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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 04:11EST, 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 30.2 +2.6 16.5 +1.1 10.0 0.0 8.8 -- 357 (14.9) 28/07
PERTH AIRPORT 35.5 +10.0 17.2 +4.3 15.9 0.0 7.8 10.5 533 (22.2) 57/01
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.5 +1.7 14.4 +2.8 13.5 0.4 1.8 8.0 340 (14.2) 35/16
BUNBURY 30.8 +6.7 15.7 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 37/08
MANDURAH 30.7 -- 17.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 326 (13.6) 37/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.1 24.4 +0.4 23.5 0.2 3.4 10.5 238 ( 9.9) 31/04
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.7 +1.5 11.9 -0.7 9.2 0.0 7.0 8.9 -- --
WHYALLA AERO 22.5 -1.1 9.4 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 31/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.0 -0.6 9.4 -3.0 5.3 0.0 -- 10.7 127 ( 5.3) 28/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.7 +0.3 4.0 -4.7 2.0 0.0 1.4 5.4 149 ( 6.2) 37/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.1 -0.8 17.2 -1.3 16.0 0.0 5.2 7.4 292 (12.2) 30/09
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.7 23.6 +2.0 23.0 43.2 9.4 8.0 429 (17.9) 39/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.5 +1.9 23.1 +2.6 22.4 0.4 8.4 1.4 499 (20.8) 43/15
MACKAY M.O 26.0 -0.7 22.0 +1.9 -- 59.2 -- 0.0 576 (24.0) 54/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.5 -1.3 20.3 +2.5 19.6 0.0 4.6 -- 394 (16.4) 41/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.5 +0.1 18.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 427 (17.8) 39/11
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 -0.1 17.0 +1.6 -- 11.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.9 -0.4 17.0 0.0 -- 13.2 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 30/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.8 -1.2 17.2 +1.0 14.4 2.2 3.0 6.8 320 (13.3) 28/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.6 -0.8 -- -- -- 2.0 -- -- -- 46/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.3 +2.2 14.7 +1.9 10.3 0.0 4.8 -- 142 ( 5.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 +1.1 14.8 -0.4 13.8 2.0 1.4 6.6 169 ( 7.0) 37/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.4 +1.4 13.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.9 +0.3 11.1 -2.1 9.5 0.0 3.0 7.0 196 ( 8.2) 18/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.7 +2.1 9.9 -2.0 9.1 0.2 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.1 -0.4 -- -- 4.5 0.0 3.0 0.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.3 +1.8 15.1 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 39/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.6 +2.7 15.3 +1.2 12.0 0.0 4.0 8.3 304 (12.7) 22/10
RICHMOND RAAF 24.8 +0.9 10.5 -0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 17/18
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 +1.0 17.5 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 37/02
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.4 +1.4 9.0 +2.3 6.6 0.0 4.8 8.9 139 ( 5.8) 31/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.8 +4.3 13.8 +4.7 13.7 0.0 5.2 6.5 180 ( 7.5) 35/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.7 +4.3 11.6 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 48/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.2 +1.7 10.1 0.0 8.0 0.0 4.8 10.2 231 ( 9.6) 26/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.0 +5.4 10.9 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 28/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.2 +4.0 11.5 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 35/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.5 -0.8 13.9 +3.1 11.6 0.0 2.6 -- 105 ( 4.4) 15/18
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.5 -0.5 8.9 -0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 245 (10.2) 31/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.2 +2.6 5.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 37/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.8 +0.9 13.2 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 211 ( 8.8) 31/12
HOBART AIRPORT 21.2 +3.1 10.0 +1.3 7.5 0.0 3.0 2.9 630 (26.3) 41/14
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

40.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
40.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
39.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
38.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
38.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+10.6 : 36.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+10.2 : 35.3 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
+10.0 : 35.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+9.9 : 35.5 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+9.8 : 35.5 PERTH METRO Lower West WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.4 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
26.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+7.7 : 19.2 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
**S** +7.5 : 20.2 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+7.3 : 17.3 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+7.2 : 16.8 WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+7.2 : 15.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

