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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: Heavy rain continues in the NW

A deepening upper trough off the WA west coast continued to bring heavy rain to the Pilbara and Gascoyne regions in the northwest. Cardabia, on the coast 100km SSW of Learmonth, recorded 106.0mm while Learmonth Airport registered 67.4mm. During the day, a surface low beneath the upper trough deepened and moved SW, sweeping very moist unstable air into Indian Ocean areas just off the WA coast. The edge of this airmass covered the Pilbara and Gascoyne, and extended south during the day to bring substantial falls as far south as Jurien. Onslow Airport recorded 40.0mm in 3 hours to midday, Barrow Island 45.4 in 3 hours to 4.30pm. Closer to Perth, Jurien Bay recorded 22mm and Badgingarra 28mm between 9am and 3pm.

TAS: High winds continue

A second front arriving on the TAS West Coast late this evening strengthening winds to storm force in exposed locations. Scotts Peak Dam, on the southern shore of Lake Pedder, recorded a wind gust of 146km/h around 9pm, unusually beating Maatsuyker Island which recorded a top gust of 135km/h at about the same time. Other high gusts were Mt Wellington 126, Mt Read 120, Hartz Mountain 117 and Strahan Aerodrome 94.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1841 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 daily rainfall

WA

W Pilbara

005020

NINGALOO

116.0

68.8

28/04/1923

104

WA

W Gascoyne

006009

CARDABIA

106.0

55.9

14/04/1961

89

WA

W Gascoyne

006039

MINILYA

50.6

43.0

19/04/1980

89

WA

W Gascoyne

006084

WARROORA

57.0

44.0

01/04/1975

73

WA

W Gascoyne

006103

MIDDALYA

46.0

45.7

08/04/1930

92

TAS

Southeast

094083

HOBART (STRICKLAND RESERVE)

38.2

37.6

30/04/1984

43

Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

14.9

15.9

29/04/2005

13

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Sydney--east

066131

RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY

0.4

0.6

16/04/2005

19

Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 30.4 +2.8 19.6 +4.2 18.0 2.0 3.4 -- 460 (19.2) 50/07
PERTH AIRPORT 22.3 -3.2 16.3 +3.4 15.0 0.0 4.8 0.0 570 (23.8) 50/19
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -4.5 12.6 +1.0 11.1 0.0 2.2 0.2 253 (10.5) 32/13
BUNBURY 21.6 -2.5 12.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 35/00
MANDURAH 23.1 -- 16.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 37/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +1.6 24.2 +0.2 23.5 0.0 7.8 11.0 183 ( 7.6) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.4 +2.2 11.4 -1.2 6.6 0.0 7.4 10.9 275 (11.5) 45/14
WHYALLA AERO 18.9 -4.7 9.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 344 (14.3) 28/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -3.8 12.1 -0.3 6.7 0.0 3.0 1.1 212 ( 8.8) 39/20
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.3 -2.1 8.6 -0.1 6.8 0.6 2.0 2.7 402 (16.8) 54/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.2 +0.3 15.6 -2.9 12.8 0.0 7.4 8.9 279 (11.6) 34/14
CAIRNS AERO 26.7 -2.5 22.1 +0.5 21.0 9.6 4.6 3.2 472 (19.7) 45/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +0.2 18.3 -2.2 17.1 0.0 6.8 9.9 417 (17.4) 37/15
MACKAY MO 25.1 -1.6 18.2 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.2 497 (20.7) 28/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 +0.7 14.3 -3.5 12.9 0.0 5.2 -- 204 ( 8.5) 26/12
BUNDABERG AERO 27.0 -0.4 -- -- -- 3.0 4.2 -- 273 (11.4) 28/15
NAMBOUR DPI 27.5 +1.4 11.4 -4.0 -- 0.0 3.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 26.2 +0.9 13.6 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 30/21
BRISBANE AERO 25.7 -0.3 13.3 -2.9 11.2 0.0 4.2 9.5 227 ( 9.5) 34/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.8 +3.4 13.5 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 31/13
GUNNEDAH SCS 28.8 +3.7 16.6 +3.8 7.7 0.0 5.2 -- 159 ( 6.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.9 +0.9 16.5 +1.3 12.6 0.0 3.0 6.6 227 ( 9.5) 28/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.7 +0.7 13.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.8 -0.8 15.2 +2.0 12.5 0.0 5.4 8.6 331 (13.8) 24/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.0 -0.6 13.3 +1.4 10.3 0.2 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 18/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.4 -1.1 1.1 -6.1 -3.2 0.0 1.0 9.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.4 -2.1 9.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.8 +1.9 15.2 +1.1 11.2 0.0 3.2 9.7 377 (15.7) 28/14
RICHMOND RAAF 24.8 +0.9 12.4 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 21/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 +1.0 13.1 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 39/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.3 -0.7 -1.2 -7.9 -5.8 0.0 4.6 9.6 311 (13.0) 37/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.8 -3.7 1.0 -8.1 -1.2 0.0 4.2 10.0 274 (11.4) 34/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.3 -4.1 2.3 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.9 -3.6 4.5 -5.6 1.7 0.0 3.2 8.9 263 (11.0) 28/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.2 -3.4 1.8 -6.4 6.1 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 34/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.6 -2.6 1.6 -5.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 39/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.8 -1.5 11.1 +0.3 8.5 0.0 2.8 -- 162 ( 6.8) 26/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.4 +0.4 7.1 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 462 (19.3) 65/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.7 -1.9 2.3 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 41/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.9 -1.0 7.8 +0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 333 (13.9) 52/21
HOBART AIRPORT 19.8 +1.7 7.6 -1.1 5.9 0.6 3.2 5.3 509 (21.2) 63/23
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

