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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

TAS: Extraordinarily high winds with front

The seemingly innocuous cold front shown just east of TAS on the surface chart above packed exceptionally strong winds. The highest wind gusts were recorded in the westerlies just after the front, and included an extraordinary 156km/h at Maatsuyker Island, 146 at Scotts Peak Dam on Lake Pedder and 126 at Hartz Mountain, 30km SW of Geeveston. High wind gusts were widespread. In the southeast, Mt Wellington recorded 122km/h, Cape Bruny 106, Tasman Island 104, Tunnack 94 and Hobart Airport 93. In the west, Mt Read recorded 117 and Strahan 96; and in the north Cape Grim 117, Low Head 104, Eddystone Point and Luncheon Hill 102, Flinders Island 94, and Wynyard and Sheffield 93. Conditions in Bass Strait were pretty wild, too, with Hogan Island gusting to 119km/h, Wilsons Promontory 108 and the Kingfisher B oil rig 98km/h.

Little wonder that the observer on Maatsuyker Island, which juts steeply 150m out of the Southern Ocean off Tasmania's South Coast, reported during the day that it was "raining uphill".

Three men, one injured, were rescued by helicopter from a yacht disabled by an engine fire about 50km east of Flinders Island. They called for assistance at 4.30pm today, but 3 to 5m seas and gale force winds delayed rescue until shortly after dawn on Tuesday.

NSW, VIC: Widespread small fires flare as hot weather returns

Numerous small bushfires kept the NSW Fire Brigades and Rural Fire Service busy today. Temperatures reached into the low to mid 30s along the Central and South Coasts, with Sydney recording 33.9 (11.9 above average) and Narooma 31.5 (+12.1). Dry, fresh northwesterly winds saw 3pm humidities reach as low as 12% at Williamtown and Sydney Airport.

Bushfires threatened homes in Cardiff and Macquarie Hills (10km W of Newcastle) and a mining complex at Boolaroo in the same area but were kept under control by around 100 firefighters. Farther west, a fire burnt through 75 hectares near Kearsley, just SE of Cessnock. Elsewhere in the state, fires were reported west of Mogo on the South Coast (about 180ha), in Middle Brother National Park north of Taree (about 160ha) and near Higher Macdonald north of Wisemans Ferry (about 370ha) with small fires at Capertee north of Lithgow and Corindi north of Coffs Harbour.

In VIC, strong winds accompanied a cold front that crossed the Gippsland area late morning, preceded by very warm conditions. Grassfires broke out at Wurruk, just west of Sale, and on the nearby Latrobe River floodplain.

 


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2118 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 maximum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029090

TOORAK RESEARCH STATION

43.0

43.0

25/10/2004

30

Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

TAS

W Coast

097072

STRAHAN AERODROME

96

95.0

15/10/1997

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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 21:30EST, 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 22.8 -1.6 8.6 -2.3 7.8 0.0 4.0 -- 333 (13.9) 46/16
PERTH AIRPORT 22.6 +0.1 8.2 -2.0 6.9 0.0 4.0 9.7 312 (13.0) 45/17
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.1 +1.4 6.8 -2.3 6.6 0.2 3.0 2.8 308 (12.8) 43/10
BUNBURY 19.8 -0.9 7.4 -1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 55/23
MANDURAH 19.3 -- 12.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 57/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 -0.1 22.5 -2.5 22.0 0.0 9.2 10.8 403 (16.8) 35/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.4 +6.4 23.6 +8.8 18.3 0.4 10.6 5.9 266 (11.1) 59/17
WHYALLA AERO 19.9 -4.0 11.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 10.6 -- 320 (13.3) 43/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.6 -3.2 14.4 +3.0 11.7 0.0 4.0 8.6 302 (12.6) 34/07
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.0 -1.9 12.0 +4.9 10.6 0.0 4.6 10.0 599 (25.0) 54/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.1 +3.5 21.1 +2.5 18.8 0.0 9.8 4.6 241 (10.0) 46/17
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 -0.4 19.2 -1.4 17.5 0.0 7.6 11.2 357 (14.9) 34/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.7 +0.3 19.1 -1.6 17.0 0.0 6.6 10.4 254 (10.6) 32/11
MACKAY MO 30.1 +2.5 18.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 245 (10.2) 32/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.2 +6.5 17.3 +0.3 15.3 0.0 7.2 -- 226 ( 9.4) 43/15
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 +2.2 18.3 +1.7 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 366 (15.3) 50/15
NAMBOUR DPI 28.1 +1.4 13.4 -0.4 -- 0.0 16.8 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 27.1 +2.7 16.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 35/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 +1.8 17.2 +1.5 12.1 0.0 5.0 10.2 409 (17.0) 32/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.9 +5.2 13.8 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 34/14
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 30.0 +4.9 10.7 -1.4 5.4 0.0 5.2 -- 106 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.0 +3.4 9.5 -4.3 4.3 0.0 4.4 11.4 312 (13.0) 35/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.3 +5.3 9.3 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 32.9 +9.3 8.1 -3.9 5.0 0.0 7.8 11.2 314 (13.1) 45/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 33.3 +9.6 7.9 -2.8 3.9 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 39/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.0 +5.5 12.0 +5.4 4.5 0.0 6.2 11.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.5 +3.7 7.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 33.8 +11.3 14.4 +1.3 7.2 0.0 7.8 11.3 295 (12.3) 59/20
RICHMOND RAAF 30.9 +5.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35/22
BELLAMBI AWS 33.1 +11.5 13.7 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 68/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.8 +6.4 9.5 +3.4 5.2 0.0 6.4 11.6 423 (17.6) 63/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.3 +3.9 8.9 +1.2 6.4 0.0 4.0 11.6 242 (10.1) 41/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +1.7 8.3 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.2 +0.4 13.3 +3.5 7.6 0.0 7.2 11.3 340 (14.2) 37/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.6 +0.7 10.4 +2.9 7.1 0.0 11.8 -- 276 (11.5) 37/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.4 +0.1 5.2 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 39/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.8 +1.2 16.2 +6.7 14.1 0.0 4.6 -- 171 ( 7.1) 37/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.9 -0.9 12.8 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 472 (19.7) 63/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.5 -1.1 8.5 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 551 (23.0) 55/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.8 -2.2 11.5 +4.6 -- 1.4 -- -- 403 (16.8) 68/13
HOBART AIRPORT 15.7 -1.6 11.0 +3.5 6.8 1.0 3.4 8.6 562 (23.4) 93/13
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

