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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

QLD, NSW: Thunderstorms, widespread rain saturate the inland. The trough responsible for flooding on the NSW Mid North Coast has also generated widespread thunderstorms and areas of heavy rain across central and southern inland QLD and northern inland NSW both yesterday and today. In the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, the heaviest falls were in the NSW northern and central plains, with Bellata PO reporting 74.0mm and Girilambone (Wongala) 58.4mm (an October record). Further records fell in the 24 hours to 9 today with reports of 53.2mm at Coonamble Airport on the NSW Central Western Plains, 45.2 at South Plains and 42.8 at Wallen (QLD Warrego) and 75.0 at Eastmere (QLD Central West).

WA: Temperature records fall in the SE. A belt of hot air ducted down from the tropics ahead of a trough gave record high temperatures in the state's southeast. Balladonia, on the edge of the Nullarbor Plain, set new records for both high minimum and maximum temperatures today with its low of 20.9 and high of 41.6 both October records in over 40 years climatic history. Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, with 69 years of observations, shaved 1.6 off its previous record October high minimum with a reading of 25.7. Full details of records are below.

International Events

PHILIPPINES: Fourth typhoon in a month threatens. Typhoon Mirinae, packing sustained winds estimated at 140km/h, was forecast to increase its speed of movement before hitting the main island of Luzon on Saturday. The storm is the 23rd of the season and the fourth to impact on the nation. Since the end of September, 929 people perished in Typhoons Ketsana and Parma while Typhoon Lupit veered north of the Philippines before making landfall. Parts of Manila and outlying areas remain flooded after Ketsana dropped record rain on the city. The waterlogged conditions are expected to continue into the New Year, with over a million people exposed to the risk of disease. The death toll of 929 does not include a further 167 that have since died of leptospirosis. Millions of doses of antibiotics have been handed out to contain the disease, but Adam Craig, a spokesman for the World Health Organisation, warned the threat of it spreading would remain as long as the stagnant water remained.


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 1344 EST on 29/10/2009. 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

QLD

Central West

036076

EASTMERE

75.0

55.0

23/10/1986

39

1 n

QLD

Warrego

044123

SOUTH PLAINS

45.2

28.6

16/10/2003

11

1 n

QLD

Warrego

044174

WALLEN

42.8

30.0

18/10/1996

34

1 n

NSW

CW Plains N

051161

COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS

53.2

45.0

14/10/2000

13

1

NSW

North Coast

058212

EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS

53.8

43.8

18/10/2004

12

1

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

Eucla

011017

BALLADONIA

19.5

18.2

04/10/2005

36

1

WA

Goldfields

012038

KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT

24.0

22.5

28/10/2008

44

1

Highest minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009542

ESPERANCE AERO

20.5

18.7

17/10/1991

16

1

WA

Eucla

011017

BALLADONIA

20.9

19.7

04/10/2005

41

1

WA

Goldfields

012038

KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT

25.7

24.1

24/10/1990

69

1

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Eucla

011017

BALLADONIA

41.6

41.5

26/10/1981

43

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 06:37EST, 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 15.7 +4.8 12.9 0.0 4.4 -- 310 (12.9) 57/11
PERTH AIRPORT 21.4 -1.1 14.9 +4.7 12.3 0.0 4.4 5.7 378 (15.8) 67/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.5 +3.8 15.1 +6.0 14.2 0.2 3.0 7.9 293 (12.2) 54/14
BUNBURY 20.6 -0.1 14.3 +5.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 257 (10.7) 65/11
MANDURAH 19.9 -- 17.0 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 299 (12.5) 67/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +1.9 24.6 -0.4 23.8 0.8 8.4 8.3 434 (18.1) 35/04
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.9 -0.1 12.0 -2.8 9.8 0.0 10.8 12.3 288 (12.0) 35/09
WHYALLA AERO 29.9 +6.0 14.0 +3.5 -- 0.0 10.2 -- 404 (16.8) 37/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.1 +8.3 14.9 +3.5 10.4 0.0 6.0 11.2 223 ( 9.3) 46/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.6 +6.7 8.0 +0.9 4.4 0.0 2.4 7.0 298 (12.4) 30/07
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.6 0.0 13.5 -5.1 10.1 0.0 11.0 11.9 313 (13.0) 34/12
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 -0.4 19.8 -0.8 17.4 0.0 7.4 3.2 335 (14.0) 30/08
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.3 23.1 +2.4 21.4 0.6 10.8 8.4 549 (22.9) 43/13
MACKAY M.O 29.6 +2.0 23.3 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- 8.4 431 (18.0) 44/19
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.3 -0.4 21.1 +4.1 20.7 4.0 9.4 -- 450 (18.8) 46/13
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 +1.4 20.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 7.8 -- 442 (18.4) 43/14
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.7 17.0 +3.2 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.3 -0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 +1.0 20.6 +4.9 17.8 0.0 6.6 6.5 409 (17.0) 39/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.5 +0.8 14.9 +2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 735 (30.6) 54/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.9 +2.8 15.1 +3.0 12.6 0.0 3.2 -- 319 (13.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.6 -1.0 17.0 +3.2 16.8 8.6 1.4 4.0 196 ( 8.2) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -0.4 15.4 +3.5 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.6 +2.0 13.3 +1.3 10.5 0.0 2.6 8.2 335 (14.0) 31/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.1 +1.4 11.8 +1.1 10.9 0.2 -- -- 32 ( 1.3) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.3 +3.8 7.5 +0.9 4.5 0.4 1.2 5.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.8 +3.0 12.3 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 565 (23.5) 41/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.9 +1.4 14.3 +1.2 11.1 0.0 3.6 6.3 311 (13.0) 35/14
RICHMOND RAAF 26.8 +1.8 11.6 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 22.5 +0.9 15.1 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 44/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.7 +5.3 9.1 +3.0 7.3 0.0 3.0 7.5 193 ( 8.0) 34/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.3 +7.9 11.8 +4.1 8.3 0.0 6.2 12.2 330 (13.8) 39/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.8 +5.2 11.3 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) 18/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 32.0 +8.2 16.1 +6.3 13.5 0.0 9.0 10.8 331 (13.8) 37/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.2 +6.3 10.5 +3.0 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 249 (10.4) 30/18
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.6 +6.3 12.0 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 37/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.1 +1.5 12.0 +2.5 10.0 0.0 4.4 -- -- --
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 18.0 -0.8 7.2 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 34/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.7 +6.1 8.5 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 34/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.9 +3.9 7.9 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 35/15
HOBART AIRPORT 13.6 -3.7 10.7 +3.2 8.8 0.0 4.0 5.6 405 (16.9) 41/11
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

