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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: Second front brings snow to the Stirlings

Following the heavy showers and blustery SW winds brought by yesterday's change, a second front and closed low crossed the South West this afternoon and evening ushering in very cold, moist southerly winds. The cloudmass and cold air wrapping around the low are clearly visible in the 9pm WST satellite image. People who went into the Stirling Ranges north of Albany on Thursday morning found around 5cm of snow left from overnight falls; snow is rare in WA and most commonly falls on the Stirlings which, peaking at 1099m, is the highest range in the south. The passage of the second front brought wind gusts of 98km/h to Geraldton and 91 on Rottnest Island.

Newsbits

NSW: Unusually cold night in the Hunter: Minimum temperatures in the Hunter Valley were unusually low this morning. Williamtown RAAF recorded -1.7, just 0.2 shy of its 56-year August record and 8.6 below average. Other low readings were Cessnock Airport -2.7, Scone SCS -1.2 and Murrurundi PO -4.0, all about 7 below.


Records set or equalled today

None known


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 21:14EST, 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 18.1 -1.9 11.8 +2.9 8.2 18.6 5.2 -- 589 (24.5) 98/19
PERTH AIRPORT 15.3 -3.1 7.7 -0.3 5.8 26.0 0.2 3.4 450 (18.8) 54/23
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.5 -2.6 4.4 -3.1 2.5 9.6 1.8 5.3 451 (18.8) 48/09
BUNBURY 15.4 -1.9 6.0 -1.6 -- 19.4 -- -- 322 (13.4) 44/06
MANDURAH 15.5 -- 9.5 -- -- 17.6 -- -- 617 (25.7) 65/05
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +1.3 20.2 -0.2 19.2 0.0 3.8 11.1 261 (10.9) 41/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.7 +4.1 4.2 -1.8 1.0 0.0 4.8 11.2 205 ( 8.5) 35/11
WHYALLA AERO 24.6 +6.1 8.0 +2.1 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 346 (14.4) 65/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.3 +4.6 11.7 +3.5 5.5 0.0 3.8 7.3 349 (14.5) 46/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.1 +3.0 7.6 +2.1 5.2 0.0 2.0 7.5 424 (17.7) 59/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.3 +1.0 7.8 -2.5 6.5 0.0 6.2 10.9 174 ( 7.3) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 26.5 -0.1 19.2 +1.8 17.8 1.8 4.8 6.3 501 (20.9) 54/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.8 -0.2 16.6 +1.9 12.8 0.0 4.0 9.6 -- 50/21
MACKAY M.O 22.6 +0.1 15.6 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- 6.5 404 (16.8) 45/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.9 -0.9 12.6 +2.0 9.7 0.0 4.8 -- 290 (12.1) 46/11
BUNDABERG AERO 23.2 -0.1 13.9 +3.0 -- 0.2 4.0 -- 313 (13.0) 46/10
NAMBOUR DPI 21.9 -0.6 11.7 +3.7 -- 0.0 2.4 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.5 +0.2 11.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 37/10
BRISBANE AERO 21.9 +0.1 10.7 +1.1 8.5 0.0 4.8 9.7 372 (15.5) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.5 -0.2 8.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 504 (21.0) 45/10
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 20.3 +2.4 5.4 -0.4 -2.0 0.0 4.8 -- 169 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.8 0.0 6.8 -1.4 1.2 0.0 4.0 10.1 339 (14.1) 22/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.2 0.0 4.2 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.5 -0.1 -1.7 -8.5 -3.1 0.0 3.4 9.2 164 ( 6.8) 32/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.3 +0.3 0.6 -4.7 -3.6 0.0 -- -- 60 ( 2.5) 22/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.0 +4.0 1.5 -0.6 -4.0 0.4 2.8 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.5 +2.0 1.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.5 +1.2 6.2 -1.9 3.0 0.0 3.8 10.7 286 (11.9) 35/15
RICHMOND RAAF 20.4 +0.6 -1.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 26/17
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 +0.7 8.0 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 39/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.3 +4.3 -2.7 -3.7 -6.6 0.0 1.8 10.3 170 ( 7.1) 26/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.7 +3.2 1.2 -2.4 -1.7 0.0 1.0 10.8 238 ( 9.9) 28/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.3 +2.3 1.3 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.0 +3.8 3.4 -1.8 0.1 0.0 2.4 10.1 252 (10.5) 41/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.8 +1.1 -0.7 -4.6 1.9 0.0 1.1 -- 140 ( 5.8) 50/21
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.3 +1.0 -0.4 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 37/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.8 +2.8 6.4 -0.3 4.0 0.0 2.2 -- 110 ( 4.6) 35/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.7 +3.7 2.3 -3.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 43/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.2 +1.8 3.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 63/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.4 +1.7 3.3 -0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 34/13
HOBART AIRPORT 16.2 +2.7 5.1 +0.4 2.1 0.0 1.6 9.4 443 (18.5) 52/21
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

34.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.4 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.2 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT

+6.9 : 27.8 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+6.7 : 28.0 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+6.4 : 28.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+6.4 : 19.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+6.1 : 24.6 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.9 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
23.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+9.2 : 15.0 FORREST Eucla WA
+8.7 : 15.7 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.4 : 15.9 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+7.8 : 13.7 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+7.3 : 14.8 EUCLA Eucla WA

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

3.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5 : 18.7 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-7.3 : 19.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-7.1 : 20.2 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
-5.2 : 13.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.2 : 11.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-7.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.1 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-5.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.5 : -1.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-7.4 : -3.7 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-7.2 : -2.7 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-7.2 : -1.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
-7.1 : -1.6 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW

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.
51.5 KARNET Lower West WA
45.0 VICTORIA DAM Lower West WA
44.6 SPRINGDALE Lower West WA
43.8 PICKERING BROOK Lower West WA
42.4 KARRI VALLEY RESORT Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
51.5 KARNET
45.0 VICTORIA DAM
44.6 SPRINGDALE
43.8 PICKERING BROOK
42.4 KARRI VALLEY RESORT

11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

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5.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
5.3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
4.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
3.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

1153 (48.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1015 (42.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1007 (42.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
904 (37.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
893 (37.2) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
888 (37.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
877 (36.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
858 (35.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
813 (33.9) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
813 (33.9) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
812 (33.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
810 (33.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
804 (33.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
764 (31.8) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
750 (31.3) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
748 (31.2) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
737 (30.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
731 (30.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
725 (30.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
693 (28.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
689 (28.7) CHEADANUP Goldfields WA
686 (28.6) FORREST Eucla WA
670 (27.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
668 (27.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
637 (26.5) EUCLA Eucla WA
637 (26.5) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
637 (26.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
637 (26.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
627 (26.1) CAPE BORDA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
617 (25.7) MANDURAH Lower West WA
606 (25.3) GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
606 (25.3) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
601 (25.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
102/10 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
98/19 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
91/23 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
91/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
89/16 MOUNT READ W Coast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
4.2mm in 11 min to 21:48 22.9mm/h
LANCELIN
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT : 98(260/ 74 ) at 19:36
NORTH ISLAND : 85(270/ 67 ) at 17:00
    Lower West
BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN : 80(310/ 65 ) at 15:36
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 91(180/ 70 ) at 23:30
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 83( 10/ 69 ) at 06:30
    Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 102(350/ 83 ) at 10:31
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 80(310/ 69 ) at 22:00
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(310/ 70 ) at 23:31