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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

NT: Heaviest rain in a year across the Centre

The most significant rainfall since May 2004 fell across much of the Alice Springs district today. A strong jetstream has fed a conveyor belt of Indian Ocean moisture across the northern WA coast since Thursday generating a rain-bearing northwest cloudband that has given general falls of 25 to 50mm in the district over the 3 days to 9am Sunday.

The heaviest totals to 9am today were in the west, where Wulungurru, 500km W of Alice Springs, topscored with 37.8mm. The focus of rain moved east today, with the highest 24-hour totals to 9am Sunday about 250km ENE of the Alice: Atula recorded 42.6 and nearby Jervois 40.0, 31 of which fell between 3 and 9pm. The Jervois total of 40.0 was their heaviest day's rain for June in 40 years of observations. These falls follow recordings of around 25mm in the eastern Alice Springs district on 12 June; Jervois has recorded 75.8mm in the past 9 days.

Rainfall tapered off towards the SA/NT border, with Alice Springs Airport receiving only 19.0mm in the 3 days to 9am Sunday. However, Alice's total for the month so far of 30.6 is nearly as much as the 36.6mm recorded for the entire year to 31 May, the driest 12 months in the Airport's 63 year record. The previous driest 12 months was 80.1 from May 1961 to April 1962.

WA: Heavy June rain in the Kimberley

The same northwest cloudband delivered an unseasonably heavy burst of rain across the Kimberley today. At Broome Airport, 76mm fell between 9pm yesterday and 3pm today. Even heavier totals were recorded in the area for the 48 hours to 9am Sunday, though most fell in about 15 to 18 hours today. Kilto Station, 60km ENE of Broome, recorded 145.8mm and Roebuck Plains, 25km east, 108.4. The area of heavy rain moved into the central Kimberley today giving Mt Elizabeth, 200km NNE of Fitzroy Crossing, 73.0mm for the 24 hours to 9am Sunday. Derby's total of 39.0mm was just 0.8mm shy of the June record in 39 years of record.

Flooding closed many roads in the Broome and Derby areas, including the Cape Leveque Road, stranding tourists at remote campsites and resorts over the weekend.

Falls like this are unusual for the region in June, when Broome averages just 18.4mm but the norm for most of the Kimberley is under 10mm. In most years little or no rain falls, but the average is pushed up by occasional rain events such as this. Since observations began at Broome Airport in August 1940, Junes with monthly totals of 75mm or more have been 1941 (78.5), 1951 (80.9), 1966 (75.0), 1968 (208.1), 1993 (76.2) and 1998 (87.0).


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 2208 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 Kimberley

003041

KILTO STATION

65.0

20.3

06/06/1966

11

WA

W Kimberley

003066

PORT SMITH

63.6

58.0

19/06/1998

31

WA

W Kimberley

003068

DAMPIER DOWNS

63.0

40.0

20/06/1998

32

WA

W Kimberley

003082

KIRBY GARDENS

94.0

73.6

19/06/1998

15

WA

W Kimberley

003086

WILLARE BRIDGE

45.0

33.6

11/06/1993

13

SA

W Agricultural

018192

NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)

