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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 1659 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

27.3

26.3

08/03/2013

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014954

BRADSHAW

27.0

27.0

04/03/2013

13

1 P Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

N Coast

091107

WYNYARD AIRPORT

19.1

18.9

10/03/2001

28

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091223

MARRAWAH

19.7

19.2

03/03/1974

43

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091245

CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON)

19.5

19.0

10/03/2001

19

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091284

BRIDPORT (SEA VIEW VILLAS)

18.5

18.2

08/03/2010

19

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091292

SMITHTON AERODROME

19.9

19.3

10/03/2001

17

1 N

TAS

E Coast

092123

SWAN ISLAND

19.2

19.2

19/03/2003

12

1 N Equal to record.

TAS

King Island

098017

KING ISLAND AIRPORT

19.3

18.8

02/03/2000

18

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 16:59EST, 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 38.9 +7.9 24.9 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 454 (18.9) 41/12
PERTH AIRPORT 35.2 +5.5 19.1 +3.2 16.8 0.0 9.2 7.8 547 (22.8) 59/00
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 24.0 -0.1 9.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 44/15
BUNBURY 32.4 +4.6 16.4 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 34/09
MANDURAH 34.2 +6.3 19.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 34/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.4 26.7 +2.2 26.3 1.6 5.4 6.0 442 (18.4) 37/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.5 +4.9 23.4 +5.9 22.3 0.0 8.2 4.1 263 (11.0) 48/17
WHYALLA AERO 32.4 +5.2 23.1 +7.7 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 273 (11.4) 41/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 33.7 +7.4 24.8 +9.6 -- 0.0 -- 3.7 166 ( 6.9) 26/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 33.5 +10.4 16.3 +5.8 14.0 0.0 4.8 4.5 313 (13.0) 35/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.8 +0.7 21.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 46/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 -0.4 23.2 +0.1 21.7 4.8 6.2 5.6 487 (20.3) 48/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.7 -1.0 22.5 -0.4 19.7 0.2 5.4 5.1 377 (15.7) 55/12
MACKAY M.O 28.3 -0.3 22.1 -0.2 -- 4.4 -- 8.2 619 (25.8) 54/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.8 -3.7 20.7 -0.1 20.4 1.8 7.4 -- 388 (16.2) 43/10
BUNDABERG AERO 28.7 -0.4 20.8 +0.9 -- 1.4 -- -- 416 (17.3) 54/10
COOLANGATTA 27.4 +0.1 20.4 +0.8 -- 3.8 -- -- 402 (16.8) 46/12
BRISBANE AERO 26.0 -1.9 20.1 +0.7 19.3 8.2 4.2 5.9 324 (13.5) 39/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.3 -3.7 16.3 +0.1 -- 5.2 -- -- 628 (26.2) 55/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.5 -0.6 18.9 +2.3 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 143 ( 6.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.0 +0.1 18.9 +0.8 15.7 2.5 1.9 -- 264 (11.0) 34/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.1 +0.8 19.1 +2.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 37/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.9 +0.7 20.0 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.1 +1.1 17.3 +1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 24/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 11.4 +0.8 6.0 0.0 4.8 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.8 +0.9 17.3 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 41/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.2 +4.0 21.3 +3.8 19.6 0.0 6.8 6.6 406 (16.9) 48/16
RICHMOND RAAF 29.0 +2.1 15.8 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 28/16
BELLAMBI AWS 26.8 +2.9 21.0 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 44/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.3 +4.7 19.5 +6.1 18.3 0.0 10.0 10.3 406 (16.9) 35/01
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.0 +5.4 18.6 +5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 30/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.2 +7.9 19.9 +6.1 15.0 0.0 13.6 7.6 249 (10.4) 30/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 32.7 +6.5 20.5 +8.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 31/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.1 +8.4 21.1 +9.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 34/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.8 +11.9 21.9 +8.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.0 +8.8 18.9 +9.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 41/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 32.2 +9.7 14.6 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 24/14
HOBART AIRPORT 21.3 +0.6 16.7 +5.9 13.9 0.0 4.6 1.2 302 (12.6) 31/09
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

41.3 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
41.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
40.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.1 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
40.0 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

