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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

NSW: Heatwave continues as storms fire up

A near-stationary trough through NSW continued to draw in hot northerly winds, giving all but the coastal fringe and far south temperatures above the old century and from 8 to 12C above normal. Tibooburra Airport in the NW topscored with 44C, while Lithgow's top of 37 was 11.6 above normal. It has been the fourth day of well above average temperatures across much of the state, and the fifth consecutive day of 40+ maxima in the state's northwest.

Thunderstorms developed mid-afternoon from the South Coast through the Central Tablelands to about Dubbo and moved slowly east before dissipating during the evening. In the Blue Mountains, thunder and lightning were almost continuous for over four hours, with violent electrical activity at times. A man was struck twice by lightning at Echo Point, Katoomba about 4pm. He suffered seizures and minor head injury, but was in a stable condition in hospital this evening. A second man was also struck but suffered only shock. Heavy hail on the western side of the Blue Mountains brought traffic to a standstill on the Great Western Highway. The heaviest hail was between Mt Boyce and Hartley. An eyewitness told the Lithgow Mercury that at around 6pm the hail had built up to such an extent near the bottom of Victoria Pass that it was impossible to drive on it. The Lithgow Bureau observer reported hail to 2cm diameter.

WA: Bushfire threatens Geraldton

A bushfire that started early this morning forced the evacuation of 100 residents of the mid-north coastal town of Geraldton. The fire burnt through 300ha and threatened property before being brought under control late today. It was an aggregation of three separate fires and is being treated as arson.

SA: Temperature extremes across the state

A huge temperature contrast existed across SA today, as can be seen on the maximum temperature anomaly map at right. Two very different airmasses caused the extremes. In the north, hot winds swinging around the trough over NSW were coming from the SE but retaining their heat. Cloudless skies also helped Marla and Moomba get to 44C and Marree reach 43. In the south, southeasterlies blew in off the Southern Ocean bringing temperatures a few degrees below average in the Southeast. However, a band of heavy cloud along a line from about Ceduna to Mildura, visible in the satellite image above, moved along its own axis all day, keeping temperatures through central southern parts of the state extraordinarily low. Many locations failed to reach 20C (Ceduna, Clare and Eudunda only made it to 18), while Loxton's 17 and Nonning's 19 were more than 14 below average.

QLD: High seas pound SE beaches

The remains of Tropical Cyclone Kerry, downgraded from cyclone status yesterday, sat about 150km east of Brisbane today throwing the largest surf of the season onto Gold and Sunshine Coast beaches. Fifty people had to be rescued during the day as 3 to 4m waves and dangerous rips kept lifesavers busy managing holiday crowds.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1154 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

WA

W Kimberley

003057

CYGNET BAY

29.0

28.8

11/01/2005

20

Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

SA

NW Pastoral

016032

GAWLER RANGES (NONNING)

18.9

19.6

25/01/1984

35

SA

W Agricultural

018120

WHYALLA AERO

20.0

20.5

25/01/1984

21

SA

Upper Murray

024024

LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE

20.2

20.2

05/01/1991

21

Equal to record.

