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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 1804 EST on 19/01/2010. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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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 21.7 +1.7 8.9 0.0 11.3 0.0 2.8 -- 319 (13.3) 43/11
PERTH AIRPORT 19.3 +0.9 8.4 +0.4 6.4 0.6 1.8 4.6 386 (16.1) 52/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.5 +0.4 10.3 +2.8 6.4 0.4 3.4 6.9 527 (22.0) 54/17
BUNBURY 17.8 +0.5 14.3 +6.7 -- 12.4 -- -- 497 (20.7) 55/06
MANDURAH 18.2 -- 14.1 -- -- 2.6 -- -- 693 (28.9) 70/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +2.6 19.4 -1.0 18.4 0.0 6.8 10.8 326 (13.6) 55/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.4 +7.8 9.5 +3.5 7.3 0.0 8.8 10.8 396 (16.5) 37/11
WHYALLA AERO 23.7 +5.2 6.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 223 ( 9.3) 46/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.2 +4.5 6.8 -1.4 3.4 0.0 1.6 10.4 196 ( 8.2) 31/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.9 +2.8 7.5 +2.0 6.4 0.2 2.6 6.2 431 (18.0) 37/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.0 +4.7 15.3 +5.0 7.9 0.0 15.4 11.0 401 (16.7) 31/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.2 +1.6 15.6 -1.8 12.8 0.0 8.0 11.0 407 (17.0) 43/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.1 +1.1 13.6 -1.1 11.2 0.0 6.4 10.7 207 ( 8.6) 37/15
MACKAY M.O 23.5 +1.0 14.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 244 (10.2) 30/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.3 +3.5 12.7 +2.1 9.6 0.0 5.2 -- 161 ( 6.7) 35/14
BUNDABERG AERO 24.5 +1.2 13.1 +2.2 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 386 (16.1) 50/15
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -0.5 14.0 +6.0 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.4 +1.1 15.7 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 46/02
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 +1.0 12.2 +2.6 5.7 0.0 5.0 10.6 449 (18.7) 39/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.5 -0.2 5.6 -1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 584 (24.3) 50/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.2 +1.3 4.0 -1.8 -0.5 0.0 6.4 -- 174 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.5 -0.3 9.4 +1.2 3.5 0.0 2.6 10.7 464 (19.3) 54/02
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.7 -0.5 4.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.5 -0.1 5.2 -1.6 0.1 0.0 4.4 10.5 319 (13.3) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.4 +0.4 4.2 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 21/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.6 +0.6 -1.5 -3.6 -6.6 0.0 1.8 9.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.7 +0.2 -1.5 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 344 (14.3) 31/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.5 -0.8 9.0 +0.9 2.7 0.0 6.2 10.4 636 (26.5) 39/07
RICHMOND RAAF 19.2 -0.6 0.5 -3.9 -3.0 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 17/13
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -1.0 8.5 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 415 (17.3) 28/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 +2.0 -3.2 -4.2 -7.7 0.0 3.2 9.1 323 (13.5) 24/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.6 +1.1 -0.6 -4.2 -2.0 0.0 2.4 10.4 -- 24/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.6 +0.6 0.6 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 15/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.1 +3.9 2.4 -2.8 -1.4 0.0 5.0 10.5 215 ( 9.0) 24/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.3 +1.6 -0.3 -4.2 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 233 ( 9.7) 17/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.4 +1.1 0.5 -2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 24/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.7 +1.7 8.4 +1.7 4.8 0.0 1.8 -- 150 ( 6.3) 21/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.0 +1.0 4.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 44/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.3 +1.9 1.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 35/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.5 +2.8 7.6 +4.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 271 (11.3) 37/11
HOBART AIRPORT 16.5 +3.0 9.3 +4.6 5.7 0.0 3.4 7.0 506 (21.1) 41/15
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

36.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
36.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
36.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
35.8 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

+13.0 : 32.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+10.5 : 29.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.0 : 28.1 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.0 : 28.9 FORREST Eucla WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+9.8 : 18.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
**W** +8.3 : 14.4 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+7.9 : 17.3 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
+7.5 : 12.7 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+7.1 : 15.9 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW

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

4.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-3.5 : 20.2 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-3.1 : 27.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-3.1 : 26.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-3.1 : 17.8 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-3.0 : 20.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT

-6.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.3 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-5.9 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-5.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-7.1 : -6.3 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-6.4 : -4.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.4 : -5.6 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-6.1 : -4.9 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 : -1.2 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-5.6 : -3.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

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.
23.5 MCLEOD CREEK
23.4 HARVEY Lower West WA
23.4 WOODEND (CARLISLE STREET) N Central VIC
23.0 WAROONA Lower West WA
21.2 FOREST EDGE Lower West WA

11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.8 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

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4.3 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
3.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
2.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
1.6 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1923 (80.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1417 (59.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1322 (55.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1135 (47.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1091 (45.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1019 (42.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
999 (41.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
939 (39.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
935 (39.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
896 (37.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
801 (33.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
800 (33.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
782 (32.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
760 (31.7) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
757 (31.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
746 (31.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
720 (30.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
715 (29.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
714 (29.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
693 (28.9) MANDURAH Lower West WA
676 (28.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
674 (28.1) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
672 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
670 (27.9) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
650 (27.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
650 (27.1) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
643 (26.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
637 (26.5) WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
636 (26.5) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
626 (26.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
615 (25.6) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
615 (25.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
605 (25.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
109/03 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
102/03 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/05 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
87/11 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
83/03 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA

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
JANDAKOT AERO
4.0mm in 12 min to 23:00 20.0mm/h
BICKLEY
12.6mm in 53 min to 10:55 14.3mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
BUSSELTON
9.6mm in 56 min to 05:56 10.3mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
6.4mm in 7 min to 06:00 54.9mm/h
BUNBURY
11.0mm in 28 min to 07:00 23.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 83(320/ 65 ) at 03:45
CAPE NATURALISTE : 93(310/ 58 ) at 05:36
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 106(330/ 78 ) at 02:08
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 102(260/ 76 ) at 03:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 87(260/ 69 ) at 11:35
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 76(300/ 63 ) at 14:14