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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 bring heavy rain, large hail. A line of storms developed early this afternoon in a trough lying from about Charleville to the Darling Downs then south to around Port Macquarie. The storms moved very slowly southwards in SW QLD, eastwards from the Darling Downs towards Brisbane and northeastwards across the NSW North and Mid North Coasts, envigorated by moist northeasterly winds at the surface and cooler than normal temperatures in the upper atmosphere. Several severe cells developed on the Downs and Granite Belt, with hail 7cm in diameter reported ENE of Warwick at 3.40pm and marble-sized hail reported at Stanthorpe at 2.40pm. The town of Allora, 20km NNW of Warwick, had two waves of hail. Local police Sergeant Bruce Willett told ABC Radio the first wave "left a layer of white across the ground, probably large marble size. And then we had another wave come over but it was only pea-sized". Another report from Allora says that some of the hail was golfball-sized. No damage was reported in the town. Over 30,000 homes, mostly in the Lockyer Valley, Fassifern Valley and Ipswich region, lost power in the storms.

Torrential localised rain fell west and SW of Brisbane, on the eastern Darling Downs and on the NSW Mid North Coast causing flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall totals captured by the flood warning rainfall network were in the Laidley area where Bill Gunn Dam registered 72mm and Showground Weir 64mm in the hour to 7pm and Churchbank Weir, 15km SW of Ipswich, 65mm in the hour to 8pm. Some of the heaviest falls reported from official Bureau stations were 57.2mm at Amberley AP in the hour to 8pm of which 33.8 fell in 16 minutes, 26mm in 27 minutes at Beaudesert, 12.8 in 9 minutes at Gatton, 35.4 in 30 minutes at Kempsey and 9.8 in 12 minutes at Port Macquarie AP. See downpours for details.

QLD, NSW, VIC: Bushfires continue. In QLD, fire crews were kept busy at five bush or grass fires today at Hervey Range SW of Townsville, Woolooga NW of Gympie, Purga SW of Ipswich, Chuwar NW of Ipswich and Ogmore north of Marlborough. None of the fires threatened property. Fires in SE NSW are under control or extinguished while a fire that has burnt through 660 hectares of grass and bushland near Raymond Terrace, north of Newcastle, is contained. In VIC, fires continue to burn at Cape Conran and 18 kilometres south-east of Ensay in East Gippsland.

International Events

NICARAGUA: Weakening Ida brings damage and torrential rain. The 9th named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed close to the Nicaraguan coast yesterday and intensified into category 1 Hurricane Ida early today as it approached the country's central eastern coast packing 120km/h sustained winds. It crossed the coast this morning around sunrise near Tasbapauni. All but 20 of the 100 or so wooden shacks in nearby fishing village of Karawala were destroyed and early reports indicate a wider destruction of houses, and damage to schools and bridges. By 1pm Eastern Time (US), sustained winds near the centre had dropped to 100km/h and Ida continued to weaken below hurricane strength as it moved inland towards Honduras.


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 06/11/2009. 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 grass minimum temperature

WA

Eucla

011019

EYRE

-3.0

-2.9

09/11/1999

21

1

NT

Darwin-Daly

014042

OENPELLI

12.0

12.5

10/11/2007

11

1


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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 07:07EST, 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 35.6 +8.5 19.8 +6.0 18.0 5.0 7.8 -- 411 (17.1) 54/11
PERTH AIRPORT 31.2 +5.4 20.5 +7.9 16.3 0.0 8.8 6.9 420 (17.5) 54/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.4 +8.6 13.0 +2.2 12.0 0.0 5.2 4.3 558 (23.3) 39/13
BUNBURY 27.9 +3.7 18.3 +6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 39/13
MANDURAH 24.0 -- 20.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 50/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +0.1 24.8 -0.5 24.0 0.0 5.2 10.5 292 (12.2) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.6 -1.0 18.2 +0.3 17.0 0.0 13.4 12.3 455 (19.0) 44/07
WHYALLA AERO 21.3 -5.2 13.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 10.8 -- 533 (22.2) 52/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.4 -4.7 10.4 -3.6 6.2 0.0 4.2 7.5 284 (11.8) 31/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.9 -2.5 9.1 +0.7 5.7 0.0 3.2 5.9 346 (14.4) 34/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.2 +1.8 18.4 -3.0 15.9 0.0 12.0 11.2 337 (14.0) 41/14
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +0.4 20.5 -1.8 18.4 0.6 7.8 8.1 368 (15.3) 44/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 -1.0 19.2 -3.7 18.0 0.0 10.0 12.2 381 (15.9) 43/12
MACKAY M.O 30.0 +0.8 17.8 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- 11.9 242 (10.1) 26/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.4 +2.2 17.6 -1.9 15.8 0.0 9.8 -- 251 (10.5) 31/16
BUNDABERG AERO 29.3 +1.0 19.6 +0.7 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 360 (15.0) 35/14
NAMBOUR DPI 31.0 +3.0 17.0 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.9 +1.1 18.8 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 59/21
BRISBANE AERO 28.1 +1.3 18.7 +0.7 14.8 0.0 8.0 9.7 499 (20.8) 55/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.1 +4.4 17.9 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 57/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.3 0.0 17.7 +2.7 13.8 0.0 7.8 -- 164 ( 6.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.8 -1.1 19.4 +3.3 17.8 0.4 5.2 1.5 351 (14.6) 48/18
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.3 -3.6 18.6 +3.6 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.2 -3.2 16.2 +1.9 13.9 0.0 3.4 0.6 337 (14.0) 48/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.1 -4.0 14.7 +1.6 13.3 0.2 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 26/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.8 +1.7 6.8 -2.3 -0.8 0.0 4.8 11.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.5 +1.1 9.4 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 65/20
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -4.2 16.4 +1.1 12.3 1.4 2.2 1.1 353 (14.7) 39/14
RICHMOND RAAF 23.9 -2.7 16.2 +2.3 14.1 0.6 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 39/11
BELLAMBI AWS 17.7 -4.4 15.8 +0.2 -- 2.2 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 37/06
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.3 -4.4 10.4 +1.6 -- 0.0 7.4 12.3 318 (13.3) 46/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.8 +2.1 4.7 -6.0 -0.6 0.0 9.2 13.3 293 (12.2) 44/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.3 -0.7 6.6 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 44/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.4 -4.0 8.3 -4.2 6.2 0.0 10.0 12.8 374 (15.6) 35/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.3 -1.3 7.2 -2.9 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 466 (19.4) 46/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.9 -3.3 6.7 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 44/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.3 -2.6 12.0 +0.8 11.1 0.0 2.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.5 -3.5 7.8 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 323 (13.5) 39/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.2 -3.4 7.0 -0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 419 (17.5) 46/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.6 -0.8 4.4 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 30/18
HOBART AIRPORT 16.6 -2.4 7.6 -1.6 2.7 0.0 5.0 6.7 487 (20.3) 37/10
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

