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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1236 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

WA

N Kimberley

001007

TROUGHTON ISLAND

30.0

30.0

22/12/2005

26

Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

S Peninsula

028004

PALMERVILLE

29.8

29.0

08/12/1997

46

29.5

26/11/1998

51

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

45.2

45.2

22/12/1990

25

Equal to record.

SA

NE Pastoral

017110

LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT

45.4

44.5

20/12/1994

22

SA

NE Pastoral

017123

MOOMBA AIRPORT

46.5

44.7

11/12/2005

11

Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

Upper North

019017

HAWKER

44.5

43.8

19/12/1994

39

SA

Upper Murray

024048

RENMARK AERO

44.2

43.5

16/12/2002

11

NSW

Lower Darling

047048

BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS

44.2

43.0

19/12/1994

18

NSW

Upper Darling

048027

COBAR MO

44.1

43.2

19/12/1990

44

NSW

Upper Darling

048079

WANAARING POST OFFICE

44.9

43.9

26/12/1998

14

NSW

Upper Darling

048237

COBAR AIRPORT AWS

43.4

42.9

19/12/1994

12

NSW

NW Plains W

052088

WALGETT AIRPORT AWS

44.3

44.1

26/12/2003

13

NSW

CW Slopes S

065103

FORBES AIRPORT AWS

42.2

41.3

21/12/1997

11


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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 21:58EST, 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 24.0 -5.5 17.0 +0.7 15.7 0.0 8.6 -- 590 (24.6) 55/18
PERTH AIRPORT 22.7 -6.2 15.0 +0.2 13.1 0.4 8.2 12.4 670 (27.9) 45/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.5 -5.6 9.3 -3.1 8.5 11.2 7.8 10.6 484 (20.2) 52/14
BUNBURY 20.3 -6.8 9.5 -3.8 -- 1.4 -- -- 521 (21.7) 48/01
MANDURAH 20.4 -- 15.4 -- -- 1.2 -- -- 697 (29.0) 48/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +1.8 26.2 +0.9 25.5 0.4 6.2 9.1 260 (10.8) 37/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 43.1 +7.7 22.2 +2.0 17.9 0.0 13.4 13.3 276 (11.5) 54/10
WHYALLA AERO 41.0 +12.9 19.1 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 74/08
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.9 +3.9 20.3 +4.8 16.2 0.0 6.4 1.2 251 (10.5) 65/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 29.7 +6.8 9.4 -0.5 7.2 0.0 7.0 0.6 329 (13.7) 72/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 40.7 +3.5 18.3 -4.8 16.3 0.0 12.6 12.6 244 (10.2) 34/09
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 -2.1 23.9 +0.5 23.1 13.6 12.8 0.3 543 (22.6) 48/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.7 +1.2 26.1 +2.0 24.6 0.0 13.4 1.1 578 (24.1) 59/21
MACKAY MO 33.0 +2.9 26.0 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- 8.4 367 (15.3) 30/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.4 +3.3 19.1 -2.1 17.3 0.0 9.4 -- 213 ( 8.9) 32/14
BUNDABERG AERO 31.6 +2.2 19.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 7.8 -- 233 ( 9.7) 35/15
NAMBOUR DPI 34.4 +5.2 18.7 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 29.5 +2.3 23.7 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 463 (19.3) 41/09
BRISBANE AERO 29.7 +1.4 21.3 +1.2 18.5 0.0 8.6 13.0 552 (23.0) 43/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 34.8 +7.1 20.0 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 35/15
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 39.1 +8.1 21.4 +3.9 15.1 0.0 8.0 -- 188 ( 7.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 32.1 +5.8 22.0 +3.9 12.8 0.0 8.0 9.8 353 (14.7) 35/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.8 +2.2 20.5 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 37.6 +10.4 19.7 +3.2 19.8 0.0 6.6 8.9 451 (18.8) 45/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 36.4 +9.5 19.1 +3.8 19.2 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 28/17
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 32.6 +8.2 15.5 +4.2 7.0 0.0 4.0 10.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 41.9 +10.4 19.2 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 35.5 +9.8 18.9 +1.4 17.3 0.0 7.4 9.3 440 (18.3) 59/18
RICHMOND RAAF 35.3 +6.6 16.7 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 35/15
BELLAMBI AWS 32.8 +8.7 16.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 50/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 36.0 +9.9 13.8 +2.4 11.2 0.0 8.4 10.7 395 (16.5) 55/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 40.0 +10.6 14.5 +0.8 13.7 0.0 13.4 11.6 354 (14.8) 55/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 39.0 +9.6 13.8 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 43.2 +13.1 20.8 +6.0 19.0 0.0 9.4 8.3 246 (10.3) 67/20
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 39.4 +12.0 10.2 -2.0 9.7 0.0 7.2 -- 236 ( 9.8) 63/19
BENDIGO AIRPORT 37.9 +10.9 14.6 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 74/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 36.4 +12.2 12.8 -0.1 10.1 0.0 6.2 -- 112 ( 4.7) --
GEELONG AIRPORT 36.3 +13.4 8.1 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 80/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 32.4 +9.8 8.4 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 301 (12.5) 83/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.8 -0.6 7.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 31/13
HOBART AIRPORT 23.8 +3.2 10.0 -0.7 6.1 0.0 7.0 4.9 369 (15.4) 48/23
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

