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Outlook Thu 17 Oct 2018. Outlook briefs

A throng of outlooks have been issued by the BoM in the past few days. Here we go:

  • The mid-month Climate Outlook Update* (Archive summary here) was issued today. It firms up on earlier hints that more normal rainfall will spread unevenly across the country from early summer. An encouraging sign is that, even though the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) hit a record +2.15° last week, warmer than average sea surface temperatures are forecast to develop soon off the NW WA coast, bringing good chances of above normal rain in the northwest over the next few weeks and from December.
    For most of the rest of the country, a weak negative phase of the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) together with a slow retreat from record positive levels of the IOD will keep things dry with likely heatwaves in the south and east from now into December. Also, as we're already beginning to see, positive IOD events are linked with more severe bushfire seasons in SE Australia. The Update video is worth a look, and the forward rainfall maps* help narrow down expectations for your neck of the woods in what is a fairly complex shift from dry to normal.
  • As an aside, if you can't tell your SAMs from your IODs, ENSOs and SOIs - and they're critical in driving our climate over periods of months rather than days - here are some good videos best viewed on something larger than a mobile. Starting with SAM, there's an enjoyable quick introduction from the VIC DPI. It was made in 2010 and is slanted, naturally enough, to Victorian farmers. The much more recent BoM explainer brings the science up to date, but lacks a cute cattle dog.
    Same with IOD. Here's the Victorian one and here's one from BoM.
    And the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - the VIC DPI with dog and BoM. Go here for more detail on the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), how it's calculated and what it means.
    (If you're hooked on the cattle dogs, here's a complete list of the Climatedogs videos.)
  • The ENSO Wrap-Up and Climate Model Summary were issued on Tuesday. Most ENSO indicators remain neutral and are expected to remain so into 2020. Unusually, the Southern Oscillation Index, which is based on the difference in atmospheric pressure between Darwin and Tahiti, is El Niño-like due to very high pressure at Darwin. However, this is an anomaly caused by the very high IOD which has encouraged strong easterly trade winds across the northern Indian Ocean, causing upwelling of cooler water near Australia. The Overview tab of the ENSO Wrap-Up is a succinct explanation of how it fits together and what it means for the next few months.
  • The annual Tropical Cyclone Outlook was released last Friday. It expects fewer cyclones than average in the Australian region during the cyclone season, which runs from 1 November to 30 April. Between 9 and 13 tropical cyclones occur each season in our region, of which four typically cross the coast. The probability of fewer cyclones is based on the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) and the sea surface temperature anomaly in the Niño3.4 area of the Pacific Ocean. Overall, the BoM expects a 35% chance of more tropical cyclones than usual for the Australian region as a whole, which means a 65% chance of fewer. Outlook accuracy has been high in the past for the overall Australian region, though less so for subregions. Full details are in the Outlook, and the Further Information tab is worth reading to understand what you're looking at.
  • Finally, spring and summer are the times of Australia's most severe weather, and BoM issued this video on Sunday summarising what to expect across the gamut of bushfires, heatwaves, flooding, tropical cyclones and severe thunderstorms in the coming months.

 

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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 1407 EST on 18/10/2019.

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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014932

TINDAL RAAF

42.7

42.3

23/10/2002

19

42.5

10/11/2006

20

1 N C

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Darling Downs E

041100

TEXAS POST OFFICE

22.4

22.2

10/10/2000

50

1 N C

QLD

Darling Downs E

041525

WARWICK

20.3

19.4

29/10/2003

24

1 N C

QLD

Maranoa

043015

INJUNE POST OFFICE

22.3

22.3

12/10/2017

53

1 N C Equal to record.

QLD

Maranoa

043109

ST GEORGE AIRPORT

25.1

23.6

08/10/2005

23

1 N C

NSW

NW Plains E

053115

MOREE AERO

24.2

22.0

30/10/2005

25

1 N C

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NSW

Sydney--west

067105

RICHMOND RAAF

87

85

27/10/2014

22

N C

NSW

South Coast

069137

GREEN CAPE AWS

106

104

16/10/2007

17

N C Equal to record.


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Data is as received at 14:55EST, 21/10/2019.