+16.2 : 37.6 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+15.7 : 35.9 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+15.2 : 38.7 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+14.6 : 37.2 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
+13.9 : 37.9 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC

28.8 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT
28.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.5 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
28.4 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
28.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+10.7 : 20.9 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
+10.6 : 22.4 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
+10.6 : 21.5 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
+10.4 : 19.9 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
+10.3 : 21.2 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
+10.3 : 20.0 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC

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

17.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
18.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
18.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
18.6 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
18.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.8 : 29.6 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-5.7 : 28.3 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-5.6 : 26.5 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.6 : 25.5 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-4.5 : 24.1 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD

7.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
8.1 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
8.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
8.7 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-3.7 : 9.7 ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON Lower West WA
-3.7 : 22.6 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
-2.3 : 10.1 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-2.3 : 10.2 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-2.0 : 12.4 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
-2.0 : 21.0 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
-2.0 : 21.6 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett 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.
100.6 NGUKURR AWS N Rivers NT
64.0 BING BONG PORT N Rivers NT
54.6 CAVE CREEK STATION N Rivers NT
49.0 COODARDIE N Rivers NT
47.0 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
100.6 NGUKURR AWS
64.0 BING BONG PORT
54.6 CAVE CREEK STATION
49.0 COODARDIE
47.0 BORROLOOLA

11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
10.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

.....

3.3 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
2.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
2.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.2 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS

1087 (45.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1028 (42.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1011 (42.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
978 (40.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
965 (40.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
961 (40.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
949 (39.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
894 (37.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
821 (34.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
815 (34.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
803 (33.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
796 (33.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
794 (33.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
770 (32.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
704 (29.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
695 (29.0) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
687 (28.6) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
679 (28.3) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
675 (28.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
660 (27.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
657 (27.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
640 (26.7) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
634 (26.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
628 (26.2) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
626 (26.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
624 (26.0) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
623 (26.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
620 (25.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
619 (25.8) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
617 (25.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
81/20 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
72/19 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
72/23 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/16 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
70/19 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
70/10 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N 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
TRUSCOTT
12.0mm in 11 min to 19:11 65.5mm/h
23.0mm in 38 min to 19:49 36.3mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 35.2mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.7mm/h
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
6.0mm in 3 min to 12:58 120.0mm/h
3.6mm in 2 min to 13:00 108.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 14.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG STATION
11.8mm in 30 min to 13:30 23.6mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 16.2mm/h
W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
7.4mm in 36 min to 22:36 12.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.4mm in 17 min to 16:30 36.7mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.4mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
11.4mm in 30 min to 14:00 22.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 18.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 6.3mm/h
NGUKURR AWS
12.0mm in 30 min to 05:30 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 12.0mm/h
30.0mm in 30 min to 06:00 60.0mm/h
42.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 42.0mm/h
40.6mm in 30 min to 06:30 81.2mm/h
70.6mm in 1 hr to 06:30 70.6mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 14.0mm/h
48.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 48.8mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 15.0mm/h
59.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 19.7mm/h
OENPELLI AIRPORT
27.4mm in 30 min to 13:00 54.8mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 27.4mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 27.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 9.7mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.0mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
14.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 7.7mm/h
11.6mm in 12 min to 18:13 58.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 17.4mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 15.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
BORROLOOLA
15.8mm in 23 min to 00:00 41.2mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 15.8mm/h
15.0mm in 30 min to 00:30 30.0mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 30.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.3mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 22.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 9.0mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
18.0mm in 30 min to 10:30 36.0mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 8.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
7.8mm in 11 min to 08:30 42.5mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 11.2mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 13.4mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
7.6mm in 14 min to 13:44 32.6mm/h
7.4mm in 5 min to 13:49 88.8mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
15.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 15.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
6.0mm in 7 min to 01:30 51.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.4mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
12.2mm in 23 min to 14:23 31.8mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 16.8mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 23.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.0mm/h
Gulf Country
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
15.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
SWEERS ISLAND
43.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 7.2mm/h
N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
6.2mm in 16 min to 03:30 23.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
14.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 28.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 14.4mm/h
22.0mm in 26 min to 21:30 50.8mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 25.4mm/h
25.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 25.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 8.7mm/h
None reported