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National Daily Weather Summary


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Weather, Climate and Site News

 Drought intensifies in large part of continent
Wed 5 Sep 2018

The monthly Drought Statement issued by the BoM today shows that rainfall deficiencies have increased in the worst affected areas. Large parts of NSW and southern QLD as well as smaller areas in VIC, SA and WA now rate in the bottom 5% of all 17-month totals since 1900, placing them in the severe deficiency category. Some areas of central and NE NSW and central southern QLD have recorded their lowest 17-month totals on record.

Serious or severe rainfall deficiencies in the past 5 months cover a much broader area reflecting five consecutive months of below average rainfall across much of Australia. They include a large area along and inland of Western Australia's southern coast extending into the southern Goldfields, Central Australia, a much larger part of Queensland and most of New South Wales.

The Drought Statement, including maps, commentary, a rainfall tracker and much related information is here.

International Typhoon Jebi hits central Japan, worst cyclone in 25 years
Wed 5 Sep 2018

Poor Japan. Yet another typhoon, this time recently Super Cat 5 Typhoon Jebi, crossed the coast of Honshu near Kobe, just west of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city, about 1600 EST yesterday 4th. Japan has suffered grievously over the past two months: over 200 people died and two million were evacuated in western Japan in early July in the worst flooding in over 30 years, a lengthy summer heatwave killed over 300 people, while so far in August the country has endured two other typhoons and a tropical storm. The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) estimated nearly 30 million people were exposed to risk by Jebi.

Jebi is the strongest typhoon to hit the country since 1993. Hurricane force winds gusted to 208km/h on Shikoku, the large island offshore from Osaka, while a storm surge piled the waters of Osaka Bay onto the city's Kansai International Airport, built on an artificial island in the bay, closing it possibly for a week. An oil tanker blown into the only bridge connecting the airport and mainland badly damaged the bridge, isolating 3,000 intending passengers in the airport until they could be rescued this morning.

Eleven people lost their lives, according to press assessments, while up to 200 were injured. Damage was widespread in the Osaka area, and included high-sided vehicles being blown over as well as buildings unroofed and blown apart. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency issued evacuation advisories for over million people at one point, with orders to evacuate issued to about 49,000. About 2.2 million homes were without power at the height of the storm according to a central government tally. Many major factories, including Panasonic, Toyota and Daihatsu, closed today. While official meteorological data is still sketchy, Canada's CBC reported that around 100mm of rain fell in Kyoto, the major city inland from Osaka, in one hour with up to 500mm forecast to fall in Honshu's mountainous hinterland by noon today. The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that many locations registered their highest wind gusts on record.

After rapidly crossing Honshu, Jebi reached the Sea of Japan before moving away from land, weakening and dissipating. Heavy rain is expected to affect central and northern Honshu Island and later the east coast of Russia in coming days.

The typhoon was well covered by the New York Times (partial paywall), AP via CBC, Reuters, AFP, NHK Japan, ABC News, extended video from ABC News, Sri Lanka Mirror (good pictures), ITV (good pictures and video) and a spectacular photo and article from Al Jazeera.

International Wed 5 Sep 2018 International Wrap-Up

North Korea (DPRK): Severe floods. Severe floods since 30 August in North and South Hwanghae provinces in SW North Korea are reported to have caused 200 deaths and over 9 000 displaced people as well as destruction of houses, infrastructure and crops. Kangwon province in the SE is badly affected according to limited information, although the Red Cross Society indicated 10,000 houses were damaged and 35 000 people displaced.

USA: Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall west of Alabama-Mississippi border. Gordon made landfall early today EST with sustained winds of 110km/h. The storm, which was earlier feared could develop to hurricane strength before landfall, is weakening as it moves inland dragging heavy rain.

New Zealand: Heavy rain in the north, snow in the south. NZud doesn't want to let go of winter as a polar blast hit the country in the past few days. Gales, and snow as low as 400m, hit the South Island while in the North Island snow closed the Desert Road in the Central Plateau, stopped inter-island ferries and closed major roads due to landslips.


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 1406 EST on 06/09/2018. 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

NSW

North Coast

058198

BALLINA AIRPORT AWS

100.0

92.0

11/09/2006

21

1 N C

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

WA

W Pilbara

005007

LEARMONTH AIRPORT

29.3

27.6

28/09/1999

20

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 14:05EST, 06/09/2018.

