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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2256 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

Wide Bay/Burnett

039037

FAIRYMEAD SUGAR MILL

834.0

389.1

16/01/1913

99

389.1

16/01/1913

112

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040544

BROMFLEET

350.0

210.0

26/01/2012

15

210.0

26/01/2012

20

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

16.3

17.0

13/01/2009

12

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

38.6

37.5

29/01/2013

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 22:56EST, 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 36.8 +5.1 16.7 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 541 (22.5) 52/17
PERTH AIRPORT 34.1 +2.4 17.2 +0.2 13.5 0.0 11.0 13.0 446 (18.6) 43/12
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 22.8 -1.9 14.1 +0.4 -- 2.2 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 43/15
BUNBURY 32.5 +2.8 16.0 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 41/23
MANDURAH 29.2 0.0 19.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 425 (17.7) 44/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +1.1 24.8 0.0 24.4 0.0 5.6 9.5 327 (13.6) 41/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.1 -1.3 15.0 -6.5 12.7 0.0 13.2 12.9 360 (15.0) 39/16
WHYALLA AERO 24.6 -5.4 15.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 11.2 -- 433 (18.0) 34/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.4 -3.9 12.7 -4.4 -- 0.0 5.2 11.6 222 ( 9.3) 31/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.3 -0.9 10.0 -1.1 7.3 0.0 6.2 5.3 419 (17.5) 52/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.5 +2.3 23.6 -0.1 18.8 0.0 16.0 12.3 495 (20.6) 44/09
CAIRNS AERO 35.7 +4.3 24.9 +1.2 22.4 2.2 8.6 11.7 219 ( 9.1) 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.0 +2.7 27.4 +3.1 25.1 0.0 7.8 12.1 292 (12.2) 35/15
MACKAY M.O 31.8 +1.8 26.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- 9.7 212 ( 8.8) 21/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 37.1 +5.2 25.7 +3.6 23.9 0.0 8.4 -- 202 ( 8.4) 39/22
BUNDABERG AERO 33.9 +3.8 24.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 48/16
COOLANGATTA 30.7 +2.5 24.2 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 54/12
BRISBANE AERO 30.7 +1.8 25.3 +4.2 24.2 2.0 6.8 10.2 339 (14.1) 52/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.3 +1.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.2 +1.3 20.6 +1.8 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 160 ( 6.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 -0.5 21.5 +2.1 21.5 0.2 2.8 9.0 439 (18.3) 35/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.2 -0.3 20.1 +1.9 -- 17.2 -- -- 243 (10.1) 30/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.6 -2.4 18.5 +0.5 17.1 1.4 4.0 3.7 373 (15.5) 35/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.8 -1.8 18.7 +1.9 -- 5.2 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 18/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 27.0 +0.6 11.4 -1.9 6.2 0.0 6.0 12.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.5 +0.6 13.6 -4.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 358 (14.9) 31/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.6 +0.1 20.2 +1.4 19.4 0.6 5.6 8.5 571 (23.8) 34/23
RICHMOND RAAF 28.4 -1.4 19.3 +1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 30/16
BELLAMBI AWS 24.2 -0.6 18.3 -0.7 -- 0.8 -- -- 377 (15.7) 34/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.0 -1.6 10.7 -5.5 7.4 0.0 12.0 13.3 436 (18.2) 30/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.9 -2.3 9.9 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 34/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.0 -3.2 11.1 -5.6 5.5 0.0 12.0 13.3 412 (17.2) 31/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.7 -2.8 8.9 -5.2 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 537 (22.4) 31/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 27.8 -1.8 7.1 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 347 (14.5) 39/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 29.1 +3.2 12.2 -2.1 10.6 0.0 5.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.9 +0.8 3.4 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 34/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.6 -2.7 11.4 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 43/11
HOBART AIRPORT 28.2 +5.7 10.2 -1.8 5.2 0.0 5.8 9.9 325 (13.5) 48/13
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

42.8 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
42.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.3 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
42.2 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
42.0 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
42.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

+9.5 : 40.0 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+8.6 : 42.3 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.2 : 39.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+7.1 : 37.0 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+6.9 : 38.6 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD

29.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.8 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
28.6 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
28.5 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
28.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.3 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD

**S** +5.6 : 27.6 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+4.9 : 23.5 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
+4.9 : 23.9 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
+4.8 : 24.4 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.8 : 25.0 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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

15.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
15.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
16.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.2 : 20.7 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
-5.9 : 23.4 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
-5.8 : 27.2 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
-5.7 : 28.5 PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
-5.6 : 27.5 MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA

0.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.4 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
3.8 EYRE Eucla WA
3.8 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
3.8 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-11.5 : 3.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-9.7 : 12.3 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-9.3 : 10.5 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-9.3 : 11.5 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-9.2 : 17.2 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

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.
834.0 FAIRYMEAD SUGAR MILL Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
350.0 BROMFLEET Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
120.0 NYMBOIDA (ARMIDALE ROAD) North Coast NSW
100.0 MOUNT NUMINBAH North Coast NSW
90.0 COONABARABRAN (WESTMOUNT) CW Slopes N NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
54.6 KALUMBURU

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
834.0 FAIRYMEAD SUGAR MILL
Brisbane/SE Coast
350.0 BROMFLEET

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
120.0 NYMBOIDA (ARMIDALE ROAD)
100.0 MOUNT NUMINBAH
84.6 MACLEAN (SOUTH ARM)
MidNorth Coast N
81.0 ORAMA (DARKWOOD ROAD)
CW Slopes N
90.0 COONABARABRAN (WESTMOUNT)

13.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

.....

5.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
5.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
4.6 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
1.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

982 (40.9) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
974 (40.6) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
971 (40.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
877 (36.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
877 (36.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
869 (36.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
808 (33.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
778 (32.4) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
753 (31.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
737 (30.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
736 (30.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
674 (28.1) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
605 (25.2) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
604 (25.2) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
230/08 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
81/21 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
80/20 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
80/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/16 MOUNT READ W 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
7.8mm in 46 min to 20:46 10.2mm/h
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
10.0mm in 12 min to 19:00 50.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.2mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 21.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MILINGIMBI AWS
7.6mm in 17 min to 20:00 26.8mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 20:01 84.0mm/h
19.8mm in 24 min to 20:30 49.5mm/h
35.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 35.4mm/h
30.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 30.4mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 12.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
5.0mm in 7 min to 21:56 42.9mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.2mm/h
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT
10.4mm in 13 min to 19:30 48.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.4mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 19.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT
11.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 7.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
8.2mm in 15 min to 00:45 32.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 14.6mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 11.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 02:00 5.0mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.4mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.4mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.8mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN NTC AWS : 230(100/ 4 ) at 08:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(330/ 65 ) at 16:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 72(340/ 63 ) at 16:22