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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 1910 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

E Pilbara

004106

MARBLE BAR

54.4

26.0

19/05/2010

13

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

-5.4

-5.1

23/05/2010

17

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

35.0

35.0

16/05/2013

15

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

Lowest maximum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091126

DEVONPORT AIRPORT

8.8

9.4

29/05/1997

23

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091237

LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)

9.0

9.6

12/05/2011

32

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091291

SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM

7.5

7.9

28/05/2004

17

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091293

LOW HEAD

9.2

11.2

28/05/2000

16

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

N Kimberley

001019

KALUMBURU

57

52.0

14/05/2012

11

N


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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 19:10EST, 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 20.2 -3.9 13.6 +0.7 -- 3.2 -- -- 376 (15.7) 83/12
PERTH AIRPORT 19.4 -2.4 11.1 +0.7 9.3 7.8 1.2 7.2 310 (12.9) 41/05
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 19.2 +0.2 6.0 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 46/13
BUNBURY 18.2 -3.0 10.8 +1.5 -- 13.4 -- -- 251 (10.5) 37/01
MANDURAH 18.7 -2.6 12.2 -1.4 -- 9.2 -- -- 336 (14.0) 50/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.3 25.4 +3.3 24.7 0.0 4.2 10.4 419 (17.5) 48/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.3 +5.3 14.5 +6.3 12.4 0.0 5.0 4.9 238 ( 9.9) 31/17
WHYALLA AERO 25.9 +5.5 10.6 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 39/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.8 +2.9 13.9 +3.7 -- 0.0 2.8 6.7 173 ( 7.2) 26/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.0 -0.1 8.0 +0.7 8.0 9.4 1.2 7.0 347 (14.5) 35/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.8 +2.0 10.3 -3.5 8.7 0.0 16.8 10.5 189 ( 7.9) 28/14
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 +1.5 21.7 +1.8 20.3 0.0 4.0 5.1 463 (19.3) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 -0.4 17.9 +0.3 15.5 0.0 4.0 5.1 204 ( 8.5) 34/23
MACKAY M.O 23.8 -0.4 14.7 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- 9.7 286 (11.9) 26/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.4 -1.6 8.1 -6.0 5.2 0.0 4.0 -- 135 ( 5.6) 28/09
BUNDABERG AERO 21.8 -2.8 5.8 -8.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 30/14
COOLANGATTA 21.5 -1.6 5.4 -8.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 28/12
BRISBANE AERO 21.7 -1.8 7.3 -5.5 2.3 0.0 5.0 9.6 346 (14.4) 26/02
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.1 -2.7 4.9 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 35/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.3 -2.0 2.1 -6.6 -3.5 0.0 2.2 -- 60 ( 2.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.0 -3.4 4.9 -6.8 2.2 0.0 3.8 6.0 239 (10.0) 22/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.6 -1.8 4.1 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 30/09
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.5 -0.8 7.2 -2.8 4.0 0.0 18.8 -- 498 (20.8) 39/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.2 -1.1 4.7 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 24/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.3 -1.9 0.8 -3.8 -6.5 0.4 1.2 5.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.2 -0.7 -0.6 -7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 39/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.2 +0.2 9.2 -1.7 5.3 0.0 4.0 8.5 524 (21.8) 54/15
RICHMOND RAAF 19.9 -0.6 1.0 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 30/16
BELLAMBI AWS 20.0 +0.4 11.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 43/05
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.0 -2.3 2.8 -3.0 0.5 0.8 1.8 5.8 203 ( 8.5) 22/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.6 -3.0 2.9 -2.5 -- 1.4 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 21/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.6 +5.6 8.2 +0.8 5.1 0.0 2.0 7.5 218 ( 9.1) 35/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.7 -0.5 5.0 -0.7 -- 1.4 5.6 -- 187 ( 7.8) 26/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.6 -2.0 6.3 +1.2 -- 0.8 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 21/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.9 -2.8 10.7 +2.0 6.1 0.2 3.8 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.5 -1.1 5.4 -0.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 301 (12.5) 37/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 9.0 -6.8 -1.3 -6.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 62 ( 2.6) 9/23
HOBART AIRPORT 13.1 -2.1 2.0 -4.6 -0.4 0.0 0.2 7.6 348 (14.5) 26/03
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

