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2007

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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

NT, QLD: Unseasonably cold and wet in the north. Rain and temperatures have been highly unusual for parts of the NT and tropical QLD for June. A number of locations have had more rain in the past day or two than they have previously recorded in any June or any winter. The culprit is the heavy cloud mass visible in the satellite images below, the result of widespread lifting caused by a middle-atmosphere trough. This led to some unprecedented rainfall in the QLD Gulf Country and across the NT Top End today and into the early hours of Monday, while thick cloud resulted in some locations having record or near-record cold days.

Though most of the rain fell today, it is counted in the 24-hour period to 9am Monday, so full details of rainfall records set are in Monday's DWS. The following, however, deserve special mention:

  • In the NT, Oenpelli recorded 71.4mm in the 24 hours to 9am Monday, smashing its previous daily record of 31.8 set back in 1933. The station has 95 years of observations. 71.4mm is more than has ever been recorded in an entire winter season. All or most of the rain fell overnight into Monday.
  • In QLD, Mt Isa AP, with an average June rainfall of 3.9mm, recorded 56.2mm in the 24 hours to 9am Monday. Falls of 11.4mm yesterday and 13.0mm back on 6 June bring the city's total for June so far to 80.8mm. The previous record daily rainfall for June was 28.4mm and the previous monthly June record was 29mm in a 40-year history. The raingauge at Mt Isa Mines recorded 65.4mm, its heaviest daily June fall in 73 years.
  • Also in QLD, Toorak and Moranbah have broken June monthly records with the month only half done. Toorak's total of 122mm eclipses the previous monthly record of 85 set in 1985, while Moranbah's 81mm to date exceeds its previous monthly record of 55mm.

Many of the heavy totals were accumulated in just a few hours. Cloncurry AP recorded 46mm in 4 hours and Camooweal was doused with 23mm in one 3-hour period then 26mm in another (see downpours).

Urandangie recorded its coldest June day in a 50-year history today, while in Alice Springs the mercury only got to 8.3, its lowest for any month since 1968 and its lowest for June since 1956.

NSW: Torrential rain on Lord Howe Island. A thunderstorm dumped 83mm on Lord Howe Island AP in just over an hour mid-afternoon. 52.4mm fell in 24 minutes to 2pm. The storm total was 88.6mm and the highest wind gust 109km/h.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0619 EST on 21/08/2008. 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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014251

MARY RIVER RANGERS

3.0

2.5

18/06/1990

18

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014942

EVA VALLEY

0.2

0.0

2006

15

1 n

QLD

Gulf Country

029075

FORT CONSTANTINE STATION

80.0

36.4

29/06/1998

45

1 n

QLD

Gulf Country

029118

CALTON HILLS STATION

91.0

62.0

29/06/1998

85

1 n

QLD

Gulf Country

029160

VIOLA STATION

44.0

24.6

07/06/2007

12

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030068

OAK VALLEY STATION

72.5

56.0

05/06/1990

40

1 n

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030088

WERRINGTON STATION WRC

75.6

75.0

06/06/1990

49

1 n

NSW

Illawarra

068224

ROBERTSON (THE PIE SHOP)

339.0

165.0

27/06/1997

22

1 n

Lowest maximum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

13.6

13.9

13/06/1987

15

1 Y

QLD

Northwest

037043

URANDANGI

13.7

13.9

12/06/1978

51

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094198

CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY)

8.3

8.6

28/06/2004

11

1 Y


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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 00:46EST, 15/05/2012.

