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Tuesday 16 May 2017

 Rain, rain - and more to come

The past few days have seen some serious rain fall in WA's South West and along the NSW coast.

On Saturday/Sunday 13/14 May, a low pressure trough along the NSW North Coast gave falls of over 25mm in the 24 hours to 09.00 Sunday between Kempsey and Evans Head with the highest falls between Coffs Harbour and Grafton where heavy showers moved onshore. Minnie Water on the coast 35km E of Grafton scored a surprisingly heavy 91mm in the 24 hours, with 63mm falling in a real downburst between midnight and 03.00. Wooli, just to the south, caught 56mm and most gauges around Coffs Harbour registed between 30 and 45mm.

A second trough with many embedded thunderstorms through inland NSW picked an area broadly from West Wyalong to Batlow to drop 10 to 40mm, giving 40mm at West Wyalong, 31 to Ungarie, 30 at Barmedman and a string of falls between 10 and 25mm as far south as Batlow in the same 24 hours.

Meanwhile, in Western Australia a low passed closed along the South Coast dragging a cold front and preceding trough giving most places in a triangle from Gosnells City to the far South West to Albany 10 to 25mm in the 24 hours to 09.00 Monday 15 May. In the coastal area and nearby ranges between Mandurah and Busselton-Bridgetown many places received between 25 and 50mm with Denbarker, 20km WSW of Mount Barker, top-scoring on 52mm. Perth's rain straddled the 24-hour reading cut-off at 09.00 Monday, but across the 48 hours to 09.00 today Perth Metro received 10.6 and Perth Airport 9.4mm, their best rain in a short period since 10 February.

Forecasts are indicating some significant rain will fall across a wide area of the country between now and late Friday. Heaviest rain, of 100 to over 200mm and possibly up to 400mm, is forecast for the QLD Central and North Coasts and nearby inland as a trough forms near the coast bringing rain and showers onshore. There is a flood watch out for the coast between Cairns and Gladstone, extending inland to parts of the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments.

Coming from the west, a surface trough is bringing moist unstable conditions likely to give the Far South West of QLD 30 to 50mm with possible totals up to 100mm over the same timeframe. There is a flood watch out there, too. That same trough is forecast to bring 25 to 50mm of rain across much of western, central and southern NSW on Thursday and Friday pushing east to the coast from Friday giving a wet weekend for many coastal areas.

Over in WA, a front and a string of troughs are forecast to give 25 to over 50mm in the South West over the next week, with a 50/50 chance of the Perth area receiving 12mm from Friday to Sunday, but a 1 in 4 chance of 38mm or better.


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 1402 EST on 17/05/2017. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 14:01EST, 17/05/2017.

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 21.8 0.0 14.4 +4.0 11.3 6.0 3.6 6.1 420 (17.5) 35/00
BUNBURY 22.0 +0.8 11.5 +2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 325 (13.5) 30/14
MANDURAH 21.0 -0.3 14.8 +1.2 -- 2.6 -- -- 402 (16.8) 37/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 -0.2 22.1 0.0 21.3 0.0 5.0 9.2 251 (10.5) 24/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.4 +7.4 10.6 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 41/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.2 +2.8 15.0 +6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 461 (19.2) 55/06
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.0 +2.1 13.7 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 39/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -1.3 3.5 -3.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 249 (10.4) 34/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.1 +3.3 12.7 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 34/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.7 +1.1 19.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 41/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +1.1 17.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 37/14
MACKAY M.O 25.1 +0.9 17.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 18/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.2 +2.2 13.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 24/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.2 +2.6 13.2 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 26/15
COOLANGATTA 24.5 +1.4 12.2 -1.9 -- 2.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 24/10
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 +1.1 11.0 -1.8 7.6 0.0 5.8 10.1 250 (10.4) 21/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.9 +1.1 9.3 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 277 (11.5) 31/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.3 +1.0 5.9 -2.8 2.2 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 +0.7 8.7 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 28/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.7 +0.4 10.0 0.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 392 (16.3) 28/07
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.5 +0.6 3.3 -3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 21/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.2 +0.2 10.8 -0.1 8.4 0.2 3.0 9.9 577 (24.0) 35/05
RICHMOND RAAF 20.8 +0.3 5.6 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 21/17
BELLAMBI AWS 18.9 -0.7 13.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 496 (20.7) 41/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 -- 0.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 28/00
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.2 +1.9 3.4 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 18/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.8 +1.2 4.0 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 65 ( 2.7) 13/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.0 +3.0 4.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 1.6 4.7 181 ( 7.5) 31/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 +0.1 1.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 21/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT -- -- 2.6 -2.5 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 18.2 +1.6 3.6 -4.7 2.1 0.2 0.8 7.4 219 ( 9.1) 41/23
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.4 +1.8 1.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 339 (14.1) 31/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.9 +1.1 0.3 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 13/15
HOBART AIRPORT 13.7 -1.5 7.4 +0.8 6.2 0.2 2.8 2.3 228 ( 9.5) 26/08
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

35.6 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
35.1 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
35.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+8.8 : 32.0 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+8.7 : 30.6 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+7.9 : 30.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+7.4 : 30.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.4 : 31.7 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.5 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+8.6 : 16.5 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+7.1 : 15.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+7.1 : 14.4 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+6.3 : 15.0 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+6.3 : 7.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

3.7 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
5.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.1 : 13.1 PROSPECT RESERVOIR Sydney--west NSW
-5.0 : 19.2 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
-3.9 : 20.1 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-3.7 : 13.3 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
-3.5 : 17.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-19.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
-8.0 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.9 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-2.5 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-11.3 : -8.0 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.0 : -0.3 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-6.7 : 0.1 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-6.5 : 1.9 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
-6.5 : -1.0 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC

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.
20.0 TOORA W Gippsland VIC
18.8 BICKLEY Lower West WA
18.4 CABBAGE TREE CREEK E Gippsland VIC
16.2 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
15.4 KARRAGULLEN NORTH Lower West WA

Reports not yet available

964 (40.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
929 (38.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
889 (37.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
882 (36.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
862 (35.9) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
861 (35.9) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
837 (34.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
827 (34.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
823 (34.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
801 (33.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
746 (31.1) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
693 (28.9) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
681 (28.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
678 (28.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
653 (27.2) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
633 (26.4) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
630 (26.3) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
629 (26.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
616 (25.7) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
615 (25.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
615 (25.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
604 (25.2) MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
600 (25.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
78/14 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
74/22 MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
72/15 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
70/23 PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
68/11 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
68/06 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
68/23 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

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
SWANBOURNE
10.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 21.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
BICKLEY
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 AERO
6.0mm in 1 min to 09:01 360.0mm/h
ESPERANCE
14.6mm in 26 min to 09:26 33.7mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.6mm/h
FLOREAT PARK AG STATION
13.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 27.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.6mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.6mm/h
PEMBERTON AG STATION
10.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.8mm/h
SOUTH PERTH AG STATION
11.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.6mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 78( 10/ 65 ) at 15:00
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 76(360/ 65 ) at 13:30