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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1756 EST on 19/01/2010. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

WA

Goldfields

012320

SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD

24.4

20.8

17/08/2003

13

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

17.6

17.2

12/08/1988

22

1 Y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

19.5

19.0

14/08/2009

22

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

NW Pastoral

016098

TARCOOLA AERO

17.2

16.7

30/08/2007

12

1 Y

SA

W Agricultural

018115

NEPTUNE ISLAND

15.7

15.6

28/08/2005

47

1 Y

SA

W Agricultural

018116

CLEVE AERODROME

15.4

15.3

15/08/2001

14

1 Y

SA

W Agricultural

018192

NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)

15.0

15.0

15/08/2001

15

1 Y Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

SA

NW Pastoral

016098

TARCOOLA AERO

33.5

33.3

30/08/2007

12

1 Y

SA

NE Pastoral

017123

MOOMBA AIRPORT

34.3

34.1

12/08/2003

15

1 Y

SA

Upper North

019017

HAWKER

30.0

30.0

30/08/2007

42

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Channel Country

038000

BEDOURIE POLICE STATION

36.1

35.7

31/08/2002

12

1 Y

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

WA

SW & S Coast

009538

DWELLINGUP

24.3

23.6

06/08/2009

16

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 04:48EST, 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 17.4 -2.6 13.6 +4.7 12.5 5.2 2.8 -- 725 (30.2) 61/03
PERTH AIRPORT 15.2 -3.2 9.2 +1.2 7.7 9.8 1.8 6.9 735 (30.6) 67/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 11.3 -4.8 5.6 -1.9 5.0 16.4 4.0 3.7 567 (23.6) 65/13
BUNBURY 14.2 -3.1 6.3 -1.3 -- 14.8 -- -- 620 (25.8) 68/17
MANDURAH 15.5 -- 10.3 -- -- 10.4 -- -- 895 (37.3) 81/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 +0.2 21.1 +0.7 20.5 0.0 4.8 10.3 288 (12.0) 34/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.9 +10.3 21.3 +15.3 18.9 0.0 9.2 10.9 408 (17.0) 55/14
WHYALLA AERO 31.3 +12.8 11.8 +5.9 -- 0.0 10.2 -- 430 (17.9) 67/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.7 +10.0 14.1 +5.9 8.7 0.0 -- 8.6 345 (14.4) 48/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.7 +7.6 9.4 +3.9 8.7 0.6 2.8 7.5 506 (21.1) 55/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.6 +6.3 9.3 -1.0 7.1 0.0 6.4 10.9 139 ( 5.8) 39/14
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 +2.5 12.2 -5.2 7.1 0.0 4.4 10.4 147 ( 6.1) 24/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 +2.9 10.7 -4.0 8.5 0.0 5.6 10.6 127 ( 5.3) 30/13
MACKAY M.O 24.4 +1.9 15.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 377 (15.7) 30/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.5 +2.7 15.4 +4.8 13.7 0.0 6.4 -- 297 (12.4) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 24.3 +1.0 11.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 212 ( 8.8) --
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +1.5 10.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.4 +1.1 8.9 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 35/16
BRISBANE AERO 22.7 +0.9 10.0 +0.4 4.9 0.0 4.0 10.5 326 (13.6) 35/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.3 +2.6 4.9 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 392 (16.3) 28/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.8 +2.9 4.4 -1.4 -1.7 0.0 3.2 -- 79 ( 3.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.9 +2.1 7.1 -1.1 2.4 0.0 2.8 10.4 270 (11.3) 30/04
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.4 +1.2 6.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.2 +2.6 5.6 -1.2 2.0 0.0 3.6 10.6 255 (10.6) 39/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.8 +2.8 3.6 -1.7 -0.5 0.0 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 17/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.0 +3.0 2.0 -0.1 -3.4 0.2 2.6 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.9 +2.4 -0.2 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 24/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.9 +4.6 8.6 +0.5 4.4 0.0 3.2 10.5 258 (10.8) 34/11
RICHMOND RAAF 21.4 +1.6 1.0 -3.4 -2.0 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 18/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 +2.1 11.0 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 39/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.3 +4.3 -0.8 -1.8 -3.7 0.0 1.8 7.6 205 ( 8.5) 35/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.2 +2.7 0.5 -3.1 -2.2 0.0 0.8 9.9 120 ( 5.0) 24/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.5 +2.5 2.7 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 24/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.6 +10.4 5.6 +0.4 1.6 0.0 4.0 9.6 247 (10.3) 55/22
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.5 +3.8 4.3 +0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 39/19
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.5 +4.2 2.7 +0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 39/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.3 +4.3 10.5 +3.8 8.2 0.0 2.4 -- 184 ( 7.7) 44/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.4 +6.4 6.8 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 265 (11.0) 74/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.4 +4.0 4.8 +1.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 488 (20.3) 76/21
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.6 +3.9 4.9 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 43/15
HOBART AIRPORT 18.9 +5.4 9.0 +4.3 4.3 0.2 2.2 7.5 260 (10.8) 39/14
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

