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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, NT, QLD: Monsoonal storms ease

Storms and showers from the monsoon trough lying north of the continent eased today after giving some isolated heavy totals overnight. Coconut Island, off Cape York, recorded 148mm and nearby Bamaga on the Peninsula 110mm for the 24 hours to 9am.

In the WA East Pilbara, squalls with an early afternoon storm gave Marble Bar Airport a wind gust of 114km/h, while 23mm fell with the storm.

NT, SA, QLD, NSW: Hot weather continues

High temperatures for March continue to be experienced in a broad band along the QLD/NSW border extending west along the NT/SA border. Territory Grape Farm, 140km N of Alice Springs, has equalled its March record maximum temperature of 40.0C twice so far this month -- today and on 1 March. Jervois, 400km NE of Alice Springs, got to 42.0 today. In QLD, Birdsville recorded a top of 42.3 and most locations in the state's southwest exceeded 40C. In NSW, Brewarrina top-scored with 41.0 followed by Bourke on 40.4. In SA, Oodnadatta recorded 40.3 and Moomba 40.0.

The hot, dry weather is having an unexpected benefit in western QLD. The Australian Plague Locust Commission, which is surveying the extent of locust populations in the Channel Country, Central West and Maranoa, says locust numbers have dropped as a result of recent control efforts and the dry conditions.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1736 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

E Pilbara

004028

PARDOO STATION

29.4

29.4

04/03/1998

12

Equal to record.

NT

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

28.0

27.9

09/03/1992

40

Lowest maximum temperature

SA

W Agricultural

018069

ELLISTON

17.2

17.4

28/03/1973

44

SA

W Agricultural

018191

COULTA (COLES POINT)

16.7

18.1

23/03/1997

12


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:21EST, 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 36.2 +5.3 20.6 +2.7 19.0 0.0 9.6 -- 436 (18.2) 32/13
PERTH AIRPORT 33.9 +4.3 18.0 +2.2 16.1 0.0 9.6 7.3 488 (20.3) 55/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.1 -3.0 15.0 +1.6 13.7 0.0 7.6 7.8 483 (20.1) 43/15
BUNBURY 32.2 +4.7 16.7 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 46/21
MANDURAH 32.7 -- 19.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 46/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +0.7 24.8 +0.3 24.2 11.0 2.0 10.3 178 ( 7.4) 24/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.9 +7.2 22.7 +5.2 17.9 0.0 14.0 6.5 281 (11.7) 71/17
WHYALLA AERO 20.5 -6.8 15.7 +0.4 -- 0.0 6.6 -- 432 (18.0) 41/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.0 -8.3 15.0 -0.2 12.8 0.0 5.4 0.0 181 ( 7.5) 17/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.1 -1.0 13.3 +2.8 12.4 0.0 3.8 6.5 314 (13.1) 41/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.9 +2.6 18.7 -3.1 15.9 0.0 10.2 11.4 277 (11.5) 28/12
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +1.5 23.0 0.0 21.6 4.4 7.6 3.7 465 (19.4) 37/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +1.1 22.3 -0.6 20.6 4.2 9.2 9.4 432 (18.0) 41/22
MACKAY M.O 28.9 +0.3 25.3 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- 3.8 531 (22.1) 41/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.6 +1.1 21.0 +0.2 19.0 0.0 8.8 -- 352 (14.7) 32/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.9 +0.8 20.4 +0.5 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 401 (16.7) 37/08
NAMBOUR DPI 29.0 +1.1 15.7 -2.5 -- 0.0 4.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.1 +0.9 16.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 26/14
BRISBANE AERO 29.5 +1.5 17.6 -1.7 14.2 0.0 6.0 10.5 314 (13.1) 32/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.2 +2.8 15.3 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 499 (20.8) 39/10
GUNNEDAH SCS 34.4 +5.3 21.3 +4.7 14.7 0.0 8.0 -- 191 ( 8.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.5 +4.6 18.3 +0.2 15.0 0.0 6.2 8.6 401 (16.7) 59/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 30.3 +4.0 19.3 +2.6 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 33.3 +7.1 18.4 +2.1 18.0 46.8 12.6 9.9 430 (17.9) 61/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 29.9 +3.9 19.1 +3.8 19.4 5.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 26/01
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 28.0 +5.2 16.5 +5.9 14.0 11.0 7.6 7.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 36.6 +7.5 19.7 +5.2 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.1 -0.1 20.3 +2.9 18.4 3.0 3.4 6.9 397 (16.5) 48/00
RICHMOND RAAF 31.3 +4.4 20.0 +4.5 -- 3.4 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 23.3 -0.6 19.5 +1.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 258 (10.8) 43/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 30.0 +5.5 9.8 -0.9 6.0 0.0 8.0 9.2 234 ( 9.8) 45/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.5 +2.8 9.3 -4.1 7.7 0.0 8.0 8.8 241 (10.0) 37/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.8 -1.1 11.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.7 -2.6 13.4 -0.4 12.3 0.0 7.2 5.8 278 (11.6) 32/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.2 -2.1 8.9 -2.8 13.3 0.0 4.8 -- 272 (11.3) 46/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.5 -3.5 8.7 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 28/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.9 -3.0 15.5 +2.3 13.0 0.0 4.6 -- 103 ( 4.3) 22/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.3 -0.9 9.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 48/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.7 -3.5 8.2 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 30/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.8 -1.7 10.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 44/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.3 -2.4 13.5 +2.8 11.6 0.0 7.4 2.1 572 (23.8) 34/15
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

