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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

WA, NT, QLD, NSW: Extreme cold and wet "dry" season in the north. See story 19 June.

NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS: Storm in teacup as third ECL brings widespread snow, rain and big seas. The third June East Coast Low in two weeks threatened coastal NSW overnight, causing chaos on the Central Tablelands as heavy snow covered the region, lashing the Tasman with storm force winds or greater, and bringing moderate rainfall totals from the Hunter to the South Coast. While it was a significant meteorological event, most Sydneysiders will remember it as a storm in a teacup when media-hyped forecasts of cyclonic winds failed to eventuate.

Above: Balloon ascent plot and winds (Skew-T) for Sydney Airport at 6am, also showing yesterday's 3pm ascent in blue. See the story for a description.
Below: Manly Hydraulics Laboratory waverider buoy plots show that average wave heights of the largest 33% of waves off Sydney, Port Kembla and Eden reached 5 or 6 metres with maximum wave heights around 11m.

The event unfolds

The low formed in a trough in the southern Coral Sea on Monday and drifted slowly towards the NSW coast yesterday, slowly deepening at the same time as a very cold airmass moved north across the state. Usually reliable model guidance indicated that the low would "bomb" as a classical East Coast Low, with central pressures forecast around 980hPa near the Sydney region overnight into today. The Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warnings early Tuesday morning for damaging winds along the entire NSW coast south of the Mid North Coast with local gusts in excess of 125km/h on exposed parts of the coast, heavy rain and flash flooding on the South Coast, and blizzard conditions in Alpine areas. Around mid-morning, damaging surf warnings were added for the coast south of Forster.

With the Hunter Valley floods two weekends before still strong in public memory, media picked up the threat to Sydney as a major news event and Bureau forecasters were thrust into the spotlight during Tuesday. ABC Radio, for example, carried the following news item at 5pm Tuesday:

"The head of forecasting operations for NSW, Robb Webb, says that kind of wind is known by a different name elsewhere. 'The kind of wind speeds that we'll see in this particular event are the equivalent of a category two tropical cyclone - wind gusts in excess of 100 kilometres an hour, so quite a dangerous situation,' he said."

However, at 3.35pm the Bureau significantly downgraded its severe weather warnings, removing the reference to gusts in excess of 125km/h that would have been equivalent to a category two tropical cyclone. While earlier forecasting opinion and guidance had been that the low would approach very close to Sydney, it was now believed that it would stay farther out to sea, though still maintaining the forecast strength. This change did not register with media, and evening news bulletins went to air warning Sydney residents that cyclone-strength winds were likely overnight.

By 9pm Tuesday, the low was analysed by the Bureau to be "well east of Ulladulla [and] expected to intensify further and move north and then northeast overnight with gale force southerly winds extending northwards along the New South Wales coast." By this time the central pressure of the low was estimated at 986hPa and still deepening while satellite wave reports were indicating areas of high winds in the strong pressure gradient to its south. Radio and television stations maintained special coverage, while many state authorities had deployed emergency staff in preparation for the expected damage.

But as the night wore on, strong winds did not eventuate. Updated severe weather warnings and interviews with Bureau forecasters pointed to relatively feeble gusts of 90km/h at Green Cape, Montague Island and Ulladulla, all fully exposed coastal locations, as an indication that there were strong winds about, and the time of arrival of the strong winds in Sydney was pushed back hour by hour as the early hours of the morning ticked by. In the meantime, heavy snow falling in the Central Tablelands was almost ignored.

The low behaved much as forecast and brought conditions to match. It peaked around 6 this morning about 400km east of Sydney with a central pressure of 980hPa and winds around its centre estimated in excess of 100km/h. Despite the very strong pressure gradient across Sydney and the Illawarra, however, strong winds remained offshore with ships around 20km out to sea from Nelson Bay and Ulladulla reporting sustained wind speeds of over 90 km/h at 4am and 7am. Seas, as can be seen in the plots at right, rose to the forecast levels, with average waves exceeding 5m and maximum wave heights around 11m. The effects of the system were felt from Eastern VIC, where flood rain fell yesterday, to SE QLD where damaging winds were experienced and progressively east to New Zealand where snow fell to sea level on the South Island during the weekend.

The aftermath

While there was relief that the city had been spared, there was also a feeling that the Bureau had cried "wolf", and NSW Regional Director Barry Hanstrum was on the media carpet to explain why the forecasts had gone wrong. The answer was connected to the Central Tablelands snow and is clear from the 6am upper air diagram at right, which would not have been available to forecasters until about 7.30am.

Mr Hanstrum told the Sydney Morning Herald that "the winds were forced 'offshore, and also overhead'. At 5am, most Sydney residents would have been sound asleep, unaware that winds of 90 to 100 kilometres an hour were howling just 1000 metres up. The coast was saved from potentially the damaging gale by cold air that dropped snow overnight across parts of the Blue Mountains and towns to the west... Forced over Sydney by westerly winds, the unusually cold air hugged the ground, sending overnight temperatures in the city tumbling to just 8 degrees. Acting as a wedge, the cold air shielded the city, pushing yesterday's much warmer gale force winds, roaring in from the sea, over the top... The westerly winds that brought the cold air also acted as a barrier, keeping the storm further to the east. 'We were very lucky,' said Mr Hanstrum, adding that the inversion happened too quickly to be taken into account by the bureau's predictions."

