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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

TAS: Heavy rain precedes front

Heavy rain fell across the southwestern half of TAS this morning and afternoon ahead of a front that cleared the state early evening. Strahan Airport recorded a May record 43.8mm for the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday, most of which fell today. Other high 24 hour totals were 59.0 at Lake Margaret and 52.0 at Strathgordon. Grove, just north of Huonville, registered 21.0mm between noon and 3pm, and other high short-duration totals are in downpours below.

WA: Persistent rain in the Pilbara

A rain area developed yesterday on a narrow northwesterly moisture feed onto the WA Pilbara coast east of Dampier. While locations close to Karratha reported 24-hour to 9am totals of around 30mm, Wickham, 30km ENE of the town, reported an isolated 104.0mm. Dampier radar showed clusters of heavy to very heavy showers in the area from around 9am yesterday to 6pm today, and thunderstorms were reported along the Pilbara coast overnight and through today, giving the unusually high total some credibility.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 2024 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

E Pilbara

004054

COSSACK

131.8

68.1

22/05/1918

41

WA

E Pilbara

004089

WICKHAM

104.0

63.6

20/05/1982

25


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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 20:48EST, 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 23.3 -0.7 12.0 -0.9 11.3 0.2 3.0 -- 471 (19.6) 39/23
PERTH AIRPORT 19.1 -2.6 7.6 -2.9 6.5 0.0 2.0 6.5 305 (12.7) 39/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.1 -2.8 11.4 +1.6 10.4 2.2 2.0 1.0 224 ( 9.3) 30/19
BUNBURY 19.0 -2.1 7.0 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 31/11
MANDURAH 18.8 -- 11.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 30/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 -0.4 21.3 -0.8 20.2 0.0 7.2 10.9 295 (12.3) 43/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.5 +6.5 10.2 +1.9 5.7 0.0 5.6 10.5 201 ( 8.4) 24/15
WHYALLA AERO 26.8 +6.3 16.5 +7.8 -- 0.0 7.6 -- 446 (18.6) 43/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 +3.5 13.9 +3.7 7.6 0.8 1.6 8.2 213 ( 8.9) 28/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 +3.8 11.3 +4.0 10.2 9.4 0.8 5.5 417 (17.4) 39/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.1 +1.2 6.7 -7.2 4.2 0.0 6.8 10.6 202 ( 8.4) 28/17
CAIRNS AERO 26.9 -0.7 20.8 +0.9 19.6 0.0 6.4 3.2 524 (21.8) 45/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.8 +1.2 14.0 -3.6 11.8 0.0 7.0 10.0 398 (16.6) 41/14
MACKAY MO 23.2 -1.0 14.5 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- 8.4 512 (21.3) 46/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 -0.1 12.9 -1.3 10.5 0.2 4.8 -- 250 (10.4) 34/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.7 0.0 14.1 -0.1 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 347 (14.5) 35/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.7 0.0 9.3 -2.7 -- 0.4 3.4 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 23.5 +0.4 11.3 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 31/08
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 +0.5 11.5 -1.3 8.3 0.0 3.8 6.3 297 (12.4) 26/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.4 +1.4 10.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 410 (17.1) 28/00
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 23.0 +2.7 7.8 -0.9 1.0 0.0 3.6 -- 59 ( 2.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.8 +2.4 10.1 -1.6 6.1 0.2 1.8 6.9 234 ( 9.8) 32/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.8 -0.7 7.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 +1.7 5.9 -4.2 4.0 0.0 3.0 5.1 243 (10.1) 26/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.5 +2.1 5.6 -2.7 4.0 0.0 -- -- 44 ( 1.8) 9/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.0 +2.8 3.0 -1.7 1.0 -- 1.2 4.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.4 +3.4 7.7 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.9 +0.9 10.2 -0.7 7.8 0.0 -- 2.8 258 (10.8) 28/21
RICHMOND RAAF 22.1 +1.5 4.0 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 24/20
BELLAMBI AWS 20.3 +0.6 13.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 41/03
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.1 +2.5 3.6 +0.4 0.0 0.0 2.4 1.8 237 ( 9.9) 45/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.5 -1.8 7.2 +1.3 5.4 0.4 2.2 2.3 193 ( 8.0) 24/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.2 +0.5 9.7 +4.1 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 +8.1 10.8 +3.4 7.5 2.6 1.8 8.9 220 ( 9.2) 34/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.8 +4.5 10.4 +4.6 10.3 2.1 1.9 -- 194 ( 8.1) 37/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.0 +4.4 10.4 +5.2 -- 5.8 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 37/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.8 +4.1 13.7 +5.1 11.6 4.0 3.2 -- 164 ( 6.8) 37/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.5 +4.4 9.6 +1.9 -- 3.2 -- -- 258 (10.8) 54/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.9 +3.3 10.1 +4.4 -- 9.2 -- -- 597 (24.9) 50/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.8 0.0 10.6 +5.5 -- 1.8 -- -- 254 (10.6) 50/13
HOBART AIRPORT 17.8 +2.6 11.6 +5.0 7.6 0.0 3.0 1.0 406 (16.9) 65/13
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

35.8 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
35.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.6 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT

+10.0 : 29.0 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
+8.9 : 29.5 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+8.8 : 28.8 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
+8.8 : 29.5 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+8.7 : 25.8 YONGALA Upper North SA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.9 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.6 : 17.2 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+8.1 : 13.5 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
+8.0 : 16.9 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+7.8 : 16.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+7.6 : 13.0 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC

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

4.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.9 : 16.0 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.6 : 15.5 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4 : 17.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.4 : 16.5 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4 : 14.8 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-3.9 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-1.8 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
-1.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.4 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

-8.2 : 9.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-7.2 : 6.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-5.9 : -3.9 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.5 : 0.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
-5.3 : -0.4 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.3 : 7.5 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country 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.
131.8 COSSACK E Pilbara WA
104.0 WICKHAM E Pilbara WA
33.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
30.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
28.2 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM) Central Plateau TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
131.8 COSSACK
104.0 WICKHAM
33.0 KARRATHA AERO

TASMANIA
Central Plateau
28.2 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM)
W Coast
30.2 MOUNT READ

10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

1.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
1.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1343 (56.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1144 (47.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
922 (38.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
909 (37.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
902 (37.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
873 (36.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
844 (35.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
806 (33.6) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
793 (33.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
786 (32.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
731 (30.5) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
721 (30.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
718 (29.9) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
716 (29.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
706 (29.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
692 (28.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
684 (28.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
681 (28.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
678 (28.3) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
677 (28.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
636 (26.5) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
623 (26.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
622 (25.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
94/07 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
91/21 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
91/04 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
83/23 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
83/22 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
    E Pilbara
KARRATHA AERO
10.2mm in 30 min to 00:30 20.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 14.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 13.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
TASMANIA
    Southeast
GROVE (RESEARCH STATION)
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
    W Coast
CAPE SORELL
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 8.3mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 14:00 8.7mm/h
STRATHGORDON VILLAGE
36.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
STRAHAN AERODROME
17.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 17.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 12.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
LOW ROCKY POINT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 11:00 5.0mm/h
SCOTTS PEAK DAM
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(300/ 63 ) at 20:00
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(270/ 65 ) at 04:30
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(280/ 67 ) at 16:30