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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1317 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

25.8

25.8

15/04/2009

11

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

VIC

W Gippsland

085283

WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR)

2.0

3.5

23/04/1999

17

1 P


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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 04:13EST, 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 28.8 +1.2 12.5 -2.9 9.6 0.0 5.6 -- 501 (20.9) 44/17
PERTH AIRPORT 28.6 +3.1 13.8 +0.9 11.1 0.0 6.0 10.6 367 (15.3) 35/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.9 -0.9 8.9 -2.7 5.4 0.0 3.2 6.1 188 ( 7.8) 22/13
BUNBURY 23.9 -0.2 9.6 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 26/14
MANDURAH 25.4 -- 13.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 34/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 -0.3 25.3 +1.3 25.5 2.8 4.8 3.1 280 (11.7) 31/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.9 +0.7 19.6 +7.0 17.9 0.0 9.0 2.5 250 (10.4) 41/12
WHYALLA AERO 21.3 -2.3 6.8 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 28/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.8 -1.8 11.5 -0.9 7.4 0.0 3.8 3.1 226 ( 9.4) 37/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.7 -0.7 8.7 0.0 7.6 0.2 2.2 8.1 485 (20.2) 57/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.7 +0.8 16.3 -2.2 14.5 0.0 9.2 11.2 291 (12.1) 48/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.2 +1.0 24.7 +3.1 23.3 0.2 4.8 6.2 241 (10.0) 28/17
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.7 +0.1 24.7 +4.2 23.9 0.6 4.6 4.6 269 (11.2) 30/13
MACKAY M.O 27.5 +0.8 22.1 +2.0 -- 0.6 -- 10.2 244 (10.2) 31/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.6 +1.8 17.9 +0.1 16.8 9.4 3.2 -- 107 ( 4.5) 28/14
BUNDABERG AERO 28.9 +1.5 18.7 +1.2 -- 11.6 4.0 -- 145 ( 6.0) 31/15
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 +1.9 18.0 +2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.9 +2.6 18.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 39/11
BRISBANE AERO 28.4 +2.4 18.6 +2.4 17.0 0.0 4.0 10.6 286 (11.9) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.5 +1.1 13.4 +0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 360 (15.0) 26/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.5 +2.4 12.3 -0.5 8.0 0.0 4.8 -- 94 ( 3.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.6 +1.6 13.3 -1.9 11.8 0.0 3.4 10.5 177 ( 7.4) 28/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.9 +1.9 12.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.6 +2.0 11.4 -1.8 8.9 0.0 7.2 10.0 348 (14.5) 26/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.5 +1.9 9.7 -2.2 8.9 0.0 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.0 +0.5 2.2 -5.0 -3.5 0.0 4.0 10.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.6 +2.1 10.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 28/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.7 +1.8 15.2 +1.1 10.7 0.0 10.0 9.8 513 (21.4) 43/00
RICHMOND RAAF 24.4 +0.5 10.5 -0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 22/02
BELLAMBI AWS 22.7 +0.6 13.7 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 417 (17.4) 43/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 -1.0 2.9 -3.8 0.1 0.0 7.2 10.8 475 (19.8) 43/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.5 -1.0 2.6 -6.5 2.4 0.0 8.0 10.6 345 (14.4) 31/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -2.4 3.5 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 31/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.7 -1.8 4.2 -5.9 2.2 0.0 5.4 10.3 276 (11.5) 35/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.6 -2.0 1.5 -6.7 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 24 ( 1.0) 34/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.5 -1.7 0.7 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 39/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.5 +0.2 7.3 -3.5 4.4 0.0 3.4 -- 159 ( 6.6) 39/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.3 +0.3 6.4 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 515 (21.5) 67/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.5 -0.1 0.2 -7.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 385 (16.0) 57/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.3 -3.6 5.9 -1.6 -- 1.8 -- -- 266 (11.1) 54/14
HOBART AIRPORT 18.6 +0.5 7.8 -0.9 5.7 10.8 5.8 7.1 520 (21.7) 61/13
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

39.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
38.8 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
38.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+4.5 : 32.4 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
+4.5 : 33.7 ENEABBA Central West WA
+4.2 : 29.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
+4.1 : 31.7 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.1 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.6 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+7.6 : 21.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+7.5 : 21.2 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+7.0 : 21.4 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.0 : 19.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.6 : 20.2 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

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

2.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.6 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5 : 23.9 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.7 : 22.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-5.9 : 29.0 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-5.8 : 4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.7 : 2.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-5.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-2.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : 2.0 WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR) W Gippsland VIC
-7.5 : 2.5 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.4 : 1.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-7.3 : 8.7 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-7.2 : 1.3 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-7.2 : 1.3 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
-7.2 : 0.2 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC

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.
472.0 GIDDI GIDDI SOUTH TM Darling Downs E QLD
64.2 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
60.0 CLARE ALERT Central Coast E QLD
59.0 HALIFAX ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
57.6 BOWEN CHEETHAM SALT Central Coast E QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
50.0 SKARDON RIVER
N Coast--Herbert
64.2 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST
59.0 HALIFAX ALERT
Central Coast E
60.0 CLARE ALERT
57.6 BOWEN CHEETHAM SALT
Central Coast W
50.0 DOONGARA
Darling Downs E
472.0 GIDDI GIDDI SOUTH TM

ISLANDS
Islands
51.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO)

11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.8 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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1.7 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1452 (60.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1267 (52.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1196 (49.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1152 (48.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1046 (43.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1032 (43.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
940 (39.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
931 (38.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
895 (37.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
869 (36.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
866 (36.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
862 (35.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
853 (35.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
837 (34.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
825 (34.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
821 (34.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
803 (33.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
794 (33.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
786 (32.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
739 (30.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
724 (30.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
714 (29.8) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
705 (29.4) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
693 (28.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
671 (28.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
664 (27.7) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
661 (27.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
624 (26.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
620 (25.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
616 (25.7) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
611 (25.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
109/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
106/12 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
94/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
93/16 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
BONNIE ROCK AG STATION
12.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
CAPE DON
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 25.4mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
9.8mm in 25 min to 12:55 23.5mm/h
5.8mm in 11 min to 15:00 31.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
12.0mm in 10 min to 18:16 72.0mm/h
12.0mm in 14 min to 18:30 51.4mm/h
25.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 25.6mm/h
12.0mm in 30 min to 19:00 24.0mm/h
37.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 37.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.0mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
12.0mm in 18 min to 17:18 40.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.8mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
INGHAM COMPOSITE
36.0mm in 6 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
17.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 17.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
6.0mm in 12 min to 22:14 30.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 80(280/ 69 ) at 14:36
TASMANIA
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 83(310/ 63 ) at 14:14
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(320/102 ) at 14:23
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(280/ 65 ) at 21:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(290/ 56 ) at 16:30
DROUGHTY HILL : 91(300/ 63 ) at 13:10
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 106(310/ 52 ) at 12:22
MOUNT READ : 78(290/ 63 ) at 14:57
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(290/ 61 ) at 17:30