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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 04:44EST, 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 23.9 +4.4 6.1 -3.4 1.6 0.0 2.4 -- 323 (13.5) 34/10
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 +3.7 7.0 -1.1 5.1 0.0 2.4 9.7 237 ( 9.9) 28/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.3 +2.5 3.7 -3.8 1.6 0.0 1.6 8.7 -- 26/12
BUNBURY 18.5 +1.3 2.4 -4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 26/11
MANDURAH 19.1 -- 8.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 24/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.6 +0.1 17.0 -2.2 15.0 0.0 7.8 10.5 370 (15.4) 48/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.9 -0.8 1.2 -2.8 -- 0.0 3.6 10.7 318 (13.3) 44/11
WHYALLA AERO 16.2 -0.7 5.4 +0.1 -- 0.2 1.6 -- 177 ( 7.4) 24/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.7 +0.4 9.0 +1.5 5.7 3.4 1.2 6.1 255 (10.6) 31/02
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.2 +1.1 6.9 +1.7 5.0 5.4 0.6 5.3 368 (15.3) 39/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.5 -1.2 12.0 +3.4 9.2 0.0 6.6 10.7 462 (19.3) 44/08
CAIRNS AERO 26.5 +0.8 18.7 +1.7 17.1 0.0 5.6 6.8 452 (18.8) 48/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.4 +1.3 12.2 -1.4 8.4 0.0 6.8 9.5 347 (14.5) 41/13
MACKAY M.O 21.9 +0.6 11.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 415 (17.3) 41/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.0 +2.9 7.5 -2.0 4.7 0.0 4.4 -- 193 ( 8.0) 24/11
BUNDABERG AERO 23.4 +1.4 8.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 243 (10.1) 26/10
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -0.1 8.0 +0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 20.3 -0.2 6.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 22/12
BRISBANE AERO 21.5 +0.6 6.6 -2.2 1.4 0.0 3.0 10.2 229 ( 9.5) 39/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 15.7 -0.9 4.0 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 48/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.2 -0.9 5.6 +0.9 0.2 0.0 2.8 -- 90 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.7 +1.0 4.5 -3.0 -0.9 0.0 3.2 10.0 279 (11.6) 34/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.3 +1.6 2.0 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.0 +2.0 6.4 +0.1 3.0 0.0 3.4 8.3 446 (18.6) 50/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.8 +2.3 3.8 -0.8 -0.1 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 22/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.1 -0.2 4.5 +3.1 3.2 3.8 1.4 2.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.1 +0.9 5.2 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 30/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.9 +2.9 8.0 +0.9 3.8 0.0 3.0 8.5 420 (17.5) 54/12
RICHMOND RAAF 19.6 +2.2 2.4 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 35/15
BELLAMBI AWS 19.7 +2.9 11.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 59/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.3 +3.0 1.8 +1.9 4.5 0.0 1.6 9.4 404 (16.8) 44/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.8 +1.1 7.8 +5.1 7.9 3.6 0.8 3.5 244 (10.2) 35/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.5 +1.5 6.5 +3.3 -- 5.2 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 35/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.2 +1.9 8.0 +3.7 5.9 0.0 2.0 5.8 311 (13.0) 31/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.5 +0.5 6.0 +3.1 -- 5.8 0.8 -- 308 (12.8) 30/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.6 +1.1 2.9 +0.5 -- 4.2 -- -- 247 (10.3) 31/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.2 +2.8 9.3 +3.3 6.6 7.2 1.6 -- 160 ( 6.7) 24/13
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 14.4 +0.6 7.4 +2.0 -- 2.2 -- -- 517 (21.5) 50/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.8 +1.8 6.0 +2.8 -- 4.2 -- -- 434 (18.1) 43/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.4 +0.8 0.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 37/12
HOBART AIRPORT 12.6 +0.2 7.5 +3.4 2.5 0.0 3.6 4.1 693 (28.9) 55/11
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

33.2 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
32.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
32.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
32.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD

+6.4 : 26.0 ENEABBA Central West WA
+5.9 : 27.6 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.8 : 28.1 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.2 : 21.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.8 : 22.7 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+4.8 : 23.5 MULLEWA Central West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.8 : 12.0 FORREST Eucla WA
+6.7 : 9.6 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+6.6 : 6.4 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
+6.5 : 7.7 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+6.4 : 9.9 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW

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

-1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-3.2 : 23.2 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-2.9 : 25.5 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-2.9 : 25.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-2.6 : 27.1 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
-2.6 : 10.3 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-5.2 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.0 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.8 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-3.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

-6.2 : 0.5 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
-5.4 : -0.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-5.3 : -1.3 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-5.3 : -1.3 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-5.1 : -2.0 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-5.1 : 0.6 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.
35.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
31.2 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
31.0 FISH CREEK (HODDLE RANGE) W Gippsland VIC
29.6 FISH CREEK W Gippsland VIC
28.2 OVENS RIVER @ EUROBIN Lower NE VIC

11.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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3.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
2.8 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
2.6 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.7 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

1905 (79.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1838 (76.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1139 (47.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1108 (46.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1031 (43.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1004 (41.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
949 (39.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
948 (39.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
939 (39.1) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
922 (38.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
917 (38.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
886 (36.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
884 (36.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
859 (35.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
839 (35.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
824 (34.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
794 (33.1) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
734 (30.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
709 (29.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
696 (29.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
693 (28.9) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
667 (27.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
642 (26.8) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
639 (26.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
629 (26.2) SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
621 (25.9) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
620 (25.8) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
614 (25.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
614 (25.6) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
604 (25.2) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
118/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
117/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/09 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
87/03 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/18 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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.
None reported

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(320/ 89 ) at 13:02
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 119(250/ 95 ) at 00:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 76(310/ 65 ) at 10:12
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(270/ 70 ) at 14:00