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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: Rainfall records fall north of Perth

A succession of wintry showers throughout the 24 hours to 9am today concentrated on the coast and nearby inland areas between Perth and Geraldton. Lancelin recorded 61.2mm with a further 11mm falling 9am to 3pm before the showers petered out. Dandaragan West, 50km NE, recorded 45.8 and Eneabba, 130km to the north recorded 37.7. Both the Lancelin and Eneabba falls were the heaviest August totals in around 40 years of record.

SA, NW VIC: Warm day and evening ahead of low

The low moving ESE across the Bight gave much of SA and northwestern VIC an unusually warm day. In the Murray Valley, Loxton's top of 28.1 was 10.9 above average and Mildura's 27.1 was 10.0 above. Most locations on and near the Eyre Peninsula were similarly about 10 above average (see hottest below), while the highest recording was 32.0 at Tarcoola. Unusually for winter, the heat lingered into the evening. Adelaide's top of 23.1 was recorded at 5.47pm and the temperature remained above 22 until the trough moved through around 8pm. At Mildura the temperature was still 20.8 at 1am Friday.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1841 EST on 07/07/2006. 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

Central West

008225

ENEABBA

37.7

32.8

13/08/1987

40

WA

Lower West

009014

DANDARAGAN WEST

45.8

35.4

13/08/1987

44

WA

Lower West

009114

LANCELIN

61.2

47.4

13/08/1987

40

WA

Lower West

009144

BARAMBA

52.4

47.2

04/08/1994

35

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010301

BINDOON ARMY

36.8

34.0

21/08/1987

17

WA

Eucla

011052

FORREST

16.8

13.0

24/08/1995

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Summary of observations

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**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 15.4 -4.6 8.6 -0.3 7.8 16.2 5.2 -- 910 (37.9) 78/00
PERTH AIRPORT 15.3 -3.1 4.4 -3.6 2.5 19.6 0.8 10.2 455 (19.0) 48/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.4 -2.7 6.7 -0.8 6.1 14.6 3.2 7.3 396 (16.5) 55/10
BUNBURY 14.8 -2.5 5.1 -2.5 -- 17.6 -- -- 244 (10.2) 37/12
MANDURAH 14.7 -- 7.4 -- -- 27.6 -- -- 430 (17.9) 44/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 +1.2 21.7 +1.3 21.0 0.0 8.0 9.9 336 (14.0) 37/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.7 +7.1 6.4 +0.4 3.8 0.0 3.6 11.1 171 ( 7.1) 48/11
WHYALLA AERO 29.0 +10.5 10.5 +4.6 -- 0.0 11.6 -- 532 (22.2) 80/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.1 +6.4 13.4 +5.2 9.8 0.0 4.0 0.1 328 (13.7) 52/20
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.8 +2.7 11.5 +6.0 9.3 0.4 4.6 0.5 559 (23.3) 43/21
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.7 +1.4 11.0 +0.7 8.5 0.0 5.6 10.9 250 (10.4) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 25.9 -0.7 19.1 +1.7 18.0 3.6 5.0 6.4 525 (21.9) 50/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.9 -0.1 18.9 +4.2 17.2 0.0 11.4 9.2 583 (24.3) 50/12
MACKAY M.O 22.1 -0.4 16.6 +2.6 -- 0.4 -- 10.1 541 (22.5) 46/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.8 0.0 13.5 +2.9 11.6 0.0 5.4 -- 402 (16.8) 39/12
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 -0.4 12.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 5.1 -- 452 (18.8) 41/12
NAMBOUR DPI 21.7 -0.8 7.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 3.6 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.0 +0.7 10.2 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.0 +0.2 9.2 -0.4 5.6 0.0 4.2 10.5 346 (14.4) 30/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.5 -0.2 7.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 446 (18.6) 34/22
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 20.6 +2.7 4.7 -1.1 -1.4 0.0 3.0 -- 84 ( 3.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 +1.2 6.3 -1.9 0.9 0.0 2.6 10.5 179 ( 7.5) 28/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.3 +1.1 6.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.6 +5.0 2.1 -4.7 0.6 0.0 2.4 9.5 199 ( 8.3) 28/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.0 +5.0 2.4 -2.9 -1.0 0.2 -- -- 69 ( 2.9) 28/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.5 +4.5 1.5 -0.6 -4.0 0.0 3.4 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.5 +4.0 2.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.7 +4.4 7.6 -0.5 4.2 0.0 2.8 10.7 321 (13.4) 34/19
RICHMOND RAAF 24.0 +4.2 0.3 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 21/13
BELLAMBI AWS 21.2 +3.2 10.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 41/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.1 +4.1 -3.0 -4.0 -5.1 0.0 2.2 9.4 117 ( 4.9) 39/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.8 +4.3 3.8 +0.2 -1.1 0.0 2.0 9.8 294 (12.3) 22/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.5 +3.5 1.5 -2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 +9.9 10.1 +4.9 6.3 0.0 6.4 9.0 470 (19.6) 50/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.6 +4.9 7.0 +3.1 5.9 0.0 2.4 -- 361 (15.0) 41/21
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.5 +3.2 7.7 +5.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 312 (13.0) 32/20
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.8 +2.8 9.5 +2.8 6.3 0.0 3.8 -- 232 ( 9.7) 30/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.4 +3.4 8.9 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 48/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.4 +2.0 6.6 +2.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 853 (35.5) 54/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.1 +1.4 6.4 +2.8 -- 2.6 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 39/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.5 +5.0 9.1 +4.4 4.8 0.0 2.4 4.5 457 (19.0) 50/10
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
34.5 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
34.3 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
34.2 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+11.1 : 32.4 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+10.5 : 29.0 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+10.5 : 28.1 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+10.3 : 26.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+9.9 : 30.8 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+9.9 : 27.1 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
23.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.6 : 15.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.0 : 13.8 FORREST Eucla WA
+7.8 : 13.7 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+7.3 : 13.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+7.2 : 11.0 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA

