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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1224 EST on 15/08/2006. 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

ANT

Antarctica

300017

CASEY

2.8

1.6

31/12/2003

17

2.5

18/02/1991

17

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006099

MURCHISON

45.5

45.4

25/12/1997

15

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039122

HERON ISLAND RES STN

34.7

33.1

27/12/2001

26

34.0

08/02/2002

27


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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 21:57EST, 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 31.0 +1.5 14.9 -1.4 11.2 0.0 10.0 -- 413 (17.2) 41/15
PERTH AIRPORT 35.2 +6.3 13.2 -1.6 11.6 0.0 8.2 12.8 306 (12.8) 35/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.8 +1.7 14.1 +1.7 12.7 0.0 5.0 9.9 258 (10.8) 39/12
BUNBURY 31.5 +4.4 14.4 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 34/16
MANDURAH 29.0 -- 18.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 43/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.0 23.0 -2.3 23.9 28.2 4.4 8.9 298 (12.4) 54/23
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.4 -2.0 18.2 -2.0 14.6 0.0 11.8 13.4 304 (12.7) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 21.9 -6.2 11.9 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 31/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.2 -6.8 13.5 -2.0 11.7 1.4 6.0 1.6 441 (18.4) 32/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.3 -3.6 10.8 +0.9 8.3 0.4 5.6 7.4 595 (24.8) 54/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.9 +0.7 24.6 +1.5 21.9 0.0 10.6 12.7 390 (16.3) 55/12
CAIRNS AERO 34.6 +3.2 26.0 +2.6 24.7 0.0 7.2 8.9 278 (11.6) 37/01
TOWNSVILLE AERO 41.0 +9.5 27.3 +3.2 26.0 0.0 8.0 11.5 390 (16.3) 39/10
MACKAY MO 35.8 +5.7 26.0 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 570 (23.8) 45/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.5 +3.4 20.6 -0.6 20.1 5.8 9.2 -- 397 (16.5) 55/03
BUNDABERG AERO 34.8 +5.4 21.8 +1.3 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 473 (19.7) 48/12
NAMBOUR DPI 32.1 +2.9 21.7 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 28.7 +1.5 19.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 43/10
BRISBANE AERO 32.5 +4.2 20.0 -0.1 16.2 6.8 7.8 12.7 337 (14.0) 46/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.9 -1.8 15.7 -1.0 -- 6.6 -- -- 440 (18.3) 61/14
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 25.5 -5.5 15.3 -2.2 9.7 0.0 8.8 -- 270 (11.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 -0.1 17.3 -0.8 14.4 0.2 4.2 13.5 356 (14.8) 41/07
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.3 -0.3 17.4 +0.7 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.6 +1.4 14.7 -1.8 12.4 0.0 7.2 12.7 364 (15.2) 48/07
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.5 -1.4 12.2 -3.1 8.7 6.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 35/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.0 -8.4 3.1 -8.2 1.9 0.0 8.0 13.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.7 0.0 16.8 -0.7 11.1 0.0 10.6 13.2 557 (23.2) 65/09
RICHMOND RAAF 25.1 -3.6 12.7 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 52/13
BELLAMBI AWS 24.7 +0.6 15.8 -1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 407 (17.0) 61/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.6 -6.5 8.5 -2.9 4.1 0.0 9.8 10.7 527 (22.0) 55/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.9 -7.5 9.0 -4.7 7.2 0.6 5.4 10.8 531 (22.1) 54/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -9.4 9.6 -4.1 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.8 -4.3 10.4 -4.4 8.7 0.0 9.6 13.5 528 (22.0) 48/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.7 -4.7 9.5 -2.7 7.7 3.2 -- -- 460 (19.2) 46/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.3 -4.7 8.9 -2.6 -- 2.2 -- -- 481 (20.0) 46/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.3 -1.9 12.0 -0.9 10.2 0.0 4.8 -- 244 (10.2) 28/17
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.9 -1.0 9.8 -1.1 -- 7.2 -- -- 623 (26.0) 67/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.2 -3.4 6.6 -2.8 -- 1.6 -- -- 558 (23.3) 52/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.3 -2.1 10.2 -0.4 -- 8.2 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 46/11
HOBART AIRPORT 18.9 -1.7 8.9 -1.8 6.7 9.4 5.4 3.2 278 (11.6) 48/15
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