While the situation could have been deduced from the continued presence of westerly winds at the surface around the Blue Mountains and Sydney basin, it was not until the forecasters got hold of the 6am balloon data from Sydney Airport that they could confirm what was happening. This trace is reproduced at right. It indicates a 20 knot (37km/h) WSW wind blowing at the surface with a temperature of 11C shown by the right-hand red trace. At 700m, the wind is SW at 45 knots (83km/h) and the temperature has only dropped to 10C, marking the top of a temperature inversion. Above this the temperature drops off in the normal way with height, with 50kt (93km/h) winds to above 3km (700hPa). The temperature and dew point (left-hand red) traces are close all the way up to 4km, indicating very moist air.

The blue traces are from the ascent made at 3pm yesterday; again the right-hand trace is temperature and the left-hand one is dew point. The winds at that time (not shown) were west or WSW up to 800hPa, turning sharply S or SE above. These traces show drier air in the westerlies becoming moister in the S to SE winds above, then a fairly normal drop-off in temperature with the increase in height and certainly no indication of a temperature inversion. The forecasters' expectations would have been that the low-level westerlies would turn gradually south then SE as the winds around the low asserted themselves.

Widespread snow

The cold air that moved into NSW on Monday was intensified yesterday by a deep SSE stream across SE AUS. The coldest air moved up through western NSW, giving Cobar its coldest day in over 100 years yesterday. This air then arced eastward bringing the coldest air across northern NSW. However, an absence of moisture across the Northern Tablelands resulted in little snow there.

However, in the Central Tablelands, the southern edge of this cold air overlapped moist air feeding around the southern side of the East Coast Low. Snow began falling in earnest during the early evening hours yesterday as temperatures at around 1,000m reached 1 or 2C. It began to fall in Oberon about 8pm and was settling by 9pm. By about 10pm, snow had begun to fall in the upper Blue Mountains, the Great Western Highway was closed by snow and ice between Bathurst Airport and Mt Lambie, and heavy snow was reported falling at Taralga and on the Oberon Plateau with snow settling above about 900m. All roads out of Oberon were reported closed soon after 11pm. Taralga reported 2cm on the ground in the town and 5cm on neighbouring hills.

In the Blue Mountains, snow began accumulating in Blackheath around 11pm and continued to fall steadily until around 2.30am today by which time there was a level cover of 5 to 10cm across the town. Lighter falls were reported about the same times at Mount Victoria and Medlow Bath. As the snow level gradually dropped to around 800m, rain turned to snow in Katoomba, Leura and the higher parts of Wentworth Falls, as well along Chifley Road and Bells Line of Road from Lithgow east to around Mt Tomah. The Great Western Highway was closed to all traffic between Katoomba and Mt Victoria, and all but local traffic between Wentworth Falls and Katoomba shortly before 1am today. Chifley Road from Lithgow to Bell was closed about the same time.

By 2am today, snow was falling farther afield, with the Mid Western Highway closed between Fitzgeralds Mountain and Blayney and some motorists reported stranded. Bells Line of Road closed some time before 4am between Bell and Mt Tomah. Snow in the Oberon area ceased around 5am. By daybreak, the Great Western Highway was closed all the way from Katoomba through to Bathurst due either to snow or ice. Most roads had been reopened by mid to late morning today.

In the Blue Mountains, and probably other areas, rain gradually turned to snow with the result that trees and surfaces were wet when clinging, wet snow began to fall. Trees and shrubs therefore accumulated snow rapidly, and in areas where there wasn't enough wind to dislodge it, the weight of ice and water proved too much for many branches. From about midnight, those awake in an otherwise silent snowscape reported hearing occasional loud cracks followed by a muffled slump as another tree shed a limb or an entire tree crashed to the ground. Some of these brought down powerlines, one blocking the Great Western Highway at Mount Victoria. About 1,500 properties were blacked out at Blackheath, Lithgow, and Mounts Victoria, Wilson and Irvine and there were remote area blackouts, such as around Oberon and Burraga, where field staff had to use a snowmobile to gain access in the snow.

Snow depths reported by press, contributors to weather forums, and the Bureau included:

  • Katoomba 12cm (reported by the Bureau, but most observations and melt rates later in the day suggest 3 to 5cm)
  • Blackheath 5 to 10cm (observations when roads reopened suggest the heaviest snow in the Blue Mountains fell between Mt Boyce and just north of Medlow Bath)
  • Mt Victoria 5cm
  • Lithgow area 2 to 10cm (10cm reported by the Bureau from a source unknown to AWN)
  • Portland 7cm
  • Sunny Corner 10 to 15cm
  • Meadow Flat 6cm
  • Orange 2cm (not known whether this was in town or at the Airport about 100m higher. Conditions on Mt Canobolas unknown.)
  • Oberon 5 to 10cm
  • Mt Trickett (6km west of Jenolan Caves and 1340m asl) 30cm with drifts said to be more than a metre deep where strong winds had piled snow against cuttings or in gullies. Lowest temperature on the mountain during the night was -1.
  • Taralga 2 to 3cm in town, 5 to 6cm surrounding hills

Snow continued to fall in Alpine areas. The Canberra Office of the Bureau of Meteorology reported that higher peaks of the Brindabella Range west of Canberra had a 10cm cover, while Snowy Mountains resorts reported an additional 15cm had fallen overnight.

