Tuesday 26 SEP 2017
 

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National Daily Weather Summary


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Tuesday 26 September 2017

 The heatwaves keep coming

The September heatwave that brought record-setting temperatures to most of VIC, NSW and southern QLD between last Saturday 23 and Monday 25 September will be described in more detail here in the next few days.

It was a remarkable event, setting new state September maximum temperature records for both VIC and NSW. Even more remarkable was the extent of the heat. You can see in this map showing departures from normal maximum temperatures that the BoM ran out of colours on the temperature scale to show just how abnormal the heat was. The scale finishes at 12°, but the greatest departure from normal for the day was a massive 19.9° above average at Point Hicks Lighthouse in eastern VIC.

The next two days this week, Wednesday and Thursday, look set to break even more September heat records, though across a smaller area of northern NSW and southern QLD. Some of these are likely to be new records set just last weekend, including possibly another new state record for NSW and a new September national record in QLD. [ABC]

The temperatures to watch for? The current NSW state record for September is 40.5° set at Wilcannia Airport last Saturday, 23 September, and the QLD state record is 42.4 set at Birdsville on 22 September 2003. The current national September record is 43.1 set at West Roebuck WA on 27 September 2003. In NSW tomorrow, Wednesday, 41° is the forecast maximum for Tibooburra, Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett. In QLD tomorrow, 43° is the top temp forecast for Birdsville with 42 forecast for all locations in the state's southwest. That heat moves east to the coast on Thursday where records in the Brisbane area, many set last Sunday, are under threat.

I won't even mention record hot nights...

 Pacific temps cooling, but not quite enough for La Niña

The BoM's ENSO Wrap-Up, issued today, says that although both sea surface and sub-surface temperatures have cooled in the central and eastern Pacific, and are expected to continue to do so, it will not be enough "to be classified as a La Niña event."

The Indian Ocean Dipole continues neutral, though there is a hint that it will become positive this season. If there is a late season positive IOD, it will be short-lived, as positive IOD events typically decay by December.

The full ENSO Wrap-Up can be found here.


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 27/09/2017. 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 minimum temperature

QLD

Northwest

037034

THE MONUMENT AIRPORT

27.0

26.2

29/09/2005

13

1 N

QLD

Darling Downs E

041529

TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT

19.7

19.2

30/09/2000

18

1 N

NSW

North Coast

058216

BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)

19.8

19.3

22/09/2017

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029167

CENTURY MINE

41.3

40.5

22/09/2003

11

1 N

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

39.2

38.8

30/09/2005

13

1 N

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030161

RICHMOND AIRPORT

39.6

39.2

26/09/2003

16

1 N

QLD

Central West

036026

ISISFORD POST OFFICE

40.1

39.8

29/09/1988

54

1 N

QLD

Central West

036034

BLACKALL AIRPORT

38.5

38.4

24/09/2017

13

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Northwest

037036

TREPELL AIRPORT

40.8

40.5

22/09/2012

13

1 N

QLD

Northwest

037039

WINTON AIRPORT

40.6

39.9

23/09/2012

11

1 N

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039066

GAYNDAH AIRPORT

36.3

35.6

25/09/2017

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040922

KINGAROY AIRPORT

36.0

33.8

24/09/2017

13

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
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10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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10pm EST Solar Radiation

Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
Data is as received at 14:03EST, 29/09/2017.

