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National Daily Weather Summary


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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Australian weather briefs

  • Heavy rain on the QLD Far North Coast eased off late yesterday as the trough bringing wet weather moved away to the east. The heaviest total in the 24 hours to 09.00 today was 97.0mm at Cowley Beach between Innisfail and Tully. Between 100 and 225mm was recorded in many gauges between Babinda and Tully over two days in an early start to the wet season in northern coastal QLD.
  • Late dry season heat is building in northern WA with the first temperatures nationally above 40° recorded in the East Pilbara and West Kimberley today. Roebourne reported a top of 41° while West Roebuck and Port Hedland reached 40°.
  • Ben Domensino notes on Weatherzone that the 0.2mm of rain that has fallen at Sydney Observatory Hill so far this month has given the city the driest start to spring since records began there in 1858. Other locations around the Sydney metro aren't faring much better. Eastern suburbs have picked up the odd coastal shower, giving Dover Heights 4.6mm and Rose Bay 5.2 while in the western suburbs very isolated showers have given Abbotsbury (Fairfield) 9.0mm and Shanes Park 13.6. No other gauges have recorded more than 1.8mm with most completely dry for the month so far.

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 21/09/2017. 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

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031184

MCKELL ROAD ALERT

29.0

19.0

22/09/2010

13

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031185

MILLAA MILLAA ALERT

34.0

27.0

04/09/2006

14

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031198

HERBERTON ALERT

25.0

13.0

03/09/2006

13

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031200

RAVENSHOE ALERT

27.0

14.0

01/09/2010

13

1 N


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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 14:02EST, 21/09/2017.

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 21.4 +1.3 14.7 +5.8 13.4 5.2 4.6 6.9 352 (14.7) 48/12
BUNBURY 19.8 +1.4 12.4 +4.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 39/18
MANDURAH 19.6 +0.7 14.3 +2.6 -- 4.6 -- -- 277 (11.5) 57/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.7 +2.1 24.0 +1.0 23.2 0.0 6.8 10.4 210 ( 8.8) 41/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.7 +6.5 7.2 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 37/13
WHYALLA AERO 28.4 +6.9 5.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) 50/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.8 +3.8 7.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 31/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 +1.9 4.1 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 361 (15.0) 50/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.0 +3.8 18.9 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 388 (16.2) 35/03
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +0.9 20.2 +1.5 -- 2.8 -- -- 366 (15.3) 34/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +1.0 19.2 +1.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 239 (10.0) 34/13
MACKAY M.O 26.1 +0.9 17.8 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 28/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.0 +5.7 16.0 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 31/16
BUNDABERG AERO 30.8 +5.4 14.4 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 35/12
COOLANGATTA 24.9 +1.7 17.7 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 555 (23.1) 41/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 -0.1 14.7 +2.0 10.6 0.0 5.4 10.4 437 (18.2) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.2 +4.0 13.3 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 59/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.2 +1.8 3.4 -5.2 -2.8 0.0 6.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.7 -0.8 5.9 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 30/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.6 -1.7 6.5 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 30/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +0.5 -0.2 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 30/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.0 -0.5 10.0 -0.4 7.0 0.0 9.2 7.7 558 (23.3) 31/14
RICHMOND RAAF 22.0 -0.7 1.9 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 282 (11.8) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 18.5 -1.6 10.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 22/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.2 -- -4.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 396 (16.5) 34/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.7 +0.1 -1.6 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 24/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.1 -0.9 0.2 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 26/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.4 +2.0 4.2 -3.1 -- 0.0 5.6 8.6 250 (10.4) 30/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.2 -0.2 0.3 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 26/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.3 +0.5 0.9 -3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 28/11
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 18.9 +2.3 4.5 -2.5 2.0 0.0 4.8 9.5 470 (19.6) 61/21
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.0 +1.1 0.5 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 48/20
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.1 -2.4 0.6 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 34/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.7 +1.4 3.0 -3.0 -0.8 0.0 3.6 6.2 473 (19.7) 30/09
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

40.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
39.6 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
39.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
39.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+13.3 : 35.7 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.2 : 32.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.1 : 31.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.0 : 31.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+8.3 : 27.5 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA

26.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.6 WARRUWI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
25.6 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.2 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+10.2 : 18.4 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+9.3 : 14.0 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.0 : 15.3 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+7.8 : 13.6 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.5 : 12.8 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.5 : 15.2 EYRE Eucla WA

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

5.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.9 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
6.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-3.9 : 16.4 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
-3.9 : 16.4 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
-3.4 : 18.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
-3.1 : 10.0 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
-2.9 : 16.4 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
-2.9 : 16.2 ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW

-6.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-6.0 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-9.4 : -6.0 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.7 : -6.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-7.8 : 10.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-7.5 : -1.6 GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-7.4 : -1.3 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-7.4 : -4.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W 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.
97.0 COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE) N Coast--Herbert QLD
79.4 BINGIL BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
68.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
67.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
65.6 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
61.2 MORNINGTON ISLAND AIRPORT
N Coast--Barron
67.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
N Coast--Herbert
97.0 COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
79.4 BINGIL BAY
68.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
65.6 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
64.0 INNISFAIL
61.2 INNISFAIL AERODROME
60.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
60.0 EURAMO TM
59.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
57.5 TULLY SUGAR MILL
57.0 TUNG OIL TM
55.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
54.0 CENTRAL MILL TM
53.0 NERADA ALERT

Reports not yet available

1172 (48.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1127 (47.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1016 (42.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
939 (39.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
929 (38.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
881 (36.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
858 (35.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
841 (35.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
826 (34.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
824 (34.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
801 (33.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
752 (31.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
746 (31.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
730 (30.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
725 (30.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
707 (29.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
698 (29.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
670 (27.9) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
663 (27.6) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
660 (27.5) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
656 (27.3) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
652 (27.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
628 (26.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
628 (26.2) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
611 (25.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
609 (25.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
608 (25.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
604 (25.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
72/14 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
70/18 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
68/23 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
67/23 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
67/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
67/23 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

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
BICKLEY
12.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 12.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.0mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
11.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.4mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
11.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.8mm/h
MYALUP AG STATION
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.0mm/h
SOUTH PERTH AG STATION
12.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 25.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 12.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.6mm/h
None reported