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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 1028 EST on 19/01/2010. 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

SA

NW Pastoral

016016

KINGOONYA (NORTH WELL)

28.4

24.2

15/03/2006

11

1 y

SA

NW Pastoral

016024

TARCOOLA (LAKE EVERARD)

40.0

36.4

24/03/2007

77

1 y

SA

NW Pastoral

016034

HILTABA

40.4

30.0

24/03/2007

25

1 y

SA

W Agricultural

018098

YANINEE

56.5

47.2

01/03/1921

79

1 y

SA

W Agricultural

018167

WUDINNA (LOOKOUT)

39.0

37.2

22/03/1982

36

1 y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014612

LARRIMAH

15.5

15.5

25/03/2003

11

1 Y 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 04:00EST, 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 37.0 +6.1 18.7 +0.8 14.5 0.0 12.6 -- 540 (22.5) 43/08
PERTH AIRPORT 35.0 +5.4 17.2 +1.4 14.8 0.0 8.0 11.7 510 (21.3) 44/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.9 +3.8 10.3 -3.1 7.1 0.0 7.2 8.1 518 (21.6) 37/14
BUNBURY 30.5 +3.0 16.3 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 31/06
MANDURAH 31.1 -- 18.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 35/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +1.5 25.4 +0.9 24.4 0.0 6.2 10.1 309 (12.9) 35/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.2 +0.5 14.5 -3.0 13.4 0.0 10.6 11.8 260 (10.8) 34/14
WHYALLA AERO 28.3 +1.0 18.2 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 464 (19.3) 48/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.9 +0.6 15.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- 11.8 275 (11.5) 39/02
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.1 -2.0 10.2 -0.3 7.7 0.0 3.6 7.4 345 (14.4) 41/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.0 +0.7 17.2 -4.6 15.7 0.0 8.6 10.1 203 ( 8.5) 26/13
CAIRNS AERO 31.6 +1.1 23.3 +0.3 21.2 12.4 4.4 7.2 152 ( 6.3) 34/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +1.6 24.6 +1.7 23.0 1.2 3.8 5.3 380 (15.8) 31/09
MACKAY M.O 27.2 -1.4 23.3 +1.1 -- 198.2 -- 0.0 697 (29.0) 70/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.3 -2.2 22.2 +1.4 22.0 1.2 5.0 -- 398 (16.6) 50/13
BUNDABERG AERO 29.2 +0.1 22.6 +2.7 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 399 (16.6) 50/14
NAMBOUR DPI 29.0 +1.1 19.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.5 +1.3 19.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 37/14
BRISBANE AERO 28.9 +0.9 20.8 +1.5 17.5 0.0 7.0 11.2 307 (12.8) 37/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.8 +1.4 17.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 547 (22.8) 63/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.5 +2.4 13.4 -3.2 9.1 0.0 6.8 -- 110 ( 4.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.5 +1.6 19.6 +1.5 17.9 0.0 5.4 9.3 405 (16.9) 35/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +1.2 17.8 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.5 +0.3 15.2 -1.1 12.2 0.0 5.0 11.2 234 ( 9.8) 39/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.6 +0.6 15.6 +0.3 13.9 0.0 -- -- 55 ( 2.3) 22/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.6 +3.8 10.2 -0.4 2.3 0.0 6.2 10.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.5 +3.4 11.2 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 50/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.9 -2.3 20.3 +2.9 17.0 0.0 5.0 4.1 462 (19.3) 50/16
RICHMOND RAAF 25.6 -1.3 17.7 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 43/13
BELLAMBI AWS 21.4 -2.5 19.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 41/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.1 -0.4 13.0 +2.3 10.1 0.0 6.8 8.4 245 (10.2) 46/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.1 +3.4 9.9 -3.5 -- 0.0 8.0 12.0 206 ( 8.6) 39/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.2 +2.3 11.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 24/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.7 +0.4 13.3 -0.5 11.9 0.0 7.4 10.9 299 (12.5) 34/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.5 +0.2 11.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 35/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.1 -0.9 10.6 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 35/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 -2.7 14.7 +1.5 14.4 0.0 3.4 -- 153 ( 6.4) 22/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.1 -4.1 9.8 -2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 352 (14.7) 37/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.8 -3.4 7.3 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 54/21
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.5 0.0 5.0 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 35/16
HOBART AIRPORT 16.9 -3.8 11.7 +1.0 10.4 0.0 4.0 10.5 571 (23.8) 41/00
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

