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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

SE AUS: Widespread rain, heavy in NE VIC

A cloudband visible in the satellite image above moved across SA early yesterday then slowly across VIC and western NSW overnight before dying out over SE NSW this afternoon. The rainfall map at right shows it gave a broad area of light to moderate rain with some moderate to heavy totals in NE VIC. Between 20 and 60mm was recorded in the Ovens, King, Kiewa and Mitta Mitta catchments prompting the issue of flood watches, but only low-level flooding eventuated. The highest totals in VIC were Whitfield 50.0mm, Myrhee 49.8 and Harrietville 48.8. There were some good totals in SW NSW, including Trida 26.4, Jerilderie 25.2, Ivanhoe PO 23.8, and 23.0 at Tocumwal Airport, Hay CSIRO and Hillston Airport. In SA, where most of the rain fell yesterday, heaviest totals were in the Adelaide Hills and included Cherryville 38.6, Athelstone 37.0 and Valley View 35.6. In TAS, the passage of a small low across the northeast overnight gave the Launceston suburb of Trevallyn 20.8mm, though other falls in the northeast were 15mm or less.

Newsbits

TAS, VIC: Windy as second front crosses: The second cold front visible on the surface chart above swept across TAS and Bass Strait this evening, while a gaggle of lows around 973hPa to the south of TAS tightened the pressure gradient across the area. Top wind gusts and AWS reports show that Maatsuyker Island had a particularly boisterous time with a top gust of 131km/h around 11pm and a 24-hour average of 69.8km/h to 9am Sunday. Scotts Peak Dam on the exposed southern shore of Lake Pedder in the South West reported a gust of 115km/h.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1859 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

SA

Adelaide Plains

023079

ADELAIDE (DRY CREEK SALTWORKS)

28.0

28.0

30/08/1992

45

Equal to record.

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

WA

W Pilbara

005007

LEARMONTH AIRPORT

31.0

28.0

28/08/2001

11


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Actual temperatures
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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 21:15EST, 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 18.3 -1.7 4.0 -4.9 0.4 0.0 2.4 -- 270 (11.3) 37/09
PERTH AIRPORT 18.8 +0.4 4.3 -3.7 2.4 0.0 3.4 10.4 243 (10.1) 28/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.1 0.0 8.8 +1.3 7.3 0.2 2.8 6.0 349 (14.5) 35/14
BUNBURY 15.0 -2.3 4.4 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 21/21
MANDURAH 17.7 -- 10.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 24/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 +0.6 21.3 +0.9 20.9 0.0 7.0 10.6 262 (10.9) 39/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.5 -4.1 3.3 -2.7 -0.4 0.0 9.2 11.2 380 (15.8) 39/09
WHYALLA AERO 18.4 -0.1 6.3 +0.4 -- 4.4 0.2 -- 485 (20.2) 39/00
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.3 -1.4 9.8 +1.6 6.3 13.4 1.6 1.6 275 (11.5) 43/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.8 +1.7 6.6 +1.1 5.4 4.2 1.2 7.7 322 (13.4) 65/19
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.1 -1.2 14.3 +4.0 12.6 0.0 9.0 11.0 434 (18.1) 55/00
CAIRNS AERO 25.0 -1.6 17.9 +0.5 16.5 0.0 5.8 3.0 454 (18.9) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.0 -1.0 13.7 -1.0 11.1 0.0 5.0 10.8 280 (11.7) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 23.4 +0.9 16.2 +2.2 -- 0.4 -- 7.3 320 (13.3) 28/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.1 +1.3 8.5 -2.1 7.4 0.0 3.8 -- 191 ( 8.0) 28/16
BUNDABERG AERO 25.1 +1.8 10.9 0.0 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 226 ( 9.4) 35/15
NAMBOUR DPI 25.4 +2.9 9.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.3 +1.0 14.1 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 41/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.4 +2.6 10.6 +1.0 7.3 0.0 3.6 7.3 267 (11.1) 48/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.4 +1.7 10.7 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 52/12
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 15.3 -2.6 8.4 +2.6 5.0 4.4 3.0 -- 207 ( 8.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.1 +4.3 13.3 +5.1 8.5 0.0 3.8 8.7 529 (22.0) 50/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +1.6 11.3 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.0 +0.4 8.7 +1.9 6.6 0.0 4.0 5.8 294 (12.3) 78/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.5 +0.5 6.9 +1.6 3.2 0.6 -- -- 45 ( 1.9) 39/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.9 -3.1 2.6 +0.5 2.1 12.0 4.0 0.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.8 -0.7 7.9 +4.5 -- 6.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.7 +1.4 13.1 +5.0 11.5 0.6 5.0 2.7 489 (20.4) 58/18
RICHMOND RAAF 19.3 -0.5 6.2 +1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 57/13
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 +0.7 12.5 +2.0 -- 1.2 -- -- 407 (17.0) 63/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.5 +0.5 5.1 +4.1 1.7 1.0 1.8 2.2 446 (18.6) 41/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.7 -1.8 8.2 +4.6 7.9 11.6 1.8 2.1 417 (17.4) 41/05
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.0 +1.0 9.2 +5.4 -- 20.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.5 -0.7 7.4 +2.2 6.0 10.0 1.2 7.0 319 (13.3) 39/07
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.0 +0.3 8.8 +4.9 9.7 17.8 -- -- 252 (10.5) 32/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.2 -0.1 9.0 +6.5 -- 10.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 39/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.7 +1.7 10.8 +4.1 9.8 10.4 2.2 -- 93 ( 3.9) 26/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.3 +1.3 7.2 +1.3 -- 3.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 54/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.6 +1.2 6.7 +3.0 -- 10.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) --
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.3 -0.4 7.4 +3.8 -- 2.6 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 59/21
HOBART AIRPORT 15.8 +2.3 4.7 0.0 1.2 0.6 1.2 9.6 211 ( 8.8) 61/14
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

