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Noteworthy weather today

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available, with some not available until the next day. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

For weather news as it breaks that is tagged and organised, use the links on the Weather and Climate Media Reports page.

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Hyped-up forecasts outmatch just reporting the weather

A disease in media reporting of weather events that started in the USA seems to be spreading rapidly to Australia as well as other English-speaking countries.

The symptoms are headlines about forecast weather that are sensational and designed to hook the reader in through fear and relevance (Storms to wash out your Christmas Barbie) dominating media coverage of weather events. Stories about weather that hasn't yet happened begin to outnumber those about newsworthy weather that has.

Take these first three headlines in my carefully curated Google news feed today:

  • 100km/h winds set to smash Victoria as Melbourne heats up (Herald Sun)
  • Sydney weather: Western Sydney to swelter through 44C heat before cool change is set to drop it to 25C (news.com.au)
  • US 'polar vortex' to bring weather 'extremes off the scale' in time for Christmas (news.com.au)

All of them lead to stories based on forecasts.

The headline format is usually: [Prediction of doom] TO [why it's relevant to YOU], so "100km/h winds set" TO "smash Victoria...". The third US headline is a masterpiece of the genre, carefully following the format and crafted with emotive phrases that hype it off the scale. That last phrase, "in time for Christmas" is the master stroke. OMG, you think, how's it going to affect me? Glance down the headlines of the news service of Accuweather, America's largest private weather company, and you'll see what I mean.

Why does this matter? After all, forecasts that affect us are quite valid news and a hyped-up headline is just one of the proficient journalist's tools to catch and keep readers. It matters because while the number of stories about weather that hasn't yet happened are increasing, reports of what actually has happened are becoming harder to find. Perhaps we, the consumers of news media, are the problem. By the time the event takes place the story has become stale and we have moved onto the next big thing, and unless the forecast weather was so sensational as to be the next big thing in its own right, we hear nothing more about it. And, of course, it's much easier for a journalist to sex up a weather forecast from a national provider than it is to research and cross-check an event that is in progress or has occurred.

Fortunately, I consult many information sources, and the Daily Weather Summary will continue to report the weather events that actually happened.

 Heat, gusty winds set records across the east
Monday 18/12/2017

The heatwave that has been slowly tracking east across Australia since last Wednesday brought record high overnight minima and daytime maxima on Monday across northern SA, western NSW and SW QLD.

Temperatures reached 10 to more than 12° above normal in N and W SA, with the mercury reaching 47.1 at Oodnadatta, Moomba and Marree. Oodnadatta's sizzling 47.1 followed a night when the temperature only dropped to 32.1. Record-breaking wind gusts were also recorded with thunderstorms in a trough ahead of a major cold front sweeping into SA from the west. Coober Pedy's anemometer recorded 109km/h, but Neptune Island off the Eyre Peninsula SA saw 122km/h, its highest gust in 13 years of observations.

The hot, dry, gusty winds prompted a catastrophic fire danger in the eastern Eyre Peninsula and extreme or severe dangers across most of SA, however no major fires were reported.

 Wild weather sweeps across WA
Monday 18/12/17

Two strong cold fronts, more typical of winter than Christmas time, crossed southern WA on Sunday and Monday as a deep, complex (i.e. more than one centre) low moved slowly east under the state's South Coast. This animation shows the unseasonal track of the powerful system.

December is in the southern WA dry season, so widespread rain as far north as the central west surprised many, giving some locations around and south of Perth more than double their December averages. The 33.2mm Perth recorded for the event (December average 10.8) nudged the rainfall worm just above average for the year. At the same time as December records were falling to heat and high wind gusts in the east, they were tumbling to heavy rain, low maximum temperatures and especially to high average daily wind speeds in the west.

On Sunday, many events and sporting fixtures were cancelled while play in the third Ashes Test was abandoned. An even greater sensation occurred at the Ashes Test before play started on Monday when a wind gust lifted off the covers protecting the wicket, stopping play for the rest of the morning while the blowers were put to work at a crucial time in the match. Described by one ABC commentator as "an international incident", it at least showed how seriously Aussies still take their Ashes Tests. [ABC, Andrew Miskelly]


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 20/12/2017. 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

SW & S Coast

009851

MANYPEAKS

35.0

31.0

13/12/2011

12

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

SA

Upper Murray

024024

LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE

27.0

23.5

30/12/2003

29

27.0

24/01/2001

31

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

SA

NE Pastoral

017123

MOOMBA AIRPORT

32.8

32.1

31/12/2003

19

1 N

QLD

Channel Country

038026

BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT

33.0

32.1

14/12/2017

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Far Northwest

046126

TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT

33.5

32.0

31/12/2003

17

33.0

15/01/2001

18

1 N

NSW

Lower Darling

047029

POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY

30.6

30.5

24/12/2009

12

1 N

NSW

Upper Darling

048027

COBAR MO

30.1

29.7

30/12/1965

52

1 N

NSW

Southwest Plains

049002

BALRANALD (RSL)

