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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

WA: Wet, windy and warm in the south

A pair of cold fronts affected southern WA today, bringing high winds, temperatures approaching 30C in the SE, and welcome widespread though patchy rain across the Central West, South West, Wheat Belt and Great Southern. Heavy showers were reported last night with the first cold front, which crossed Cape Leeuwin early evening. Most of the South West registered 10 to 30mm in the gauge at 9 this morning. However, a secondary low pressure system developed on the second cold front as it approached the South West during the day, making it significantly more intense than the first as the low skirted the South Coast overnight into Sunday. Wind gusted to 130km/h at Cape Leeuwin at 6.02pm, just before the front crossed. Further heavy showers accompanied this front, this time penetrating into the Central Wheat Belt and along the coast north of Perth (see downpours). In the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, a broad band from the Central Coast through the Wheat Belt to east of Albany registered 10 to 20mm.

In the 2 days to 9am Sunday, the rain from this system totalled 15 to 50mm of rain SW of a line from Geraldton to Esperance. Some of the best totals were Jarrahwood 40.4, Dwellingup 32.0 and Donnybrook 30.4 in the South West; Cunderdin 16.6 and Toodyay East 23.8 in the Wheat Belt; and Chamingup 29.0, Corrigin 25.6 and Beverley 21.0 in the Great Southern. Perth, and particularly the ranges to the east, fared best, with 55.4 at Mundaring and around 15 to 25mm on the coastal plain. Perth Airport recorded 25.6mm, bringing its winter rainfall so far to 191.8 compared to an average of 449.2.

TAS: Gales continue. Gale to storm force westerlies continued to buffet TAS today. Maatsuyker Island has had two 2000+km wind run days in succession, with 2013km on the anemometer this morning following a recording of 2018km yesterday morning. This translates to an average wind speed of 84km/h over the 48 hour period to 9am. 2000+km wind runs occur several times each year on the island, but only rarely for two days in a row. Wind gusts there have been well above 100km/h for the past four days, with the top gust yesterday reaching 135km/h. Hobart City's average windspeed for the past 3 days has been 28.5km/h, considerably less breezy than Maatsuyker, but still well above the August average of 12.2km/h. Light snow fell through the day on the Central Plateau, Liawenee reporting a 2cm cover at 9am.


Records set or equalled today

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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 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 22.8 +2.8 13.4 +4.5 12.3 0.0 3.4 -- 426 (17.8) 54/12
PERTH AIRPORT 19.0 +0.6 11.7 +3.7 13.8 15.4 3.0 0.1 424 (17.7) 59/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.5 +3.4 10.0 +2.5 6.3 5.0 2.0 7.4 373 (15.5) 68/20
BUNBURY 18.9 +1.6 11.8 +4.2 -- 13.2 -- -- 323 (13.5) 68/19
MANDURAH 18.3 -- 13.6 -- -- 1.6 -- -- 520 (21.7) 70/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +1.1 19.4 -1.0 17.5 0.0 7.2 10.9 407 (17.0) 61/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.1 +1.5 1.0 -5.0 -2.8 0.0 6.2 11.2 233 ( 9.7) 24/13
WHYALLA AERO 21.6 +3.1 2.1 -3.8 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 181 ( 7.5) 39/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.6 +2.9 4.9 -3.3 0.6 0.0 2.0 10.5 173 ( 7.2) 32/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.4 +1.3 4.6 -0.9 4.6 3.4 1.8 7.9 397 (16.5) 35/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.4 +1.1 13.8 +3.5 8.0 0.0 8.0 11.0 342 (14.3) 46/14
CAIRNS AERO 26.6 0.0 19.1 +1.7 17.5 0.0 7.2 10.9 524 (21.8) 50/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 10.6 -4.1 7.4 0.0 5.0 10.9 -- 45/14
MACKAY M.O 22.4 -0.1 12.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 351 (14.6) 32/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 +1.4 9.8 -0.8 8.8 0.0 3.0 -- 183 ( 7.6) 30/13
BUNDABERG AERO 25.1 +1.8 10.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 203 ( 8.5) 30/15
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 +3.5 6.7 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 21/14
COOLANGATTA 24.0 +2.7 12.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 34/16
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 +2.8 9.5 -0.1 5.3 0.0 3.8 10.5 252 (10.5) 30/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.1 +4.4 8.0 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 41/12
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 19.7 +1.8 2.2 -3.6 -3.0 0.0 4.4 -- 168 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.9 +1.1 7.9 -0.3 3.7 0.0 2.4 8.8 225 ( 9.4) 34/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 -0.5 7.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 2.6 10.6 279 (11.6) 30/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.5 +0.5 4.5 -0.8 1.1 0.0 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 26/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.6 -0.4 -0.9 -3.0 -6.2 0.0 5.4 10.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.3 -0.2 -0.8 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.2 +0.9 8.7 +0.6 1.8 0.0 4.2 10.5 341 (14.2) 45/12
RICHMOND RAAF 18.6 -1.2 1.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 35/12
BELLAMBI AWS 18.5 +0.5 10.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 39/09
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.7 +1.7 -1.8 -2.8 -5.6 0.0 3.8 10.4 314 (13.1) 35/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.4 +1.9 3.9 +0.3 1.0 0.0 3.2 10.5 148 ( 6.2) 34/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.8 -0.2 4.2 +0.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 37/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.8 +1.6 1.7 -3.5 -1.9 0.0 2.6 9.9 212 ( 8.8) 30/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.1 +0.4 -0.5 -4.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 35/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.6 +0.3 -1.9 -4.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 35/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.5 +1.5 6.7 0.0 3.0 0.2 1.0 -- 147 ( 6.1) 22/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.0 0.0 1.0 -4.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 394 (16.4) 46/09
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.7 +1.3 0.2 -3.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 290 (12.1) 37/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.0 +0.3 5.9 +2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 296 (12.3) 41/13
HOBART AIRPORT 14.1 +0.6 7.0 +2.3 3.9 0.0 3.0 8.2 630 (26.3) 58/09
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