Despite low moisture levels, some snow was reported on the Northern Tablelands. Falling snow was reported at Deepwater (1040m) about 11pm, while Guyra reported 1cm of settled snow. Snow was also reported in the press at Uralla, Walcha and Glen Innes. In the upper Hunter, snow fell to as low as 400m around Stewarts Brook, about 50km NE of Muswellbrook with depths of 1 to 2cm on the ground in the settlement itself. It is highly likely that significant snow fell on the nearby Barrington Tops.

Winds and seas

As indicated above, expected strong surface winds on the Central and Illawarra Coasts were suppressed when colder, denser and lighter westerly winds undercut the stronger southeasterlies, keeping them above the surface. A number of exposed coastal locations, however, experienced gusts in the damaging range above 90km/h. These were mostly on the South Coast, where Montague Island reported 104km/h around midnight. Other reports are in highest AWS wind reports and highest gusts. There was a report of winds reaching 90km/h at Wottamolla in the Royal National Park south of Sydney. SES reported about 80 callouts across the state, mostly from the Central Coast and Sydney's North Shore, mostly for fallen trees or branches or water inundation in houses, but a spokesman added "That's about what we would expect from an average wet and windy night in Sydney". About 30 coal ships waiting off the Newcastle coast headed out to deeper water in readiness for the predicted storm.

The winds were felt over a wide area. In QLD, strong winds blew over a 4x8m wall in Fortitude Valley Brisbane onto the roof of an adjacent building. There were also reports of fallen trees and powerlines across the city, and morning peak hour rail services were disrupted when debris fell on the Cleveland line. Gale to storm force winds were also experienced in Bass Straight VIC, with gusts to between 90 and 100km/h at coastal stations, and a gust of 102km/h at the Kingfish A oil rig off the coast near Sale yesterday morning.

Rain

Much of the NSW Coast from the Hunter south to the VIC border received falls of 25 to 50mm in the 24 hours to 9 this morning, by which time rain had mostly cleared. Heavier falls, up to 81.6mm at Bruthen, were recorded in Gippsland across the border in VIC, causing some flooding (see story yesterday). Stormwater flooding cut power to about 1400 properties in Mosman on Sydney's lower North Shore, while river flooding cut roads at Audley and the Wakehurst Parkway around Sydney.

This and earlier rain has greatly benefited Sydney's water supplies, filling the system to exactly 50.0% of capacity by Thursday 21 June. Warragamba was 43.5% full, Cataract, Cordeaux and Avon between 60 and 75% full, and Nepean, the Blue Mountains dams and the Tallowa dam on the Shoalhaven River were overflowing. Rainfall estimates across the catchment between 7 and 21 June were Warragamba 180 mm, Upper Nepean 300 mm, Woronora 320 mm, Shoalhaven 275 mm and Blue Mountains 280 mm. Storage increase for the week to 21 June was a massive 276,750 megalitres, the biggest weekly rise since 1998, bringing the dams to their highest level since May 2004.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0627 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

