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National Daily Weather Summary


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 SA, NSW: Early 40° days inflame the drought
Sun 6 Oct 2019.

The low pressure system that brought storms and gales to WA on Friday skirted the SA coast on Saturday 6th and crossed TAS on Sunday, towing a weak cold front across SA, NSW and VIC. The front dragged the warmest air since autumn from central Australia into the southeastern states and brought strong winds that raised dust in parts of SA and NSW.

Temperatures in central SA on Saturday reached as high as 42.4° at Tarcoola and 41.8 at Port Augusta, with five towns on the Eyre Peninsula setting new October records. Cleve's top of 39.7° was its highest October temperature in 63 years of record-keeping.

On Sunday, temperatures were only slightly lower as the change, even weaker as its parent low slid SE over TAS, brought the highest temperatures to western and central parts of NSW. Bourke Airport recorded a top of 40.1 but exceptionally high temps for October were recorded in the Central West and on the South West Slopes and Monaro. Orange Airport, Forbes, Young, Cootamundra, Temora and Bombala AWS all set new October records, and most of those stations have been operating for about 25 years. The change and nearby low gave strong wind gusts along the VIC coast, with 107km/h at Aireys Inlet and 83km/h at Orbost also new October records. Wilsons Promontory had a breezy 126km/h.

The early-season heat is bad news for farmers and wildlife alike. Aerial electromagnetic surveys funded by the NSW Government have begun in western parts of the NSW Central West searching for groundwater to provide drinking water for communities at risk of running dry. In SA, ecologists say that waterholes previously thought to be permanent are drying up resulting in mass die-off of wildlife both large and small, with the deaths of millions of kangaroos most noticeable. [ABC]

As the second summer's heat and drought begin to bite, University of New South Wales ecologist Katherine Moseby told ABC News "We were seeing them going into the public toilets and eating toilet paper. We're even witnessing them eating the stomachs of dead kangaroos on the side of the road, trying to get some nutrition out of the corpses. It was really quite upsetting and quite horrible to watch."

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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 1420 EST on 07/10/2019.

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

NSW

Far Northwest

046128

FOWLERS GAP AWS

24.3

24.0

24/10/2011

15

1 N C

NSW

Lower Darling

047029

POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY

24.2

23.8

24/10/2011

18

1 N C

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

C Tablelands S

063303

ORANGE AIRPORT AWS

28.9

28.7

14/10/2006

24

1 N C

NSW

CW Slopes S

065103

FORBES AIRPORT AWS

38.3

37.0

25/10/2014

24

1 N C

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070328

BOMBALA AWS

30.2

29.6

21/10/2007

27

1 N C

NSW

SW Slopes N

073138

YOUNG AIRPORT

35.0

34.4

24/10/2014

27

1 N C

NSW

SW Slopes N

073142

COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT

34.9

34.6

13/10/2006

25

1 N C

NSW

SW Slopes N

073151

TEMORA AIRPORT

37.1

36.3

24/10/2014

15

1 N C

Highest wind gust (km/h)

VIC

E Gippsland

084145

ORBOST

83

78

09/10/2016

17

N C

VIC

W Coast

090180

AIREYS INLET

107

102

02/10/2013

17

N C


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Data is as received at 14:20EST, 07/10/2019.

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 22.2 -0.6 10.3 0.0 9.2 0.0 4.2 7.0 440 (18.3) 41/16
BUNBURY 18.6 -2.5 7.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 30/15
MANDURAH 19.4 -2.5 12.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 31/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.6 23.1 -1.8 22.4 0.0 8.0 10.4 340 (14.2) 31/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.2 +6.1 21.8 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 35/08
WHYALLA AERO 25.7 +1.5 16.5 +5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 644 (26.8) 41/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.6 -4.6 15.9 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 39/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.5 -2.6 12.1 +4.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 645 (26.9) 74/03
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.6 -0.2 12.8 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 37/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 0.0 19.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 39/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.9 -1.6 14.7 -6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 405 (16.9) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 25.9 -1.8 15.8 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 21/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +2.6 14.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 28/15
BUNDABERG AERO 28.5 +1.5 15.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 31/14
COOLANGATTA 23.8 -0.9 15.6 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 422 (17.6) 35/22
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 -0.3 17.2 +1.4 15.4 0.0 -- 9.0 327 (13.6) 35/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.7 +6.2 12.7 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 625 (26.0) 48/01
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.8 -1.3 14.9 +2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 41/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.3 +2.5 10.6 -1.4 -- 6.8 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 30/21
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 31.1 +10.5 9.9 +3.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 54/15
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 28.9 +10.6 9.0 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 54/16
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 37.0 +11.8 14.6 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 483 (20.1) 46/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.6 +0.9 14.8 +1.5 14.6 0.6 4.0 4.9 401 (16.7) 50/20
RICHMOND RAAF 27.4 +2.1 13.9 +2.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 30/09
BELLAMBI AWS 21.2 -0.4 13.2 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 402 (16.8) 46/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 30.4 +8.8 11.4 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 61/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.7 +13.0 15.7 +7.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) 55/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.6 +7.6 14.4 +6.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 43/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.9 +3.8 21.4 +11.6 -- 0.0 10.7 9.4 360 (15.0) 59/01
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.1 +3.9 15.1 +7.5 15.6 0.0 -- -- -- 50/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.1 +2.2 14.3 +7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 61/12
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 24.4 +4.9 11.8 +3.3 12.4 0.0 5.8 6.1 564 (23.5) 74/07
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.3 +2.6 12.0 +5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 55/06
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.0 +0.8 9.1 +2.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 55/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.8 +2.4 9.4 +1.8 4.0 0.0 4.4 4.2 394 (16.4) 61/19
Max
° C
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° C
Min
° C
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° 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

