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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
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

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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 1720 EST on 26/07/2009. 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
Lowest maximum temperature

ISL

Islands

200790

CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

24.6

24.9

06/03/2001

34

1 Y


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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 02:13EST, 15/05/2012.

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 30.2 -0.7 19.3 +1.4 16.7 0.0 9.8 -- 401 (16.7) 54/15
PERTH AIRPORT 32.0 +2.4 17.6 +1.8 15.6 0.0 8.2 8.1 402 (16.8) 50/21
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.6 -1.5 13.0 -0.4 9.1 0.0 7.8 3.6 395 (16.5) 54/21
BUNBURY 30.3 +2.8 17.5 +3.5 -- 3.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 48/19
MANDURAH 29.3 -- 20.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 46/07
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.3 25.5 +1.0 24.8 0.0 6.2 9.2 248 (10.3) 67/19
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.9 +0.2 20.5 +3.0 18.2 0.0 12.0 7.6 379 (15.8) 31/10
WHYALLA AERO 25.0 -2.3 15.1 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 473 (19.7) 39/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.7 -3.6 13.2 -2.0 9.3 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 43/03
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.8 +1.7 8.3 -2.2 3.8 0.0 3.4 10.7 404 (16.8) 41/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.7 +2.4 19.6 -2.2 18.1 0.0 10.0 7.4 248 (10.3) 61/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 +0.2 23.8 +0.8 22.5 4.8 8.0 9.7 468 (19.5) 39/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.5 +0.8 22.3 -0.6 20.0 0.0 6.0 10.7 365 (15.2) 37/09
MACKAY M.O 27.7 -0.9 24.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- 9.1 399 (16.6) 39/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.5 0.0 22.0 +1.2 21.3 0.0 7.0 -- 296 (12.3) 39/18
BUNDABERG AERO 28.9 -0.2 20.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 395 (16.5) 48/11
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -0.9 20.0 +1.8 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 20.3 +0.7 -- 1.4 -- -- 250 (10.4) 43/12
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 -0.7 18.9 -0.4 16.6 0.4 5.0 7.0 305 (12.7) 39/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.0 -0.4 16.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 584 (24.3) 54/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.4 -0.7 16.4 -0.2 14.3 2.0 4.4 -- 301 (12.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 -0.7 19.0 +0.9 17.1 8.0 4.6 5.8 469 (19.5) 37/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.7 -0.6 18.0 +1.3 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.8 -3.4 15.3 -1.0 14.3 4.2 2.2 0.5 438 (18.3) 41/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.5 -5.5 15.0 -0.3 -- 6.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 21/07
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.2 -1.6 9.5 -1.1 6.3 22.0 6.8 8.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.4 -1.7 14.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.2 -2.0 16.8 -0.6 16.3 6.0 2.2 0.6 741 (30.9) 50/01
RICHMOND RAAF 20.1 -6.8 15.9 +0.4 -- 3.8 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 30/04
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 -3.8 15.0 -3.0 -- 2.4 -- -- 469 (19.5) 43/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.6 -4.9 11.6 +0.9 9.4 0.0 2.8 1.6 279 (11.6) 34/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.5 +0.8 12.6 -0.8 10.7 0.0 6.6 9.3 397 (16.5) 52/19
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.3 +1.4 13.6 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 31/22
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.0 -2.3 8.4 -5.4 8.0 0.0 8.6 11.0 373 (15.5) 22/08
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 28.3 +2.0 8.6 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 479 (20.0) 35/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.5 +0.5 9.6 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 591 (24.6) 39/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.7 +0.8 8.8 -4.4 8.8 0.0 3.2 -- 191 ( 8.0) 22/18
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.7 +0.5 7.8 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 392 (16.3) 35/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.8 +3.6 8.3 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 746 (31.1) 54/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.0 +0.5 6.0 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 28/16
HOBART AIRPORT 20.0 -0.7 9.0 -1.7 7.2 0.0 5.8 11.3 294 (12.3) 30/13
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

40.3 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
40.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
39.4 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
39.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
39.0 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
39.0 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
39.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

+5.2 : 40.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+4.3 : 35.8 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+4.2 : 35.7 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+4.1 : 28.5 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+4.0 : 33.0 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
+4.0 : 20.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
28.4 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
28.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
28.3 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+5.7 : 22.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+4.9 : 20.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+4.6 : 19.6 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+4.6 : 21.9 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+4.5 : 21.5 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA

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

9.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
10.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
13.7 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
13.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.9 : 15.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-7.7 : 19.8 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
-7.4 : 26.1 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
-7.4 : 16.6 GOULBURN TAFE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.3 : 17.5 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW

-1.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.4 : 4.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-7.3 : -1.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-7.3 : 0.6 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-6.8 : 5.9 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-6.8 : 5.7 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-6.8 : 2.8 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland 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.
77.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
72.0 COMBOYNE SOUTH MidNorth Coast S NSW
52.6 EMMAVILLE (BEN VALE) N Tablelands W NSW
50.0 DINGO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
49.6 CRESCENT HEAD (DELICATE NOBBY (BIG HILL MidNorth Coast N NSW

QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
50.0 DINGO POST OFFICE

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
52.6 EMMAVILLE (BEN VALE)
MidNorth Coast N
49.6 CRESCENT HEAD (DELICATE NOBBY (BIG HILL
MidNorth Coast S
72.0 COMBOYNE SOUTH

ISLANDS
Islands
77.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

11.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.3 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
11.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
11.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
11.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

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1.6 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.6 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.5 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

855 (35.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
839 (35.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
785 (32.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
785 (32.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
780 (32.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
767 (32.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
746 (31.1) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
745 (31.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
741 (30.9) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
738 (30.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
727 (30.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
722 (30.1) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
716 (29.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
695 (29.0) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
686 (28.6) REDESDALE N Central VIC
677 (28.2) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
655 (27.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
651 (27.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
643 (26.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
640 (26.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
640 (26.7) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
640 (26.7) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
639 (26.6) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
626 (26.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
617 (25.7) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
612 (25.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
607 (25.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
76/05 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
72/13 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
68/16 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
67/19 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
65/10 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
65/19 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
7.4mm in 7 min to 20:00 63.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.2mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
12.4mm in 13 min to 16:14 57.2mm/h
8.0mm in 8 min to 16:22 60.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 7.3mm/h
CAPE DON
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
13.4mm in 25 min to 21:30 32.2mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 14.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
SCHERGER RAAF
15.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 15.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
7.6mm in 43 min to 01:00 10.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Plains W
WALGETT AIRPORT AWS
5.4mm in 16 min to 22:30 20.2mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 14.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.2mm/h
Hunter Valley
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.4mm/h
NORAH HEAD AWS
14.4mm in 30 min to 08:30 28.8mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 15.2mm/h
11.6mm in 30 min to 09:00 23.2mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 26.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.0mm/h
Sydney--east
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 12.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
16.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 5.3mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
51.0mm in 3 hr to 05:00 17.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 74( 68/ 63 ) at 23:40