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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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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 1402 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

NT

Arnhem

014403

RAMINGINING

71.0

45.4

13/05/1996

13

1 y

NT

Arnhem

200786

CAPE WESSEL

153.0

146.0

19/05/2004

20

1 n


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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 04:18EST, 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 13.7 +0.8 9.6 0.0 7.0 -- 407 (17.0) 35/15
PERTH AIRPORT 27.9 +6.2 9.9 -0.6 6.8 0.0 4.0 10.0 291 (12.1) 39/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.6 +4.7 5.6 -4.2 4.8 0.0 2.6 9.7 129 ( 5.4) 24/15
BUNBURY 27.4 +6.3 6.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 30/11
MANDURAH 27.7 -- 14.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 26/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +1.9 25.2 +3.1 24.7 0.0 8.0 8.2 481 (20.0) 52/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.8 -0.2 4.9 -3.4 2.9 0.0 6.8 10.7 331 (13.8) 43/10
WHYALLA AERO 19.6 -0.9 6.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 28/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.9 -0.1 8.1 -2.1 -- 0.0 0.4 6.2 140 ( 5.8) 22/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.7 +0.6 5.6 -1.7 4.0 0.2 1.2 5.9 150 ( 6.3) 17/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.3 +0.4 13.6 -0.3 10.3 0.0 6.8 10.0 334 (13.9) 41/11
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 +0.9 22.8 +2.9 20.8 0.8 5.6 5.8 565 (23.5) 46/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 +1.3 17.6 0.0 13.7 0.0 8.4 8.1 421 (17.5) 48/15
MACKAY M.O 23.6 -0.6 19.3 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- 4.4 561 (23.4) 57/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.6 +0.6 18.3 +4.1 17.4 0.0 5.4 -- 383 (16.0) 48/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.2 +0.5 16.8 +2.6 -- 0.3 4.3 -- 502 (20.9) 48/10
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 15.0 +3.0 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.4 +1.3 14.9 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 306 (12.8) 39/22
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 +0.2 13.0 +0.2 10.9 0.2 3.6 9.5 370 (15.4) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.1 +0.1 10.4 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 559 (23.3) 48/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.3 +3.0 7.7 -1.0 2.3 0.0 4.4 -- 141 ( 5.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.5 +1.1 12.9 +1.2 11.6 1.4 1.6 4.5 300 (12.5) 39/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.1 -0.4 11.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.8 -2.4 9.9 -0.2 8.1 13.4 3.2 0.2 194 ( 8.1) 35/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.0 +0.6 11.5 +3.2 8.9 6.2 -- -- 31 ( 1.3) 30/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.1 +2.9 5.0 +0.3 0.0 0.0 1.4 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +3.3 6.1 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 39/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.0 -1.0 14.5 +3.6 12.8 2.2 1.8 4.2 402 (16.8) 41/11
RICHMOND RAAF 20.5 -0.1 9.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 38 ( 1.6) 28/10
BELLAMBI AWS 19.3 -0.4 15.1 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 48/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.1 +2.5 4.6 +1.4 0.8 0.0 2.2 8.8 159 ( 6.6) 21/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.9 +4.6 5.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 2.8 10.0 130 ( 5.4) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.8 +1.1 5.2 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 15/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.1 +0.1 5.8 -1.6 3.4 0.0 2.4 7.6 212 ( 8.8) 22/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.2 +1.9 6.6 +0.8 -- 0.0 3.5 -- 334 (13.9) 17/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.9 +2.3 2.6 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 17/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.2 +0.5 7.0 -1.6 5.5 0.0 0.8 -- 113 ( 4.7) 17/13
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 15.7 -1.4 4.7 -3.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 24/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.4 +3.8 4.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 30/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.7 +0.9 1.3 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 28/14
HOBART AIRPORT 15.2 0.0 4.5 -2.1 1.4 0.0 1.2 5.9 391 (16.3) 26/09
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

35.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.4 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
35.1 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
35.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
35.0 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
35.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+8.4 : 27.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+8.4 : 26.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+8.3 : 31.5 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+8.2 : 26.3 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+7.9 : 30.5 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+7.9 : 27.9 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
25.5 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

**S** +6.1 : 13.8 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.4 : 23.9 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
+4.9 : 16.8 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+4.8 : 23.1 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
+4.6 : 23.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
+4.6 : 23.3 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT

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

6.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-3.5 : 16.4 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-3.5 : 17.2 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-3.1 : 18.2 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-3.0 : 16.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
**W** -2.9 : 13.1 FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS

-7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-4.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.6 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.7 : 1.5 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC
-6.1 : -3.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-6.1 : 3.2 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-5.8 : 1.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.8 : -2.3 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-5.8 : -2.4 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS

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.
153.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
71.0 RAMINGINING N Rivers NT
65.8 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
57.6 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
50.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
71.0 RAMINGINING

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
50.0 DAINTREE TEA
Wide Bay/Burnett
65.8 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE
57.6 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

ISLANDS
Islands
153.0 CAPE WESSEL

10.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.5 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

.....

4.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
2.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
2.0 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
0.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

992 (41.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
976 (40.7) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
970 (40.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
962 (40.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
961 (40.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
939 (39.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
855 (35.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
849 (35.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
847 (35.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
845 (35.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
790 (32.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
787 (32.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
786 (32.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
764 (31.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
749 (31.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
743 (31.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
722 (30.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
696 (29.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
657 (27.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
645 (26.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
624 (26.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
81/15 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
80/20 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
76/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
70/00 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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
15.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 15.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
NGAYAWILI
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
9.6mm in 7 min to 18:42 82.3mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 14.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
MACKAY M.O
6.2mm in 4 min to 13:09 93.0mm/h
12.8mm in 21 min to 13:30 36.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 19.0mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 20.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
4.0mm in 12 min to 02:00 20.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:27 5.7mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 07:27 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 69(140/ 65 ) at 04:18
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 72(120/ 67 ) at 19:45
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 72(120/ 63 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 72(320/ 65 ) at 14:30
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 78( 50/ 67 ) at 13:34
LBDD (TIMOR SEA) : 82(110/ 70 ) at 19:40