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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 1414 EST on 19/01/2010. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

WA

SW & S Coast

009974

FRENCHMAN BAY

43.4

28.8

11/05/2001

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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 04:19EST, 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 26.8 +2.8 9.9 -3.0 6.7 0.0 5.8 -- 321 (13.4) 37/17
PERTH AIRPORT 26.4 +4.7 11.9 +1.4 9.4 0.0 2.2 9.5 150 ( 6.3) 55/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 0.0 12.6 +2.8 12.0 14.8 3.6 4.4 271 (11.3) 34/13
BUNBURY 23.9 +2.8 13.0 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 34/14
MANDURAH 23.9 -- 15.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 39/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.6 23.9 +1.8 23.1 0.0 6.0 10.6 339 (14.1) 44/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.9 -0.1 4.3 -4.0 2.3 0.0 6.4 10.8 302 (12.6) 37/15
WHYALLA AERO 18.8 -1.7 6.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 34/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.8 +0.8 7.2 -3.0 -- 0.0 5.4 9.8 105 ( 4.4) 24/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.5 +0.4 4.7 -2.6 2.6 0.0 0.6 4.0 168 ( 7.0) 26/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.5 -3.4 13.8 -0.1 13.4 0.0 5.6 8.7 399 (16.6) 52/06
CAIRNS AERO 23.3 -4.3 20.8 +0.9 20.4 3.4 2.6 0.0 491 (20.5) 37/04
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.6 -1.0 20.3 +2.7 19.4 0.0 4.0 0.2 262 (10.9) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 24.4 +0.2 19.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 457 (19.0) 44/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 +0.2 15.9 +1.7 13.5 0.0 5.0 -- 258 (10.8) 43/19
BUNDABERG AERO 23.4 -1.3 15.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 411 (17.1) --
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 15.0 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.8 -0.3 15.1 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 43/14
BRISBANE AERO 23.1 -0.5 12.4 -0.4 8.7 0.0 4.0 10.0 343 (14.3) 35/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.4 -0.6 10.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 48/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.3 +1.0 10.3 +1.6 5.7 0.0 4.6 -- 306 (12.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.8 -0.6 13.9 +2.2 10.5 4.2 1.0 9.4 514 (21.4) 37/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.4 -1.1 10.9 +0.4 -- 19.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.8 -0.4 9.6 -0.5 7.0 5.2 2.4 6.4 384 (16.0) 22/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.6 -0.8 7.5 -0.8 4.0 1.6 -- -- 49 ( 2.0) 17/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.0 +0.8 3.8 -0.9 -0.4 0.4 2.6 9.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.9 +0.9 7.9 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 35/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.0 -1.0 11.2 +0.3 7.6 6.4 3.4 6.4 -- 22/11
RICHMOND RAAF 20.1 -0.5 5.6 -2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 24/15
BELLAMBI AWS 18.9 -0.8 13.6 +0.5 -- 2.2 -- -- 327 (13.6) 22/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 +1.2 0.2 -3.0 -3.2 0.0 2.4 8.8 192 ( 8.0) 17/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.2 +2.9 5.8 -0.1 4.3 0.0 3.4 9.8 241 (10.0) 31/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.7 0.0 4.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 15/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.7 +2.7 5.9 -1.5 4.0 0.2 3.0 9.8 241 (10.0) 24/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.5 +2.2 5.5 -0.3 -- 0.2 9.6 -- 183 ( 7.6) 26/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.9 +2.3 5.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 24/19
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.8 +1.1 8.2 -0.4 6.0 0.2 1.2 -- 81 ( 3.4) 15/12
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 18.1 +1.0 6.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 24/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.7 +3.1 0.6 -5.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 326 (13.6) 22/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.3 -0.5 6.5 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 62 ( 2.6) 17/12
HOBART AIRPORT 14.4 -0.8 8.2 +1.6 6.4 0.4 1.2 4.4 211 ( 8.8) 17/03
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

35.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.4 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+6.1 : 26.5 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.5 : 26.6 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.4 : 23.8 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+5.3 : 29.5 ENEABBA Central West WA
+5.3 : 24.5 KARNET Lower West WA

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

**W** +7.9 : 18.1 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+5.1 : 10.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+4.6 : 11.2 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+4.6 : 12.3 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.6 : 21.0 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT

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

3.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.2 : 17.2 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
-8.1 : 19.7 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
-4.6 : 24.8 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-4.3 : 23.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.3 : 22.8 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD

-3.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-2.4 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-1.7 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.2 : 1.7 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.8 : 2.2 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-6.4 : 1.8 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.4 : -2.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-5.7 : -0.5 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.7 : 0.3 BEGA AWS South Coast 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.
90.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT N Coast--Herbert QLD
89.4 BINGIL BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
75.2 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
71.0 MOORLEAH N Coast TAS
70.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
90.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
89.4 BINGIL BAY
75.2 INNISFAIL
70.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
51.6 DARADGEE

TASMANIA
N Coast
71.0 MOORLEAH

11.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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0.2 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.2 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

1033 (43.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
904 (37.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
882 (36.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
814 (33.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
739 (30.8) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
708 (29.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
696 (29.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
692 (28.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
691 (28.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
684 (28.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
664 (27.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
657 (27.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
653 (27.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
626 (26.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
614 (25.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
603 (25.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
74/00 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
65/01 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
61/14 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
61/14 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
PARAFIELD AIRPORT
79.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 26.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
LUCINDA POINT
11.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
10.0mm in 46 min to 15:46 13.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
12.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 12.2mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT
6.4mm in 18 min to 03:30 21.3mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 03:30 11.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:27 7.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 04:27 7.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 05:27 5.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
17.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 5.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 70(140/ 63 ) at 15:00