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Thursday 5 October 2017

Newsbits

 BoM Drought Statement shows impact of low September rainfall: As many in eastern Australia know, rainfall in September was a long way short of normal during September. In the Murray-Darling Basin it was the lowest on record for the month. Coming after a very dry winter, it has resulted in serious to severe rainfall deficiencies in most of NSW and large areas of QLD and SA as well as smaller pockets in other states. Lower-layer soil moisture is now below average across most of NSW, QLD, VIC and SA. Full details are in the Drought Statement issued yesterday.

 Bureau documents extraordinary heat late last month: Between 22 and 29 September, eastern Australia experienced two pulses of heat that were exceptional for the first month of Spring. Over 20% of the country set new September high maximum temperature records during these eight days, with new state records being set for VIC at Mildura (37.7° on the 23rd), NSW at Wanaaring (41.4°, 27th) and QLD at Birdsville (42.8°, 27th). Australia as a whole had its hottest day on record on the 22nd, while in NSW the average maximum temperature statewide was nearly 15° above average on the 23rd, a record departure from normal.

A very detailed account of the event, including its causes, is in the Special Climate Statement, Exceptional September heat in eastern Australia (pdf), issued by the BoM today. The ABC, Guardian and Sydney Morning Herald [partial paywall] all produced stories with their own slants on the report, as well as interviews with BoM climatologists, though you can't go past reading the Statement itself.


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 1405 EST on 06/10/2017. 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

Interior

013040

TJUKAYIRLA

23.8

22.0

07/10/2001

16

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Central Highlands

035070

TAROOM POST OFFICE

24.1

23.4

29/10/2003

57

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012090

YEELIRRIE

15.8

15.8

07/10/2001

39

1 N Equal to record.

WA

Goldfields

012305

LAVERTON AERO

13.1

15.6

01/10/2009

20

1 N

WA

Goldfields

012314

LEINSTER AERO

14.0

16.0

07/10/2001

20

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 14:04EST, 06/10/2017.

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 21.9 -0.7 9.5 -0.7 6.7 0.0 6.0 11.4 587 (24.5) 59/07
BUNBURY 19.5 -1.4 6.3 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 392 (16.3) 35/00
MANDURAH 22.6 +0.9 8.8 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 424 (17.7) 31/07
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +0.4 26.4 +1.5 25.8 0.0 6.8 8.3 273 (11.4) 31/18
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.0 +5.1 13.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 44/22
WHYALLA AERO 19.3 -4.5 12.3 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 578 (24.1) 50/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.4 -3.5 13.5 +2.0 -- 2.4 -- -- 297 (12.4) 35/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -3.1 11.7 +4.6 -- 1.8 -- -- 456 (19.0) 55/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.0 +4.4 17.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 34/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +2.4 24.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 381 (15.9) 35/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 +1.2 24.7 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 492 (20.5) 41/14
MACKAY M.O 29.3 +1.8 21.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 28/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.7 +2.1 20.4 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 35/16
BUNDABERG AERO 29.9 +3.0 18.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 30/14
COOLANGATTA 26.3 +1.9 17.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 311 (13.0) 28/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.1 +1.7 17.9 +2.3 15.2 0.0 5.8 11.2 279 (11.6) 37/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.0 +3.7 15.6 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 459 (19.1) 35/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.1 +6.0 15.4 +3.2 11.8 0.0 5.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.2 +1.3 12.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 34/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.9 +4.3 14.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 34/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.8 +6.2 9.8 +3.2 2.3 0.0 3.8 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.9 +7.2 13.1 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 43/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.8 +4.3 16.1 +2.9 14.5 0.0 5.0 9.6 392 (16.3) 48/17
RICHMOND RAAF 31.7 +6.9 14.5 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 30/10
BELLAMBI AWS 21.4 0.0 15.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 50/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.6 -- 8.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 50/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.0 +6.6 8.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 41/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.7 -0.8 7.4 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 34/21
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.6 -0.3 17.1 +7.3 -- 0.0 8.0 7.3 306 (12.8) 46/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.7 +0.8 11.7 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 54/06
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.0 +2.6 13.1 +6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 57/16
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 21.2 +2.0 11.7 +3.3 14.1 0.0 7.6 3.5 455 (19.0) 65/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.2 -0.4 12.3 +6.1 -- 1.4 -- -- 429 (17.9) 48/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.2 -1.8 8.9 +2.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 43/22
HOBART AIRPORT 14.4 -2.9 8.4 +0.9 6.9 1.4 2.2 1.6 233 ( 9.7) 50/19
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

41.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
41.0 NGUKURR AIRPORT N Rivers NT
41.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
40.8 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
40.5 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+8.4 : 33.4 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+8.4 : 32.3 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
+8.1 : 33.1 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
+8.1 : 31.7 NARRANDERA AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
+8.0 : 32.6 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW

27.6 DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
27.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 WARRUWI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL

+9.5 : 24.1 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+8.1 : 26.1 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+7.7 : 14.9 MARYBOROUGH N Central VIC
+7.5 : 13.5 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
+7.5 : 16.3 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC

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

6.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.9 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
6.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.2 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
7.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-16.8 : 16.0 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-15.5 : 14.0 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-15.4 : 13.1 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-14.2 : 15.8 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-13.2 : 18.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

0.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.5 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.5 GUNDAGAI (NANGUS RD) SW Slopes N NSW

-5.6 : 15.5 DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
-5.5 : 9.3 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-5.4 : 2.5 GUNDAGAI (NANGUS RD) SW Slopes N NSW
-5.4 : 8.9 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 6.8 LANCELIN 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.
42.0 BOOROONDARRA Central Highlands QLD
23.8 TJUKAYIRLA Interior WA
17.6 LORNA GLEN Interior WA
17.0 MIRANI WEIR TW TM Central Coast E QLD
17.0 WARILDA Warrego QLD

Reports not yet available

913 (38.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
830 (34.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
804 (33.5) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
783 (32.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
765 (31.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
760 (31.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
740 (30.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
737 (30.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
733 (30.5) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
711 (29.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
688 (28.7) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
681 (28.4) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
675 (28.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
666 (27.8) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
662 (27.6) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
657 (27.4) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
657 (27.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
651 (27.1) MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
644 (26.8) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
634 (26.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
628 (26.2) MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
626 (26.1) DALWALLINU Central West WA
625 (26.0) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
621 (25.9) LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
615 (25.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
612 (25.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
610 (25.4) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
603 (25.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
601 (25.0) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
106/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
96/18 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
94/18 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
93/18 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/11 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
87/11 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
87/19 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
Goldfields
MOUNT KEITH AIRPORT
11.0mm in 28 min to 09:28 23.6mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.2mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.6mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
10.8mm in 50 min to 16:00 13.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h

VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT HOTHAM : 85(330/ 72 ) at 12:58
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(270/ 69 ) at 19:45
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 106(200/ 89 ) at 22:00
CAPE GRIM : 96(200/ 67 ) at 22:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(170/ 83 ) at 20:00
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 76(210/ 65 ) at 21:30
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 82(190/ 63 ) at 20:30
MOUNT READ : 78(190/ 63 ) at 21:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 76(270/ 67 ) at 17:00