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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 1917 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

NT

Alice Springs

015633

PALM VALLEY

19.0

18.2

01/09/1997

27

1 n

SA

NW Pastoral

016090

COOBER PEDY AIRPORT

16.2

10.0

13/09/2002

15

1 N

SA

NE Pastoral

017113

PARACHILNA (NILPENA)

30.0

27.0

24/09/1992

34

1 y

SA

NE Pastoral

017128

MARREE (MULGARIA)

19.0

9.0

23/09/1998

12

1 y

SA

NE Pastoral

017130

MARREE (CALLANNA)

15.2

13.3

22/09/1998

12

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 04:59EST, 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 20.2 -1.8 7.3 -2.0 5.0 0.0 3.8 -- 310 (12.9) 37/15
PERTH AIRPORT 20.4 +0.3 10.3 +1.4 9.2 0.2 1.8 4.2 -- 57/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.8 +2.5 11.0 +3.0 9.2 0.0 3.0 8.1 447 (18.6) 63/12
BUNBURY 17.9 -0.3 13.3 +4.8 -- 0.6 -- -- 412 (17.2) 65/16
MANDURAH 18.3 -- 14.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 70/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 -0.4 23.7 +0.7 23.4 0.0 7.8 9.8 313 (13.0) 41/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.3 -4.0 18.3 +7.9 17.2 0.4 13.2 2.8 611 (25.5) 55/00
WHYALLA AERO 17.0 -4.5 13.8 +5.8 -- 7.6 8.0 -- 500 (20.8) 44/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.4 -1.6 14.2 +4.5 -- 8.8 2.0 7.1 346 (14.4) 41/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.3 -0.5 12.2 +5.9 11.8 19.4 0.6 4.7 412 (17.2) 50/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.9 +2.7 13.0 -1.2 11.7 0.0 8.4 11.0 306 (12.8) 44/09
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 +2.1 20.8 +2.1 19.4 0.4 7.4 10.3 496 (20.7) 41/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.8 +1.1 20.1 +2.8 18.4 2.6 8.2 8.7 395 (16.5) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 26.9 +1.7 21.6 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- 9.5 346 (14.4) 39/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.0 +0.7 16.2 +2.6 14.1 0.0 7.0 -- 297 (12.4) 34/13
BUNDABERG AERO 26.4 +1.0 15.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 310 (12.9) 34/11
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +0.1 13.0 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.5 +2.4 12.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 43/16
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 +1.3 12.8 +0.1 8.9 0.0 6.0 10.3 306 (12.8) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.5 +1.1 11.8 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 509 (21.2) 37/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.7 +8.3 16.1 +7.6 10.0 0.0 6.0 -- 165 ( 6.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.3 +6.4 17.2 +6.3 12.9 0.0 5.0 10.7 586 (24.4) 52/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.8 +5.3 12.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 32.7 +11.5 12.1 +3.1 9.4 0.0 3.0 7.1 225 ( 9.4) 37/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 31.5 +10.2 10.5 +2.8 8.3 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 48/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.0 +8.0 7.8 +3.6 3.2 0.0 3.2 8.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.9 +8.7 11.1 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 67/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 33.2 +12.7 14.7 +4.4 12.4 0.0 1.6 7.6 298 (12.4) 65/12
RICHMOND RAAF 32.1 +9.4 12.5 +4.4 8.7 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 59/12
BELLAMBI AWS 29.7 +9.5 15.7 +3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 46/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.8 +6.6 7.1 +3.9 4.7 0.2 3.8 4.0 158 ( 6.6) 61/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.3 +4.7 7.5 +2.4 3.0 0.0 4.0 0.7 243 (10.1) 46/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.0 +0.9 6.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.1 -0.3 15.0 +7.6 14.4 4.6 8.6 3.1 400 (16.7) 55/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.0 -0.4 11.1 +5.7 -- 0.0 4.4 -- 274 (11.4) 37/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.7 -2.1 10.9 +6.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 242 (10.1) 50/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.9 +1.7 15.7 +7.8 10.0 0.0 5.2 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.0 -0.8 12.1 +5.4 -- 6.6 -- -- 253 (10.5) 57/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.6 -1.3 10.4 +5.6 -- 5.8 -- -- 669 (27.9) 52/03
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.5 -2.0 9.6 +4.5 -- 3.4 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 21/01
HOBART AIRPORT 16.3 +1.0 11.0 +5.0 9.3 0.6 2.8 0.0 393 (16.4) 41/12
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

39.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.1 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
39.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
39.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
38.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+12.7 : 33.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+12.1 : 32.1 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+12.0 : 32.9 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+11.5 : 32.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
+11.2 : 33.7 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
25.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+10.2 : 18.2 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+10.0 : 19.0 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+9.7 : 7.7 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+9.6 : 16.2 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+9.5 : 15.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+9.5 : 21.6 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD

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

6.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
9.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-5.7 : 20.0 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-5.3 : 21.6 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-5.1 : 21.6 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-4.5 : 17.0 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.0 : 23.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

0.4 EYRE Eucla WA
1.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
1.4 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
1.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
1.7 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA

-7.5 : 8.3 NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
-7.3 : 0.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.8 : 2.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
**S** -5.4 : 11.4 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.3 : 3.0 FORREST Eucla 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.
32.8 KALANGADOO Lower SE SA
32.0 QUORN (DEPOT FLAT) Upper North SA
31.8 PELICAN POINT Lower SE SA
30.4 ROBE (BISCUIT FLAT) Lower SE SA
30.2 BISCUIT FLAT (WOOLMIT) Lower SE SA

11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.9 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
10.9 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD

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0.1 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.1 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

1066 (44.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1059 (44.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
989 (41.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
861 (35.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
823 (34.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
823 (34.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
807 (33.6) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
769 (32.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
754 (31.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
725 (30.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
714 (29.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
708 (29.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
702 (29.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
693 (28.9) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
679 (28.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
676 (28.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
669 (27.9) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
644 (26.8) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
636 (26.5) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
635 (26.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
634 (26.4) YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
631 (26.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
626 (26.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
624 (26.0) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
611 (25.5) ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
608 (25.3) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
608 (25.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
107/09 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
96/17 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
89/19 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
89/10 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
87/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
DWELLINGUP
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Riverina W
HAY AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper North
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT
16.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.8mm/h
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
MT HOTHAM
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
Western Plains
ARARAT PRISON
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 95(310/ 63 ) at 14:48
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 91(340/ 67 ) at 02:00
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 87(340/ 69 ) at 12:06
MT HOTHAM : 102(350/ 78 ) at 08:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(230/ 74 ) at 22:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(330/ 65 ) at 00:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(310/ 70 ) at 03:00