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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that is unchecked and are likely to pick up errors as well as true records. They are limited to data received as at 1332 EST on 09/12/2009. 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 grass minimum temperature

QLD

Darling Downs E

041100

TEXAS POST OFFICE

24.4

23.5

28/12/2005

18

1

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Darling Downs E

041100

TEXAS POST OFFICE

26.4

25.9

25/12/2005

35

1

QLD

Darling Downs E

041521

GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT

27.3

26.6

28/12/2005

18

1

Highest maximum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001018

MOUNT ELIZABETH

40.9

40.9

07/12/2009

16

1 Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Interior

013007

BALGO HILLS

45.5

45.1

07/12/2009

23

45.5

19/11/1990

23

1 Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

45.4

45.0

05/12/2004

17

45.0

05/12/2004

19

1

QLD

Maranoa

043109

ST GEORGE AIRPORT

43.2

43.2

30/12/2005

12

1 Equal to record.

NSW

Upper Darling

048243

LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN

43.5

43.2

28/12/2005

12

1

NSW

NW Slopes S

055325

TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS

41.4

40.2

23/12/1994

15

1

NSW

N Tablelands W

056037

ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY)

33.9

33.6

30/12/2005

12

1

NSW

N Tablelands W

056238

ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS

33.5

33.3

30/12/2005

15

1

Lowest maximum temperature

VIC

Upper North

081125

SHEPPARTON AIRPORT

18.7

19.4

23/12/2007

13

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 09:11EST, 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 29.6 +0.1 16.1 -0.2 13.6 0.0 11.6 -- 724 (30.2) 63/16
PERTH AIRPORT 28.3 -0.6 13.2 -1.6 11.7 0.0 10.0 12.7 661 (27.5) 52/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.3 -4.8 7.6 -4.8 3.7 0.0 5.4 10.4 -- --
BUNBURY 27.5 +0.4 9.2 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 364 (15.2) 48/15
MANDURAH 24.3 -- 13.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 52/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.7 +2.1 26.7 +1.4 27.3 0.0 7.8 11.2 368 (15.3) 39/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 43.2 +7.8 28.6 +8.4 25.5 0.0 16.8 12.3 316 (13.2) 50/14
WHYALLA AERO 20.2 -7.9 14.5 -1.3 -- 6.0 8.6 -- 609 (25.4) 67/07
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.7 -6.3 14.0 -1.5 -- 5.6 4.0 9.7 240 (10.0) 46/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.3 -3.6 11.5 +1.6 10.8 1.6 2.0 8.1 337 (14.0) 44/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 42.1 +4.9 21.2 -1.9 19.3 0.0 11.8 12.1 267 (11.1) 35/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.8 +0.4 24.5 +1.1 24.2 4.2 4.4 9.8 350 (14.6) 41/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.5 +1.0 23.3 -0.8 20.6 0.0 12.0 12.5 507 (21.1) 46/13
MACKAY M.O 30.5 +0.4 21.2 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 296 (12.3) 24/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.0 +3.9 19.3 -1.9 17.5 0.0 10.2 -- 221 ( 9.2) 28/12
BUNDABERG AERO 31.3 +1.9 21.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 248 (10.3) --
NAMBOUR DPI 33.0 +3.8 22.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.4 +1.2 22.8 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 631 (26.3) 52/11
BRISBANE AERO 29.4 +1.1 22.3 +2.2 20.9 0.0 9.6 12.5 728 (30.3) 54/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 36.4 +8.7 19.2 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 52/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 41.7 +10.7 22.2 +4.7 11.2 0.0 13.0 -- 206 ( 8.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.9 +4.6 19.4 +1.3 16.2 0.0 7.0 11.4 519 (21.6) 72/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.9 +3.3 16.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.0 +1.8 20.1 +3.6 16.8 0.0 10.0 7.7 443 (18.5) 70/21
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 30.7 +3.8 20.1 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 50/19
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 32.4 +8.0 12.8 +1.5 6.3 0.0 10.0 12.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 39.7 +8.2 16.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 67/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.7 +4.0 20.2 +2.7 19.4 0.0 10.2 8.8 589 (24.5) 74/18
RICHMOND RAAF 38.6 +9.9 18.9 +2.9 16.0 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 54/18
BELLAMBI AWS 25.0 +0.9 18.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 481 (20.0) 68/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 34.4 +8.3 12.5 +1.1 10.2 0.0 11.0 9.9 333 (13.9) 65/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.6 +3.2 15.4 +1.7 11.6 0.0 12.0 7.3 278 (11.6) 63/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.9 -4.5 18.2 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 54/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.9 -8.2 18.3 +3.5 16.9 0.0 9.6 5.7 301 (12.5) 54/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.2 -9.2 16.2 +4.0 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 312 (13.0) 44/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.3 -8.7 15.0 +3.5 -- 5.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 37/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.8 -6.4 14.5 +1.6 13.8 8.2 5.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.0 -4.9 11.4 +0.5 -- 9.2 -- -- 276 (11.5) 54/06
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.7 -5.9 10.0 +0.6 -- 10.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 39/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.9 -1.5 9.2 -1.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 46/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.4 -1.2 8.6 -2.1 4.6 0.2 4.0 10.2 279 (11.6) 54/16
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

