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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.

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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 1055 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
Lowest minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014272

BATCHELOR AERO

16.0

17.2

31/03/2002

12

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014949

DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE

17.0

17.0

31/03/2008

12

1 Y Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014153

BLACK POINT

35.1

34.4

31/03/1998

17

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 04:04EST, 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 15.0 -2.9 13.9 0.0 8.8 -- 615 (25.6) 46/16
PERTH AIRPORT 25.9 -3.7 8.5 -7.3 6.4 0.0 6.2 11.5 391 (16.3) 35/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.2 +0.1 13.7 +0.3 13.0 0.8 2.2 11.0 348 (14.5) 39/12
BUNBURY 22.7 -4.8 6.5 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 31/21
MANDURAH 23.1 -- 13.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 34/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.5 +2.6 22.2 -2.3 20.1 0.0 6.0 10.7 306 (12.8) 30/08
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.3 +1.6 13.4 -4.1 11.5 0.0 9.2 11.7 195 ( 8.1) 41/16
WHYALLA AERO 25.0 -2.3 16.3 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 46/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.1 -0.2 16.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 4.8 11.4 239 (10.0) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.5 -0.6 11.5 +1.0 10.0 0.0 5.2 10.7 328 (13.7) 34/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.2 +0.9 16.2 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 50/16
CAIRNS AERO 31.8 +1.3 23.6 +0.6 22.5 9.8 4.8 8.1 473 (19.7) 48/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.1 +1.4 23.5 +0.6 21.9 0.6 5.4 4.9 404 (16.8) 39/15
MACKAY M.O 29.0 +0.4 22.3 +0.1 -- 38.0 -- 2.5 563 (23.5) 52/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.3 -3.2 23.4 +2.6 22.6 0.4 4.4 -- -- 43/16
BUNDABERG AERO 26.2 -2.9 22.4 +2.5 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 432 (18.0) 31/09
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 -1.9 21.0 +2.8 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 21.1 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 35/15
BRISBANE AERO 26.4 -1.6 20.6 +1.3 19.5 0.0 6.0 0.0 352 (14.7) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.1 -0.3 17.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 727 (30.3) 46/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.4 +2.3 17.1 +0.5 12.2 0.0 5.2 -- 169 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.7 +0.8 17.7 -0.4 16.0 0.0 4.0 6.0 217 ( 9.0) 31/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.6 +2.3 15.5 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.3 +2.1 11.8 -4.5 9.2 0.0 6.0 10.9 259 (10.8) 30/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 30.3 +4.3 12.1 -3.2 10.2 0.0 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 17/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.4 +1.6 9.8 -0.8 5.6 0.0 4.4 11.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.5 +3.4 14.8 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 43/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.4 +5.2 17.1 -0.3 13.8 0.0 6.0 9.7 459 (19.1) --
RICHMOND RAAF 31.0 +4.1 12.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 26/16
BELLAMBI AWS 24.6 +0.7 17.8 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 415 (17.3) 34/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.3 +3.8 9.0 -1.7 5.0 0.0 7.2 8.8 167 ( 7.0) 30/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.4 +2.7 12.4 -1.0 11.9 0.0 6.2 10.1 150 ( 6.3) 24/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.1 +2.2 11.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 24/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.3 +6.0 13.9 +0.1 10.3 0.0 5.8 11.3 232 ( 9.7) 31/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.1 +4.8 8.3 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 57 ( 2.4) 24/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.9 +5.9 7.9 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 35/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 33.1 +9.2 14.8 +1.6 14.3 0.0 5.2 -- 152 ( 6.3) 28/16
GEELONG AIRPORT 32.0 +8.8 10.7 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 46/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 30.3 +8.1 9.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 396 (16.5) 55/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.7 +1.2 11.1 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 39/15
HOBART AIRPORT 24.7 +4.0 13.6 +2.9 12.0 0.0 2.8 10.7 365 (15.2) 43/18
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

41.0 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.6 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
40.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
40.1 CARNEGIE Interior WA

+9.7 : 33.3 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+9.6 : 33.5 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+9.4 : 33.5 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
+9.2 : 33.1 MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE E Central VIC
+8.8 : 32.0 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
+8.8 : 33.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.8 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+5.4 : 17.0 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
+4.9 : 18.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.4 : 16.4 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+4.4 : 24.9 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.4 : 21.9 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

13.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
15.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
15.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
16.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-5.2 : 23.5 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
-5.1 : 24.1 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-5.0 : 27.5 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.8 : 22.7 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-4.7 : 25.0 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

3.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
4.1 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
4.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.4 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-9.1 : 5.9 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-8.6 : 7.2 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
**S** -8.3 : 14.2 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-8.0 : 10.1 ENEABBA Central West WA
-7.8 : 4.4 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt 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.
134.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
116.0 NERADA ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
113.2 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
113.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
112.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
113.2 BABINDA POST OFFICE
112.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
111.0 DEERAL
108.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
107.5 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
103.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
85.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
83.0 TOPAZ ALERT
83.0 TOPAZ
65.0 MT SOPHIA
56.0 HAPPY VALLEY
N Coast--Herbert
134.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
116.0 NERADA ALERT
113.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
105.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
105.0 EURAMO TM
99.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
97.0 CORSIS ALERT
96.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
93.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
76.8 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
73.0 CENTRAL MILL TM
70.0 MENAVALE ALERT
58.0 DARADGEE
57.0 RUSSELL RIVER
53.2 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
50.2 INNISFAIL
Central Coast E
107.0 BRAMPTON ISLAND RESORT
59.2 SEAFORTH
59.0 ETON STATE WATER DEPOT
57.5 CAPE HILLSBOROUGH NAT PK
54.6 LETHEBROOK
53.8 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
50.2 DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT
50.0 PLEYSTOWE SUGAR MILL

11.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

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2.5 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.6 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1037 (43.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
905 (37.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
784 (32.7) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
775 (32.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
773 (32.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
766 (31.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
763 (31.8) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
750 (31.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
727 (30.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
720 (30.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
694 (28.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
691 (28.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
683 (28.5) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
669 (27.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
666 (27.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
647 (27.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
615 (25.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
611 (25.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
610 (25.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
608 (25.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
87/07 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
87/00 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
78/22 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
78/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/10 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
6.2mm in 13 min to 19:00 28.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
HORN ISLAND
13.4mm in 12 min to 15:32 67.0mm/h
27.8mm in 28 min to 16:00 59.6mm/h
43.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 43.0mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.3mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
10.4mm in 21 min to 17:21 29.7mm/h
12.4mm in 35 min to 17:56 21.3mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 22.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
11.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 78(130/ 63 ) at 22:55