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Friday 24 February 2017

Bureau releases major reports on WA flooding, eastern Australian heatwave

The Bureau of Meteorology released a Special Climate Statement (SCS) on the widespread and unseasonal flooding in WA last Wednesday with this stunning photo on its Facebook page. The photo should be etched in the memories of anyone considering driving through floodwaters because "they know the road" - you never know what is (or isn't) below the surface.

The SCS on WA flooding (pdf) shows how exceptional the late January/early February rain event was in WA's Southwest, for which this is the dry season averaging just 50.4mm over the whole of summer. Ravensthorpe recorded 240.8mm between 1 and 14 February, sealing its wettest month in a 116-year history by halfway through the month.

Yorkrakine in the Central Wheat Belt recorded 197.5mm in the four days to 1 February with a nearby unofficial station racking up 217.2mm, figures that have less than 1% chance of occurring in any one year. Perth Metro station recorded 114.4mm in the day to 09.00 on 10 February, its second highest one-day fall in records going back to 1876.

A second SCS describing the prolonged and extreme heat (pdf) in NSW, SA, southern QLD and northern VIC in January and February was issued yesterday. Anyone who lived through the event will remember it for the rest of their lives, and it wrote all types of historic highs in the record book.

It set records for the hottest February day averaged over the whole state of New South Wales - twice. Moree reached 35° or above on a record 54 consecutive days and Mungindi did so on 51 consecutive days, both beating Bourke's state record of 50 consecutive days set in 2012/13. The highest temperature recorded was 48.2° at Tarcoola SA, while Birdsville QLD (47.1°), Hillston NSW (47.2°), Menindee NSW (47.5°), Moree NSW (47.3°), Mungindi NSW (47.8°), Nyngan NSW (47.4°), Thargomindah QLD (47.2°), Walgett NSW (47.9°) and Wilcannia NSW (47.4°) all topped 47° and set new February records.

The two SCS reports are thorough and packed with information on the background to the events, a description of them, the records set and how they stand in history, and in the case of the WA event the impact of flooding caused by the rain. Unfortunately, the impacts of the successive heatwaves are not described. They are worth reading and have something for almost everyone, as across the two events they affected much of the population of Australia.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has been checked for gross errors but has not yet been fully validated. They are based on data received as at 1403 EST on 25/02/2017. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004028

PARDOO STATION

16.0

16.0

23/02/2017

21

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


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Data is as received at 14:02EST, 25/02/2017.

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
PERTH AIRPORT 36.4 +4.5 16.1 -1.4 13.8 0.0 9.6 12.1 478 (19.9) 52/06
BUNBURY -- -- 15.7 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 34/08
MANDURAH 34.4 +4.6 19.8 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 30/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.7 28.3 +3.6 27.1 0.0 7.6 1.2 367 (15.3) 28/05
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.7 +0.6 18.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 418 (17.4) 50/15
WHYALLA AERO 24.5 -5.1 18.1 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 547 (22.8) 59/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.5 -4.9 14.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 37/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.6 -4.6 12.9 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 39/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.9 +0.6 23.4 +0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 292 (12.2) 55/15
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 -0.2 24.6 +0.8 -- 12.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 39/03
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +1.3 25.9 +1.8 -- 0.6 -- -- 396 (16.5) 41/17
MACKAY M.O 30.1 +0.5 24.8 +1.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 443 (18.5) 46/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.2 +3.0 22.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 44/13
BUNDABERG AERO 32.5 +2.6 19.7 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 493 (20.5) 43/16
COOLANGATTA 30.7 +2.4 19.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 399 (16.6) 39/14
BRISBANE AERO 29.9 +1.0 18.9 -2.2 18.2 0.0 9.0 12.1 365 (15.2) 31/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.0 +1.9 16.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 635 (26.5) 46/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 37.0 +6.0 21.8 +3.1 13.2 0.0 8.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.1 +0.6 13.4 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 31/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.1 +1.5 16.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 41/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 16.0 +2.8 9.5 0.2 7.2 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 38.8 +7.1 18.9 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 48/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 -0.4 20.8 +1.8 17.5 0.0 10.6 5.7 578 (24.1) 48/22
RICHMOND RAAF 32.0 +3.1 18.6 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 34/11
BELLAMBI AWS 23.9 -0.9 19.3 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 35/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 33.7 -- 14.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 52/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 35.0 +4.2 14.1 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 39/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.6 +2.5 15.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 52/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.7 -1.9 13.9 -2.6 -- 0.0 10.2 6.5 340 (14.2) 37/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.0 -4.5 15.0 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 50/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.5 -3.8 12.8 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 48/17
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 20.9 -5.6 14.9 +0.8 14.3 0.0 7.4 2.9 453 (18.9) 46/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.7 -5.3 10.6 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 447 (18.6) 48/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 25.9 +1.4 10.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 35/19
HOBART AIRPORT 21.7 -0.6 13.8 +1.8 11.4 0.0 9.0 6.9 426 (17.8) 55/11
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

