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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
TC Ingrid's track today. See yesterday's map for legend. BoM

QLD: Cyclone Ingrid crosses CYP with minimal damage

TC Ingrid crossed the Cape York Peninsula central coast 55km south of New Lockhart River at 7am with a central pressure of 965hPa and wind gusts estimated at 220km/h out to 20km from the centre. Shortly before making landfall, the Bureau intensified the system to a category 4 with central pressure 960hPa at 4am. The compact system, with damaging winds forecast only out to 50km from the centre, coupled with its landfall over sparsely populated country, minimised its impact. Rainfall was also relatively brief and less than expected. Lockhart River AWS, the closest station to the landfall and located 6km inland from where the river enters the sea, reported a pressure of 1000.7 at 6am, a top wind gust of 76km/h shortly before and 83mm of rain 3am to noon.

Tides at Lockhart River, where about 70 boats -- mostly prawn trawlers -- sheltered in the mangrove swamps of Lloyd Bay, were reported as being about 1m above predicted. As Lockhart River was in the offshore winds of the cyclone, it is likely that the area of onshore winds south of Ingrid's centre received higher storm tides and some saltwater inundation. Unconfirmed press reports said a 30km stretch of coast received tides 3m above normal. Much farther south at Cairns, the surge raised sea levels 25cm above the king-tide mark causing some minor flooding in the city's north. Around 700 people in Lockhart River were evacuated to shelters around 4am and the town lost power about 7am. However, no structural damage was reported in the shire, though trees were blown down and there was considerable tree debris on roads.

Hourly animation of Weipa radar from 8pm 9 March to 3am 11 March shows the progress of Ingrid's rain area across CYP. The eye is not visible before landfall as it is beyond radar range. The compact and relatively light rain area is unusual. BoM

Ingrid gradually ran out of puff as it crossed a virtually unpopulated part of the peninsula at about 15km/h during the day, skirting north of Coen where the top wind gust was 72km/h around 8am. An eyewitness account of the passage of the cyclone's eye soon after it made landfall came from grazier John Armbrusc, whose property is 50km W of Lockhart River. The strongest winds were from 8 to 11am, with the eye passing about 10am. He told The Courier-Mail that a tree flattened one of his storage sheds and heavy branches were flung across his yard, but what stunned him most was the hundreds of birds that came pouring out of the eye. "There were hundreds of them," he said. "They must have been caught in the vortex of the cyclone and couldn't get out. They weren't saying anything, they were probably too surprised. We've still got hundreds of seagulls who just seem to be resting down in the quarry." He said the wind treated trees like matchsticks and estimated windspeeds of up to 200km/h. Not much damage was done to his home, but he said "I've never seen so much damaged timber in my life."

By 10pm, Ingrid had moved into the Gulf of Carpentaria where it was located 30km NW of Aurukun with a category 1 tag, a central pressure of 992hPa and maximum wind gusts of 100km/h. During the morning, however, Weipa, with a population of 2,000, was put on code blue. Schools and much of the commercial centre were closed, ships moved from the harbour, smaller boats moved into river estuaries, commercial flights were cancelled, and the Comalco bauxite mine readied, including the loading of empty trucks with ore to weigh them down. In the event, although there were strong winds and brief heavy rain, the cyclone caused no damage in the area. The heaviest rain on the Peninsula was recorded after 9am yesterday with Piccaninny Plains Station, 110km ESE of Weipa, reporting 149.0mm for the 24 hours to 9am Friday.

See also this Bureau of Meteorology special report.

WA: Cyclone Willy named

TC Willy was named around midnight this morning when 710km NW of Broome moving west at 14km/h with a central pressure of 995hPa. By late this evening its pressure was down to 980hPa as it tracked WSW some 635km NNW of Karratha.

NT: Hot days continue

March heat continued in the central NT with Katherine recording its hottest March day in 20 years with a maximum of 39.0. Larrimah (with 40 years of record) and Daly Waters equalled their March records of 41.0, while Gove, Tindal and Mango Farm were all within a degree of their March records.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1842 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 grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

25.1

25.1

13/03/2001

12

Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014609

NGUKURR

27.0

27.0

25/03/2004

12

Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012314

LEINSTER AERO

43.2

41.5

09/03/2005

11

Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Roper-McArthur

014609

NGUKURR

42.0

41.5

09/03/2005

12

Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Roper-McArthur

014612

LARRIMAH

41.0

41.0

06/03/1988

40

Equal to record.

