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Variations from normal temperature

Minimum temperature anomalies on Wednesday 29 August show many areas in the SE Mainland 6 to 9° below the August average. The west and NW of TAS were not quite as cold relative to average, but records were still set at some coastal stations. BoM

 Record cold in southeastern states
Wed 29 Aug 2018

The number of record cold temperatures on the morning of Wednesday 29th was remarkable for so late in August. The area they covered was also exceptional, stretching from central NSW to western TAS. At the same time, record high minima were beginning to be recorded in SA, a trend that continued strongly into Thursday. Some of the highlights were:

  • Grenfell and Tatura (just outside Shepparton) had their lowest August minima in over half a century
  • In the VIC Alps, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain had all-time lowest minima, with histories of 27 and 19 years
  • It was especially cold in the Melbourne area, with Essendon AP to the NW setting a new August record of -2.4 and Scoresby in the SE suburbs equalling its previous -2.3 record. Both stations have been going for half a century. Viewbank in the NE knocked 1.1° off its previous August record in a 19 year history.
  • The airport on King Island at the western entrance to Bass Strait recorded its first sub-zero temperature in 23 years of observations with a minimum of -0.1. The post office in Currie, 6km SW of the airport, has been slightly colder twice at -0.5 in the 41 years before the airport took over the observations. 
  • August records were set at weather stations literally within a stone's throw of the sea in three states: 5.3 at Bellambi NSW (21-year history), -2.5 at Cerberus VIC (27) and in TAS Smithton Airport -3.1 (22) and Strahan Airport -2.5 (27). 
Surface analysis at 4am 29 August 2018.
Surface chart for 4am EST 29 August 2018. BoM.

The surface chart gives clues as to why the night was so cold over such a wide area. The deep low in the central Tasman was very slow moving, and had time to draw over SE Australia a broad area of cold dry air on its western side from sub-polar regions well to the south.

As the low moved only slowly eastwards, high pressure formed over TAS, VIC and NSW bringing calm conditions and clear skies. These further boosted the drop in temperature provided by the cold, dry airmass.

 

 


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 1416 EST on 30/08/2018. 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
Highest daily rainfall

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010041

DOONGIN PEAK

29.8

29.2

03/08/1932

111

1 N C

Lowest grass minimum temperature

VIC

E Central

086282

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

-4.2

-3.1

03/08/2014

18

-3.5

02/07/2017

18

1 N C

Highest minimum temperature

SA

NW Pastoral

016098

TARCOOLA AERO

17.6

17.6

20/08/2015

21

1 N C Equal to record.

SA

W Agricultural

018195

MINNIPA PIRSA

15.5

15.3

27/08/2007

22

1 N C

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Illawarra

068228

BELLAMBI AWS

5.3

5.7

19/08/2008

21

1 N C

NSW

SW Slopes N

073014

GRENFELL (MANGANESE RD)

-4.2

-3.6

28/08/2017

51

1 N C

NSW

SW Slopes N

073142

COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT

-6.5

-6.5

03/08/1999

23

1 N C Equal to record.

NSW

Riverina E

074148

NARRANDERA AIRPORT AWS

-4.7

-4.7

03/08/2017

22

1 N C

VIC

Upper North

081049

TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG

-4.1

-4.0

05/08/2014

54

1 N C

VIC

Upper NE

083055

DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT)

-9.0

-8.0

28/08/2018

19

-8.7

22/06/2007

19

1 P BoM does not keep records for this station.

VIC

Upper NE

083084

FALLS CREEK

-9.6

-9.3

11/08/2005

27

-9.3

11/08/2005

27

1 N C

VIC

E Central

086038

ESSENDON AIRPORT

-2.4

-2.2

20/08/2003

49

1 N C

VIC

E Central

086068

VIEWBANK

-2.7

-1.6

28/08/2018

19

 

 

 

1 N C Previous record set earlier this month.

VIC

E Central

086104

SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

-2.3

-2.3

04/08/1997

51

1 N C Equal to record.

VIC

E Central

086361

CERBERUS

-2.5

-2.4

20/08/2003

27

1 N C

VIC

N Central

088051

REDESDALE

-4.4

-3.9

04/08/2014

25

1 N C

TAS

N Coast

091292

SMITHTON AERODROME

-3.1

-2.2

07/08/2010

22

 

 

 

1 N C

TAS

W Coast

097072

STRAHAN AERODROME

-2.5

-2.3

28/08/2018

27

1 N C Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

King Island

098017

KING ISLAND AIRPORT

-0.1

0.0

26/08/2006

23

0.0

26/08/2006

23

1 N C

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Lower West

009204

GOOSEBERRY HILL

12.0

12.0

05/08/2018

17

1 P Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month. BoM does not keep records for this station.

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

WA

Murchison

007600

MOUNT MAGNET AERO

31.2

30.7

13/08/2010

15

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 14:15EST, 30/08/2018.

