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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 1358 EST on 17/10/2013. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Far SW

045015

QUILPIE AIRPORT

0.0

0.0

13/10/2013

57

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014901

DOUGLAS RIVER

43.3

42.6

20/10/2002

24

42.6

20/10/2002

27

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

VIC

Wimmera S

079105

STAWELL AERODROME

74

74

01/10/2013

11

N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

W Coast

097085

MOUNT READ

135

126

02/10/2013

11

N Previous record set earlier this month.

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

TAS

N Coast

091306

CRESSY RESEARCH STATION

33.5

32.6

19/10/2006

11

1 N


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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 13:58EST, 17/10/2013.

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 24.9 +0.4 13.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 37/14
PERTH AIRPORT 21.9 -0.7 16.2 +6.0 15.7 1.6 4.2 7.8 409 (17.0) 37/08
ALBANY AIRPORT COMPARISON 16.4 -2.4 13.4 +4.3 -- 2.6 -- -- 472 (19.7) 52/10
BUNBURY 20.0 -0.9 14.9 +5.6 -- 2.2 -- -- 452 (18.8) 43/01
MANDURAH 21.4 -0.3 16.0 +2.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 426 (17.8) 43/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 36.1 +2.9 24.0 -0.9 24.2 2.6 5.0 7.2 304 (12.7) 35/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.8 +5.9 9.2 -5.6 6.9 0.0 10.0 -- 249 (10.4) 48/13
WHYALLA AERO 34.6 +10.8 15.2 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 472 (19.7) 76/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.8 +8.9 12.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 5.2 9.0 277 (11.5) 70/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.8 +4.9 9.5 +2.4 7.6 0.0 3.6 4.4 530 (22.1) 67/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.4 +2.8 18.1 -0.4 15.4 0.0 11.0 10.4 300 (12.5) 34/13
CAIRNS AERO 31.3 +1.8 24.0 +3.4 22.6 0.0 6.8 7.5 398 (16.6) 37/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 -2.7 23.6 +2.9 23.4 1.2 9.2 0.3 642 (26.8) 39/02
MACKAY M.O 27.6 +0.1 22.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.3 483 (20.1) 34/18
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.3 -1.3 17.7 +0.7 14.8 0.0 8.8 -- 259 (10.8) 37/16
BUNDABERG AERO 27.8 +0.9 14.6 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 39/14
COOLANGATTA 26.0 +1.6 13.2 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 46/15
BRISBANE AERO 25.8 +0.4 16.5 +0.9 14.3 0.0 6.6 8.8 330 (13.8) 48/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.5 +1.2 12.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 46/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.7 +3.6 9.7 -2.5 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 56 ( 2.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 +2.6 12.9 -0.9 6.2 0.0 6.6 10.9 358 (14.9) 63/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +3.6 7.5 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 44/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.9 +4.3 5.9 -6.0 3.1 0.0 7.4 -- 301 (12.5) 37/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.7 +3.1 2.5 -4.1 -2.5 0.0 3.6 11.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.3 +3.6 3.0 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 50/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.5 +6.0 12.0 -1.2 5.7 0.0 6.4 11.7 374 (15.6) 57/16
RICHMOND RAAF 31.6 +6.8 5.2 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 50/14
BELLAMBI AWS 25.6 +4.2 12.2 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 57/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.9 +5.5 3.2 -4.5 0.8 0.0 4.0 11.6 248 (10.3) 54/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.5 +4.0 3.8 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 50/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.5 +6.6 11.7 +1.9 7.3 0.0 7.0 10.3 330 (13.8) 59/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.1 +6.2 4.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 335 (14.0) 59/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.8 +6.4 3.4 -3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 239 (10.0) 68/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.4 +7.7 12.9 +3.4 11.1 0.2 5.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.6 +7.0 6.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 530 (22.1) 72/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.3 +1.3 11.6 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 547 (22.8) 70/14
HOBART AIRPORT 21.6 +4.3 11.7 +4.2 9.2 0.2 2.8 6.1 587 (24.5) 109/12
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

43.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
42.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
41.0 NGUKURR AWS N Rivers NT
40.9 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
40.9 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+11.6 : 35.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.3 : 31.4 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+10.8 : 34.6 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+10.6 : 33.3 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+10.3 : 32.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA

27.4 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
26.1 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT
26.1 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT

+7.3 : 13.5 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.1 : 25.1 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+6.8 : 25.7 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
+6.6 : 15.7 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+6.6 : 13.9 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
+6.6 : 14.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

