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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1111 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 maximum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005084

THEVENARD ISLAND

41.7

40.7

06/03/2007

11

1 Y


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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 04:07EST, 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 31.5 +0.6 15.6 -2.3 12.5 0.0 7.2 -- 362 (15.1) 37/14
PERTH AIRPORT 37.5 +7.9 14.2 -1.6 11.9 0.0 6.8 10.7 314 (13.1) 35/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.1 +5.0 13.6 +0.2 11.6 0.0 4.4 9.6 360 (15.0) 35/13
BUNBURY 30.1 +2.6 12.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 34/16
MANDURAH 32.3 -- 18.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 +0.6 24.5 0.0 24.0 0.0 4.2 5.2 289 (12.0) 39/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.9 +2.2 22.4 +4.9 20.5 0.0 13.0 11.4 327 (13.6) 39/16
WHYALLA AERO 25.6 -1.7 14.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 561 (23.4) 39/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.6 -2.7 10.8 -4.4 5.8 0.0 6.0 11.2 279 (11.6) 24/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.3 -2.8 6.9 -3.6 4.2 0.2 3.6 9.4 291 (12.1) 34/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.2 -0.1 15.8 -6.0 13.0 0.0 8.6 -- 232 ( 9.7) 39/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +0.5 22.9 -0.1 20.5 1.0 7.6 10.8 482 (20.1) 43/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.4 +0.7 20.1 -2.8 15.9 0.0 10.0 6.2 411 (17.1) 39/16
MACKAY M.O 27.3 -1.3 19.5 -2.7 -- 1.2 -- 10.8 479 (20.0) 43/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.9 +0.4 17.8 -3.0 16.2 0.0 8.4 -- 361 (15.0) 34/16
BUNDABERG AERO 29.3 +0.2 18.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 385 (16.0) 39/15
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 +0.1 16.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.4 +1.2 16.8 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 44/19
BRISBANE AERO 28.0 0.0 16.3 -3.0 13.5 0.0 6.2 11.0 326 (13.6) 34/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.6 +1.2 14.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 490 (20.4) 65/16
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.2 +0.1 22.4 +5.8 18.9 0.0 7.8 -- 168 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.8 +0.9 16.6 -1.5 16.2 0.0 4.6 6.4 334 (13.9) 52/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.2 -1.1 17.0 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.4 -0.8 19.4 +3.1 18.2 1.4 5.2 5.0 342 (14.3) 44/06
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.0 -3.0 19.8 +4.5 19.6 0.2 -- -- 99 ( 4.1) 31/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.8 +2.0 11.7 +1.1 4.8 0.0 4.0 10.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.0 +2.9 16.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 44/20
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.4 -2.8 19.6 +2.2 18.4 0.8 5.8 4.8 496 (20.7) 55/23
RICHMOND RAAF 23.5 -3.4 19.4 +3.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 34/23
BELLAMBI AWS 20.2 -3.7 17.7 -0.3 -- 3.8 -- -- 358 (14.9) 46/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.0 +0.5 13.5 +2.8 10.4 0.6 5.2 9.2 258 (10.8) 41/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.1 +1.4 10.8 -2.6 8.8 0.0 5.2 11.3 216 ( 9.0) 28/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.6 -0.3 10.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 43/05
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.3 -2.0 11.1 -2.7 9.6 0.0 8.2 11.0 374 (15.6) 31/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.1 -1.2 8.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 207 ( 8.6) 31/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.5 -0.5 9.0 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 388 (16.2) 31/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.5 -3.4 12.7 -0.5 9.1 0.0 3.8 -- 144 ( 6.0) 21/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.2 -4.0 9.1 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 424 (17.7) 31/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.7 -2.5 5.3 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 37/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.3 -2.2 5.6 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 31/17
HOBART AIRPORT 19.1 -1.6 9.3 -1.4 4.3 0.0 5.2 6.7 609 (25.4) 48/12
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

43.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
43.4 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
43.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
42.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
42.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+14.1 : 39.1 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+11.4 : 36.9 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.9 : 35.0 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+10.8 : 35.9 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+10.5 : 36.4 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

28.7 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
28.1 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
28.0 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+5.8 : 22.4 GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE NW Slopes S NSW
+5.2 : 20.2 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+5.1 : 19.4 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+5.1 : 17.2 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
+5.0 : 18.8 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+5.0 : 20.8 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW

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

5.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
10.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
11.5 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-6.5 : 13.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-6.5 : 10.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-6.1 : 10.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-6.1 : 5.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-6.0 : 8.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-3.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-9.2 : 1.6 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-8.5 : 4.1 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-8.1 : 5.2 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-8.0 : 12.9 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-7.2 : 4.2 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE 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.
41.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
41.0 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
41.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
28.0 CLARENCE TOWN (GREY ST) Hunter Valley NSW
22.0 LAKE EVELLA N Rivers NT

11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

5.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
4.8 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
4.3 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1741 (72.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1470 (61.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1208 (50.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1172 (48.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1068 (44.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1068 (44.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1064 (44.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1034 (43.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
946 (39.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
926 (38.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
913 (38.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
907 (37.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
878 (36.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
825 (34.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
822 (34.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
817 (34.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
803 (33.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
791 (33.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
788 (32.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
787 (32.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
720 (30.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
708 (29.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
706 (29.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
692 (28.8) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
667 (27.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
664 (27.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
648 (27.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
645 (26.9) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
643 (26.8) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
635 (26.5) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
622 (25.9) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
618 (25.8) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
609 (25.4) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
606 (25.3) ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
601 (25.0) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
109/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
104/03 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
87/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
78/23 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
76/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
76/02 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MCCLUER ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 5.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
13.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 13.0mm/h
WARRUWI
5.4mm in 11 min to 01:43 29.5mm/h
12.2mm in 47 min to 02:30 15.6mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 18.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 11.6mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 10.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
11.0mm in 7 min to 23:25 94.3mm/h
4.6mm in 2 min to 23:27 138.0mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 23.4mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(330/ 65 ) at 16:33
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 109(240/ 87 ) at 01:47
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 104(260/ 80 ) at 04:30