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National Daily Weather Summary

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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1924 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 daily rainfall

NT

Roper-McArthur

014613

MARYFIELD

96.0

86.4

15/03/1967

20

NT

Darwin-Daly

014932

TINDAL RAAF

122.0

116.2

03/03/2004

23

Highest grass minimum temperature

ISL

Islands

200284

COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

26.5

26.4

21/03/1988

19

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003057

CYGNET BAY

38.0

37.8

29/03/1990

20

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

42.3

41.7

06/03/2005

12

Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014508

GOVE AIRPORT

25.6

26.0

09/03/1994

27


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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 20:25EST, 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 28.0 -2.9 21.0 +3.1 19.0 0.0 3.2 -- 375 (15.6) 37/15
PERTH AIRPORT 30.2 +0.6 19.1 +3.3 17.4 0.0 6.2 10.9 329 (13.7) 34/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 36.1 +12.0 16.2 +2.8 14.6 0.0 3.8 10.4 392 (16.3) 54/12
BUNBURY 30.4 +2.9 16.9 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 30/16
MANDURAH 25.6 -- 21.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 34/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.5 25.2 +0.7 25.2 1.6 6.8 8.3 379 (15.8) 34/08
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.1 +2.4 14.8 -2.7 10.3 0.0 12.0 10.7 304 (12.7) 46/17
WHYALLA AERO 26.5 -0.8 14.2 -1.1 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 287 (12.0) 37/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.4 +1.1 11.5 -3.7 7.6 0.0 4.8 11.2 137 ( 5.7) 26/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.7 -1.4 12.0 +1.5 9.0 0.0 5.4 7.7 339 (14.1) 37/20
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.0 +1.7 21.6 -0.2 20.1 0.0 8.6 8.9 223 ( 9.3) 30/16
CAIRNS AERO 31.6 +1.1 24.6 +1.6 23.0 0.0 5.8 5.8 364 (15.2) 54/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.7 +2.0 23.5 +0.6 20.9 0.0 5.8 10.0 312 (13.0) 39/15
MACKAY M.O 29.5 +0.9 21.4 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 337 (14.0) 32/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +1.8 21.0 +0.2 20.0 0.0 6.4 -- 273 (11.4) 32/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.6 +0.5 19.9 0.0 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 378 (15.8) 31/16
NAMBOUR DPI 26.8 -1.1 18.1 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.8 +0.6 18.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 50/15
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 -0.7 17.6 -1.7 15.0 0.0 7.6 10.7 324 (13.5) 37/19
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.2 +0.8 14.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 512 (21.3) 48/20
GUNNEDAH SCS 25.6 -3.5 10.9 -5.7 5.0 0.0 6.4 -- 270 (11.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.8 -1.1 16.3 -1.8 12.9 0.0 6.2 11.2 646 (26.9) 54/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.8 -1.5 15.5 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.3 -2.9 13.7 -2.6 12.2 0.4 4.0 4.6 404 (16.8) 41/21
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.6 -3.4 12.8 -2.5 12.8 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 50/22
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.5 -1.3 4.9 -5.7 2.1 0.0 3.8 11.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.1 -3.0 11.1 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.7 -3.5 17.4 0.0 15.0 0.4 6.2 4.0 632 (26.3) 54/16
RICHMOND RAAF 23.6 -3.3 14.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 26/18
BELLAMBI AWS 21.2 -2.7 15.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 34/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.8 -0.7 7.2 -3.5 5.2 0.0 5.0 9.4 228 ( 9.5) 35/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.2 -1.5 9.5 -3.9 7.2 0.0 6.0 7.5 261 (10.9) 37/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.5 -1.4 10.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.7 +2.4 12.3 -1.5 10.6 0.0 6.6 10.6 217 ( 9.0) 26/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.4 +1.1 8.6 -3.1 12.6 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 28/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 28.3 +2.3 9.7 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 32/20
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.6 +3.7 13.9 +0.7 11.5 0.0 4.0 -- 117 ( 4.9) 15/23
GEELONG AIRPORT 27.2 +4.0 11.0 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 39/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.4 +4.2 10.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 41/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.1 +1.6 8.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 34/16
HOBART AIRPORT 19.7 -1.0 9.5 -1.2 7.3 0.0 3.6 4.7 231 ( 9.6) 32/18
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

42.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
42.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
42.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
41.7 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
41.2 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

+12.0 : 36.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+11.3 : 36.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
+10.9 : 35.6 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+10.5 : 35.6 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA

29.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
29.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.8 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+8.0 : 27.1 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+7.8 : 20.6 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+6.8 : 26.9 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+6.7 : 19.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
+6.0 : 20.6 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

10.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.8 : 22.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.6 : 25.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
-5.5 : 28.9 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-5.4 : 15.5 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-5.1 : 15.4 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS C Tablelands N NSW

-1.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.1 : 5.5 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-7.0 : 3.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-6.9 : 10.8 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-6.7 : 5.8 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-6.5 : 4.3 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S 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.
123.6 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION N Peninsula QLD
122.0 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
122.0 THE PINES N Rivers NT
120.0 JINDARE N Rivers NT
107.4 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
122.0 TINDAL RAAF
122.0 THE PINES
120.0 JINDARE
107.4 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM
98.4 KATHERINE RESEARCH FARM
96.0 MARYFIELD
76.8 TANDANGLE HILL
76.0 HODGSON RIVER
56.2 FOELSCHE HEADLAND

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
123.6 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
69.6 WEIPA EASTERN AVE
61.0 DIXIE
56.0 SUDLEY STATION
S Peninsula
80.6 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT

11.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.3 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

.....

4.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
3.5 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
2.5 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

856 (35.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
716 (29.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
712 (29.7) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
687 (28.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
685 (28.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
672 (28.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
653 (27.2) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
648 (27.0) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
646 (26.9) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
645 (26.9) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
638 (26.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
632 (26.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
626 (26.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
74/20 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
61/14 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
61/18 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
59/18 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
59/12 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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
TROUGHTON ISLAND
11.6mm in 7 min to 09:08 99.4mm/h
11.2mm in 47 min to 10:00 14.3mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.2mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MANINGRIDA AERO
13.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 13.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 11.4mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
8.8mm in 20 min to 10:50 26.4mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 16.0mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 11:30 19.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
8.0mm in 16 min to 04:12 30.0mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
45.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 45.6mm/h
70.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 23.3mm/h
77.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 12.8mm/h
31.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 31.0mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
11.4mm in 30 min to 07:00 22.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 13.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 07:30 11.6mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
6.4mm in 12 min to 17:30 32.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
34.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 11.3mm/h
HORN ISLAND
12.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h