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National Daily Weather Summary

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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

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 1335 EST on 10/12/2009. 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

WA

E Kimberley

002012

HALLS CREEK AIRPORT

31.0

31.0

15/12/1985

43

31.0

15/12/1985

41

1 Equal to record.

NT

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

29.5

29.2

19/12/2006

11

1

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

29.1

28.9

03/12/2007

11

1

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002012

HALLS CREEK AIRPORT

31.8

31.6

15/12/1985

63

31.6

15/12/1985

63

1

NT

Darwin-Daly

014153

BLACK POINT

30.2

29.8

09/12/2002

17

1

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

32.2

29.8

31/12/2002

13

31.2

30/11/1996

13

1

NSW

North Coast

058208

CASINO AIRPORT AWS

25.6

25.0

25/12/2005

14

1

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

Eucla

011003

EUCLA

6.9

7.0

27/12/1977

47

1

WA

Eucla

011019

EYRE

0.2

0.5

03/12/2006

23

1

SA

W Agricultural

018069

ELLISTON

4.8

5.6

29/12/1971

47

1

SA

Upper Murray

024024

LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE

3.0

4.5

02/12/2009

25

1 P Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

45.7

45.7

06/12/2004

12

45.0

24/10/2002

10

1 Equal to record.

WA

Interior

013007

BALGO HILLS

45.5

45.5

08/12/2009

23

45.5

08/12/2009

23

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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014903

KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM

41.5

41.4

01/12/2006

25

1

NSW

N Tablelands W

056242

INVERELL (RAGLAN ST)

37.4

37.4

30/12/2005

14

1 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 09:15EST, 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 30.0 +0.5 13.2 -3.1 10.6 0.0 11.2 -- 763 (31.8) 59/14
PERTH AIRPORT 29.7 +0.8 14.1 -0.7 12.0 0.0 9.6 12.7 509 (21.2) 41/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.1 -5.0 11.1 -1.3 8.1 1.4 6.2 8.8 -- --
BUNBURY 27.4 +0.3 12.3 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 48/18
MANDURAH 27.4 -- 14.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 543 (22.6) 52/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.8 +2.2 28.4 +3.1 27.3 0.8 9.0 8.7 474 (19.8) 44/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.0 +1.6 24.2 +4.0 23.6 0.0 22.8 8.3 532 (22.2) 54/19
WHYALLA AERO 22.4 -5.7 10.2 -5.6 -- 0.6 10.6 -- 470 (19.6) 31/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.0 -4.0 10.3 -5.2 8.7 0.0 7.0 9.3 297 (12.4) 39/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.0 -0.9 7.5 -2.4 4.7 0.0 4.8 9.3 445 (18.5) 55/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 42.0 +4.8 24.0 +0.9 21.8 0.0 10.4 9.7 247 (10.3) 34/15
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +0.7 21.5 -1.9 20.5 0.0 8.2 11.3 401 (16.7) 35/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.8 +1.3 23.9 -0.2 21.8 0.0 12.2 11.1 462 (19.3) 37/10
MACKAY M.O 31.8 +1.7 20.8 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- 11.3 252 (10.5) 26/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.3 +4.2 20.3 -0.9 18.6 0.0 10.2 -- 241 (10.0) 34/14
BUNDABERG AERO 31.0 +1.6 23.2 +2.7 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 317 (13.2) 35/14
NAMBOUR DPI 36.0 +6.8 23.0 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.7 +1.5 21.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 645 (26.9) 54/11
BRISBANE AERO 29.9 +1.6 22.6 +2.5 21.0 0.0 9.6 12.6 773 (32.2) 54/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 37.3 +9.6 20.9 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 435 (18.1) 39/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 39.0 +8.0 20.9 +3.4 11.3 0.0 13.5 -- 372 (15.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 -0.1 22.2 +4.1 19.3 0.4 6.4 0.7 614 (25.6) 54/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.6 -1.0 19.2 +2.5 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.0 -2.2 20.0 +3.5 20.1 0.0 8.0 7.6 477 (19.9) 43/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.7 -2.2 16.2 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 31/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.0 +0.6 8.2 -3.1 3.2 0.0 12.6 12.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.9 -0.6 12.5 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 584 (24.3) 41/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.0 -0.7 18.1 +0.6 17.5 1.6 8.2 9.8 671 (28.0) 48/05
RICHMOND RAAF 27.7 -1.0 16.7 +0.7 11.6 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 41/13
BELLAMBI AWS 23.0 -1.1 16.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 541 (22.5) 54/03
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.2 -2.9 11.3 -0.1 10.3 13.2 12.8 9.1 402 (16.8) 39/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.1 -3.3 9.2 -4.5 5.5 1.2 9.0 12.1 384 (16.0) 41/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.4 -4.0 9.2 -4.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 250 (10.4) 30/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.6 -5.5 8.8 -6.0 7.3 8.4 12.2 9.1 353 (14.7) 28/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.4 -3.0 5.2 -7.0 -- 2.8 3.0 -- 278 (11.6) 35/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.9 -3.1 4.9 -6.6 -- 8.8 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 41/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.9 +1.7 9.6 -3.3 8.1 13.2 0.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 26.3 +3.4 5.8 -5.1 -- 1.4 -- -- 283 (11.8) 48/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.9 -1.7 2.5 -6.9 -- 3.2 -- -- 325 (13.5) 46/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.6 -4.8 7.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 54/12
HOBART AIRPORT 22.2 +1.6 10.1 -0.6 4.3 0.0 2.8 10.5 576 (24.0) 63/09
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

