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Data is as received at 20:17EST, 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 26.9 -5.6 20.7 +1.6 19.8 0.0 8.0 -- 578 (24.1) 55/21
PERTH AIRPORT 25.5 -6.3 19.2 +1.8 19.0 0.0 6.8 7.3 467 (19.5) 48/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.9 -3.0 15.1 +0.7 14.2 1.8 6.4 6.9 444 (18.5) 46/12
BUNBURY 23.8 -6.0 17.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 50/16
MANDURAH 23.0 -- 18.4 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 395 (16.5) 43/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +3.0 27.0 +2.3 26.0 0.0 7.8 8.1 203 ( 8.5) 68/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.7 +4.6 21.9 +1.1 17.1 0.0 14.0 11.1 217 ( 9.0) 37/08
WHYALLA AERO 32.1 +2.5 12.2 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 35/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.3 +1.0 12.5 -4.6 7.0 0.0 5.0 12.4 256 (10.7) 34/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.3 +0.2 10.1 -1.5 6.9 0.0 3.0 12.1 355 (14.8) 26/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.8 +2.5 20.1 -3.3 18.0 0.0 10.4 12.1 239 (10.0) 43/19
CAIRNS AERO 32.3 +1.1 24.3 +0.6 22.5 3.2 7.0 6.5 416 (17.3) 37/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.1 +3.0 24.1 0.0 22.2 0.0 8.0 11.5 351 (14.6) 41/14
MACKAY M.O 29.9 +0.3 24.1 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- 11.2 453 (18.9) 43/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.2 +0.9 22.6 +0.5 20.7 0.0 7.0 -- 256 (10.7) 48/15
BUNDABERG AERO 30.9 +1.0 19.9 -1.5 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 317 (13.2) 39/15
NAMBOUR DPI 29.7 +0.9 18.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 30.3 +2.1 20.8 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 39/13
BRISBANE AERO 29.5 +0.4 20.4 -0.7 17.5 0.0 8.0 11.3 376 (15.7) 32/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.1 +1.7 18.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 440 (18.3) 61/21
GUNNEDAH SCS 34.6 +3.5 18.3 -0.3 12.7 0.0 8.8 -- 284 (11.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.6 -2.2 19.6 +0.1 -- 33.0 3.0 0.6 434 (18.1) 41/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.6 -1.9 20.2 +1.9 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.1 -2.4 20.4 +2.3 18.2 0.0 6.4 1.9 557 (23.2) 37/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.5 -3.6 16.4 -0.7 17.6 0.8 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 22/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.9 -0.9 8.4 -4.7 3.4 0.0 7.8 11.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.5 +0.5 14.0 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.9 -2.4 20.0 +1.0 17.9 0.0 8.0 1.7 273 (11.4) --
RICHMOND RAAF 23.0 -6.0 17.2 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 28/10
BELLAMBI AWS 22.2 -2.6 17.2 -1.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 616 (25.7) 37/02
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.1 -4.0 12.4 -0.7 -- 0.0 10.0 11.8 407 (17.0) 39/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.5 -1.4 8.6 -7.7 6.5 0.0 8.0 12.8 369 (15.4) 37/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.1 -5.2 9.9 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.3 -3.3 10.5 -5.9 8.9 0.0 8.2 12.3 361 (15.0) 28/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.6 -3.9 8.0 -6.3 8.4 0.0 5.9 -- 413 (17.2) 28/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.5 -3.9 6.6 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 34/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.0 -3.8 14.5 -0.1 12.4 0.0 3.2 -- 117 ( 4.9) 21/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.2 -5.8 10.1 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 31/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.0 -2.0 5.3 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 461 (19.2) 43/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.6 -4.8 6.8 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 41/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.1 -3.2 10.3 -1.7 6.8 0.2 5.4 8.6 487 (20.3) 37/02
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

47.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
47.1 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
46.5 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
46.4 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
46.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+18.0 : 43.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+15.1 : 43.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+13.7 : 46.3 FORREST Eucla WA
+11.5 : 47.1 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+11.2 : 47.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

31.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
29.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
29.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.4 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+7.8 : 29.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+7.6 : 25.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+7.5 : 28.2 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+7.0 : 27.9 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+6.7 : 21.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

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

10.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.0 WARRA W Coast TAS
12.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.9 : 26.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-8.0 : 15.0 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-7.9 : 25.0 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-7.7 : 17.0 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-7.7 : 23.5 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

-0.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-9.7 : 3.6 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-9.1 : 5.4 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-9.1 : 6.4 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-8.2 : 9.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-8.2 : 9.0 HAY CSIRO AWS Riverina W NSW

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.
81.2 HOME ISLAND Islands ISL
59.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
53.8 SANCTUARY POINT (SALINAS STREET) Illawarra NSW
47.0 EKSUN DOWNS Darling Downs E QLD

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
47.0 EKSUN DOWNS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
53.8 SANCTUARY POINT (SALINAS STREET)

ISLANDS
Islands
81.2 HOME ISLAND
59.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

12.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.6 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.4 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

6.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
4.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.9 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
1.7 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

1237 (51.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1197 (49.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1140 (47.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
998 (41.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
990 (41.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
843 (35.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
827 (34.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
819 (34.1) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
808 (33.7) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
782 (32.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
779 (32.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
775 (32.3) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
767 (32.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
748 (31.2) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
722 (30.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
695 (29.0) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
676 (28.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
675 (28.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
666 (27.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
653 (27.2) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
648 (27.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
647 (27.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
645 (26.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
641 (26.7) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
637 (26.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
634 (26.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
632 (26.3) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
632 (26.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
630 (26.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
626 (26.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
624 (26.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
622 (25.9) POINT WILSON W Central VIC
616 (25.7) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
614 (25.6) EUCLA Eucla WA
72/15 FORREST Eucla WA
72/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/01 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
68/15 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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
5.6mm in 3 min to 15:28 112.0mm/h
10.8mm in 19 min to 16:00 34.1mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 26.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COEN AIRPORT
20.8mm in 45 min to 14:00 27.7mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 20.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
    S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
7.0mm in 5 min to 15:05 84.0mm/h
14.4mm in 55 min to 16:00 15.7mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
22.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 22.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
12.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.2mm/h
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
14.2mm in 30 min to 09:00 28.4mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 17.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
28.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 56.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.0mm/h
19.6mm in 30 min to 10:00 39.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 16.4mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.6mm/h
48.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 16.0mm/h
6.4mm in 18 min to 12:18 21.3mm/h
16.0mm in 20 min to 17:20 48.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
6.0mm in 31 min to 17:30 11.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO : 98(240/ 24 ) at 00:00
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT : 70( 80/ 65 ) at 15:32