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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 1403 EST on 23/09/2013. 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

WA

SW & S Coast

009987

PAYNEDALE ALERT

33.2

28.8

06/09/2005

11

1 N

WA

SW & S Coast

009997

RAVENSCLIFFE ALERT

34.0

28.2

06/09/2005

11

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014015

DARWIN AIRPORT

26.6

26.6

15/09/1992

23

1 N Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014949

DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE

27.1

26.8

21/09/2013

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Sydney--east

067117

HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE

-5.1

0.8

01/09/2012

16

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014274

MCCLUER ISLAND

31.9

31.8

01/09/2012

13

1 N

NT

Arnhem

014401

WARRUWI

37.0

35.7

23/09/1986

48

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

Lower West

009225

PERTH METRO

83

76.0

18/09/2011

11

76.0

18/09/2011

11

N

WA

SW & S Coast

009518

CAPE LEEUWIN

146

130

16/09/2013

19

N Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

SW & S Coast

009519

CAPE NATURALISTE

117

117.0

04/09/2012

11

N Equal to record.

WA

SW & S Coast

009994

COLLIE EAST

83

72.0

14/09/2007

11

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 14:02EST, 23/09/2013.

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 20.5 -1.6 14.7 +5.5 -- 7.2 -- -- 603 (25.1) 74/07
PERTH AIRPORT 18.3 -1.8 13.5 +4.6 11.8 13.6 5.8 6.4 676 (28.2) 85/03
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 15.7 -1.6 11.5 +3.5 -- 5.0 -- -- 549 (22.9) 65/08
BUNBURY 17.6 -0.8 13.0 +4.6 -- 21.2 -- -- 642 (26.8) 85/23
MANDURAH 18.1 -0.8 14.0 +2.3 -- 14.4 -- -- 841 (35.0) 93/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +1.3 26.5 +3.5 26.6 0.0 8.4 5.9 369 (15.4) 30/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.1 +8.9 12.4 +2.1 10.1 0.0 10.0 11.5 255 (10.6) 50/13
WHYALLA AERO 30.0 +8.5 12.8 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 43/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.8 +5.8 10.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 151 ( 6.3) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.5 +2.7 6.8 +0.5 4.4 0.2 2.0 7.1 240 (10.0) 26/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.9 +3.7 8.5 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 41/16
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 +0.8 17.6 -1.1 13.3 0.0 7.6 10.1 214 ( 8.9) 34/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +2.1 18.1 +0.7 15.0 0.0 7.0 10.3 201 ( 8.4) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 26.5 +1.3 18.8 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 266 (11.1) 28/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.8 +2.5 15.5 +1.8 12.5 0.0 9.6 -- 244 (10.2) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.4 +2.0 13.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 43/13
COOLANGATTA 24.0 +0.8 10.0 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 37/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.0 -0.2 13.6 +0.9 11.8 0.0 5.8 10.5 302 (12.6) 39/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.4 +1.2 11.0 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 41/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.6 +3.2 7.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 4.4 -- 74 ( 3.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.4 +0.4 8.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 31/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +0.1 7.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 30/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.0 +3.7 5.5 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 31/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.2 +3.1 1.0 -3.2 -3.5 0.0 2.0 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.1 +0.8 2.0 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 18/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.2 +3.7 10.9 +0.5 8.3 0.0 4.6 10.5 316 (13.2) 31/15
RICHMOND RAAF 24.5 +1.8 5.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 61 ( 2.5) 21/14
BELLAMBI AWS 22.4 +2.3 11.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 30/08
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.8 +3.2 3.1 -2.0 1.6 0.2 2.6 7.9 235 ( 9.8) 34/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.4 +2.4 5.8 +0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 30/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.9 +5.5 11.6 +4.3 8.6 0.0 4.0 11.1 317 (13.2) 37/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.3 +3.9 8.9 +3.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 39/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.7 +2.9 6.4 +2.1 -- 1.4 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 30/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 +4.0 11.2 +3.2 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.8 +4.9 7.9 +3.1 -- 4.2 -- -- 362 (15.1) 34/02
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.2 +1.7 10.1 +4.9 -- 2.2 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 28/16
HOBART AIRPORT 13.2 -2.1 9.4 +3.4 7.1 1.4 3.6 0.2 292 (12.2) 41/09
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

40.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
40.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+14.3 : 35.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+14.2 : 35.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.7 : 36.2 FORREST Eucla WA
+11.5 : 33.9 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+10.9 : 36.5 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA

27.4 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
27.1 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT
27.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
26.8 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
26.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+8.3 : 25.3 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
+8.0 : 16.9 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+6.9 : 11.6 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.6 : 16.0 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW
+6.6 : 11.3 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.6 : 11.3 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

5.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.4 : 26.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-5.8 : 26.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-4.3 : 30.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-4.1 : 15.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
-4.0 : 29.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-4.0 : 26.0 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

-5.1 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-2.6 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-2.1 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-1.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-13.5 : -5.1 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-6.5 : 3.7 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-6.2 : 8.7 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-5.7 : 8.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-5.2 : -2.6 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-5.2 : -0.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

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.
49.8 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
47.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
41.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
34.0 RAVENSCLIFFE ALERT Lower West WA
33.2 PAYNEDALE ALERT Lower West WA

11.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

0.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.6 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
0.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1148 (47.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1138 (47.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
1034 (43.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
872 (36.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
841 (35.0) MANDURAH Lower West WA
787 (32.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
767 (32.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
740 (30.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
738 (30.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
724 (30.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
720 (30.0) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
704 (29.3) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
702 (29.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
685 (28.5) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
676 (28.2) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
672 (28.0) BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
649 (27.0) WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
644 (26.8) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
642 (26.8) BUNBURY Lower West WA
633 (26.4) BICKLEY Lower West WA
625 (26.0) MANJIMUP Lower West WA
607 (25.3) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
603 (25.1) GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
602 (25.1) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
146/22 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
117/23 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
107/02 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
94/23 BICKLEY Lower West WA
93/02 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
93/23 MANDURAH 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO
3.8mm in 11 min to 01:57 20.7mm/h
SWANBOURNE
7.4mm in 8 min to 01:38 55.5mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
BICKLEY
11.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
MANJIMUP
3.0mm in 2 min to 23:37 90.0mm/h
BUNBURY
4.4mm in 2 min to 01:02 132.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 11.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
LANCELIN EAST AG STATION
4.4mm in 11 min to 03:19 24.0mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
11.4mm in 30 min to 14:30 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.4mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 85(250/ 65 ) at 03:40
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 108(310/ 82 ) at 02:36
GOOSEBERRY HILL : 80(260/ 65 ) at 08:10
OCEAN REEF : 100(310/ 76 ) at 23:30
SWANBOURNE : 83(320/ 63 ) at 23:00
BICKLEY : 95(310/ 37 ) at 23:23
GARDEN ISLAND HSF : 93(340/ 56 ) at 02:43
CAPE LEEUWIN : 146(310/102 ) at 22:58
CAPE NATURALISTE : 111(300/ 91 ) at 23:52
ESPERANCE AERO : 82(270/ 63 ) at 10:14
BUSSELTON JETTY : 109(310/ 83 ) at 23:00
MANDURAH : 89(320/ 67 ) at 22:00
Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO : 80(280/ 63 ) at 10:53
SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD : 80(280/ 63 ) at 14:16
MOUNT BURAMINYA : ***(280/ 63 ) at 13:00