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 23.6 +0.8 5.9 -4.4 2.9 0.0 5.2 11.6 401 (16.7) 48/14
BUNBURY 19.6 -1.5 4.3 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 39/17
MANDURAH 20.4 -1.5 11.4 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 39/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +1.1 23.2 -1.7 22.6 0.0 7.8 11.5 309 (12.9) 35/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.7 -6.4 19.7 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 410 (17.1) 52/09
WHYALLA AERO 17.8 -6.4 5.9 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 496 (20.7) 43/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.3 -4.9 9.3 -2.3 -- 5.2 -- -- 366 (15.3) 41/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.9 -5.2 6.6 -0.6 -- 5.4 -- -- 450 (18.8) 61/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 40.8 +6.0 25.7 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 50/22
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 -0.4 20.9 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 21/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.0 +1.5 24.0 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 31.3 +3.6 23.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 41/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.9 +4.2 21.2 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 41/12
BUNDABERG AERO 28.6 +1.6 21.2 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 548 (22.8) 57/13
COOLANGATTA 26.2 +1.5 20.5 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 723 (30.1) 59/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 +2.0 18.6 +2.8 17.1 0.0 -- 9.2 710 (29.6) 67/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 33.6 +9.1 17.7 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 405 (16.9) 72/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 36.7 +12.6 17.6 +5.5 -- 2.4 -- -- 302 (12.6) 72/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 32.8 +9.0 15.0 +3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 328 (13.7) 76/15
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 18.4 -2.2 8.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 67/15
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 14.2 -4.1 6.9 +1.3 -- 2.6 -- -- 354 (14.8) 65/15
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.1 -2.1 13.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 434 (18.1) 59/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.7 +7.0 16.8 +3.5 15.1 0.0 4.2 11.4 314 (13.1) 78/16
RICHMOND RAAF 28.6 +3.3 14.2 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 87/15
BELLAMBI AWS 25.4 +3.8 15.1 +1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 406 (16.9) 72/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.1 -5.5 9.5 +3.4 -- 4.8 -- -- 487 (20.3) 68/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.7 -4.0 10.3 +2.5 -- 6.2 -- -- 356 (14.8) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.3 -4.7 9.9 +1.7 -- 6.4 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 55/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.7 -3.4 8.5 -1.3 -- 0.0 4.0 11.2 350 (14.6) 48/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.0 -4.2 7.5 -0.1 -- 3.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 57/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.4 -4.5 7.5 +0.8 -- 6.2 -- -- 300 (12.5) 59/16
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 15.0 -4.5 7.3 -1.2 4.9 8.2 4.2 6.8 376 (15.7) 78/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.6 -6.1 5.4 -0.8 -- 10.6 -- -- 436 (18.2) 68/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.7 +0.5 3.4 -3.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 26/09
HOBART AIRPORT 15.9 -1.5 5.5 -2.1 4.1 1.4 2.2 11.6 333 (13.9) 35/15
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

43.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
43.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
43.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
42.8 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
42.7 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
42.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+12.6 : 36.7 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
+11.4 : 38.5 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
+11.3 : 37.9 GRAFTON AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+10.3 : 35.9 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
+10.3 : 36.0 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW

35.0 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
28.8 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
28.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
27.1 NEW MAY DOWNS Northwest QLD
27.0 CARTERS BORE Northwest QLD
27.0 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL

+14.3 : 35.0 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
+11.4 : 24.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
+11.2 : 23.4 NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes N NSW
+10.8 : 23.9 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
+10.6 : 22.4 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD

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

-1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.9 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
2.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.8 : 2.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-9.6 : 3.4 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-9.1 : -1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-8.6 : 4.2 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
-8.6 : 0.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-3.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-1.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.5 EYRE Eucla WA

-11.6 : -1.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.1 : 4.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
-6.9 : 5.3 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
-6.9 : 1.8 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.3 : 2.5 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast 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.
43.0 MOUNT GEORGE (MANNING RIVER) MidNorth Coast S NSW
38.6 BRETTI-MACKAY (BARNARD RIVER) MidNorth Coast S NSW
32.6 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
31.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
31.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

11.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.6 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.6 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
11.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.4 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

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9.2 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
6.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
4.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
3.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
2.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1161 (48.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
976 (40.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
888 (37.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
874 (36.4) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
867 (36.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
866 (36.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
796 (33.2) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
780 (32.5) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
779 (32.5) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
774 (32.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
773 (32.2) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
765 (31.9) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
760 (31.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
760 (31.7) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
758 (31.6) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
757 (31.5) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
741 (30.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
738 (30.8) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
731 (30.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
727 (30.3) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
723 (30.1) COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
710 (29.6) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
698 (29.1) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
693 (28.9) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
692 (28.8) ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
690 (28.8) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
686 (28.6) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
657 (27.4) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
652 (27.2) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
649 (27.0) WHITE CLIFFS AWS Far Northwest NSW
648 (27.0) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
643 (26.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
643 (26.8) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
639 (26.6) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
639 (26.6) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
635 (26.5) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
630 (26.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
629 (26.2) THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
623 (26.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
620 (25.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
617 (25.7) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
616 (25.7) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
614 (25.6) NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes N NSW
614 (25.6) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
609 (25.4) BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
603 (25.1) COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT MidNorth Coast N NSW
106/15 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
93/16 PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
91/15 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
89/16 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
89/14 NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW
89/14 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
89/13 NERRIGA AWS South Coast NSW

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 None reported