|What a difference a day makes! Minimum temperature
departures from normal yesterday (above) and this morning (below).
|Below: Maximum temperatures
were widely 6 to 11 below average through southern Australia today. BoM
weather continues in the south
airmass surged across southeastern Australia today following yesterday's
wild windstorms, heralding several days of record low overnight temperatures.
This morning, Salmon Gums, between Norseman and Esperance in WA, recorded its
lowest November temperature in 32 years of record with a minimum of zero.
The drop in temperature was most noticeable in northern NSW and SW QLD. Boulia,
after a temperature range of 23 to 42 yesterday recorded a minimum of just
11 this morning.
Heavy snow fell in the NSW Snowy Mountains overnight with 10cm on the ground
at Kosciuszko Chalet at both 9am and 3pm and snow showers falling as low as
Thredbo Village (1380m asl) through the day. Maximum temperatures failed to
reach positive figures at Thredbo Top Station and Mts Hotham and Buller in
burn near Taree and in Sydney's south
bushfire believed to have been started by lightning on 25 October was
finally brought under control today after burning through 1050ha of the Lansdowne
State Forest and adjacent farm country NE of Taree NSW. Burning in rugged terrain,
the fire occupied 70 firefighters and 4 water-bombing helicopters over four
bushfire on a 150m front burnt through Anzac Rifle Range, south
of Sydney and north of Botany Bay. Fanned by strong SW winds, the fire,
which started around midday, threatened home units in Maroubra before being
News sources: Manning River Times, AAP