29.2

29.0

22/12/1972

41

1 N

VIC

N Central

088051

REDESDALE

22.1

21.8

22/12/2006

20

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Far SW

045009

BALLERA GAS FIELD

46.4

45.5

31/12/2005

12

1 N

QLD

Far SW

045025

THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT

45.3

45.0

24/12/2009

15

1 N

NSW

CW Plains S

050137

CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS

43.4

43.1

21/12/1994

20

1 N

NSW

Sydney--west

067108

BADGERYS CREEK AWS

42.7

42.5

17/12/2009

19

1 N

NSW

Sydney--west

067113

PENRITH LAKES AWS

44.1

43.5

14/12/2017

19

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

SA

Northeast

020062

YUNTA AIRSTRIP

104

98.0

07/12/2007

11

N

VIC

Lower North

080091

KYABRAM

89

74.0

22/12/2007

13

N

VIC

Upper North

081049

TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG

94

76.0

04/12/2002

13

N

VIC

Upper North

081124

YARRAWONGA

94

94.0

18/12/2010

11

N Equal to record.

VIC

N Central

088051

REDESDALE

98

83.0

22/12/2007

11

N

VIC

N Central

088162

WALLAN (KILMORE GAP)

117

102.0

06/12/2004

11

111.0

27/06/2007

12

N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

WA

Eucla

011052

FORREST

33.0

31.9

11/12/2008

11

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, 20/12/2017.

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 24.2 -4.7 12.0 -2.9 10.7 4.8 4.2 13.0 653 (27.2) 48/13
BUNBURY 24.6 -2.7 11.7 -1.9 -- 2.8 -- -- 443 (18.5) 39/11
MANDURAH 22.5 -4.4 13.9 -3.3 -- 3.0 -- -- 550 (22.9) 43/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +2.3 26.9 +1.6 26.7 0.0 7.6 11.8 266 (11.1) 26/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.4 +5.0 27.6 +7.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 442 (18.4) 59/17
WHYALLA AERO 33.4 +5.2 21.2 +5.3 -- 14.6 -- -- 343 (14.3) 54/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.8 +1.8 20.6 +5.0 -- 10.4 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 44/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.8 +4.9 19.2 +9.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 425 (17.7) 70/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 42.7 +5.6 26.2 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 35/23
CAIRNS AERO 33.7 +2.3 23.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 427 (17.8) 35/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.2 +0.7 24.0 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 513 (21.4) 39/13
MACKAY M.O -- -- 21.8 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.6 +0.5 21.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 28/13
BUNDABERG AERO 30.6 +1.1 18.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 31/13
COOLANGATTA 29.6 +2.4 20.9 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 41/13
BRISBANE AERO 29.6 +1.5 20.1 0.0 17.2 0.0 8.8 11.0 334 (13.9) 41/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 31.8 +4.4 16.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 37/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 38.3 +7.4 24.5 +7.0 -- 0.0 9.6 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 32.1 +5.6 17.9 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 34/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 38.6 +11.4 20.2 +3.7 -- 0.8 -- -- 257 (10.7) 35/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 31.8 +7.5 18.6 +7.4 13.3 2.4 9.6 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 41.8 +10.6 23.5 +7.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 54/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 34.2 +8.5 21.1 +3.6 18.9 0.0 6.4 5.2 359 (15.0) 68/15
RICHMOND RAAF 42.9 +14.5 21.1 +5.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 43/10
BELLAMBI AWS 32.8 +9.0 20.4 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 34/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 34.3 -- 18.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 43/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 40.2 +10.8 25.6 +11.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 43/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 37.2 +8.0 20.9 +7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 67/19
MILDURA AIRPORT 39.7 +9.6 28.8 +14.0 -- 0.0 14.4 6.5 460 (19.2) 89/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 38.4 +11.0 23.2 +11.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 94/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 37.3 +10.3 22.9 +11.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 111/17
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 38.3 +13.9 20.0 +8.0 20.3 0.0 10.6 4.4 391 (16.3) 93/18
BALLARAT AERODROME 34.1 +11.5 21.4 +12.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 76/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 28.3 +5.9 15.6 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 41/14
HOBART AIRPORT 30.6 +9.9 14.6 +3.9 11.1 0.0 6.8 4.8 371 (15.5) 59/21
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

46.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
46.4 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
45.4 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
45.3 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
45.2 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW

+16.8 : 40.8 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
+15.3 : 39.1 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+15.0 : 44.1 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
+14.9 : 36.1 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+14.9 : 42.3 PROSPECT RESERVOIR Sydney--west NSW

33.5 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
33.4 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
33.0 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
32.8 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
32.4 WHITE CLIFFS AWS Far Northwest NSW

+14.4 : 30.6 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW
+14.4 : 29.2 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW
+14.0 : 28.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+13.2 : 29.6 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
+12.7 : 29.5 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW

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

17.8 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
19.0 HILLARYS BOAT HARBOUR NTC AWS Lower West WA
19.1 NORTH WALPOLE Lower West WA
19.5 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
19.5 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA

-9.5 : 22.6 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.9 : 23.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.9 : 21.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.9 : 19.5 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA

7.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.2 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
8.6 WARRA W Coast TAS
8.7 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
9.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-6.5 : 14.6 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.5 : 15.6 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-6.2 : 18.2 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.2 : 15.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields 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.
102.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
70.0 YARROWITCH (RUSHBROOK) MidNorth Coast S NSW
61.8 NUNDLE (HEAD OF THE PEEL) NW Slopes S NSW
44.0 BUKKULLA (RFS) NW Slopes N NSW
43.4 MURRURUNDI (HAYDON STREET) Hunter Valley NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes N
44.0 BUKKULLA (RFS)
NW Slopes S
61.8 NUNDLE (HEAD OF THE PEEL)
MidNorth Coast S
70.0 YARROWITCH (RUSHBROOK)
Hunter Valley
43.4 MURRURUNDI (HAYDON STREET)