43.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
43.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
43.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
43.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+18.5 : 41.4 EYRE Eucla WA
+16.6 : 41.6 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+14.2 : 37.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.6 : 37.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

28.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.5 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
27.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
27.3 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+14.7 : 25.7 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+12.5 : 21.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+12.5 : 20.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+12.2 : 21.9 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+12.1 : 20.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

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

6.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
12.2 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
12.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.6 : 17.3 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
-6.5 : 21.0 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-6.4 : 21.5 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
-5.4 : 21.0 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-5.3 : 23.9 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW

1.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-6.0 : 18.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
-5.1 : 13.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-5.0 : 3.5 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-4.4 : 13.2 URANDANGI Northwest 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.
240.0 UPPER ORARA (DAIRYVILLE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
148.6 GIRRALONG MidNorth Coast N NSW
144.0 BOWRA SUGARLOAF MidNorth Coast N NSW
132.2 PILLAR VALLEY North Coast NSW
132.0 COOKS CK (KALANG) MidNorth Coast N NSW

QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
71.0 CARGOON STATION
N Coast--Barron
81.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
59.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
N Coast--Herbert
88.0 EURAMO TM
69.0 BAMBAROO
69.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
65.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
64.0 TUNG OIL TM
53.2 TULLY SUGAR MILL
Central Highlands
97.4 CAPELLA POST OFFICE
80.0 HUMBOLDT
Central West
75.0 EASTMERE
Maranoa
56.0 KAROOLA PARK
Warrego
52.0 EULO

NEW SOUTH WALES
CW Plains N
53.2 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS
50.0 COONAMBLE COMPARISON
NW Plains W
57.6 PILLIGA (LOWANA)
56.6 PILLIGA POST OFFICE
56.0 GWABEGAR POST OFFICE
52.0 PILLIGA (NIRVANA)
51.0 BURREN JUNCTION (HASTINGS STREET)
N Tablelands E
79.2 BARYULGIL (CLARENCE RIVER)
77.4 CANGAI (SMELTER CREEK)
North Coast
132.2 PILLAR VALLEY
78.0 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL
76.0 WOOLI (SANDSTONE HILL)
60.0 ILUKA (OWEN ST)
53.8 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
53.6 YAMBA PILOT STATION
52.0 HARWOOD ISLAND (HARWOOD SUGAR MILL)
MidNorth Coast N
240.0 UPPER ORARA (DAIRYVILLE)
148.6 GIRRALONG
144.0 BOWRA SUGARLOAF
132.0 COOKS CK (KALANG)
97.4 THUMB CREEK (FIGTREE)
85.8 KALANG (SPICKETTS CK (NOONANNIE))
85.6 KALANG (KOOROOWI (SHARABEL))
82.0 BOWRAVILLE (COW COWNTY)
79.8 BELLINGEN (HYDE STREET)
79.0 PROMISED LAND (BELLINGEN (CRYSTAL CREEK)
74.0 ORAMA (DARKWOOD ROAD)
64.0 TAYLORS ARM (LEMON GROVE)
56.0 TAYLORS ARM
56.0 UPPER DARKWOOD
56.0 HALFWAY CREEK (PACIFIC HWY)
54.2 LOWANNA (GRAFTON ST)
53.6 BELLBROOK (EAST STREET)
51.0 NANA GLEN (COWLING CLOSE)
50.6 TYRINGHAM (GLENFERNEIGH (RING TREE))
50.4 LEIGH (ROLLING ACRES)

12.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
12.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

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3.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
3.1 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.1 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

969 (40.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
918 (38.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
807 (33.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
797 (33.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
787 (32.8) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
772 (32.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
750 (31.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
749 (31.2) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
745 (31.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
735 (30.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
702 (29.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
700 (29.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
683 (28.5) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
677 (28.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
667 (27.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
666 (27.8) GLADSTONE AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
665 (27.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
660 (27.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
651 (27.1) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
632 (26.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
615 (25.6) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
610 (25.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
609 (25.4) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
89/17 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
80/16 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
80/10 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
78/17 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
78/18 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA

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
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
14.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 14.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
16.6mm in 53 min to 07:57 18.8mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 18.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
7.2mm in 7 min to 15:51 61.7mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
Far SW
THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT
6.6mm in 19 min to 14:00 20.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
11.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 11.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 76(290/ 65 ) at 17:00