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Outlook Hot and dry to the end of 2019, but hope is on the horizon
Thu 26 Sep 2019

The BoM's Climate Outlook was issued this afternoon with heat and little prospect of rain in most parts of the country, but a ray of hope towards the end.

For October to December it's expected to be drier than average for much of Australia apart from the northern half of WA, where decent falls from wet season buildup thunderstorms are likely from November. Daytime temperatures are very likely to be warmer than average across the whole country with only the western half of TAS seeing cooler conditions. The situation is more complex for overnight temperatures, with warmer than average minima expected over WA and in a band from the QLD Gulf Country to the NSW coast, but cooler than average temps in the southeast, along the QLD coast and in the NE Top End.

The main climatic drivers behind the BoM's reasoning are that a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) will persist for a few months, pushing rain-producing influences well west of the country. Meanwhile a negative Southern Annular Mode (SAM) will continue to bring Southern Ocean low pressure systems closer to southern Australia, with approaching fronts that drag hot, dry inland air southeastwards ahead of them. So it's a double-whammy of no moisture from the Indian Ocean and frontal changes across the south of the continent that produce heat ahead and little rain behind.

The interesting feature of the Outlook is the new forward view into January 2020 which shows up in 3-month expectations for November to January. If you compare the Oct-Dec to Nov-Jan outlooks, you can see the breakdown of the IOD beginning. In Nov-Jan, most of the continent north of a line from Perth to Townsville is likely to have median rainfall, and a little more in northern WA. That suggests January is likely to see good rains across the tropical north after a late-breaking wet season. Below that line, the likelihoods of below average rain are still below median, but not as dire as in the Oct-Dec quarter suggesting improved rainfall generally during January.

Comparing Oct-Dec to Nov-Jan temperatures to gauge the impact of January on quarterly figures, daytime temps continue with a high probability of being above average across the continent, but become close to median in the Kimberley, NT and far NW QLD. That is because of the wetter conditions in this area. By the Nov-Jan quarter, minimum temps have warmed compared to Oct - Dec, indicating business as usual in January with warmer nights in the southeast and on the QLD coast, and significantly warmer nights in the NT Top End. The moister air accompanying rain can be thanked for these.

The Outlook is here and the video Outlook is here.

For those in the tropics, the Weekly Tropical Note issued on Tuesday says "A marked increase in humidity and the first thunderstorms for several months across the Top End of the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia hint at the start of the transition from the dry season to the northern wet season, which officially commences 1 October." Given the forecast late start to the true wet season, it remains to be seen how long the stormy buildup lasts, but on average the onset of the wet in Darwin is in the last week of December.

A notable tropical event has been a mid-level trough crossing central Australia early in the week which gave 10 to 30mm of rain to large parts of the southern NT and eastern Kimberley. Parts of these areas have not seen any rain in three months.

Australia BoM issues Special Climate Statement on NSW/QLD fires. Thu 26 Sep 2019. The BoM has issued one of its detailed analyses on the weather surrounding the disastrous fires in SE QLD and NE NSW in the first half of September. All the ingredients of the worst fire weather were present: high temperatures, very low humidity, gusty winds and, for some locations, the driest January to August period on record resulting in a buildup of tinder-dry fuel. The SCS is here (pdf), and a list of all the BoM's interesting SCS reports is here.

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Data is as received at 14:06EST, 27/09/2019.

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 22.8 +2.6 10.2 +1.3 8.7 0.0 4.6 9.8 283 (11.8) 31/14
BUNBURY 18.8 +0.3 12.4 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 26/15
MANDURAH 20.9 +1.9 12.7 +1.0 -- 2.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 28/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.3 +2.7 22.7 -0.3 22.3 0.0 6.0 11.0 278 (11.6) 46/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.0 +0.7 10.2 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 22/14
WHYALLA AERO 27.3 +5.7 6.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 46/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.1 +6.0 7.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.4 +4.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 44/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.8 +3.4 18.7 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 37/00
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +1.8 21.5 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 531 (22.1) 46/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.6 +0.8 19.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 482 (20.1) 41/09
MACKAY M.O 25.9 +0.5 21.4 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 30/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.0 +0.5 18.8 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 37/10
BUNDABERG AERO 26.6 +1.0 14.9 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 35/12
COOLANGATTA 24.4 +1.0 18.1 +4.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 398 (16.6) 41/15
BRISBANE AERO 24.5 +0.3 18.8 +6.0 17.4 0.0 -- 5.1 457 (19.0) 39/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.3 0.0 13.5 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 34/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 +0.1 10.9 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 34/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.0 -0.4 8.5 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 37/15
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 19.7 +2.6 2.6 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 28/12
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 16.4 +1.6 1.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 34/13
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.9 +2.5 6.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 34/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.1 +1.4 13.4 +2.8 8.9 0.0 4.0 8.3 328 (13.7) 44/15
RICHMOND RAAF 23.8 +0.9 10.8 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.5 -0.7 11.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 37/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.2 -- 4.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 35/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.4 +1.7 -0.2 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 26/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.7 -0.4 2.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 21/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.9 +4.3 5.4 -1.9 -- 0.0 4.0 9.5 182 ( 7.6) 28/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.9 +1.4 2.8 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 44/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.2 +2.2 1.1 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 30/12
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 20.5 +3.8 4.8 -2.3 0.9 0.0 2.4 10.7 265 (11.0) 37/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.5 +2.6 1.1 -3.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 35/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.3 +1.6 5.6 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) 39/16
HOBART AIRPORT 19.4 +4.0 8.4 +2.3 5.4 0.0 4.0 9.4 323 (13.5) 43/11
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

39.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
38.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.1 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
38.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
38.0 DOUGLAS RIVER RESEARCH FARM N Rivers NT
38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.0 KANGAROO FLATS (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
38.0 YAMPI SOUND (DEFENCE) W Kimberley WA

+11.3 : 32.8 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.5 : 32.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+9.3 : 30.7 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
+8.8 : 30.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+8.8 : 33.3 FORREST Eucla WA

25.1 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT

+8.8 : 16.7 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+8.3 : 17.0 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
+7.4 : 17.4 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+7.2 : 17.1 BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.1 : 18.3 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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

5.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.5 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.6 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-3.2 : 21.9 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
-3.0 : 31.5 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
-3.0 : 21.8 GRAFTON AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-1.9 : 20.8 COORANBONG (LAKE MACQUARIE AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-1.8 : 32.6 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

-3.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-2.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-1.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.8 : -0.8 GRENFELL (MANGANESE RD) SW Slopes N NSW
-5.9 : -1.7 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-5.7 : -0.6 YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
-5.5 : 1.0 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-5.4 : -2.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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.
10.8 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
5.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
5.0 TUNG OIL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
5.0 BATHURST STANLEY STREET (MACQUARIE RIVER C Tablelands S NSW
4.8 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
10.6 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.5 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
10.1 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

.....

8.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
8.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
5.1 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
2.3 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS

1142 (47.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
922 (38.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
790 (32.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
758 (31.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
758 (31.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
732 (30.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
714 (29.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
697 (29.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
694 (28.9) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
692 (28.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
686 (28.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
625 (26.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
617 (25.7) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
80/04 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
78/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/09 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
63/18 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
61/18 LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast 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

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(310/ 70 ) at 15:00