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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1458 EST on 26/07/2009. 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

N Kimberley

001010

THEDA

170.0

160.0

27/03/2006

41

1 y

Highest maximum temperature

SA

Mt Lofty Ranges

023878

MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER

36.6

36.4

10/03/2008

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 02:11EST, 15/05/2012.

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 29.7 -1.2 20.0 +2.1 15.7 0.0 7.8 -- 389 (16.2) --
PERTH AIRPORT 36.0 +6.4 16.0 +0.2 14.0 0.0 7.4 11.5 322 (13.4) 39/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.8 +1.7 18.1 +4.7 17.1 0.0 4.0 5.7 434 (18.1) 31/14
BUNBURY 28.7 +1.2 18.3 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 247 (10.3) 26/15
MANDURAH 30.2 -- 21.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 37/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.0 -0.9 23.8 -0.7 23.8 17.4 4.8 3.7 251 (10.5) 46/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.3 +2.6 17.1 -0.4 15.0 0.0 14.6 11.6 341 (14.2) 48/14
WHYALLA AERO 37.6 +10.3 20.3 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 26/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 39.2 +12.9 22.4 +7.2 -- 0.0 7.8 9.4 163 ( 6.8) 37/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 29.8 +6.7 9.7 -0.8 7.0 0.0 4.6 7.6 367 (15.3) 35/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.2 +0.9 24.4 +2.6 21.3 0.0 12.0 11.4 381 (15.9) 43/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.2 -3.3 23.3 +0.3 22.5 13.4 5.0 0.5 572 (23.8) 44/05
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +0.5 21.7 -1.2 19.4 0.0 7.4 10.7 430 (17.9) 44/13
MACKAY M.O 27.7 -0.9 23.1 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- 10.5 613 (25.5) 50/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.1 -0.4 20.6 -0.2 18.3 0.0 8.0 -- 356 (14.8) 39/22
BUNDABERG AERO 28.4 -0.7 20.7 +0.8 -- 0.1 7.3 -- 602 (25.1) 55/09
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.4 +0.2 19.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 412 (17.2) 48/15
BRISBANE AERO 26.9 -1.1 18.3 -1.0 16.0 0.0 6.6 9.3 415 (17.3) 46/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.1 -1.3 14.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 643 (26.8) 57/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.5 +1.4 15.3 -1.3 9.9 0.0 7.2 -- 204 ( 8.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.7 -0.2 18.3 +0.2 14.8 0.4 6.0 11.0 -- 26/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.6 +0.3 14.7 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.2 +1.0 13.6 -2.7 12.3 0.0 5.4 11.2 255 (10.6) 31/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.1 +1.1 14.3 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 24/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 28.2 +5.4 13.4 +2.8 8.1 0.0 8.0 11.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.6 +4.5 12.7 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.9 +2.7 20.2 +2.8 15.8 0.0 7.0 11.1 305 (12.7) 41/14
RICHMOND RAAF 29.5 +2.6 16.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 30/14
BELLAMBI AWS 24.6 +0.7 18.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 39/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 31.7 +7.2 13.3 +2.6 10.0 0.2 7.8 11.0 218 ( 9.1) 44/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 36.0 +8.3 17.7 +4.3 16.8 0.0 9.2 11.5 247 (10.3) 46/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.8 +6.9 16.0 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 34/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 39.3 +11.0 20.0 +6.2 18.5 0.0 12.0 10.3 241 (10.0) 28/20
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.1 +6.8 13.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 351 (14.6) 34/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.6 +8.6 10.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 43/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.5 +3.6 15.6 +2.4 13.7 0.0 4.6 -- 159 ( 6.6) 18/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.6 +0.4 10.0 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 35/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 30.7 +8.5 9.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 520 (21.7) 31/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.7 +0.2 15.1 +5.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 31/13
HOBART AIRPORT 21.8 +1.1 14.4 +3.7 14.2 0.0 4.2 8.2 347 (14.5) 39/15
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

43.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
43.1 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
42.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+14.4 : 39.0 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+14.0 : 40.1 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+13.9 : 40.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+13.7 : 39.6 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+13.4 : 40.1 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+13.4 : 39.4 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+13.4 : 36.6 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA

28.1 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.8 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
26.6 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
26.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
26.2 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
26.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

+10.3 : 21.0 YONGALA Upper North SA
+9.7 : 24.0 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
+9.2 : 23.2 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
+8.9 : 20.9 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+8.9 : 24.0 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW

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

14.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.2 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
17.1 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.8 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS

-3.8 : 27.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.3 : 27.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.8 : 19.5 MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
-2.6 : 29.9 KALBARRI Central West WA
-2.5 : 27.2 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.5 : 23.7 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

2.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.5 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
4.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-8.4 : 3.5 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-4.9 : 12.7 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-4.7 : 12.6 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.7 : 8.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-4.5 : 11.8 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

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.
190.6 WAGAIT BEACH N Rivers NT
170.0 THEDA N Kimberley WA
120.0 SKARDON RIVER N Peninsula QLD
113.8 MANTON DAM N Rivers NT
111.1 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
170.0 THEDA
50.2 FARAWAY BAY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
190.6 WAGAIT BEACH
113.8 MANTON DAM
111.1 CHANNEL ISLAND
96.0 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
95.6 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER
85.0 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
81.4 WALKER CREEK
74.2 ROSEBERY
72.6 NIGHTCLIFF POOL
72.6 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS
71.8 LARRAKEYAH
66.4 SOUTHPORT
65.0 RANKIN POINT
63.6 CHANNEL POINT
63.2 BULEY ROCKHOLE
57.4 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
55.0 FORT HILL WHARF
52.6 ELIZABETH VALLEY
52.4 PALMERSTON
51.8 PINELANDS
51.0 STOKES HILL
50.6 EAST ARM

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
120.0 SKARDON RIVER
68.0 JARDINE RIVER FERRY
N Coast--Barron
70.4 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
50.4 WHYANBEEL VALLEY

11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.6 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

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3.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.6 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.5 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.4 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1218 (50.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1199 (50.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1079 (45.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1077 (44.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1031 (43.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
824 (34.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
798 (33.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
792 (33.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
716 (29.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
696 (29.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
645 (26.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
643 (26.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
640 (26.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
632 (26.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
620 (25.8) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
613 (25.5) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
602 (25.1) BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
601 (25.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
81/18 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
72/06 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/17 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
70/04 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
70/00 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.6mm in 26 min to 14:30 24.5mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 13.4mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
30.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 10.0mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
45.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 15.0mm/h
49.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 16.3mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
17.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.7mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
12.6mm in 30 min to 22:00 25.2mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
13.4mm in 14 min to 15:30 57.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 16.6mm/h
6.0mm in 18 min to 15:48 20.0mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 24.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
10.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.6mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
13.2mm in 30 min to 19:30 26.4mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 19.8mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.6mm/h
13.2mm in 30 min to 20:30 26.4mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 18.6mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 21:00 20.0mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 23.2mm/h
54.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 18.0mm/h
21.0mm in 30 min to 21:30 42.0mm/h
31.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 31.0mm/h
12.0mm in 30 min to 22:00 24.0mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 33.0mm/h
11.6mm in 30 min to 22:30 23.2mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 23.6mm/h
15.8mm in 30 min to 23:00 31.6mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 27.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 19.2mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
7.6mm in 35 min to 17:00 13.0mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.4mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
14.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
37.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 12.3mm/h
None reported