43.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
43.0 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
42.6 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
41.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

+12.0 : 31.5 NAROOMA RVCP South Coast NSW
+11.8 : 33.9 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+11.6 : 32.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+11.5 : 33.1 BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
+11.5 : 34.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.5 : 31.6 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW

27.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
26.8 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
26.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

+9.6 : 26.7 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+8.9 : 25.4 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+8.8 : 23.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.1 : 26.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+7.9 : 25.7 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

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

2.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
7.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-6.3 : 4.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-6.3 : 25.4 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
-5.9 : 8.3 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-5.6 : 27.1 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-5.4 : 7.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-0.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
0.5 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
0.9 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
1.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.7 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-7.4 : 4.5 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
-7.1 : 0.9 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.2 : 9.1 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL N Coast--Barron QLD
-6.0 : 3.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
-5.9 : -0.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W 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.
38.0 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
28.4 CONNORVILLE (LAKE RIVER) N Coast TAS
27.0 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
26.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
23.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

11.7 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.6 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
11.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

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5.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
5.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
2.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1504 (62.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1270 (52.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1209 (50.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1206 (50.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
952 (39.7) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
914 (38.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
910 (37.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
893 (37.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
876 (36.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
823 (34.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
806 (33.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
803 (33.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
754 (31.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
745 (31.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
738 (30.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
736 (30.7) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
725 (30.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
722 (30.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
694 (28.9) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
687 (28.6) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
670 (27.9) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
654 (27.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
651 (27.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
648 (27.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
647 (27.0) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
637 (26.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
628 (26.2) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
625 (26.0) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
624 (26.0) MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
624 (26.0) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
604 (25.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
156/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
146/ SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
126/11 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
122/13 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
118/11 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
118/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
117/22 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
117/14 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
107/09 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
106/14 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
104/12 LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
104/19 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
102/13 EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
96/08 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
95/15 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
94/12 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
94/10 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
93/12 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
93/10 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
93/13 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
91/15 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
91/12 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast 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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 117(340/ 52 ) at 22:14
NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(150/ 72 ) at 15:08
GREEN CAPE AWS : 95(170/ 58 ) at 12:49
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(320/ 63 ) at 13:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 93(340/ 61 ) at 07:30
    W Gippsland
EAST SALE AIRPORT : 83(260/ 63 ) at 12:00
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 108(270/ 74 ) at 14:30
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 98(240/ 80 ) at 13:10
BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT : 85(230/ 63 ) at 15:00
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 78(270/ 63 ) at 11:00
TASMANIA
    N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT : 93(280/ 69 ) at 12:14
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 117(270/ 85 ) at 12:00
LUNCHEON HILL FORESTRY : 102(260/ 41 ) at 14:01
SMITHTON AERODROME : 91(270/ 67 ) at 13:00
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 102(290/ 59 ) at 14:13
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 93(260/ 70 ) at 16:23
    Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT : 93(300/ 61 ) at 14:15
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 150(300/130 ) at 13:43
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 115(260/ 72 ) at 14:25
TASMAN ISLAND : 102(300/ 70 ) at 12:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 126(290/ 67 ) at 13:01
TUNNACK FIRE STATION : 95(280/ 39 ) at 11:52
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 106(250/ 58 ) at 15:48
    Central Plateau
LIAWENEE : 82(280/ 67 ) at 10:38
    W Coast
WARRA : 102(290/ 52 ) at 12:55
STRAHAN AERODROME : 96(300/ 74 ) at 09:14
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 146(300/121 ) at 12:31
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 87(270/ 63 ) at 15:23
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 119(260/104 ) at 11:52