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National Daily Weather Summary

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Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

NSW, VIC, TAS: Front brings gales, snow

The front that can be seen on the 10am surface chart above brought brief but unexpected sub-alpine snow to SE NSW as it passed this morning, with gales and strong winds to a wider area.

Radar showed a band of light to moderate precipitation about 50km across moving through East Gippsland and arriving at the VIC/NSW border around 3.30am. This continued to move NE across the Southern Tablelands arriving in and to the east of Canberra around 8am then decaying as it moved into the Illawarra. Upper air temperatures measured by the sonde balloon network at 10am were not particularly conducive to snow, with 850hPa (about 1.4km elevation) temperatures around 0 to -1. However, an upper cold pool too small to be detected by the upper air network may have been responsible, and the timing of the precipitation meant that surface temperatures were low enough for snow to fall down to 600m across much of the NSW Monaro and probably the higher parts of the VIC East Gippsland.

Radio, Bureau and personal reports indicated heavy snow fell briefly at Michelago, Bredbo, Bungendore, Braidwood, Tarago, Nerriga and 15km E of Canberra at Wamboin. Accumulations of 1.5cm were reported on light aircraft wings at Bunyan, 12km north of Cooma, up to 5cm was measured on the ground in parts of Cooma, and a light coating was seen on higher hills around Canberra and Googong. Light snow is also thought to have fallen in Jindabyne and Queanbeyan.

Snow was reported down to the 500m level in TAS, with Lake St Clair measuring 6cm on the ground at 9am.

The front gave Wilsons Promontory a 10-minute mean wind speed of 104km/h (gusts to 117km/h) at 4am, and the Prom reported gale force winds at every observation through the day. Other reports of high winds in VIC, NSW and TAS are in Highest gusts and High AWS wind reports below. Hogan Island, 50km E of Wilsons Promontory, recorded a wind run (total amount of air to pass the station) of 2,963km for the 48 hours to 9am Tuesday, an average wind speed of 61.7km/h.

 


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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 21:15EST, 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 22.5 +2.5 6.6 -2.3 3.1 0.0 1.0 -- 313 (13.0) 32/15
PERTH AIRPORT 20.7 +2.3 7.1 -0.9 5.0 0.0 2.0 10.3 312 (13.0) 54/23
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.8 -0.3 8.7 +1.2 6.5 0.0 1.0 5.1 138 ( 5.8) 34/13
BUNBURY 19.0 +1.7 6.9 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 37/22
MANDURAH 20.7 -- 9.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 39/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +2.1 20.5 +0.1 19.7 0.0 7.8 11.0 267 (11.1) 46/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.7 -1.9 1.9 -4.1 -1.0 0.0 6.2 11.2 270 (11.3) 43/16
WHYALLA AERO 15.6 -2.9 7.0 +1.1 -- 0.4 2.6 -- 236 ( 9.8) 28/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.3 -0.4 8.8 +0.6 5.6 2.4 1.0 6.3 250 (10.4) 30/01
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.0 -1.1 3.2 -2.3 1.5 3.0 2.0 3.9 503 (21.0) 28/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.4 -0.9 11.6 +1.3 7.0 0.0 7.0 11.2 359 (15.0) 39/16
CAIRNS AERO 27.7 +1.1 15.8 -1.6 13.7 0.0 5.0 11.4 330 (13.8) 30/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.7 -0.3 14.2 -0.5 12.8 0.0 5.4 10.1 219 ( 9.1) 28/12
MACKAY M.O 23.0 +0.5 14.8 +0.8 -- 0.2 -- 9.4 240 (10.0) 26/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.1 +2.3 15.6 +5.0 13.5 0.0 3.4 -- 153 ( 6.4) 32/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.5 +1.2 12.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 199 ( 8.3) 39/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +1.5 5.1 -2.9 -- 0.0 9.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 20.3 -1.0 6.6 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 24/09
BRISBANE AERO 24.3 +2.5 6.4 -3.2 1.5 0.0 3.4 10.8 226 ( 9.4) 39/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.7 -1.0 5.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 52/09
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 17.8 -0.1 7.7 +1.9 2.2 0.0 3.4 -- 190 ( 7.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.8 +1.0 6.4 -1.8 0.2 0.0 3.2 10.8 297 (12.4) 35/07
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +1.8 4.3 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.3 +2.7 5.7 -1.1 1.5 0.0 5.6 9.0 511 (21.3) 67/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.9 +0.9 4.3 -1.0 -0.4 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 46/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.0 -2.0 4.5 +2.4 3.0 2.0 0.2 7.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 15.2 -2.3 6.1 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.2 -0.1 9.5 +1.4 2.2 0.0 5.2 9.4 445 (18.5) 72/11
RICHMOND RAAF 19.2 -0.6 7.9 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 54/12
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -1.0 10.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 78/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.2 +0.2 3.5 +2.5 3.1 2.2 2.6 9.0 600 (25.0) 54/02
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.3 -1.2 7.9 +4.3 4.9 1.6 1.6 10.4 460 (19.2) 45/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.8 -1.2 6.6 +2.8 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.2 -2.0 6.3 +1.1 4.3 0.0 2.8 5.7 387 (16.1) 30/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.6 -1.1 4.1 +0.2 5.9 23.43 6.3 -- 443 (18.5) 39/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.2 -1.1 2.4 -0.1 -- 1.6 -- -- 412 (17.2) 35/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.1 -0.9 6.4 -0.3 4.0 6.0 3.0 -- 245 (10.2) 24/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.4 -1.6 5.1 -0.8 -- 4.0 -- -- 702 (29.3) 46/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.8 -0.6 -0.1 -3.8 -- 3.8 -- -- 537 (22.4) 46/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.5 -0.2 0.4 -3.2 -- 2.2 -- -- 289 (12.0) 39/10
HOBART AIRPORT 10.7 -2.8 4.9 +0.2 2.2 1.6 1.4 5.1 574 (23.9) 52/05
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

