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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Weather, Climate and Site News

 Australian weather Fri 20 Jul 2018

SE Australia: Cold airmass moves in. Light snow fell briefly across southern parts of the Central Tablelands during the day in the wake of a cold front with the temperature at, for example, Orange hovering between 1 and 3° all day. The front, and cold air behind it, brought good rain to SA and VIC with thunderstorms and hail in parts of VIC last night. A Tigerair flight from Melbourne to Adelaide had to turn back after being struck by lightning in one storm.

NSW: Good Alpine snowfalls. 32mm of melted snow fell at Perisher Valley in the 24 hours to 2300 Friday evening, the equivalent of over 30cm of fresh snow. The nearby Snowy Hydro snow depth measurement at Spencers Creek came in at 99.8cm on Thursday, 12cm ahead of the same time last year though still below the long-term average. This substantial top-up will be welcome after four weeks of only light snowfalls.

International International weather Fri 20 Jul 2018

Vietnam, Philippines: Tropical Cyclones Son-Tinh brings flooding. Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh made landfall near Dien Thai city, Vietnam, 250km S of Hanoi on Wednesday 18 July. It had been downgraded to Tropical Storm status, but still brought 350mm to some coastal parts of the country, along with one death, flooding and the threat of landslides. It will weaken as it moves NW further into Vietnam and neighbouring parts of Laos, Thailand and China.
A few days earlier, nearly eight thousand people were evacuated in the Philippines as the cyclone passed, with rainfall as heavy as 165mm per hour reported by satellite in the Phillipine Sea.

Scandinavia: "Historic" forest fires, record heat. High temperatures and dry weather have caused forest fires to flare since June following Norway's hottest May since records began in 1900. As of Thursday 19 July, 44 fires were burning across Sweden with the largest in the central regions of Jämtland, Gävleborg and Dalarna. International firefighting help has been called in from Italy and France. It is being referred to as a "historic wildfire outbreak" in Sweden.

Figures supplied by the Washington Post show that temperatures more than 10° above the usual comfortable early 20s have been recorded in Scandinavia, with Trondheim Airport, Norway, hitting 32.4° last Monday, an all-time record. The heat extends across the water to Finland, where Turku recorded 33.3 on Tuesday, its highest since 1914, and Helsinki reported one of its hottest two-day periods on record last Sunday and Monday.

Europe, UK: Fires threats elsewhere. Following last summer's widespread and major fires around Europe, this dry late summer period is not looking good. As of Thursday 19 July, the European Forest Fire Information System reported extreme fire danger in parts of Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Turkey as well as on Sicily and Cyprus.
Some good news, though, is that a fire burning in peat and brush on Saddleworth Moor, 20km ENE of Manchester, has been extinguished by rain after over three weeks of effort by firefighters from seven counties and the army. The longest heatwave in at least five years has raised threats seldom bargained for in Britain - extensive wildfires on home soil, as well as water shortages.


Records set or equalled today

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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 14:05EST, 21/07/2018.

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 21.0 +3.1 8.1 +0.1 5.0 0.0 2.2 7.0 263 (11.0) 43/12
BUNBURY 18.9 +1.7 5.6 -1.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 50/13
MANDURAH 18.8 +1.4 10.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 54/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +3.3 22.9 +3.6 22.1 0.0 4.2 8.8 204 ( 8.5) 39/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.9 -0.8 4.7 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 319 (13.3) 37/08
WHYALLA AERO 15.2 -1.7 3.5 -1.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 439 (18.3) 35/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.7 -1.6 7.0 -0.5 -- 14.2 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 48/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.5 -0.7 4.1 -1.1 -- 6.8 -- -- 373 (15.5) 57/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.6 -1.1 12.7 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 48/11
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 +1.3 15.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 26/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.3 +2.2 16.4 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 30/11
MACKAY M.O 27.5 +6.2 15.5 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 30/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.5 +4.4 10.8 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 31/11
BUNDABERG AERO 24.4 +2.4 7.4 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 43/12
COOLANGATTA 22.1 +1.6 8.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 41/10
BRISBANE AERO 24.7 +3.9 8.4 -0.6 4.7 0.0 3.4 5.7 250 (10.4) 34/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.9 +1.4 10.6 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 414 (17.3) 57/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.6 +2.5 10.1 +5.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.0 +5.4 2.2 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 55/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.2 +5.2 2.3 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 76/14
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 9.0 -2.3 0.5 0.0 -8.0 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.3 -2.0 6.0 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 57/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.3 +4.3 11.0 +3.8 8.8 0.0 4.0 9.5 345 (14.4) 87/14
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +3.8 1.9 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 68/11
BELLAMBI AWS 18.8 +2.0 13.6 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 427 (17.8) 89/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 10.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 0.6 -- -- 506 (21.1) 63/01
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.8 -0.9 4.7 +2.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 380 (15.8) 61/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.0 -1.1 3.7 +0.6 -- 3.4 -- -- 346 (14.4) 43/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.5 -0.9 4.1 -0.2 -- 0.6 0.3 8.6 403 (16.8) 41/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.1 -0.9 4.4 +1.5 -- 2.6 -- -- 373 (15.5) 44/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.7 -0.8 1.4 -1.1 -- 3.8 -- -- 339 (14.1) 43/13
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 11.7 -1.4 4.7 -0.7 1.9 2.0 0.0 5.4 508 (21.2) 63/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 8.7 -1.4 1.3 -1.9 -- 3.6 -- -- 444 (18.5) 57/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.2 -0.4 4.6 +2.3 -- 3.6 -- -- 275 (11.5) 37/10
HOBART AIRPORT 11.1 -1.4 6.1 +2.0 2.7 0.0 1.8 3.7 534 (22.3) 50/16
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