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

3.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.1 : 19.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-7.9 : 17.7 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA
-7.4 : 11.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.1 : 18.7 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.9 : 14.0 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.9 : 11.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-6.9 : 14.5 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA

-7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.6 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-3.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.2 : 1.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
-4.8 : 7.4 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
-4.7 : 2.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.7 : 2.1 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-4.6 : -0.7 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-4.6 : -1.3 BEGA AWS South Coast 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.
87.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
61.2 LANCELIN Lower West WA
56.8 MUMBALLUP
52.4 BARAMBA Lower West WA
46.0 NAMBUNG STATION Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
61.2 LANCELIN
52.4 BARAMBA
46.0 NAMBUNG STATION

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
87.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN

ISLANDS

56.8 MUMBALLUP

11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

0.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.1 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

1288 (53.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1230 (51.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1165 (48.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
1139 (47.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1089 (45.4) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1037 (43.2) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1034 (43.1) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
1003 (41.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
947 (39.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
932 (38.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
912 (38.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
910 (37.9) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
895 (37.3) DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
893 (37.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
853 (35.5) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
843 (35.1) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
819 (34.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
807 (33.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
806 (33.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
796 (33.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
795 (33.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
790 (32.9) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
781 (32.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
779 (32.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
771 (32.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
753 (31.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
750 (31.3) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
740 (30.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
723 (30.1) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
716 (29.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
715 (29.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
701 (29.2) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
700 (29.2) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
697 (29.0) MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
690 (28.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
686 (28.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
681 (28.4) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
677 (28.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
664 (27.7) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
647 (27.0) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
639 (26.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
634 (26.4) MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
631 (26.3) LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
631 (26.3) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
628 (26.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
626 (26.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
615 (25.6) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
614 (25.6) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
612 (25.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
611 (25.5) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
607 (25.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
606 (25.3) PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
104/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/07 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
91/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/08 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/02 NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
87/01 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
87/23 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

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
LANCELIN
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 87(240/ 67 ) at 03:00
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 91(210/ 61 ) at 07:46
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(310/ 74 ) at 01:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 78(360/ 65 ) at 23:30
    E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 82(360/ 63 ) at 03:48
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 104(310/ 82 ) at 01:30
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 91(290/ 61 ) at 08:18