45.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
45.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
44.7 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
44.4 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
44.0 MULLEWA Central West WA
44.0 DALWALLINU Central West WA
44.0 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA

+15.5 : 40.0 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+15.0 : 40.6 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+13.8 : 39.7 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+13.3 : 38.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+13.1 : 40.4 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.5 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.4 ALYANGULA POLICE N Rivers NT
28.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.0 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
28.0 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
28.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
28.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL

+5.9 : 22.8 MULLEWA Central West WA
+5.7 : 22.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+5.2 : 21.2 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+4.7 : 26.5 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+4.7 : 20.7 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+4.7 : 19.3 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

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

2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-11.5 : 2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-11.0 : 11.9 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-10.9 : 3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-10.8 : 7.7 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-10.6 : 17.0 BEECHWORTH WOOLSHED Lower NE VIC

-2.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.2 : 3.1 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
-8.2 : -2.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-8.1 : 3.8 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-7.8 : 1.1 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-7.8 : 7.0 HAY CSIRO AWS Riverina 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.
105.0 LAURA POST OFFICE S Peninsula QLD
104.2 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD N Rivers NT
74.4 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
67.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
66.0 BEATRICE HILL N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
74.4 KURI BAY
W Kimberley
51.0 ELLENDALE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
104.2 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
66.0 BEATRICE HILL
51.0 LAKE BENNETT

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
105.0 LAURA POST OFFICE
56.2 WROTHAM PARK
50.0 LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Wide Bay/Burnett
57.0 KOLONGA

TASMANIA
W Coast
67.0 MOUNT READ
64.6 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN)
57.8 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION

13.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.5 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
13.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
13.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

.....

3.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
2.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1340 (55.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1239 (51.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1060 (44.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
927 (38.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
895 (37.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
884 (36.8) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
881 (36.7) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
877 (36.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
873 (36.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
868 (36.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
796 (33.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
775 (32.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
774 (32.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
766 (31.9) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
759 (31.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
728 (30.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
722 (30.1) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
716 (29.8) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
713 (29.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
702 (29.3) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
696 (29.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
688 (28.7) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
665 (27.7) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
656 (27.3) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
646 (26.9) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
644 (26.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
644 (26.8) WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
643 (26.8) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
639 (26.6) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
637 (26.5) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
636 (26.5) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
632 (26.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
630 (26.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
628 (26.2) MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
623 (26.0) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
623 (26.0) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
623 (26.0) GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
619 (25.8) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
614 (25.6) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
610 (25.4) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
605 (25.2) LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
602 (25.1) THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
115/18 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
107/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
102/14 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
98/23 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
87/14 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
87/16 COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
87/20 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
87/21 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
10.8mm in 39 min to 00:00 16.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.8mm/h
TRUSCOTT
18.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 18.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
  W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
11.8mm in 10 min to 01:30 70.8mm/h
8.6mm in 4 min to 01:34 129.0mm/h
8.2mm in 17 min to 01:51 28.9mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
  N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 17.0mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
16.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
12.6mm in 11 min to 16:00 68.7mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.8mm/h
14.8mm in 21 min to 16:21 42.3mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
28.4mm in 32 min to 19:03 53.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
9.6mm in 34 min to 19:00 16.9mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
BRADSHAW
31.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
  N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
12.6mm in 14 min to 18:00 54.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.8mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 16.2mm/h
  Central Coast E
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
9.6mm in 15 min to 04:00 38.4mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.6mm/h
  Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
26.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.7mm/h
TASMANIA
  W Coast
MOUNT READ
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO : 76(360/ 70 ) at 14:11
  Central West
DALWALLINU : 96(210/ 32 ) at 15:52
VICTORIA
  W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 115(240/102 ) at 19:32
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 96(256/ 76 ) at 20:40
  W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 80(250/ 65 ) at 17:30
TASMANIA
  N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 102(270/ 63 ) at 15:02
  Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(230/ 67 ) at 21:54
  Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 83(260/ 63 ) at 09:09
ISLANDS
  Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(250/ 91 ) at 20:30