36.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
36.2 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
36.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.1 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.2 : 25.3 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+6.0 : 24.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+5.9 : 26.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+5.6 : 24.6 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+5.5 : 25.9 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

26.7 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.4 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
26.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+9.7 : 21.7 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+7.3 : 23.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
+7.0 : 21.6 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
+6.7 : 25.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
+6.7 : 23.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

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

0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.4 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.4 : 5.5 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-9.2 : 19.9 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-8.5 : 5.8 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-7.6 : 16.7 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-7.4 : 17.0 ENEABBA Central West WA

-7.4 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-6.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-5.4 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-5.3 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS

-9.8 : -5.4 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-9.6 : -6.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-9.3 : -7.4 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-9.1 : -2.5 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
-8.9 : -1.1 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E 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.
69.0 NITA DOWNS W Kimberley WA
64.4 DERBY MAIN ROADS W Kimberley WA
62.0 INDEE E Pilbara WA
55.4 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
54.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
69.0 NITA DOWNS
64.4 DERBY MAIN ROADS
55.4 DERBY AERO
54.6 BROOME AIRPORT
E Pilbara
62.0 INDEE
54.4 MARBLE BAR

10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
9.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

0.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
0.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.6 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

881 (36.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
856 (35.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
813 (33.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
761 (31.7) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
749 (31.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
742 (30.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
741 (30.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
718 (29.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
683 (28.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
682 (28.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
664 (27.7) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
663 (27.6) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
89/12 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
87/22 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
83/12 GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
78/00 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
78/12 NORTH ISLAND Central West WA

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
8.6mm in 11 min to 14:59 46.9mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 15:00 84.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.4mm/h
6.2mm in 13 min to 15:13 28.6mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
7.0mm in 11 min to 15:45 38.2mm/h
6.0mm in 6 min to 15:51 60.0mm/h
6.2mm in 9 min to 16:00 41.3mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 20.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
W Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
11.0mm in 9 min to 02:39 73.3mm/h
13.2mm in 21 min to 03:00 37.7mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 27.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.7mm/h
5.6mm in 16 min to 03:16 21.0mm/h
32.8mm in 1 hr to 03:30 32.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 18.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 14.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
5.8mm in 12 min to 13:30 29.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
DERBY AERO
35.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 35.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 16.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.3mm/h
CURTIN AERO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
10.0mm in 30 min to 03:00 20.0mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 18.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 18.6mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 15.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
E Pilbara
PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT
10.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.6mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
MARBLE BAR
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
Lower West
CAPE NATURALISTE
10.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.8mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION
11.0mm in 30 min to 11:00 22.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 15.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
LAKE GRACE
13.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 13.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
Goldfields
MUNGLINUP WEST
10.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
10.6mm in 1 hr to 12:30 10.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.6mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 13:30 7.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE LEVEQUE AIRPORT
14.7mm in 30 min to 11:30 29.4mm/h
16.9mm in 1 hr to 11:30 16.9mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 14.8mm/h
14.7mm in 30 min to 17:00 29.4mm/h
14.7mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.7mm/h
39.5mm in 30 min to 17:30 79.0mm/h
54.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 54.2mm/h
46.9mm in 1 hr to 18:00 46.9mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.4mm/h
21.1mm in 30 min to 22:00 42.2mm/h
31.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 31.0mm/h
22.0mm in 30 min to 22:30 44.0mm/h
43.1mm in 1 hr to 22:30 43.1mm/h
32.7mm in 30 min to 23:00 65.4mm/h
54.7mm in 1 hr to 23:00 54.7mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 23:30 20.0mm/h
42.7mm in 1 hr to 23:30 42.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT : 78(190/ 65 ) at 01:00
Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 78(250/ 63 ) at 12:09
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 76(250/ 65 ) at 01:22
HOGAN ISLAND : 72(260/ 65 ) at 21:13