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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 23.6 -4.0 10.6 -4.8 7.6 1.0 7.8 -- 615 (25.6) 54/12
PERTH AIRPORT 21.5 -4.0 3.7 -9.2 3.2 0.0 4.2 7.3 470 (19.6) 39/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -4.5 10.7 -0.9 8.9 7.6 4.6 4.0 426 (17.8) 39/14
BUNBURY 19.1 -5.0 6.8 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 28/17
MANDURAH 19.9 -- 11.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 34/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +1.3 24.5 +0.5 23.6 0.0 4.0 9.0 291 (12.1) 34/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.0 +6.8 21.5 +8.9 17.9 0.0 11.4 7.5 350 (14.6) 61/20
WHYALLA AERO 24.6 +1.0 18.8 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 87/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.2 -0.4 21.3 +8.9 -- 0.0 6.2 0.0 349 (14.5) 48/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.6 +3.2 13.2 +4.5 10.1 0.0 5.4 0.4 408 (17.0) 63/23
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.9 +1.0 11.8 -6.7 10.6 0.0 5.8 11.2 -- 26/11
CAIRNS AERO 30.2 +1.0 19.2 -2.4 19.2 0.0 7.4 11.3 512 (21.3) 44/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.4 -0.2 18.2 -2.3 15.2 0.0 7.4 10.7 297 (12.4) 35/10
MACKAY M.O 26.3 -0.4 17.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- 9.6 315 (13.1) 31/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.7 -0.1 16.5 -1.3 15.5 0.0 5.0 -- 208 ( 8.7) 30/11
BUNDABERG AERO 26.3 -1.1 16.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 360 (15.0) 35/08
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.0 -0.3 16.9 -0.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 41/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.0 0.0 16.1 -0.1 12.9 0.0 3.6 10.0 395 (16.5) 35/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.7 -1.7 10.4 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 35/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.6 -0.5 13.0 +0.2 10.0 0.0 4.2 -- 304 (12.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.6 -1.4 16.4 +1.2 13.7 29.8 4.6 9.2 496 (20.7) 31/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 -1.8 14.4 +0.7 -- 52.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 -1.7 10.7 -2.5 8.7 5.0 2.8 8.0 413 (17.2) 34/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.6 -2.0 12.5 +0.6 10.0 5.2 -- -- 55 ( 2.3) 15/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.0 -0.5 1.0 -6.2 1.0 0.2 3.0 8.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.5 0.0 9.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 39/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.0 -1.9 14.9 +0.8 11.6 3.4 4.2 6.3 426 (17.8) 26/05
RICHMOND RAAF 21.3 -2.6 12.9 +1.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 21/15
BELLAMBI AWS 20.6 -1.5 14.2 -1.2 -- 3.2 -- -- 401 (16.7) 28/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.4 -0.6 9.8 +3.1 6.1 0.2 3.0 9.8 206 ( 8.6) 26/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.7 +1.2 11.7 +2.6 -- 0.0 5.4 9.5 -- 46/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +0.5 6.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 25 ( 1.0) 34/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.9 +3.4 12.8 +2.7 9.1 0.0 5.8 5.6 -- 46/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.2 +1.6 6.1 -2.1 -- 0.0 3.8 -- 110 ( 4.6) 34/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.6 +1.4 7.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 46/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.8 +2.5 11.3 +0.5 8.9 0.0 4.0 -- 143 ( 6.0) 30/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.7 +3.7 7.6 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 48/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.1 +2.5 9.4 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 61/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.7 -0.2 6.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 35/13
HOBART AIRPORT 20.4 +2.3 8.5 -0.2 4.2 0.0 1.8 8.6 262 (10.9) 43/13
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

38.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
38.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
37.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
37.8 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+6.8 : 35.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+5.8 : 36.3 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+5.6 : 23.6 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+5.4 : 19.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
+5.1 : 23.8 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+5.1 : 19.5 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

27.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
26.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.1 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
26.0 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
26.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

**S** +9.9 : 17.0 YONGALA Upper North SA
+9.0 : 20.9 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+8.9 : 21.3 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+8.9 : 21.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.5 : 22.1 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

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

8.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
10.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-9.6 : 16.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-9.6 : 17.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-8.9 : 16.9 FORREST Eucla WA
-8.9 : 19.0 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-8.9 : 19.8 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-8.9 : 17.4 BALGAIR Eucla WA

-7.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.7 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-9.5 : 3.9 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-9.2 : 3.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-8.8 : 3.5 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-8.8 : 2.9 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-8.3 : 3.5 KARNET Lower West 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.
52.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
51.8 PORT MACQUARIE (BELLEVUE GARDENS) MidNorth Coast S NSW
47.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
40.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL
39.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Eucla
39.2 BALLADONIA

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast S
52.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
51.8 PORT MACQUARIE (BELLEVUE GARDENS)

ISLANDS
Islands
47.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
40.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY)

11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
10.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

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0.6 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.4 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA

1033 (43.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1029 (42.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
927 (38.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
915 (38.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
853 (35.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
821 (34.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
788 (32.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
783 (32.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
780 (32.5) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
774 (32.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
769 (32.0) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
757 (31.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
752 (31.3) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
749 (31.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
741 (30.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
735 (30.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
715 (29.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
715 (29.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
714 (29.8) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
696 (29.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
694 (28.9) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
692 (28.8) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
677 (28.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
668 (27.8) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
662 (27.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
655 (27.3) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
646 (26.9) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
638 (26.6) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
636 (26.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
634 (26.4) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
630 (26.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
617 (25.7) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
615 (25.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
615 (25.6) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
614 (25.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
614 (25.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
612 (25.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
607 (25.3) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
601 (25.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
94/23 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
93/17 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
87/12 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
85/12 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
83/12 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
83/22 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE BORDA AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
Adelaide/Lofty
PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS)
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
24.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 8.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
8.0mm in 18 min to 01:30 26.7mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 15.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.7mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
15.0mm in 3 hr to 23:28 5.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 5.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 83( 10/ 65 ) at 10:04
Lower North
SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) : 80(330/ 67 ) at 14:22
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 91(350/ 82 ) at 11:28
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 91( 10/ 54 ) at 23:25
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 82(350/ 63 ) at 22:45
E Central
WESTERNPORT NEAR SOMERS : 126( 60/ 28 ) at 18:30
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 91( 30/ 69 ) at 22:30