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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 04:05EST, 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 25.9 -5.0 17.0 -0.9 16.5 0.0 8.0 -- 478 (19.9) 34/00
PERTH AIRPORT 24.2 -5.4 11.9 -3.9 10.8 0.0 4.4 8.0 292 (12.2) 35/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.3 -2.8 12.2 -1.2 9.6 0.0 4.0 6.3 246 (10.3) 31/10
BUNBURY 23.5 -4.0 13.6 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 39/15
MANDURAH 23.5 -- 16.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 34/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +1.0 27.2 +2.7 25.2 0.0 7.6 7.0 401 (16.7) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.8 +6.1 18.9 +1.4 16.3 0.0 12.0 10.5 269 (11.2) 44/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.5 -3.8 13.6 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 467 (19.5) 30/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.1 -2.2 11.6 -3.6 6.7 0.0 17.8 11.1 278 (11.6) 28/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.5 -2.6 5.3 -5.2 2.7 0.0 2.8 10.5 325 (13.5) 35/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.9 +2.6 19.1 -2.7 17.1 0.0 6.8 -- 179 ( 7.5) 37/13
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 +0.6 23.2 +0.2 21.4 0.0 7.8 9.7 483 (20.1) 48/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.1 +1.4 22.1 -0.8 18.8 1.4 9.4 9.4 358 (14.9) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 27.6 -1.0 21.9 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 507 (21.1) 46/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.1 +0.6 19.4 -1.4 17.6 0.0 8.0 -- 342 (14.3) 44/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.2 +0.1 19.6 -0.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 470 (19.6) 44/12
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -0.9 -- -- -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.8 +0.6 19.1 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 27.8 -0.2 17.4 -1.9 15.1 0.0 6.2 11.0 372 (15.5) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.7 -0.7 15.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 638 (26.6) 44/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.4 +2.3 17.0 +0.4 11.3 0.0 7.0 -- 139 ( 5.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.8 -0.1 16.1 -2.0 14.6 2.4 3.8 11.1 179 ( 7.5) 22/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.4 +0.1 15.5 -1.2 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.4 +3.2 13.6 -2.7 11.0 0.0 5.0 10.1 277 (11.5) 31/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 28.0 +2.0 13.4 -1.9 12.5 0.0 -- -- 57 ( 2.4) 21/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.1 +3.3 13.0 +2.4 5.2 0.0 3.0 7.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.3 +4.2 14.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 35/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.9 +2.7 18.5 +1.1 14.2 1.4 8.0 10.2 449 (18.7) 46/15
RICHMOND RAAF 29.8 +2.9 14.2 -1.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 28/18
BELLAMBI AWS 24.1 +0.2 18.4 +0.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 425 (17.7) 57/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 31.2 +6.7 10.4 -0.3 7.5 0.0 7.0 8.0 213 ( 8.9) 46/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.2 +5.5 17.1 +3.7 -- 0.2 5.2 10.7 253 (10.5) 50/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.6 +3.7 14.4 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 37/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.0 -1.3 11.6 -2.2 10.7 0.0 8.0 11.1 332 (13.8) 26/01
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.9 -0.4 13.3 +1.6 -- 0.2 24.2 -- 212 ( 8.8) 28/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.9 -0.1 10.7 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 31/00
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -4.0 14.7 +1.5 14.6 1.6 3.4 -- 102 ( 4.3) 22/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.3 -3.9 9.4 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 486 (20.3) 44/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.1 -2.1 10.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 466 (19.4) 37/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.8 +2.3 16.1 +6.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 30/16
HOBART AIRPORT 17.1 -3.6 12.8 +2.1 12.5 0.0 3.0 1.9 445 (18.5) 31/01
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

42.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.5 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
42.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
41.9 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.7 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+8.4 : 31.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.0 : 40.2 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+8.0 : 31.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
+7.9 : 30.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.5 : 30.0 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.9 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
28.7 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
28.4 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL

+6.8 : 14.7 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+6.7 : 27.4 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
+6.3 : 15.6 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+6.1 : 16.1 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) N Coast TAS
+5.9 : 10.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

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

10.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
13.0 WARRA W Coast TAS

-7.1 : 28.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-7.0 : 18.3 VIEWBANK (ARPANSA) E Central VIC
-6.6 : 18.5 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-6.5 : 16.2 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
-6.3 : 13.7 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
-6.3 : 24.3 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA

2.3 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
3.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
3.2 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
3.7 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

-8.8 : 4.5 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-7.2 : 3.7 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-6.7 : 5.9 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty 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.
32.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
31.8 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
30.6 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
28.8 KANGAROO VALLEY (BUDGONG) Illawarra NSW
23.4 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD

11.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.1 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.1 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
11.1 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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1.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.7 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.3 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS

1225 (51.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1028 (42.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
991 (41.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
966 (40.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
937 (39.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
933 (38.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
918 (38.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
868 (36.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
817 (34.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
804 (33.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
741 (30.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
731 (30.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
724 (30.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
723 (30.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
718 (29.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
710 (29.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
709 (29.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
688 (28.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
660 (27.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
646 (26.9) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
641 (26.7) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
639 (26.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
639 (26.6) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
638 (26.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
629 (26.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
600 (25.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
76/03 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
74/12 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
74/04 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
72/10 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
68/04 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
12.4mm in 10 min to 18:30 74.4mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 16.8mm/h
4.4mm in 6 min to 18:36 44.0mm/h
NOONAMAH AWS
27.0mm in 33 min to 19:30 49.1mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 28.0mm/h

TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 70(200/ 63 ) at 05:30