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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

Australia Thu 16 Aug 2018 2018 NSW, VIC: Bushfires an omen of worst fire season in a decade. Bushfires flared in coastal NSW and eastern VIC on Wed 15th in a foretaste of the menacing conditions in store for drought-stricken eastern Australia. In NSW, total fire bans were declared in Sydney, the Hunter and Illawarra as 830 firefighters fought over 70 grass and bushfires from Casino to the VIC border.

Properties were lost in the three largest and most serious ones which peaked during the afternoon. Near Bemboka in the Bega Valley, two houses and two outbuildings were destroyed while fires near Ulladulla and Nowra damaged one house and destroyed 12 outbuildings. The fires received global coverage through Reuters, which quoted NSW Rural Fire Service Inspector Ben Shepherd as saying the size and number of fires in Australia [at present] were typical of late summer. “We’re seeing fires on the far south coast (of New South Wales) that we wouldn't typically see until sometimes as late as January or February, so what we’re seeing is very unusual,” he said.

In VIC, about 140 firefighters battled a blaze at Cape Conran, SE of Orbost. Country Fire Authority chief officer Steve Warrington told ABC News that "For the first time ever we'll introduce restrictions in Gippsland as early as September." He warned that "Our primary concern is Gippsland, the north-eastern parts of Victoria as well, the Otways and certainly along the Murray" in a season that was shaping up to be the worst in a decade.

Outlook Thu 16 Aug 2018 BoM Seasonal Forecast is for worsening drought. The BoM's mid-month Climate Outlook update offers little cheer for an end to the drought affecting much of eastern Australia and parts of the west. It forecasts that SW WA, SE Australia, and parts of central QLD will have a drier than average spring when averaged over the whole season, while temperatures will be above normal. A brief video from the BoM is here, while the full Outlook is here* and an archive of it is here.

Australia Thu 16 Aug 2018 2018 NSW: Emus head into town. Wildlife is doing it tough in the drought, too, and ABC News reports some mobs in western NSW have moved in to Broken Hill to take advantage of the cushy lifestyle of its 17,800 human inhabitants. They've been reported doing laps of the main street, enjoying (eating) the gardens and participating in football matches. One local told the reporter "I'd rather put up with kangaroos and emus than magpies, we're just lucky emus don't swoop!"


Provisional records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has not been validated, but obvious errors have been corrected. The records are based on data received as at 1404 EST on 17/08/2018. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

4.2

6.9

02/08/2012

27

1 S C Suspect - not supported by nearby station. Await BoM validation.


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 14:03EST, 17/08/2018.

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 18.3 -0.2 8.2 +0.2 7.3 0.2 2.6 5.1 273 (11.4) 39/15
BUNBURY -- -- 6.5 -0.9 -- 3.4 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) --
MANDURAH 17.8 -0.1 10.8 0.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) 41/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.8 19.9 -0.5 18.6 0.0 5.6 11.0 260 (10.8) 31/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.9 +5.3 3.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 26/12
WHYALLA AERO 17.1 -1.4 5.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 30/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.5 -1.1 6.7 -1.5 -- 2.4 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 28/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.4 -0.7 4.4 -1.1 -- 5.2 -- -- 515 (21.5) 48/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.9 +1.6 3.6 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 24/13
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 +2.0 17.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 447 (18.6) 41/02
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.5 +0.5 14.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 347 (14.5) 34/12
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +2.0 14.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 323 (13.5) 28/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 +4.2 6.8 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 28/18
BUNDABERG AERO 26.6 +3.3 7.8 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 37/15
COOLANGATTA 25.4 +4.0 8.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 37/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 +5.6 8.4 -1.2 3.2 0.0 4.4 10.7 409 (17.0) 31/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.3 +5.8 10.9 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 412 (17.2) 44/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.5 +6.5 5.9 +0.1 -- 0.0 4.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.3 +4.1 -0.1 -6.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 26/20
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.1 +6.5 13.1 +6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 624 (26.0) 48/11
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 13.0 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.8 -0.2 5.8 +3.7 -4.2 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.0 +1.5 9.4 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 370 (15.4) 46/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.8 +2.5 10.8 +2.7 4.4 0.0 11.4 10.2 647 (27.0) 54/13
RICHMOND RAAF 23.6 +3.9 9.3 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 41/11
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 +2.1 11.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 480 (20.0) 43/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.8 -- 6.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 709 (29.5) 55/06
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.0 -0.5 4.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 30/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.7 -1.3 3.4 -0.3 -- 4.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 34/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.9 -0.4 4.6 -0.7 -- 0.0 4.0 9.5 369 (15.4) 59/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.1 -0.6 0.3 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 31/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.9 -0.3 0.3 -2.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 384 (16.0) 31/15
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 14.6 +0.2 4.6 -1.3 1.7 0.0 4.8 7.5 568 (23.7) 41/09
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.2 -0.2 2.8 -0.9 -- 1.8 -- -- 496 (20.7) 39/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.4 +0.6 5.5 +1.8 -- 1.6 -- -- 397 (16.5) 37/13
HOBART AIRPORT 12.9 -0.6 6.9 +2.2 4.0 4.0 3.2 5.9 671 (28.0) 54/04
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

