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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 1654 EST on 31/05/2013. 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 minimum temperature

SA

W Agricultural

018115

NEPTUNE ISLAND

22.1

21.7

09/03/2008

51

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014518

GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS

36.7

36.0

27/03/2002

14

1 N

QLD

N Peninsula

027073

COEN AIRPORT

34.8

34.5

06/03/2010

11

1 N

QLD

Northwest

037010

CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP

42.4

41.9

12/03/1990

56

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091223

MARRAWAH

29.8

29.8

12/03/1998

43

1 N Equal to record.


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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 16:54EST, 31/05/2013.

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 29.6 -1.4 15.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 48/17
PERTH AIRPORT 32.1 +2.4 13.0 -2.9 11.0 0.0 4.8 11.6 340 (14.2) 43/23
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 23.0 -1.1 17.0 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 39/15
BUNBURY 29.4 +1.6 14.7 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 39/21
MANDURAH 28.5 +0.6 18.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 44/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 0.0 27.6 +3.1 25.8 0.4 5.2 8.3 544 (22.7) 41/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.8 +5.2 20.2 +2.7 18.8 0.0 12.0 11.9 259 (10.8) 41/14
WHYALLA AERO 32.7 +5.5 22.5 +7.1 -- 0.0 10.4 -- 175 ( 7.3) 34/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 34.1 +7.8 23.6 +8.4 -- 0.0 5.6 8.8 165 ( 6.9) 31/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 36.9 +13.8 18.3 +7.8 14.4 0.0 8.0 9.3 335 (14.0) 37/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.4 +5.3 25.6 +3.9 23.9 0.0 9.4 8.6 256 (10.7) 55/18
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +1.5 25.2 +2.1 24.3 9.2 4.8 7.5 270 (11.3) 41/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.4 +0.7 25.7 +2.8 23.4 0.0 5.8 5.6 404 (16.8) 37/18
MACKAY M.O 27.4 -1.2 23.0 +0.7 -- 19.4 -- 0.6 -- 57/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.9 -1.6 23.0 +2.2 22.4 0.4 5.2 -- 498 (20.8) 52/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 0.0 22.1 +2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 589 (24.5) 59/09
COOLANGATTA 27.4 +0.1 21.6 +2.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 547 (22.8) 48/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.7 -1.2 20.5 +1.1 19.4 2.4 5.6 6.5 461 (19.2) 46/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.8 -2.2 15.4 -0.8 -- 3.2 -- -- 733 (30.5) 59/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.3 -0.8 17.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 237 ( 9.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.7 -0.2 18.9 +0.8 15.2 0.0 6.2 5.6 400 (16.7) 35/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.4 +0.1 18.6 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 34/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.6 +1.4 19.6 +3.3 17.2 0.0 5.6 10.1 359 (15.0) 41/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.4 +0.4 16.8 +1.4 -- 0.6 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.9 +1.3 11.1 +0.5 5.3 0.0 5.0 11.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.8 -0.1 16.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 524 (21.8) --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.7 +3.5 19.8 +2.3 16.1 0.0 7.4 7.6 422 (17.6) 46/16
RICHMOND RAAF 28.6 +1.7 16.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 25.6 +1.7 19.7 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 380 (15.8) 43/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.5 +2.9 17.8 +4.4 15.8 0.0 9.4 11.8 455 (19.0) 34/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.3 +3.7 14.4 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 28/09
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.9 +6.6 22.7 +8.9 17.8 0.0 8.4 6.4 276 (11.5) 24/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.0 +4.8 14.4 +2.7 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 227 ( 9.5) 30/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 32.7 +7.0 16.4 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 34/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 33.8 +9.9 18.8 +5.6 15.4 0.0 11.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 30.5 +8.3 12.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 39/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 31.2 +8.7 10.9 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 39/15
HOBART AIRPORT 33.8 +13.1 11.0 +0.2 5.8 0.0 5.6 11.8 326 (13.6) 41/12
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

43.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
43.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.3 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
42.4 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
42.3 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
42.3 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT

+14.6 : 34.7 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+14.0 : 32.2 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
+13.8 : 36.9 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+13.1 : 34.1 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
+13.1 : 33.8 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

30.1 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
30.0 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
29.8 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.7 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.1 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+12.4 : 22.5 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
+11.8 : 21.5 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
+11.5 : 21.3 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
+11.4 : 23.5 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+10.9 : 22.4 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA

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

17.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
19.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
19.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
19.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.3 : 21.8 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-5.3 : 27.4 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
-5.1 : 23.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-4.7 : 27.6 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
-4.6 : 27.0 SPRINGSURE COMET ST Central Highlands QLD

