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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: Isolated heavy rain continues

Following the heavy rain events of the past week or so in SW WA, isolated heavy falls are continuing to be experienced near the trough/low system shown on the analysis charts above. Yesterday, Kellerberrin in the Central Wheatbelt recorded 30mm between 9am and 3pm, while heavy short-duration gaugings today were widely scattered and included 7.2mm in 9 minutes at Jandakot Airport in Perth, 9.6mm in 10 minutes at Morawa in the Central West and 27.2mm in 30 minutes at Barrow Island and 28.2 in an hour at Onslow Airport, both in the West Pilbara. The highest 24 hour reading to 9am today was 64.0mm at Cardabia, 135km SSW of Exmouth. Heavy 24-hour totals to 9am Sunday, most of which fell today, included 56.0mm at Barrow Island and 48.0 at Colorado in the Central Wheatbelt, 60km NE of Narrogin.

AUS: Minimum temperature extremes across the nation

Minimum temperatures showed an unusually broad range across the nation this morning. In the southern half of WA, where a huge cloudmass trapped warmth from prevailing northerlies, minima were up to 9C above normal. An exceptionally large area of the east and north of the country, however, experienced overnight lows 4 to 9 below normal, with the greatest departures unusually in the tropics, not known for great temperature variability. In northern QLD, Mt Isa Airport's low of 4.8 was 9.2 below average and Georgetown's 8.1 was 8.0 below, while just across the border in the NT, and just 60km from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Wollogorang recorded a low of 7.4, 8.1 below normal. On Cape York Peninsula halfway between Cairns and Weipa, Musgrave Station recorded a low of 11.6, just 0.1 shy of its record May low. A broad flow of cool, dry southern air up the eastern side of the prominent high pressure system shown on the analysis chart above is responsible for the unusually widespread low minima.


Records set or equalled today

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:47EST, 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 23.7 -0.3 17.6 +4.7 16.4 2.0 1.4 -- 433 (18.0) 52/10
PERTH AIRPORT 23.5 +1.8 15.9 +5.4 15.0 3.4 1.8 2.5 310 (12.9) 46/19
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.4 +1.5 9.7 -0.1 9.5 1.6 1.6 4.5 167 ( 7.0) 22/15
BUNBURY 18.3 -2.8 13.6 +4.1 -- 2.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 24/19
MANDURAH 20.0 -- 16.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 31/19
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 -0.2 20.5 -1.6 19.6 0.0 6.6 11.2 322 (13.4) 45/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.2 +3.2 5.4 -2.9 0.8 0.0 4.8 10.4 221 ( 9.2) 28/15
WHYALLA AERO 24.2 +3.7 12.4 +3.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 374 (15.6) 34/08
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.7 +2.7 12.0 +1.8 8.4 0.0 2.8 7.2 173 ( 7.2) 17/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.6 +2.5 8.3 +1.0 5.7 0.0 2.2 6.2 358 (14.9) 34/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.4 -0.5 4.8 -9.1 2.1 0.0 6.0 10.7 175 ( 7.3) 34/11
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 0.0 15.1 -4.8 12.9 0.0 5.4 10.2 281 (11.7) 37/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.6 -1.0 10.7 -6.9 9.0 0.0 9.2 10.9 197 ( 8.2) 35/16
MACKAY MO 22.4 -1.8 12.3 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- 9.5 335 (14.0) 41/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.0 -1.0 7.2 -7.0 4.3 0.0 4.0 -- 200 ( 8.3) 32/15
BUNDABERG AERO 24.6 -0.1 10.2 -4.0 -- 0.0 3.8 -- 279 (11.6) 37/11
NAMBOUR DPI 23.9 +0.2 9.2 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 22.7 -0.4 14.1 -0.2 -- 6.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 44/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 +0.5 11.3 -1.5 8.8 0.0 2.4 10.1 343 (14.3) 37/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.4 +0.4 6.5 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 34/15
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 21.7 +1.4 5.2 -3.5 -1.8 0.0 3.2 -- 123 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.4 0.0 13.3 +1.6 9.4 1.8 1.6 10.1 441 (18.4) 43/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.2 -0.3 10.2 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.7 +0.5 9.8 -0.3 8.3 0.4 1.0 8.9 371 (15.5) 34/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.8 +1.4 7.1 -1.2 5.2 0.0 -- -- 61 ( 2.5) 17/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.6 +1.4 0.5 -4.2 -2.1 -- 1.0 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.4 +0.4 1.0 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.7 +0.7 10.4 -0.5 8.4 0.0 2.0 9.1 380 (15.8) 30/09
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +0.6 5.0 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 18/18
BELLAMBI AWS 19.6 -0.1 12.0 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 30/09
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.7 +1.1 0.6 -2.6 -3.7 0.0 2.2 3.6 185 ( 7.7) 35/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.5 +0.2 -0.5 -6.4 -2.6 0.0 1.8 4.4 143 ( 6.0) 22/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -0.7 3.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.4 +3.4 10.6 +3.2 7.1 0.0 3.0 5.2 222 ( 9.3) 28/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.0 +1.7 1.6 -4.2 1.5 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 26/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.4 +2.8 3.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 24/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.0 +4.3 7.9 -0.7 7.3 0.0 2.0 -- 118 ( 4.9) 22/08
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.7 +3.6 6.6 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 39/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.5 +3.9 7.6 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 430 (17.9) 35/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.4 +1.6 4.0 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 27 ( 1.1) 28/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.4 +3.2 5.4 -1.2 2.7 0.0 0.8 3.3 241 (10.0) 28/07
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

