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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.

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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 1915 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

20.9

20.5

28/09/2005

18

1 Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

25.1

20.3

23/09/2008

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 04:58EST, 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 19.2 -2.8 7.6 -1.7 6.8 17.6 1.6 -- 304 (12.7) 28/13
PERTH AIRPORT 18.7 -1.4 5.9 -3.0 5.9 2.6 2.4 7.7 -- 39/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.2 -0.1 5.8 -2.2 4.4 0.0 3.2 7.8 419 (17.5) 44/11
BUNBURY 17.7 -0.5 3.7 -4.8 -- 1.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 44/13
MANDURAH 18.0 -- 9.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 41/19
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.7 +2.2 23.4 +0.4 22.8 0.0 7.0 10.1 337 (14.0) 37/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.9 +8.6 23.0 +12.6 20.1 0.0 13.2 6.7 482 (20.1) 81/23
WHYALLA AERO 29.9 +8.4 16.8 +8.8 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 332 (13.8) 74/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.2 +7.2 16.3 +6.6 10.4 0.2 5.0 1.9 309 (12.9) 50/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.7 +2.9 5.0 -1.3 2.5 0.0 3.6 1.2 327 (13.6) 37/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.1 +3.9 13.6 -0.6 11.5 0.0 8.0 11.0 233 ( 9.7) 52/13
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 +1.2 20.9 +2.2 18.9 0.4 6.4 8.0 413 (17.2) 48/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +1.0 19.1 +1.8 15.5 0.0 10.4 10.5 443 (18.5) 41/11
MACKAY M.O 26.0 +0.8 16.0 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 30/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 +2.2 14.7 +1.1 13.1 0.0 6.8 -- 251 (10.5) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 26.7 +1.3 13.7 0.0 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 252 (10.5) 31/12
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +0.1 12.0 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.2 +2.1 12.0 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 26/09
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 +0.9 12.3 -0.4 8.1 0.0 3.8 11.0 275 (11.5) 28/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.7 +1.3 12.4 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 513 (21.4) 39/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.0 +8.6 15.1 +6.6 9.6 0.0 4.4 -- 81 ( 3.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.6 +2.7 13.7 +2.8 9.7 0.0 4.2 10.8 -- 55/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.6 +3.1 11.2 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.6 +1.4 13.1 +4.1 11.0 0.0 3.4 3.1 283 (11.8) 30/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.9 +0.6 11.9 +4.2 8.9 0.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 21/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.6 +7.6 3.8 -0.4 1.0 0.0 3.8 9.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.0 +7.8 7.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 39/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.7 +1.2 15.6 +5.3 11.6 0.0 3.4 0.0 413 (17.2) 39/03
RICHMOND RAAF 21.8 -0.9 10.9 +2.8 7.5 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 21/16
BELLAMBI AWS 20.4 +0.2 11.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 22/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.5 +7.3 0.6 -2.6 -2.8 0.0 4.2 9.7 226 ( 9.4) 34/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.4 +7.8 0.3 -4.8 -4.1 0.0 3.6 11.2 168 ( 7.0) 26/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.1 +3.0 2.8 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 17/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.4 +8.0 8.6 +1.2 3.3 0.0 6.4 9.0 267 (11.1) 44/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.8 +5.4 -0.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 117 ( 4.9) 35/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.8 +6.0 1.6 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 34/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.9 +5.7 8.0 +0.1 5.0 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 24.1 +7.3 2.5 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 39/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.6 +3.7 4.4 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 431 (18.0) 46/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.4 +0.9 7.8 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 31/16
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 +2.7 7.7 +1.7 3.8 0.0 3.2 6.1 500 (20.8) 39/19
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

39.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
38.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
38.4 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
38.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
38.3 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

+11.7 : 38.3 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+10.4 : 37.3 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+9.8 : 30.4 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+9.8 : 35.5 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+9.7 : 28.2 NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.7 : 33.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
26.3 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
26.0 TRUSCOTT N Kimberley WA

+13.4 : 21.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+13.0 : 22.1 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+12.6 : 23.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+10.7 : 22.1 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+10.0 : 24.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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

8.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-7.8 : 17.1 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-7.5 : 17.2 FORREST Eucla WA
-5.9 : 25.4 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.5 : 23.7 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA

-2.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-2.3 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 TEMORA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

-6.7 : 1.3 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.2 : -2.4 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-6.0 : 2.2 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
**S** -5.8 : 11.0 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.5 : -0.1 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC

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.
33.4 GHURKA Central West WA
28.4 KALANGADOO (MIRNAT) Lower SE SA
23.0 MATARANKA Central West WA
22.0 GURRUNDAH (ASHWELL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
21.4 BALLINE Central West WA

11.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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2.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.2 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

1281 (53.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
956 (39.8) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
950 (39.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
875 (36.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
872 (36.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
790 (32.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
744 (31.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
740 (30.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
718 (29.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
705 (29.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
703 (29.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
701 (29.2) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
683 (28.5) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
673 (28.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
663 (27.6) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
660 (27.5) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
656 (27.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
650 (27.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
642 (26.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
633 (26.4) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
631 (26.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
628 (26.2) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
626 (26.1) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
622 (25.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
619 (25.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
602 (25.1) RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
602 (25.1) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
601 (25.0) ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
117/18 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
94/20 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
93/15 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
93/14 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
93/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
ERNABELLA (PUKATJA)
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.4mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT : 82(270/ 65 ) at 23:48
YULARA AERO : 117(250/ 91 ) at 18:15
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 78(270/ 65 ) at 16:41
TARCOOLA AERO : 74(230/ 63 ) at 16:36
NE Pastoral
LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT : 95(280/ 54 ) at 20:27
MARREE AERO : 124(260/102 ) at 20:10
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(320/ 69 ) at 23:30