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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1712 EST on 31/05/2013. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

Murchison

007600

MOUNT MAGNET AERO

111

94.0

18/03/2011

11

N


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 17:12EST, 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 28.0 -3.0 19.1 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 30/16
PERTH AIRPORT 29.8 +0.1 19.8 +3.9 18.7 0.0 6.6 9.8 537 (22.4) 63/01
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 19.7 -4.4 16.0 +2.6 -- 7.4 -- -- 608 (25.3) 57/16
BUNBURY 28.1 +0.3 19.2 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 483 (20.1) 48/11
MANDURAH 30.3 +2.4 19.6 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 37/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.9 24.2 -0.3 24.6 8.0 6.6 8.7 395 (16.5) 54/21
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.0 +4.4 15.2 -2.3 13.6 0.0 10.0 11.6 228 ( 9.5) 41/15
WHYALLA AERO 25.6 -1.6 18.1 +2.7 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 349 (14.5) 55/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.8 -2.5 17.4 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- 9.7 164 ( 6.8) 46/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.7 -3.4 13.4 +2.9 11.8 0.6 2.8 8.3 265 (11.0) 70/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.5 +4.4 20.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 50/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.8 +1.3 19.3 -3.8 16.2 0.0 7.6 10.7 263 (11.0) 35/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +1.0 20.9 -2.0 18.5 0.0 9.2 10.7 225 ( 9.4) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 28.1 -0.5 22.4 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- 11.0 460 (19.2) 43/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.3 -0.2 20.4 -0.4 18.2 0.0 6.0 -- 296 (12.3) 34/09
BUNDABERG AERO 29.7 +0.6 19.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 34/10
COOLANGATTA 29.0 +1.7 19.1 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 28/12
BRISBANE AERO 28.7 +0.8 19.1 -0.3 17.2 0.0 5.4 11.1 297 (12.4) 30/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.9 +1.9 17.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 428 (17.8) 30/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.1 +3.0 17.6 +1.0 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 197 ( 8.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.6 +0.7 18.6 +0.5 14.9 8.0 9.9 -- 388 (16.2) 28/21
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +1.2 18.6 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 241 (10.0) 24/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.9 +3.7 17.1 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 277 (11.5) 35/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 28.7 +2.7 16.7 +1.3 -- 1.6 -- -- 28 ( 1.2) 21/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.5 +1.9 13.4 +2.8 7.3 0.0 3.4 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.3 +3.4 17.5 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 43/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.5 +4.3 20.5 +3.0 18.4 0.0 4.2 10.7 463 (19.3) 39/15
RICHMOND RAAF 30.8 +3.9 17.9 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 24/11
BELLAMBI AWS 26.1 +2.2 19.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 31/21
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.5 +1.9 11.9 -1.5 9.2 0.0 6.2 8.0 176 ( 7.3) 50/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.5 -0.1 12.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 81 ( 3.4) 46/19
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.7 -0.6 12.9 -0.9 8.8 0.0 8.0 9.0 248 (10.3) 48/19
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.8 -2.4 13.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 52/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.3 -2.4 15.5 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 72/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.0 -0.9 17.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.1 -3.1 12.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 52/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.8 +0.3 12.9 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 44/17
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 -2.7 11.8 +1.0 9.1 0.0 6.0 3.1 321 (13.4) 67/22
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

43.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA
42.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
42.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

+6.6 : 38.2 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
+6.6 : 28.9 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
+6.5 : 40.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+6.4 : 38.5 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
+6.2 : 40.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

29.1 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
28.9 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.4 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT

+7.1 : 26.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+5.9 : 17.4 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+5.9 : 14.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+5.6 : 14.5 OBERON (SPRINGBANK) C Tablelands S NSW

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

6.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-6.1 : 22.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-6.1 : 22.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-6.0 : 19.4 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-6.0 : 12.2 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-5.8 : 19.2 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

4.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
6.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-4.6 : 9.5 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-4.5 : 11.7 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-3.8 : 17.4 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-3.8 : 19.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.7 : 12.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA

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.
41.0 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION N Peninsula QLD
41.0 ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE N Peninsula QLD
37.0 VIOLET VALE STATION S Peninsula QLD
35.8 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
33.4 MONTE VISTA Cent Wheatbelt WA

11.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.1 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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2.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.6 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
0.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1058 (44.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
937 (39.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
862 (35.9) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
793 (33.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
729 (30.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
710 (29.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
704 (29.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
701 (29.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
696 (29.0) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
686 (28.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
666 (27.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
663 (27.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
615 (25.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
614 (25.6) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
608 (25.3) ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON Lower West WA
605 (25.2) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
111/15 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
102/22 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
93/17 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
93/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
93/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/19 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
7.8mm in 10 min to 20:30 46.8mm/h
30.6mm in 30 min to 21:00 61.2mm/h
38.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 38.4mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 30.6mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 12.7mm/h
NOONAMAH AWS
20.2mm in 19 min to 21:00 63.8mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 20.2mm/h
25.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 25.6mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
19.6mm in 30 min to 06:30 39.2mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 20.0mm/h
15.6mm in 30 min to 07:00 31.2mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 35.2mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 15.8mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 11.7mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.6mm in 30 min to 01:00 21.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 11.4mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
12.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 12.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
11.2mm in 26 min to 18:30 25.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.0mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
14.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
HORN ISLAND
6.4mm in 19 min to 15:30 20.2mm/h
4.6mm in 11 min to 15:41 25.1mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
VICTORIA
E Central
ESSENDON AIRPORT
1.8mm in 1 min to 22:13 108.0mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 20.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 13.4mm/h
TASMANIA
E Coast
FINGAL (LEGGE STREET)
11.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.6mm/h
ST HELENS AERODROME
13.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 26.8mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.8mm/h
16.4mm in 30 min to 17:00 32.8mm/h
29.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 29.8mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 19.0mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.7mm/h
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON
10.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
12.4mm in 45 min to 15:52 16.5mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
DERBY AERO : 102( 40/ 43 ) at 22:27
E Gascoyne
MOUNT MAGNET AERO : 111(350/ 93 ) at 15:00
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BRADSHAW : 82( 90/ 67 ) at 17:32
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(230/ 56 ) at 19:00
E Central
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 78(190/ 69 ) at 20:35
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 91(190/ 58 ) at 22:00
E Coast
LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) : 82(190/ 63 ) at 17:17
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(170/ 63 ) at 20:41
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(210/ 78 ) at 23:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 82(220/ 67 ) at 22:30