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Wednesday 19 July 2017

 Still plain sailing with climatic indicators

The main climatic influences that effect the longer-term forecast of Australian weather show little change, itself a sign of the current stability.

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which determines our likelihood of moving into El Niño or La Niña conditions, remains neutral with all models surveyed by the BoM indicating it will stay that way for the remainder of 2017. This is despite central tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures 0.5° above normal. However, this area of warmer water is a localised warm anomaly, and the overall temperature pattern is inconsistent with development of an El Niño.

The Indian Ocean Dipole also remains neutral with only one of the six models surveyed forecasting it will go positive for long enough to reduce winter and spring rainfall across southern and central Australia. On balance, the BoM believes it will remain in a neutral state.

The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) reappeared over the Indian Ocean last week, stimulating heavy rain in India from the Southwest Monsoon and the development of tropical storm Talas, which brought flooding rain to parts of SE Asia. However, most models suggest the MJO will persist over the Indian Ocean at relatively weak levels although some are indicating a marginal strengthening. The MJO has little effect on northern Australia during the winter months.

Full details can be found in the Bureau's ENSO Wrap-Up and Weekly Tropical Note, issued yesterday.

 Cold with rain and snow in the SE while hot in other parts

A series of cold fronts and troughs has moved over SE Australia during the past two days, bringing a few heavy falls of rain, good snow to the VIC and NSW Alps and also light snow to lower levels northwards up the NSW ranges. QLD, the NT and WA were unusually warm for July.

An area around Adelaide's Mt Lofty has had two days of heavy rain on 17 to 19 July. To 09.00 yesterday morning (18 July), Bridgewater, Lobethal, Hahndorf and Balhannah all had between 48 and 54mm in the gauge with some new records for newer stations. To 09.00 this morning, Mt Lofty itself recorded 40mm and a number of gauges in the area reported only a little less. In the Barossa Valley, Greenock and Nuriootpa had their wettest July day in over 15 years with 31.0 and 30.8mm.

Tasmania has also seen some good falls as a complex trio of low pressure systems moved under and over the island and through Bass Strait. The heaviest were in the north, but the most remarkable was 13.0mm in Hobart to 09.00 today, the city's heaviest one-day total in six months.

Cold air moved into VIC and southern NSW yesterday and today, bringing 15 to 30cm of snow to the resorts. The cold air continued north today, with cloud keeping top temperatures very low up the NSW Divide and reports of light snow at Shooters Hill S of Oberon, Yetholme and Sunny Corner between Lithgow and Bathurst, Barrington Tops 100km N of Newcastle, and around Guyra on the Northern Tablelands.

Meanwhile, in an arc around the northern half of the country, the days have been unusually warm. In WA, Perth had its equal sixth warmest July day since record-keeping began 120 years ago with a top of 25.0° yesterday - the last time it was this warm in July was in 1999. Records for high July maximum temperatures were set across WA, the NT, QLD and even into northern NSW Yesterday (Tuesday) and today ahead of the colder change in the east.


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 20/07/2017. 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

SA

County Light

023369

GREENOCK

31.0

19.2

14/07/2010

14

1 N

SA

County Light

023373

NURIOOTPA PIRSA

30.8

24.0

28/07/1998

17

1 N

NSW

Hunter Valley

061372

BLANDFORD (PAGES RIVER)

80.0

38.8

27/07/2004

12

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014153

BLACK POINT

33.2

33.2

18/07/2017

22

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014274

MCCLUER ISLAND

30.8

30.2

31/07/2011

14

1 N

NT

Arnhem

014401

WARRUWI AIRPORT

32.9

32.9

04/07/1970

48

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Gulf Country

029038

KOWANYAMA AIRPORT

35.0

35.0

15/07/1995

44

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033045

MACKAY AERO

28.9

28.5

15/07/2005

28

1 N

QLD

Central Coast E

033106

HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT

26.8

26.8

15/07/2005

12

1 N Equal to record.

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

34.0

33.2

08/07/2005

15

1 P

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040842

BRISBANE AERO

76

74.0

10/07/2005

14

N

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

NSW

Far Northwest

046012

WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS

25.5

23.8

20/07/2008

11

1 N


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 14:03EST, 22/07/2017.