36.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
34.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+5.5 : 22.0 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+5.4 : 26.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+5.4 : 22.5 YONGALA Upper North SA
+5.2 : 21.3 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+5.2 : 29.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+10.0 : 20.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 19.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+8.7 : 17.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+8.5 : 18.7 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+8.4 : 13.8 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA

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

6.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.0 : 18.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-7.1 : 20.6 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
-4.5 : 25.4 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
-4.2 : 22.0 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 TEMORA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-2.9 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-2.6 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-9.1 : 4.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-8.4 : 1.8 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-8.2 : 6.2 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-8.2 : 7.4 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-8.0 : 8.1 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
-8.0 : 7.9 YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
-8.0 : 3.5 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD

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.
64.0 CARDABIA W Gascoyne WA
60.0 HAMELIN POOL W Gascoyne WA
53.0 HAMELIN STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.2 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
35.0 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Gascoyne
64.0 CARDABIA
60.0 HAMELIN POOL
53.0 HAMELIN STATION
42.2 CARNARVON AIRPORT
Goldfields
35.0 SOUTHERN CROSS

11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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1.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.1 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

748 (31.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
724 (30.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
667 (27.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
600 (25.0) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
594 (24.8) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
76/15 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/19 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
72/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
68/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
65/18 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
65/16 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
11.2mm in 22 min to 18:22 30.5mm/h
15.8mm in 35 min to 19:00 27.1mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 28.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
10.6mm in 30 min to 22:00 21.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.6mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 17.4mm/h
27.2mm in 30 min to 23:00 54.4mm/h
34.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 34.0mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 28.2mm/h
    W Gascoyne
CARNARVON AIRPORT
14.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 14.6mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
12.0mm in 30 min to 09:00 24.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 15.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
    Central West
NORTH ISLAND
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
MORAWA AIRPORT
9.6mm in 10 min to 05:00 57.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
    Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO
7.2mm in 9 min to 19:20 48.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
GARDEN ISLAND HSF
9.6mm in 51 min to 18:51 11.3mm/h
    Cent Wheatbelt
JACUP
12.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.4mm/h
WANDERING
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.0mm/h
    Goldfields
SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD
9.6mm in 28 min to 00:00 20.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
10.0mm in 27 min to 16:30 22.2mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 7.0mm/h
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
14.6mm in 28 min to 09:30 31.3mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.4mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 22.8mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 11:30 7.7mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h