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Australia Wed 5 Dec 2018 NT: Yet another exceptionally high thunderstorm wind gust. Hard on the heels of three other remarkably high wind gusts with thunderstorms at Snowtown SA and Laverton and Wyndham WA comes the report of another, from the RAAF base at Tindal, 15km ESE of Katherine NT. At 19.10 CST the AWS anemometer recorded a gust of 131km/h along with a rapid 11.7° temperature drop and 19.2mm rain in 30 minutes. The all-time highest wind gust recorded in 16 years at the base had been 100km/h until this storm.

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District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
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Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040334

BIGGENDEN ALERT

78.0

44.2

10/12/2004

18

1 N C

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040827

BAN BAN TM

45.0

41.0

27/12/2005

18

1 N C

ISL

Islands

200001

MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND

165.0

120.4

01/12/2010

19

1 N C

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014723

BORROLOOLA AIRPORT

44.6

43.3

06/12/2012

25

44.2

06/11/2016

25

1 N C

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NT

Darwin-Daly

014932

TINDAL RAAF

131

93

08/12/2012

16

100.0

10/01/2013

16

N C


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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 25.1 -3.8 9.9 -5.0 7.9 0.0 5.2 9.9 384 (16.0) 39/12
BUNBURY 21.9 -5.4 11.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 28/15
MANDURAH 22.2 -4.7 14.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 34/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +2.5 26.4 +1.1 25.5 0.0 6.0 9.5 356 (14.8) 39/00
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.1 +0.7 17.2 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 35/14
WHYALLA AERO 35.4 +7.2 14.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 37/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 35.6 +8.6 16.2 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 30/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.9 +6.0 7.6 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 31/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.7 +2.6 25.4 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 425 (17.7) 41/13
CAIRNS AERO 33.2 +1.8 26.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 34/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.5 +2.0 26.7 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 470 (19.6) 59/22
MACKAY M.O 30.9 +0.8 22.6 -0.4 -- 29.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 52/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.6 -1.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BUNDABERG AERO 30.4 +0.9 19.3 -1.2 -- 10.6 -- -- 377 (15.7) 54/13
COOLANGATTA 25.4 -1.8 18.6 -1.3 -- 2.2 -- -- 380 (15.8) 59/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.2 -0.9 20.0 -0.1 18.3 2.2 5.4 5.6 308 (12.8) 50/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.8 -0.6 16.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 621 (25.9) 57/06
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.6 +0.7 16.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 7.6 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.2 -1.3 17.7 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 353 (14.7) 37/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.9 -4.3 19.4 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 499 (20.8) 39/10
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 24.9 -1.7 13.5 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- 41/18
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 24.0 -0.3 12.5 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 31/06
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.8 +0.6 17.9 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 473 (19.7) 55/20
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.3 -3.4 16.4 -1.1 16.0 0.8 6.8 0.0 499 (20.8) 30/14
RICHMOND RAAF 21.4 -7.0 16.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 22/15
BELLAMBI AWS 21.1 -2.7 15.5 -1.9 -- 6.8 -- -- 332 (13.8) 21/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.7 -- 14.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 344 (14.3) 43/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.8 +1.4 16.1 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 399 (16.6) 39/07
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.6 +2.4 14.5 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 26/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.5 +4.4 15.1 +0.3 -- 0.0 11.5 13.0 264 (11.0) 26/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.3 +3.9 10.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 30/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.7 +4.7 10.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 35/05
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 25.1 +0.7 11.7 -0.3 6.7 0.0 5.4 13.8 377 (15.7) 30/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.4 +5.8 10.0 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 37/01
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.9 +1.5 7.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 34/15
HOBART AIRPORT 21.1 +0.4 9.3 -1.4 4.7 0.0 3.6 11.5 354 (14.8) 30/11
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

44.6 BORROLOOLA AIRPORT N Rivers NT
44.3 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
44.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
43.5 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
43.5 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT

+13.9 : 40.5 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+12.6 : 39.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.0 : 36.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.3 : 35.8 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+11.0 : 38.4 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA

30.2 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
30.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
29.8 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
29.4 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.0 TORRES STRAIT NTC AWS Islands ISL
29.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.5 : 22.5 HAWKER Upper North SA
+5.2 : 30.2 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+5.1 : 20.0 FORREST Eucla WA
+4.8 : 18.4 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+4.8 : 27.1 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD

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

14.3 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
15.6 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
15.8 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
16.0 SPRING BAY NTC AWS E Coast TAS
16.1 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-8.3 : 20.8 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
-8.1 : 14.3 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-7.9 : 20.6 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-7.8 : 15.8 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-7.6 : 30.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

