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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 1355 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

SA

Lower Murray

024580

STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE

23.0

21.0

17/05/2008

13

1 N

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

WA

Lower West

009053

PEARCE RAAF

39.1

30.1

16/05/2003

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 04:17EST, 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 30.6 +6.6 15.0 +2.1 10.6 0.0 8.0 -- 401 (16.7) 43/08
PERTH AIRPORT 28.5 +6.8 13.1 +2.6 9.7 0.0 6.2 9.9 510 (21.3) 39/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.1 +2.2 5.9 -3.9 3.7 0.0 1.0 10.2 -- 26/15
BUNBURY 24.1 +3.0 5.0 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 24/12
MANDURAH 24.3 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 28/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.1 +2.1 25.7 +3.6 25.4 0.0 8.8 9.3 368 (15.3) 50/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.5 -0.5 6.1 -2.2 3.8 0.0 7.4 11.0 307 (12.8) 48/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.7 -1.8 14.7 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 35/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.7 -0.3 7.9 -2.3 -- 8.6 -- 9.6 136 ( 5.7) 21/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 +1.6 4.8 -2.5 2.7 0.0 1.6 6.9 147 ( 6.1) 34/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.0 +0.1 16.5 +2.6 14.5 0.0 8.6 8.2 461 (19.2) 39/00
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 -0.2 23.0 +3.1 21.2 0.2 8.2 2.1 557 (23.2) 37/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 +1.9 18.8 +1.2 15.2 0.0 8.0 7.8 396 (16.5) 41/12
MACKAY M.O 25.1 +0.9 17.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- 7.8 462 (19.3) 44/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.7 +1.7 16.7 +2.5 14.2 0.0 6.6 -- 294 (12.3) 35/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.9 +1.2 17.2 +3.0 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 391 (16.3) 37/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 16.0 +4.0 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.2 +1.1 15.0 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 277 (11.5) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 +0.2 14.9 +2.1 11.8 0.0 4.2 9.7 336 (14.0) 28/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.9 +0.9 12.3 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 565 (23.5) 39/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.3 +3.0 8.6 -0.1 3.8 0.0 3.0 -- 83 ( 3.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.7 +2.3 12.2 +0.5 9.7 0.0 6.4 6.4 239 (10.0) 41/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.2 +1.7 10.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.7 +1.5 9.6 -0.5 7.2 0.0 3.0 6.1 245 (10.2) 31/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.9 +0.5 7.9 -0.4 4.5 0.2 -- -- 38 ( 1.6) 22/22
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.0 +1.8 0.6 -4.1 -3.1 0.2 2.6 9.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.5 +1.5 3.6 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 26/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.0 0.0 10.4 -0.5 6.5 0.0 2.2 9.4 277 (11.5) 43/10
RICHMOND RAAF 21.9 +1.3 4.4 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 49 ( 2.0) 30/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.4 -0.3 11.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 44/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.1 +2.5 1.0 -2.2 -2.0 0.0 2.2 9.8 168 ( 7.0) 22/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.4 +2.1 5.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 2.2 10.5 139 ( 5.8) 22/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.2 +1.5 7.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 22/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.8 -0.2 11.8 +4.4 6.3 0.4 2.6 4.1 216 ( 9.0) 28/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.1 +0.8 7.2 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 18/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.8 +1.2 5.5 +0.3 -- 2.4 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 18/01
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.6 +1.9 7.5 -1.1 5.4 0.0 0.8 -- 48 ( 2.0) 15/15
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 17.9 +0.8 5.7 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 28/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.0 +1.4 0.9 -4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 24/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.5 +1.7 2.3 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 30/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +3.5 9.6 +3.0 6.4 0.0 3.6 9.2 445 (18.5) 43/00
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

36.2 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.8 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
35.6 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
35.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
35.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA

+8.3 : 34.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+7.8 : 27.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+7.0 : 25.4 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+6.9 : 29.5 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+6.9 : 26.1 KARNET Lower West WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.2 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

+7.3 : 12.7 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
+6.7 : 12.8 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+6.4 : 12.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+6.3 : 16.6 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.2 : 20.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

3.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-2.9 : 19.4 FORREST Eucla WA
-2.9 : 28.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-2.7 : 27.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
-2.0 : 18.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-1.9 : 17.4 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
-1.9 : 18.5 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA

-6.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-2.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-2.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW

-6.5 : 0.7 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.3 : 0.6 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.2 : 1.7 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-6.1 : 0.1 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW

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.
98.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
97.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
85.0 RANDWICK RACECOURSE Sydney--east NSW
57.0 BAMAGA N Peninsula QLD
54.0 NHULUNBUY DTW N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
97.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE
54.0 NHULUNBUY DTW
53.6 MILINGIMBI AWS

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
57.0 BAMAGA

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
85.0 RANDWICK RACECOURSE

ISLANDS
Islands
98.0 CAPE WESSEL

11.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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3.3 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
3.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1272 (53.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1119 (46.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
939 (39.1) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
931 (38.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
872 (36.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
838 (34.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
836 (34.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
797 (33.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
748 (31.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
742 (30.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
721 (30.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
720 (30.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
707 (29.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
704 (29.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
700 (29.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
673 (28.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
611 (25.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
610 (25.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
608 (25.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
607 (25.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
98/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/20 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
74/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
61/21 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
61/04 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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
MILINGIMBI AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 19.4mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
8.0mm in 21 min to 13:30 22.9mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.4mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 17.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
5.4mm in 7 min to 13:26 46.3mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
20.4mm in 30 min to 23:30 40.8mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 27.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
19.0mm in 3 hr to 17:27 6.3mm/h
51.0mm in 3 hr to 18:27 17.0mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 19:27 15.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 20:27 14.0mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(320/ 65 ) at 01:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(260/ 74 ) at 03:02