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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 1918 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 wind gust (km/h)

NT

Roper-McArthur

014703

CENTRE ISLAND

72

72.0

12/05/1992

22

N Equal to record.

QLD

Gulf Country

029039

MORNINGTON ISLAND

59

55.0

28/05/2012

11

N

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

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040842

BRISBANE AERO

26.8

23.7

21/05/2002

14

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 19:18EST, 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 26.4 +2.3 14.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 41/10
PERTH AIRPORT 23.2 +1.4 9.6 -0.8 5.9 0.0 3.6 9.4 445 (18.5) 37/22
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 19.8 +0.8 5.4 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 28/13
BUNBURY -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MANDURAH 23.5 +2.2 12.4 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 253 (10.5) 24/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 27.4 -4.6 17.9 -4.2 16.3 0.0 10.6 9.2 532 (22.2) 48/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.1 -3.9 4.5 -3.7 2.6 0.0 3.0 10.4 337 (14.0) 41/14
WHYALLA AERO 17.3 -3.1 12.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 26/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 -1.4 12.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 21/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.6 +1.5 9.2 +1.9 7.9 0.6 2.2 6.7 332 (13.8) 39/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.6 -4.2 12.2 -1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 535 (22.3) 54/09
CAIRNS AERO 25.3 -2.3 18.0 -1.9 14.5 0.0 4.8 11.0 434 (18.1) 54/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.4 -3.2 13.9 -3.7 7.9 0.0 5.2 10.8 448 (18.7) 30/09
MACKAY M.O 22.6 -1.6 12.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 399 (16.6) 41/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.9 -2.1 12.1 -2.0 8.6 0.0 4.2 -- 319 (13.3) 28/04
BUNDABERG AERO 23.7 -0.9 11.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 37/11
COOLANGATTA 21.4 -1.7 14.8 +0.7 -- 5.8 -- -- 467 (19.5) 54/00
BRISBANE AERO 23.5 0.0 13.9 +1.1 12.0 0.8 4.8 8.3 642 (26.8) 57/00
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.0 -0.8 6.9 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 517 (21.5) 35/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.2 -1.1 9.8 +1.1 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 272 (11.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.9 -1.5 13.6 +1.9 11.6 147.8 -- -- 876 (36.5) 61/04
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.9 -1.5 13.8 +3.4 -- 43.2 -- -- 618 (25.8) 44/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.3 0.0 11.5 +1.5 -- 2.8 -- -- 649 (27.0) 39/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.8 -0.5 9.9 +1.6 -- 5.4 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 22/07
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.9 -0.3 2.5 -2.1 -7.0 0.2 1.2 7.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.1 +0.2 5.5 -1.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 329 (13.7) 31/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.6 -1.4 10.7 -0.2 9.1 8.8 3.8 9.4 584 (24.3) 35/14
RICHMOND RAAF 20.7 +0.2 6.2 -1.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 17/00
BELLAMBI AWS 18.1 -1.5 11.5 -1.5 -- 7.6 -- -- 432 (18.0) 35/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.3 -1.0 -0.7 -6.5 -2.8 0.0 1.2 9.1 131 ( 5.5) 31/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.3 -1.3 -0.2 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 22/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.9 -2.1 7.1 -0.3 4.0 0.0 2.4 6.0 277 (11.5) 22/00
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.9 -0.3 0.1 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 30/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.3 +0.7 1.9 -3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 30/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.1 +2.4 7.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.5 +1.9 3.3 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 41/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.0 +2.2 3.5 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 41/12
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +3.5 11.4 +4.8 9.2 0.2 3.4 6.9 509 (21.2) 98/16
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

32.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
31.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
31.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
30.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

+4.1 : 19.3 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+3.9 : 18.3 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+3.8 : 18.1 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+3.8 : 19.6 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
+3.5 : 18.7 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

