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Noteworthy synoptic observations for Thursday, 22 April 2004 local
prepared 0157 EST, 23/04/04
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Max Var Min Var Grs Min Rainfall Station Mth/ Date Time local Cloud amounts & types Wind Temp Dew Pt Rel Hum Pressure Weather Description Vis Comments
° C ° C ° C ° C ° C mm/ hr mm/ hr       Tot Cov Low Cloud(base m x 100) Mid High Dir °/ km/h ° C ° C % hPa/ 3hr tendency Pre- sent Past km  
Western Australia
004 Pilbara - De Grey
- - - - - - - PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT 0422 0600 0/- - 180/13 22.0 21.7 98 1010.80.1 23.0 -
007 Gascoyne - east
- - - - - - - MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT 0422 1800 20/W - 130/13 26.5 9.7 35 1015.60.8 40.0 -
009 Lower West, Southwest, South Coast
- - - - - - 1/15 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON 0422 0600 - - - Calm 6.0 6.0 100 - 0.1 -
23.0 -2.8 4.4 -8.6 - 6/24 - JANDAKOT AERO 0422 0900 - - - - 100/22 13.5 8.2 70 1025.41.4 - - - -
010 Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt
25.0 -1.1 5.0 -6.3 3 0.2/24 0.2/18 BEVERLEY 0422 0900 - - - 130/04 10.8 8.8 87 - 30.0 -
011 Eucla
34.0 +10.5 17.3 +4.0 17 7/24 0.2/3 EUCLA 0422 0900 3/S - - 180/21 17.3 14.3 83 1021.44.1 25.0 -
013 Northeast interior
- - - - - - 18/15 CARNEGIE 0422 0600 6/NW - Calm 19.6 17.2 86 1015.0 50.0 /
Northern Territory
014 Northern Rivers
- - - - - - 10/3 PORT KEATS AERO 0422 1800 - - - - 240/05 27.8 24.5 82 1009.10.7 - - - -
South Australia
018 Western Agricultural
34.6 +10.5 - - - - - CEDUNA AMO 0422 0000 - - - - 360/30 25.1 2.5 23 1012.70.3 - - - -
31.0 +8.8 17.0 +4.9 - - - ELLISTON 0422 0900 10/W - - 290/05 21.7 15.5 68 1016.72.0 35.0 very strong winds observed @ 2:00am approx. wind s
34.0 +9.4 16.0 +6.2 16 - - ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) 0422 0900 -/E - 270/02 22.6 11.6 50 - 35.0 -
32.0 +8.4 18.0 +5.4 - - - STREAKY BAY 0422 0900 -/NW - 270/04 22.5 16.4 68 1016.61.5 40.0 -
33.1 +9.7 - - - - - WHYALLA AERO 0422 0000 - - - - 350/18 23.1 1.5 24 1015.40.2 - - - -
33.0 +9.6 - - - - - WHYALLA AERO 0422 1500 - - - - 310/31 30.8 0.3 14 1014.80.5 - - - -
019 Northern Agricultural - Upper North
30.0 +8.2 - - - - - YONGALA 0422 1500 -/W 270/18 28.0 1.9 19 - 40.0 -
- - - - - - - YONGALA 0422 2100 10/W - - 250/46 16.2 13.4 83 - 40.0 strong wind, dust storm started suddenly at 5.15
022 Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
- - - - - - 6/3 CAPE BORDA 0422 1200 -/- - 270/04 16.5 13.5 82 1015.3 1.0 Thunder/lightning at time of observation
31.0 +8.7 - - - - - PRICE 0422 1500 -/SW - 250/28 25.7 14.3 49 - 35.0 -
023 Adelaide plains and Mt Lofty Ranges
32.0 +9.1 16.0 +5.4 11 - - ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH 0422 0900 - - - 340/02 24.0 12.8 50 - 40.0 -
31.0 +8.1 - - - - - ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH 0422 1500 - - - 270/05 26.5 10.5 37 - 40.0 -
024 Murray Valley
30.0 +8.8 17.0 +7.3 - - - EUDUNDA 0422 0900 -/- - 270/37 23.8 1.0 22 1017.51.3 40.0 -
32.0 +8.4 - - - - - LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE 0422 1430 15/W - 290/17 32.2 -0.4 12 1013.62.2 - - 50.0 -
32.4 +8.8 - - - - - LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE 0422 2330 - - - - 210/18 15.7 10.9 73 1020.92.6 - - - -
30.0 +8.4 14.0 +3.3 13 - - MENINGIE 0422 0900 6/W - 360/11 21.2 15.1 68 - 20.0 -
