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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

NSW, QLD: Widespread storms bring heavy rain

Rainfall gaugings across southern QLD and northern NSW for the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, though most of the rain fell from storms and following rain today. The red dot for Mt Kilcoy Weir in SE QLD is an error.

Thunderstorms were widespread across the northern half of NSW and southern parts of QLD today. A line of storms developed shortly after dawn from about Tamworth NSW to far SW QLD along a line of middle atmosphere moisture embedded in a broader area of instability, shown as a troughline on the surface charts above. The area of storms broadened and moved ENE during the remainder of the day giving some heavy bursts of rain (see downpours). Some notable falls were 25.2mm in an hour at Trangie, 37.4mm in 49 minutes at Narrabri and 46.2mm in 2 hours at Armidale Airport. The storms petered out over SE QLD during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The detailed rain gauging maps at left show that many locations received more than 25mm with several dozen recording over 50mm in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday. The highest totals were unusually widely spread with 92.4mm at Lawrence Road on the NSW North Coast, 88.4 at Ellangowan on the QLD Darling Downs, 75.8 at Tambar Springs in the NSW NW Slopes and 72.6 at Kindee Bridge on the NSW Mid North Coast (see Sunday's Wettest for more details).

Storm falls of 75 to 100mm were reported by farmers across the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley, stopping the grain harvest. Flooded fields are likely to impact on grain quality with some growers reporting up to 25mm of water covering unharvest grain in their fields.

NEWSBITS

As the temperature anomaly maps show, hot weather extended east into SA today with temperatures reaching 39.0C at Nullarbor, 13.5 above normal, and many places on the Eyre Peninsula reporting top temperatures 10C or more above average. Eucla, just across the border in WA, reported a top of 40.6, 16.8 up on the norm after an overnight minimum that was 10.7 above.

Colder southwesterlies spread across southern WA, keeping maxima 6 to 8 below the November average and spawning some gusty thunderstorms with or ahead of the front. Forrest and Norseman in the southeast reported wind gusts of 107 and 100km/h respectively.

Overnight thunderstorms gave some heavy rainfall SW of Alice Springs. Curtin Springs reported 37.0mm for the 24 hours to 9am, just 4.7mm shy of the station's 50-year November record.

 


Records set or equalled today

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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 21:43EST, 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 21.9 -5.2 15.4 +1.6 13.8 1.4 5.2 -- 503 (21.0) 52/04
PERTH AIRPORT 19.4 -6.4 11.5 -1.1 11.3 8.2 3.4 10.8 556 (23.2) 52/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.4 -4.4 9.8 -1.0 9.7 6.4 5.8 9.8 482 (20.1) 58/09
BUNBURY 18.6 -5.6 10.0 -2.0 -- 4.0 -- -- 474 (19.8) 61/00
MANDURAH 18.6 -- 12.8 -- -- 4.4 -- -- 670 (27.9) 63/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.7 +0.4 24.4 -0.9 25.2 2.4 4.8 8.1 261 (10.9) 46/19
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.4 +2.8 19.7 +1.8 17.7 0.0 8.0 10.7 297 (12.4) 34/21
WHYALLA AERO 34.8 +8.3 10.3 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 50/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.7 +5.6 15.9 +1.9 10.6 0.0 5.8 12.7 239 (10.0) 46/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 26.2 +5.8 7.2 -1.2 4.8 0.0 3.0 13.3 286 (11.9) 32/21
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.8 +2.4 21.3 -0.1 19.3 0.0 8.0 10.9 269 (11.2) 34/10
CAIRNS AERO 31.5 +0.9 22.2 -0.1 21.5 6.0 9.8 11.0 420 (17.5) 41/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 -0.2 23.4 +0.5 21.9 0.0 9.8 11.7 557 (23.2) 39/12
MACKAY M.O 29.4 +0.2 24.2 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 387 (16.1) 30/18
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.2 +1.0 20.9 +1.4 19.6 0.4 8.2 -- 253 (10.5) 35/13
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 0.0 20.2 +1.3 -- 15.0 3.6 -- 289 (12.0) 34/14
NAMBOUR DPI 28.7 +0.7 21.2 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.5 +0.7 20.5 +2.3 -- 2.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.2 +0.4 21.6 +3.6 19.5 5.4 6.2 6.6 392 (16.3) 39/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.1 +0.4 17.4 +2.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 548 (22.8) 41/02
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 27.6 -0.7 19.4 +4.4 16.7 0.0 4.8 -- 147 ( 6.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 +1.3 19.4 +3.3 16.9 0.0 6.6 5.1 479 (20.0) 35/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.2 +1.3 19.6 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 -3.5 19.6 +5.3 19.7 2.0 5.4 0.0 416 (17.3) 34/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.5 -3.6 18.4 +5.3 19.0 16.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 24/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.1 0.0 13.4 +4.3 9.7 2.2 3.4 3.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.1 -2.3 16.9 +3.3 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.3 -0.7 18.8 +3.5 17.5 0.8 3.0 2.6 498 (20.8) 32/03
RICHMOND RAAF 21.1 -5.5 18.0 +4.1 -- 9.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 24/06
BELLAMBI AWS 19.9 -2.2 15.8 +0.2 -- 8.8 -- -- 279 (11.6) 31/05
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.4 +0.7 11.0 +2.2 8.0 0.0 8.0 7.0 354 (14.8) 39/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.7 +1.0 9.2 -1.5 7.8 0.0 3.6 12.4 248 (10.3) 30/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.8 +0.8 9.8 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.6 +3.2 10.4 -2.1 6.1 0.0 5.0 13.0 184 ( 7.7) 30/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.3 +0.7 8.4 -1.7 6.9 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 24/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.7 +1.5 8.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 30/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.1 +3.2 10.5 -0.7 8.3 0.0 3.8 -- 130 ( 5.4) 21/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.5 +1.5 6.1 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 34/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.9 +4.3 6.9 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 39/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.0 +1.6 7.4 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 30/15
HOBART AIRPORT 20.9 +1.9 8.4 -0.8 4.7 0.0 6.8 13.3 569 (23.7) 30/14
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

