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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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WA: Ex-cyclone Isobel brings record rain, wind and flooding to the SE

Parts of SE WA recorded nearly half their annual rainfall, mostly today, as the remains of Tropical Cyclone Isobel interacted with an intense mid-latitude trough to bring widespread gales, flooding and damage. Flooding, stock losses, damaged roofs, downed trees, closed roads, blackouts and beach damage were widespread in an area around Esperance and westwards towards Ravensthorpe.

Tropical Cyclone Isobel weakened into a low pressure system after crossing the WA north coast near Pardoo soon after midday yesterday, but its massive moisture and instability began interacting with a southern trough advancing from the west as the ex-cyclone moved through mostly uninhabited desert country in the state's east overnight. By mid morning, the low was approaching the coast east of Esperance with a central pressure of 988hPa, similar to its intensity as a tropical cyclone. The satellite images below show cloud wrapping around the low and blasting the SE WA coast around Esperance with torrential rain and gale to storm force winds, which continued through the day as the low crossed the coast and moved very slowly away to the southeast.

BoM Manager of Weather Services in WA, Neil Bennett, said "While it is common for the remains of a tropical cyclone to cause heavy rain over inland parts of Western Australia it is quite exceptional to have it coincide with such a strong trough to the south". The storm was well forecast, with the Bureau issuing the first Severe Weather Warning for the area at 3pm WDT on Tuesday 2 January giving Emergency Services and the community plenty of notice before the strong winds and rain commenced.

Some long standing all-time one-day rainfall records fell as constant, heavy rain fell for up to 24 hours. The 134.1mm at Balladonia this morning eclipsed its previous record in 96 years of 77.5mm in 1945, while Ravensthorpe recorded 112.8mm on Friday morning (previous record in 101 years 102.9mm in 1939). The heaviest 24-hour total was at Esperance Airport which recorded 49mm to 9 this morning and a further estimated 172mm to 9am Friday, though power blackouts caused some losses of data that has not yet been recovered. Cheadanup, 120km W of Esperance, recorded a total of 204.2mm over the two days. Annual average rainfall in the area ranges from 400 to 600mm. For most stations with shorter records, it was the wettest day since the flood event of 6-7 January 1999.

This table from the Bureau of Meteorology indicates the highest known falls.

Site

Daily rainfall
(mm)

48-hour rainfall (mm) Previous daily rainfall record
(sites more than 10 years of records)
4 Jan 5 Jan

Esperance Aero

49.0

172.0*

221.0*

101.4 mm 6/1/1999

Cheadanup

42.8

161.4

204.2

 

Telina Downs

56.6

138.6

195.2

80.0 mm 27/6/1966

Merivale Farm

47.6

137.8

185.4

109.2 mm 6/1/1999

Esperance

31.0

153.2

184.2

106.6 mm 7/1/1999

Munglinup

25.8

153.6

179.4

62.4 mm 8/1/2006

Erinair

31.4

138.6

170.0

90.2 mm 6/1/1999

Ravensthorpe

28.4

112.8

141.2

102.9 mm 20/1/1939

Balladonia (in Eucla)

134.1

3.6

137.7

77.5 mm 8/3/1943

* Preliminary value as power outages caused some data losses at Esperance Airport.

Ex-Isobel produced a band of 50 to 200mm plus rainfall through the east of WA during its passage, most evident in the weekly rainfall map to 9am Friday. Details of other heavy totals are in wettest for today and Friday. Also see downpours for details of heavy short-duration falls, especially at Esperance.

Gale to storm force winds accompanied the low, giving Esperance Airport its highest wind gust for January and highest daily wind average for any month. The gust of 111km/h recorded at the peak of the storm at 9pm was the highest for January in a 37-year history, but well below the all-time record of 152km/h on 28 May 1993. The 24-hour average wind speed to 9am Friday of 51.0km/h, however, made this the windiest day in the past 13 years during which daily wind run figures have been kept.