1.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.8 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
3.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-5.2 : 10.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-4.4 : 10.8 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-4.1 : 15.1 KALBARRI Central West WA
-4.1 : 8.4 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-3.8 : 20.7 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA

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.
143.6 DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT Central Coast E QLD
130.0 CANNONVALE WWTP Central Coast E QLD
119.6 KELSEY CREEK DITTMER RD Central Coast E QLD
112.0 DUNWICH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
100.6 LETHEBROOK Central Coast E QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
66.0 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NE Pastoral
53.0 MOOMBA (TIRRAWARRA)

QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
55.0 KIDSTON
51.6 BAGSTOWE STATION
N Coast--Barron
98.6 SHIPTONS FLAT
N Coast--Herbert
98.0 CORSIS ALERT
65.0 RUSSELL RIVER
63.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
63.0 TUNG OIL TM
62.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
59.0 DARADGEE
55.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
Central Coast E
143.6 DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT
130.0 CANNONVALE WWTP
119.6 KELSEY CREEK DITTMER RD
100.6 LETHEBROOK
96.4 WILSON BEACH
96.2 PROSERPINE FULLER ST
95.6 HAMILTON ISLAND
94.6 HECATE
85.8 PROSERPINE AIRPORT
82.6 BOWEN AIRPORT
80.2 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
77.0 CRYSTAL BROOK
65.0 MOUNT JUKES
64.0 MT JUKES
61.2 ROMA PEAK
58.0 BOWEN PUMP STATION ALERT
55.0 MIRANI MARY STREET
55.0 MIRANI WEIR ALERT
55.0 GARGETT ALERT
54.0 UPPER DON ALERT
53.0 ETON SUNWATER
50.0 MOUNT DANGAR
Central West
55.0 BEACONSFIELD
Brisbane/SE Coast
112.0 DUNWICH

NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
80.0 MT IRVINE (BOORALEE)

12.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
11.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.8 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
11.7 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
11.7 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS

.....

6.4 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
5.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
5.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
5.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

1277 (53.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1267 (52.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1248 (52.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1138 (47.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1101 (45.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1045 (43.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1028 (42.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
1013 (42.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
992 (41.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
905 (37.7) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
893 (37.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
832 (34.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
811 (33.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
805 (33.5) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
781 (32.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
776 (32.3) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
771 (32.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
754 (31.4) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
747 (31.1) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
733 (30.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
685 (28.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
680 (28.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
674 (28.1) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
658 (27.4) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
651 (27.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
646 (26.9) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
642 (26.8) NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
642 (26.8) MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
630 (26.3) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
628 (26.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
627 (26.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
625 (26.0) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
611 (25.5) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
606 (25.3) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
602 (25.1) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
601 (25.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
87/11 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
83/21 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
80/04 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
78/16 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
78/14 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

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
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
4.0mm in 6 min to 16:36 40.0mm/h
17.6mm in 16 min to 16:52 66.0mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 23.2mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 23.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
Goldfields
SCADDAN AG STATION
10.0mm in 30 min to 05:00 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 10.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
TINDAL RAAF
5.2mm in 6 min to 21:00 52.0mm/h
1.6mm in 1 min to 21:06 96.0mm/h
18.2mm in 24 min to 21:30 45.5mm/h
31.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 31.8mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 27.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COEN AIRPORT
22.6mm in 30 min to 23:00 45.2mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 30.6mm/h
36.8mm in 30 min to 23:30 73.6mm/h
59.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 59.4mm/h
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
17.8mm in 30 min to 14:00 35.6mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 18.4mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 27.6mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:30 11.0mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 16.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
6.6mm in 7 min to 20:08 56.6mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
5.0mm in 6 min to 16:06 50.0mm/h
17.8mm in 18 min to 16:30 59.3mm/h
28.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 28.4mm/h
6.6mm in 7 min to 16:39 56.6mm/h
10.0mm in 6 min to 16:45 100.0mm/h
8.6mm in 15 min to 17:00 34.4mm/h
55.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 55.2mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 28.6mm/h
57.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 19.0mm/h
MOUNT ISA AERO
4.2mm in 11 min to 18:57 22.9mm/h
N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
11.6mm in 22 min to 19:30 31.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 17.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 11.0mm/h
Northwest
THE MONUMENT AIRPORT
7.8mm in 9 min to 20:39 52.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.6mm/h
13.4mm in 30 min to 21:30 26.8mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 22.2mm/h
13.4mm in 23 min to 21:53 35.0mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 27.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 13.8mm/h
Channel Country
BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT
15.6mm in 1 hr 25 min to 19:30 11.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT : 83(260/ 65 ) at 20:00
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 83(130/ 76 ) at 21:38
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 76(120/ 63 ) at 00:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 74(120/ 63 ) at 04:30
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND : 69(190/ 63 ) at 12:38