WA

N Kimberley

001006

WYNDHAM AERO

29.8

8.6

03/06/2004

25

1 n

WA

N Kimberley

001013

WYNDHAM

33.0

22.6

03/06/1985

40

1 y

WA

N Kimberley

001023

EL QUESTRO

28.8

10.0

15/06/1993

20

1 y

WA

N Kimberley

001025

DOONGAN

28.0

14.0

15/06/1993

20

1 y

WA

N Kimberley

001027

DIGGERS REST

25.0

3.6

02/06/1981

11

1 y

WA

E Kimberley

002020

MOOLA BULLA

40.0

38.6

12/06/1941

94

1 y

WA

E Kimberley

002056

KUNUNURRA AERO

46.2

13.8

15/06/1993

32

1 n

WA

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

29.6

20.4

15/06/1993

23

1 n

WA

E Kimberley

002067

KUNUNURRA CHECKPOINT

57.5

0.4

20/06/2005

14

1 y

WA

E Kimberley

002069

KACHANA

22.5

0.8

02/06/2004

12

1 y

WA

W Kimberley

003051

MOUNT BARNETT

54.6

40.8

20/06/1986

42

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014167

STOKES HILL

1.2

0.0

2006

18

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014224

WANDIE CREEK

2.0

1.0

02/06/1985

15

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

1.6

0.2

03/06/1999

17

1 y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014626

DALY WATERS AWS

28.2

25.1

08/06/1941

39

1 n

NT

Roper-McArthur

014638

GORRIE

6.0

1.8

09/06/2000

20

1 n

NT

Roper-McArthur

014639

GILNOCKIE

20.0

14.0

05/06/1989

17

1 n

NT

Victoria

014802

CAMFIELD

52.0

38.1

15/06/1973

40

1 n

NT

Victoria

014815

WATERLOO

32.0

21.0

12/06/1978

90

1 y

NT

Victoria

014817

BRADSHAW

29.2

22.9

20/06/1939

63

1 y

NT

Victoria

014820

NEWRY

52.0

47.0

13/06/1941

99

1 y

NT

Victoria

014823

LIMBUNYA

40.0

24.9

14/06/1939

79

1 n

NT

Victoria

014825

VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS

50.8

20.8

17/06/1913

115

1 y

NT

Victoria

014831

RIVEREN

40.0

19.1

15/06/1973

38

1 y

NT

Victoria

014833

KALKARINGI POLICE

38.0

16.5

18/06/1932

43

1 n

NT

Victoria

014836

INVERWAY

40.0

21.0

15/06/1993

46

1 y

NT

Victoria

014840

WAVE HILL

39.6

21.4

13/06/1978

34

1 y

NT

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

51.2

11.7

13/06/1978

38

1 y

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

41.6

3.2

03/06/1985

27

1 y

NT

Victoria

014852

BUNDA

40.0

19.0

14/06/1993

23

1 n

NT

Victoria

014853

KEEP RIVER RANGERS

56.8

4.4

20/06/1986

25

1 n

NT

Victoria

014855

NELSON SPRINGS

39.4

12.4

03/06/1985

13

1 y

NT

Victoria

014856

BIRRINDUDU

38.0

19.4

14/06/1993

13

1 n

NT

Victoria

014857

SUPLEJACK

23.0

19.0

30/06/1986

25

1 y

NT

Victoria

014864

MOOLOOLOO

44.4

6.8

16/06/2003

17

1 y

NT

Victoria

014865

MOUNT SANFORD

44.0

18.5

24/06/1987

12

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014917

JINDARE

0.6

0.0

2005

33

1 y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014938

MANGO FARM

3.2

2.8

05/06/1989

28

1 y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014949

DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE

26.0

0.8

09/06/2000

11

1 n

NT

Barkly

015041

EVA DOWNS

21.0

19.0

13/06/1978

27

1 y

NT

Barkly

015129

THREEWAYS ROADHOUSE

12.5

4.0

20/06/2005

15

1 y

NT

Alice Springs

015641

THE GRANITES

22.2

18.0

19/06/2005

20

1 y

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

20.6

11.6

20/06/2005

11

1 y

QLD

N Peninsula

027038

HIGHBURY STATION

50.0

50.0

27/06/1997

35

1 y Equal to record.

