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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1750 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 average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

20.7

19.9

08/04/2005

11

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 17:50EST, 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 27.1 -0.6 16.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 497 (20.7) 44/16
PERTH AIRPORT 28.9 +3.4 17.1 +4.1 15.6 0.0 6.8 10.5 451 (18.8) 44/09
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 20.7 -1.2 15.7 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 31/12
BUNBURY 25.8 +1.7 15.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 34/09
MANDURAH 27.3 +3.4 18.9 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 34/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 -0.4 26.6 +2.6 26.0 0.0 7.4 4.8 411 (17.1) 37/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.9 +1.7 17.2 +4.6 16.8 0.8 2.0 5.7 160 ( 6.7) 48/15
WHYALLA AERO 29.1 +5.3 12.4 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 132 ( 5.5) 30/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.3 +7.6 11.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 106 ( 4.4) 28/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 29.5 +10.0 10.8 +2.1 7.2 0.0 4.0 9.7 264 (11.0) 37/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.0 +0.2 24.8 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 425 (17.7) 34/00
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 -0.6 21.9 +0.3 20.8 5.0 3.0 6.5 470 (19.6) 39/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.1 +1.5 21.6 +1.0 19.6 0.0 9.4 6.4 522 (21.8) 44/12
MACKAY M.O 26.3 -0.4 20.3 +0.2 -- 3.8 -- 3.4 635 (26.5) 55/19
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.0 -1.8 19.8 +1.9 18.8 0.0 7.0 -- 430 (17.9) 50/10
BUNDABERG AERO 26.9 -0.5 16.7 -0.8 -- 3.0 -- -- 451 (18.8) 48/10
COOLANGATTA 24.5 -0.9 17.3 +0.3 -- 7.2 -- -- 298 (12.4) 44/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.7 -1.3 16.8 +0.5 15.7 2.4 6.4 2.7 341 (14.2) 34/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.7 -4.6 13.0 -0.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 602 (25.1) 46/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.0 -2.2 12.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 235 ( 9.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.6 -1.4 15.5 +0.3 11.9 39.0 1.8 -- 333 (13.9) 34/03
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 -2.0 15.4 +1.6 -- 7.6 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 22/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.4 -0.2 13.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 34/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.6 -2.0 13.0 +1.1 -- 1.6 -- -- 41 ( 1.7) 21/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.0 -0.4 6.7 -0.5 1.5 0.0 3.0 6.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.0 +0.5 11.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 37/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.0 -0.9 16.3 +2.1 14.3 8.6 3.6 1.6 293 (12.2) 34/12
RICHMOND RAAF 22.7 -1.1 12.9 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 30/14
BELLAMBI AWS 21.9 -0.2 15.3 -0.2 -- 3.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 30/08
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.4 +2.9 13.6 +4.5 9.6 0.0 4.4 9.4 327 (13.6) 31/18
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.7 +3.4 11.2 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 63 ( 2.6) 21/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.1 +7.5 14.5 +4.4 11.1 0.0 5.8 10.2 197 ( 8.2) 31/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.9 +4.3 10.7 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 30/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.2 +5.0 13.2 +5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 24/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.2 +7.9 11.9 +1.1 9.6 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.3 +7.7 8.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.6 +2.7 6.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 26/14
HOBART AIRPORT 23.1 +5.0 8.3 -0.5 5.0 0.0 3.0 8.4 305 (12.7) 34/15
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

38.2 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
37.3 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
36.8 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
36.7 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
36.5 LEONORA Goldfields WA

+10.9 : 34.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+10.8 : 30.0 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+10.4 : 30.5 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
+10.0 : 29.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+9.9 : 29.6 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC

28.1 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
27.5 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
27.3 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
27.1 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
27.1 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+8.0 : 24.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+7.7 : 25.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+7.7 : 18.4 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.6 : 21.4 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+7.4 : 24.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+7.4 : 24.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

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

8.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.3 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
12.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-10.2 : 24.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-6.1 : 18.1 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
-6.0 : 28.5 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-6.0 : 27.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-5.5 : 16.6 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

0.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
1.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.6 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
2.8 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS

-4.1 : 4.5 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-3.6 : 6.5 VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.1 : 7.3 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-2.9 : 0.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-2.7 : 8.1 MENINGIE Murray Valley SA
-2.7 : 3.0 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-2.7 : 17.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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.
60.0 RUSSELL RIVER N Coast--Herbert QLD
54.0 MENAVALE ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
46.6 KURUNDI N Plateau NT
45.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
44.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
46.6 KURUNDI

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
60.0 RUSSELL RIVER
54.0 MENAVALE ALERT
45.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
44.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL

11.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

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1.9 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
1.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
1.6 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
1.6 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1213 (50.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1140 (47.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1136 (47.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1029 (42.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1018 (42.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
964 (40.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
882 (36.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
811 (33.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
801 (33.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
749 (31.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
745 (31.0) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
723 (30.1) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
703 (29.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
697 (29.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
697 (29.0) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
697 (29.0) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
685 (28.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
684 (28.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
683 (28.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
641 (26.7) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
635 (26.5) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
633 (26.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
618 (25.8) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
611 (25.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
607 (25.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
602 (25.1) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
81/20 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
72/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/15 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
68/00 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
68/00 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
68/05 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/05 MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL

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 Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
12.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 7.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
10.8mm in 30 min to 13:30 21.6mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 19.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 18:30 22.8mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
HORN ISLAND
15.4mm in 30 min to 18:30 30.8mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 16.8mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 19.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
4.8mm in 7 min to 20:07 41.1mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 19.6mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 18.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
5.4mm in 11 min to 23:00 29.5mm/h
MACKAY M.O
5.0mm in 12 min to 22:43 25.0mm/h
5.8mm in 13 min to 23:13 26.8mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 17.6mm/h
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
12.2mm in 26 min to 21:30 28.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.8mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
7.0mm in 20 min to 00:30 21.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
11.4mm in 30 min to 14:30 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.6mm/h
Hunter Valley
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.8mm/h
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
9.8mm in 10 min to 10:30 58.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 11.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 18.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 82( 80/ 63 ) at 20:45
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 72(110/ 67 ) at 00:45