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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

NT, SA: Heavy rain begins in The Centre

A northwest cloudband of tropical moisture from the Indian Ocean, driven across Central Australia by a strong jet stream, gave the southern NT and northern SA their heaviest rain since May 2004 today, with several locations registering record July falls. Rain began spreading across The Centre during the early morning, and by 9am Yulara Airport had 29.6mm in the gauge and Ernabella, over the border in NW SA, had 20.8. Steady, and in some places heavy, rain continued throughout the day. Yuendumu, 260km NW of Alice Springs, recorded 48mm between 9am and 3pm while Alice Springs Airport registered 39mm 9am to 9pm.

In northern SA, outback pastoralists have welcomed falls of around 30mm in the Oodnadatta area. At William Creek, 170km SE of Oodnadatta, the rain has made all roads impassable, stranding 100 tourists and swelling the tiny settlement's population five-fold.

Further rainfall details are in the Daily Weather Summary for 8 JUL.

WA: Record cold, and a rare snowfall

An upper trough has been moving across southern WA, bringing a cold airmass up from the south in its wake. Overnight, high pressure established itself over the state's South West, and clear skies and low humidities allowed temperatures to plummet. In Perth, Jandakot Airport's low of -1.5 was not far off the lowest-ever temperature recorded in the Perth area of -2.8 in 1998. Pemberton recorded its lowest July temperature in 46 years with a reading of 0.0, while locations coming within a degree of their July records included Perth Airport (0.8), Jurien Bay (1.5), Cape Naturaliste (4.8), Kellerberrin (-3.0), Beverley (-2.2), Katanning (-1.0), Lake Grace (-0.5), Narrogin (-1.7), Pingelly (-0.5) and Salmon Gums (-2.4).

It was from 125km NW of Salmon Gums at Lake Johnstone that interstate truck drivers heading towards the Nullarbor phoned the WA Bureau of Meteorology with reports of snow and sleet falls. The area is 300 to 350m above sea level. "The truckies were saying there was a mix of snow and rain, or sleet, falling in the couple of hours before sunrise today," Bruce Buckley of the Bureau told AAP. He said that the major Goldfields centre of Kalgoorlie last had snow in 1986 while Norseman's most recent snowfall was in 1966.

Newsbits
NE AUS: Temperatures increase further in NT, QLD and NSW

Temperatures increased yet again across much of the northeastern half of the continent, with cloud and rain of tropical origin producing minima in the southern NT up to 10 above average. Maxima were up to 8 above, with McArthur River Mine in the NT recording its hottest July day in 25 years. Daly Waters, Tindal RAAF, Mango Farm and Elliott were all within 1 degree of their July highs.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2057 EST on 23/06/2006. 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

NT

Alice Springs

015639

MOUNT EBENEZER ROADHOUSE

30.3

23.5

15/07/2001

14

NT

Alice Springs

015660

ULURU RANGERS

37.7

23.2

17/07/1998

15

SA

NE Pastoral

017067

MUNGERANIE

49.0

31.8

05/07/1911

50

SA

NE Pastoral

017089

MUNGERANIE (KALAMURINA)

30.4

28.0

20/07/1998

21

NSW

Far Northwest

046117

BROKEN HILL (WATERBAG)