The effects of the storm were mostly felt in the Esperance to Ravensthorpe area. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries or death.

  • Damage: About 100 homes and some businesses reported damage, either wind damage to roofs or flood damage. Six houses were damaged by falling trees. Some families and about 25 campers were evacuated. The SES headquarters was flooded to thigh depth, and it has been announced that it will be replaced (at a new location) at a cost of $2m to $3m. A number of buildings on the TAFE campus were also flooded. SES responded to about 130 callouts, mostly to deal with local flooding, sandbagging and roof tarping. Damage to trees, powerlines and fencing was widespread, one farm reporting 100 trees blown down onto the driveway. Blackouts affected about 3000 properties in rural areas due to downed powerlines, while damaged generators in Esperance resulted in load sharing and rotational blackouts. Beach damage was reported along the coast, including 200m of the foreshore gouged away in Esperance where several boats broke their moorings and 1 sank in the Bandy Creek Boat Harbour. Bandy Creek Weir burst its banks, pushing tonnes of sand into the harbour grounding commercial fishing boats.
  • Flooding: The area is relatively flat, with many short streams running into the Southern Ocean or lakes behind the coastline. Flooding therefore covered wide areas, submerging pastures and crops on many farms. The South Coast Highway was cut by a 40m washaway and bridge damage between Esperance and Ravensthorpe while gravel roads were impassable, stranding people on farms. The only way out of Esperance was the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway to the north.
  • Farm losses: Large stock losses are expected, with estimates in excess of 100,000 sheep, with one property alone already reporting 500. The immediate problems have been drowning and hypothermia, with torrential rain and windchills today as low as 2C stressing recently-shorn sheep. The problem will be compounded over the next few days as much feed is submerged and farmers can't get feed onto vast, waterlogged paddocks. Hundreds of kilometres of fencing have been destroyed by flood-borne debris. Not yet known is the extent of topsoil erosion - little ground cover remains on many properties after the driest winter on record.
  • Mining losses: BHP Billiton's Ravensthorpe nickel project, scheduled to go into service in 2008, remained at token levels, while its nickel mines at Mt. Keith and Leinster were closed as sodden ground prevented truck movements. Production at the company's Kalgoorlie smelter was disrupted. Minara's Murrin Murrin nickel mine east of Leonora closed down. BHP's iron ore operations at Port Hedland were temporarily halted, as were some Santos and Woodside Petroleum offshore oil operations.

Pastoralist Pam Halford, from Gibson, 25km NW of Esperance, summed up the feeling of locals in talking to ABC Rural: "There's quite a few rivers where there shouldn't be rivers, plus we've probably lost 100 prime lambs and well over 100 trees in our driveways. They've all been blown over and they're all across the driveway, both entrances to the farm, like one gum tree in the middle of the sheep yards, that went down and flattened the sheep yards. The super shed got sort of half blown away, the silo got flattened by another gum tree. We can't get on or off the farm at the moment but, you know, it's not desperate."

Aftermath: Aerial assessments of damage were conducted in the days following the storm, and suggest the damage bill will run into the millions of dollars. Enormous amounts of standing water and the many roads that are closed will prevent repair activities for days or weeks. These include:

  • Stock losses, which were estimated on 18 January by the WA Department of Agriculture at 50,000, with some farmers losing up to 50% of their lambs.
  • Making repairs to those parts of the 3,000km electricity network in the area that are not accessible at present due to boggy or inundated country. While main lines and the Esperance generators are now working, isolated farms will remain without power for days.
  • Assessing and repairing the South Coast Highway, the main east-west route between Esperance and Ravensthorpe. Part of the bridge over the Oldfield River, 130km west of Esperance, has been washed away, and water needed to subside before damage could be assessed. The Young River bridge was also damaged. The road was likely to reopen to light traffic using detours about 12 or 13 January.
  • Power was restored to all but 60 rural consumers by 8 January.
  • An initial Agriculture Department phone survey of graziers on 8 January identified 30,000 stock as having been lost.
  • Esperance's important tourism industry was adversely affected, with many people cancelling holiday arrangements in the town.
  • Strong winds and high seas dislodged many seal pups from their nursery colonies. The Department of Environment and Conservation launched a rescue mission to find and return them along the coast of Esperance and east of Hopetoun.

