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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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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 1357 EST on 16/10/2013. 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

NT

Arnhem

014517

NGAYAWILI

22.8

18.0

08/10/2003

15

1 N

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NSW

NW Plains E

053115

MOREE AERO

-1.2

-0.9

04/10/2013

19

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

SA

Upper Murray

024048

RENMARK AERO

0.1

0.8

20/10/1996

19

1 N

NSW

CW Plains S

050017

WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS

0.6

1.0

21/10/2001

15

1 N

NSW

C Tablelands S

063291

BATHURST AIRPORT AWS

-1.9

-1.7

20/10/2001

21

1 N


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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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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 13:57EST, 16/10/2013.

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 23.9 -0.6 6.9 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 406 (16.9) 37/09
PERTH AIRPORT 21.2 -1.4 6.6 -3.6 4.8 0.0 6.0 9.0 315 (13.1) 35/14
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 24.3 +5.5 10.7 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 54/12
BUNBURY 20.4 -0.5 9.1 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 35/11
MANDURAH 20.3 -1.4 12.3 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 35/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.7 22.7 -2.2 22.9 14.0 7.8 6.9 297 (12.4) 43/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.1 -0.8 6.2 -8.6 3.8 0.0 9.0 11.7 374 (15.6) 41/15
WHYALLA AERO 27.9 +4.1 4.7 -5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 50/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.6 +1.7 5.4 -6.1 -- 0.4 3.4 11.6 176 ( 7.3) 39/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.4 -0.5 7.0 -0.1 5.0 0.4 3.6 6.3 463 (19.3) 52/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.3 +0.7 19.2 +0.7 15.8 0.0 12.8 9.0 474 (19.8) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +1.9 24.0 +3.4 23.7 0.0 7.4 5.0 288 (12.0) 35/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +1.8 25.2 +4.5 23.8 0.0 6.8 9.8 382 (15.9) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 28.4 +0.9 23.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- 5.8 367 (15.3) 44/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 +0.1 17.6 +0.6 13.0 0.0 12.0 -- 361 (15.0) 39/09
BUNDABERG AERO 27.9 +1.0 14.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 35/13
COOLANGATTA 24.6 +0.2 11.7 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 35/16
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 -0.3 12.8 -2.8 8.6 0.0 12.0 12.2 393 (16.4) 31/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.6 +0.3 7.9 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 455 (19.0) 43/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.9 -1.2 5.9 -6.3 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 164 ( 6.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.8 -1.8 11.4 -2.4 4.8 0.0 8.0 11.9 462 (19.3) 31/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 -1.8 7.4 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 31/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.4 +0.8 6.6 -5.3 3.3 0.2 6.8 12.2 420 (17.5) 35/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.0 -1.6 0.0 -6.6 -8.0 0.0 2.2 11.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.8 -1.9 0.2 -9.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 30/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.8 +2.3 9.7 -3.5 6.2 0.2 5.8 12.1 493 (20.5) 41/13
RICHMOND RAAF 26.1 +1.3 4.3 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.9 -1.5 10.0 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 26/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.8 -0.6 -0.3 -8.0 -2.2 0.2 3.6 11.6 320 (13.3) 34/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.1 -1.4 2.5 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 30/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.2 +0.3 3.3 -6.5 0.1 0.0 4.0 11.2 268 (11.2) 35/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.0 -0.9 0.4 -7.1 -- 2.2 2.0 -- 197 ( 8.2) 41/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.9 -0.5 -0.5 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 46/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.5 -0.2 9.4 -0.1 6.7 2.8 1.8 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.0 -0.6 2.1 -4.1 -- 1.8 -- -- 322 (13.4) 50/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.3 -1.7 7.0 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 257 (10.7) 52/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 +0.7 8.1 +0.6 5.4 0.0 3.8 4.9 469 (19.5) 65/13
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

41.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
40.7 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

+8.6 : 30.1 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+7.5 : 30.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.3 : 32.3 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+6.7 : 29.7 EYRE Eucla WA
+6.6 : 32.1 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

29.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
28.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
28.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
27.1 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.1 : 24.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+6.0 : 24.9 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
+5.9 : 23.2 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+5.4 : 23.5 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
+5.4 : 28.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

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

2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.9 : 3.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.9 : 2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.9 : 5.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.8 : 29.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-4.7 : 34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
-4.7 : 32.4 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA

-4.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.6 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-11.0 : 2.8 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-10.1 : 3.4 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-10.1 : 0.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-9.9 : 1.3 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-9.9 : -1.9 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.
59.0 SHOAL BAY N Rivers NT
55.8 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD N Rivers NT
53.0 TRUSCOTT N Kimberley WA
50.6 THE CHASE N Rivers NT
48.8 STOKES HILL N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
53.0 TRUSCOTT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
59.0 SHOAL BAY
55.8 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
50.6 THE CHASE
48.8 STOKES HILL

12.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.2 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
12.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

.....

5.4 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS
5.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
4.9 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
3.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1509 (62.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1328 (55.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1131 (47.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1015 (42.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1007 (42.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1001 (41.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
924 (38.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
862 (35.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
844 (35.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
830 (34.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
802 (33.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
769 (32.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
759 (31.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
755 (31.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
742 (30.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
740 (30.8) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
719 (30.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
708 (29.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
705 (29.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
691 (28.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
671 (28.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
670 (27.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
668 (27.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
652 (27.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
642 (26.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
623 (26.0) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
613 (25.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
613 (25.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
137/19 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
120/16 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
115/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
107/16 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
98/17 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
96/15 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
94/13 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
93/13 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
91/14 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast 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
N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
9.0mm in 53 min to 06:57 10.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
TRUSCOTT
19.6mm in 15 min to 06:19 78.4mm/h
10.2mm in 7 min to 06:26 87.4mm/h
13.8mm in 34 min to 07:00 24.4mm/h
46.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 46.8mm/h
52.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 17.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GUNN POINT
13.4mm in 30 min to 00:00 26.8mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.4mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 17.4mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
11.0mm in 30 min to 17:30 22.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.4mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
7.0mm in 11 min to 20:00 38.2mm/h
19.8mm in 30 min to 20:30 39.6mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 26.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 21.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 9.7mm/h
10.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 20.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.4mm/h
15.0mm in 30 min to 22:30 30.0mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 25.4mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.8mm/h
BRADSHAW
8.4mm in 24 min to 01:30 21.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
15.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.6mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Gascoyne
OPTHALMIA DAM : 95( 60/ 39 ) at 20:12
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(290/ 63 ) at 23:41
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 98(270/ 70 ) at 18:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 115(330/ 93 ) at 15:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 133(270/ 82 ) at 19:59
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 108(270/ 37 ) at 17:46
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 95(310/ 65 ) at 15:00
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 119(310/ 83 ) at 17:30
MOUNT READ : 93(310/ 59 ) at 14:46
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 96(280/ 80 ) at 17:00