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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2157 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 daily rainfall

QLD

Central West

036111

EVANSTON

91.5

88.0

05/01/1980

36

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

Lower West

009194

MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE

25.9

25.8

19/01/2010

22

1 Y

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010311

YORK

24.0

23.4

18/01/2001

17

1 Y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

Lower West

009021

PERTH AIRPORT

27.8

27.3

21/01/1989

69

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009106

GOSNELLS CITY

29.0

29.0

28/01/2012

21

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

Lower West

009225

PERTH METRO

27.3

26.8

19/01/2010

20

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009994

COLLIE EAST

22.5

22.0

08/01/2013

11

22.5

19/02/2004

12

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010311

YORK

26.5

25.0

18/01/2001

17

26.4

07/02/1997

18

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

SA

Northeast

020028

GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT)

6.0

6.4

14/01/2013

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 21:57EST, 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 29.8 -1.9 24.2 +5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 57/14
PERTH AIRPORT 33.7 +2.0 27.8 +10.8 26.6 0.0 9.2 12.4 408 (17.0) 39/04
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 31.8 +7.1 19.2 +5.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 268 (11.2) 50/15
BUNBURY 33.6 +3.9 25.0 +9.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 46/11
MANDURAH 28.6 -0.6 25.0 +6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 34/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.3 25.0 +0.2 24.7 3.6 2.4 4.8 324 (13.5) 48/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.8 +4.4 24.3 +2.8 22.0 0.0 19.6 11.2 423 (17.6) 39/17
WHYALLA AERO 31.2 +1.2 12.7 -4.8 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 361 (15.0) 44/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.4 +1.1 12.4 -4.7 -- 0.0 4.0 13.2 128 ( 5.3) 35/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 31.0 +5.8 7.7 -3.4 2.3 0.0 5.8 13.5 313 (13.0) 48/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 41.0 +4.8 25.8 +2.1 22.9 2.2 11.4 12.0 353 (14.7) 39/13
CAIRNS AERO 32.8 +1.4 21.8 -1.9 18.2 0.0 6.6 10.4 -- 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.4 +2.1 27.4 +3.1 26.5 0.0 11.2 6.7 418 (17.4) 39/14
MACKAY M.O 31.5 +1.5 26.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- 8.4 317 (13.2) 26/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +0.4 24.2 +2.1 23.3 0.6 10.0 -- 319 (13.3) 44/16
BUNDABERG AERO 30.5 +0.4 22.5 +1.1 -- 2.4 -- -- 474 (19.8) 52/13
COOLANGATTA 26.8 -1.4 19.6 -1.4 -- 3.8 -- -- 415 (17.3) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 29.2 +0.3 21.3 +0.2 21.3 0.0 6.6 6.3 455 (19.0) 39/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.3 -2.7 16.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 878 (36.6) 63/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.7 -0.2 16.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 10.8 -- 393 (16.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.0 -1.9 17.6 -1.8 16.9 13.8 1.6 0.8 556 (23.2) 31/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.9 -3.6 16.5 -1.7 -- 7.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 30/16
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.5 -2.5 14.9 -3.1 13.1 5.0 9.4 7.5 536 (22.3) 41/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.1 -2.5 15.1 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 28/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.2 -0.2 9.6 -3.7 5.0 0.0 10.8 13.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.7 +0.8 15.9 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 557 (23.2) 57/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.4 -1.1 18.1 -0.7 14.9 0.0 9.8 10.8 710 (29.6) 48/15
RICHMOND RAAF 28.8 -1.0 14.8 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 289 (12.0) 37/15
BELLAMBI AWS 23.6 -1.2 15.7 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 581 (24.2) 34/22
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.2 -0.4 14.6 -1.6 12.7 0.0 10.4 13.2 393 (16.4) 35/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.4 -0.8 11.2 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 30/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.9 +2.7 11.9 -4.8 4.6 0.0 6.2 13.4 295 (12.3) 39/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 30.0 +0.5 9.5 -4.6 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 366 (15.3) 35/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.5 +1.9 10.6 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 30/21
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.7 +1.8 12.5 -1.8 10.3 0.0 28.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.7 +3.6 6.8 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 39/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.1 -2.2 12.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 44/16
HOBART AIRPORT 25.0 +2.5 9.3 -2.7 5.1 0.0 6.2 7.5 372 (15.5) 41/20
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

