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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 29.0 +5.0 15.2 +2.3 10.8 0.0 8.6 -- 432 (18.0) 39/09
PERTH AIRPORT 27.3 +5.6 11.9 +1.4 7.8 0.0 6.8 10.0 434 (18.1) 37/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.2 +4.3 6.9 -2.9 3.4 0.0 2.4 9.3 255 (10.6) 31/12
BUNBURY 25.7 +4.6 8.5 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 26/10
MANDURAH 25.4 -- 14.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 31/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 -0.4 25.2 +3.1 25.0 0.0 7.2 2.6 442 (18.4) 39/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.7 +1.7 6.4 -1.9 3.8 0.0 6.0 10.8 301 (12.5) 44/15
WHYALLA AERO 19.1 -1.4 6.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 35/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.1 -0.9 10.7 +0.5 7.4 0.0 1.4 2.0 96 ( 4.0) 28/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.6 -0.5 4.0 -3.3 1.9 0.0 1.0 2.9 99 ( 4.1) 30/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.5 +0.6 13.3 -0.6 9.6 0.0 6.0 7.7 352 (14.7) 35/11
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 -0.2 21.7 +1.8 19.6 0.4 7.4 1.4 523 (21.8) 37/06
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.5 -0.1 19.4 +1.8 19.0 1.2 6.4 0.3 448 (18.7) 48/15
MACKAY M.O 24.3 +0.1 19.1 +2.0 -- 22.8 -- 4.1 678 (28.3) 55/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.0 +1.0 16.5 +2.3 14.0 0.0 6.4 -- 379 (15.8) 37/10
BUNDABERG AERO 25.7 +1.0 14.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 5.9 -- 470 (19.6) 37/09
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 15.0 +3.0 -- 6.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.8 -1.3 15.1 +0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 346 (14.4) 35/14
BRISBANE AERO 23.9 +0.3 13.7 +0.9 10.5 0.0 5.0 6.3 361 (15.0) 39/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.7 +0.7 8.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 438 (18.3) 41/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.8 +3.5 8.2 -0.5 3.2 0.0 4.0 -- 183 ( 7.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.3 -1.1 15.1 +3.4 15.0 20.2 5.4 2.6 457 (19.0) 34/02
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.5 -1.0 14.4 +3.9 -- 22.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 +1.7 12.6 +2.5 11.8 11.4 0.4 8.2 276 (11.5) 18/06
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.2 +1.8 9.4 +1.1 6.7 0.8 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.8 +2.6 4.8 +0.1 1.0 0.0 3.0 7.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +2.9 8.9 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 28/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.6 +2.6 13.1 +2.2 10.8 0.8 3.2 9.7 425 (17.7) 30/14
RICHMOND RAAF 22.3 +1.7 9.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 24/12
BELLAMBI AWS 21.7 +2.0 13.5 +0.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 308 (12.8) 28/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.1 +1.5 4.0 +0.8 0.6 0.0 2.2 5.1 133 ( 5.5) 22/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.8 +3.5 6.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 2.2 10.0 158 ( 6.6) 22/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.3 +1.6 4.1 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 37 ( 1.5) 21/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.7 -0.3 5.9 -1.5 3.8 0.0 1.8 9.8 203 ( 8.5) 28/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.6 +1.3 4.3 -1.5 -- 0.0 0.4 -- 152 ( 6.3) 18/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.3 +1.7 5.6 +0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 240 (10.0) 28/01
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 +0.3 8.4 -0.2 6.2 0.0 2.2 -- 104 ( 4.3) 15/12
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 15.8 -1.3 6.6 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 24/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.8 -0.8 5.2 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 30/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.4 +1.6 3.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 34/14
HOBART AIRPORT 17.6 +2.4 7.2 +0.6 3.2 0.0 1.8 6.3 311 (13.0) 48/20
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

35.3 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
34.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.1 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
33.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+7.6 : 26.8 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+7.5 : 25.6 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+7.3 : 24.9 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+6.9 : 26.9 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
25.7 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
25.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.6 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+6.8 : 25.7 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+5.7 : 24.2 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
+5.1 : 23.4 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
+5.0 : 14.8 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+4.8 : 15.3 EUCLA Eucla WA
+4.8 : 17.1 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE Central West QLD

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

4.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.0 : 29.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-3.8 : 15.2 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
-3.6 : 23.5 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
-3.6 : 20.1 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
-3.5 : 19.4 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

-6.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.8 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-3.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.8 : 1.1 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-5.4 : 3.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4 : 5.1 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-5.3 : 1.5 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-5.3 : -3.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast 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.
47.0 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
40.4 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
39.6 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
36.0 CRYSTAL BROOK Central Coast E QLD
35.2 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD

10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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1.1 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1140 (47.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1079 (45.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1020 (42.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
999 (41.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
947 (39.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
883 (36.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
864 (36.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
856 (35.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
854 (35.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
826 (34.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
756 (31.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
735 (30.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
728 (30.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
717 (29.9) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
703 (29.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
678 (28.3) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
678 (28.3) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
670 (27.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
623 (26.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
93/16 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
93/11 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/21 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
74/01 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
70/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
70/09 VARANUS ISLAND 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
GOVE AIRPORT
13.2mm in 20 min to 16:50 39.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.2mm/h
12.2mm in 25 min to 17:25 29.3mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 27.2mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.8mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 10.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.8mm/h
10.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 20.8mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.2mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 85(130/ 76 ) at 19:01
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(320/ 76 ) at 19:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(250/ 72 ) at 21:16
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 82(260/ 63 ) at 11:25
ISLANDS
Islands
LBDD (TIMOR SEA) : 76( 90/ 67 ) at 07:50