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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 04:19EST, 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 27.2 +3.2 14.0 +1.1 9.6 0.0 7.6 -- 432 (18.0) 41/09
PERTH AIRPORT 25.5 +3.8 10.0 -0.5 5.9 0.0 4.2 9.8 308 (12.8) 37/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.6 +3.7 7.3 -2.5 4.7 0.2 3.6 9.8 276 (11.5) 28/15
BUNBURY 24.3 +3.2 6.2 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) 26/14
MANDURAH 22.9 -- 14.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 28/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.9 -1.1 23.8 +1.7 23.3 0.0 8.4 1.5 443 (18.5) 39/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.4 -1.6 6.5 -1.8 4.2 0.0 7.0 10.7 387 (16.1) 41/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.6 -1.9 12.9 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 30/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 -1.3 10.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 1.2 5.9 177 ( 7.4) 26/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.4 -0.7 8.4 +1.1 6.0 0.6 0.8 1.3 217 ( 9.0) 28/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.7 -0.2 12.3 -1.6 10.5 0.0 5.8 8.6 322 (13.4) 46/11
CAIRNS AERO 23.5 -4.1 20.8 +0.9 19.9 11.8 4.6 0.1 472 (19.7) 43/08
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.0 +0.4 21.0 +3.4 20.1 0.2 4.2 2.4 365 (15.2) 39/15
MACKAY M.O 23.7 -0.5 19.1 +2.0 -- 2.8 -- 0.7 568 (23.7) 48/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.2 +1.2 17.0 +2.8 15.4 0.0 3.8 -- 309 (12.9) 39/11
BUNDABERG AERO 24.8 +0.1 15.5 +1.3 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 404 (16.8) 39/10
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 13.0 +1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.2 +1.1 13.2 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 39/15
BRISBANE AERO 24.3 +0.7 14.3 +1.5 11.3 0.0 2.2 9.9 278 (11.6) 31/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 +1.1 11.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 31/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.7 +2.4 6.7 -2.0 1.4 0.0 3.8 -- 112 ( 4.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.2 +0.8 11.1 -0.6 11.1 0.0 2.0 9.8 202 ( 8.4) 57/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.2 -0.3 11.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.1 -4.1 10.7 +0.6 9.0 0.4 3.4 0.8 272 (11.3) 34/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.2 -0.2 9.6 +1.3 6.7 0.2 -- -- 38 ( 1.6) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.5 +2.3 2.8 -1.9 -1.6 0.0 3.0 8.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +2.6 3.3 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 28/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.8 -1.2 11.9 +1.0 8.9 0.0 2.6 9.5 444 (18.5) 50/14
RICHMOND RAAF 21.0 +0.4 7.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 30/10
BELLAMBI AWS 18.9 -0.8 13.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 43/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.3 +1.7 3.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0 1.6 9.6 141 ( 5.9) 17/03
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.6 +2.3 5.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 2.4 10.0 -- 22/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.0 +1.3 4.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 15/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.3 -0.7 6.7 -0.7 5.1 0.0 4.0 9.9 289 (12.0) 31/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.8 +0.5 8.5 +2.7 -- 0.0 2.5 -- 424 (17.7) 31/01
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.6 +2.0 7.2 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.9 +0.2 12.6 +4.0 10.1 0.2 1.0 -- 104 ( 4.3) 18/09
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 15.9 -1.2 11.1 +3.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 382 (15.9) 35/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.4 -1.2 5.4 -0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 432 (18.0) 37/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.6 +1.8 2.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 18/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.2 +4.0 7.2 +0.6 3.6 0.0 3.8 9.1 413 (17.2) 34/05
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

35.1 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
35.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
34.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

+7.3 : 26.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.9 : 24.5 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+6.7 : 13.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
+6.0 : 26.0 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+6.0 : 26.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

27.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

**S** +6.6 : 18.9 ENEABBA Central West WA
+6.5 : 14.6 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
+5.5 : 18.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+5.4 : 18.5 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+5.2 : 18.3 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

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

6.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
7.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.1 : 23.5 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.1 : 16.1 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-3.5 : 19.5 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.4 : 17.6 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY Hunter Valley NSW
-3.3 : 12.7 KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA

-7.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-5.9 : 3.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-5.7 : 2.8 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-5.0 : 2.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-4.6 : 11.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-4.6 : 4.9 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-4.6 : -5.0 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.
59.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
44.0 MARCO STREET ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
43.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
40.0 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE N Coast--Herbert QLD
39.0 TUNG OIL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
59.0 COCONUT ISLAND
N Coast--Barron
43.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
N Coast--Herbert
44.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
40.0 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE
39.0 TUNG OIL ALERT

11.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
10.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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0.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD

1176 (49.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1067 (44.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1005 (41.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
971 (40.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
949 (39.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
939 (39.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
925 (38.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
901 (37.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
872 (36.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
869 (36.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
828 (34.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
811 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
749 (31.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
701 (29.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
681 (28.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
677 (28.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
675 (28.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
671 (28.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
609 (25.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
605 (25.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
87/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
85/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
76/03 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
68/11 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
68/15 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/20 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
MOUNT HOWICK AG STATION
11.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 23.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.8mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
29.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
10.0mm in 21 min to 17:21 28.6mm/h
8.4mm in 9 min to 17:30 56.0mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 19.8mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 12.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 14.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
24.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 8.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 8.7mm/h

VICTORIA
E Central
WESTERNPORT NEAR SOMERS : 98(150/ 24 ) at 13:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(230/ 67 ) at 18:17
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 74(250/ 65 ) at 03:30