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

6.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-5.4 : 21.9 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-5.3 : 27.4 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-4.7 : 34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
-4.6 : 20.4 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-3.4 : 32.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

-3.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.0 TEMORA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW

-16.1 : 0.0 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
-9.2 : 5.4 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-8.2 : 1.6 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-8.1 : -0.6 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-8.1 : -3.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S 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.
60.2 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
59.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
52.4 LAMBELL'S LAGOON N Rivers NT
45.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
42.4 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN) W Coast TAS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
60.2 PORT KEATS AERO
52.4 LAMBELL'S LAGOON

TASMANIA
W Coast
59.4 MOUNT READ
45.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE
42.4 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN)

12.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
12.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.0 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
11.9 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.9 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
11.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

.....

5.3 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
4.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
4.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.4 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

1786 (74.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1428 (59.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1413 (58.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1361 (56.7) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1115 (46.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1113 (46.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1102 (45.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1079 (45.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1005 (41.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
996 (41.5) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
980 (40.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
978 (40.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
975 (40.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
972 (40.5) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
969 (40.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
968 (40.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
873 (36.4) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
853 (35.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
834 (34.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
829 (34.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
817 (34.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
803 (33.5) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
797 (33.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
792 (33.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
782 (32.6) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
782 (32.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
780 (32.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
761 (31.7) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
751 (31.3) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
748 (31.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
737 (30.7) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
719 (30.0) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
709 (29.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
704 (29.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
685 (28.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
684 (28.5) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
681 (28.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
663 (27.6) WARRA W Coast TAS
660 (27.5) SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
656 (27.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
654 (27.3) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
648 (27.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
642 (26.8) TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
631 (26.3) NORTH WALPOLE Lower West WA
618 (25.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
616 (25.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
610 (25.4) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
601 (25.0) JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
135/16 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
133/10 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
126/15 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
124/14 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
122/16 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
120/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
120/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
118/12 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
117/15 LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
111/22 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
111/12 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
109/22 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
109/12 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
106/15 MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
104/18 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
102/12 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
98/10 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
98/11 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
96/18 CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
96/12 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
94/12 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
93/13 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
91/15 HOPETOUN AIRPORT Mallee S VIC
91/12 TUNNACK FIRE STATION 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
WARRUWI
10.2mm in 30 min to 19:00 20.4mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 14.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
31.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 10.3mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 87(270/ 67 ) at 20:09
Adelaide/Lofty
OUTER HARBOUR (BLACK POLE) : 74(250/ 65 ) at 22:48
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 121(290/ 93 ) at 18:00
VICTORIA
Mallee S
HOPETOUN AIRPORT : 91(340/ 43 ) at 16:08
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 96(300/ 61 ) at 11:00
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 104(350/ 70 ) at 23:30
DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) : 106(320/ 65 ) at 23:00
FALLS CREEK : 109( 10/ 70 ) at 23:17
MOUNT HOTHAM : 126(330/ 78 ) at 16:24
W Gippsland
YARRAM AIRPORT : 80(320/ 65 ) at 12:50
E Central
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 91(210/ 72 ) at 23:13
N Central
WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) : 85(350/ 67 ) at 14:00
W Coast
COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) : 98(330/ 82 ) at 12:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 109(270/ 82 ) at 19:30
LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) : 104(300/ 52 ) at 19:27
CRESSY RESEARCH STATION : 83(330/ 63 ) at 15:00
CAPE GRIM : 96(290/ 83 ) at 19:11
E Coast
LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) : 117(320/ 78 ) at 16:30
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 106(310/ 78 ) at 16:18
Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT : 109(320/ 78 ) at 14:00
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) : 96(320/ 46 ) at 13:36
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 121(320/102 ) at 23:57
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 133(330/ 96 ) at 12:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 121(310/ 91 ) at 15:44
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 111(310/ 80 ) at 13:12
TUNNACK FIRE STATION : 91(330/ 58 ) at 13:28
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 87(300/ 65 ) at 13:30
Derwent Valley
BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) : 102(330/ 72 ) at 13:46
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 80(360/ 65 ) at 09:00
LOW ROCKY POINT : 102(330/ 76 ) at 13:00
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 119(320/ 74 ) at 13:30
MOUNT READ : 135(340/ 67 ) at 17:55
King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT : 93(310/ 54 ) at 14:40
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(320/ 72 ) at 12:30