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National Daily Weather Summary


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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 1358 EST on 22/08/2013. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

SA

NE Pastoral

017126

MARREE AERO

-1.3

-0.6

02/08/2012

16

-1.0

03/07/2012

16

1 N

NSW

CW Plains N

051161

COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS

-3.8

-3.3

09/08/2008

16

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091291

SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM

-2.4

-2.1

22/08/2008

17

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091293

LOW HEAD

0.5

1.5

15/08/2004

16

0.6

19/07/2004

16

1 N

TAS

E Coast

092123

SWAN ISLAND

2.2

2.6

12/08/2005

12

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001018

MOUNT ELIZABETH

36.0

36.0

20/08/2013

20

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


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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

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 13:57EST, 22/08/2013.

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 23.6 +3.5 5.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 364 (15.2) 41/12
PERTH AIRPORT 20.2 +1.7 7.8 -0.2 5.5 0.0 2.6 10.4 180 ( 7.5) 35/14
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 16.7 +0.6 7.7 +0.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 31/13
BUNBURY 17.8 +0.3 6.6 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 18/12
MANDURAH 18.8 +0.9 9.7 -1.1 -- 2.4 -- -- 80 ( 3.3) 26/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.8 21.1 +0.7 20.2 0.0 6.4 11.3 294 (12.3) 37/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.1 -1.5 2.8 -3.2 0.3 0.0 5.8 11.1 275 (11.5) 39/14
WHYALLA AERO 16.5 -2.0 4.1 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 46/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 12.5 -4.1 8.0 -0.2 -- 1.6 1.4 0.8 199 ( 8.3) 43/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.1 -1.0 5.0 -0.5 3.9 2.6 2.2 2.7 417 (17.4) 52/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.0 -0.3 14.4 +4.2 11.5 0.0 10.6 10.4 461 (19.2) 37/00
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 +1.3 17.0 -0.4 11.2 0.0 4.0 9.7 191 ( 8.0) 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.3 +1.3 14.4 -0.3 11.7 0.0 6.8 9.8 204 ( 8.5) 44/15
MACKAY M.O 21.3 -1.2 13.2 -0.8 -- 0.2 -- 10.9 330 (13.8) 39/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.7 -1.1 11.1 +0.4 7.7 0.0 10.0 -- 314 (13.1) 31/11
BUNDABERG AERO 21.8 -1.5 4.2 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 30/08
COOLANGATTA 18.6 -2.8 4.1 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 282 (11.8) 34/02
BRISBANE AERO 19.3 -2.5 4.1 -5.5 1.0 0.0 8.2 10.7 520 (21.7) 34/00
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 14.5 -4.0 -0.1 -7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 992 (41.3) 43/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.4 -2.6 -0.8 -6.6 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 111 ( 4.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.2 -2.6 4.2 -4.1 -0.6 0.0 4.8 10.7 423 (17.6) 37/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.0 -2.2 3.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 31/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.3 -0.3 4.9 -1.9 2.0 0.0 5.4 -- 526 (21.9) 44/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.6 -4.4 0.7 -1.4 -3.0 0.2 2.0 4.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 15.2 -2.3 -2.2 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 39/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.0 -0.3 6.8 -1.3 2.7 0.0 3.0 10.3 688 (28.7) 52/14
RICHMOND RAAF 17.9 -1.8 -0.8 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 31/12
BELLAMBI AWS 16.6 -1.4 8.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 554 (23.1) 54/02
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.4 -3.1 3.2 -0.3 0.6 0.0 1.2 3.9 262 (10.9) 30/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.0 -4.0 2.2 -1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 28/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.9 -0.4 1.1 -4.2 -3.0 0.0 2.2 6.0 271 (11.3) 41/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.0 -2.7 -0.2 -4.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 242 (10.1) 26/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.0 -3.2 -0.1 -2.7 -- 2.4 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 34/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.1 -0.9 6.8 +0.1 3.1 0.2 1.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -1.2 2.0 -1.7 -- 3.2 -- -- 299 (12.5) 44/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.0 -2.8 -2.5 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 34/14
HOBART AIRPORT 13.1 -0.4 1.3 -3.4 -1.9 0.0 2.2 7.7 399 (16.6) 46/23
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

38.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.0 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
37.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+8.2 : 27.1 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
+5.9 : 28.9 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.5 : 36.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+5.4 : 32.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
+5.4 : 38.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.9 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.2 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+9.0 : 20.0 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+8.6 : 23.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+7.3 : 23.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
+7.1 : 20.3 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

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

-3.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.7 : -0.8 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-5.6 : 3.3 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-5.1 : 17.0 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-4.9 : 17.6 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-4.8 : 6.5 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.8 : 8.6 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-4.8 : 9.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-8.2 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-7.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-7.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-6.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.2 : -5.6 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-9.0 : -4.2 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-9.0 : -4.1 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-8.2 : -1.6 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-8.1 : -5.2 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-8.1 : -1.3 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA

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.
33.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
28.0 MAIN RIDGE E Central VIC
23.8 RHYLL E Central VIC
23.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
22.6 ROSEBUD (COUNTRY CLUB) E Central VIC

11.3 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

3.9 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
2.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.8 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.8 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1098 (45.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1001 (41.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
939 (39.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
929 (38.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
829 (34.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
826 (34.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
791 (33.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
776 (32.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
776 (32.3) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
758 (31.6) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
711 (29.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
688 (28.7) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
688 (28.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
677 (28.2) KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
677 (28.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
670 (27.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
657 (27.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
643 (26.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
626 (26.1) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
625 (26.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
619 (25.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
615 (25.6) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
613 (25.5) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
612 (25.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
608 (25.3) PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
91/23 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
87/22 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
85/11 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
85/21 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
83/20 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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
Adelaide/Lofty
EDINBURGH RAAF
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
13.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 26.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 13.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.2mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 85(280/ 74 ) at 11:08
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 83(290/ 72 ) at 21:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 82(280/ 67 ) at 22:30
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(320/ 65 ) at 21:32
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(320/ 67 ) at 23:39