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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.

NSW: Widespread fires on a hot stormy day

Bushfires flared in southern, central and eastern parts of the state today as temperatures pushed above the old century mark across most of the state. Top temperature was 46.3 at White Cliffs in the far NW, but heat records were being set or equalled in the east. Lithgow recorded a top of 38.0, its highest temperature for any month in 39 years of record, while Bowral's top of 40.0 was equal to the Southern Highlands town's 36 year high. Seabreezes helped to keep temperatures down on the coast: Sydney's Observatory Hill recorded a benign 29.9, but both Parramatta and Prospect Dam reached 42.0 and Camden recorded 42.4. In the Hunter, Cessnock recorded 43.4.

A trough with an embedded low moved swiftly across southern and central parts of the state today, triggering thunderstorms and some strong wind gusts including 117km/h at Thredbo Top Station, 91 at Forbes and Camden, 83 at Kurnell, 78 at West Wyalong and 76 at Broken Hill. The storms were mostly dry, and this and the associated stong wind gusts did not help firefighters.

  • Grassfires started by sparks from a train yesterday burnt through about 500ha at Wallendbeen near Cootamundra before being brought under control today.
  • 120 firefighters were battling blazes near Batlow and Wondalga, 10km to the N, that had burnt through 600ha of grazing country by this afternoon.
  • In the Lachlan Valley, strong wind gusts hit Bedgerebong, 20km W of Forbes, tearing an awning off a house. They also brought down powerlines, sparking a fire that burnt through 10ha before being contained.
  • In the Hunter, fires in the Great Lakes area and around Cessnock were contained.

VIC: More fires

A fire started by lightning this afternoon at Pheeny's Track, 100km SW of Mildura, burnt through 242ha of mallee.

NSW: Darling River flows at Wilcannia

The small settlement of Wilcannia, 190km ENE of Broken Hill, is celebrating the return of flow to the Darling River that runs through the town. It is the first flow for three years in the river which was bone dry a few weeks ago. The flood peak that moved through Bourke last Saturday is approaching, but river levels are expected to remain below minor flood level as the peak continues its way down the Darling.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1150 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
Highest minimum temperature

NSW

C Tablelands S

063292

MOUNT BOYCE AWS

24.3

23.5

18/01/2003

12

NSW

C Tablelands S

063293

OBERON (JENOLAN CAVES ROAD)

23.0

21.2

26/01/2003

16

21.2

26/01/2003

16

NSW

Snowy Mtns

071003

CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

15.7

15.7

18/01/1998

17

Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

C Tablelands S

063039

KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD)

36.2

36.1

15/01/2001

37

NSW

C Tablelands S

063224

LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST)

37.8

37.7

03/01/1973

38


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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 30.8 -0.8 14.3 -4.0 12.5 0.0 12.0 -- 950 (39.6) 65/18
PERTH AIRPORT 29.6 -2.0 13.1 -3.8 9.8 0.0 10.0 13.2 590 (24.6) 50/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.8 -4.9 13.2 -0.5 11.3 0.0 8.0 8.5 404 (16.8) 35/16
BUNBURY 28.1 -1.3 8.5 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 50/18
MANDURAH 25.7 -- 13.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 645 (26.9) 50/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 -0.3 26.3 +1.5 25.7 0.0 3.4 0.9 212 ( 8.8) 32/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.1 +4.7 23.7 +2.3 19.4 0.0 17.4 12.4 383 (16.0) 39/08
WHYALLA AERO 25.3 -4.6 17.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 8.4 -- -- 67/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.3 -2.8 17.9 +0.9 12.4 0.0 13.0 6.0 179 ( 7.5) 39/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.7 -2.5 13.3 +2.2 11.2 0.0 8.8 5.4 420 (17.5) 46/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.8 -0.5 18.0 -5.8 16.6 0.0 10.2 12.7 213 ( 8.9) 41/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.8 +0.4 20.5 -3.2 18.4 0.0 9.2 7.6 382 (15.9) 37/21
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.8 -0.5 23.8 -0.4 22.0 0.0 8.8 3.1 424 (17.7) 37/16
MACKAY M.O 29.3 -0.8 22.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- 8.5 586 (24.4) 41/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.1 +0.2 18.9 -3.2 16.0 0.0 9.8 -- 351 (14.6) 34/09
BUNDABERG AERO 30.6 +0.5 20.4 -1.0 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 561 (23.4) 45/10
NAMBOUR DPI 28.3 -1.0 20.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 5.8 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 29.7 +1.6 19.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 37/13
BRISBANE AERO 29.8 +0.8 19.6 -1.5 17.3 0.0 8.2 12.9 393 (16.4) 39/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.8 -0.3 15.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 661 (27.5) 63/08
GUNNEDAH SCS 38.6 +6.7 22.6 +3.8 18.7 0.0 9.8 -- 115 ( 4.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.8 +0.9 17.2 -2.2 13.9 0.0 7.0 13.2 406 (16.9) 46/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.6 +2.2 16.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 37.8 +9.9 16.6 -1.4 12.1 0.0 9.0 12.6 238 ( 9.9) 45/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 34.6 +7.1 15.8 -0.9 15.2 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 30/18
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 35.0 +8.5 19.6 +6.4 14.0 0.0 11.0 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 41.4 +8.3 22.6 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 32.2 +5.8 21.8 +3.1 18.5 0.0 8.0 9.0 420 (17.5) 74/17
RICHMOND RAAF 43.5 +13.7 18.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 54/16
BELLAMBI AWS 31.2 +6.4 19.5 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 41/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 39.4 +11.4 12.5 -0.7 10.0 0.0 13.2 12.1 270 (11.3) 55/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 41.4 +9.8 16.7 +0.5 14.4 0.0 12.0 8.6 275 (11.5) 50/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 36.8 +4.6 15.6 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 37.3 +5.1 18.8 +2.2 17.0 0.0 12.4 9.1 276 (11.5) 55/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 35.5 +6.0 14.7 +0.6 13.8 0.0 8.0 -- 226 ( 9.4) 43/19
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.8 +5.3 13.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 247 (10.3) 43/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.2 +1.3 17.1 +2.8 13.8 0.0 6.4 -- 92 ( 3.8) 24/19
GEELONG AIRPORT 27.7 +3.1 11.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 48/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 27.8 +2.8 11.4 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 381 (15.9) 39/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.1 -0.1 15.0 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 495 (20.6) 54/14
HOBART AIRPORT 24.7 +2.2 17.8 +5.8 15.7 0.0 11.0 10.5 685 (28.5) 65/13
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

