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Tuesday 4 July 2017

 Lightning flashes on BoM satellite imagery

The BoM's Satellite Viewer has been upgraded to let you overlay lightning activity on an infrared cloud imagery background. After loading the viewer, select Lightning using the Layers button.

The lightning is plotted on a 2km by 2km grid on the chart, and the colour plotted indicates the intensity of lightning within 5km of the centre of each grid centre. The scale at the bottom shows five levels ranging from low intensity (two strikes within the last 10 minutes) to high intensity (ten or more strikes within the last 10 minutes). The lightning data is supplied by Weatherzone.

 Exceptionally high pressure pushes large areas towards drought


Large parts of western WA, southern NSW, northern VIC and eastern TAS had their driest June on record this year. The much larger area with the "very much below average" shading had less rain than it would expect in one in ten years. BoM

Australia has just completed its second-driest June since reliable rainfall records began in 1900, with large parts of the country having their driest. The bad news is that it's not going to improve in a hurry.

Persistent high pressure across southern Australia and the lack of cold fronts, which normally bring cloud and rain from the Southern Ocean during winter, were responsible for the national rainfall average being 62% below average. The area-averaged rainfall for Australia as a whole was just 8.8mm, only just above the 8.0mm in 1940 which was the driest June on record. VIC recorded an average of 13.7mm statewide, 77% below average and the lowest on record for the state. In its Australian Monthly Summary for June*, the Bureau of Meteorology says "Across the country, more than 100 stations with more than 50 years of observations have reported their lowest June rainfall total on record."

The remarkably persistent high pressure is a foretaste of things to come, with climate change pushing the sub-tropical ridge of high pressure farther poleward as the planet warms. Average pressure in winter in southern Australia has been gradually increasing over recent decades. The BoM says that mean sea level pressure (MSLP) "has been more than 5hPa above average for June across much of southern Australia; many sites with long-term MSLP data observed record high mean 9am MSLP for June, including all but one of the sites in South Australia, and all but three in Victoria." And the next few months are not looking that cheery for farmers, with the BoM's latest Climate Outlook indicating that this southward shift in high pressure and dry conditions will continue through into early spring.

The incredibly dry June has pushed rainfall deficiencies in some areas towards droughty levels looking at the past four months' figures. The western coast and nearby inland areas of WA are worst affected, with much of the Gascoyne coast area as well as smaller areas in the Central West and South West sitting on their lowest rainfall on record for the March to June period.

In SA, deficiencies have worsened on the Eyre, Yorke and Fleurieu peninsulas, Kangaroo Island, the Mid North and around Adelaide. In VIC, an area from West Gippsland to NE VIC is very dry, while in TAS serious deficiencies exist in the west and south over a four-month period, while the record dry June in the northeastern half means that it is now catching up.

On a three-month timescale, from April to June, a broad band of serious to severe deficiency has opened up from central NT to SE QLD, and others exist in the NSW Central West and eastern Riverina.


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 05/07/2017. 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

NT

Arnhem

014404

MILINGIMBI AIRPORT

11.0

5.2

14/07/2006

14

1 N

SA

Kangaroo Is

022809

PENNESHAW

60.0

45.0

08/07/1993

102

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029141

CLONCURRY AIRPORT

20.4

20.2

25/07/2005

19

1 N

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

SA

Adelaide Plains

023122

ROSEWORTHY AWS

36.4

36.1

05/07/2007

13

1 N


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 14:01EST, 05/07/2017.

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 14.4 -3.5 5.5 -2.5 4.3 2.0 1.4 1.2 263 (11.0) 18/12
BUNBURY 16.2 -1.0 1.2 -5.8 -- 2.2 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) 31/23
MANDURAH 16.6 -0.8 8.3 -2.3 -- 1.4 -- -- 261 (10.9) 24/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +3.1 24.0 +4.7 23.0 0.0 5.2 9.2 229 ( 9.5) 34/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.6 +7.9 3.6 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 44/14
WHYALLA AERO 18.4 +1.5 10.2 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 628 (26.2) 41/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.2 +0.9 10.3 +2.8 -- 8.6 -- -- 372 (15.5) 35/01
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.7 +1.5 6.2 +1.0 -- 2.0 -- -- 388 (16.2) 34/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.8 +7.1 13.9 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 34/13
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 +1.7 20.4 +3.3 -- 4.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 34/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +1.6 16.5 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 30/13
MACKAY M.O 23.6 +2.3 15.8 +2.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 262 (10.9) 18/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.3 +4.2 13.1 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 28/18
BUNDABERG AERO 25.8 +3.8 11.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 34/13
COOLANGATTA 25.5 +5.0 16.1 +6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 +2.0 13.6 +4.6 10.3 0.2 1.8 8.7 183 ( 7.6) 30/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.5 +5.0 12.6 +6.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 37/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.6 +3.5 6.9 +2.2 7.9 3.4 0.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.1 +6.5 6.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 24/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 +4.9 7.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 54/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 5.0 +3.5 -2.6 2.4 0.2 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.9 +2.6 6.4 +3.4 -- 1.8 -- -- 380 (15.8) 37/01
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +6.5 7.6 +0.4 6.0 0.0 0.6 9.3 281 (11.7) 37/13
RICHMOND RAAF 22.4 +5.0 4.0 +0.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 46/14
BELLAMBI AWS 20.9 +4.1 10.5 +0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 314 (13.1) 31/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.9 -- -1.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 57/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.0 +1.3 3.9 +1.2 -- 3.2 -- -- 248 (10.3) 26/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 10.0 -3.1 3.0 -0.1 -- 9.6 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 24/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.5 +3.1 10.9 +6.6 -- 0.2 5.4 -- 395 (16.5) 41/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.6 -0.4 5.6 +2.7 -- 4.4 -- -- 289 (12.0) 31/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.8 +1.3 4.7 +2.2 -- 8.4 -- -- 282 (11.8) 31/01
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 15.9 +2.8 7.7 +2.3 5.5 3.0 2.0 6.9 599 (25.0) 46/03
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.8 +1.7 5.3 +2.1 -- 12.0 -- -- 594 (24.8) 39/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.7 -0.9 -0.8 -3.1 -- 2.6 -- -- 116 ( 4.8) 18/01
HOBART AIRPORT 11.5 -1.0 2.0 -2.1 -2.8 0.6 0.6 3.1 215 ( 9.0) 26/23
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

