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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 02:13EST, 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 21.2 +3.3 19.2 0.0 7.4 -- 469 (19.5) 44/15
PERTH AIRPORT 31.2 +1.6 17.4 +1.6 15.8 0.0 8.0 11.1 520 (21.7) 59/23
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.3 -1.8 14.3 +0.9 10.8 0.0 5.8 2.9 367 (15.3) 41/11
BUNBURY 29.8 +2.3 15.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 422 (17.6) 44/23
MANDURAH 31.1 -- 17.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 415 (17.3) 50/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.5 +1.6 24.1 -0.4 24.1 10.6 6.4 9.9 358 (14.9) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.6 +2.9 19.5 +2.0 17.0 0.0 12.0 8.3 270 (11.3) 41/17
WHYALLA AERO 23.0 -4.3 16.8 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 52/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.0 -3.3 13.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 177 ( 7.4) 37/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.9 -5.2 7.6 -2.9 4.3 0.0 4.6 4.7 313 (13.0) 50/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.8 +2.5 22.0 +0.2 19.6 0.0 10.0 8.2 334 (13.9) 37/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +0.9 24.1 +1.1 22.0 0.0 8.0 10.8 549 (22.9) 37/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.0 +1.3 21.8 -1.1 19.2 0.0 7.0 11.1 376 (15.7) 39/16
MACKAY M.O 26.6 -2.0 21.9 -0.3 -- 1.0 -- 5.2 563 (23.5) 46/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 -1.5 21.9 +1.1 21.6 0.0 5.2 -- 358 (14.9) 31/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 -1.5 -- -- -- 0.0 5.4 -- -- 30/12
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -2.9 21.0 +2.8 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.6 -0.6 21.1 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 310 (12.9) 37/05
BRISBANE AERO 25.4 -2.6 21.6 +2.3 19.7 2.0 5.2 0.3 326 (13.6) 34/07
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 -5.3 16.4 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 755 (31.5) 50/02
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.2 +1.1 16.6 0.0 12.2 0.0 5.4 -- 119 ( 5.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.8 +0.9 19.0 +0.9 17.6 0.4 4.4 1.9 225 ( 9.4) 30/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.0 +0.7 16.0 -0.7 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.8 +2.6 16.1 -0.2 13.0 0.0 4.0 8.8 298 (12.4) 24/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 31.9 +5.9 15.3 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 24/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.3 +3.5 12.6 +2.0 5.1 0.0 4.0 7.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.1 +3.0 15.8 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.2 +5.0 20.3 +2.9 15.7 0.0 6.0 10.4 423 (17.6) 65/20
RICHMOND RAAF 32.1 +5.2 16.6 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 23.7 -0.2 19.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 57/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.3 +4.8 11.5 +0.8 8.4 0.0 5.2 8.0 175 ( 7.3) 46/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.6 +3.9 19.9 +6.5 17.0 0.0 10.0 4.4 -- 41/17
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.3 +3.4 19.8 +7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 43/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.9 -1.4 17.0 +3.2 15.3 0.0 3.2 9.5 196 ( 8.2) 48/19
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 28.0 +1.7 15.9 +4.2 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 182 ( 7.6) 52/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.2 -1.8 12.6 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 54/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 -0.1 14.6 +1.4 12.9 0.0 4.0 -- 143 ( 6.0) 28/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.6 -1.6 9.1 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 61/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.4 -2.8 8.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 48/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.6 -2.9 12.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 54/11
HOBART AIRPORT 20.5 -0.2 8.0 -2.7 -- 0.4 -- 5.2 -- 74/11
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

39.3 TELFER AERO Interior WA
39.2 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
39.2 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
38.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
38.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
38.5 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
38.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

+10.3 : 34.0 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+9.5 : 33.8 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
+9.2 : 32.5 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+7.1 : 38.0 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+6.9 : 38.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

27.7 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.1 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.8 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA

+8.4 : 17.0 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
+8.0 : 26.0 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+7.6 : 20.0 YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
+7.4 : 21.2 HUME RESERVOIR SW Slopes S NSW
+7.3 : 15.2 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC

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

5.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-6.4 : 5.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-6.3 : 20.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-6.0 : 13.5 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.7 : 18.4 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-5.5 : 19.5 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-5.5 : 23.9 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.5 : 12.8 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC
-5.5 : 19.0 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC

0.9 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.2 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
2.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
4.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
4.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
4.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.3 : 5.6 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-5.9 : 5.7 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-5.8 : 4.3 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-5.5 : 2.2 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-4.5 : 7.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West 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.
73.0 MOUNT HART STATION W Kimberley WA
46.0 DUNDEE BEACH SCHOOL N Rivers NT
43.0 BYFIELD CHILDS ROAD Central Coast E QLD
36.2 MYROODAH W Kimberley WA
35.0 STRELLEY E Pilbara WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
73.0 MOUNT HART STATION
36.2 MYROODAH
E Pilbara
35.0 STRELLEY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
46.0 DUNDEE BEACH SCHOOL

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
43.0 BYFIELD CHILDS ROAD

11.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.1 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.1 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

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2.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
1.4 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.3 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

975 (40.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
954 (39.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
897 (37.4) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
890 (37.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
866 (36.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
852 (35.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
848 (35.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
838 (34.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
836 (34.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
814 (33.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
811 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
755 (31.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
746 (31.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
743 (31.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
700 (29.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
696 (29.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
654 (27.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
642 (26.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
640 (26.7) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
630 (26.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
607 (25.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
606 (25.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
603 (25.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
104/09 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
102/10 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
100/12 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/13 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
93/14 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
91/10 MOUNT READ W Coast 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
CAPE DON
23.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 23.4mm/h
15.8mm in 15 min to 14:45 63.2mm/h
14.6mm in 45 min to 15:30 19.5mm/h
30.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 30.4mm/h
58.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 19.3mm/h
67.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 67.6mm/h
75.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 25.0mm/h
133.0mm in * hr to 21:30 11.1mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
6.8mm in 6 min to 16:02 68.0mm/h
10.4mm in 28 min to 16:30 22.3mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 17.4mm/h
10.2mm in 55 min to 17:30 11.1mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 9.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
7.8mm in 17 min to 14:30 27.5mm/h
Illawarra
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
5.8mm in 12 min to 19:30 29.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 20:00 6.0mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 9.7mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 91(240/ 63 ) at 19:01
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(230/ 83 ) at 14:30
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 78(228/ 65 ) at 17:00
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 76(210/ 63 ) at 13:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 85(220/ 76 ) at 11:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 87(240/ 67 ) at 13:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(300/ 65 ) at 18:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(240/ 76 ) at 12:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 76(260/ 63 ) at 10:38
MOUNT READ : 91(220/ 72 ) at 11:07
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 89(280/ 69 ) at 14:25