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2005

Dec

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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

AUS: Heatwave loses strength

Hot conditions continued across much of the continent, though slightly less extreme than in the past two days. Minimum temperatures were 6 to 11° above normal in a broad band from the SE to the NW, while maxima were remarkable in that the entire continent, with the exception of tiny coastal pockets, experienced above average temperatures today. These were still high in the Centre, where Tennant Creek, Ali Curung and Territory Grape Farm would all have broken their previous April records had they not been broken earlier in the month.

QLD: Moderate showers on the North Coast

Moderate falls became more widespread along the QLD North Coast yesterday and today with a dozen stations in the Tully to Cairns area recording between 50 and 90mm to 9am. Topaz, which is well-situated to extract maximum rainfall from moist southeasterlies, topscored with 86.0mm. Coconut Island, situated just off Cape York, recorded a tropical downpour overnight with 82.0mm falling between midnight and 6am.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1723 EST on 10/02/2006. 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

NT

Alice Springs

015511

CURTIN SPRINGS

23.1

22.2

10/04/2005

11

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Upper Darling

048027

COBAR MO

21.7

20.9

10/04/2005

43

Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest minimum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012314

LEINSTER AERO

22.9

22.3

29/04/2002

11

WA

Interior

013030

TELFER AERO

29.6

28.0

17/04/1991

31

NT

Alice Springs

015502

ALI CURUNG

26.3

25.8

04/04/2000

17

NT

Alice Springs

015511

CURTIN SPRINGS

24.2

23.6

10/04/2005

40

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Upper Darling

048027

COBAR MO

22.6

22.0

10/04/2005

43

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Upper Darling

048237

COBAR AIRPORT AWS

22.5

22.5

10/04/2005

11

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

C Tablelands S

063293

OBERON (JENOLAN CAVES ROAD)

14.8

14.8

08/04/1998

16

Equal to record.

NSW

South Coast

069132

BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS

14.1

14.1

07/04/1996

12

Equal to record.

NSW

South Coast

069134

BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB)

18.5

17.3

08/04/2005

14

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Snowy Mtns

071003

CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

9.5

8.3

09/04/1969

18

NSW

SW Slopes N

073138

YOUNG AIRPORT

16.8

16.7

09/04/1998

12

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

NW Slopes S

055325

TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS

32.0

32.0

09/04/2005

11

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am
Available about 6am EST Available about 4am EST Available about 2pm EST
Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature +/- normal
Available about noon EST Available about 10am EST Available about 2pm EST next day
Actual temperatures
4pm EST Maximum temperature +/- normal
Available about 6pm EST Available about 4pm EST Available about 2pm EST next day
Actual temperatures
10pm EST Solar Radiation
Available about midnight EST Available about 10pm EST Available about 2am EST next day

