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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 1335 EST on 08/10/2009. 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
Highest daily rainfall

VIC

E Gippsland

084142

GELANTIPY

42.8

35.0

08/10/2001

16

1

VIC

E Gippsland

084144

MOUNT NOWA NOWA

55.6

39.0

08/10/1997

14

1

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014612

LARRIMAH

11.6

11.8

15/10/2007

12

1

Lowest minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014518

GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS

13.9

14.2

04/10/2004

11

1

SA

Adelaide Plains

023083

EDINBURGH RAAF

1.6

2.0

09/10/2003

37

1

Lowest maximum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069017

MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

11.6

12.4

01/10/1973

39

1

NSW

South Coast

069049

NERRIGA COMPOSITE

8.5

8.9

05/10/1983

39

1

NSW

South Coast

069138

ULLADULLA AWS

13.6

13.6

03/10/2009

17

1 Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

South Coast

069147

MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS

12.0

13.0

22/10/2008

12

NSW

South Coast

069148

MORUYA AIRPORT AWS

13.0

14.0

03/10/2009

11

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070217

COOMA AIRPORT AWS

5.8

6.9

21/10/1995

17

1

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070328

BOMBALA AWS

6.1

6.1

21/10/1995

17

1 Equal to record.

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070330

GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS

8.6

9.1

03/10/2009

17

1 Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070339

TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS

10.3

11.0

08/10/1998

14

1

VIC

Upper NE

083024

MOUNT BULLER

-2.0

-2.0

10/10/2003

22

1 Equal to record.

VIC

Upper NE

083084

FALLS CREEK

-2.1

-1.1

07/10/1998

16

1


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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 05:25EST, 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 23.0 -1.4 9.8 -1.1 6.5 0.0 4.6 -- 418 (17.4) 44/15
PERTH AIRPORT 22.8 +0.3 10.8 +0.6 7.1 0.0 4.6 8.8 353 (14.7) 35/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -1.4 13.2 +4.1 11.8 1.0 1.0 2.5 525 (21.9) 43/08
BUNBURY 21.5 +0.8 11.5 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 37/08
MANDURAH 22.6 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 37/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.7 22.5 -2.5 21.8 0.0 7.0 10.8 289 (12.0) 44/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.5 -2.5 8.0 -6.8 6.0 0.0 9.0 11.9 281 (11.7) 54/14
WHYALLA AERO 17.3 -6.6 9.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 563 (23.5) 44/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.9 -4.9 6.1 -5.3 -- 0.0 3.4 11.6 252 (10.5) 43/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.2 -3.7 3.8 -3.3 0.4 1.8 2.8 9.0 383 (16.0) 48/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.3 -3.3 16.8 -1.8 13.7 0.0 11.2 11.4 435 (18.1) 48/08
CAIRNS AERO 29.5 0.0 19.5 -1.1 16.6 0.0 7.4 10.0 302 (12.6) 34/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 +0.9 21.1 +0.4 19.4 0.0 9.8 10.6 435 (18.1) 41/13
MACKAY M.O 30.8 +3.2 19.9 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- 11.0 292 (12.2) 31/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.4 +2.7 16.7 -0.3 14.9 0.0 8.0 -- 227 ( 9.5) 55/16
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 +1.4 16.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 195 ( 8.1) 39/14
NAMBOUR DPI 29.0 +2.3 15.0 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.4 +3.0 14.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 57/14
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 +1.0 16.8 +1.1 13.9 0.0 7.4 9.2 302 (12.6) 50/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.2 +1.5 13.3 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 59/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.0 -5.1 10.4 -1.7 4.1 0.2 5.4 -- 154 ( 6.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.9 +5.3 13.0 -0.8 11.4 0.0 4.4 11.4 328 (13.7) 48/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 -1.9 8.7 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.6 -3.0 9.5 -2.5 7.3 0.0 4.4 9.1 321 (13.4) 59/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.6 -4.1 10.2 -0.5 7.8 7.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 35/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.3 -9.2 0.9 -5.7 -4.0 0.0 4.0 10.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.1 -7.7 3.0 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 319 (13.3) 54/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.6 -2.9 10.0 -3.1 6.8 2.0 3.6 8.8 420 (17.5) 63/16
RICHMOND RAAF 19.3 -5.7 7.7 -3.3 3.8 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 50/14
BELLAMBI AWS 17.5 -4.1 8.5 -5.4 -- 5.0 -- -- 303 (12.6) 63/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.3 -8.1 0.2 -5.9 -2.6 0.6 3.6 1.6 265 (11.0) 57/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.4 -4.0 -0.1 -7.8 -3.6 1.8 4.6 7.1 243 (10.1) 50/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.9 -5.7 3.8 -4.2 -- 3.6 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 35/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.4 -6.4 3.2 -6.6 1.3 1.8 3.6 11.4 349 (14.5) 44/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.2 -4.7 4.9 -2.6 -- 0.0 4.6 -- 491 (20.5) 54/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.1 -5.2 3.8 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 44/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.2 -3.4 7.8 -1.7 5.2 0.8 2.8 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 13.4 -5.4 3.9 -3.7 -- 4.4 -- -- 361 (15.0) 44/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -6.4 1.9 -4.3 -- 5.0 -- -- 490 (20.4) 52/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.1 -3.9 4.3 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 445 (18.5) 50/12
HOBART AIRPORT 11.4 -5.9 5.5 -2.0 4.1 2.8 4.6 6.5 510 (21.3) 48/12
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

