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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, VIC, TAS: Continuing warm as storms develop

As the temperature anomaly maps at right show, well above average temperatures covered much of central southern Australia today. Strong northwesterlies ahead of the front visible on the surface chart above drew both tropical heat and moisture into southern states, sparking thunderstorms across the southern NT, eastern SA, western NSW and western VIC overnight, though rain from these storms was mostly light. Both minimum and maximum temperatures were up to 11 above average. Daly Waters in the NT came within 1C of its highest September maximum temperature recorded over the past 36 years for the second day in a row.

Storms redeveloped explosively late this afternoon in western VIC and SW NSW, and were pushed by strong mid-level winds across the whole of VIC, southern NSW and northern TAS overnight into Friday. Scattered storms were also revived by the trough shown on the 10pm surface chart in southern NT and eastern SA. While radar indicated some very heavy rain with the storms in VIC, their speed of movement resulted in widespread totals of less than 10mm in the 24 hours to 9am Friday. The highest recordings were in NE VIC where Whitfield recorded 20.6mm.

There were isolated reports of very stong winds with the storms. Melbourne Airport recorded a gust of 91km/h mid afternoon, but an unusual situation was experienced by the AWS on top of Mt Gellibrand, 20km ENE of Colac VIC. The station reported wind gusts above 80km/h from 8.30 to 10.25pm, but the following observations indicated an unusually prolonged period of storm force northerly winds around 9pm:

8.42pm: 10 minute average 98km/h; gusts to 113km/h
9.00pm: 10 minute average 100.1km/h; gusts to 124km/h
9.12pm: 10 minute average 87.1km/h; gusts to 104km/h

Radar at the time shows an area of storm cells moving ESE across central VIC and Bass Strait into northern TAS at about 70km/h.

Some 450 properties around Skipton, 40km W of Ballarat, lost power for between 2 and 6 hours from 8.20pm when a tree was blown onto powerlines. Another 165 at Lookout Hill, 65km NW of Ballarat, lost power for 4 hours when lightning hit powerlines.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1909 EST on 14/08/2006. 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

Goldfields

012201

YOUANMI VALLEY

26.0

20.8

08/09/1970

40


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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 21:21EST, 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 18.8 -3.2 13.6 +4.3 13.1 3.4 3.4 -- 493 (20.5) 52/22
PERTH AIRPORT 17.7 -2.4 10.1 +1.2 8.0 11.6 2.0 6.5 451 (18.8) 68/19
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.2 -2.1 6.2 -1.8 4.6 2.0 2.8 7.7 474 (19.8) 68/17
BUNBURY 17.2 -1.0 9.8 +1.3 -- 6.4 -- -- 503 (21.0) 87/18
MANDURAH 16.7 -- 12.1 -- -- 3.2 -- -- 616 (25.7) 80/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +0.9 20.5 -2.5 19.5 0.0 8.6 10.8 339 (14.1) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.3 +6.0 18.8 +8.4 16.2 1.0 11.4 6.5 374 (15.6) 61/15
WHYALLA AERO 32.0 +10.5 14.3 +6.3 -- 0.0 13.8 -- 440 (18.3) 48/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.2 +9.2 14.0 +4.3 9.2 0.0 4.0 10.5 293 (12.2) 41/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.2 +9.4 13.3 +7.0 10.5 0.0 5.2 9.8 552 (23.0) 48/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.1 +3.9 12.1 -2.1 10.0 0.0 8.4 11.2 179 ( 7.5) 34/12
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 +0.5 21.0 +2.3 19.4 0.0 6.4 8.2 393 (16.4) 41/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.5 -0.2 20.1 +2.8 18.6 0.0 7.0 6.8 483 (20.1) 41/13
MACKAY MO 25.3 +0.1 20.4 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- 10.3 368 (15.3) 34/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 -1.1 16.9 +3.3 14.1 0.0 5.2 -- 284 (11.8) 30/09
BUNDABERG AERO 24.1 -1.3 13.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 3.8 -- 297 (12.4) 31/13
NAMBOUR DPI 22.3 -2.6 10.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 23.1 0.0 11.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 39/09
BRISBANE AERO 22.6 -1.6 11.5 -1.2 7.6 0.0 4.8 6.4 292 (12.2) 28/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.2 -2.2 9.7 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 533 (22.2) 37/00
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 22.5 +1.1 7.6 -0.9 3.1 0.0 2.4 -- 62 ( 2.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.9 0.0 10.3 -0.6 5.3 0.0 4.0 10.9 219 ( 9.1) 32/02
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.9 -1.6 5.6 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.9 +1.7 4.4 -4.6 3.7 0.0 4.0 10.6 257 (10.7) 32/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.5 +2.2 5.2 -2.5 2.0 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.0 +4.0 4.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 4.0 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.1 +2.9 6.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +3.0 10.5 +0.2 4.9 0.0 6.2 10.8 444 (18.5) 45/15
RICHMOND RAAF 25.9 +3.2 4.4 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 31/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.3 +0.1 11.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 46/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.3 +5.1 2.7 -0.5 -0.3 0.0 2.2 10.6 267 (11.1) 34/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.3 +4.7 7.6 +2.5 5.4 0.0 3.6 9.9 168 ( 7.0) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +2.6 6.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.2 +7.8 12.8 +5.4 9.4 0.0 5.2 5.5 481 (20.0) 48/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.1 +3.7 11.3 +5.9 8.7 0.0 3.2 -- 376 (15.7) 46/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.1 +4.3 10.3 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 48/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.6 +7.4 13.5 +5.6 11.7 0.0 4.0 -- 250 (10.4) 48/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.0 +8.2 12.7 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 403 (16.8) 72/21
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.1 +6.2 10.1 +5.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 890 (37.1) 68/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.8 +5.3 4.4 -0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 41/12
HOBART AIRPORT 23.0 +7.7 5.1 -0.9 2.0 0.0 2.6 10.5 346 (14.4) 46/15
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

