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 Torrential rain, widespread flooding on Far North QLD coast
Sat 10 Mar 2018

Heavy, near continuous rain fell on Queensland's North Tropical Coast and Tablelands from 6 to 10 March thanks to an unusual conjunction of circumstances.

A stream of active, rain-producing cloud pushes onto the North Tropical Coast around Ingham and Innisfail in this visible image from Himawari-8 at 08.00 EST 8 March. The unusually long convergence line was well formed at this time and extended over 1,000km to the NE of the coast. JMA processed by BoM.

Exceptionally moist air was already being dragged into the area between a tropical low in the Gulf of Carpentaria and a high pressure ridge up the QLD coast. Within this airstream was a convergence line that moved north very slowly, where winds from slightly different directions met and were forced to rise.

The high mountains behind the North Tropical Coast caused further strong ascent and delivered 500 to 700mm and as much as 1,000mm of heavy, continuous rain. As the BoM said in a note, "When the moist air comes onshore, it hits the ranges and has only one way to go – straight up. This generates even more cloud and intensifies the rainfall."

Rain also penetrated farther inland than would be normal in this type of event, bringer stronger flooding downstream from the upper reaches of many rivers. Rain lingered in the Tully to Innisfail area until the 9th and moved slowly north to Cairns and the Daintree from the 8th.

The resulting floods were the fourth in QLD in the past three weeks, following those in SE QLD, Townsville and western QLD. Communities were isolated, highways and roads cut and schools closed as waters rose, with the towns of Ingham and Halifax the worst affected. Over two hundred houses in and around Ingham were inundated while ten people had to be rescued from floodwaters. The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who visited Ingham, said that 90% of homes and businesses had suffered flooding or damage. Floodwaters also covered sugar and banana plantations and farms in the area leading to loss of crops and delays in processing.

Seventy-two primary school children with eight teachers and a parent were stranded at Echo Creek Adventure Camp, 17km W of Tully, being rescued after six days' isolation. A disaster declaration was issued on 9 March for Hinchinbrook Shire, which includes Ingham and Halifax, as well as Mareeba, Cassowary Coast and Yarrabah. This gave additional powers to emergency services as well as paving the way for disaster relief. [Floodlist, ABC News, Brisbane Times, news.com.au]

This article is broken into a summary of weather and river conditions in each of the main valleys followed by media and social media reaction. Firstly, this table gives a comparison of vital statistics across the main river systems, from the Herbert in the south to the Barron in the north.

Key figures for March 2018 North Tropical Coast floods

River
Catch- ment (sq km)
Rainfall 0900 5th to 0900 10th March (mm)
Peak river height (m)
Previous highest flood height and month
Highest recorded flood
Catch- ment avg
Top 5-day total

Herbert

9,000

260

Ravenshoe Alert 620
Southern Atherton Tablelands

Ingham Pump Stn about 14.7, 2.7 above major, late afternoon 9th.

Similar to 02/2009.

15.20m 03/1967.

Tully/ Murray

1,475

440

Davidson Creek Alert 962
20km W Tully

Tully River: Euramo (6km S Tully) 8.88, 0.12m below major.
Murray Flats on Murray River, 8.80, 0.8 above major, late 9th.

Euramo: 9.04m 02/2009.

Murray Flats: highest in record starting 2004. Previous highest 8.71m 02/2009.

Euramo: 9.37m 01/1967.

Murray Flats: 8.80m 03/2018.

Johnstone

1,600

570

Bartle View 923
35km W Innisfail

Innisfail McAvoy Br 8.90, 1.80m above major, 00.30 10th.

Highest since 9.10m 02/1999.

9.40m 03/1967.

Russell/ Mulgrave

440

340

The Boulders 1,005
8km W Babinda

Mulgrave River at Gordonvale 15.50, 1.50 above major early 10th.
Russell River at Bucklands 7.97, 0.03 below major 0320 10th.

Gordonvale: Highest since 16.41m 12/2010.

Bucklands: Highest since 8.45m 03/2004.

