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2005

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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

Seasonal heavy rain associated with the monsoon trough fell across the NT Top End and WA Kimberley today and is detailed in Wettest and Downpours below. Of significance was 97mm in 6 hours to 6am recorded at Central Arnhem Plateau, 75km SSE of Jabiru.

SA, NSW: Heat continues

A trough lying through northern SA and central NSW continued to drag hot though light northerlies into the two states today. Top temperatures in SA were 46.1 at Marree, 45.8 at Oodnadatta and 44.8 at Andamooka. In NSW, 45.7 was the top at Wilcannia Aerodrome, with White Cliffs, Menindee and Ivanhoe all recording 45C or higher. The highest maximum temperature departures above average were on the NSW Tablelands. Bowral's 37.8 was 12.6 up on normal while 35.3 at Katoomba was up 12.2.

WA: Widepread dust

A tightening pressure gradient between a 1001hPa heat low in central WA and a strengthening ridge along the south coast caused wind strong enough to raise dust in many southern and central areas. Balgair, 400km E of Kalgoorlie, reported a mid-afternoon duststorm with visibility down to 900m.

VIC: Bushfires continue

A fire that started in farmland south of Longwood, between Seymour and Euroa, burnt through 29ha and engaged 80 firefighters, 19 tankers and a fire-bombing helicopter before it was contained. It was on a course into the rugged foothills of the Strathbogie Range when stopped, and would have posed significant problems if it had run into the bushland.

The major fire north of Balmoral in the state's west continued -- see report for 11 January.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1142 EST on 05/02/2006. 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
Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039083

ROCKHAMPTON AERO

12.9

13.6

06/01/1976

52

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039330

MONTO AIRPORT

12.0

12.0

12/01/2005

12

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

North Coast

058208

CASINO AIRPORT AWS

11.4

11.8

10/01/2003

11

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012314

LEINSTER AERO

45.9

45.5

10/01/2005

11

45.8

31/12/1997

12

Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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Actual temperatures
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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 20:07EST, 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 27.4 -4.2 14.3 -4.0 13.4 0.0 11.2 -- 769 (32.0) 74/17
PERTH AIRPORT 29.5 -2.1 17.1 +0.2 15.5 0.0 11.4 11.9 541 (22.5) 52/05
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 -5.8 15.6 +1.9 14.9 1.4 9.6 7.6 445 (18.5) 50/13
BUNBURY 25.0 -4.4 15.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 54/13
MANDURAH 24.5 -- 17.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 461 (19.2) 59/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.1 26.2 +1.4 25.0 0.0 7.6 4.7 365 (15.2) 24/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.8 +5.4 24.7 +3.3 19.0 0.0 14.4 13.2 301 (12.5) 48/15
WHYALLA AERO 30.8 +0.9 16.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 10.0 -- 448 (18.7) 52/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 32.0 +2.9 14.3 -2.7 10.2 0.0 6.8 12.9 208 ( 8.7) 28/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 30.6 +5.4 9.6 -1.5 9.3 0.0 2.8 11.7 445 (18.5) 48/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.8 -0.5 19.6 -4.2 18.3 0.0 9.6 12.6 239 (10.0) 41/14
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 -0.3 21.0 -2.7 19.4 1.4 3.8 11.7 421 (17.5) 41/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.3 0.0 21.6 -2.6 19.4 0.0 10.8 12.4 435 (18.1) 39/15
MACKAY M.O 28.5 -1.6 21.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 578 (24.1) 48/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.3 -1.6 18.2 -3.9 12.9 0.0 9.8 -- 381 (15.9) 43/08
BUNDABERG AERO 29.4 -0.7 18.6 -2.8 -- 0.0 8.6 -- 520 (21.7) 54/10
NAMBOUR DPI 27.9 -1.4 17.9 -1.5 -- 0.0 7.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 28.1 0.0 17.3 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 360 (15.0) 39/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.6 -1.4 17.4 -3.7 14.1 0.0 9.0 11.8 410 (17.1) 37/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.5 -2.6 14.1 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 686 (28.6) 55/08
GUNNEDAH SCS 37.5 +5.6 19.6 +0.8 16.1 0.0 8.8 -- 104 ( 4.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 -0.5 14.8 -4.6 11.1 0.0 8.0 13.1 290 (12.1) 37/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.1 +0.7 15.9 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 34.9 +7.0 15.8 -2.2 11.7 0.0 8.6 12.7 -- --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 32.0 +4.5 15.6 -1.1 15.4 0.0 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 34.0 +7.5 19.5 +6.3 12.5 0.0 8.0 12.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 40.6 +7.5 16.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.1 +3.7 20.9 +2.2 19.0 0.0 11.0 10.4 721 (30.0) 50/02
RICHMOND RAAF 40.4 +10.6 19.5 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 34/15
BELLAMBI AWS 24.6 -0.2 19.5 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 642 (26.8) 18/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 36.3 +8.3 14.1 +0.9 9.4 0.0 14.2 13.4 408 (17.0) 45/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 38.3 +6.7 14.2 -2.0 11.2 0.0 14.4 13.3 357 (14.9) 41/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 36.1 +3.9 12.9 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 38.2 +6.0 16.1 -0.5 14.6 0.0 11.2 13.2 298 (12.4) 26/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.1 +3.6 11.1 -3.0 11.5 0.0 9.8 -- 305 (12.7) 48/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.1 +4.6 12.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 43/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.2 +9.3 15.3 +1.0 12.6 0.0 6.6 -- 118 ( 4.9) 18/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 33.6 +9.0 10.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 50/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 30.8 +5.8 8.6 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 52/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.1 -3.1 13.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 412 (17.2) 50/10
HOBART AIRPORT 28.9 +6.4 14.7 +2.7 11.6 0.0 11.4 12.8 723 (30.1) 67/13
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

