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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, NSW: Heavy rain across Central Australia

The most bountiful northwest cloudband in over a year has given falls of between 25 and 80mm across the parched centre of the country. In the 24 hours to 9am, Yuendumu, 260km NW of Alice Springs, recorded 80.6mm, its wettest July day in over half a century. Heavy totals in the Alice Springs region included 54.2 at Alice Springs Airport, 43.4 at Undoolya 20km E of the Alice, and 43.4 at Wulungurru 450km W of the Alice. Rain fell steadily over about a 24 hour period at most locations.

In SA, the heaviest recordings were around 250km S of Birdsville in the driest part of Australia. Kalamurina recorded 49.8 and Mungeranie 49.0mm. Long-term average annual rainfall in the area is 125mm. Other substantial totals were 31.8 at Tieyon 250km NW of Oodnadatta, 28.4 at Arkaroola 140km ESE of Marree and 27.0 at Oodnadatta.

Rain spread over the border into NSW before the 9am cut-off, with good falls around Broken Hill -- 39.0 at Fowlers Gap Research Station and 21.0 at Broken Hill Airport. The rainband then tapered off as it moved ESE.

During the morning, however, a low developed in northwestern NSW ahead of a deep upper trough bearing very cold air towards the SA coast. The low then tracked SE under the cloudband, enhancing rainfall as it moved upslope onto the Southern Tablelands later in the day. Goulburn Airport recorded 33mm and Canberra Airport 25mm between 9am and 9pm, with rain continuing.

AUS: Cold in the SW, warm in the NE

The temperature anomaly maps at right show the effects of a very cold airmass pushing into central and eastern states between the morning minima and the daytime maxima. Southern WA again experienced a very cold morning, with minima up to 8 below average in the Central Wheatbelt and Lower West. The extreme minimum was -4.0 at Yeelirrie, 175km ESE of Meekatharra, but most of the coldest recordings were in the South West where Bridgetown and Jarrahwood's -3.0 and Collie East and Wandering's -2.7 were among the coldest in the country. Jarrahwood's minimum equalled its lowest July recording in 28 years, and Lancellin, Cape Leeuwin, Windy Harbour and Kellerberrin all came within a degree of their July records.

Ahead of the colder air, minima were widely 6 to 11 above average, with Victoria River Downs in the NT recording the greatest departure of 11.3 above with a minimum of 22.4. See Hottest and Coldest below for more details.

Newsbits
TAS, VIC, NSW: Snow begins as cold airmass arrives

Cold air drawn from the southeast into the developing low over NSW brought widespread but initially light snowfalls across the NSW and VIC alps and TAS high country. Observations of snow are in the Noteworthy weather observations and all Alpine synoptic observations can be found in the Alpine station observations.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2105 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

015600

NEW CROWN

32.0

22.9

01/07/1968

49

NT

Alice Springs

015642

WALLACE ROCK HOLE

34.0

34.0

22/07/1986

20

Equal to record.

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

33.0

18.0

26/07/1996

19

NT

Alice Springs

015650

NARWIETOOMA

26.4

10.2

17/07/2001

14

NT

Alice Springs

015653

GEMTREE PARK

28.8

10.4

18/07/1995

16

SA

NE Pastoral

017020

MUNGERANIE (COWARIE)

35.2

35.0

26/07/1996

76

SA

NE Pastoral

017070

WITJIRA NATIONAL PARK (MOUNT DARE)

39.5

31.8

20/07/1955

53

SA

NE Pastoral

017076

MARREE (CLAYTON)

