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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, S QLD: Heat and dust ahead of trough

High maximum temperatures were again recorded across most of NSW and far southern QLD ahead of a trough that moved into SW NSW this morning. Sydney and Wollongong were the hottest places in the nation compared to average -- Sydney Airport's top of 39.4 was 13.1 up on average while Wollongong University's 38.5 was up 12.9. Temperatures in NW NSW, SW QLD and NE SA all topped 44C, with highest state readings of 45.3 at Thargomindah, 44.5 at Tibooburra PO and 45.0 at Moomba.

The trough whipped up dust as it moved through NW NSW late afternoon and evening, and a thick dust haze was transported east through Narrabri, Gunnedah and Tamworth to the Upper Hunter. This mixed with overnight moisture to leave a light brown film over cars that was a common talking point in the area on Wednesday morning.

NW QLD, NE NT: Minor flooding and gusty winds as ex-Cyclone Hervey moves inland.

The remnants of TC Hervey brought minor flooding to low-lying areas of the Roper-McArthur district of the NT today, and in particular to the Robinson River near Borroloola. Rain from the former cyclone appears to have been patchy, with heavy falls missing the Bureau's sparse raingauge network in this area. The top official falls to 9am were only 64.2 at McArthur River Mine and 62.6 at Borroloola. By late this evening, the ex-cyclone had been absorbed into the monsoon trough over QLD. An isolated high wind gust of 141km/h reported from Trepell Airport, 160km NE of Boulia at 5.30pm may have been associated with the decaying cyclone or locally strong winds around a thunderstorm.

VIC, TAS: Windy and showery as front passes

Storm force winds and brief heavy showers accompanied the passage of a front across TAS and southern VIC today. Wind gusted to 117km/h at Maatsuyker Island and 111km/h atop Mt Wellington, while Melbourne City registered 17mm of rain between 9am and noon.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1229 EST on 09/02/2006. 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015502

ALI CURUNG

28.4

28.0

12/02/2004

15

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032141

LUCINDA POINT

28.8

28.8

10/02/1981

17

Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Darling Downs W

042023

MILES POST OFFICE

42.1

41.8

21/02/2004

48


The day in charts
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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 20:14EST, 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 28.0 -4.5 12.9 -6.2 11.3 0.0 9.2 -- 773 (32.2) 54/18
PERTH AIRPORT 27.4 -4.4 13.6 -3.8 10.0 0.0 9.2 12.8 555 (23.1) 43/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.6 -3.3 12.3 -2.1 10.7 0.0 5.0 5.9 322 (13.4) 58/14
BUNBURY 23.8 -6.0 7.1 -8.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 253 (10.5) 31/18
MANDURAH 23.6 -- 14.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 531 (22.1) 48/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +1.5 28.0 +3.3 26.3 0.0 8.0 9.3 562 (23.4) 46/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.8 +6.7 21.4 +0.6 16.2 0.0 14.2 6.9 252 (10.5) 48/11
WHYALLA AERO 22.9 -6.7 17.9 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 50/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.0 -6.3 16.0 -1.1 15.3 0.4 4.4 7.6 275 (11.5) 43/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 -5.2 10.7 -0.9 9.6 1.2 5.2 5.1 485 (20.2) 59/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.3 -1.0 22.6 -0.8 22.3 7.8 8.2 8.4 -- --
CAIRNS AERO 30.5 -0.7 24.3 +0.6 23.0 38.0 2.4 4.0 168 ( 7.0) 30/07
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.0 +1.9 26.4 +2.3 24.0 0.0 9.8 11.5 354 (14.8) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 32.8 +3.2 24.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- 11.4 196 ( 8.2) 34/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.1 +4.8 23.7 +1.6 22.1 0.0 8.0 -- 233 ( 9.7) 34/15
BUNDABERG AERO 31.7 +1.8 24.2 +2.8 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 383 (16.0) 43/17
NAMBOUR DPI 33.5 +4.7 21.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 30.6 +2.4 22.5 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 41/15
BRISBANE AERO 30.9 +1.8 23.9 +2.8 21.5 0.0 8.8 11.9 399 (16.6) 50/23
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 33.5 +6.1 21.0 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 422 (17.6) 39/14
GUNNEDAH SCS 37.5 +6.4 18.7 +0.1 9.4 0.0 9.6 -- 92 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 33.8 +7.0 22.8 +3.3 19.2 0.0 7.0 12.3 394 (16.4) 58/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 31.2 +3.7 20.1 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 36.5 +9.0 16.1 -2.0 10.0 0.0 6.8 12.2 167 ( 7.0) 35/18
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 38.3 +11.2 13.6 -3.5 14.0 0.0 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 35/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 31.6 +5.8 13.2 +0.1 9.4 0.0 7.8 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 39.1 +7.1 14.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 39.4 +13.1 21.1 +2.1 14.7 0.0 10.4 12.5 391 (16.3) 58/19
RICHMOND RAAF 38.8 +9.8 15.0 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 43/13
BELLAMBI AWS 29.9 +5.1 20.5 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 54/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 35.8 +8.7 12.6 -0.5 8.5 0.0 9.0 9.5 285 (11.9) 72/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.7 +6.8 15.9 -0.4 14.3 0.0 7.8 4.7 249 (10.4) 61/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.9 -5.4 16.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.4 -3.2 18.3 +1.9 18.0 0.0 16.0 9.7 425 (17.7) 37/22
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.1 -7.4 17.1 +2.8 17.2 0.5 6.1 -- 346 (14.4) 41/04
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.6 -8.8 15.5 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 405 (16.9) 39/20
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.6 -6.2 14.4 -0.2 13.2 6.4 6.0 -- 190 ( 7.9) 21/22
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.7 -2.3 13.8 +0.4 -- 1.4 -- -- 489 (20.4) 50/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.9 -5.1 10.1 -1.3 -- 4.2 -- -- 574 (23.9) 50/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.9 -5.5 11.7 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 431 (18.0) 50/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.8 -2.5 12.3 +0.3 12.0 0.0 8.0 9.2 522 (21.8) 61/00
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

