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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1829 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

SA

W Agricultural

018176

COWELL (WINTER SPRINGS)

27.2

21.0

12/04/1998

44

1 N

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NSW

Hunter Valley

061250

PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)

-1.0

-1.0

24/04/2013

37

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

SA

NE Pastoral

017031

MARREE COMPARISON

0.0

0.0

28/04/2013

75

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NSW

N Tablelands W

056018

INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE

55

55.0

27/04/2008

11

N Equal to record.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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 18:28EST, 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 28.7 +1.0 12.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 347 (14.5) 41/14
PERTH AIRPORT 24.6 -0.9 13.3 +0.3 11.4 0.0 6.2 8.7 334 (13.9) 30/15
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 18.2 -3.7 8.4 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 22/14
BUNBURY 21.5 -2.6 8.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 18/13
MANDURAH 21.8 -2.1 13.6 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 22/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +0.7 24.3 +0.3 23.4 0.0 4.6 8.0 314 (13.1) 31/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.8 +3.6 10.0 -2.6 7.4 0.0 7.0 11.0 228 ( 9.5) 34/14
WHYALLA AERO -- -- 16.5 +4.8 -- 3.2 -- -- 275 (11.5) --
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -3.9 15.0 +2.6 -- 1.8 8.6 0.8 107 ( 4.5) 31/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.6 -1.9 6.4 -2.3 5.0 0.0 3.0 5.3 320 (13.3) 28/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.6 +0.8 13.1 -5.3 10.7 0.0 7.6 10.8 264 (11.0) 43/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 -0.9 22.0 +0.4 20.7 3.8 7.8 6.8 518 (21.6) 48/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.1 18.8 -1.8 14.5 0.0 5.8 9.1 366 (15.3) 37/12
MACKAY M.O 26.2 -0.5 21.2 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 562 (23.4) 44/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.0 -1.8 18.1 +0.2 15.3 0.0 4.8 -- 301 (12.5) 35/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.9 +0.5 17.2 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 323 (13.5) 41/14
COOLANGATTA 26.6 +1.2 14.5 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 24/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.0 0.0 15.4 -0.9 17.3 0.0 4.0 10.4 277 (11.5) 28/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.1 -0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 31/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.9 +2.7 10.1 -2.7 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 84 ( 3.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.9 +2.9 13.4 -1.8 10.4 0.0 2.6 10.2 248 (10.3) 22/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.8 +3.7 12.2 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 18/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.3 +3.7 9.0 -4.2 6.6 0.0 4.6 10.0 259 (10.8) 30/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.6 +3.0 8.8 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 43 ( 1.8) 18/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.4 +5.0 10.2 +3.0 0.8 0.0 3.8 9.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.7 +5.2 7.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 30/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +0.6 14.7 +0.5 12.0 0.0 6.2 9.3 331 (13.8) 34/22
RICHMOND RAAF 28.5 +4.7 8.1 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 43/16
BELLAMBI AWS 22.5 +0.4 16.1 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 22/01
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.4 -0.1 9.5 +0.4 7.0 0.0 5.2 3.0 237 ( 9.9) 26/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.8 -6.5 7.9 -0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 99 ( 4.1) 17/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.9 -6.7 13.8 +3.7 13.2 1.4 4.6 0.5 237 ( 9.9) 26/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.0 -4.6 6.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 10.8 -- 208 ( 8.7) 17/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.9 -3.3 8.2 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 24/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.4 -1.9 10.6 -0.2 7.8 0.0 10.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 -1.7 1.3 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 35/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.2 -2.7 4.7 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 30/14
HOBART AIRPORT 16.4 -1.7 6.4 -2.4 3.6 0.0 5.2 8.0 541 (22.5) 43/14
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

38.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.9 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
37.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+7.8 : 24.4 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+7.7 : 25.0 BULL BAY (LAURISTON) Southeast TAS
+6.3 : 26.4 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
+6.2 : 30.6 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+6.1 : 27.7 MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS Hunter Valley NSW

27.1 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.5 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.3 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+7.9 : 9.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+6.8 : 15.6 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
+6.3 : 17.0 HAWKER Upper North SA
+6.1 : 13.3 YONGALA Upper North SA
+6.1 : 14.3 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA

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

4.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.0 : 15.5 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-8.5 : 16.5 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-8.1 : 16.7 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
-8.0 : 15.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
-7.9 : 13.5 EUDUNDA Murray Valley SA

-2.3 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-0.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.0 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
0.1 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-13.3 : 0.0 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
-8.9 : 1.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-8.0 : 12.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-7.7 : -2.3 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S 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.
33.0 BOWMANS (PIGELDEE) Lower North SA
30.0 GURNANG STATE FOREST (OBERON (YOUNG ADUL C Tablelands S NSW
28.0 DAINTREE ICE CREAM N Coast--Barron QLD
27.2 COWELL (WINTER SPRINGS) W Agricultural SA

11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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2.1 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.8 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

1786 (74.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1460 (60.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1121 (46.7) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1108 (46.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1075 (44.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
939 (39.1) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
938 (39.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
927 (38.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
923 (38.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
921 (38.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
913 (38.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
889 (37.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
844 (35.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
806 (33.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
795 (33.1) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
775 (32.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
771 (32.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
750 (31.3) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
728 (30.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
728 (30.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
728 (30.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
700 (29.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
694 (28.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
688 (28.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
655 (27.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
643 (26.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
630 (26.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
630 (26.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
624 (26.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
604 (25.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
94/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/00 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
74/06 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
72/23 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
72/20 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/19 WILLIS 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.0mm in 30 min to 19:00 24.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 14.8mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 19:30 22.8mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 23.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
12.4mm in 1 hr to 07:30 12.4mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(310/ 82 ) at 01:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(260/ 63 ) at 01:00