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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
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

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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 1710 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 grass minimum temperature

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

16.3

16.3

13/03/1998

12

1 Y Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

VIC

E Gippsland

084144

MT NOWA NOWA

23.2

23.1

17/03/2008

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

VIC

E Central

086038

ESSENDON AIRPORT

25.1

23.9

08/03/1966

39

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086077

MOORABBIN AIRPORT

24.0

22.3

19/03/2003

35

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086104

SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

25.2

23.2

02/03/1974

39

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086127

WONTHAGGI

22.0

21.5

03/03/1974

39

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086282

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

24.3

24.0

12/03/1985

38

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086351

BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY)

24.7

23.4

11/03/2002

25

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086354

PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE

24.2

21.2

19/03/2003

20

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086361

CERBERUS

22.9

21.5

18/03/2000

15

1 Y

VIC

W Central

087031

LAVERTON RAAF

25.8

24.0

19/03/2003

65

1 Y

VIC

W Central

087113

AVALON AIRPORT

24.3

21.2

18/03/2000

13

1 Y

VIC

W Central

087168

SHEOAKS

26.7

22.3

19/03/2003

15

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094195

TUNNACK FIRE STATION

18.5

17.0

13/03/1998

11

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

18.1

17.0

19/03/2003

12

1 Y

TAS

Derwent Valley

095060

MOOGARA (UXBRIDGE BACK ROAD)

19.0

16.5

17/03/2008

18

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 02:12EST, 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 36.3 +5.4 17.9 0.0 16.6 0.0 -- -- 710 (29.6) 55/09
PERTH AIRPORT 31.7 +2.1 18.9 +3.1 16.3 0.0 8.0 10.6 501 (20.9) 65/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.3 -1.8 12.7 -0.7 9.1 0.8 4.0 9.4 467 (19.5) 48/12
BUNBURY 30.1 +2.6 15.7 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 50/23
MANDURAH 31.0 -- 18.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 500 (20.8) 54/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.4 23.3 -1.2 23.1 15.0 5.0 5.2 271 (11.3) 52/03
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.6 +2.9 17.7 +0.2 15.5 0.0 12.0 11.5 252 (10.5) 44/14
WHYALLA AERO 26.9 -0.4 21.5 +6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 479 (20.0) 61/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.6 +1.3 21.8 +6.6 19.7 0.0 8.2 5.4 278 (11.6) 43/07
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.2 -2.9 16.9 +6.4 16.3 0.0 12.0 0.8 478 (19.9) 46/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.2 +0.9 23.2 +1.4 19.9 0.0 11.6 8.9 338 (14.1) 35/02
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +0.5 23.9 +0.9 21.9 0.2 7.2 8.2 587 (24.5) 44/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 -0.1 21.9 -1.0 20.1 0.0 8.0 5.3 438 (18.3) 44/15
MACKAY M.O 26.5 -2.1 22.5 +0.3 -- 3.4 -- 2.1 643 (26.8) 54/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.0 -0.5 21.6 +0.8 21.0 0.6 6.8 -- 432 (18.0) 48/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 0.0 20.2 +0.3 -- 2.2 5.2 -- 491 (20.5) 54/10
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.8 -0.4 20.3 +0.7 -- 6.0 -- -- 379 (15.8) 39/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.7 -0.3 20.5 +1.2 19.5 2.0 2.6 7.3 351 (14.6) 35/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.9 -2.5 15.8 -0.3 -- 7.4 -- -- 713 (29.7) 61/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.0 +1.9 16.7 +0.1 11.1 0.0 5.8 -- 151 ( 6.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 0.0 18.0 -0.1 15.3 1.8 4.2 6.1 261 (10.9) 21/06
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.9 +0.6 16.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.8 +3.6 15.9 -0.4 12.6 0.0 5.4 10.2 352 (14.7) 30/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 28.4 +2.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 22/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.0 +3.2 12.0 +1.4 6.4 0.0 7.0 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.7 +2.6 16.2 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.3 +3.1 18.6 +1.2 13.3 0.0 8.0 9.7 513 (21.4) 46/16
RICHMOND RAAF 29.8 +2.9 13.5 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 22/13
BELLAMBI AWS 24.8 +0.9 18.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 496 (20.7) 43/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.9 +5.4 12.5 +1.8 8.2 0.0 5.8 10.7 182 ( 7.6) 43/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.3 +5.6 19.1 +5.7 -- 0.0 8.0 11.0 -- 30/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.7 +6.8 15.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 28/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.4 +7.1 20.6 +6.8 17.1 0.0 10.4 10.5 241 (10.0) 44/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 36.0 +9.7 19.3 +7.6 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 212 ( 8.8) 57/18
BENDIGO AIRPORT 35.7 +9.7 16.4 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 54/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 30.9 +7.0 24.0 +10.8 19.1 0.0 11.0 -- 204 ( 8.5) 31/08
GEELONG AIRPORT 26.3 +3.1 20.1 +8.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 54/18
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.2 +6.0 22.1 +12.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 562 (23.4) 44/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 30.8 +8.3 15.3 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 48/17
HOBART AIRPORT 22.6 +1.9 16.7 +6.0 16.0 0.0 4.8 3.1 359 (15.0) 61/18
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

