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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
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.

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1052 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

QLD

Central Highlands

035259

DUNEIRA

96.0

80.0

02/03/1994

16

1 y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014612

LARRIMAH

15.5

15.5

08/03/2009

11

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

ANT

Antarctica

300004

MACQUARIE ISLAND

-5.0

-5.0

06/03/1963

53

1 Y Equal to record.

Lowest minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

20.8

21.8

02/03/2007

11

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 04:03EST, 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 27.0 -3.9 16.8 -1.1 12.7 0.0 6.2 -- 427 (17.8) 50/16
PERTH AIRPORT 24.2 -5.4 12.6 -3.2 10.0 0.6 4.0 9.8 435 (18.1) 41/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.4 -5.7 13.7 +0.3 12.0 2.4 6.4 1.4 529 (22.0) 44/11
BUNBURY 22.5 -5.0 15.4 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 460 (19.2) 44/23
MANDURAH 22.8 -- 18.4 -- -- 1.0 -- -- 536 (22.3) 43/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +3.0 22.4 -2.1 21.8 8.6 5.8 10.7 250 (10.4) 31/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.5 -0.2 12.5 -5.0 11.0 0.0 11.0 11.7 291 (12.1) 30/12
WHYALLA AERO 33.5 +6.2 10.4 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 52/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.4 +2.1 12.2 -3.0 -- 0.0 4.4 8.7 190 ( 7.9) 35/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.7 +1.6 7.3 -3.2 4.4 0.0 1.8 9.5 274 (11.4) 35/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.5 +0.2 19.8 -2.0 16.5 0.0 10.0 -- 373 (15.5) 30/11
CAIRNS AERO 31.5 +1.0 24.8 +1.8 23.4 0.0 5.4 3.4 353 (14.7) 48/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 -0.4 24.1 +1.2 22.1 0.0 7.6 2.4 341 (14.2) 46/20
MACKAY M.O 27.5 -1.1 25.5 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- 0.1 437 (18.2) 50/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 -1.5 22.9 +2.1 22.4 0.0 6.8 -- 271 (11.3) 41/11
BUNDABERG AERO 28.5 -0.6 21.5 +1.6 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 306 (12.8) 39/11
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -0.9 20.0 +1.8 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.9 +0.7 21.1 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 39/11
BRISBANE AERO 28.0 0.0 21.5 +2.2 19.8 0.0 4.0 6.3 301 (12.5) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.6 -2.8 18.2 +2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 460 (19.2) 54/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.1 +2.0 16.2 -0.4 12.0 0.0 6.2 -- 191 ( 8.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 0.0 19.7 +1.6 17.5 0.0 4.4 6.4 393 (16.4) 30/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.4 -0.9 15.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.6 -0.6 11.7 -4.6 9.9 0.0 5.4 11.0 208 ( 8.7) 35/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.0 -1.0 12.0 -3.3 10.8 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 22/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.5 +0.7 8.0 -2.6 3.0 0.0 3.4 11.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.3 +2.2 11.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 41/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.3 +1.1 16.9 -0.5 11.3 0.0 5.4 10.1 368 (15.3) 43/17
RICHMOND RAAF 26.7 -0.2 15.1 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 23.7 -0.2 15.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 277 (11.5) 46/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.2 +2.7 7.7 -3.0 3.9 0.0 5.0 11.5 155 ( 6.5) 34/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.0 +0.3 8.9 -4.5 8.5 0.0 6.0 11.4 236 ( 9.8) 28/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 28.0 +0.1 9.3 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 52/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.3 0.0 8.1 -5.7 5.4 0.0 6.6 8.8 183 ( 7.6) 26/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.9 +0.6 -- -- -- 0.0 5.4 -- 123 ( 5.1) --
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.5 -0.5 7.3 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 31/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.5 +4.6 14.3 +1.1 13.6 0.0 2.8 -- 146 ( 6.1) 22/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.0 +1.8 9.7 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 30/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.4 +1.2 6.5 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 43/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.2 -0.3 8.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 39/15
HOBART AIRPORT 19.7 -1.0 11.3 +0.6 9.3 0.0 2.4 3.3 400 (16.7) 35/09
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

42.0 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
41.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
41.1 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
40.8 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
40.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA

+7.7 : 34.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+7.5 : 34.2 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+7.4 : 31.4 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+6.8 : 31.0 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+6.6 : 42.0 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA

29.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
29.3 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.5 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.5 : 20.8 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.7 : 19.0 FORREST Eucla WA
+4.7 : 22.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+4.3 : 17.8 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+3.4 : 23.0 WILUNA Interior WA

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

10.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
13.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-6.4 : 21.6 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-6.3 : 21.2 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-6.3 : 18.1 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
-6.3 : 18.4 SHANNON Lower West WA
-6.2 : 21.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

-1.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.6 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.2 : 14.3 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-8.1 : 13.6 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-7.4 : 10.2 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
-7.4 : 14.7 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-7.3 : 5.3 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-7.3 : 14.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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.
96.0 DUNEIRA Central Highlands QLD
89.6 WILSON BEACH Central Coast E QLD
56.6 MARYVALE SPRINGS Central Highlands QLD
52.4 RUSSELL ISLAND Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
44.0 LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT Central Coast E QLD

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
89.6 WILSON BEACH
44.0 LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT
Central Highlands
96.0 DUNEIRA
56.6 MARYVALE SPRINGS
Brisbane/SE Coast
52.4 RUSSELL ISLAND

11.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.5 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
11.5 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

.....

2.8 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
2.4 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
1.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

1126 (46.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1057 (44.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
908 (37.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
848 (35.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
831 (34.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
811 (33.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
809 (33.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
807 (33.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
791 (33.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
786 (32.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
722 (30.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
698 (29.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
667 (27.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
644 (26.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
638 (26.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
628 (26.2) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
607 (25.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
604 (25.2) KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
600 (25.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
**S** 89/09 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
83/14 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
70/14 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
70/05 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
68/16 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD

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
WEST ROEBUCK
19.0mm in 30 min to 15:30 38.0mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 23.8mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 20.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
29.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 9.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
19.0mm in 41 min to 11:00 27.8mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 20.2mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 33.0mm/h
53.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 17.7mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
68.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 11.3mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.4mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
7.4mm in 9 min to 09:00 49.3mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
MACKAY M.O
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
16.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 16.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
9.8mm in 52 min to 18:52 11.3mm/h
Northwest
WINTON AIRPORT
16.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 16.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
TOOLARA (KELLY)
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
14.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 14.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
25.0mm in 3 hr to 13:28 8.3mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 14:28 8.3mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:28 6.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 76(120/ 69 ) at 14:08
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
LONGERENONG : 172( 10/ 19 ) at 23:30