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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
Category 5 cyclone Ingrid captured by NASA's Aqua satellite at 2pm EST today when 300km NE of Cooktown. Click for a full-screen image. NASA's MODIS Rapid Response System

QLD: TC Ingrid strengthens to category 5

Cyclone Ingrid strengthened overnight to the maximum of category 5, with Bureau of Meteorology estimates of a central pressure of 930hPa and maximum wind gusts of 290km/h putting it amongst the most powerful recorded Coral Sea cyclones. The US Navy's NRL Monterey site estimates of central pressure, calculated by different means, were 910hPa throughout the day.

The cyclone claimed its first lives this evening when 3 adults and 2 children drowned after a boat capsized offshore from Karema on Papua New Guinea's southern coast. Eight other people swam to safety. Rain, strong winds and heavy swells generated by the cyclone caused flooding and shore damage along parts of the PNG south coast.

Ingrid maintained a fairly steady westward movement of around 8km/h today, with the Brisbane Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre expecting it to veer more to the WSW tomorrow. As a result, a severe cylone warning was in place for the QLD coast between Lockhart River and Port Douglas. Right in the firing line are Cape Melville and Princess Charlotte Bay where 400 people died and an entire pearling fleet of 100 was wiped out by arguably Australia's most severe cyclone and resultant storm tide in 1899.

Residents in the area used daylight to begin making cyclone preparations today, packing sandbags, felling trees, clearing debris, gathering emergency supplies and confirming communications networks. Some evacuations commenced with a small group of aborigines at Princess Charlotte Bay being moved. The port of Cairns was closed.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Regional Director Jim Davidson told AAP that Cyclone Ingrid was half the size of Cyclone Tracy, but had a destructive core twice as big. "It's one of the most severe cyclones we've seen in a long time", he said. "This is a one-off, the environmental conditions were perfect for this cyclone to form. That's why we have it at the intensity it is -- it's just a very unusual set of circumstances. There were very warm sea surface temperatures, very light winds in the upper atmosphere and nothing to break up the cyclone. The trough underneath, threatening to break it up is now gone. The winds that are steering it are coming from the east. We expect it to keep drifting towards the Queensland coast.''

See also this Bureau of Meteorology special report.

 


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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 20:22EST, 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 33.4 +2.5 17.4 -0.5 15.3 0.0 7.8 -- 347 (14.5) 37/14
PERTH AIRPORT 30.6 +1.0 14.7 -1.1 13.5 0.0 9.0 4.1 310 (12.9) 30/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.4 +5.3 17.9 +4.5 16.7 0.0 8.8 1.7 423 (17.6) 28/22
BUNBURY 25.5 -2.0 16.2 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 21/15
MANDURAH 25.5 -- 20.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 39/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.4 25.5 +1.0 25.2 3.0 5.0 9.8 264 (11.0) 39/20
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.6 +0.9 16.9 -0.6 11.3 0.0 14.0 10.9 413 (17.2) 48/17
WHYALLA AERO 28.1 +0.8 11.6 -3.7 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 338 (14.1) 30/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.6 +0.3 11.2 -4.0 6.7 0.0 4.2 11.8 182 ( 7.6) 24/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.2 -4.9 13.3 +2.8 11.5 0.0 3.0 1.4 337 (14.0) 32/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.7 +4.4 26.0 +4.2 23.1 0.0 13.2 11.4 349 (14.5) 35/16
CAIRNS AERO 32.9 +2.4 25.0 +2.0 22.9 0.0 10.0 8.2 1091 (45.5) 59/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.5 +1.8 23.5 +0.6 21.5 0.0 8.0 7.5 430 (17.9) 43/17
MACKAY M.O 29.9 +1.3 22.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- 7.3 377 (15.7) 39/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.3 -0.2 22.4 +1.6 21.4 11.8 7.6 -- 323 (13.5) 35/15
BUNDABERG AERO 30.4 +1.3 21.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 6.9 -- 414 (17.3) 39/17
NAMBOUR DPI 27.9 0.0 18.2 0.0 -- 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.8 +0.6 18.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 28/12
BRISBANE AERO 28.5 +0.5 18.3 -1.0 15.5 0.0 7.0 7.8 321 (13.4) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.9 +0.5 16.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 628 (26.2) 50/22
GUNNEDAH SCS 31.2 +2.1 13.7 -2.9 6.0 0.0 7.6 -- 254 (10.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.7 +0.8 17.1 -1.0 15.2 0.0 5.8 7.5 195 ( 8.1) 30/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.4 +0.1 12.2 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.7 -0.5 12.4 -3.9 12.1 0.0 4.8 10.3 236 ( 9.8) 35/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.5 -0.5 13.2 -2.1 14.2 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 24/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.5 +2.7 7.0 -3.6 2.0 0.0 5.6 12.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.8 +0.7 8.4 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.3 +0.1 17.3 -0.1 11.6 0.0 6.6 11.0 390 (16.3) 35/17
RICHMOND RAAF 27.7 +0.8 14.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 142 ( 5.9) 34/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.4 -0.5 15.6 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 43/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.1 +1.6 6.6 -4.1 2.8 0.0 7.2 12.9 331 (13.8) 43/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.4 -0.3 8.3 -5.1 6.0 0.0 6.4 12.0 256 (10.7) 41/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.0 -3.9 9.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.2 -1.1 11.5 -2.3 10.2 0.0 6.4 11.5 276 (11.5) 28/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.9 -3.4 6.9 -4.8 11.2 0.0 4.0 -- 273 (11.4) 35/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.8 -3.2 5.2 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 282 (11.8) 39/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.6 -3.3 13.5 +0.3 10.2 1.2 0.8 -- 122 ( 5.1) 17/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.4 -3.8 10.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 35/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.4 -3.8 8.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 34/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.8 -1.7 10.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 34/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.0 -1.7 11.0 +0.3 9.6 0.0 3.8 3.0 426 (17.8) 50/16
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