40.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
40.6 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
40.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
39.5 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
39.3 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA

+13.1 : 35.6 MT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
+12.8 : 36.6 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+12.8 : 36.6 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+12.4 : 35.9 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+12.1 : 36.5 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC

27.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
26.7 SHEOAKS W Central VIC
26.6 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
26.6 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+16.0 : 26.7 SHEOAKS W Central VIC
+13.3 : 25.8 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+12.9 : 25.2 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC
+12.8 : 25.1 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+12.4 : 24.7 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

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

15.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
15.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
16.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
17.6 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

-10.2 : 20.7 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.7 : 21.8 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-8.2 : 21.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-6.6 : 21.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-6.4 : 26.3 LEONORA Goldfields WA

7.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
7.1 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
7.8 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
7.9 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
8.0 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.6 : 7.1 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.1 : 8.4 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-3.9 : 21.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-3.0 : 9.3 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-2.7 : 13.5 INGLEWOOD FOREST Darling Downs E QLD
-2.7 : 8.9 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.7 : 22.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

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.
97.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
93.2 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
57.2 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
54.4 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
51.2 PORT SMITH W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
97.0 BIDYADANGA
51.2 PORT SMITH

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
93.2 BATCHELOR AERO
50.8 HUMPTY DOO FIRE STATION

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
57.2 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
54.4 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT

11.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
10.7 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

.....

2.8 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
2.4 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
2.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.8 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1204 (50.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1061 (44.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
990 (41.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
983 (41.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
969 (40.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
968 (40.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
968 (40.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
944 (39.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
944 (39.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
914 (38.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
838 (34.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
835 (34.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
821 (34.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
821 (34.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
810 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
778 (32.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
777 (32.4) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
767 (32.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
751 (31.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
740 (30.8) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
736 (30.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
735 (30.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
732 (30.5) DALWALLINU Central West WA
726 (30.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
713 (29.7) FORREST Eucla WA
713 (29.7) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
710 (29.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
709 (29.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
680 (28.3) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
671 (28.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
670 (27.9) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
664 (27.7) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
662 (27.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
655 (27.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
654 (27.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
648 (27.0) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
646 (26.9) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
643 (26.8) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
642 (26.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
614 (25.6) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
603 (25.1) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
96/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
93/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/16 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
83/17 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
16.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 16.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
CYGNET BAY
40.0mm in 6 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
12.4mm in 30 min to 04:30 24.8mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 15.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 12.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
E Pilbara
MARBLE BAR
16.6mm in 17 min to 00:58 58.6mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 18.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.0mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
17.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 6.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
4.2mm in 6 min to 14:36 42.0mm/h
12.0mm in 42 min to 15:18 17.1mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 6.0mm/h
CAPE DON
12.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
91.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 91.2mm/h
93.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 31.0mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
15.4mm in 13 min to 05:01 71.1mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 8.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 5.0mm/h
WARRUWI
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.6mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
6.0mm in 12 min to 10:12 30.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.8mm/h
BULMAN AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.2mm/h

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 82( 20/ 63 ) at 00:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(240/ 91 ) at 21:11
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 80(230/ 69 ) at 17:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 85(210/ 76 ) at 19:40
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(330/ 72 ) at 02:04
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(220/ 72 ) at 19:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(250/ 69 ) at 18:30