46.5 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
46.5 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
46.3 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
46.0 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
46.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA

+14.2 : 39.6 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
+13.7 : 43.5 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW
+13.7 : 42.0 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+13.7 : 42.0 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW
+13.6 : 44.3 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW

30.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
30.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
29.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT
29.2 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
29.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+11.2 : 24.3 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
+10.9 : 23.0 OBERON (JENOLAN CAVES ROAD) C Tablelands S NSW
+10.7 : 15.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
+9.5 : 22.2 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
+9.4 : 28.6 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW

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

9.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
14.6 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
15.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
15.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-11.4 : 21.5 FORREST Eucla WA
-9.4 : 23.6 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
-8.7 : 24.3 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-8.3 : 24.6 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-7.9 : 20.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-7.9 : 27.4 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA

5.5 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
5.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
5.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.8 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
6.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-7.4 : 10.3 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.0 : 5.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.9 : 12.2 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.8 : 12.0 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL N Coast--Barron QLD
-6.7 : 10.6 CUNDERDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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.
76.4 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT
72.0 NHULUNBUY DTW N Rivers NT
40.0 KATHERINE COUNCIL N Rivers NT
36.2 PINE CREEK N Rivers NT
34.0 PINE CREEK COUNCIL N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
76.4 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM
72.0 NHULUNBUY DTW
40.0 KATHERINE COUNCIL
36.2 PINE CREEK
34.0 PINE CREEK COUNCIL

13.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.9 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

3.6 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
3.1 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
1.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1360 (56.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
997 (41.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
955 (39.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
950 (39.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
913 (38.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
903 (37.6) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
871 (36.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
865 (36.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
855 (35.6) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
852 (35.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
828 (34.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
819 (34.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
807 (33.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
803 (33.5) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
795 (33.1) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
782 (32.6) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
777 (32.4) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
759 (31.6) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
736 (30.7) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
723 (30.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
722 (30.1) MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
710 (29.6) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
709 (29.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
699 (29.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
698 (29.1) FORREST Eucla WA
686 (28.6) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
685 (28.5) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
681 (28.4) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
671 (28.0) MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
663 (27.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
661 (27.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
656 (27.3) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
655 (27.3) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
654 (27.3) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT COMPARISON N Coast TAS
654 (27.3) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
650 (27.1) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
645 (26.9) MANDURAH Lower West WA
643 (26.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
639 (26.6) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
638 (26.6) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
636 (26.5) KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
636 (26.5) BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
625 (26.0) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
619 (25.8) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
608 (25.3) LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
117/16 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
106/02 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
95/17 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
91/14 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
91/14 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
91/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/10 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.8mm in 12 min to 15:25 34.0mm/h
4.4mm in 13 min to 15:38 20.3mm/h
12.8mm in 18 min to 16:00 42.7mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 28.2mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
13.6mm in 30 min to 22:00 27.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 15.6mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
13.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.8mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 22.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
22.4mm in 30 min to 02:30 44.8mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 24.0mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 22.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Sydney--east
BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS
7.6mm in 19 min to 17:19 24.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Slopes S
FORBES AIRPORT AWS : 91(290/ 70 ) at 15:53
    Sydney--east
KURNELL AWS : 83( 50/ 63 ) at 18:24
    Illawarra
CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS : 91(220/ 46 ) at 15:33
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 117(300/ 69 ) at 17:57
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 104(310/ 82 ) at 04:41
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(280/ 67 ) at 01:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 89(270/ 69 ) at 12:20
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 72(270/ 63 ) at 18:16
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 95(290/ 72 ) at 10:30
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 82(240/ 70 ) at 18:30