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 19.4 -1.5 8.0 -3.0 3.5 0.0 6.6 -- 431 (18.0) 41/11
PERTH AIRPORT 17.1 -1.8 5.3 -3.7 1.9 0.0 2.2 9.2 484 (20.2) 45/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.2 -0.4 6.8 -1.3 3.9 1.0 1.4 5.0 270 (11.3) 24/12
BUNBURY 18.6 +0.2 7.6 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 283 (11.8) 43/13
MANDURAH 16.8 -- 8.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 277 (11.5) 41/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +2.6 24.0 +4.1 24.1 0.0 7.2 4.8 366 (15.3) 30/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 8.3 -11.5 3.5 -1.6 5.0 1.4 3.0 0.0 346 (14.4) 55/04
WHYALLA AERO 12.9 -4.4 7.5 +1.4 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 298 (12.4) 34/20
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.4 -1.7 4.7 -3.4 3.3 0.0 -- 3.1 144 ( 6.0) 35/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 11.8 -2.0 1.8 -4.0 1.4 2.6 0.2 0.0 176 ( 7.3) 46/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 15.6 -9.3 11.9 +1.9 12.1 11.2 4.0 0.0 345 (14.4) 46/07
CAIRNS AERO 25.9 -0.1 22.0 +4.2 20.8 0.2 4.2 0.0 517 (21.5) 35/02
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.1 -1.5 17.8 +3.2 16.6 0.0 3.6 1.0 285 (11.9) 43/17
MACKAY M.O 19.2 -2.7 14.4 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- 5.5 416 (17.3) 45/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.7 -0.8 8.5 -2.4 5.0 0.0 4.4 -- 184 ( 7.7) 30/13
BUNDABERG AERO 21.5 -1.1 6.2 -5.4 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 341 (14.2) 30/10
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 +0.4 6.5 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 22/01
COOLANGATTA 22.5 +1.4 5.5 -6.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 22.6 +1.3 7.8 -2.7 2.8 0.0 4.0 8.8 402 (16.8) 37/00
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.9 +0.9 4.5 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 440 (18.3) 35/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.4 -0.4 8.4 +2.3 6.4 0.0 1.2 -- 174 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.9 +1.5 8.6 -0.5 5.0 0.0 1.8 7.9 318 (13.3) 63/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.7 -0.8 9.1 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.9 +1.3 10.4 +2.5 11.5 32.0 3.2 3.6 450 (18.8) 59/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.0 -1.9 12.3 +5.8 -- 38.6 -- -- 253 (10.5) 31/02
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.8 +2.3 4.5 +1.9 2.1 0.0 0.8 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.4 0.0 2.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.0 -1.6 13.0 +4.5 11.5 15.4 4.0 2.2 982 (40.9) 59/00
RICHMOND RAAF 16.1 -1.9 9.2 +4.3 -- 13.2 -- -- 421 (17.5) 35/10
BELLAMBI AWS 16.5 -1.2 12.0 +1.0 -- 60.8 -- -- 752 (31.3) 54/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.7 +1.5 0.2 -0.8 -2.6 0.2 1.4 7.7 283 (11.8) 30/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.9 +1.1 -0.1 -3.8 -2.3 0.0 3.8 7.7 147 ( 6.1) 17/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.2 0.0 0.3 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 62 ( 2.6) 11/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.9 -2.1 1.0 -4.2 -1.1 0.0 1.4 4.4 236 ( 9.8) 32/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.4 -0.6 -0.3 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 37/22
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.2 +1.0 0.3 -3.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 45/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.4 +0.4 8.9 +2.0 5.8 0.0 0.4 -- 68 ( 2.8) 15/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 11.9 -2.7 5.9 -0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 44/23
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.0 +0.2 5.1 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 391 (16.3) 52/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.4 -1.7 5.1 +2.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 35/10
HOBART AIRPORT 10.3 -2.6 4.1 -0.5 1.7 0.8 0.6 7.5 308 (12.8) 52/14
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

33.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.2 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
32.8 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
32.6 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
32.6 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+4.5 : 7.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
+4.2 : 5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
+4.2 : 16.6 BURRINJUCK DAM SW Slopes N NSW
+4.1 : 24.0 MULLEWA Central West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+7.8 : 20.2 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
+7.5 : 20.5 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+7.2 : 23.4 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
+7.0 : 20.2 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT
+6.9 : 19.7 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT

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

-1.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
3.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-11.5 : 8.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-11.4 : 14.5 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-10.6 : 13.7 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-10.5 : 12.8 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

-10.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW

-8.4 : -1.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-8.1 : -3.9 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-8.1 : 8.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-7.6 : 4.3 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.6 : -1.6 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW

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.
93.4 CATARACT DAM Illawarra NSW
91.0 CALTON HILLS STATION Gulf Country QLD
80.0 FORT CONSTANTINE STATION Gulf Country QLD
79.9 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
76.0 WYEE (RUTLEYS ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
91.0 CALTON HILLS STATION
80.0 FORT CONSTANTINE STATION
Upper Carpentaria
75.6 WERRINGTON STATION WRC
72.5 OAK VALLEY STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
76.0 WYEE (RUTLEYS ROAD)
64.0 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST)
Illawarra
93.4 CATARACT DAM
79.9 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY
69.8 WEDDERBURN (BOOALBYN)
66.0 ROBERTSON (CAALONG STREET)
60.8 BELLAMBI AWS
60.8 MOUNT KEIRA (YATES AVE)
60.4 WOONONA (POPES RD)
58.4 BURRAWANG (SPURFIELD)
55.8 BERKELEY (NORTHCLIFFE DRIVE)

ISLANDS
Islands
60.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH)

10.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
9.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
8.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

0.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
0.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1106 (46.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
983 (41.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
982 (40.9) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
950 (39.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
900 (37.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
752 (31.3) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
695 (29.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
694 (28.9) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
676 (28.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
659 (27.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
648 (27.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
623 (26.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
616 (25.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
616 (25.7) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
601 (25.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
106/15 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
96/04 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
78/02 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
76/23 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
74/02 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley 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.
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
28.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.3mm/h
Gulf Country
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT
14.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
MOUNT ISA AERO
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
CLONCURRY AIRPORT
14.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 14.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.8mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.7mm/h
Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
TREPELL AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
10.2mm in 33 min to 13:30 18.5mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.2mm/h
8.8mm in 6 min to 13:42 88.0mm/h
10.8mm in 5 min to 13:47 129.6mm/h
32.8mm in 13 min to 14:00 151.4mm/h
15.0mm in 19 min to 14:19 47.4mm/h
70.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 70.0mm/h
83.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 27.7mm/h
83.0mm in 6 hr to 15:30 13.8mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS : 72(180/ 63 ) at 01:02
Sydney--west
HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE : 96(240/ 17 ) at 04:58
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 109(100/ 83 ) at 15:00
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 106(100/ 78 ) at 15:30