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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 1359 EST on 23/08/2013. 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

200852

MANUS ARCS-1

197.0

67.0

19/08/2009

11

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

24.1

22.9

27/08/2003

16

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Darling Downs W

042112

MILES CONSTANCE STREET

-3.4

-3.2

12/08/2008

17

1 N


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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 13:58EST, 23/08/2013.

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 25.5 +5.4 7.4 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 381 (15.9) 39/16
PERTH AIRPORT 22.2 +3.7 5.5 -2.5 4.1 0.0 3.4 10.0 215 ( 9.0) 30/11
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 17.1 +1.0 10.4 +2.9 -- 3.4 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 35/14
BUNBURY 18.8 +1.3 5.8 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 63 ( 2.6) 17/12
MANDURAH 20.3 +2.4 11.3 +0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 26/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.3 -0.1 22.3 +1.9 21.6 0.0 6.4 8.7 310 (12.9) 30/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.3 -1.3 3.6 -2.4 0.8 0.0 6.4 11.1 279 (11.6) 50/14
WHYALLA AERO 17.8 -0.7 5.0 -0.9 -- 3.2 -- -- 347 (14.5) 37/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.5 -2.1 9.1 +0.9 -- 10.0 1.0 1.9 298 (12.4) 41/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.9 -1.2 6.3 +0.8 4.9 12.8 1.2 2.3 441 (18.4) 59/18
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.3 -3.0 12.4 +2.2 9.8 0.0 9.2 -- 464 (19.3) 41/08
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 +1.8 19.8 +2.4 17.7 0.0 6.4 5.5 338 (14.1) 34/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.4 +0.4 15.5 +0.8 12.4 0.0 6.0 9.8 398 (16.6) 43/13
MACKAY M.O 22.9 +0.4 11.2 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 357 (14.9) 24/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.0 +0.2 4.8 -5.9 0.4 0.0 5.0 -- 170 ( 7.1) 28/16
BUNDABERG AERO 23.4 +0.1 3.3 -7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 28/12
COOLANGATTA 20.1 -1.3 4.7 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 31/14
BRISBANE AERO 20.9 -0.9 4.4 -5.2 -0.7 0.0 6.0 10.8 242 (10.1) 34/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.8 -1.7 2.1 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 424 (17.7) 41/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.2 -0.8 0.9 -4.9 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 51 ( 2.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.0 -1.8 2.2 -6.1 -1.2 0.0 3.2 -- 246 (10.3) 28/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.2 -3.0 0.4 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 24/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.2 +0.6 2.3 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 59/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.8 -3.2 2.1 0.0 -3.2 0.2 1.2 6.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.2 -0.3 1.8 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) 44/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.4 +1.1 6.6 -1.5 2.4 0.0 5.6 6.7 440 (18.3) 52/16
RICHMOND RAAF 18.3 -1.4 0.4 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 46/11
BELLAMBI AWS 17.3 -0.7 7.2 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 50/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.4 -2.1 5.2 +1.7 3.6 2.6 1.6 3.2 169 ( 7.0) 41/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.9 -3.1 6.4 +2.7 -- 4.2 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 44/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.4 +0.1 6.9 +1.6 5.5 0.2 3.2 5.3 364 (15.2) 43/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.0 -1.7 3.5 -0.4 -- 1.2 3.0 -- 328 (13.7) 44/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.6 -1.6 3.7 +1.1 -- 6.6 -- -- 294 (12.3) 41/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.4 +0.4 9.4 +2.7 7.2 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.6 +0.2 4.5 +0.8 -- 2.2 -- -- 513 (21.4) 46/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.8 -2.0 0.6 -3.1 -- 21.4 -- -- 247 (10.3) 39/13
HOBART AIRPORT 12.7 -0.8 4.4 -0.3 2.6 0.2 2.8 5.8 441 (18.4) 48/11
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 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.7 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.5 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
35.5 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT

+7.7 : 30.7 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.8 : 28.2 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+5.4 : 25.5 GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
+5.3 : 27.7 KALBARRI Central West WA
+4.9 : 25.1 MULLEWA Central West WA

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
24.9 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+9.5 : 25.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
+8.2 : 21.4 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+7.6 : 24.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
+7.6 : 22.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+6.6 : 19.5 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT

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

-1.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.7 : 2.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.7 : 7.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-4.3 : 17.3 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
-4.3 : 7.0 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.3 : 9.4 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW

-8.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-7.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.8 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

-8.9 : -1.3 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
-8.8 : 8.4 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-8.7 : -3.4 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-8.6 : -3.7 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-8.6 : -5.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD

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.
42.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
40.6 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN) N Coast TAS
38.0 URAIDLA Adelaide/Lofty SA
35.4 NUNAMARA OFFTAKE (ST PATRICKS RIVER) N Coast TAS
33.6 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM) W Coast TAS

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

.....

2.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS

1254 (52.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1218 (50.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1101 (45.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1030 (42.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
975 (40.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
962 (40.1) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
938 (39.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
926 (38.6) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
917 (38.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
898 (37.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
895 (37.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
839 (35.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
826 (34.4) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
824 (34.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
793 (33.0) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
752 (31.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
747 (31.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
743 (31.0) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
738 (30.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
730 (30.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
726 (30.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
709 (29.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
697 (29.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
678 (28.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
666 (27.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
660 (27.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
659 (27.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
658 (27.4) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
644 (26.8) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
643 (26.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
638 (26.6) RHYLL E Central VIC
627 (26.1) NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
623 (26.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
614 (25.6) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
606 (25.3) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
107/20 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
106/02 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
102/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/09 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
98/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
SCHERGER RAAF
17.0mm in 29 min to 20:59 35.2mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 18.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
8.2mm in 17 min to 21:17 28.9mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 27.4mm/h
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
12.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.6mm/h
13.4mm in 30 min to 18:00 26.8mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 20.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
10.4mm in 30 min to 18:30 20.8mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 23.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
TASMANIA
King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 104(290/ 80 ) at 04:30
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(270/ 39 ) at 16:00
W Coast
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 78(260/ 67 ) at 20:12
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 95(260/ 52 ) at 19:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(310/ 95 ) at 12:32
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 83(300/ 65 ) at 11:13
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 93(300/ 74 ) at 04:43