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TAS, VIC: Winter returns with a vengeance

The cold front visible on the 10am surface chart below sweeping across TAS and VIC heralded a cold southern airmass that would be exceptional even in mid-winter. Temperatures fell rapidly during the afternoon, with 3pm reports showing snow at all highland stations, settling snow at Strathgordon in the South West (322m asl) and snow showers at Geeveston in the southeast (55m asl). The temperature at Maatsuyker Island off the south coast dipped to 2.7 at 5.30pm, while at 9pm Mt Wellington summit reported -5.7, Tasman Island 2.8 and Hobart City 3.4, all with fresh to strong winds and showers of hail. Conditions in Bass Strait were atrocious, with storm-force winds accompanying the cold. Wilsons Promontory recorded a gust of 135km/h, Hogan Island 124km/h and Cape Grim 115km/h, all in the early evening. Strong winds were also widespread away from the coasts in TAS and VIC; see below for details. The cold intensified during the night, spreading snow to low levels: see Saturday's report when available.

WA: Heavy thunderstorms continue in the Kimberley

Pre-wet season thunderstorms continue to drop some heavy falls in the Kimberley. Sturt Creek, 115km SSE of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley, recorded 83.0mm to 9am, more than doubling its previous October record of 40.6mm in an 89-year history. Fitzroy Crossing recorded 46mm in 6 hours to 3am.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2154 EST on 26/09/2007. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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

WA

E Kimberley

002029

STURT CREEK

83.0

40.6

07/10/1952

89

1 y

WA

W Kimberley

003017

MOUNT HOUSE STATION

34.0

33.5

24/10/1957

81

1 y

Highest grass minimum temperature

QLD

Warrego

044021

CHARLEVILLE AERO

22.6

22.5

08/10/2005

56

1 Y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006072

NYANG STATION

24.4

24.4

31/10/1994

34

1 Y Equal to record.


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 23:32EST, 14/05/2012.

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
GERALDTON AIRPORT 25.7 +1.3 14.3 +3.4 10.9 0.0 5.8 -- 412 (17.2) 30/13
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +7.5 14.4 +4.2 12.5 0.0 8.0 12.6 569 (23.7) 72/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.0 +1.3 9.8 +0.7 6.3 0.0 3.6 10.2 500 (20.8) 58/11
BUNBURY 26.8 +6.1 12.7 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 428 (17.8) 43/00
MANDURAH 27.5 -- 15.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 455 (19.0) 50/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 -0.8 23.4 -1.6 23.2 0.0 9.2 10.4 419 (17.5) 37/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.8 +1.8 21.3 +6.5 18.6 0.0 12.0 5.6 391 (16.3) 44/17
WHYALLA AERO 19.1 -4.8 12.8 +2.3 -- 0.0 9.6 -- 493 (20.5) 48/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -3.0 8.7 -2.7 4.9 0.0 4.4 9.0 247 (10.3) 46/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.5 -3.4 2.9 -4.2 0.9 1.0 3.8 9.5 307 (12.8) 58/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.3 +2.7 19.0 +0.4 15.9 0.0 11.0 8.3 251 (10.5) 41/23
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 -0.5 20.4 -0.2 18.4 0.0 8.0 9.1 477 (19.9) 35/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 -0.7 20.0 -0.7 17.5 0.0 9.0 11.9 444 (18.5) 35/13
MACKAY M.O 27.2 -0.4 16.1 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 268 (11.2) 24/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.6 +0.9 14.9 -2.1 12.9 0.0 8.0 -- 204 ( 8.5) 30/08
BUNDABERG AERO 27.1 +0.2 15.5 -1.1 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 290 (12.1) 43/15
NAMBOUR DPI 28.3 +1.6 13.0 -0.8 -- 0.0 4.6 -- -- 34/12
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +2.9 16.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 50/14
BRISBANE AERO 26.7 +1.2 17.3 +1.6 15.2 0.0 6.8 10.7 511 (21.3) 54/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.4 +3.7 15.0 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 513 (21.4) 46/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.2 +2.1 17.4 +5.3 0.0 0.0 5.8 -- 179 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.1 +2.5 16.0 +2.2 14.0 2.0 3.2 0.3 347 (14.5) 46/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.4 -0.6 15.0 +3.1 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.3 +5.7 14.2 +2.2 12.3 0.0 2.6 4.9 290 (12.1) 48/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 31.0 +7.3 14.8 +4.1 14.4 0.0 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 37/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.5 +5.0 7.8 +1.2 2.5 0.0 11.0 11.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.6 +4.8 14.3 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.2 +6.7 16.6 +3.5 16.0 0.0 3.8 9.3 367 (15.3) 58/17
RICHMOND RAAF 32.1 +7.1 15.3 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 61/15
BELLAMBI AWS 24.8 +3.2 15.8 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 52/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.6 +4.2 5.4 -0.7 1.2 0.0 6.6 12.0 245 (10.2) 59/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.7 +3.3 4.0 -3.7 0.4 0.0 7.4 12.9 201 ( 8.4) 61/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.8 +1.2 5.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 57/19
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.6 -1.2 7.9 -1.9 6.0 0.0 6.4 12.5 269 (11.2) 52/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.4 +0.5 3.1 -4.4 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 263 (11.0) 50/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.5 -0.8 2.5 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 52/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.8 -0.8 9.2 -0.3 6.0 0.0 3.2 -- 144 ( 6.0) 41/16
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.1 -1.7 2.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 74/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.2 -2.4 0.4 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 63/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.1 -1.9 6.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 57/14
HOBART AIRPORT 14.2 -3.1 8.8 +1.3 4.5 0.2 6.0 8.7 433 (18.0) 65/17
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