32.0 +8.7 - - - - - MURRAY BRIDGE 0422 1500 10/W - - 270/17 28.0 10.3 33 - 20.0 -
025 Murray Mallee and Upper Southeast
31.0 +8.6 - - - - - KEITH 0422 1500 -/- - 250/21 27.6 12.6 40 1014.20.2 50.0 -
32.0 +9.2 - - - - - LAMEROO 0422 1500 -/W - 310/24 31.5 6.3 21 1013.41.8 40.0 -
026 Lower Southeast
29.0 +8.0 9.0 +1.4 7 - - COONAWARRA 0422 0530 10/NW - 350/15 21.6 3.8 31 1015.20.1 35.0 -
28.0 +8.6 - - - - - MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 0422 0000 - - - - Calm 10.9 9.1 89 1015.40.6 - - - -
28.0 +8.6 10.0 +1.4 6 - - MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 0422 0900 25/W - 350/22 19.7 5.8 40 1015.01.6 40.0 -
- - - - - - 4/3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 0422 1800 3/NW - - 270/13 16.0 15.5 97 1014.90.7 8.0 -
- - - - - 13/12 8/3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 0422 2100 1/W - - 260/11 12.5 12.0 97 1018.63.7 10.0 -
Queensland
040 South Coast - Moreton
- - 18.1 - - - 17/3 MAROOCHYDORE AERO 0422 1200 - - - - 160/18 23.1 20.7 86 1020.01.8 - - - HR002
26.0 - - - - 17/6 - MAROOCHYDORE AERO 0422 1500 - - - - 120/18 25.0 18.0 65 1019.50.5 - - - -
041 Darling Downs - east
- - - - - - - GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT 0422 1800 -/NW Calm 21.5 13.4 60 1018.20.5 30.0 -
042 Darling Downs - west
- - - - - - 12/15 MILES POST OFFICE 0422 0600 - - - 090/04 14.9 14.0 94 - 50.0 THUNDERSTORM 1620 21/4
New South Wales
049 Lower Western - Southwest Plains
32.0 +8.3 - - - - - BALRANALD RSL 0422 1500 - - - 310/09 32.0 2.8 16 - 50.0 -
059 Mid North Coast
- - - - - 7/6 7/6 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LI 0422 0300 6/- - - 050/15 19.4 17.1 87 1020.71.1 35.0 -
061 Hunter
25.0 - 13.0 - - Tr/24 Tr/24 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY 0422 0900 - - - Calm 17.5 17.5 100 - 0.2 -
24.0 +2.0 13.0 +1.0 8 0.2/24 0.2/18 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) 0422 0900 - - - 050/04 17.1 16.8 98 - 0.1 -
063 Central Tablelands - south
- - - - - - - KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) 0422 0600 - - - Calm 10.8 10.8 100 - 0.0 -
068 Illawarra
- - - - - - Tr/9 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) 0422 0600 0/- - - Calm 10.6 10.6 100 - 0.1 dew
- - - - - - - CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS 0422 0600 - - - - Calm 11.9 11.2 95 1021.80.7 - - 0.1 -
- - - - - - 0.2/3 MOSS VALE AWS 0422 0600 - - - - Calm 8.9 8.3 96 1022.30.3 - - 0.2 -
070 Southern Tablelands - Glburn/Monaro
21.5 - - - - - - COOMA AIRPORT AWS 0422 0000 - - - - 030/04 7.2 6.5 95 1023.10.5 - - 0.1 -
- - - - - - - COOMA AIRPORT AWS 0422 0300 - - - - 360/04 6.3 5.7 96 1022.30.7 - - 0.2 -
Victoria
076 Mallee - north
32.0 +8.7 - - - - - OUYEN (POST OFFICE) 0422 1500 10/W - - 310/24 31.6 4.1 18 - 50.0 -
32.0 +9.3 - - - - - WALPEUP RESEARCH 0422 1500 - - - 340/24 30.6 1.1 15 - 40.0 -
078 Wimmera - north
32.0 +10.4 - - - - - NHILL 0422 1500 15/- - 290/22 31.7 -1.8 11 - 40.0 -
31.0 +8.8 - - - - - WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM 0422 1500 -/ - 340/46 30.8 2.4 16 - 40.0 -
079 Wimmera - south
32.0 +10.6 - - - - - HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) 0422 1500 6/ - - 310/08 30.0 3.6 19 - 45.0 -
31.0 +9.6 - - - - - LONGERENONG 0422 1500 - - - - 340/30 29.9 2.2 17 - - - - -
084 East Gippsland
- - - - - - - ORBOST (COMPARISON) 0422 0300 - - - Calm 9.9 9.7 99 - 0.2 -
