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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

SA, VIC, TAS: Heat, gales and bushfires as major front approaches

The first significant cold change of Autumn approached southeastern states today, heralded by strong gusty northwesterly winds, high temperatures and bushfires in SA and VIC.

Maximum temperatures of 30 to 35° covered much of the central two-thirds of the continent, giving readings 8 to 12 above average across western VIC and southern SA. In VIC, Mildura, Nhill, Ouyen, Horsham, Hopetoun and Walpeup all recorded tops between 33 and 34° while in SA the warmest places were on the northern Eyre Peninsula, with Ceduna, Kyancutta and Cleve setting maxima between 35 and 36. Adelaide (Kent Town) reached 31.9, 9.5 above normal.

Winds ahead of the change were gusty -- Maatsuyker Island off the TAS South Coast recorded a top gust of 133km/h, while in western VIC Colac and Mt Gellibrand recorded 74km/h and in SA Cape Willoughby on Kangaroo Island recorded 69km/h.

Major bushfires flared on Kangaroo Island and the lower Eyre Peninsula in SA. The first burnt through over 2,600 hectares of scrub near Murray Lagoon, about 30km SW of Kingscote. A $200,000 shearing shed was razed and homes were threatened as a hundred firefighters were brought from the mainland to assist island crews. A second fire burnt on a 1km front through 400ha of scrub near Wangary, 40km NW of Port Lincoln, before a pre-frontal wind shift during the early afternoon turned the fire into country burnt out in the January blaze. Over a dozen smaller fires flared in SA, including one in the Onkaparinga Gorge, 25km S of Adelaide CBD, that occupied aerial bombers and 50 firefighers.

In VIC, a rare late April total fire ban was declared for the whole state apart from Gippsland. A fire that burnt through 200ha near Stoneyford, 20km W of Colac, destroyed several farm buildings and cars. Three aircraft and 40 CFA trucks and crews fought the blaze.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1834 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

16.1

16.1

25/04/2005

13

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 20:40EST, 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 27.1 -0.5 11.8 -3.6 10.4 0.0 3.0 -- 405 (16.9) 54/12
PERTH AIRPORT 24.1 -1.4 13.7 +0.8 10.3 0.0 4.2 9.4 403 (16.8) 43/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.3 -5.5 9.2 -2.4 8.0 4.4 3.4 4.5 169 ( 7.0) 34/15
BUNBURY 21.2 -2.9 11.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 43/13
MANDURAH 23.3 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 445 (18.5) 41/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.1 24.0 0.0 23.0 0.0 6.4 11.2 291 (12.1) 37/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.3 +3.1 12.5 -0.1 8.1 0.0 7.6 11.0 300 (12.5) 35/14
WHYALLA AERO 34.7 +11.1 14.3 +2.7 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 220 ( 9.2) 57/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.9 +9.3 14.3 +1.9 9.8 0.0 3.4 4.8 180 ( 7.5) 46/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.9 +8.5 12.3 +3.6 8.9 0.0 5.0 2.4 344 (14.3) 58/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.5 -0.4 14.0 -4.5 11.2 0.0 8.2 11.0 282 (11.8) 35/13
CAIRNS AERO 27.2 -2.0 21.1 -0.5 19.9 9.4 5.0 6.5 431 (18.0) 48/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.1 +0.5 19.4 -1.1 15.9 0.0 7.6 10.5 448 (18.7) 46/18
MACKAY MO 24.9 -1.8 20.3 +0.2 -- 5.0 -- 3.5 597 (24.9) 55/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.8 -1.0 19.2 +1.4 17.7 2.2 4.2 -- 329 (13.7) 45/12
BUNDABERG AERO 26.6 -0.8 18.6 +1.1 -- 36.2 7.2 -- 440 (18.3) 43/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.9 -2.2 16.9 +1.5 -- 12.8 2.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 25.2 -0.1 17.1 +0.1 -- 20.4 -- -- 285 (11.9) 31/14
BRISBANE AERO 25.3 -0.7 15.5 -0.7 15.5 17.8 3.0 9.2 301 (12.5) 34/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.9 -0.5 14.3 +1.0 -- 5.0 -- -- 606 (25.3) 48/01
GUNNEDAH SCS 27.4 +2.3 14.2 +1.4 6.7 0.0 4.4 -- 100 ( 4.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.2 +0.2 15.1 -0.1 12.4 4.4 1.2 9.1 147 ( 6.1) 30/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.3 +1.3 12.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.0 +2.4 11.8 -1.4 8.9 0.0 3.2 9.5 272 (11.3) 22/19
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.0 +3.4 11.3 -0.6 10.8 0.2 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 17/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.5 +5.0 8.0 +0.8 4.0 0.0 3.2 8.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.7 +4.2 11.7 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.6 +3.7 16.8 +2.7 12.8 0.0 4.0 10.2 356 (14.8) 34/16
RICHMOND RAAF 28.7 +4.8 10.2 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 22/13
BELLAMBI AWS 25.2 +3.1 17.2 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 41/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.2 +6.2 2.0 -4.7 -2.7 0.0 5.4 10.2 188 ( 7.8) 45/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.2 +6.7 7.8 -1.3 4.6 0.0 3.4 10.2 214 ( 8.9) 32/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.3 +3.9 6.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.4 +9.9 14.1 +4.0 11.2 0.0 6.8 7.3 285 (11.9) 41/21
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 28.7 +7.1 6.7 -1.5 9.2 0.0 2.2 -- 119 ( 5.0) 28/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.9 +8.7 9.5 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 39/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.6 +7.3 12.4 +1.6 11.8 0.0 3.6 -- 143 ( 6.0) 28/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 30.9 +10.9 9.3 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 59/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.4 +8.8 10.8 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 54/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.1 +2.2 9.7 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 39/22
HOBART AIRPORT 25.8 +7.7 7.9 -0.8 5.0 0.0 3.6 4.2 296 (12.3) 80/16
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