On 8 January, the WA Government declared the Esperance region a disaster area, giving the community access to relief money when costs are known. The Shire of Esperance estimates the damage to road and rail networks alone will run into millions of dollars.

NSW, VIC: Murray River flow the lowest in a century. Figures released by River Murray Water show the river is the driest it has been since records began in 1892. 34 gigalitres of water flowed into the system in December, just one-tenth of the average, and the sixth month in a row of record low flows. The total inflow for 2006 was 1317 gigalitres, one-fifth of normal and eclipsing the previous record low of 1740 gigalitres in 1902 during the Federation drought.

NSW: Sydney catchment rain has little effect. Showers and thunderstorms over the past few days, especially on Monday and Tuesday, have had little effect on water levels in Sydney's dams. Figures released by the Sydney Catchment Authority today showed that average catchment rainfalls for the past week were: Warragamba 25mm, Upper Nepean 40mm, Woronora 75mm, Shoalhaven 25mm and Blue Mountains 55mm. However, much of this soaked into a parched catchment, with the total system capacity dropping by 0.1% to 36.3% during the week.

SA, VIC, TAS, QLD: High minimum and maximum temperatures. The minimum and maximum temperature anomaly charts show that today was unusually warm in the northerly airstream ahead of the WA trough, as well as in parts of Far North Queensland. Jervois and Watarrka set new high grass minimum temperature records, and Yulara had its second consecutive night of record January heat. On Cape York Peninsula, Kowanyama equalled its record January maximum temperature in the past 41 years (see records).

QLD: Storms cause power failures. Storms over the past two days have caused significant damage to electricity infrastructure in the central west, especially in the Stonehenge, Isisford, Barcaldine, Blackall, Jericho and Alpha areas. Over 500 properties lost power, some for several days. In one storm, seven power poles were knocked over. Three helicopters and crews were needed to repair damage. Longreach Airport again reported strong average winds in the 24 hours to 9 this morning (see records), while Namarah, 100km NE of St George, recorded an isolated 93mm in the 24 hours to 9am.

Bureau summaries issued today

Drought statement shows record dry in parts of southern AUS. The Bureau's Drought Statement, issued today, puts figures to what we already know. The past 5 months have been the driest on record in scattered parts of every state and territory, while some large areas in southern AUS recorded their driest year on record in 2006. Full report.

QLD: 2006 wetter, cooler in north, drier and warmer in south. The QLD state annual weather report says 2006 was wetter and cooler than average over northern Queensland while it was a dry and warm year for central and southeast Queensland and the southern interior. Brisbane airport recorded its third driest year since records began in 1950. Full report.

ACT: December hot and stormy. The ACT monthly weather report for December shows the national capital had a hot start and cool, stormy finish. Full report.

NSW: Very dry and hot through December. The NSW and Sydney monthly weather reports for December detail the effects of the drought across the state, with nine widely scattered locations recording their driest December on record. Sydney, on the other hand, experienced a cloudy, windy month that was the coolest for nearly a decade. Full reports for the state and Sydney.

NT: A fairly average December. Despite the failure of the monsoon to arrive over the Territory during December, significant rain fell from southern sources and thunderstorms. Full report.

QLD: Mixed rain and a cold end to December. Rainfall was mixed across QLD during December, with above average totals in parts of the southwest, west and Upper Capentaria while it remained drier in parts of the north, central and southern Queensland. Temperatures were generally cooler across the state with record low daytime temperatures recorded in many parts at the end of the month. Full report.

