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National Daily Weather Summary


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Wednesday 12 July 2017

Australian weather briefs

  • Strong high brings cold nights...and wind. Strong high pressure just east of TAS and a ridge from it into QLD brought with it clear skies, light winds and dry air descending from upper levels to give TAS, VIC, NSW and southern QLD another cold night. According to Ben Domensino at Weatherwatch, Saint George QLD with -0.1°, Perisher Valley NSW (-11.6), Mount Hotham VIC (-8.2) and Wynyard and Dennes Point TAS with -2.3 and +2.0 each had their lowest minima in two years. Orange Airport NSW has now had three consecutive nights below -4° with minima of -4.4°, -4.3 and this morning -4.8. The strong high has been tightening the pressure gradient across northern Australia, freshening the southeasterly trade winds. Coen, Weipa and Horn Island, all on Cape York Peninsula, all set new records for highest average 24-hour wind for July to 09.00 this morning.
  • Good to see someone with a dry sense of humour on the BoM's Twitter desk at the Tasmanian office this afternoon. Although it wasn't appreciated...

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 1403 EST on 13/07/2017. 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 minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029139

SWEERS ISLAND

22.7

22.5

27/07/2010

12

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

TAS

E Coast

092114

FRIENDLY BEACHES

-0.9

-0.9

24/07/2009

17

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

N Peninsula

027073

COEN AIRPORT

57

57

11/07/2017

11

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

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

N Peninsula

027045

WEIPA AERO

25.8

24.6

07/07/1998

19

1 N

QLD

N Peninsula

027058

HORN ISLAND

31.6

30.8

08/07/2003

11

1 N

QLD

N Peninsula

027073

COEN AIRPORT

20.5

20.2

23/07/2005

11

1 N


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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 14:03EST, 13/07/2017.

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
PERTH AIRPORT 20.4 +2.5 14.8 +6.8 12.9 3.2 2.4 8.0 496 (20.7) 61/15
BUNBURY 19.6 +2.4 15.2 +8.2 -- 2.6 -- -- 468 (19.5) 70/11
MANDURAH 18.8 +1.4 14.8 +4.2 -- 4.4 -- -- 690 (28.8) 57/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +2.6 23.4 +4.1 21.9 0.0 8.8 10.9 399 (16.6) 48/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.6 +6.9 6.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 18/13
WHYALLA AERO 19.2 +2.3 1.3 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 54/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.2 +2.9 8.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 39/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.2 +2.0 5.2 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 286 (11.9) 41/23
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.9 +5.2 15.8 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 31/16
CAIRNS AERO 27.2 +1.5 21.5 +4.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 606 (25.3) 55/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.6 +1.5 18.0 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 380 (15.8) 41/12
MACKAY M.O 22.4 +1.1 17.7 +4.8 -- 5.4 -- -- 440 (18.3) 50/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.9 +0.8 11.5 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 34/10
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 +0.9 12.1 +1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 291 (12.1) 34/11
COOLANGATTA 20.4 -0.1 13.3 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 462 (19.3) 44/03
BRISBANE AERO 20.7 -0.1 9.5 +0.5 7.8 0.0 3.4 7.3 381 (15.9) 34/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.4 -0.1 4.0 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 333 (13.9) 28/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.3 +1.2 2.5 -2.2 -1.1 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.3 -0.3 5.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 35/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.0 -1.0 8.4 +2.0 -- 17.4 -- -- 336 (14.0) 31/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.4 +2.0 -1.3 -2.8 -10.7 0.2 1.3 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.7 +2.4 0.9 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 34/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.1 -2.9 7.5 +0.3 5.7 1.2 3.4 0.5 507 (21.1) 43/13
RICHMOND RAAF 16.7 -0.7 0.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 28/14
BELLAMBI AWS 15.8 -1.0 10.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 551 (23.0) 37/09
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.3 -- -3.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 24/08
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.1 +1.4 -0.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 21/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.9 +0.8 0.1 -3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 13/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.0 +1.6 4.3 0.0 -- 0.0 1.6 7.7 189 ( 7.9) 31/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.2 +0.2 -0.9 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 30/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.6 +0.1 1.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 24/14
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 14.3 +1.2 1.6 -3.8 -0.9 0.0 1.4 7.7 288 (12.0) 39/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 +0.6 -0.4 -3.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 46/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.7 -0.9 -1.8 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 5/06
HOBART AIRPORT 11.3 -1.2 0.3 -3.8 -- 0.0 0.8 8.2 237 ( 9.9) 24/06
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

