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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 1903 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

WA

W Kimberley

003096

WEST ROEBUCK

64.0

36.8

19/05/2010

14

1 P

TAS

N Coast

091266

KIMBERLEY (MERSEY RIVER)

48.8

40.0

15/05/2013

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

N Coast

091291

SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM

62.4

52.8

15/05/2013

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

N Coast

091293

LOW HEAD

64.8

46.8

27/05/2008

16

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091332

RAILTON (DOWBIGGIN STREET)

59.0

38.6

15/05/2013

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

35.0

35.0

15/05/2013

15

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

Lowest maximum temperature

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039066

GAYNDAH AIRPORT

15.0

16.4

17/05/2010

11

1 N

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039089

THANGOOL AIRPORT

15.7

16.8

31/05/2000

21

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040555

TOOLARA (KELLY)

16.3

16.7

26/05/2012

16

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040854

LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT

17.8

18.1

25/05/2002

21

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040922

KINGAROY AIRPORT

13.8

14.3

31/05/2011

13

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 19:03EST, 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 25.3 +1.2 12.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 39/15
PERTH AIRPORT 22.8 +1.0 11.2 +0.8 7.3 0.0 2.6 4.6 309 (12.9) 46/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 20.5 +1.5 9.1 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 43/23
BUNBURY 20.8 -0.4 7.2 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 70/14
MANDURAH 20.2 -1.1 14.1 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 59/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +1.1 25.5 +3.4 25.1 0.2 6.8 6.0 340 (14.2) 41/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.4 -4.6 6.7 -1.5 5.8 5.6 0.8 8.6 127 ( 5.3) 34/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.1 -2.3 8.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 30/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 -1.4 10.7 +0.5 -- 7.2 1.4 7.1 133 ( 5.5) 35/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.1 0.0 9.5 +2.2 6.4 1.2 0.8 7.9 522 (21.8) 39/00
MOUNT ISA AERO 20.1 -7.7 16.7 +2.9 15.3 0.0 6.2 -- 388 (16.2) 34/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +1.4 20.2 +0.3 16.6 0.0 3.8 7.1 180 ( 7.5) 24/07
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 +1.9 22.3 +4.7 20.4 0.4 1.6 6.1 197 ( 8.2) 44/18
MACKAY M.O 25.8 +1.6 20.6 +3.5 -- 0.8 -- 1.1 182 ( 7.6) 44/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 18.5 -7.5 18.1 +4.0 17.5 20.6 0.6 -- 173 ( 7.2) 28/07
BUNDABERG AERO 17.7 -6.9 15.5 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 26/14
COOLANGATTA 20.1 -3.0 13.5 -0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 15/13
BRISBANE AERO 18.0 -5.5 14.0 +1.2 12.1 0.0 4.0 0.0 274 (11.4) 26/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 13.8 -6.0 9.3 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 374 (15.6) 28/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.2 -0.1 9.7 +1.0 5.3 0.0 2.4 -- 179 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.7 +1.3 12.2 +0.5 11.0 0.0 2.0 -- 165 ( 6.9) 26/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +0.5 10.0 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 21/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.0 +1.7 8.2 -1.8 7.0 0.0 3.8 -- 345 (14.4) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.8 +0.5 8.0 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 35/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.5 -3.7 6.8 +2.2 1.9 5.8 3.0 3.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.3 -0.6 9.1 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 55/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.8 +1.8 13.6 +2.7 11.2 0.0 5.4 8.3 506 (21.1) 57/14
RICHMOND RAAF 20.7 +0.2 9.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 52/12
BELLAMBI AWS 20.4 +0.8 10.9 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 80/21
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.4 -1.9 9.2 +3.4 7.8 0.8 0.6 4.9 354 (14.8) 57/19
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.0 -3.6 9.1 +3.7 -- 1.4 -- -- 339 (14.1) 50/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.4 -1.6 10.0 +2.6 7.8 2.0 1.6 6.8 327 (13.6) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.2 -2.0 7.3 +1.6 -- 3.4 1.2 -- 379 (15.8) 41/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.8 -0.8 6.6 +1.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 272 (11.3) 41/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.0 -0.7 10.3 +1.6 7.5 8.8 2.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.9 -1.7 7.1 +1.4 -- 4.8 -- -- 616 (25.7) 48/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.7 -0.1 9.5 +4.5 -- 4.6 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 41/14
HOBART AIRPORT 13.3 -1.9 6.0 -0.6 3.0 0.0 1.0 0.6 263 (11.0) 35/11
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