ISLANDS
Islands
102.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

Reports not yet available

1048 (43.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
1044 (43.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1027 (42.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1010 (42.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
937 (39.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
891 (37.1) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
878 (36.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
841 (35.0) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
826 (34.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
819 (34.1) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
793 (33.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
791 (33.0) FORREST Eucla WA
779 (32.5) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
778 (32.4) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
751 (31.3) ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
745 (31.0) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
733 (30.5) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
717 (29.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
715 (29.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
712 (29.7) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
711 (29.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
708 (29.5) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
708 (29.5) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
705 (29.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
702 (29.3) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
702 (29.3) NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
702 (29.3) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
702 (29.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
695 (29.0) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
693 (28.9) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
692 (28.8) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
686 (28.6) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
683 (28.5) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
679 (28.3) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
678 (28.3) MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
672 (28.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
670 (27.9) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
666 (27.8) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
663 (27.6) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
659 (27.5) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
658 (27.4) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
655 (27.3) LEONORA AERO Goldfields WA
653 (27.2) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
641 (26.7) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
640 (26.7) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
633 (26.4) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
630 (26.3) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
630 (26.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
627 (26.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
624 (26.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
624 (26.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
623 (26.0) KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
610 (25.4) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
602 (25.1) JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
601 (25.0) MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
117/18 WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
117/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
115/21 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
113/18 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
111/17 BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
111/19 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
107/17 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
107/10 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
104/23 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
104/22 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
102/23 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
102/15 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
100/16 DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
100/21 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
98/15 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
98/17 REDESDALE N Central VIC
98/18 EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
96/22 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
94/22 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
94/17 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC
94/18 YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
93/18 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
91/00 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
91/23 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
91/11 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
91/21 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast 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
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
4.4mm in 11 min to 17:11 24.0mm/h
Lower West
BICKLEY
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
DWELLINGUP
20.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 40.4mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.2mm/h
ESPERANCE AERO
13.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 27.6mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.4mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
14.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.2mm/h
HOPETOUN NORTH
10.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.8mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.6mm/h
ALBANY AIRPORT
21.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 43.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 21.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.8mm/h
MANYPEAKS AG STATION
17.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 35.6mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.8mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.8mm/h
PEMBERTON AG STATION
17.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 34.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.4mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.4mm/h
WAROONA
10.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP
11.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.0mm/h
NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP
9.8mm in 15 min to 15:30 39.2mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.2mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.4mm/h
BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE)
14.8mm in 20 min to 20:30 44.4mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.8mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 14.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
N Plateau
JERVOIS
7.0mm in 20 min to 21:00 21.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
CLEVE AERODROME
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.0mm/h
18.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 36.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.4mm/h
WHYALLA AERO
6.6mm in 16 min to 03:00 24.8mm/h
14.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 29.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.6mm/h
CULTANA (DEFENCE)
13.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.8mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.4mm/h
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO
15.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.6mm/h
EDITHBURGH
10.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.0mm/h
22.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 45.2mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 22.6mm/h
STENHOUSE BAY
8.2mm in 20 min to 00:20 24.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.8mm/h
15.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.0mm/h
KADINA AWS
15.4mm in 1 hr to 03:30 15.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.7mm/h
26.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 53.6mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 26.8mm/h
CAPE WILLOUGHBY
15.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.6mm/h
CAPE BORDA
9.0mm in 9 min to 00:18 60.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 11.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.0mm/h
18.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 36.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.4mm/h
KINGSCOTE AERO
13.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 27.6mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.8mm/h
PARNDANA CFS AWS
14.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.2mm/h
Adelaide/Lofty
ADELAIDE (WEST TERRACE / NGAYIRDAPIRA)
10.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.2mm/h
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN)
10.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.4mm/h
MOUNT LOFTY
13.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.2mm/h
PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS)
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.0mm/h
34.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 68.0mm/h
34.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 34.0mm/h
NOARLUNGA
16.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 32.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.0mm/h
KUITPO FOREST RESERVE
10.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
SW Slopes S
KHANCOBAN AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.2mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper North
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT
4.0mm in 11 min to 18:46 21.8mm/h
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
4.0mm in 3 min to 20:00 80.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.4mm/h
4.8mm in 6 min to 20:06 48.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 19.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
W Gippsland
POUND CREEK
13.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 13.6mm/h
E Central
ESSENDON AIRPORT
9.6mm in 4 min to 20:00 144.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
VIEWBANK
5.6mm in 8 min to 19:52 42.0mm/h
6.4mm in 8 min to 20:00 48.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 15.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
MOORABBIN AIRPORT
9.0mm in 8 min to 20:18 67.5mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
11.8mm in 30 min to 20:30 23.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
MELBOURNE AIRPORT
7.6mm in 3 min to 19:53 152.0mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 15.8mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 16.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
COLDSTREAM COMPARISON
4.4mm in 12 min to 19:30 22.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.4mm/h
5.8mm in 12 min to 20:12 29.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK)
16.4mm in 15 min to 20:17 65.6mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 20.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 19.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
COLDSTREAM
4.2mm in 11 min to 19:30 22.9mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
N Central
REDESDALE
1.4mm in 1 min to 18:59 84.0mm/h
6.8mm in 6 min to 19:06 68.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
102.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 204.4mm/h
102.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 102.2mm/h
102.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 102.2mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) : 91(330/ 67 ) at 02:13
NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT : 96(310/ 43 ) at 00:29
MARREE AERO : 102(230/ 59 ) at 01:30
Northeast
YUNTA AIRSTRIP : 104(290/ 59 ) at 01:21
QUEENSLAND
Channel Country
BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT : 95(350/ 58 ) at 23:39
NEW SOUTH WALES
SW Slopes S
KHANCOBAN AWS : 102(340/ 80 ) at 16:22
Riverina E
DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS : 100(290/ 69 ) at 18:00
VICTORIA
Mallee S
SWAN HILL AERODROME : 82(320/ 63 ) at 16:56
Wimmera S
PYRENEES (BEN NEVIS) : 109( 40/ 65 ) at 04:30
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 89( 30/ 67 ) at 03:00
Upper North
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG : 95(290/ 58 ) at 18:27
BENDIGO AIRPORT : 111(350/ 59 ) at 18:38
YARRAWONGA : 95(270/ 58 ) at 19:07
Lower NE
WANGARATTA AERO : 113(280/ 78 ) at 19:24
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 111(350/ 69 ) at 20:12
MOUNT HOTHAM : 100(350/ 70 ) at 23:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(270/ 65 ) at 17:54
KINGFISH B - 80KM SSE LAKES ENTRANCE : 80(255/ 65 ) at 22:50
E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 93(350/ 56 ) at 19:50
W Central
LAVERTON RAAF : 98(300/ 50 ) at 16:15
POINT WILSON : 83(210/ 65 ) at 15:29
N Central
REDESDALE : 98(350/ 72 ) at 18:59
MANGALORE AIRPORT : 108(340/ 65 ) at 19:00
WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) : 117(330/ 74 ) at 19:28
EILDON FIRE TOWER : 98(320/ 65 ) at 19:17
W Coast
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 91(310/ 74 ) at 13:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 89(280/ 63 ) at 21:57
CAPE GRIM : 83(280/ 67 ) at 22:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 117(330/ 89 ) at 16:30
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 96(330/ 59 ) at 19:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 85( 10/ 65 ) at 17:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 78(290/ 65 ) at 23:17
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 80( 20/ 63 ) at 12:30
LOW ROCKY POINT : 76(330/ 63 ) at 15:30
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 104(330/ 61 ) at 23:57
MOUNT READ : 98( 10/ 70 ) at 11:30