35.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.7 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
34.7 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.6 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
34.6 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+4.8 : 25.4 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.4 : 27.1 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.4 : 25.6 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
+4.3 : 24.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
+3.8 : 26.2 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+3.8 : 25.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.6 : 8.5 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.4 : 12.9 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+8.0 : 11.9 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.8 : 13.4 SURAT Maranoa QLD
+7.2 : 20.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+7.2 : 12.0 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD

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

1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.2 : 17.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-6.0 : 19.8 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.8 : 14.4 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-5.3 : 20.3 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA

-3.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-1.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-1.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.2 : -0.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.6 : 0.8 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-6.3 : -0.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.1 : -1.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-6.0 : 2.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior 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.
104.0 ADVENTURE BAY (FORESTRY) Southeast TAS
56.4 MOUNT BUFFALO CHALET Upper NE VIC
50.0 WHITFIELD (KING RIVER AT CHESHUNT) Lower NE VIC
49.8 MYRHEE (HANDCOCKS) Lower NE VIC
47.2 OVENS RIVER @ HARRIETVILLE Upper NE VIC

VICTORIA
Lower NE
50.0 WHITFIELD (KING RIVER AT CHESHUNT)
49.8 MYRHEE (HANDCOCKS)
Upper NE
56.4 MOUNT BUFFALO CHALET
47.2 OVENS RIVER @ HARRIETVILLE

TASMANIA
Southeast
104.0 ADVENTURE BAY (FORESTRY)

11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

1.8 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
1.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.6 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
0.6 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1529 (63.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1224 (51.0) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
937 (39.0) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
906 (37.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
882 (36.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
862 (35.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
830 (34.6) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
805 (33.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
786 (32.8) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
752 (31.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
751 (31.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
744 (31.0) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
727 (30.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
708 (29.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
697 (29.0) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
692 (28.8) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
678 (28.3) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
636 (26.5) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
635 (26.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
631 (26.3) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
628 (26.2) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
615 (25.6) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
131/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
117/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
115/20 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
109/22 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
106/20 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
98/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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.
No reports

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(170/ 67 ) at 11:55
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 89(330/ 69 ) at 01:00
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 109(280/ 59 ) at 22:13
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 117(280/ 85 ) at 19:01
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(310/ 87 ) at 23:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(310/ 69 ) at 17:31
TASMAN ISLAND : 87(300/ 72 ) at 22:17
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 83(290/ 63 ) at 23:21
    W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 115(290/ 93 ) at 20:31
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 82(300/ 63 ) at 23:25