35.1 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
35.1 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
34.1 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+3.8 : 35.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
+3.8 : 23.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.7 : 24.0 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+3.7 : 22.6 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.6 : 22.8 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+3.6 : 23.4 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.6 : 28.5 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

27.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.9 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.8 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
26.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.4 : 20.4 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+7.3 : 24.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
+6.7 : 21.3 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
+6.2 : 20.0 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+5.7 : 23.2 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
+5.7 : 6.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

-1.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.1 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-11.5 : 17.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-10.6 : 15.7 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-10.5 : 15.0 GAYNDAH AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-10.4 : 18.7 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-10.3 : 14.2 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

-2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.6 : 0.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.2 : 2.5 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
-6.0 : 8.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.7 : 3.3 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-5.3 : 1.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.3 : 5.5 CARNEGIE Interior 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.
81.6 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY) Upper NE VIC
75.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
65.0 FRANKFORD (ROSSVILLE) N Coast TAS
64.8 LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
64.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
75.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND
W Kimberley
64.0 WEST ROEBUCK

VICTORIA
Upper NE
81.6 FALLS CREEK (ROCKY VALLEY)

TASMANIA
N Coast
65.0 FRANKFORD (ROSSVILLE)
64.8 LOW HEAD
62.4 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
59.0 RAILTON (DOWBIGGIN STREET)
56.4 MOLE CREEK

10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
9.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
9.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
8.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
8.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

.....

0.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.4 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
0.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

1199 (50.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1011 (42.1) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
941 (39.2) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
930 (38.8) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
924 (38.5) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
869 (36.2) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
853 (35.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
835 (34.8) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
759 (31.6) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
756 (31.5) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
748 (31.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
738 (30.8) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
737 (30.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
713 (29.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
700 (29.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
699 (29.1) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
663 (27.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
663 (27.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
660 (27.5) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
650 (27.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
635 (26.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
632 (26.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
631 (26.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
624 (26.0) PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
617 (25.7) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
616 (25.7) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
615 (25.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
605 (25.2) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
605 (25.2) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
601 (25.0) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
601 (25.0) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
106/02 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
98/18 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
89/01 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
83/14 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
80/21 BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
80/14 PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
80/15 CAPE GRIM N 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN
7.6mm in 5 min to 15:54 91.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.2mm/h
6.2mm in 13 min to 22:52 28.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
19.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 19.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
16.4mm in 30 min to 17:30 32.8mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.4mm/h
10.6mm in 30 min to 18:00 21.2mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 27.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.8mm/h
BUNBURY
28.2mm in 30 min to 19:30 56.4mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 29.6mm/h
32.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 32.8mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.7mm/h
COLLIE EAST
13.4mm in 30 min to 20:30 26.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.6mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
HARVEY
13.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 18.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.6mm/h
WAROONA
10.8mm in 25 min to 19:55 25.9mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GOVE AIRPORT
7.8mm in 22 min to 13:00 21.3mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 15.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
20.8mm in 30 min to 06:00 41.6mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 23.4mm/h
29.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 29.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 7.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
ROCKHAMPTON AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 10.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.4mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 17.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.7mm/h
VICTORIA
E Central
RHYLL
10.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.8mm/h
W Coast
DARTMOOR
10.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 11.2mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
LOW HEAD
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
E Coast
LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT)
12.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
SWAN ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND
10.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.6mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(230/ 85 ) at 18:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 83(200/ 70 ) at 14:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 104(300/ 85 ) at 02:47