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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 04:22EST, 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 25.1 +1.1 9.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 4.6 -- 321 (13.4) 28/14
PERTH AIRPORT 23.2 +1.5 6.0 -4.5 2.8 0.0 4.2 8.9 250 (10.4) 30/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.5 +2.6 6.2 -3.6 3.5 0.0 3.4 9.2 232 ( 9.7) 24/09
BUNBURY 21.8 +0.7 4.2 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 24/22
MANDURAH 21.7 -- 10.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 26/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +0.9 24.5 +2.4 23.9 0.0 5.8 8.2 347 (14.5) 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.3 +0.3 9.8 +1.5 7.6 0.0 2.8 6.8 196 ( 8.2) 30/16
WHYALLA AERO 19.5 -1.0 10.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 21/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.6 -0.4 13.0 +2.8 11.3 1.6 4.2 3.1 111 ( 4.6) 30/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.1 -3.0 8.2 +0.9 7.1 0.8 0.8 0.1 99 ( 4.1) 15/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.1 -4.8 18.4 +4.5 16.2 0.0 6.8 0.6 330 (13.8) 24/04
CAIRNS AERO 28.1 +0.5 18.2 -1.7 15.8 0.0 6.0 10.7 471 (19.6) 35/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.1 -0.5 13.4 -4.2 11.1 0.0 5.2 10.5 196 ( 8.2) 35/16
MACKAY M.O 23.6 -0.6 13.5 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 323 (13.5) 31/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 -0.1 10.1 -4.1 8.4 0.0 3.2 -- 134 ( 5.6) 31/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.0 +0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 5.4 -- 221 ( 9.2) 39/13
NAMBOUR DPI 20.0 -3.7 17.0 +5.0 -- 0.8 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.5 -0.6 15.9 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 50/20
BRISBANE AERO 24.0 +0.4 15.2 +2.4 13.1 0.0 2.8 4.1 304 (12.7) 41/22
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.3 +0.3 10.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 50/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.7 +1.4 11.2 +2.5 6.1 0.0 3.2 -- 175 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.8 -1.6 11.7 0.0 9.0 0.2 2.2 2.2 297 (12.4) 41/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.2 -0.3 8.2 -2.3 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.5 +1.3 8.8 -1.3 6.7 0.0 2.6 4.2 246 (10.3) 28/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.1 -0.3 5.7 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 25 ( 1.0) 21/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.0 +1.8 4.0 -0.7 -1.1 0.0 1.4 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.4 +1.4 4.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 50/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -0.2 9.6 -1.3 5.0 0.0 2.6 5.2 309 (12.9) 28/11
RICHMOND RAAF 19.8 -0.8 4.0 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 21/13
BELLAMBI AWS 19.3 -0.4 11.9 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 24/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.6 +1.0 0.5 -2.7 -2.8 0.0 2.0 9.1 143 ( 6.0) 30/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.5 +3.2 4.2 -1.7 -1.1 0.0 2.4 9.7 233 ( 9.7) 43/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.7 +2.0 2.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 13/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.3 -0.7 8.6 +1.2 6.5 0.0 1.2 7.1 161 ( 6.7) 26/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.6 +2.3 0.9 -4.9 -- 1.43 5.2 -- 204 ( 8.5) 22/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.8 +2.2 2.7 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 31/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.0 +1.3 8.4 -0.2 5.9 0.0 1.0 -- 115 ( 4.8) 17/13
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 16.7 -0.4 6.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 24/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.3 +3.7 3.0 -2.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 291 (12.1) 30/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.3 +0.5 -0.1 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 21/15
HOBART AIRPORT 15.1 -0.1 4.4 -2.2 -0.2 0.0 1.8 8.9 471 (19.6) 31/01
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 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
35.2 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.6 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
34.5 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.5 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
34.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.3 : 27.9 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+6.2 : 27.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.1 : 26.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+6.0 : 24.8 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.9 : 12.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.7 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+6.5 : 12.6 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+6.4 : 23.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
+6.4 : 18.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+5.7 : 13.7 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+5.6 : 24.5 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+5.6 : 18.8 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+5.6 : 12.1 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA

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

9.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
9.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.0 : 22.9 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-6.6 : 22.3 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-5.7 : 16.6 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
-5.7 : 17.0 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-5.0 : 16.9 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW

-7.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.7 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

-9.3 : -0.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.2 : -4.7 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-7.4 : 3.5 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-7.2 : -6.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.8 : 2.7 GINGIN AERO Lower West 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.
58.0 WOODLEA Darling Downs W QLD
42.4 OXLEY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
40.6 MOUNT LOFTY (CLELAND CONSERVATION PARK) Adelaide/Lofty SA
34.0 MANDALA Darling Downs E QLD
33.6 ADVENTURE BAY (FORESTRY) Southeast TAS

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
40.6 MOUNT LOFTY (CLELAND CONSERVATION PARK)

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
42.4 OXLEY
Darling Downs E
34.0 MANDALA
Darling Downs W
58.0 WOODLEA

TASMANIA
Southeast
33.6 ADVENTURE BAY (FORESTRY)

10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.2 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

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0.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
0.5 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1317 (54.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1054 (43.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1019 (42.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
893 (37.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
802 (33.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
767 (32.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
746 (31.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
733 (30.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
733 (30.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
694 (28.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
684 (28.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
676 (28.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
660 (27.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
657 (27.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
652 (27.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
**S** 104/09 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
89/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
76/19 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
74/20 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/21 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
TOOLARA (KELLY)
18.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.8mm/h
COOLANGATTA
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
10.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.8mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 70( 90/ 65 ) at 21:46
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
MT BAW BAW : 104(350/ 17 ) at 09:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 89(270/ 69 ) at 04:41