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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 03:56EST, 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 29.9 -2.6 22.7 +3.6 21.5 0.0 12.2 -- 492 (20.5) 50/16
PERTH AIRPORT 31.7 -0.1 20.0 +2.6 19.3 0.0 11.8 10.9 470 (19.6) 41/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.3 -4.6 14.5 +0.1 10.7 0.0 8.0 4.3 336 (14.0) 39/08
BUNBURY 30.3 +0.5 15.1 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 46/21
MANDURAH 26.7 -- 19.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 50/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.1 -0.3 25.2 +0.5 24.9 8.0 6.2 1.6 320 (13.3) 39/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.9 +0.8 15.9 -4.9 14.2 0.0 14.8 12.1 352 (14.7) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 31.0 +1.4 13.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 31/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.4 +2.1 14.5 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- 12.5 254 (10.6) 31/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.3 +2.2 10.0 -1.6 4.9 0.0 2.2 12.5 397 (16.5) 41/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.8 +0.5 22.5 -0.9 21.0 0.0 8.6 10.6 277 (11.5) 41/17
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 -0.2 24.2 +0.5 24.0 27.4 7.0 4.9 311 (13.0) 35/20
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.8 -2.3 23.8 -0.3 23.4 17.4 9.8 1.4 365 (15.2) 41/06
MACKAY M.O 28.4 -1.2 26.2 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 274 (11.4) 34/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.6 +0.3 22.9 +0.8 22.0 8.8 7.4 -- 271 (11.3) 37/00
BUNDABERG AERO 31.7 +1.8 23.3 +1.9 -- 2.0 7.6 -- 358 (14.9) 41/15
NAMBOUR DPI 29.0 +0.2 22.0 +2.3 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 29.1 +0.9 21.2 +0.4 -- 13.4 -- -- 259 (10.8) 48/17
BRISBANE AERO 29.1 0.0 21.5 +0.4 20.5 0.4 2.4 11.0 271 (11.3) 41/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.9 -0.5 18.4 +0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 580 (24.2) 61/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.2 +0.1 18.6 0.0 11.5 1.2 5.0 -- 190 ( 7.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.8 0.0 18.6 -0.9 18.7 15.8 5.6 12.0 327 (13.6) 30/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.2 -0.3 17.3 -1.0 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.0 -1.5 15.9 -2.2 14.5 1.0 3.6 11.9 290 (12.1) 34/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.0 -2.1 18.7 +1.6 18.9 3.6 -- -- 21 ( 0.9) 18/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.5 -0.3 14.3 +1.2 8.7 0.0 8.0 11.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.9 +0.9 18.3 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 44/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.1 -1.2 20.4 +1.4 17.7 2.6 2.4 6.3 477 (19.9) 30/10
RICHMOND RAAF 26.1 -2.9 18.5 +0.9 -- 24.6 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 28/14
BELLAMBI AWS 24.4 -0.4 17.6 -1.5 -- 7.6 -- -- 358 (14.9) 30/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.9 +0.8 11.3 -1.8 8.0 0.0 7.0 7.4 272 (11.3) 35/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.2 +2.3 19.0 +2.7 17.7 0.0 10.4 12.4 373 (15.5) 54/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.2 +1.9 15.5 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 31/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.9 -0.7 13.8 -2.6 11.9 0.0 9.2 12.0 361 (15.0) 34/02
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.2 +1.7 14.4 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 497 (20.7) 34/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.1 +1.7 13.5 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 605 (25.2) 43/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.5 -0.3 16.9 +2.3 16.9 0.0 4.8 -- 168 ( 7.0) 18/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.4 -2.6 14.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 498 (20.8) 37/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.5 +3.5 12.2 +0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 646 (26.9) 46/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.8 -1.6 14.4 +2.4 -- 2.6 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 50/09
HOBART AIRPORT 20.4 -1.9 8.8 -3.2 3.0 0.0 3.8 12.0 472 (19.7) 35/13
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

42.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA
41.0 CARNEGIE Interior WA

+9.3 : 35.7 EYRE Eucla WA
+6.7 : 38.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+6.0 : 36.6 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

29.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
28.6 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
28.5 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.1 : 26.9 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+5.9 : 23.8 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.4 : 23.4 DALWALLINU Central West WA
+5.4 : 23.9 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+5.2 : 21.6 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

11.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
16.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.6 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.8 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