43.7 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
43.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.8 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.4 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
42.3 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

+10.1 : 35.6 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.3 : 35.2 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.8 : 39.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.1 : 39.0 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.1 : 37.2 FORREST Eucla WA

29.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
29.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.8 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
28.7 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
28.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+8.3 : 21.9 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.1 : 22.7 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.9 : 22.1 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.8 : 23.8 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.0 : 21.0 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

6.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.1 : 7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-6.7 : 16.0 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
-6.7 : 7.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-6.1 : 12.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-5.9 : 16.3 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

0.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.6 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
0.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.5 : 4.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-7.7 : 6.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-7.0 : 2.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-6.9 : 3.9 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-6.5 : 5.5 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N 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.
93.6 DINGO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
65.8 BLUFF POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
65.0 SPRINGFIELD Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
64.0 EIDSVOLD BRIDGE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
63.0 BELGAMBA Central Coast E QLD

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
63.0 BELGAMBA
58.0 CERBERUS
Central Highlands
93.6 DINGO POST OFFICE
65.8 BLUFF POST OFFICE
53.2 LACHLAN
Wide Bay/Burnett
65.0 SPRINGFIELD
64.0 EIDSVOLD BRIDGE
57.0 GEIJERA
57.0 BELVEDERE

12.9 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.4 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
12.1 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.9 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

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1.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.9 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

1934 (80.6) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
1314 (54.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1295 (54.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1120 (46.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1056 (44.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1004 (41.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1002 (41.8) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
972 (40.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
930 (38.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
892 (37.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
884 (36.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
869 (36.2) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
824 (34.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
748 (31.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
727 (30.3) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
714 (29.8) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
711 (29.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
704 (29.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
673 (28.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
658 (27.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
653 (27.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
634 (26.4) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
628 (26.2) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
626 (26.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
618 (25.8) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
613 (25.5) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
611 (25.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
109/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
87/17 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
83/16 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
81/21 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
14.2mm in 23 min to 17:01 37.0mm/h
11.0mm in 10 min to 17:11 66.0mm/h
13.6mm in 11 min to 17:22 74.2mm/h
14.8mm in 38 min to 18:00 23.4mm/h
55.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 18.3mm/h
    E Gascoyne
PARABURDOO AERO
13.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
26.0mm in 34 min to 18:30 45.9mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 27.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
30.6mm in 31 min to 19:00 59.2mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 30.6mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
8.0mm in 37 min to 22:30 13.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
    Central Coast E
ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
ST LAWRENCE
10.8mm in 39 min to 15:00 16.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.8mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
7.4mm in 31 min to 11:00 14.3mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.8mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
5.0mm in 13 min to 15:13 23.1mm/h
    Darling Downs E
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT
13.4mm in 44 min to 15:00 18.3mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
10.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Gascoyne
PARABURDOO AERO : 83(190/ 65 ) at 16:11
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE : 69(140/ 63 ) at 21:46
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 72(240/ 67 ) at 05:07
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(310/ 67 ) at 19:16
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(240/ 63 ) at 20:56
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(240/ 74 ) at 22:48