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2005

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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: Warm over most of the continent

This season's warm autumn continues, with almost the entire continent experiencing above average daytime temperatures. The map at right shows that only five tiny coastal pockets in WA and QLD recorded slightly below average maxima today, while the bulk of the continent basked in temperatures 4 to 12C above the May average. Minima were also generally above average, reaching their greatest anomaly in the southeastern quarter of WA where Warburton's low of 23.4 was 13.2 above normal. Warburton went on to set a new May maximum temperature record of 34.1.

The warmth on a continental scale is explained by the synoptic chart above which shows the whole of Australia under the influence of a strong high SE of Sydney. Winds everywhere are from the east or north. Similar situations through April resulted in a positive pressure anomaly in the southern Tasman of 7hPa for the month as a whole, and help explain the unusually warm autumn across most of the continent.

WA: Rain eases

Moisture continued to feed from the northwest into a trough that is slowly traversing southern WA today giving variable rain to the entire state SW of a line from about Onslow to Esperance. There were scattered heavy falls about the South West, Central Wheatbelt and western Goldfields, much of which fell yesterday. Badgingarra, 200km N of Perth, topped the list with 54.0mm. Today, scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms gave some heavy falls in the Goldfields and along the SE coast, with Esperance recording 26mm between 3 and 9pm and Salmon Gums to the north 14.4mm in just one hour to 8pm.

QLD: Windy and wet in the SE

A small low that developed off the Sunshine Coast overnight brought some heavy showers and strong winds onshore. The coastal low was shortlived, but its effects were replaced by a developing low in the Coral Sea during the afternoon, and a strong gradient continued to push showers and strong winds onto the SE coast. Double Island Point recorded a gust of 96km/h and Cape Moreton 87km/h during the early morning, and strong to gale force winds continued through the day. Heavy showers hugging the coast gave Maroochydore 30mm between midday and 3pm.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1853 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