41.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.1 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.2 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
40.1 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW

+14.5 : 33.9 LAKES ENTRANCE (EASTERN BEACH ROAD) E Gippsland VIC
+14.0 : 33.9 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+13.6 : 33.7 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
+13.3 : 38.3 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+13.2 : 32.1 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC

26.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
26.0 KARIJINI NORTH W Pilbara WA
26.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL

+13.1 : 24.2 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW
+12.6 : 24.0 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+12.5 : 24.1 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
+12.0 : 23.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+11.8 : 23.8 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW

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

9.4 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
11.1 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.7 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
11.9 MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-6.4 : 11.9 MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.8 : 16.9 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-5.6 : 13.3 KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.3 : 20.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-5.0 : 18.9 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.0 : 16.5 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA

0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.3 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
2.7 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
2.9 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
3.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-6.9 : 12.1 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-6.6 : 14.8 BORROLOOLA AIRPORT N Rivers NT
-6.2 : 14.8 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
-6.2 : 14.3 GEORGETOWN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-6.2 : 14.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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.
30.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
29.6 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL
21.0 THEDA N Kimberley WA
15.0 WYONG (MOUNT ELLIOT) Hunter Valley NSW
13.2 OAKE MARSH FARM Lower West WA

10.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.0 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
9.7 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
9.6 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
9.4 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

4.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
2.4 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
1.7 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.4 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

1180 (49.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1157 (48.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1029 (42.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
931 (38.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
925 (38.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
924 (38.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
872 (36.3) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
867 (36.1) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
865 (36.0) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
830 (34.6) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
818 (34.1) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
807 (33.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
782 (32.6) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
780 (32.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
776 (32.3) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
772 (32.2) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
771 (32.1) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
763 (31.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
762 (31.8) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
757 (31.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
735 (30.6) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
732 (30.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
726 (30.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
716 (29.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
714 (29.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
707 (29.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
695 (29.0) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
692 (28.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
690 (28.8) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
681 (28.4) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
681 (28.4) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
680 (28.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
679 (28.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
675 (28.1) NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
673 (28.0) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
671 (28.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
662 (27.6) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
661 (27.5) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
658 (27.4) WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
651 (27.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
650 (27.1) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
648 (27.0) SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
645 (26.9) MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
644 (26.8) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
643 (26.8) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
640 (26.7) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
636 (26.5) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
630 (26.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
629 (26.2) STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
625 (26.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
622 (25.9) FORREST Eucla WA
618 (25.8) ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
618 (25.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
616 (25.7) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
616 (25.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
608 (25.3) COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
607 (25.3) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
605 (25.2) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
601 (25.0) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
600 (25.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
600 (25.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
126/18 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
111/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
107/10 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
104/09 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
102/10 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
100/08 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
98/15 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
96/07 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
96/14 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
93/15 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
93/12 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
91/06 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.
None reported

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 78(280/ 65 ) at 01:00
NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93( 30/ 76 ) at 16:00
Goulburn/Monaro
BOMBALA AWS : 83(320/ 63 ) at 14:24
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 102(270/ 67 ) at 10:00
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 104(260/ 54 ) at 09:30
Upper NE
MOUNT HOTHAM : 91(350/ 63 ) at 14:30
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89( 20/ 67 ) at 14:00
GELANTIPY : 98(300/ 41 ) at 15:51
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 126(270/ 89 ) at 18:30
KINGFISH B - 80KM SSE LAKES ENTRANCE : 85(235/ 72 ) at 23:20
E Central
FAWKNER BEACON : 85( 10/ 67 ) at 08:11
W Coast
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 89(280/ 67 ) at 09:00
AIREYS INLET : 108(310/ 65 ) at 10:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 93(280/ 72 ) at 13:00
CAPE GRIM : 80( 80/ 63 ) at 07:30
Southeast
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 89(340/ 67 ) at 09:30
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 100( 30/ 82 ) at 08:04
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 111(280/ 89 ) at 17:34