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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

QLD: Torrential local rain on the Sunshine Coast

There were general moderate rainfalls of about 30 to 70mm on the Sunshine Coast from late yesterday afternoon to late this morning, but a small area around Maroochydore recorded totals between 100 and 169mm. Radar images and the rainfall distribution suggest that a small area of convergence developed in the southeasterlies in the Maroochydore/ Coolum area soon after midday yesterday, and stayed there until late this morning. The heaviest falls were coastal: Point Arkwright, 5km north of Maroochydore, recorded the highest total of 169.4mm, Maroochydore itself received 111.0mm and Coolum flood gauge, 2km north of Point Arkwright, reported 116mm for the 24 hours to 9am. Yandina Creek flood gauge, 7km inland and NW of Point Arkwright, reported 123mm, but falls tapered off rapidly around this triangular area. Point Arkwright gauge is read only at 9am, but at the other three gauges hourly data is available which indicates that rain fell fairly consistently through the 24 hours, apart from a lull during the early morning. Three hour totals between midday yesterday and midday today were:

to: 3pm 6pm 9pm 12am 3am 6am 9am noon
Maroochydore 6.4 31 15 16 4.4 2.4 34 15
Coolum 16 14 6.7 42 2.0 18 14 6.6
Yandina Creek 22 18 12 24 1.0 31 12 15

NSW: First autumn fogs running late

It is an indication of how summery this autumn has been that the first significant fogs for which the season is noted did not occur until today. The Sydney and Hunter basins both experienced thick fog this morning, with light rain at the weekend providing the moisture, and the light winds and stable conditions under a high centred to the east of Sydney providing textbook conditions for the development of radiation fog. In the lower Hunter, fog closed Williamtown Airport until late morning, causing the diversion of 5 arrivals to Lake Macquarie Airport and delaying 5 departures. At Maitland the fog did not lift until midday. In Sydney, fog began to form in the Nepean basin around midnight and drifted east on a land breeze, arriving at Homebush at 4am and Sydney Airport at 7am. It made an impressive sight moving down Sydney Harbour around 7 to 8am, engulfing the Bridge and city skyscrapers, but burned off rapidly around 9am.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1923 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

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040783

POINT ARKWRIGHT

169.4

122.2

20/05/1999

15

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029141

CLONCURRY AIRPORT

24.2

23.3

07/05/1978

12


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature +/- normal
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Actual temperatures
4pm EST Maximum temperature +/- normal
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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 20:43EST, 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 32.4 +8.4 16.9 +4.0 14.3 0.0 4.0 -- 353 (14.7) 48/10
PERTH AIRPORT 28.3 +6.6 16.8 +6.3 13.7 0.0 5.0 9.6 476 (19.8) --
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.5 +4.6 15.7 +5.9 14.6 0.0 2.0 7.4 433 (18.0) 34/08
BUNBURY 27.4 +6.3 14.1 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 28/11
MANDURAH 28.8 -- 18.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 34/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.1 24.2 +2.1 23.8 0.0 6.0 8.6 149 ( 6.2) 30/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.9 +3.9 9.1 +0.8 5.6 0.0 9.6 10.6 364 (15.2) 35/12
WHYALLA AERO 20.6 +0.1 12.6 +3.9 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 293 (12.2) 46/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.4 +4.4 10.2 0.0 5.4 0.0 2.2 10.1 -- 30/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -1.3 2.6 -4.7 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 181 ( 7.5) 24/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.2 +1.3 18.2 +4.3 16.1 0.0 7.0 2.9 250 (10.4) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 +1.0 21.0 +1.1 20.3 2.4 3.2 8.9 391 (16.3) 41/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 +1.7 19.2 +1.6 18.7 0.0 6.6 9.4 457 (19.0) 35/14
MACKAY MO 24.2 0.0 20.5 +3.4 -- 16.8 -- 1.4 568 (23.7) 41/21
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.9 +1.9 19.6 +5.4 19.3 0.0 6.2 -- 351 (14.6) 39/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.6 +1.9 17.8 +3.6 -- 0.2 4.4 -- 489 (20.4) 35/10
NAMBOUR DPI 21.4 -2.3 17.6 +5.6 -- 29.0 8.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 21.5 -1.6 17.0 +2.7 -- 29.4 -- -- 403 (16.8) 28/00
BRISBANE AERO 23.9 +0.3 17.3 +4.5 16.7 6.0 3.0 2.8 336 (14.0) 32/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.6 +1.6 13.9 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 695 (29.0) 50/02
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 24.6 +4.3 11.8 +3.1 4.0 0.0 4.4 -- 208 ( 8.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.4 +1.0 10.7 -1.0 7.5 0.0 2.0 10.0 286 (11.9) 24/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.0 +1.5 11.7 +1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.4 +1.2 8.7 -1.4 7.1 0.2 2.4 4.8 189 ( 7.9) 24/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.6 +3.2 8.0 -0.3 7.7 0.2 -- -- 69 ( 2.9) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.0 +4.8 4.0 -0.7 0.5 0.0 3.2 7.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.4 +4.4 10.2 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.2 +5.2 11.6 +0.7 6.9 0.0 3.2 10.1 301 (12.5) 28/17
RICHMOND RAAF 24.6 +4.0 7.7 -0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 40 ( 1.7) 17/15
BELLAMBI AWS 23.7 +4.0 14.3 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 46/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.9 +6.3 0.4 -2.8 -3.8 0.0 2.6 9.6 118 ( 4.9) 37/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.8 +6.5 6.4 +0.5 4.2 0.0 2.8 9.6 216 ( 9.0) 21/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.5 +4.8 4.6 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.3 +6.3 8.5 +1.1 6.3 0.0 3.6 9.7 226 ( 9.4) 26/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.3 +4.0 3.6 -2.2 3.6 0.0 6.8 -- 162 ( 6.8) 21/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.1 +3.5 0.7 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 28/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.3 +0.6 5.1 -3.5 2.8 0.0 2.4 -- 47 ( 2.0) 17/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.4 +0.3 4.6 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 35/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.2 +1.6 -1.5 -7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 34/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.3 +1.5 5.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 41/09
HOBART AIRPORT 17.3 +2.1 6.5 -0.1 1.8 0.0 1.8 1.1 341 (14.2) 63/15
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