45.7 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
44.7 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
44.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
44.4 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
44.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+12.8 : 40.2 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.7 : 42.5 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.7 : 42.6 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.0 : 41.8 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.7 : 37.0 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA

32.1 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
30.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
30.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
30.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
29.6 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+10.8 : 27.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+10.7 : 24.7 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+10.6 : 29.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
+10.1 : 26.5 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.1 : 27.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

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

14.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
15.1 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
17.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.6 : 22.3 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.3 : 28.7 SPRINGSURE COMET ST Central Highlands QLD
-5.3 : 25.4 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.1 : 25.0 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
-5.1 : 18.9 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW

-0.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-9.9 : 6.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-9.6 : 6.9 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-9.2 : 7.1 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-8.5 : 2.5 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.4 : 6.5 BEGA AWS South Coast 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.
120.0 HILLVIEW STATION Upper Carpentaria QLD
91.5 EVANSTON Central West QLD
60.8 GREEN HILLS Upper Carpentaria QLD
46.4 EULEILAH CREEK Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
41.0 BRUCE ROCK Cent Wheatbelt WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
41.0 BRUCE ROCK

QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
120.0 HILLVIEW STATION
60.8 GREEN HILLS
Central West
91.5 EVANSTON
Wide Bay/Burnett
46.4 EULEILAH CREEK

13.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.4 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

.....

5.1 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
4.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
4.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
3.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.8 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

1136 (47.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1043 (43.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1042 (43.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
953 (39.7) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
898 (37.4) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
878 (36.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
841 (35.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
803 (33.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
791 (33.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
770 (32.1) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
763 (31.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
749 (31.2) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
710 (29.6) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
701 (29.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
690 (28.8) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
667 (27.8) GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
667 (27.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
654 (27.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
647 (27.0) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
631 (26.3) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
619 (25.8) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
603 (25.1) TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
230/08 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
91/23 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
89/19 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
87/17 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
87/07 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
Lower West
MANJIMUP
19.0mm in 30 min to 07:54 38.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
11.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 11.4mm/h
HOPETOUN NORTH
6.0mm in 8 min to 19:38 45.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 15.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
JACUP
10.8mm in 30 min to 18:30 21.6mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 17.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.0mm/h
KATANNING
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
13.0mm in 30 min to 16:30 26.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 14.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 15.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
NOONAMAH AWS
12.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.8mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
10.4mm in 30 min to 11:30 20.8mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 15.2mm/h
13.8mm in 30 min to 12:00 27.6mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 24.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 9.7mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.0mm in 30 min to 15:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.2mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
10.4mm in 16 min to 18:00 39.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.4mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 20.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 6.3mm/h
WARRUWI
11.0mm in 30 min to 08:30 22.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 11.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
14.2mm in 13 min to 07:00 65.5mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 14.2mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 07:30 22.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 08:00 14.8mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.7mm/h
Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT
7.6mm in 9 min to 02:30 50.7mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.0mm/h
Central West
LONGREACH AERO
7.2mm in 9 min to 17:08 48.0mm/h
6.8mm in 6 min to 17:14 68.0mm/h
15.0mm in 16 min to 17:30 56.2mm/h
29.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 29.4mm/h
6.0mm in 14 min to 17:44 25.7mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.3mm/h
6.2mm in 12 min to 18:12 31.0mm/h
9.2mm in 9 min to 18:21 61.3mm/h
6.6mm in 9 min to 18:30 44.0mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 32.6mm/h
32.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 32.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
BLACKALL AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
12.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 25.6mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 12.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
LAKE GRACE : 87(360/ 69 ) at 17:12
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN NTC AWS : 230( 70/ 7 ) at 08:30
QUEENSLAND
Northwest
WINTON AIRPORT : 89(110/ 69 ) at 19:37
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 74(130/ 65 ) at 00:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(330/ 65 ) at 17:34