35.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.3 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+10.7 : 29.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+8.7 : 29.6 FORREST Eucla WA
+7.7 : 27.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+7.7 : 26.8 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+7.3 : 30.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
22.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
22.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
22.0 WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
22.0 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD

+6.7 : 12.3 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+6.7 : 12.0 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.3 : 12.9 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.2 : 11.6 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.0 : 13.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA

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

-2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-3.3 : 3.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-3.2 : 0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-2.9 : 10.2 DOVER Southeast TAS
-2.8 : -0.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.7 : -2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.7 : -0.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW
-5.0 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-4.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-4.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-7.3 : -2.7 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
-6.7 : -4.2 YONGALA Upper North SA
-6.6 : -3.7 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-6.4 : -4.6 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-6.3 : -1.4 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.3 : -3.0 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-6.3 : -5.0 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW

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.
46.0 MARIGINIUP Lower West WA
39.6 WARRA W Coast TAS
35.6 MOUNT WILLIAM
33.4 TAMALA PARK (MINDARIE) Lower West WA
32.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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4.7 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
4.3 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
4.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

**W** 2013 (83.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1561 (65.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1323 (55.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1176 (49.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1058 (44.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1031 (43.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
987 (41.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
957 (39.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
936 (39.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
890 (37.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
855 (35.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
840 (35.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
812 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
796 (33.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
760 (31.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
735 (30.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
712 (29.7) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
710 (29.6) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
692 (28.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
688 (28.7) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
687 (28.6) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
680 (28.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
669 (27.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
641 (26.7) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
639 (26.6) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
631 (26.3) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
630 (26.3) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
630 (26.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
604 (25.2) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
130/18 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
124/06 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
118/05 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
104/19 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
98/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/05 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W 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
BICKLEY
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
16.6mm in 54 min to 17:54 18.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD
12.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.4mm/h
NEWDEGATE RES.STATION
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 76(310/ 63 ) at 17:41
CAPE LEEUWIN : 130(310/ 72 ) at 18:02
BUSSELTON JETTY : 87(270/ 76 ) at 19:34
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
MT BAW BAW : 104(280/ 22 ) at 19:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 106(320/ 91 ) at 06:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 124(270/ 72 ) at 06:36
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 98(300/ 43 ) at 06:33
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 96(300/ 80 ) at 05:46
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 74(280/ 65 ) at 16:30