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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 1924 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

SA

NE Pastoral

017043

OODNADATTA AIRPORT

31.8

29.2

09/09/1964

61

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002012

HALLS CREEK AIRPORT

27.4

27.3

30/09/1992

62

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 19.4 -2.6 6.8 -2.5 3.8 0.0 3.6 -- 303 (12.6) 44/22
PERTH AIRPORT 18.2 -1.9 9.4 +0.5 8.2 1.0 1.6 5.4 -- 57/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.5 +0.2 5.3 -2.7 2.9 1.0 2.6 3.9 280 (11.7) 57/13
BUNBURY 17.6 -0.6 9.3 +0.8 -- 5.0 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 63/14
MANDURAH 17.2 -- 11.9 -- -- 5.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 65/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +0.7 24.5 +1.5 24.5 0.0 7.0 10.2 375 (15.6) 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.1 +9.8 21.0 +10.6 19.1 0.0 9.0 6.8 281 (11.7) 57/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.8 -2.7 7.8 -0.2 -- 0.0 7.6 -- 299 (12.5) 28/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.9 -0.1 8.4 -1.3 -- 0.2 -- 9.9 197 ( 8.2) 31/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.3 -0.5 5.1 -1.2 2.9 0.0 3.2 7.0 443 (18.5) 44/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.0 +5.8 14.9 +0.7 13.2 0.0 6.8 11.0 214 ( 8.9) 35/12
CAIRNS AERO 29.5 +1.5 18.6 -0.1 -- 0.0 8.0 11.1 403 (16.8) 35/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +1.0 16.4 -0.9 13.5 0.0 8.4 11.1 281 (11.7) 31/12
MACKAY M.O 28.9 +3.7 15.9 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 231 ( 9.6) 24/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.8 +6.5 14.8 +1.2 13.1 0.0 7.2 -- 219 ( 9.1) 31/17
BUNDABERG AERO 28.2 +2.8 17.5 +3.8 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 393 (16.4) 41/15
NAMBOUR DPI 32.0 +7.1 15.0 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 29.1 +6.0 15.0 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 39/12
BRISBANE AERO 28.8 +4.6 17.7 +5.0 14.9 0.0 4.0 10.7 275 (11.5) 35/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.4 +6.0 14.9 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 41/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.4 +7.0 10.3 +1.8 5.4 0.0 5.8 -- 153 ( 6.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 +4.0 12.8 +1.9 9.9 0.0 5.0 11.2 236 ( 9.8) 31/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.1 +4.6 12.2 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.7 +6.5 10.3 +1.3 5.6 0.0 4.6 11.3 304 (12.7) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.8 +5.5 7.7 0.0 4.5 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 26/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.9 +5.9 7.0 +2.8 2.6 0.0 4.0 10.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.6 +7.4 7.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 74/17
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.8 +6.3 13.6 +3.3 8.8 0.0 5.8 8.5 356 (14.8) 43/14
RICHMOND RAAF 28.6 +5.9 7.5 -0.6 4.1 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 48/14
BELLAMBI AWS 22.2 +2.0 14.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 46/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.5 +6.3 4.3 +1.1 -- 0.0 5.0 9.7 280 (11.7) 65/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.5 +4.9 7.0 +1.9 4.4 0.0 3.2 8.8 175 ( 7.3) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.9 +0.8 8.0 +2.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 81 ( 3.4) 34/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.5 +1.1 7.9 +0.5 5.2 0.2 5.2 10.7 315 (13.1) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.8 +0.4 5.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 35/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.9 -0.9 2.9 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.7 +1.5 10.4 +2.5 8.3 2.6 3.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.9 -0.9 6.4 -0.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 447 (18.6) 46/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.0 +0.1 3.0 -1.8 -- 5.6 -- -- 326 (13.6) 41/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.3 -1.2 4.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 59/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.3 +1.0 6.7 +0.7 2.8 0.8 3.4 8.5 564 (23.5) 59/12
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

40.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
39.5 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
39.2 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
39.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+9.8 : 37.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+9.3 : 35.0 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+9.2 : 39.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+9.1 : 36.8 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+9.0 : 35.0 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

27.4 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
**S** 27.4 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.9 BALGO HILLS Interior WA

+10.8 : 20.0 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+10.6 : 20.6 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+10.6 : 21.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+10.4 : 21.7 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+9.8 : 17.3 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

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

3.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.4 : 27.8 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-4.1 : 8.2 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-4.1 : 24.2 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
-4.0 : 26.6 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-3.7 : 30.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

-2.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-0.1 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
0.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.3 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-9.1 : -1.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.4 : 0.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.1 : -0.1 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 1.5 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.6 : 2.1 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA

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.
31.8 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
24.0 TODMORDEN NW Pastoral SA
20.0 MARREE (CLAYTON) NE Pastoral SA
20.0 MENINGIE (GREEN PLAINS) Mallee/Upper SE SA
19.2 MOUNT REMARKABLE (ALLIGATOR GORGE) Upper North SA

11.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
11.4 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
11.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

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5.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.8 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1478 (61.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1249 (52.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1156 (48.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
962 (40.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
905 (37.7) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
834 (34.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
828 (34.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
760 (31.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
741 (30.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
720 (30.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
690 (28.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
688 (28.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
683 (28.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
677 (28.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
675 (28.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
654 (27.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
654 (27.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
649 (27.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
**S** 633 (26.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
630 (26.3) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
628 (26.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
623 (26.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
616 (25.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
616 (25.7) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
604 (25.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
126/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
120/16 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
107/13 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
106/14 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
104/14 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
94/20 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W 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
ROCKY GULLY
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
FOWLERS GAP AWS : 109(170/ 54 ) at 18:41
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 91(260/ 70 ) at 18:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 95(290/ 74 ) at 13:58
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 126(320/108 ) at 17:28
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 121(270/ 80 ) at 16:36
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(290/ 46 ) at 15:55
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 98(300/ 67 ) at 14:55
DROUGHTY HILL : 96(290/ 74 ) at 13:20
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(300/ 67 ) at 14:00