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Thursday 15 June 2017

 At least 156 dead, many missing, thousands of houses destroyed in monsoon landslides

At least 156 people have died and many more are are still missing following floods and landslides in SE Bangladesh and adjacent parts of India early this week.

Heavy rain on Monday that accompanied the arrival of the Southeast Monsoon dumped 75 to 150mm in the area with locally heavier falls to 250mm between Monday and Wednesday. The Rangamati Hill District, 50km inland from Chittagong, was worst hit when 300mm produced landslides that killed 100 people and destroyed 5,000 houses early Tuesday morning, with a further 36 reported dying in Chittagong. Landslides have caused deaths in nearby parts of Bangladesh, and over the border in the Indian state of Mizoram and farther north in Assam. Clearing weather on Wednesday allowed relief efforts to begin, though these were reported to be stretched.

This heavily populated area at the head of the Bay of Bengal, at the delta where the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers flow to sea, frequently suffers from torrential cyclonic and monsoonal rain. Uncontrolled deforestation and land grabs denude many hills and slopes where the poor have little alternative to live, and are reluctant to leave homes and possessions when bad weather strikes and authorities ask them to. [Reuters] [Accuweather] [Al Jazeera] [Weather Underground]

At the end of May, Tropical Cyclone Mora damaged or destroyed over 20,000 houses in Myanmar as it passed [IFRC] [Democratic Voice of Burma], before making landfall at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, killing at least eight and damaging over 50,000 houses in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar alone [IFRC]. Much of the area struck by Mora is the same as that hit by this event. On 25-26 May, heavy rain caused landslides in Sri Lanka that left 203 dead, 95 missing and nearly 10,000 houses damaged or destroyed [AWN 29 May] [ECHO].


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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 19.3 +0.4 9.9 +0.9 8.7 0.0 3.2 6.5 275 (11.5) 24/01
BUNBURY 19.6 +1.2 8.1 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 22/12
MANDURAH 19.1 +0.5 12.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 24/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.9 +0.3 19.0 -0.9 16.2 0.0 5.0 10.8 275 (11.5) 41/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.2 +3.4 2.4 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 31/12
WHYALLA AERO 19.2 +1.9 6.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 18/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.5 +2.4 8.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 17/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.0 +3.2 8.3 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 26/05
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.9 +3.1 6.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 37/11
CAIRNS AERO 25.8 -0.2 17.7 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 434 (18.1) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.9 +0.3 12.4 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 23.0 +1.1 14.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 339 (14.1) 35/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.1 +2.6 15.3 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 30/10
BUNDABERG AERO -- -- 14.9 +3.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 342 (14.3) --
COOLANGATTA 22.6 +1.6 16.9 +5.5 -- 23.0 -- -- 522 (21.8) 44/12
BRISBANE AERO 22.3 +1.1 14.3 +3.8 13.1 27.0 4.2 3.8 361 (15.0) 37/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT -- -- 8.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.4 +2.5 7.2 +1.1 3.2 0.0 2.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.4 +2.0 12.5 +4.4 -- 12.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 21/08
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.6 +1.9 10.7 +2.8 -- 4.2 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 24/
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 0.9 -1.7 -4.0 0.2 0.0 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.6 +3.2 6.6 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 24/02
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.8 +4.2 10.7 +2.1 9.3 0.2 1.2 6.4 273 (11.4) 37/21
RICHMOND RAAF 19.2 +1.3 7.5 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 17/20
BELLAMBI AWS 19.3 +1.7 11.7 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 22/05
CANBERRA AIRPORT 9.9 -- -2.8 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 11/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.8 +1.0 3.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 17/01
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.7 +0.5 2.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 17/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.6 +2.6 6.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 6.6 4.3 119 ( 5.0) 15/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.8 +0.8 1.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) 15/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.3 +2.0 3.9 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 13/06
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 17.1 +3.5 6.5 +0.3 6.1 0.0 2.2 2.2 432 (18.0) 31/09
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.9 +3.1 3.8 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 26/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.9 +2.8 8.1 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 26/14
HOBART AIRPORT 17.0 +4.1 7.6 +3.0 6.1 0.0 0.8 2.2 290 (12.1) 21/01
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

33.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.2 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
32.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
31.9 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
31.8 PIRLANGIMPI AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+7.0 : 26.6 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+5.9 : 25.2 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+5.7 : 25.5 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+5.6 : 22.9 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+5.5 : 17.4 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+5.5 : 18.0 DOVER Southeast TAS

25.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
24.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL

+10.2 : 17.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+8.7 : 17.5 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+8.7 : 15.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+8.2 : 12.4 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.2 : 9.5 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

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

4.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.0 : 23.5 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
-3.3 : 11.5 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.2 : 15.7 EYRE Eucla WA
-3.2 : 27.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
-2.9 : 16.2 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

-11.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-3.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.8 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.6 : -11.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.2 : 10.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-5.1 : -3.7 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-4.3 : 9.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-4.3 : 8.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley 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.
64.6 REDLAND (ALEXANDRA HILLS)
57.0 POINT LOOKOUT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
44.0 WARRA JARRA Lower West WA
43.6 GODWIN BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
43.0 DECEPTION BAY ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
44.0 WARRA JARRA

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
57.0 POINT LOOKOUT
43.6 GODWIN BEACH
43.0 DECEPTION BAY ALERT

ISLANDS

64.6 REDLAND (ALEXANDRA HILLS)

Reports not yet available

1420 (59.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1192 (49.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1075 (44.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
987 (41.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
956 (39.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
940 (39.2) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
886 (36.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
879 (36.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
867 (36.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
829 (34.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
825 (34.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
816 (34.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
744 (31.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
741 (30.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
675 (28.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
671 (28.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
670 (27.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
658 (27.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
650 (27.1) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
644 (26.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
640 (26.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
627 (26.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
627 (26.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
624 (26.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
623 (26.0) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
611 (25.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
610 (25.4) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
87/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
81/03 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/02 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
63/01 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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
Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT
14.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.2mm/h
BINDI BINDI AG STATION
14.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.2mm/h
Lower West
WELLSTEAD AG STATION
29.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 59.2mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 29.6mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 29.6mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
JACUP
10.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
JERRAMUNGUP AG STATION
17.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 34.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.0mm/h
ONGERUP NORTH AG STATION
20.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 41.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.6mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
11.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.8mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 82(140/ 63 ) at 03:03
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 82(180/ 65 ) at 10:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(320/ 74 ) at 00:00