Gordonvale: 17.50m 03/1967.

Bucklands: 8.80m 03/1949.

Barron

2,100

290

Copperload Dam Alert 551
15km SW Cairns

Cairns Airport 2.30, 0.2 below minor early 10th.

Levels reached at Cairns AP and Kamerunga Bridge were well below recent floods.

 

The figures are based on BoM real time data and may change after quality control. Catchment average rainfall is based on simple averaging of all available raingauges. Flood records in the last column should not be taken as definitive, as gauges to allow comparisons of floods were sparse before the mid-1950s and post-event surveys are rare. The BoM QLD Regional Office has compiled a history of flooding in the state which gives some idea of huge floods that have occurred in the past.

Conditions by catchment

The worst flooding was in the Herbert River, especially in and around Ingham. The Herbert is by far the largest river basin on the North Tropical Coast, with a catchment area of about 9,000 sq km. The coastal plains and immediate ranges had already been soaked by 150 to 250mm of rain between 28 February and 3 March as a result of the depression that moved through Townsville on the 1st. Ingham town had the highest total on the North Tropical Coast over those four days of 306mm.

The flooding rains in the Herbert began early on the 6th and did not clear the catchment until late on the 9th. Floodwaters covered much of the town and the sugar plantations and farms in the lower Herbert Valley as water at Ingham Pump Station passed the major flood level of 12.0m at 21.35 EST on Thursday 8th and stayed above major level until 18.41 on Sunday 11th, almost three days later. Peaks of 14.52m were reached several times on Friday afternoon 9th, with the BoM giving the absolute peak as "about 14.7m".

Other river valleys on the North Tropical Coast experienced flooding but not to the same extent as in the Herbert. None had received the heavy rain from the Townsville depression that the Ingham area did, so their catchments were not as sodden. However, as the table above shows, they all received even heavier rain than the Herbert catchment as the convergence line moved north. Six gauges in the Tully and Johnstone Valleys had three consecutive days with totals above 200mm, while The Boulders, just west of Babinda in the Russell Valley, had the dubious distinction of four consecutive 24-hour periods from the 7th to the 10th with over 200mm yielding 975mm.

Next north of the Herbert catchment, in the Tully and adjacent Murray River Valleys, the highest one-day rainfall for the whole event of 409mm to 0900 9th was recorded at Kirrama Range Alert, deep in the rainforests of the Kirrama National Park 30km SW of Tully. The Tully River at Euramo remained just below major flood level for three days to around midday Sunday 11th. The Murray River set a new record at the Murray Flats station which reported its first flood in February 2004, but the upstream Upper Murray gauge recorded only 8.11m at 0600 9th which has been exceeded in all but one of the nine significant flood events since its first in March 1996.

Although Tully is famed as the town of The Golden Gumboot, the next river north, the Johnstone River through Innisfail, is a strong contender for the title with its waters rising on the slopes of Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland's highest and Australia's wettest mountain. The top station of the cable car on the neighbouring Mount Bellenden Ker averages just over 8m of rain annually and holds the record for most rain in a year with 12,461.0mm falling in 2000.

With a combined catchment of about 1,600sq km, the two branches of the Johnstone which meet in the town of Innisfail drop rapidly through steep gorges onto a narrow coastal plain. This makes them very responsive to rain, with quick rises and falls as happened in this case. Unlike the other rivers which had broad flood peaks lasting several days, the readings at Innisfail's McAvoy Bridge yo-yoed, initially rising over 4.5m in just 5½ hours on the Friday morning 8 March. The sudden arrival of rainwater from upstream saw the river rise 2m in 4½ hours on Saturday evening 9 March, to its peak of 8.90m early the next morning, its second highest level since the maximum recorded level of March 1967.

Next to the north, in the small valleys of the Russell and Mulgrave Rivers, the short, relatively sharp falls of the rivers from the mountains again made for quick flood responses to rainfall. The highest rainfall registered for the event, 1,005mm just west of Babinda, pushed the Russell River to its highest level since March 2004 while farther north on the Mulgrave the town of Gordonvale had two peaks into the major category on Thursday 8th afternoon and again early Saturday 10th morning.

By Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, in the Barron River Valley, the second-largest catchment on the North Tropical Coast mostly in the Atherton Tablelands, the convergence system was waning and heavy rain becoming more scattered. Although the Barron put on a spectacular display at the famous Barron Falls (see below), the river failed to reach minor flood level at Cairns Airport.

Media and social media reports

With floods affecting or threatening so many towns and food-producing locations, media interest was intense, while video, photos and commentary were the main topics of social media traffic. Here is a selection:


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 1405 EST on 11/03/2018. 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 minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014518

GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT

28.1

27.7

09/03/2018

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039314

SEVENTEEN SEVENTY

13.4

14.9

20/03/1991

27

1 N

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

NT

Alice Springs

015635

YULARA AIRPORT

27.3

26.3

14/03/2011

11

1 N


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Data is as received at 14:05EST, 11/03/2018.

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 31.2 +1.5 17.4 +1.5 15.4 0.0 9.2 11.6 541 (22.5) 70/22
BUNBURY 29.5 +1.7 15.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 477 (19.9) 50/08
MANDURAH 29.6 +1.7 17.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 517 (21.5) 52/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.3 28.3 +3.8 26.8 0.0 5.2 9.2 466 (19.4) 28/02
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.3 -8.3 19.4 +1.9 -- 4.6 -- -- 616 (25.7) 43/13
WHYALLA AERO 35.5 +8.3 16.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 44/20
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 36.4 +10.1 18.4 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 30/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 37.0 +13.9 11.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 52/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.3 -5.8 21.2 -0.5 -- 2.8 -- -- 460 (19.2) 46/00
CAIRNS AERO 30.2 -0.3 22.6 -0.5 -- 130.8 -- -- 422 (17.6) 54/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +0.5 23.4 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 567 (23.6) 48/17
MACKAY M.O 28.3 -0.3 21.0 -1.3 -- 19.4 -- -- 603 (25.1) 63/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.9 +0.4 21.4 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 479 (20.0) 46/09
BUNDABERG AERO 29.4 +0.3 19.4 -0.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 469 (19.5) 57/12
COOLANGATTA 26.8 -0.5 20.3 +0.7 -- 8.2 -- -- 586 (24.4) 50/08
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 -1.4 20.7 +1.3 18.6 0.8 6.6 4.4 401 (16.7) 52/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.1 -2.9 15.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 624 (26.0) 57/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.3 +0.2 12.3 -4.3 -- 0.0 7.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.2 -0.1 16.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 41/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.7 -0.5 19.9 +3.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 423 (17.6) 46/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.4 +1.5 12.0 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 497 (20.7) 43/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.1 +0.9 18.5 +1.0 17.6 1.4 5.6 6.2 425 (17.7) 34/03
RICHMOND RAAF 27.3 +0.4 18.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 30/15
BELLAMBI AWS 25.0 +1.1 17.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 21/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.2 -- 9.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 28/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.3 +3.7 13.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 30/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 32.4 +4.8 14.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 31/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.9 +7.6 16.9 +3.1 -- 0.0 12.0 11.0 256 (10.7) 31/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 32.3 +6.1 12.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 24/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.5 +8.8 14.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 26/14
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 36.0 +12.0 12.4 -0.2 8.9 0.0 8.0 11.7 331 (13.8) 46/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 32.6 +10.4 11.6 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 39/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.8 +4.3 13.3 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 39/14
HOBART AIRPORT 29.5 +8.8 13.6 +2.8 10.2 0.0 4.0 11.6 340 (14.2) 41/18
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

42.1 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
41.7 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
41.7 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.5 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
41.5 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA

+14.2 : 37.7 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+13.9 : 37.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+13.8 : 36.6 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
+13.6 : 34.6 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
+13.0 : 36.9 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA

