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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

NSW: Near record scorcher for Sydney

Remnants of the hot airmass that gave heatwave conditions across the continent last week were drawn SE across NSW today, giving the Sydney area in particular a comparative scorcher for late April. The maximum temperature at Observatory Hill of 32.3 was the second highest on record for the second half of April after 32.8 on 20 April 1922, which is a significant high as Sydney's record goes back to 1859. Sydney Airport's 33.9 was 11.1 above normal, the greatest departure above average in the country, while farther down the coast Wollongong's top of 32.4 was 9.9 above and Narooma's 30.0 was 9.3 above.

A grass fire near the M4 motorway at Eastern Creek burnt through 10 hectares in warm gusty winds before Rural Fire Service firefighters brought it under control.

VIC: Wilsons Promontory fire contained

The fire that has burnt through 13% (6,139 hectares or 61.4 sq km) of Wilsons Promontory National Park has been contained and the park reopened today. The fire, which began on 1 April when a fuel reduction burn broke containment lines, has engaged over 250 firefighers around the clock since then at a cost estimated at $2m. As part of the strategy to contain the mosaic-patterned fire, crews had dug by hand a control line 18.3 kilometres long in steep and rugged terrain.

WA: Bushfire burns 200ha near Busselton

An unfortunately-timed wind change saw yet another "controlled" burn run out of control this evening, this time in SW WA. The burn, near Dunsborough, 20km W of Busselton, burnt northwest into the Meelup Regional Park, close to Cape Naturaliste. The fire burnt through about 200 hectares in seven hours before 50 firefighters brought it under control.

VIC, S NSW: Windy as front crosses SE

Strong, gusty winds occurred across southern NSW, VIC and Bass Strait during the day as a low close to the TAS South Coast dragged a compact cold front across the region. Some high readings were reported from exposed coastal and mountain locations. Top gusts included 106km/h at Hogan Island, 50km ESE of Wilsons Promontory, 104km/h at Thredbo Top Station NSW and 102km/h at Falls Creek VIC. Hogan Island's average wind speed for the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday was 60.0km/h.


Records set or equalled today

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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 20:36EST, 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 26.2 -1.4 10.8 -4.6 8.4 0.0 5.0 -- 488 (20.3) 41/17
PERTH AIRPORT 23.9 -1.6 7.4 -5.5 5.8 0.0 4.2 10.8 282 (11.8) 34/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 -2.1 8.0 -3.6 5.3 0.0 1.8 7.8 173 ( 7.2) 24/14
BUNBURY 21.2 -2.9 3.9 -7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 34/13
MANDURAH 21.3 -- 11.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 34/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 0.0 23.9 -0.1 23.0 1.2 4.6 11.3 182 ( 7.6) 24/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.3 +8.1 17.1 +4.5 12.4 0.0 9.2 9.6 254 (10.6) 37/10
WHYALLA AERO 19.9 -3.7 13.1 +1.5 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 409 (17.0) 35/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.2 -4.4 14.3 +1.9 11.3 0.0 3.8 1.3 351 (14.6) 24/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.0 -4.4 11.6 +2.9 9.5 5.2 2.6 1.7 531 (22.1) 45/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.4 +3.5 14.9 -3.6 12.8 0.0 8.2 11.3 153 ( 6.4) 28/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.2 +1.0 20.1 -1.5 18.4 0.0 4.6 11.1 350 (14.6) 45/17
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.9 +1.3 18.5 -2.0 15.5 0.0 7.6 11.0 328 (13.7) 37/16
MACKAY MO 26.5 -0.2 18.2 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.2 453 (18.9) 39/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.8 +2.0 17.2 -0.6 14.8 0.0 5.4 -- 272 (11.3) 32/11
BUNDABERG AERO 28.2 +0.8 18.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 3.8 -- 462 (19.3) 39/15
NAMBOUR DPI 27.1 +1.0 18.8 +3.4 -- 0.8 10.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 27.8 +2.5 17.9 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.0 +1.0 16.9 +0.7 14.9 0.0 5.6 10.7 399 (16.6) 28/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.7 +3.3 14.1 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 560 (23.3) 37/07
GUNNEDAH SCS 30.9 +5.8 15.1 +2.3 7.6 0.0 5.6 -- 74 ( 3.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.6 +1.6 14.4 -0.8 11.0 0.0 3.4 10.9 236 ( 9.8) 37/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.4 +3.4 12.6 -1.1 -- -- -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.7 +6.1 13.0 -0.2 11.1 0.0 3.8 9.7 282 (11.8) 18/18
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 31.6 +8.0 13.5 +1.6 12.8 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 28/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.0 +6.5 11.0 +3.8 8.0 0.0 4.0 10.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.5 +7.0 14.1 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 33.9 +11.0 18.3 +4.2 15.4 0.0 3.8 10.8 427 (17.8) 52/15
RICHMOND RAAF 32.5 +8.6 12.9 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 43/11
BELLAMBI AWS 31.2 +9.1 20.1 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 553 (23.0) 43/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.2 +6.2 13.7 +7.0 10.3 0.0 3.8 10.8 338 (14.1) 59/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.3 +1.8 8.9 -0.2 6.1 0.0 5.2 10.8 245 (10.2) 39/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.3 -0.1 8.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.6 -0.9 8.8 -1.3 5.6 0.0 6.4 10.4 306 (12.8) 28/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.6 -1.0 7.4 -0.8 9.2 0.0 7.8 -- 296 (12.3) 41/03
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.6 -1.6 8.9 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 32/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.3 +1.0 14.1 +3.3 10.2 0.0 4.4 -- 173 ( 7.2) 39/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.3 -0.7 11.7 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 488 (20.3) 65/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 -1.7 5.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 597 (24.9) 44/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.3 +0.4 11.8 +4.3 -- 4.0 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 37/15
HOBART AIRPORT 18.4 +0.3 11.2 +2.5 9.2 4.0 2.0 4.8 268 (11.2) 41/19
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

