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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, QLD, NSW: Hot again in parts

Thargomindah in far SW QLD experienced its hottest March day in nearly half a century for the second day in a row today as early Autumn heat continued in central NSW, SW QLD and the WA Gascoyne region. The town's previous March record of 42.8 in 47 years of computerised observations was broken yesterday with a maximum of 43.0, while the mercury rose to 44.4 today. Birdsville reached 43.6 while in NSW Bourke reached 42.0, Nyngan 40.4 and Wanaaring 40.0. The area of heat was not as great today as yesterday as a slowing trough pushed cooler air into southeastern states.

In WA, the West Gascoyne experienced an uncomfortably hot night and a scorcher of a day. Nyang's minimum of 31.5 has only been exceeded twice before, in 1973 and 1980. Carnarvon had its hottest March day since 1980 with a top of 43.8, 12.4 above normal.

NT, QLD: Storms, heavy showers in the north

Although the surface charts above show the monsoon trough lying north of the continent, there have been some heavy thunderstorms and showers across the NT Top End and around the Gulf of Carpentaria in moist unstable air south of the trough. Among the heavier downpours listed below was 13.6mm in just 8 minutes at Dum In Mirrie, 50km WSW of Darwin, this evening.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1728 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 minimum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005017

ONSLOW AIRPORT

30.2

29.6

05/03/1945

39

NSW

Upper Darling

048079

WANAARING POST OFFICE

25.4

24.9

01/03/2000

14

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Far SW

045017

THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE

44.4

43.0

01/03/2005

48

Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 20:20EST, 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 34.5 +3.6 21.2 +3.3 19.9 0.2 6.8 -- 404 (16.8) 41/09
PERTH AIRPORT 31.4 +1.8 19.6 +3.8 19.0 0.0 10.2 0.0 679 (28.3) 71/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.9 +2.8 12.3 -1.1 9.6 0.0 7.2 11.1 459 (19.1) 45/15
BUNBURY 31.6 +4.1 16.7 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 37/09
MANDURAH 31.4 -- 19.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 35/07
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +1.2 23.7 -0.8 23.5 7.2 6.6 7.2 275 (11.5) 65/18
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.4 +6.7 24.3 +6.8 19.9 0.8 15.4 9.3 366 (15.3) 52/16
WHYALLA AERO 24.8 -2.5 17.5 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 55/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.7 -1.6 14.9 -0.3 11.6 0.0 8.0 10.9 350 (14.6) 39/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.2 -2.9 9.3 -1.2 6.5 0.0 2.6 10.8 344 (14.3) 39/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.4 +3.1 27.1 +5.3 21.6 0.0 12.4 10.5 -- 45/14
CAIRNS AERO 31.7 +1.2 23.8 +0.8 22.1 4.8 5.8 7.2 493 (20.5) 48/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.9 +2.2 24.0 +1.1 21.4 0.0 10.0 10.9 483 (20.1) 43/21
MACKAY M.O 28.0 -0.6 23.2 +1.0 -- 3.6 -- 3.8 613 (25.5) 50/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.1 +1.6 22.4 +1.6 21.7 0.0 9.8 -- 457 (19.0) 41/14
BUNDABERG AERO 30.3 +1.2 19.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 519 (21.6) 35/16
NAMBOUR DPI 28.7 +0.8 14.2 -4.0 -- 0.0 5.4 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.4 +1.2 16.4 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 30/17
BRISBANE AERO 29.2 +1.2 16.7 -2.6 14.1 0.0 9.2 11.4 362 (15.1) 30/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.3 +2.9 15.2 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 669 (27.9) 50/20
GUNNEDAH SCS 34.2 +5.1 18.7 +2.1 10.6 0.0 7.4 -- 103 ( 4.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.7 +3.8 18.2 +0.1 14.9 0.0 5.8 12.1 302 (12.6) 46/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.1 +2.8 17.9 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 31.2 +5.0 15.3 -1.0 13.1 0.0 7.0 9.7 319 (13.3) 55/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.4 +1.4 16.0 +0.7 16.4 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 37/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 30.0 +7.2 16.5 +5.9 14.0 0.0 7.4 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 37.6 +8.5 19.9 +5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.9 -0.3 20.3 +2.9 16.0 0.0 8.4 4.0 565 (23.5) 72/14
RICHMOND RAAF 29.3 +2.4 17.6 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 44/13
BELLAMBI AWS 24.8 +0.9 20.6 +2.6 -- 2.2 -- -- 577 (24.0) 70/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.3 +3.8 17.4 +6.7 14.7 0.0 8.4 10.0 237 ( 9.9) 48/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.6 +6.9 20.2 +6.8 17.5 0.0 11.6 10.6 345 (14.4) 39/17
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.2 +2.3 19.0 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.2 -0.1 14.1 +0.3 13.2 0.0 13.8 11.8 420 (17.5) 46/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.9 -2.4 14.0 +2.3 15.6 0.0 10.6 -- 488 (20.3) 55/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.3 -2.7 12.8 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 427 (17.8) 54/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.0 -1.9 16.1 +2.9 14.3 0.0 7.2 -- 153 ( 6.4) 24/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.7 -3.5 11.5 -0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 305 (12.7) 39/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.0 -3.2 10.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 583 (24.3) 52/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.4 -0.1 9.0 -1.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 34/07
HOBART AIRPORT 19.5 -1.2 9.9 -0.8 4.5 2.6 2.6 11.2 355 (14.8) 50/15
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