QLD

Gulf Country

029080

NORFOLK STATION

29.0

27.5

03/06/1985

39

1 y

VIC

E Gippsland

084144

MT NOWA NOWA

63.6

60.0

30/06/2000

12

1 n

Lowest minimum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091107

WYNYARD AIRPORT

-3.5

-3.5

18/06/2007

22

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001007

TROUGHTON ISLAND

20.0

23.2

23/06/1963

26

20.6

13/07/1968

30

1 P

WA

N Kimberley

001009

KURI BAY

20.8

23.6

19/06/2007

38

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

N Kimberley

001013

WYNDHAM

17.7

20.1

12/06/1978

39

17.9

12/07/1968

39

1 Y

WA

N Kimberley

001018

MOUNT ELIZABETH

15.8

20.6

19/06/2007

14

19.6

02/07/1998

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

N Kimberley

001025

DOONGAN

16.0

19.5

15/06/1993

18

19.5

15/06/1993

18

1 P

WA

E Kimberley

002014

KIMBERLEY RES.STATION

17.0

18.7

12/06/1978

41

1 Y

WA

E Kimberley

002032

WARMUN

15.3

16.8

14/06/1993

45

16.8

14/06/1993

45

1 Y

WA

E Kimberley

002056

KUNUNURRA AERO

16.7

17.8

14/06/1993

22

17.8

14/06/1993

21

1 Y

WA

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

15.2

20.0

19/06/2007

13

20.0

19/06/2007

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

W Kimberley

003032

DERBY AERO

20.4

21.8

08/06/1978

23

1 Y

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

19.8

21.5

19/06/2007

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Interior

013007

BALGO HILLS

11.0

13.4

19/06/2007

21

13.4

19/06/2007

22

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014015

DARWIN AIRPORT

22.7

24.2

23/06/1963

67

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014042

OENPELLI

25.0

26.1

26/06/1971

43

1 P

NT

Darwin-Daly

014142

PIRLANGIMPI

24.2

24.6

19/06/2007

26

24.6

19/06/2007

28

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

19.4

23.1

19/06/2007

12

23.1

19/06/2007

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Arnhem

014507

ALYANGULA POLICE

22.5

23.0

10/06/2000

25

1 Y

NT

Arnhem

014508

GOVE AIRPORT

23.6

23.7

28/06/1997

29

1 Y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014609

NGUKURR

18.5

22.3

22/06/1963

14

21.9

14/07/1968

16

1 Y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014612

LARRIMAH

14.9

17.4

01/06/1969

43

16.9

14/07/1968

43

1 Y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014626

DALY WATERS AWS

14.1

17.8

01/06/1969

38

15.0

23/05/1959

40

1 Y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014704

MCARTHUR RIVER MINE

17.7

21.2

13/06/1978

27

18.9

28/07/1986

33

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014825

VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS

15.9

16.6

15/06/1993

41

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

11.9

17.6

19/06/2007

14

12.7

12/07/1968

18

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Victoria

014840

WAVE HILL

14.1

14.2

12/06/1978

33

14.2

12/06/1978

35

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

15.9

18.3

16/06/2003

11

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

17.7

19.8

15/06/1993

27

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014901

DOUGLAS RIVER

18.2

23.4

01/06/1969

15

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014903

KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM

16.5

22.3

19/06/2007

23

22.3

19/06/2007

26

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014932

TINDAL RAAF

16.1

22.4

19/06/2007

18

17.2

28/07/1986

20

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014938

MANGO FARM

18.5

22.0

09/06/1982

27

22.0

09/06/1982

28

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014949

DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE

15.0

21.0

19/06/2007

11

15.0

02/07/1999

11

Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Barkly

015085

BRUNETTE DOWNS

10.8

13.9

12/06/1978

43

13.3

23/05/1959

47

1 Y

NT

Barkly

015131

ELLIOTT

12.2

18.0

23/06/1987

28

1 Y

NT

Barkly

015135

TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

8.0

12.8

15/06/1993

38

11.9

14/07/1984

39

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015502

ALI CURUNG

8.0

12.0

15/06/1993

19

12.0

15/06/1993

20

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

9.1

11.4

05/06/1993

41

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015602

JERVOIS

10.2

10.9

20/06/1986

37

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

9.3

13.6

17/06/2007

15

13.1

20/04/2000

17

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

9.7

14.1

19/06/2007

11

14.1

19/06/2007

12

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

NE Pastoral

017123

MOOMBA AIRPORT

10.0

13.1

19/06/2007

13

11.3

21/10/1995

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

S Peninsula

028007

MUSGRAVE

24.8

24.8

12/06/2000

16

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Gulf Country

029090

TOORAK RESEARCH STATION

11.5

13.0

13/06/1978

28

13.0

13/06/1978

34

1 Y

QLD

Gulf Country

029127

MOUNT ISA AERO

9.4

13.0

12/06/1978

41

10.6

24/07/1984

42

1 Y

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030045

RICHMOND POST OFFICE

12.5

13.0

13/06/1978

114

1 Y

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032141

LUCINDA POINT

18.4

19.0

10/06/2000

18

19.0

10/06/2000

22

1 Y

QLD

Central Coast E

033294

YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE

15.4

15.6

10/06/2000

13

1 Y

QLD

Central Coast E

033295

ALVA BEACH

18.8

18.8

14/06/2007

11

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Central Highlands

035059

ROLLESTON METEOR ST

10.2

13.0

10/06/2000

19

13.0

10/06/2000

20

1 Y

QLD

Central Highlands

035065

SPRINGSURE DAME ST

9.2

12.0

13/06/1978

41

12.0

13/06/1978

42

1 Y

QLD

Central Highlands

035069

TAMBO POST OFFICE

7.3

11.3

30/06/1957

51

10.0

01/07/1957

51

1 Y

QLD

Central Highlands

035070

TAROOM POST OFFICE

9.6

10.2

10/06/2000

50

10.0

16/07/1966

51

1 Y

QLD

Central Highlands

035149

BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN

10.5

12.5

13/06/1978

36

12.0

11/07/1978

40

1 Y

QLD

Central Highlands

035264

EMERALD AIRPORT

9.7

13.0

10/06/2000

15

12.6

09/08/1996

16

1 Y

QLD

Central West

036007

BARCALDINE POST OFFICE

