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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

AUS: Characteristic spring weather brings extremes across the nation

Typical spring weather affected much of the continent today, with warm almost summery conditions across central and eastern states and a return to winter for much of WA. In between, where the two airmasses rubbed shoulders, storms continued a diurnal cycle of afternoon and evening development and morning decay.

Precipitable water (mm) through the full depth of the atmosphere and CAPE instability index at 10am EST. COLA

The 10am EST surface chart and satellite image above, the temperature anomaly maps at right and the moisture and instability map at left are a textbook example of spring weather on a grand scale. Northwesterlies covered most of the eastern states, carrying warm air from the tropics and a broad stream of moisture from the NT into VIC and TAS. Overnight temperatures were between 6 and 12C above normal over a huge area, thanks partly to cloud cover but more to unusually high dew points for September slowing the normal overnight cooling process. The high moisture levels and light winds led to some persistent thick fogs in SA this morning, with Warooka on Yorke Peninsula still reporting visibility less than 50m at 9am.

Well above average maximum temperatures today covered a similar area to yesterday but were a few degrees cooler as cloud developed along the troughline in the moist and increasingly unstable airmass.

South of WA, the combination of a fairly deep secondary low and a high SW of Perth pushed cool, relatively dry southerly winds far into the state, bringing maximum temperatures 8 to 10C below normal in the south, where Ravensthorpe only just made double figures. Southern coastal areas and the nearby interior recorded between 5 and 25mm for the 24 hours to 9am in the onshore winds. As the cold front pushed into SA, Ceduna recorded a temperature drop of 7.8C in 10 minutes to 1.49pm.

Thunderstorms were again widespread in the northwest moisture band, yesterday's storms dying down during the morning, but firing up again during the afternoon in the area of greatest instability over western VIC, SW NSW and eastern SA. As yesterday, the storms moved east and southeast, giving the heaviest rain to upslope areas in NE VIC, southern NSW and northern TAS. However, storms penetrated right to the South Coast of TAS, with Maastuyker Island reporting a rare thunderstorm this morning.

The Harrietville flood raingauge, to the west of Mt Hotham, recorded 68mm between midnight and 9am Saturday for a 24-hour total of 80.6mm, supported by the nearby manual gauge reading of 76.0mm. Moderate rainfall and snowmelt across the Alps pushed the King, Kiewa and Mitta Mitta Rivers over minor flood levels by Saturday afternoon. In NSW, top falls for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday were on the SW Slopes: Tumut 38.6, Batlow 36.6 and Adelong 30.0. On Tasmania's North Coast, Lorinna recorded 28.4, Mole Creek 26.6 and Ringarooma 26.2. There were only a few heavy downpours captured by AWSs during the early hours of Saturday; see Saturday's downpours for details.

Strong winds were widespread, with 13 AWSs across WA, NSW, VIC and TAS recording 24-hour average windspeeds of 40km/h or greater to 9 this morning (see windiest). Cape Leeuwin (55.2km/h), Melbourne Airport (51.0) and Mt Wellington (50.8) were the highest. Top gusts were 109km/h at Thredbo Top Station and 104 at Mt Wellington.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1911 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 minimum temperature

