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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 04:25EST, 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 20.2 -3.8 13.4 +0.5 10.3 0.6 4.4 -- 409 (17.0) 46/07
PERTH AIRPORT 22.1 +0.4 12.5 +2.0 9.8 0.0 4.4 5.4 607 (25.3) 50/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.1 +0.2 9.0 -0.8 5.7 0.0 2.2 7.1 364 (15.2) 37/10
BUNBURY 21.8 +0.7 11.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 34/16
MANDURAH 21.0 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 35/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 0.0 21.9 -0.2 21.0 0.0 5.6 10.5 337 (14.0) 37/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.5 -3.5 12.3 +4.0 11.3 0.0 3.6 1.9 356 (14.8) 37/03
WHYALLA AERO 16.4 -4.1 8.9 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 24/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.1 -1.9 7.3 -2.9 4.3 0.0 1.2 5.2 99 ( 4.1) 26/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.2 -1.9 7.2 -0.1 5.5 2.4 1.0 3.9 198 ( 8.3) 34/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.4 +2.5 16.2 +2.3 13.9 0.0 5.2 9.2 236 ( 9.8) 34/19
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 -0.3 20.4 +0.5 20.0 12.2 2.2 3.8 460 (19.2) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 -0.4 18.7 +1.1 16.7 0.0 5.2 8.2 338 (14.1) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 23.0 -1.2 16.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- 3.0 429 (17.9) 34/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.0 -2.0 16.8 +2.6 14.7 0.0 3.0 -- 283 (11.8) 24/09
BUNDABERG AERO 23.0 -1.7 15.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 1.0 -- 372 (15.5) 31/12
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 15.0 +3.0 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.6 -0.5 12.4 -1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 22/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 -0.8 13.3 +0.5 9.0 0.0 2.6 4.0 242 (10.1) 21/06
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.9 -2.1 11.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 477 (19.9) 26/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.3 +1.0 8.9 +0.2 5.0 0.0 2.2 -- 72 ( 3.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.1 -0.3 10.7 -1.0 9.2 0.0 1.2 8.9 227 ( 9.5) 21/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +0.4 10.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.6 +1.4 10.9 +0.8 8.4 0.0 1.4 4.1 220 ( 9.2) 30/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.8 -1.6 10.5 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 15 ( 0.6) 11/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.6 -1.6 8.7 +4.0 5.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.2 +0.2 12.2 +5.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 28/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.9 -2.1 14.0 +3.1 11.9 0.0 3.0 0.1 212 ( 8.8) 35/10
RICHMOND RAAF 16.2 -4.4 10.5 +2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 17/15
BELLAMBI AWS 18.6 -1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 +1.2 9.4 +6.2 5.5 0.0 1.4 5.7 178 ( 7.4) 26/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.4 -0.9 11.7 +5.8 11.4 3.0 0.8 8.6 137 ( 5.7) 28/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.2 -1.5 8.0 +2.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 49 ( 2.0) 21/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.1 -1.9 6.4 -1.0 4.7 0.0 1.6 8.0 205 ( 8.5) 26/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.4 -1.9 2.0 -3.8 -- 0.2 1.4 -- 147 ( 6.1) 34/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.5 -1.1 2.8 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 28/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.8 -0.9 7.6 -1.0 5.3 0.0 1.6 -- 114 ( 4.8) 17/10
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 14.0 -3.1 6.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 34/08
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.8 -1.8 4.0 -1.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 26/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.7 +0.9 2.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 24/13
HOBART AIRPORT 13.9 -1.3 8.7 +2.1 3.8 0.0 3.0 2.5 442 (18.4) 48/09
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

34.7 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
33.8 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
33.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+2.6 : 28.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+2.5 : 30.4 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+2.5 : 25.5 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+2.4 : 29.4 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+2.4 : 25.3 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.1 : 13.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+7.5 : 11.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+7.0 : 9.7 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+6.9 : 12.4 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+6.5 : 12.5 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+6.5 : 13.8 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW

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

2.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-10.6 : 18.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-10.0 : 13.9 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-8.9 : 15.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-6.8 : 17.4 ENEABBA Central West WA
-6.6 : 18.1 WATARRKA N Plateau NT

-2.9 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-10.0 : -0.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.3 : 0.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.9 : 3.0 SURAT Maranoa QLD
**S** -5.5 : 3.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-5.5 : 2.8 YEELIRRIE Goldfields 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.
203.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
78.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
60.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL N Coast--Barron QLD
59.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
52.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
203.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
78.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
60.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
59.0 HAPPY VALLEY
52.0 TOPAZ ALERT

10.7 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
9.5 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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0.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.2 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.2 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
0.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1476 (61.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1034 (43.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1003 (41.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
892 (37.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
882 (36.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
811 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
811 (33.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
785 (32.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
760 (31.7) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
726 (30.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
719 (30.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
684 (28.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
662 (27.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
657 (27.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
648 (27.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
645 (26.9) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
643 (26.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
632 (26.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
614 (25.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
607 (25.3) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
607 (25.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
94/11 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/05 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
76/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
70/22 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
63/21 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
63/03 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
63/23 HOGAN 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.
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
6.2mm in 33 min to 17:00 11.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 70(230/ 65 ) at 23:25
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(310/ 72 ) at 05:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(250/ 76 ) at 11:41
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 89(260/ 63 ) at 05:00