42.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
41.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.6 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.6 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+11.0 : 33.9 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+9.9 : 32.3 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+9.9 : 33.4 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
+9.9 : 32.4 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW
+9.9 : 33.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
28.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.2 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+8.1 : 17.4 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW
+7.9 : 15.6 GOULBURN (PROGRESS ST) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.6 : 21.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+7.6 : 14.6 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.5 : 12.4 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC

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

7.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.2 : 17.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-5.0 : 16.0 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-4.8 : 14.8 KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.6 : 11.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.4 : 18.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.4 : 17.9 STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
-4.4 : 15.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

0.8 EYRE Eucla WA
0.9 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
1.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
1.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-11.0 : 0.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.4 : 3.9 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-8.0 : 1.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-7.8 : 1.5 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.7 : 1.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

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.
154.0 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB) Sydney--west NSW
22.6 EDGEWORTH WWTP Hunter Valley NSW
21.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
21.0 MINDARABIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
20.0 FRESHFIELDS Maranoa QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
21.0 MINDARABIN

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
21.4 WEIPA AERO
Maranoa
20.0 FRESHFIELDS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
22.6 EDGEWORTH WWTP
Sydney--west
154.0 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB)

11.3 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

.....

1.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.3 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1355 (56.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1272 (53.0) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
982 (40.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
946 (39.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
926 (38.6) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
868 (36.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
847 (35.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
802 (33.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
782 (32.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
778 (32.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
774 (32.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
772 (32.2) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
745 (31.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
725 (30.2) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
717 (29.9) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
711 (29.6) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
689 (28.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
688 (28.7) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
688 (28.7) MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
683 (28.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
682 (28.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
673 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
666 (27.8) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
660 (27.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
649 (27.0) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
647 (27.0) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
644 (26.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
639 (26.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
632 (26.3) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
608 (25.3) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
106/12 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
104/15 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
102/10 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/10 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
80/13 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
PORT KEATS AERO
14.0mm in 48 min to 17:30 17.5mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 104(320/ 85 ) at 15:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 102(340/ 52 ) at 10:34
MT HOTHAM : 91(350/ 65 ) at 11:00
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 100(270/ 50 ) at 10:30
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 74(300/ 63 ) at 10:00
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 72(280/ 65 ) at 02:58
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 80(140/ 69 ) at 18:07
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(290/ 82 ) at 12:30