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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 1744 EST on 12/01/2007. 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 daily rainfall

NT

Victoria

014806

BIRRIMBA

13.4

7.4

07/05/1990

20

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009871

WINDY HARBOUR

1.7

1.8

24/05/1999

20

Lowest maximum temperature

VIC

E Gippsland

084143

COMBIENBAR AWS

7.3

7.4

31/05/2000

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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 22:43EST, 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 27.8 +3.8 12.9 0.0 10.8 0.0 7.4 -- 588 (24.5) 50/08
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 -0.1 8.0 -2.5 6.7 0.0 3.2 9.3 458 (19.1) 43/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.8 -1.1 2.6 -7.2 1.0 0.0 2.4 9.4 173 ( 7.2) 32/12
BUNBURY 21.8 +0.7 7.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 30/08
MANDURAH 22.4 -- 10.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 31/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.1 -0.9 20.5 -1.6 19.7 0.0 6.6 8.9 375 (15.6) 39/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.6 +1.6 6.3 -2.0 2.9 0.0 4.0 10.3 222 ( 9.3) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 16.8 -3.7 11.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 224 ( 9.3) 37/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 -1.3 6.6 -3.6 2.7 0.0 1.2 8.6 135 ( 5.6) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.1 -2.0 2.6 -4.7 0.6 1.0 1.0 7.2 285 (11.9) 24/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.4 -0.5 11.8 -2.1 9.6 0.0 4.0 8.8 212 ( 8.8) 30/11
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 +0.7 21.9 +2.0 20.0 0.2 6.2 9.1 618 (25.8) 55/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.0 +0.4 18.7 +1.1 15.6 0.0 4.0 9.5 391 (16.3) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 24.3 +0.1 19.5 +2.4 -- 1.0 -- 7.7 500 (20.8) 45/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.7 +1.7 16.5 +2.3 13.9 0.0 4.0 -- 268 (11.2) 30/11
BUNDABERG AERO 26.1 +1.4 15.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 3.4 -- 371 (15.5) 31/11
NAMBOUR DPI 24.8 +1.1 11.7 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.5 +1.4 13.3 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 28/15
BRISBANE AERO 25.3 +1.7 13.6 +0.8 11.7 0.0 3.8 9.8 313 (13.0) 24/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.2 +3.2 12.8 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 485 (20.2) 28/00
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 23.7 +3.4 8.7 0.0 4.5 0.0 3.0 -- 67 ( 2.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.5 +1.1 10.4 -1.3 6.4 0.0 2.6 8.7 156 ( 6.5) 30/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.5 +4.0 8.7 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.0 -1.2 9.3 -0.8 7.0 0.0 2.2 0.5 216 ( 9.0) 28/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.3 -3.1 9.4 +1.1 6.9 0.0 -- -- 32 ( 1.3) 18/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.9 +0.7 6.7 +2.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 4.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.3 +0.3 9.2 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.8 +0.8 13.7 +2.8 11.4 0.0 3.0 1.8 296 (12.3) 48/18
RICHMOND RAAF 18.7 -1.9 8.5 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 23 ( 1.0) 35/17
BELLAMBI AWS 20.7 +1.0 14.9 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 52/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.6 +3.0 5.3 +2.1 2.5 0.0 1.8 6.9 123 ( 5.1) 30/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.0 +1.7 4.1 -1.8 2.9 0.0 3.6 8.7 150 ( 6.3) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.2 -0.5 3.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.9 -2.1 6.9 -0.5 5.6 0.0 4.0 9.6 239 (10.0) 32/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.8 -2.5 5.3 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 39/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.7 -2.9 4.5 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 31/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.4 -1.3 10.0 +1.4 8.4 0.0 0.8 -- 108 ( 4.5) 18/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.2 -2.9 5.5 -2.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 308 (12.8) 26/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.2 -2.4 2.9 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 318 (13.3) 34/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.5 -3.3 1.1 -4.0 -- 3.2 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 35/12
HOBART AIRPORT 12.1 -3.1 2.3 -4.3 -1.3 0.2 2.4 7.4 434 (18.1) 46/10
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

34.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
34.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
33.0 MANINGRIDA N Rivers NT
32.9 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+7.0 : 28.3 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
+5.2 : 31.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+4.7 : 24.0 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
+4.3 : 30.3 KALBARRI Central West WA
+4.2 : 25.4 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+6.4 : 12.4 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+6.2 : 14.5 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+6.2 : 11.7 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+6.1 : 13.5 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
+6.1 : 12.7 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+6.1 : 11.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+6.1 : 14.3 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

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

-0.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-7.2 : -0.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-7.0 : 7.3 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-6.0 : 7.0 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-5.9 : 4.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-5.8 : 2.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-4.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.4 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-2.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
**S** -2.1 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW

-9.0 : 1.7 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
**S** -8.5 : -2.1 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-8.3 : 1.7 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-8.3 : 1.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
-7.2 : 2.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West 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.
70.0 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
50.8 ADVENTURE BAY (FORESTRY) Southeast TAS
29.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
22.6 TAHLEE (CARRINGTON HOUSE) Hunter Valley NSW
21.2 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
70.0 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
21.2 RAINBOW BEACH

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
22.6 TAHLEE (CARRINGTON HOUSE)

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
29.2 MT BAW BAW

TASMANIA
Southeast
50.8 ADVENTURE BAY (FORESTRY)

10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
9.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
9.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
9.9 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

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3.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
1.8 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.5 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1352 (56.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1155 (48.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
995 (41.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
934 (38.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
890 (37.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
858 (35.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
820 (34.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
793 (33.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
773 (32.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
740 (30.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
724 (30.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
724 (30.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
720 (30.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
713 (29.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
694 (28.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
693 (28.9) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
672 (28.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
658 (27.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
647 (27.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
633 (26.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
626 (26.1) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
620 (25.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
620 (25.8) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
618 (25.8) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
608 (25.3) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
97/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
93/01 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
91/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
87/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
83/02 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
83/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
18.6mm in 30 min to 05:30 37.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 05:30 20.6mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 24.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 87(230/ 78 ) at 01:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(300/ 82 ) at 01:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(240/ 70 ) at 00:49
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 93(260/ 76 ) at 01:50
DROUGHTY HILL (TERSS) : 78(240/ 65 ) at 02:10