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 14.8 -3.7 7.4 -0.6 6.1 21.4 1.0 2.5 423 (17.6) 74/17
BUNBURY 13.6 -3.9 5.1 -2.3 -- 23.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 68/15
MANDURAH 14.9 -3.0 8.2 -2.6 -- 10.6 -- -- 522 (21.8) 76/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.9 20.0 -0.4 18.8 0.0 5.4 11.1 231 ( 9.6) 30/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.7 +8.1 15.3 +9.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 55/10
WHYALLA AERO 25.2 +6.7 15.5 +9.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 72/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.9 +9.3 13.8 +5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 43/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.8 +2.7 1.5 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 39/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.0 +3.7 4.8 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 28/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.1 +0.5 16.0 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 37/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.2 +0.2 13.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 34/15
MACKAY M.O 24.0 +1.5 13.1 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.3 +3.5 9.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 43/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.3 +3.0 9.8 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 34/13
COOLANGATTA 21.4 0.0 7.3 -3.1 -- 2.4 -- -- 268 (11.2) 26/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 +2.8 8.0 -1.6 4.7 0.0 4.4 11.1 251 (10.5) 37/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.3 +0.8 6.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 46/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.5 +1.5 2.5 -3.3 -- 0.0 3.4 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.5 -1.7 4.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 253 (10.5) 34/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.1 -2.5 3.6 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 35/08
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 12.0 -1.5 -2.7 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 31/15
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 9.6 -1.7 -4.5 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 35/15
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.6 -0.9 -1.0 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 35/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.9 -3.4 4.6 -3.5 2.6 0.0 4.0 10.6 405 (16.9) 35/11
RICHMOND RAAF 18.0 -1.7 -1.8 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 24/11
BELLAMBI AWS 14.1 -3.9 5.3 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 370 (15.4) 37/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.0 -- -5.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 35/09
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.3 -0.2 -3.9 -7.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 28/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.6 -0.4 -1.9 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 21/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.4 +5.1 3.2 -2.1 -- 0.0 4.0 10.3 210 ( 8.8) 35/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.5 -0.2 -4.1 -8.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 18/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.0 +0.8 -1.5 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 22/09
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 13.8 -0.6 -2.0 -7.9 -4.2 0.0 1.2 10.8 251 (10.5) 28/23
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.0 +0.6 -3.8 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 31/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.8 -1.0 -0.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 30/10
HOBART AIRPORT 10.7 -2.8 4.9 +0.2 0.3 2.0 1.2 3.0 361 (15.0) 34/11
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

36.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
36.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.7 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
35.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+11.4 : 30.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.0 : 30.6 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+10.4 : 26.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+10.0 : 26.2 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.6 : 26.1 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.6 : 25.5 NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA

25.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.7 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
23.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+12.0 : 17.6 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+9.6 : 15.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.5 : 16.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+9.4 : 15.1 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.3 : 15.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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

-3.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

-5.8 : 10.1 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-5.5 : 12.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
-5.2 : 7.6 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-4.8 : 22.7 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-4.7 : 12.4 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
-4.7 : 14.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-14.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-10.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-9.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-9.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC

-9.2 : -2.5 CERBERUS E Central VIC
-9.0 : -2.7 VIEWBANK E Central VIC
-8.9 : -5.2 YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
-8.7 : -2.3 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC
-8.6 : -4.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-8.6 : -4.9 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW

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.
42.4 BICKLEY Lower West WA
40.0 COWARAMUP Lower West WA
37.0 KARRAGULLEN NORTH Lower West WA
34.4 BOLGART Cent Wheatbelt WA

Reports not yet available

1098 (45.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
976 (40.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
953 (39.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
899 (37.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
886 (36.9) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
864 (36.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
806 (33.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
805 (33.5) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
774 (32.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
766 (31.9) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
765 (31.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
754 (31.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
751 (31.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
749 (31.2) MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
728 (30.3) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
727 (30.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
726 (30.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
712 (29.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
699 (29.1) MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
697 (29.0) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
678 (28.3) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
677 (28.2) ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
673 (28.0) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
673 (28.0) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
640 (26.7) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
637 (26.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
632 (26.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
632 (26.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
627 (26.1) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
626 (26.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
624 (26.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
106/13 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
104/15 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
102/15 LEONORA AERO Goldfields WA
96/13 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
93/17 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
CHAPMAN VALLEY AG STATION
10.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 10.4mm/h
Lower West
WITCHCLIFFE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
PEMBERTON AG STATION
11.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.8mm/h
WILYABRUP AG STATION
11.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.8mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 30.8mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.4mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.6mm/h
Goldfields
SALMON GUMS RES.STN.
11.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.4mm/h
SALMON GUMS AG STATION
11.2mm in 30 min to 15:30 22.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 13.6mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.4mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 83(280/ 63 ) at 02:12
Lower West
INNER DOLPHIN PYLON : 83(220/ 63 ) at 15:47
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 106(220/ 72 ) at 14:30
OCEAN REEF : 93(210/ 80 ) at 15:22
GARDEN ISLAND HSF : 85(210/ 63 ) at 15:00
CAPE LEEUWIN : 96(210/ 69 ) at 14:00
CAPE NATURALISTE : 102(210/ 67 ) at 13:49
Goldfields
LEONORA AERO : 102(280/ 76 ) at 15:38
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 83( 40/ 72 ) at 22:02