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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
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.

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1835 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
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001013

WYNDHAM

16.0

17.1

30/04/1999

41

1 Y

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

13.4

14.5

25/04/1999

15

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014272

BATCHELOR AERO

13.9

14.8

18/04/2003

11

1 Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040004

AMBERLEY AMO

17.3

17.0

25/04/1998

12

1 Y


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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 02:21EST, 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 23.9 -3.7 14.5 -0.9 12.8 2.2 2.2 -- 334 (13.9) 43/15
PERTH AIRPORT 22.5 -3.0 12.3 -0.6 11.5 9.0 1.8 7.9 238 ( 9.9) 61/18
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.5 -0.3 12.3 +0.7 10.8 1.6 1.2 6.9 327 (13.6) 52/14
BUNBURY 21.0 -3.1 9.9 -1.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 44/15
MANDURAH 22.0 -- 15.0 -- -- 2.6 -- -- 276 (11.5) 61/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +0.5 21.7 -2.3 18.7 0.0 8.0 11.1 355 (14.8) 39/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.4 -0.8 9.6 -3.0 6.6 0.0 8.8 11.2 333 (13.9) 43/11
WHYALLA AERO 23.9 +0.3 6.3 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 26/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.3 +1.7 9.5 -2.9 -- 0.0 3.6 -- -- 24/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.7 +1.3 8.4 -0.3 3.4 0.0 1.6 10.0 311 (13.0) 31/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.1 -0.8 15.9 -2.6 12.4 0.0 8.6 11.1 308 (12.8) 50/15
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 -1.3 19.3 -2.3 18.4 4.6 5.6 5.5 469 (19.5) 52/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.0 +0.4 17.8 -2.7 14.7 2.0 7.0 11.3 413 (17.2) 41/12
MACKAY M.O 25.2 -1.5 17.2 -2.9 -- 0.2 -- 10.8 537 (22.4) 50/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.4 -0.4 15.1 -2.7 12.1 0.0 6.4 -- 291 (12.1) 52/16
BUNDABERG AERO 25.3 -2.1 16.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 501 (20.9) 55/12
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.1 17.0 +1.6 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.9 -3.4 17.2 +0.2 -- 18.6 -- -- 431 (18.0) 50/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 -2.2 15.8 -0.4 13.6 3.4 4.0 7.7 397 (16.5) 50/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.2 -2.2 12.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 57/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.7 -0.4 13.7 +0.9 10.2 0.0 4.4 -- 326 (13.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.3 -0.7 16.3 +1.1 14.7 15.0 3.2 5.4 573 (23.9) 54/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.1 -2.9 16.3 +2.6 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.0 -0.6 12.9 -0.3 10.2 0.0 4.4 6.4 508 (21.2) 44/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.7 -4.9 13.8 +1.9 -- 1.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 26/23
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.3 -2.2 6.8 -0.4 2.9 0.0 4.0 7.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.0 -0.5 6.2 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.7 -3.2 15.6 +1.5 13.2 2.0 3.2 0.3 519 (21.6) 54/16
RICHMOND RAAF 17.3 -6.6 12.6 +1.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 26/13
BELLAMBI AWS 19.4 -2.7 15.0 -0.4 -- 3.4 -- -- 313 (13.0) 54/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.7 -0.3 7.9 +1.2 3.0 0.0 3.2 8.3 151 ( 6.3) 48/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.3 +0.8 7.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 3.4 8.4 146 ( 6.1) 28/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.1 -0.3 7.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 21/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.2 +1.7 6.9 -3.2 4.2 0.0 5.4 10.6 237 ( 9.9) 24/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.6 +2.0 7.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 314 (13.1) 26/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.5 +1.3 8.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 28/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.0 +0.7 12.6 +1.8 9.8 0.0 1.8 -- 137 ( 5.7) 15/01
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.7 -1.3 6.8 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 31/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.6 +3.0 9.1 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 528 (22.0) 39/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.7 +0.8 9.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 18/17
HOBART AIRPORT 15.2 -2.9 6.9 -1.8 3.2 0.0 1.6 6.2 376 (15.7) 28/14
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

36.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
36.4 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
36.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
35.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+9.4 : 33.4 EYRE Eucla WA
+5.9 : 29.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+5.7 : 31.9 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+4.7 : 33.4 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.9 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
25.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
25.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+4.3 : 12.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+4.0 : 10.1 BATHURST AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
+3.9 : 19.2 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+3.8 : 17.0 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+3.8 : 12.4 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+3.8 : 13.8 BURNIE (ROUND HILL) N Coast TAS

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

8.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
11.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
11.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
11.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
11.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.6 : 17.3 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW
-5.7 : 11.6 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-5.7 : 18.3 SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK (SYDNEY OLYMPIC PK A Sydney--east NSW
-5.4 : 22.9 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-5.4 : 23.4 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA

-5.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-8.8 : 13.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.6 : 12.5 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-8.3 : 11.5 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-8.3 : 12.3 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
-8.3 : 12.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E 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.
74.0 GLEN ALLYN N Coast--Barron QLD
72.0 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE N Coast--Herbert QLD
70.2 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB North Coast NSW
58.4 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
57.4 SWANSEA (CATHERINE ST) Hunter Valley NSW

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
74.0 GLEN ALLYN
N Coast--Herbert
72.0 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE
58.4 INNISFAIL

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
70.2 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB
54.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)
54.0 DOON DOON (MCCABES ROAD)
53.0 ROSEBANK (UPPER COOPERS CREEK)
52.0 NASHUA (WILSONS RIVER)
MidNorth Coast N
55.4 BELLINGEN (HYDE STREET)
Hunter Valley
57.4 SWANSEA (CATHERINE ST)

11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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4.3 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
2.4 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
2.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1237 (51.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1072 (44.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
1008 (42.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1005 (41.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
996 (41.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
979 (40.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
966 (40.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
877 (36.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
797 (33.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
778 (32.4) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
770 (32.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
752 (31.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
747 (31.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
739 (30.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
729 (30.4) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
727 (30.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
727 (30.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
698 (29.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
689 (28.7) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
669 (27.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
639 (26.6) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
611 (25.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
600 (25.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
87/07 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
83/19 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
78/19 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
76/13 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
76/16 HERON ISLAND RES STN 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 15:00 22.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
9.2mm in 27 min to 00:00 20.4mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.4mm/h
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
18.8mm in 1 hr to 08:00 18.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
12.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.2mm/h
Sydney--east
CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS
15.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 15.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 12:30 13.8mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 70(170/ 65 ) at 03:33
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 87(130/ 67 ) at 07:15
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 87(140/ 76 ) at 10:39
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 82(120/ 72 ) at 23:59