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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 04:40EST, 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 19.0 -0.5 11.3 +1.8 12.5 12.8 3.6 -- 483 (20.1) 43/15
PERTH AIRPORT 17.3 -0.6 12.3 +4.2 10.5 8.2 3.8 4.5 524 (21.8) 63/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.6 +0.8 9.8 +2.3 7.5 0.0 3.8 6.7 614 (25.6) 63/12
BUNBURY 16.7 -0.5 11.9 +4.7 -- 10.6 -- -- 621 (25.9) 70/16
MANDURAH 16.0 -- 12.9 -- -- 6.6 -- -- 838 (34.9) 74/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.9 -0.6 17.9 -1.3 15.9 0.0 7.2 11.1 232 ( 9.7) 35/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.5 -2.2 0.9 -3.1 -1.1 0.0 3.0 10.4 273 (11.4) 22/10
WHYALLA AERO 15.4 -1.5 5.1 -0.2 -- 2.6 2.0 -- 303 (12.6) 31/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.3 0.0 7.9 +0.4 5.2 10.4 1.2 8.6 185 ( 7.7) 28/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.9 +1.8 1.4 -3.8 -0.4 0.4 0.4 8.6 127 ( 5.3) 28/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 19.9 -4.8 2.3 -6.3 0.2 0.0 4.6 10.4 316 (13.2) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 25.5 -0.2 13.8 -3.2 8.0 0.0 5.6 10.9 203 ( 8.5) 34/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.8 -0.3 8.8 -4.8 4.8 0.0 6.6 10.7 339 (14.1) 43/10
MACKAY M.O 22.0 +0.7 8.9 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 341 (14.2) 34/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.7 -1.4 4.1 -5.4 1.0 0.0 6.2 -- 230 ( 9.6) 44/16
BUNDABERG AERO 19.8 -2.2 6.8 -3.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 221 ( 9.2) 41/11
NAMBOUR DPI 16.0 -5.1 6.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 17.7 -2.8 5.2 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 22/12
BRISBANE AERO 16.9 -4.0 8.5 -0.3 3.7 0.0 1.6 8.8 325 (13.5) 55/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 10.6 -6.0 4.3 -2.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 463 (19.3) 52/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 13.0 -3.1 7.0 +2.3 5.0 6.2 0.9 -- 171 ( 7.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.0 -1.7 4.8 -2.7 2.1 0.0 1.8 7.4 214 ( 8.9) 30/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 16.4 -2.3 4.4 -1.9 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 13.2 -3.8 6.4 +0.1 4.7 0.2 1.4 0.8 346 (14.4) 39/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 15.4 -2.1 5.7 +1.1 2.5 0.0 -- -- 41 ( 1.7) 22/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.6 -2.7 3.1 +1.7 0.5 5.1 1.3 1.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 12.8 -2.4 6.0 +3.0 -- 6.6 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 31/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.8 -2.2 8.2 +1.1 4.8 1.2 2.0 2.5 354 (14.8) 57/17
RICHMOND RAAF 16.2 -1.2 3.5 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -- -- 37 ( 1.5) 24/13
BELLAMBI AWS 13.2 -3.6 9.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 57/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 10.5 -0.8 -1.6 -1.5 -6.1 0.0 0.6 2.2 82 ( 3.4) 43/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.3 -0.4 -0.9 -3.6 -3.4 0.0 0.0 7.9 64 ( 2.7) 28/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.4 +0.4 -0.6 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 41 ( 1.7) 24/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.6 -0.7 6.3 +2.0 3.9 0.0 0.8 5.1 175 ( 7.3) 21/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.4 +0.4 0.0 -2.9 -- 0.2 0.1 -- 123 ( 5.1) 30/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.8 +0.3 0.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 30/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.7 +1.3 6.5 +0.5 3.9 0.0 1.4 -- 93 ( 3.9) 18/14
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 14.1 +0.3 3.9 -1.5 -- 1.4 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 21/09
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.9 +0.9 -2.3 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 24/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 10.9 -1.7 3.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 39/10
HOBART AIRPORT 9.9 -2.5 4.8 +0.7 1.5 0.6 0.8 5.8 319 (13.3) 18/10
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

32.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.2 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
31.2 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
31.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
30.8 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD

+3.8 : 24.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+3.2 : 22.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+3.2 : 22.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+3.1 : 21.8 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+2.9 : 21.4 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+2.9 : 32.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+5.5 : 12.3 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.3 : 4.8 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
+5.1 : 11.5 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+5.0 : 9.4 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
+4.9 : 10.3 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+4.9 : 10.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

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

-2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.2 : 11.6 INGLEWOOD FOREST Darling Downs E QLD
-6.2 : 23.0 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-6.0 : 20.5 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-6.0 : 11.9 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
-6.0 : 10.6 TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD

-14.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.7 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.2 : 1.6 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.6 : 5.4 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-8.3 : -14.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.9 : 6.1 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-7.2 : 5.2 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT

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.
47.0 TANILBA BAY WWTP Hunter Valley NSW
30.8 ADELAIDE (MAGILL SECURE CARE CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
30.4 ATHELSTONE (BLACK HILL COMPOUND) Adelaide/Lofty SA
29.4 PORTLAND W Coast VIC
28.8 YANKALILLA (INMAN VALLEY) Adelaide/Lofty SA

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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1.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
1.2 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.3 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.1 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1186 (49.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1150 (47.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1068 (44.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
1019 (42.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
865 (36.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
859 (35.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
838 (34.9) MANDURAH Lower West WA
806 (33.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
765 (31.9) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
765 (31.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
720 (30.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
698 (29.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
691 (28.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
685 (28.5) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
672 (28.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
665 (27.7) WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
652 (27.2) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
624 (26.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
623 (26.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
621 (25.9) BUNBURY Lower West WA
614 (25.6) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
106/04 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
94/21 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
80/16 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
78/12 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
74/18 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
74/08 MANDURAH Lower West WA

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
DWELLINGUP
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
5.8mm in 13 min to 19:00 26.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER
12.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 106(290/ 67 ) at 04:35
CAPE NATURALISTE : 95(250/ 63 ) at 21:37
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 83(170/ 65 ) at 17:20