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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 1905 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

QLD

Central Coast E

033264

BOWEN PUMP STATION ALERT

23.0

23.0

25/05/2012

12

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033310

SOUTH YAAMBA TM

50.0

48.8

12/05/2005

13

1 N

QLD

Central Coast E

033313

THE GLEN TM

28.6

26.4

07/05/2001

12

1 N

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039035

MELROSE

53.5

36.6

12/05/2005

15

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014517

NGAYAWILI

25.8

25.8

10/05/2013

14

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


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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 19:05EST, 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 22.7 -1.4 15.1 +2.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 283 (11.8) 24/12
PERTH AIRPORT 20.0 -1.8 11.9 +1.5 10.4 3.8 2.0 6.2 349 (14.5) 35/11
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 18.6 -0.4 10.6 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 41/13
BUNBURY 19.6 -1.6 11.7 +2.4 -- 50.0 -- -- 313 (13.0) 41/10
MANDURAH 20.6 -0.7 15.9 +2.3 -- 11.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 44/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 -0.4 25.3 +3.2 25.1 0.0 6.8 5.8 347 (14.5) 41/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.5 -4.5 6.9 -1.3 6.1 0.0 2.6 2.2 160 ( 6.7) 31/11
WHYALLA AERO 17.1 -3.3 8.7 0.0 -- 0.8 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 21/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.3 -1.6 7.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 1.8 7.1 131 ( 5.5) 28/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -1.3 7.7 +0.4 4.2 0.4 2.2 5.4 358 (14.9) 30/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.8 -3.0 10.7 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 30/09
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 0.0 22.3 +2.4 20.9 0.0 3.0 4.4 296 (12.3) 39/04
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.0 -2.6 17.8 +0.2 16.6 11.0 4.8 0.8 381 (15.9) 34/03
MACKAY M.O 22.9 -1.3 17.1 0.0 -- 21.4 -- 5.7 312 (13.0) 28/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.8 -2.2 14.8 +0.7 13.7 52.6 3.4 -- 184 ( 7.7) 21/08
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 -1.7 11.8 -2.3 -- 15.8 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 28/12
COOLANGATTA 23.7 +0.6 7.2 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 30/11
BRISBANE AERO 23.2 -0.3 9.5 -3.3 5.6 0.0 1.6 10.2 238 ( 9.9) 52/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.2 -1.6 7.1 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 50/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.6 -1.7 7.4 -1.3 1.6 0.0 2.0 -- 117 ( 4.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.7 +0.3 8.8 -2.9 6.1 0.0 2.0 -- 227 ( 9.5) 39/20
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.2 -0.2 5.1 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 41/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.4 +0.1 9.6 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 557 (23.2) 55/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.9 -0.4 9.1 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 30/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.0 -5.2 5.5 +0.9 0.0 4.8 8.8 3.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.9 -2.0 4.0 -2.5 -- 1.4 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 43/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -0.2 11.5 +0.6 6.3 0.0 4.6 10.1 542 (22.6) 61/11
RICHMOND RAAF 19.8 -0.7 6.5 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 46/12
BELLAMBI AWS 19.0 -0.6 13.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 513 (21.4) 72/00
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.0 -4.3 4.3 -1.5 1.8 1.4 3.8 1.6 367 (15.3) 31/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.9 -2.7 3.5 -1.9 -- 1.6 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 31/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.4 -1.6 5.5 -1.9 3.0 0.0 2.8 7.5 270 (11.3) 28/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.9 -0.3 4.8 -0.9 -- 2.0 1.4 -- 344 (14.3) 34/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.7 -1.9 4.4 -0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 241 (10.0) 35/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.4 -0.3 9.8 +1.1 7.5 3.4 0.8 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.4 -2.2 6.1 +0.4 -- 5.4 -- -- 332 (13.8) 34/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.7 +1.9 2.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 21/15
HOBART AIRPORT 13.3 -1.9 9.1 +2.5 6.9 6.4 0.0 1.5 357 (14.9) 39/13
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

36.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.3 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
34.2 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
34.2 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+3.8 : 23.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.6 : 24.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+3.4 : 24.8 EYRE Eucla WA
+3.4 : 24.1 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+2.7 : 23.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+2.7 : 22.5 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

27.2 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
27.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.9 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+6.6 : 23.3 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
+5.9 : 24.6 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
+5.9 : 21.4 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
+5.8 : 20.4 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
+5.6 : 21.4 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

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

-0.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-10.6 : 18.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-8.7 : 18.7 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
-8.7 : 16.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-7.7 : 21.4 BALGO HILLS Interior WA

-2.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : -1.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.9 : 7.2 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.6 : 3.6 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
-6.4 : 5.5 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
-6.4 : 6.0 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

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.
70.2 HAPPY VALLEY Lower West WA
70.0 THEDA N Kimberley WA
59.0 WORSLEY DOWNS Lower West WA
56.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
56.0 ASTON DOWNS ALERT Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
70.0 THEDA
Lower West
70.2 HAPPY VALLEY
59.0 WORSLEY DOWNS
56.0 ASTON DOWNS ALERT
54.8 VASSE HWY CB3
54.6 WARNER GLEN
54.3 HARVEY
54.2 YOONGARILLUP TBRG
52.2 ROSA BROOK
50.0 BUNBURY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
55.2 MCCLUER ISLAND

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
52.2 PROSERPINE FULLER ST
50.0 SOUTH YAAMBA TM
Wide Bay/Burnett
53.5 MELROSE
53.0 BROADMEADOWS
52.6 ROCKHAMPTON AERO

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
56.4 MOUNT BAW BAW

ISLANDS
Islands
53.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

10.2 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
10.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
9.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
9.5 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

.....

1.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.4 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

1465 (61.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1277 (53.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1275 (53.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1138 (47.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1026 (42.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
983 (41.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
965 (40.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
876 (36.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
837 (34.9) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
825 (34.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
758 (31.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
744 (31.0) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
728 (30.3) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
727 (30.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
717 (29.9) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
703 (29.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
695 (29.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
695 (29.0) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
689 (28.7) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
679 (28.3) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
669 (27.9) PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
665 (27.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
658 (27.4) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
655 (27.3) PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
655 (27.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
652 (27.2) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
651 (27.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
649 (27.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
642 (26.8) POUND CREEK W Gippsland VIC
636 (26.5) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
634 (26.4) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
630 (26.3) MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
620 (25.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
619 (25.8) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
605 (25.2) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
600 (25.0) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
93/07 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
81/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
78/01 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
78/01 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
76/09 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
76/05 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
76/01 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW

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
TRUSCOTT
14.0mm in 40 min to 23:00 21.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.4mm/h
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
8.2mm in 17 min to 12:22 28.9mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
15.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
11.4mm in 8 min to 05:44 85.5mm/h
10.0mm in 16 min to 06:00 37.5mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 21.4mm/h
26.6mm in 30 min to 06:30 53.2mm/h
48.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 48.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 9.3mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 27.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 9.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
4.4mm in 6 min to 12:00 44.0mm/h
15.2mm in 23 min to 12:23 39.7mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 12:30 21.8mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 18.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 7.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
13.6mm in 30 min to 14:30 27.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
16.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 16.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 6.7mm/h
47.6mm in 10 min to 09:10 285.6mm/h
53.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 53.2mm/h
14.4mm in 37 min to 10:44 23.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 5.3mm/h
9.0mm in 26 min to 22:26 20.8mm/h
8.4mm in 34 min to 23:00 14.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.4mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(230/ 74 ) at 07:10
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 78(190/ 69 ) at 02:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(170/ 65 ) at 01:00