42.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
42.7 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.2 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
42.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
41.8 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW

+8.7 : 39.5 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+8.5 : 39.3 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+8.3 : 37.4 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
+7.9 : 35.2 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA

29.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
29.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.6 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
28.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
28.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
28.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+5.6 : 21.3 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+4.9 : 16.1 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
+4.8 : 24.0 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+4.6 : 18.0 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
+4.1 : 20.3 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+4.1 : 11.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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

7.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.6 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
12.7 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-8.1 : 16.3 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-7.3 : 18.0 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
-7.2 : 18.4 CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS E Central VIC
-7.0 : 18.1 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
-7.0 : 29.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

1.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.9 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
3.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-9.6 : 16.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-8.9 : 2.9 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-7.7 : 7.7 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-7.6 : 7.1 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-7.4 : 8.1 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty 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.
134.1 WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR) W Gippsland VIC
56.0 CORSIS ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
50.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
42.4 CENTRAL WATERHOUSE N Rivers NT
41.0 MARCO STREET ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
42.4 CENTRAL WATERHOUSE

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
50.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
N Coast--Herbert
56.0 CORSIS ALERT
41.0 MARCO STREET ALERT

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
134.1 WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR)

Reports not yet available

1032 (43.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1016 (42.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
960 (40.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
935 (39.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
927 (38.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
894 (37.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
816 (34.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
806 (33.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
788 (32.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
785 (32.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
758 (31.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
754 (31.4) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
730 (30.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
729 (30.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
722 (30.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
709 (29.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
705 (29.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
702 (29.3) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
696 (29.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
691 (28.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
690 (28.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
661 (27.5) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
652 (27.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
635 (26.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
627 (26.1) TELFER AERO Interior WA
622 (25.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
619 (25.8) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
612 (25.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
610 (25.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
608 (25.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
604 (25.2) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
83/03 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
80/11 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
72/15 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
70/16 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
65/13 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
65/10 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
65/13 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
65/14 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a programming error, downpours shown for WA, NT, SA, QLD and ISLANDS between 9 and 10am local times are wrong and should be ignored. The error will be corrected as soon as possible.
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
Lower West
DONNYBROOK AG STATION
31.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 62.8mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 31.4mm/h
32.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 32.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PIRLANGIMPI AIRPORT
11.4mm in 30 min to 15:30 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.6mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT
13.8mm in 7 min to 14:29 118.3mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 20.2mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 27.2mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 12.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
15.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 31.6mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 18.0mm/h
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
9.6mm in 11 min to 19:20 52.4mm/h
9.4mm in 10 min to 19:30 56.4mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 22.2mm/h
14.6mm in 25 min to 20:00 35.0mm/h
40.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 40.8mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 21.2mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 15.3mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
11.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.0mm/h
9.4mm in 16 min to 13:22 35.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.2mm/h
6.0mm in 15 min to 19:15 24.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.4mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
18.0mm in 22 min to 09:22 49.1mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.2mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.2mm/h
5.6mm in 16 min to 11:30 21.0mm/h
7.8mm in 11 min to 13:41 42.5mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 16.6mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 16.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
CAIRNS RACECOURSE
15.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.6mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.6mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
35.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 70.4mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 35.2mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 35.2mm/h
INNISFAIL AERODROME
5.2mm in 15 min to 07:47 20.8mm/h
25.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 50.8mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 25.4mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 25.4mm/h
7.2mm in 17 min to 18:00 25.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 14.2mm/h
Northwest
URANDANGI AERODROME
7.4mm in 20 min to 02:00 22.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
18.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 36.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.2mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands N
NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.6mm/h
TASMANIA
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND
36.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
7.8mm in 21 min to 16:00 22.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 70(250/ 63 ) at 16:27
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(320/ 69 ) at 11:45
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 83(260/ 65 ) at 04:40