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 18.7 +0.8 13.2 +5.2 12.9 8.6 3.8 3.0 481 (20.0) 61/14
BUNBURY 18.6 +1.4 13.4 +6.4 -- 11.0 -- -- 557 (23.2) 61/18
MANDURAH 17.9 +0.5 14.7 +4.1 -- 2.4 -- -- 749 (31.2) 83/19
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +3.5 21.9 +2.6 20.5 0.0 6.2 10.8 295 (12.3) 39/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.8 -0.9 2.1 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 41/09
WHYALLA AERO 14.9 -2.0 6.6 +1.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 475 (19.8) 35/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.7 -1.6 9.3 +1.8 -- 3.6 -- -- 332 (13.8) 31/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.7 -0.5 8.2 +3.0 -- 13.0 -- -- 525 (21.9) 59/02
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.4 -1.3 13.0 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 46/09
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 +3.6 19.0 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 35/06
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.1 +3.0 14.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 30/12
MACKAY M.O 27.7 +6.4 15.5 +2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 246 (10.3) 31/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 +2.8 15.8 +6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 43/14
BUNDABERG AERO 23.0 +1.0 15.4 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 46/11
COOLANGATTA 20.1 -0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 55/18
BRISBANE AERO 19.3 -1.5 14.9 +5.9 9.4 3.6 6.0 9.8 468 (19.5) 76/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 13.8 -2.7 8.3 +1.9 -- 1.8 -- -- 465 (19.4) 61/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.3 -1.8 6.3 +1.6 0.5 0.2 3.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.6 0.0 6.8 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 46/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.6 +0.6 8.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 70/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.6 -2.8 2.5 +1.0 4.0 2.2 3.6 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.1 -2.2 4.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 48/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.4 +0.4 10.5 +3.3 5.2 0.0 6.6 9.1 501 (20.9) 59/10
RICHMOND RAAF 18.2 +0.8 6.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 50/15
BELLAMBI AWS 16.8 0.0 11.8 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 406 (16.9) 74/05
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.0 -- 4.1 -- -- 2.2 -- -- 519 (21.6) 44/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.6 -0.1 6.9 +4.2 -- 3.4 -- -- 358 (14.9) 43/20
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.9 +0.8 6.4 +3.3 -- 9.8 -- -- 308 (12.8) 37/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.3 +0.9 7.3 +3.0 -- 0.6 -- 7.1 484 (20.2) 48/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.2 +1.2 6.9 +4.0 -- 9.8 -- -- 376 (15.7) 43/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.1 +0.6 6.7 +4.2 -- 8.6 -- -- 268 (11.2) 48/12
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 12.1 -1.0 6.5 +1.1 4.2 2.4 2.2 1.0 504 (21.0) 57/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.8 -0.3 2.2 -1.0 -- 7.2 -- -- 470 (19.6) 54/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.8 +2.2 4.8 +2.5 -- 10.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 26/15
HOBART AIRPORT 11.1 -1.4 5.0 +0.9 4.3 13.8 2.0 6.5 269 (11.2) 55/10
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

35.1 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
35.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
35.0 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
35.0 PIRLANGIMPI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 NGUKURR AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 POINT STUART N Rivers NT

+8.1 : 27.3 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
+7.7 : 26.4 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+7.7 : 27.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+7.1 : 26.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+6.9 : 24.0 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.2 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.4 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+7.6 : 12.7 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+7.4 : 12.7 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.9 : 14.3 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.8 : 13.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+6.6 : 10.8 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
+6.6 : 13.0 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW

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

-1.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-5.0 : 8.2 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.9 : 7.7 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.7 : 7.3 ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.7 : 12.6 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
-4.6 : 10.2 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

-4.6 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.0 : -0.9 FORREST Eucla WA
-5.3 : 1.8 EUCLA Eucla WA
-4.7 : 7.4 DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
-4.6 : 1.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.5 : 1.7 MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC

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.
80.0 BLANDFORD (PAGES RIVER) Hunter Valley NSW
40.0 CRAFERS (MT LOFTY) Adelaide/Lofty SA
39.8 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
37.0 CRAFERS WEST Adelaide/Lofty SA
36.2 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY) Upper NE VIC

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
40.0 CRAFERS (MT LOFTY)
39.8 MOUNT LOFTY
37.0 CRAFERS WEST

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
80.0 BLANDFORD (PAGES RIVER)

VICTORIA
Upper NE
36.2 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY)

Reports not yet available

1276 (53.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1157 (48.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1112 (46.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
994 (41.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
945 (39.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
945 (39.4) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
919 (38.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
852 (35.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
836 (34.8) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
834 (34.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
828 (34.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
817 (34.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
802 (33.4) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
788 (32.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
764 (31.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
758 (31.6) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
756 (31.5) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
752 (31.3) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
752 (31.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
749 (31.2) MANDURAH Lower West WA
733 (30.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
728 (30.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
724 (30.2) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
719 (30.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
710 (29.6) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
708 (29.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
708 (29.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
696 (29.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
695 (29.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
694 (28.9) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
693 (28.9) SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
685 (28.5) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
683 (28.5) FOWLERS GAP AWS Far Northwest NSW
677 (28.2) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
677 (28.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
668 (27.8) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
668 (27.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
667 (27.8) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
663 (27.6) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
660 (27.5) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
655 (27.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
655 (27.3) WHITE CLIFFS AWS Far Northwest NSW
654 (27.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
636 (26.5) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
636 (26.5) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
631 (26.3) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
630 (26.3) NHILL AERODROME Wimmera N VIC
624 (26.0) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
622 (25.9) LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS) Mallee/Upper SE SA
620 (25.8) NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
618 (25.8) BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
617 (25.7) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
613 (25.5) WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
610 (25.4) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
608 (25.3) MURRAY BRIDGE (PALLAMANA AERODROME) Murray Valley SA
608 (25.3) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
605 (25.2) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
605 (25.2) PARNDANA CFS AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
603 (25.1) HAY AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
120/21 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
106/13 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
106/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
100/22 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
100/23 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
96/23 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
94/19 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/19 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
91/09 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
91/22 CAPE SORELL 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