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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 1907 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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014224

WANDIE CREEK

64.6

34.0

07/05/1990

20

1 N

Lowest grass minimum temperature

SA

County Light

023373

NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL

-10.0

-3.9

16/05/2012

17

-6.1

15/06/2006

18

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 19:07EST, 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 24.3 +0.2 12.9 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 30/14
PERTH AIRPORT 20.5 -1.3 9.5 -0.9 7.4 0.0 3.6 4.4 252 (10.5) 21/06
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 17.7 -1.3 10.8 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 30/15
BUNBURY 19.2 -2.0 10.2 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 18/12
MANDURAH 19.6 -1.7 13.8 +0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 258 (10.8) 18/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +1.4 24.6 +2.5 24.4 8.4 5.2 7.0 348 (14.5) 44/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.0 -1.0 7.6 -0.6 6.4 0.0 1.8 10.4 166 ( 6.9) 35/14
WHYALLA AERO 21.3 +0.9 5.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 28/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 -1.4 7.0 -3.2 -- 0.2 -- 4.7 68 ( 2.8) 17/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.6 -1.5 4.7 -2.6 2.3 1.4 0.8 2.9 224 ( 9.3) 26/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.9 -3.9 16.5 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 39/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 +1.5 22.0 +2.1 20.5 0.0 6.0 3.2 456 (19.0) 34/00
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.9 -0.7 19.1 +1.5 17.4 0.0 5.2 0.8 213 ( 8.9) 22/12
MACKAY M.O 23.9 -0.3 15.1 -2.0 -- 0.2 -- 8.7 287 (12.0) 24/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.9 -1.1 10.7 -3.4 8.5 0.0 2.4 -- 141 ( 5.9) 18/14
BUNDABERG AERO 23.5 -1.1 9.5 -4.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 30/14
COOLANGATTA 21.7 -1.4 5.9 -8.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 141 ( 5.9) 26/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 -1.1 8.1 -4.7 3.0 0.0 5.2 10.2 322 (13.4) 50/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.8 -2.0 6.0 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 466 (19.4) 52/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.9 -4.4 3.2 -5.5 -2.8 0.0 2.8 -- 76 ( 3.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.8 -1.6 5.8 -5.9 3.2 0.0 3.0 -- 243 (10.1) 37/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.5 -1.9 3.9 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 41/08
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.3 -1.0 7.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 525 (21.9) 39/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.9 -1.4 6.3 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 22/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.0 -5.2 5.0 +0.4 -1.0 0.0 0.2 4.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.4 -5.5 3.1 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 31/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.1 +0.1 9.2 -1.7 6.3 0.0 3.8 10.1 643 (26.8) 52/10
RICHMOND RAAF 19.8 -0.7 1.8 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 18.0 -1.6 12.3 -0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 494 (20.6) 48/04
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.5 -3.8 3.5 -2.3 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.7 203 ( 8.5) 31/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.1 -4.5 1.4 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 31/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.6 -0.4 8.2 +0.8 5.0 0.0 1.4 8.5 221 ( 9.2) 35/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.8 -3.4 0.9 -4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 243 (10.1) 24/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.7 -2.9 2.9 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 28/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.3 -1.4 10.0 +1.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.2 -2.4 1.8 -3.9 -- 0.8 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 31/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.4 -0.4 0.9 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 22/15
HOBART AIRPORT 11.5 -3.7 5.2 -1.4 1.7 5.0 0.6 4.5 331 (13.8) 35/22
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

37.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
35.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
35.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+4.5 : 26.6 FORREST Eucla WA
+3.9 : 25.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+3.8 : 33.7 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+3.3 : 37.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
+3.3 : 35.0 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA

27.3 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
27.1 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
26.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+7.8 : 26.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
+7.5 : 24.2 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
+7.3 : 23.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+7.0 : 23.7 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

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

-1.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.0 : 9.0 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
-6.6 : -0.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.6 : -0.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-6.5 : 11.8 COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N NSW
-6.3 : -1.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.2 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.2 : 5.9 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.6 : -1.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-7.5 : -6.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.2 : -4.4 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-7.1 : 0.7 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-7.1 : -5.2 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.1 : 1.3 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N 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.
158.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
64.6 WANDIE CREEK N Rivers NT
53.0 THEDA N Kimberley WA
46.8 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
30.2 PREMAYDENA HATCHERY Southeast TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
53.0 THEDA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
64.6 WANDIE CREEK
46.8 BATCHELOR AERO

TASMANIA
Southeast
30.2 PREMAYDENA HATCHERY

ISLANDS
Islands
158.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.2 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
10.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
10.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

.....

1.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.4 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1316 (54.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1193 (49.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1127 (47.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1075 (44.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1067 (44.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1039 (43.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
991 (41.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
914 (38.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
865 (36.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
845 (35.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
753 (31.4) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
707 (29.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
688 (28.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
677 (28.2) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
662 (27.6) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
657 (27.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
643 (26.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
643 (26.8) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
634 (26.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
626 (26.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
625 (26.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
620 (25.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
618 (25.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
89/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
76/16 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
72/04 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
72/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/04 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
Eucla
EUCLA
944.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 157.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
13.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.6mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 02:00 20.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 16.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 10.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
12.8mm in 30 min to 02:30 25.6mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 14.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTH EAST ISLAND
34.4mm in 30 min to 13:30 68.8mm/h
40.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 40.0mm/h
26.4mm in 30 min to 14:00 52.8mm/h
60.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 60.8mm/h
14.4mm in 30 min to 14:30 28.8mm/h
40.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 40.8mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 16.0mm/h
82.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 27.3mm/h
82.0mm in 6 hr to 15:30 13.7mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
27.6mm in 26 min to 00:00 63.7mm/h
30.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 30.6mm/h
37.8mm in 57 min to 00:57 39.8mm/h
39.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 39.2mm/h
87.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 29.0mm/h
10.6mm in 26 min to 01:44 24.5mm/h
13.0mm in 16 min to 02:00 48.8mm/h
29.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 29.2mm/h
10.4mm in 37 min to 02:37 16.9mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 14.0mm/h
156.6mm in 15 min to 09:15 626.4mm/h
158.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 158.4mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 87(240/ 72 ) at 16:31
ISLANDS
Islands
BAYU UNDAN : 95(100/ 52 ) at 15:09