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National Daily Weather Summary


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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1901 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

47.2

35.8

14/05/2013

19

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

N Coast

091266

KIMBERLEY (MERSEY RIVER)

40.0

31.6

26/05/2012

17

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091291

SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM

52.8

43.0

07/05/1997

17

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091332

RAILTON (DOWBIGGIN STREET)

38.6

38.0

29/05/2007

11

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

35.0

35.0

02/05/2013

15

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

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003096

WEST ROEBUCK

19.0

20.1

29/05/2004

14

1 P

NT

Alice Springs

015664

WALUNGURRU

14.1

16.0

29/05/2004

12

1 N

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

VIC

E Central

086373

RHYLL

36.8

36.0

02/05/2007

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 19:01EST, 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 25.5 +1.4 12.7 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 43/09
PERTH AIRPORT 22.8 +1.0 10.3 -0.1 7.4 0.0 2.4 9.5 364 (15.2) 30/06
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 19.6 +0.6 5.2 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 22/15
BUNBURY 21.1 -0.1 6.5 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 21/10
MANDURAH 21.1 -0.2 11.9 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 24/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +1.0 23.9 +1.8 23.1 0.4 5.0 10.5 367 (15.3) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 14.3 -8.7 10.7 +2.5 10.1 0.0 2.4 0.0 207 ( 8.6) 18/11
WHYALLA AERO 20.2 -0.2 9.3 +0.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 295 (12.3) 30/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.2 -0.7 12.3 +2.1 -- 4.6 0.8 5.3 209 ( 8.7) 39/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.6 -1.5 8.1 +0.8 6.9 11.0 0.6 6.1 441 (18.4) 68/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.7 -2.1 14.6 +0.8 13.7 0.0 5.8 7.9 403 (16.8) 31/22
CAIRNS AERO 28.7 +1.1 20.2 +0.3 17.8 0.0 5.0 9.1 263 (11.0) 26/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.7 +0.1 21.7 +4.1 18.8 0.0 3.2 3.6 165 ( 6.9) 24/14
MACKAY M.O 24.8 +0.6 20.3 +3.2 -- 0.2 -- 3.4 181 ( 7.5) 21/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.1 -0.9 17.4 +3.3 16.4 0.0 2.4 -- 153 ( 6.4) 18/08
BUNDABERG AERO 23.9 -0.7 14.9 +0.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 26/12
COOLANGATTA 23.1 0.0 11.8 -2.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 21/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.5 -1.0 12.9 +0.1 8.9 1.8 2.6 9.4 294 (12.3) 34/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.6 -3.2 7.7 -2.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 404 (16.8) 39/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.4 -1.9 5.1 -3.6 0.1 0.0 2.2 -- 53 ( 2.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.9 -1.5 10.7 -1.0 8.4 0.2 1.2 7.5 183 ( 7.6) 21/07
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.6 -0.8 9.4 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 28/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.3 0.0 6.8 -3.2 3.4 0.4 1.8 9.0 294 (12.3) 54/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.1 -0.2 4.3 -4.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 37 ( 1.5) 30/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.9 -3.3 2.8 -1.8 -7.2 0.0 1.6 4.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.9 -1.0 1.3 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 35/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.7 +1.7 8.9 -2.0 5.5 0.0 2.8 9.8 384 (16.0) 57/14
RICHMOND RAAF 20.7 +0.2 2.4 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 41/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.0 +0.4 9.9 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 50/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.7 -3.6 7.6 +1.8 5.2 11.6 0.4 0.6 210 ( 8.8) 35/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.7 -3.9 6.1 +0.7 -- 7.4 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 39/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.6 -0.4 9.2 +1.8 6.1 0.6 1.0 3.5 280 (11.7) 43/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.6 -2.6 6.5 +0.8 -- 4.2 1.0 -- 271 (11.3) 35/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.3 -3.3 5.4 +0.3 -- 5.8 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 43/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.1 -0.6 9.3 +0.6 7.0 2.2 2.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.4 -1.2 4.8 -0.9 -- 3.4 -- -- 511 (21.3) 65/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.8 -3.0 8.3 +3.3 -- 22.8 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 26/02
HOBART AIRPORT 16.2 +1.0 2.8 -3.8 9.7 0.0 1.8 5.8 238 ( 9.9) 39/12
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

35.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
33.9 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
33.9 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+6.2 : 26.3 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.8 : 35.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
+2.6 : 29.0 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
+2.6 : 28.8 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
+2.6 : 21.8 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA

27.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.1 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
25.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.1 : 18.1 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+5.4 : 19.2 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+5.3 : 18.4 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
+5.0 : 20.4 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
+4.7 : 16.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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

-0.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-14.0 : 19.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-13.6 : 15.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-13.3 : 14.1 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
-12.4 : 20.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-12.3 : 20.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

-3.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.2 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-3.0 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.2 : 1.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.2 : 1.9 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-5.9 : 0.7 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
-5.9 : 1.2 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.8 : 2.6 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
-5.8 : -3.0 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro 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.
61.4 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
59.0 LORINNA N Coast TAS
57.8 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW) N Coast TAS
56.0 BARRINGTON POST OFFICE N Coast TAS
54.2 FRANKFORD (ROSSVILLE) N Coast TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
61.4 CYGNET BAY

TASMANIA
N Coast
59.0 LORINNA
57.8 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW)
56.0 BARRINGTON POST OFFICE
54.2 FRANKFORD (ROSSVILLE)
52.8 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM

10.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.8 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
9.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
9.4 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
9.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
9.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

.....

0.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1012 (42.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
996 (41.5) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
922 (38.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
920 (38.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
883 (36.8) RHYLL E Central VIC
854 (35.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
815 (34.0) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
797 (33.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
792 (33.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
762 (31.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
757 (31.5) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
750 (31.3) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
749 (31.2) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
748 (31.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
734 (30.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
705 (29.4) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
704 (29.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
704 (29.3) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
677 (28.2) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
651 (27.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
647 (27.0) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
646 (26.9) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
632 (26.3) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
632 (26.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
630 (26.3) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
628 (26.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
628 (26.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
616 (25.7) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
603 (25.1) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
601 (25.0) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
98/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
93/19 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
93/03 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
89/11 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
87/22 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
87/15 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
25.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 25.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
W Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
BIDYADANGA
36.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.8mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 15:30 22.0mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 19.2mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 19.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 14.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
PARAFIELD AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 5.3mm/h
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
6.6mm in 8 min to 20:08 49.5mm/h
W Coast
DARTMOOR
13.6mm in 30 min to 02:30 27.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 13.6mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.8mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
LOW HEAD
14.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.8mm/h
16.4mm in 30 min to 21:00 32.8mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 25.2mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.3mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 19.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE LEVEQUE AIRPORT
11.3mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.3mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.2mm/h

VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 93(340/ 61 ) at 19:30
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 85(310/ 76 ) at 16:18
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 87(230/ 67 ) at 22:33
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 87(300/ 67 ) at 15:03
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 89(260/ 67 ) at 11:42
MOUNT READ : 91( 40/ 63 ) at 03:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 93(310/ 67 ) at 23:00