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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 that has been checked for gross errors but has not yet been fully validated. They are based on data received as at 2100 EST on 05/10/2009. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004028

PARDOO STATION

12.5

12.6

22/10/1995

16

1

SA

W Agricultural

018195

MINNIPA DPI

2.2

2.7

07/10/1998

14

1

NSW

Upper Darling

048245

BOURKE AIRPORT AWS

3.3

4.1

10/10/2003

11

1

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033257

BOWEN AIRPORT

35.7

34.5

03/10/2003

22

1

QLD

Central Coast E

033295

ALVA BEACH

34.3

34.2

13/10/2007

13

1

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

120

80.0

11/10/1997

26

100.0

09/03/1996

29


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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 05:14EST, 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 21.6 -2.8 6.9 -4.0 4.2 0.0 4.0 -- 394 (16.4) 46/15
PERTH AIRPORT 20.2 -2.3 4.7 -5.5 3.5 0.0 5.2 8.2 350 (14.6) 34/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.0 -3.7 7.3 -1.8 5.1 0.0 2.0 1.2 205 ( 8.5) 24/13
BUNBURY 17.9 -2.8 7.7 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 39/13
MANDURAH 19.7 -- 11.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 46/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.1 +0.9 25.9 +0.9 25.5 0.0 7.0 10.4 383 (16.0) 41/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.8 -5.2 7.6 -7.2 5.5 0.0 8.0 11.8 231 ( 9.6) 41/15
WHYALLA AERO 18.2 -5.7 4.9 -5.6 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 192 ( 8.0) 31/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.9 -3.9 8.5 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- 6.6 176 ( 7.3) 30/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.6 -2.3 2.5 -4.6 0.2 0.0 1.8 4.1 218 ( 9.1) 31/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.3 -5.3 14.8 -3.8 11.0 0.0 9.6 11.4 423 (17.6) 43/16
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 +1.6 21.0 +0.4 18.5 0.0 4.8 2.0 209 ( 8.7) 26/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 36.3 +6.9 21.2 +0.5 18.6 0.0 8.0 10.2 293 (12.2) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 31.5 +3.9 19.7 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 359 (15.0) 26/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.1 +5.4 18.0 +1.0 14.4 0.0 9.6 -- 323 (13.5) 35/14
BUNDABERG AERO 28.5 +1.6 19.2 +2.6 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 516 (21.5) 50/15
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 -0.7 19.0 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.2 +0.8 17.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 46/11
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 0.0 15.8 +0.1 13.0 0.0 9.8 9.7 462 (19.3) 37/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.2 -0.5 12.9 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 606 (25.3) 52/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.5 -2.6 12.2 +0.1 9.9 0.0 5.4 -- 224 ( 9.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.6 -6.0 14.7 +0.9 14.5 3.6 6.8 0.0 539 (22.5) 37/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.2 -4.8 14.2 +2.3 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.9 -4.7 14.2 +2.2 12.1 14.4 1.8 0.0 468 (19.5) 35/04
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.7 -5.0 12.2 +1.5 12.0 15.0 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 21/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.4 -3.1 6.4 -0.2 5.8 3.2 2.2 6.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.2 -3.6 12.3 +2.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 295 (12.3) 50/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.2 -5.3 12.9 -0.2 12.1 25.4 2.4 0.0 655 (27.3) 39/01
RICHMOND RAAF 17.0 -8.0 10.8 -0.2 11.0 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 24/00
BELLAMBI AWS 15.7 -5.9 10.8 -3.1 -- 33.8 -- -- 493 (20.5) 48/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.3 -7.1 6.6 +0.5 6.9 2.8 1.6 0.1 260 (10.8) 22/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.7 -3.7 9.9 +2.2 8.0 0.6 1.0 1.2 213 ( 8.9) 34/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.2 -5.4 9.6 +1.6 -- 1.8 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 21/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.4 -4.4 7.9 -1.9 6.1 0.0 4.4 6.7 329 (13.7) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.7 -4.2 10.9 +3.4 -- 2.6 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 21/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.2 -3.1 10.7 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 28/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.7 -0.9 9.6 +0.1 6.9 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 18.1 -0.7 4.0 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 37/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 -0.7 2.7 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 28/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.4 -2.6 7.4 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 31/08
HOBART AIRPORT 17.0 -0.3 3.2 -4.3 -1.7 0.0 2.6 10.0 282 (11.8) 30/08
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

40.6 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
40.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
40.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
39.8 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA

+7.5 : 37.8 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+6.9 : 36.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
+6.4 : 35.7 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
+6.0 : 39.8 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA

29.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.8 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
26.7 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.6 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

+5.8 : 24.3 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+5.2 : 19.0 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.0 : 26.2 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
+4.8 : 18.6 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.6 : 29.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

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

3.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-9.0 : 16.7 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
-8.6 : 8.8 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-8.4 : 12.2 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.3 : 17.9 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-8.3 : 9.4 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-8.3 : 16.1 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW

-3.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-2.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-1.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.3 : 3.3 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-8.6 : 4.3 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
-8.4 : 8.8 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-8.1 : 1.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-7.9 : 5.2 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling 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.
61.0 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB) Sydney--west NSW
56.2 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
55.0 MACQUARIE PARK (WILLANDRA VILLAGE) Sydney--east NSW
54.0 BAULKHAM HILLS EUCALYPTUS CT Sydney--west NSW
51.0 STRATHFIELD GOLF CLUB Sydney--east NSW

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
51.0 SKARDON RIVER

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
56.2 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE)
55.0 MACQUARIE PARK (WILLANDRA VILLAGE)
51.0 STRATHFIELD GOLF CLUB
50.0 RANDWICK BOWLING CLUB
Sydney--west
61.0 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB)
54.0 BAULKHAM HILLS EUCALYPTUS CT

11.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.4 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

1.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
1.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.1 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

943 (39.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
791 (33.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
702 (29.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
663 (27.6) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
655 (27.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
649 (27.0) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
641 (26.7) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
637 (26.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
632 (26.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
**S** 632 (26.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
616 (25.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
613 (25.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
609 (25.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
606 (25.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
602 (25.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
120/15 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
68/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
65/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
59/ SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
59/03 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
5.4mm in 8 min to 22:00 40.5mm/h
12.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 25.6mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 18.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.8mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
24.8mm in 37 min to 20:30 40.2mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 24.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
12.6mm in 35 min to 22:30 21.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.6mm/h
N Plateau
RABBIT FLAT
14.2mm in 1 hr 4 min to 06:47 13.3mm/h
21.0mm in 11 min to 06:58 114.5mm/h
10.6mm in 6 min to 07:04 106.0mm/h
6.8mm in 6 min to 07:10 68.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
2.6mm in 1 min to 15:48 156.0mm/h
2.6mm in 1 min to 15:49 156.0mm/h
13.6mm in 7 min to 15:56 116.6mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 26.8mm/h
10.0mm in 27 min to 16:27 22.2mm/h
37.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 37.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.6mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.7mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
14.0mm in 24 min to 17:24 35.0mm/h
36.8mm in 36 min to 18:00 61.3mm/h
50.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 50.8mm/h
54.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 18.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
9.0mm in 18 min to 12:48 30.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK (SYDNEY OLYMPIC PK A
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
RABBIT FLAT : 176( 10/ 39 ) at 07:10
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO : 121( 90/ 45 ) at 15:49