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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 1331 EST on 23/10/2009. 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 maximum temperature

NSW

CW Slopes S

065068

PARKES AIRPORT AWS

35.0

35.0

14/10/2006

13

Equal to record.


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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 06:15EST, 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 22.9 -1.5 10.8 -0.1 7.5 0.0 6.2 -- 411 (17.1) 39/09
PERTH AIRPORT 24.9 +2.4 8.1 -2.1 5.1 0.0 7.0 11.3 390 (16.3) 39/21
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.2 -0.5 11.0 +1.9 8.0 0.0 4.2 3.7 390 (16.3) 35/13
BUNBURY 24.1 +3.4 11.1 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 41/17
MANDURAH 23.8 -- 13.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 406 (16.9) 41/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.0 +1.8 25.4 +0.4 25.3 0.0 9.2 10.4 489 (20.4) 46/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.4 +4.4 22.2 +7.4 21.5 0.0 10.8 3.7 330 (13.8) 39/12
WHYALLA AERO 21.8 -2.1 11.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 538 (22.4) 43/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.6 +3.8 10.8 -0.6 6.6 0.0 5.2 12.5 193 ( 8.0) 30/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.7 +0.8 3.3 -3.8 0.3 0.0 3.2 12.5 251 (10.5) 35/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.2 +0.6 14.2 -4.4 12.0 0.0 10.0 11.7 275 (11.5) 43/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.4 21.1 +0.5 20.1 1.0 7.8 11.6 531 (22.1) 41/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 -0.5 18.6 -2.1 15.7 0.4 11.4 10.4 474 (19.8) 41/11
MACKAY M.O 27.8 +0.2 19.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- 11.5 369 (15.4) 30/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.2 +0.5 17.6 +0.6 16.2 0.0 8.2 -- 301 (12.5) 34/12
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 +0.7 15.1 -1.5 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 260 (10.8) 52/09
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.3 13.0 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.8 +2.4 17.4 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 39/10
BRISBANE AERO 26.7 +1.2 14.0 -1.7 9.8 0.0 7.8 11.4 404 (16.8) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.1 +4.4 13.2 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 430 (17.9) 46/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 35.1 +10.0 17.2 +5.1 10.8 0.0 8.2 -- 183 ( 7.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.2 +0.6 13.5 -0.3 10.8 0.0 5.8 9.5 483 (20.1) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.9 +0.9 12.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.1 -1.5 18.0 +6.0 15.2 0.0 9.2 6.9 339 (14.1) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.5 -1.2 17.1 +6.4 16.6 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 31/00
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.0 +8.5 11.5 +4.9 4.8 0.0 6.4 11.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.2 +8.4 11.3 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 41/07
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.5 -1.0 17.8 +4.7 16.9 0.0 9.4 1.2 557 (23.2) 39/23
RICHMOND RAAF 25.1 +0.1 17.0 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 30/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.7 -1.9 16.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 532 (22.2) 39/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.3 +6.9 11.9 +5.8 10.2 0.0 6.6 9.5 273 (11.4) 35/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.8 +10.4 10.1 +2.4 5.4 0.0 8.6 12.3 272 (11.3) 39/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.1 +5.5 9.1 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 24/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.3 +5.5 9.8 0.0 8.3 0.0 6.4 12.2 302 (12.6) 28/22
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.6 +3.7 5.3 -2.2 -- 0.0 5.5 -- 415 (17.3) 30/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.4 +4.1 7.4 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 34/04
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.8 -0.8 10.1 +0.6 8.1 0.0 4.2 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 16.7 -2.1 5.8 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 34/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.4 +1.8 6.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 555 (23.1) 54/06
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.5 +1.5 4.9 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 35/17
HOBART AIRPORT 17.9 +0.6 6.2 -1.3 2.0 0.6 2.4 11.3 299 (12.5) 34/13
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

41.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
40.9 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
40.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.3 CARNEGIE Interior WA
40.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

+12.1 : 35.7 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
+12.0 : 34.7 COWRA AIRPORT COMPARISON CW Slopes S NSW
+11.4 : 33.3 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+11.3 : 35.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+11.3 : 35.0 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW

27.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
26.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.5 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
26.3 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
26.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

+8.5 : 22.7 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+8.4 : 17.8 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+8.0 : 16.9 WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+7.7 : 11.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
+7.7 : 16.4 QUANDIALLA POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+7.7 : 18.1 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW

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

9.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.5 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.9 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-5.4 : 16.3 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
-5.4 : 12.5 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.9 : 31.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-3.7 : 29.4 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-3.5 : 15.2 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-4.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.1 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.4 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS

-5.3 : 1.8 HORSHAM POLKEMMET RD Wimmera S VIC
-5.2 : 0.9 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-5.2 : 1.8 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-5.1 : 12.1 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast 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.
16.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
13.2 AMMAROO N Plateau NT
10.0 GREENHAVEN N Coast--Barron QLD
10.0 WHYALLA Darling Downs E QLD
9.8 MURRAY DOWNS N Plateau NT

12.6 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
12.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

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6.7 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
6.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
3.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
1.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

1112 (46.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
970 (40.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
830 (34.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
783 (32.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
743 (31.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
722 (30.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
719 (30.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
690 (28.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
646 (26.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
646 (26.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
640 (26.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
635 (26.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
614 (25.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
609 (25.4) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
608 (25.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
608 (25.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
604 (25.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
604 (25.2) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
65/18 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
63/19 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
63/04 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
61/21 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
61/09 LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
61/00 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
61/08 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE 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
N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
8.2mm in 12 min to 16:59 41.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
TRUSCOTT
6.6mm in 16 min to 17:51 24.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 18.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.6mm/h
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
2.8mm in 2 min to 21:32 84.0mm/h
3.2mm in 2 min to 21:34 96.0mm/h
3.0mm in 2 min to 21:36 90.0mm/h
4.0mm in 3 min to 21:39 80.0mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 23.0mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 18.6mm/h
None reported