29.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.9 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
28.7 DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
28.5 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+9.4 : 21.4 MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.2 : 22.6 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+8.1 : 22.1 MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
+7.8 : 22.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+7.6 : 18.4 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA

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

19.0 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS C Tablelands N NSW
19.0 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
19.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
19.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
19.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.3 : 24.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-8.1 : 26.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-8.1 : 25.8 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-8.0 : 25.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-7.5 : 23.3 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-7.5 : 26.4 YULARA AIRPORT N Plateau NT

1.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 OMEO Upper NE VIC
5.0 COLDSTREAM COMPARISON E Central VIC

-8.0 : 13.4 SEVENTEEN SEVENTY Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.5 : 12.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-4.5 : 7.1 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-4.3 : 12.3 GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE NW Slopes S NSW
-4.2 : 5.4 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-4.2 : 8.3 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

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.
377.4 WHYANBEEL VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
238.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
227.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
210.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
208.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
98.0 SWEERS ISLAND
N Coast--Barron
377.4 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
238.0 MT SOPHIA
227.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
210.0 TOPAZ ALERT
191.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
176.0 GREENHAVEN
174.0 KURANDA RAILWAY STATION
173.0 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
168.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
167.4 CAIRNS RACECOURSE
167.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
166.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
144.0 PORT DOUGLAS - WARNER ST
140.8 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
130.8 CAIRNS AERO
124.0 MCKELL ROAD ALERT
123.0 MALANDA ALERT
117.0 RAVENSHOE ALERT
108.0 ATHERTON SOLAR CRESCENT
94.0 HAZELMERE
88.4 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION
78.4 MT GARNET POST OFFICE
71.6 COOKTOWN AIRPORT
69.0 MAREEBA TM
63.0 HERBERTON ALERT
59.2 INNOT HOT SPRINGS TOWNSHIP
59.0 MT GARNET ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
208.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
201.0 CORSIS ALERT
199.0 NERADA ALERT
166.0 MENAVALE ALERT
148.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
138.0 TUNG OIL TM
127.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
118.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
112.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
110.0 CENTRAL MILL TM
91.6 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
71.0 EURAMO TM
67.4 INNISFAIL AERODROME
55.2 INNISFAIL

Reports not yet available

1460 (60.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1239 (51.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1200 (50.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1021 (42.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1020 (42.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1003 (41.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
994 (41.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
992 (41.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
972 (40.5) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
943 (39.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
933 (38.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
862 (35.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
851 (35.5) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
845 (35.2) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
828 (34.5) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
783 (32.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
779 (32.5) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
776 (32.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
768 (32.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
758 (31.6) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
750 (31.3) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
725 (30.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
716 (29.8) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
715 (29.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
711 (29.6) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
711 (29.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
672 (28.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
667 (27.8) NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
661 (27.5) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
656 (27.3) YULARA AIRPORT N Plateau NT
647 (27.0) ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
644 (26.8) BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
634 (26.4) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
631 (26.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
630 (26.3) LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
630 (26.3) BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
624 (26.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
619 (25.8) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
616 (25.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
616 (25.7) ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
615 (25.6) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
614 (25.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
611 (25.5) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
606 (25.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
603 (25.1) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
603 (25.1) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
603 (25.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
600 (25.0) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
93/01 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
83/17 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
81/19 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
78/14 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
78/00 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. 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
W Kimberley
WEST ROEBUCK
6.8mm in 19 min to 18:49 21.5mm/h
13.8mm in 11 min to 19:00 75.3mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 20.6mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 26.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
E Pilbara
MANDORA
12.2mm in 11 min to 16:00 66.5mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.2mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 20.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BATCHELOR AIRPORT
11.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 7.7mm/h
MILINGIMBI AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.8mm/h
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
5.4mm in 15 min to 01:00 21.6mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 11.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
14.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.4mm/h
56.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 18.7mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 12.6mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
10.6mm in 30 min to 01:30 21.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 12.2mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
11.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.6mm/h
CAIRNS RACECOURSE
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 93(140/ 80 ) at 01:51
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 78(130/ 63 ) at 15:30