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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 1744 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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014259

SHOAL BAY

100.0

89.4

26/04/2000

20

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014266

THORAK CEMETERY

389.2

115.8

11/04/2000

22

300.0

10/12/1998

22

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014285

DARWIN HOSPITAL

159.2

82.2

21/04/1998

18

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001019

KALUMBURU

25.6

25.1

01/04/2013

15

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

38.1

38.1

05/04/2009

13

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NT

Darwin-Daly

014901

DOUGLAS RIVER

63

55.0

28/04/2005

11

N


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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 17:44EST, 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 34.1 +6.4 17.4 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 39/15
PERTH AIRPORT 32.0 +6.5 15.0 +2.0 12.5 0.0 7.6 11.0 384 (16.0) 39/01
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 27.0 +5.1 13.8 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 34/13
BUNBURY 30.1 +6.0 13.9 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 26/22
MANDURAH 30.1 +6.2 17.8 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 28/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.7 -3.0 23.6 -0.4 23.8 92.6 -- 0.2 371 (15.5) 50/21
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.0 -0.2 11.6 -1.0 10.1 0.0 11.0 11.0 319 (13.3) 44/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.2 -0.6 12.4 +0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 269 (11.2) 39/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.1 -0.6 15.8 +3.4 -- 0.2 10.8 2.7 186 ( 7.8) 31/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.3 -0.2 13.0 +4.3 12.5 1.8 1.2 4.2 427 (17.8) 43/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.8 +2.0 21.6 +3.2 19.9 0.0 11.8 11.0 546 (22.8) 46/09
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 +1.1 21.1 -0.5 18.7 0.0 7.0 11.2 261 (10.9) 30/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.1 +1.5 23.5 +2.9 20.3 0.0 6.4 10.8 272 (11.3) 24/11
MACKAY M.O 27.7 +1.0 22.3 +2.2 -- 0.4 -- 6.5 231 ( 9.6) 28/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.5 +1.7 20.8 +2.9 19.5 0.0 3.8 -- 157 ( 6.5) 26/13
BUNDABERG AERO 28.9 +1.5 18.6 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 26/14
COOLANGATTA 27.7 +2.3 19.2 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 +0.5 17.4 +1.1 16.1 0.0 3.2 8.0 0 --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.0 +0.7 13.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.3 +2.1 12.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 97 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.4 +1.4 17.2 +2.0 13.3 1.0 3.0 10.2 442 (18.4) 28/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.4 +2.3 16.9 +3.1 -- 10.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 22/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.6 +1.0 14.2 +1.0 13.0 5.0 1.8 10.9 164 ( 6.8) 31/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.6 +2.0 12.0 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) 24/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.4 0.0 7.4 +0.2 -2.6 0.0 3.8 9.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.5 +1.0 7.6 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 39/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.4 +1.5 16.3 +2.1 14.1 0.0 3.8 10.9 323 (13.5) 41/09
RICHMOND RAAF 26.6 +2.8 11.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 23.2 +1.1 15.3 -0.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 281 (11.7) 31/03
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.8 +1.3 7.5 -1.6 5.0 0.0 5.6 9.7 178 ( 7.4) 41/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.8 +1.5 8.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 30/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.9 +2.3 11.2 +1.1 7.7 0.0 4.0 5.0 218 ( 9.1) 31/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.7 +2.1 7.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 17.6 -- 136 ( 5.7) 43/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.6 +1.4 10.3 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 37/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -0.4 11.7 +0.9 7.0 0.62 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.2 -0.4 9.4 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 281 (11.7) 39/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.4 +1.5 10.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 35/23
HOBART AIRPORT 18.1 0.0 10.9 +2.1 7.7 1.2 3.8 8.1 558 (23.3) 52/11
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

38.3 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
38.1 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
37.8 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
37.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.7 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+9.6 : 30.8 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+8.9 : 30.2 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
+8.9 : 30.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+8.4 : 30.9 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA

27.9 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.9 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
27.2 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
26.8 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+6.8 : 23.9 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+6.6 : 11.5 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+6.6 : 23.3 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+6.5 : 23.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+6.1 : 23.5 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
+6.1 : 23.4 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

4.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
6.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.4 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-8.7 : 25.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-7.3 : 28.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-5.8 : 30.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
-5.7 : 30.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-5.3 : 29.8 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.1 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-5.2 : 6.6 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.5 : 1.1 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-3.6 : -0.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro 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.
389.2 THORAK CEMETERY N Rivers NT
159.2 DARWIN HOSPITAL N Rivers NT
110.0 LEADERS CREEK N Rivers NT
100.0 SHOAL BAY N Rivers NT
92.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
57.6 EMMA GORGE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
389.2 THORAK CEMETERY
159.2 DARWIN HOSPITAL
110.0 LEADERS CREEK
100.0 SHOAL BAY
92.6 DARWIN AIRPORT
81.0 MARRARA
77.0 KARAMA
72.2 HOWARD SPRINGS NATURE PARK
71.6 NIGHTCLIFF POOL
69.0 SOUTHPORT
62.4 LEANYER
61.6 THE CHASE
59.6 MCMINNS LAGOON
57.0 CHANNEL POINT
53.8 CHANNEL ISLAND
52.2 STOKES HILL

QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
57.0 COOVIN
Darling Downs E
83.0 DUNMORE STATE FOREST

TASMANIA
W Coast
50.2 MOUNT READ

11.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

2.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.7 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1667 (69.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1327 (55.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1253 (52.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1208 (50.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1181 (49.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1004 (41.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
969 (40.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
932 (38.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
930 (38.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
926 (38.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
914 (38.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
893 (37.2) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
872 (36.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
852 (35.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
792 (33.0) KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
750 (31.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
744 (31.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
717 (29.9) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
702 (29.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
693 (28.9) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
686 (28.6) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
680 (28.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
638 (26.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
627 (26.1) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
613 (25.5) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
109/11 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/10 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
85/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
83/12 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
83/16 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
3.8mm in 11 min to 14:00 20.7mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 21:32 102.0mm/h
8.2mm in 4 min to 21:36 123.0mm/h
15.8mm in 19 min to 22:00 49.9mm/h
34.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 34.4mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 33.0mm/h
E Pilbara
ROEBOURNE AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.4mm/h
CAPE DON
12.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 12.4mm/h
67.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 67.2mm/h
55.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 18.3mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 18.0mm/h
54.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 18.0mm/h
109.0mm in 6 hr to 15:30 18.2mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
26.0mm in 30 min to 19:00 52.0mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 26.0mm/h
32.8mm in 30 min to 19:30 65.6mm/h
58.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 58.8mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 20:00 22.0mm/h
43.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 43.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.8mm/h
71.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 23.7mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
14.2mm in 30 min to 19:30 28.4mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.0mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
OENPELLI AIRPORT
12.8mm in 30 min to 15:30 25.6mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 16.0mm/h
25.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 51.2mm/h
38.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 38.4mm/h
12.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 25.2mm/h
38.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 38.2mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.8mm/h
60.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 20.0mm/h
BRADSHAW
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 9.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast W
MORANBAH AIRPORT
5.8mm in 3 min to 09:30 116.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE LEVEQUE AIRPORT
15.0mm in 30 min to 20:30 30.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 15.2mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 22.4mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 80(230/ 69 ) at 21:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 78(250/ 65 ) at 01:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(310/ 87 ) at 13:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 85(260/ 65 ) at 11:31
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 80(250/ 69 ) at 18:37
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 69(230/ 63 ) at 15:15
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(280/ 72 ) at 00:00