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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
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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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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 02:20EST, 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 30.3 +2.7 15.5 +0.1 12.1 0.0 8.6 -- 326 (13.6) 34/15
PERTH AIRPORT 29.7 +4.2 11.3 -1.6 9.0 0.0 5.2 10.2 299 (12.5) 46/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.5 +5.7 10.5 -1.1 6.1 0.0 7.2 6.1 283 (11.8) 28/10
BUNBURY 26.1 +2.0 9.5 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 52/12
MANDURAH 27.4 -- 15.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 54/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +1.3 22.7 -1.3 20.5 0.0 8.8 11.1 506 (21.1) 41/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.8 -3.4 8.1 -4.5 5.8 0.0 8.4 11.2 359 (15.0) 41/10
WHYALLA AERO 21.2 -2.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 37/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.9 -0.7 9.9 -2.5 6.6 0.0 1.8 9.1 179 ( 7.5) 34/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.5 +0.1 5.0 -3.7 4.3 0.2 0.6 9.2 165 ( 6.9) 31/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.9 +1.0 20.3 +1.8 18.0 0.0 12.4 11.2 493 (20.5) 44/08
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 +1.1 23.3 +1.7 22.0 0.0 8.6 9.5 559 (23.3) 55/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.1 16.3 -4.2 14.4 0.0 7.4 9.9 274 (11.4) 46/12
MACKAY M.O 26.7 0.0 16.9 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 314 (13.1) 37/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 +0.2 16.0 -1.8 14.1 0.0 4.6 -- 157 ( 6.5) 31/18
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 +0.2 16.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 253 (10.5) 41/14
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.1 18.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.6 -0.7 17.5 +0.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 358 (14.9) 46/16
BRISBANE AERO 25.6 -0.4 15.4 -0.8 12.3 0.0 5.0 10.5 330 (13.8) 37/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.8 -0.6 12.4 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 500 (20.8) 41/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.7 -0.4 12.8 0.0 9.8 0.0 6.0 -- 313 (13.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.2 -0.8 16.4 +1.2 12.0 0.0 5.4 8.7 567 (23.6) 50/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.5 -1.5 14.1 +0.4 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.0 -3.6 12.3 -0.9 10.2 10.0 3.0 3.2 409 (17.0) 41/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.5 -4.1 11.3 -0.6 -- 3.4 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 28/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.6 -0.9 3.8 -3.4 -0.6 0.0 4.0 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.4 -0.1 8.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.1 -3.8 13.8 -0.3 11.5 3.2 2.8 1.7 -- --
RICHMOND RAAF 19.8 -4.1 10.5 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 41/14
BELLAMBI AWS 19.2 -2.9 13.9 -1.5 -- 1.6 -- -- 514 (21.4) 52/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.7 +0.7 5.4 -1.3 2.2 0.0 3.2 10.8 247 (10.3) 28/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.3 +0.8 5.1 -4.0 3.5 0.0 4.6 10.9 222 ( 9.3) 26/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.5 +1.1 7.2 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 24/09
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.0 -0.5 7.9 -2.2 5.5 0.0 4.0 10.9 305 (12.7) 39/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.4 -0.2 6.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 4.5 -- 391 (16.3) 24/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.2 -1.0 9.3 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 37/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.3 0.0 11.7 +0.9 8.8 0.6 0.8 -- 116 ( 4.8) 17/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.5 -1.5 8.9 -0.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 34/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.2 -0.4 7.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 34/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.3 +1.4 10.6 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 17/12
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 -0.1 6.9 -1.8 3.5 0.0 1.6 10.3 320 (13.3) 26/14
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

**W** 38.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
38.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
37.4 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
37.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA

+13.0 : 36.3 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+11.0 : 33.7 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+10.9 : 34.0 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+10.8 : 34.4 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.5 : 35.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.1 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
26.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+7.4 : 19.2 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.7 : 16.4 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+5.4 : 18.1 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.0 : 18.8 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+4.5 : 15.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA

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

8.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
9.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-5.9 : 17.6 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-5.6 : 13.7 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-5.1 : 19.4 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.1 : 12.2 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-5.0 : 11.9 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-5.0 : 19.5 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW

-2.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-7.6 : 4.9 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-7.2 : 6.0 SURAT Maranoa QLD
-7.0 : 6.3 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-6.7 : 5.2 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-6.6 : 4.9 MITCHELL 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.
32.4 DUNWICH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
32.0 TEDDINGTON WEIR HW TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
26.6 TALLEBUDGERA GUINEAS CK RD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
26.4 TEDDINGTON WATERWORKS Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
25.4 SEAL ROCKS CAMPING RESERVE MidNorth Coast S NSW

11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.2 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

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3.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
2.6 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
1.7 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
1.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

973 (40.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
884 (36.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
829 (34.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
812 (33.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
778 (32.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
746 (31.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
710 (29.6) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
706 (29.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
686 (28.6) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
672 (28.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
651 (27.1) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
631 (26.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
630 (26.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
628 (26.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
612 (25.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
611 (25.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
74/22 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
74/22 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
65/19 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
65/15 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
61/23 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
61/23 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
61/22 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
61/05 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO 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.
None reported

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 69(150/ 63 ) at 18:30