48.0 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
48.0 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
47.5 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
47.0 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
46.5 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

+13.4 : 36.3 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
+13.2 : 42.9 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+13.1 : 44.2 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
+13.1 : 43.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+13.0 : 37.0 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
+13.0 : 34.1 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC

**S** 30.8 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
30.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
30.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
30.2 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
30.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
30.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

**S** +13.0 : 30.8 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+9.4 : 28.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+8.7 : 24.0 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+8.6 : 21.5 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+8.2 : 29.4 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

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

13.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
15.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.8 LUNCHEON HILL FORESTRY N Coast TAS
17.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
17.2 ALBANY Lower West WA
17.2 MARRAWAH N Coast TAS

-8.2 : 22.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-7.9 : 22.4 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-7.9 : 20.0 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-7.9 : 20.1 KARNET Lower West WA

0.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.5 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
3.6 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
3.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-8.5 : 6.6 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.6 : 10.6 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.2 : 6.5 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-4.8 : 18.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-4.8 : 17.3 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne 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.
109.0 SHIPTONS FLAT N Coast--Barron QLD
101.8 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
87.0 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
56.0 HOPE VALE N Coast--Barron QLD
51.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
87.0 CHANNEL ISLAND

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
109.0 SHIPTONS FLAT
56.0 HOPE VALE
51.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
N Coast--Herbert
101.8 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL

13.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
13.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
12.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

.....

0.8 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.6 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.5 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1170 (48.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1040 (43.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
932 (38.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
929 (38.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
888 (37.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
840 (35.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
808 (33.7) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
807 (33.6) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
802 (33.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
795 (33.1) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
790 (32.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
734 (30.6) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
708 (29.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
697 (29.0) MANDURAH Lower West WA
687 (28.6) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
673 (28.0) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
670 (27.9) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
658 (27.4) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
657 (27.4) KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
631 (26.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
628 (26.2) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
627 (26.1) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
624 (26.0) CHEADANUP Goldfields WA
610 (25.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
610 (25.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
607 (25.3) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
604 (25.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
118/18 COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
117/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
113/21 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
111/20 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
106/19 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
106/18 STAWELL AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
104/19 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
100/22 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
100/16 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
98/19 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
98/18 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
96/17 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
93/17 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
93/16 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
91/17 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
  N Rivers
POINT STUART AWS
22.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 7.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
  N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
4.0mm in 6 min to 13:54 40.0mm/h
  S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
13.0mm in 43 min to 14:00 18.1mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 14.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
  N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
4.6mm in 12 min to 12:00 23.0mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
12.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
  N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
26.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.7mm/h
40.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
INNISFAIL
71.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 11.8mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.6mm/h
53.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 53.2mm/h
68.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 22.7mm/h
74.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 12.3mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
TOWNSVILLE AERO
8.8mm in 16 min to 21:28 33.0mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
  Central Coast E
WOOLSHED
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 13.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
  North Coast
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
6.2mm in 36 min to 18:36 10.3mm/h
ISLANDS
  Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 5.7mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  NW Pastoral
WOOMERA AERODROME : 80(220/ 65 ) at 17:51
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 80(210/ 63 ) at 18:19
  NE Pastoral
LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT : 102(210/ 67 ) at 22:15
MARREE AERO : 106(220/ 65 ) at 20:10
  W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 83(280/ 69 ) at 13:38
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) : 87(280/ 69 ) at 14:01
  Northeast
YUNTA AIRSTRIP : 93(340/ 41 ) at 18:42
  Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO : 85(260/ 69 ) at 15:54
EDITHBURGH : 76(250/ 63 ) at 15:51
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 89(240/ 74 ) at 16:17
  Mallee/Upper SE
LAMEROO AP (AUSTIN PLAINS) : 82(240/ 69 ) at 18:48
NEW SOUTH WALES
  Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 100(330/ 63 ) at 23:03
VICTORIA
  Mallee N
WALPEUP RESEARCH : 93(300/ 69 ) at 17:11
  Mallee S
HOPETOUN AIRPORT : 98(290/ 45 ) at 20:05
  Wimmera S
LONGERENONG : 96(300/ 70 ) at 18:31
HORSHAM AERODROME : 85(310/ 70 ) at 18:15
STAWELL AERODROME : 106(320/ 30 ) at 19:37
  Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 93(340/ 61 ) at 20:30
MT HOTHAM : 102(330/ 54 ) at 23:47
  E Central
ESSENDON AIRPORT : 91(300/ 61 ) at 18:38
  Western Plains
BALLARAT AERODROME : 82(330/ 70 ) at 21:08
LOOKOUT HILL : 100(320/ 39 ) at 17:21
  W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 119(330/ 63 ) at 19:45
HAMILTON AIRPORT : 82(320/ 65 ) at 19:30
AIREYS INLET : 98(330/ 52 ) at 20:01
DARTMOOR CFA : 87(330/ 65 ) at 18:04
WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB : 87(320/ 67 ) at 19:22
TASMANIA
  Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(340/ 80 ) at 23:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 87(360/ 69 ) at 23:01