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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
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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 1105 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 minimum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069147

MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS

19.0

19.0

11/03/2009

12

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

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006099

MURCHISON

8.5

9.0

27/03/2001

20

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 04:05EST, 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 26.1 -4.8 13.5 -4.4 12.2 0.0 5.0 -- 337 (14.0) 35/14
PERTH AIRPORT 25.0 -4.6 12.0 -3.8 10.2 1.8 2.8 10.0 292 (12.2) 31/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.6 -0.5 12.2 -1.2 10.2 2.4 3.2 6.6 315 (13.1) 31/09
BUNBURY 23.8 -3.7 12.2 -1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 31/16
MANDURAH 23.7 -- 18.6 -- -- 3.8 -- -- 283 (11.8) 31/21
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +2.1 25.8 +1.3 24.5 0.6 4.2 8.2 327 (13.6) 55/18
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.5 +3.8 27.4 +9.9 25.8 0.0 14.2 6.3 353 (14.7) 43/08
WHYALLA AERO 24.1 -3.2 16.4 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 246 (10.3) 22/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.8 -3.5 14.8 -0.4 10.9 0.6 3.4 0.2 167 ( 7.0) 30/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.6 -1.5 6.9 -3.6 3.8 0.0 3.8 0.2 281 (11.7) 24/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.4 +1.1 20.0 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 41/13
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +0.9 22.3 -0.7 20.9 1.4 7.0 9.8 433 (18.0) 44/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +1.6 20.9 -2.0 17.2 0.0 8.6 11.3 364 (15.2) 41/12
MACKAY M.O 27.3 -1.3 22.0 -0.2 -- 3.8 -- 10.5 558 (23.3) 44/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.5 0.0 18.3 -2.5 16.2 0.0 8.8 -- 387 (16.1) 41/10
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 -0.8 18.6 -1.3 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 454 (18.9) 44/11
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -0.9 17.0 -1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 18.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 35/09
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 -0.7 17.0 -2.3 14.7 0.0 6.2 10.9 345 (14.4) 37/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.7 -0.7 15.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 607 (25.3) 46/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.6 +3.5 17.7 +1.1 12.5 0.0 5.8 -- 108 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.6 +0.7 15.5 -2.6 13.2 0.0 3.4 11.1 157 ( 6.5) 30/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.6 +0.3 14.2 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 30.8 +4.6 16.4 +0.1 12.7 0.0 6.6 10.8 316 (13.2) 31/19
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 28.7 +2.7 15.7 +0.4 14.6 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 27.2 +4.4 14.2 +3.6 6.7 0.0 6.4 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.6 +5.5 16.9 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 35/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.2 +3.0 20.0 +2.6 14.2 0.0 5.8 10.8 488 (20.3) 54/15
RICHMOND RAAF 32.7 +5.8 16.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 34/01
BELLAMBI AWS 23.5 -0.4 18.7 +0.7 -- 1.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 52/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 31.9 +7.4 11.6 +0.9 8.1 0.0 6.2 10.6 220 ( 9.2) 46/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.1 +5.4 13.5 +0.1 12.5 0.0 9.2 10.8 265 (11.0) 24/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.9 +4.0 10.8 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 48/07
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.6 +0.3 11.6 -2.2 9.1 0.0 4.8 4.8 182 ( 7.6) 35/22
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.6 -0.7 8.8 -2.9 -- 0.0 5.9 -- 157 ( 6.5) 21/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.8 -2.2 10.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 30/02
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.1 -2.8 13.8 +0.6 11.6 0.0 2.8 -- 132 ( 5.5) 17/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.6 -3.6 7.5 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 46/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.6 -1.6 8.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 488 (20.3) 39/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.6 -0.9 13.5 +3.5 -- 0.5 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 22/15
HOBART AIRPORT 20.8 +0.1 11.5 +0.8 9.7 0.0 3.0 8.0 288 (12.0) 26/11
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

41.2 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
41.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
40.6 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
40.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+9.5 : 32.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
+8.5 : 28.7 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+8.4 : 30.9 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.3 : 30.4 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.2 : 32.4 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.8 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
28.2 TELFER AERO Interior WA
28.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+9.9 : 27.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.5 : 22.9 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW
+6.2 : 19.6 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW
+6.0 : 27.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+5.9 : 19.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW

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

11.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
15.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC

-6.5 : 23.0 NONNING NW Pastoral SA
-5.9 : 24.3 HAWKER Upper North SA
-5.7 : 22.2 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-5.6 : 29.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-5.4 : 26.6 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA

3.5 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
4.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
4.0 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.3 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
4.3 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-11.3 : 8.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.8 : 5.1 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-6.5 : 5.1 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-6.4 : 4.0 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
-6.1 : 3.5 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC

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.
86.0 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB North Coast NSW
34.4 CASTLEREAGH (CASTLEREAGH ROAD) Sydney--west NSW
28.8 ELIZABETH VALLEY N Rivers NT
28.2 NOONAMAH AWS N Rivers NT
26.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
28.8 ELIZABETH VALLEY
28.2 NOONAMAH AWS
26.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
86.0 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB
Sydney--west
34.4 CASTLEREAGH (CASTLEREAGH ROAD)

11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.1 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
11.1 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

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1.1 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1019 (42.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
908 (37.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
900 (37.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
853 (35.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
839 (35.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
829 (34.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
826 (34.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
797 (33.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
778 (32.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
759 (31.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
741 (30.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
733 (30.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
703 (29.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
653 (27.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
646 (26.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
645 (26.9) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
636 (26.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
607 (25.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
601 (25.0) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
81/17 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
78/08 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
70/20 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
70/12 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/13 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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
1.6mm in 1 min to 20:00 96.0mm/h
6.0mm in 6 min to 20:11 60.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 15.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
KALUMBURU
2.8mm in 2 min to 18:08 84.0mm/h
5.4mm in 3 min to 18:11 108.0mm/h
17.2mm in 49 min to 19:00 21.1mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 26.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
10.0mm in 11 min to 17:30 54.5mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
NOONAMAH AWS
5.4mm in 31 min to 18:07 10.5mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
13.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 13.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NULLARBOR
10.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
COULTA (COLES POINT)
11.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 11.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND : 89(120/ 76 ) at 19:59