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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 14/12/2009. 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 daily rainfall

NT

Darwin-Daly

014009

CHANNEL ISLAND

290.2

236.4

10/12/1998

33

249.6

03/01/1997

38

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014167

STOKES HILL

273.6

98.4

30/12/2007

22

246.6

16/03/1977

24

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014183

DARWIN RIVER DAM

285.0

208.4

10/12/1998

39

208.4

10/12/1998

41

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014279

WALKER CREEK

280.0

157.6

10/12/1998

15

255.5

03/03/2007

16

1 n

NT

Darwin-Daly

014907

LITCHFIELD

229.0

126.2

18/12/1980

24

1 n

Lowest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

27.0

27.3

31/12/2003

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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 09:30EST, 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 41.6 +12.1 14.9 -1.4 10.9 0.0 13.8 -- 454 (18.9) 41/08
PERTH AIRPORT 39.0 +10.1 13.0 -1.8 11.2 0.0 11.8 13.5 414 (17.3) 37/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 38.7 +15.6 13.0 +0.6 9.6 0.0 8.0 12.1 412 (17.2) 39/10
BUNBURY 32.4 +5.3 12.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 30/12
MANDURAH 32.9 -- 19.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 37/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 27.9 -4.7 24.0 -1.3 23.9 162.2 11.1 0.0 452 (18.8) 46/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.4 -5.0 19.4 -0.8 18.3 0.0 11.0 8.7 379 (15.8) 41/15
WHYALLA AERO 24.0 -4.1 15.3 -0.5 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 478 (19.9) 50/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.2 -0.8 12.6 -2.9 10.0 0.0 -- 12.1 287 (12.0) 35/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.4 -3.5 12.7 +2.8 11.0 1.0 4.0 0.7 443 (18.5) 37/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.7 +1.5 26.5 +3.4 24.5 0.0 13.2 1.1 517 (21.5) 55/23
CAIRNS AERO 32.5 +1.1 22.7 -0.7 19.9 0.6 7.2 10.6 363 (15.1) 44/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.2 +0.7 24.7 +0.6 22.2 0.0 12.4 12.1 472 (19.7) 43/11
MACKAY M.O 30.7 +0.6 25.7 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- 11.5 349 (14.5) 31/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.7 +1.6 23.1 +1.9 21.8 0.0 10.8 -- 285 (11.9) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 32.6 +3.2 23.4 +2.9 -- 0.0 9.6 -- 288 (12.0) 34/13
NAMBOUR DPI 31.0 +1.8 20.0 +1.8 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 29.8 +2.6 21.5 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 30/11
BRISBANE AERO 31.1 +2.8 22.5 +2.4 20.0 0.0 8.0 -- 309 (12.9) 39/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.6 +2.9 19.7 +3.0 -- 1.6 -- -- 490 (20.4) 37/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 36.1 +5.1 16.7 -0.8 6.4 0.0 8.8 -- 128 ( 5.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.2 +0.9 17.2 -0.9 14.4 0.0 4.2 11.5 245 (10.2) 37/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.4 +1.8 15.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.5 +0.3 14.7 -1.8 13.0 0.0 7.8 10.3 358 (14.9) 41/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.5 +0.6 14.9 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 34/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 27.8 +3.4 9.1 -2.2 1.6 0.0 8.0 13.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.6 +3.1 13.3 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 39/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.1 +0.4 20.2 +2.7 17.8 0.0 8.4 11.1 510 (21.3) 43/14
RICHMOND RAAF 32.4 +3.7 17.6 +1.6 13.5 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 46/13
BELLAMBI AWS 24.5 +0.4 18.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 39/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 32.1 +6.0 9.3 -2.1 5.9 0.0 10.2 13.7 330 (13.8) 59/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.5 +3.1 12.2 -1.5 8.4 0.0 9.6 13.8 292 (12.2) 43/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.6 +0.2 11.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 43/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.1 -1.0 12.4 -2.4 10.9 0.0 10.2 11.6 380 (15.8) 31/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.4 -2.0 12.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 339 (14.1) 43/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.7 -2.3 10.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 43/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.5 -2.7 14.9 +2.0 15.4 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.5 -1.4 13.1 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 492 (20.5) 46/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.9 -3.7 11.0 +1.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 398 (16.6) 35/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.6 +2.2 11.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 37/19
HOBART AIRPORT 16.2 -4.4 11.7 +1.0 5.8 0.0 6.6 4.3 578 (24.1) 44/19
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