7.8

13.8

20/06/1986

46

12.6

25/07/1984

46

1 Y

QLD

Central West

036026

ISISFORD POST OFFICE

10.0

11.7

30/06/1957

49

11.7

30/06/1957

49

1 P

QLD

Central West

036031

LONGREACH AERO

8.3

13.1

20/06/1986

42

12.5

08/08/1996

42

1 Y

QLD

Northwest

037010

CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP

9.8

12.2

30/06/1957

50

11.0

24/07/1984

51

1 Y

QLD

Northwest

037043

URANDANGI

9.1

13.7

17/06/2007

51

11.2

08/08/1996

51

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Northwest

037051

WINTON POST OFFICE

9.6

12.2

30/06/1957

51

12.2

30/06/1957

51

1 Y

QLD

Channel Country

038003

BOULIA AIRPORT

9.0

11.1

24/06/1956

119

9.6

05/07/1895

120

1 Y

QLD

Channel Country

038024

WINDORAH POST OFFICE

10.6

13.8

15/06/1995

40

11.7

12/07/1997

41

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039004

BARALABA POST OFFICE

11.3

13.3

10/06/2000

40

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039059

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

14.4

16.5

18/06/1995

51

15.0

07/08/1995

51

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039085

SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE

13.5

14.7

14/06/1978

49

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039089

THANGOOL AIRPORT

12.2

14.6

16/06/1995

15

12.2

12/08/2005

16

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039104

MONTO TOWNSHIP

11.0

11.1

25/06/1971

34

1 P

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039128

BUNDABERG AERO

12.2

15.8

10/06/2000

29

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039314

TOWN OF 1770

14.0

15.9

29/06/1990

21

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039322

RUNDLE ISLAND

14.0

17.0

10/06/2000

12

15.9

17/07/2006

13

1 P

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039326

GLADSTONE AIRPORT

13.8

15.9

10/06/2000

13

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040043

CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE

12.3

13.2

17/06/1978

50

12.5

04/07/1984

51

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040068

DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

11.6

14.7

22/06/1961

44

12.2

19/07/1965

49

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040082

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON

12.3

12.9

13/06/1978

43

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040093

GYMPIE

12.6

13.4

04/06/1973

42

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040126

MARYBOROUGH

11.9

13.9

25/06/1965

51

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040211

ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT

13.5

14.4

14/06/1941

30

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040265

REDLANDS HRS

13.0

13.6

25/06/1965

40

1 P

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040282

NAMBOUR DPI

13.1

13.1

25/06/1965

43

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040428

BRIAN PASTURES

11.5

13.5

13/06/1978

37

12.8

27/07/2000

39

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040584

HINZE DAM

15.1

16.3

15/06/1996

14

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040842

BRISBANE AERO

13.9

15.4

16/06/1995

14

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040854

LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT

14.7

15.5

29/06/1998

15

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040856

RAINBOW BEACH

11.4

16.0

16/06/1995

16

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040861

MAROOCHYDORE AERO

13.0

15.1

22/06/2005

13

1 P

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040908

TEWANTIN RSL PARK

12.7

16.0

22/06/2005

12

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041095

STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE

5.0

6.7

23/06/1972

45

1 P

QLD

Darling Downs E

041175

APPLETHORPE

4.9

6.0

23/06/2005

38

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041359

OAKEY AERO

8.9

8.9

16/06/1995

35

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Darling Downs E

041521

GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT

9.9

10.7

28/06/1997

17

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041522

DALBY AIRPORT

8.9

9.6

16/06/1995

16

9.6

16/06/1995

16

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041525

WARWICK

9.1

9.5

28/06/1997

12

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041529

TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT

6.7

9.9

23/06/2005

11

8.1

12/08/2005

12

1 Y

QLD

Maranoa

043015

INJUNE POST OFFICE

8.9

9.9

10/06/2000

40

9.9

10/06/2000

41

1 Y

QLD

Maranoa

043020

MITCHELL POST OFFICE

9.4

11.1

10/06/2000

38

1 Y

QLD

Maranoa

043035

SURAT

10.1

12.0

16/06/1995

43

1 Y

QLD

Maranoa

043091

ROMA AIRPORT

9.1

9.7

10/06/2000

15

9.7

10/06/2000

16

1 Y

QLD

Maranoa

043109

ST GEORGE AIRPORT

10.0

11.6

08/06/2007

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Warrego

044010

BOLLON MARY ST

9.5

11.1

27/06/1959

50

1 Y

QLD

Far SW

045015

QUILPIE AIRPORT

10.1

11.8

20/06/1975

51

1 Y

NSW

NW Plains E

053115

MOREE AERO

9.8

10.7

23/06/2005

13

10.1

14/07/1996

13

1 Y

NSW

NW Slopes N

054104

PINDARI DAM

8.5

8.5

28/06/1997

36

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

NW Slopes S

055136

WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD)

4.0

4.0

28/06/1990

36

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

N Tablelands W

056011

GLEN INNES POST OFFICE

3.7

4.3

23/06/1998

44

1 Y

NSW

N Tablelands W

056013

GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN

3.5

4.3

10/06/1989

36

1 Y

NSW

N Tablelands W

056018

INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE

6.5

7.3

30/06/1977

42

1 Y

NSW

N Tablelands W

056238

ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS

3.8

4.3

08/06/2007

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

N Tablelands W

056242

INVERELL (RAGLAN ST)

7.9

7.9

28/06/1997

13

7.9

31/07/1998

13

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

N Tablelands W

056243

GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS

4.3

4.6

23/06/2005

11

4.6

23/06/2005

12

1 Y

TAS

W Coast

094191

HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE)