35.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.9 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
34.6 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
34.3 BATCHELOR AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.3 PORT KEATS AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.3 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

+7.3 : 25.5 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+6.9 : 26.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.7 : 24.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
+5.9 : 31.7 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+5.8 : 25.5 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.5 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL

+8.4 : 15.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+8.4 : 15.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+8.3 : 17.3 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
+8.2 : 15.2 BUNBURY Lower West WA
+8.0 : 16.6 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD

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

-2.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.3 : 7.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.1 : 7.5 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-3.5 : 6.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 : 8.3 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-3.3 : 7.8 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

-11.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.9 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-8.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-8.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.1 : -0.9 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-7.0 : -8.9 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.9 : -4.0 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-6.9 : -5.5 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-6.8 : -0.5 CERBERUS E Central VIC
-6.8 : -3.1 COLDSTREAM E 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.
30.5 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
25.8 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
19.2 CHAPMAN HILL Lower West WA
19.0 HUNTLY Lower West WA
18.2 DOVER HEIGHTS (PORTLAND ST) Sydney--east NSW

Reports not yet available

1187 (49.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1028 (42.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
964 (40.2) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
933 (38.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
925 (38.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
903 (37.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
844 (35.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
820 (34.2) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
810 (33.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
801 (33.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
777 (32.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
770 (32.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
758 (31.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
752 (31.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
707 (29.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
695 (29.0) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
690 (28.8) MANDURAH Lower West WA
667 (27.8) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
666 (27.8) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
666 (27.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
642 (26.8) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
639 (26.6) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
635 (26.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
625 (26.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
620 (25.8) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
618 (25.8) WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
606 (25.3) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
603 (25.1) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
83/03 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
76/04 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
76/19 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
74/10 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
72/18 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a programming error, downpours shown for WA, NT, SA, QLD and ISLANDS between 9 and 10am local times are wrong and should be ignored. The error will be corrected as soon as possible.
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
Lower West
BICKLEY
17.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 34.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 17.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.0mm/h
CAPE NATURALISTE
3.2mm in 2 min to 09:02 96.0mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
5.8mm in 11 min to 09:11 31.6mm/h
BADGINGARRA AG STATION
10.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.8mm/h
PEMBERTON AG STATION
11.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.2mm/h
WILYABRUP AG STATION
11.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 23.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
YULARA AIRPORT
10.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 21.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
41.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 13.7mm/h
69.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 23.0mm/h
110.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 18.3mm/h
63.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 21.0mm/h
85.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 28.3mm/h
19.8mm in 30 min to 10:00 39.6mm/h
13.0mm in 30 min to 10:30 26.0mm/h
32.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 32.8mm/h
17.2mm in 30 min to 11:00 34.4mm/h
30.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 30.2mm/h
20.2mm in 30 min to 11:30 40.4mm/h
37.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 37.4mm/h
23.6mm in 30 min to 12:00 47.2mm/h
43.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 43.8mm/h
106.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 35.3mm/h
20.8mm in 30 min to 12:30 41.6mm/h
44.4mm in 1 hr to 12:30 44.4mm/h
20.6mm in 30 min to 13:00 41.2mm/h
41.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 41.4mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 22.8mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 14.7mm/h
149.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 24.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 83(300/ 65 ) at 05:38
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 70(150/ 63 ) at 20:00