36.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
34.9 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.6 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+5.0 : 27.4 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+3.7 : 31.9 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+3.5 : 17.1 EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
+3.4 : 22.6 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+3.3 : 21.4 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+3.3 : 23.1 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.3 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+6.7 : 22.6 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
+5.9 : 20.8 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+5.9 : 7.5 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+5.8 : 7.5 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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

-3.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-5.1 : 14.0 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW
-4.7 : 8.2 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-4.5 : 5.8 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-4.4 : 2.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.3 : -1.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-7.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.9 : 1.8 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-4.5 : 0.4 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-4.2 : 2.0 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.1 : 1.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-4.1 : 2.2 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.1 : -7.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.1 : 1.2 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-4.1 : 5.9 MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.
57.2 TANGAMBALANGA NE DAIRY Lower NE VIC
55.0 SOUTH QUEENSTOWN W Coast TAS
41.4 ROSEBERY (GEPP STREET) W Coast TAS
39.6 TULLAH (MEREDITH STREET) W Coast TAS
38.2 ZEEHAN MEMORIAL MUSEUM W Coast TAS

VICTORIA
Lower NE
57.2 TANGAMBALANGA NE DAIRY

TASMANIA
W Coast
55.0 SOUTH QUEENSTOWN
41.4 ROSEBERY (GEPP STREET)
39.6 TULLAH (MEREDITH STREET)
38.2 ZEEHAN MEMORIAL MUSEUM

11.4 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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4.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
4.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
3.9 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
3.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.7 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS

1659 (69.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1583 (66.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1558 (64.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1395 (58.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1310 (54.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
982 (40.9) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
968 (40.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
960 (40.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
957 (39.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
908 (37.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
861 (35.9) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
835 (34.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
830 (34.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
796 (33.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
794 (33.1) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
770 (32.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
753 (31.4) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
747 (31.1) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
746 (31.1) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
741 (30.9) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
739 (30.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
733 (30.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
724 (30.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
723 (30.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
715 (29.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
714 (29.8) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
711 (29.6) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
702 (29.3) GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
691 (28.8) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
689 (28.7) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
684 (28.5) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
683 (28.5) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
663 (27.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
659 (27.5) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
658 (27.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
644 (26.8) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
630 (26.3) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
618 (25.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
617 (25.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
607 (25.3) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
605 (25.2) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
600 (25.0) CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
117/03 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
95/00 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
95/01 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
95/04 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/02 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
94/01 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
91/10 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast 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.
TASMANIA
    Southeast
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS : 87(260/ 67 ) at 07:35
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(170/ 72 ) at 06:00
GREEN CAPE AWS : 91(250/ 67 ) at 11:00
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 83(300/ 72 ) at 00:21
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 83(310/ 70 ) at 00:13
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 117(240/104 ) at 04:00
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 83(244/ 65 ) at 04:40
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 91(230/ 78 ) at 01:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(170/ 74 ) at 04:13
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 95(240/ 74 ) at 06:17