42.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
42.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
40.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
40.9 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
40.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA

+9.4 : 32.7 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+8.7 : 29.0 ALBANY Lower West WA
+8.6 : 36.1 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.6 : 29.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+8.5 : 35.6 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 TRUSCOTT N Kimberley WA
27.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
**S** 27.0 PAPUNYA N Plateau NT
26.9 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.1 : 21.4 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
+8.1 : 20.2 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.0 : 19.3 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.0 : 17.2 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.9 : 22.0 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
+7.9 : 20.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

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

4.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
9.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-9.2 : 12.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-8.5 : 16.2 NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW
-7.5 : 13.8 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-7.3 : 6.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-7.0 : 18.0 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

-4.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 EYRE Eucla WA

-12.5 : -0.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-9.1 : 3.0 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-7.4 : 3.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-7.0 : 8.6 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-6.9 : 5.8 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA

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.
56.6 BERRY MASONIC VILLAGE Illawarra NSW
36.7 MORNINGTON E Kimberley WA
36.2 FOXGROUND ROAD Illawarra NSW
29.0 KHOLO THE PLATEAU Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
28.2 WATTAMOLLA (GRIFFITHS) Illawarra NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
36.7 MORNINGTON

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
29.0 KHOLO THE PLATEAU

NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
56.6 BERRY MASONIC VILLAGE
36.2 FOXGROUND ROAD
28.2 WATTAMOLLA (GRIFFITHS)

13.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.1 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
13.0 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.7 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

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2.8 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
1.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.5 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
1.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.6 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

1596 (66.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1117 (46.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
**S** 1093 (45.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1054 (43.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1013 (42.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
935 (39.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
934 (38.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
929 (38.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
902 (37.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
879 (36.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
865 (36.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
847 (35.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
815 (34.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
777 (32.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
728 (30.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
669 (27.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
646 (26.9) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
624 (26.0) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
621 (25.9) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
610 (25.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
98/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
98/02 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
76/19 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland 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
E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO
7.2mm in 34 min to 23:41 12.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
14.8mm in 8 min to 19:19 111.0mm/h
19.0mm in 8 min to 19:27 142.5mm/h
12.0mm in 13 min to 19:46 55.4mm/h
6.6mm in 14 min to 20:00 28.3mm/h
57.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 57.2mm/h
9.0mm in 32 min to 20:18 16.9mm/h
62.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 20.7mm/h
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON
12.8mm in 9 min to 18:30 85.3mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 16.6mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 21.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
26.0mm in 27 min to 21:00 57.8mm/h
29.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 29.4mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
34.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 34.2mm/h
Darling Downs E
WARWICK
15.8mm in 30 min to 17:00 31.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.2mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
35.4mm in 30 min to 20:30 70.8mm/h
41.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 41.2mm/h
43.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 43.4mm/h
52.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 17.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.0mm/h
COFFS HARBOUR MO
11.0mm in 27 min to 19:57 24.4mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 16.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.2mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.4mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
9.8mm in 12 min to 14:56 49.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.2mm/h
Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
13.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 13.2mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 11:30 16.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 69(230/ 65 ) at 01:16
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(310/ 78 ) at 00:31
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(230/ 69 ) at 02:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(250/ 58 ) at 02:30