35.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.1 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
35.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.0 KANGAROO FLATS (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
35.0 MOUNT BUNDEY SOUTH (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT

+7.4 : 26.4 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+6.7 : 25.4 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.7 : 26.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+6.2 : 27.5 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
+6.2 : 24.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+7.4 : 11.7 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
+7.3 : 10.1 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.1 : 11.3 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+6.8 : 10.4 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.8 : 13.1 SPRINGSURE COMET ST Central Highlands QLD

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

-4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.2 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.9 : 3.8 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-5.4 : -1.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-5.3 : 1.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-5.0 : 1.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.4 : -3.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.4 : 4.8 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-5.5 : -1.4 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.3 : 0.5 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.1 : 0.2 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.8 : 10.2 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-4.7 : -0.6 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt 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.
35.2 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN) N Coast TAS
28.8 WHITFIELD (KING RIVER AT CHESHUNT) Lower NE VIC
28.2 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY) Upper NE VIC
27.4 HALLS (BUCKLAND RIVER AT TWELVE MILE) Upper NE VIC
26.8 MYRHEE (HANDCOCKS) Lower NE VIC

Reports not yet available

1444 (60.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1248 (52.0) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1194 (49.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1189 (49.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1152 (48.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1125 (46.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1051 (43.8) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
993 (41.4) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
955 (39.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
950 (39.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
947 (39.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
897 (37.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
872 (36.3) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
815 (34.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
804 (33.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
792 (33.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
779 (32.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
777 (32.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
777 (32.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
761 (31.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
749 (31.2) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
731 (30.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
713 (29.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
708 (29.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
689 (28.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
689 (28.7) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
665 (27.7) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
655 (27.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
654 (27.3) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
654 (27.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
647 (27.0) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
645 (26.9) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
642 (26.8) NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes N NSW
641 (26.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
640 (26.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
625 (26.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
613 (25.5) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
608 (25.3) HAY AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
607 (25.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
603 (25.1) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
146/17 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
102/16 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
100/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
98/05 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
96/14 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
94/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. 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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 82(310/ 63 ) at 15:17
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 85(250/ 67 ) at 05:29
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
MURRURUNDI GAP AWS : 87(320/ 69 ) at 10:31
Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO : 85(270/ 67 ) at 12:30
KURNELL AWS : 93(280/ 63 ) at 12:19
PORT BOTANY (MOLINEUX POINT AWS) : 87(240/ 70 ) at 12:30
Illawarra
PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS : 80(260/ 65 ) at 14:12
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION (EAST ANEMOMETER) : 91(280/ 56 ) at 16:49
HIGH RANGE AWS (WANGANDERRY) : 91(260/ 61 ) at 13:00
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(330/ 67 ) at 00:00
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 146(250/ 80 ) at 17:16
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 74(270/ 65 ) at 11:58
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(230/ 67 ) at 13:43
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 78(250/ 65 ) at 10:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 98(270/ 80 ) at 08:08
CAPE GRIM : 96(230/ 78 ) at 14:48
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(***/ 54 ) at 12:20
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(220/ 63 ) at 16:59
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 83(250/ 65 ) at 15:36
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 76(290/ 65 ) at 03:28
LOW ROCKY POINT : 98(310/ 61 ) at 05:53
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 85(280/ 67 ) at 23:14
HOGAN ISLAND : 102(280/ 76 ) at 16:15