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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 Fri 16 Nov 2018 WA: Large bushfire closes Great Northern Highway. A large bushfire burning in the WA Pilbara closed the Great Northern Highway on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th, threatening properties including the Pardoo Roadhouse. [DFES]

International Fri 16 Nov 2018 India: Tropical Cyclone Gaja brings death, heavy wind damage and rain. Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Gaja was strengthening as it crossed the east coast of far southern India near Nagapattinam, 300km S of Chennai, early today 16th. Maximum sustained winds up to 139km/h at landfall destroyed homes, felled thousands of trees and caused widespread power blackouts. The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority said at least 11 people were known to have died.

Over 82,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas to 471 relief centres as heavy rain was falling or expected over a wide area. The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System estimates 8.4m people are exposed to the cyclone as it crosses the country and heads into the Arabian Sea. [AFP, Reuters]

International Fri 16 Nov 2018 USA: Snow causes chaos in New York. A winter storm was forecast to bring up to 30cm of snow across a wide area of NE USA on Thursday 15 and Friday 16, extending from Pennsylvania to Maine, but was expected to remain inland with only light snow in the Big Apple [NWS]. Instead, around 15cm of snow and freezing rain descended on New York. [Severe Weather World]

The upper level of Manhattan's George Washington bridge, one of the busiest in the world, was totally blocked by a 20-car pile-up on snow and ice bringing traffic gridlock to large parts of the city. Snow piled up unploughed, bringing buses to a halt while subways and trains suffered long delays. Some school buses were unable to take students home, so they spent the night at school.

15cm of snow in New York is no big deal, so New Yorkers are still trying to work out what went wrong. The New York Times had this stab at it. [Also Al Jazeera]


Provisional records set or equalled today

Obvious errors have been corrected, however this is realtime data which has not yet been validated. Full validation of official records by the BoM Quality Management System (QMS) is a much more complex process and may take some months. Go here for further information on this records section and how the QMS works. These provisional records are based on data received as at 1406 EST on 17/11/2018.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004090

ROEBOURNE AERO

31.5

30.8

15/11/2015

17

1 N C

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

68

67.0

08/11/2008

16

N C


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Data is as received at 14:06EST, 17/11/2018.

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 36.0 +10.2 17.5 +4.8 16.1 0.0 13.6 12.0 541 (22.5) 57/00
BUNBURY 31.8 +7.5 14.1 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 417 (17.4) 30/11
MANDURAH 33.6 +9.1 17.5 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 31/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +0.9 24.0 -1.3 23.8 2.4 5.8 10.0 251 (10.5) 31/18
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.2 -5.4 23.7 +5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) 44/16
WHYALLA AERO 24.0 -2.5 12.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 530 (22.1) 50/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.7 -1.5 10.3 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 35/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 -0.5 2.2 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 41/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.7 +2.3 22.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 43/17
CAIRNS AERO 33.1 +2.5 22.3 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 434 (18.1) 41/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +0.5 23.8 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 39/14
MACKAY M.O 30.1 +0.9 20.5 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 24/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.0 +1.8 19.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 30/12
BUNDABERG AERO 30.6 +2.3 18.6 -0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 272 (11.3) 31/14
COOLANGATTA 27.6 +1.7 17.5 -0.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 308 (12.8) 26/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 +1.1 18.8 +0.6 16.6 0.0 8.0 11.5 328 (13.7) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.2 +4.5 16.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 451 (18.8) 48/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.7 +3.3 14.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 6.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.7 -0.3 18.9 +3.7 -- 0.8 -- -- 373 (15.5) 43/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.0 -3.5 16.2 +1.8 -- 2.4 -- -- 588 (24.5) 41/01
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 24.1 +0.5 10.2 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 31/23
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +1.8 8.0 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 28/08
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.1 +1.7 14.6 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 431 (18.0) 39/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.0 -3.0 16.2 +0.8 16.0 0.2 3.8 6.1 750 (31.3) 48/05
RICHMOND RAAF 21.6 -5.1 14.8 +0.7 -- 7.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 22/00
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 -2.0 14.8 -0.9 -- 6.0 -- -- 631 (26.3) 35/03
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.7 -- 11.4 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 349 (14.5) 35/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.6 +1.8 13.6 +2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 391 (16.3) 37/06
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.2 +1.2 10.3 -1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 261 (10.9) 30/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.5 +2.0 10.6 -2.0 -- 0.0 4.0 13.0 261 (10.9) 41/20
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.3 +1.6 6.5 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 43/19
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.8 +1.4 5.5 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 44/20
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 19.8 -2.1 6.0 -4.4 3.9 0.2 6.6 13.2 485 (20.2) 39/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.3 +0.7 1.9 -5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 505 (21.0) 44/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.8 -1.7 10.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 35/13
HOBART AIRPORT 17.7 -1.3 9.4 +0.2 7.6 0.8 4.0 2.3 348 (14.5) 41/15
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