SA: A dry December. December rainfall was mostly below to very much below average over much of the State with the exception of the far west where totals in parts were very much above average. December temperatures were above normal. Full reports for the state and Adelaide.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2306 EST on 20/08/2008. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

WA

W Gascoyne

006102

STEEP POINT

8.0

4.0

27/01/2001

11

1 n

WA

SW & S Coast

009715

THOMAS RIVER

49.2

45.7

04/01/1966

61

1 n

WA

SW & S Coast

009739

TELINA DOWNS

56.6

56.6

03/01/2006

45

1 n Equal to record.

WA

SW & S Coast

009825

ORLEANS FARM NORTH

48.0

46.6

06/01/1999

34

1 n

WA

SW & S Coast

009897

CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK

63.8

44.4

06/01/1999

20

1 n

WA

SW & S Coast

009921

OLDFIELD

86.0

81.0

06/01/1999

34

84.2

18/11/1975

34

1 n

WA

SW & S Coast

009922

WEST LORT RIVER

71.0

27.8

15/01/2000

27

1 n

WA

Eucla

011017

BALLADONIA

134.1

58.0

22/01/1987

84

77.5

08/03/1943

97

1 n

WA

Goldfields

012305

LAVERTON AERO

89.6

88.0

24/01/2000

13

88.0

24/01/2000

14

1 n

WA

Goldfields

012306

SPARKLE HILL

61.0

59.0

06/01/1999

15

1 n

WA

Interior

013030

TELFER AERO

65.0

55.0

24/01/2001

34

1 n

Highest grass minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015602

JERVOIS

29.9

29.6

09/01/1983

30

29.9

23/12/1987

40

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015652

WATARRKA

29.0

28.3

17/01/1998

16

1 Y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005007

LEARMONTH AIRPORT

14.1

14.4

14/01/1988

32

1 Y

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015635

YULARA AERO

30.6

30.5

03/01/2007

17

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

20.5

21.0

31/01/2006

13

1 Y

WA

W Pilbara

005007

LEARMONTH AIRPORT

16.1

16.3

14/01/1988

32

1 Y

WA

W Pilbara

005016

ONSLOW

16.6

16.6

29/01/1965

46

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

W Gascoyne

006072

EMU CREEK STATION

16.8

18.2

01/01/1992

33

1 Y

WA

E Gascoyne

007185

PARABURDOO AERO

16.2

19.4

17/01/2000

11

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029038

KOWANYAMA AIRPORT

39.5

39.5

08/01/1991

41

1 Y Equal to record.

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006099

MURCHISON

22.8

25.9

29/01/1990

18

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009542

ESPERANCE AERO

16.7

16.9

06/01/1999

13

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009871

WINDY HARBOUR

18.3

18.3

05/01/2002

18

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

SW & S Coast

009961

HOPETOUN NORTH

16.0

16.3

05/01/1999

12

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009968

SHANNON

17.0

17.0

02/01/2007

11

Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010092

MERREDIN

15.8

16.2

22/01/1967

42

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010536

CORRIGIN

15.7

15.7

22/01/2000

49

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

Gt Southern

010568

HYDEN

14.8

16.4

22/01/2000

33

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010579

KATANNING COMPARISON

15.4

15.6

07/01/1960

51

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010592

LAKE GRACE COMPARISON

15.2

16.4

22/01/2000

44

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010622

ONGERUP

15.0

15.2

05/01/1999

41

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010633

RAVENSTHORPE

14.5

14.5

05/01/1999

46

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

Gt Southern

010647

WAGIN

16.2

16.4

03/01/2007

33

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Gt Southern

010692

NEWDEGATE RES.STATION

14.5

16.1

22/01/2000

11

Y

WA

Goldfields

012071

SALMON GUMS RES.STN.

