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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that is unchecked and are likely to pick up errors as well as true records. They are limited to data received as at 1345 EST on 24/07/2013. 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

Brisbane/SE Coast

040782

COORAN TM

47.0

33.0

24/07/2008

13

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040824

FISHERMANS POCKET TM

46.0

34.0

27/07/2001

13

1 N

ANT

Antarctica

300000

DAVIS

15.4

14.2

18/07/1999

41

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Central West

008138

WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION

0.0

3.8

21/07/1971

46

3.8

21/07/1971

49

1 N

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

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

28.7

27.3

16/07/2012

13

1 N


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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

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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 13:44EST, 24/07/2013.

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 24.7 +5.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
PERTH AIRPORT 23.5 +5.6 7.5 -0.5 3.4 0.0 2.2 6.7 454 (18.9) 67/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 19.9 +4.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 54/13
BUNBURY 19.2 +2.0 10.0 +3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 365 (15.2) 67/14
MANDURAH 19.4 +2.0 10.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 577 (24.0) 57/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 +1.4 20.3 +1.0 19.0 0.0 10.4 11.0 452 (18.8) 50/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 16.5 -3.2 -0.1 -4.1 -2.2 0.0 3.6 10.5 218 ( 9.1) 41/13
WHYALLA AERO 14.7 -2.2 3.3 -1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 277 (11.5) 48/08
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.1 -0.2 4.7 -2.8 -- 6.2 0.4 6.0 121 ( 5.0) 24/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.9 -0.3 4.4 -0.8 1.6 2.0 0.8 2.0 255 (10.6) 35/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 20.5 -4.2 10.4 +1.8 7.9 0.0 5.2 10.5 475 (19.8) 44/09
CAIRNS AERO 27.5 +1.8 19.1 +2.0 17.4 0.0 5.8 8.3 455 (19.0) 41/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 22.8 -2.3 19.2 +5.6 17.2 0.0 8.0 1.6 416 (17.3) 46/13
MACKAY M.O 20.1 -1.2 18.2 +5.3 -- 0.2 -- 0.4 238 ( 9.9) 35/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 20.2 -2.9 15.4 +5.9 15.4 0.6 1.4 -- 189 ( 7.9) 34/10
BUNDABERG AERO 19.8 -2.2 14.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 30/15
COOLANGATTA 19.1 -1.4 11.3 +1.3 -- 2.2 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 30/10
BRISBANE AERO 19.5 -1.3 12.1 +3.1 11.1 2.6 1.4 9.4 247 (10.3) 37/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 13.6 -2.9 5.3 -1.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 46/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.9 -1.2 2.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 2.0 -- 122 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.3 -0.4 4.2 -3.4 1.6 0.0 1.6 7.7 203 ( 8.5) 28/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.9 -0.7 2.6 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 30/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.8 +0.8 3.5 -2.9 0.4 0.0 4.4 8.7 453 (18.9) 52/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.2 -3.2 3.0 +1.5 -1.0 0.2 2.2 6.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 12.4 -2.9 3.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 35/17
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.5 +0.5 7.1 -0.1 2.6 0.0 3.2 8.0 472 (19.7) 48/18
RICHMOND RAAF 17.6 +0.2 3.0 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 35/16
BELLAMBI AWS 16.5 -0.3 8.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 50/01
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.0 -1.7 5.4 +2.7 3.1 1.0 1.0 4.0 211 ( 8.8) 31/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.4 -0.7 3.4 +0.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 30/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.9 -0.5 5.8 +1.5 2.5 2.6 0.8 6.8 318 (13.3) 35/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.0 -1.0 2.9 0.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 43/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.2 -0.3 1.8 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 35/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.9 +0.4 8.0 +2.0 5.8 2.8 1.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.0 -0.1 3.1 -0.1 -- 1.6 -- -- 316 (13.2) 44/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.4 +0.8 0.5 -1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) 26/15
HOBART AIRPORT 12.1 -0.4 8.9 +4.8 7.0 2.2 0.2 4.2 471 (19.6) 39/01
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

34.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
33.4 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
33.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.0 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.0 POINT STUART AWS N Rivers NT

+6.4 : 23.2 DALWALLINU Central West WA
+6.4 : 23.3 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.3 : 28.6 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+6.3 : 25.0 MULLEWA Central West WA
+6.2 : 22.5 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.7 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
24.2 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL

+7.2 : 18.3 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
+7.0 : 7.5 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+6.8 : 18.5 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
+6.6 : 15.8 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
+6.4 : 11.9 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.4 : 17.4 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD

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

-2.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.0 WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION Central West WA

-16.2 : 0.0 WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION Central West WA
-5.3 : 17.5 GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.3 : 15.8 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.1 : 19.7 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-4.9 : 18.0 GLADSTONE AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

-6.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.3 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.9 : -0.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.7 : 1.1 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.6 : -0.7 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-5.4 : -0.5 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-5.0 : -0.7 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-5.0 : 0.3 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA

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.
73.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
48.0 SOUTHPORT RIDGEWAY AVE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
47.0 COORAN TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
46.0 FISHERMANS POCKET TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
43.4 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
48.0 SOUTHPORT RIDGEWAY AVE
47.0 COORAN TM
46.0 FISHERMANS POCKET TM
43.4 GYMPIE

ISLANDS
Islands
73.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

1.7 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.9 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.4 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

1463 (61.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1312 (54.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1194 (49.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1184 (49.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1118 (46.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1068 (44.5) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
1044 (43.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1029 (42.9) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
991 (41.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
935 (39.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
879 (36.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
878 (36.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
845 (35.2) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
836 (34.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
835 (34.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
813 (33.9) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
780 (32.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
776 (32.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
761 (31.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
703 (29.3) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
689 (28.7) NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
689 (28.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
673 (28.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
669 (27.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
669 (27.9) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
659 (27.5) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
656 (27.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
644 (26.8) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
641 (26.7) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
636 (26.5) BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
617 (25.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
617 (25.7) PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
610 (25.4) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
94/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
89/16 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
81/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/10 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
80/07 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
80/04 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
80/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
YARRA - SHAY GAP MINE
20.6mm in 30 min to 12:30 41.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 12:30 20.6mm/h
20.4mm in 29 min to 12:59 42.2mm/h
Lower West
SWANBOURNE
8.8mm in 26 min to 19:00 20.3mm/h
CAPE NATURALISTE
6.6mm in 15 min to 13:30 26.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.8mm/h
BUNBURY
12.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
MANDURAH
6.4mm in 18 min to 17:26 21.3mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.6mm/h
10.8mm in 30 min to 18:00 21.6mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.4mm/h
COLLIE EAST
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
73.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 146.4mm/h
73.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 73.2mm/h
73.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 73.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
YARRA - SHAY GAP MINE : 230(270/ 32 ) at 14:12
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 89(350/ 65 ) at 16:30
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(230/ 74 ) at 06:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 76(200/ 63 ) at 07:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(310/ 63 ) at 22:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 78(220/ 67 ) at 00:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 74(240/ 63 ) at 18:00