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  QLD, NSW: Rain on the way
Tue 29 Oct 2019

The planets seem to be aligning for some widespread half-decent rain across drought-stricken central and southwestern areas of QLD in the next couple of days, then western, central and southern parts of NSW over the weekend.

The rare and welcome visitor is an infeed of moisture from the Coral Sea and waters north of QLD into the state. It has combined with a trough through central QLD and a very slow-moving upper low over the state's southwest to produce a mix of showers, areas of patchy rain and thunderstorms.

Rain began this afternoon in an area of central QLD bounded roughly by Blackall, Charleville, Injune, Alpha, Longreach and Blackall with light rain also extending into parts of the South West. Totals to 23.00 AEST this evening have been variable, as that's the nature of the system, but higher reports include Blackall AP 17mm, Chesterton (90km NE of Augathella) 26, Fairview Alert gauge (SE of Alpha) 30 and Jericho 21. Almost all of the BoM automatic raingauges in the area reported between a few and 10mm with over a dozen in the teens. The rainy spell is expected to last into Thursday 31st, with the southwestern quarter of the state likely to average 25 to 50mm, though some places will do better and others worse.

The area of moist air will be slowly drawn south into NSW by Friday in the northerly airstream ahead of the next southern frontal system which will also provide the lifting mechanism to turn the moisture into precipitation. Once again, a mix of showers, patchy rain areas and thunderstorms can be expected across the west, south and central parts of the state ahead of the front on Saturday and Sunday with an average of 15 to 25mm looking likely. The North West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands should also see a little of that rain on Monday, possibly an average of 10 to 15mm.

Rainfall is the hardest weather element to forecast because of its variability over short distances, so it's best to take all forward estimates as best-guess averages for your broad area. As with the QLD situation, rain in NSW will be patchy, and the presence of thunderstorms can give you nothing or a lot depending on whether you bag one or not.

In addition, the models each paint different scenarios for what they calculate will happen - sometimes slightly different, sometimes significantly so. Right now, three main models (US, European and Australian) are predicting 53, 7 and 20mm for my home near Orange through to Tuesday 5th. The reason the European model amount is so low, for example, is that it expects the front at the weekend to take a more southern track, reducing its influence over northern and central NSW. The moisture would still be there, but the mechanism to make it fall as rain would be reduced. Successive model runs with updated information will continue to fine-tune the expected scenarios and show up as variations in each new issue of the OCF forecasts.

It won't be a drought-breaker, but I hope it puts a smile on a lot of dusty faces.

 

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Provisional records set or equalled today

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SA

County Light

023343

ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE)

38.9

38.6

12/10/2006

58

1 S C Suspect - removed from BoM Daily Observations sheet. About 5° higher than nearby stations. Await BoM verification.


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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 27.8 +5.0 13.9 +3.6 11.7 0.0 5.4 11.6 517 (21.5) 46/07
BUNBURY 21.3 +0.2 10.6 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 31/01
MANDURAH 22.8 +0.9 14.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 30/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.5 +1.2 24.1 -0.8 23.9 0.2 5.0 7.1 274 (11.4) 31/08
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.2 +2.1 12.3 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 37/14
WHYALLA AERO 35.5 +11.3 10.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 43/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 33.2 +11.0 11.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 99 ( 4.1) 30/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.4 +10.3 7.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 57/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.2 -6.6 16.4 -2.1 -- 2.2 -- -- 640 (26.7) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 30.4 +0.8 22.2 +1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 367 (15.3) 39/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.9 +1.4 22.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 433 (18.0) 46/12
MACKAY M.O 27.7 0.0 23.0 +3.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 359 (15.0) 41/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO -- -- 20.8 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) --
BUNDABERG AERO 29.0 +2.0 19.8 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 46/13
COOLANGATTA 25.5 +0.8 16.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 483 (20.1) 31/08
BRISBANE AERO 24.9 -0.5 19.0 +3.2 16.9 0.0 -- 11.8 434 (18.1) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.0 +1.5 13.5 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 711 (29.6) 59/07
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +0.4 8.4 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 44/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.3 +3.5 11.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 41/15
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 27.7 +7.1 7.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 30/15
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 24.9 +6.6 5.0 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 30/12
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.5 +6.3 14.2 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 39/05
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.8 +4.1 14.5 +1.2 9.6 0.0 5.4 12.2 329 (13.7) 55/17
RICHMOND RAAF 29.5 +4.2 9.6 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 21.7 +0.1 13.6 -0.5 -- 3.6 -- -- 283 (11.8) 48/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.4 +5.8 5.6 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 50/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.0 +8.3 6.9 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 34/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.1 +7.1 4.9 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 28/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 32.3 +8.2 10.4 +0.6 -- 0.0 5.2 12.0 152 ( 6.3) 30/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.2 +8.0 3.4 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 31/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 30.2 +9.3 4.2 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 46/13
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 30.1 +10.6 6.5 -2.0 2.7 0.2 4.8 12.8 346 (14.4) 50/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.0 +9.3 6.1 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 48/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.9 +1.7 9.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 48/13
HOBART AIRPORT 28.0 +10.6 11.5 +3.9 8.2 0.0 7.0 10.3 603 (25.1) 61/13
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

42.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
41.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
41.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.0 KARIJINI NORTH W Pilbara WA

+16.8 : 38.9 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+15.0 : 36.0 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+14.2 : 38.9 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+13.4 : 33.9 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+13.2 : 33.3 STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
26.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.4 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
26.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.2 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.2 : 22.0 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+7.7 : 19.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.3 : 24.4 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+7.2 : 25.3 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+7.0 : 23.7 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
+7.0 : 24.7 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

13.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
15.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
15.2 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
15.3 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-11.4 : 22.8 BEDOURIE Channel Country QLD
-7.9 : 28.3 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
-7.8 : 27.9 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
-7.5 : 27.9 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
-7.3 : 27.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

-1.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.1 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-0.1 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
0.2 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.2 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC

-7.0 : 1.6 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
-6.6 : 7.7 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-6.0 : 1.5 YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-5.9 : 0.2 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-5.5 : 1.8 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central 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.
29.0 PIRLANGIMPI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
25.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
22.0 OLD RANGE RD ALERT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
20.0 AUDLEY (ROYAL NATIONAL PARK) Sydney--east NSW
19.2 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL

12.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
12.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
12.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

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8.5 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
8.5 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
8.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
8.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
7.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1455 (60.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1313 (54.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1148 (47.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1122 (46.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
995 (41.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
959 (40.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
944 (39.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
827 (34.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
826 (34.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
792 (33.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
787 (32.8) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
774 (32.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
771 (32.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
745 (31.0) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
741 (30.9) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
737 (30.7) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
720 (30.0) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
715 (29.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
711 (29.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
687 (28.6) JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
681 (28.4) WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
677 (28.2) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
677 (28.2) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
675 (28.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
657 (27.4) LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
656 (27.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
654 (27.3) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
649 (27.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
644 (26.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
640 (26.7) MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
638 (26.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
635 (26.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
628 (26.2) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
627 (26.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
623 (26.0) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
621 (25.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
617 (25.7) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
612 (25.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
606 (25.3) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
603 (25.1) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
603 (25.1) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
124/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
115/15 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
111/17 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
102/15 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/15 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
8.4mm in 9 min to 14:54 56.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.2mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.0mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.4mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 124(320/ 95 ) at 14:00
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 111(280/ 74 ) at 17:23
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 115(270/ 78 ) at 15:34
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 83(270/ 69 ) at 15:30
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 78(320/ 65 ) at 14:00
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(300/ 63 ) at 15:00