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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 1854 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Victoria

014840

WAVE HILL

25.3

23.4

09/05/2005

15

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Victoria

014840

WAVE HILL

25.4

25.2

19/05/1990

39

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015664

WALUNGURRU

23.4

23.0

10/05/2002

12

1 N

SA

Yorke Peninsula

022031

MINLATON AERO

18.8

18.7

10/05/2013

13

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

Southeast

094041

MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

17.0

16.2

08/05/1992

56

1 N

TAS

W Coast

094191

HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE)

11.4

10.3

01/05/1997

17

1 N

TAS

W Coast

097000

CAPE SORELL

14.8

14.7

02/05/1970

15

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

VIC

E Central

086373

RHYLL

23.5

23.1

08/05/2002

20

1 N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

20.9

20.6

09/05/2013

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 18:53EST, 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 22.6 -1.5 12.7 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 43/13
PERTH AIRPORT 20.1 -1.7 11.5 +1.1 10.2 8.2 1.8 7.0 324 (13.5) 41/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 17.2 -1.8 11.3 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 41/07
BUNBURY 19.1 -2.1 9.5 +0.2 -- 2.6 -- -- 381 (15.9) --
MANDURAH 19.3 -2.0 14.0 +0.4 -- 8.4 -- -- 420 (17.5) 35/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +2.3 24.5 +2.4 23.8 0.0 5.4 11.0 345 (14.4) 39/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.8 +7.8 18.2 +10.0 16.9 0.0 8.0 7.2 308 (12.8) 61/20
WHYALLA AERO 28.7 +8.3 13.2 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 61/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.2 +6.3 20.6 +10.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 303 (12.6) 37/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.0 +8.9 14.5 +7.2 12.0 0.0 8.0 4.9 464 (19.3) 54/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.1 +3.3 18.7 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 365 (15.2) 37/09
CAIRNS AERO 27.5 -0.1 20.6 +0.7 19.7 12.2 4.2 8.0 603 (25.1) 65/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.4 +1.8 19.3 +1.7 16.9 0.0 4.0 10.5 479 (20.0) 52/14
MACKAY M.O 24.2 0.0 18.7 +1.6 -- 3.4 -- 9.6 619 (25.8) 52/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.6 -0.4 17.2 +3.1 15.6 0.0 4.0 -- 362 (15.1) 48/12
BUNDABERG AERO 26.1 +1.5 14.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 46/16
COOLANGATTA 21.0 -2.1 15.0 +0.9 -- 1.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 34/10
BRISBANE AERO 21.8 -1.7 12.8 0.0 11.7 1.8 2.4 3.0 321 (13.4) 39/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.4 -0.4 9.7 -0.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 512 (21.3) 41/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.4 +4.1 9.9 +1.2 3.6 0.0 4.4 -- 136 ( 5.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.9 -0.5 14.9 +3.2 11.4 1.6 2.8 -- 424 (17.7) 31/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +0.5 12.6 +2.2 -- 2.2 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 26/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.8 +1.5 11.9 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 26/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.2 +0.9 11.1 +2.8 -- 3.0 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) 17/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.6 +4.4 6.1 +1.5 -3.2 0.0 0.4 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.0 +5.1 8.6 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 34/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.8 +1.8 12.8 +1.9 10.7 0.0 2.0 4.3 285 (11.9) 39/14
RICHMOND RAAF 22.0 +1.5 8.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 15 ( 0.6) 17/23
BELLAMBI AWS 20.9 +1.3 14.6 +1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 31/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.5 +7.2 8.1 +2.3 4.6 0.0 3.6 9.7 230 ( 9.6) 28/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.4 +5.8 5.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 34 ( 1.4) 24/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 +8.1 9.7 +2.3 4.0 0.0 2.8 6.6 285 (11.9) 39/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.3 +6.1 5.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 31/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.5 +6.9 6.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.9 +8.2 13.5 +4.8 10.5 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.7 +8.1 9.4 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 454 (18.9) 50/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.9 +4.1 7.9 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 24/13
HOBART AIRPORT 22.8 +7.6 7.9 +1.3 4.5 0.0 1.6 7.6 284 (11.8) 37/03
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

37.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
36.9 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

+10.3 : 24.4 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+10.1 : 26.6 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
+10.0 : 28.6 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.9 : 26.6 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+9.8 : 25.5 MOUNT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
+9.8 : 25.8 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC

27.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.1 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
27.1 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.5 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+11.7 : 19.5 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+11.6 : 20.8 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+11.1 : 20.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+11.0 : 20.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+10.5 : 25.4 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

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

10.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
12.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
12.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.6 : 17.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-4.3 : 19.2 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-4.3 : 18.0 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-4.2 : 19.1 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-3.9 : 20.4 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA

-1.2 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.6 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
0.0 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
0.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.2 : 1.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.1 : 7.7 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-4.0 : 0.5 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-4.0 : -1.2 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 : 1.4 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley 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.
60.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
57.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
56.6 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
55.4 BINGIL BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
52.2 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
60.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
57.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
56.6 DARADGEE
55.4 BINGIL BAY
52.2 INNISFAIL
52.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
9.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
9.8 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

.....

4.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
4.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
3.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

1134 (47.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1063 (44.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1053 (43.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1049 (43.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1013 (42.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
976 (40.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
942 (39.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
913 (38.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
892 (37.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
882 (36.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
837 (34.9) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
834 (34.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
830 (34.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
826 (34.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
807 (33.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
805 (33.5) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
802 (33.4) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
790 (32.9) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
782 (32.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
780 (32.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
770 (32.1) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
747 (31.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
739 (30.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
737 (30.7) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
727 (30.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
719 (30.0) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
713 (29.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
653 (27.2) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
644 (26.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
642 (26.8) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
641 (26.7) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
635 (26.5) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
624 (26.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
622 (25.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
619 (25.8) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
619 (25.8) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
605 (25.2) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
603 (25.1) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
91/22 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
85/23 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
83/23 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
80/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
76/07 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.8mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
MARYBOROUGH
1.4mm in 1 min to 16:19 84.0mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
5.4mm in 13 min to 15:30 24.9mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
13.0mm in 30 min to 14:30 26.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 13.6mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
REDCLIFFE
10.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
6.4mm in 15 min to 08:00 25.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 08:30 14.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 02:00 5.7mm/h
19.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 38.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 19.2mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 19.2mm/h
4.0mm in 6 min to 14:30 40.0mm/h

VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 91( 10/ 52 ) at 22:37
Upper NE
MOUNT HOTHAM : 76(350/ 63 ) at 23:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(340/ 63 ) at 23:00
ISLANDS
Islands
BAYU UNDAN : 95(100/ 28 ) at 14:17