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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 04:10EST, 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 36.7 +9.1 19.2 +3.8 13.1 0.0 11.8 -- 493 (20.5) 48/09
PERTH AIRPORT 33.6 +8.1 17.4 +4.5 13.9 0.0 7.4 10.0 409 (17.0) 35/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.1 +7.3 10.7 -0.9 6.9 0.0 4.2 8.7 347 (14.5) 39/10
BUNBURY 27.9 +3.8 8.9 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 21/11
MANDURAH 28.8 -- 18.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 30/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +0.4 22.1 -1.9 24.3 22.6 7.0 10.6 219 ( 9.1) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.3 -2.9 12.6 0.0 11.7 0.0 9.6 4.0 421 (17.5) 34/10
WHYALLA AERO 22.4 -1.2 14.2 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 477 (19.9) 41/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.6 0.0 11.6 -0.8 7.2 0.0 3.4 10.9 219 ( 9.1) 30/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.2 -2.2 9.6 +0.9 7.7 0.4 1.2 3.6 263 (11.0) 26/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.4 +2.5 21.7 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 491 (20.5) 48/23
CAIRNS AERO 30.2 +1.0 24.6 +3.0 23.3 2.4 7.8 7.6 495 (20.6) 43/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.6 +3.0 23.9 +3.4 22.1 0.6 8.6 9.2 423 (17.6) 50/10
MACKAY M.O 26.6 -0.1 22.4 +2.3 -- 26.4 -- 4.9 555 (23.1) 57/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.7 -1.1 21.6 +3.8 20.6 0.6 5.4 -- 359 (15.0) 48/12
BUNDABERG AERO 27.2 -0.2 20.4 +2.9 -- 0.2 6.0 -- 594 (24.8) 57/12
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.1 19.0 +3.6 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.4 +0.1 18.9 +1.9 -- 2.8 -- -- 391 (16.3) 50/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.0 0.0 16.7 +0.5 14.3 2.2 3.6 10.4 390 (16.3) 41/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT -- -- 13.8 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 801 (33.4) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.7 +0.6 14.2 +1.4 11.2 0.0 6.0 -- 262 (10.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.4 -0.6 17.0 +1.8 15.0 15.6 4.2 8.8 341 (14.2) 37/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.8 -0.2 13.6 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.5 -2.1 11.3 -1.9 9.8 0.8 2.2 4.0 264 (11.0) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.8 -1.8 11.6 -0.3 10.9 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 24/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.0 +1.5 5.9 -1.3 1.0 0.0 3.2 9.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.1 +1.6 11.7 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 43/01
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.8 -2.1 12.5 -1.6 9.2 0.0 5.6 9.3 481 (20.0) 44/10
RICHMOND RAAF 23.3 -0.6 9.8 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 20.3 -1.8 14.3 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 31/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.2 +2.2 6.4 -0.3 4.4 0.0 4.6 10.8 199 ( 8.3) 31/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.8 +2.3 8.5 -0.6 7.0 0.0 4.6 10.8 187 ( 7.8) 26/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.0 +1.6 8.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 17/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.1 -0.4 9.0 -1.1 7.1 0.0 5.0 10.8 369 (15.4) 28/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.0 +2.4 8.3 +0.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 137 ( 5.7) 18/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.5 +2.3 6.6 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 31/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -0.4 12.3 +1.5 12.2 1.6 1.0 -- 90 ( 3.8) 22/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.3 -1.7 10.2 +0.9 -- 0.6 -- -- 273 (11.4) 28/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.8 +1.2 9.2 +1.8 -- 2.4 -- -- 501 (20.9) 34/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.4 +2.5 5.2 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 24/17
HOBART AIRPORT 16.1 -2.0 5.0 -3.7 2.1 0.0 1.2 9.9 289 (12.0) 34/17
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

38.1 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
38.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.6 ENEABBA Central West WA

+9.1 : 36.7 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+8.6 : 34.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+8.6 : 34.2 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+8.5 : 37.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.5 : 37.0 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+8.5 : 34.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
26.7 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
26.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+7.2 : 20.6 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+6.4 : 16.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+6.3 : 17.8 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+5.8 : 20.5 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
+5.3 : 26.0 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD

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

11.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
12.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.1 : 21.2 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.0 : 21.8 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-5.6 : 25.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-5.5 : 23.1 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-5.2 : 24.9 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

-5.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.8 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.1 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-7.8 : 4.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.7 : 15.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-5.6 : 4.4 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-5.3 : -5.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 : 2.1 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
-5.0 : 8.6 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-5.0 : 3.2 SWANSEA POST OFFICE E Coast TAS

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.
63.6 BAMBAROO N Coast--Herbert QLD
58.0 MUTARNEE STORE N Coast--Herbert QLD
58.0 BELGAMBA Central Coast E QLD
55.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
47.0 CARDWELL RANGE N Coast--Herbert QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
55.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
63.6 BAMBAROO
58.0 MUTARNEE STORE
47.0 CARDWELL RANGE
Central Coast E
58.0 BELGAMBA

11.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.0 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
10.8 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
10.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
10.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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4.2 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
4.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
4.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
3.6 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.4 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1459 (60.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1365 (56.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1104 (46.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1010 (42.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
928 (38.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
888 (37.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
885 (36.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
877 (36.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
862 (35.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
817 (34.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
801 (33.4) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
798 (33.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
785 (32.7) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
763 (31.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
758 (31.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
743 (31.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
736 (30.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
718 (29.9) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
714 (29.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
704 (29.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
674 (28.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
669 (27.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
641 (26.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
635 (26.5) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
610 (25.4) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
80/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/07 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/00 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
74/11 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
72/17 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
72/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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
JABIRU AIRPORT
16.2mm in 24 min to 22:30 40.5mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 18.8mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
28.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 28.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.0mm/h
11.2mm in 30 min to 22:30 22.4mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 18.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.6mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
12.8mm in 27 min to 18:00 28.4mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 15.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
7.6mm in 13 min to 18:19 35.1mm/h
6.4mm in 19 min to 19:00 20.2mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 23.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 12.6mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 22.6mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h
MACKAY M.O
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
WOOLSHED
13.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
6.4mm in 19 min to 22:19 20.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 80(130/ 65 ) at 00:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(140/ 70 ) at 01:00