40.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
39.4 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
39.4 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
39.2 KALBARRI Central West WA
38.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

+9.0 : 40.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+7.6 : 38.5 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+7.0 : 35.3 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+6.7 : 39.2 KALBARRI Central West WA
+6.1 : 37.0 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.2 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.9 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA

+4.7 : 25.2 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.3 : 21.8 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.9 : 21.0 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.6 : 24.0 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+3.5 : 16.8 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW

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

8.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
11.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.0 WARRA W Coast TAS
13.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-8.2 : 23.6 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-7.9 : 24.9 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-7.0 : 21.8 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
-6.3 : 25.4 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-5.9 : 16.6 MT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC

-0.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.2 : 7.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-7.2 : 15.3 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-7.0 : 15.5 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-6.8 : 5.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields 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.
198.2 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
195.2 FARLEIGH CO-OP SUGAR MILL Central Coast E QLD
165.0 MACKAY ALERT Central Coast E QLD
137.0 DUMBLETON ROCKS ALERT Central Coast E QLD
129.3 HOPE VALE N Coast--Barron QLD

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
56.5 YANINEE
50.0 NUNDROO

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
129.3 HOPE VALE
Central Coast E
198.2 MACKAY M.O
195.2 FARLEIGH CO-OP SUGAR MILL
165.0 MACKAY ALERT
137.0 DUMBLETON ROCKS ALERT
129.0 PLEYSTOWE SUGAR MILL
125.4 MACKAY AERO
87.0 MIRANI WEIR ALERT
87.0 MIRANI MARY STREET
86.0 PLANE CREEK SUGAR MILL
78.0 MIRANI WEIR TM
68.0 MOUNT JUKES
62.0 ETON STATE WATER DEPOT
57.8 KOUMALA HATFIELDS ROAD
54.4 CREDITON
51.0 DALRYMPLE HEIGHTS
50.0 SARICH'S ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
89.0 MOUNT KURING-GAI (LEDORA FARM)
80.0 BROOKLYN (SANDBROOK INLET)

ISLANDS
Islands
58.0 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND

12.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.8 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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4.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
3.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.0 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1358 (56.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1170 (48.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1075 (44.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1032 (43.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1025 (42.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
996 (41.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
986 (41.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
967 (40.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
935 (39.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
912 (38.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
881 (36.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
872 (36.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
853 (35.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
795 (33.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
776 (32.3) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
763 (31.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
752 (31.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
735 (30.6) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
723 (30.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
707 (29.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
697 (29.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
673 (28.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
672 (28.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
663 (27.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
658 (27.4) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
649 (27.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
646 (26.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
635 (26.5) LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
627 (26.1) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
619 (25.8) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
96/07 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
89/23 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
83/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
81/20 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
72/18 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
72/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/00 MOUNT READ W Coast 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
5.4mm in 12 min to 22:41 27.0mm/h
8.0mm in 19 min to 23:00 25.3mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.0mm/h
KALUMBURU
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.4mm/h
TRUSCOTT
8.0mm in 7 min to 21:37 68.6mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.6mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 23.8mm/h
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
18.6mm in 26 min to 22:00 42.9mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.6mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 22.8mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NULLARBOR
6.0mm in 35 min to 01:05 10.3mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.2mm/h
MINNIPA DPI
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
13.8mm in 10 min to 21:00 82.8mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 19.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
13.0mm in 35 min to 21:35 22.3mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.2mm/h
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
22.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 22.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
N Coast--Barron
MAREEBA AIRPORT
7.4mm in 32 min to 16:32 13.9mm/h
21.8mm in 28 min to 17:00 46.7mm/h
29.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 29.2mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.7mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
GLADSTONE RADAR
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.6mm/h
Sydney--east
TERREY HILLS AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.6mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.2mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
6.8mm in 39 min to 16:40 10.5mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 93(140/ 70 ) at 05:00
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 83(130/ 65 ) at 23:23
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND : 111(160/ 72 ) at 16:42
CREAL REEF : 189( 0/ 0 ) at 13:02