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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2121 EST on 25/12/2006. 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

W Kimberley

003032

DERBY AERO

29.3

29.2

01/02/2005

21

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

28.4

28.1

01/02/2005

13

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

30.9

30.9

27/02/2003

12

Equal to record.


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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 22:15EST, 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 26.7 -5.8 16.3 -2.8 15.4 0.0 8.0 -- -- 59/17
PERTH AIRPORT 29.0 -2.8 13.4 -4.0 12.5 0.0 8.6 12.1 455 (19.0) 45/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.9 -5.0 11.1 -3.3 8.6 0.0 3.4 5.2 242 (10.1) 32/13
BUNBURY 26.2 -3.6 9.8 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 43/17
MANDURAH 25.3 -- 16.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 525 (21.9) 50/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +2.2 25.3 +0.6 24.6 10.2 6.6 8.0 287 (12.0) 72/23
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.2 +6.1 23.8 +3.0 20.1 0.4 14.2 10.4 338 (14.1) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 25.6 -4.0 19.3 +1.6 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 542 (22.6) 48/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.5 -4.8 16.8 -0.3 13.4 0.0 6.0 8.9 296 (12.3) 37/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.8 -4.3 14.7 +3.1 14.6 0.8 6.2 1.3 440 (18.3) 32/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.0 -0.3 25.2 +1.8 23.9 0.0 6.4 6.8 229 ( 9.5) 76/14
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +0.8 23.3 -0.4 22.2 0.2 6.6 8.3 376 (15.7) 32/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +1.2 24.2 +0.1 23.2 0.0 9.4 8.1 401 (16.7) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 31.5 +1.9 22.6 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- 9.6 270 (11.3) 26/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.1 +3.8 23.1 +1.0 22.0 0.0 9.2 -- 217 ( 9.0) 37/14
BUNDABERG AERO 32.8 +2.9 22.1 +0.7 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 253 (10.5) 34/15
NAMBOUR DPI 31.1 +2.3 19.2 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 29.5 +1.3 22.1 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 35/09
BRISBANE AERO 31.3 +2.2 21.7 +0.6 19.1 0.0 8.0 12.0 353 (14.7) 32/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.1 +2.7 17.9 +0.3 -- 18.4 -- -- 307 (12.8) 41/15
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 35.6 +4.5 20.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 108 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.9 +2.1 19.0 -0.5 17.4 0.0 5.0 11.5 207 ( 8.6) 39/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 30.2 +2.7 16.8 -1.5 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 39.7 +12.2 17.3 -0.8 15.6 0.0 8.8 9.3 307 (12.8) 37/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 30.0 +4.2 19.4 +6.3 11.5 0.0 11.0 9.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 37.8 +5.8 20.5 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 35.7 +9.4 22.5 +3.5 16.8 0.0 8.8 8.8 368 (15.3) 54/18
RICHMOND RAAF 37.4 +8.4 18.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 116 ( 4.8) 55/22
BELLAMBI AWS 28.1 +3.3 22.7 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 50/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 36.0 +8.9 17.2 +4.1 14.6 0.0 9.6 12.5 258 (10.8) 52/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 36.6 +5.7 20.3 +4.0 18.3 0.0 9.8 12.2 235 ( 9.8) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.5 +3.2 16.9 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.4 -0.2 13.1 -3.3 10.7 0.0 12.8 12.4 381 (15.9) 35/00
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.8 +0.3 13.6 -0.7 12.1 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 30/01
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.4 0.0 12.2 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.8 -1.0 17.8 +3.2 16.4 0.0 6.8 -- 174 ( 7.3) 21/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 24.1 -0.9 16.9 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 34/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.7 +0.7 13.6 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 504 (21.0) 31/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.5 +2.1 12.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 37/16
HOBART AIRPORT 24.7 +2.4 16.7 +4.7 12.0 0.0 10.2 9.3 407 (17.0) 43/15
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