31.0

29.6

27/07/1996

59

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002012

HALLS CREEK AIRPORT

21.4

20.4

15/07/1989

40

Lowest grass minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

4.3

4.4

28/07/1998

18

4.4

28/07/1998

18

WA

Gt Southern

010515

BEVERLEY

-3.2

-3.2

05/07/2001

26

Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002012

HALLS CREEK AIRPORT

22.6

22.0

29/07/1958

59

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

21.0

18.6

04/07/1968

11

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

15.0

14.6

19/07/1996

13

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009592

PEMBERTON

0.0

0.2

11/07/1996

46

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

-0.4

-0.2

12/07/2000

11

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014704

MCARTHUR RIVER MINE

34.8

34.7

24/07/1981

26

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

33.0

33.0

06/07/2005

11

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

SA

NW Pastoral

016090

COOBER PEDY AIRPORT

11.1

11.5

24/07/1998

11


The day in charts
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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 21:03EST, 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 16.4 -3.1 3.4 -6.1 1.5 0.0 3.6 -- 446 (18.6) 39/09
PERTH AIRPORT 15.1 -2.8 0.8 -7.3 -1.0 0.0 0.6 9.1 207 ( 8.6) 35/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 12.3 -3.5 5.0 -2.5 4.5 4.0 0.6 2.8 179 ( 7.5) 21/15
BUNBURY 14.8 -2.4 0.1 -7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 24/11
MANDURAH 15.8 -- 5.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 18/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 +2.0 22.4 +3.2 21.8 0.0 6.2 9.7 247 (10.3) 58/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 12.9 -6.8 11.6 +7.6 12.1 0.0 6.2 0.0 308 (12.8) 48/03
WHYALLA AERO 13.0 -3.9 7.2 +1.9 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 189 ( 7.9) --
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.0 -1.3 7.9 +0.4 3.9 1.0 2.6 0.7 191 ( 8.0) 18/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.4 -0.7 7.6 +2.4 6.0 7.0 1.4 3.9 353 (14.7) 34/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.0 +5.3 14.2 +5.6 12.0 0.0 4.0 10.1 199 ( 8.3) 35/09
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 +1.7 20.0 +3.0 18.7 0.2 4.6 6.5 541 (22.5) 28/01
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.8 +1.7 16.4 +2.8 14.0 0.2 4.2 8.8 418 (17.4) 48/14
MACKAY MO 22.4 +1.1 16.7 +3.9 -- 0.2 -- 4.6 541 (22.5) 39/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.2 +1.1 14.6 +5.1 11.6 0.0 3.2 -- 185 ( 7.7) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 +0.9 16.3 +6.2 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 270 (11.3) 24/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 +1.9 8.1 +0.4 -- 0.0 3.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 22.0 +1.5 9.6 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 24/08
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 +1.9 9.6 +0.8 6.5 0.0 2.6 9.7 271 (11.3) 21/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.6 +3.0 7.4 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 24/13
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 19.3 +3.2 7.0 +2.3 2.5 0.0 1.4 -- 65 ( 2.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.7 +3.0 8.6 +1.1 4.4 0.0 2.0 8.8 155 ( 6.5) 34/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.5 +2.8 7.6 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.5 +4.5 4.6 -1.7 3.5 0.0 2.4 6.8 200 ( 8.3) 32/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.7 +4.2 4.9 +0.3 3.3 0.0 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 22/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.6 +0.3 6.0 +4.6 1.0 0.8 1.2 0.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.4 +3.2 8.4 +5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.9 +0.9 9.3 +2.2 6.7 0.0 2.2 3.6 277 (11.5) 45/22
RICHMOND RAAF 16.9 -0.5 3.0 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 15/19
BELLAMBI AWS 18.8 +2.0 11.6 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 44/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.5 +2.2 4.7 +4.8 3.4 0.8 2.2 1.7 234 ( 9.8) 35/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.7 +3.0 10.9 +8.2 10.2 6.6 1.8 1.2 209 ( 8.7) 17/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.7 +3.7 9.3 +6.1 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.6 +0.3 3.2 -1.1 0.8 0.0 2.2 3.3 169 ( 7.0) 22/01
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.2 +2.2 1.5 -1.4 -- 0.0 1.0 -- 196 ( 8.2) 24/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.3 +0.8 0.2 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 28/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 +3.6 9.9 +3.9 7.7 0.0 1.2 -- 103 ( 4.3) 26/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.3 +1.5 5.1 -0.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 41/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.0 +2.0 1.9 -1.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 31/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.2 +0.6 7.6 +5.4 -- 2.6 -- -- 294 (12.3) 28/13
HOBART AIRPORT 13.9 +1.5 4.0 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 1.4 7.0 305 (12.7) 39/12
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

35.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
35.5 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
35.4 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
35.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.9 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+7.9 : 29.9 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+7.7 : 31.7 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
+7.6 : 34.3 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
+7.1 : 35.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
+7.1 : 30.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

25.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+13.1 : 19.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+12.3 : 21.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+10.1 : 22.6 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
+9.9 : 15.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+9.7 : 16.5 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD

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

0.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.4 : 12.4 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.2 : 9.2 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-9.1 : 11.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-8.8 : 11.3 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-8.5 : 10.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT

-4.4 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.3 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-8.7 : -3.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.6 : -4.4 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-8.1 : -3.4 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.0 : 1.5 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
-8.0 : 0.2 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

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.
49.0 MUNGERANIE NE Pastoral SA
48.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
45.6 GUNDAROO STORE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
43.6 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
38.0 CLARAVILLE N Plateau NT

10.9 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
9.9 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
9.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.7 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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0.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
0.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

1254 (52.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1165 (48.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
953 (39.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
895 (37.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
894 (37.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
842 (35.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
822 (34.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
767 (32.0) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
761 (31.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
698 (29.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
693 (28.9) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
682 (28.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
669 (27.9) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
662 (27.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
658 (27.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
648 (27.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
634 (26.4) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
629 (26.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
628 (26.2) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
627 (26.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
624 (26.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
612 (25.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
98/02 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
91/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
89/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
85/01 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
81/07 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Plateau
YUENDUMU
48.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 8.0mm/h
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
TERRITORY GRAPE FARM
15.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 5.0mm/h
WATARRKA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
WULUNGURRU
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Southwest Plains
IVANHOE AERODROME AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 12.6mm/h
    CW Plains S
WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 95(320/ 76 ) at 02:17
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(310/ 78 ) at 06:15
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(270/ 58 ) at 17:26