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Monday 10 July 2017

Widespread flooding, landslides in southern and central China

Heavy rain and the flooding and landslides triggered by it have caused catastrophic losses in southern China from about 20 June to the first week of July. The rain continued a sequence of rain and hail storms that started in May.

The most notable event was a massive landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, 1750km W of Shanghai, on 24 June which killed at least 15 people and left nearly 100 missing [Al Jazeera]. Farther afield, Xinhua News Agency reported on 7 July that in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, which borders the north of Vietnam, 20 were dead, 14 missing, around 20,000 houses had collapsed or were damaged, and over 92,000 residents relocated.

Farther north, heavy downpours have hit parts of the Yangtze River basin, and are worst in Hunan province, 900km SW of Shanghai. As at 7 July, Xinhua reported 44 people had died or were missing around Changsha, the provincial capital and a city of over 7 million. There, the Xiangjian River, the Yangtze's second largest tributary by water runoff, reached a record 39.51m on 3 July beating the previous record of 39.18m set by a massive flood in 1998. The Xiangjian joins the Yangtze just downstream of Changsha. Changsha recorded 522.4mm over the 9 days to 1 July, more than its average for the three wettest wet season months of April to June. 292mm of that fell in two days 30 June and 1 July alone.

Changsha's local flood prevention headquarters described the flood as the worst natural disaster in the area in 60 years. In Hunan's Ningxiang County to the west of Changsha, about 815,000 people, some 56% of the county's population, have suffered property losses in the floods, it said. Elsewhere in the Yangtze basin, tens of thousands are battling flooding, with the Chinese government setting aside 1.88 billion yuan ($A363 million) for disaster relief in 20 provinces and regions as at 3 July.

Western media reporting of the catastrophic floods included this item from Associated Press suggesting insufficient warning of the flood was given and that, after the flood, the emergency response was slow. Al Jazeera said that over sixty rivers flooded causing 1.2 million evacuations, 38,000 house collapses and damage to nearly 880,000ha (8,800sq km) of crops. Ten major and 89 smaller tributaries of the Yangtze had risen to record levels. Reuters gave details on the effects of the flooding on Chinese and global markets. ABC News described (with video) a particularly harrowing rescue of a man trapped in rapidly rising floodwaters in Yangshuo County, which is in the badly flooded southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and 470km NW of Hong Kong.

A report from Hong Kong Red Cross on 9 July, quoting figures from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs as at 7 July, gave the following details: number of people affected 11.08 million, deaths 56, missing 22, evacuated 168,800, collapsed houses 27,000, economic loss Yuan RMB 25.27 billion ($A4.88 billion) and the most affected provinces Zhejiang, Auhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan.

Australian weather briefs

  • Warm in northern Australia: While southern Australia has continued cold the past few days, the north has been positively tropical with record-breaking warm nights and more rain than you'd expect in the dry season. Friday morning 7 July saw a scattering of new high minimum temperature records set in a line from the Kimberley to the Wide Bay area in QLD as warm, humid air was pulled south in a pair of troughs, bringing cloud and rain. Victoria River Downs in northwestern NT had its warmest July night in 50 years with a low of 24.2° and other records are here.
  • Automatic weather station fills vital gap: A new, or rather a replacement, automatic weather station has entered service on the Eyre Peninsula, SA. Located at Point Avoid, 48km W of Port Lincoln in the Coffin Bay National Park, the station replaces one 35km to the north at Coles Point which had been operating since 1991. Fishermen leaving the sheltered waters of Port Lincoln, in particular, will welcome the return of observations from the exposed west coast of the peninsula.

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 1401 EST on 11/07/2017. 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

Alice Springs

015559

MARQUA

38.0

10.5

14/07/2011

11

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033294

YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE

20.2

20.0

31/07/2010

19

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005007

LEARMONTH AIRPORT

3.5

3.8

19/07/1986

39

3.8

19/07/1986

40

1 N


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
Data is as received at 14:16EST, 18/07/2017.

