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National Daily Weather Summary

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 04:18EST, 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 31.0 +7.0 15.8 +2.9 11.3 0.0 7.0 -- 386 (16.1) 37/08
PERTH AIRPORT 28.0 +6.3 11.4 +0.9 7.9 0.0 4.4 9.9 297 (12.4) 34/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.9 +6.0 7.3 -2.5 4.4 0.2 3.0 9.7 332 (13.8) 22/10
BUNBURY 27.0 +5.9 5.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 24/13
MANDURAH 26.0 -- 13.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 21/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +2.3 22.5 +0.4 21.4 0.0 7.4 10.4 437 (18.2) 50/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.7 -0.3 5.0 -3.3 3.0 0.0 7.2 10.7 349 (14.5) 46/11
WHYALLA AERO 19.6 -0.9 6.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 28/20
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.1 -0.9 8.2 -2.0 5.6 0.0 5.0 3.4 103 ( 4.3) 21/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.7 +0.6 10.8 +3.5 9.4 0.2 1.0 4.1 216 ( 9.0) 30/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.8 +0.9 16.7 +2.8 14.0 0.0 9.2 10.6 462 (19.3) 35/07
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 +1.2 22.0 +2.1 27.7 0.6 4.2 3.8 471 (19.6) 48/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 +1.9 19.5 +1.9 16.3 0.0 7.4 10.3 452 (18.8) 43/09
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +0.3 20.0 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.2 565 (23.5) 43/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.4 +1.4 13.6 -0.6 10.8 0.0 5.8 -- 304 (12.7) 39/19
BUNDABERG AERO 24.2 -0.5 14.7 +0.5 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 447 (18.6) 50/12
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 15.0 +3.0 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.5 +0.4 16.0 +1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 337 (14.0) 43/15
BRISBANE AERO 23.7 +0.1 14.0 +1.2 10.6 0.0 3.2 9.0 340 (14.2) 39/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.2 +0.2 9.8 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 515 (21.5) 39/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.3 +3.0 8.2 -0.5 3.2 0.0 4.0 -- 186 ( 7.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.9 +0.5 14.8 +3.1 13.4 4.0 3.8 8.9 437 (18.2) 31/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +0.5 11.8 +1.3 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.7 +2.5 10.3 +0.2 9.4 0.4 2.6 8.7 286 (11.9) 22/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.4 +3.0 7.7 -0.6 4.9 0.0 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) 21/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.1 +1.9 3.8 -0.9 0.5 0.2 1.4 8.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +2.9 7.3 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 30/04
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.6 +3.6 11.9 +1.0 9.6 0.0 3.2 10.0 285 (11.9) 37/22
RICHMOND RAAF 23.5 +2.9 7.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 39 ( 1.6) 24/18
BELLAMBI AWS 22.3 +2.6 13.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 28/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.1 +3.5 1.4 -1.8 -1.9 0.0 2.6 9.6 94 ( 3.9) 17/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.1 +2.8 4.4 -1.5 -- 0.0 2.2 10.5 101 ( 4.2) 28/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.1 +1.4 4.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 38 ( 1.6) 18/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.8 -0.2 6.0 -1.4 3.1 0.0 2.6 9.0 208 ( 8.7) 28/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.4 +0.1 3.3 -2.5 -- 0.2 5.2 -- 155 ( 6.5) 35/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.1 -0.5 3.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 26/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.8 +0.1 8.9 +0.3 6.8 0.0 1.6 -- 69 ( 2.9) 15/10
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 16.7 -0.4 6.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 34/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.8 +1.2 3.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 30/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.5 +1.7 6.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 35/13
HOBART AIRPORT 15.0 -0.2 12.0 +5.4 9.4 0.0 3.8 7.8 448 (18.7) 70/10
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

35.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.6 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
35.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
35.3 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
35.1 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

+9.3 : 28.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+8.4 : 26.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+8.1 : 28.1 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+8.0 : 28.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+7.8 : 25.9 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.2 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+10.7 : 18.9 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.1 : 22.0 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
+5.6 : 10.2 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+5.6 : 11.4 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
+5.4 : 23.9 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
+5.4 : 12.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
+5.4 : 9.9 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

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

4.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
6.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

**W** -6.4 : 9.6 FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS
-3.1 : 21.5 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.9 : 5.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-2.5 : 19.3 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
-2.2 : 20.2 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-2.2 : 4.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

**W** -7.6 : -0.5 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
-5.3 : 11.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-4.7 : 5.3 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-4.4 : 1.6 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
-4.1 : 5.4 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-4.1 : -4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns 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.
71.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
48.0 YIRRKALA TROPICAL GARDENS N Rivers NT
43.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.0 NEWPORT BOWLING CLUB Sydney--east NSW
32.8 PUNSAND BAY N Peninsula QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
48.0 YIRRKALA TROPICAL GARDENS
43.6 GOVE AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
32.8 PUNSAND BAY

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
34.0 NEWPORT BOWLING CLUB

ISLANDS
Islands
71.0 CAPE WESSEL

10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
10.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

.....

3.4 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.6 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.5 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1619 (67.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1195 (49.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1064 (44.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1011 (42.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1000 (41.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
934 (38.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
917 (38.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
901 (37.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
890 (37.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
839 (35.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
807 (33.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
798 (33.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
790 (32.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
790 (32.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
775 (32.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
766 (31.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
737 (30.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
732 (30.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
729 (30.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
726 (30.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
710 (29.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
699 (29.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
603 (25.1) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
602 (25.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
126/07 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
117/04 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
111/07 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
109/07 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
89/10 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
10.0mm in 21 min to 06:49 28.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 12.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
10.0mm in 38 min to 11:00 15.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.8mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
11.2mm in 38 min to 22:38 17.7mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.2mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
2.8mm in 2 min to 21:33 84.0mm/h
MARYBOROUGH
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
8.4mm in 31 min to 04:01 16.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
38.0mm in 3 hr to 00:27 12.7mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 01:27 9.7mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 02:27 9.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:27 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 76(120/ 65 ) at 20:25
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 85(110/ 65 ) at 21:31
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 69(130/ 63 ) at 23:58
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 80(240/ 70 ) at 13:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 76(220/ 67 ) at 08:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 117(320/ 95 ) at 04:37
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 126(250/106 ) at 07:44
TASMAN ISLAND : 109(220/ 52 ) at 08:01
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 96(250/ 78 ) at 06:38
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 83(260/ 63 ) at 11:00
W Coast
WARRA : 91(270/ 48 ) at 07:24
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 83(270/ 70 ) at 06:15
MOUNT READ : 87(230/ 69 ) at 07:00
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 74( 70/ 63 ) at 23:26
LBDD (TIMOR SEA) : 69(100/ 63 ) at 22:36