39.4 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
39.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
39.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
39.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.8 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+5.7 : 29.1 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
+5.5 : 28.4 EYRE Eucla WA
+5.3 : 28.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
+5.0 : 30.6 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
+4.6 : 28.8 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

26.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.4 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
25.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.2 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD

+5.7 : 12.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+5.6 : 12.5 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.3 : 12.2 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
+4.9 : 13.6 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.7 : 13.3 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.7 : 11.9 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

-3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-12.9 : 1.1 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-12.4 : 5.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-11.8 : 6.1 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-11.7 : 6.4 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-11.4 : 8.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-11.4 : 7.3 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.2 : -1.0 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-8.6 : 13.7 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-8.4 : 15.3 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT
-8.4 : 1.6 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
-8.3 : 9.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

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.
62.4 CLUB TERRACE E Gippsland VIC
58.0 GOONGERAH E Gippsland VIC
55.6 MOUNT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
52.2 MITCHELL RIVER @ GLENALADALE W Gippsland VIC
52.2 CANN RIVER E Gippsland VIC

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
50.2 THREDBO VILLAGE

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
62.4 CLUB TERRACE
58.0 GOONGERAH
55.6 MOUNT NOWA NOWA
52.2 CANN RIVER
50.0 BETE BOLONG (RUSSELLS ESTATE)
W Gippsland
52.2 MITCHELL RIVER @ GLENALADALE

12.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
11.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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6.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
6.5 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
5.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.6 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

1257 (52.4) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
**S** 1059 (44.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
858 (35.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
777 (32.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
761 (31.7) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
747 (31.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
741 (30.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
740 (30.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
740 (30.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
736 (30.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
733 (30.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
719 (30.0) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
717 (29.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
716 (29.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
700 (29.2) FORREST Eucla WA
654 (27.3) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
651 (27.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
650 (27.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
646 (26.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
634 (26.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
631 (26.3) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
622 (25.9) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
604 (25.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
98/20 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
96/19 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
93/17 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
89/08 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
78/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/23 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
1.6mm in 1 min to 15:24 96.0mm/h
9.8mm in 5 min to 15:29 117.6mm/h
2.0mm in 1 min to 15:30 120.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.0mm/h
6.0mm in 2 min to 15:33 180.0mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 15:34 84.0mm/h
30.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 30.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.2mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
MALLACOOTA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
GELANTIPY
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
COMBIENBAR AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
MT NOWA NOWA
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
ORBOST
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
W Gippsland
MT MOORNAPA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(220/ 72 ) at 15:00
GREEN CAPE AWS : 98(190/ 72 ) at 22:00
VICTORIA
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 89(180/ 67 ) at 09:51
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(210/ 69 ) at 18:45
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78(160/ 70 ) at 20:33
TASMANIA
E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 72(170/ 63 ) at 12:30