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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 04:59EST, 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 19.9 -2.1 6.8 -2.5 5.3 0.2 4.2 -- 357 (14.9) 30/10
PERTH AIRPORT 16.8 -3.3 8.7 -0.2 7.1 0.8 3.2 2.6 -- 37/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.4 -1.9 7.0 -1.0 5.6 4.4 2.8 3.9 479 (20.0) 39/12
BUNBURY 16.0 -2.2 8.7 +0.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 304 (12.7) 21/03
MANDURAH 17.1 -- 11.6 -- -- 0.8 -- -- 383 (16.0) 35/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +0.5 22.1 -0.9 21.6 0.0 7.6 10.9 287 (12.0) 37/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.8 +8.5 17.9 +7.5 16.8 0.0 5.8 6.5 325 (13.5) 41/14
WHYALLA AERO 19.1 -2.4 14.9 +6.9 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 415 (17.3) 44/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.5 -0.5 13.5 +3.8 9.7 0.2 -- 10.4 308 (12.8) 35/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.8 +1.0 10.1 +3.8 6.4 0.0 2.2 8.6 391 (16.3) 48/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.0 +3.8 14.4 +0.2 12.7 0.0 8.4 11.1 203 ( 8.5) 37/13
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 +2.1 19.9 +1.2 19.4 1.2 5.8 9.5 421 (17.5) 37/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.0 +1.3 17.8 +0.5 16.4 0.0 12.0 10.9 415 (17.3) 35/15
MACKAY M.O 28.7 +3.5 15.7 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 287 (12.0) 22/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.2 +4.9 13.3 -0.3 11.0 0.0 6.8 -- 177 ( 7.4) 30/14
BUNDABERG AERO 27.4 +2.0 16.6 +2.9 -- 0.0 1.4 -- 337 (14.0) 37/14
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +2.1 15.0 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.2 +4.1 17.9 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 451 (18.8) 34/02
BRISBANE AERO 26.6 +2.4 15.3 +2.6 12.0 0.0 5.2 9.5 439 (18.3) 31/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.1 +6.7 14.3 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 404 (16.8) 41/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.5 +5.1 8.7 +0.2 4.1 0.0 6.2 -- 141 ( 5.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.4 +2.5 14.1 +3.2 11.5 0.0 4.4 8.0 387 (16.1) 28/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 +0.2 8.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.1 -0.1 10.0 +1.0 6.7 0.0 5.6 10.0 383 (16.0) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.0 +2.7 11.0 +3.3 7.5 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.9 +2.9 4.6 +0.4 2.1 0.2 3.4 9.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +2.1 7.3 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 31/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +3.0 12.8 +2.5 9.0 0.0 5.4 9.7 474 (19.8) 37/17
RICHMOND RAAF 25.8 +3.1 9.2 +1.1 4.4 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 26/11
BELLAMBI AWS 21.0 +0.8 11.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 39/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.9 +3.7 8.6 +5.4 6.2 0.0 3.6 8.0 186 ( 7.8) 43/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.8 +4.2 4.1 -1.0 0.9 0.0 1.8 8.8 111 ( 4.6) 24/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.6 +2.5 5.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 22/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.2 +6.8 9.6 +2.2 5.6 0.0 2.4 8.8 231 ( 9.6) 39/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.0 +4.6 2.2 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 30/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.4 +3.6 2.0 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 34/20
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.9 +3.7 12.1 +4.2 8.6 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.5 +2.7 5.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 63/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.8 +1.9 5.7 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 404 (16.8) 50/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.6 +1.1 7.3 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 52/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.3 +4.0 8.6 +2.6 5.0 0.0 3.2 6.9 367 (15.3) 68/15
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

39.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.1 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
38.9 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+8.8 : 37.2 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+8.8 : 34.9 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.5 : 35.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.5 : 35.2 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+8.4 : 38.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.4 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
25.1 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
25.1 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+10.1 : 21.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+9.6 : 21.7 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+9.3 : 24.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+9.0 : 20.4 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+8.3 : 17.6 SURAT Maranoa QLD

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

5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
8.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-3.8 : 15.2 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.6 : 13.6 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.5 : 14.2 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.5 : 15.0 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.5 : 15.4 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA

-0.2 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
0.0 BENALLA AIRPORT Lower NE VIC
0.4 EYRE Eucla WA
0.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.7 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.3 : 0.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.2 : -0.2 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-5.0 : 5.6 KALBARRI Central West WA
-4.9 : 1.8 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-4.9 : 1.8 MERREDIN 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.
21.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
18.0 GLEN WAVERLEY (GOLF COURSE) E Central VIC
15.0 LILLA CREEK N Plateau NT
13.2 GRASSMERE Lower West WA
13.0 YOUNGS SIDING Lower West WA

11.6 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
11.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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3.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.6 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

991 (41.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
869 (36.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
821 (34.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
814 (33.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
741 (30.9) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
719 (30.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
708 (29.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
701 (29.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
684 (28.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
663 (27.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
654 (27.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
652 (27.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
632 (26.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
620 (25.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
614 (25.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
612 (25.5) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
117/17 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
117/14 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
115/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
106/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
102/17 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/15 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
93/17 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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
NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT
10.2mm in 4 min to 18:00 153.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 24.8mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT : 117(280/ 72 ) at 17:56
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 96(260/ 80 ) at 15:30
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 70(350/ 63 ) at 13:19
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 106(320/ 89 ) at 16:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 115(270/ 70 ) at 18:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(300/ 45 ) at 17:33
DROUGHTY HILL : 95(280/ 67 ) at 15:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 115(290/ 65 ) at 17:17
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(270/ 67 ) at 17:33