39.2 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
37.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+9.4 : 33.6 ENEABBA Central West WA
+9.2 : 31.8 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+8.4 : 32.4 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+8.3 : 29.7 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+8.2 : 30.8 CARNAMAH Central West WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+9.7 : 18.6 SURAT Maranoa QLD
+9.5 : 15.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+9.2 : 22.0 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
+8.9 : 24.2 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
+8.8 : 21.9 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

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

4.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-3.0 : 21.5 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.8 : 24.0 ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-2.7 : 23.4 CLERMONT POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-2.5 : 19.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-2.4 : 13.4 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC

-4.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.2 : -1.5 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
-6.9 : 0.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-6.8 : 1.4 CERBERUS E Central VIC
-6.6 : 0.2 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-6.4 : 0.7 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast 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.
169.4 POINT ARKWRIGHT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
111.0 MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
103.2 WALLEN WALLEN Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
82.8 DUNWICH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
71.8 YANDINA POST OFFICE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Gascoyne
61.0 WOORAMEL
Goldfields
52.6 KOORARAWALYEE

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
169.4 POINT ARKWRIGHT
111.0 MAROOCHYDORE AERO
103.2 WALLEN WALLEN
82.8 DUNWICH
71.8 YANDINA POST OFFICE
65.2 LAMB ISLAND PINE AVE
64.8 BLI BLI
63.4 KARRAGARRA ISLAND
58.6 NAMBOUR BOWLING CLUB
57.4 TEWANTIN RSL PARK
56.4 EUMUNDI - CRESCENT RD

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
53.8 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB

10.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
10.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

2.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
1.4 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
1.1 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

1283 (53.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1134 (47.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
973 (40.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
948 (39.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
864 (36.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
792 (33.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
747 (31.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
695 (29.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
684 (28.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
679 (28.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
677 (28.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
676 (28.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
673 (28.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
659 (27.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
638 (26.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
632 (26.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
630 (26.3) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
629 (26.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
627 (26.1) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
618 (25.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
610 (25.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
117/06 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
113/03 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
107/22 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
94/09 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
76/10 EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
8.8mm in 32 min to 13:30 16.5mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
MACKAY MO
12.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 10.2mm/h
10.6mm in 37 min to 13:30 17.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.4mm/h
NAMBOUR DPI
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
RAINBOW BEACH
33.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.5mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
15.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 15.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 11.8mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 13.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 12.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.8mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 11.3mm/h
10.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.8mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
14.8mm in 1 hr to 09:00 14.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
13.0mm in 1 hr 9 min to 03:00 11.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 113(300/102 ) at 03:20
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 117(260/100 ) at 06:51
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 104(270/ 59 ) at 20:06
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 95(300/ 76 ) at 10:01