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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 1802 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

Gt Southern

010910

WYONNING

30.0

28.6

29/08/1998

12

1 y

SA

Lower SE

026030

BISCUIT FLAT (WOOLMIT)

41.2

36.6

02/08/1902

83

1 y

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

MidNorth Coast N

059140

DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD)

26.0

24.5

28/08/2004

13

1 Y


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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 04:49EST, 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 21.6 +1.6 6.7 -2.2 5.1 0.2 2.0 -- 232 ( 9.7) 26/10
PERTH AIRPORT 20.1 +1.7 11.2 +3.2 9.6 22.8 3.2 8.2 285 (11.9) 43/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.3 +2.2 8.9 +1.4 6.6 0.6 1.2 9.0 414 (17.3) 50/13
BUNBURY 18.5 +1.2 11.7 +4.1 -- 8.4 -- -- 274 (11.4) 50/21
MANDURAH 17.7 -- 12.7 -- -- 2.2 -- -- 360 (15.0) 43/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +2.3 20.9 +0.5 20.1 0.0 6.8 11.0 402 (16.8) 41/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.2 +0.6 12.2 +6.2 10.5 0.0 9.6 10.8 350 (14.6) 50/10
WHYALLA AERO 19.2 +0.7 7.7 +1.8 -- 1.8 9.8 -- 472 (19.7) 34/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.2 +0.5 11.1 +2.9 -- 2.0 13.0 8.3 523 (21.8) 39/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.4 +1.3 6.0 +0.5 3.0 17.8 1.8 8.8 572 (23.8) 54/01
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.0 +3.7 9.5 -0.8 7.9 0.0 -- 11.0 176 ( 7.3) 35/22
CAIRNS AERO 27.8 +1.2 18.4 +1.0 16.7 0.0 8.0 11.0 377 (15.7) 39/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 14.1 -0.6 12.4 0.0 6.4 10.2 316 (13.2) 31/09
MACKAY M.O 27.2 +4.7 14.6 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 208 ( 8.7) 24/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.4 +4.6 11.1 +0.5 8.6 0.0 5.4 -- 198 ( 8.3) 26/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.3 +2.0 13.1 +2.2 -- 0.0 0.7 -- 244 (10.2) 39/11
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 +5.5 15.0 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.7 +6.4 15.4 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 446 (18.6) 46/12
BRISBANE AERO 24.7 +2.9 10.9 +1.3 6.2 0.0 4.6 10.4 373 (15.5) 57/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.5 +6.8 13.0 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 65/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.0 +5.1 11.6 +5.8 9.1 0.0 5.0 -- 237 ( 9.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.2 +9.4 11.9 +3.7 7.3 0.0 2.6 2.3 369 (15.4) 50/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.7 +8.5 9.1 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.6 +3.0 8.8 +2.0 6.8 0.0 3.4 10.4 202 ( 8.4) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.7 +4.7 10.0 +4.7 6.8 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 30/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.4 -0.6 6.6 +4.5 2.2 1.4 2.6 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.6 +0.1 8.4 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 425 (17.7) 52/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.2 +4.9 12.4 +4.3 6.7 0.0 8.0 10.2 443 (18.5) 57/16
RICHMOND RAAF 21.9 +2.1 8.8 +4.4 9.0 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 48/17
BELLAMBI AWS 20.8 +2.8 15.4 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 482 (20.1) 59/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.6 +0.6 5.6 +4.6 3.0 1.2 2.6 9.9 325 (13.5) 50/09
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.4 -0.1 2.2 -1.4 -1.8 1.6 3.0 9.5 186 ( 7.8) --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.6 -1.4 4.2 +0.4 -- 3.2 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 37/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.3 +1.1 7.5 +2.3 3.6 0.0 5.8 9.0 486 (20.3) 44/01
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.2 -0.5 4.8 +0.9 -- 6.43 5.6 -- 352 (14.7) 39/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.1 -0.2 6.1 +3.6 -- 14.6 -- -- 428 (17.8) 39/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 +2.0 9.7 +3.0 6.4 5.4 1.8 -- 241 (10.0) 28/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.0 0.0 7.5 +1.6 -- 1.4 -- -- 804 (33.5) 76/04
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.3 +0.9 4.9 +1.2 -- 5.0 -- -- 755 (31.5) 50/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.9 +1.2 5.6 +2.0 -- 18.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 46/13
HOBART AIRPORT 13.7 +0.2 7.3 +2.6 4.2 3.0 3.8 8.3 622 (25.9) 59/13
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

