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Friday 12 May 2017

 Storms bring hail, heavy rain to southern WA

A trough with an embedded low pressure system ambled back and forth across southern WA yesterday giving scattered very heavy rain to the South Coast, Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt and southern Goldfields. All this happened in a broad area of cloud, with the instability generated by the trough and low bringing storms and at least one spectacular hailstorm at Koolyanobbing.

The heaviest recorded rain fell from east of Albany to the southern Goldfields where a number of locations picked up more than their May average rainfall in a few hours. In the 24 hours to 09.00 Thursday, 11 May, the heaviest recorded falls were in an area from NE of Albany to Esperance to Norseman with the highest at Bremer Bay (55.6mm) and Mettler (49.0mm), both between Albany and Ravensthorpe. In the 24 hours to 09.00 this morning, the heaviest falls were in and around Esperance; Beaumont West had 50.0mm in the gauge, its highest April total in a 36-year history, while Esperance had 45.6mm.

Koolyanobbing, a mining town 50km NE of Southern Cross, had a dramatic, brief and very heavy hail storm that covered a 1km by 4km swath of ground around the airstrip with up to 5cm of white hail [The Age]. Looking at the photos of what seems to be a wintry snow scene, you can see why people sometimes confuse the hail with snow.

With many storms occurring across a huge area like this, which has few people and even fewer raingauges, it's always interesting to speculate how many phenomenal falls of rain and hail occur unseen and unknown.


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 13/05/2017. 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
Highest daily rainfall

WA

Goldfields

012297

BEAUMONT WEST

50.0

37.4

24/05/2010

31

1 N


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Data is as received at 14:03EST, 13/05/2017.

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 22.6 +0.8 10.1 -0.3 6.9 0.0 3.2 9.1 289 (12.0) 37/10
BUNBURY 19.9 -1.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 26/09
MANDURAH 20.8 -0.5 10.1 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 22/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.4 21.4 -0.7 19.8 0.0 7.4 10.9 277 (11.5) 30/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.3 +4.3 3.1 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 28/14
WHYALLA AERO 20.9 +0.5 3.1 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 18/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.4 +2.5 5.7 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 49 ( 2.0) 21/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.9 -0.2 10.6 +3.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 276 (11.5) 31/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.5 -0.3 8.9 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 37/09
CAIRNS AERO 28.2 +0.6 17.3 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 465 (19.4) 37/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.4 -2.2 14.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 31/11
MACKAY M.O 22.8 -1.4 17.9 +0.8 -- 14.0 -- -- 393 (16.4) 43/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.0 0.0 13.9 -0.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 37/10
BUNDABERG AERO 25.7 +1.1 13.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 41/11
COOLANGATTA 23.5 +0.4 16.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 39/13
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 +0.3 13.3 +0.5 10.7 0.0 3.2 5.7 315 (13.1) 35/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.3 -0.5 9.4 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 37/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.8 +2.5 7.0 -1.7 2.9 0.0 3.6 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 +1.3 12.6 +2.2 -- 0.6 -- -- 275 (11.5) 28/09
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.6 -0.7 13.7 +3.7 -- 2.6 -- -- 314 (13.1) 18/07
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 3.3 -1.3 -3.0 0.0 1.8 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +2.0 5.8 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 34/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.6 -0.4 12.2 +1.3 10.9 0.0 2.6 1.7 344 (14.3) 37/12
RICHMOND RAAF 19.2 -1.3 8.1 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 13/10
BELLAMBI AWS 19.7 +0.1 13.6 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 360 (15.0) 26/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.2 -- -0.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 15/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.2 +0.9 3.2 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 22/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.4 -1.2 4.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 17/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.1 -0.9 5.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 13/05
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.7 +0.5 1.9 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 45 ( 1.9) 17/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.2 +1.6 1.8 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) 21/22
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 19.2 +2.6 4.5 -3.8 2.9 0.0 1.4 7.8 308 (12.8) 31/08
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.6 +2.0 1.2 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 26/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.7 -3.1 9.3 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 17/01
HOBART AIRPORT 11.0 -4.2 5.2 -1.4 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.2 279 (11.6) 17/01
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

34.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
34.2 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+4.4 : 28.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+4.3 : 18.4 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+4.3 : 27.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+4.3 : 27.5 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+4.3 : 25.2 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY Hunter Valley NSW

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+4.3 : 9.3 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) N Coast TAS
+4.3 : 7.7 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+4.2 : 7.5 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+4.0 : 13.9 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
+3.9 : 12.3 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
+3.9 : 11.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

4.8 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
5.7 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
6.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-5.3 : 8.9 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-5.2 : 9.7 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-5.0 : 10.8 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
-5.0 : 26.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
-4.7 : 9.6 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS

-48.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
-5.5 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.3 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.1 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.2 : -5.5 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.7 : 0.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-7.1 : 10.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-6.9 : 0.4 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-6.9 : 2.4 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA

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.
50.0 BEAUMONT WEST Goldfields WA
45.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
43.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
42.6 THE DUKE Lower West WA
31.0 MONTVILLE "CLOVELLY" Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
45.6 ESPERANCE
42.6 THE DUKE
Goldfields
50.0 BEAUMONT WEST

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
31.0 MONTVILLE "CLOVELLY"

ISLANDS
Islands
43.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

Reports not yet available

913 (38.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
815 (34.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
772 (32.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
761 (31.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
754 (31.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
740 (30.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
740 (30.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
705 (29.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
693 (28.9) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
641 (26.7) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
622 (25.9) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
622 (25.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
622 (25.9) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
65/23 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
61/01 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
61/01 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
61/21 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
61/22 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
61/00 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO 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
ESPERANCE AERO
18.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 37.6mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.8mm/h
ESPERANCE
45.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 91.2mm/h
45.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 45.6mm/h
45.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 45.6mm/h
HOPETOUN NORTH
22.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 45.6mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 22.8mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 22.8mm/h
MOUNT HOWICK AG STATION
36.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 73.6mm/h
36.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 36.8mm/h
36.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 36.8mm/h
BREMER BAY AG STATION
32.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 65.2mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 32.6mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 32.6mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
GAIRDNER AG STATION
22.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 44.4mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 22.2mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 22.2mm/h
Goldfields
MOUNT BURDETT AG STATION
16.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 32.8mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.4mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 16.4mm/h
MOUNT BURAMINYA
30.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 61.2mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 30.6mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 30.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
11.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
5.2mm in 12 min to 02:30 26.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
5.0mm in 7 min to 05:40 42.9mm/h
9.4mm in 20 min to 06:00 28.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 15.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.8mm/h
42.2mm in 4 min to 09:04 633.0mm/h
43.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 43.0mm/h
43.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 43.0mm/h
None reported