26.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.1 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.0 : 11.8 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+7.0 : 12.8 DOVER Southeast TAS
+6.2 : 11.9 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
+5.8 : 7.6 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
+5.7 : 10.1 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

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

3.5 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.1 : 25.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-6.0 : 23.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-5.9 : 24.0 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
-5.9 : 27.1 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
-5.8 : 27.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-5.8 : 25.5 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT

-8.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-4.6 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-4.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC

-9.6 : -8.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.2 : 9.6 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-7.8 : 1.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.5 : 4.4 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
-7.4 : 8.1 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT

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.
159.8 FISHERMANS REACH MidNorth Coast N NSW
157.0 BELLWOOD (NAMBUCCA HEADS (NAMBUCCA RESOR MidNorth Coast N NSW
147.8 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
135.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
107.0 LOWANNA (LOWANNA ROAD) MidNorth Coast N NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
76.0 MINNIE WATER PUMP SHED
61.6 YAMBA PILOT STATION
56.2 PILLAR VALLEY
MidNorth Coast N
159.8 FISHERMANS REACH
157.0 BELLWOOD (NAMBUCCA HEADS (NAMBUCCA RESOR
147.8 COFFS HARBOUR MO
107.0 LOWANNA (LOWANNA ROAD)
103.0 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
65.5 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD)
61.0 KALANG (KOOROOWI (SHARABEL))
53.2 GLENREAGH (ERTS)
51.0 NYMBOIDA (NYMBOIDA RIVER)
50.0 MELDRUM (COOLAWARRAH)
MidNorth Coast S
68.0 COMBOYNE POST OFFICE
57.0 LORNE (LORNE ROAD)

ISLANDS
Islands
135.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

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1.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1991 (83.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1708 (71.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1309 (54.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1272 (53.0) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1037 (43.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1029 (42.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1027 (42.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
969 (40.4) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
969 (40.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
956 (39.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
956 (39.8) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
948 (39.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
928 (38.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
917 (38.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
916 (38.2) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
876 (36.5) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
858 (35.8) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
837 (34.9) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
815 (34.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
800 (33.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
784 (32.7) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
769 (32.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
762 (31.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
746 (31.1) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
730 (30.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
725 (30.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
713 (29.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
708 (29.5) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
688 (28.7) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
687 (28.6) WARRA W Coast TAS
682 (28.4) DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
671 (28.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
652 (27.2) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
650 (27.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
649 (27.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
642 (26.8) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
642 (26.8) BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
635 (26.5) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
631 (26.3) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
631 (26.3) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
627 (26.1) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
626 (26.1) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
618 (25.8) PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
617 (25.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
612 (25.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
609 (25.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
609 (25.4) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
604 (25.2) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
602 (25.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
135/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
124/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
109/12 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
106/02 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
100/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
98/16 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
98/06 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
93/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
93/13 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
91/17 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
91/16 WARRA W 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
10.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
16.8mm in 18 min to 03:30 56.0mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 19.6mm/h
21.8mm in 30 min to 04:00 43.6mm/h
41.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 41.4mm/h
21.6mm in 30 min to 04:30 43.2mm/h
43.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 43.4mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 27.6mm/h
69.0mm in 3 hr to 05:00 23.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 7.0mm/h
133.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 267.2mm/h
133.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 133.6mm/h
135.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 135.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(150/ 65 ) at 17:30
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 85(270/ 65 ) at 15:57
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 87(260/ 70 ) at 17:30
Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT : 98(290/ 78 ) at 16:36
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 122(320/104 ) at 11:59
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 132(260/100 ) at 17:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 109(270/ 58 ) at 13:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(270/ 69 ) at 06:00
W Coast
WARRA : 91(280/ 43 ) at 16:07
LOW ROCKY POINT : 83(290/ 65 ) at 14:21
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 106(300/ 80 ) at 02:00
MOUNT READ : 80(260/ 67 ) at 16:29
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 128(200/ 54 ) at 11:21
HOGAN ISLAND : 100(270/ 85 ) at 18:00