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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Weather, Climate and Site News

Murray Darling Basin rain anomaly
Rainfall deciles for the 18 months to August 2018 show large parts of the Murray-Darling Basin are in the lowest 10% of all 18-month periods since 1900. BoM.

Outlook Outlook is for warm, dry weather to continue
Sat 1 Sep 2018

The BoM's Spring Outlook paints a dismal story for those hoping for an end to the drought. It indicates warmer and drier than average conditions are expected across many parts of Australia in the coming three months. The greatest likelihoods of a drier-than-average season are more than 80% in southern NSW, VIC and SW WA, while the greatest chances of warmer-than-average days are in the north and west of the country.

BoM manager of long range forecasting, Dr Andrew Watkins, rather stated the obvious in releasing the outlook when he said "These regions need a lot of rain to break the current drought." The map above shows that much of one of the worst affected areas, the Murray Darling basin, has had so little rain in the past 18 months that it lies in the bottom 10% of all 18-month totals in the past 119 years. The map for all Australia is here.

The chances of an El Niño developing, which traditionally produce warmer and drier conditions, are given as double the normal. However, Dr Watkins urges caution saying "it is important to remember that the strength of an El Niño event doesn't always translate into the conditions we see. For example, in the past we've had strong El Niño events accompanied by mild conditions and weaker El Niño events accompanied by severe conditions." However, "A number of international models are also predicting [that] a positive Indian Ocean Dipole event could potentially develop during spring which would further exacerbate the drying trend."

The 2018 Spring Outlook is the first end-of-month seasonal outlook produced using the Bureau's upgraded climate outlook model. It provides more accurate and localised outlooks than was previously possible and is certainly evident when you see the new-look charts. The full current Outlook is here* and a briefer archived version is here. The full suite of BoM climate forecast reports is here, including tropical outlooks and monitoring, when the northern wet season is likely to begin, a summary of model outlooks from around the world, and El Niño-Southern Oscillation monitoring and forecasts from BoM, WMO and NOAA.

International Sat 1 Sep 2018 Super Typhoon Jebi heads for Japan and Russia. Claimed to be the most powerful so far in 2018, Category 5 Super Typhoon Jebi was located on the afternoon of Friday 31st EST about 1,500km SE of Japan, and performing an arc that would see it crossing the largest island of Japan, Honshu, just west of Tokyo. This ERCC map, based on forecast information from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, shows the forecast track at that time which has not changed much in more recent updates.

While Jebi is forecast to weaken as it approaches Japan on Tuesday, it is still expected to cross the coast carrying 160km/h sustained winds before skirting the coastal Primorsky district of Russia, north of Vladivostok. In both countries, heavy rain with the cyclone will be the greatest danger. Over 150 people died and two million were evacuated in Japan in early July in the worst flooding in over 30 years, while so far in August the country has endured two typhoons and a tropical storm [Newshub, USA Today]. Primorsky has not been so badly hit, but recent heavy rain and flooding† has left the ground sodden and ill-prepared for the forecast 250 to 500mm of rain.


Provisional records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has not been validated, but obvious errors have been corrected. The records are based on data received as at 1405 EST on 02/09/2018. 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 daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

NSW

NW Plains W

052088

WALGETT AIRPORT AWS

25.1

24.6

25/09/2006

11

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 14:04EST, 02/09/2018.

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 19.3 -0.8 9.1 +0.2 6.6 0.0 2.4 10.5 248 (10.3) 31/16
BUNBURY 16.7 -1.7 5.6 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 18/14
MANDURAH 17.9 -1.0 9.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 24/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.1 -1.5 21.4 -1.6 20.0 0.0 5.4 10.8 230 ( 9.6) 34/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.3 -0.9 5.4 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 37/13
WHYALLA AERO 16.8 -4.7 8.7 +0.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 514 (21.4) 24/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.5 -2.5 10.4 +0.7 -- 7.4 -- -- 257 (10.7) 35/04
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.6 -3.2 7.9 +1.6 -- 2.0 -- -- 493 (20.5) 50/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.9 +0.7 15.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 30/00
CAIRNS AERO 28.0 -0.1 15.8 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 28/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +2.1 17.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 35/13
MACKAY M.O 29.2 +4.0 17.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) 35/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.6 +4.3 15.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 35/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.9 +4.5 15.5 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 559 (23.3) 37/14
COOLANGATTA 26.0 +2.8 12.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 538 (22.4) 34/12
BRISBANE AERO 27.0 +2.8 14.4 +1.7 10.4 0.0 7.8 8.7 594 (24.8) 55/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.6 -1.6 9.3 -1.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 560 (23.3) 52/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.4 -1.0 11.4 +2.8 -- 2.2 2.4 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.8 +2.3 6.6 -2.8 -- 4.8 -- -- 265 (11.0) 46/01
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.5 +0.2 10.8 +1.8 -- 2.6 -- -- 440 (18.3) 72/13
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 12.4 -4.5 6.9 +3.1 -- 10.8 -- -- 496 (20.7) 44/10
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 9.0 -5.8 5.5 +2.2 -- 19.6 -- -- 713 (29.7) 52/01
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.0 -3.3 8.9 +2.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 575 (24.0) 37/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.4 +1.9 9.5 -0.9 7.4 2.8 2.2 8.4 429 (17.9) 55/18
RICHMOND RAAF 22.0 -0.7 9.8 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 320 (13.3) 48/11
BELLAMBI AWS 20.7 +0.6 10.8 -1.6 -- 2.0 -- -- 467 (19.5) 59/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 -- 6.1 -- -- 12.4 -- -- 510 (21.3) 52/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.7 -4.9 7.5 +2.4 -- 3.6 -- -- 355 (14.8) 37/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.5 -2.5 6.4 +0.7 -- 3.8 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 35/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.7 -3.7 9.8 +2.5 -- 0.6 -- 5.2 381 (15.9) 31/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.5 -1.9 5.5 +0.1 -- 4.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 35/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.0 -1.8 5.6 +1.3 -- 3.6 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 35/09
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 15.2 -1.4 7.6 +0.6 4.0 0.6 2.0 4.4 481 (20.0) 41/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.5 -3.4 6.5 +1.7 -- 5.2 -- -- 452 (18.8) 46/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.6 -0.9 4.1 -1.1 -- 2.2 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 37/14
HOBART AIRPORT 11.8 -3.5 7.5 +1.5 3.3 0.4 0.6 5.5 321 (13.4) 50/11
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

