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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 04:56EST, 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 19.4 -2.6 5.9 -3.4 4.0 0.0 3.0 -- 297 (12.4) 26/12
PERTH AIRPORT 19.4 -0.7 10.2 +1.3 8.4 0.8 2.2 3.7 291 (12.1) 59/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.3 +2.0 7.5 -0.5 5.3 1.0 1.6 4.8 343 (14.3) 67/14
BUNBURY 18.1 -0.1 10.1 +1.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 262 (10.9) 59/15
MANDURAH 17.7 -- 12.5 -- -- 1.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 65/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +0.1 24.1 +1.1 23.6 0.0 7.6 9.8 327 (13.6) 46/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.6 -3.7 13.8 +3.4 12.2 0.0 14.0 11.3 510 (21.3) 39/10
WHYALLA AERO 20.0 -1.5 10.5 +2.5 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 454 (18.9) 54/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 -1.5 11.8 +2.1 9.9 2.2 9.6 7.3 399 (16.6) 37/01
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.0 -0.8 8.7 +2.4 7.3 7.0 0.6 7.2 443 (18.5) 48/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.2 -2.0 17.7 +3.5 16.1 0.0 7.4 0.7 241 (10.0) 43/12
CAIRNS AERO 29.4 +1.4 17.7 -1.0 14.5 0.0 6.8 10.6 202 ( 8.4) 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 +1.6 19.3 +2.0 17.1 0.0 6.2 10.2 259 (10.8) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 30.2 +5.0 20.6 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- 9.7 292 (12.2) 44/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.2 +2.9 17.6 +4.0 15.1 0.0 6.8 -- 280 (11.7) 44/15
BUNDABERG AERO 25.9 +0.5 18.2 +4.5 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 233 ( 9.7) 50/14
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 +1.1 15.0 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.1 +1.0 14.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 44/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.3 +0.1 15.1 +2.4 11.5 0.0 6.2 3.4 290 (12.1) 50/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.1 -0.3 13.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 54/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.2 -4.2 10.6 +2.1 5.1 0.0 4.4 -- 131 ( 5.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.3 +2.4 12.3 +1.4 8.4 0.0 3.8 5.2 302 (12.6) 57/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +0.1 7.1 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.0 -3.2 10.8 +1.8 10.3 0.0 10.0 0.5 296 (12.3) 68/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.5 -1.8 8.7 +1.0 5.1 0.0 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 30/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.8 -0.2 6.8 +2.6 1.8 1.2 2.8 6.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +0.8 9.3 +2.9 -- 0.6 -- -- 267 (11.1) 65/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.5 +1.0 13.4 +3.1 9.3 0.0 5.4 2.1 439 (18.3) 52/15
RICHMOND RAAF 23.4 +0.7 8.8 +0.7 4.1 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 85/17
BELLAMBI AWS 17.2 -3.0 13.1 +0.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 433 (18.0) 48/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.0 -4.2 2.9 -0.3 0.0 4.6 3.6 0.1 166 ( 6.9) 28/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.5 +0.9 8.6 +3.5 8.2 1.0 3.8 5.8 311 (13.0) 43/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.6 -0.5 8.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 41/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.1 -0.3 7.5 +0.1 3.5 0.0 6.8 8.7 428 (17.8) 50/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.1 -0.3 2.4 -3.0 -- 1.23 7.2 -- 419 (17.5) 46/03
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.2 -1.6 2.0 -2.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 325 (13.5) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.9 -1.3 9.6 +1.7 6.4 0.8 2.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.5 -3.3 5.3 -1.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 257 (10.7) 35/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.8 -2.1 2.4 -2.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 480 (20.0) 39/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.8 -3.7 7.3 +2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) --
HOBART AIRPORT 13.1 -2.2 6.4 +0.4 3.8 0.0 2.4 1.6 274 (11.4) 31/23
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

39.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
39.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
38.7 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
38.6 NGUKURR N Rivers NT

**S** +5.5 : 21.7 REDESDALE N Central VIC
+5.0 : 30.2 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
+3.8 : 33.1 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD
+3.8 : 32.3 BARALABA POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.6 : 33.8 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
+3.6 : 32.4 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
+3.6 : 38.6 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
+3.6 : 35.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.7 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
26.2 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

+9.8 : 27.7 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+8.5 : 19.4 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
+8.5 : 18.0 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+8.4 : 23.6 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+8.4 : 17.6 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW

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

1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.4 : 15.9 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-7.0 : 19.7 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.3 : 11.3 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.9 : 10.4 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-5.6 : 24.1 WATARRKA N Plateau NT

-2.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-7.9 : 3.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-7.6 : 3.0 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
**S** -7.4 : 6.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-7.3 : 0.5 YEELIRRIE Goldfields 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.
40.4 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
37.5 WILLOW TREE (HIGHLANDS) NW Slopes S NSW
31.5 MOORE CREEK (ELIZABETH DRIVE) NW Slopes S NSW
29.0 NIANGALA (KENTUCKY BLUE) MidNorth Coast S NSW
26.0 WALLABADAH (MARTYN ST) NW Slopes S NSW

11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

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0.5 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.2 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.1 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

1075 (44.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
963 (40.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
905 (37.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
873 (36.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
851 (35.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
839 (35.0) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
832 (34.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
816 (34.0) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
732 (30.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
674 (28.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
671 (28.0) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
670 (27.9) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
662 (27.6) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
661 (27.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
658 (27.4) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
649 (27.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
647 (27.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
635 (26.5) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
634 (26.4) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
630 (26.3) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
629 (26.2) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
628 (26.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
628 (26.2) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
609 (25.4) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
606 (25.3) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
91/12 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
87/01 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
85/11 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
85/17 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW
80/00 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE 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
CAPE LEEUWIN
11.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.0mm/h
CAPE NATURALISTE
10.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.8mm/h
DWELLINGUP
7.6mm in 39 min to 16:39 11.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
ALBANY AIRPORT
6.0mm in 12 min to 15:30 30.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
12.6mm in 32 min to 19:02 23.6mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
GAYNDAH AIRPORT
12.0mm in 19 min to 20:00 37.9mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.2mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
5.4mm in 4 min to 18:14 81.0mm/h
GYMPIE
11.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.6mm/h
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT
3.8mm in 2 min to 18:54 114.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.0mm/h
JIMNA FORESTRY
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.4mm/h
BRISBANE
2.0mm in 1 min to 19:00 120.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.2mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
7.6mm in 13 min to 18:30 35.1mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
8.4mm in 12 min to 19:20 42.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.0mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
14.4mm in 30 min to 18:30 28.8mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 18.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 15.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
1.8mm in 1 min to 18:40 108.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
5.4mm in 6 min to 18:06 54.0mm/h
Illawarra
CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS
1.8mm in 1 min to 17:15 108.0mm/h
8.6mm in 15 min to 17:30 34.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.4mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 91(260/ 74 ) at 12:40
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
MERRIWA (ROSCOMMON) : 87(360/ 67 ) at 10:50
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 87( 10/ 65 ) at 01:30