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National Daily Weather Summary

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 04:58EST, 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 20.7 -1.3 8.7 -0.6 7.6 0.0 3.2 -- 324 (13.5) 44/16
PERTH AIRPORT 18.0 -2.1 11.8 +2.9 10.9 9.6 4.6 3.0 -- 43/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.7 -2.6 10.7 +2.7 9.4 6.0 3.6 4.5 462 (19.3) 48/12
BUNBURY 16.2 -2.0 12.9 +4.4 -- 8.6 -- -- 419 (17.5) 43/02
MANDURAH 16.8 -- 14.2 -- -- 6.4 -- -- 637 (26.5) 54/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.6 +2.1 25.0 +2.0 24.5 0.0 7.0 10.6 357 (14.9) 43/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.9 +6.6 17.1 +6.7 16.1 0.0 13.2 9.8 485 (20.2) 55/10
WHYALLA AERO 29.1 +7.6 5.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 212 ( 8.8) 41/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.4 +5.4 6.0 -3.7 1.8 0.0 3.4 11.2 134 ( 5.6) 35/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.4 +1.6 3.6 -2.7 1.5 0.2 2.4 10.2 307 (12.8) 37/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.7 +3.5 14.1 -0.1 12.4 0.0 8.4 11.0 190 ( 7.9) 41/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 +1.2 20.1 +1.4 18.8 0.0 8.6 7.2 409 (17.0) 39/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.6 +0.9 20.2 +2.9 18.1 0.0 9.6 10.0 442 (18.4) 39/15
MACKAY M.O 26.3 +1.1 16.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 34/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 +1.7 15.1 +1.5 13.7 0.0 5.2 -- 246 (10.3) 34/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.8 +0.4 13.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 143 ( 6.0) 30/12
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +0.1 12.0 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.9 +0.8 11.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 26/11
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 +0.9 11.9 -0.8 6.9 0.0 4.8 10.4 313 (13.0) 24/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.6 +1.2 10.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 34/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.2 +5.8 12.6 +4.1 7.1 0.0 5.6 -- 138 ( 5.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.6 +1.7 11.4 +0.5 7.6 0.0 4.0 10.2 279 (11.6) 54/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.8 +1.3 9.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.1 +1.9 14.5 +5.5 12.4 0.0 4.2 6.2 400 (16.7) 34/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.2 +1.9 14.5 +6.8 14.3 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 24/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.0 +4.0 8.0 +3.8 4.2 0.0 3.4 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +3.3 8.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 28/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.2 +1.7 15.6 +5.3 14.9 0.0 6.4 6.9 408 (17.0) 35/15
RICHMOND RAAF 24.1 +1.4 14.2 +6.1 13.5 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 28/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.3 -0.9 13.7 +1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 41/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.3 +2.1 5.2 +2.0 1.6 0.0 5.2 10.3 259 (10.8) 39/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.6 +1.0 -2.5 -7.6 -5.7 0.0 3.2 10.8 116 ( 4.8) 24/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.2 -0.9 1.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 21/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.0 +3.6 4.4 -3.0 -0.3 0.0 4.0 10.7 153 ( 6.4) 50/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.1 +1.7 -1.4 -6.8 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 126 ( 5.3) 35/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.8 +1.0 -1.0 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 31/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.4 +3.2 5.5 -2.4 2.7 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.8 +1.0 1.5 -5.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 41/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.2 +1.3 -0.5 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 39/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.4 -1.1 5.5 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 50/14
HOBART AIRPORT 16.7 +1.4 2.5 -3.5 -0.1 0.0 2.4 8.4 379 (15.8) 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

40.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
39.3 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
39.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+10.0 : 31.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+9.7 : 31.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.6 : 30.8 EYRE Eucla WA
+9.5 : 32.1 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+9.2 : 33.9 FORREST Eucla WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.3 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
25.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
25.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.6 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+8.6 : 25.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+8.5 : 15.5 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+8.2 : 16.0 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
+8.1 : 18.1 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+7.9 : 24.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+7.9 : 14.9 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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

4.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
9.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-4.8 : 27.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-4.0 : 16.7 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.6 : 17.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-3.5 : 27.1 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-3.3 : 27.4 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

-4.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-3.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-3.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : -2.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
-7.3 : 0.7 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.8 : -3.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-6.8 : -1.4 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC
-6.7 : -1.0 NARRANDERA AIRPORT Riverina E 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.
34.6 LAKE ECHO POWER STATION Central Plateau TAS
21.2 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
21.2 PERIVALE ORCHARD Lower West WA
20.6 KIRUP Lower West WA
20.2 SOUTH DANDALUP DAM Lower West WA

11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.2 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.9 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD

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4.3 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
3.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
1.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1229 (51.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1088 (45.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1028 (42.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
960 (40.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
817 (34.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
815 (34.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
783 (32.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
699 (29.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
674 (28.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
671 (28.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
669 (27.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
637 (26.5) MANDURAH Lower West WA
634 (26.4) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
614 (25.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
609 (25.4) GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
604 (25.2) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
604 (25.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
102/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/16 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
89/13 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
83/20 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
68/14 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
68/10 CAPE GRIM BAPS N 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
SWANBOURNE
13.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(330/ 83 ) at 13:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(280/ 63 ) at 16:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 83(260/ 63 ) at 20:50
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 76(310/ 63 ) at 16:24