NT

Roper-McArthur

014626

DALY WATERS AWS

41.5

41.0

04/03/1952

36

NT

Darwin-Daly

014903

KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM

39.8

38.2

09/03/2005

19

Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014932

TINDAL RAAF

38.9

38.4

06/03/1988

16


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Actual temperatures
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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 29.5 -1.4 19.6 +1.7 18.2 0.0 7.6 -- 355 (14.8) 45/13
PERTH AIRPORT 26.7 -2.9 18.9 +3.1 17.6 1.0 6.4 3.2 288 (12.0) 45/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.1 +3.0 15.9 +2.5 15.6 3.4 4.4 8.1 281 (11.7) 52/16
BUNBURY 23.8 -3.7 19.3 +5.3 -- 7.8 -- -- 261 (10.9) 44/13
MANDURAH 23.4 -- 21.0 -- -- 2.4 -- -- 297 (12.4) 48/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +2.0 27.8 +3.3 26.8 0.0 7.2 7.1 310 (12.9) 34/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.8 +2.1 16.4 -1.1 10.6 0.0 15.2 11.8 286 (11.9) 50/15
WHYALLA AERO 27.6 +0.3 11.6 -3.7 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 368 (15.3) 30/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.1 +3.8 12.5 -2.7 7.9 0.0 5.2 12.0 187 ( 7.8) 26/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.1 0.0 4.8 -5.7 2.9 0.0 1.8 10.7 183 ( 7.6) 34/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.1 +3.8 22.9 +1.1 20.4 0.0 7.8 10.4 171 ( 7.1) 34/12
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 -1.7 24.6 +1.6 22.9 4.0 6.4 0.0 537 (22.4) 55/17
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.9 +2.2 22.7 -0.2 20.7 0.0 9.8 9.6 507 (21.1) 55/20
MACKAY M.O 29.4 +0.8 21.5 -0.7 -- 2.2 -- 10.2 486 (20.3) 39/21
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.6 +0.1 20.3 -0.5 19.0 0.0 7.8 -- 301 (12.5) 30/09
BUNDABERG AERO 30.6 +1.5 18.2 -1.7 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 383 (16.0) 35/16
NAMBOUR DPI 29.8 +1.9 14.3 -3.9 -- 0.0 6.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.6 +1.4 17.0 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 30.1 +2.1 17.4 -1.9 14.1 0.0 7.2 9.8 324 (13.5) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.1 +3.7 15.5 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 59/17
GUNNEDAH SCS 30.8 +1.7 16.7 +0.1 7.7 0.0 8.0 -- 190 ( 7.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.8 +0.9 17.1 -1.0 14.8 1.2 5.2 7.1 397 (16.5) 39/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.1 +2.8 16.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.1 -0.1 18.5 +2.2 17.5 0.0 5.2 6.4 324 (13.5) 46/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.3 -0.7 18.2 +2.9 18.2 0.2 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 30/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.5 +1.7 7.0 -3.6 1.5 0.0 6.2 11.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.1 +2.0 11.0 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.4 +0.2 20.8 +3.4 18.4 0.0 6.6 9.7 472 (19.7) 39/14
RICHMOND RAAF 27.2 +0.3 18.1 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 39/15
BELLAMBI AWS 23.2 -0.7 19.1 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 31/06
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.3 +1.8 12.9 +2.2 9.5 0.0 7.0 10.2 282 (11.8) 45/20
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.5 +0.8 7.1 -6.3 4.6 0.0 6.2 11.8 263 (11.0) 37/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.2 -1.7 8.5 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.2 -0.1 11.2 -2.6 8.9 0.0 8.0 11.6 284 (11.8) 30/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.1 -1.2 7.3 -4.4 11.1 0.0 5.6 -- 341 (14.2) 32/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.9 -1.1 6.8 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 32/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.3 -1.6 13.4 +0.2 12.7 0.8 3.0 -- 73 ( 3.0) 18/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.3 -3.9 9.6 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 31/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.3 -3.9 6.3 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.8 +1.3 7.5 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 39/15
HOBART AIRPORT 19.8 -0.9 7.8 -2.9 3.9 0.0 4.6 11.8 402 (16.8) 35/17
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

43.4 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.2 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
42.5 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
42.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
42.5 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA

+14.8 : 39.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+13.3 : 40.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+13.0 : 42.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+12.7 : 41.8 FORREST Eucla WA
+11.8 : 41.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.1 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
28.4 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
28.2 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+9.0 : 21.7 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+8.6 : 19.4 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+7.8 : 23.0 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+7.6 : 21.5 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+7.2 : 18.7 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA

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

12.8 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
13.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
13.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.9 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
14.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
14.2 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC

-5.0 : 25.3 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-5.0 : 23.0 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-5.0 : 22.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-5.0 : 15.0 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
-4.9 : 20.4 VIEWBANK (ARPANSA) E Central VIC

0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.6 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5 : 4.5 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-6.7 : 7.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-6.6 : 3.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-6.5 : 3.5 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-6.4 : 4.4 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-6.4 : 4.4 LONGERENONG Wimmera S 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.
135.0 SHIPTONS FLAT N Coast--Barron QLD
80.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
73.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD
59.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
58.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
59.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
N Coast--Barron
135.0 SHIPTONS FLAT
80.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
73.0 DAINTREE TEA
58.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
50.0 EVELYN STATE FOREST

TASMANIA
W Coast
52.2 LAKE MARGARET DAM

12.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.8 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.8 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
11.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

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3.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.9 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

1230 (51.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1174 (48.9) MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
1061 (44.2) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
969 (40.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
940 (39.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
867 (36.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
864 (36.0) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
843 (35.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
812 (33.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
770 (32.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
768 (32.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
763 (31.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
737 (30.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
730 (30.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
677 (28.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
636 (26.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
634 (26.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
608 (25.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
87/21 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
76/05 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
74/06 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
72/20 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
72/08 COEN AIRPORT N Peninsula 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 Pilbara
ONSLOW AIRPORT
6.6mm in 8 min to 21:15 49.5mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.0mm/h
    Lower West
ALBANY AIRPORT
5.8mm in 12 min to 11:26 29.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
WARRUWI
14.8mm in 21 min to 19:07 42.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
9.6mm in 23 min to 18:30 25.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 17.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
HORN ISLAND
8.2mm in 37 min to 12:37 13.3mm/h
10.4mm in 23 min to 13:00 27.1mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 18.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
COEN AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.8mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
5.4mm in 32 min to 04:29 10.1mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
6.8mm in 20 min to 07:00 20.4mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.0mm/h
32.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 32.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast S
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
6.4mm in 6 min to 13:06 64.0mm/h
1.6mm in 1 min to 13:07 96.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Pilbara
ONSLOW AIRPORT : 87(140/ 76 ) at 21:17
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
WARRUWI : 93(150/ 59 ) at 19:07