42.6 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.3 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
42.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
41.9 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
41.9 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+8.7 : 41.0 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+8.6 : 36.8 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+8.5 : 40.0 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.5 : 41.7 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+8.4 : 40.8 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD

30.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
30.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
30.2 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
29.4 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
29.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+8.3 : 28.0 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
+8.2 : 24.6 COONAMBLE COMPARISON CW Plains N NSW
+7.6 : 25.0 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+7.5 : 28.1 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+7.5 : 24.0 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW

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

7.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.0 WARRA W Coast TAS

-10.2 : 19.3 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-10.1 : 17.8 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-10.0 : 18.6 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
-9.8 : 20.1 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-9.3 : 19.5 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA

1.2 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
4.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
4.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.9 : 5.9 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-4.6 : 6.2 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-4.5 : 13.4 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-4.5 : 6.3 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC
-4.3 : 14.3 BRIAN PASTURES 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.
148.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
110.0 BAMAGA N Peninsula QLD
77.0 ALBANY ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
65.0 ALYANGULA POLICE N Rivers NT
65.0 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
65.0 ALYANGULA POLICE
50.4 GOVE AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
148.0 COCONUT ISLAND
110.0 BAMAGA
77.0 ALBANY ISLAND
S Peninsula
65.0 MUSGRAVE
N Coast--Herbert
64.0 EURAMO TM

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
55.7 GRAHAMSTOWN (HUNTER WATER BOARD)
51.4 WILLIAMTOWN COMPARISON
51.0 WOODVILLE ( CLARENCE TOWN RD )
C Tablelands N
51.0 MERRIWA (MERRY VALE)
Illawarra
56.0 PICTON COUNCIL DEPOT

11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.4 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.4 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
11.1 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.1 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
11.1 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

0.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.8 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1466 (61.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1029 (42.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
895 (37.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
877 (36.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
864 (36.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
837 (34.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
835 (34.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
820 (34.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
817 (34.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
762 (31.8) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
759 (31.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
738 (30.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
712 (29.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
679 (28.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
672 (28.0) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
670 (27.9) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
661 (27.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
636 (26.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
630 (26.3) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
629 (26.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
604 (25.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
117/14 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
102/23 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
91/21 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
83/17 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
80/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
19.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 19.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h
WOLLOGORANG
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
30.4mm in 27 min to 14:31 67.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.7mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
8.4mm in 16 min to 17:07 31.5mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
18.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 18.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
6.4mm in 9 min to 00:34 42.7mm/h
25.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 25.0mm/h
PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)
15.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 15.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
SCONE AIRPORT AWS
7.6mm in 3 min to 00:00 152.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
2.6mm in 1 min to 00:01 156.0mm/h
7.6mm in 5 min to 00:06 91.2mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 16.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
MURRURUNDI GAP AWS
6.0mm in 35 min to 00:36 10.3mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 15.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN COMPARISON
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Pilbara
MARBLE BAR : 117(340/ 50 ) at 14:31
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT : 83(210/ 63 ) at 18:31
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
SCONE AIRPORT AWS : 104(270/ 39 ) at 00:06
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(310/ 70 ) at 00:00