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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

WA, NT, QLD: Cold wet weather returns. A mid-upper level trough redeveloped across northern AUS overnight, dragging moisture south over the continent from areas of thunderstorms over Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Timor Sea. In addition, a pair of troughs extended SE into inland QLD, extending middle and high level cloud and rain across much of the state. The rain and lack of sunshine (see the solar radiation map below) kept daytime temperatures 6 to 13 below average in a broad band from the WA Kimberley to central southern QLD. Gove Airport in NE Arnhemland, recorded its lowest maximum temperature in 31 years with a top of just 22.2, while nearby Alyangula on Groote Eylandt's top of 21.5 was its lowest for June in 25 years.

Heavy overnight rain in the North Kimberley set new June records, in some cases more than doubling old ones (see records). Wyndham and Theda (60km SSW of Kalumburu) both received over 50mm, around twice their previous records in 40 year histories. Steady moderate rain fell over most of inland QLD from this morning overnight into Tuesday giving a huge area totals of between 25 and 50mm in the 24 hours to 9am (see map) with 50.8mm recorded at Blackall.

The almost unprecedented cold wet weather in the northern dry season has farmers expecting losses and wondering how to handle novel situations. Melon farmers in the Ord area of the WA Kimberley have received over 100mm over the past week at peak picking season. Kirsten Stoldt of Bluey's Outback Farm told ABC Radio "Some of [the melons] are really heavy, so they seem to be waterlogged. [But] there's no water inside but you just don't know what to expect, because we haven't had this before. We're actually scared of the sun coming out in full force and we don't know how the plants will react to that, we've just got no idea because we've never had this before."

Across the continent in the sugar pruducing region between Townsville and Cairns, it is peak cane harvesting season, but although the mills have been ready for the past two weeks, the ground is too waterlogged to take harvesters. North QLD fruit and vegetables have also been affected, with fungus, slow growth and ripening, and problems with fruit setting cutting current and future harvests that normally supply much of the nation. Some fruit and vegetable prices are expected to quadruple. Farmers in southern QLD are facing stock and crop losses, with soil temperatures as low as -4 and drying winds stalling germination in winter crops and feed.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0641 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