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 20:32EST, 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 27.7 +0.1 12.0 -3.4 9.6 0.0 5.6 -- 397 (16.5) 41/16
PERTH AIRPORT 26.8 +1.3 9.4 -3.5 8.1 0.0 5.2 10.0 257 (10.7) 24/20
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.9 +4.1 10.1 -1.5 8.9 0.0 2.6 7.8 180 ( 7.5) 24/14
BUNBURY 22.8 -1.3 9.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 22/15
MANDURAH 23.5 -- 14.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 26/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.1 24.3 +0.3 24.3 0.6 3.6 3.8 210 ( 8.8) 59/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.0 +8.8 20.5 +7.9 16.9 0.0 11.6 11.1 282 (11.8) 50/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.9 +0.3 17.3 +5.7 -- 0.1 8.1 -- 393 (16.4) 44/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.8 +1.2 11.0 -1.4 6.0 0.2 2.6 10.7 177 ( 7.4) 30/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.3 +0.9 4.1 -4.6 1.0 2.8 2.0 9.7 218 ( 9.1) 32/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.2 +3.3 25.4 +6.9 23.0 0.0 8.8 9.7 323 (13.5) 45/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 -0.1 23.9 +2.3 23.1 12.4 6.0 3.7 604 (25.2) 54/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.5 -2.1 22.0 +1.5 19.6 3.8 5.4 2.9 498 (20.8) 54/17
MACKAY MO 27.2 +0.5 22.3 +2.2 -- 6.2 -- 10.2 725 (30.2) 52/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.7 -0.1 20.1 +2.3 18.6 0.2 4.6 -- 407 (17.0) 34/08
BUNDABERG AERO 28.8 +1.4 19.3 +1.8 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 453 (18.9) 45/15
NAMBOUR DPI 26.6 +0.5 19.5 +4.1 -- 22.03 2.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 26.8 +1.5 18.7 +1.7 -- 6.6 -- -- 307 (12.8) 35/14
BRISBANE AERO 26.7 +0.7 19.1 +2.9 18.2 2.8 5.4 5.9 350 (14.6) 35/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.9 +2.5 15.3 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 656 (27.3) 48/09
GUNNEDAH SCS 31.2 +6.1 13.9 +1.1 5.7 0.0 6.4 -- 92 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.5 +1.5 14.1 -1.1 12.5 0.0 3.6 10.1 212 ( 8.8) 34/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.5 +1.5 11.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.7 +3.1 12.9 -0.3 11.2 0.0 4.6 9.1 305 (12.7) 28/19
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.7 +4.1 13.7 +1.8 13.8 0.2 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 26/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.0 +6.5 12.5 +5.3 9.0 0.0 4.0 5.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.5 +4.0 14.8 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.6 +1.7 18.8 +4.7 16.1 0.0 4.8 4.8 429 (17.9) 41/15
RICHMOND RAAF 25.0 +1.1 14.6 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 30/16
BELLAMBI AWS 22.8 +0.7 19.4 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 35/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.0 +9.0 15.9 +9.2 12.5 1.6 5.0 9.5 250 (10.4) 43/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.3 +5.8 16.2 +7.1 15.1 5.6 5.4 8.9 324 (13.5) 30/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.4 +5.0 15.3 +7.3 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.6 +4.1 13.7 +3.6 12.9 0.0 9.6 10.5 429 (17.9) 28/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.4 +1.8 14.1 +5.9 14.3 6.23 16.0 -- 332 (13.8) 32/22
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.0 +3.8 11.1 +3.7 -- 2.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 35/21
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.1 +0.8 14.6 +3.8 12.5 6.2 5.0 -- 144 ( 6.0) 21/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.1 +0.1 7.9 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 30/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.4 +2.8 8.1 +0.7 -- 0.8 -- -- 495 (20.6) 35/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.8 +2.9 9.7 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 35/12
HOBART AIRPORT 21.4 +3.3 10.4 +1.7 6.2 0.6 4.6 8.2 357 (14.9) 54/16
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

41.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.1 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
40.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
40.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

+9.7 : 34.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 29.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.9 : 37.4 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+8.9 : 32.0 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+8.8 : 37.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

29.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
29.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.9 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
28.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+11.6 : 21.0 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+11.4 : 22.5 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+10.8 : 24.2 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+10.7 : 20.6 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+10.7 : 19.9 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+10.7 : 16.8 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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

8.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
14.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
14.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-2.7 : 17.0 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
-2.5 : 16.6 MT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
-2.5 : 15.7 MT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
-2.4 : 28.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
-2.4 : 15.1 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC

-1.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
1.7 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
1.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
2.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.7 : 3.7 CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
-5.2 : 3.3 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
-5.1 : 6.4 ROBE Lower SE SA
-4.9 : 3.5 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-4.9 : 4.8 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast 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.
115.8 KAREEYA N Coast--Barron QLD
88.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
86.4 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
86.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
84.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
84.0 COCONUT ISLAND
N Coast--Barron
115.8 KAREEYA
88.0 TOPAZ
86.0 TOPAZ ALERT
68.0 KAREEYA TM
60.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
54.6 GREENHAVEN
53.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
51.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
86.4 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
81.2 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
63.0 MENAVALE ALERT
60.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
59.6 TULLY SUGAR MILL
58.0 JARRA CREEK TM
55.0 CORSIS ALERT
Central Coast E
75.0 EUNGELLA NATIONAL PARK
51.0 STOCKADE NURSERY
Brisbane/SE Coast
52.0 WALLEN WALLEN

11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.7 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
10.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

.....

3.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
3.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
2.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
2.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

1143 (47.6) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
982 (40.9) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
934 (38.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
923 (38.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
915 (38.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
884 (36.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
842 (35.1) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
840 (35.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
828 (34.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
805 (33.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
805 (33.5) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
790 (32.9) GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
787 (32.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
765 (31.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
762 (31.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
725 (30.2) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
720 (30.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
709 (29.5) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
677 (28.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
656 (27.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
656 (27.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
653 (27.2) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
650 (27.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
626 (26.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
622 (25.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
621 (25.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
618 (25.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
604 (25.2) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
106/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
98/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
94/16 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
72/19 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
8.0mm in 35 min to 20:30 13.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
59.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 19.7mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
20.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 20.6mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
10.0mm in 58 min to 01:00 10.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE WESSEL
16.0mm in 3 hr to 19:30 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 5.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 7.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 70(130/ 65 ) at 18:28
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 100(320/ 80 ) at 12:20
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(260/ 65 ) at 15:41
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 96(260/ 70 ) at 06:30
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 95(300/ 63 ) at 16:31