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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: Perth fire partly contained

The fire burning in forests and pine plantations east of Perth continued to expand to the northeast today, but was declared contained on its western perimeter where residents in scattered settlements remained on the alert. Mild temperatures and light to moderate winds between SE and W reduced the fire threat, though at one point the fire was burning NE through 1km of forest every hour. By day's end the fire had a perimeter of about 100km and had burnt through about 15,200ha. Some fences, poles and sheds have been destroyed, and a second fire in the area burnt through an additional 1,300ha. Thick smoke from the fire covered Perth today, reducing visibility at the airport to 1.8km at midday, but cleared later in the afternoon as a seabreeze blew in.

Subsequent estimates put the area burnt out at 17,000ha and the total damage bill from the fires at $10m.

WA: Cold night in the south

It was a cool night in the state's Lower West and Central Wheatbelt, with minima 6 to 8C below the average. Narembeen's low of 8.5 was the station's lowest January minimum in 34 years of computerised record.

QLD: Heavy rain on Cape York Peninsula

A tropical low produced heavy rain on the northern Cape York Peninsula today. The low, which developed in the monsoon trough currently lying east/west across the very tip of the Peninsula, moved down the Peninsula's east coast, drawing heavy rain southwards. Coconut Island, a speck in the ocean 100km ENE of Cape York, recorded 154mm in the 12 hours to midday. Coen, 360km S of Cape York, recorded 189mm between 9am and midnight.

VIC: Bushfire in the central north

A bushfire near Taggerty, 90km NE of Melbourne, burnt through 50ha and briefly threatened about 15 homes today. The fire started about 12.15pm when high-voltage powerlines south of the Taggerty to Thornton Road came in contact with each other, dropping sparks in grass underneath and cutting power to the Alexandra region. Temperatures were in the mid 30s with light to moderate northerly winds. Three waterbombing helicopters and 15 CFA crews fought the blaze in difficult hilly country, but had it under control by late afternoon.


Records set or equalled today

None known


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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 20:09EST, 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 32.7 +1.1 13.4 -4.9 11.5 0.0 10.6 -- 737 (30.7) 55/17
PERTH AIRPORT 27.1 -4.5 13.7 -3.2 9.6 0.0 11.2 12.8 586 (24.4) 43/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.7 -4.0 11.1 -2.6 7.3 0.4 8.2 10.8 435 (18.1) 34/14
BUNBURY 27.4 -2.0 9.5 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 35/08
MANDURAH 26.1 -- 14.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 615 (25.6) 43/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.4 24.2 -0.6 25.0 31.8 5.4 4.8 226 ( 9.4) 24/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.2 +4.8 16.1 -5.3 10.9 0.0 12.0 13.1 275 (11.5) 45/13
WHYALLA AERO 40.1 +10.2 16.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 11.2 -- -- 67/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 34.0 +4.9 18.2 +1.2 12.8 0.0 7.4 4.5 191 ( 8.0) 54/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 31.0 +5.8 10.9 -0.2 9.0 0.0 6.8 7.4 218 ( 9.1) 54/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.0 -0.3 24.1 +0.3 23.1 0.0 8.4 8.8 272 (11.3) 43/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 -0.7 25.3 +1.6 23.9 3.0 8.8 1.6 416 (17.3) 43/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.2 +0.9 25.9 +1.7 24.0 0.0 8.4 12.4 423 (17.6) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 32.1 +2.0 26.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- 7.3 332 (13.8) 39/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.4 -0.5 24.6 +2.5 21.7 1.6 9.6 -- 360 (15.0) 37/15
BUNDABERG AERO 30.3 +0.2 22.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 456 (19.0) 43/13
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -2.3 21.2 +1.8 -- 0.2 1.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 27.9 -0.2 20.1 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 499 (20.8) 34/14
BRISBANE AERO 28.9 -0.1 20.8 -0.3 18.6 0.0 7.0 7.7 456 (19.0) 39/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.5 -2.6 16.3 -1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 836 (34.8) 50/08
GUNNEDAH SCS 30.2 -1.7 17.2 -1.6 15.2 0.0 7.4 -- 267 (11.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 -1.7 18.7 -0.7 18.5 2.8 2.2 0.2 459 (19.1) 28/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.5 -2.9 18.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.0 -0.9 14.2 -3.8 10.8 0.0 4.8 12.5 211 ( 8.8) 46/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.0 -1.5 12.3 -4.4 12.4 0.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 30/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.8 +0.3 10.5 -2.7 7.5 0.0 5.0 12.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.0 +0.9 16.1 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.0 +0.6 16.2 -2.5 11.7 0.0 5.2 13.2 319 (13.3) 61/16
RICHMOND RAAF 31.0 +1.2 13.6 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 39/16
BELLAMBI AWS 24.3 -0.5 16.5 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 253 (10.5) 59/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 31.1 +3.1 10.4 -2.8 6.8 0.0 9.0 13.3 291 (12.1) 41/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.6 +3.0 17.6 +1.4 15.8 0.0 11.8 13.4 301 (12.5) 35/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.3 +2.1 15.6 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 37.9 +5.7 17.7 +1.1 14.0 0.0 9.4 12.4 194 ( 8.1) 43/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.9 +4.4 13.4 -0.7 13.5 0.0 7.0 -- 206 ( 8.6) 34/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.2 +4.7 12.3 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 39/21
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 34.7 +8.8 15.9 +1.6 13.2 0.0 5.0 -- 105 ( 4.4) 26/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 35.6 +11.0 10.9 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 55/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.7 +6.7 11.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 54/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.3 +2.1 13.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 41/15
HOBART AIRPORT 30.2 +7.7 10.4 -1.6 6.4 0.0 5.8 8.6 325 (13.5) 59/16
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
45.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
45.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.5 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
45.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+11.2 : 33.8 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+11.0 : 35.6 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
+10.4 : 33.9 LAKES ENTRANCE E Gippsland VIC
+10.2 : 40.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+10.1 : 35.7 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC

