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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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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 1332 EST on 21/10/2009. 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

W Kimberley

003057

CYGNET BAY

11.0

13.5

02/10/2009

25

1 Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 06:10EST, 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 23.1 -1.3 9.1 -1.8 7.4 0.0 5.0 -- 560 (23.3) 46/15
PERTH AIRPORT 23.7 +1.2 9.4 -0.8 7.3 0.0 5.0 12.0 -- 46/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.8 -1.9 5.1 -4.0 2.8 0.0 4.4 6.1 328 (13.7) 30/11
BUNBURY 19.2 -1.5 5.3 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 39/14
MANDURAH 20.4 -- 12.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 44/19
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +1.7 24.3 -0.7 24.3 0.0 8.0 8.7 289 (12.0) 46/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.5 +3.5 9.4 -5.4 7.0 0.0 9.8 12.3 282 (11.8) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 34.9 +11.0 12.0 +1.5 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 343 (14.3) 50/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.5 +8.7 16.7 +5.3 8.8 0.0 6.2 9.6 282 (11.8) 31/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.2 +1.3 11.7 +4.6 8.8 0.0 5.2 6.7 428 (17.8) 37/06
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.4 -0.2 18.3 -0.3 15.9 0.0 9.2 10.7 343 (14.3) 43/08
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.4 21.2 +0.6 19.2 13.4 6.0 8.6 441 (18.4) 57/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 +0.9 19.9 -0.8 16.0 0.0 13.6 11.6 605 (25.2) 54/10
MACKAY M.O 27.3 -0.3 22.5 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 468 (19.5) 41/03
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 -0.7 16.7 -0.3 14.9 0.0 8.2 -- 350 (14.6) 41/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.2 +0.3 15.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 403 (16.8) 39/15
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.7 14.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.6 +0.2 12.1 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 30/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 -0.9 13.0 -2.7 9.1 0.0 7.0 11.9 313 (13.0) 31/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.2 +0.5 12.1 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 582 (24.3) 41/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.6 +5.5 13.4 +1.3 7.4 0.0 6.4 -- 84 ( 3.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.5 +0.9 12.6 -1.2 10.9 0.0 5.0 11.9 240 (10.0) 52/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.2 +1.2 7.8 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.2 +5.6 8.1 -3.9 7.1 0.0 6.2 12.1 260 (10.8) 35/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.1 +3.4 9.1 -1.6 7.1 0.0 -- -- 61 ( 2.5) 24/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.7 +5.2 6.2 -0.4 2.0 0.0 5.5 11.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.3 +6.5 8.6 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 44/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 +3.5 14.8 +1.7 10.8 0.0 5.8 12.1 305 (12.7) 48/16
RICHMOND RAAF 31.6 +6.6 9.8 -1.2 5.6 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 37/13
BELLAMBI AWS 26.7 +5.1 14.6 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 48/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.0 +5.6 6.2 +0.1 3.0 0.0 4.4 11.3 163 ( 6.8) 43/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.4 +8.0 7.0 -0.7 3.1 0.0 5.4 12.7 155 ( 6.5) 35/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.6 +5.0 6.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 62 ( 2.6) 30/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.6 +9.8 9.8 0.0 4.7 0.0 7.0 12.2 209 ( 8.7) 39/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 30.7 +9.8 6.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 3.4 -- 182 ( 7.6) 43/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 30.1 +9.8 4.7 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 52/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.5 +8.9 13.6 +4.1 10.9 0.0 4.8 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 29.8 +11.0 5.0 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 63/09
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.2 +8.6 8.1 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 48/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.2 +2.2 11.5 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 57/13
HOBART AIRPORT 25.2 +7.9 9.8 +2.3 6.6 0.0 3.0 10.7 400 (16.7) 65/10
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

40.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.7 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
40.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
40.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
40.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+11.4 : 35.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.3 : 34.2 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+11.2 : 24.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
+11.1 : 30.3 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+11.0 : 29.8 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
+11.0 : 33.3 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+11.0 : 34.9 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

27.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.7 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
26.5 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.1 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+9.7 : 19.5 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+8.7 : 18.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 23.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+6.9 : 16.9 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+6.7 : 14.9 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA

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

9.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
11.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.1 : 19.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-4.2 : 18.8 EUCLA Eucla WA
-4.0 : 26.8 MAREEBA AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.0 : 25.3 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.8 : 23.3 FORREST Eucla WA

0.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.2 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
1.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

**S** -10.5 : 11.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
-10.4 : 8.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-9.7 : 9.4 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
-8.9 : 14.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-7.6 : 16.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-7.6 : 14.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

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.
43.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN N Coast--Barron QLD
35.0 DEERAL N Coast--Barron QLD
34.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
33.0 BABINDA SUGAR MILL N Coast--Barron QLD
31.8 MT SHERIDAN N Coast--Barron QLD

12.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

7.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
7.5 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
6.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
6.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
5.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1118 (46.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1017 (42.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1001 (41.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
934 (38.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
850 (35.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
838 (34.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
811 (33.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
782 (32.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
780 (32.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
779 (32.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
734 (30.6) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
725 (30.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
718 (29.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
704 (29.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
701 (29.2) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
701 (29.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
687 (28.6) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
680 (28.3) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
678 (28.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
678 (28.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
648 (27.0) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
647 (27.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
646 (26.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
638 (26.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
626 (26.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
605 (25.2) TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
126/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
120/08 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
104/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
104/06 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/14 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
87/09 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.
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
22.0mm in 30 min to 13:30 44.0mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 22.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 20.6mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 14.3mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 122(330/ 95 ) at 08:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 104(300/ 83 ) at 06:37
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 115(290/ 63 ) at 07:54
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 104(330/ 83 ) at 07:30