50.2

29.8

20/06/2007

25

1 n Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

N Kimberley

001010

THEDA

51.0

22.4

20/06/1986

40

1 y

WA

N Kimberley

001013

WYNDHAM

54.0

33.0

20/06/2007

40

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

N Kimberley

001023

EL QUESTRO

34.0

28.8

20/06/2007

20

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

N Kimberley

001027

DIGGERS REST

45.0

25.0

20/06/2007

11

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

E Kimberley

002056

KUNUNURRA AERO

47.6

46.2

20/06/2007

32

1 n Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

SW & S Coast

009741

ALBANY AIRPORT

61.6

57.4

25/06/1988

44

1 y

WA

SW & S Coast

009930

TAMARU

36.1

35.7

12/06/2005

41

1 y

Lowest maximum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014507

ALYANGULA POLICE

21.5

22.5

20/06/2007

25

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Arnhem

014508

GOVE AIRPORT

22.2

23.6

20/06/2007

29

23.1

01/08/1990

31

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

5.6

6.2

18/06/2007

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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Actual temperatures
4pm EST Maximum temperature +/- normal
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Actual temperatures
10pm EST Solar Radiation
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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 00:49EST, 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 20.5 -0.4 9.6 -1.4 8.3 0.4 2.2 -- 254 (10.6) 32/10
PERTH AIRPORT 19.8 +0.9 7.9 -1.1 6.1 2.4 1.0 4.5 278 (11.6) 28/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.4 +0.8 7.7 -0.4 4.7 61.6 5.2 8.6 301 (12.5) 35/13
BUNBURY 16.8 -1.6 6.5 -1.6 -- 2.8 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 37/19
MANDURAH 17.7 -- 10.9 -- -- 8.4 -- -- 269 (11.2) 34/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.4 -1.2 22.7 +2.8 21.8 0.4 5.4 3.2 369 (15.4) 39/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.6 +0.8 3.4 -1.7 0.4 0.0 3.0 7.2 171 ( 7.1) 41/20
WHYALLA AERO 17.9 +0.6 6.1 0.0 -- 0.0 0.8 -- 420 (17.5) 39/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.3 -1.8 7.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 4.6 2.8 305 (12.7) 34/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.0 -1.8 4.8 -1.0 4.0 0.0 1.6 1.9 474 (19.8) 37/01
MOUNT ISA AERO 14.9 -10.0 12.4 +2.4 12.2 2.2 2.8 0.0 231 ( 9.6) 22/23
CAIRNS AERO 24.5 -1.5 21.2 +3.4 20.0 0.6 4.0 0.4 514 (21.4) 35/18
TOWNSVILLE AERO 22.1 -3.5 18.8 +4.2 17.8 0.0 1.8 0.6 178 ( 7.4) 37/19
MACKAY M.O 20.3 -1.6 16.1 +2.1 -- 0.4 -- 0.3 385 (16.0) 34/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 18.8 -4.7 13.0 +2.1 11.0 0.0 2.0 -- 200 ( 8.3) 22/10
BUNDABERG AERO 22.6 0.0 12.2 +0.6 -- 0.2 1.8 -- 368 (15.3) 30/12
NAMBOUR DPI 18.7 -2.9 12.5 +3.2 -- 9.02 2.0 -- 75 ( 3.1) 15/14
COOLANGATTA 18.5 -2.6 14.4 +2.9 -- 6.4 -- -- 321 (13.4) 26/21
BRISBANE AERO 18.7 -2.6 13.1 +2.6 16.0 2.0 2.6 1.6 351 (14.6) 26/06
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 12.9 -4.1 9.2 +1.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 442 (18.4) 35/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.5 -2.3 5.8 -0.3 2.7 0.0 1.8 -- 176 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 16.8 -2.6 10.6 +1.5 8.9 1.0 2.2 0.0 349 (14.5) 45/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.1 -1.4 11.7 +3.7 -- 15.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.4 -1.2 9.7 +1.8 10.2 10.8 2.0 0.1 193 ( 8.0) 24/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.0 -1.9 10.6 +4.1 -- 6.4 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.5 -1.0 4.8 +2.2 2.1 0.0 1.2 3.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.8 -1.6 7.3 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.6 0.0 8.0 -0.5 9.6 16.8 0.4 1.4 256 (10.7) 28/14
RICHMOND RAAF 15.3 -2.7 6.2 +1.3 -- 1.4 -- -- 32 ( 1.3) 22/15
BELLAMBI AWS 17.5 -0.2 11.7 +0.7 -- 11.2 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 37/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 10.6 -1.6 1.2 +0.2 -1.1 0.0 1.0 0.2 90 ( 3.8) 15/06
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.9 +1.1 2.3 -1.4 0.4 0.0 1.2 3.6 245 (10.2) 22/02
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.6 -0.6 0.4 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 43/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.7 -1.3 0.9 -4.3 -3.2 0.0 2.2 7.8 250 (10.4) 32/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.4 +0.4 -1.0 -4.7 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 195 ( 8.1) 50/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.4 -0.8 0.1 -3.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 32/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.1 +0.1 5.1 -1.8 1.8 0.0 1.4 -- 101 ( 4.2) 24/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.9 -0.7 1.7 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 39/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -0.6 3.7 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 582 (24.3) 50/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.0 -0.1 1.8 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 16 ( 0.7) 11/19
HOBART AIRPORT 11.3 -1.6 0.9 -3.7 -1.9 0.2 1.6 6.2 323 (13.5) 30/07
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

31.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.0 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
30.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
30.2 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
30.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

+2.6 : 22.2 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+2.6 : 9.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
+2.5 : 12.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW
+2.4 : 24.1 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+2.2 : 17.0 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC

26.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.8 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
23.6 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.6 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT

+6.7 : 20.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
+6.5 : 15.6 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+5.9 : 21.0 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
+5.4 : 15.2 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD

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

-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.9 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.2 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

-13.0 : 15.7 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-11.5 : 18.3 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
-11.3 : 19.1 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-11.3 : 15.5 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-11.0 : 0.9 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

-7.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.4 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.7 : -1.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-7.3 : -0.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-7.0 : -1.6 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-6.8 : -2.1 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-6.7 : 0.2 CERBERUS E Central VIC
-6.7 : -2.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral 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.
61.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
54.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
52.6 GRASSMERE Lower West WA
51.2 ALBANY Lower West WA
51.0 THEDA N Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
54.0 WYNDHAM
51.0 THEDA
50.2 WYNDHAM AERO
Lower West
61.6 ALBANY AIRPORT
52.6 GRASSMERE
51.2 ALBANY

10.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
8.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
8.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
8.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

.....

0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
0.0 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

1231 (51.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
1071 (44.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
971 (40.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
941 (39.2) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
935 (39.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
850 (35.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
801 (33.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
800 (33.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
752 (31.3) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
749 (31.2) CAPE BORDA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
744 (31.0) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
716 (29.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
672 (28.0) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
671 (28.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
639 (26.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
626 (26.1) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
620 (25.8) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
619 (25.8) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
614 (25.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
601 (25.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
601 (25.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
81/02 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
71/12 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
68/09 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
67/01 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
67/09 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
67/10 VARANUS 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
Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA
15.8mm in 30 min to 21:30 31.6mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 23.2mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 19.2mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
11.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
1.8mm in 1 min to 20:15 108.0mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.0mm/h
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
10.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.8mm/h
Goulburn/Monaro
GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.2mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 78(350/ 67 ) at 00:30