45.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
45.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
45.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
44.6 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+11.5 : 41.4 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+10.5 : 41.6 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
+10.3 : 41.7 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+9.8 : 36.8 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
+9.6 : 37.3 TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD

32.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
31.8 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
30.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
30.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+8.9 : 26.2 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+8.5 : 32.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+8.0 : 25.8 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
+7.7 : 25.6 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+7.3 : 28.3 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+7.3 : 26.1 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD

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

6.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-10.2 : 23.3 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-9.0 : 21.3 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
-8.5 : 18.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-8.1 : 22.7 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-8.0 : 22.8 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA

-1.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-0.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.2 EYRE Eucla WA
0.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-13.9 : 0.2 EYRE Eucla WA
**S** -10.0 : 2.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
-9.7 : 4.8 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
-9.1 : 4.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-9.0 : 5.0 CEDUNA AMO 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.
98.0 BRAMWELL N Peninsula QLD
66.8 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
32.0 SKARDON RIVER N Peninsula QLD
29.8 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION N Peninsula QLD
29.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
98.0 BRAMWELL
32.0 SKARDON RIVER
29.8 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
S Peninsula
66.8 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT

VICTORIA
Upper NE
29.4 MOUNT BULLER

13.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
12.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
12.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.6 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

.....

3.8 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
1.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.7 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1503 (62.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1016 (42.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
994 (41.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
934 (38.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
925 (38.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
881 (36.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
844 (35.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
829 (34.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
**S** 821 (34.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
819 (34.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
817 (34.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
800 (33.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
797 (33.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
794 (33.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
786 (32.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
778 (32.4) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
773 (32.2) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
764 (31.8) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
764 (31.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
763 (31.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
751 (31.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
744 (31.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
726 (30.3) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
719 (30.0) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
718 (29.9) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
689 (28.7) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
684 (28.5) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
680 (28.3) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
674 (28.1) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
672 (28.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
671 (28.0) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
671 (28.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
656 (27.3) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
651 (27.1) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
647 (27.0) COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW
645 (26.9) COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
636 (26.5) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
634 (26.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
631 (26.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
631 (26.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
614 (25.6) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
614 (25.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
612 (25.5) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
610 (25.4) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
609 (25.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
606 (25.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
605 (25.2) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
603 (25.1) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N NSW
94/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
93/15 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
91/17 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
91/18 MOUNT READ W Coast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
10.2mm in 15 min to 23:45 40.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
13.0mm in 14 min to 14:53 55.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 17.0mm/h
CAPE DON
12.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 12.4mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
TERRITORY GRAPE FARM : 91(220/ 33 ) at 17:09
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(330/ 74 ) at 23:42
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(280/ 76 ) at 03:59
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 93(330/ 67 ) at 16:20
MOUNT READ : 91(340/ 50 ) at 19:42