45.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
44.6 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
44.1 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
44.1 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
44.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
44.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
44.0 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW

+12.2 : 39.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
+10.9 : 37.2 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
+10.9 : 39.2 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
+10.7 : 37.0 MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+10.6 : 40.1 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
+10.6 : 38.2 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW
+10.6 : 38.5 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW

31.4 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
30.9 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
30.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
29.4 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+7.8 : 30.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+7.6 : 19.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
+7.2 : 16.9 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+6.8 : 24.9 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+6.5 : 23.4 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW

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

11.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
15.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.2 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.6 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
17.2 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS

-7.0 : 22.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.8 : 26.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.5 : 27.4 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.4 : 21.1 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
-6.3 : 21.0 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA

3.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
6.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
6.9 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
6.9 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
7.9 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

-7.6 : 8.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.8 : 6.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.3 : 8.0 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
-6.3 : 6.9 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-5.8 : 9.8 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-5.8 : 11.2 EUCLA Eucla 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.
95.0 HICKS ISLAND S Peninsula QLD
74.6 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
64.6 ALYANGULA POLICE N Rivers NT
63.6 BATAVIA DOWNS STATION N Peninsula QLD
63.4 WHYANBEEL VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
64.6 ALYANGULA POLICE
53.0 SOUTH ALLIGATOR RESORT
50.0 JINDARE

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
63.6 BATAVIA DOWNS STATION
S Peninsula
95.0 HICKS ISLAND
N Coast--Barron
74.6 CAPE FLATTERY
63.4 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
51.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
Brisbane/SE Coast
52.0 CROFTBY ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands N
53.0 GOOLMA (BROOKLYN)

12.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.5 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.4 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

2.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

853 (35.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
821 (34.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
813 (33.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
773 (32.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
771 (32.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
769 (32.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
763 (31.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
750 (31.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
735 (30.6) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
734 (30.6) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
728 (30.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
725 (30.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
683 (28.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
678 (28.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
670 (27.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
666 (27.8) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
656 (27.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
642 (26.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
626 (26.1) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
616 (25.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
610 (25.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
607 (25.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
603 (25.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
602 (25.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
98/02 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
85/22 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
83/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
76/14 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
74/16 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
74/14 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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
E Pilbara
MARBLE BAR
7.2mm in 18 min to 04:30 24.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.2mm in 13 min to 15:50 47.1mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.8mm/h
8.8mm in 16 min to 23:44 33.0mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
12.4mm in 20 min to 19:30 37.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 8.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
4.4mm in 3 min to 22:14 88.0mm/h
12.2mm in 16 min to 22:30 45.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 18.8mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 26.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
18.2mm in 20 min to 13:30 54.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 21.8mm/h
28.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 28.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.6mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 12.0mm/h
LAJAMANU
14.6mm in 24 min to 08:30 36.5mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 08:30 14.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
12.0mm in 15 min to 21:00 48.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
32.4mm in 2 hr to 23:00 16.2mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
6.6mm in 6 min to 22:20 66.0mm/h
3.2mm in 2 min to 22:22 96.0mm/h
8.8mm in 38 min to 23:00 13.9mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 18.6mm/h
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
41.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 13.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
13.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 13.4mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
44.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 14.7mm/h
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
18.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 18.6mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 20.6mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.3mm/h
Gulf Country
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT
12.8mm in 16 min to 16:35 48.0mm/h
9.2mm in 9 min to 16:44 61.3mm/h
16.2mm in 13 min to 17:00 74.8mm/h
48.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 48.0mm/h
7.8mm in 21 min to 17:21 22.3mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.8mm/h
59.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 19.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS
4.8mm in 7 min to 20:37 41.1mm/h
CW Slopes S
PARKES AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.4mm/h
Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF
10.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT : 87(170/ 67 ) at 02:29
NEW SOUTH WALES
CW Plains N
TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS : 95(240/ 67 ) at 16:59