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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

International Sun 2 Sep 2018 Summing the damage in North America's wildfires. Australian media has given wide coverage to the major fires burning, for a second season in a row, in western USA; less so to those devastating British Columbia, Canada.

An article on Inquirer.net gave some sobering statistics on the US wildfires so far: currently about 19,000 firefighters are fighting nearly 40 large wildfires. So far, about 9,000 square kilometres has been burnt and 3,000 homes destroyed. Fourteen firefighters have died. The article describes a study looking at the mental and physical fatigue of firefighters and its effect on their fitness and alertness and, ultimately, their ability to avoid death and injury.

Like California, British Columbia has suffered two years of devastating wildfires, but this year has surpassed all others. As of the end of August, 12,985 sq km of the province had burned with 534 fires alight at last Wednesday 29th. At that date, 3,200 people had been evacuated and another 21,800 were on alert to do so, while areas under a state of emergency were expanding. With the area of fires still increasing, 2018 has already surpassed the record year of 2017 when 12,161 sq km were burnt by wildfires, and is far ahead of the third-placed year of 1958 when 8,560 sq km was charred.


Provisional records set or equalled today

No records known as at 1405 EST on 03/09/2018. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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10pm EST Solar Radiation

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 14:04EST, 03/09/2018.

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 20.0 -0.1 6.6 -2.3 4.2 0.0 4.6 10.6 271 (11.3) 28/11
BUNBURY 18.1 -0.3 4.1 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 28/13
MANDURAH 18.1 -0.8 8.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 24/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.9 22.2 -0.8 21.1 0.0 5.6 11.1 280 (11.7) 34/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.1 -1.1 7.0 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 39/10
WHYALLA AERO 15.8 -5.7 8.6 +0.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 43/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.9 -5.1 7.9 -1.8 -- 1.6 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 24/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.6 -3.2 1.6 -4.7 -- 1.6 -- -- 333 (13.9) 37/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.1 +0.9 17.2 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 277 (11.5) 35/08
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 +0.5 15.6 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.0 +5.3 16.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 34/13
MACKAY M.O 29.9 +4.7 15.6 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 24/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.9 +3.6 12.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 28/12
BUNDABERG AERO 28.5 +3.1 10.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 39/12
COOLANGATTA 23.8 +0.6 7.4 -5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 46/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.5 -0.7 10.0 -2.7 5.2 0.0 7.6 10.7 432 (18.0) 34/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.5 -0.7 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 502 (20.9) 41/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.2 -1.2 6.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.3 -2.2 2.4 -7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 46/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.6 -3.7 8.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 595 (24.8) 48/13
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 15.2 -1.7 2.6 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 26/19
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 11.0 -3.8 0.8 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 473 (19.7) 31/00
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.8 -2.5 4.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 34/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.8 -5.7 11.0 +0.6 7.8 1.8 6.2 3.7 596 (24.8) 55/10
RICHMOND RAAF 17.4 -5.3 3.5 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 43/10
BELLAMBI AWS 13.4 -6.7 10.2 -2.2 -- 4.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 46/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.7 -- 2.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 486 (20.3) 35/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.1 -3.5 0.8 -4.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 24/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.0 -3.0 0.8 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 253 (10.5) 31/09
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.6 -4.8 6.4 -0.9 -- 0.0 3.3 6.0 269 (11.2) 30/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.9 -3.5 2.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 44/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.6 -4.2 -1.8 -6.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 31/15
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 12.7 -3.9 3.5 -3.5 -0.3 3.6 2.2 9.0 326 (13.6) 37/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -3.7 -1.0 -5.8 -- 2.8 -- -- 299 (12.5) 37/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.2 -1.3 -1.2 -6.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 24/11
HOBART AIRPORT 11.5 -3.8 5.8 -0.2 2.0 0.0 2.0 6.7 476 (19.8) 39/03
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

38.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
38.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
38.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+8.2 : 33.9 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
+6.8 : 35.2 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+6.5 : 34.5 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
+5.3 : 33.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

24.8 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+5.0 : 11.9 SINGLETON STP Hunter Valley NSW
+3.0 : 17.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+2.4 : 9.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+2.1 : 19.2 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
+2.1 : 18.9 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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

-2.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.1 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
0.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.2 : 4.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-7.1 : 14.8 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-6.9 : 7.1 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-6.8 : 13.4 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
-6.7 : 15.3 CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS Sydney--east NSW
-6.7 : 13.4 BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
-6.7 : 17.1 PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
-6.7 : 15.9 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA

-8.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-7.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-6.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5 : -0.3 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
-7.0 : 2.4 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-6.9 : -7.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-6.8 : 7.4 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.5 : 5.9 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD

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.
21.8 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
19.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
14.4 CHEYNE BEACH Lower West WA
13.8 PORT ARTHUR (STEWARTS BAY) Southeast TAS
13.0 MOPPY LOOKOUT (BARRINGTON TOPS) MidNorth Coast S NSW

Reports not yet available

1244 (51.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1230 (51.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1213 (50.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1082 (45.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1054 (43.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1037 (43.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1021 (42.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
997 (41.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
927 (38.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
905 (37.7) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
875 (36.5) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
849 (35.4) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
801 (33.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
780 (32.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
743 (31.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
725 (30.2) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
716 (29.8) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
713 (29.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
704 (29.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
676 (28.2) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
673 (28.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
650 (27.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
622 (25.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
620 (25.8) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
620 (25.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
619 (25.8) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
617 (25.7) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
607 (25.3) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
100/00 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
76/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
76/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
74/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/00 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
72/00 CAPE GRIM N Coast 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

TASMANIA
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(210/ 46 ) at 00:58