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Sunday 23 April 2017

 Yesterday was Earth Day, and around the world scientists were protesting

On Earth Day yesterday, hundreds of thousands of scientists representing hundreds of universities, scientific organisations and disciplines took to the streets in over 600 locations across all continents bar Antarctica. This was an unprecedented outpouring from what are usually a pretty staid lot, who prefer to work quietly within their own specialist communities.

The March for Science occurred against a background of widespread rises in pseudo-science (or "alternative facts"), preferring beliefs over facts, disparagement of expertise, reduction in funding, apathy and, in some cases such as the Trump Administration, outright hostility. Scientists worry not just for the future of science itself but for the future of an increasingly threatened planet and its human population. The March's mission, from its official website is to act as:

"the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments….The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest."

Of the dozens of media articles and blogs I have read about the need for a March, none summarises it better than a short video by eminent American scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you do nothing else today, take four minutes to watch it.

And while on climate

  • In what seems to be becoming a routine, the earth just passed its next round-number milestone. The heat-trapping carbon dioxide level measurement at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory on 18 April exceeded 410 parts per million for the first time, less than two years after it exceeded 400ppm continuously in September 2016. The first time it exceeded 400ppm was in mid-May 2013, but seasonal and other fluctuations mean that it takes time to stabilise.
  • Another article from Climate Central gives a new perspective on the increasing warmth of the planet. The rather nifty infographic shows there hasn't been a month cooler than the 1881-1910 baseline average for 628 months. There hasn't been a cooler than average month for the globe since December 1964.
  • And just as the carbon dioxide level is accelerating upwards, so are temperatures. This NASA graph from Weather Underground shows the monthly temperature anomalies, compared to a 1980-2015 baseline. Notice how the lines for 2016 and 2017 stand well above those for all other years since 1880. 2016 was partly exacerbated by a strong El Niño; 2017 is not.

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 1402 EST on 24/04/2017. 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

WA

SW & S Coast

009754

METTLER

155.0

103.0

01/04/2005

45

119.0

22/01/1982

49

1 N

WA

Goldfields

012044

MUNGLINUP WEST

33.4

26.4

26/04/2007

11

1 N

ISL

Islands

200790

CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

155.2

146.6

20/04/2010

41

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

E Gascoyne

007176

NEWMAN AERO

104

68.0

17/04/2009

11

N


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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 14:02EST, 24/04/2017.

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 28.6 +3.1 16.7 +3.7 12.9 0.0 5.4 10.3 459 (19.1) 52/00
BUNBURY 25.6 +1.5 14.4 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 35/10
MANDURAH 26.7 +2.8 17.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 30/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +0.9 24.3 +0.3 23.6 0.0 5.2 11.0 170 ( 7.1) 26/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.1 +5.9 15.4 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 30/11
WHYALLA AERO 22.5 -1.3 15.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 31/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.6 +1.9 15.6 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 18/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 +0.4 14.2 +5.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 300 (12.5) 28/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.7 +1.9 21.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 35/09
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 +0.1 21.8 +0.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 506 (21.1) 39/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO -- -- 19.0 -1.6 -- 1.6 -- -- 346 (14.4) --
MACKAY M.O 25.7 -1.0 20.3 +0.2 -- 9.6 -- -- 477 (19.9) 48/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.2 -0.6 18.3 +0.4 -- 1.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 34/08
BUNDABERG AERO 26.9 -0.5 15.8 -1.7 -- 1.4 -- -- 421 (17.5) 41/10
COOLANGATTA 25.0 -0.4 14.6 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 -0.9 14.0 -2.3 12.9 0.0 5.8 10.2 326 (13.6) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.3 -2.0 13.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 657 (27.4) 39/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.8 +0.6 14.1 +1.3 9.0 0.4 2.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.0 -0.1 13.9 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 22/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.7 +2.1 12.4 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 24/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.5 +0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.1 +1.6 9.1 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 22/07
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.4 +2.5 15.8 +1.6 12.6 0.0 3.6 9.5 264 (11.0) 26/22
RICHMOND RAAF 26.1 +2.3 11.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 60 ( 2.5) 22/17
BELLAMBI AWS 22.5 +0.4 15.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 17/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.6 -- 4.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 21/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.1 +2.6 11.3 +2.2 -- 1.8 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 17/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.8 +1.5 11.2 +3.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) 13/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.3 +2.7 14.9 +4.8 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 199 ( 8.3) 24/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.5 +1.9 13.1 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 15/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.8 +0.6 13.3 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 21/21
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 22.0 +1.7 13.2 +3.1 11.0 1.6 3.2 7.6 404 (16.8) 28/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.0 +2.4 10.3 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 26/17
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.1 -2.8 15.5 +7.9 -- 2.0 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 18/11
HOBART AIRPORT 15.1 -3.0 12.9 +4.1 12.2 0.6 1.2 0.0 339 (14.1) 30/00
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