29.7 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
29.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
29.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
28.2 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.2 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA

+4.8 : 22.0 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
+4.0 : 23.0 MONTO AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+4.0 : 29.7 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
+3.9 : 14.9 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS

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

16.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
18.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.9 : 21.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.5 : 25.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-6.7 : 20.7 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
-6.4 : 24.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.4 : 26.5 FORREST Eucla WA

4.7 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
5.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
5.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.8 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
6.0 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
6.0 SHANNON Lower West WA

-8.1 : 4.7 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-7.8 : 9.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-7.5 : 5.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.7 : 16.1 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

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.
116.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
110.0 GRAHAM RANGE N Coast--Barron QLD
98.0 COMET POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
67.0 FLYING FISH POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
64.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
116.4 COCONUT ISLAND
S Peninsula
64.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
Gulf Country
59.6 EDDINGTON STATION
N Coast--Barron
110.0 GRAHAM RANGE
62.1 HOPE VALE
52.6 SHIPTONS FLAT
N Coast--Herbert
67.0 FLYING FISH POINT
Central Highlands
98.0 COMET POST OFFICE
58.0 CARDBEIGN
Wide Bay/Burnett
60.0 BELVEDERE

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
64.0 JEOGLA STATION

13.4 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.3 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
13.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
13.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

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1.6 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.4 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

999 (41.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
974 (40.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
874 (36.4) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
873 (36.4) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
836 (34.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
817 (34.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
790 (32.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
757 (31.5) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
740 (30.8) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
738 (30.8) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
737 (30.7) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
736 (30.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
726 (30.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
713 (29.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
713 (29.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
707 (29.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
688 (28.7) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
684 (28.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
683 (28.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
673 (28.0) CHEADANUP Goldfields WA
670 (27.9) FORREST Eucla WA
666 (27.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
645 (26.9) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
641 (26.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
640 (26.7) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
640 (26.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
625 (26.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
615 (25.6) MANDURAH Lower West WA
610 (25.4) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
602 (25.1) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
600 (25.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
91/07 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
87/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/14 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
72/ MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
72/11 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
72/15 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
72/19 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD

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
MIDDLE POINT AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr 3 min to 15:30 14.1mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
13.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 13.8mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
19.4mm in 28 min to 13:30 41.6mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 23.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
17.0mm in 1 hr 5 min to 21:00 15.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
15.8mm in 54 min to 23:54 17.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 13.7mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 15.3mm/h
50.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 16.7mm/h
COEN AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.6mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 20.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.3mm/h
35.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 35.8mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 23.8mm/h
68.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 22.7mm/h
127.0mm in * hr to 21:00 10.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 17.2mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 30.6mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
21.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 21.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.7mm/h
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
19.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 19.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
19.4mm in 41 min to 17:00 28.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
CENTURY MINE
19.8mm in 22 min to 20:00 54.0mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 20.6mm/h
14.4mm in 30 min to 20:30 28.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 14.6mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
4.4mm in 12 min to 13:12 22.0mm/h
6.4mm in 11 min to 13:23 34.9mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 13.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
15.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.2mm/h
    Central Coast E
ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE
34.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.3mm/h
    Central Highlands
EMERALD AIRPORT
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
HERON ISLAND RES STN
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
DERBY AERO : 83(280/ 65 ) at 13:55
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 85(320/ 63 ) at 07:32
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(310/ 78 ) at 14:00