36.4 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
36.1 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
35.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
35.5 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
35.4 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+13.2 : 35.3 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+12.8 : 31.3 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+12.3 : 33.2 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+12.2 : 33.5 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+12.2 : 30.0 HAWKER Upper North SA

24.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.6 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+15.3 : 21.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+11.5 : 17.2 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+11.3 : 17.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
**S** +11.3 : 18.5 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
+10.5 : 16.8 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

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

3.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.8 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

-6.3 : 11.9 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-5.6 : 9.6 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-5.1 : 11.2 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.1 : 10.6 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.0 : 12.2 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.0 : 10.2 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.0 : 14.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-6.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-5.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.9 : -5.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.0 : 5.5 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-5.7 : -6.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-5.5 : -0.1 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-5.2 : 12.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

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 WILLOWDALE Lower West WA
43.4 HUNTLY Lower West WA
43.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
43.0 SERPENTINE MAIN DAM Lower West WA
41.2 KARRAGULLEN Lower West WA

10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

6.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
6.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1385 (57.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1254 (52.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1162 (48.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
1083 (45.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
1015 (42.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
992 (41.3) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
976 (40.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
927 (38.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
918 (38.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
895 (37.3) MANDURAH Lower West WA
881 (36.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
804 (33.5) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
775 (32.3) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
753 (31.4) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
737 (30.7) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
735 (30.6) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
734 (30.6) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
725 (30.2) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
725 (30.2) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
708 (29.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
700 (29.2) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
696 (29.0) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
693 (28.9) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
685 (28.5) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
684 (28.5) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
682 (28.4) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
678 (28.3) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
674 (28.1) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
667 (27.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
662 (27.6) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
648 (27.0) NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
645 (26.9) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
640 (26.7) KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
640 (26.7) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
629 (26.2) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
620 (25.8) BUNBURY Lower West WA
619 (25.8) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
618 (25.8) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
613 (25.5) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
609 (25.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
605 (25.2) MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
104/23 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
102/13 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
98/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/21 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
94/21 FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
93/02 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
93/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/12 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
91/14 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
91/15 FORREST Eucla WA
91/23 AIREYS INLET W Coast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
LANCELIN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
Goldfields
SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD
9.8mm in 46 min to 03:46 12.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO : 93(240/ 41 ) at 02:11
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 102(230/ 72 ) at 13:30
OCEAN REEF : 82(250/ 63 ) at 02:00
GARDEN ISLAND HSF : 82(230/ 63 ) at 08:12
CAPE LEEUWIN : 89(250/ 72 ) at 12:00
ESPERANCE AERO : 83(250/ 65 ) at 15:38
HOPETOUN NORTH : 91(260/ 48 ) at 14:42
Eucla
FORREST : 91(240/ 65 ) at 15:45
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
WOOMERA AERODROME : 82(320/ 65 ) at 22:58
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 95(310/ 70 ) at 21:34
W Agricultural
NULLARBOR : 89(260/ 65 ) at 19:06
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 76(290/ 67 ) at 23:53
CUMMINS AERO : 85(280/ 63 ) at 23:47
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 87(350/ 69 ) at 23:36
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 124(360/ 74 ) at 23:00
E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 83(360/ 65 ) at 09:30
DUNNS HILL : 91( 10/ 54 ) at 22:00
FAWKNER BEACON : 89(360/ 70 ) at 23:33
W Central
POINT WILSON : 96(360/ 72 ) at 23:11
Western Plains
LOOKOUT HILL : 91( 10/ 48 ) at 22:30
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 96(360/ 78 ) at 22:42
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(310/ 78 ) at 23:01
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 82(300/ 63 ) at 04:05
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 82(330/ 63 ) at 17:00