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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 2044 EST on 16/01/2014. 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 maximum temperature

WA

Eucla

011003

EUCLA

48.2

47.9

03/01/1979

51

47.9

03/01/1979

57

1 Y

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

36.2

36.0

20/01/2002

16

1 N

QLD

N Peninsula

027073

COEN AIRPORT

38.4

36.7

08/01/2006

11

1 N


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 20:43EST, 16/01/2014.

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 28.0 -3.7 19.6 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 493 (20.5) 50/16
PERTH AIRPORT 26.9 -4.8 16.2 -0.8 14.7 0.0 9.8 11.2 402 (16.8) 48/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 25.6 +0.9 15.4 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 55/16
BUNBURY 24.2 -5.5 20.2 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 377 (15.7) 44/17
MANDURAH 26.2 -3.0 20.9 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 41/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +2.0 24.3 -0.5 25.3 15.2 5.4 5.6 160 ( 6.7) 34/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 42.9 +6.5 20.5 -1.0 16.9 0.0 16.0 13.0 327 (13.6) 48/09
WHYALLA AERO 39.2 +9.2 15.9 -1.6 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 322 (13.4) 46/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 40.6 +11.3 20.8 +3.7 -- 0.0 9.8 13.8 208 ( 8.7) 37/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 39.3 +14.1 12.5 +1.4 9.8 0.0 9.0 13.7 333 (13.9) 52/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 41.4 +5.2 20.5 -3.2 18.4 0.0 10.8 -- 259 (10.8) 50/11
CAIRNS AERO 33.8 +2.4 23.2 -0.5 21.6 0.0 7.8 11.8 397 (16.5) 41/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.3 +2.0 23.1 -1.2 21.4 0.0 8.0 11.9 355 (14.8) 43/15
MACKAY M.O 30.2 +0.2 22.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 290 (12.1) 41/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.5 +1.6 22.4 +0.3 21.4 0.0 9.2 -- 266 (11.1) 37/16
BUNDABERG AERO 32.5 +2.4 21.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 50/13
COOLANGATTA 28.7 +0.5 22.8 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 52/13
BRISBANE AERO 29.0 +0.1 23.4 +2.3 22.1 0.0 11.8 11.7 435 (18.1) 48/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.3 +1.3 18.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 707 (29.5) 57/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 34.6 +2.7 19.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 11.4 -- 266 (11.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.0 -1.9 20.0 +0.6 -- 0.5 -- -- 448 (18.7) 24/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.7 -1.8 20.3 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 26/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.8 -2.2 20.2 +2.2 19.4 0.0 8.0 -- 524 (21.8) 39/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.4 -2.2 17.8 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 24/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 29.9 +3.5 11.4 -1.9 6.0 0.0 8.0 13.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 36.3 +3.4 18.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 48/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.5 -1.0 17.7 -1.1 16.6 0.0 5.6 12.4 495 (20.6) 37/16
RICHMOND RAAF 28.0 -1.8 16.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 23.7 -1.1 16.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 28/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 35.2 +3.6 15.9 -0.3 14.2 0.0 13.6 13.7 416 (17.3) 34/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 36.9 +4.7 15.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 22/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 40.0 +7.8 16.9 +0.2 11.9 0.0 11.4 13.3 291 (12.1) 31/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 35.9 +6.4 13.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 427 (17.8) 31/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 37.7 +8.1 13.2 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 37.1 +11.2 13.7 -0.6 11.5 0.0 6.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 35.6 +10.5 9.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 30/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.6 -0.7 12.6 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 44/13
HOBART AIRPORT 34.6 +12.1 11.8 -0.2 10.6 0.0 6.4 9.4 424 (17.7) 78/17
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

48.6 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
48.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
47.9 FORREST Eucla WA
46.8 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
45.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+22.3 : 48.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
+18.9 : 46.8 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+15.5 : 44.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+15.5 : 40.7 HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
+14.9 : 47.9 FORREST Eucla WA

29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.7 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
28.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
28.4 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
28.4 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+10.7 : 27.3 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.2 : 22.9 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+7.2 : 25.5 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+6.9 : 23.1 FORREST Eucla WA
+6.8 : 22.9 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA

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

18.8 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
19.7 LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
19.8 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
20.0 SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
20.7 BURNIE (ROUND HILL) N Coast TAS

-6.3 : 24.4 KARNET Lower West WA
-5.8 : 28.6 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.8 : 24.8 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-5.7 : 30.6 ENEABBA Central West WA
-5.6 : 25.5 HARVEY Lower West WA

-0.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
3.9 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-6.6 : 9.1 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
-6.6 : 9.1 MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
-6.3 : 8.4 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
-5.8 : 2.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-5.4 : 10.5 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA

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.
72.0 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
53.2 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
50.4 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
49.8 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
49.2 BURNERBINMAH E Gascoyne WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
53.2 WEST ROEBUCK
E Gascoyne
49.2 BURNERBINMAH

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
72.0 CHANNEL ISLAND
50.4 NGAYAWILI

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
49.8 MORNINGTON ISLAND

13.8 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.8 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
13.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

.....

8.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
8.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
7.9 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
7.7 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
5.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1103 (46.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
920 (38.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
841 (35.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
797 (33.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
749 (31.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
743 (31.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
724 (30.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
707 (29.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
705 (29.4) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
703 (29.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
683 (28.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
665 (27.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
651 (27.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
650 (27.1) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
637 (26.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
636 (26.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
634 (26.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
624 (26.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
619 (25.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
610 (25.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
607 (25.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
607 (25.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
605 (25.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
601 (25.0) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
157/03 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
137/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
100/10 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
98/20 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
98/14 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
8.4mm in 23 min to 16:00 21.9mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
W Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
35.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 11.7mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
47.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 15.7mm/h
E Gascoyne
MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT
4.2mm in 6 min to 14:59 42.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PIRLANGIMPI
10.0mm in 30 min to 14:00 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.0mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.3mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
11.0mm in 30 min to 12:00 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:30 11.0mm/h
BULMAN AWS
15.8mm in 42 min to 20:30 22.6mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 18.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.4mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 10.0mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
25.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 8.3mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
19.4mm in 31 min to 14:30 37.5mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 23.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
SCHERGER RAAF
15.4mm in 30 min to 18:00 30.8mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 20.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
LEARMONTH AIRPORT : 78( 90/ 65 ) at 00:33
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 80(170/ 63 ) at 02:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) : 83(310/ 63 ) at 21:16
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(330/ 72 ) at 12:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 128(270/ 89 ) at 17:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(290/ 59 ) at 17:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 78(280/ 65 ) at 19:10
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 87(300/ 67 ) at 15:00