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National Daily Weather Summary


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Provisional records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has not been validated, but obvious errors have been corrected. The records are based on data received as at 1405 EST on 19/08/2018. 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
Lowest grass minimum temperature

NSW

Hunter Valley

061250

PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)

-4.5

-4.0

11/08/2018

41

1 S C Suspect - Record also broken on 10 and 11 August. Although possible given screen minima, three times in a month at a station with a 41-year history suggests possible observation error. Await BoM validation.

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

Gt Southern

010622

ONGERUP

-1.0

-0.8

31/08/2005

51

1 N C

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

-1.2

-1.0

30/08/1995

25

1 N C

WA

Goldfields

012009

NORSEMAN AERO

-3.7

-3.6

14/08/2012

19

1 N C

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033119

MACKAY M.O

30.6

30.0

26/08/2009

59

1 N C


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10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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10pm EST Solar Radiation

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 14:04EST, 19/08/2018.

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 18.7 +0.2 5.4 -2.6 4.0 0.0 4.2 9.4 364 (15.2) 39/23
BUNBURY 16.5 -1.0 2.3 -5.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 24/09
MANDURAH 17.8 -0.1 7.1 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 30/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.4 0.0 20.1 -0.3 18.5 0.0 5.4 11.2 258 (10.8) 26/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.2 +2.6 4.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 35/15
WHYALLA AERO 17.4 -1.1 7.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 445 (18.5) 54/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.0 -2.6 8.6 +0.4 -- 4.8 -- -- 315 (13.1) 52/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 11.2 -2.9 5.7 +0.2 -- 13.0 -- -- 512 (21.3) 63/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.3 +3.0 7.2 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 35/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.4 +2.8 15.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 34/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.2 +2.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 30/13
MACKAY M.O 30.6 +8.1 14.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 28/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 +6.2 10.6 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 30.4 +7.1 7.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 35/15
COOLANGATTA 23.0 +1.6 6.1 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 25.2 +3.4 8.0 -1.6 2.8 0.0 4.6 10.6 174 ( 7.3) 35/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.4 +3.9 8.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 50/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.6 +3.6 2.5 -3.3 -- 0.0 3.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.3 +1.1 4.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 35/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.7 +4.1 0.4 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 68/12
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 15.2 +2.2 -3.5 -4.8 -9.0 0.0 2.2 -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.3 +3.8 -2.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 61/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.6 +5.3 5.8 -2.3 1.1 0.0 4.4 9.0 288 (12.0) 89/14
RICHMOND RAAF 23.7 +4.0 0.1 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 72/14
BELLAMBI AWS 21.8 +3.8 8.4 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 72/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.2 -- -0.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 59/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.0 -1.5 0.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 63/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.6 -2.4 1.4 -2.3 -- 4.4 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 55/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.9 -1.4 8.6 +3.3 -- 0.6 4.8 9.0 322 (13.4) 68/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.7 -2.0 4.9 +1.0 -- 4.6 -- -- 299 (12.5) 74/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.5 -1.7 6.8 +4.2 -- 6.4 -- -- 360 (15.0) 55/14
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 13.8 -0.6 6.9 +1.0 4.1 0.2 4.0 7.3 584 (24.3) 76/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.3 -2.1 2.9 -0.8 -- 3.4 -- -- 639 (26.6) 74/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.0 -1.8 6.8 +3.1 -- 5.4 -- -- 499 (20.8) 74/01
HOBART AIRPORT 12.8 -0.7 6.4 +1.7 3.3 2.6 3.0 8.7 401 (16.7) 50/12
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

35.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 BRADSHAW-ANGALLARI VALLEY (DEFENCE) N Rivers NT
35.0 DOUGLAS RIVER RESEARCH FARM N Rivers NT
34.9 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
34.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.1 : 30.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
+7.1 : 30.4 BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.8 : 29.8 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.2 : 31.0 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.1 : 29.6 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
+6.1 : 29.1 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