Lower West

009211

PINDARITA

79.5

49.4

27/05/1999

31

50.5

01/07/1994

33

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010026

GOODLANDS

64.2

62.6

27/05/1999

54

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010137

WIALKI NORTH

56.2

52.1

29/05/1962

75

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010264

KENANDRA

52.5

51.6

25/05/1974

35

WA

Goldfields

012313

GEERANING

46.2

31.0

27/05/1999

13

WA

Interior

013036

JUNDEE

27.0

20.0

06/05/1997

13

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

25.1

25.0

18/05/2002

11

WA

W Pilbara

005026

WITTENOOM

24.7

24.5

01/05/2005

47

Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Eucla

011045

BALGAIR

18.6

18.5

10/05/1998

23

WA

Eucla

011052

FORREST

18.5

18.0

04/05/2002

11

WA

Interior

013011

WARBURTON AIRFIELD

23.4

21.4

02/05/2005

14

Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

Kangaroo Is

022841

KINGSCOTE AERO

17.1

17.0

01/05/1997

11

TAS

Derwent Valley

095018

TARRALEAH VILLAGE

11.0

11.0

02/05/1997

22

Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

38.4

38.1

01/05/2005

12

Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Interior

013011

WARBURTON AIRFIELD

34.1

34.0

14/05/2002

16


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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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 20:41EST, 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 22.9 -1.1 20.0 +7.1 19.7 5.4 3.4 -- 661 (27.5) 50/02
PERTH AIRPORT 23.2 +1.5 17.6 +7.1 17.0 9.8 2.2 1.9 259 (10.8) 32/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 0.0 15.0 +5.2 14.3 11.2 3.4 2.8 182 ( 7.6) 28/17
BUNBURY 21.4 +0.3 14.6 +5.1 -- 13.8 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 31/16
MANDURAH 21.5 -- 18.0 -- -- 30.4 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 28/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.2 23.4 +1.3 22.5 0.0 7.8 11.1 270 (11.3) 46/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.3 +3.3 5.7 -2.6 1.0 0.0 9.6 3.0 287 (12.0) 35/11
WHYALLA AERO 25.2 +4.7 16.7 +8.0 -- 0.0 9.6 -- -- 50/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.2 +5.2 17.0 +6.8 11.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 287 (12.0) 30/04
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.6 +4.5 9.5 +2.2 12.4 0.0 5.4 0.0 535 (22.3) 52/02
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.1 +4.2 11.4 -2.5 8.4 0.0 8.6 10.4 268 (11.2) 32/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 +1.0 22.1 +2.2 20.1 0.0 7.2 8.1 471 (19.6) 48/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.6 +2.0 18.4 +0.8 16.4 0.0 10.0 10.7 394 (16.4) 41/12
MACKAY MO 24.0 -0.2 20.2 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- 9.8 548 (22.8) 48/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.6 +2.6 16.0 +1.8 11.9 0.0 5.8 -- 347 (14.5) 41/09
BUNDABERG AERO 26.0 +1.3 15.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 455 (19.0) 57/16
NAMBOUR DPI 22.6 -1.1 17.3 +5.3 -- 0.5 10.7 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 23.7 +0.6 16.8 +2.5 -- 7.6 -- -- 520 (21.7) 55/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.3 +0.7 14.2 +1.4 12.4 3.6 2.6 9.8 381 (15.9) 48/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.8 +1.8 8.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 574 (23.9) 50/14
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 24.0 +3.7 9.7 +1.0 2.4 0.0 4.4 -- 261 (10.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.2 +0.8 14.7 +3.0 11.4 3.0 2.8 6.1 468 (19.5) 32/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.8 -0.7 13.3 +2.8 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.1 +0.9 11.3 +1.2 9.0 1.6 3.4 9.0 224 ( 9.3) 24/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.6 +2.2 11.1 +2.8 8.8 0.0 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 18/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.0 +5.8 4.5 -0.2 1.0 0.0 2.8 7.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.4 +3.4 10.4 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.8 +2.8 12.7 +1.8 10.0 0.0 2.8 9.6 310 (12.9) 34/16
RICHMOND RAAF 24.0 +3.4 9.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 24/12
BELLAMBI AWS 22.6 +2.9 14.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 39/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.4 +5.8 3.4 +0.2 -0.6 0.2 3.6 7.8 143 ( 6.0) 18/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.4 +5.1 6.0 +0.1 3.2 0.0 2.6 7.3 225 ( 9.4) 18/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.5 +3.8 3.4 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.2 +5.2 7.5 +0.1 3.0 0.0 4.0 5.9 240 (10.0) 22/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.8 +3.5 1.0 -4.8 5.1 0.0 1.2 -- 106 ( 4.4) 24/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.8 +4.2 2.0 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 24/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.4 +5.7 9.3 +0.7 7.0 0.0 4.0 -- 137 ( 5.7) 26/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.6 +5.5 5.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 35/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.9 +4.3 7.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 642 (26.8) 50/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.3 +3.5 10.1 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 50/13
HOBART AIRPORT 20.6 +5.4 13.2 +6.6 10.4 0.0 2.8 0.3 504 (21.0) 52/02
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

38.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
38.1 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
37.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+12.0 : 33.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.3 : 32.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.0 : 33.3 FORREST Eucla WA
+9.7 : 34.1 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+9.2 : 14.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.9 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+13.2 : 23.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+11.1 : 22.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+10.3 : 21.9 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+9.9 : 17.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+9.8 : 18.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+9.8 : 19.0 EYRE Eucla WA

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

8.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
11.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-3.5 : 28.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-3.1 : 21.3 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.3 : 19.3 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
-2.0 : 17.8 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-1.6 : 22.0 TEWANTIN RSL PARK Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

-2.4 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.3 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-0.2 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.2 : -0.1 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
-5.9 : 0.7 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-4.8 : 1.0 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC
-4.8 : 1.5 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-4.7 : -0.3 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE 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.
79.5 PINDARITA Lower West WA
64.2 GOODLANDS Cent Wheatbelt WA
61.0 DUNWICH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
58.6 BODDINGTON SHIRE Lower West WA
58.0 TAMALA PARK (MINDARIE) Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
52.2 EXMOUTH GULF
Lower West
79.5 PINDARITA
58.6 BODDINGTON SHIRE
58.0 TAMALA PARK (MINDARIE)
54.0 BADGINGARRA
Cent Wheatbelt
64.2 GOODLANDS
56.2 WIALKI NORTH
52.5 KENANDRA
52.4 BURRACOPPIN

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
61.0 DUNWICH
54.8 WALLEN WALLEN

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

0.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

1471 (61.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1165 (48.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1149 (47.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1076 (44.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
1067 (44.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
968 (40.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
961 (40.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
923 (38.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
920 (38.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
897 (37.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
812 (33.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
792 (33.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
786 (32.8) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
764 (31.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
756 (31.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
749 (31.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
740 (30.8) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
737 (30.7) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
734 (30.6) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
732 (30.5) LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
731 (30.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
721 (30.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
707 (29.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
697 (29.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
688 (28.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
661 (27.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
658 (27.4) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
647 (27.0) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
645 (26.9) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
644 (26.8) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
642 (26.8) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
641 (26.7) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
631 (26.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
631 (26.3) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
629 (26.2) DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
627 (26.1) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
625 (26.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
612 (25.5) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
603 (25.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
109/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/00 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
93/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/22 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/03 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
87/09 TASMAN ISLAND 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
    Lower West
ESPERANCE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
    Goldfields
SALMON GUMS RES.STN.
14.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
5.8mm in 14 min to 06:53 24.9mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
17.4mm in 26 min to 13:21 40.2mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 87(150/ 74 ) at 03:02
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 96(150/ 54 ) at 00:31
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(320/ 63 ) at 04:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(290/ 83 ) at 00:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 82(320/ 63 ) at 10:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(290/ 52 ) at 04:16
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 91(320/ 61 ) at 22:20