1.3

1.4

19/06/2004

11

1 Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

NT

Darwin-Daly

014015

DARWIN AIRPORT

23.0

22.8

17/06/2003

13

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041359

OAKEY AERO

28.0

27.0

28/06/2005

11

1 Y


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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 00:47EST, 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 19.3 -1.6 7.1 -3.9 3.5 0.0 6.4 -- 567 (23.6) 52/10
PERTH AIRPORT 15.9 -3.0 8.3 -0.7 4.8 0.0 1.8 7.8 473 (19.7) 46/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.9 -1.7 7.4 -0.7 4.1 12.8 1.2 4.0 260 (10.8) 32/14
BUNBURY 17.3 -1.1 5.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 35/12
MANDURAH 16.2 -- 9.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 39/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 22.7 -7.9 18.3 -1.6 18.1 0.6 4.4 0.0 551 (23.0) 48/08
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 11.8 -8.0 6.2 +1.1 6.8 0.0 4.0 1.0 411 (17.1) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 13.6 -3.7 2.6 -3.5 -- 3.0 3.0 -- 325 (13.5) 30/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.5 -2.6 4.4 -3.7 3.3 0.4 0.8 7.3 183 ( 7.6) 43/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.1 -1.7 6.3 +0.5 3.4 2.4 0.8 3.9 419 (17.5) --
MOUNT ISA AERO 9.4 -15.5 7.8 -2.2 7.4 1.4 3.4 0.1 432 (18.0) 41/01
CAIRNS AERO 22.0 -4.0 18.6 +0.8 18.2 4.4 1.8 1.0 414 (17.3) 39/21
TOWNSVILLE AERO 18.5 -7.1 16.0 +1.4 14.4 2.8 3.4 0.0 560 (23.3) 50/07
MACKAY M.O 17.0 -4.9 14.2 +0.2 -- 1.8 -- 0.4 321 (13.4) 46/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 14.4 -9.1 10.9 0.0 8.9 0.0 4.6 -- 312 (13.0) 41/09
BUNDABERG AERO 12.2 -10.4 8.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 391 (16.3) --
NAMBOUR DPI 13.1 -8.5 7.5 -1.8 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 148 ( 6.2) 34/10
COOLANGATTA 18.5 -2.6 2.1 -9.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 30/08
BRISBANE AERO 13.9 -7.4 7.9 -2.6 5.8 0.0 7.0 3.8 692 (28.8) 63/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 6.7 -10.3 0.7 -6.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 856 (35.7) 80/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 10.6 -6.2 3.4 -2.7 1.5 0.0 1.6 -- 355 (14.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.8 -0.6 3.0 -6.1 0.3 0.0 2.2 7.6 331 (13.8) 55/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.4 -2.1 9.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 15.5 -2.1 6.5 -1.4 5.9 11.6 3.8 2.1 882 (36.8) 76/04
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.0 -0.9 7.3 +0.8 -- 30.6 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.4 -3.1 0.8 -1.8 -0.3 5.4 0.4 5.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 11.3 -5.1 3.6 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 15.7 -1.9 7.2 -1.3 7.0 43.0 2.2 6.4 866 (36.1) 71/08
RICHMOND RAAF 15.4 -2.6 6.8 +1.9 -- 15.2 -- -- 245 (10.2) 43/14
BELLAMBI AWS 16.2 -1.5 7.2 -3.8 -- 29.8 -- -- 694 (28.9) 68/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 10.8 -1.4 5.0 +4.0 3.3 14.8 1.4 8.7 319 (13.3) 58/03
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.7 -2.1 3.8 +0.1 0.4 2.8 1.0 9.2 250 (10.4) 35/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.0 -2.2 -0.3 -4.2 -- 1.2 -- -- 80 ( 3.3) 37/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.6 -2.4 1.7 -3.5 -1.3 0.0 2.0 6.3 423 (17.6) 37/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.5 -1.5 4.9 +1.2 -- 1.4 2.6 -- 543 (22.6) 41/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.0 -2.2 1.4 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 524 (21.8) 39/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 12.4 -1.6 7.2 +0.3 5.6 2.8 0.4 -- 115 ( 4.8) 26/23
GEELONG AIRPORT 12.8 -1.8 5.1 -1.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 540 (22.5) 50/21
BALLARAT AERODROME 8.3 -2.5 1.3 -2.7 -- 1.6 -- -- 615 (25.6) 45/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.0 -2.1 -3.1 -6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 30/23
HOBART AIRPORT 10.8 -2.1 1.6 -3.0 -0.6 0.6 0.0 3.4 371 (15.5) 58/21
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

31.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
30.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
29.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
28.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
28.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+1.6 : 31.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+1.2 : 30.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+0.9 : 20.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
+0.8 : 12.5 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+0.4 : 11.6 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

26.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+5.4 : 9.2 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
+5.3 : 20.3 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+4.8 : 10.0 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+4.5 : 10.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+4.3 : 19.4 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
+4.3 : 3.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

-4.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-16.5 : 8.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-16.3 : 12.2 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-16.1 : 9.8 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-16.1 : 8.0 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-16.0 : 10.8 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT

-6.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-9.8 : -3.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-9.4 : 2.1 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-8.9 : 0.6 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
-7.9 : -1.2 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-7.8 : -3.2 HAWKER Upper North 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.
81.6 BRUTHEN (POST OFFICE) E Gippsland VIC
81.4 LINDENOW W Gippsland VIC
79.6 CLUB TERRACE E Gippsland VIC
78.8 MT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
77.0 GENOA (FOOLS HAVEN) E Gippsland VIC

