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National Daily Weather Summary

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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.

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1306 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 daily rainfall

NT

Roper-McArthur

014713

GALLIPOLI

41.2

29.7

23/04/1970

34

1 n

QLD

Gulf Country

029031

LAWN HILL

130.6

69.1

06/04/1952

105

1 n

QLD

Channel Country

038072

WESTWARD HO

50.0

45.0

14/04/2003

25

1 y

Highest maximum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009569

BUSSELTON

33.0

32.0

12/04/1999

11

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009603

BUSSELTON AERO

33.7

33.7

04/04/2007

12

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

SW & S Coast

009746

WITCHCLIFFE

31.1

30.3

14/04/2002

11

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009965

BUNBURY

33.4

33.1

04/04/2007

14

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 04:11EST, 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 29.9 +2.3 14.3 -1.1 11.0 0.0 5.0 -- 292 (12.2) 31/12
PERTH AIRPORT 34.2 +8.7 15.6 +2.7 12.3 0.0 6.8 10.6 462 (19.3) 67/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.0 +0.2 17.8 +6.2 16.3 0.2 2.0 4.2 637 (26.5) 46/11
BUNBURY 33.4 +9.3 19.8 +8.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 46/13
MANDURAH 34.3 -- 20.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 50/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.5 +1.8 25.8 +1.8 25.1 0.0 5.6 10.8 328 (13.7) 31/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.8 +2.6 15.5 +2.9 13.5 0.0 7.6 9.8 249 (10.4) 44/13
WHYALLA AERO 29.4 +5.8 8.8 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 28/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.7 +6.1 10.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 125 ( 5.2) 24/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.7 +3.3 5.6 -3.1 3.5 0.0 2.0 9.4 164 ( 6.8) 34/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.1 -1.8 21.1 +2.6 20.7 2.2 2.8 4.4 260 (10.8) 28/23
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.7 23.2 +1.6 22.8 14.8 5.2 6.4 445 (18.5) 43/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.4 +1.8 21.1 +0.6 20.2 6.0 4.2 3.8 363 (15.1) 43/16
MACKAY M.O 27.7 +1.0 22.4 +2.3 -- 3.0 -- 5.7 418 (17.4) 44/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.7 -2.1 20.0 +2.2 19.2 0.2 2.8 -- 367 (15.3) 39/14
BUNDABERG AERO 28.4 +1.0 20.5 +3.0 -- 2.0 4.6 -- 383 (16.0) 34/11
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.9 20.0 +4.6 -- 16.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.9 -0.4 18.8 +1.8 -- 12.6 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 24/09
BRISBANE AERO 26.2 +0.2 19.5 +3.3 18.9 20.6 4.4 3.7 265 (11.0) 30/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.4 -2.0 15.8 +2.5 -- 2.8 -- -- 544 (22.7) 48/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.0 -3.1 17.2 +4.4 15.1 0.0 2.8 -- 119 ( 5.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.2 +0.2 18.4 +3.2 18.4 4.0 2.6 1.1 244 (10.2) 28/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.0 +1.0 18.5 +4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.8 +3.2 17.9 +4.7 17.2 0.2 2.4 5.7 178 ( 7.4) 26/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.5 +2.9 17.3 +5.4 17.6 0.0 -- -- 21 ( 0.9) 13/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.0 +0.5 11.6 +4.4 9.3 5.6 2.4 2.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.5 -3.0 16.0 +5.9 -- 32.2 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 22/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.2 +3.3 18.5 +4.4 17.2 0.4 0.8 -- 217 ( 9.0) --
RICHMOND RAAF 24.3 +0.4 17.2 +5.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 21 ( 0.9) 22/18
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 +1.0 18.4 +3.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 48/05
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.5 +3.5 11.9 +5.2 9.1 6.2 2.0 4.4 162 ( 6.8) 24/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.5 +3.0 13.4 +4.3 9.4 0.0 3.6 7.5 188 ( 7.8) 22/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.2 +1.8 13.5 +5.5 -- 6.2 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) 21/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.9 +4.4 7.0 -3.1 3.8 0.0 4.4 10.6 117 ( 4.9) 21/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.2 +3.6 6.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 48/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.2 +4.0 7.2 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 31/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.9 +1.6 12.3 +1.5 9.1 0.0 1.2 -- 80 ( 3.3) 15/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.2 +1.2 10.3 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 37/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.8 +4.2 3.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 41/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.8 +1.9 9.5 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 31/11
HOBART AIRPORT 17.9 -0.2 9.0 +0.3 5.5 0.0 2.2 5.4 237 ( 9.9) 39/15
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

39.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+10.7 : 37.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+10.6 : 36.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+9.8 : 33.7 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
+9.7 : 31.5 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+9.6 : 33.0 BUSSELTON Lower West WA

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+9.7 : 19.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.4 : 18.1 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+8.6 : 17.5 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
+8.3 : 19.8 BUNBURY Lower West WA
+8.1 : 16.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

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

7.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.0 : 19.6 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
-7.6 : 26.1 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-6.9 : 20.5 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-5.5 : 21.2 COONAMBLE COMPARISON CW Plains N NSW
-5.4 : 20.9 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW

1.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
1.7 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
1.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
3.1 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA

-5.1 : 5.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-4.5 : 7.0 ROBE COMPARISON Lower SE SA
-4.5 : 5.9 CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
-4.4 : 3.2 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-4.4 : 12.9 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA

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.
130.6 LAWN HILL Gulf Country QLD
89.0 BULLIWALLAH Central West QLD
87.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
87.6 GIRU NORTH Central Coast E QLD
84.0 PROA STATION Upper Carpentaria QLD

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
130.6 LAWN HILL
51.2 CLONCURRY MCILLWRAITH ST
Upper Carpentaria
84.0 PROA STATION
N Coast--Barron
87.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
77.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
N Coast--Herbert
72.2 BEMERSIDE
53.0 GAIRLOCH
Central Coast E
87.6 GIRU NORTH
79.8 GIRU POST OFFICE
69.4 ALVA BEACH
51.0 KOUMALA HATFIELDS ROAD
Central Highlands
63.0 TOLINESS STATION
Central West
89.0 BULLIWALLAH
81.0 KOONDOO
65.0 IDALIA NATIONAL PARK
52.0 THORNLEIGH
Channel Country
50.0 WESTWARD HO
Brisbane/SE Coast
59.0 KHOLO THE PLATEAU
Warrego
62.0 MORVEN POST OFFICE

NEW SOUTH WALES
CW Plains N
53.0 WARREN (READFORD ST)
North Coast
81.6 MACLEAN (SOUTH ARM)

ISLANDS
Islands
68.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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1.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
1.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.2 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.1 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

1071 (44.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
906 (37.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
887 (37.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
782 (32.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
742 (30.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
738 (30.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
732 (30.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
730 (30.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
716 (29.8) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
715 (29.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
637 (26.5) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
619 (25.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
617 (25.7) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
120/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
83/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
72/17 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
70/04 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
MILINGIMBI AWS
9.2mm in 16 min to 14:51 34.5mm/h
7.0mm in 39 min to 15:30 10.8mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 16.2mm/h
ALYANGULA POLICE
32.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
21.0mm in 30 min to 08:30 42.0mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 21.2mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 27.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.3mm/h
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT
34.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 11.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
12.0mm in 30 min to 17:00 24.0mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
14.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
C Tablelands N
MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
SW Slopes S
KHANCOBAN AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
33.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 11.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
52.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 17.3mm/h
65.0mm in 6 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(330/ 65 ) at 23:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 106(260/ 80 ) at 23:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(290/ 61 ) at 23:30