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National Daily Weather Summary

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Data is as received at 22:27EST, 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 31.7 +0.8 18.0 +0.1 17.3 0.0 4.6 -- 501 (20.9) 50/15
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +0.4 16.7 +0.9 14.1 0.0 7.2 11.0 507 (21.1) 54/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.0 -5.1 12.5 -0.9 9.6 0.0 4.0 10.2 382 (15.9) 35/14
BUNBURY 28.0 +0.5 12.1 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 46/10
MANDURAH 28.8 -- 16.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 520 (21.7) 48/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 -0.4 24.9 +0.4 24.6 11.6 2.0 9.0 281 (11.7) 35/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.8 -0.9 13.8 -3.7 13.0 0.0 -- 11.4 247 (10.3) 37/16
WHYALLA AERO 21.9 -5.4 17.2 +1.9 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 383 (16.0) 48/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.0 -1.3 12.9 -2.3 9.7 0.0 2.0 9.5 126 ( 5.3) 39/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.8 -1.3 9.7 -0.8 8.2 0.2 3.0 7.9 318 (13.3) 35/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.3 0.0 22.9 +1.1 19.2 0.0 8.4 11.2 252 (10.5) 28/09
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 -2.1 24.1 +1.1 23.3 2.2 6.2 1.0 486 (20.3) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.9 -0.8 23.3 +0.4 21.4 0.0 6.6 4.4 353 (14.7) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 29.9 +1.3 22.6 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- 5.4 299 (12.5) 30/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.6 +0.1 20.4 -0.4 19.8 0.0 7.0 -- 282 (11.8) 24/07
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 -1.5 17.6 -2.3 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 287 (12.0) 30/14
NAMBOUR DPI 26.1 -1.8 15.7 -2.5 -- 0.0 4.8 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.8 -0.4 18.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 31/12
BRISBANE AERO 26.8 -1.2 18.5 -0.8 15.4 0.0 5.0 7.2 288 (12.0) 28/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.1 -0.3 15.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 477 (19.9) 41/21
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 26.0 -3.1 20.6 +4.0 17.9 0.0 6.6 -- 162 ( 6.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.6 +0.7 17.4 -0.7 14.9 0.0 2.4 5.9 241 (10.0) 26/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.3 0.0 14.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.2 0.0 15.0 -1.3 12.7 0.0 4.8 9.0 212 ( 8.8) 35/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.0 0.0 15.9 +0.6 13.6 0.2 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 22/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.0 -1.8 13.5 +2.9 10.0 0.0 2.0 1.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.9 -3.2 17.1 +2.6 -- 12.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.1 -1.1 19.7 +2.3 16.6 0.6 5.2 5.9 538 (22.4) 34/03
RICHMOND RAAF 27.3 +0.4 18.7 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 28/18
BELLAMBI AWS 23.8 -0.1 18.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 500 (20.8) 31/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.3 +1.8 13.1 +2.4 11.5 0.0 4.4 5.2 321 (13.4) 30/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.7 +2.0 18.1 +4.7 17.1 0.0 5.8 8.8 423 (17.6) 55/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.9 +1.6 14.2 +0.4 12.4 0.0 4.0 10.9 256 (10.7) 35/22
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.7 +3.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 34/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.2 +3.2 13.4 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 34/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 30.5 +6.6 13.9 +0.7 11.4 0.0 2.4 -- 113 ( 4.7) 18/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 28.3 +5.1 10.0 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 41/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 27.9 +5.7 9.7 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 495 (20.6) 37/17
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.9 -1.6 9.5 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 31/14
HOBART AIRPORT 21.9 +1.2 5.9 -4.8 4.8 0.0 3.0 10.2 253 (10.5) 34/19
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

38.9 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
38.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
37.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
37.7 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
36.8 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD

+7.3 : 31.2 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+7.1 : 30.5 CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS E Central VIC
+6.9 : 29.8 SHEOAKS W Central VIC
+6.8 : 32.1 VIEWBANK (ARPANSA) E Central VIC
+6.8 : 31.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

29.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
29.2 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
29.1 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
28.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
28.1 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+6.5 : 17.2 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+5.8 : 19.5 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+5.3 : 22.0 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+5.3 : 19.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

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

13.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
14.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
15.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-11.1 : 20.9 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
-10.0 : 24.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-9.2 : 21.2 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
-9.0 : 23.5 LIGHTNING RIDGE BOWLING CLUB Upper Darling NSW
-8.3 : 23.5 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW

-2.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-0.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.2 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
0.4 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

-7.6 : 0.4 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-7.5 : 0.2 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-6.2 : 4.4 ORFORD (AUBIN COURT) E Coast TAS
-6.1 : -2.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-5.9 : 1.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

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.
132.0 FROGMOOR Maranoa QLD
112.0 BRAMWELL N Peninsula QLD
89.0 CONWAYS N Rivers NT
81.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
74.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK N Peninsula QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
64.6 COUNTRY DOWNS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
89.0 CONWAYS
73.0 JINDARE
72.2 COOINDA AERODROME
71.0 TIPPERARY
56.4 WATERHOUSE
53.0 TANDANGLE HILL
52.2 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
51.8 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
51.4 EDITH FARMS ROAD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
112.0 BRAMWELL
74.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
65.2 WEIPA EASTERN AVE
58.0 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
N Coast--Barron
81.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
66.0 HAPPY VALLEY
65.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
64.0 GRAHAM RANGE
63.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
61.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
55.0 GLEN ALLYN
51.0 DEERAL
N Coast--Herbert
71.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
55.0 RUSSELL RIVER
54.8 DARADGEE
51.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
Maranoa
132.0 FROGMOOR

NEW SOUTH WALES
Upper Darling
54.0 COBAR (DOUBLE GATES)

11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
10.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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1.8 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
1.2 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
1.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.7 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

1005 (41.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
944 (39.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
866 (36.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
861 (35.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
796 (33.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
733 (30.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
718 (29.9) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
714 (29.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
696 (29.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
639 (26.6) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
627 (26.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
621 (25.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
601 (25.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
78/23 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
70/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
68/00 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
65/23 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
63/22 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara 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
N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
19.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 19.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
KALUMBURU
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
12.2mm in 30 min to 22:00 24.4mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.8mm/h
E Pilbara
PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
KARRATHA AERO
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.6mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 16.4mm/h
E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO
10.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
7.2mm in 17 min to 13:47 25.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 7.3mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 8.7mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
10.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 5.0mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
10.4mm in 25 min to 14:30 25.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
4.4mm in 12 min to 06:12 22.0mm/h
7.8mm in 14 min to 13:21 33.4mm/h
7.6mm in 9 min to 13:30 50.7mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 16.6mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 18.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
5.2mm in 12 min to 22:12 26.0mm/h
Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Upper Darling
COBAR AIRPORT AWS
17.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 17.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN : 176(360/ 76 ) at 22:16