35.5 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
35.0 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
35.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.7 DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
34.7 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
34.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+7.9 : 27.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.7 : 27.7 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.6 : 28.6 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+7.3 : 26.8 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
+7.3 : 29.9 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD

27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+10.7 : 15.8 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+10.5 : 17.5 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+10.1 : 20.4 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
+9.1 : 18.1 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
+8.8 : 10.8 MURRURUNDI (HAYDON STREET) Hunter Valley NSW

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

-0.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.3 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-6.0 : 5.6 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-4.9 : 6.2 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-4.3 : 15.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-4.1 : 14.6 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-4.0 : 14.7 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-4.0 : 16.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

-5.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-5.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-4.5 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-4.1 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-3.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.5 : -2.0 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.5 : -0.5 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-6.4 : -4.5 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-6.4 : -0.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-6.2 : 0.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior 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.
60.0 PENNESHAW Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
50.8 PICCADILLY (WOODHOUSE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
46.0 MARRAWAH N Coast TAS
46.0 URAIDLA Adelaide/Lofty SA
38.4 MYPONGA Adelaide/Lofty SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
60.0 PENNESHAW
Adelaide/Lofty
50.8 PICCADILLY (WOODHOUSE)
46.0 URAIDLA
38.4 MYPONGA

TASMANIA
N Coast
46.0 MARRAWAH

Reports not yet available

1377 (57.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1215 (50.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1104 (46.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1055 (44.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
953 (39.7) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
909 (37.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
891 (37.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
882 (36.8) NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
878 (36.6) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
875 (36.5) SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
873 (36.4) ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
867 (36.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
835 (34.8) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
832 (34.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
825 (34.4) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
816 (34.0) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
793 (33.0) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
771 (32.1) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
757 (31.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
741 (30.9) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
736 (30.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
733 (30.5) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
730 (30.4) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
727 (30.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
716 (29.8) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
707 (29.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
691 (28.8) KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA
686 (28.6) MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
676 (28.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
670 (27.9) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
663 (27.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
657 (27.4) NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
653 (27.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
652 (27.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
633 (26.4) PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
628 (26.2) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
628 (26.2) WHITE CLIFFS AWS Far Northwest NSW
625 (26.0) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
612 (25.5) STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
612 (25.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
610 (25.4) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
608 (25.3) MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
607 (25.3) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
606 (25.3) LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS) Mallee/Upper SE SA
602 (25.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
601 (25.0) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
600 (25.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
93/01 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
83/01 MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
81/23 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
80/13 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
80/01 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

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
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
SHANNON
12.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.0mm/h
NORTH WALPOLE
19.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 39.6mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 19.8mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 19.8mm/h
ALBANY AIRPORT
15.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.6mm/h
MANYPEAKS AG STATION
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
PEMBERTON AG STATION
18.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 36.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MILINGIMBI AIRPORT
11.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
STENHOUSE BAY
10.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.4mm/h
CAPE BORDA
10.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.2mm/h
PARNDANA CFS AWS
17.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 34.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.0mm/h
Adelaide/Lofty
EDINBURGH RAAF
12.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 24.8mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 12.4mm/h
MOUNT LOFTY
31.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 63.2mm/h
31.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 31.6mm/h
PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS)
37.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 74.4mm/h
37.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 37.2mm/h
MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS
21.6mm in 17 min to 09:17 76.2mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 21.6mm/h
KUITPO FOREST RESERVE
21.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 42.4mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 21.2mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper North
BENDIGO AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 93(330/ 72 ) at 01:43