-0.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.1 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
0.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
1.1 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.2 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-20.5 : 0.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-7.4 : 12.2 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-6.2 : 11.2 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-5.9 : 11.7 KALBARRI Central West WA
-5.7 : 12.4 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa 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.
165.0 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
125.0 PICCANINNY PLAINS STATION N Peninsula QLD
84.0 BRAMPTON VALE Central Coast E QLD
78.0 BIGGENDEN ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
72.2 MT KANIGAN AL Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
54.0 WYNDHAM

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
53.0 GERIATRIC PARK

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
125.0 PICCANINNY PLAINS STATION
S Peninsula
54.2 LOTUS BIRD LODGE
N Coast--Barron
50.0 ATHERTON SOLAR CRESCENT
Central Coast E
84.0 BRAMPTON VALE
71.8 PROSERPINE AIRPORT
66.4 ST LAWRENCE
61.0 MYSTERY PARK
59.6 HEDLOW AIRFIELD TM
55.6 WILLIAMSON
Wide Bay/Burnett
65.0 HAZELDEAN
53.6 MUNDUBBERA
53.0 UPPER ULAM ROAD
52.0 MOUNT KROOMBIT
Brisbane/SE Coast
78.0 BIGGENDEN ALERT
72.2 MT KANIGAN AL
64.0 MIVA
56.6 MUNGAR GAYNDAH ST
53.0 MT JOSEPH TM
52.0 MOUNT JOSEPH

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
60.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)

ISLANDS
Islands
165.0 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND

13.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.5 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.4 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
13.1 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

.....

9.9 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
9.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
5.6 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

968 (40.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
910 (37.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
871 (36.3) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
764 (31.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
735 (30.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
726 (30.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
704 (29.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
693 (28.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
671 (28.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
632 (26.3) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
621 (25.9) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
613 (25.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
602 (25.1) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
600 (25.0) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
131/19 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
83/17 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
78/17 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
78/17 GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
70/19 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
70/19 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
70/22 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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
W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
10.0mm in 9 min to 16:58 66.7mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.6mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 26.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT
15.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 15.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.3mm/h
MANINGRIDA AIRPORT
8.6mm in 18 min to 21:00 28.7mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
2.2mm in 1 min to 19:10 132.0mm/h
3.0mm in 1 min to 19:11 180.0mm/h
2.2mm in 1 min to 19:12 132.0mm/h
1.6mm in 1 min to 19:13 96.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 17.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 19.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 6.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
19.2mm in 30 min to 23:30 38.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 19.2mm/h
MOUNT STUART (DEFENCE)
12.4mm in 23 min to 22:23 32.3mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 17.2mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 19.0mm/h
INNISFAIL AERODROME
7.6mm in 19 min to 23:00 24.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.0mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
8.4mm in 25 min to 02:30 20.2mm/h
11.6mm in 22 min to 02:52 31.6mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 22.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 15.0mm/h
11.8mm in 23 min to 17:28 30.8mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 21.2mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 17.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
MACKAY M.O
10.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
8.0mm in 8 min to 01:19 60.0mm/h
19.6mm in 11 min to 01:30 106.9mm/h
29.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 29.0mm/h
14.4mm in 12 min to 01:42 72.0mm/h
16.8mm in 18 min to 02:00 56.0mm/h
60.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 60.2mm/h
35.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 35.8mm/h
66.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 22.0mm/h
66.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 11.0mm/h
TOWNSVILLE-FANNING RIVER (DEFENCE)
9.4mm in 25 min to 19:25 22.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 16.6mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 21:00 22.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.2mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.4mm/h
OORALEA RACECOURSE (MACKAY TURF CLUB)
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
7.2mm in 11 min to 18:30 39.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
10.0mm in 13 min to 00:49 46.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 13.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 14.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
Hunter Valley
BULGA RFS
7.6mm in 10 min to 09:10 45.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
19.0mm in 30 min to 06:30 38.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 19.0mm/h
39.8mm in 19 min to 06:49 125.7mm/h
15.6mm in 11 min to 07:00 85.1mm/h
74.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 74.4mm/h
10.4mm in 28 min to 07:30 22.3mm/h
68.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 68.0mm/h
11.2mm in 22 min to 07:52 30.5mm/h
6.8mm in 8 min to 08:00 51.0mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 30.6mm/h
34.4mm in 30 min to 08:30 68.8mm/h
52.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 52.4mm/h
41.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 41.6mm/h
147.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 49.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
TINDAL RAAF : 132(150/ 80 ) at 19:10
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 76(130/ 65 ) at 17:00