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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, SA, VIC: Heat contracts north and east

A cool front moving into SE AUS contracted the hot airmass that has affected WA and SA over the past few days into western VIC, northern SA and central and northern WA today. In VIC, top temperatures were up to 32° in the northwest, with Horsham's top of 31.5 10.1 up on normal. The heatwave continued in the WA Pilbara, where most locations have recorded maxima 5° or more above average since the beginning of the month. Roebourne has recorded 40 or above on 11 days in the past fortnight -- the town's April average is 35.2.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1819 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
Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

16.7

17.0

10/04/1997

13


The day in charts
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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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 20:38EST, 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 25.2 -2.4 13.1 -2.3 9.8 0.0 4.0 -- 335 (14.0) 39/17
PERTH AIRPORT 22.6 -2.9 9.8 -3.1 8.2 0.8 3.4 8.5 272 (11.3) 35/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.1 -3.7 6.8 -4.8 5.8 0.6 2.0 1.0 307 (12.8) 28/11
BUNBURY 20.3 -3.8 9.5 -2.0 -- 1.2 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 26/11
MANDURAH 20.9 -- 14.5 -- -- 1.6 -- -- 294 (12.3) 35/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +0.3 23.9 -0.1 24.1 11.2 7.2 10.2 236 ( 9.8) 35/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.2 +3.0 12.4 -0.2 8.9 0.0 9.6 11.1 289 (12.0) 46/12
WHYALLA AERO 32.2 +8.6 14.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 231 ( 9.6) 43/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.1 +5.5 14.2 +1.8 8.9 0.0 4.0 4.6 173 ( 7.2) 24/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.0 +7.6 14.2 +5.5 9.0 0.0 5.8 4.1 285 (11.9) 50/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.4 +0.5 16.4 -2.1 13.1 0.0 8.0 10.0 291 (12.1) 43/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 -0.8 20.8 -0.8 19.9 9.4 4.0 8.9 529 (22.0) 55/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.1 +1.5 20.4 -0.1 17.2 0.0 8.0 9.4 454 (18.9) 58/16
MACKAY MO 26.4 -0.3 19.5 -0.6 -- 2.2 -- 7.2 724 (30.2) 58/02
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.4 +0.6 17.9 +0.1 15.0 0.0 7.6 -- 390 (16.3) 43/11
BUNDABERG AERO 27.3 -0.1 18.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 503 (21.0) 54/15
NAMBOUR DPI 24.6 -1.5 16.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 25.1 -0.2 17.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 44/10
BRISBANE AERO 25.4 -0.6 15.7 -0.5 14.1 0.0 4.8 9.5 365 (15.2) 37/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.6 +0.2 13.5 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 647 (27.0) 43/08
GUNNEDAH SCS 26.8 +1.7 14.9 +2.1 7.6 0.0 5.4 -- 184 ( 7.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.7 -0.3 13.0 -2.2 10.4 0.0 2.6 10.6 205 ( 8.5) 22/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.9 +0.9 11.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.3 -0.3 11.2 -2.0 10.3 0.2 2.6 8.8 179 ( 7.5) 30/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.9 +0.3 12.1 +0.2 11.7 0.2 -- -- 37 ( 1.5) 18/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.4 +3.9 7.6 +0.4 4.5 0.0 4.0 6.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.4 +2.9 11.2 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.9 0.0 16.2 +2.1 12.8 0.0 2.8 9.6 275 (11.5) 28/11
RICHMOND RAAF 25.6 +1.7 13.1 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 35/15
BELLAMBI AWS 22.3 +0.2 16.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 21/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.4 +3.4 6.6 -0.1 3.0 0.0 3.0 9.5 181 ( 7.5) 21/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.3 +4.8 9.6 +0.5 7.1 0.0 4.8 9.9 268 (11.2) 30/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.8 +4.4 8.3 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.4 +7.9 11.3 +1.2 8.2 0.0 5.2 8.2 182 ( 7.6) 30/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.9 +5.3 7.6 -0.6 9.8 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 28/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.8 +5.6 10.8 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 28/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.0 +4.7 14.4 +3.6 11.8 0.0 1.8 -- 105 ( 4.4) 26/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 28.5 +8.5 9.7 +0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 52/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.3 +6.7 8.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 43/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.3 +1.4 5.5 -2.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 37/15
HOBART AIRPORT 19.3 +1.2 7.6 -1.1 4.8 1.2 0.6 1.1 221 ( 9.2) 46/10
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

41.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
41.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
41.4 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
40.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
40.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+10.5 : 30.1 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+10.0 : 31.5 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
+9.9 : 28.6 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+9.8 : 29.9 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
+9.6 : 31.2 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.1 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
26.6 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
26.6 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+10.5 : 20.5 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.3 : 19.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.2 : 21.3 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+8.8 : 21.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+8.4 : 20.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.4 : 16.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA

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

9.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.2 : 17.0 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4 : 18.2 WAGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.1 : 16.8 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-5.0 : 21.0 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.0 : 19.9 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA

1.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-4.8 : 6.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-4.7 : 9.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-4.7 : 8.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-4.1 : 3.0 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
-4.0 : 7.9 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt 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.
74.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
68.2 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
61.0 GRAHAM RANGE N Coast--Barron QLD
56.4 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
55.5 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
74.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
61.0 GRAHAM RANGE
56.4 BABINDA POST OFFICE
55.0 HAPPY VALLEY
51.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
68.2 DARADGEE
55.5 INNISFAIL
54.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT

11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.9 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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1.1 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
1.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.6 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1132 (47.2) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
1055 (44.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
972 (40.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
902 (37.6) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
866 (36.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
859 (35.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
858 (35.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
834 (34.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
832 (34.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
820 (34.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
802 (33.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
781 (32.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
781 (32.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
753 (31.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
734 (30.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
727 (30.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
724 (30.2) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
703 (29.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
684 (28.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
675 (28.1) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
666 (27.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
647 (27.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
624 (26.0) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
617 (25.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
617 (25.7) CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
611 (25.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
100/10 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
89/18 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
84/08 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
83/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
74/10 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD

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
DARWIN AIRPORT
5.4mm in 16 min to 02:30 20.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 11.8mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
10.4mm in 14 min to 11:49 44.6mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 12.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 12.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
9.8mm in 37 min to 03:37 15.9mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 72(150/ 67 ) at 10:13
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(310/ 67 ) at 19:50
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(310/ 69 ) at 19:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 96(360/ 78 ) at 11:02