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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 1327 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

ISL

Islands

200839

LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO

230.4

99.0

18/04/2002

21

1 N

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

NSW

MidNorth Coast N

059040

COFFS HARBOUR MO

33.9

32.2

08/04/1997

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 04:14EST, 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 30.1 +2.5 17.5 +2.1 16.2 0.0 5.0 -- 498 (20.8) 46/15
PERTH AIRPORT 27.9 +2.4 13.3 +0.4 12.1 0.0 4.6 10.7 262 (10.9) 30/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.7 +0.9 11.8 +0.2 9.5 0.2 4.2 5.0 253 (10.5) 26/15
BUNBURY 26.3 +2.2 15.2 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 34/14
MANDURAH 25.7 -- 17.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +1.7 24.6 +0.6 23.8 0.0 4.4 9.2 344 (14.3) 30/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.8 +0.6 17.9 +5.3 18.1 0.0 8.4 7.1 302 (12.6) 30/10
WHYALLA AERO 25.3 +1.7 8.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 253 (10.5) 24/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.1 +3.5 11.4 -1.0 -- 0.0 9.0 8.8 151 ( 6.3) 22/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.9 +2.5 7.1 -1.6 3.0 0.0 2.4 8.7 351 (14.6) 28/02
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.6 -0.3 13.2 -5.3 11.6 0.0 7.0 11.1 259 (10.8) 28/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 0.0 19.6 -2.0 17.6 0.0 6.4 10.4 216 ( 9.0) 24/05
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.0 -0.6 20.3 -0.2 19.1 0.0 5.0 9.0 173 ( 7.2) 31/11
MACKAY M.O 29.2 +2.5 18.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 21/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.2 +1.4 15.1 -2.7 14.4 0.0 6.4 -- 196 ( 8.2) 22/13
BUNDABERG AERO 28.8 +1.4 16.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 184 ( 7.7) 31/12
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.0 -0.3 19.3 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 55/12
BRISBANE AERO 27.0 +1.0 16.6 +0.4 11.6 0.0 3.6 10.2 354 (14.8) 46/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.3 -0.1 12.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 41/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.9 -3.2 13.6 +0.8 10.4 0.0 4.4 -- 345 (14.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.4 -2.6 16.5 +1.3 15.0 3.4 4.0 0.5 814 (33.9) 57/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -4.0 15.6 +1.9 -- 31.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.5 -2.1 14.7 +1.5 14.4 23.2 4.4 2.5 696 (29.0) 55/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.1 -3.5 15.5 +3.6 12.7 5.2 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 43/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.7 -1.8 4.8 -2.4 4.3 0.0 3.2 9.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.5 -1.0 8.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 39/17
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.7 -2.2 16.2 +2.1 14.6 5.0 7.0 2.9 1002 (41.8) 61/04
RICHMOND RAAF 19.0 -4.9 14.2 +2.9 -- 7.0 -- -- 385 (16.0) 50/12
BELLAMBI AWS 18.6 -3.5 14.5 -0.9 -- 27.6 -- -- 661 (27.5) 61/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.3 -2.7 8.8 +2.1 4.9 0.0 3.8 4.9 337 (14.0) 48/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.5 0.0 6.1 -3.0 5.2 0.0 4.6 10.7 189 ( 7.9) 24/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.0 -0.4 7.4 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 28/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.1 +2.6 9.0 -1.1 5.5 0.0 3.6 10.4 263 (11.0) 22/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.4 +0.8 5.7 -2.5 -- 0.0 11.4 -- 128 ( 5.3) 18/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.0 +1.8 9.3 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 28/00
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.0 +1.7 8.7 -2.1 6.5 0.0 1.8 -- 88 ( 3.7) 15/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.7 +0.7 11.0 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 39/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.2 +3.6 7.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 489 (20.4) 35/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.9 -4.0 6.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 50/17
HOBART AIRPORT 15.4 -2.7 5.6 -3.1 1.4 0.0 2.0 9.9 230 ( 9.6) 24/08
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

38.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.9 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
37.8 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
37.6 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
37.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.4 : 28.8 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+6.3 : 30.3 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.9 : 28.7 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.8 : 29.7 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.7 : 28.2 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+5.7 : 31.0 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.7 : 31.4 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

27.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
26.5 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
26.3 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+8.2 : 16.9 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+6.0 : 14.4 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.0 : 16.8 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
+5.9 : 18.0 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
+5.7 : 16.4 SHANNON Lower West WA

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

6.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
8.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

-6.8 : 12.5 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-6.0 : 10.6 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-6.0 : 11.3 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-5.5 : 18.2 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.3 : 18.6 BADGERYS CREEK AWS Sydney--west NSW
-5.3 : 19.2 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW

-4.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.5 : 1.8 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-5.8 : 12.2 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-5.7 : 4.3 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central 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.
265.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL
254.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO) Islands ISL
230.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
217.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH) Islands ISL
68.5 COMBOYNE POST OFFICE MidNorth Coast S NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
50.8 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
MidNorth Coast S
68.5 COMBOYNE POST OFFICE
60.4 STRATHCEDAR (MOORAL CREEK RD)

ISLANDS
Islands
265.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY)
254.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO)
230.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
217.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH)

11.2 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.9 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
10.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

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2.5 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
2.3 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
1.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.5 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.3 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

1156 (48.2) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
1020 (42.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1015 (42.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
1002 (41.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
973 (40.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
967 (40.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
814 (33.9) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
767 (32.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
754 (31.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
723 (30.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
720 (30.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
715 (29.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
711 (29.6) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
696 (29.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
688 (28.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
687 (28.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
673 (28.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
672 (28.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
663 (27.6) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
661 (27.5) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
655 (27.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
653 (27.2) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
651 (27.1) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
637 (26.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
637 (26.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
620 (25.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
610 (25.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
608 (25.3) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
98/00 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
85/09 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
80/18 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
76/11 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
72/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland 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
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
7.0mm in 19 min to 14:49 22.1mm/h
7.2mm in 11 min to 15:00 39.3mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 16.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 15:30 22.0mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 25.2mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 15.0mm/h
11.6mm in 30 min to 17:00 23.2mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 20.4mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 21.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h
49.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 16.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
66.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.2mm/h
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.4mm/h
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
15.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
17.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 17.2mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 19.0mm/h
92.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 30.7mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 20.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 15.2mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 80(170/ 69 ) at 02:33
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 82(160/ 65 ) at 02:30
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 72( 50/ 65 ) at 23:00
E Central
WESTERNPORT NEAR SOMERS : 234(220/ 11 ) at 04:20
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 121(110/ 59 ) at 01:14
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 98(100/ 46 ) at 00:50