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National Daily Weather Summary

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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.

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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 1847 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

NSW

Upper Darling

048054

LIGHTNING RIDGE POST OFFICE

83.0

55.9

22/09/1970

102

1 y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006011

CARNARVON AIRPORT

1.9

3.1

17/09/1966

44

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

Central West

008296

MORAWA AIRPORT

0.8

0.8

03/09/2009

13

1 Y Equal to record. 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 04:55EST, 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 21.5 -0.5 5.2 -4.1 2.6 0.0 3.4 -- 350 (14.6) 44/22
PERTH AIRPORT 22.4 +2.3 5.8 -3.1 3.9 0.0 2.4 10.2 275 (11.5) 50/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.7 +0.4 7.6 -0.4 6.3 0.4 1.2 8.5 153 ( 6.4) 43/11
BUNBURY 17.8 -0.4 8.8 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 59/20
MANDURAH 17.9 -- 8.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 65/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +1.4 22.7 -0.3 22.2 0.0 7.8 10.4 328 (13.7) 39/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.3 -3.0 11.5 +1.1 9.0 0.0 5.8 11.0 280 (11.7) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 17.5 -4.0 7.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 338 (14.1) 48/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.7 -3.3 9.4 -0.3 7.2 3.4 2.6 7.3 419 (17.5) 39/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.2 -2.6 7.2 +0.9 6.0 11.0 3.6 7.2 491 (20.5) 52/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.0 -0.2 18.8 +4.6 17.8 4.2 6.2 7.0 270 (11.3) 46/03
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 +0.9 21.6 +2.9 20.2 0.6 6.2 6.7 392 (16.3) 35/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.6 -0.1 19.7 +2.4 17.1 0.0 9.0 10.6 496 (20.7) 35/13
MACKAY M.O 25.6 +0.4 17.2 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- 8.2 348 (14.5) 28/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.3 +1.0 15.3 +1.7 13.5 0.0 6.0 -- 330 (13.8) 30/14
BUNDABERG AERO 25.0 -0.4 12.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 294 (12.3) 31/09
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +0.1 12.0 +1.4 -- 0.8 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.9 -1.2 13.0 -0.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 23.7 -0.5 14.2 +1.5 10.3 0.0 4.6 6.7 264 (11.0) 41/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.1 -0.3 11.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 585 (24.4) 39/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.1 -0.3 12.6 +4.1 12.0 9.8 3.2 -- 182 ( 7.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.6 +1.7 15.8 +4.9 14.7 0.6 4.4 2.3 555 (23.1) 50/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.6 +2.1 15.3 +5.9 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.1 +2.9 13.6 +4.6 13.2 7.4 3.0 4.9 259 (10.8) 48/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.3 +3.0 11.5 +3.8 10.0 7.6 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 37/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.2 +0.2 9.0 +4.8 8.0 11.4 2.4 3.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 -0.5 12.1 +5.7 -- 12.6 -- -- 347 (14.5) 48/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.9 +5.4 14.4 +4.1 12.0 4.6 1.8 6.9 352 (14.7) 39/13
RICHMOND RAAF 25.2 +2.5 11.6 +3.5 9.0 4.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 37/12
BELLAMBI AWS 24.4 +4.2 13.8 +1.3 -- 4.6 -- -- 374 (15.6) 41/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.4 +2.2 6.3 +3.1 7.6 0.6 1.6 8.1 340 (14.2) 54/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.8 +0.2 8.6 +3.5 5.6 4.0 2.8 9.1 247 (10.3) 35/02
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.9 -1.2 6.3 +0.4 -- 1.4 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 35/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.1 -1.3 6.4 -1.0 2.0 0.4 5.2 9.6 357 (14.9) 44/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.3 -2.1 3.2 -2.2 -- 1.6 2.8 -- 286 (11.9) 54/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.2 -1.6 1.4 -2.9 -- 1.4 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 61/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.3 +0.1 9.8 +1.9 6.6 1.4 2.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.9 -1.9 4.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 76/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.7 -2.2 4.3 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 580 (24.2) 52/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.6 -2.9 6.1 +1.0 -- 5.6 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 37/09
HOBART AIRPORT 16.5 +1.2 3.8 -2.2 -0.2 0.0 3.0 7.0 427 (17.8) 46/15
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

40.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
38.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
38.7 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.7 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
38.6 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
38.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.6 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+6.8 : 25.5 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+5.5 : 26.0 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+5.4 : 25.8 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
+5.4 : 25.9 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+5.3 : 25.3 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+5.3 : 37.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.3 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
25.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.7 : 23.9 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+8.2 : 22.1 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+8.2 : 12.2 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
+8.1 : 11.6 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
+7.9 : 22.8 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

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

-0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-6.6 : 16.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-6.4 : 16.1 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-6.2 : 19.5 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-6.0 : 19.3 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-5.9 : 21.0 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA

-3.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-2.2 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-1.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-1.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-1.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

-9.4 : -3.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-9.3 : -1.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-8.2 : -1.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.3 : -2.2 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.3 : -1.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.
83.0 LIGHTNING RIDGE POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
44.0 COONABARABRAN (MIRRIGUNDI) CW Slopes N NSW
40.0 WALLA TM Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
39.4 COONABARABRAN (WESTMOUNT) CW Slopes N NSW
33.3 BIRRA BIRRA Darling Downs W QLD

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
40.0 WALLA TM
Darling Downs W
33.3 BIRRA BIRRA

NEW SOUTH WALES
Upper Darling
83.0 LIGHTNING RIDGE POST OFFICE
CW Slopes N
44.0 COONABARABRAN (MIRRIGUNDI)
39.4 COONABARABRAN (WESTMOUNT)

11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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2.5 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
2.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
2.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1256 (52.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1125 (46.9) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1101 (45.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
921 (38.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
904 (37.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
880 (36.7) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
855 (35.6) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
852 (35.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
844 (35.2) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
838 (34.9) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
830 (34.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
803 (33.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
779 (32.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
774 (32.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
770 (32.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
757 (31.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
750 (31.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
732 (30.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
730 (30.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
711 (29.6) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
704 (29.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
666 (27.8) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
660 (27.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
642 (26.8) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
638 (26.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
635 (26.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
628 (26.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
628 (26.2) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
617 (25.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
614 (25.6) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
612 (25.5) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
611 (25.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
608 (25.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
602 (25.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
602 (25.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
91/13 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
91/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
89/22 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
89/13 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
83/21 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
83/16 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON
17.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 17.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
11.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Upper Darling
BOURKE AIRPORT AWS
8.4mm in 16 min to 01:00 31.5mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.8mm/h
CW Plains N
COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS
4.0mm in 6 min to 22:00 40.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.4mm/h
NW Plains W
WALGETT AIRPORT AWS
6.8mm in 15 min to 03:52 27.2mm/h
NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
9.4mm in 35 min to 21:00 16.1mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
Hunter Valley
MERRIWA (ROSCOMMON)
6.0mm in 17 min to 23:30 21.2mm/h
C Tablelands N
NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
10.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.8mm/h
C Tablelands S
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS
1.6mm in 1 min to 20:00 96.0mm/h
CW Slopes N
COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS
12.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 76(270/ 65 ) at 23:00
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 91(340/ 59 ) at 14:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(260/ 63 ) at 16:42
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(320/ 70 ) at 00:01
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 78(300/ 67 ) at 16:30