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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 02:21EST, 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 27.6 0.0 15.9 +0.5 14.2 0.0 5.4 -- 281 (11.7) 31/20
PERTH AIRPORT 28.8 +3.3 12.8 -0.1 12.0 0.0 4.2 8.0 250 (10.4) 37/17
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.8 +2.0 11.7 +0.1 10.1 0.6 3.0 3.3 213 ( 8.9) 35/23
BUNBURY 25.3 +1.2 13.5 +2.0 -- 2.2 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 31/19
MANDURAH 27.7 -- 18.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 37/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +1.3 22.1 -1.9 19.8 0.0 9.6 9.0 417 (17.4) 41/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.7 -2.5 6.4 -6.2 3.5 0.0 8.4 11.3 315 (13.1) 44/10
WHYALLA AERO 24.0 +0.4 8.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 43/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.5 +0.9 12.6 +0.2 7.6 0.0 2.6 -- 228 ( 9.5) 30/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.4 -1.0 5.4 -3.3 2.2 0.0 2.4 7.3 225 ( 9.4) 34/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.5 +0.6 18.5 0.0 14.3 0.0 14.8 11.2 510 (21.3) 39/02
CAIRNS AERO 29.8 +0.6 20.9 -0.7 19.5 0.0 9.2 10.2 599 (25.0) 52/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.2 +0.6 19.0 -1.5 17.0 0.0 8.0 7.0 385 (16.0) 57/14
MACKAY M.O 25.9 -0.8 21.1 +1.0 -- 0.8 -- 10.0 438 (18.3) 52/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.9 -0.9 17.8 0.0 16.2 0.0 6.2 -- 340 (14.2) 43/09
BUNDABERG AERO 26.2 -1.2 16.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 461 (19.2) 50/13
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.1 17.0 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.9 -0.4 17.1 +0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 458 (19.1) 50/15
BRISBANE AERO 25.9 -0.1 14.5 -1.7 11.3 0.0 5.6 10.3 432 (18.0) 41/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT -- -- 10.9 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 516 (21.5) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.8 -2.3 12.4 -0.4 8.9 0.0 5.4 -- 321 (13.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.8 -1.2 16.2 +1.0 12.2 0.4 4.4 10.2 540 (22.5) 55/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 -2.0 15.0 +1.3 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.8 -1.8 13.3 +0.1 11.7 3.6 2.8 3.1 415 (17.3) 44/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.3 -3.3 13.3 +1.4 -- 5.6 -- -- 112 ( 4.7) 28/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.5 -1.0 5.6 -1.6 0.6 0.0 4.0 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -0.9 8.2 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.1 -3.8 15.1 +1.0 11.8 0.4 4.6 2.2 679 (28.3) 54/22
RICHMOND RAAF 20.3 -3.6 10.9 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 37/12
BELLAMBI AWS 18.4 -3.7 14.8 -0.6 -- 1.4 -- -- 486 (20.3) 59/22
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.3 -0.7 6.3 -0.4 3.0 0.0 3.4 10.6 180 ( 7.5) 31/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.2 +0.7 5.9 -3.2 4.4 0.0 4.0 10.8 134 ( 5.6) 31/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +0.9 5.3 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 28/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.2 -0.3 7.7 -2.4 4.7 0.0 4.4 10.8 317 (13.2) 48/22
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.7 +0.1 5.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 3.7 -- 260 (10.8) 26/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.5 +0.3 6.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 31/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.8 -0.5 9.4 -1.4 7.3 0.0 1.8 -- 157 ( 6.5) 18/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.7 -1.3 12.1 +2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 34/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.7 +0.1 4.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 440 (18.3) 44/20
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.8 +0.9 10.8 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 63 ( 2.6) 17/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.8 +1.7 8.7 0.0 -- 0.0 3.2 7.2 276 (11.5) 34/13
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

38.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
37.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA

+11.7 : 34.8 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+11.5 : 34.2 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+10.4 : 35.9 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.1 : 34.0 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.0 : 33.6 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+6.9 : 16.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.1 : 15.8 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+5.1 : 16.0 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
+5.0 : 17.8 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.9 : 23.5 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+4.9 : 17.5 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+4.9 : 15.6 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA

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

7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
9.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-4.9 : 18.6 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-4.7 : 19.1 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
-4.7 : 19.3 SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK (SYDNEY OLYMPIC PK A Sydney--east NSW
-4.6 : 26.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-4.5 : 19.2 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-4.5 : 18.0 WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY Illawarra NSW

-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 DINNER PLAIN (MT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
0.5 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
0.5 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC

-7.3 : 5.4 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-7.2 : 6.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-7.1 : 6.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-7.1 : 0.5 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-6.9 : 9.8 MOUNT ELIZABETH N 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.
35.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
35.0 GROOTE EYLANDT ABSLMA COMPARISON N Rivers NT
30.8 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
30.0 TRARALGON CREEK (MOUNT HOOGHLY) W Gippsland VIC
26.2 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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3.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.2 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
3.1 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
2.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1113 (46.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1099 (45.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1082 (45.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
968 (40.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
926 (38.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
850 (35.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
844 (35.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
833 (34.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
829 (34.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
804 (33.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
770 (32.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
768 (32.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
760 (31.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
751 (31.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
707 (29.5) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
683 (28.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
679 (28.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
668 (27.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
667 (27.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
641 (26.7) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
638 (26.6) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
627 (26.1) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
600 (25.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
93/11 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
78/18 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/00 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/14 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
70/21 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN
12.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 12.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
36.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 74(120/ 67 ) at 20:52
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 93(120/ 48 ) at 11:52
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 72(150/ 63 ) at 17:00