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National Daily Weather Summary


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Records set or equalled today

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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 14:02EST, 16/03/2018.

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 26.6 -3.1 21.5 +5.6 21.0 0.6 3.6 8.2 330 (13.8) 37/15
BUNBURY 24.8 -3.0 20.1 +5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 35/13
MANDURAH 24.7 -3.2 20.3 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 31/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +1.2 25.3 +0.8 24.8 0.0 7.0 9.1 343 (14.3) 39/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.5 -0.1 12.9 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 31/10
WHYALLA AERO 24.4 -2.8 13.9 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 399 (16.6) 39/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.4 -0.9 12.6 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 34/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.7 -0.4 9.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 39/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.6 +1.5 18.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 34/15
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +1.5 24.2 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 43/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.1 +0.4 21.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 34/15
MACKAY M.O 29.2 +0.6 20.0 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 31/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.6 +3.1 19.7 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 35/08
BUNDABERG AERO -- -- 21.6 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 551 (23.0) --
COOLANGATTA 28.5 +1.2 20.7 +1.1 -- 4.4 -- -- 529 (22.0) 43/11
BRISBANE AERO 28.1 +0.2 18.8 -0.6 17.8 0.2 6.2 8.1 448 (18.7) 37/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.0 0.0 15.4 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 650 (27.1) 41/07
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.0 +3.9 18.8 +2.2 -- 0.0 6.4 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.8 +2.5 13.7 -3.1 -- 3.6 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 31/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 35.1 +8.9 17.3 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 41/21
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 35.6 +6.7 18.9 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 55/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 34.8 +9.6 20.5 +3.0 18.8 0.0 7.0 9.7 428 (17.8) 52/16
RICHMOND RAAF 36.3 +9.4 18.6 +3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 48/17
BELLAMBI AWS 26.1 +2.2 19.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 319 (13.3) 46/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.2 -- 11.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 48/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.0 +3.4 10.9 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 34/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.4 +2.8 12.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 35/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.0 +0.7 12.9 -0.9 -- 0.0 4.6 10.2 262 (10.9) 31/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.6 -0.6 12.6 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 31/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.7 0.0 11.0 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 35/19
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 22.3 -1.7 12.8 +0.2 10.0 0.0 5.0 5.3 283 (11.8) 35/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.4 -1.8 9.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 34/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.5 -1.0 11.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 26/21
HOBART AIRPORT 19.1 -1.6 14.4 +3.6 10.9 0.0 4.8 0.4 369 (15.4) 43/23
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

42.9 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.7 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.3 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
40.9 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA

+9.7 : 39.7 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+9.6 : 34.8 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+9.4 : 36.3 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW
+9.1 : 35.8 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
+8.9 : 35.1 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

29.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
29.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
29.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.7 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+8.4 : 23.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+8.4 : 23.2 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.3 : 24.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.0 : 19.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+8.0 : 22.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

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

7.4 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
9.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.3 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
13.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
13.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
13.3 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-6.0 : 14.4 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-5.3 : 22.8 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-5.1 : 16.3 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-5.0 : 23.2 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-4.9 : 13.3 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-4.9 : 25.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA

2.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.6 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.5 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.4 : 10.1 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-7.5 : 5.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-5.3 : 13.7 YULARA AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-5.2 : 8.1 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.2 : 14.3 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT

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.
36.6 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL N Peninsula QLD
35.0 ALCAN MINESITE N Rivers NT
22.0 MUNGLINUP Lower West WA
20.4 MILINGIMBI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
18.8 DALYUP PARK Lower West WA

Reports not yet available

1450 (60.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1406 (58.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1291 (53.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1062 (44.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
948 (39.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
905 (37.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
889 (37.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
883 (36.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
864 (36.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
847 (35.3) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
835 (34.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
807 (33.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
805 (33.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
792 (33.0) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
788 (32.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
764 (31.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
751 (31.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
725 (30.2) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
723 (30.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
698 (29.1) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
668 (27.8) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
658 (27.4) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
650 (27.1) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
634 (26.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
632 (26.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
632 (26.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
624 (26.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
608 (25.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
600 (25.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
96/02 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
85/01 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
78/02 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
76/01 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
74/04 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. 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
CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT
11.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.8mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.6mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 8.7mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.0mm/h
WARRUWI AIRPORT
14.0mm in 30 min to 18:30 28.0mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 21.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.3mm/h
27.8mm in 30 min to 19:00 55.6mm/h
41.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 41.8mm/h
19.0mm in 30 min to 19:30 38.0mm/h
46.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 46.8mm/h
20.2mm in 30 min to 20:00 40.4mm/h
39.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 39.2mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 22.4mm/h
84.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 28.0mm/h
103.0mm in 6 hr to 21:30 17.2mm/h
MANINGRIDA AIRPORT
5.2mm in 14 min to 13:00 22.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
22.8mm in 23 min to 11:00 59.5mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 24.6mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 11:30 28.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 10.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
8.4mm in 21 min to 20:30 24.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
12.2mm in 30 min to 11:00 24.4mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.2mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 19.8mm/h
14.6mm in 30 min to 12:30 29.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 12:30 16.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 7.3mm/h
25.6mm in 30 min to 13:00 51.2mm/h
40.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 40.2mm/h
21.8mm in 21 min to 13:21 62.3mm/h
9.2mm in 9 min to 13:30 61.3mm/h
56.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 56.6mm/h
33.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 33.2mm/h
75.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 25.0mm/h
97.0mm in 6 hr to 15:30 16.2mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.0mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(320/ 78 ) at 03:08
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 82(280/ 63 ) at 02:24
ISLANDS
Islands
CATO ISLAND : 98(***/ 80 ) at 00:30