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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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VIC: Drought bites hard in NW and Central VIC

Farmers across Victoria's Mallee, Wimmera and Central regions say their winter crops will fail if rain is not received in the next two weeks. Conditions have been so dry and unseasonably warm since mid-July that canola crops are flowering 2 to 3 weeks ahead of normal, and yeild from canola, oats, wheat, barley and lucerne crops could be cut in half. In the Mallee and Wimmera, frosts and strong, drying winds have exacerbated the dry conditions, and crops are either dying or will be unprofitable to harvest. In the Bendigo area, water storages are at an all-time low, with stage 4 restrictions, which prevent all outside watering, due to come into effect in Bendigo, Castlemaine, Kyneton and Heathcote on 1 September. Coliban Water, which supplies the area, told the Bendigo Advertiser that storages were down to 13.5%, down 8.5% on the same time last year, and that 80mm of rain over the catchments in the past five weeks had resulted in inflows of only 100 megalitres. Between 10,000 and 15,000 ml were needed to maintain the present water restriction levels.

WA: Heavy showers in the South West. Heavy showers were reported with the passage of a front through the South West this evening. Details are in Downpours.

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 23:10EST, 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 22.1 +2.1 8.0 -0.9 5.8 0.0 4.0 -- 381 (15.9) 34/14
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 +3.2 5.2 -2.8 3.8 0.0 3.2 8.9 281 (11.7) 45/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.3 +4.2 1.5 -6.0 0.0 0.0 2.4 8.2 222 ( 9.3) 41/14
BUNBURY 19.8 +2.5 3.0 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 43/19
MANDURAH 19.1 -- 9.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 52/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.8 +1.5 20.3 -0.1 19.1 0.0 7.4 11.0 350 (14.6) 54/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.2 -1.4 2.6 -3.4 -1.7 0.0 6.6 11.2 285 (11.9) 37/09
WHYALLA AERO 18.7 +0.2 2.2 -3.7 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 222 ( 9.3) 30/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.8 -0.9 9.5 +1.3 8.4 2.6 2.0 4.4 266 (11.1) 32/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.9 -0.2 6.0 +0.5 4.6 6.6 2.6 6.7 455 (19.0) 52/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.3 +1.0 14.4 +4.1 10.0 0.0 7.0 11.0 347 (14.5) 34/07
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 +0.4 17.4 0.0 15.4 0.0 7.0 8.5 443 (18.5) 43/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 13.3 -1.4 10.0 0.0 6.2 8.6 416 (17.3) 34/11
MACKAY M.O 22.6 +0.1 15.4 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- 8.8 348 (14.5) 34/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.2 +0.4 15.4 +4.8 14.6 0.0 3.0 -- 269 (11.2) 37/07
BUNDABERG AERO 24.4 +1.1 11.5 +0.6 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 331 (13.8) 26/16
NAMBOUR DPI 23.3 +0.8 9.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 44 ( 1.8) 21/16
COOLANGATTA 22.5 +1.2 10.6 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 26/13
BRISBANE AERO 23.1 +1.3 10.7 +1.1 7.2 0.0 4.0 9.6 247 (10.3) 26/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.4 +2.7 7.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 26/12
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 23.7 +5.8 10.4 +4.6 5.3 0.0 4.0 -- 265 (11.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.8 +4.0 9.3 +1.1 4.5 0.0 2.8 7.7 398 (16.6) 30/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.0 +2.8 5.2 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.4 +1.8 9.6 +2.8 7.2 0.0 2.6 8.9 261 (10.9) 30/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.5 +3.5 9.9 +4.6 6.4 0.0 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 21/01
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.5 +1.5 2.6 +0.5 2.0 0.0 1.6 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.4 +0.9 3.8 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.7 +3.4 12.1 +4.0 4.1 0.0 5.0 9.6 394 (16.4) 41/10
RICHMOND RAAF 22.4 +2.6 4.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 41/14
BELLAMBI AWS 18.6 +0.6 12.8 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 313 (13.0) 46/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.4 +1.4 -1.7 -2.7 -5.0 0.0 4.0 10.0 388 (16.2) 41/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.2 +0.7 0.7 -2.9 0.3 1.0 0.4 8.8 124 ( 5.2) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.6 -0.4 0.3 -3.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 31/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.7 +0.5 4.1 -1.1 -0.8 0.0 5.0 7.1 340 (14.2) 35/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.9 +0.2 -0.9 -4.8 -- 0.0 2.0 -- 280 (11.7) 30/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.6 +0.3 -0.5 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 41/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.9 +0.9 7.5 +0.8 5.5 0.0 2.2 -- 191 ( 8.0) 22/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.4 +0.4 6.6 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 499 (20.8) 52/09
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.3 +0.9 1.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 465 (19.4) 39/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.3 +0.6 8.2 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 460 (19.2) 50/11
HOBART AIRPORT 14.8 +1.3 8.5 +3.8 5.5 0.0 4.0 8.8 639 (26.6) 67/07
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

36.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
36.3 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
36.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.6 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+7.5 : 26.6 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+7.0 : 25.6 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+7.0 : 24.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.6 : 26.0 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
+6.5 : 24.9 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
22.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
22.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
22.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
22.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL

+7.0 : 12.3 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
+7.0 : 11.2 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
+6.1 : 7.3 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+5.9 : 10.3 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+5.8 : 11.8 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+5.8 : 8.8 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW

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

-2.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.2 : 2.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-3.6 : 6.7 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-3.3 : 9.5 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
-3.2 : 0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-3.2 : 4.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-4.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.8 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-3.5 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

-7.3 : -1.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.0 : 1.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-5.9 : -3.0 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC

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.
26.4 HASTINGS CHALET Southeast TAS
23.4 RENISON BELL W Coast TAS
22.4 WARRA W Coast TAS
22.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
22.0 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS

11.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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5.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
4.4 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.1 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

**W** 2018 (84.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1542 (64.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1360 (56.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1294 (53.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1201 (50.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1130 (47.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1041 (43.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1027 (42.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
966 (40.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
900 (37.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
898 (37.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
884 (36.8) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
876 (36.5) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
869 (36.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
805 (33.5) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
803 (33.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
788 (32.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
781 (32.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
773 (32.2) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
762 (31.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
751 (31.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
750 (31.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
743 (31.0) BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
740 (30.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
733 (30.5) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
716 (29.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
699 (29.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
685 (28.5) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
659 (27.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
653 (27.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
643 (26.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
639 (26.6) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
613 (25.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
603 (25.1) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
150/03 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
135/05 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
118/00 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
107/01 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
100/14 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
100/00 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
91/01 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE NATURALISTE
11.2mm in 42 min to 17:00 16.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
10.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
COLLIE EAST
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
5.4mm in 31 min to 17:00 10.5mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 80(300/ 63 ) at 14:06
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 78(300/ 63 ) at 07:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 91(270/ 50 ) at 01:21
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 135(310/121 ) at 05:51
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 145(270/ 91 ) at 08:14
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 108(290/ 58 ) at 01:32
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 100(250/ 80 ) at 13:01
DROUGHTY HILL (TERSS) : 91(260/ 56 ) at 11:40
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 119(300/ 93 ) at 01:01
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 78(280/ 65 ) at 17:30