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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1809 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 maximum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

34.2

33.8

31/08/2002

42

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

35.7

35.6

30/08/2005

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 04:50EST, 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 20.4 +0.4 13.2 +4.3 12.0 0.2 3.0 -- 271 (11.3) 24/11
PERTH AIRPORT 18.2 -0.2 12.6 +4.6 11.1 5.0 2.8 0.1 363 (15.1) 39/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.0 -1.1 8.6 +1.1 6.2 5.8 2.8 2.8 389 (16.2) 54/12
BUNBURY 15.8 -1.5 13.3 +5.7 -- 2.2 -- -- 463 (19.3) 55/08
MANDURAH 17.8 -- 14.5 -- -- 2.4 -- -- 529 (22.0) 63/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.8 20.2 -0.2 19.5 0.0 8.4 11.0 381 (15.9) 48/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.2 +10.6 11.3 +5.3 9.7 0.0 9.2 11.2 357 (14.9) 50/13
WHYALLA AERO 28.5 +10.0 8.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 464 (19.3) 52/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.4 +5.7 9.8 +1.6 -- 0.0 2.0 9.9 259 (10.8) 43/21
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.5 +4.4 10.5 +5.0 8.8 2.2 2.8 8.0 375 (15.6) 30/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.9 +5.6 11.3 +1.0 9.9 0.0 6.4 10.7 160 ( 6.7) 30/09
CAIRNS AERO 28.1 +1.5 19.8 +2.4 18.4 1.4 4.8 7.0 432 (18.0) 39/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 14.5 -0.2 12.7 0.0 7.6 10.9 457 (19.0) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 23.3 +0.8 14.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 348 (14.5) 24/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.2 +2.4 11.7 +1.1 9.4 0.0 5.4 -- 234 ( 9.8) 34/16
BUNDABERG AERO 24.4 +1.1 10.9 0.0 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 243 (10.1) 35/13
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 +0.5 9.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.9 +0.6 8.8 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 28/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 +0.6 9.9 +0.3 5.3 0.0 3.4 9.4 273 (11.4) 26/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.6 +1.9 9.1 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 399 (16.6) 34/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.1 +5.2 8.7 +2.9 1.7 0.0 3.4 -- 95 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.3 +3.5 9.1 +0.9 4.0 0.0 2.6 8.4 303 (12.6) 35/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 +2.0 5.6 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.3 +4.7 5.1 -1.7 2.0 0.0 3.2 4.1 222 ( 9.3) 18/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.0 +5.0 5.2 -0.1 1.6 0.0 -- -- 48 ( 2.0) 18/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.4 +4.4 6.0 +3.9 1.8 0.0 3.4 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.3 +4.8 6.3 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 24/04
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.6 +3.3 9.5 +1.4 5.8 0.0 2.8 4.9 365 (15.2) 28/09
RICHMOND RAAF 23.2 +3.4 3.9 -0.5 1.0 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 22/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 +2.1 10.9 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 35/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.7 +4.7 3.9 +2.9 1.9 0.0 3.0 9.6 192 ( 8.0) 39/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.5 +5.0 6.3 +2.7 2.1 0.0 2.0 10.3 161 ( 6.7) 17/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.4 +3.4 5.5 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 22/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.2 +7.0 7.3 +2.1 3.7 0.0 3.4 10.0 343 (14.3) 31/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.1 +4.4 6.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 317 (13.2) 31/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.2 +3.9 3.9 +1.4 -- 1.8 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 31/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.2 +3.2 11.1 +4.4 9.0 2.8 2.6 -- 195 ( 8.1) 28/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.2 +1.2 9.7 +3.8 -- 2.6 -- -- 385 (16.0) 28/02
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.5 +3.1 6.8 +3.1 -- 1.2 -- -- 606 (25.3) 52/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.3 +2.6 8.9 +5.3 -- 4.2 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 30/05
HOBART AIRPORT 16.6 +3.1 9.2 +4.5 6.1 0.4 2.8 8.5 585 (24.4) 46/03
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

38.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
36.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
36.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
36.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
36.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
36.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
36.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+12.5 : 31.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.0 : 32.9 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+11.7 : 33.8 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+11.3 : 33.4 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+11.2 : 30.8 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+10.4 : 17.5 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+8.3 : 16.4 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+8.3 : 17.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+7.4 : 13.7 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+7.2 : 13.5 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
+7.2 : 14.2 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA

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

2.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.9 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-2.4 : 13.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
-2.3 : 13.9 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-2.2 : 13.2 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
-2.2 : 14.3 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-2.2 : 14.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-3.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-2.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

**S** -4.2 : 1.6 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW
-2.9 : -1.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.7 : 7.3 MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.5 : 2.0 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-2.5 : -3.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW 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.
34.4 RENISON BELL W Coast TAS
29.6 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM) W Coast TAS
24.8 GRANVILLE HARBOUR W Coast TAS
24.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
24.0 ROSEBERY (GEPP STREET) W Coast TAS

11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

.....

4.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
2.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1.2 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

1311 (54.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1109 (46.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1070 (44.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
891 (37.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
887 (37.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
876 (36.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
858 (35.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
825 (34.4) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
787 (32.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
782 (32.6) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
776 (32.3) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
775 (32.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
761 (31.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
752 (31.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
739 (30.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
734 (30.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
718 (29.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
701 (29.2) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
693 (28.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
690 (28.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
677 (28.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
672 (28.0) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
662 (27.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
635 (26.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
621 (25.9) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
616 (25.7) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
606 (25.3) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
605 (25.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
601 (25.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
98/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/01 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
83/05 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
83/23 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
80/07 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
80/10 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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 83(300/ 63 ) at 05:01
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 70(320/ 63 ) at 02:41
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(310/ 72 ) at 01:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 82(310/ 69 ) at 00:59