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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 1643 EST on 17/03/2007. 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

WA

Lower West

009193

ROTTNEST ISLAND

25.4

25.0

14/08/2001

16

WA

Lower West

009243

WOODRIDGE ESTATE

33.4

31.4

11/08/2003

12

WA

SW & S Coast

009965

BUNBURY

48.6

47.0

09/08/2001

11

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

18.4

18.4

12/08/1988

19

Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Interior

013011

WARBURTON AIRFIELD

33.2

32.3

19/08/1977

17

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039089

THANGOOL AIRPORT

30.4

30.0

19/08/1998

14

QLD

Darling Downs E

041529

TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT

26.0

25.7

16/08/1996

11


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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 23:11EST, 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 19.7 -0.3 14.6 +5.7 13.9 7.8 4.8 -- 814 (33.9) 76/02
PERTH AIRPORT 18.1 -0.3 13.4 +5.4 12.8 14.2 0.8 5.7 -- 68/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 +2.8 12.0 +4.5 11.5 13.4 3.4 3.5 381 (15.9) 54/22
BUNBURY 17.7 +0.4 12.4 +4.8 -- 48.6 -- -- 319 (13.3) 55/11
MANDURAH 17.8 -- 13.7 -- -- 32.4 -- -- 601 (25.0) 78/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.8 18.6 -1.8 17.2 0.0 8.0 11.4 342 (14.3) 41/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.3 +8.7 11.2 +5.2 6.3 0.0 6.8 11.3 209 ( 8.7) 28/13
WHYALLA AERO 19.3 +0.8 5.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 211 ( 8.8) 28/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 +1.0 11.9 +3.7 11.0 2.2 2.4 6.2 400 (16.7) 41/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.7 +0.6 8.4 +2.9 5.7 3.6 2.8 6.1 549 (22.9) 41/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.4 +4.1 8.1 -2.2 4.7 0.0 6.8 11.1 139 ( 5.8) 32/14
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 +0.8 17.6 +0.2 15.8 0.0 7.2 11.1 484 (20.2) 35/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.4 +0.4 12.3 -2.4 8.9 0.0 6.2 10.4 255 (10.6) 32/12
MACKAY M.O 27.1 +4.6 13.4 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- 11.0 220 ( 9.2) 26/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.1 +6.3 10.6 0.0 8.9 0.0 4.2 -- 194 ( 8.1) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.3 +4.0 12.0 +1.1 -- 0.0 3.8 -- 339 (14.1) 35/15
NAMBOUR DPI 28.6 +6.1 7.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 65 ( 2.7) 22/16
COOLANGATTA 24.4 +3.1 9.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 34/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.7 +2.9 10.0 +0.4 6.2 0.0 3.8 10.3 320 (13.3) 35/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.0 +7.3 11.1 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 58/14
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 25.3 +7.4 6.6 +0.8 1.2 0.0 3.8 -- 105 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.6 +3.8 6.7 -1.5 1.7 0.0 3.0 10.6 256 (10.7) 46/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.0 +4.8 6.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.4 +6.8 3.1 -3.7 -0.4 0.0 3.8 10.8 242 (10.1) 52/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.9 +6.9 3.7 -1.6 0.4 0.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 28/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.6 +2.6 5.0 +2.9 -2.0 0.0 2.0 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +3.2 1.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.7 +6.4 9.4 +1.3 5.2 0.0 2.0 10.5 289 (12.0) 46/16
RICHMOND RAAF 24.9 +5.1 0.5 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 26 ( 1.1) 65/16
BELLAMBI AWS 23.4 +5.4 11.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 57/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 +3.8 -1.6 -2.6 -4.6 0.0 2.8 9.0 227 ( 9.5) 54/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.4 +3.9 -0.3 -3.9 -1.8 0.0 3.4 8.4 228 ( 9.5) 37/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.1 +2.1 1.2 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 37/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.1 +2.9 8.2 +3.0 4.6 0.0 5.4 10.1 343 (14.3) 39/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 +2.6 3.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 322 (13.4) 41/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.3 +2.0 7.0 +4.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 350 (14.6) 31/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.5 +2.5 11.6 +4.9 9.3 0.6 4.2 -- 198 ( 8.3) 30/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.9 +0.9 9.9 +4.0 -- 0.8 -- -- 558 (23.3) 74/02
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.5 +1.1 7.3 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 601 (25.0) 46/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.2 +0.5 8.6 +5.0 -- 7.8 -- -- 304 (12.7) 46/03
HOBART AIRPORT 17.2 +3.7 8.4 +3.7 3.9 0.6 1.4 9.3 390 (16.3) 43/14
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