37.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
37.0 DOUGLAS RIVER RESEARCH FARM N Rivers NT
37.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
36.7 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT

+5.5 : 28.1 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.8 : 30.5 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
+4.5 : 29.9 BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+4.4 : 32.8 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+4.3 : 31.6 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+4.3 : 30.2 GLADSTONE AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

24.7 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
24.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 TORRES STRAIT NTC AWS Islands ISL
23.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.9 : 10.4 COONABARABRAN (SHOWGROUNDS) CW Slopes N NSW
+5.8 : 10.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+5.8 : 7.7 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
+5.5 : 12.4 SINGLETON STP Hunter Valley NSW
+4.9 : 13.6 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW

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

-1.1 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
-0.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.0 : 1.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-6.7 : 15.0 HAWKER Upper North SA
-6.5 : 15.2 MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
-6.4 : 5.9 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-6.4 : 17.2 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

-2.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.6 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

-8.7 : 2.1 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-8.3 : 9.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-7.1 : 8.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-7.1 : 9.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-6.8 : 7.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-6.8 : 4.0 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.8 : 11.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley 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.
36.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
31.2 CAREYS PEAK (BARRINGTON TOPS) Hunter Valley NSW
27.6 MANDURAMA POST OFFICE C Tablelands S NSW
26.0 NEWBRIDGE (STRINGYBARK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
25.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

Reports not yet available

1179 (49.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1169 (48.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1136 (47.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1037 (43.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1002 (41.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
964 (40.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
953 (39.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
935 (39.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
883 (36.8) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
868 (36.2) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
850 (35.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
823 (34.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
815 (34.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
798 (33.3) FOWLERS GAP AWS Far Northwest NSW
794 (33.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
791 (33.0) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
791 (33.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
777 (32.4) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
776 (32.3) WHITE CLIFFS AWS Far Northwest NSW
775 (32.3) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
760 (31.7) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
756 (31.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
750 (31.3) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
748 (31.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
738 (30.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
736 (30.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
735 (30.6) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
728 (30.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
720 (30.0) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
713 (29.7) ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
702 (29.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
690 (28.8) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
679 (28.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
673 (28.0) WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
669 (27.9) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
669 (27.9) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
667 (27.8) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
664 (27.7) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
656 (27.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
653 (27.2) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
644 (26.8) COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW
641 (26.7) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
640 (26.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
638 (26.6) GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
635 (26.5) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
634 (26.4) MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
632 (26.3) SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
630 (26.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
626 (26.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
620 (25.8) MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
616 (25.7) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
615 (25.6) COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N NSW
612 (25.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
611 (25.5) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
609 (25.4) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
607 (25.3) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
606 (25.3) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
603 (25.1) CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
603 (25.1) WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
600 (25.0) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
117/15 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
106/20 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
96/18 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
93/20 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
89/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
89/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

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.
None reported

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 74(240/ 63 ) at 09:59
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 117(240/106 ) at 15:23
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 93(230/ 70 ) at 20:01
CAPE GRIM : 76(230/ 67 ) at 14:26
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(***/ 65 ) at 16:08
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 74(240/ 63 ) at 19:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 106(220/ 67 ) at 20:53
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 89(230/ 65 ) at 23:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 87(250/ 65 ) at 22:00
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 69(220/ 63 ) at 15:35
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 83(260/ 65 ) at 08:36
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(260/ 69 ) at 09:11