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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 1353 EST on 30/08/2013. 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

SA

Kangaroo Is

022823

CAPE BORDA

23.8

22.2

02/08/2004

11

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

SA

Murray Mallee

025006

KAROONDA

13.0

13.0

26/08/2004

12

1 N Equal to record.

VIC

Upper North

081049

TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG

13.0

12.6

20/08/1980

49

1 N

VIC

Upper North

081123

BENDIGO AIRPORT

12.2

11.7

26/08/1999

22

1 N

VIC

N Central

088109

MANGALORE AIRPORT

14.2

12.9

20/08/1980

53

1 N

VIC

N Central

088110

CASTLEMAINE PRISON

12.2

11.5

16/08/1983

44

1 N

VIC

E Central

088162

WALLAN (KILMORE GAP)

11.4

11.3

31/08/1999

19

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

Far Northwest

046012

WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS

33.2

32.1

28/08/2013

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Far Northwest

046043

WILCANNIA (REID ST)

32.8

32.4

24/08/1995

56

1 N

NSW

Upper Darling

048079

WANAARING POST OFFICE

34.1

33.8

23/08/2009

22

1 N

TAS

W Coast

097000

CAPE SORELL

18.3

18.3

17/08/1961

17

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NSW

Far Northwest

046012

WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS

83

76.0

30/08/2005

11

N


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 13:53EST, 30/08/2013.

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 19.5 -0.6 11.8 +2.9 -- 4.2 -- -- 259 (10.8) 43/16
PERTH AIRPORT 20.3 +1.8 8.7 +0.7 6.6 0.2 4.6 8.4 298 (12.4) 46/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 18.6 +2.5 7.7 +0.2 -- 2.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 44/14
BUNBURY 18.8 +1.3 9.8 +2.4 -- 2.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 52/21
MANDURAH 18.1 +0.2 11.8 +1.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 308 (12.8) 63/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 +1.1 21.1 +0.7 20.6 0.0 7.0 11.1 333 (13.9) 39/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.2 +8.6 16.3 +10.3 11.7 0.0 13.0 11.4 488 (20.3) 31/06
WHYALLA AERO 19.6 +1.1 14.6 +8.7 -- 4.2 -- -- 336 (14.0) 68/02
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 +0.9 14.0 +5.8 -- 3.0 3.0 1.6 186 ( 7.8) 59/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 +3.6 8.7 +3.2 6.4 0.6 1.4 1.7 235 ( 9.8) 52/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.9 +6.6 9.7 -0.5 8.0 0.0 6.8 -- 143 ( 6.0) 26/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +2.4 16.4 -1.0 14.4 0.0 5.8 10.0 466 (19.4) 37/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.3 +1.3 14.5 -0.2 11.4 0.0 7.0 10.9 381 (15.9) 37/16
MACKAY M.O 24.8 +2.3 13.9 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 260 (10.8) 26/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.2 +2.4 11.7 +1.0 9.0 0.0 4.8 -- 142 ( 5.9) 28/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.8 +3.5 11.5 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 31/14
COOLANGATTA 24.0 +2.6 12.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 +1.5 11.9 +2.3 9.4 0.0 4.4 10.6 253 (10.5) 28/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.4 +2.9 11.7 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 483 (20.1) 43/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.5 +8.5 10.3 +4.5 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 61 ( 2.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.0 +3.2 10.2 +1.9 3.9 0.0 5.2 -- 285 (11.9) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.5 +2.3 8.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 37/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF -- -- 4.7 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.3 +7.3 7.6 +5.5 2.2 0.0 2.2 6.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +10.0 10.3 +6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 48/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.8 +4.5 11.5 +3.4 9.0 0.0 3.8 6.7 347 (14.5) 59/21
RICHMOND RAAF 23.7 +4.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 26/14
BELLAMBI AWS 20.2 +2.2 12.0 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 46/22
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.0 +6.5 11.1 +7.6 10.2 0.0 2.4 1.1 391 (16.3) 50/20
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.0 +5.0 9.8 +6.1 -- 2.8 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 57/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.6 +10.3 14.8 +9.5 12.0 0.0 5.4 5.0 300 (12.5) 63/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.2 +4.5 13.0 +9.1 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 467 (19.5) 52/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.5 +3.3 12.2 +9.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 310 (12.9) 55/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.1 +8.1 13.9 +7.2 11.0 0.0 2.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.7 +7.3 10.0 +6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 465 (19.4) 65/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.8 +4.0 3.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 55/22
HOBART AIRPORT 16.0 +2.5 2.6 -2.1 -0.6 0.0 1.8 4.6 293 (12.2) 39/14
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 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
37.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
37.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.9 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA

+13.3 : 32.8 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
+13.1 : 33.2 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
+12.8 : 34.1 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
+11.9 : 29.9 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
+11.9 : 33.3 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA

25.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+14.5 : 20.8 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+12.7 : 19.5 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
+12.3 : 16.5 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+11.5 : 17.6 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+11.1 : 16.6 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA

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

5.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-3.4 : 26.1 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-2.4 : 25.9 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
-2.4 : 25.1 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-1.9 : 24.4 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-1.6 : 28.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

-3.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-2.8 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-1.5 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-1.4 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
-1.4 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-1.4 WARRA W Coast TAS

-4.7 : -0.6 DOVER Southeast TAS
-4.4 : -1.4 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
-4.2 : -1.5 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-3.7 : -1.3 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-3.6 : 0.6 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
-3.6 : -1.4 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

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.
23.8 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
19.4 PARNDANA CFS AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
18.2 CUMMINS AERO W Agricultural SA
16.1 KINGSCOTE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
15.6 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

1.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.1 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.3 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1176 (49.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1171 (48.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1161 (48.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
990 (41.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
856 (35.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
802 (33.4) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
767 (32.0) FORREST Eucla WA
761 (31.7) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
758 (31.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
756 (31.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
748 (31.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
727 (30.3) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
719 (30.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
711 (29.6) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
690 (28.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
688 (28.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
676 (28.2) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
664 (27.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
652 (27.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
632 (26.3) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
632 (26.3) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
630 (26.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
621 (25.9) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
618 (25.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
617 (25.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
613 (25.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
609 (25.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
606 (25.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
606 (25.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
605 (25.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
137/21 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
135/20 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
113/21 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
107/23 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
107/21 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
106/13 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
100/19 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
96/15 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW
96/21 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
94/05 MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
94/02 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
93/14 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
91/05 KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
91/20 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO
1.8mm in 1 min to 11:32 108.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.4mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT HOTHAM
11.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.4mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 89(290/ 69 ) at 22:30
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
WOOMERA AERODROME : 95(320/ 59 ) at 02:48
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 104(270/ 78 ) at 13:14
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
KADINA AWS : 91( 10/ 67 ) at 05:30
MOONTA (WARBURTO POINT) : 93( 20/ 76 ) at 05:04
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 78(350/ 63 ) at 14:30
Adelaide/Lofty
MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) : 95( 50/ 46 ) at 05:54
NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
WHITE CLIFFS AWS : 85(320/ 63 ) at 14:30
Southwest Plains
IVANHOE AERODROME AWS : 96(340/ 35 ) at 15:37
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 113(320/ 85 ) at 21:30
Riverina W
HAY AIRPORT AWS : 72(350/ 63 ) at 16:13
VICTORIA
Mallee S
SWAN HILL AERODROME : 93(320/ 63 ) at 14:56
Wimmera S
PYRENEES (BEN NEVIS) : 91( 30/ 59 ) at 10:00
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 102(260/ 65 ) at 23:30
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 135(340/ 83 ) at 20:04
DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) : 93(310/ 63 ) at 21:28
FALLS CREEK : 108(340/ 58 ) at 21:30
MOUNT HOTHAM : 137(340/ 95 ) at 21:15
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83( 30/ 65 ) at 21:44
W Gippsland
EAST SALE AIRPORT : 83(310/ 65 ) at 21:10
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(320/ 43 ) at 20:56
KINGFISH B - 80KM SSE LAKES ENTRANCE : 76( 54/ 69 ) at 16:10
E Central
FAWKNER BEACON : 98(310/ 83 ) at 18:21
N Central
WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) : 82(340/ 63 ) at 17:55
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 80( 90/ 63 ) at 02:30
CAPE GRIM : 78( 90/ 63 ) at 07:00
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 87( 20/ 63 ) at 14:00
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 100( 30/ 72 ) at 20:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 96(320/ 61 ) at 21:23