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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 1837 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 minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014274

MCCLUER ISLAND

27.5

27.5

27/05/2004

14

1 N Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014041

MIDDLE POINT AWS

37.3

36.9

02/05/2013

12

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

35.2

35.0

10/05/1996

19

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

36.9

36.0

01/05/2003

15

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015664

WALUNGURRU

34.5

34.2

01/05/2007

12

1 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 18:36EST, 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 25.9 +1.8 14.0 +1.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 39/15
PERTH AIRPORT 22.9 +1.1 10.7 +0.3 10.6 3.8 5.4 8.5 331 (13.8) 28/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 18.6 -0.4 12.9 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 37/12
BUNBURY 23.2 +2.0 10.2 +0.9 -- 2.4 -- -- 276 (11.5) 26/13
MANDURAH 22.0 +0.7 15.2 +1.6 -- 4.4 -- -- 429 (17.9) 24/05
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +3.1 25.7 +3.6 24.9 0.0 7.2 9.9 336 (14.0) 46/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.0 +9.0 10.0 +1.8 8.3 0.0 8.0 10.8 318 (13.3) 37/11
WHYALLA AERO 30.3 +9.9 11.9 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 57/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.5 +6.6 14.1 +3.9 -- 0.0 4.4 3.6 307 (12.8) 35/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.3 +3.2 10.3 +3.0 5.8 0.0 4.2 1.1 520 (21.7) 59/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.3 +5.5 15.4 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 41/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 +0.7 21.8 +1.9 21.2 10.0 5.2 2.0 465 (19.4) 43/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.7 +2.1 19.2 +1.6 15.1 0.0 7.2 11.1 437 (18.2) 44/13
MACKAY M.O 25.4 +1.2 19.1 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- 9.7 376 (15.7) 44/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 +0.2 17.8 +3.7 14.9 0.0 4.4 -- 234 ( 9.8) 48/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.9 +1.3 18.0 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 43/14
COOLANGATTA 23.7 +0.6 16.1 +2.0 -- 0.8 -- -- 446 (18.6) 43/03
BRISBANE AERO 23.5 0.0 16.2 +3.4 14.9 0.0 5.4 9.6 104 ( 4.3) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.5 -0.3 11.8 +2.0 -- 4.0 -- -- 567 (23.6) 43/02
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.5 +4.2 6.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 288 (12.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.8 +1.4 14.2 +2.5 10.7 0.0 3.4 -- 538 (22.4) 35/02
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.1 +1.7 13.8 +3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 359 (15.0) 24/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.4 +2.1 11.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 478 (19.9) 24/04
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.6 +1.3 7.8 -0.5 -- 2.2 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 21/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.8 +3.6 3.0 -1.6 -5.2 0.0 3.4 9.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.0 +5.1 5.5 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 365 (15.2) 35/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +3.5 11.1 +0.2 8.9 0.0 3.0 10.2 509 (21.2) 34/12
RICHMOND RAAF 22.7 +2.2 5.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 28/11
BELLAMBI AWS 21.7 +2.1 11.9 -1.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 329 (13.7) 37/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.6 +4.3 3.5 -2.3 0.2 0.0 2.8 8.4 241 (10.0) 24/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.6 +3.0 1.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 83 ( 3.5) 22/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.0 +5.0 1.9 -5.5 -2.0 0.0 4.0 8.4 207 ( 8.6) 39/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.2 +3.0 0.7 -5.0 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 146 ( 6.1) 35/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.9 +2.3 0.8 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 37/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.0 +2.3 9.3 +0.6 6.2 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.4 +2.8 3.8 -1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 427 (17.8) 61/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.9 +1.1 3.5 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 55/15
HOBART AIRPORT 22.0 +6.8 6.4 -0.2 1.0 0.0 2.2 4.6 419 (17.5) 78/13
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

38.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
38.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
37.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
37.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+12.6 : 33.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.3 : 33.7 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.0 : 33.4 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+10.5 : 34.9 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+10.4 : 32.3 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA

28.2 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
27.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.5 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
27.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.6 : 16.5 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+8.1 : 18.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+8.1 : 16.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 16.2 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+8.0 : 21.4 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

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

5.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.1 : 14.9 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-2.9 : 19.1 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
-2.5 : 18.3 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-2.3 : 28.6 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
-2.1 : 18.6 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

-5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.1 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.6 : -1.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.9 : 1.0 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-6.8 : -0.3 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-6.7 : -0.4 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-6.4 : -0.4 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC

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.
57.8 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
37.4 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
32.0 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
31.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
25.4 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
31.0 TOPAZ ALERT
Wide Bay/Burnett
37.4 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE
Brisbane/SE Coast
32.0 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
25.4 MARYBOROUGH
Darling Downs W
57.8 MILES CONSTANCE STREET

11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.1 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

2.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
1.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.9 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1107 (46.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1100 (45.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1087 (45.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1005 (41.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
984 (41.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
914 (38.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
908 (37.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
849 (35.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
840 (35.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
834 (34.8) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
792 (33.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
789 (32.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
783 (32.6) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
773 (32.2) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
767 (32.0) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
726 (30.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
723 (30.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
707 (29.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
701 (29.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
699 (29.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
685 (28.5) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
684 (28.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
681 (28.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
680 (28.3) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
671 (28.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
669 (27.9) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
664 (27.7) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
656 (27.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
656 (27.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
647 (27.0) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
632 (26.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
630 (26.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
619 (25.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
614 (25.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
613 (25.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
609 (25.4) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
605 (25.2) PARNDANA CFS AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
602 (25.1) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
602 (25.1) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
131/19 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
124/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
124/10 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
122/16 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
118/22 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
117/12 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
107/20 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
102/15 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
100/07 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
100/23 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
98/20 LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
98/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
94/08 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
93/23 SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
93/19 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
91/21 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/21 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
91/19 CAPE SORELL W Coast 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
MARYBOROUGH
13.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
Darling Downs W
MILES CONSTANCE STREET
12.6mm in 30 min to 00:00 25.2mm/h
48.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 48.0mm/h
57.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 19.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.2mm/h
TASMANIA
Central Plateau
BUTLERS GORGE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
W Coast
WARRA
10.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
LOW ROCKY POINT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 5.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
SCOTTS PEAK DAM
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
MOUNT READ
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Goldfields
LEINSTER AERO : 89(250/ 67 ) at 18:49
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 100(330/ 70 ) at 08:22
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 78(140/ 63 ) at 01:00
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT HOTHAM : 83(340/ 65 ) at 22:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(270/ 28 ) at 21:32
E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 95(360/ 67 ) at 09:00
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 74(360/ 63 ) at 09:00
N Central
WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) : 85(360/ 63 ) at 09:00
W Coast
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 82(350/ 69 ) at 14:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT : 91(300/ 63 ) at 21:28
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 104(270/ 76 ) at 20:20
LOW HEAD : 85(310/ 67 ) at 22:02
CAPE GRIM : 91(230/ 67 ) at 23:16
Southeast
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) : 102(310/ 63 ) at 15:40
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 119(330/ 83 ) at 11:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 122(310/ 98 ) at 13:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 91(210/ 54 ) at 23:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 113(300/ 69 ) at 11:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 78(250/ 65 ) at 19:21
DUNALLEY (STROUD POINT) : 87(240/ 63 ) at 20:51
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 91(260/ 61 ) at 19:01
STRAHAN AERODROME : 93(280/ 54 ) at 19:12
LOW ROCKY POINT : 102(330/ 80 ) at 18:06
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 122(330/ 85 ) at 16:26
MOUNT READ : 115(320/ 54 ) at 19:24
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL : 78(110/ 63 ) at 04:19
HOGAN ISLAND : 119(300/ 95 ) at 23:00