39.8 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
39.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
38.7 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
38.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
38.2 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.2 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
38.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+16.1 : 24.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
+12.0 : 37.7 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
+11.6 : 23.9 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
+11.1 : 33.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+10.9 : 35.5 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA

27.3 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
26.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+11.2 : 20.8 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+10.5 : 20.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+9.3 : 20.7 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+9.2 : 14.3 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
+9.1 : 16.0 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA

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

8.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
10.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.7 : 27.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-5.7 : 28.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-5.7 : 27.2 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-5.4 : 18.1 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA

0.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 OBERON (JENOLAN CAVES ROAD) C Tablelands S NSW
0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.9 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

-4.6 : 4.4 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-4.4 : 4.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
-4.3 : 5.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.3 : 4.0 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
-4.1 : 2.9 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-4.1 : 2.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West 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.
40.2 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY) Islands ISL
34.2 NITMILUK RIDGE N Rivers NT
32.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
30.4 MUNDARING Lower West WA
26.0 YOUANMI VALLEY Goldfields WA

11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
11.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.9 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

.....

6.4 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
6.2 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
5.7 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
5.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
5.3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1228 (51.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1153 (48.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1059 (44.1) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
1037 (43.2) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
990 (41.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
956 (39.8) DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
937 (39.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
890 (37.1) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
825 (34.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
817 (34.0) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
804 (33.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
786 (32.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
777 (32.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
757 (31.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
746 (31.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
746 (31.1) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
745 (31.0) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
744 (31.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
743 (31.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
715 (29.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
695 (29.0) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
685 (28.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
670 (27.9) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
667 (27.8) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
666 (27.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
659 (27.5) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
652 (27.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
649 (27.0) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
648 (27.0) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
647 (27.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
629 (26.2) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
629 (26.2) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
616 (25.7) MANDURAH Lower West WA
614 (25.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
606 (25.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
603 (25.1) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
124/20 COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
118/15 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
100/16 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
93/20 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
91/14 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
91/13 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.
VICTORIA
    Wimmera S
STAWELL AERODROME
5.4mm in 16 min to 19:30 20.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 83(240/ 74 ) at 21:05
CAPE LEEUWIN : 119(270/104 ) at 15:36
CAPE NATURALISTE : 95(210/ 63 ) at 20:00
    Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO : 83(250/ 67 ) at 23:52
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 87(360/ 65 ) at 22:32
    E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 82( 10/ 63 ) at 22:52
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 124(360/100 ) at 21:00
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(310/ 65 ) at 04:38
TASMAN ISLAND : 93(320/ 74 ) at 19:52