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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 1912 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

N Kimberley

001025

DOONGAN

35.8

29.6

10/05/1993

26

1 N

WA

E Kimberley

002061

CARRANYA

78.0

71.0

24/05/1979

23

1 N

WA

W Kimberley

003057

CYGNET BAY

155.4

124.0

13/05/1997

50

1 N

WA

Gt Southern

010911

LAKE GRACE

30.4

28.4

14/05/2010

16

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015511

CURTIN SPRINGS

60.6

57.2

25/05/1979

59

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015635

YULARA AERO

42.4

41.4

18/05/2004

23

1 N

SA

NW Pastoral

016085

MARLA POLICE STATION

38.0

29.0

05/05/1988

27

1 N

SA

NW Pastoral

016088

MINTABIE

45.0

26.4

06/05/1997

21

1 N

SA

NW Pastoral

016097

ERNABELLA (PUKATJA)

47.2

26.0

18/05/2004

15

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

SA

NW Pastoral

016096

ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME)

13.0

14.0

30/05/2009

16

1 N

SA

NW Pastoral

016098

TARCOOLA AERO

15.0

15.1

30/05/2009

16

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Northwest

037034

THE MONUMENT AIRPORT

68

63.0

14/05/2006

11

N

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

ISL

Islands

200284

COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

38.7

38.0

28/05/1999

20

1 N


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 19:11EST, 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 20.8 -3.3 7.8 -5.1 -- 5.4 -- -- 435 (18.1) 34/12
PERTH AIRPORT 21.5 -0.3 6.0 -4.4 4.8 0.0 1.4 9.2 338 (14.1) --
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 18.0 -1.0 8.0 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 28/15
BUNBURY 20.3 -0.9 5.4 -3.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 18/14
MANDURAH 20.2 -1.1 11.0 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 22/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.7 +1.7 24.0 +1.9 23.2 0.0 7.2 9.8 403 (16.8) 37/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.0 +3.0 17.3 +9.1 16.5 0.0 5.8 0.1 322 (13.4) 59/12
WHYALLA AERO 16.1 -4.3 13.2 +4.5 -- 1.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 41/22
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.5 +0.6 13.5 +3.3 -- 0.0 2.0 2.1 158 ( 6.6) 37/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.1 -4.0 0.7 -6.6 -1.1 0.0 0.8 2.7 237 ( 9.9) 21/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.4 +5.6 10.9 -2.9 10.0 0.0 5.8 6.9 179 ( 7.5) 31/13
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 +1.2 22.2 +2.3 20.5 0.6 4.4 7.0 372 (15.5) 30/02
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.4 -1.2 22.6 +5.0 22.0 0.0 4.0 1.4 419 (17.5) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +0.3 16.8 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- 9.3 246 (10.3) 24/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.5 -1.5 10.3 -3.8 7.8 0.0 3.6 -- 122 ( 5.1) 17/09
BUNDABERG AERO 21.2 -3.4 8.8 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 26/07
COOLANGATTA 21.9 -1.2 7.0 -7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 17/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.1 -1.4 7.5 -5.3 3.9 0.0 3.6 6.0 255 (10.6) 26/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.4 -2.4 4.5 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 17/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.9 -1.4 4.3 -4.4 -0.9 0.0 2.0 -- 40 ( 1.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.7 +1.3 5.4 -6.3 2.3 0.2 0.4 6.7 174 ( 7.3) 21/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.4 +3.0 5.6 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 30/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.0 +2.7 8.0 -2.0 5.9 0.0 3.2 7.9 386 (16.1) 44/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.0 +2.7 5.9 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 30/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.8 -0.4 5.7 +1.1 -4.5 0.0 1.2 4.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.4 +1.5 2.5 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 34/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.7 +2.7 9.1 -1.8 4.6 0.0 4.0 9.1 445 (18.5) 57/11
RICHMOND RAAF 23.3 +2.8 4.0 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 61 ( 2.5) 52/13
BELLAMBI AWS 21.5 +1.9 13.7 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 44/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.0 -0.3 7.4 +1.6 6.4 1.4 1.0 7.8 205 ( 8.5) 28/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.9 -2.7 5.3 -0.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 15/08
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.6 +2.6 7.9 +0.5 4.5 0.0 3.0 1.7 232 ( 9.7) 52/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.0 -1.2 0.9 -4.8 -- 2.8 1.4 -- 160 ( 6.7) 17/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.4 -1.2 0.5 -4.6 -- 2.8 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 22/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 +0.3 7.4 -1.3 5.1 4.8 1.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.5 -0.1 -0.5 -6.2 -- 2.8 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 24/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.2 +0.4 1.5 -3.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 48 ( 2.0) 9/17
HOBART AIRPORT 14.6 -0.6 4.0 -2.6 0.9 0.0 2.0 5.6 223 ( 9.3) 18/10
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 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.7 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
35.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
35.6 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
35.5 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+6.8 : 34.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+5.8 : 35.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
+5.6 : 33.4 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+5.5 : 33.0 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+5.3 : 33.7 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
+5.3 : 32.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

27.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.4 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.4 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+10.0 : 17.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+9.7 : 21.7 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+9.5 : 24.4 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+9.4 : 20.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+9.1 : 17.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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

1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-9.3 : 13.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-8.0 : 14.4 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-7.9 : 13.0 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
-7.5 : 18.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-7.4 : 13.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
-7.4 : 15.0 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA

-3.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.6 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-3.5 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-3.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-8.2 : -1.5 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
-8.1 : -0.3 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-8.0 : -1.9 APPLETHORPE Darling Downs E QLD
-8.0 : -1.4 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
-8.0 : -3.1 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W 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.
157.7 CAPE LEVEQUE W Kimberley WA
155.4 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
78.0 CARRANYA E Kimberley WA
60.6 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
55.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
78.0 CARRANYA
W Kimberley
157.7 CAPE LEVEQUE
155.4 CYGNET BAY
Eucla
55.0 BALLADONIA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
60.6 CURTIN SPRINGS

10.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
9.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
9.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
9.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
9.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

.....

0.6 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
0.3 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

929 (38.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
857 (35.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
825 (34.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
785 (32.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
766 (31.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
715 (29.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
676 (28.2) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
653 (27.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
650 (27.1) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
634 (26.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
632 (26.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
631 (26.3) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
631 (26.3) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
630 (26.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
627 (26.1) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
620 (25.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
85/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
80/21 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
78/03 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
76/03 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
74/08 NORFOLK 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.
None reported None reported