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 17.9 0.0 5.9 -2.1 3.8 0.0 2.4 4.0 235 ( 9.8) 39/12
BUNBURY 17.1 -0.1 6.7 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 43/14
MANDURAH 16.4 -1.0 10.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 44/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +2.1 21.8 +2.5 21.0 0.0 5.8 9.0 233 ( 9.7) 35/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 15.5 -4.2 8.7 +4.7 -- 0.8 -- -- 333 (13.9) 30/11
WHYALLA AERO 19.3 +2.4 4.3 -0.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 31/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.9 +1.6 6.3 -1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 21/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.3 +1.1 5.3 +0.1 -- 3.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 35/00
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.9 +1.2 11.9 +3.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 370 (15.4) 44/11
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 +2.7 21.3 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) 44/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.0 +2.9 17.4 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 37/12
MACKAY M.O 25.3 +4.0 18.6 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 24/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.5 +3.4 18.7 +9.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 24/03
BUNDABERG AERO 23.8 +1.8 13.5 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 26/18
COOLANGATTA 19.5 -1.0 10.4 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 26/10
BRISBANE AERO 20.0 -0.8 10.4 +1.4 8.9 0.0 3.4 6.0 230 ( 9.6) 26/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 14.5 -2.0 9.5 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 24/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.2 -1.9 1.3 -3.4 -2.3 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.2 -0.4 4.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 28/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.6 +0.6 5.1 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 435 (18.1) 35/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.4 0.0 0.4 -1.1 -10.1 0.4 4.4 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.6 +1.3 -2.1 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 26/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.3 +1.3 5.8 -1.4 1.6 0.0 3.6 9.4 352 (14.7) 37/11
RICHMOND RAAF 17.6 +0.2 -0.1 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 18/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.4 -0.4 8.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 43/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.2 -- -3.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 380 (15.8) 31/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.7 0.0 2.1 -0.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 35/04
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.7 +0.6 2.3 -0.8 -- 1.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 24/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.0 +1.6 1.1 -3.2 -- 0.0 3.8 7.2 209 ( 8.7) 24/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.8 +0.8 0.1 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 18/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.1 +1.6 0.2 -2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 31/14
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 16.0 +2.9 4.8 -0.6 2.8 0.0 2.2 7.4 564 (23.5) 37/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.1 +2.0 0.9 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 39/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.4 +1.8 1.6 -0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 28/13
HOBART AIRPORT 12.0 -0.5 3.1 -1.0 3.4 0.0 1.6 4.1 369 (15.4) 37/15
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

34.2 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
34.1 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
34.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+4.1 : 34.2 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
+4.0 : 25.3 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+4.0 : 25.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
+3.9 : 32.8 DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
+3.8 : 29.5 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.1 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL

+9.4 : 20.4 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+9.2 : 18.7 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+8.7 : 17.7 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
+8.5 : 20.2 YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
+8.4 : 13.9 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

-2.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.6 : 14.9 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-6.6 : 16.3 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-6.2 : 15.7 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-6.2 : 13.5 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-5.3 : 13.5 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD

-6.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.4 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.1 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-8.6 : -2.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.9 : 3.5 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-7.6 : 2.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.9 : -2.3 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.8 : 4.1 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne 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.
54.0 KURUNDI N Plateau NT
53.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
38.0 MARQUA N Plateau NT
36.2 MOUNT SKINNER N Plateau NT
34.4 DEAL ISLAND Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
54.0 KURUNDI
53.2 JERVOIS
38.0 MARQUA
36.2 MOUNT SKINNER

TASMANIA
Flinders Is/Bass St
34.4 DEAL ISLAND

Reports not yet available

1426 (59.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1379 (57.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1202 (50.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1014 (42.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
953 (39.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
904 (37.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
862 (35.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
844 (35.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
817 (34.0) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
810 (33.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
800 (33.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
763 (31.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
750 (31.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
720 (30.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
715 (29.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
713 (29.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
709 (29.5) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
700 (29.2) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
697 (29.0) PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
696 (29.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
684 (28.5) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
654 (27.3) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
646 (26.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
628 (26.2) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
625 (26.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
621 (25.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
617 (25.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
614 (25.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
603 (25.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
109/10 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/00 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
96/01 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
85/00 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
80/00 LOW ROCKY POINT 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.
None reported None reported