31.6

23.0

28/06/2003

12

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032098

STIRLING

50.0

40.5

20/06/1983

33

Highest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001007

TROUGHTON ISLAND

27.0

26.8

03/06/1958

25

WA

N Kimberley

001009

KURI BAY

26.7

26.0

19/06/1998

35

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

21.7

22.7

14/06/1991

12


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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 20:56EST, 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 19.0 -1.9 10.9 -0.1 8.8 0.6 1.0 -- 301 (12.5) 61/12
PERTH AIRPORT 16.3 -2.6 6.0 -3.0 4.6 10.6 0.8 8.5 227 ( 9.5) 39/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.5 -3.1 9.4 +1.3 8.4 19.0 3.4 5.6 283 (11.8) 52/05
BUNBURY 14.8 -3.6 6.7 -1.4 -- 0.6 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 50/13
MANDURAH 15.2 -- 10.8 -- -- 6.8 -- -- 258 (10.8) 59/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 +1.3 22.3 +2.4 21.4 0.0 5.2 10.8 263 (11.0) 34/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 15.5 -4.3 12.3 +7.2 13.8 8.2 0.8 0.0 333 (13.9) 22/14
WHYALLA AERO 14.6 -2.7 8.5 +2.4 -- 0.0 6.6 -- 424 (17.7) 52/04
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.3 -1.8 11.4 +3.3 8.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 267 (11.1) 43/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.9 +1.1 5.4 -0.4 3.7 0.2 0.8 2.7 278 (11.6) 45/23
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.2 +4.3 12.4 +2.4 11.1 0.0 3.4 4.3 193 ( 8.0) 37/14
CAIRNS AERO 26.7 +0.7 20.8 +3.0 19.3 4.2 2.0 6.0 203 ( 8.5) 22/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.1 -0.5 20.4 +5.8 20.0 0.0 3.4 1.3 432 (18.0) 34/22
MACKAY MO 23.4 +1.5 13.1 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- 3.2 400 (16.7) 24/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.1 -0.4 8.0 -2.9 6.0 0.0 2.4 -- 109 ( 4.5) 24/13
BUNDABERG AERO 21.5 -1.1 5.9 -5.7 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 202 ( 8.4) 24/14
NAMBOUR DPI 20.0 -1.6 3.6 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 19.6 -1.5 4.6 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 35/13
BRISBANE AERO 19.1 -2.2 4.1 -6.4 0.0 0.0 4.0 7.5 266 (11.1) 26/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.7 -0.3 3.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 24/14
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 14.1 -2.7 3.1 -3.0 -2.4 0.0 1.6 -- 91 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.4 -2.0 2.8 -6.3 -2.0 0.2 2.0 7.1 210 ( 8.8) 32/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.3 -2.2 3.7 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.7 -0.9 5.0 -2.9 1.0 0.0 4.0 7.9 507 (21.1) 35/04
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.7 -1.2 1.6 -4.9 -0.1 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 21/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.6 -0.9 -1.1 -3.7 -3.5 -- 2.0 6.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.7 -1.7 3.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.4 -0.2 7.0 -1.5 2.9 0.0 2.2 9.6 456 (19.0) 39/02
RICHMOND RAAF 16.4 -1.6 -0.8 -5.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 17/15
BELLAMBI AWS 17.1 -0.6 9.3 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 452 (18.8) 48/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.1 -1.1 -1.5 -2.5 -3.9 0.0 1.2 9.2 390 (16.3) 30/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.6 +0.8 7.8 +4.1 7.2 0.2 1.4 3.5 247 (10.3) 24/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.7 -0.5 6.3 +2.4 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.7 +0.7 5.4 +0.2 3.0 0.0 1.8 5.6 284 (11.8) 52/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.2 +1.2 6.6 +2.9 5.6 1.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 37/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.6 +0.4 6.1 +2.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 34/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.1 +1.1 9.9 +3.0 7.0 0.0 0.6 -- 130 ( 5.4) 48/05
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.6 +2.0 3.9 -2.4 -- 0.6 -- -- 311 (13.0) 44/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.0 +1.2 5.9 +1.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 412 (17.2) 55/20
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.6 -1.5 -0.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 37 ( 1.5) 21/14
HOBART AIRPORT 13.3 +0.4 3.8 -0.8 0.3 0.0 1.6 8.1 280 (11.7) 24/20
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

35.0 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
34.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.3 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
34.2 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+7.1 : 31.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.0 : 32.8 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
+5.4 : 33.9 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
+5.0 : 30.9 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+4.9 : 35.0 NGUKURR N Rivers NT

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.7 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
26.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.9 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA

+11.5 : 20.6 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+10.1 : 17.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+9.7 : 21.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+9.2 : 25.9 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+9.1 : 19.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT

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

-2.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.9 : 21.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.7 : 20.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-8.4 : 21.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.4 : 21.4 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-6.5 : 19.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA

-7.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-6.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.2 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.9 : -5.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-7.6 : -5.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
-7.4 : 0.5 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.3 : -0.3 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.2 : 6.0 GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.2 : -4.0 STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS) Darling Downs E QLD
-7.2 : -2.4 WARWICK Darling Downs E 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.
94.0 KIRBY GARDENS W Kimberley WA
86.4 ROEBUCK PLAINS W Kimberley WA
78.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
76.4 THANGOO W Kimberley WA
76.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
94.0 KIRBY GARDENS
86.4 ROEBUCK PLAINS
78.1 BIDYADANGA
76.4 THANGOO
76.0 WEST ROEBUCK
65.0 KILTO STATION
63.6 PORT SMITH
63.0 DAMPIER DOWNS
60.4 BROOME AIRPORT
53.4 ANNA PLAINS

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
50.0 STIRLING

10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
9.6 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
9.2 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
9.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT

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0.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1131 (47.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1018 (42.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
890 (37.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
821 (34.2) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
786 (32.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
772 (32.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
739 (30.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
725 (30.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
713 (29.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
707 (29.5) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
692 (28.8) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
669 (27.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
667 (27.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
666 (27.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
665 (27.7) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
653 (27.2) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
619 (25.8) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
614 (25.6) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
600 (25.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
89/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
85/05 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
78/00 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
76/05 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
76/23 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
76/00 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA

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 Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h
DERBY AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
CURTIN AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
13.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
PORT KEATS AERO
10.6mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
    N Plateau
JERVOIS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 6.3mm/h
TERRITORY GRAPE FARM
17.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 5.7mm/h
WULUNGURRU
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
WHYALLA AERO
8.6mm in 25 min to 17:25 20.6mm/h
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)
10.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 85(190/ 70 ) at 05:50
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
WUDINNA AERO : 76( 10/ 63 ) at 05:12
    Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MOONTA (WARBURTO POINT) : 80( 10/ 65 ) at 08:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 85(320/ 74 ) at 23:00