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Observations and extremes for Wednesday 21 OCT 2020
2018 populations over 40,000 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC) or 20,000 (WA, NT ,SA, TAS)
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
GERALDTON AIRPORT 23.3 -- 17.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 541 (22.5) 48/13
PERTH AIRPORT 25.8 +3.0 13.8 +3.5 11.4 0.0 7.2 11.7 430 (17.9) 48/13
PERTH METRO 25.3 +1.9 14.9 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 43/13
BUSSELTON AERO 21.6 +0.3 10.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 50/14
BUNBURY 22.9 +1.8 11.7 +2.1 -- 12.8 -- -- 329 (13.7) 43/15
MANDURAH 23.4 +1.5 15.2 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 344 (14.3) 44/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.4 -- 13.0 -- -- 2.6 -- -- 358 (14.9) 43/15
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.3 +6.4 15.7 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 50/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +0.3 25.9 +1.0 25.8 0.0 7.2 9.9 266 (11.1) 39/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.1 +7.0 19.9 +5.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 396 (16.5) 65/15
WHYALLA AERO 25.4 +1.2 13.3 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 28/14
PARAFIELD AIRPORT 27.4 +5.4 9.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 28/15
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 22.8 +1.6 10.5 -0.2 7.1 0.0 4.8 8.6 218 ( 9.1) 30/17
VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) 17.8 -2.8 7.7 -1.3 -- 0.0 2.6 -- -- --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.5 +0.4 5.6 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 37/17
CAIRNS AERO 31.2 +1.6 20.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 28/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 +1.1 22.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 440 (18.3) 37/11
MACKAY AERO 30.5 +2.1 19.0 +0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 379 (15.8) 37/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.4 +0.7 22.8 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 94/13
BUNDABERG AERO -- -- 19.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) --
GLADSTONE AIRPORT 27.4 -0.2 21.4 +2.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 475 (19.8) 35/09
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 26.9 +0.4 18.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 35/13
COOLANGATTA 25.1 +0.4 16.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 444 (18.5) 37/09
BRISBANE AERO 25.8 +0.4 15.9 +0.1 14.2 0.2 -- 8.0 380 (15.8) 28/11
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT 24.8 -0.8 18.8 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 516 (21.5) 31/01
BRISBANE 27.4 +0.4 16.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 21/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.0 -4.5 12.8 0.0 -- 1.2 -- -- 683 (28.5) 43/02
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS 28.8 +3.1 12.2 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 35/00
COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT 23.0 -- 13.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 28/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 -1.4 8.6 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.8 +1.0 14.2 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 41/16
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 27.0 +1.7 10.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 31/15
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 19.8 +1.5 5.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 34/18
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.1 +1.4 15.3 +2.0 12.3 1.8 3.0 11.9 336 (14.0) 50/16
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.0 +2.9 15.0 +1.4 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
BADGERYS CREEK AWS 27.4 +2.5 10.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 31/15
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) 22.5 -0.5 10.1 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 48/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.3 +1.7 9.7 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 46/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.2 +2.5 8.3 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 24/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.0 +2.0 9.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 30/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.4 +4.3 10.3 +0.5 -- 0.0 9.0 9.2 100 ( 4.2) 26/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.3 +2.4 8.3 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 35/14
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT 23.6 +1.4 7.0 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 34/17
MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) 17.9 -1.7 10.9 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 28/15
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 18.8 -0.7 7.9 -0.6 5.2 0.0 3.6 6.8 258 (10.8) 34/16
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK) 18.1 -- 10.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 28/16
BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) 17.0 -- 7.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.8 +2.1 5.7 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 351 (14.6) 35/22
WYNYARD AIRPORT 18.9 +2.6 4.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 35/14
DEVONPORT AIRPORT 16.0 +0.1 8.2 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 30/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.9 -0.3 10.2 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 22/19
HOBART AIRPORT 18.2 +0.8 10.6 +3.0 10.8 0.0 4.0 -- 314 (13.1) 35/17
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.7 +0.7 11.1 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 28/18
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 for Wednesday 21 OCT 2020
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

42.4 NGUKURR AIRPORT N Rivers NT
42.1 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
42.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.8 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
41.3 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
41.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+9.8 : 32.8 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+8.9 : 32.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 33.4 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+7.7 : 36.7 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+7.6 : 39.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

28.2 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.5 DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
27.5 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
27.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+8.0 : 20.3 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.0 : 23.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+7.6 : 26.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+7.2 : 20.7 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.6 : 20.2 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+6.6 : 18.2 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW

Coldest for Wednesday 21 OCT 2020
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

6.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.7 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
10.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
11.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
11.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.0 : 15.0 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.7 : 13.5 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
-5.0 : 17.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.6 : 21.3 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
-4.6 : 15.1 YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

-44.0 BULMAN N Rivers NT
0.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
1.1 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.9 WESTMERE Western Plains VIC

-65.8 : -44.0 BULMAN N Rivers NT
-4.0 : 4.1 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-3.8 : 18.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
-3.7 : 4.1 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
-3.6 : 8.2 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-3.6 : 2.4 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA

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.
39.8 MELROSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
34.0 GILIGULGUL TM Central Highlands QLD
16.0 LLOYONA Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
16.0 GLENELG Darling Downs E QLD
13.2 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA

11.9 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
11.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.3 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
9.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.6 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

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6.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
4.2 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.7 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
2.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
2.5 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

844 (35.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
808 (33.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
797 (33.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
783 (32.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
778 (32.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
771 (32.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
718 (29.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
711 (29.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
690 (28.8) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
689 (28.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
683 (28.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
673 (28.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
668 (27.8) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
653 (27.2) COLPOYS POINT Lower West WA
641 (26.7) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
636 (26.5) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
628 (26.2) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
628 (26.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
624 (26.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
621 (25.9) INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
617 (25.7) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
616 (25.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
615 (25.6) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
606 (25.3) OCEAN REEF Lower West WA
601 (25.0) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
94/13 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
72/05 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
68/14 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
67/23 WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
67/14 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD

High realtime reports for Wednesday 21 OCT 2020
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
NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP
10.2mm in 8 min to 14:38 76.5mm/h
4.0mm in 3 min to 14:44 80.0mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 24.4mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 21.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
ROCKHAMPTON AERO
15.0mm in 4 min to 13:18 225.0mm/h
8.8mm in 12 min to 13:30 44.0mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 24.2mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 24.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
Darling Downs E
DALBY AIRPORT
10.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.8mm/h
Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT
2.8mm in 2 min to 14:52 84.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
12.0mm in 30 min to 19:30 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
11.0mm in 30 min to 17:30 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
ROCKHAMPTON AERO : 95(330/ 32 ) at 13:14