-6.0 : 20.7 SHANNON Lower West WA
-5.8 : 21.5 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-5.2 : 23.2 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.0 : 27.8 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-4.8 : 26.6 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD

1.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
1.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.2 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
3.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-6.5 : 8.0 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
-6.2 : 5.4 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-5.8 : 7.1 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-5.8 : 9.7 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-5.8 : 5.8 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

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.
110.0 MAGNETIC ISLAND - NELLY BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
110.0 RUSSELL RIVER N Coast--Herbert QLD
101.2 GIRU NORTH Central Coast E QLD
100.4 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
98.0 ROLLINGSTONE N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
91.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
84.0 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
71.0 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
67.0 PORT DOUGLAS - WARNER ST
50.0 MT SOPHIA
N Coast--Herbert
110.0 MAGNETIC ISLAND - NELLY BAY
110.0 RUSSELL RIVER
100.4 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
98.0 ROLLINGSTONE
76.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
74.7 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL
73.0 TUNG OIL TM
71.4 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST
68.4 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
61.6 BINGIL BAY
60.8 BEMERSIDE
60.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
59.4 LUCINDA TOWNSHIP
55.0 CARDWELL RANGE
51.2 TULLY SUGAR MILL
Central Coast E
101.2 GIRU NORTH
56.2 ALVA BEACH
Wide Bay/Burnett
64.2 MONDURAN
Brisbane/SE Coast
57.4 SOUTHPORT RIDGEWAY AVE

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
98.0 WITTITRIN
50.0 GIRRALONG
MidNorth Coast S
69.2 UPPER ROLLANDS PLAINS (GREENACRES)
60.0 MOUNT GEORGE (MANNING RIVER)
Sydney--east
77.0 BROOKLYN (SANDBROOK INLET)
77.0 AVALON BEACH (AVALON (PALMGROVE RD))
71.0 AVALON (WOLLSTONECRAFT AVE)
56.6 DUFFYS FOREST (NAMBA RD)
55.2 TERREY HILLS AWS
52.8 PALM BEACH (SUNRISE ROAD)

12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.7 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
12.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
12.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

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2.7 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
1.9 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
1.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.4 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.0 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

940 (39.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
750 (31.3) REDESDALE N Central VIC
717 (29.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
709 (29.5) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
646 (26.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
646 (26.9) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
644 (26.8) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
642 (26.8) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
640 (26.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
616 (25.7) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
605 (25.2) BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
68/21 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
67/01 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
67/18 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
67/22 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
67/23 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
67/16 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

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
W Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
6.6mm in 4 min to 01:57 99.0mm/h
4.6mm in 3 min to 02:00 92.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
NOONAMAH AWS
14.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.6mm/h
CAPE DON
25.0mm in 29 min to 19:30 51.7mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 25.4mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 10.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
20.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 6.7mm/h
BORROLOOLA
9.6mm in 28 min to 13:30 20.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
17.4mm in 33 min to 15:00 31.6mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 18.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 19.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
Gulf Country
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
22.2mm in 28 min to 07:00 47.6mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 22.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.0mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
10.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.4mm/h
51.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 51.8mm/h
52.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 17.3mm/h
57.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 57.0mm/h
25.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 25.6mm/h
92.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 30.7mm/h
144.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 24.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.8mm/h
8.8mm in 51 min to 21:00 10.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.0mm/h
168.0mm in * hr to 21:00 14.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.6mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
18.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 18.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
TOWNSVILLE AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
7.8mm in 47 min to 22:00 10.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.0mm/h
Central Coast E
AYR DPI RESEARCH STN
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
ST LAWRENCE
28.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 28.4mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.3mm/h
20.2mm in 27 min to 16:00 44.9mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 21.8mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 30.8mm/h
56.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 18.7mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
14.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.2mm/h
BOWEN AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
12.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.2mm/h
ALVA BEACH
10.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.8mm/h
45.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 45.0mm/h
56.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 18.7mm/h
25.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 25.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 11.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
GLADSTONE RADAR
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.8mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
24.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 24.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
4.8mm in 6 min to 19:30 48.0mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
Sydney--east
TERREY HILLS AWS
19.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 19.2mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 11.7mm/h
South Coast
MORUYA AIRPORT AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
13.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 13.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 24.8mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.3mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
15.0mm in 3 hr to 05:28 5.0mm/h
None reported