28

1 N

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

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

22.8

21.9

20/04/2017

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


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Data is as received at 14:02EST, 23/04/2017.

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 28.7 +3.2 15.1 +2.1 13.1 0.0 4.4 10.0 277 (11.5) 48/21
BUNBURY 25.2 +1.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 34/12
MANDURAH 26.6 +2.7 17.4 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 30/21
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +0.7 23.8 -0.2 23.3 0.2 5.0 10.6 151 ( 6.3) 28/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.3 +4.1 15.6 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 35/17
WHYALLA AERO 22.1 -1.7 15.7 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 30/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.1 +1.4 11.4 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 21/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.8 -0.7 15.3 +6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 26/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.6 +1.8 17.4 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 35/11
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 -0.3 22.3 +0.7 -- 10.2 -- -- 461 (19.2) 52/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.6 -2.0 21.0 +0.4 -- 3.4 -- -- 492 (20.5) 41/18
MACKAY M.O 26.4 -0.3 20.5 +0.4 -- 9.8 -- -- 543 (22.6) 44/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.7 -1.1 17.7 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 41/09
BUNDABERG AERO 27.3 -0.1 16.2 -1.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 431 (18.0) 44/15
COOLANGATTA 25.2 -0.2 17.5 +0.5 -- 2.6 -- -- 353 (14.7) 43/10
BRISBANE AERO 24.4 -1.6 16.9 +0.6 16.3 0.6 3.0 3.8 330 (13.8) 37/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.5 -3.8 13.2 -0.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 511 (21.3) 50/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.6 -1.6 15.2 +2.4 10.3 0.0 3.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -0.5 14.7 +0.9 -- 4.2 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 28/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.5 -0.1 15.7 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 22/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -0.9 13.8 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 28/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.9 +3.0 18.2 +4.0 15.7 0.0 4.2 3.5 314 (13.1) 24/09
RICHMOND RAAF 24.0 +0.2 15.3 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 13/10
BELLAMBI AWS 23.3 +1.2 17.8 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 31/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.5 -- 11.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 24/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.0 +0.5 14.7 +5.6 -- 6.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 30/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.7 -2.6 14.8 +6.6 -- 17.2 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 18/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.2 +1.6 14.9 +4.8 -- 0.0 1.3 4.7 155 ( 6.5) 52/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.4 -0.2 13.6 +5.4 -- 17.4 -- -- 307 (12.8) 24/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.1 -1.1 14.5 +6.9 -- 10.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 18/01
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 22.1 +1.8 15.2 +5.1 13.6 8.4 2.2 5.9 748 (31.2) 46/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.4 +1.8 14.4 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 463 (19.3) 24/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.1 +1.2 13.8 +6.2 -- 0.6 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 21/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.8 +1.7 12.6 +3.8 9.0 0.0 0.4 0.5 225 ( 9.4) 30/11
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

37.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
37.2 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
37.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+4.6 : 35.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+4.5 : 24.2 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
+4.2 : 24.0 MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
+4.2 : 33.1 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
26.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+8.6 : 15.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+8.6 : 15.7 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+8.1 : 15.9 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
+8.0 : 12.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
+7.6 : 16.2 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+7.6 : 15.3 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

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

7.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.3 : 21.6 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-5.6 : 21.8 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
-5.3 : 21.0 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW
-5.3 : 22.0 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-5.2 : 20.7 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

2.3 EYRE Eucla WA
3.2 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
3.4 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
4.2 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.5 : 2.3 EYRE Eucla WA
-3.5 : 3.2 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.5 : 3.4 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W 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.
72.0 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
57.6 RUSHWORTH (RAGLUS) Upper North VIC
54.0 MOUNT EBA NW Pastoral SA
48.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
44.1 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Gascoyne
44.1 MURCHISON

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
54.0 MOUNT EBA

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
48.0 TOPAZ ALERT

VICTORIA
Lower North
72.0 ECHUCA AERODROME
Upper North
57.6 RUSHWORTH (RAGLUS)

Reports not yet available

1061 (44.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1024 (42.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
956 (39.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
947 (39.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
912 (38.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
897 (37.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
861 (35.9) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
841 (35.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
828 (34.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
818 (34.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
817 (34.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
788 (32.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
748 (31.2) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
725 (30.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
717 (29.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
694 (28.9) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
685 (28.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
668 (27.8) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
647 (27.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
636 (26.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
633 (26.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
625 (26.0) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
68/03 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
65/00 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
65/19 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
63/02 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
61/03 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
61/06 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD

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
Lower West
ALBANY AIRPORT
4.4mm in 2 min to 06:32 132.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.2mm/h
10.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 21.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
WELLSTEAD AG STATION
12.6mm in 30 min to 18:30 25.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.6mm/h
15.6mm in 30 min to 19:00 31.2mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 28.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.4mm/h
13.6mm in 30 min to 23:00 27.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.6mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 16.8mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
MAGENTA AG STATION
10.0mm in 30 min to 18:30 20.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
ONGERUP NORTH AG STATION
11.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.6mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 20.4mm/h
POPANYINNING AG STATION
11.6mm in 30 min to 18:00 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.6mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 20.0mm/h
Goldfields
MUNGLINUP WEST
21.6mm in 15 min to 17:30 86.4mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 23.8mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 29.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MILINGIMBI AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.0mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.4mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT
12.6mm in 26 min to 09:26 29.1mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 12.6mm/h
ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME)
16.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 33.6mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.8mm/h
TARCOOLA AERO
28.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 57.6mm/h
28.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 28.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
10.2mm in 12 min to 06:00 51.0mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 18.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.8mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
10.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
MOSS VALE AWS
7.4mm in 22 min to 14:30 20.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
5.0mm in 6 min to 15:30 50.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.4mm/h
88.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 29.3mm/h
10.8mm in 30 min to 21:30 21.6mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 17.0mm/h
20.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 40.8mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 31.2mm/h
5.2mm in 6 min to 22:30 52.0mm/h
32.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 32.2mm/h
42.0mm in 30 min to 23:00 84.0mm/h
53.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 53.8mm/h
44.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 44.8mm/h
None reported