46.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
46.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
46.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
45.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
45.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA

+12.7 : 42.5 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
+12.3 : 42.6 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+11.8 : 43.2 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+11.8 : 42.1 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
**S** +11.0 : 40.0 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW

31.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
30.6 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
30.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
29.7 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+9.1 : 26.4 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+8.5 : 27.3 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
+8.4 : 28.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.2 : 27.2 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+8.1 : 28.5 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

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

5.9 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-10.9 : 18.1 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
-10.8 : 26.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-10.5 : 20.5 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW
-10.5 : 13.1 EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
-10.3 : 20.9 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-10.3 : 25.0 LEONORA Goldfields WA

-1.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-1.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-10.1 : 2.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.8 : 7.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.8 : 14.2 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-6.7 : 8.8 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
-6.6 : 5.1 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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.
81.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN N Coast--Barron QLD
61.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
60.6 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
60.0 BAMAGA N Peninsula QLD
58.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
60.6 PIRLANGIMPI

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
60.0 BAMAGA
N Coast--Barron
81.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
61.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
58.0 HAPPY VALLEY

12.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
12.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
12.5 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.3 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

.....

1.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.8 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.6 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.4 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1039 (43.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
909 (37.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
874 (36.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
801 (33.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
799 (33.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
775 (32.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
762 (31.8) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
734 (30.6) DALWALLINU Central West WA
728 (30.3) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
724 (30.2) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
706 (29.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
699 (29.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
697 (29.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
696 (29.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
692 (28.8) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
691 (28.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
686 (28.6) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
671 (28.0) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
670 (27.9) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
661 (27.5) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
658 (27.4) FORREST Eucla WA
657 (27.4) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
656 (27.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
656 (27.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
652 (27.2) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
638 (26.6) GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
634 (26.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
631 (26.3) COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
623 (26.0) MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
623 (26.0) ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
621 (25.9) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
613 (25.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
611 (25.5) YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
609 (25.4) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
601 (25.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
104/19 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
96/15 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
91/17 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
89/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
87/11 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
5.8mm in 16 min to 09:58 21.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 10:30 12.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
4.4mm in 6 min to 07:00 44.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 15.6mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 15.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
E Central
DUNNS HILL
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS : 91(260/ 15 ) at 17:17
NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
WHITE CLIFFS AWS : 78(200/ 63 ) at 14:00
NW Slopes S
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS : 80(280/ 63 ) at 14:25
Hunter Valley
MURRURUNDI GAP AWS : 96(300/ 56 ) at 16:30
C Tablelands S
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS : 82(270/ 65 ) at 17:38
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 95(170/ 74 ) at 20:58
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 104(320/ 83 ) at 20:41
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 87(280/ 63 ) at 13:00