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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1406 EST on 19/01/2010. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

TAS

Southeast

094008

HOBART AIRPORT

34.7

34.3

04/05/2004

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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 28.4 +4.4 14.4 +1.5 8.4 0.0 6.8 -- 373 (15.5) 39/15
PERTH AIRPORT 26.0 +4.3 12.7 +2.2 7.4 0.0 3.4 9.9 382 (15.9) 31/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.5 +4.6 9.3 -0.5 4.0 0.2 3.8 9.9 373 (15.5) 28/15
BUNBURY 24.6 +3.5 7.0 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 24/11
MANDURAH 24.0 -- 15.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 26/05
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 -0.1 23.7 +1.6 23.1 0.0 7.6 3.0 375 (15.6) 48/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.6 -0.4 7.0 -1.3 5.3 0.0 7.2 10.8 350 (14.6) 48/11
WHYALLA AERO 18.5 -2.0 12.4 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 37/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.3 -0.7 12.7 +2.5 9.9 0.0 1.4 4.4 156 ( 6.5) 24/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.0 +0.9 10.0 +2.7 7.6 1.4 0.8 3.5 190 ( 7.9) 30/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.0 +0.1 19.1 +5.2 17.0 0.0 6.6 8.3 305 (12.7) 41/12
CAIRNS AERO 28.1 +0.5 20.4 +0.5 19.7 13.2 1.8 5.2 459 (19.1) 37/04
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.9 +0.3 20.6 +3.0 19.5 0.4 3.2 1.7 340 (14.2) 55/13
MACKAY M.O 24.2 0.0 19.5 +2.4 -- 4.0 -- 3.9 529 (22.0) 46/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.1 +0.1 17.3 +3.1 16.1 0.0 4.8 -- 324 (13.5) 31/11
BUNDABERG AERO 24.8 +0.1 15.5 +1.3 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 425 (17.7) 43/11
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 16.0 +4.0 -- 15.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.8 +0.7 16.3 +2.0 -- 3.8 -- -- 287 (12.0) 28/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -0.3 16.2 +3.4 14.7 1.2 3.6 4.4 351 (14.6) 26/00
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.4 -0.6 12.5 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 606 (25.3) 43/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.2 +2.9 8.8 +0.1 3.8 0.0 3.2 -- 76 ( 3.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 +0.9 11.6 -0.1 9.8 1.2 1.8 10.0 207 ( 8.6) 17/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.4 +1.9 9.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.3 +2.1 8.7 -1.4 6.4 0.0 2.8 9.9 203 ( 8.5) 30/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.8 +2.4 7.8 -0.5 4.8 0.0 -- -- 27 ( 1.1) 15/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.4 +2.2 3.5 -1.2 -0.8 0.0 0.8 7.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.1 +3.1 6.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 28/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.3 +1.3 11.8 +0.9 9.1 0.0 4.0 10.2 322 (13.4) 39/10
RICHMOND RAAF 22.6 +2.0 7.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 26/16
BELLAMBI AWS 20.0 +0.3 11.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 30/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.2 +1.6 -0.5 -3.7 -2.3 0.0 1.6 9.3 136 ( 5.7) 17/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.1 +1.8 2.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 2.2 9.9 84 ( 3.5) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.4 +0.7 3.2 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 21/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.7 -1.3 6.2 -1.2 4.5 0.0 2.6 9.0 260 (10.8) 34/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.8 +1.5 3.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 233 ( 9.7) 39/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.6 +2.0 3.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 30/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.5 +0.8 11.0 +2.4 8.3 0.0 0.8 -- 124 ( 5.2) 21/08
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 16.4 -0.7 8.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 43/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.4 +1.8 8.0 +2.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 317 (13.2) 35/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.6 +0.8 4.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 35/11
HOBART AIRPORT 14.7 -0.5 9.0 +2.4 6.2 0.0 3.2 4.9 833 (34.7) 43/05
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

35.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.6 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
34.6 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.2 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

+7.6 : 26.8 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.9 : 25.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+6.7 : 25.8 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
+6.5 : 24.1 MANJIMUP Lower West WA

27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.4 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+6.7 : 19.1 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+6.1 : 14.1 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
+5.6 : 10.7 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+5.3 : 15.4 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.3 : 9.2 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

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

4.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-4.2 : 27.5 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
**S** -3.5 : 15.1 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA
-3.3 : 26.4 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-2.7 : 16.6 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
-2.7 : 24.4 INGHAM COMPOSITE N Coast--Herbert QLD
-2.7 : 24.8 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-2.7 : 4.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.2 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.4 : 1.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.5 : -2.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.5 : 10.9 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-5.4 : 1.6 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-5.2 : 7.2 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA

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.
89.2 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
89.0 BINGIL BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
80.5 DUNK ISLAND RESORT N Coast--Herbert QLD
73.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
72.0 NOOSAVILLE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
73.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
56.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
50.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
N Coast--Herbert
89.2 DARADGEE
89.0 BINGIL BAY
80.5 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
Brisbane/SE Coast
72.0 NOOSAVILLE

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

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3.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.7 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
1.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1327 (55.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1253 (52.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1103 (46.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1062 (44.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1020 (42.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
985 (41.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
953 (39.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
917 (38.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
871 (36.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
841 (35.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
833 (34.7) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
814 (33.9) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
801 (33.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
789 (32.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
757 (31.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
748 (31.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
730 (30.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
685 (28.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
675 (28.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
658 (27.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
641 (26.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
639 (26.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
634 (26.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
630 (26.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
627 (26.1) LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
627 (26.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
619 (25.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
617 (25.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
606 (25.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
600 (25.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
91/02 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
89/03 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
83/09 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
78/15 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC

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 Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
Central Coast E
SAMUEL HILL AERO
6.6mm in 32 min to 12:00 12.4mm/h
7.2mm in 16 min to 12:16 27.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.8mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
17.0mm in 3 hr to 10:27 5.7mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 11:27 8.7mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 12:27 8.3mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 13:27 7.3mm/h

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(230/ 65 ) at 15:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(230/ 78 ) at 09:10
TASMANIA
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 70(190/ 65 ) at 02:53
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(240/ 65 ) at 03:29
TASMAN ISLAND : 91(230/ 46 ) at 03:00