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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
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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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10pm EST Solar Radiation

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 14:18EST, 02/08/2013.

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 21.0 +0.9 11.4 +2.5 -- 1.6 -- -- 240 (10.0) 28/14
PERTH AIRPORT 20.9 +2.4 12.1 +4.1 10.2 1.0 2.0 8.1 235 ( 9.8) 31/15
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 17.2 +1.1 11.9 +4.4 -- 5.4 -- -- 320 (13.3) 34/11
BUNBURY 18.7 +1.2 11.7 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 37/05
MANDURAH 20.0 +2.1 14.6 +3.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 284 (11.8) 34/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 +0.5 16.4 -4.0 15.1 0.0 6.6 11.1 322 (13.4) 37/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.9 +0.3 3.7 -2.3 1.8 0.0 4.4 10.7 225 ( 9.4) 26/12
WHYALLA AERO 18.9 +0.4 4.6 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 41/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.5 +1.9 4.1 -4.1 -- 0.0 1.0 9.2 103 ( 4.3) 35/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.5 +0.4 5.9 +0.4 3.2 0.0 2.4 9.8 348 (14.5) 43/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.0 +0.7 13.6 +3.4 9.6 0.0 6.6 -- 316 (13.2) 31/11
CAIRNS AERO 26.5 -0.1 15.0 -2.4 12.7 0.0 7.0 10.5 492 (20.5) 44/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.5 -0.5 11.1 -3.6 7.7 0.0 7.8 10.0 288 (12.0) 37/14
MACKAY M.O 22.2 -0.3 11.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 315 (13.1) 26/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.8 0.0 8.9 -1.8 6.4 0.0 3.0 -- 127 ( 5.3) 26/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.1 +0.8 9.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 35/15
COOLANGATTA 21.9 +0.5 14.3 +3.9 -- 0.6 -- -- 382 (15.9) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 21.6 -0.2 11.4 +1.8 10.0 0.0 3.4 7.7 315 (13.1) 34/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.5 0.0 6.5 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 24/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.7 +1.7 5.8 0.0 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 233 ( 9.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.3 -1.5 12.9 +4.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 590 (24.6) 35/03
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.6 -0.6 12.7 +6.0 -- 17.2 -- -- 416 (17.3) 35/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 -0.5 6.7 -0.1 4.6 0.0 3.6 -- 494 (20.6) 26/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.5 +2.5 1.0 -1.1 -5.0 0.2 2.4 6.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.0 +0.5 4.9 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 28/00
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.6 -0.7 7.9 -0.2 5.3 0.0 3.4 10.1 526 (21.9) 35/10
RICHMOND RAAF 18.6 -1.1 2.7 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 18/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.9 -1.1 9.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 21/00
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.1 +1.6 1.4 -2.1 -1.3 0.0 1.4 7.9 166 ( 6.9) 21/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.3 -0.7 2.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 34 ( 1.4) 13/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.1 -0.2 1.3 -4.0 -3.4 0.0 2.0 7.9 161 ( 6.7) 24/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.1 -1.6 0.9 -3.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 28/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.4 -1.8 -2.2 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 21/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.8 -0.2 5.2 -1.5 1.4 0.0 3.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.1 -0.3 2.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 35/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.1 -2.7 2.5 -1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 17/09
HOBART AIRPORT 14.7 +1.2 3.8 -0.9 0.7 0.0 1.4 9.8 284 (11.8) 37/13
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 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

+7.5 : 8.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
+5.2 : 15.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
+3.9 : 23.1 EUCLA Eucla WA
+3.8 : 24.9 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+3.6 : 10.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

24.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
23.6 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
23.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+7.1 : 12.2 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
+6.8 : 13.0 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+6.5 : 6.2 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
+6.1 : 12.8 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
+6.1 : 9.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

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

2.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-3.5 : 12.5 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.2 : 9.8 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-2.9 : 17.4 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-2.8 : 17.0 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.8 : 8.9 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS

-6.3 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-4.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-3.7 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-6.2 : -1.5 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
-6.1 : 7.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-6.1 : -1.4 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
-5.9 : -1.9 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
-5.9 : -1.0 KERANG Lower North VIC

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.
21.2 NORTHCLIFFE Lower West WA
18.0 BANGALOW (FOWLERS LANE) North Coast NSW
17.2 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
14.8 CAREYS PEAK (BARRINGTON TOPS) Hunter Valley NSW
14.2 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

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5.2 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
5.0 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
4.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.5 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.8 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

957 (39.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
920 (38.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
850 (35.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
815 (34.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
805 (33.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
728 (30.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
720 (30.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
689 (28.7) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
676 (28.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
673 (28.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
671 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
669 (27.9) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
662 (27.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
635 (26.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
610 (25.4) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
609 (25.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
600 (25.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
67/20 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
65/00 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
65/21 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
61/02 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
61/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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.
None reported None reported