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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 1716 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
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001019

KALUMBURU

14.5

14.7

26/03/2012

15

1 N

NSW

Illawarra

068072

NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS

7.2

7.7

30/03/2008

13

1 N

NSW

South Coast

069134

BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB)

5.7

6.0

02/03/2003

22

1 Y


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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 17:16EST, 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 28.5 -2.5 19.1 +1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 275 (11.5) 35/14
PERTH AIRPORT 30.9 +1.2 17.3 +1.4 16.5 0.0 6.8 10.2 300 (12.5) 31/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 26.0 +1.9 18.5 +5.1 -- 1.4 -- -- 349 (14.5) 26/08
BUNBURY 28.9 +1.1 16.4 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 26/14
MANDURAH 26.9 -1.0 20.8 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 34/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.7 24.8 +0.3 23.9 0.2 7.4 9.9 269 (11.2) 31/20
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.8 -0.8 16.1 -1.4 13.7 0.0 14.6 11.6 427 (17.8) 35/11
WHYALLA AERO 23.4 -3.8 14.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 545 (22.7) 46/04
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.6 -3.7 13.2 -2.0 -- 0.0 15.4 11.0 363 (15.1) 44/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.5 -1.6 7.5 -3.0 3.3 0.2 2.8 5.5 383 (16.0) 34/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.3 +2.2 24.2 +2.5 21.0 0.0 13.8 11.3 452 (18.8) 50/00
CAIRNS AERO 32.6 +2.1 19.4 -3.7 16.6 0.0 5.8 11.8 160 ( 6.7) 30/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.7 +4.0 21.8 -1.1 18.8 0.0 6.8 9.7 185 ( 7.7) 30/16
MACKAY M.O 28.8 +0.2 22.0 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- 7.4 347 (14.5) 65/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.2 -0.3 21.8 +1.0 21.0 0.0 7.4 -- 254 (10.6) 46/12
BUNDABERG AERO 27.5 -1.6 21.2 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 59/10
COOLANGATTA 26.2 -1.1 19.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 523 (21.8) 43/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.4 -1.5 20.9 +1.5 20.0 0.0 8.0 7.2 476 (19.8) 44/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.9 -3.1 14.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 660 (27.5) 54/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.7 -2.4 13.4 -3.2 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 240 (10.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.4 -2.5 17.4 -0.7 13.4 0.0 9.0 6.9 732 (30.5) 43/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.9 -2.4 15.9 -0.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 481 (20.0) 35/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.9 -3.3 13.6 -2.7 12.1 2.8 8.2 9.8 698 (29.1) 44/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.0 -4.0 11.0 -4.4 -- 4.6 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 26/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.2 -3.4 4.5 -6.1 -2.0 0.0 4.0 11.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.7 -3.2 10.3 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 37/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.2 -3.0 13.7 -3.8 11.2 0.0 8.6 10.2 894 (37.3) 57/23
RICHMOND RAAF 23.6 -3.3 10.6 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 21.1 -2.8 13.9 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 759 (31.6) 50/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.8 -3.8 7.5 -5.9 4.5 0.0 8.0 11.5 433 (18.0) 39/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.1 -3.5 7.1 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 34/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.8 -3.5 8.0 -5.8 2.5 0.0 8.0 11.3 414 (17.3) 37/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.5 -2.7 8.7 -3.0 -- 0.43 15.8 -- 506 (21.1) 35/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.0 -3.7 5.8 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 39/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.9 -2.0 12.5 -0.7 -- 17.43 16.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.1 -4.1 7.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 470 (19.6) 34/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.2 +0.7 6.5 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 18/14
HOBART AIRPORT 18.4 -2.3 9.7 -1.1 5.7 0.0 3.0 5.4 401 (16.7) 35/13
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

43.3 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
42.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+8.8 : 38.8 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+8.1 : 40.9 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
+7.8 : 39.1 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+7.4 : 40.0 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+7.3 : 41.5 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA

29.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.6 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.7 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
27.7 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.1 : 25.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+5.6 : 18.0 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
+5.3 : 18.3 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+5.1 : 17.8 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.1 : 18.5 ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON Lower West WA

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

7.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.0 : 12.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-6.0 : 26.2 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-6.0 : 23.8 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
-6.0 : 15.8 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.7 : 17.5 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-5.7 : 7.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-3.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.3 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-17.0 : 0.8 SURAT Maranoa QLD
-9.9 : 7.3 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-9.6 : 1.3 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-9.3 : 0.7 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.9 : 14.5 KALUMBURU N 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.
90.0 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
44.0 FRASER RANGE Goldfields WA
34.4 WALKER CREEK N Rivers NT
34.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
33.4 FRASER ISLAND EURONG Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Eucla
34.2 BALLADONIA
Goldfields
44.0 FRASER RANGE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
90.0 CHANNEL ISLAND
34.4 WALKER CREEK

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
33.4 FRASER ISLAND EURONG

11.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.6 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

5.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
4.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
4.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.3 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
2.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1151 (48.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1128 (47.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1029 (42.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1019 (42.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
927 (38.6) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
925 (38.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
925 (38.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
913 (38.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
910 (37.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
907 (37.8) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
906 (37.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
899 (37.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
894 (37.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
883 (36.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
874 (36.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
850 (35.4) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
846 (35.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
836 (34.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
833 (34.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
824 (34.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
819 (34.1) KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
818 (34.1) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
814 (33.9) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
811 (33.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
783 (32.6) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
768 (32.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
759 (31.6) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
753 (31.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
746 (31.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
732 (30.5) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
717 (29.9) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
698 (29.1) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
691 (28.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
688 (28.7) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
672 (28.0) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
671 (28.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
670 (27.9) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
660 (27.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
645 (26.9) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
636 (26.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
625 (26.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
619 (25.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
608 (25.3) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
603 (25.1) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
81/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/02 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/22 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
78/23 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
76/23 TASMAN ISLAND 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
PIRLANGIMPI
6.6mm in 8 min to 15:30 49.5mm/h
21.2mm in 30 min to 16:00 42.4mm/h
29.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 29.4mm/h
18.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 36.8mm/h
39.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 39.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.0mm/h
48.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 16.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 72(150/ 63 ) at 23:30
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 82(130/ 70 ) at 00:30
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 78(140/ 67 ) at 00:30