34.6 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.0 KANGAROO FLATS (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
33.9 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.8 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT

+8.0 : 29.6 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
+7.8 : 30.1 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+7.4 : 30.1 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.1 : 29.6 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.1 : 29.7 LISMORE AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+7.1 : 30.0 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

24.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.1 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.1 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+9.3 : 14.8 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.4 : 10.9 MURRURUNDI (HAYDON STREET) Hunter Valley NSW
+8.2 : 11.9 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.2 : 14.3 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
+8.1 : 12.1 SINGLETON STP Hunter Valley NSW

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

-3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-0.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.7 : 2.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.3 : 8.8 DOVER Southeast TAS
-4.1 : 7.9 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-4.0 : -1.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-4.0 : 2.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-11.4 : 4.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-9.0 : 4.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-8.8 : 7.2 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.6 : 6.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-8.6 : 4.7 MANDORA E Pilbara 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.
42.8 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
40.4 WARRA W Coast TAS
38.2 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY) Upper NE VIC
36.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

Reports not yet available

1864 (77.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1791 (74.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1712 (71.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1518 (63.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1460 (60.8) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1350 (56.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1229 (51.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1227 (51.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1210 (50.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1182 (49.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
1156 (48.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1083 (45.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1076 (44.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1046 (43.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
1016 (42.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
985 (41.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
983 (41.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
981 (40.9) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
963 (40.1) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
921 (38.4) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
910 (37.9) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
889 (37.0) YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
865 (36.0) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
853 (35.5) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
848 (35.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
838 (34.9) NERRIGA AWS South Coast NSW
838 (34.9) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
827 (34.5) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
825 (34.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
821 (34.2) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
813 (33.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
811 (33.8) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
800 (33.3) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
800 (33.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
797 (33.2) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
780 (32.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
763 (31.8) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
754 (31.4) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
753 (31.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
751 (31.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
746 (31.1) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
734 (30.6) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
721 (30.0) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
713 (29.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
709 (29.5) CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
696 (29.0) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
681 (28.4) NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW
679 (28.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
676 (28.2) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
671 (28.0) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
668 (27.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
666 (27.8) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
661 (27.5) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
657 (27.4) BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
656 (27.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
651 (27.1) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
650 (27.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
647 (27.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
642 (26.8) WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
636 (26.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
636 (26.5) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
636 (26.5) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
628 (26.2) MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
624 (26.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
619 (25.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
617 (25.7) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
610 (25.4) MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
609 (25.4) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
603 (25.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
601 (25.0) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
601 (25.0) CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
102/07 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
102/05 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
100/08 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
98/04 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
98/05 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
93/00 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(270/ 50 ) at 05:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 98(250/ 85 ) at 05:01
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(***/ 72 ) at 07:48
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 100(250/ 78 ) at 09:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 87(270/ 82 ) at 10:32
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 102(280/ 70 ) at 05:30