43.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
42.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
42.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
41.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

+16.5 : 40.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+13.1 : 39.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.6 : 35.1 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+11.4 : 37.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.1 : 35.7 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA

28.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.9 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
27.7 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.5 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
27.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+10.6 : 23.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.3 : 24.5 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+7.2 : 19.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+6.9 : 15.0 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+6.6 : 14.2 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

14.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
15.2 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
15.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.0 : 18.0 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.7 : 20.9 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
-8.5 : 21.4 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-8.3 : 22.0 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-8.3 : 18.6 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA

-0.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
1.0 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
1.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.0 : 5.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.0 : 4.5 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-4.7 : 7.6 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-4.5 : 4.0 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
-4.5 : 6.1 CERBERUS E Central VIC

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.
79.6 KILLAWARRA (URALBA) MidNorth Coast S NSW
75.4 KANDANGA UPPER Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68.6 OAKWOOD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
66.0 BIRDWOOD MidNorth Coast S NSW
65.2 OAKWOOD TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
50.2 THANGOOL AIRPORT
Brisbane/SE Coast
75.4 KANDANGA UPPER
68.6 OAKWOOD
65.2 OAKWOOD TM
65.0 TRAVESTON
62.2 KANDANGA TM
60.0 COMO
58.0 ZACHARIAH TM
52.6 LAKE COOROIBAH(PINES AV)
Darling Downs E
54.4 CARBEAN
50.0 SILVERWOOD DAM

NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes S
54.0 UPPER MANILLA (GLENBORAH)
N Tablelands W
55.6 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK)
52.0 BLACK SWAMP (ATHLYNE)
MidNorth Coast S
79.6 KILLAWARRA (URALBA)
66.0 BIRDWOOD
56.0 KINDEE BRIDGE (HASTINGS RIVER)
52.0 BOBIN (BOBIN CREEK)
Hunter Valley
55.8 CARRABOLLA (WOODBERRY)
CW Slopes N
52.0 NEILREX (CAIGAN)
Riverina E
50.0 RENNIE (BROAD MEADOWS)

13.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.3 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
13.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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3.5 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
3.5 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
2.6 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
2.5 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

1346 (56.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1089 (45.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
932 (38.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
854 (35.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
829 (34.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
829 (34.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
820 (34.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
787 (32.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
723 (30.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
722 (30.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
713 (29.7) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
694 (28.9) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
687 (28.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
686 (28.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
680 (28.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
672 (28.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
670 (27.9) MANDURAH Lower West WA
663 (27.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
646 (26.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
638 (26.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
637 (26.5) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
633 (26.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
618 (25.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
609 (25.4) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
606 (25.3) EUCLA Eucla WA
107/17 FORREST Eucla WA
100/10 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
91/18 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
84/11 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
83/16 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
SWANBOURNE
6.6mm in 9 min to 02:45 44.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 10.6mm/h
BICKLEY
11.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
20.8mm in 20 min to 18:25 62.4mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.2mm/h
BRISBANE
12.6mm in 30 min to 08:00 25.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 15.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 14.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains N
TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS
10.2mm in 18 min to 12:18 34.0mm/h
15.0mm in 42 min to 13:00 21.4mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 25.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
    NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS
37.4mm in 49 min to 16:00 45.8mm/h
38.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 38.2mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.3mm/h
    NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
    N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND)
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
18.0mm in 11 min to 16:00 98.2mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 21.0mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 25.2mm/h
48.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 16.0mm/h
    North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.8mm/h
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
15.0mm in 30 min to 21:00 30.0mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 20.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 22.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.6mm/h
    Hunter Valley
SCONE AIRPORT AWS
12.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.0mm/h
    CW Slopes N
DUNEDOO POST OFFICE
38.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
33.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 11.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Eucla
FORREST : 108(210/ 82 ) at 17:25
    Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO : 100(280/ 41 ) at 10:31
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT : 83(230/ 65 ) at 11:15
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Plateau
YULARA AERO : 91(360/ 59 ) at 18:23
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NULLARBOR : 91(360/ 72 ) at 16:03