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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
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1658 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 daily rainfall

WA

Eucla

011022

OLD EUCLA

27.2

21.4

17/03/2010

11

1 N

SA

W Agricultural

018164

MURDINGA (MUNGALA)

43.0

37.8

21/03/1999

45

1 N

SA

W Agricultural

018174

RUDALL (SWAFFPRO)

42.8

37.0

01/03/1992

43

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

26.3

26.0

01/03/2000

14

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006022

GASCOYNE JUNCTION

32.0

31.0

02/03/1985

37

1 P

NT

Arnhem

014404

MILINGIMBI AWS

27.9

27.2

14/03/2011

11

1 N

NT

Arnhem

014517

NGAYAWILI

29.2

29.1

22/03/2009

14

1 N

SA

W Agricultural

018192

NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)

22.8

22.7

04/03/2004

19

1 N

SA

County Light

023373

NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL

24.1

24.0

17/03/2008

17

1 N

VIC

Upper North

081123

BENDIGO AIRPORT

21.6

20.7

19/03/2003

22

1 N

TAS

Derwent Valley

095048

OUSE FIRE STATION

17.1

17.0

23/03/2001

15

1 N


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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 16:57EST, 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 40.7 +9.7 20.8 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 505 (21.0) 48/13
PERTH AIRPORT 33.4 +3.7 18.0 +2.1 16.6 0.0 9.2 11.7 455 (19.0) 50/05
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 23.7 -0.4 14.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 39/13
BUNBURY 29.6 +1.8 13.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 34/23
MANDURAH 30.4 +2.5 18.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.3 26.2 +1.7 25.5 4.8 7.8 4.0 482 (20.1) 39/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.8 +6.2 23.1 +5.6 21.8 0.0 14.8 9.7 316 (13.2) 37/13
WHYALLA AERO 35.3 +8.1 24.4 +9.0 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 238 ( 9.9) 39/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 36.2 +9.9 25.9 +10.7 -- 0.0 6.0 7.0 164 ( 6.8) 31/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 36.7 +13.6 18.0 +7.5 17.2 0.0 3.8 4.4 309 (12.9) 39/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.9 +1.8 20.4 -1.3 -- 10.4 -- -- 298 (12.4) 46/18
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 +0.6 24.4 +1.3 23.0 0.2 6.0 7.2 457 (19.0) 54/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.8 +0.1 22.8 -0.1 18.9 0.0 7.0 8.1 392 (16.3) 48/14
MACKAY M.O 27.9 -0.7 21.9 -0.4 -- 18.2 -- 6.0 575 (24.0) 55/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.6 -0.9 20.8 0.0 19.5 0.6 7.0 -- 420 (17.5) 41/10
BUNDABERG AERO 29.4 +0.3 19.5 -0.4 -- 3.4 -- -- 414 (17.3) 54/15
COOLANGATTA 27.8 +0.5 20.0 +0.4 -- 2.6 -- -- 287 (12.0) 44/18
BRISBANE AERO 27.7 -0.2 17.3 -2.1 17.6 0.6 6.4 6.5 335 (14.0) 41/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.2 -1.8 15.8 -0.4 -- 4.6 -- -- 579 (24.1) 46/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.9 -0.2 16.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 105 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.0 -0.9 17.6 -0.5 14.8 0.9 3.3 -- 521 (21.7) 30/18
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.7 +0.4 17.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 35/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.5 +0.3 15.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.9 +0.9 14.5 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.2 +1.6 11.5 +0.9 5.3 0.0 5.6 11.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.9 +1.0 16.1 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 37/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.9 +2.7 20.1 +2.6 17.0 0.0 7.8 6.1 441 (18.4) 37/14
RICHMOND RAAF 28.4 +1.5 15.2 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 99 ( 4.1) 28/14
BELLAMBI AWS 25.8 +1.9 20.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 416 (17.3) 37/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.1 +4.5 18.5 +5.1 15.2 0.0 7.0 11.9 208 ( 8.7) 35/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.9 +7.3 17.9 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 37/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.7 +8.4 19.8 +6.0 15.0 0.0 13.4 11.2 222 ( 9.3) 30/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.9 +7.7 20.6 +8.9 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 142 ( 5.9) 24/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 35.1 +9.4 21.6 +10.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 30/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 33.0 +9.1 21.1 +7.9 18.3 0.0 15.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 32.0 +9.8 19.6 +9.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 31/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 31.6 +9.1 15.3 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 31/16
HOBART AIRPORT 25.5 +4.8 15.9 +5.1 15.9 2.2 6.2 7.0 430 (17.9) 35/15
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

