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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1734 EST on 19/01/2010. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

WA

SW & S Coast

009538

DWELLINGUP

23.6

19.0

15/08/1976

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 04:46EST, 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 21.7 +1.7 12.2 +3.3 10.2 0.0 2.4 -- 371 (15.5) 34/11
PERTH AIRPORT 19.5 +1.1 13.0 +5.0 13.0 9.6 2.4 6.3 482 (20.1) 46/05
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.0 -1.1 10.8 +3.3 10.1 10.2 3.6 6.0 565 (23.5) 52/00
BUNBURY 18.0 +0.7 11.4 +3.8 -- 6.2 -- -- 520 (21.7) 52/02
MANDURAH 17.8 -- 14.1 -- -- 11.2 -- -- 690 (28.8) 55/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 +0.5 17.2 -3.2 16.0 0.0 6.2 10.9 267 (11.1) 39/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.1 +4.5 1.9 -4.1 -0.6 0.0 4.0 -- 206 ( 8.6) 28/16
WHYALLA AERO 26.3 +7.8 8.4 +2.5 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 467 (19.5) 68/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.0 +6.3 9.0 +0.8 4.7 0.0 2.4 8.7 261 (10.9) 67/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.6 +4.5 8.4 +2.9 6.4 0.4 2.2 2.2 396 (16.5) 72/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.8 +1.5 4.8 -5.5 3.0 0.0 6.2 10.9 301 (12.5) 30/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.7 +1.1 15.9 -1.5 12.8 0.0 8.0 6.0 501 (20.9) 44/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 11.5 -3.2 11.5 0.0 6.6 7.2 309 (12.9) 39/13
MACKAY M.O 22.4 -0.1 14.3 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- 9.6 408 (17.0) 39/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.4 +0.6 13.8 +3.2 11.8 0.0 5.6 -- 329 (13.7) 39/13
BUNDABERG AERO 23.6 +0.3 12.2 +1.3 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 358 (14.9) 39/10
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -0.5 10.0 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.3 +1.0 10.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 28/09
BRISBANE AERO 21.7 -0.1 9.7 +0.1 6.9 0.0 2.8 10.1 289 (12.0) 28/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.1 -0.6 10.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 452 (18.8) 37/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.1 +2.2 3.6 -2.2 -1.9 0.0 3.0 -- 53 ( 2.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.0 -0.8 4.8 -3.4 1.0 0.0 2.8 10.0 199 ( 8.3) 28/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.3 -0.9 4.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.0 +1.4 2.1 -4.7 -1.2 0.0 2.6 9.8 160 ( 6.7) 24/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.1 +1.1 2.3 -3.0 -0.9 0.0 -- -- 23 ( 1.0) 17/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.8 +1.8 0.0 -2.1 -2.3 0.0 1.6 8.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.1 +1.6 1.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 22/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.0 +2.7 7.8 -0.3 3.9 0.0 2.0 9.2 282 (11.8) 37/20
RICHMOND RAAF 20.3 +0.5 1.3 -3.1 -1.7 0.0 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 28/13
BELLAMBI AWS 19.9 +1.9 10.2 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 37/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.5 +2.5 3.3 +2.3 0.4 0.0 2.2 6.6 189 ( 7.9) 41/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.9 +4.4 6.5 +2.9 3.2 0.0 1.6 5.5 140 ( 5.8) 28/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.1 +2.1 5.1 +1.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 35/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.0 +7.8 10.8 +5.6 8.5 0.0 4.4 9.0 367 (15.3) 54/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.8 +5.1 7.9 +4.0 -- 0.0 1.3 -- 274 (11.4) 39/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.1 +4.8 5.2 +2.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 46/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.1 +4.1 10.1 +3.4 7.9 0.0 2.0 -- 190 ( 7.9) 43/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.2 +4.2 9.0 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 72/23
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.3 +1.9 6.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 642 (26.8) 59/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.4 +1.7 3.4 -0.2 -- 8.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 59/20
HOBART AIRPORT 16.2 +2.7 7.7 +3.0 6.4 0.0 1.2 1.2 432 (18.0) 52/13
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

34.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.9 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.9 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.7 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
33.7 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+8.3 : 24.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+8.2 : 26.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 25.6 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+7.8 : 24.8 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+7.8 : 26.3 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+7.8 : 25.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.0 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
22.0 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
22.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
22.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+8.7 : 12.5 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.7 : 13.1 HAWKER Upper North SA
+7.6 : 12.3 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.2 : 11.9 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.9 : 13.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA

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

1.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-2.8 : 22.3 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
-2.6 : 22.5 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
-2.2 : 15.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
-2.0 : 15.2 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-2.0 : 15.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

-5.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-4.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 LITHGOW (COOERWULL) C Tablelands S NSW

-6.6 : 8.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-6.5 : 5.6 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-6.4 : 9.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-6.3 : 2.2 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-6.3 : 2.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-6.3 : 9.9 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-6.3 : 3.1 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley 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.
59.4 MOUNTAIN RIVER Southeast TAS
36.2 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
34.4 WARATAH (MOUNT ROAD) W Coast TAS
33.8 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW) N Coast TAS
32.4 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN) N Coast TAS

TASMANIA
N Coast
33.8 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW)
32.4 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN)
Southeast
59.4 MOUNTAIN RIVER
W Coast
36.2 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION)
34.4 WARATAH (MOUNT ROAD)

11.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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0.9 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.7 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.1 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1164 (48.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1074 (44.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
955 (39.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
871 (36.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
870 (36.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
829 (34.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
820 (34.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
813 (33.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
788 (32.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
785 (32.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
766 (31.9) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
766 (31.9) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
754 (31.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
751 (31.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
747 (31.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
729 (30.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
722 (30.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
722 (30.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
711 (29.6) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
690 (28.8) MANDURAH Lower West WA
685 (28.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
681 (28.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
665 (27.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
660 (27.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
660 (27.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
649 (27.0) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
646 (26.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
644 (26.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
642 (26.8) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
630 (26.3) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
606 (25.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
602 (25.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
118/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
113/22 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
109/23 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
93/19 FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
93/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
93/22 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
91/23 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
91/20 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

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
PERTH AIRPORT
5.4mm in 7 min to 05:30 46.3mm/h
BICKLEY
6.0mm in 36 min to 05:36 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.2mm/h
MANDURAH
5.6mm in 31 min to 04:31 10.8mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 82(230/ 63 ) at 22:39
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 87(350/ 70 ) at 07:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 76(290/ 65 ) at 23:00
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 96(310/ 63 ) at 22:00
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 100(360/ 74 ) at 22:00
MT HOTHAM : 106(150/ 80 ) at 22:30
E Central
FAWKNER BEACON : 80(360/ 63 ) at 21:00
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 83(350/ 67 ) at 15:00
TASMANIA
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 87(350/ 69 ) at 23:52
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(330/ 72 ) at 00:04
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 115(330/ 65 ) at 22:44
TASMAN ISLAND : 80( 10/ 65 ) at 21:00
W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME : 93(330/ 50 ) at 22:16