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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 04:42EST, 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 +0.7 9.5 0.0 8.1 0.0 1.4 -- 365 (15.2) 34/20
PERTH AIRPORT 16.9 -1.0 11.0 +2.9 9.1 8.8 1.8 3.8 385 (16.0) 34/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 12.9 -2.9 8.5 +1.0 7.2 11.2 2.2 3.6 382 (15.9) 31/11
BUNBURY 15.2 -2.0 10.0 +2.8 -- 23.2 -- -- 277 (11.5) 28/16
MANDURAH 15.4 -- 11.2 -- -- 32.6 -- -- 483 (20.1) 26/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 +1.5 20.2 +1.0 19.4 0.0 4.2 10.2 222 ( 9.3) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.1 +1.4 4.3 +0.3 2.1 0.0 5.0 10.5 -- --
WHYALLA AERO 14.7 -2.2 3.5 -1.8 -- 0.4 4.4 -- 364 (15.2) 22/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.2 -0.1 3.6 -3.9 2.3 2.2 1.0 8.9 259 (10.8) 24/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.0 -0.1 3.2 -2.0 0.0 6.8 1.6 6.8 312 (13.0) 21/23
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.7 +2.0 16.2 +7.6 12.1 0.0 5.6 10.6 264 (11.0) 34/08
CAIRNS AERO 28.0 +2.3 15.9 -1.1 12.3 0.0 6.0 9.0 358 (14.9) 34/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.9 +1.8 13.2 -0.4 10.8 0.0 4.8 10.3 268 (11.2) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 24.0 +2.7 13.6 +0.8 -- 0.2 -- 10.5 289 (12.0) 21/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.8 +5.7 9.3 -0.2 7.6 0.0 3.2 -- 160 ( 6.7) 22/17
BUNDABERG AERO 25.9 +3.9 11.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 2.0 -- 189 ( 7.9) 31/11
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +3.9 11.0 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.9 +5.4 15.0 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 435 (18.1) 39/14
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 +3.7 13.0 +4.2 9.3 0.0 4.0 6.4 426 (17.8) 39/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.2 +3.6 11.8 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 481 (20.0) 48/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.3 +1.2 7.8 +3.1 3.8 8.4 1.8 -- 304 (12.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.1 +2.4 12.5 +5.0 8.9 0.0 2.2 9.6 323 (13.5) 28/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.3 +2.6 5.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.2 +2.2 10.9 +4.6 8.4 4.6 5.6 8.5 601 (25.0) 48/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.5 +1.0 6.0 +1.4 1.8 2.6 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 28/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.5 -2.8 4.2 +2.8 1.8 16.8 5.4 2.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.5 -1.7 4.5 +1.5 -- 6.8 -- -- 409 (17.0) 43/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.0 0.0 11.5 +4.4 6.2 3.0 5.6 8.1 580 (24.2) 55/00
RICHMOND RAAF 18.4 +1.0 6.5 +3.0 1.9 1.4 -- -- 306 (12.8) 39/15
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 +0.2 9.0 -1.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 537 (22.4) 72/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 10.2 -1.1 5.2 +5.3 2.7 7.0 2.4 1.6 468 (19.5) 50/03
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.9 -0.8 7.2 +4.5 5.7 9.4 2.4 4.5 234 ( 9.8) 28/02
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.5 +0.5 6.0 +2.8 -- 9.8 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 26/03
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.0 -1.3 2.2 -2.1 0.4 0.4 4.0 9.1 422 (17.6) 30/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.8 -0.2 3.2 +0.3 -- 0.2 2.6 -- 372 (15.5) 35/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.8 +0.3 4.3 +1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 410 (17.1) 39/06
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.5 +1.1 7.1 +1.1 4.8 15.6 3.6 -- 199 ( 8.3) 26/12
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 13.2 -0.6 5.3 -0.1 -- 6.6 -- -- 485 (20.2) 37/05
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.4 +0.4 2.5 -0.7 -- 4.2 -- -- 438 (18.3) 37/02
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.3 -0.3 1.0 -1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 322 (13.4) 24/10
HOBART AIRPORT 10.9 -1.5 6.0 +1.9 6.6 8.6 0.6 7.3 446 (18.6) 35/02
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

36.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
36.1 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
36.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
35.7 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+7.0 : 33.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+6.5 : 29.6 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
+5.9 : 33.1 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
+5.7 : 27.5 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
+5.7 : 28.8 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+11.2 : 19.9 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+10.3 : 12.2 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
+10.1 : 11.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+10.0 : 11.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
+9.9 : 13.4 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD

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

-2.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.4 : 5.6 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-5.1 : 9.6 MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
-4.2 : 6.2 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.1 : 1.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.0 : 5.3 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW
-4.0 : 5.7 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW

-5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.2 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-5.9 : -0.3 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.8 : -0.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-5.5 : 0.2 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.3 : 0.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-5.3 : -0.2 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

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.
46.0 COTSWOLD HILLS Northwest QLD
42.0 ELLISTON (THREE LAKES) W Agricultural SA
40.0 SCONE (STONEY CREEK) Hunter Valley NSW
36.8 WARBURTON EAST (ARRABRI) E Central VIC
36.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

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3.5 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
3.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.9 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
1.6 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.4 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1163 (48.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1115 (46.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
955 (39.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
926 (38.6) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
891 (37.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
869 (36.2) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
774 (32.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
751 (31.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
744 (31.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
719 (30.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
710 (29.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
704 (29.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
700 (29.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
685 (28.5) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
678 (28.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
677 (28.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
664 (27.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
662 (27.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
652 (27.2) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
651 (27.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
651 (27.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
650 (27.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
646 (26.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
645 (26.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
643 (26.8) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
641 (26.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
640 (26.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
618 (25.8) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
614 (25.6) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
611 (25.5) ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
601 (25.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
83/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/00 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
72/00 BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
72/09 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
72/02 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
PEARCE RAAF
9.2mm in 52 min to 02:56 10.6mm/h
DWELLINGUP
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h
MANDURAH
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
SOUTH PERTH AG STATION
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.2mm/h
GOSNELLS CHMP
11.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 82(230/ 72 ) at 00:00