TAS

Derwent Valley

095063

MAYDENA POST OFFICE

13.5

12.9

29/09/1999

13

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009500

ALBANY

-0.3

2.0

05/09/1908

62

0.1

25/07/1943

64

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Gt Southern

010633

RAVENSTHORPE

10.0

10.7

02/09/1994

44

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

9.9

10.6

09/09/2004

11


The day in charts
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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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 21:22EST, 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 17.6 -4.4 13.6 +4.3 11.9 1.8 4.4 -- 488 (20.3) 43/16
PERTH AIRPORT 16.0 -4.1 9.5 +0.6 7.6 5.4 3.4 8.3 622 (25.9) 54/05
ALBANY AIRPORT 11.2 -6.1 5.5 -2.5 4.4 14.0 5.6 8.6 557 (23.2) 71/01
BUNBURY 14.6 -3.6 6.5 -2.0 -- 9.0 -- -- 542 (22.6) 48/04
MANDURAH 14.7 -- 10.4 -- -- 6.2 -- -- 781 (32.5) 61/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 -0.2 22.0 -1.0 21.5 0.0 8.2 10.8 290 (12.1) 31/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.0 +6.7 20.5 +10.1 17.4 0.6 5.8 8.9 263 (11.0) 55/14
WHYALLA AERO 28.1 +6.6 10.2 +2.2 -- 0.0 9.4 -- 354 (14.8) 59/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.4 +5.4 12.7 +3.0 7.2 0.0 5.4 8.6 234 ( 9.8) 59/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.6 +2.8 12.0 +5.7 10.8 0.2 4.8 6.0 360 (15.0) 72/22
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.4 +5.2 16.7 +2.5 13.6 0.0 8.0 10.5 210 ( 8.8) --
CAIRNS AERO 27.1 -0.9 20.5 +1.8 18.6 0.0 5.4 5.7 382 (15.9) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.3 -1.4 19.9 +2.6 18.1 0.0 8.4 10.8 506 (21.1) 41/10
MACKAY MO 23.9 -1.3 19.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 375 (15.6) 28/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.8 -1.5 13.8 +0.2 10.3 0.0 5.4 -- 255 (10.6) 34/14
BUNDABERG AERO 24.0 -1.4 12.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 291 (12.1) 31/15
NAMBOUR DPI 23.4 -1.5 7.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 21.7 -1.4 10.2 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 26/19
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 -1.4 10.1 -2.6 5.4 0.0 3.8 10.4 272 (11.3) 26/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.8 -0.6 10.0 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 34/00
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 23.8 +2.4 10.5 +2.0 6.0 0.0 3.4 -- 74 ( 3.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.8 +0.9 11.0 +0.1 6.3 0.0 2.8 11.0 333 (13.9) 52/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.8 +0.3 6.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.4 +5.2 7.9 -1.1 6.2 0.0 3.8 9.6 261 (10.9) 30/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.7 +4.4 7.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 21/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.0 +6.0 9.5 +5.3 4.0 0.0 2.6 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.2 +5.0 10.5 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.7 +3.2 12.4 +2.1 6.3 0.0 3.4 10.3 440 (18.3) 41/19
RICHMOND RAAF 29.5 +6.8 5.4 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 24/17
BELLAMBI AWS 20.5 +0.3 12.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 360 (15.0) 28/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.3 +4.1 5.2 +2.0 3.1 0.0 3.2 4.0 198 ( 8.3) 34/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.5 +2.9 13.6 +8.5 10.4 1.0 2.8 2.7 -- --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.1 +5.0 10.5 +4.6 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.4 +5.0 14.6 +7.2 11.8 2.0 6.4 8.1 479 (20.0) 46/01
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.3 +5.9 14.4 +9.0 12.9 5.6 3.0 -- 551 (23.0) 55/04
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.3 +5.5 13.5 +9.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 491 (20.5) 45/03
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.4 +6.2 18.0 +10.1 13.9 0.2 6.6 -- 300 (12.5) 50/17
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.9 +9.1 16.2 +9.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 586 (24.4) 52/01
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.5 +6.6 12.6 +7.8 -- 3.4 -- -- 795 (33.1) 55/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.0 +3.5 10.6 +5.5 -- 9.4 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 35/11
HOBART AIRPORT 22.4 +7.1 13.1 +7.1 8.0 0.0 6.0 5.4 505 (21.0) 55/12
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

39.6 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
38.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
38.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
38.0 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+10.1 : 28.0 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+9.3 : 26.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+9.1 : 26.1 LAKES ENTRANCE E Gippsland VIC
+9.1 : 25.9 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
+8.8 : 25.1 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.8 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
26.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
26.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.8 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT

+12.2 : 17.6 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+11.8 : 20.8 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+10.9 : 16.0 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
+10.9 : 25.8 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
+10.8 : 19.7 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW

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

7.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
9.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.5 : 10.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-9.2 : 13.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-8.6 : 9.9 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.5 : 11.9 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
-8.4 : 13.2 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA

1.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
1.7 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
1.8 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
2.2 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
2.4 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.1 : 8.8 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.7 : 2.2 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-4.4 : 8.6 MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.3 : 4.8 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.1 : 5.4 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
-4.1 : 5.3 WINDY HARBOUR 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.
25.6 YARRA (ROWE'S LAGOON) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
25.1 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
24.2 HUNTLY Lower West WA
24.0 DALTON POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
22.0 LAKE WARDEN FARM Lower West WA

11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
10.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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2.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
2.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

1325 (55.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1223 (51.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1220 (50.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1131 (47.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1095 (45.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1090 (45.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
1039 (43.3) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
1038 (43.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1008 (42.0) DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
1008 (42.0) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
974 (40.6) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
971 (40.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
965 (40.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
871 (36.3) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
860 (35.8) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
857 (35.7) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
832 (34.7) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
822 (34.3) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
820 (34.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
808 (33.7) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
795 (33.1) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
791 (33.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
781 (32.5) MANDURAH Lower West WA
767 (32.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
746 (31.1) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
722 (30.1) CHEADANUP Goldfields WA
713 (29.7) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
711 (29.6) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
698 (29.1) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
695 (29.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
689 (28.7) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
680 (28.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
678 (28.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
677 (28.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
675 (28.1) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
657 (27.4) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
656 (27.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
651 (27.1) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
650 (27.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
649 (27.0) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
639 (26.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
638 (26.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
637 (26.5) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
632 (26.3) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
630 (26.3) RHYLL E Central VIC
630 (26.3) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
628 (26.2) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
626 (26.1) JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
625 (26.0) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
622 (25.9) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
619 (25.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
618 (25.8) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
615 (25.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
613 (25.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
606 (25.3) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
109/18 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
104/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/02 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
93/19 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
87/12 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
87/12 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
CAPE NATURALISTE : 83(210/ 67 ) at 00:55
    Eucla
FORREST : 85(260/ 70 ) at 08:57
    Goldfields
CHEADANUP : 83(220/ 67 ) at 12:36
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 109(320/ 80 ) at 18:48
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 93(360/ 70 ) at 06:22
MT HOTHAM : 91(***/ 59 ) at 21:30
    W Gippsland
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 69( 54/ 63 ) at 09:30
    E Central
DUNNS HILL : 93( 10/ 52 ) at 06:30
    W Central
POINT WILSON : 85(360/ 67 ) at 01:36
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 104(340/ 80 ) at 01:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 85(250/ 67 ) at 17:00