45.5 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
45.3 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
44.5 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
44.4 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
44.1 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
44.1 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW

+14.1 : 38.6 ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
+13.1 : 39.4 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+12.9 : 39.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
+12.9 : 38.5 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
+12.5 : 38.2 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW

30.1 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
29.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
29.2 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
29.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.1 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD

+6.7 : 29.1 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+5.9 : 30.1 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+5.7 : 29.0 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
+5.7 : 29.2 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+5.7 : 10.9 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

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

5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
11.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-10.6 : 18.1 REDESDALE N Central VIC
-10.1 : 17.4 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-9.9 : 16.6 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-9.8 : 18.5 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-9.2 : 16.0 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC

2.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.4 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-8.5 : 7.1 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-7.8 : 8.8 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-7.8 : 6.2 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.8 : 8.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.2 : 8.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.2 : 7.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields 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.
78.0 BLADENSBURG Northwest QLD
72.0 MT IRVINE (BOORALEE) C Tablelands S NSW
66.8 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
64.2 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
62.6 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
64.2 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
62.6 BORROLOOLA
57.0 MALLAPUNYAH

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
66.8 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
51.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
Northwest
78.0 BLADENSBURG

NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
72.0 MT IRVINE (BOORALEE)

12.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.5 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
12.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.3 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
12.3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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2.7 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
2.5 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
2.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

1229 (51.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
974 (40.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
972 (40.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
964 (40.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
942 (39.3) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
938 (39.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
934 (38.9) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
895 (37.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
832 (34.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
826 (34.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
821 (34.2) NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
809 (33.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
796 (33.2) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
793 (33.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
784 (32.7) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
781 (32.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
773 (32.2) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
768 (32.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
749 (31.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
743 (31.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
735 (30.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
692 (28.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
685 (28.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
678 (28.3) POINT WILSON W Central VIC
670 (27.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
666 (27.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
661 (27.5) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
660 (27.5) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
655 (27.3) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
649 (27.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
646 (26.9) BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
645 (26.9) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
644 (26.8) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
640 (26.7) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
637 (26.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
635 (26.5) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
635 (26.5) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
632 (26.3) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
624 (26.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
621 (25.9) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
613 (25.5) WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
607 (25.3) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
606 (25.3) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
117/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
111/03 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/13 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
89/01 EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
87/00 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ALBANY AIRPORT
43.0mm in 30 min to 16:00 86.0mm/h
43.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 43.0mm/h
43.0mm in 30 min to 23:00 86.0mm/h
43.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 43.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
BORROLOOLA
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
6.8mm in 11 min to 21:04 37.1mm/h
6.0mm in 33 min to 21:37 10.9mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN AIRPORT
16.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
5.2mm in 11 min to 02:00 28.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.8mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
20.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 20.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 11.2mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.7mm/h
VICTORIA
    E Central
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
DUNNS HILL
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CENTRE ISLAND : 82(260/ 67 ) at 01:30
QUEENSLAND
    Northwest
TREPELL AIRPORT : 141(360/ 50 ) at 17:31
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Goulburn/Monaro
BOMBALA AWS : 98(320/ 69 ) at 18:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 93(360/ 58 ) at 14:17
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 121(310/106 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 111(260/ 76 ) at 04:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 80(280/ 67 ) at 04:00
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 91(290/ 41 ) at 00:08
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(260/ 63 ) at 22:31