43.9 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
42.5 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
41.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.4 KALBARRI Central West WA

+14.2 : 37.7 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+13.6 : 36.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+13.6 : 36.4 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
+13.0 : 31.8 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.4 : 30.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

32.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
30.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.2 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
29.0 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
29.0 NGUKURR AWS N Rivers NT

+13.1 : 22.9 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
+12.5 : 22.6 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
+12.4 : 24.1 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.2 : 24.0 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
+12.1 : 26.5 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.1 : 24.8 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.1 : 23.5 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA

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

17.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
18.4 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
19.0 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
19.4 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

-4.6 : 24.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-4.6 : 27.5 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.3 : 20.7 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
-4.0 : 27.0 GAYNDAH AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.0 : 20.9 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

7.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
7.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.4 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
8.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
8.5 WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR) W Gippsland VIC

-5.1 : 10.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.4 : 10.1 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-3.1 : 8.5 WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR) W Gippsland VIC
-2.7 : 22.9 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
-2.7 : 14.5 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa 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.
114.4 CALVERT HILLS N Rivers NT
78.0 DUNBAR STATION Gulf Country QLD
65.0 NOONDOONIA Eucla WA
63.2 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
55.0 LABELLE DOWNS N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Eucla
65.0 NOONDOONIA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
114.4 CALVERT HILLS
55.0 LABELLE DOWNS
N Plateau
53.0 AMUNGEE MUNGEE

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
54.0 COULTA

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
54.0 BAMAGA
S Peninsula
63.2 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
Gulf Country
78.0 DUNBAR STATION

11.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.6 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

.....

4.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
4.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
3.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.2 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

1024 (42.7) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1006 (41.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1001 (41.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
926 (38.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
904 (37.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
904 (37.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
895 (37.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
795 (33.1) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
753 (31.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
742 (30.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
709 (29.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
675 (28.1) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
675 (28.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
645 (26.9) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
633 (26.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
624 (26.0) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
619 (25.8) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
616 (25.7) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
609 (25.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
102/18 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
81/08 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
78/22 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
72/08 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
68/22 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
68/20 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
68/06 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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
KUNUNURRA AERO
4.6mm in 11 min to 16:46 25.1mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG STATION
15.2mm in 35 min to 18:00 26.1mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 15.6mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
NOONAMAH AWS
21.4mm in 30 min to 16:00 42.8mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 21.6mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 22.8mm/h
32.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 32.8mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.8mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 8.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
14.8mm in 30 min to 14:30 29.6mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.0mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.7mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
4.8mm in 6 min to 12:20 48.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.0mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
14.6mm in 30 min to 13:00 29.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.6mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 7.0mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
17.2mm in 1 hr 16 min to 03:30 13.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.7mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
5.2mm in 6 min to 22:59 52.0mm/h
9.8mm in 26 min to 23:30 22.6mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 19.4mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT
10.0mm in 14 min to 20:20 42.9mm/h
7.2mm in 10 min to 20:30 43.2mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 19.8mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 23.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 7.7mm/h
W Agricultural
CEDUNA AMO
13.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 13.0mm/h
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)
10.4mm in 9 min to 17:28 69.3mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 15.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
10.2mm in 30 min to 08:30 20.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 10.4mm/h
14.8mm in 30 min to 09:00 29.6mm/h
25.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 25.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.3mm/h
9.2mm in 20 min to 14:00 27.6mm/h
Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
16.0mm in 20 min to 13:00 48.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 16.0mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 13:30 22.0mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 27.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
7.8mm in 20 min to 03:50 23.4mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
22.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 22.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
CENTRE ISLAND : 82(170/ 63 ) at 09:04
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 102(240/ 83 ) at 20:00
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 69(100/ 63 ) at 20:30