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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
The path taken by TC Ingrid from its initial detection as a tropical low on 4 March to 10pm tonight. The cyclone location symbols along the track show date, time and category, while the concentric circles around the latest location show, from the centre, very destructive winds (gusts over 170km/h), destructive winds (gusts 125 to 170km/h) and gales (gusts to 125km/h). Gales or stronger winds were forecast for the orange area within 24 hours and for the tan area in 24 to 48 hours. BoM

QLD: Cyclone Ingrid weakens as coast approached

TC Ingrid slowly weakened today as it continued its generally westerly movement toward the central Cape York Peninsula. Estimates of central pressure by the Bureau of Meteorology rose from 930hPa at 10pm last night to 935 at 4am, 950 at 4pm and 970 at 10pm. Late this evening Ingrid was about 150km ENE of Coen, rated category 3, and moving west at 10km/h with core winds estimated to be gusting to 190km/h out to 20km from the centre.

Eighty staff and 30 guests at the luxury Lizard Island Resort, 30km NNE of Cape Flattery, were evacuated to the mainland today along with two mainland resorts near Cape Tribulation. Cape Flattery Silica Mine was also partially evacuated, as was the low-lying Port Stewart aboriginal community 50km ESE of Coen. Maritime authorities were tracking 120 boats, mainly prawn trawlers, as they moved out of the cyclone's path, while most boats evacuated Princess Charlotte Bay. Elsewhere, ample warning meant emergency plans were in readiness and preparations made.

Cape Flattery, shown on the map above, provided the only rather unremarkable evidence of Ingrid's presence today with wind gusting to 76km/h around 6am and a 24-hour to 9am windrun of 1016km (an 24-hour average windspeed of 42km/h). The Press, after being rather slow to react to category 5 warnings yesterday, seized on several phrases today -- "most severe cyclone to threaten Australia's east coast in 100 years", "worst cyclone in 30 years" and "the perfect storm" were the favourites -- that continued to be used well after the system had been downgraded.

See also this Bureau of Meteorology special report.

NT: Hot days in the central Territory

Although the maximum temperature departures from normal map for today shows the central NT only 4 to 8 above normal, this is an unusually large departure for an area that experiences limited day-to-day variations in temperature. Katherine's top of 38.2 equalled its highest March maximum in 20 years of record, while Larrimah, Daly Waters and Elliott were all just 1.0 to 0.5 below their March records.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1838 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 maximum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012314

LEINSTER AERO

41.5

40.6

02/03/1998

11

NT

Roper-McArthur

014609

NGUKURR

41.5

40.3

04/03/1968

12

NT

Roper-McArthur

014723

BORROLOOLA

38.0

37.2

31/03/1998

11

NT

Darwin-Daly

014903

KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM

38.2

38.2

19/03/1993

19

Equal to record.


