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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 1401 EST on 17/08/2013. 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

SW & S Coast

009789

ESPERANCE

49.0

40.2

27/08/2002

45

1 N

WA

SW & S Coast

009954

MERIVALE FARM

52.4

38.0

11/08/1999

20

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015664

WALUNGURRU

19.2

18.7

22/08/2010

11

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

VIC

Western Plains

089002

BALLARAT AERODROME

93

93.0

17/08/1981

17

N Equal to record.


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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 13:59EST, 17/08/2013.

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 19.4 -0.7 9.8 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 492 (20.5) 37/01
PERTH AIRPORT 16.9 -1.6 5.4 -2.6 4.0 16.6 3.4 7.1 479 (20.0) 52/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 14.2 -1.9 5.0 -2.5 -- 30.2 -- -- 371 (15.5) 55/14
BUNBURY 16.3 -1.2 4.8 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 54/06
MANDURAH 16.6 -1.3 8.7 -2.1 -- 4.0 -- -- 653 (27.2) 54/06
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 +1.2 21.2 +0.8 20.7 0.0 6.2 10.9 268 (11.2) 35/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.1 +9.5 15.6 +9.6 12.1 0.0 8.2 6.9 427 (17.8) 65/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.6 +5.1 6.8 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 480 (20.0) 81/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 +1.1 10.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 307 (12.8) 68/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.1 +2.0 7.7 +2.2 5.5 0.0 2.1 5.2 572 (23.8) 74/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.1 +7.8 8.6 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 44/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 +2.6 16.7 -0.7 12.8 0.0 4.8 10.9 295 (12.3) 31/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.1 +1.1 17.6 +2.9 14.3 0.0 5.4 10.8 216 ( 9.0) 34/12
MACKAY M.O 24.0 +1.5 14.7 +0.7 -- 0.2 -- 9.0 254 (10.6) 26/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.6 +0.8 14.2 +3.5 10.2 0.0 6.2 -- 253 (10.5) 35/14
BUNDABERG AERO 23.9 +0.6 11.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 39/11
COOLANGATTA 21.9 +0.5 11.8 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 337 (14.0) 30/09
BRISBANE AERO 20.6 -1.2 9.0 -0.6 6.8 0.0 8.2 10.4 443 (18.5) 28/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.7 -0.8 5.3 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 523 (21.8) 41/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.2 +3.2 2.9 -2.9 -- 0.0 3.4 -- 123 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.8 0.0 5.3 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 470 (19.6) 31/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.4 +0.2 5.6 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 31/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.8 +2.2 1.4 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 31/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.3 +2.3 -1.3 -3.4 -6.5 0.2 2.6 8.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +3.2 -0.9 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 43/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.7 +3.4 7.2 -0.9 5.3 0.0 3.6 10.7 415 (17.3) 48/15
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +1.5 -0.4 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 39/13
BELLAMBI AWS 19.4 +1.4 9.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 46/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.2 +2.7 1.3 -2.2 -1.1 0.0 2.2 10.3 229 ( 9.5) 50/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.2 +1.2 2.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 57/22
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.6 +4.3 5.4 +0.1 1.5 0.2 4.0 6.9 372 (15.5) 74/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.2 +0.5 4.2 +0.3 -- 1.0 1.0 -- 267 (11.1) 55/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.5 +1.3 2.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 65/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.5 +2.5 10.5 +3.8 7.7 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.2 +1.8 4.1 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 593 (24.7) 93/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.1 +1.3 6.6 +2.9 -- 0.6 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 48/22
HOBART AIRPORT 15.5 +2.0 6.1 +1.4 2.7 0.0 1.6 5.8 361 (15.0) 54/14
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

37.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
37.1 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
37.0 URANDANGI AERODROME Northwest QLD
36.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+9.5 : 32.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+9.4 : 33.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+9.4 : 34.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+9.0 : 36.3 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+9.0 : 33.6 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+9.0 : 31.9 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+10.0 : 15.0 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+9.6 : 15.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.8 : 17.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+8.5 : 15.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.1 : 13.8 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT

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

-0.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.9 : 12.8 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.8 : 17.4 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
-4.6 : 16.9 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-4.3 : 15.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-4.3 : 14.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

-8.7 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-8.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.4 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

