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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: Mild tsunami brings tidal fluctuations

A magnitude 8.7 earthquake epicentred 10km below the sea floor 250km west of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, soon after midnight WST today caused only minor tidal fluctuations on the WA coast. Dr Mark Leonard of Geoscience Australia told AAP that two small waves of 10cm and 12cm swept down the WA coast, reaching Perth at about 8.20am WST. These followed a 23cm tsunami wave recorded at 2.35am WST at the Cocos Islands. Tidal changes up to half a metre were reported at Penguin Island offshore from Rockingham south of Perth. Waves of 20 to 30cm were reported in Geraldton Harbour and a 10cm tidal anomaly was observed at Hillarys, 20km north along the coast from Perth.

NSW: Bushfire threatens Tamworth homes

A bushfire threatened homes in the Tullamore Heights estate near Loomberah, SE of Tamworth today. Although it only burnt out 1 hectare, it took the combined efforts of three brigades to bring under control. Dry conditions in the Moree Plains, Narrabri and Gwydir local government areas have resulted in an extension of the bushfire period to 30 April.

TAS: Burnoff generates spectacular pyrocumulus

A forest regeneration burn conducted in the Huon Valley SW of Hobart produced a spectacular plume of smoke on the city's western skyline today. Intense heat from the fires generated mushrooming pyrocumulus clouds on top of the plume.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1959 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

QLD

N Peninsula

027058

HORN ISLAND

28.1

28.1

01/03/2003

11

Equal to record.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature +/- normal
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Actual temperatures
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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 20:28EST, 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 29.8 -1.1 19.1 +1.2 18.4 0.0 3.0 -- 442 (18.4) 41/20
PERTH AIRPORT 27.3 -2.3 14.0 -1.8 13.6 0.0 4.2 9.2 270 (11.3) 34/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.8 +1.7 17.8 +4.4 17.8 0.0 3.8 5.5 198 ( 8.3) 34/14
BUNBURY 24.2 -3.3 12.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 30/16
MANDURAH 23.8 -- 15.6 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 251 (10.5) 30/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +3.2 26.6 +2.1 26.1 0.0 6.8 9.1 208 ( 8.7) 32/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.0 +3.3 9.6 -7.9 4.8 0.0 9.0 11.7 233 ( 9.7) 34/14
WHYALLA AERO 29.1 +1.8 14.4 -0.9 -- 0.0 6.6 -- 173 ( 7.2) 34/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.9 +0.6 19.9 +4.7 17.7 0.0 2.2 0.2 198 ( 8.3) 30/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.7 +1.6 9.7 -0.8 8.5 0.0 6.0 2.2 330 (13.8) 32/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.5 +4.2 19.5 -2.3 17.1 0.0 9.0 11.2 187 ( 7.8) 37/14
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 +0.6 23.9 +0.9 22.1 6.0 5.6 10.9 368 (15.3) 50/17
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +0.5 22.2 -0.7 21.0 7.8 4.8 10.3 319 (13.3) 37/15
MACKAY M.O 30.1 +1.5 19.9 -2.3 -- 0.2 -- 10.5 215 ( 9.0) 37/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.9 +0.4 19.5 -1.3 17.9 0.0 8.0 -- 245 (10.2) 32/10
BUNDABERG AERO 28.6 -0.5 19.5 -0.4 -- 0.6 4.6 -- 278 (11.6) 39/11
NAMBOUR DPI 26.2 -1.7 16.3 -1.9 -- 8.9 19.1 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.0 -2.2 18.6 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 48/09
BRISBANE AERO 26.9 -1.1 16.5 -2.8 14.4 0.0 7.2 10.5 357 (14.9) 45/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.4 -2.0 14.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 572 (23.8) 54/20
GUNNEDAH SCS 26.5 -2.6 13.4 -3.2 7.6 0.0 6.0 -- 254 (10.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.5 -1.4 16.6 -1.5 14.3 0.4 5.0 9.2 490 (20.4) 50/04
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.4 -2.9 14.6 -2.1 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.6 -5.6 13.0 -3.3 10.8 2.6 2.6 0.6 438 (18.3) 39/02
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.3 -4.7 11.9 -3.4 11.6 6.6 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 24/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.5 -3.3 6.5 -4.1 4.0 0.0 4.0 6.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.7 -3.4 13.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.7 -4.5 14.5 -2.9 11.4 0.2 7.2 2.3 740 (30.8) 41/10
RICHMOND RAAF 22.9 -4.0 14.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 30/15
BELLAMBI AWS 20.4 -3.5 15.9 -2.1 -- 3.8 -- -- 526 (21.9) 35/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.4 -5.1 10.9 +0.2 7.3 0.0 8.0 6.2 311 (13.0) 34/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.5 -4.2 13.6 +0.2 11.9 0.0 5.6 3.1 349 (14.5) 48/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.3 -4.6 8.7 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.7 -4.6 15.1 +1.3 13.1 0.0 4.2 0.0 220 ( 9.2) 21/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.1 -4.2 7.7 -4.0 11.2 0.0 18.7 -- 315 (13.1) 32/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.9 -4.1 10.4 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 28/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 -0.1 10.1 -3.1 8.1 0.0 3.2 -- 108 ( 4.5) 18/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.7 -0.5 10.4 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 28/21
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.5 -2.7 7.9 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 523 (21.8) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.0 -1.5 8.1 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 31/16
HOBART AIRPORT 17.8 -2.9 9.4 -1.3 5.8 0.0 2.0 10.2 378 (15.8) 30/13
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

41.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
41.3 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.8 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

+7.7 : 39.4 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+7.4 : 37.5 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+7.4 : 31.6 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+7.3 : 34.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+6.5 : 40.7 CARNEGIE Interior WA

28.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
28.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
28.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
27.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.5 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+8.5 : 22.8 FORREST Eucla WA
+6.8 : 19.4 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.2 : 20.9 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+6.1 : 26.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+6.0 : 20.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

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

10.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
12.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-7.3 : 19.2 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-7.2 : 19.8 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-7.2 : 21.3 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
-6.8 : 21.0 KERANG Lower North VIC
-6.5 : 21.0 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-6.5 : 20.0 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

-4.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.5 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-8.9 : 10.3 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-8.0 : 13.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-7.9 : 9.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-7.6 : 15.7 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

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.
74.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
68.0 COMBOYNE POST OFFICE MidNorth Coast S NSW
61.6 PALMERSTON N Rivers NT
54.0 TINGHA (CRYSTAL HILL) N Tablelands W NSW
44.6 AVONDALE RESEARCH STN Cent Wheatbelt WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
44.6 AVONDALE RESEARCH STN

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
61.6 PALMERSTON

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
54.0 TINGHA (CRYSTAL HILL)
MidNorth Coast S
68.0 COMBOYNE POST OFFICE

ISLANDS
Islands
74.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

11.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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0.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.1 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
0.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

879 (36.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
827 (34.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
784 (32.7) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
767 (32.0) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
751 (31.3) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
740 (30.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
729 (30.4) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
670 (27.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
661 (27.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
658 (27.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
653 (27.2) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
632 (26.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
629 (26.2) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
627 (26.1) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
620 (25.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
613 (25.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
604 (25.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
78/21 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
70/12 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
70/15 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/09 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
68/12 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
WARRUWI
24.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 8.0mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
11.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
10.0mm in 26 min to 17:30 23.1mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h