38.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
37.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
37.0 URANDANGI AERODROME Northwest QLD
37.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
37.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA

+5.9 : 34.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+4.8 : 23.6 ROBE Lower SE SA
+4.6 : 35.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+4.3 : 26.7 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW

29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
26.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.4 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+8.2 : 13.8 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+8.1 : 9.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
+7.9 : 15.5 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) N Coast TAS
+7.9 : 12.8 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+7.6 : 11.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

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

10.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.8 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
10.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.2 : 19.5 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
-8.6 : 19.1 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-7.1 : 21.6 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.6 : 15.4 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-6.4 : 20.7 PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
-6.4 : 19.3 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

0.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.0 : 3.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.0 : 8.2 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.2 : 10.8 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.0 : 12.1 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.7 : 11.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.
155.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
155.0 METTLER Lower West WA
143.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
53.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
40.2 BLINMAN NE Pastoral SA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
155.0 METTLER

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NE Pastoral
40.2 BLINMAN

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
143.8 HORN ISLAND
53.4 COCONUT ISLAND

ISLANDS
Islands
155.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

Reports not yet available

1010 (42.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
948 (39.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
896 (37.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
877 (36.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
806 (33.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
776 (32.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
770 (32.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
727 (30.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
724 (30.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
715 (29.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
702 (29.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
697 (29.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
658 (27.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
657 (27.4) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
628 (26.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
609 (25.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
104/15 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
72/17 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
68/09 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
63/00 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
61/15 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West 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
E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO
4.0mm in 3 min to 17:44 80.0mm/h
3.6mm in 2 min to 17:46 108.0mm/h
12.4mm in 7 min to 17:53 106.3mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 26.0mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.7mm/h
8.0mm in 21 min to 18:30 22.9mm/h
37.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 37.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.4mm/h
40KM EAST OF JUNA DOWNS
5.8mm in 16 min to 20:30 21.8mm/h
32KM SOUTH OF JUNA DOWNS
2.0mm in 1 min to 17:43 120.0mm/h
4.4mm in 2 min to 17:45 132.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.4mm/h
Central West
MORAWA AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
8.0mm in 24 min to 18:54 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 14.6mm/h
MORAWA AG STATION
6.2mm in 14 min to 18:44 26.6mm/h
13.0mm in 16 min to 19:00 48.8mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 19.2mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 23.6mm/h
Lower West
WELLSTEAD AG STATION
63.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 126.0mm/h
63.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 63.0mm/h
63.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 63.4mm/h
STIRLINGS SOUTH AG STATION
27.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 54.0mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 27.0mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 28.6mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
MAGENTA AG STATION
10.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.4mm/h
HOLT ROCK AG STATION
20.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 40.4mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.2mm/h
LAKE KING AG STATION
10.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.4mm/h
ONGERUP NORTH AG STATION
20.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 41.6mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.8mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.8mm/h
STIRLINGS NORTH AG STATION
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.2mm/h
15.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.6mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.6mm/h
KELLERBERRIN AG STATION
7.8mm in 15 min to 18:42 31.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.2mm/h
POPANYINNING AG STATION
21.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 43.2mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 21.6mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.6mm/h
Goldfields
MUNGLINUP WEST
33.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 66.8mm/h
33.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 33.4mm/h
33.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 33.4mm/h
MOUNT KEITH AIRPORT
5.4mm in 8 min to 11:30 40.5mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
9.2mm in 25 min to 02:25 22.1mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 13.6mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 18.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
16.8mm in 30 min to 06:30 33.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 06:30 17.6mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 23.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.3mm/h
HORN ISLAND
29.2mm in 27 min to 02:30 64.9mm/h
32.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 32.0mm/h
40.0mm in 30 min to 03:00 80.0mm/h
70.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 70.6mm/h
73.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 24.3mm/h
17.2mm in 30 min to 03:30 34.4mm/h
57.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 57.2mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 25.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
SMITHTON AERODROME
10.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
5.0mm in 12 min to 09:12 25.0mm/h
12.4mm in 12 min to 22:00 62.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.4mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 13.8mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
31.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.3mm/h
13.6mm in 19 min to 03:26 42.9mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 14.2mm/h
143.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 286.4mm/h
143.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 143.2mm/h
144.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 144.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO : 104(220/ 43 ) at 17:41
32KM SOUTH OF JUNA DOWNS : 78(260/ 63 ) at 17:42