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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0150 EST on 13/01/2010. 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

QLD

Central Highlands

035280

ALLAMBEE

60.0

60.0

03/02/1997

21

1 n Equal to record.


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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 03:55EST, 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 41.1 +8.6 24.8 +5.7 19.7 0.0 10.0 -- 496 (20.7) 46/08
PERTH AIRPORT 39.9 +8.1 21.0 +3.6 20.4 0.0 14.2 11.0 567 (23.6) 54/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 34.9 +10.0 14.5 +0.1 12.0 0.0 8.2 11.1 605 (25.2) 39/13
BUNBURY 36.5 +6.7 20.6 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 34/21
MANDURAH 35.3 -- 21.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 39/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +1.6 26.7 +2.0 25.3 0.0 7.0 5.7 352 (14.7) 55/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.6 +0.5 23.0 +2.2 23.2 0.0 13.8 12.1 422 (17.6) 46/12
WHYALLA AERO 26.0 -3.6 17.6 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 584 (24.3) 52/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.4 -2.9 16.8 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- 12.0 374 (15.6) 41/02
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.1 -5.0 14.8 +3.2 14.3 0.0 3.8 0.0 513 (21.4) 39/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.8 +1.5 20.5 -2.9 19.1 0.0 7.4 11.0 186 ( 7.8) 31/09
CAIRNS AERO 33.0 +1.8 25.1 +1.4 23.9 0.0 6.2 5.0 331 (13.8) 35/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.6 +1.5 26.0 +1.9 23.9 0.0 7.0 11.2 320 (13.3) 39/21
MACKAY M.O 30.6 +1.0 23.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- 11.4 230 ( 9.6) 30/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.4 +3.1 23.1 +1.0 21.5 0.0 6.4 -- 209 ( 8.7) 28/18
BUNDABERG AERO 34.1 +4.2 23.6 +2.2 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 255 (10.6) 35/14
NAMBOUR DPI 30.0 +1.2 22.0 +2.3 -- 41.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 29.0 +0.8 21.9 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.7 -1.4 21.1 0.0 20.8 30.2 6.2 1.9 317 (13.2) 34/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.3 -1.1 18.1 +0.5 -- 20.6 -- -- 431 (18.0) 44/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.8 -0.3 18.7 +0.1 11.1 0.0 6.4 -- 96 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.8 +1.0 19.0 -0.5 17.6 0.6 3.4 11.1 196 ( 8.2) 41/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.7 +2.2 20.7 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.1 -1.4 21.5 +3.4 20.5 0.0 5.6 2.6 356 (14.8) 39/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.9 -2.2 20.0 +2.9 19.9 1.2 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 27.2 +1.4 14.9 +1.8 10.3 0.0 6.0 10.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.6 +1.6 17.9 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 44/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.2 -2.1 21.7 +2.7 20.5 0.0 6.4 0.3 349 (14.5) 34/10
RICHMOND RAAF 26.8 -2.2 20.8 +3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 41/12
BELLAMBI AWS 22.5 -2.3 19.9 +0.8 -- 2.8 -- -- 248 (10.3) 37/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.3 +0.2 12.9 -0.2 9.0 0.0 4.0 10.9 178 ( 7.4) 44/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.4 +0.5 13.2 -3.1 12.8 0.0 8.0 12.5 255 (10.6) 39/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.7 +0.4 13.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 28/19
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.8 -2.8 14.3 -2.1 12.7 0.0 8.0 12.3 406 (16.9) 43/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.8 -1.7 13.9 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 430 (17.9) 46/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.7 -2.7 12.2 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 415 (17.3) 54/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 -2.0 17.4 +2.8 16.3 0.2 5.2 -- 137 ( 5.7) 21/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.0 -3.0 15.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 52/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.3 -1.7 12.4 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 509 (21.2) 48/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.5 +0.1 13.6 +1.6 -- 13.8 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 37/15
HOBART AIRPORT 22.0 -0.3 8.4 -3.6 5.4 0.6 4.6 12.1 272 (11.3) 46/13
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

41.5 CARNAMAH Central West WA
41.2 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
41.1 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
40.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.6 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA

+10.6 : 37.7 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
+10.0 : 34.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+9.0 : 38.7 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+9.0 : 40.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+9.0 : 40.2 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

28.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.1 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.9 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT

+6.4 : 23.2 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+6.1 : 22.7 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+5.9 : 23.6 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+5.7 : 24.8 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+5.7 : 23.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

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

11.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.6 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
13.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
13.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-5.8 : 15.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-5.6 : 19.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-5.5 : 21.1 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-5.5 : 20.4 KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.5 : 21.8 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC

3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.8 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.3 : 14.7 WILUNA Interior WA
-5.4 : 14.0 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-5.1 : 8.0 BEECHWORTH WOOLSHED Lower NE VIC
-4.7 : 12.6 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.3 : 3.8 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-4.3 : 11.4 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

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.
89.0 FISHERMANS POCKET TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
82.0 STRATHDEE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
81.2 DUNOLLIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
81.0 FORDSDALE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
79.6 STRATHCEDAR (MOORAL CREEK RD) MidNorth Coast S NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
66.0 FLORA VALLEY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
65.2 ALYANGULA POLICE

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
57.0 PUNSAND BAY
N Coast--Barron
61.0 HOPE VALE
Central Highlands
73.0 CHILGERRIE HILL
61.0 AQUA PARK
60.0 ALLAMBEE
53.6 KINNOUL
Wide Bay/Burnett
82.0 STRATHDEE
58.0 GLENWOOD
Brisbane/SE Coast
89.0 FISHERMANS POCKET TM
81.2 DUNOLLIE
81.0 FORDSDALE
75.6 KILLARA
74.6 NAMBOUR BOWLING CLUB
72.0 MARODIAN TM
71.4 JIMNA FORESTRY
70.2 TOOGOOLAWAH POST OFFICE
70.0 YABBA STATION
69.0 YARRAMAN UPPER
67.4 MARODIAN HOMESTEAD
66.0 MT BINGA
65.4 COMO
63.0 KANDANGA POST OFFICE
62.8 GYMPIE
62.0 ROSENTRETERS BRIDGE TM
61.2 PROSTON POST OFFICE
60.8 VINCENT VALE
59.4 KANDANGA TM
58.0 TARONG
56.2 BORUMBA DAM
55.6 MOUNEFONTEIN
55.0 HILLTOP GARDENS
53.0 WOOLOOGA
52.0 PERSEVERANCE DAM
52.0 BOONDOOMA DAM
51.0 CALTEX REFINERIES (QLD) LTD
50.6 SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN
50.5 KENILWORTH TOWNSHIP
Darling Downs E
78.0 BOXDALE
73.0 DAANDINE
61.0 ROSALIE PLAINS
60.5 BRAEMAR POWER STATION
58.0 MANDALA FARM
55.6 DUNMORE EXCHANGE TM
54.8 COOBY CREEK DAM
54.6 WHITTAKER
54.0 KIA ORA
51.6 WILLGA HOME
50.0 CECIL PLAINS HOMESTEAD

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
50.2 YAMBA PILOT STATION
MidNorth Coast S
79.6 STRATHCEDAR (MOORAL CREEK RD)
Sydney--west
58.0 CASTLEREAGH (CASTLEREAGH ROAD)

12.7 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
12.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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1.9 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

921 (38.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
874 (36.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
774 (32.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
750 (31.3) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
728 (30.3) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
652 (27.2) HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
646 (26.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
639 (26.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
636 (26.5) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
629 (26.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
621 (25.9) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
617 (25.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
617 (25.7) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
608 (25.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
605 (25.2) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
600 (25.0) ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
78/12 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
78/19 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
70/17 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
67/19 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
67/17 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
67/20 TASMAN ISLAND 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
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
5.4mm in 4 min to 17:12 81.0mm/h
ALYANGULA POLICE
59.0mm in 6 hr to 16:00 9.8mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 12:30 10.6mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 18.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 8.3mm/h
BRADSHAW
15.8mm in 1 hr 11 min to 15:16 13.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 7.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
11.6mm in 14 min to 22:30 49.7mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 16.2mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 19.0mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
11.2mm in 46 min to 18:00 14.6mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
14.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.6mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
15.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 15.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
Central Highlands
TAROOM POST OFFICE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
GLADSTONE RADAR
9.4mm in 17 min to 23:00 33.2mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 15.8mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
11.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.8mm/h
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
COOLANGATTA
8.4mm in 25 min to 21:00 20.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.0mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
14.0mm in 29 min to 23:30 29.0mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 15.6mm/h
BRISBANE AERO
9.8mm in 21 min to 01:00 28.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.0mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 19.2mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
BRISBANE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
KINGAROY AIRPORT
36.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 36.2mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 14.7mm/h
Darling Downs E
DALBY AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
13.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 13.8mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
4.8mm in 6 min to 18:48 48.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
5.6mm in 3 min to 14:01 112.0mm/h
Sydney--east
TERREY HILLS AWS
15.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.4mm/h
Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h
None reported