16.5

16.9

29/01/2006

37

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012320

SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD

16.2

17.5

02/01/2006

11

1 Y

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

SW & S Coast

009789

ESPERANCE

111

104.0

18/01/1975

38

Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Central West

036031

LONGREACH AERO

28.5

28.2

03/01/2007

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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Actual temperatures
4pm EST Maximum temperature +/- normal
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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 23:52EST, 14/05/2012.

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
GERALDTON AIRPORT 25.0 -6.6 14.6 -3.7 14.2 2.0 11.0 -- 811 (33.8) 63/17
PERTH AIRPORT 24.3 -7.3 13.9 -3.0 12.2 0.0 4.0 6.2 590 (24.6) 50/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.0 -6.7 13.1 -0.6 13.1 3.8 4.0 0.0 458 (19.1) 54/09
BUNBURY 21.3 -8.1 12.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 435 (18.1) 55/07
MANDURAH 21.3 -- 14.8 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 586 (24.4) 50/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +1.1 25.9 +1.1 25.4 0.2 6.0 6.2 370 (15.4) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.7 +4.3 25.7 +4.3 23.8 0.0 12.0 10.2 361 (15.0) 52/12
WHYALLA AERO 39.5 +9.6 27.1 +9.7 -- 0.0 15.2 -- 344 (14.3) 44/06
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 37.5 +8.4 25.8 +8.8 22.5 0.0 12.0 11.6 427 (17.8) 45/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 36.6 +11.4 18.6 +7.5 15.2 0.0 13.6 12.4 480 (20.0) 68/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.1 +1.8 24.8 +1.0 21.5 2.0 9.6 6.5 232 ( 9.7) 37/12
CAIRNS AERO 32.8 +1.4 24.8 +1.1 23.4 0.6 8.4 10.4 460 (19.2) 39/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.3 0.0 25.1 +0.9 23.1 0.0 10.4 11.6 562 (23.4) 43/14
MACKAY M.O 29.2 -0.9 24.6 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- 10.0 423 (17.6) 43/19
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.0 -1.9 21.4 -0.7 20.4 0.0 6.6 -- -- 45/20
BUNDABERG AERO 29.0 -1.1 19.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 5.9 -- 412 (17.2) 43/10
NAMBOUR DPI 25.8 -3.5 17.6 -1.8 -- 28.6 4.6 -- 96 ( 4.0) 31/14
COOLANGATTA 25.9 -2.2 18.2 -2.8 -- 1.8 -- -- 324 (13.5) 35/15
BRISBANE AERO 24.9 -4.1 18.2 -2.9 18.1 5.4 4.8 3.0 414 (17.3) 35/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.2 -5.9 14.3 -3.2 -- 14.2 -- -- 716 (29.8) 50/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.5 -1.4 16.4 -2.4 11.0 5.4 4.2 -- 225 ( 9.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.5 -2.4 17.2 -2.2 15.9 9.2 1.8 1.9 271 (11.3) 34/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.9 -1.5 15.1 -3.0 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.2 -2.7 16.2 -1.8 14.8 1.2 5.0 10.5 348 (14.5) 50/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.8 -1.7 15.2 -1.5 14.8 4.2 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 43/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.4 -2.1 12.4 -0.8 7.5 0.0 4.0 11.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.3 -2.8 16.9 -1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.1 -1.3 17.5 -1.2 15.5 7.0 5.0 9.5 476 (19.8) 41/18
RICHMOND RAAF 27.3 -2.5 17.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 41/16
BELLAMBI AWS 23.8 -1.0 17.3 -1.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 328 (13.7) 34/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.4 +0.4 12.5 -0.7 9.5 0.0 7.0 12.1 458 (19.1) 39/21
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.4 +0.8 18.0 +1.8 16.7 0.0 13.2 13.0 580 (24.2) 39/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 32.8 +0.6 18.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 31/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.8 +2.6 21.3 +4.7 19.3 0.0 13.4 11.3 518 (21.6) 50/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 32.5 +3.0 17.8 +3.7 -- 0.0 10.0 -- 377 (15.7) 39/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 32.5 +3.0 15.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 52/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.1 +9.2 21.3 +7.0 18.0 0.0 9.2 -- 147 ( 6.1) 34/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 35.7 +11.1 13.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 52/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.4 +6.4 15.7 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 478 (19.9) 63/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 28.4 +4.2 12.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 31/11
HOBART AIRPORT 32.6 +10.1 13.9 +1.9 9.4 0.0 8.8 13.1 499 (20.8) 37/16
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

