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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.

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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 1353 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
Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Illawarra

068192

CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS

-17.0

-2.2

29/05/1987

34

-6.0

12/07/2002

37

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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 04:17EST, 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 30.7 +6.7 12.1 -0.8 8.5 0.0 6.2 -- 553 (23.0) 37/13
PERTH AIRPORT 25.2 +3.5 10.8 +0.3 7.1 0.0 4.6 9.8 477 (19.9) 54/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.5 -0.4 11.0 +1.2 10.6 0.0 2.4 2.8 186 ( 7.8) 17/00
BUNBURY 23.1 +2.0 6.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 34/10
MANDURAH 24.4 -- 11.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 35/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.6 23.2 +1.1 22.3 0.0 6.4 8.1 331 (13.8) 37/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.1 +1.1 6.7 -1.6 4.6 0.0 8.4 10.9 250 (10.4) 50/14
WHYALLA AERO 22.0 +1.5 7.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 35/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.4 -1.6 9.8 -0.4 7.3 0.0 1.4 0.7 139 ( 5.8) 24/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.8 -0.3 8.9 +1.6 7.5 3.2 2.4 4.6 383 (16.0) 28/01
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.1 +2.2 14.8 +0.9 11.7 0.0 8.0 10.2 346 (14.4) 37/23
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 +2.5 20.3 +0.4 18.6 0.0 8.4 10.7 500 (20.8) 50/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +2.2 17.2 -0.4 14.6 0.0 7.0 10.6 321 (13.4) 44/14
MACKAY M.O 26.1 +1.9 16.2 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- 9.7 360 (15.0) 44/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.1 +2.1 13.5 -0.7 11.4 0.0 5.0 -- 179 ( 7.5) 31/10
BUNDABERG AERO 26.1 +1.4 13.5 -0.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 300 (12.5) 37/15
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 13.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.3 +0.2 15.9 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 43/15
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 +0.2 11.3 -1.5 7.7 0.0 5.0 6.3 402 (16.8) 34/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.9 -0.1 6.2 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 462 (19.3) 35/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.7 +1.4 6.1 -2.6 1.1 0.0 3.2 -- 150 ( 6.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.0 +0.6 13.2 +1.5 9.7 0.0 3.8 4.8 431 (18.0) 30/01
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.4 -0.1 12.3 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.1 +1.9 10.4 +0.3 9.0 0.2 2.0 9.5 354 (14.8) 26/07
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.8 +1.4 8.8 +0.5 6.0 2.2 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 21/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.8 +0.6 2.4 -2.3 -1.3 0.2 1.8 9.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +0.7 3.4 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 24/05
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.4 +2.4 9.6 -1.3 7.6 3.2 3.0 10.3 428 (17.8) 26/10
RICHMOND RAAF 21.5 +0.9 4.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 21/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.9 +1.2 10.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 31/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.5 +0.9 0.8 -2.4 -1.7 0.0 2.2 6.7 125 ( 5.2) 31/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.0 +0.7 3.2 -2.7 -- 0.0 1.6 10.5 -- 31/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -0.7 1.8 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) 18/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.8 +2.8 7.0 -0.4 3.9 0.0 2.6 7.7 219 ( 9.1) 24/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 0.0 0.0 -5.8 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 95 ( 4.0) 24/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.9 +0.3 1.7 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 24/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.9 -1.8 5.8 -2.8 2.2 0.0 2.8 -- 145 ( 6.0) 21/07
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 17.0 -0.1 8.3 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 31/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.0 -2.6 4.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 426 (17.8) --
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.5 +0.7 3.7 -1.4 -- 4.6 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 50/07
HOBART AIRPORT 16.0 +0.8 4.7 -1.9 4.3 0.0 1.0 5.5 314 (13.1) 43/21
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

37.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
37.3 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
36.6 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
36.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
36.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA

+9.2 : 33.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.6 : 34.8 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.2 : 34.2 KALBARRI Central West WA
+7.4 : 35.9 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+7.4 : 36.5 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.7 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+7.1 : 21.7 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.8 : 20.7 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+6.4 : 22.5 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+6.4 : 18.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

1.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.4 : 2.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
**W** -4.3 : 11.7 FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS
-4.0 : 14.3 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-4.0 : 12.5 STAWELL AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
-3.7 : 14.9 STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
-3.7 : 1.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-17.0 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-24.2 : -17.0 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-7.9 : 2.1 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-7.4 : 1.5 SURAT Maranoa QLD
-7.2 : 0.9 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-7.1 : 1.0 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD

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.
91.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
53.0 NHULUNBUY DTW N Rivers NT
53.0 CAPE HILLSBOROUGH NAT PK Central Coast E QLD
45.0 ALCAN REFINERY N Rivers NT
33.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
91.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE
53.0 NHULUNBUY DTW
45.0 ALCAN REFINERY
33.4 GOVE AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
53.0 CAPE HILLSBOROUGH NAT PK

11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

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0.6 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.3 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.3 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

937 (39.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
937 (39.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
822 (34.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
812 (33.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
807 (33.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
801 (33.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
795 (33.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
733 (30.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
698 (29.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
678 (28.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
676 (28.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
654 (27.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
621 (25.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
617 (25.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
613 (25.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
604 (25.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
93/08 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/02 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
76/08 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
72/01 MOUNT READ W Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MCCLUER ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
16.0mm in 30 min to 13:30 32.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 16.0mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 23.2mm/h
48.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 16.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.2mm/h
ALYANGULA POLICE
60.0mm in 9 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
11.6mm in 30 min to 05:00 23.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.8mm/h
15.2mm in 30 min to 05:30 30.4mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 26.8mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 15.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 18.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 14.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
21.6mm in 42 min to 12:00 30.9mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 26.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
18.0mm in 3 hr to 07:27 6.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 08:27 6.7mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:27 7.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 13:27 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 14:27 5.0mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(310/ 76 ) at 09:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(320/ 72 ) at 02:06
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 72(300/ 63 ) at 09:00