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Latest weather extremes prepared 0844 EST, Thursday, 28 August 2014
State-by-state daily extremes Severe and noteworthy observations today
Hottest Coldest Wettest     Full list Windiest (km/h)     Full list
NSW: 18.9 at 0831 YAMBA PILOT STATION
VIC: 14.2 at 0830 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
TAS: 12.9 at 0830 SMITHTON AERODROME
SA: 16.3 at 0800 CLEVE AERODROME
WA: 22.9 at 0630 WYNDHAM AERO
NT: 24.5 at 0800 MCCLUER ISLAND
QLD: 25.9 at 0830 COCONUT ISLAND
NSW: -2.5 at 0800 PERISHER VALLEY AWS
VIC: -0.8 at 0800 OMEO
TAS: 1.3 at 0800 BUTLERS GORGE
SA: 4.1 at 0730 CUMMINS AERO
WA: 3.2 at 0600 BONNIE ROCK AG STATION
NT: 4.5 at 0730 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
QLD: 9.9 at 0800 URANDANGI AERODROME
Highest short duration falls:
TERREY HILLS AWS NSW
6.8 in 30min to 0800
COOLANGATTA QLD
1.4 in 10min to 0830
Highest since 9am
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS NSW
138.6 to 0800
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) NSW
72 gusting 90/ S at 0803
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS NSW
48 gusting 76/ S at 0800

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  • 15 August 2014 - Cairns radar upgrade. The radar on Saddle Mountain, NW of Cairns, is to undergo a major upgrade between 18 August and 1 November. During that time, reduced services will be available for the area from Cairns Airport radar. These will not be full-time services, because the radar is also used four times daily for upper air wind-finding observations, and the area of coverage is not as broad as that offered from Saddle Mountain. Townsville radar to the SSE and Weipa to the NW both cover parts of the Cairns radar area 24 hours a day, while Willis Island covers the maritime area to the east of Cairns in wind-finding mode.
  • 13 August 2014 - Forecast lower chance of El Nino developing continue. Despite some recent signs of El Nino development, forecast models continue to be 50/50 as to whether there will be an El Nino in Australia over the coming summer period, and even if there is the expectation is that it will be mild. Details are in the latest Bureau El Nino Wrap-up, and the more detailed Climate Model Summary. Offsetting the signs of a developing El Nino in the Pacific is a continuing negative Indian Ocean Dipole outlook. Negative IODs typically bring wetter conditions to inland and southern Australia during winter and spring.
  • 8 August 2014 - Weather Warnings page updated. An updated page that provides links to, and explanations of, weather warnings for Australia, other countries, oceans and some experimental warning services is available - use the Warnings link in the links box on the main forecasts page, or use this direct link.
  • 27 July 2014 - New meteogram links page introduced. A new page that provides links to, and explanations of, some of the most useful meteogram pages for Australian locations on the web has been introduced. Meteograms are either graphs or tables, and sometimes both, that show the forecast weather for one place using a horizontal timeline with various weather elements placed vertically. They are useful for seeing changes in weather through the day (e.g. how much rain is happening at different times) as well as seeing how the different weather elements change in sympathy with one another (e.g. a cold change brings a temperature drop, rain and strong winds). Use the Meteograms link in the links box on the main forecasts page, or use this direct link.
  • 24 July 2014 - Global climate for June. NOAA's monthly analysis of climate and extremes for June is available. June had the highest average global temperature (land and ocean included) since its record database began in 1880, following a record high in May. April was also a record high but equalled that set in April 2010, and this followed fourth warmest months in January and March. The year to date (January to June) figures show that a large part of eastern Australia recorded its warmest first half of the year on record. The average ocean temperature for June 2014 was the highest on record for any month of the year since records began. While this NOAA National Climatic Data Center website is primarily USA focussed, it has several useful global sections available in the pull-down menus though some have ceased to be updated.
  • 19 July 2014 - Global climate for May. NOAA's monthly analysis of climate and extremes across the world for May.
  • 19 July 2014 - Glacial melt. The Big Melt Accelerates, from The New York Times science section.
  • 19 July 2014 - Global warming. The New Warmal: Global Temps Break Another Record, from Bloomberg.
  • 18 July 2014 - Radar and lightning upgrade. The page for radar and lightning links has been updated with a number of links to new sites added.

 

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