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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 1354 EST on 04/09/2013. 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

WA

SW & S Coast

009746

WITCHCLIFFE

15.1

14.4

18/09/2012

15

1 N

SA

Kangaroo Is

022823

CAPE BORDA

17.3

16.0

15/09/2002

12

1 N

VIC

Upper NE

083085

MOUNT HOTHAM

6.7

6.7

30/09/2001

21

1 N Equal to record.

VIC

W Gippsland

085291

MOUNT BAW BAW

8.0

8.0

10/09/2005

16

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

N Peninsula

027073

COEN AIRPORT

72

67

02/09/2013

11

N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031037

LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE

72

72.0

21/09/1998

36

N Equal to record.

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

70

63.0

14/09/2011

12

N

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

NT

Roper-McArthur

014627

BULMAN AWS

11.9

11.5

13/09/2004

11

1 N

QLD

N Peninsula

027073

COEN AIRPORT

22.6

19.8

25/09/2010

11

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031011

CAIRNS AERO

31.5

29.9

22/09/2004

21

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

27.4

26.4

22/09/2004

12

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031210

MAREEBA AIRPORT

20.7

19.3

02/09/2007

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 13:53EST, 04/09/2013.

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 22.2 +0.1 14.7 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 52/14
PERTH AIRPORT 21.4 +1.3 11.8 +2.9 9.9 0.0 0.6 3.8 289 (12.0) 72/14
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 21.5 +4.2 12.8 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 65/14
BUNBURY 19.2 +0.8 15.3 +6.9 -- 10.4 -- -- 333 (13.9) 65/14
MANDURAH 19.7 +0.8 16.3 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 76/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.5 +0.9 21.5 -1.5 20.6 0.0 9.0 11.1 492 (20.5) 54/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.9 +6.7 11.2 +0.9 10.0 0.0 9.6 -- 296 (12.3) 43/15
WHYALLA AERO 28.2 +6.7 9.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 24/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.1 +10.1 16.0 +6.3 -- 0.0 3.4 6.6 130 ( 5.4) 34/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.2 +9.4 7.6 +1.3 5.1 0.0 2.8 7.4 125 ( 5.2) 35/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.7 +1.5 12.4 -1.8 10.3 0.0 9.6 10.9 333 (13.9) 55/16
CAIRNS AERO 26.9 -1.2 19.2 +0.5 17.7 2.8 9.0 5.2 757 (31.5) 65/19
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.3 +0.6 17.8 +0.4 12.6 0.0 10.4 10.2 496 (20.7) 59/13
MACKAY M.O 24.7 -0.5 18.4 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- 8.8 510 (21.3) 54/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.0 -1.3 15.0 +1.3 12.1 0.0 7.6 -- 378 (15.8) 50/09
BUNDABERG AERO 25.5 +0.1 14.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 414 (17.3) 55/13
COOLANGATTA 23.2 0.0 15.9 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 52/09
BRISBANE AERO 22.9 -1.3 15.2 +2.5 12.7 0.0 5.2 8.9 370 (15.4) 43/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.5 -2.7 10.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 654 (27.3) 65/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.7 +4.3 9.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 104 ( 4.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.9 -0.1 12.7 +1.7 9.0 0.0 2.2 10.2 226 ( 9.4) 26/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.8 +0.3 9.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 28/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.7 +0.4 6.2 -2.8 4.6 0.0 4.0 9.5 173 ( 7.2) 31/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.9 +6.8 8.0 +3.8 1.0 0.0 3.4 10.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.3 +4.0 7.4 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 30/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.6 +3.1 11.9 +1.5 10.0 0.0 4.2 10.4 280 (11.7) 34/13
RICHMOND RAAF 24.6 +1.9 5.5 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 22/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.9 +0.8 12.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 30/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.2 +6.6 8.0 +2.9 5.0 0.0 3.0 10.8 192 ( 8.0) 21/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +5.3 8.0 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 15/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.4 +9.0 10.9 +3.6 5.9 0.0 5.0 10.8 206 ( 8.6) 35/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.0 +6.6 6.4 +1.0 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 120 ( 5.0) 17/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.9 +7.1 8.8 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 24/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.6 +7.4 10.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.2 +8.3 6.2 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 26/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.5 +5.0 3.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 17/16
HOBART AIRPORT 18.5 +3.2 6.0 0.0 2.4 0.2 5.0 10.4 336 (14.0) 31/03
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

39.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
38.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
38.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+14.4 : 35.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+14.4 : 35.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.2 : 33.6 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.2 : 31.4 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+11.0 : 35.5 FORREST Eucla WA

25.9 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
25.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
25.0 CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT N Rivers NT
25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL

+9.9 : 16.2 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.9 : 20.3 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+9.8 : 21.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+9.5 : 18.5 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+9.4 : 18.0 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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

11.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
12.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.6 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
13.2 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS

-4.4 : 24.3 MAREEBA AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.6 : 23.5 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.5 : 19.8 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.1 : 19.6 MALENY TAMARIND ST Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.9 : 30.7 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD

-2.9 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-2.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-0.5 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.5 : 12.8 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
-5.7 : 1.9 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-4.5 : 14.1 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
-4.4 : 12.6 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-4.1 : 15.6 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-4.1 : 16.6 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT

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.
13.0 DARDANUP Lower West WA
10.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
10.4 BUNBURY Lower West WA
8.0 HAPPY VALLEY Lower West WA
8.0 AMRISTA PARK Cent Wheatbelt WA

11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
10.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
10.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

5.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
4.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
3.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

1147 (47.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1144 (47.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1054 (43.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1039 (43.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1001 (41.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
996 (41.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
963 (40.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
890 (37.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
872 (36.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
865 (36.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
859 (35.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
841 (35.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
824 (34.3) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
766 (31.9) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
757 (31.5) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
732 (30.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
701 (29.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
681 (28.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
668 (27.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
667 (27.8) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
667 (27.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
657 (27.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
657 (27.4) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
655 (27.3) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
654 (27.3) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
654 (27.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
607 (25.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
93/11 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
91/14 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
87/10 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
85/14 BICKLEY Lower West WA
83/14 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
83/23 MOUNT READ W 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
SWANBOURNE
9.0mm in 16 min to 14:16 33.8mm/h
GARDEN ISLAND HSF
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.4mm/h
DONNYBROOK
33.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.5mm/h
COLLIE EAST
10.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
PEARCE RAAF : 91(310/ 52 ) at 14:37
CAPE LEEUWIN : 83(270/ 65 ) at 16:37
ALBANY AIRPORT : 83(300/ 63 ) at 14:22
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE : 72(140/ 65 ) at 07:42
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 74( 30/ 67 ) at 20:51
ISLANDS
Islands
FREDERICK REEF : 70(140/ 63 ) at 19:30
HOLMES REEF : 74(130/ 65 ) at 05:26