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Saturday 24 June 2017

Australian weather briefs

  • There was some wild weather in TAS late yesterday and overnight as a cold front and two troughs crossed the island bringing strong, cold winds, rough seas and snow to fairly low levels. The perennially windy Maatsuyker Island off the southern tip of the main island scored an average windspeed of 68.2km/h over the 24 hours to 09.00 today with a top gust of 135km/h late yesterday morning as a trough ahead of the main front passed through. The summit of Mt Wellington had a top gust of 124km/h while Cape Grim, Cape Bruny and Scotts Peak Dam all saw gusts of 102km/h. The waverider buoy off Cape Sorell on the West Coast had a peak wave of 14.5m late yesterday afternoon, while higher parts of the state had snow during the evening, ranging from a dusting to between 5 and 10cm at Lake St Clair, Cradle Mountain and Lake Leake. While high pressure entrenched over continental Australia is still giving benign weather on the mainland, for TAS at least winter has begun.
  • In anticipation that winter will, one day, arrive in the Alps, the BoM has added a forecast for Falls Creek to the list of alpine villages for which full 7-day forecasts are given.
  • Perhaps in preparation for winter, 1,020 Hobartians dropped off their duds for the fifth Dark Mofo Festival winter solstice nude swim in the Derwent on Wednesday with the air temperature a brisk 7.7°. As consolation, the water temperature was a balmy 14°. The rub - or lack of rub - came when they all got out of the water and there weren't enough towels to go around as numbers had far exceeded the expectations of the organisers. [Thomson Reuters Foundation]

World weather briefs

  • In Antarctica, they're made of sterner stuff. At Australia's Davis Station, the solstice, or Midwinter's Day, was celebrated in traditional polar style with a quick plunge in the briny. Air temperature -27°, wind chill -36, water temperature -1.8, and all documented in this short Antarctic Division video. There were enough towels to go round.
  • Speaking of the Antarctic, the much-reported crack in the Larsen C iceshelf had a spurt in length last month and now has only 13km to go to reach the sea according to Reuters. The Larsen C is on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula that juts northwards towards South America and the iceberg that will be freed to float in the waters surrounding the continent will be about 5,000 square kilometers in size - twice the area of the ACT - and about 200m thick of which only 20m will jut above the water line. It may be years before it breaks up and will pose a significant threat to shipping while it does. However, two satellites are providing routine monitoring and gathering valuable data for the future as reported by Climate Central in an article that shows that these important satellites are not just for scientific use but provide other very valuable services as well.
  • Tropical Depression Cindy ploughed into the United States near the Texas/Louisiana border about 18.00 AEST Thursday 22 June as a low-intensity storm with winds averaging 65km/h gusting to 90km/h. Its main features, however have been copious rainfall - up to 300mm in Mississippi with consequent flooding, at least three tornadoes, and a half to one metre storm surge locally up to 1.8m. The depression has been gradually steered to the NNE then NE to be over Tennessee and Kentucky today AEST.
    With the system taking its time to arrive, then over two days to traverse a large part of the country, the US media and media agencies have had a field day, so digging through hundreds of online stories has proved impossible. Instead, these two blogs from the trustworthy Dr Jeff Masters are offered as straightforward and well-illustrated accounts of the event - one on Thursday morning US EDT when Cindy had recently made landfall, and a second early Friday afternoon when the depression had moved well inland into Arkansas.

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Data is as received at 14:01EST, 25/06/2017.

