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Monday 8 May 2017

Newsbits

Perth recorded its first rain in 38 days on Friday morning, 5 May. It was a mere 7.8mm at Perth Metro weather station in the city and 7.6mm at the Airport in the east, while the heaviest fall was 15.2mm at Anketell, 29km S of the city. The rain broke the longest spell with zero rainfall in 35 years. However, the 38 dry days fell a long way short of the all-time rain-free record of 83 days from 15 December 1974 to 7 March 1975. The city also had a rainless April, only the fourth time this has happened since records began in 1876.

The National Water Account 2016 Report for the water year 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 is available. While this doesn't sound like riveting reading, it is interesting, useful and well presented for those that use water, especially in their business. Rather like accounting for money, the water accounts show the ins and outs, assets and liabilities, of water for major cities and major farming areas. The main difference between water and money, though, is you can't get a loan.

This morning saw exceptionally low temperatures in NSW for May. Cold, dry air moving over southern and central areas in the wake of a fairly weak cold front combined with clear skies and almost calm conditions to give the lowest minima since last winter to many towns. In the cases of Orange (-4.5°) and Goulburn (-7.5°), it was also a colder night than any last winter. Goulburn scored the lowest temperature measured anywhere in the country, and its minimum was 10.3° below the May average. Oberon, with a low of -5.8° tied with Perisher Valley in the Snowy Mountains for national second lowest figure. Other unusually low readings for May included Dunedoo -1.6, Dubbo -0.1, Bathurst -4.5, Young -3.8, Cootamundra -2.9, Yass -4.2, Hillston 0.6 and Canberra -4.4°.


Records set or equalled today

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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 14:02EST, 09/05/2017.

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 28.2 +6.4 12.9 +2.5 9.8 0.0 4.0 7.8 309 (12.9) 28/04
BUNBURY 23.0 +1.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 37/21
MANDURAH 22.3 +1.0 17.0 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 35/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +1.0 22.4 +0.3 21.3 0.0 6.8 10.7 298 (12.4) 44/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.1 +1.1 5.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 50/12
WHYALLA AERO 17.4 -3.0 10.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 486 (20.3) 39/00
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.9 -2.0 6.8 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 24/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.7 -0.4 6.2 -1.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 247 (10.3) 28/14
MOUNT ISA AERO -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 +0.7 21.1 +1.2 -- 5.6 -- -- 420 (17.5) 37/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 +1.9 16.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 37/15
MACKAY M.O 25.1 +0.9 18.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 447 (18.6) 48/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.9 +1.9 20.1 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 37/11
BUNDABERG AERO 27.2 +2.6 16.9 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 46/14
COOLANGATTA 21.6 -1.5 14.1 0.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 363 (15.1) 35/09
BRISBANE AERO 20.8 -2.7 14.7 +1.9 13.4 0.0 5.0 0.0 327 (13.6) 37/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.6 -1.2 9.9 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 48/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.2 +2.9 6.0 -2.7 0.8 0.0 4.6 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.7 +0.3 10.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 24/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.8 -0.5 8.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 31/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.1 -1.1 -1.4 -6.0 -9.0 1.4 3 5.0 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.6 -0.3 -0.1 -6.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 326 (13.6) 28/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.9 -2.1 10.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- 9.9 374 (15.6) 41/10
RICHMOND RAAF 19.9 -0.6 3.7 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 22/16
BELLAMBI AWS 17.4 -2.2 8.4 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 41/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.2 -- -4.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 31/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.9 -0.4 0.3 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 24/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.8 -0.8 1.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 17/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.1 -1.9 2.7 -4.7 -- 0.0 12.0 -- -- 31/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.0 -1.2 2.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 37/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.2 -0.4 2.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 35/12
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 15.2 -1.4 6.7 -1.6 3.4 0.0 2.4 2.3 424 (17.7) 37/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.4 -1.2 3.9 -1.8 -- 0.6 -- -- 368 (15.3) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.8 +2.0 1.6 -3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 30/14
HOBART AIRPORT 14.5 -0.7 9.6 +3.0 7.8 2.0 0.8 2.3 649 (27.0) 54/00
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

37.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
36.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.1 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
35.1 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+10.0 : 31.2 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.0 : 29.7 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.9 : 31.3 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+9.7 : 29.8 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.7 : 29.5 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.7 : 28.6 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.7 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+8.1 : 17.6 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+7.1 : 16.9 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+7.0 : 16.2 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.9 : 16.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.1 : 17.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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

3.3 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
4.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-4.2 : 19.7 BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.1 : 11.7 KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.7 : 7.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-3.7 : 11.1 PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.7 : 16.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA

-7.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.8 OBERON (SPRINGBANK) C Tablelands S NSW
-5.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-10.3 : -7.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.2 : -5.8 OBERON (SPRINGBANK) C Tablelands S NSW
-8.1 : -4.8 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.9 : -4.5 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-7.7 : -1.6 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW 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.
47.8 BAMBAROO N Coast--Herbert QLD
34.2 PORT ARTHUR (STEWARTS BAY) Southeast TAS
33.0 BINGIL BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
32.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
24.2 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE N Coast--Herbert QLD

Reports not yet available

1424 (59.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1398 (58.3) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
1385 (57.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1333 (55.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1261 (52.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1255 (52.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1195 (49.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1172 (48.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1170 (48.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1122 (46.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1120 (46.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1079 (45.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1023 (42.6) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
982 (40.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
973 (40.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
973 (40.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
928 (38.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
841 (35.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
827 (34.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
814 (33.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
802 (33.4) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
792 (33.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
791 (33.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
791 (33.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
787 (32.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
777 (32.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
765 (31.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
748 (31.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
730 (30.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
714 (29.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
689 (28.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
655 (27.3) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
649 (27.0) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
644 (26.8) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
628 (26.2) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
628 (26.2) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
627 (26.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
624 (26.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
623 (26.0) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
619 (25.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
604 (25.2) POUND CREEK W Gippsland VIC
91/01 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
85/00 MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
83/09 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
83/03 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
83/02 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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
Lower West
WITCHCLIFFE
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h

TASMANIA
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 85(210/ 65 ) at 00:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(180/ 63 ) at 00:00
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 89(210/ 67 ) at 01:34