43.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
42.9 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
42.7 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
42.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.4 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

+15.6 : 38.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+13.7 : 38.0 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+12.9 : 38.8 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.8 : 40.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA

29.9 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
29.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
28.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.7 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.5 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+6.1 : 20.0 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+5.5 : 20.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+5.4 : 23.5 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.0 : 21.6 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
+5.0 : 18.0 HARVEY Lower West WA

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

6.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-13.3 : 24.5 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-11.2 : 23.0 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-8.8 : 26.0 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
-8.7 : 27.6 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-7.9 : 27.0 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

2.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-8.6 : 14.7 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
-7.0 : 6.7 COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
-6.2 : 14.3 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-6.0 : 15.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-5.7 : 8.4 EYRE Eucla 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.
290.2 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
285.0 DARWIN RIVER DAM N Rivers NT
280.0 WALKER CREEK N Rivers NT
273.6 STOKES HILL N Rivers NT
240.2 SOUTHPORT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
290.2 CHANNEL ISLAND
285.0 DARWIN RIVER DAM
280.0 WALKER CREEK
273.6 STOKES HILL
240.2 SOUTHPORT
238.8 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
235.0 RANKIN POINT
229.0 LITCHFIELD
226.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
223.6 BATCHELOR AERO
194.6 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
188.4 CHANNEL POINT
179.6 BERRY SPRINGS RANGERS
162.2 DARWIN AIRPORT
141.0 BERRIMAH RESEARCH FARM
138.0 ADELAIDE RIVER POST OFFICE
136.6 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS
120.2 GERIATRIC PARK
117.2 UPPER ADELAIDE RIVER
117.0 NORTHLAKES
117.0 MOUNT BUNDY STATION
111.8 MANGO FARM
111.0 PINELANDS
104.4 ROSEBERY
104.0 POINT STUART AWS
97.6 THE CHASE
84.6 KARAMA
80.2 MIDDLE POINT AWS
74.4 HOWARD SPRINGS
73.0 NIGHTCLIFF POOL
72.8 LEANYER
72.0 SHOAL BAY
65.4 DOUGLAS RIVER
65.0 ELIZABETH VALLEY
64.6 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
64.6 NOONAMAH AWS
62.7 ACACIA, MOCATTO ROAD
58.4 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
57.2 WILDMAN RANGERS
56.2 WAGAIT BEACH
55.0 NITMILUK RANGERS
54.0 MCMINNS LAGOON
53.0 BONALBO
52.8 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM
50.0 BEATRICE HILL

13.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.7 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
13.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
13.5 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

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1.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
0.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1632 (68.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1512 (63.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
**S** 1466 (61.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1252 (52.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1175 (49.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1108 (46.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1014 (42.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1008 (42.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
980 (40.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
945 (39.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
944 (39.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
930 (38.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
881 (36.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
783 (32.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
780 (32.5) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
777 (32.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
765 (31.9) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
759 (31.6) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
752 (31.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
738 (30.8) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
732 (30.5) WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
727 (30.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
707 (29.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
678 (28.3) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
659 (27.5) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
650 (27.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
638 (26.6) SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
634 (26.4) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
633 (26.4) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
611 (25.5) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
115/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
102/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/02 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
83/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
81/18 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.2mm/h
7.0mm in 15 min to 07:15 28.0mm/h
6.6mm in 15 min to 07:30 26.4mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 16.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 17.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
5.0mm in 15 min to 07:15 20.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 13.8mm/h
CAPE DON
11.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.2mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
28.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 9.3mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 01:30 11.0mm/h
55.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 18.3mm/h
53.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 17.7mm/h
53.0mm in 3 hr to 04:30 17.7mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 10.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 14:00 23.6mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 15.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 23.2mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 13.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 17.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 13.0mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
23.2mm in 48 min to 12:18 29.0mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 25.2mm/h
BULMAN AWS
7.6mm in 45 min to 16:30 10.1mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.2mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
10.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.6mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 78(180/ 67 ) at 14:00
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78(240/ 69 ) at 07:48
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 78(250/ 67 ) at 00:34
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(310/ 76 ) at 03:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 109(250/ 85 ) at 02:01
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 102(260/ 65 ) at 01:52
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(***/ 69 ) at 01:00