VIC

N Central

088051

REDESDALE

17.2

17.9

01/01/2003

11


The day in charts
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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Actual temperatures
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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 20:08EST, 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 35.5 +3.9 13.5 -4.8 11.6 0.0 12.0 -- 866 (36.1) 61/16
PERTH AIRPORT 31.7 +0.1 15.1 -1.8 11.9 0.0 10.2 13.2 511 (21.3) 54/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.7 -4.0 13.6 -0.1 11.0 0.0 6.8 6.2 310 (12.9) 37/19
BUNBURY 30.3 +0.9 9.4 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 41/12
MANDURAH 29.7 -- 14.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 511 (21.3) 50/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 +0.7 23.7 -1.1 25.2 39.2 5.2 3.8 188 ( 7.8) 30/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.1 +4.7 23.2 +1.8 19.8 0.0 15.6 12.4 285 (11.9) 45/12
WHYALLA AERO 20.0 -9.9 17.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 10.2 -- 574 (23.9) 45/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.3 -5.8 16.1 -0.9 15.6 0.2 0.4 7.0 239 (10.0) 35/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.3 -2.9 6.6 -4.5 6.6 0.0 5.6 11.3 304 (12.7) 55/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.1 -0.2 19.4 -4.4 17.8 0.0 9.2 12.7 195 ( 8.1) 32/13
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 0.0 23.8 +0.1 22.1 0.0 8.0 8.1 435 (18.1) 34/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.4 -0.9 22.9 -1.3 22.8 9.4 4.2 11.7 290 (12.1) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 30.5 +0.4 25.0 +1.5 -- 1.4 -- 9.8 416 (17.3) 34/02
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.6 +2.7 24.0 +1.9 20.9 0.0 8.0 -- 321 (13.4) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 32.4 +2.3 22.3 +0.9 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 418 (17.4) 35/14
NAMBOUR DPI 30.8 +1.5 22.8 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 30.5 +2.4 22.2 +1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 391 (16.3) --
BRISBANE AERO 30.0 +1.0 21.1 0.0 20.0 0.0 8.4 9.7 398 (16.6) 37/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.2 +1.1 15.7 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 530 (22.1) 41/12
GUNNEDAH SCS 38.5 +6.6 24.8 +6.0 20.8 0.0 11.2 -- 149 ( 6.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.5 +1.6 17.2 -2.2 13.1 0.0 6.0 11.9 387 (16.1) 30/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.7 +1.3 16.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 30.1 +2.2 21.1 +3.1 19.0 0.0 9.0 10.8 390 (16.3) 41/18
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 28.8 +1.3 21.2 +4.5 20.3 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 37/04
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 35.3 +8.8 19.2 +6.0 14.5 0.0 9.0 8.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 42.7 +9.6 25.1 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.8 +0.4 21.4 +2.7 20.8 2.6 12.8 3.9 736 (30.7) 59/02
RICHMOND RAAF 33.9 +4.1 21.8 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 52/17
BELLAMBI AWS 25.2 +0.4 20.5 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 522 (21.8) 61/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 36.9 +8.9 16.9 +3.7 13.9 0.0 13.2 11.9 347 (14.5) 54/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 39.4 +7.8 21.7 +5.5 21.5 0.0 13.2 10.8 353 (14.7) 58/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.8 +2.6 19.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.3 -2.9 17.9 +1.3 16.8 0.0 12.0 3.3 339 (14.1) 39/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.8 -5.7 17.0 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 32/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.3 -10.2 15.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 35/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 -2.1 15.9 +1.6 14.3 0.2 7.2 -- 131 ( 5.5) 21/17
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.2 -2.4 11.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 39/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.3 -0.7 12.3 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 50/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.3 -3.9 8.2 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 54/15
HOBART AIRPORT 24.6 +2.1 12.1 +0.1 8.3 0.0 9.6 13.1 518 (21.6) 43/22
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

46.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
44.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
44.1 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

+11.6 : 37.0 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+10.7 : 43.0 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
+10.3 : 38.2 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
+10.0 : 43.2 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+10.0 : 41.2 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE CW Slopes S NSW

30.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
30.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
29.9 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
29.9 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
29.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+9.1 : 26.6 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+8.9 : 24.9 TEMORA A.R.S. SW Slopes N NSW
+8.6 : 28.1 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+8.2 : 25.7 WELLINGTON RESEARCH CENTRE CW Slopes S NSW
+8.1 : 29.9 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+8.1 : 26.3 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+8.1 : 26.4 WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+8.1 : 21.4 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW

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

11.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
15.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
15.8 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA

-14.4 : 18.9 GAWLER RANGES (NONNING) NW Pastoral SA
-14.3 : 19.3 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-13.8 : 20.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-13.7 : 23.0 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-12.7 : 19.0 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC

-0.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.6 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
3.9 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
3.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-8.6 : 6.9 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.7 : 8.1 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-7.3 : 3.9 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-7.1 : 6.8 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.1 : 9.3 NAREMBEEN 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.
74.0 YABULU QLD NICKEL N Coast--Herbert QLD
60.0 NUMBULWAR N Rivers NT
59.0 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE N Rivers NT
55.6 MCMINNS LAGOON N Rivers NT
51.0 NHULUNBUY DTW N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
60.0 NUMBULWAR
59.0 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
55.6 MCMINNS LAGOON
51.0 NHULUNBUY DTW

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
74.0 YABULU QLD NICKEL

13.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.1 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
12.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

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1.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.4 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
0.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

1467 (61.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
930 (38.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
926 (38.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
888 (37.0) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
866 (36.1) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
858 (35.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
839 (35.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
837 (34.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
825 (34.4) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
816 (34.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
798 (33.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
778 (32.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
761 (31.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
760 (31.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
755 (31.5) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
750 (31.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
747 (31.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
741 (30.9) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
736 (30.7) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
734 (30.6) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
708 (29.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
708 (29.5) MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
699 (29.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
698 (29.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
687 (28.6) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
681 (28.4) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
679 (28.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
679 (28.3) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
660 (27.5) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
652 (27.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
639 (26.6) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
637 (26.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
627 (26.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
622 (25.9) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
602 (25.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
100/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/18 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
87/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/18 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
84/18 SCOTTS PEAK DAM 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
4.0mm in 12 min to 15:48 20.0mm/h
5.6mm in 12 min to 16:00 28.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 14.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
10.2mm in 30 min to 15:00 20.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.2mm/h
    Central Coast E
AYR DPI RESEARCH STN
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands S
KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT : 85(180/ 67 ) at 19:20
MARREE AERO : 87(180/ 69 ) at 19:01
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(300/ 85 ) at 18:54