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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 05/09/2013. 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 daily rainfall

QLD

N Peninsula

027063

ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE

4.0

3.0

08/09/2002

14

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

SA

W Agricultural

018014

CLEVE

20.5

17.6

22/09/2004

11

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

22.7

21.7

28/09/2005

33

1 N

SA

W Agricultural

018014

CLEVE

22.5

21.4

17/09/1981

56

1 N

SA

W Agricultural

018069

ELLISTON

20.5

19.7

28/09/1999

52

1 N

SA

W Agricultural

018106

NULLARBOR

20.2

19.3

22/09/2012

27

1 N

SA

Kangaroo Is

022823

CAPE BORDA

17.7

17.3

03/09/2013

12

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

SA

Mt Lofty Ranges

023842

MOUNT LOFTY

19.3

17.0

18/09/2006

20

1 N

SA

Mt Lofty Ranges

023875

PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS)

17.7

17.5

28/09/1999

19

1 N

SA

Lower SE

026095

CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE)

15.3

15.1

30/09/2001

20

1 N

VIC

W Gippsland

085291

MOUNT BAW BAW

8.7

8.0

03/09/2013

16

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NT

Darwin-Daly

014932

TINDAL RAAF

59

59.0

01/09/2012

12

N Equal to record.

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031037

LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE

80

72

03/09/2013

36

N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031213

CAPE FLATTERY

68

68.0

14/09/2011

11

N Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033106

HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT

80

80.0

13/09/2006

12

N Equal to record.

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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014015

DARWIN AIRPORT

21.2

20.6

23/09/2009

19

1 N

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

20.6

19.8

17/09/2005

11

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031011

CAIRNS AERO

32.3

31.5

03/09/2013

21

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

30.0

27.4

03/09/2013

12

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 13:53EST, 05/09/2013.

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 19.9 -2.2 14.0 +4.8 -- 4.2 -- -- 414 (17.3) 39/03
PERTH AIRPORT 18.2 -1.9 8.9 0.0 7.3 8.2 4.6 10.2 524 (21.8) 55/05
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 16.7 -0.6 7.7 -0.3 -- 4.6 -- -- 481 (20.0) 52/11
BUNBURY 17.1 -1.3 10.3 +1.9 -- 10.0 -- -- 551 (23.0) 54/03
MANDURAH 18.1 -0.8 12.2 +0.5 -- 7.2 -- -- 695 (29.0) 48/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +0.3 21.8 -1.2 20.5 0.0 9.4 11.1 509 (21.2) 61/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.5 +6.3 12.2 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 34.9 +13.4 14.5 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 52/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.3 +9.3 18.5 +8.8 -- 0.0 4.8 1.1 247 (10.3) 43/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.4 +7.6 15.3 +9.0 13.8 0.2 4.8 0.5 455 (19.0) 50/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.9 -0.3 16.1 +1.9 13.4 0.0 10.0 11.0 421 (17.5) 44/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 -0.8 19.0 +0.3 18.1 6.8 6.0 8.1 776 (32.3) 70/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 -0.5 19.0 +1.6 15.4 0.0 9.8 8.3 628 (26.2) 61/13
MACKAY M.O 24.0 -1.2 18.5 +1.9 -- 0.8 -- 8.9 608 (25.3) 54/18
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 -1.4 14.3 +0.6 11.5 0.0 7.6 -- 377 (15.7) 50/13
BUNDABERG AERO 25.1 -0.3 13.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 54/12
COOLANGATTA 22.8 -0.4 14.6 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 44/10
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 -1.8 11.9 -0.8 9.8 0.0 7.2 10.5 362 (15.1) 41/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.9 -2.3 9.5 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 598 (24.9) 52/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.1 +2.7 10.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 4.4 -- 97 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.5 -0.5 12.0 +1.0 8.3 0.2 4.2 10.4 256 (10.7) 22/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.3 -0.2 7.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 28/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.1 +2.8 6.0 -3.0 2.5 0.0 3.4 10.1 195 ( 8.1) 34/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.1 +4.0 7.3 +3.1 -0.2 0.0 3.6 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.7 +2.4 10.2 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 31/03
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.7 +3.2 12.9 +2.5 10.1 0.0 3.8 10.1 287 (12.0) 50/14
RICHMOND RAAF 25.3 +2.6 6.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 28/15
BELLAMBI AWS 21.4 +1.3 12.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 50/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.4 +4.8 8.2 +3.1 5.6 0.0 3.8 10.7 184 ( 7.7) 30/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.7 +5.7 7.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 54/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 32.8 +12.4 12.9 +5.6 9.1 0.0 6.8 7.4 361 (15.0) 46/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.3 +5.9 9.3 +3.9 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 208 ( 8.7) 39/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.8 +7.0 8.4 +4.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 35/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.9 +6.7 14.2 +6.2 10.8 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.4 +5.5 11.8 +7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 59/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.1 +3.6 6.3 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 26/13
HOBART AIRPORT 21.0 +5.7 8.4 +2.4 5.7 0.0 5.0 3.6 307 (12.8) 54/23
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

