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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 05:52EST, 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 32.1 +7.7 10.5 -0.4 6.7 0.0 4.8 -- 494 (20.6) 46/15
PERTH AIRPORT 27.8 +5.3 12.8 +2.6 9.5 0.0 5.8 12.0 462 (19.3) 55/05
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.2 -0.5 5.3 -3.8 4.0 0.2 1.8 11.0 153 ( 6.4) 31/14
BUNBURY 23.6 +2.9 10.8 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 34/14
MANDURAH 25.5 -- 12.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 347 (14.5) 39/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +1.7 25.9 +0.9 25.6 0.4 7.4 11.3 361 (15.0) 37/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.8 -2.2 10.7 -4.1 8.4 0.0 9.0 12.2 258 (10.8) 50/15
WHYALLA AERO 19.4 -4.5 10.2 -0.3 -- 0.2 6.4 -- 418 (17.4) 57/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.1 -5.7 12.1 +0.7 -- 0.8 3.0 9.4 495 (20.6) 54/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.5 -3.4 9.0 +1.9 7.8 7.8 1.8 8.9 572 (23.8) 65/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.1 -1.5 18.5 -0.1 15.7 0.0 12.4 11.5 373 (15.5) 39/16
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 +0.1 17.9 -2.7 13.8 0.0 7.6 10.9 213 ( 8.9) 28/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.4 +5.0 17.6 -3.1 15.7 0.0 7.2 11.0 265 (11.0) 34/12
MACKAY M.O 30.0 +2.4 18.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 383 (16.0) 28/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.9 +6.2 15.0 -2.0 11.8 0.0 13.0 -- 333 (13.9) 44/12
BUNDABERG AERO 31.5 +4.6 15.1 -1.5 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 419 (17.5) 35/12
NAMBOUR DPI 30.0 +3.3 12.0 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.2 +3.8 9.3 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 46/16
BRISBANE AERO 29.1 +3.6 10.8 -4.9 4.2 0.0 13.8 11.8 542 (22.6) 41/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.2 +0.5 10.9 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 643 (26.8) 50/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.7 +0.6 9.1 -3.0 3.3 0.0 6.8 -- 281 (11.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.2 +0.6 8.4 -5.4 5.4 0.0 7.0 12.1 404 (16.8) 31/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.4 +0.4 4.5 -7.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.4 +1.8 11.8 -0.2 6.7 0.0 12.2 10.8 726 (30.3) 61/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.7 0.0 8.4 -2.3 5.9 1.2 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 35/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.6 -5.9 2.4 -4.2 2.4 12.8 2.8 1.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.9 -2.9 6.6 -2.8 -- 2.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 63/17
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +1.0 13.8 +0.7 7.5 0.4 7.6 10.0 644 (26.8) 72/17
RICHMOND RAAF 23.3 -1.7 11.1 +0.1 6.0 0.0 -- -- 471 (19.6) 54/12
BELLAMBI AWS 22.2 +0.6 13.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 523 (21.8) 68/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.6 -5.8 8.9 +2.8 6.1 0.8 4.2 4.7 581 (24.2) 50/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.6 -5.8 9.7 +2.0 7.5 0.4 5.2 4.0 474 (19.8) 57/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.7 -5.9 9.7 +1.7 -- 1.4 -- -- 330 (13.8) 50/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.7 -6.1 9.6 -0.2 5.8 0.0 5.6 8.4 487 (20.3) 57/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 -3.6 9.6 +2.1 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 435 (18.1) 65/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.6 -4.7 9.1 +2.8 -- 0.6 -- -- 403 (16.8) 61/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.3 -3.3 10.8 +1.3 9.7 1.8 1.2 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 15.9 -2.9 9.7 +2.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 622 (25.9) 67/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 -5.9 6.9 +0.7 -- 4.0 -- -- 539 (22.5) 59/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.8 -0.2 6.9 0.0 -- 1.6 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 30/14
HOBART AIRPORT 15.4 -1.9 8.1 +0.6 4.0 0.0 2.6 9.5 361 (15.0) 35/15
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

41.9 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
41.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
41.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
41.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+9.9 : 37.7 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.6 : 34.6 KALBARRI Central West WA
+8.3 : 35.4 MULLEWA Central West WA
+8.2 : 34.5 ENEABBA Central West WA
+7.9 : 31.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA

27.2 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
27.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
26.8 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
26.7 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT
26.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.6 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.8 : 19.7 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
**S** +6.2 : 18.3 PROSPECT RESERVOIR Sydney--west NSW
+5.4 : 19.5 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
+4.9 : 16.0 MULLEWA Central West WA
+4.6 : 17.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+4.6 : 27.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

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

-0.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.2 : 6.6 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-9.0 : 2.8 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-8.8 : 0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-8.3 : 11.0 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-8.3 : 0.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.8 : 6.3 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-7.5 : 6.3 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-7.4 : 4.5 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-7.3 : 15.2 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-7.3 : 9.4 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West 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.
40.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
40.4 KORUMBURRA STH GIPPSLAND WATER W Gippsland VIC
37.2 WYELANGTA W Coast VIC
37.0 INVERLOCH W Gippsland VIC
36.6 TRAFALGAR TOSELAND ROAD W Gippsland VIC

12.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.9 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

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2.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.5 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
2.3 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW
1.7 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.5 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.4 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

**S** 1292 (53.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1065 (44.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
988 (41.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
936 (39.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
897 (37.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
816 (34.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
809 (33.7) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
806 (33.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
800 (33.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
789 (32.9) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
782 (32.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
780 (32.5) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
776 (32.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
772 (32.2) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
759 (31.6) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
757 (31.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
750 (31.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
748 (31.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
742 (30.9) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
742 (30.9) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
726 (30.3) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
723 (30.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
720 (30.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
712 (29.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
699 (29.1) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
695 (29.0) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
692 (28.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
686 (28.6) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
683 (28.5) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
672 (28.0) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
668 (27.8) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
657 (27.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
656 (27.3) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
650 (27.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
648 (27.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
644 (26.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
643 (26.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
640 (26.7) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
636 (26.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
633 (26.4) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
630 (26.3) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
627 (26.1) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
627 (26.1) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
627 (26.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
622 (25.9) GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) W Central VIC
87/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
83/04 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
83/13 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
81/14 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
80/15 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
80/00 NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW
80/14 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC

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
PEARCE RAAF
12.6mm in 22 min to 10:22 34.4mm/h
51.4mm in 38 min to 11:00 81.2mm/h
64.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 64.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.6mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 80(220/ 67 ) at 16:17
VICTORIA
E Central
ESSENDON AIRPORT : 80(250/ 65 ) at 15:25
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 83(250/ 67 ) at 14:49
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(150/ 74 ) at 00:49