56.0

32.5

07/07/1916

47

SA

NE Pastoral

017110

LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT

15.8

14.8

23/07/1986

19

SA

NE Pastoral

017114

OODNADATTA POLICE STATION

28.4

18.4

06/07/1993

17

SA

Lower North

021023

HALLETT

33.0

32.0

08/07/1993

122

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009842

JARRAHWOOD

-3.0

-3.0

29/07/2002

27

Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039059

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

51.2

26.0

19/07/1998

49

33.9

16/01/1987

49


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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 19.0 -0.5 4.0 -5.5 0.3 0.0 3.2 -- 438 (18.3) 43/10
PERTH AIRPORT 15.9 -2.0 3.8 -4.3 0.5 0.0 1.6 9.3 327 (13.6) 35/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.7 -1.1 5.8 -1.7 3.6 0.6 0.8 6.6 108 ( 4.5) 26/14
BUNBURY 16.2 -1.0 1.0 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 28/10
MANDURAH 16.3 -- 5.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 39/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +2.2 22.9 +3.7 22.5 0.0 6.6 9.4 316 (13.2) 39/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 14.1 -5.6 9.0 +5.0 8.8 53.4 0.4 0.3 265 (11.0) 18/12
WHYALLA AERO 13.4 -3.5 8.2 +2.9 -- 0.0 1.2 -- -- 30/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.8 -1.5 5.6 -1.9 2.1 0.0 0.4 0.2 85 ( 3.5) 21/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.0 -0.1 -0.1 -5.3 -1.7 2.8 0.8 7.4 172 ( 7.2) 24/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.7 +1.0 12.9 +4.3 10.8 0.0 5.8 8.1 287 (12.0) 35/12
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 +1.6 19.0 +2.0 18.0 0.2 5.6 10.1 465 (19.4) 34/17
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.4 +0.3 17.9 +4.3 16.3 2.8 5.0 1.9 438 (18.3) 39/14
MACKAY MO 21.8 +0.5 16.4 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- 7.1 443 (18.5) 37/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.5 +0.4 13.3 +3.8 12.4 0.0 4.0 -- 235 ( 9.8) 26/14
BUNDABERG AERO 22.2 +0.2 12.3 +2.2 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 206 ( 8.6) 21/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 +1.9 7.8 +0.1 -- 0.0 1.4 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 22.3 +1.8 10.7 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 39/15
BRISBANE AERO 21.5 +0.6 9.1 +0.3 6.5 0.0 1.8 9.7 208 ( 8.7) 32/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.3 +3.7 8.0 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 46/02
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 19.6 +3.5 10.2 +5.5 6.4 0.0 1.6 -- 79 ( 3.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.5 +0.8 9.2 +1.7 5.9 0.0 2.4 7.3 171 ( 7.1) 24/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.4 +1.7 9.9 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.7 +0.7 9.2 +2.9 6.7 0.0 1.8 0.7 160 ( 6.7) 17/22
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.6 -0.9 9.6 +5.0 7.7 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 17/23
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.5 +1.2 4.0 +2.6 2.0 4.0 1.4 0.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.5 +2.3 10.2 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.7 -0.3 12.6 +5.5 9.2 0.0 1.8 0.1 327 (13.6) 41/15
RICHMOND RAAF 15.0 -2.4 7.9 +4.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 17/12
BELLAMBI AWS 16.4 -0.4 12.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 35/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 9.3 -2.0 6.5 +6.6 3.8 1.4 1.0 0.0 314 (13.1) 24/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 10.6 -2.1 9.0 +6.3 8.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 98 ( 4.1) 32/19
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 8.9 -4.1 6.5 +3.3 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 10.5 -4.8 5.6 +1.3 8.7 9.2 1.0 0.0 118 ( 4.9) 24/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 10.6 -2.4 6.8 +3.9 6.8 0.4 1.4 -- 154 ( 6.4) 46/19
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.4 -1.1 5.1 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) --
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.7 +0.3 7.0 +1.0 4.8 0.0 1.6 -- 93 ( 3.9) 17/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.1 -0.7 3.1 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 26/19
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.5 +0.5 0.2 -3.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 31/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.3 -1.3 -0.8 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 28/13
HOBART AIRPORT 10.0 -2.4 3.0 -1.1 1.0 0.0 1.4 3.3 361 (15.0) 32/00
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

51.2 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
35.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.8 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
34.8 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.8 PINE CREEK COUNCIL N Rivers NT

+30.1 : 51.2 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.0 : 25.0 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+5.5 : 18.4 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
+5.4 : 20.5 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+5.3 : 21.2 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+11.5 : 22.4 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+11.1 : 23.3 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
+9.4 : 13.6 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+9.0 : 15.8 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+8.9 : 13.1 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

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

-2.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-10.2 : 9.0 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
-7.0 : 15.0 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-6.6 : 16.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-6.3 : 11.2 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-6.0 : 11.2 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
-6.0 : 13.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-6.0 : 17.3 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

-4.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-3.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-3.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-3.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-9.2 : -1.0 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-8.2 : -2.5 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.0 : 2.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
-7.9 : -3.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-7.6 : -4.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields 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.
56.0 MARREE (CLAYTON) NE Pastoral SA
53.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
49.6 ALICE SPRINGS EAST SIDE N Plateau NT
46.7 BROKEN HILL (PINE VIEW) Far Northwest NSW
43.4 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
53.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
49.6 ALICE SPRINGS EAST SIDE
43.4 WULUNGURRU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NE Pastoral
56.0 MARREE (CLAYTON)

NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
46.7 BROKEN HILL (PINE VIEW)

10.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
9.7 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
9.7 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

.....

0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.0 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

940 (39.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
901 (37.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
858 (35.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
813 (33.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
752 (31.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
731 (30.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
692 (28.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
685 (28.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
682 (28.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
680 (28.3) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
666 (27.8) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
644 (26.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
640 (26.7) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
626 (26.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
619 (25.8) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
74/00 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
67/08 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
65/06 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
61/06 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
61/23 JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW

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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.2mm/h
    Goulburn/Monaro
GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    SW Slopes N
YOUNG AIRPORT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h