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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 03:45EST, 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 28.1 -3.5 17.7 -0.6 14.9 0.0 7.0 -- 736 (30.7) 68/16
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 -1.6 15.7 -1.2 14.8 12.6 8.0 13.2 498 (20.8) 72/04
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.2 -3.5 14.6 +0.9 11.4 0.2 4.2 6.9 442 (18.4) 34/10
BUNBURY 29.4 0.0 13.2 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 475 (19.8) 44/20
MANDURAH 28.3 -- 17.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 486 (20.3) 48/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.8 +1.0 26.9 +2.1 25.5 0.0 5.6 6.1 378 (15.8) 35/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.3 -11.1 19.0 -2.4 18.8 5.2 1.4 1.1 220 ( 9.2) 30/14
WHYALLA AERO 38.8 +8.9 15.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 48/00
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 38.5 +9.4 19.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 24.8 13.1 230 ( 9.6) 35/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 33.7 +8.5 9.7 -1.4 6.4 0.0 7.2 13.4 277 (11.5) 43/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.5 -5.8 24.7 +0.9 24.0 2.4 5.6 2.8 222 ( 9.3) 43/11
CAIRNS AERO 30.9 -0.5 22.8 -0.9 22.0 102.2 1.8 2.5 342 (14.3) 43/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.1 -0.2 24.1 -0.1 22.5 1.4 6.2 10.0 395 (16.5) 54/15
MACKAY M.O 29.3 -0.8 24.0 +0.5 -- 1.6 -- 9.0 446 (18.6) 50/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.4 -0.5 23.4 +1.3 22.7 0.0 7.8 -- 433 (18.0) 39/10
BUNDABERG AERO 29.6 -0.5 20.6 -0.8 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 511 (21.3) 44/13
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 -1.3 18.0 -1.4 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.4 -0.7 16.8 -4.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 280 (11.7) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 28.3 -0.7 19.3 -1.8 15.7 0.0 7.6 9.0 387 (16.1) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.5 -1.6 15.0 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 800 (33.3) 46/07
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.7 -0.2 18.9 +0.1 14.5 0.0 8.0 -- 160 ( 6.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 -1.0 14.3 -5.1 12.4 0.0 4.0 11.2 195 ( 8.1) 44/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.7 -0.7 12.3 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 30.0 +2.1 11.1 -6.9 7.4 0.0 7.6 10.0 333 (13.9) 35/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.0 -0.5 11.2 -5.5 8.2 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 28.9 +2.4 12.4 -0.8 5.6 0.0 4.0 12.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.8 +0.7 18.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 39/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.3 +0.9 17.0 -1.7 11.2 0.0 11.0 12.7 449 (18.7) 59/16
RICHMOND RAAF 33.5 +3.7 11.6 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 41/10
BELLAMBI AWS 24.4 -0.4 17.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 57/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 33.1 +5.1 11.5 -1.7 7.2 0.0 7.2 13.3 209 ( 8.7) 43/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 36.4 +4.8 15.9 -0.3 -- 0.0 9.6 12.5 186 ( 7.8) 46/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 36.6 +4.4 13.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 39/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 39.0 +6.8 17.2 +0.6 13.4 0.0 8.0 13.3 234 ( 9.8) 26/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 35.7 +6.2 11.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 24.8 -- 213 ( 8.9) 34/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 36.4 +6.9 12.3 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 37/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.8 +9.9 13.7 -0.6 10.2 0.0 5.2 -- 119 ( 5.0) 18/19
GEELONG AIRPORT 33.5 +8.9 6.9 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 41/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 34.2 +9.2 8.9 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 43/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.9 +2.7 13.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 34/14
HOBART AIRPORT 23.4 +0.9 11.1 -0.9 6.9 0.0 6.2 3.7 294 (12.3) 37/17
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

45.2 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
44.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
44.3 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
44.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
44.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

+12.0 : 41.0 MURRAY BRIDGE COMPARISON Murray Valley SA
+11.1 : 37.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
+11.0 : 37.3 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+10.9 : 30.6 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC
+10.8 : 37.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

30.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
28.7 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
28.6 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
28.5 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD

+7.7 : 18.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
+6.5 : 22.0 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+5.9 : 23.5 PORT PIRIE ZINIFEX COMPARISON Lower North SA
+5.8 : 28.0 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+5.5 : 18.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+5.5 : 19.3 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA

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

14.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
16.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
17.7 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
18.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

-12.2 : 18.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-12.0 : 21.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-11.1 : 25.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-10.9 : 18.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-10.8 : 23.0 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

4.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 POUND CREEK W Gippsland VIC
5.0 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.1 : 15.4 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-7.1 : 5.0 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.0 : 11.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast 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.
199.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
154.0 DEERAL N Coast--Barron QLD
152.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
115.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
110.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
75.0 CAMFIELD
62.7 WAVE HILL
N Plateau
76.2 TOBERMOREY
64.0 THE GRANITES

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
88.6 PALMERVILLE
Gulf Country
81.4 CALTON HILLS STATION
62.0 MILLUNGERA STATION
N Coast--Barron
199.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
154.0 DEERAL
152.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
115.0 MT SOPHIA
110.0 HAPPY VALLEY
104.8 MT SHERIDAN
104.0 CAIRNS SEVERIN ST
102.2 CAIRNS AERO
97.0 KURANDA RAILWAY STATION
89.2 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
83.6 WHITE CLIFF POINT
79.0 YUNGABURRA
78.0 KURANDA HILLTOP
72.2 PORT DOUGLAS - WARNER ST
68.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
67.4 GREENHAVEN
66.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
65.4 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
65.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
63.0 DAINTREE TEA
63.0 MULGRAVE MILL
60.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
58.0 BIBOOHRA
55.0 REEF PARK
55.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
53.0 MAREEBA AIRPORT
51.8 TINAROO FALLS DAM
51.0 ATHERTON
50.0 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
50.0 GLEN ALLYN
N Coast--Herbert
62.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
61.0 DARADGEE
61.0 RUSSELL RIVER
Central Highlands
51.0 DRENSMAINE
Northwest
62.4 URANDANGI

13.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.4 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.4 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
13.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.4 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

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3.7 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
3.7 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
2.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
2.5 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
1.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

987 (41.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
928 (38.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
920 (38.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
915 (38.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
904 (37.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
852 (35.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
805 (33.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
804 (33.5) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
804 (33.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
800 (33.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
789 (32.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
736 (30.7) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
676 (28.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
672 (28.0) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
642 (26.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
632 (26.3) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
631 (26.3) DALWALLINU Central West WA
622 (25.9) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
621 (25.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
609 (25.4) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
607 (25.3) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
109/10 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
81/20 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
81/13 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
78/04 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
74/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast 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
N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
7.0mm in 7 min to 03:00 60.0mm/h
Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
6.8mm in 8 min to 04:14 51.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.2mm/h
ESPERANCE AERO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
10.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 20.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 03:30 11.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.8mm/h
DALY WATERS AWS
4.8mm in 3 min to 16:00 96.0mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
13.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 13.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 7.0mm/h
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
5.0mm in 11 min to 08:41 27.3mm/h
5.8mm in 6 min to 08:57 58.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 18.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 6.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
59.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 19.7mm/h
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
13.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
Gulf Country
MOUNT ISA AERO
6.8mm in 4 min to 11:54 102.0mm/h
4.8mm in 6 min to 12:00 48.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 13.4mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 12:30 15.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 13.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.2mm/h
CLONCURRY AIRPORT
11.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
11.4mm in 30 min to 01:00 22.8mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 15.8mm/h
10.8mm in 30 min to 01:30 21.6mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 22.2mm/h
13.6mm in 30 min to 02:00 27.2mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 24.4mm/h
14.6mm in 30 min to 02:30 29.2mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 28.2mm/h
16.8mm in 30 min to 03:00 33.6mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 31.4mm/h
72.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 24.0mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 03:30 22.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
59.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 59.8mm/h
76.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 25.3mm/h
30.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 30.4mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 12.7mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
16.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 16.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
Central Coast E
ALVA BEACH
6.6mm in 32 min to 06:32 12.4mm/h
Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
8.2mm in 48 min to 14:48 10.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.0mm/h
URANDANGI
31.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.3mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
61.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 10.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE : 76(140/ 67 ) at 04:22
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(330/ 65 ) at 14:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 109(270/ 76 ) at 11:39