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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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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.

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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 1324 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

WA

Goldfields

012300

LEINSTER

82.0

52.8

17/04/1992

20

1 y

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027058

HORN ISLAND

27.6

27.4

17/04/2009

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

ISL

Islands

200839

LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO

146

122.0

10/04/1995

21

Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

ISL

Islands

200839

LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO

51.9

51.1

01/04/2009

15

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 04:13EST, 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 27.6 0.0 15.9 +0.5 12.4 0.0 3.8 -- -- 44/14
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +4.5 17.0 +4.1 13.5 0.6 2.4 10.5 325 (13.5) 31/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.6 +4.8 13.9 +2.3 11.1 0.0 4.0 10.5 394 (16.4) 31/15
BUNBURY 26.3 +2.2 11.3 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 99 ( 4.1) 28/19
MANDURAH 25.2 -- 17.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 34/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +0.6 25.9 +1.9 25.0 0.4 6.2 2.7 303 (12.6) 39/02
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.2 +1.0 12.0 -0.6 10.3 0.0 8.0 11.0 316 (13.2) 37/09
WHYALLA AERO 23.1 -0.5 8.8 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 37/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.9 +0.3 12.1 -0.3 6.8 0.0 -- 10.7 223 ( 9.3) 28/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.1 -1.3 12.0 +3.3 10.2 0.2 1.4 4.1 329 (13.7) 35/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.2 +0.3 19.7 +1.2 17.0 0.0 7.8 10.8 325 (13.5) 34/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.7 +0.5 20.6 -1.0 21.0 0.0 5.8 9.6 454 (18.9) 31/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 -0.4 20.4 -0.1 18.4 0.0 5.4 10.8 195 ( 8.1) 26/15
MACKAY M.O 29.2 +2.5 18.9 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 230 ( 9.6) 24/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.4 +2.6 14.8 -3.0 13.1 0.0 5.4 -- 133 ( 5.5) 34/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.7 +0.3 18.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 212 ( 8.8) 24/08
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.3 0.0 17.3 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 46/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.3 +0.3 14.9 -1.3 9.8 0.0 4.6 10.6 318 (13.3) 35/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.0 -0.4 12.1 -1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 383 (16.0) 39/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.3 -2.8 10.8 -2.0 6.7 0.0 7.0 -- 243 (10.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.9 -0.1 15.9 +0.7 13.3 1.2 4.2 9.5 508 (21.2) 61/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.8 -0.2 15.8 +2.1 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.1 -2.5 14.6 +1.4 13.5 41.0 3.8 5.6 423 (17.6) 61/22
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.1 -1.5 15.1 +3.2 -- 3.4 -- -- 132 ( 5.5) 39/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.2 -0.3 5.8 -1.4 -0.1 0.0 2.8 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.0 -0.5 8.5 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 31/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.5 -1.4 16.0 +1.9 14.8 4.2 3.4 8.3 -- --
RICHMOND RAAF 20.9 -3.0 11.9 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 48/14
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 -3.4 16.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 669 (27.9) 70/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.3 -0.7 6.7 0.0 3.4 0.0 3.6 7.6 158 ( 6.6) 41/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.0 +2.5 9.0 -0.1 7.6 0.0 4.0 10.7 181 ( 7.5) 26/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.9 +1.5 11.2 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 31/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.5 +1.0 9.0 -1.1 7.3 0.0 5.0 10.6 312 (13.0) 31/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.6 +2.0 12.1 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 30/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.3 +1.1 12.3 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 39/04
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.1 -1.2 14.0 +3.2 13.2 0.0 1.4 -- 136 ( 5.7) 18/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.3 -2.7 11.4 +2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 30/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.8 -0.8 10.4 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 48/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.4 +0.5 8.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 141 ( 5.9) 34/13
HOBART AIRPORT 14.3 -3.8 8.2 -0.5 4.5 0.0 2.2 3.8 362 (15.1) 24/13
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

39.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
37.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.0 : 31.3 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+8.0 : 29.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+7.6 : 31.4 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+7.2 : 30.5 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA

27.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
27.0 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
27.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
26.8 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.1 : 16.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+6.1 : 16.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.6 : 16.4 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+5.5 : 11.8 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+5.2 : 12.2 REDESDALE N Central VIC

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

7.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
10.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.7 : 19.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-6.7 : 22.5 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-6.1 : 19.7 FORREST Eucla WA
-5.9 : 11.4 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-5.8 : 20.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA

-5.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
0.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.6 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

-5.7 : 10.2 BARALABA POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.7 : 12.3 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
-4.5 : 0.5 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-4.1 : 9.2 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-3.9 : 2.3 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-3.9 : 0.6 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley 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.
82.0 LEINSTER Goldfields WA
67.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
61.2 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
50.2 CUNYU Interior WA
41.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Goldfields
82.0 LEINSTER
Interior
50.2 CUNYU

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
67.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE
61.2 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
41.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF

11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

2.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.5 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1245 (51.9) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
917 (38.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
894 (37.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
815 (34.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
798 (33.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
773 (32.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
699 (29.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
698 (29.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
684 (28.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
672 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
669 (27.9) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
666 (27.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
665 (27.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
665 (27.7) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
663 (27.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
654 (27.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
651 (27.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
650 (27.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
644 (26.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
615 (25.6) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
611 (25.5) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
609 (25.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
607 (25.3) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
601 (25.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
146/20 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
83/13 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
80/13 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
80/19 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
76/23 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
12.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 12.2mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
11.6mm in 30 min to 02:30 23.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 13.0mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 15.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
13.6mm in 24 min to 11:30 34.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 14.8mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 16.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
17.0mm in 3 hr to 10:28 5.7mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 11:28 6.0mm/h
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
13.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.4mm/h
1.8mm in 1 min to 20:03 108.0mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 20:11 102.0mm/h
2.0mm in 1 min to 20:12 120.0mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 20:14 102.0mm/h
9.2mm in 9 min to 20:23 61.3mm/h
3.6mm in 2 min to 20:25 108.0mm/h
45.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 45.4mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 20:31 84.0mm/h
9.6mm in 7 min to 20:38 82.3mm/h
6.0mm in 3 min to 20:42 120.0mm/h
12.0mm in 7 min to 20:49 102.9mm/h
1.8mm in 1 min to 20:56 108.0mm/h
1.6mm in 1 min to 20:57 96.0mm/h
2.0mm in 1 min to 20:58 120.0mm/h
84.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 84.2mm/h
15.2mm in 8 min to 21:08 114.0mm/h
8.2mm in 5 min to 21:18 98.4mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 21:19 84.0mm/h
1.8mm in 1 min to 21:20 108.0mm/h
7.4mm in 4 min to 21:24 111.0mm/h
5.2mm in 6 min to 21:30 52.0mm/h
88.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 88.2mm/h
106.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 35.3mm/h
55.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 55.8mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 19.4mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 19.4mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 20.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 80(170/ 67 ) at 20:00
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 95(170/ 70 ) at 18:51
VICTORIA
E Central
WESTERNPORT NEAR SOMERS : 171( 80/ 32 ) at 20:00
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 106(100/ 69 ) at 22:17
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 146(140/ 39 ) at 20:53
LBDD (TIMOR SEA) : 76(100/ 69 ) at 11:57