44.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
44.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
44.1 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
42.2 TELFER AERO Interior WA
41.8 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+10.7 : 38.9 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+10.2 : 36.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+10.0 : 37.1 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+9.7 : 38.7 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA
+9.5 : 35.9 PERTH METRO Lower West WA

32.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
31.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
29.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
29.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
29.0 KARIJINI NORTH W Pilbara WA

+9.2 : 31.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
+8.4 : 32.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
+8.2 : 29.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+7.3 : 21.6 MULLEWA Central West WA

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

6.8 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
8.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-10.9 : 24.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-8.5 : 28.9 WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-7.7 : 21.0 SINGLETON STP Hunter Valley NSW
-6.6 : 15.4 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-6.1 : 21.1 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
-6.1 : 20.1 HORSLEY PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AWS Sydney--west NSW

-1.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.7 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5 : 1.1 REDESDALE N Central VIC
-7.5 : 2.6 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-7.1 : 2.6 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-6.9 : 1.0 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-6.9 : 2.1 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
-6.9 : 1.7 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA

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.
67.2 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
49.8 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU N Rivers NT
46.2 BATCHELOR AIRPORT N Rivers NT
38.8 MOUNT BUNDEY NORTH (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
38.6 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
49.8 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
46.2 BATCHELOR AIRPORT
38.8 MOUNT BUNDEY NORTH (DEFENCE)
38.6 JABIRU AIRPORT

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast S
67.2 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW)

13.5 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.1 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.2 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

.....

4.9 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
2.3 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
2.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.6 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
0.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

830 (34.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
785 (32.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
781 (32.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
769 (32.0) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
755 (31.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
750 (31.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
744 (31.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
734 (30.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
732 (30.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
725 (30.2) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
701 (29.2) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
684 (28.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
677 (28.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
658 (27.4) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
658 (27.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
656 (27.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
631 (26.3) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
628 (26.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
626 (26.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
620 (25.8) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
609 (25.4) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
608 (25.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
91/19 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
89/19 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
76/18 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
72/12 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
72/21 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields 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
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
10.0mm in 16 min to 17:29 37.5mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.4mm/h
ARGYLE AERODROME
6.4mm in 6 min to 13:30 64.0mm/h
6.6mm in 9 min to 13:42 44.0mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 19.8mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
Lower West
MERREDIN AG STATION
4.8mm in 13 min to 19:20 22.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
11.6mm in 23 min to 00:00 30.3mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.8mm/h
9.0mm in 10 min to 00:10 54.0mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 26.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 13.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.7mm/h
BATCHELOR AIRPORT
46.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 15.3mm/h
WARRUWI AIRPORT
16.6mm in 11 min to 02:30 90.5mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.8mm/h
25.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 25.8mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 13.6mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 8.7mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT
1.8mm in 1 min to 19:14 108.0mm/h
7.2mm in 6 min to 19:20 72.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.6mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
48.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 16.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
BULGA RFS
16.8mm in 10 min to 09:10 100.8mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.8mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 16.8mm/h
TASMANIA
Southeast
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE)
32.0mm in 30 min to 10:00 64.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
4.4mm in 6 min to 12:38 44.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
LEGENDRE ISLAND : 89(200/ 67 ) at 19:30