37.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
37.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+4.6 : 29.0 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
+4.0 : 31.6 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+3.9 : 31.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
25.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.1 : 23.2 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+5.1 : 21.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+4.6 : 16.3 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+4.5 : 19.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+4.3 : 19.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW

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

3.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-9.3 : 26.5 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
-9.0 : 26.9 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-7.9 : 19.0 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-7.7 : 17.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-7.5 : 26.2 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-7.5 : 17.4 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-5.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.8 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-2.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.1 : -3.4 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.9 : 0.7 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-8.6 : -2.0 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.4 : -2.2 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.4 : -5.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.4 : -2.3 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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.
116.0 NINGALOO W Pilbara WA
106.0 CARDABIA W Gascoyne WA
75.4 EXMOUTH GULF W Pilbara WA
68.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
63.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
116.0 NINGALOO
75.4 EXMOUTH GULF
68.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT
W Gascoyne
106.0 CARDABIA
57.0 WARROORA
50.6 MINILYA

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
63.0 HAPPY VALLEY
62.0 TOPAZ
58.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
61.0 RUSSELL RIVER
56.5 BINGIL BAY
53.0 UTCHEE CREEK

11.3 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

0.3 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1809 (75.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1474 (61.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1466 (61.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1114 (46.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1101 (45.9) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1079 (45.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
1039 (43.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
953 (39.7) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
940 (39.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
908 (37.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
854 (35.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
852 (35.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
822 (34.3) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
821 (34.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
795 (33.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
789 (32.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
777 (32.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
772 (32.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
770 (32.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
767 (32.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
764 (31.8) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
731 (30.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
730 (30.4) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
719 (30.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
714 (29.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
701 (29.2) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
672 (28.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
666 (27.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
661 (27.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
650 (27.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
647 (27.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
618 (25.8) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
615 (25.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
612 (25.5) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
611 (25.5) WARRA W Coast TAS
610 (25.4) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
154/05 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
146/21 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
126/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
121/22 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
117/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
106/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
98/23 WARRA W Coast TAS
96/23 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
94/22 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
91/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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
LEARMONTH AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.2mm/h
10.6mm in 19 min to 07:13 33.5mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
ONSLOW
42.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
ONSLOW AIRPORT
10.4mm in 11 min to 09:34 56.7mm/h
9.0mm in 15 min to 09:49 36.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.0mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 13.3mm/h
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
8.8mm in 9 min to 13:30 58.7mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.2mm/h
45.4mm in 3 hr to 16:30 15.1mm/h
    W Gascoyne
CARNARVON AIRPORT
6.0mm in 17 min to 14:00 21.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.4mm/h
    Lower West
BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN
12.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 12.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
6.6mm in 17 min to 22:48 23.3mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Pilbara
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT : 74(220/ 67 ) at 13:30
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 87(270/ 65 ) at 22:48
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 117(270/ 96 ) at 23:36
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 132(300/ 48 ) at 21:31
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 126(270/ 70 ) at 20:01
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 117(250/ 48 ) at 23:41
    W Coast
WARRA : 98(260/ 39 ) at 23:20
STRAHAN AERODROME : 95(280/ 74 ) at 22:06
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 135(300/ 98 ) at 20:13
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(290/ 69 ) at 23:23