44.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
43.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.9 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.1 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
42.1 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD

+15.8 : 36.8 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+14.4 : 40.1 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+14.0 : 36.6 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+13.4 : 35.1 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
+13.1 : 37.8 STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

30.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT
30.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
30.5 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
30.4 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
30.3 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

+13.8 : 28.1 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+12.5 : 28.1 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+12.2 : 28.0 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+11.5 : 23.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
+10.5 : 30.2 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+10.5 : 26.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+10.5 : 26.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

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

14.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
14.5 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
14.8 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
15.0 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
15.0 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

-18.8 : 18.4 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-18.7 : 14.8 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-18.4 : 16.2 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-18.2 : 16.3 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-18.0 : 16.5 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA

1.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
7.3 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
7.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-10.8 : 13.5 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-9.7 : 16.2 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-8.5 : 14.7 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-8.4 : 13.3 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW

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.
141.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
134.1 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
133.0 MOY POCKET TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
118.6 COUNTRY DOWNS W Kimberley WA
115.4 PORT SMITH W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
118.6 COUNTRY DOWNS
115.4 PORT SMITH
114.4 KIRBY GARDENS
97.0 WEST ROEBUCK
75.0 ROEBUCK PLAINS
68.0 YAKKAMUNGA
65.0 KILTO STATION
56.5 BIDYADANGA
E Pilbara
141.4 MANDORA
E Gascoyne
64.0 MEELINE STATION
50.0 SYLVANIA
Central West
50.4 TENINDEWA
Lower West
86.0 OLDFIELD
71.0 WEST LORT RIVER
63.8 CAPE ARID NATIONAL PARK
60.0 THE DUKE
56.6 TELINA DOWNS
Cent Wheatbelt
89.0 BIMBIJY
62.6 MONINGARIN
57.4 MOUROUBRA
52.0 KOORDA
51.0 KENANDRA
50.8 GLAMOFF
Eucla
134.1 BALLADONIA
Goldfields
90.0 LAVERTON
89.6 LAVERTON AERO
82.8 COWARNA DOWNS
76.0 YUNDAMINDRA
61.0 SPARKLE HILL
59.8 MINARA
59.0 KATTA BAREGA
58.0 BANDYA NORTH
55.6 HILL PLAINS
55.0 DEPOT SPRINGS
54.0 MELROSE
54.0 WONGANOO
52.0 YUINMERY
52.0 SHAMBA
51.2 FRASER RANGE
51.2 RICHFIELDS
50.0 TARMOOLA
Interior
89.6 LORNA GLEN
77.9 GRANITE PEAK
65.0 TELFER AERO
63.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD
56.0 DELETA STATION
54.0 GLEN-AYLE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
63.4 NGUIU FARM

QUEENSLAND
Central West
52.0 JOCHMUS
Brisbane/SE Coast
133.0 MOY POCKET TM
Maranoa
93.0 NAMARAH

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
61.6 CANGAI (SMELTER CREEK)

13.1 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
13.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
12.9 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

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1.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.6 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.5 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