44.4 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
43.8 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
43.6 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
43.6 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.6 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

+12.3 : 43.8 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+11.2 : 44.4 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+11.2 : 37.2 BURRINJUCK DAM SW Slopes N NSW
+9.9 : 40.4 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+9.4 : 38.7 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW

31.5 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
30.8 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
30.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
30.4 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
30.3 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+10.6 : 25.4 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+9.7 : 24.3 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+9.6 : 23.0 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW
+9.5 : 23.2 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+8.9 : 27.4 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW

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

7.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
12.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
12.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-8.8 : 20.7 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-8.3 : 14.7 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC
-7.9 : 24.8 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-7.7 : 14.4 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.7 : 12.8 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC

0.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-5.1 : 7.5 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.8 : 10.8 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-4.7 : 11.0 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.4 : 13.7 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.3 : 13.4 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.
80.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
75.0 GLEN ALLYN N Coast--Barron QLD
69.0 BAMAGA N Peninsula QLD
68.3 PELL AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
61.0 ALBANY ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
68.3 PELL AIRSTRIP
60.2 GERIATRIC PARK
55.6 WOODCUTTER'S MINE

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
69.0 BAMAGA
61.0 ALBANY ISLAND
N Coast--Barron
75.0 GLEN ALLYN

ISLANDS
Islands
80.0 CAPE WESSEL

12.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
11.7 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
11.7 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

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4.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
4.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
2.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.1 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

1418 (59.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1226 (51.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
964 (40.2) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
954 (39.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
934 (38.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
878 (36.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
863 (36.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
834 (34.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
830 (34.6) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
829 (34.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
807 (33.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
806 (33.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
801 (33.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
797 (33.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
796 (33.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
790 (32.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
788 (32.8) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
768 (32.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
747 (31.1) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
742 (30.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
711 (29.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
709 (29.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
697 (29.0) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
682 (28.4) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
679 (28.3) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
678 (28.3) FORREST Eucla WA
675 (28.1) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
672 (28.0) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
669 (27.9) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
668 (27.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
666 (27.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
663 (27.6) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
662 (27.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
659 (27.5) WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
651 (27.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
650 (27.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
632 (26.3) WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
625 (26.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
618 (25.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
616 (25.7) LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
613 (25.5) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
612 (25.5) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
604 (25.2) GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
113/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
98/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
85/03 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
85/18 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
81/00 MOUNT READ 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TRUSCOTT
7.2mm in 34 min to 17:34 12.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.6mm in 9 min to 01:00 44.0mm/h
7.4mm in 22 min to 19:00 20.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.4mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.6mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h
15.2mm in 48 min to 17:30 19.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 15.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
CHANNEL POINT
32.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
13.6mm in 8 min to 19:51 102.0mm/h
22.6mm in 39 min to 20:30 34.8mm/h
38.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 38.2mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.3mm/h
WARRUWI
10.0mm in 26 min to 22:56 23.1mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 19.6mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 8.7mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 22 min to 12:26 33.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
BULMAN AWS
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
WOLLOGORANG
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
34.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 34.6mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.4mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 15.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
10.8mm in 30 min to 11:30 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
13.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.4mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
18.2mm in 33 min to 14:30 33.1mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 18.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 85(240/ 67 ) at 04:02
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 70(237/ 63 ) at 03:50
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 95(240/ 67 ) at 00:35
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(300/ 83 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 113(240/ 89 ) at 03:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 80(270/ 67 ) at 19:17
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 74(250/ 65 ) at 01:30