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
57.5 KUNUNURRA CHECKPOINT
55.2 MORNINGTON
W Kimberley
57.0 MOUNT HOUSE STATION
56.2 MOUNT HOUSE AIRSTRIP
54.6 MOUNT BARNETT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
62.2 AUVERGNE
56.8 KEEP RIVER RANGERS
52.0 CAMFIELD
52.0 NEWRY
51.2 KIDMAN SPRINGS
50.8 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
50.0 HIGHBURY STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
54.8 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
50.0 CASTLE COVE (ROSEBRIDGE AVE)
Illawarra
56.6 KANGAROO VALLEY (BUDGONG)
55.0 ROBERTSON (CAALONG STREET)
54.8 CULBURRA TREATMENT WORKS
54.0 TOUGA
53.0 JAMBEROO (THE RIDGE)
51.8 WATTAMOLLA (TAMOL)
51.0 GREENWELL POINT BOWLING CLUB
South Coast
64.2 EDEN (CARAVAN PARK)
58.0 BERMAGUI SOUTH (YOUNG STREET)
57.0 BROOMAN (CARISBROOK)
56.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE
56.0 BODALLA POST OFFICE
55.2 NELLIGEN (THULE ROAD)
54.4 BRAIDWOOD (MONGARLOWE (LEWESTON))
53.0 BOMBALA (MOUNTAIN TOP)
50.6 TATHRA (PANORAMA DRIVE)
50.4 DALMENY (MUMMUGA WAY)
Goulburn/Monaro
60.0 CRAIGIE (BONDI FOREST LODGE)

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
81.6 BRUTHEN (POST OFFICE)
79.6 CLUB TERRACE
77.0 GENOA (FOOLS HAVEN)
72.0 DARGO
71.8 BAIRNSDALE (MITCHELL RIVER @ ROSEHILL)
71.6 WONNAGATTA RIVER @ WATERFORD
69.6 WEERAGUA (CANN RIVER (EAST BRANCH) AT CH
69.4 WANGARABELL
65.0 SARSFIELD EAST
65.0 NICHOLSON WINERY
64.6 BAIRNSDALE WATERWORKS
63.6 MT NOWA NOWA
63.4 NOWA NOWA
58.2 NICHOLSON (YENDALOCK)
56.0 METUNG (SUNNYBANK)
52.4 CABBAGE TREE CREEK
51.6 COMBIENBAR AWS
50.4 CANN RIVER (POST OFFICE)
50.0 ENSAY
W Gippsland
81.4 LINDENOW
78.8 MT MOORNAPA
74.6 MT BAW BAW
65.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON
63.0 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT
53.2 BRIAGOLONG

9.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
8.7 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
7.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
7.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
7.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

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0.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
0.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
0.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

1402 (58.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1258 (52.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1097 (45.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1070 (44.6) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1003 (41.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
923 (38.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
916 (38.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
882 (36.8) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
866 (36.1) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
856 (35.7) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
846 (35.3) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
821 (34.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
812 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
782 (32.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
782 (32.6) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
769 (32.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
769 (32.0) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
756 (31.5) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
754 (31.4) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
735 (30.6) REDESDALE N Central VIC
732 (30.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
718 (29.9) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
718 (29.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
715 (29.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
714 (29.8) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
709 (29.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
708 (29.5) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
708 (29.5) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
703 (29.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
699 (29.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
694 (28.9) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
692 (28.8) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
682 (28.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
677 (28.2) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
671 (28.0) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
671 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
658 (27.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
656 (27.3) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
645 (26.9) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
644 (26.8) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
640 (26.7) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
639 (26.6) NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
633 (26.4) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
628 (26.2) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
622 (25.9) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
622 (25.9) DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
620 (25.8) AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
619 (25.8) PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
615 (25.6) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
614 (25.6) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
612 (25.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
609 (25.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
608 (25.3) ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
606 (25.3) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
602 (25.1) BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
601 (25.0) MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
600 (25.0) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
104/00 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
100/21 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
98/05 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
98/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
98/10 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
94/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
93/02 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
93/18 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
91/01 FALLS CREEK 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DALY WATERS AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 5.3mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
Illawarra
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
BELLAMBI AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 72(150/ 63 ) at 12:00
NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) : 98(200/ 50 ) at 05:04
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(160/ 76 ) at 00:00
GREEN CAPE AWS : 91(190/ 72 ) at 02:35
ULLADULLA AWS : 89(190/ 74 ) at 02:07
VICTORIA
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 91(170/ 69 ) at 02:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(250/ 63 ) at 23:18
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 87(210/ 72 ) at 20:30
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 69(200/ 65 ) at 22:23
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(170/ 80 ) at 21:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 95(220/ 54 ) at 16:01
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 104(300/ 80 ) at 10:00
HOGAN ISLAND : 93(270/ 65 ) at 18:08
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 98(280/ 63 ) at 10:44