46.8 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
46.2 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
46.1 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
45.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
45.9 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

+12.4 : 37.8 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
+12.1 : 35.3 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
+11.9 : 37.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
+10.9 : 45.2 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+10.7 : 37.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
+10.7 : 37.0 EYRE Eucla WA

30.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
29.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
29.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.6 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA

+8.0 : 30.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+8.0 : 13.7 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+7.0 : 27.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+7.0 : 12.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
+6.5 : 19.9 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS C Tablelands N NSW
+6.5 : 19.2 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW

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

13.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
15.8 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
17.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-7.6 : 19.5 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
-7.5 : 22.1 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-7.4 : 21.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.8 : 19.3 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-6.8 : 19.2 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

4.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
5.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
6.3 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA

-7.5 : 11.4 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-7.2 : 12.6 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-7.0 : 12.0 MONTO AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-7.0 : 12.1 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.9 : 7.6 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.9 : 8.2 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty 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.
109.2 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU N Rivers NT
81.6 MOUNT BARNETT W Kimberley WA
77.0 MARY RIVER RANGERS N Rivers NT
68.4 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
60.0 YIRRKALA TROPICAL GARDENS N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
68.4 MOUNT ELIZABETH
53.2 KALUMBURU MISSION
51.0 EL QUESTRO
W Kimberley
81.6 MOUNT BARNETT
50.0 MOUNT HART STATION

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
109.2 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
77.0 MARY RIVER RANGERS
60.0 YIRRKALA TROPICAL GARDENS

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
50.0 BALURGA STATION

13.5 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.4 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
13.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

.....

5.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
4.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
3.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.7 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1803 (75.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1031 (43.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
965 (40.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
913 (38.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
901 (37.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
901 (37.5) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
896 (37.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
881 (36.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
880 (36.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
858 (35.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
850 (35.4) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
848 (35.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
838 (34.9) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
835 (34.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
820 (34.2) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
819 (34.1) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
793 (33.0) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
787 (32.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
779 (32.5) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
771 (32.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
771 (32.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
769 (32.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
763 (31.8) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
744 (31.0) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
742 (30.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
737 (30.7) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
730 (30.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
723 (30.1) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
721 (30.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
686 (28.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
683 (28.5) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
682 (28.4) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
682 (28.4) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
680 (28.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
678 (28.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
672 (28.0) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
671 (28.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
658 (27.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
657 (27.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
648 (27.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
642 (26.8) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
637 (26.5) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
609 (25.4) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
601 (25.0) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
107/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
83/19 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
83/13 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
80/18 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
80/18 NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
80/00 WARRA W Coast TAS

Downpours Gales & Gusts
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less. Highest wind gusts above 89km/h (storm force) or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
15.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 15.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.3mm/h
    E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MANINGRIDA AERO
11.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 11.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 13.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
13.2mm in 30 min to 03:00 26.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.2mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 20.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.0mm/h
BULMAN AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
37.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 12.3mm/h
60.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 20.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
16.2mm in 39 min to 15:30 24.9mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 17.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
11.6mm in 45 min to 07:30 15.5mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 07:30 11.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 82(180/ 67 ) at 20:30
    Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE : 78(360/ 67 ) at 14:02
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(310/ 95 ) at 00:10
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 100(260/ 72 ) at 00:00
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 91(330/ 61 ) at 13:00