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

7.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.9 : 22.6 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
-4.7 : 22.9 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-4.6 : 24.5 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-4.6 : 20.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-4.5 : 28.9 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.6 EYRE Eucla WA
2.3 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
2.4 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA

-10.2 : 1.6 EYRE Eucla WA
**S** -6.7 : 15.2 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
-5.7 : 5.0 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.5 : 11.8 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA
-5.4 : 6.5 PARAFIELD AIRPORT 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.
138.0 CORSIS ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
117.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
114.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
104.4 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD N Coast--Herbert QLD
99.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
76.2 CENTURY MINE
56.0 MIRANDA DOWNS STATION
54.4 CROYDON TOWNSHIP
Upper Carpentaria
54.0 PRESTWOOD STATION
N Coast--Barron
114.0 TOPAZ ALERT
99.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
72.6 GREENHAVEN
70.0 DEERAL
68.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
67.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
62.0 DAINTREE TEA
58.6 SHIPTONS FLAT
57.0 HAPPY VALLEY
56.0 YARRABAH COMM COUNCIL
54.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
54.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
54.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
54.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
51.2 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
N Coast--Herbert
138.0 CORSIS ALERT
117.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
104.4 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
95.0 NERADA ALERT
92.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
86.0 RUSSELL RIVER
83.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
83.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
81.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
74.0 MENAVALE ALERT
52.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
Central Coast E
96.0 PLEYSTOWE SUGAR MILL
90.0 DALRYMPLE HEIGHTS
87.0 DUMBLETON ROCKS ALERT
75.0 MOUNT JUKES
72.4 MT JUKES
70.0 CREDITON
59.2 MACKAY M.O
58.0 MOUNT CHARLTON
56.2 MACKAY AERO
54.0 MACKAY ALERT
Northwest
59.0 LUCKNOW STATION
Far SW
52.6 MOBLE

10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.7 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
10.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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1.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.9 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
0.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.0 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW

1035 (43.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
941 (39.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
882 (36.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
818 (34.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
807 (33.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
799 (33.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
750 (31.3) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
735 (30.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
713 (29.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
703 (29.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
683 (28.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
673 (28.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
653 (27.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
636 (26.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
634 (26.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
630 (26.3) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
610 (25.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
604 (25.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
80/08 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
78/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
70/03 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
68/08 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
67/07 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE 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
PIRLANGIMPI
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.2mm/h
WARRUWI
8.0mm in 48 min to 22:18 10.0mm/h
9.2mm in 12 min to 22:30 46.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 17.2mm/h
NGAYAWILI
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
BULMAN AWS
4.6mm in 11 min to 17:41 25.1mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
67.0mm in 49 min to 18:30 82.0mm/h
71.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 71.6mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 33.0mm/h
73.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 24.3mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
27.2mm in 48 min to 13:09 34.0mm/h
10.6mm in 13 min to 13:22 48.9mm/h
62.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 20.7mm/h
62.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT
11.8mm in 28 min to 01:00 25.3mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 12.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
6.8mm in 11 min to 01:48 37.1mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 11.8mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.6mm/h
30.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 30.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.3mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
14.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 14.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 16.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
6.4mm in 15 min to 03:28 25.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 14.0mm/h
6.0mm in 16 min to 15:16 22.5mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
MACKAY M.O
6.0mm in 14 min to 01:14 25.7mm/h
4.6mm in 6 min to 01:20 46.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 14.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.6mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
6.4mm in 12 min to 22:15 32.0mm/h
5.2mm in 15 min to 22:30 20.8mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 19.6mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
7.4mm in 21 min to 06:00 21.1mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
SW Slopes S
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS
1.6mm in 1 min to 15:14 96.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Lower NE
RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH
8.4mm in 11 min to 14:11 45.8mm/h
W Gippsland
MT BAW BAW
11.8mm in 30 min to 16:30 23.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
19.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 19.2mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 78(250/ 65 ) at 09:30