39.2 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
39.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
39.1 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+13.7 : 35.5 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+13.4 : 35.7 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+13.4 : 34.9 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+13.3 : 34.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+13.1 : 36.9 PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA

25.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
24.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.1 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
24.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+13.9 : 22.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+13.1 : 20.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+13.0 : 19.3 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.3 : 20.2 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+12.1 : 18.4 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA

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

7.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
10.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.1 : 18.0 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.3 : 18.1 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.9 : 19.1 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
-5.8 : 17.8 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-5.7 : 16.6 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

0.5 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.1 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
1.1 LITHGOW (COOERWULL) C Tablelands S NSW
1.3 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
1.5 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

-4.6 : 10.8 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-3.8 : 13.2 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-3.5 : 5.4 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-3.5 : 15.8 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
-3.4 : 16.3 TINDAL RAAF 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.
49.6 WOKALUP Lower West WA
38.6 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
31.2 KARNET Lower West WA
31.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
30.6 MOUNT SOLUS Lower West WA

11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.9 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

2.4 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
1.8 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
1.1 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.5 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1295 (54.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1182 (49.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1164 (48.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1154 (48.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1063 (44.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1048 (43.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1012 (42.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
1007 (42.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
941 (39.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
916 (38.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
898 (37.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
897 (37.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
893 (37.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
885 (36.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
880 (36.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
851 (35.5) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
848 (35.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
834 (34.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
824 (34.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
815 (34.0) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
797 (33.2) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
784 (32.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
779 (32.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
776 (32.3) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
747 (31.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
742 (30.9) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
732 (30.5) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
724 (30.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
719 (30.0) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
709 (29.5) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
695 (29.0) MANDURAH Lower West WA
691 (28.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
687 (28.6) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
677 (28.2) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
676 (28.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
669 (27.9) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
668 (27.8) PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
665 (27.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
658 (27.4) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
654 (27.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
643 (26.8) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
634 (26.4) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
628 (26.2) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
628 (26.2) TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
621 (25.9) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
616 (25.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
608 (25.3) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
605 (25.2) JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
115/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
106/23 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
104/21 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
93/23 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
91/00 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 91(270/ 78 ) at 00:20
CAPE NATURALISTE : 82(240/ 63 ) at 02:35
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE : 72(110/ 63 ) at 07:10
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 80(120/ 72 ) at 04:04
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 113(340/ 85 ) at 23:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 104( 10/ 67 ) at 21:48
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 89(360/ 70 ) at 23:23
LOW ROCKY POINT : 106(330/ 70 ) at 23:54
MOUNT READ : 93(350/ 56 ) at 23:30
ISLANDS
Islands
FREDERICK REEF : 72(150/ 63 ) at 19:00
FLINDERS REEF : 80(130/ 69 ) at 04:54
BOUGAINVILLE REEF : 80(130/ 65 ) at 04:00
ARLINGTON REEF : 74(120/ 63 ) at 05:00