36.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.3 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
36.1 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.9 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

+10.0 : 26.0 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+9.4 : 31.7 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+9.4 : 30.6 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+9.4 : 29.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
+9.2 : 30.8 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
+9.2 : 31.3 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
+9.2 : 30.5 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.8 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+11.5 : 16.8 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
+10.8 : 9.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+9.4 : 16.5 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+9.0 : 15.5 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+8.8 : 16.5 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD

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

-1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.0 : 16.7 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-6.1 : 16.9 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-2.9 : 28.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-2.8 : 6.2 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-2.8 : -0.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-3.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.9 : -1.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.0 : -0.4 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-4.5 : 1.8 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-4.3 : 2.9 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-4.0 : 2.7 MURCHISON W Gascoyne 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.
43.2 UPPER BLESSINGTON E Coast TAS
43.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
41.6 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN) N Coast TAS
41.4 UPPER ESK (SOUTH ESK RIVER) E Coast TAS
41.2 BISCUIT FLAT (WOOLMIT) Lower SE SA

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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4.7 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
4.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
3.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
2.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

1511 (63.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1470 (61.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1461 (60.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1273 (53.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1195 (49.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1127 (47.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
1078 (44.9) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1041 (43.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1039 (43.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1011 (42.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
971 (40.5) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
934 (38.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
921 (38.4) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
900 (37.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
891 (37.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
870 (36.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
865 (36.0) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
864 (36.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
856 (35.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
845 (35.2) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
843 (35.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
818 (34.1) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
807 (33.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
807 (33.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
804 (33.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
804 (33.5) GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) W Central VIC
793 (33.0) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
787 (32.8) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
786 (32.8) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
786 (32.8) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
780 (32.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
770 (32.1) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
768 (32.0) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
767 (32.0) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
764 (31.8) GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
761 (31.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
755 (31.5) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
754 (31.4) HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
754 (31.4) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
749 (31.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
745 (31.0) BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
745 (31.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
744 (31.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
744 (31.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
724 (30.2) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
715 (29.8) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
708 (29.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
697 (29.0) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
694 (28.9) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
693 (28.9) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
685 (28.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
685 (28.5) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
682 (28.4) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
682 (28.4) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
681 (28.4) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
677 (28.2) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
675 (28.1) ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
670 (27.9) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
660 (27.5) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
653 (27.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
653 (27.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
649 (27.0) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
649 (27.0) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
638 (26.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
635 (26.5) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
634 (26.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
633 (26.4) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
629 (26.2) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
628 (26.2) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
627 (26.1) LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
623 (26.0) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
622 (25.9) NHILL AERODROME Wimmera N VIC
622 (25.9) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
620 (25.8) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
618 (25.8) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
616 (25.7) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
615 (25.6) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
612 (25.5) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
611 (25.5) STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
610 (25.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
605 (25.2) NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
604 (25.2) THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
602 (25.1) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
601 (25.0) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
122/08 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
118/04 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
113/02 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
106/00 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
106/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
98/06 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
94/04 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
93/21 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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.
None reported

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 72(250/ 65 ) at 01:51
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 91(260/ 45 ) at 01:29
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 113(340/ 59 ) at 02:41
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(230/ 63 ) at 15:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(270/ 76 ) at 06:04
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(260/ 52 ) at 04:42
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 106(320/ 61 ) at 00:50
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 76(270/ 65 ) at 05:07
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 85(250/ 72 ) at 08:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 122(320/ 91 ) at 08:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 106(250/ 72 ) at 17:24
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(310/ 72 ) at 22:47
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 119(300/ 85 ) at 04:02