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Thursday 29 June 2017

Good rain falls in northern NSW and SE QLD

The large area of cloud and rain (AWN 27 June) continued its steady eastward movement yesterday and today giving some steady light to moderate rain across southern QLD and northern NSW, with heavier showers and thunderstorm falls on the northern slopes and tablelands in NSW today.

Many places on the Northern Tablelands and Slopes have had 15 to 40mm, with an area between Guyra and Inverell seeing between 70 and 80mm in the gauges over the 36 hours to 21.00 this evening. Hunter Springs on the western side of the Barrington Tops had 99mm in that time. In the 24 hours to 09.00, Armidale City (Tea Tree Nursery) gauged 43.6mm, a June record in 20 years, while Box Point near Guyra had 30.0mm, the highest since the station opened in 1992.

The Bureau's rainfall map for week to 09.00 today shows the way the rainband has slowly sliced diagonally across the whole country. Since 09.00 today, the rain has picked up as it moved east, giving a strip from Taroom west of the ranges in QLD into far NE NSW, including the North Coast, 10 to 25mm in the 12 hours to 21.00. For many inland places, the rain has been the best in three months.

 Cold days now with very cold nights to follow

This same broad strip across the middle of Australia has been seeing unusually cold days while the southeastern third of the country is preparing for very cold nights.

The cloudband bringing the rain has given some very low maximum temperatures in a diagonal band from the NW coast of WA to central and northern coastal parts of NSW as the BoM map showing departure from normal temperatures for yesterday shows. Yesterday's high of 13.6° at Alice Springs made it the coolest June day in 6 years and 6.2° below the average while in Sydney's west the mercury only reached 12.1° at Penrith Lakes, 6.0 below average. Compare that with St George QLD, just north of the cloudband, which basked in a tropical 26.3°, its highest June temperature since 2004 which is remarkable for so late in the month. For St George, that came to a stop today when the cloudband moved across and the town's maximum was only 16.0°.

Pushing up from the deep south, however, is a strong cold change which began delivering snow during today in TAS, where it is expected to fall down to the 300m level tonight. The change swept through Adelaide and Melbourne around midday, pushing another surge of cold air into the continent. This will produce widespread exceptionally cold nights across southeastern states and as far north as SE QLD when the skies clear and the next high pressure system rapidly moves in.

The Antarctic origin of this burst of cold air can be seen in this NOAA backward trajectory map (via BoM Tasmania) which traces the path of the cold airmass over the past 2½ days. A further cold front is expected next week, meaning that at long last southern Australia appears to be breaking the grip of constant high pressure and getting into more normal winter westerlies.


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 30/06/2017. 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

NSW

N Tablelands W

056037

ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY)

43.6

28.4

15/06/2011

17

1 N

NSW

N Tablelands W

056240

GUYRA (BOX POINT)

30.0

21.0

14/06/2005

13

1 N

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

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

17.5

17.2

22/06/2008

11

1 N

WA

E Gascoyne

007185

PARABURDOO AERO

26.3

22.6

21/06/2008

11

1 N


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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, 30/06/2017.

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 19.0 +0.1 6.8 -2.2 3.7 0.0 3.2 -- 400 (16.7) --
BUNBURY 18.0 -0.4 1.8 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) --
MANDURAH 17.0 -1.6 10.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) --
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 +1.4 19.1 -0.8 18.2 0.0 2.8 -- 228 ( 9.5) --
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 15.0 -4.8 9.2 +4.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 388 (16.2) --
WHYALLA AERO 15.0 -2.3 5.4 -0.7 -- 7.4 -- -- 335 (14.0) --
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.0 -2.1 6.1 -2.0 -- 3.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.0 -0.8 5.2 -0.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 257 (10.7) --
MOUNT ISA AERO -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
CAIRNS AERO 23.0 -3.0 21.1 +3.3 -- 4.4 -- -- 450 (18.8) --
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.0 +1.4 21.0 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 504 (21.0) --
MACKAY M.O 22.0 +0.1 17.9 +3.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 277 (11.5) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.0 +3.5 17.3 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) --
BUNDABERG AERO 25.0 +2.5 11.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) --
COOLANGATTA 24.0 +3.0 16.5 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 376 (15.7) --
BRISBANE AERO 23.0 +1.8 13.2 +2.7 10.0 0.0 3.2 -- 217 ( 9.0) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.0 +4.1 13.2 +5.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 360 (15.0) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE -- -- 10.6 +4.5 10.2 14.0 0.6 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 15.0 -4.4 12.5 +4.4 -- 25.2 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 13.0 -4.7 10.7 +2.8 -- 3.4 -- -- 258 (10.8) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 15.0 -1.4 7.9 +3.4 -- 8.4 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.0 +1.4 9.7 +1.1 8.3 0.8 1.6 -- 331 (13.8) --
RICHMOND RAAF 15.0 -2.9 8.6 +3.7 -- 3.6 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) --
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -0.6 9.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) --
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.0 -- -4.1 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.0 +0.2 -3.5 -7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.0 -1.2 0.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) --
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.0 -1.0 4.1 -1.1 -- 0.0 1.0 -- 141 ( 5.9) --
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.0 0.0 -0.3 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) --
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.0 -1.3 2.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) --
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 12.0 -1.6 7.5 +1.3 4.9 0.0 1.2 -- 415 (17.3) --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.0 -0.8 3.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 326 (13.6) --
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.0 -1.1 1.9 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 31 ( 1.3) --
HOBART AIRPORT 11.0 -1.9 0.8 -3.8 -1.8 0.0 1.0 -- 276 (11.5) --
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 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
33.0 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
33.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.0 MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP 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 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.0 TRUSCOTT N Kimberley WA

