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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 1859 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

VIC

W Coast

090175

PORT FAIRY AWS

35.8

29.8

29/05/2007

19

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

19.0

20.8

15/05/2011

19

1 N

WA

W Pilbara

005094

BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT

20.5

22.0

22/05/2000

15

1 N

WA

E Gascoyne

007176

NEWMAN AERO

16.0

16.0

09/05/1997

17

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

E Pilbara

004090

ROEBOURNE AERO

89

81

08/05/2013

11

N Previous record set earlier this month.

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

QLD

Gulf Country

029127

MOUNT ISA AERO

23.3

21.7

06/05/2000

17

1 N


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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 18:59EST, 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 24.7 +0.6 12.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 46/22
PERTH AIRPORT 21.9 +0.1 10.5 +0.1 8.0 0.0 3.2 9.2 354 (14.8) 39/09
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 17.1 -1.9 10.8 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 18/16
BUNBURY 21.9 +0.7 5.6 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 24/10
MANDURAH 21.6 +0.3 11.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 26/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.3 23.7 +1.6 23.2 0.0 5.0 9.2 355 (14.8) 41/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 15.9 -7.1 8.2 0.0 7.0 0.0 1.4 4.3 316 (13.2) 57/11
WHYALLA AERO 20.4 0.0 7.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 41/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.1 -2.8 10.4 +0.2 -- 16.6 0.6 5.5 228 ( 9.5) 37/01
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.5 -2.6 4.9 -2.4 3.3 1.8 0.8 1.9 399 (16.6) 61/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.0 -3.8 16.2 +2.4 15.9 0.0 3.2 6.1 558 (23.3) 41/07
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 +1.2 20.2 +0.3 18.3 0.0 5.8 10.7 328 (13.7) 28/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 +1.3 19.3 +1.7 17.5 0.0 7.4 6.2 309 (12.9) 22/12
MACKAY M.O 26.1 +1.9 18.1 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- 5.4 278 (11.6) 18/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.0 0.0 18.3 +4.2 17.5 0.0 2.4 -- 194 ( 8.1) 28/12
BUNDABERG AERO 24.4 -0.2 18.1 +4.0 -- 26.8 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 26/13
COOLANGATTA 23.7 +0.6 16.7 +2.6 -- 5.8 -- -- 91 ( 3.8) 24/14
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 +0.3 17.4 +4.6 16.2 0.6 1.2 4.2 168 ( 7.0) 26/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.1 -0.7 13.2 +3.4 -- 17.8 -- -- 342 (14.3) 31/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.7 -0.6 12.5 +3.8 12.0 11.6 1.4 -- 130 ( 5.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 +0.9 15.7 +4.0 14.1 0.2 1.8 1.4 305 (12.7) 24/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +0.4 13.9 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 24/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.0 -1.3 14.6 +4.6 13.5 2.0 0.4 2.6 191 ( 8.0) 26/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.7 -0.6 13.1 +4.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 5 ( 0.2) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.3 -2.9 2.6 -2.0 -6.1 6.0 2.0 1.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.4 -2.5 6.9 +0.4 -- 11.2 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 46/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.3 -0.7 13.2 +2.3 10.7 0.2 2.4 6.9 384 (16.0) 43/08
RICHMOND RAAF 20.4 -0.1 10.9 +3.3 -- 1.6 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 21/01
BELLAMBI AWS 18.3 -1.3 13.4 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 44/20
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.6 -4.7 3.1 -2.7 0.6 13.0 1.4 1.1 190 ( 7.9) 24/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.6 -6.0 1.9 -3.5 -- 4.6 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 22/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.5 -3.5 7.6 +0.2 4.0 0.0 3.0 4.2 283 (11.8) 31/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.0 -5.2 3.5 -2.2 -- 0.2 1.9 -- 269 (11.2) 24/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.4 -4.2 2.5 -2.6 -- 2.2 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 35/21
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.6 -3.1 7.8 -0.9 5.5 2.4 2.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.9 -3.7 2.4 -3.3 -- 2.6 -- -- 403 (16.8) 44/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.1 -2.7 5.0 0.0 -- 8.2 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 37/11
HOBART AIRPORT 15.9 +0.7 6.0 -0.6 2.3 0.2 3.2 6.9 360 (15.0) 35/13
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

35.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
35.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.6 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.3 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+3.1 : 28.0 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+2.9 : 29.1 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
+2.8 : 34.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL

26.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.3 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
26.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+8.5 : 11.6 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
+8.2 : 13.1 GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
+8.1 : 13.2 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+8.0 : 13.0 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
+7.7 : 19.7 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA

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

-2.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-12.1 : 19.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-11.2 : 16.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-11.0 : 19.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
-10.9 : 18.3 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-9.7 : 19.5 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

-4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.3 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.4 : 0.1 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-5.7 : 1.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
-5.5 : 1.7 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 1.2 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-5.0 : 4.7 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA

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.
35.8 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
35.4 WYELANGTA W Coast VIC
35.2 NULLAWARRE W Coast VIC
35.2 BATLOW POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
34.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

10.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
9.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
9.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
9.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

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1.1 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
1.1 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1075 (44.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1010 (42.1) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
975 (40.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
849 (35.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
828 (34.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
767 (32.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
741 (30.9) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
736 (30.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
709 (29.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
709 (29.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
705 (29.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
695 (29.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
684 (28.5) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
663 (27.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
662 (27.6) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
659 (27.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
656 (27.3) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
626 (26.1) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
612 (25.5) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
603 (25.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
601 (25.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
89/21 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
83/05 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
76/12 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
76/14 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
76/23 MOUNT READ 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO
10.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.8mm/h
Adelaide/Lofty
PARAFIELD AIRPORT
4.4mm in 11 min to 04:30 24.0mm/h
Lower SE
CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE)
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.2mm/h
Darling Downs E
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
W Coast
PORT FAIRY AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 74(250/ 63 ) at 03:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(300/ 65 ) at 06:30
TIMOR SEA 133KM NNW DAMPIER : ***(124/ 63 ) at 09:00