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 18.2 -1.9 6.0 -2.9 4.8 3.2 4.4 9.3 375 (15.6) 41/13
BUNBURY 17.7 -0.7 8.0 -0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 336 (14.0) 43/12
MANDURAH 17.6 -1.3 11.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 39/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.5 +0.9 25.6 +2.6 25.0 0.0 7.8 9.9 306 (12.8) 30/18
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.3 +10.1 14.6 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 477 (19.9) 52/11
WHYALLA AERO 33.5 +12.0 9.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 339 (14.1) 54/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.9 +3.9 8.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 31/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.4 -0.4 1.9 -4.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 267 (11.1) 35/23
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.6 +8.4 18.3 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 34/09
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 +0.8 18.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 31/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 +1.8 15.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 39/13
MACKAY M.O 29.8 +4.6 16.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 39/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.6 +7.3 15.2 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 31/09
BUNDABERG AERO 29.7 +4.3 18.8 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 620 (25.8) 46/07
COOLANGATTA 27.5 +4.3 15.8 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 410 (17.1) 50/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.2 +3.0 17.3 +4.6 14.4 0.0 6.8 8.3 505 (21.0) 43/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.5 +6.3 19.7 +9.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 482 (20.1) 54/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.7 +6.3 12.7 +4.1 7.6 0.0 5.6 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.8 +0.3 14.9 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 31/08
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 +0.6 9.3 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 504 (21.0) 37/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.3 +3.2 4.6 +0.4 -5.7 0.0 3.4 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.9 +4.6 6.3 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 30/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.6 +0.1 12.4 +2.0 5.5 0.0 9.6 11.0 544 (22.7) 46/09
RICHMOND RAAF 24.6 +1.9 4.7 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 418 (17.4) 41/15
BELLAMBI AWS 18.3 -1.8 11.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 463 (19.3) 35/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.4 -- 4.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 516 (21.5) 35/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.2 +2.6 0.5 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 46/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.8 +0.8 1.6 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 50/19
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.1 +5.7 5.5 -1.8 -- 0.0 5.5 10.2 291 (12.1) 30/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.7 -0.7 -0.2 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 326 (13.6) 22/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.6 +0.8 -0.1 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 22/15
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 16.3 -0.3 2.1 -4.9 -1.0 1.0 2.2 10.7 401 (16.7) 26/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.4 +0.5 -0.9 -5.7 -- 4.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 35/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.0 -0.5 1.0 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 35/16
HOBART AIRPORT 14.2 -1.1 2.7 -3.3 -1.3 0.2 2.8 8.9 406 (16.9) 26/00
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

41.3 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
41.0 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.0 WINDORAH AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
40.8 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
40.6 LAKE JULIUS AWS Gulf Country QLD
40.6 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+12.2 : 38.2 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+12.1 : 34.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+12.0 : 38.6 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+12.0 : 33.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+11.4 : 32.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

27.0 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
27.0 WINDORAH AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
27.0 KATHERINE COUNTRY CLUB N Rivers NT
26.6 DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
26.6 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT

+12.8 : 27.0 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+11.4 : 25.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+11.0 : 22.3 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+10.7 : 25.3 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+9.6 : 19.5 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

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

2.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.0 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
6.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
7.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.7 : 20.8 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-7.0 : 14.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-6.5 : 19.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.2 : 11.6 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0 : 17.4 MULLEWA Central West WA

-5.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-3.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-3.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.1 : -2.7 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
-7.0 : -1.9 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-6.9 : -1.0 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM Wimmera N VIC
-6.8 : 1.1 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
-6.3 : -2.1 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE 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.
76.8 PORONGURUPS
58.0 WINDRUSH Lower West WA
44.6 METTLER Lower West WA
41.8 PORONGURUP SOUTH
37.2 TAMAR Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
58.0 WINDRUSH
44.6 METTLER
37.2 TAMAR

ISLANDS

76.8 PORONGURUPS
41.8 PORONGURUP SOUTH

Reports not yet available

1265 (52.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1086 (45.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1055 (44.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1035 (43.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1025 (42.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1001 (41.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
961 (40.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
960 (40.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
875 (36.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
870 (36.3) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
864 (36.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
827 (34.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
823 (34.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
807 (33.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
775 (32.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
775 (32.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
769 (32.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
739 (30.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
725 (30.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
708 (29.5) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
697 (29.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
694 (28.9) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
688 (28.7) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
687 (28.6) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
667 (27.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
664 (27.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
650 (27.1) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
645 (26.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
640 (26.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
634 (26.4) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
631 (26.3) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
629 (26.2) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
629 (26.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
625 (26.0) HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
623 (26.0) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
622 (25.9) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
620 (25.8) BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
617 (25.7) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
617 (25.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
616 (25.7) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
616 (25.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
613 (25.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
608 (25.3) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
607 (25.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
602 (25.1) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
78/00 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
76/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
74/13 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
70/13 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
70/14 FORREST Eucla WA

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.
None reported None reported