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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1052 EST on 20/04/2013. 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 Coast E

033254

CRYSTAL BROOK

105.0

104.4

10/12/2004

20

1 N


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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 10:52EST, 20/04/2013.

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 COMPARISON 42.3 +12.8 26.5 +10.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 65/10
PERTH AIRPORT 42.2 +13.3 20.9 +6.0 18.5 0.0 11.6 11.2 387 (16.1) 44/12
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 31.8 +8.7 14.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 39/15
BUNBURY 37.0 +9.8 18.1 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 28/14
MANDURAH 39.2 +12.5 24.1 +7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 22/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +0.4 24.5 -0.8 24.2 17.0 6.4 9.8 197 ( 8.2) 28/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.3 +2.9 17.8 -2.4 15.9 0.0 17.0 6.0 370 (15.4) 50/11
WHYALLA AERO 31.9 +3.7 16.6 +0.7 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 464 (19.3) 37/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.5 +4.5 14.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 21.8 -- 154 ( 6.4) 28/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.5 +4.6 6.4 -3.5 3.0 0.0 7.4 11.3 299 (12.5) 39/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.6 +0.5 21.3 -1.7 -- 3.0 4 34.8 12.5 300 (12.5) 44/14
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 -0.3 23.3 -0.1 23.1 9.8 11.4 2.8 544 (22.7) 46/07
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 -1.2 23.2 -0.9 21.8 1.0 11.8 0.0 549 (22.9) 61/12
MACKAY M.O 28.9 -1.2 22.4 -0.6 -- 89.4 -- 0.3 606 (25.3) 57/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.8 -1.3 23.2 +2.0 23.0 0.0 11.4 -- 526 (21.9) 46/12
BUNDABERG AERO 30.2 +0.8 21.2 +0.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 595 (24.8) 52/11
COOLANGATTA 29.2 +2.0 21.0 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 41/12
BRISBANE AERO 28.1 0.0 20.8 +0.8 19.3 0.0 11.4 9.4 488 (20.3) 41/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.7 -0.6 15.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 731 (30.5) 54/06
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 34.6 +3.7 19.0 +1.6 -- 0.0 8.4 -- 154 ( 6.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.8 +1.5 19.0 +0.9 16.0 0.0 6.2 -- -- 46/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.7 +1.2 19.5 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 46/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 32.5 +5.3 17.4 +0.9 12.3 0.0 29.4 -- 402 (16.8) 39/18
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 29.2 +2.4 17.6 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 30/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 30.1 +5.8 13.3 +2.1 8.0 0.0 8.0 13.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 36.4 +5.4 18.1 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 46/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.3 +3.6 18.5 +1.0 17.4 0.0 5.7 12.4 405 (16.9) 59/15
RICHMOND RAAF 35.6 +7.2 18.2 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 34/16
BELLAMBI AWS 25.0 +1.2 17.9 +0.6 -- 1.8 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 59/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.8 +5.5 17.6 +3.8 15.1 0.0 8.8 13.8 258 (10.8) 46/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.7 +4.5 13.2 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 46/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.5 +5.4 14.5 -0.3 10.5 0.0 12.0 13.6 320 (13.3) 37/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.8 +4.5 11.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 30.4 -- 485 (20.2) 31/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.5 +4.6 10.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 43/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.7 +0.5 13.5 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.7 +3.1 7.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 379 (15.8) 37/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.5 +1.1 7.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 43/16
HOBART AIRPORT 24.2 +3.6 13.4 +2.7 10.9 0.0 7.0 2.7 554 (23.1) 68/15
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

43.9 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
43.4 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
43.0 FORREST Eucla WA
43.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
42.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA

+15.8 : 39.6 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+15.6 : 40.4 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+15.3 : 40.6 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
+14.5 : 39.0 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
+14.3 : 38.8 ESPERANCE Lower West WA

31.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
30.7 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
30.3 CARNEGIE Interior WA
30.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
30.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
30.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+11.3 : 28.3 MULLEWA Central West WA
+10.4 : 26.5 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+10.2 : 26.5 GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
+9.6 : 25.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
+9.5 : 27.0 KALBARRI Central West WA

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

10.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.3 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
13.9 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
15.1 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-5.5 : 26.0 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
-5.5 : 28.9 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-5.0 : 29.0 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-4.7 : 26.5 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
-4.6 : 10.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

3.1 OMEO Upper NE VIC
3.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.5 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC

-5.9 : 7.6 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.6 : 3.5 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-5.5 : 7.0 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.3 : 13.0 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-4.9 : 5.4 SHEOAKS W Central VIC

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.
136.6 LETHEBROOK Central Coast E QLD
122.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
122.0 WILSON BEACH Central Coast E QLD
116.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD N Coast--Herbert QLD
108.0 MT JUKES Central Coast E QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
51.4 ELLENDALE MINESITE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
50.2 LAMBELL'S LAGOON

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
122.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
116.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
64.0 CARDWELL RANGE
62.0 ELPHINSTONE POCKET NO1
57.0 NASH'S CROSSING ALERT
56.0 INGHAM PUMP STATION AL
55.0 EURAMO TM
55.0 ABERGOWRIE ALERT
53.0 HAWKINS CREEK
Central Coast E
136.6 LETHEBROOK
122.0 WILSON BEACH
108.0 MT JUKES
105.0 CRYSTAL BROOK
98.4 PROSERPINE FULLER ST
97.8 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
90.0 PROSERPINE AIRPORT
89.4 MACKAY M.O
85.0 FARLEIGH CO-OP SUGAR MILL
84.4 HAMILTON ISLAND
84.0 CANNONVALE WWTP
83.0 PLEYSTOWE SUGAR MILL
80.0 MACKAY ALERT
78.0 DUMBLETON ROCKS ALERT
73.6 KELSEY CREEK DITTMER RD
71.0 MOUNT JUKES
68.0 MACKAY AERO
68.0 MOUNT CHARLTON
67.2 HECATE
62.5 MIRANI MARY STREET
62.0 GARGETT ALERT

ISLANDS
Islands
57.8 NORFOLK ISLAND (KINGSTON)

13.9 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.8 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.6 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

2.6 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
1.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
0.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

1639 (68.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1230 (51.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1146 (47.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1138 (47.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1094 (45.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1004 (41.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
959 (40.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
954 (39.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
945 (39.4) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
940 (39.2) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
939 (39.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
927 (38.6) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
916 (38.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
857 (35.7) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
835 (34.8) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
829 (34.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
806 (33.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
802 (33.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
779 (32.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
766 (31.9) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
751 (31.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
731 (30.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
730 (30.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
717 (29.9) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
682 (28.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
676 (28.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
658 (27.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
636 (26.5) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
606 (25.3) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
600 (25.0) MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
111/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
109/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
104/16 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
83/17 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
78/02 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
78/11 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
78/21 LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
POINT STUART AWS
35.4mm in 30 min to 00:30 70.8mm/h
35.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 35.4mm/h
42.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 42.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 12.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.2mm/h
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
52.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 17.3mm/h
MACKAY M.O
5.8mm in 6 min to 00:30 58.0mm/h
11.2mm in 30 min to 01:00 22.4mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 19.8mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 16.6mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 72(110/ 65 ) at 01:49
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(330/ 72 ) at 02:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(250/ 80 ) at 02:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 87(270/ 63 ) at 02:00