085 West Gippsland
23.4 +3.2 - - - - - EAST SALE AIRPORT 0422 0000 - - - - Calm 9.5 9.4 99 1020.30.3 - - 0.2 -
- - - - - - - EAST SALE AIRPORT 0422 0300 - - - Calm 5.7 5.5 99 1019.01.3 0.2 -
30.0 +9.6 - - - - - MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT 0422 1500 - - - - 280/21 29.4 4.8 21 1014.92.2 - - - -
25.0 +6.4 5.0 -2.3 - Tr/24 Tr/18 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) 0422 0900 6/SW - - Calm 8.4 7.8 96 - 50.0 -
27.0 +8.4 - - - - - NOOJEE (SLIVAR) 0422 1500 6/NW - - 310/11 25.4 9.2 36 - 50.0 -
086 Central - east
27.8 +8.0 - - - - - ESSENDON AIRPORT 0422 0000 - - - - 020/17 18.4 6.0 44 1018.40.6 - - - -
28.0 +8.2 17.0 +7.3 - - - ESSENDON AIRPORT 0422 0900 - - - - 360/26 20.6 2.5 30 1019.11.7 - - - -
29.0 +9.2 - - - - - ESSENDON AIRPORT 0422 1500 - - - - 010/31 27.8 1.3 18 1014.82.3 - - - -
28.0 +8.0 - - - - - MOORABBIN AIRPORT 0422 1500 - - - - 010/30 26.3 0.1 18 1014.82.0 - - - -
087 Central - west
28.4 +8.3 - - - - - LAVERTON RAAF 0422 0000 - - - - 030/18 17.2 6.1 48 1018.30.7 - - - -
29.0 +8.9 - - - - - LAVERTON RAAF 0422 1500 - - - - 350/30 29.2 3.2 19 1014.61.9 - - - -
089 Western Plains
28.0 +8.7 - - - - - ARARAT PRISON 0422 1500 6/N 360/37 27.8 2.0 19 1014.52.8 50.0 -
090 West Coast
- - - - - - 8/3 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE 0422 1800 - - - - 290/18 16.1 16.0 99 1014.31.4 - - - -
27.0 +9.1 - - - - - CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE 0422 1500 25/NW - 280/09 24.5 11.2 43 1012.51.5 20.0 -
29.0 +8.6 13.0 +4.3 - - - CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS 0422 0900 -/- - 310/09 18.5 6.2 45 - 50.0 -
29.0 +9.2 - - - - - HAMILTON AIRPORT 0422 1500 - - - - 250/13 26.2 6.8 29 1012.12.3 - - - -
- - - - - - 8/3 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) 0422 1800 1/W - 290/17 15.5 15.2 98 1014.51.7 10.0 -
24.0 +9.2 - - - - - WEEAPROINAH 0422 1500 - - - 340/28 24.0 4.7 29 - 30.0 -
Tasmania
094 Southeast
25.0 +8.3 - - - - - DOVER 0422 1500 10/W - 310/09 22.5 13.8 58 - 5.0 -
27.0 +9.6 - - - - - GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) 0422 1500 - - - 310/09 26.7 7.7 30 - 15.0 cloud unchanged a bit of smoke around
27.0 +9.4 - - - - - GROVE RESEARCH STATION 0422 1500 6/N - 340/17 26.7 - - - 40.0 -
27.0 +9.7 - - - - - HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 0422 1500 25/NW - 340/34 26.5 5.0 25 1009.72.5 30.0 -
23.0 +8.5 - - - - - MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 0422 1500 10/NW 310/52 18.6 9.9 57 1008.92.1 20.0 Manual wind NW 21kts
- - - - - - - MOUNT WELLINGTON 0422 0600 - - - - 310/63 8.1 4.9 80 - - - - -
13.0 +4.9 8.0 +6.0 - - - MOUNT WELLINGTON 0422 0900 - - - - 320/68 10.6 5.2 69 - - - - -
095 Derwent Valley
28.0 +10.1 - - - - - BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) 0422 1500 10/NW - 350/41 27.1 4.3 23 - 30.0 -
27.0 +11.1 - - - - - MAYDENA POST OFFICE 0422 1500 - - - Calm 21.2 13.9 63 - 20.0 -
23.0 +9.5 - - - - - MOOGARA (UXBRIDGE BACK ROAD) 0422 1500 - - - - 360/11 22.5 6.3 35 - - - - -
22.0 +8.1 - - - - - TARRALEAH VILLAGE 0422 1500 - - - 360/22 21.0 5.3 36 - 75.0 -
097 West Coast Mountain Region
24.0 +9.8 - - - - - STRATHGORDON VILLAGE 0422 1500 - - - 360/09 22.0 6.6 37 - 50.0 -
Islands
200 Islands
- - - - - - - LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO 0422 2130 6/SE 140/11 20.6 15.4 72 1020.31.1 30.0 -