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 NT, QLD: Record heat adds to dry season discomfort
Tue 22 Oct 2019.

A hot airmass brought bushfires and storms to NE NSW and SE QLD around Thursday 17th before a cooler change pushing through southeastern Australia shifted the heat into the NT on Friday 18th.

In SE QLD, the heat ahead of the cooler change led to a record warm October night in places on the morning of Thursday 17th, with minimum temperatures of 22.3 at Injune and 22.4 at Texas their hottest for October in half a century of observations. At the same time, the hot airmass was driven into the NT Top End and far northeastern WA Kimberley and didn't budge until around Tuesday 22nd, setting new records every day.

In an area south of Darwin, the BoM rated the heatwave severe to extreme, the two highest levels. Tindal RAAF Base, just SE of Katherine, broke its previous all-time maximum temperature record twice recording 42.7 and 42.6 on the 17th and 18th (previous record 42.5 in a 32-year history). Douglas River Research Farm, 150km SSE of Darwin, exceeded their previous all-time record of 42.6 on three successive days with 43.2, 42.8 and 44.1 from the 18th to the 20th (34-year history). Darwin Airport, with a 78-year station history, got to within 0.7° of their all-time record of 38.9 on Monday 21st and may have gone higher except that a cooling seabreeze blew in at 12.30. See the records section in each day's Daily Weather Summary for details of all new records set.

The hot, dry and windy conditions across the Top End produced severe fire weather as this Bureau's satellite imagery shows. [SMH, ABC, Andrew Miskelly.]


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 an ongoing process. Go here for further information on this records section and how the QMS works. These provisional records are based on data received as at 1415 EST on 23/10/2019.

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

WA

Gt Southern

010568

HYDEN

21.0

20.5

23/10/1977

46

1 S C SUSPECT. About 10° above neighbouring stations - removed from BoM Daily Observations sheet. Await BoM verification.

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

36.5

36.3

26/10/2013

22

36.3

26/10/2013
08/11/2015

24

1 P C

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NSW

South Coast

069017

MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

135

111

14/10/2014

14

135.0

30/05/2010

15

S SUSPECT. Inconsistent with weather under high pressure.


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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 14:14EST, 23/10/2019.

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 26.0 +3.2 8.7 -1.6 7.9 0.0 6.4 12.0 344 (14.3) 39/15
BUNBURY 22.6 +1.5 12.3 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 28/13
MANDURAH 22.8 +0.9 15.3 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 34/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.0 +1.7 24.8 -0.1 24.3 0.0 10.0 11.5 337 (14.0) 41/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.7 +1.6 11.4 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 37/09
WHYALLA AERO 30.4 +6.2 9.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 35/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.8 +8.6 11.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.2 +7.1 2.1 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 26/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.5 +1.7 19.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 50/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.5 -0.1 20.9 +0.3 -- 24.0 -- -- 426 (17.8) 50/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.2 23.2 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 666 (27.8) 52/13
MACKAY M.O 27.7 0.0 22.8 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 488 (20.3) 39/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.1 -1.6 17.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 414 (17.3) 41/09
BUNDABERG AERO 27.2 +0.2 14.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 537 (22.4) 44/13
COOLANGATTA 24.3 -0.4 12.7 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.9 -1.5 14.0 -1.8 11.8 0.0 -- 11.1 367 (15.3) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.0 -0.5 11.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 624 (26.0) 46/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.3 -0.8 6.9 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 30/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.3 +0.5 8.4 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 37/18
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 27.4 +6.8 6.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 28/14
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +6.2 4.7 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 31/13
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.8 +5.6 13.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 34/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.1 +2.4 13.7 +0.4 8.8 0.0 5.8 12.2 296 (12.3) 44/15
RICHMOND RAAF 29.4 +4.1 7.5 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 34/18
BELLAMBI AWS 20.7 -0.9 13.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 26/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.5 +6.9 5.8 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 41/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.1 +8.4 6.9 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 28/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.4 +7.4 6.9 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 26/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.3 +7.2 8.4 -1.4 -- 0.0 4.0 12.0 193 ( 8.0) 22/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.3 +6.1 7.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 24/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 28.8 +7.9 3.8 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 26/15
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 22.5 +3.0 9.3 +0.8 4.0 0.0 3.4 10.6 257 (10.7) 28/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.8 +6.1 4.8 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 316 (13.2) 21/03
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.4 +2.2 5.3 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 31/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.7 +2.3 4.3 -3.3 -0.1 0.0 6.8 12.3 302 (12.6) 41/18
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

44.3 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
44.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
43.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
42.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
42.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

+11.9 : 36.6 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.2 : 34.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.2 : 28.4 OBERON (ALBION ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+10.5 : 34.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.3 : 22.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

28.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
28.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.4 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
27.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL

+12.5 : 21.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.3 : 14.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+9.3 : 28.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+8.1 : 19.4 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.4 : 23.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

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

12.5 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
13.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
13.5 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
13.6 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
13.9 LAKES ENTRANCE (EASTERN BEACH ROAD) E Gippsland VIC

-5.5 : 14.6 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
-5.5 : 13.9 LAKES ENTRANCE (EASTERN BEACH ROAD) E Gippsland VIC
-3.7 : 26.9 MAREEBA AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.7 : 25.6 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.4 : 15.3 POUND CREEK W Gippsland VIC

-4.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.6 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-1.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-0.7 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
0.3 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

-8.4 : 15.5 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-6.5 : 14.5 DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
-6.5 : 15.3 BULMAN N Rivers NT
-5.7 : 1.7 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
-5.7 : -0.7 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS

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.
83.0 MENAVALE ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
57.0 TUNG OIL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
56.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
54.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
53.4 COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE) N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
56.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
83.0 MENAVALE ALERT
57.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
54.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
53.4 COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
53.0 BINGIL BAY
50.0 TUNG OIL TM

12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.3 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
12.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
12.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

11.0 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
11.0 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
11.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
10.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
10.1 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
9.1 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
8.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1305 (54.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1152 (48.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1031 (43.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
951 (39.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
906 (37.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
895 (37.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
861 (35.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
846 (35.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
828 (34.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
796 (33.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
785 (32.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
743 (31.0) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
716 (29.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
712 (29.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
710 (29.6) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
705 (29.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
689 (28.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
676 (28.2) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
667 (27.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
667 (27.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
666 (27.8) TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
661 (27.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
657 (27.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
652 (27.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
640 (26.7) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
638 (26.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
636 (26.5) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
632 (26.3) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
624 (26.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
607 (25.3) PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
605 (25.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
601 (25.0) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
135/10 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
78/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/18 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
72/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
61/16 TELFER AERO Interior WA
61/07 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
61/02 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
61/02 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS RACECOURSE
5.6mm in 12 min to 00:30 28.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.6mm/h
8.8mm in 24 min to 22:30 22.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.6mm in 30 min to 02:30 23.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 14.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
12.0mm in 30 min to 02:00 24.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 17.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.6mm/h
INNISFAIL AERODROME
7.6mm in 15 min to 02:30 30.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 15.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 128(170/ 95 ) at 10:26
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 72(310/ 63 ) at 16:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 76(250/ 63 ) at 00:30