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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

TAS: Windy as fronts sweep through. The surface charts below show two fronts sweeping across TAS today, each freshening westerly winds to gale force in exposed areas. Strongest wind gusts came with the passage of the second front mid-afternoon, when Maatsuyker Island reported 104km/h, Scotts Peak Dam in the South West 100, and Strahan Airport and Mt Wellington summit 98km/h. Temperatures fell rapidly behind the second front, with highland snow beginning during the evening.


Records set or equalled today

None known


The day in charts
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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 22:57EST, 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 24.5 +5.0 10.1 +0.6 7.0 0.0 3.2 -- 358 (14.9) 41/09
PERTH AIRPORT 19.3 +1.4 5.8 -2.3 5.7 0.0 1.4 8.5 148 ( 6.2) 30/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.5 +1.7 9.6 +2.1 7.5 0.4 1.4 5.2 276 (11.5) 22/03
BUNBURY 19.5 +2.3 7.6 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 18/06
MANDURAH 19.1 -- 11.4 -- -- 2.2 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 30/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.6 -1.9 15.8 -3.4 13.9 0.0 6.2 11.1 371 (15.5) 39/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.2 -0.5 -1.0 -5.0 -4.5 0.0 3.0 10.4 242 (10.1) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 20.2 +3.3 2.2 -3.1 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 279 (11.6) 26/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.9 +1.6 6.4 -1.1 1.1 0.0 0.8 5.6 250 (10.4) 30/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.2 +2.1 5.3 +0.1 5.2 0.0 1.0 6.4 449 (18.7) --
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.1 -1.6 3.9 -4.7 1.0 0.0 4.4 10.5 296 (12.3) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 24.7 -1.0 12.8 -4.2 11.3 0.0 8.0 6.9 461 (19.2) 41/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.7 -0.4 8.6 -5.0 3.0 0.0 4.8 10.5 266 (11.1) 35/15
MACKAY M.O 21.1 -0.2 9.3 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 423 (17.6) 39/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.1 +1.0 7.0 -2.5 4.7 0.0 3.8 -- 156 ( 6.5) 32/10
BUNDABERG AERO 23.3 +1.3 10.7 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 46/09
NAMBOUR DPI 21.9 +0.8 13.7 +6.0 -- 0.0 4.2 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.3 +0.8 14.1 +4.2 -- 4.4 -- -- 440 (18.3) 37/09
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 +1.9 12.2 +3.4 10.4 0.0 2.8 9.8 408 (17.0) 32/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.4 +2.8 5.5 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 39/09
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 18.2 +2.1 5.7 +1.0 2.0 0.0 0.8 -- 194 ( 8.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.5 +0.8 12.0 +4.5 8.3 7.8 2.0 9.0 440 (18.3) 32/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.7 +1.0 10.4 +4.1 -- 19.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 +1.1 7.5 +1.2 6.0 1.0 1.6 9.8 401 (16.7) 32/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.5 +3.0 4.8 +0.2 2.6 0.6 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.8 +3.5 0.6 -0.8 -2.0 0.4 0.0 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.3 +3.1 4.7 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.2 +3.2 7.7 +0.6 6.1 4.4 0.6 9.4 396 (16.5) --
RICHMOND RAAF 17.9 +0.5 4.0 +0.5 -- 1.0 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 13/15
BELLAMBI AWS 18.8 +2.0 9.5 -0.5 -- 3.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 41/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.8 +3.5 0.6 +0.7 -2.2 0.2 1.2 5.8 120 ( 5.0) 37/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.7 +3.0 0.3 -2.4 -0.8 0.0 0.6 9.0 170 ( 7.1) 26/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.3 +2.3 0.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 28/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.5 +2.2 1.0 -3.3 -2.7 0.0 1.8 9.6 168 ( 7.0) 22/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.2 +2.2 1.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 1.0 -- 142 ( 5.9) 26/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.9 +1.4 0.7 -1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 30/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.6 +3.2 7.6 +1.6 5.9 0.0 1.4 -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.9 +2.1 3.1 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 48/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.8 +2.8 1.6 -1.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 470 (19.6) 39/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.8 -0.8 6.2 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 41/11
HOBART AIRPORT 15.8 +3.4 3.3 -0.8 4.0 0.0 0.8 4.8 379 (15.8) 61/18
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

30.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
30.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
30.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
30.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
30.0 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
30.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
30.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD

+7.1 : 28.8 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.7 : 26.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+5.7 : 28.6 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+5.6 : 24.1 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+5.4 : 17.3 MT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL

+6.0 : 13.7 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.9 : 10.6 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.7 : 15.1 MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.3 : 9.9 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
+4.9 : 11.1 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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

-0.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.0 : 25.8 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-3.9 : 25.7 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-3.7 : 24.7 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-3.6 : 27.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-3.5 : 27.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA

-4.1 YONGALA Upper North SA
-3.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-3.0 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

-7.3 : 2.8 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-7.3 : 3.8 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-7.1 : 6.5 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-6.8 : -3.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-6.6 : 7.4 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD

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.
46.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
39.4 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY) Islands ISL
38.8 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
37.0 NORFOLK ISLAND (KINGSTON) Islands ISL
33.4 NORFOLK ISLAND (TWO CHIMNEYS RD) Islands ISL

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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3.7 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
2.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.5 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1061 (44.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1030 (42.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
942 (39.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
941 (39.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
826 (34.4) LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
814 (33.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
805 (33.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
799 (33.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
789 (32.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
780 (32.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
733 (30.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
718 (29.9) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
707 (29.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
697 (29.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
676 (28.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
672 (28.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
665 (27.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
659 (27.5) MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
656 (27.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
654 (27.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
642 (26.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
639 (26.6) CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
638 (26.6) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
634 (26.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
625 (26.0) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
618 (25.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
614 (25.6) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
104/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/16 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
98/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
98/16 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
94/21 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland 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.
TASMANIA
N Coast
LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY)
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT : 32(100/224 ) at 13:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 104(330/ 76 ) at 15:49
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 98(260/ 82 ) at 17:47
W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME : 98(320/ 41 ) at 16:12
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 100(300/ 74 ) at 16:31
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 76(300/ 67 ) at 22:30