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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 1114 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

SA

Lower SE

026095

CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS)

5.2

5.5

27/03/2008

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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 27.0 -3.9 20.4 +2.5 19.1 0.0 5.4 -- 456 (19.0) --
PERTH AIRPORT 29.4 -0.2 16.0 +0.2 14.2 0.0 6.0 10.8 411 (17.1) 44/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.1 -3.0 14.1 +0.7 10.4 0.0 6.2 1.4 237 ( 9.9) 41/11
BUNBURY 27.4 -0.1 16.7 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 48/17
MANDURAH 26.2 -- 17.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 52/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.4 25.1 +0.6 24.2 0.0 6.8 10.7 393 (16.4) 50/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.8 +2.1 19.5 +2.0 17.8 0.0 12.0 10.7 311 (13.0) 37/10
WHYALLA AERO 28.9 +1.6 8.7 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 26/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.3 +3.0 10.2 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.4 132 ( 5.5) 22/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.0 +3.9 3.9 -6.6 0.7 0.0 2.6 10.7 178 ( 7.4) 31/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.6 +1.3 14.8 -7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 41/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 +0.2 22.1 -0.9 20.5 5.2 8.6 10.8 468 (19.5) 55/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.1 +1.4 21.0 -1.9 17.3 0.0 8.4 8.1 334 (13.9) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 27.4 -1.2 21.7 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 520 (21.7) 46/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 +0.5 19.6 -1.2 17.7 0.0 7.4 -- 301 (12.5) 44/16
BUNDABERG AERO 28.4 -0.7 19.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 442 (18.4) 54/13
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 -1.9 21.0 +2.8 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 19.4 -0.2 -- 13.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 59/19
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 -0.6 18.6 -0.7 15.7 0.0 5.2 10.5 388 (16.2) 44/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.2 -1.2 15.2 -0.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 561 (23.4) 55/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.5 -0.6 14.2 -2.4 11.4 0.0 7.8 -- 326 (13.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.3 -0.6 17.7 -0.4 16.4 12.0 6.4 9.7 507 (21.1) 44/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.0 -1.3 14.8 -1.9 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.2 -2.0 14.2 -2.1 11.0 0.0 5.4 10.5 360 (15.0) 34/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.0 -1.0 12.4 -2.9 11.6 0.6 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 21/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.1 +1.3 9.1 -1.5 2.4 0.0 5.4 10.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.5 +0.4 14.3 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 41/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.9 -0.3 16.5 -0.9 11.9 0.4 4.4 10.8 398 (16.6) 35/15
RICHMOND RAAF 25.5 -1.4 13.5 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 28/14
BELLAMBI AWS 22.9 -1.0 16.3 -1.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 251 (10.5) 35/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.8 +2.3 13.7 +3.0 11.8 0.0 4.8 9.3 234 ( 9.8) 31/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.5 +1.8 11.9 -1.5 11.2 0.0 6.4 11.2 215 ( 9.0) 28/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 28.9 +1.0 9.1 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 24/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.8 +0.5 8.1 -5.7 5.9 0.0 6.6 10.9 266 (11.1) 21/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 28.0 +1.7 6.4 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 21/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 28.3 +2.3 4.9 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 31/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 26.7 +2.8 9.7 -3.5 7.8 0.0 2.6 -- 134 ( 5.6) 13/01
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.7 +2.5 6.1 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 26/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.4 +4.2 2.2 -7.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 28/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.0 -2.5 9.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 46/14
HOBART AIRPORT 26.1 +5.4 14.1 +3.4 13.5 0.0 7.8 8.5 564 (23.5) 50/08
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

44.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
43.7 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
42.8 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
42.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

+9.3 : 35.0 EYRE Eucla WA
+9.1 : 44.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+8.6 : 36.7 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+7.4 : 36.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+7.1 : 27.7 SCAMANDER E Coast TAS
+7.1 : 37.6 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

29.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
28.4 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.5 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
27.4 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
26.9 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+5.7 : 29.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+4.7 : 20.7 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+4.4 : 18.7 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+4.1 : 11.8 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+4.1 : 23.8 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT

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

12.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.5 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
15.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
16.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-6.5 : 18.2 SHANNON Lower West WA
-5.6 : 19.9 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-4.9 : 19.5 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
-4.7 : 20.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
-4.5 : 20.6 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-4.5 : 18.8 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA

-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.3 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
1.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.7 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA

-8.7 : 1.3 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-8.4 : 3.2 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-7.7 : 2.2 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
-7.6 : 3.6 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-7.5 : 5.1 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley 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.
74.2 BANGALOW (FOWLERS LANE) North Coast NSW
51.8 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
43.6 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
42.0 WOOTTON MidNorth Coast S NSW
41.2 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
43.6 DARADGEE
41.2 INNISFAIL

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
74.2 BANGALOW (FOWLERS LANE)
MidNorth Coast N
51.8 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
MidNorth Coast S
42.0 WOOTTON

11.4 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.2 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

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6.7 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
5.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
4.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
4.0 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
1.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1399 (58.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1158 (48.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1138 (47.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1040 (43.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
925 (38.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
911 (38.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
893 (37.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
879 (36.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
870 (36.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
845 (35.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
816 (34.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
811 (33.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
791 (33.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
776 (32.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
771 (32.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
757 (31.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
711 (29.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
670 (27.9) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
662 (27.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
656 (27.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
654 (27.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
641 (26.7) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
620 (25.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
614 (25.6) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
610 (25.4) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
610 (25.4) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
604 (25.2) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
107/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
106/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/04 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
96/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
83/01 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
5.8mm in 17 min to 01:30 20.5mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
12.0mm in 12 min to 02:12 60.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 14.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
6.2mm in 33 min to 00:39 11.3mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 14.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
20.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 20.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.3mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
19.4mm in 30 min to 08:30 38.8mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.6mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 24.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.3mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
19.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 6.3mm/h
18.8mm in 5 min to 09:05 225.6mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 72(130/ 67 ) at 22:12
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 78(130/ 69 ) at 19:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 96(120/ 52 ) at 04:44
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 80( 90/ 67 ) at 20:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(330/ 78 ) at 19:01
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 100(280/ 78 ) at 23:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 106(270/ 72 ) at 06:00
DROUGHTY HILL : 82(290/ 67 ) at 23:20