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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 20:22EST, 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 34.9 +4.0 19.7 +1.8 18.3 0.0 8.4 -- 384 (16.0) 35/17
PERTH AIRPORT 30.7 +1.1 19.4 +3.6 17.9 0.0 4.2 8.8 281 (11.7) 34/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.7 +5.6 18.9 +5.5 18.0 0.2 4.4 4.5 343 (14.3) 46/02
BUNBURY 28.3 +0.8 18.9 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 26/15
MANDURAH 25.1 -- 21.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 24/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.7 23.5 -1.0 23.1 0.0 5.2 11.0 304 (12.7) 32/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.2 +1.5 20.6 +3.1 15.5 0.0 15.2 10.7 331 (13.8) 43/11
WHYALLA AERO 26.1 -1.2 12.1 -3.2 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 263 (11.0) 43/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.2 +0.9 12.5 -2.7 8.0 0.0 2.8 10.2 154 ( 6.4) 35/19
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.3 -4.8 8.1 -2.4 6.7 0.2 1.0 0.8 200 ( 8.3) 35/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.7 +4.4 22.3 +0.5 18.3 0.0 12.8 11.6 346 (14.4) 32/14
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +1.6 24.2 +1.2 22.2 0.8 11.0 2.0 561 (23.4) 48/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.5 +1.8 25.1 +2.2 22.4 0.2 10.0 7.1 472 (19.7) 48/15
MACKAY M.O 29.2 +0.6 25.6 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- 6.2 488 (20.3) 45/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.4 -0.1 20.8 0.0 20.0 0.4 6.2 -- -- 32/16
BUNDABERG AERO 30.1 +1.0 19.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 7.3 -- 392 (16.3) 39/15
NAMBOUR DPI 28.1 +0.2 15.2 -3.0 -- 0.0 2.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 16.5 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 26/13
BRISBANE AERO 28.1 +0.1 17.0 -2.3 14.5 0.0 6.4 11.2 319 (13.3) 30/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.1 +0.7 15.5 -0.6 -- 15.0 -- -- 638 (26.6) 46/21
GUNNEDAH SCS 31.7 +2.6 17.7 +1.1 10.6 0.0 5.8 -- 148 ( 6.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.3 +1.4 16.6 -1.5 13.2 0.0 3.4 8.4 272 (11.3) 43/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.7 +1.4 13.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.7 +0.5 14.2 -2.1 12.4 0.0 5.8 9.7 341 (14.2) 30/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.7 +0.7 13.9 -1.4 14.2 0.0 -- -- 85 ( 3.5) 21/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.0 +1.2 9.0 -1.6 6.0 0.0 4.2 11.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.9 +1.8 13.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.3 +0.1 19.5 +2.1 16.2 0.0 6.4 9.0 410 (17.1) 34/22
RICHMOND RAAF 29.0 +2.1 15.1 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) 35/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.4 -0.5 18.0 0.0 -- 30.0 -- -- 311 (13.0) 28/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.8 +1.3 13.0 +2.3 11.3 0.0 7.0 9.8 281 (11.7) 46/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.2 -0.5 6.5 -6.9 4.9 0.0 7.0 11.3 275 (11.5) 41/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.9 -3.0 8.0 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.1 +0.8 9.7 -4.1 7.5 0.0 6.8 10.4 237 ( 9.9) 37/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.6 -1.7 9.5 -2.2 12.1 0.0 5.8 -- 345 (14.4) 34/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.0 -2.0 7.7 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 37/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.4 -2.5 13.4 +0.2 10.4 0.0 3.0 -- 95 ( 4.0) 21/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.4 -2.8 9.0 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 44/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.8 -3.4 7.0 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 39/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.5 0.0 11.1 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 39/16
HOBART AIRPORT 22.0 +1.3 12.6 +1.9 12.6 0.0 5.4 6.2 514 (21.4) 52/14
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

44.1 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.2 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
42.0 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.6 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
41.5 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
41.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
41.5 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
41.5 NGUKURR N Rivers NT

+10.4 : 35.4 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+10.1 : 35.6 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.0 : 39.1 FORREST Eucla WA
+9.9 : 35.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.8 : 41.5 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA

29.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
29.3 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.8 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+10.1 : 24.2 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.9 : 21.4 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.4 : 28.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.2 : 22.4 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.0 : 22.2 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.0 : 22.0 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

7.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
11.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.1 : 17.6 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-5.9 : 18.2 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-5.4 : 19.9 VIEWBANK (ARPANSA) E Central VIC
-5.4 : 18.0 CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS E Central VIC
-5.2 : 14.8 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
-5.2 : 13.1 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC

1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.9 : 6.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
-6.7 : 10.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-6.7 : 9.7 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-6.7 : 7.4 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.1 : 4.7 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

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.
67.0 WESTERTON Northwest QLD
58.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
57.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
53.0 KIMBOLTON W Kimberley WA
50.0 LUCKNOW Central Highlands QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
57.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO
53.0 KIMBOLTON

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
58.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
Central Highlands
50.0 LUCKNOW
Northwest
67.0 WESTERTON

11.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.9 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

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2.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
1.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.0 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.8 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.7 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

1460 (60.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1225 (51.0) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
1027 (42.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1016 (42.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
1014 (42.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
977 (40.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
890 (37.1) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
862 (35.9) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
847 (35.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
841 (35.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
790 (32.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
784 (32.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
744 (31.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
709 (29.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
695 (29.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
693 (28.9) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
693 (28.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
654 (27.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
652 (27.2) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
640 (26.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
638 (26.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
600 (25.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
85/19 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
76/06 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
74/18 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
74/19 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/03 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
72/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/18 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD

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
DERBY AERO
6.0mm in 6 min to 20:49 60.0mm/h
CURTIN AERO
8.4mm in 50 min to 21:00 10.1mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
12.0mm in 35 min to 00:30 20.6mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 12.2mm/h
26.2mm in 32 min to 17:30 49.1mm/h
26.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 26.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
8.8mm in 17 min to 20:19 31.1mm/h
WARRUWI
20.0mm in 10 min to 19:30 120.0mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
6.6mm in 8 min to 14:45 49.5mm/h
MANGO FARM
45.0mm in 9 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
17.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 17.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
7.4mm in 39 min to 11:46 11.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
30.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 72(100/ 65 ) at 18:35
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(310/ 70 ) at 18:00