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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 1718 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 grass minimum temperature

NSW

Hunter Valley

061250

PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)

4.0

5.0

24/03/2012

37

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014274

MCCLUER ISLAND

28.7

28.6

08/03/2006

15

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Illawarra

068239

MOSS VALE AWS

3.1

3.4

25/03/2005

13

1 N


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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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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 17:18EST, 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 28.2 -2.8 20.7 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 34/16
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +0.3 17.9 +2.0 17.2 0.0 5.8 7.8 311 (13.0) 37/23
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 25.0 +0.9 17.8 +4.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 24/14
BUNBURY 28.6 +0.8 17.9 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 211 ( 8.8) 35/19
MANDURAH 27.5 -0.4 21.7 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 39/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.7 24.9 +0.4 23.9 0.0 3.6 10.9 283 (11.8) 52/20
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.0 +0.4 13.1 -4.4 11.3 0.0 11.2 11.6 305 (12.7) 43/12
WHYALLA AERO 27.7 +0.5 9.2 -6.2 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 278 (11.6) 30/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.9 +2.6 14.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 4.6 11.0 244 (10.2) 34/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.1 +2.0 6.5 -4.0 1.3 0.0 2.4 11.0 236 ( 9.8) 37/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.8 +2.7 21.6 -0.1 18.4 0.0 13.0 11.3 431 (18.0) 34/00
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +1.5 23.0 -0.1 21.4 0.0 7.0 4.7 213 ( 8.9) 30/05
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.8 +2.1 23.0 +0.1 20.6 0.0 8.0 9.3 324 (13.5) 31/10
MACKAY M.O 25.9 -2.7 21.8 -0.5 -- 0.4 -- 2.6 816 (34.0) 68/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.5 -6.0 21.2 +0.4 20.9 0.8 8.8 -- 542 (22.6) 48/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.9 -4.2 21.1 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 571 (23.8) 55/15
COOLANGATTA 26.6 -0.7 17.3 -2.3 -- 3.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 43/14
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 -1.4 16.2 -3.2 15.0 0.0 7.0 8.4 395 (16.5) 41/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.9 -3.1 14.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 788 (32.8) 54/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.2 -1.9 15.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 224 ( 9.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.0 -1.9 16.7 -1.4 13.4 9.4 3.4 6.0 357 (14.9) 31/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.2 -2.1 15.6 -1.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 26/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.3 -1.9 11.9 -4.4 9.8 0.0 4.6 9.5 302 (12.6) 35/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.4 -2.6 12.6 -2.8 -- 3.2 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 24/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.2 -3.4 7.2 -3.4 0.5 0.0 4.0 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.0 -1.9 14.1 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 46/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.2 -1.0 14.0 -3.5 11.9 0.0 6.4 10.7 429 (17.9) 31/11
RICHMOND RAAF 25.1 -1.8 11.3 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 34/15
BELLAMBI AWS 22.3 -1.6 13.9 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 26/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.6 -1.0 11.0 -2.4 7.5 0.0 6.4 11.1 279 (11.6) 39/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.3 -1.3 9.1 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 26/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.9 -0.4 10.7 -3.1 5.0 0.0 5.8 11.3 342 (14.3) 30/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.7 -0.5 9.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 369 (15.4) 26/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.4 -0.3 10.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 28/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.0 +0.1 11.4 -1.8 9.5 1.6 3.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.1 +0.9 9.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 37/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.7 +1.2 7.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 38 ( 1.6) 24/17
HOBART AIRPORT 20.2 -0.5 9.0 -1.8 6.4 1.0 1.8 9.6 282 (11.8) 31/11
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

43.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
42.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
42.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+11.6 : 40.6 FORREST Eucla WA
+10.0 : 40.0 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 34.7 EYRE Eucla WA
+8.8 : 35.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.4 : 42.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA

29.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
27.9 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.9 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.2 : 26.2 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+6.1 : 25.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+6.0 : 17.6 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
+5.9 : 18.6 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.5 : 25.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA

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

11.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.8 : 23.3 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-6.4 : 24.6 GAYNDAH AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-6.2 : 22.9 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
-6.0 : 24.5 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.7 : 27.0 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD

-3.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-9.1 : 0.9 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.5 : 3.1 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-7.8 : 9.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-7.6 : 2.2 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.4 : 2.5 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

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.
75.0 NEBO Central Coast E QLD
49.4 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
25.0 MUMMULGUM (BINGEEBEEBRA) North Coast NSW
22.0 DAYSDALE (DENNISON STREET) Riverina E NSW
21.0 LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK S Peninsula QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
49.4 PIRLANGIMPI

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
21.0 LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Central Coast E
75.0 NEBO

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
25.0 MUMMULGUM (BINGEEBEEBRA)
Riverina E
22.0 DAYSDALE (DENNISON STREET)

11.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.6 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.4 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
11.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

.....

6.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
4.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
3.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
2.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1275 (53.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1238 (51.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1193 (49.7) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
1157 (48.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1101 (45.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1081 (45.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1073 (44.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
824 (34.3) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
816 (34.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
806 (33.6) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
788 (32.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
754 (31.4) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
725 (30.2) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
705 (29.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
674 (28.1) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
657 (27.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
652 (27.2) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
616 (25.7) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
615 (25.6) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
609 (25.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
606 (25.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
83/22 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
81/14 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
81/02 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
80/16 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
80/18 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
5.4mm in 4 min to 20:26 81.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.0mm/h
5.0mm in 6 min to 20:36 50.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
NOONAMAH AWS
7.0mm in 5 min to 20:30 84.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 17.4mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
10.0mm in 12 min to 17:30 50.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
14.0mm in 30 min to 13:00 28.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.0mm/h
16.2mm in 30 min to 13:30 32.4mm/h
30.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 30.2mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 21.0mm/h
10.8mm in 30 min to 14:30 21.6mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.6mm/h
10.2mm in 30 min to 15:00 20.4mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 21.0mm/h
57.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 19.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.4mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
5.2mm in 15 min to 16:00 20.8mm/h
Central Coast E
SAMUEL HILL AERO
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
5.4mm in 14 min to 18:00 23.1mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.4mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 82(150/ 63 ) at 03:26
HAY POINT : 78(170/ 65 ) at 05:30
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 80(140/ 69 ) at 14:00
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 76(130/ 69 ) at 18:30