24.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.5 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.2 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+4.8 : 11.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.2 : 6.8 BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
+4.2 : 11.6 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+3.9 : 9.6 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+3.9 : 8.2 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+3.9 : 8.3 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

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

-2.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.7 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.9 : 3.0 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-5.8 : 2.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-5.0 : 1.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.9 : 0.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-4.7 : 9.0 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-4.7 : 8.7 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC

-8.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-6.7 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 MARRANGAROO (DEFENCE) C Tablelands S NSW

-7.8 : -8.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-7.8 : -3.7 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.1 : 0.9 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-6.9 : -2.3 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-6.9 : -0.6 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW

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.
45.6 STRAHAN (ANDREW STREET) W Coast TAS
44.2 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
44.0 LOONGANA (SERENDIPITY) N Coast TAS
38.4 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN) W Coast TAS
37.2 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

Reports not yet available

1430 (59.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1277 (53.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1159 (48.3) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1025 (42.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1020 (42.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1010 (42.1) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
970 (40.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
931 (38.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
928 (38.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
923 (38.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
898 (37.4) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
891 (37.1) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
885 (36.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
882 (36.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
879 (36.6) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
841 (35.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
826 (34.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
805 (33.5) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
804 (33.5) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
796 (33.2) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
791 (33.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
767 (32.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
760 (31.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
755 (31.5) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
733 (30.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
732 (30.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
726 (30.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
721 (30.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
711 (29.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
705 (29.4) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
704 (29.3) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
702 (29.3) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
693 (28.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
689 (28.7) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
687 (28.6) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
680 (28.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
671 (28.0) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
670 (27.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
666 (27.8) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
663 (27.6) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
639 (26.6) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
636 (26.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
630 (26.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
628 (26.2) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
627 (26.1) PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
626 (26.1) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
626 (26.1) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
623 (26.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
620 (25.8) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
618 (25.8) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
610 (25.4) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
609 (25.4) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
603 (25.1) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
117/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
117/14 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
102/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
100/03 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
96/01 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
94/03 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
93/11 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
91/12 LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS) Mallee/Upper SE SA
91/15 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
91/23 CAPE GRIM N 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.
VICTORIA
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
5.0mm in 13 min to 12:43 23.1mm/h
STRAHAN AERODROME
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
13.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 27.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.6mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 95(260/ 76 ) at 03:58
Mallee/Upper SE
LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS) : 91(250/ 69 ) at 12:25
Lower SE
CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) : 83(240/ 67 ) at 14:41
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
KURNELL AWS : 83(260/ 69 ) at 14:53
PORT BOTANY (MOLINEUX POINT AWS) : 95(230/ 76 ) at 14:58
SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) : 82(230/ 63 ) at 15:14
Illawarra
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) : 78(280/ 65 ) at 16:20
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION (EAST ANEMOMETER) : 85(290/ 67 ) at 12:25
HIGH RANGE AWS (WANGANDERRY) : 78(230/ 67 ) at 16:11
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 95(320/ 72 ) at 02:00
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 93(350/ 56 ) at 03:43
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 117(230/104 ) at 23:40
E Central
ESSENDON AIRPORT : 83(240/ 65 ) at 14:57
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 89(260/ 74 ) at 14:55
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 76(250/ 63 ) at 14:06
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 87(270/ 76 ) at 19:11
FAWKNER BEACON : 89(260/ 80 ) at 14:48
W Central
LAVERTON RAAF : 85(250/ 65 ) at 14:40
AVALON AIRPORT : 93(290/ 58 ) at 11:30
POINT WILSON : 78(260/ 65 ) at 15:39
N Central
MANGALORE AIRPORT : 76(260/ 63 ) at 15:38
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(250/ 54 ) at 16:00
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 80(250/ 65 ) at 17:10
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 87(250/ 69 ) at 09:53
WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB : 74(230/ 63 ) at 20:53
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 102(240/ 87 ) at 18:09
CAPE GRIM : 87(230/ 69 ) at 18:18
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 80(330/ 65 ) at 03:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 117(280/ 85 ) at 14:40