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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 1400 EST on 01/09/2013. 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

NT

Alice Springs

015664

WALUNGURRU

20.1

19.2

16/08/2013

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Far Northwest

046126

TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT

16.9

16.7

29/08/2004

16

1 N

NSW

SW Slopes S

072043

TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE

11.1

11.1

30/08/1969

48

1 N Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014142

PIRLANGIMPI

35.7

35.6

28/08/2012

32

1 N

NT

Barkly

015135

TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

36.0

35.7

29/08/2009

45

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

35.0

34.2

30/08/2013

13

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

35.9

35.5

30/08/2013

22

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Interior

013012

WILUNA

0.0

10.1

30/08/1977

57

10.1

30/08/1977

57

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

94

89.0

06/08/2007

11

N

WA

Gt Southern

010911

LAKE GRACE

87

76.0

15/08/2009

11

N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

WA

SW & S Coast

009538

DWELLINGUP

25.7

24.8

23/08/2009

19

1 N


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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, 01/09/2013.

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 22.1 +2.0 16.1 +7.2 -- 3.4 -- -- 554 (23.1) 50/10
PERTH AIRPORT 21.3 +2.8 14.9 +6.9 13.8 8.2 4.6 5.7 600 (25.0) 63/13
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 21.8 +5.7 12.6 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 642 (26.8) 85/14
BUNBURY 19.6 +2.1 14.0 +6.6 -- 10.0 -- -- 633 (26.4) 61/11
MANDURAH 19.3 +1.4 15.6 +4.8 -- 3.0 -- -- 954 (39.8) 68/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +1.3 23.2 +2.8 22.4 0.0 6.0 10.6 320 (13.3) 39/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.4 +11.8 14.3 +8.3 13.1 0.0 11.8 10.6 441 (18.4) 30/15
WHYALLA AERO 29.0 +10.5 9.7 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 43/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.8 +9.2 9.9 +1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 37/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.5 +7.4 9.1 +3.6 7.6 4.4 1.8 8.5 435 (18.1) 46/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.8 +6.5 14.7 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 41/08
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 +2.6 19.5 +2.1 17.1 0.0 8.4 10.2 582 (24.3) 44/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.5 +1.5 16.4 +1.7 13.1 0.0 7.0 10.8 437 (18.2) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 24.9 +2.4 15.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 315 (13.1) 28/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.8 +3.0 13.5 +2.8 10.4 0.0 5.6 -- 171 ( 7.1) 28/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.5 +3.2 9.8 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 30/15
COOLANGATTA 24.6 +3.2 17.6 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 43/10
BRISBANE AERO 24.4 +2.6 13.4 +3.8 10.8 0.0 4.6 10.2 370 (15.4) 41/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.2 +7.7 12.8 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 35/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.3 +2.3 10.8 +5.0 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 191 ( 8.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.9 +5.1 15.1 +6.8 10.1 0.0 1.5 -- 484 (20.2) 30/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.0 +4.8 10.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 28/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.8 +7.2 7.6 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 41/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.8 +4.8 6.8 +4.7 -0.2 0.0 3.0 9.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.0 +2.5 6.5 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 30/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.3 +5.0 14.9 +6.8 9.8 0.0 5.8 8.2 427 (17.8) 34/07
RICHMOND RAAF 24.4 +4.7 7.8 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 31/17
BELLAMBI AWS 20.7 +2.7 13.6 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 24/04
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.5 +6.0 5.2 +1.7 2.3 0.0 3.0 9.0 204 ( 8.5) 17/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +5.7 6.1 +2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 21/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.0 +9.7 9.2 +3.9 6.0 0.0 7.0 10.5 281 (11.7) 41/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.9 +6.2 3.4 -0.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 26/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.1 +6.9 3.2 +0.6 -- 2.8 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 30/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.5 +7.5 10.6 +3.9 -- 1.2 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.1 +6.7 3.2 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 386 (16.1) 43/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.8 +3.0 5.7 +2.0 -- 3.8 -- -- 342 (14.3) 31/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.4 +5.9 7.2 +2.5 3.4 0.2 2.2 8.1 407 (17.0) 39/10
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

38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
37.9 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
37.9 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
37.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
37.5 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
37.5 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

+12.9 : 37.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+12.1 : 35.0 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+12.1 : 37.1 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+11.8 : 34.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+11.8 : 33.9 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+11.8 : 33.2 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA

25.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.8 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.7 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
24.0 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
24.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL

+12.5 : 19.6 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+12.1 : 19.5 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+11.1 : 19.8 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+10.8 : 17.7 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+10.4 : 17.2 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA

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

0.0 WILUNA Interior WA
5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-21.8 : 0.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-3.3 : 29.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-2.8 : 27.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-2.7 : 28.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-1.4 : 28.1 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

-0.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.2 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-0.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW

-1.6 : 9.3 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-1.4 : 3.3 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
-1.2 : 11.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
-1.2 : 4.3 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.
45.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
33.2 HENTY BROOK Lower West WA
28.2 BINDOON Lower West WA
25.4 BICKLEY Lower West WA
25.2 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW) N Coast TAS

11.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

.....

5.6 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
3.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.5 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
2.5 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.5 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1472 (61.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1313 (54.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1208 (50.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1168 (48.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1110 (46.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
1104 (46.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1048 (43.7) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
958 (39.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
954 (39.8) MANDURAH Lower West WA
905 (37.7) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
850 (35.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
849 (35.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
837 (34.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
822 (34.3) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
812 (33.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
804 (33.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
802 (33.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
790 (32.9) NORTH WALPOLE Lower West WA
789 (32.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
786 (32.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
780 (32.5) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
772 (32.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
758 (31.6) NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
753 (31.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
752 (31.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
751 (31.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
748 (31.2) JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
748 (31.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
744 (31.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
729 (30.4) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
724 (30.2) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
723 (30.1) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
723 (30.1) MANJIMUP Lower West WA
720 (30.0) KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
706 (29.4) BICKLEY Lower West WA
694 (28.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
689 (28.7) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
683 (28.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
676 (28.2) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
672 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
669 (27.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
663 (27.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
660 (27.5) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
657 (27.4) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
652 (27.2) BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
646 (26.9) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
643 (26.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
642 (26.8) ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON Lower West WA
639 (26.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
633 (26.4) BUNBURY Lower West WA
627 (26.1) WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
616 (25.7) DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
610 (25.4) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
606 (25.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
600 (25.0) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
600 (25.0) NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
107/11 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
104/14 NORTH WALPOLE Lower West WA
100/13 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
98/15 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
94/12 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

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
BICKLEY
6.0mm in 33 min to 00:00 10.9mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
8.8mm in 51 min to 02:51 10.4mm/h
ESPERANCE
21.8mm in 30 min to 11:30 43.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 21.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 21.8mm/h
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 78(310/ 63 ) at 11:00
CAPE LEEUWIN : 102(300/ 82 ) at 13:00
ESPERANCE : 98(320/ 63 ) at 15:30
BUSSELTON JETTY : 83(320/ 63 ) at 12:13
NORTH WALPOLE : 104(300/ 59 ) at 15:00
ALBANY AIRPORT : 100(300/ 76 ) at 13:45
MOUNT BARKER AG STATION : ***(300/ 63 ) at 15:41
Cent Wheatbelt
JACUP : 91(310/ 54 ) at 13:00
RAVENSTHORPE AG STATION : ***(300/ 63 ) at 12:25
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(330/ 72 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(260/ 65 ) at 00:00