-8.2 : -3.3 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-7.7 : -8.7 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-7.3 : -2.7 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-7.1 : -6.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-7.1 : -8.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S 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.
52.4 MERIVALE FARM Lower West WA
49.0 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
36.0 ALBANY Lower West WA
35.0 DENMARK Lower West WA
33.8 BARRETT MEADOWS Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
52.4 MERIVALE FARM
49.0 ESPERANCE
36.0 ALBANY
35.0 DENMARK
33.8 BARRETT MEADOWS

10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.7 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

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5.2 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
4.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
4.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.4 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
2.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

1281 (53.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1221 (50.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
1135 (47.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1110 (46.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1089 (45.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1070 (44.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1060 (44.2) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1029 (42.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
964 (40.2) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
956 (39.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
943 (39.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
908 (37.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
904 (37.7) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
888 (37.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
853 (35.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
831 (34.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
826 (34.4) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
816 (34.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
796 (33.2) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
789 (32.9) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
783 (32.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
759 (31.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
738 (30.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
736 (30.7) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
732 (30.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
719 (30.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
706 (29.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
695 (29.0) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
691 (28.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
685 (28.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
683 (28.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
681 (28.4) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
678 (28.3) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
674 (28.1) FORREST Eucla WA
674 (28.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
671 (28.0) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
656 (27.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
655 (27.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
653 (27.2) MANDURAH Lower West WA
650 (27.1) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
646 (26.9) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
642 (26.8) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
640 (26.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
637 (26.5) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
629 (26.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
626 (26.1) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
626 (26.1) MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
622 (25.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
616 (25.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
614 (25.6) PARNDANA CFS AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
613 (25.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
611 (25.5) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
609 (25.4) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
605 (25.2) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
150/21 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
141/20 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
137/20 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
117/09 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
115/18 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
109/20 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
106/10 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
106/21 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
104/21 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
102/12 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
102/20 WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
102/14 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
100/09 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
98/22 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
96/14 MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
94/19 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
94/12 PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
93/23 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
93/19 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
93/13 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/23 CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
91/12 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA

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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 80(230/ 69 ) at 00:18
CAPE LEEUWIN : 80(250/ 69 ) at 03:00
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
WUDINNA AERO : 91(290/ 48 ) at 12:44
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 102(310/ 69 ) at 12:21
PORT AUGUSTA AERO : 87(360/ 65 ) at 12:28
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO : 96(300/ 78 ) at 14:14
KADINA AWS : 85(270/ 63 ) at 14:49
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 106(350/ 83 ) at 10:32
CAPE BORDA : 87(320/ 69 ) at 12:52
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 150(300/132 ) at 21:36
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
PYRENEES (BEN NEVIS) : 93( 10/ 43 ) at 11:45
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 111( 10/ 61 ) at 10:00
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 137( 10/100 ) at 20:30
DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) : 106(320/ 61 ) at 22:34
FALLS CREEK : 109( 20/ 69 ) at 20:49
MOUNT HOTHAM : 141(***/100 ) at 20:30
E Central
MOORABBIN AIRPORT : 80(360/ 63 ) at 17:54
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 96(360/ 69 ) at 20:47
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 93( 10/ 63 ) at 23:00
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 89(360/ 70 ) at 21:03
FRANKSTON AWS : 78( 10/ 63 ) at 21:04
FAWKNER BEACON : 106(340/ 87 ) at 20:52
W Central
POINT WILSON : 95(350/ 69 ) at 20:46
N Central
WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) : 102(360/ 72 ) at 20:27
Western Plains
BALLARAT AERODROME : 93( 10/ 69 ) at 20:00
W Coast
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 102(360/ 76 ) at 14:48
HAMILTON AIRPORT : 83(360/ 70 ) at 17:40
PORTLAND NTC AWS : 89(360/ 65 ) at 11:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 104(350/ 76 ) at 22:00
LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) : 98(360/ 67 ) at 22:46
CAPE GRIM : 106(360/ 70 ) at 22:00
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89( 10/ 63 ) at 21:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 89( 10/ 63 ) at 20:30
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 89( 20/ 69 ) at 20:41
LOW ROCKY POINT : 83(330/ 65 ) at 00:00
MOUNT READ : 113( 10/ 89 ) at 18:00