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 18.0 -0.9 11.0 +2.0 7.6 0.0 3.8 -- 530 (22.1) --
BUNBURY 18.0 -0.4 6.1 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) --
MANDURAH 18.0 -0.6 10.5 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) --
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.0 +0.4 20.2 +0.3 19.4 0.0 5.6 -- 231 ( 9.6) --
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.0 +8.2 5.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) --
WHYALLA AERO 17.0 -0.3 5.0 -1.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 297 (12.4) --
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.0 +0.9 5.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 49 ( 2.0) --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.0 -1.8 4.8 -0.9 -- 2.2 -- -- 299 (12.5) --
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.0 +3.2 6.0 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) --
CAIRNS AERO 26.0 0.0 19.3 +1.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 479 (20.0) --
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.0 +0.4 14.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) --
MACKAY M.O 24.0 +2.1 15.5 +1.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 334 (13.9) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.0 +2.5 10.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) --
BUNDABERG AERO 25.0 +2.5 9.2 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) --
COOLANGATTA 24.0 +3.0 9.2 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) --
BRISBANE AERO 23.0 +1.8 9.1 -1.4 5.0 0.0 3.4 -- 187 ( 7.8) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.0 +3.1 8.8 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE -- -- 6.9 +0.8 2.4 0.0 1.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.0 +0.6 8.0 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.0 +1.3 9.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.0 +2.6 0.8 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.0 +2.4 9.4 +0.8 7.0 0.0 1.4 -- 368 (15.3) --
RICHMOND RAAF 20.0 +2.1 2.5 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) --
BELLAMBI AWS 19.0 +1.4 12.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) --
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -- 0.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 434 (18.1) --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.0 +0.2 -1.8 -5.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.0 -0.2 1.1 -2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 42 ( 1.8) --
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.0 +2.0 2.9 -2.3 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 183 ( 7.6) --
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.0 -1.0 0.6 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) --
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.0 -1.3 1.4 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) --
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 13.0 -0.6 5.7 -0.5 3.1 1.2 1.8 -- 499 (20.8) --
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.0 -1.8 4.0 0.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 411 (17.1) --
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.0 -2.1 -0.5 -3.4 -- 8.6 -- -- 271 (11.3) --
HOBART AIRPORT 11.0 -1.9 1.5 -3.1 -3.5 1.0 2.8 -- 514 (21.4) --
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

34.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.0 BATCHELOR AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.0 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
33.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
33.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
33.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
33.0 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
33.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.2 : 28.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.8 : 27.0 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+6.9 : 28.0 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+6.8 : 27.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+6.1 : 28.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
24.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+6.6 : 13.4 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+6.4 : 12.7 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.3 : 18.2 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+6.0 : 11.1 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+5.5 : 10.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

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

-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.0 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
-1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.0 : 1.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-5.8 : 6.0 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-5.7 : -2.0 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
-5.3 : -2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.2 : 5.0 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC

-6.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.5 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
-3.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.7 : -1.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
-5.7 : 0.5 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.5 : -1.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
-5.5 : 2.5 LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
-5.5 : 1.6 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

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.
28.8 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
24.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
23.4 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
23.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
21.4 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN) W Coast TAS

Reports not yet available

1637 (68.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1388 (57.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1358 (56.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1283 (53.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1193 (49.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1149 (47.9) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1124 (46.8) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1090 (45.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
1066 (44.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1048 (43.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1026 (42.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1017 (42.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
993 (41.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
978 (40.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
948 (39.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
842 (35.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
806 (33.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
791 (33.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
781 (32.5) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
775 (32.3) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
766 (31.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
758 (31.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
728 (30.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
724 (30.2) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
720 (30.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
709 (29.5) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
700 (29.2) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
699 (29.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
680 (28.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
675 (28.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
672 (28.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
670 (27.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
665 (27.7) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
645 (26.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
636 (26.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
620 (25.8) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
609 (25.4) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
603 (25.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
Reports not yet available

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
ENEABBA AG STATION
11.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.6mm/h
Lower West
COOMALBIDGUP 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
Cent Wheatbelt
JERRAMUNGUP 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
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
16.6mm in 26 min to 09:26 38.3mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.6mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 16.6mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
7.4mm in 20 min to 18:00 22.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.0mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.8mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.6mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(250/ 74 ) at 00:44
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 95(220/ 69 ) at 00:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(300/ 80 ) at 03:04
TASMAN ISLAND : 93(220/ 65 ) at 00:35
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 69(290/ 63 ) at 02:55
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 89(240/ 70 ) at 00:06