+6.0 : 25.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
+5.6 : 26.0 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
+5.0 : 26.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.9 : 25.0 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.8 : 26.0 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
+4.8 : 24.0 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.2 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+11.1 : 12.0 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
+10.4 : 14.6 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+10.2 : 14.7 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+10.2 : 15.8 SURAT Maranoa QLD
+9.6 : 14.5 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+9.6 : 12.2 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

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

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

-7.3 : 5.0 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-5.9 : 13.0 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-5.8 : 13.0 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-5.2 : 14.0 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-5.0 : 2.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-8.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.4 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-4.9 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

-9.0 : -3.3 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-8.2 : -1.4 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-7.5 : -2.3 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-7.3 : -2.5 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.2 : -3.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S 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.
130.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
74.0 HUNTER SPRINGS (WONDECLA) Hunter Valley NSW
52.6 TINGHA POST OFFICE N Tablelands W NSW
47.4 GLEN MORRISON (MILLBANK) N Tablelands W NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
52.6 TINGHA POST OFFICE
47.4 GLEN MORRISON (MILLBANK)
Hunter Valley
74.0 HUNTER SPRINGS (WONDECLA)

ISLANDS
Islands
130.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

Reports not yet available

1159 (48.3) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
1066 (44.4) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
1030 (42.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1004 (41.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
891 (37.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
800 (33.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
766 (31.9) TELFER AERO Interior WA
758 (31.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
757 (31.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
712 (29.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
703 (29.3) WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
695 (29.0) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
683 (28.5) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
666 (27.8) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
665 (27.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
631 (26.3) PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
628 (26.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)
13.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.2mm/h
Lower North
SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK)
15.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.2mm/h
PORT PIRIE AERODROME AWS
14.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.2mm/h
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO
13.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.0mm/h
STENHOUSE BAY
11.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.6mm/h
PARNDANA CFS AWS
10.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.4mm/h
Adelaide/Lofty
PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS)
14.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 29.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.8mm/h
NOARLUNGA
15.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.6mm/h
Lower SE
ROBE AIRFIELD
11.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE
12.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.7mm/h
5.6mm in 13 min to 05:43 25.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 11.4mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 12.7mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 11.2mm/h
110.0mm in 19 min to 09:19 347.4mm/h
113.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 113.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 5.3mm/h
115.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 115.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.0mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 21:00 22.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.2mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 13.4mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
18.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
LEGENDRE ISLAND : 78( 90/ 63 ) at 08:00
BEDOUT ISLAND : 80(110/ 63 ) at 04:00
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(260/ 65 ) at 23:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 109(260/ 56 ) at 19:17
KINGFISH B - 80KM SSE LAKES ENTRANCE : 83(229/ 65 ) at 16:40
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 98(240/ 82 ) at 11:37
CAPE GRIM : 89(230/ 70 ) at 15:07
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(330/ 65 ) at 08:30
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 83(240/ 63 ) at 18:35
TASMAN ISLAND : 98(220/ 72 ) at 22:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(280/ 56 ) at 07:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 83(270/ 65 ) at 14:53
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 89(210/ 70 ) at 21:04
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 96(270/ 78 ) at 15:30