1402 (58.4) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1266 (52.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1143 (47.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1058 (44.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
1040 (43.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
998 (41.6) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
967 (40.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
966 (40.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
914 (38.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
889 (37.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
864 (36.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
862 (35.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
843 (35.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
837 (34.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
819 (34.1) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
819 (34.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
814 (33.9) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
811 (33.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
800 (33.3) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
796 (33.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
793 (33.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
774 (32.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
762 (31.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
755 (31.5) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
744 (31.0) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
744 (31.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
741 (30.9) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
730 (30.4) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
728 (30.3) MARDIE W Pilbara WA
726 (30.3) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
724 (30.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
716 (29.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
708 (29.5) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
707 (29.5) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
707 (29.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
706 (29.4) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
704 (29.3) DALWALLINU Central West WA
700 (29.2) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
691 (28.8) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
689 (28.7) BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
683 (28.5) LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
680 (28.3) ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA
677 (28.2) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
675 (28.1) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
667 (27.8) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
662 (27.6) FORREST Eucla WA
662 (27.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
659 (27.5) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
641 (26.7) THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
639 (26.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
634 (26.4) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
632 (26.3) WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
623 (26.0) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
621 (25.9) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
616 (25.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
614 (25.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
610 (25.4) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
609 (25.4) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
609 (25.4) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
603 (25.1) KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
603 (25.1) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
602 (25.1) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
601 (25.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
111/20 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
93/21 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
87/17 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
85/09 FORREST Eucla WA
85/16 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
TRUSCOTT
10.2mm in 30 min to 01:00 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
W Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
12.2mm in 30 min to 02:00 24.4mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 19.4mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 13.8mm/h
CYGNET BAY
32.0mm in 6 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
10.2mm in 30 min to 00:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.2mm/h
20.4mm in 15 min to 00:45 81.6mm/h
5.0mm in 15 min to 01:00 20.0mm/h
35.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 35.6mm/h
29.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 29.4mm/h
16.8mm in 30 min to 02:30 33.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.6mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 03:00 23.6mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 28.6mm/h
69.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 23.0mm/h
69.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 11.5mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 12.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.0mm/h
Lower West
ESPERANCE AERO
11.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 11.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 12:30 10.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.4mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 15.4mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 17.8mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 15.0mm/h
74.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 12.3mm/h
9.4mm in 24 min to 15:30 23.5mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 21.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 14.6mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.7mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 14.4mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.0mm/h
153.0mm in * hr to 21:00 12.8mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.6mm/h
ESPERANCE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.8mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 15.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 15.0mm/h
7.4mm in 20 min to 14:00 22.2mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 18.6mm/h
11.2mm in 30 min to 14:30 22.4mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 22.4mm/h
6.2mm in 18 min to 14:48 20.7mm/h
5.4mm in 12 min to 15:00 27.0mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 22.8mm/h
56.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 18.7mm/h
76.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 12.7mm/h
16.2mm in 30 min to 15:30 32.4mm/h
27.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 27.8mm/h
10.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 21.2mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 26.8mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 18.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.6mm/h
51.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 17.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
148.0mm in * hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
HOPETOUN NORTH
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
RAVENSTHORPE
35.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.8mm/h
Eucla
EYRE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
Goldfields
CHEADANUP
5.6mm in 31 min to 14:00 10.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.7mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.8mm/h
LEONORA
32.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
SALMON GUMS RES.STN.
12.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 12.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 13.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
5.2mm in 15 min to 06:15 20.8mm/h
9.8mm in 45 min to 07:00 13.1mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 15.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.0mm in 6 min to 23:00 100.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.2mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 17.2mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
15.8mm in 1 hr 7 min to 18:00 14.1mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
26.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 8.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ESPERANCE AERO : 93(210/ 61 ) at 21:30
ESPERANCE : 111(190/ 63 ) at 21:00
HOPETOUN NORTH : 91(200/ 63 ) at 23:00
Eucla
FORREST : 82( 20/ 67 ) at 09:51
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NULLARBOR : 85(320/ 70 ) at 17:44
QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT : 87(110/ 74 ) at 17:44
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 76(100/ 63 ) at 11:00
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 83(360/ 65 ) at 09:18