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 16.2 -3.9 9.7 +0.8 7.8 4.6 3.4 7.3 533 (22.2) 55/00
BUNBURY 14.8 -3.6 8.4 0.0 -- 6.6 -- -- 533 (22.2) 54/01
MANDURAH 15.1 -3.8 11.0 -0.7 -- 2.4 -- -- 615 (25.6) 61/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.0 23.4 +0.4 22.5 0.0 7.8 11.0 332 (13.8) 31/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.6 +5.4 8.5 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 52/15
WHYALLA AERO 22.3 +0.8 3.7 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 54/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.1 +2.1 7.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 37/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.6 +3.8 2.9 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 63/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.7 -1.5 8.4 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 30/15
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 +0.2 17.2 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 35/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.7 0.0 16.0 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 24.2 -1.0 17.7 +1.1 -- 16.2 -- -- 406 (16.9) 37/02
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.9 -0.4 14.4 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 35/16
BUNDABERG AERO 25.1 -0.3 12.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 441 (18.4) 46/13
COOLANGATTA 20.1 -3.1 13.0 -0.3 -- 9.4 -- -- 377 (15.7) 39/13
BRISBANE AERO 19.9 -4.3 11.9 -0.8 11.4 13.8 1.8 5.6 325 (13.5) 39/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.4 -3.8 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 667 (27.8) 54/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.7 -0.7 9.2 +0.6 -- 23.6 2.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.9 -2.6 8.7 -0.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 28/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.7 -2.6 10.3 +1.3 -- 5.2 -- -- 284 (11.8) 28/12
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 15.7 -1.2 6.4 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 35/09
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 13.9 -0.9 3.8 +0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 446 (18.6) 39/10
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.9 -0.4 8.7 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 612 (25.5) 48/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.8 -2.7 9.4 -1.0 5.2 1.0 3.2 6.5 385 (16.0) 31/10
RICHMOND RAAF 17.5 -5.2 8.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 28/14
BELLAMBI AWS 16.9 -3.2 9.4 -3.0 -- 0.8 -- -- 323 (13.5) 22/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 0.6 -- -- 267 (11.1) 31/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.3 +1.7 7.2 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 493 (20.5) 39/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.3 +1.3 2.2 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 34/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.3 +2.9 7.5 +0.2 -- 0.0 4.2 7.0 243 (10.1) 44/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.4 +2.0 7.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 44/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.8 +2.0 5.7 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 44/15
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 19.2 +2.6 5.3 -1.7 2.5 0.0 4.4 10.4 389 (16.2) 61/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 +2.0 6.5 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 519 (21.6) 57/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.6 +2.1 2.9 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 31/16
HOBART AIRPORT 15.5 +0.2 2.6 -3.4 -0.1 0.0 2.2 2.6 265 (11.0) 28/18
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

38.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
38.1 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
38.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+7.7 : 34.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+5.8 : 33.5 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+5.4 : 32.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+5.4 : 31.6 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
+5.0 : 21.3 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC

25.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.1 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
24.9 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
24.9 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL

+7.5 : 15.4 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+7.5 : 20.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+5.7 : 25.1 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+5.1 : 12.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.9 : 11.2 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW

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

1.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.8 : 11.1 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
-7.5 : 18.1 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-7.2 : 13.7 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-7.0 : 12.8 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
-6.9 : 18.8 LISMORE AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

-5.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-4.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-9.1 : 5.1 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
-8.0 : 6.3 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
-7.6 : 7.3 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-7.4 : -0.7 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-7.3 : 7.3 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest 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.
100.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
54.0 OORALEA RACECOURSE (MACKAY TURF CLUB) Central Coast E QLD
51.0 NASHUA (WILSONS RIVER) North Coast NSW
47.8 FARLEIGH CO-OP SUGAR MILL Central Coast E QLD
44.0 ORMISTON COLLEGE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
54.0 OORALEA RACECOURSE (MACKAY TURF CLUB)
47.8 FARLEIGH CO-OP SUGAR MILL
Brisbane/SE Coast
44.0 ORMISTON COLLEGE

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
100.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
51.0 NASHUA (WILSONS RIVER)

Reports not yet available

1361 (56.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1103 (46.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1034 (43.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
985 (41.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
946 (39.4) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
931 (38.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
910 (37.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
903 (37.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
825 (34.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
801 (33.4) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
797 (33.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
768 (32.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
746 (31.1) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
740 (30.8) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
735 (30.6) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
715 (29.8) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
710 (29.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
702 (29.3) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
702 (29.3) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
688 (28.7) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
686 (28.6) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
675 (28.1) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
667 (27.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
658 (27.4) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
657 (27.4) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
656 (27.3) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
654 (27.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
646 (26.9) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
644 (26.8) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
644 (26.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
643 (26.8) NORTH WALPOLE Lower West WA
640 (26.7) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
637 (26.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
633 (26.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
627 (26.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
625 (26.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
624 (26.0) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
623 (26.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
615 (25.6) MANDURAH Lower West WA
612 (25.5) DUBBO AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
611 (25.5) MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
111/22 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
100/23 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
83/20 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
81/21 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
78/00 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
78/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
78/22 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

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.
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
11.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.2mm/h
OORALEA RACECOURSE (MACKAY TURF CLUB)
22.0mm in 30 min to 00:30 44.0mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 26.6mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 25.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 12.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
11.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 11.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.2mm/h
ISLANDS

REDLAND (ALEXANDRA HILLS)
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
OCEAN REEF : 72(250/ 65 ) at 00:15
CAPE LEEUWIN : 76(250/ 63 ) at 00:30
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 85( 30/ 65 ) at 14:43
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 100(360/ 61 ) at 23:30
TASMANIA
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 72( 30/ 63 ) at 23:30
MOUNT READ : 111( 30/ 82 ) at 23:00