35.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
34.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.1 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
34.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
34.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
34.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+12.0 : 31.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.8 : 33.9 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+11.3 : 32.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+11.0 : 33.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+10.8 : 29.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+10.8 : 31.7 FORREST Eucla WA

25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
21.9 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+10.3 : 17.7 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 17.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+8.6 : 12.9 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.6 : 15.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.1 : 11.9 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

-0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-3.1 : 27.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-2.3 : 9.0 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
-2.1 : 1.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-1.8 : 14.0 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-1.8 : 14.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

-4.9 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-3.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-3.0 CORRYONG (PARISH LANE) Lower NE VIC

-5.6 : -3.0 CORRYONG (PARISH LANE) Lower NE VIC
-5.2 : 8.3 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-4.6 : -3.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-4.5 : 8.6 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
-4.5 : -2.8 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N 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.
55.0 HUNTLY Lower West WA
52.2 DARDANUP EAST Lower West WA
50.6 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
50.0 MARRIWOOD Lower West WA
48.6 PINJARRA Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
55.0 HUNTLY
52.2 DARDANUP EAST
50.6 DWELLINGUP
50.0 MARRIWOOD
48.6 PINJARRA

11.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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3.7 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.7 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
3.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1221 (50.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1048 (43.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
986 (41.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
963 (40.1) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
919 (38.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
911 (38.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
910 (37.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
903 (37.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
896 (37.3) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
842 (35.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
829 (34.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
814 (33.9) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
798 (33.3) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
786 (32.8) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
752 (31.3) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
705 (29.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
704 (29.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
701 (29.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
700 (29.2) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
700 (29.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
694 (28.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
689 (28.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
686 (28.6) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
670 (27.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
665 (27.7) DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
665 (27.7) LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
655 (27.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
623 (26.0) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
611 (25.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
610 (25.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
609 (25.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
604 (25.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
601 (25.0) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
601 (25.0) MANDURAH Lower West WA
102/15 CHEADANUP Goldfields WA
96/02 FORREST Eucla WA
96/13 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
96/00 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
94/08 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
94/15 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
91/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/12 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
PEARCE RAAF
17.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 17.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.3mm/h
KARNET
50.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
GINGIN AERO
11.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.3mm/h
ROTTNEST ISLAND
11.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.8mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 16.4mm/h
BICKLEY
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
GARDEN ISLAND HSF
21.8mm in 1 hr 1 min to 01:01 21.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
CAPE NATURALISTE
5.8mm in 14 min to 00:00 24.9mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
8.0mm in 40 min to 00:40 12.0mm/h
BUNBURY
12.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 12.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 95(310/ 70 ) at 09:00
OCEAN REEF : 91(300/ 63 ) at 12:04
Eucla
FORREST : 96(140/ 20 ) at 02:36
Goldfields
CHEADANUP : 102(330/ 50 ) at 15:29
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(320/ 67 ) at 02:12
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 80(330/ 63 ) at 00:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(270/ 65 ) at 13:01
MT BAW BAW : 108(240/ 32 ) at 21:36
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 80(290/ 65 ) at 01:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 78(260/ 63 ) at 14:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(310/ 74 ) at 22:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 76(250/ 65 ) at 23:56
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(280/ 72 ) at 13:01