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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 1403 EST on 18/08/2013. 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 minimum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033294

YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE

20.0

19.7

28/08/2011

19

1 N

QLD

Northwest

037039

WINTON AIRPORT

20.5

19.9

20/08/2010

11

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 14:01EST, 18/08/2013.

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 19.8 -0.3 9.6 +0.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 254 (10.6) 30/13
PERTH AIRPORT 18.8 +0.3 10.2 +2.2 8.7 4.2 2.8 6.0 348 (14.5) 48/12
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 15.8 -0.3 8.0 +0.5 -- 12.4 -- -- 415 (17.3) 59/11
BUNBURY 17.3 -0.2 10.9 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 440 (18.3) 44/04
MANDURAH 18.2 +0.3 12.9 +2.1 -- 1.8 -- -- 532 (22.2) 46/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 +0.3 21.2 +0.8 20.7 0.0 6.8 11.1 307 (12.8) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.6 0.0 13.5 +7.5 13.4 0.0 12.0 9.9 502 (20.9) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 20.6 +2.1 5.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 567 (23.6) 54/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.0 -0.6 8.0 -0.2 -- 9.6 -- -- 301 (12.5) 55/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.4 -1.7 5.9 +0.4 4.5 12.6 3.6 3.2 619 (25.8) 57/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.4 +6.1 13.8 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 39/08
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +2.4 19.2 +1.8 17.2 0.0 6.6 10.3 374 (15.6) 43/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.1 +2.1 20.2 +5.5 18.1 0.0 4.4 10.3 382 (15.9) 28/12
MACKAY M.O 27.1 +4.6 19.5 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- 8.5 257 (10.7) 26/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.9 +3.1 13.7 +3.0 11.0 0.0 4.0 -- 245 (10.2) 28/11
BUNDABERG AERO 24.6 +1.3 10.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 37/15
COOLANGATTA 23.1 +1.7 9.3 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 46/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.6 +0.8 11.7 +2.1 7.4 0.0 3.6 9.3 179 ( 7.5) 39/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.8 +1.3 9.9 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 493 (20.5) 37/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.5 -0.5 9.5 +3.7 -- 2.0 3.4 -- 105 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.1 -1.7 11.3 +3.0 5.0 0.0 8.0 -- 417 (17.4) 46/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.4 -1.8 9.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 31/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.6 +6.0 7.8 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 68/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.6 +1.6 6.7 +4.6 3.0 5.4 3.3 9.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.1 +2.6 8.4 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 55/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.5 +7.2 12.0 +3.9 11.8 0.0 6.2 10.5 585 (24.4) 59/15
RICHMOND RAAF 24.6 +4.9 6.1 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 57/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 +5.1 13.8 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 520 (21.7) 54/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.4 -0.1 6.8 +3.3 4.2 3.0 3.2 8.8 361 (15.0) 35/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.4 -0.6 6.4 +2.7 -- 3.8 -- -- 299 (12.5) 44/22
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.8 +1.5 6.1 +0.8 2.0 0.0 5.8 8.3 572 (23.8) 43/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.7 0.0 8.0 +4.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 538 (22.4) 43/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.1 -1.1 7.0 +4.4 -- 2.2 -- -- 509 (21.2) 50/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.8 +0.8 9.4 +2.7 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 -0.7 3.5 -0.2 -- 5.0 -- -- 908 (37.8) 68/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.5 -1.3 8.8 +5.1 -- 13.2 -- -- 430 (17.9) 59/03
HOBART AIRPORT 14.2 +0.7 7.9 +3.2 3.8 1.4 3.4 5.4 530 (22.1) 63/04
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

37.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
36.6 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
36.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
36.5 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
36.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
36.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+8.3 : 30.6 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.2 : 30.6 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+8.0 : 33.2 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
+7.6 : 32.5 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+7.5 : 31.0 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
23.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+13.5 : 22.4 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+12.2 : 19.3 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+11.9 : 18.9 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+11.1 : 18.7 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
+11.0 : 20.5 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

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

-1.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.5 : 15.6 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
-6.1 : 15.5 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
-6.0 : 12.4 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.7 : 11.9 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
-3.8 : 17.0 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
-3.8 : 11.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-4.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.5 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
-3.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-1.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.9 : 0.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-5.8 : 0.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-5.0 : 2.7 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-4.9 : 1.2 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-4.8 : 3.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior 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.
35.6 ALBANY Lower West WA
30.0 INMAN VALLEY Adelaide/Lofty SA
30.0 MYPONGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
29.2 LORINNA N Coast TAS
29.2 LOBETHAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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3.2 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
2.6 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
0.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.3 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

1659 (69.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1436 (59.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1366 (56.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1301 (54.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1256 (52.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1238 (51.6) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
1199 (50.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1168 (48.7) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
1165 (48.5) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
1161 (48.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1159 (48.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1142 (47.6) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1118 (46.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1108 (46.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1060 (44.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1054 (43.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1047 (43.6) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
1013 (42.2) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
976 (40.7) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
964 (40.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
925 (38.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
924 (38.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
915 (38.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
913 (38.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
908 (37.8) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
882 (36.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
877 (36.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
874 (36.4) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
870 (36.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
835 (34.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
833 (34.7) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
821 (34.2) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
817 (34.0) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
802 (33.4) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
800 (33.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
793 (33.0) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
791 (33.0) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
783 (32.6) RHYLL E Central VIC
778 (32.4) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
775 (32.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
766 (31.9) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
766 (31.9) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
766 (31.9) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
764 (31.8) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
762 (31.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
748 (31.2) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
744 (31.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
736 (30.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
736 (30.7) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
727 (30.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
720 (30.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
716 (29.8) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
709 (29.5) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
694 (28.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
692 (28.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
691 (28.8) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
679 (28.3) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
678 (28.3) SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
673 (28.0) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
673 (28.0) GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
668 (27.8) HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
664 (27.7) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
660 (27.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
655 (27.3) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
653 (27.2) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
651 (27.1) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
648 (27.0) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
644 (26.8) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
638 (26.6) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
635 (26.5) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
634 (26.4) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
631 (26.3) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
629 (26.2) FORREST Eucla WA
624 (26.0) BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) W Central VIC
619 (25.8) MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
616 (25.7) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
615 (25.6) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
610 (25.4) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
609 (25.4) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
607 (25.3) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
604 (25.2) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
601 (25.0) NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
113/00 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
106/06 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
104/00 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
102/06 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
102/03 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
100/01 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
98/19 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
98/01 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
94/02 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
94/03 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/03 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
91/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/05 SWAN ISLAND E 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE BORDA
8.0mm in 12 min to 01:12 40.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.8mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 96(250/ 78 ) at 08:44
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 124(300/ 91 ) at 00:00
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 96(270/ 54 ) at 18:30
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 102(340/ 63 ) at 21:30
MOUNT HOTHAM : 100(***/ 69 ) at 01:54
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(270/ 69 ) at 05:33
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 74(360/ 63 ) at 00:00
RHYLL : 89(350/ 63 ) at 01:00
FAWKNER BEACON : 87(350/ 63 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 106(260/ 65 ) at 06:30
CAPE GRIM : 95(360/ 70 ) at 00:00
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 76(330/ 67 ) at 01:48
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 80( 10/ 65 ) at 05:00
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(350/ 74 ) at 03:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 95( 10/ 56 ) at 03:44
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 82( 10/ 69 ) at 00:00
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 76(300/ 63 ) at 04:30
MOUNT READ : 95( 10/ 72 ) at 00:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 102(300/ 83 ) at 03:57