37.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
36.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+11.7 : 35.0 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+11.7 : 33.2 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
+11.6 : 35.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.6 : 34.3 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+11.4 : 33.1 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+11.4 : 32.9 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
+11.4 : 30.1 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC

29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
26.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.6 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

+12.5 : 22.5 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+11.3 : 21.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.8 : 22.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+9.6 : 21.7 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+9.4 : 18.8 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+9.4 : 19.6 MOUNT CRAWFORD (TOWER HILL) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.4 : 17.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA

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

11.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
13.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.3 : 21.0 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-6.9 : 16.7 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.6 : 17.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.3 : 15.6 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-6.0 : 16.5 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.7 : 4.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
-6.5 : 4.2 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-5.5 : 1.1 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.2 : 0.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.2 : 3.5 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.
115.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
87.0 FLYING FISH POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
54.8 SHIPTONS FLAT N Coast--Barron QLD
54.0 GRAHAM RANGE N Coast--Barron QLD
51.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
115.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
54.8 SHIPTONS FLAT
54.0 GRAHAM RANGE
51.0 HAPPY VALLEY
N Coast--Herbert
87.0 FLYING FISH POINT

11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

3.8 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
3.5 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
3.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
3.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

944 (39.3) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
871 (36.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
851 (35.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
850 (35.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
841 (35.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
799 (33.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
781 (32.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
777 (32.4) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
773 (32.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
753 (31.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
689 (28.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
688 (28.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
671 (28.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
654 (27.3) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
652 (27.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
641 (26.7) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
630 (26.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
627 (26.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
625 (26.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
619 (25.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
617 (25.7) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
606 (25.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
603 (25.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
134/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
118/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
107/15 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
102/13 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/13 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
95/16 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
93/21 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
91/14 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Pilbara
ONSLOW AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 20.2mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.7mm/h
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
12.4mm in 57 min to 07:57 13.1mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
19.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 19.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
23.4mm in 2 hr to 02:00 11.7mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.2mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 11.3mm/h
TOWN OF 1770
31.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 5.2mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 72(330/ 63 ) at 12:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 83(260/ 74 ) at 19:18
    Southeast
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) : 91(310/ 50 ) at 16:39
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 126(290/115 ) at 23:38
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 119(290/ 83 ) at 12:51
TASMAN ISLAND : 96(310/ 70 ) at 13:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 102(310/ 85 ) at 13:58
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(300/ 37 ) at 14:57
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 91(320/ 59 ) at 13:49
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(260/ 69 ) at 21:22