41.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
40.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
40.2 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
40.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+8.5 : 32.6 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
+8.3 : 32.0 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW
+8.0 : 34.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+7.9 : 31.8 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+7.6 : 32.1 HORSLEY PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AWS Sydney--west NSW

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.6 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
27.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+10.7 : 23.0 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+10.1 : 24.5 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+9.6 : 25.8 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+8.7 : 22.5 SURAT Maranoa QLD
+8.5 : 22.3 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+8.5 : 25.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD

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

-0.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
0.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.8 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
5.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
5.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-8.9 : 1.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-8.4 : 5.8 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-8.1 : 7.5 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-7.7 : 5.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
-7.6 : -0.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-1.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.1 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-0.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-0.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-0.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5 : 0.0 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.8 : 1.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.6 : -0.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-6.3 : -1.1 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-6.3 : 2.6 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC

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 STURT CREEK E Kimberley WA
49.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.0 MOUNT HOUSE AIRSTRIP W Kimberley WA
34.0 MOUNT HOUSE STATION W Kimberley WA
31.2 CARNHAM N Tablelands E NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
83.0 STURT CREEK
W Kimberley
49.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO
42.0 MOUNT HOUSE AIRSTRIP
34.0 MOUNT HOUSE STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
31.2 CARNHAM

12.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.6 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
11.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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2.4 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
2.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
1.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1315 (54.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
898 (37.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
793 (33.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
780 (32.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
768 (32.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
766 (31.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
757 (31.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
718 (29.9) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
712 (29.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
684 (28.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
681 (28.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
672 (28.0) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
652 (27.2) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
651 (27.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
645 (26.9) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
640 (26.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
632 (26.3) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
631 (26.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
627 (26.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
614 (25.6) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
603 (25.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
600 (25.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
135/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
124/18 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
115/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
111/03 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
104/16 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
104/10 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/20 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
96/17 SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
93/12 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
91/17 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS

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
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
11.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 22.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 12.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 19.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
Goldfields
LEINSTER AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 80(210/ 65 ) at 22:46
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(320/ 69 ) at 22:41
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 135(240/109 ) at 20:00
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 100(259/ 83 ) at 18:50
BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT : 95(230/ 69 ) at 16:30
E Central
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 76(240/ 65 ) at 18:30
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 91(230/ 61 ) at 21:00
FAWKNER BEACON : 76(240/ 63 ) at 19:00
W Central
GEELONG AIRPORT : 74(260/ 63 ) at 16:57
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 89(220/ 69 ) at 19:00
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 89(240/ 70 ) at 16:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 106(290/ 93 ) at 16:00
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM : 83(260/ 67 ) at 17:22
LOW HEAD : 89(250/ 65 ) at 17:00
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 96(260/ 61 ) at 18:31
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(330/ 83 ) at 02:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(270/ 54 ) at 13:51
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(220/ 74 ) at 21:44
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 108(300/ 85 ) at 04:48
King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT : 80(230/ 65 ) at 23:42
Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 80(260/ 65 ) at 18:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 124(260/ 96 ) at 16:30