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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 1838 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

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

16.8

16.9

30/04/1999

14

1 Y

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

13.0

13.4

18/04/2008

15

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

11.8

13.0

27/04/2003

11

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

17.9

18.0

30/04/1999

11

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009542

ESPERANCE AERO

14.6

15.4

26/04/2006

15

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009961

HOPETOUN NORTH

15.8

16.1

29/04/2000

13

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009964

ROCKY GULLY

12.2

13.0

01/04/2005

13

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010692

NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION

14.2

14.7

12/04/2003

12

Y

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

12.9

13.3

08/04/1998

14

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010911

LAKE GRACE

13.7

15.0

16/04/1998

11

1 Y

NSW

N Tablelands W

056238

ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS

13.3

13.4

12/04/2001

14

1 Y


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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 02:22EST, 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 22.3 -5.3 13.9 -1.5 11.8 0.0 5.4 -- 511 (21.3) 57/14
PERTH AIRPORT 19.0 -6.5 6.2 -6.7 5.5 0.4 2.2 10.1 394 (16.4) 44/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.3 -7.5 9.6 -2.0 8.1 20.4 8.2 4.6 369 (15.4) 44/12
BUNBURY 18.0 -6.1 4.9 -6.6 -- 1.6 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 39/13
MANDURAH 18.7 -- 11.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 41/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +0.5 20.1 -3.9 18.8 0.0 8.6 11.4 334 (13.9) 37/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.8 -0.4 8.3 -4.3 5.8 0.0 9.0 11.2 280 (11.7) 31/16
WHYALLA AERO 26.9 +3.3 7.1 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 26/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.7 +5.1 14.3 +1.9 7.8 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 35/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.0 +5.6 5.4 -3.3 2.6 0.0 2.8 9.8 238 ( 9.9) 28/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.0 -0.9 12.1 -6.4 10.1 0.0 9.8 11.2 285 (11.9) 34/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 +0.1 18.1 -3.5 16.8 1.0 3.8 8.4 407 (17.0) 52/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.1 -0.5 16.1 -4.4 13.4 0.0 7.4 11.1 290 (12.1) 37/12
MACKAY M.O 24.9 -1.8 19.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 574 (23.9) 48/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.1 -0.7 17.3 -0.5 15.1 1.6 5.2 -- 323 (13.5) 39/12
BUNDABERG AERO 26.0 -1.4 16.6 -0.9 -- 1.0 3.6 -- 520 (21.7) 54/12
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -4.1 17.0 +1.6 -- 9.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 19.6 -5.7 16.4 -0.6 -- 45.8 -- -- 396 (16.5) 48/14
BRISBANE AERO 23.9 -2.1 15.9 -0.3 14.1 3.6 3.4 5.8 430 (17.9) 44/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 -2.3 10.1 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 481 (20.0) 54/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.2 -2.9 13.3 +0.5 9.9 0.0 5.4 -- 313 (13.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.9 -1.1 15.1 -0.1 13.0 38.0 3.0 6.5 538 (22.4) 50/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.9 -2.1 14.0 +0.3 -- 63.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.7 -1.9 15.1 +1.9 13.8 10.4 5.0 2.8 465 (19.4) 50/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.5 -2.1 13.8 +1.9 -- 16.8 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 37/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.2 -3.3 6.8 -0.4 2.6 0.0 2.0 6.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.7 -1.8 12.1 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.3 -1.6 15.2 +1.1 14.4 17.0 4.8 5.0 680 (28.3) 54/19
RICHMOND RAAF 21.6 -2.3 13.1 +1.8 -- 1.2 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 46/12
BELLAMBI AWS 19.4 -2.7 15.1 -0.3 -- 8.4 -- -- 688 (28.7) 61/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.1 -3.9 8.4 +1.7 4.5 0.0 3.0 4.9 271 (11.3) 35/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.0 +0.5 9.2 +0.1 5.0 0.0 4.0 10.7 276 (11.5) 43/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +0.5 5.9 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 31/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.0 +2.5 11.1 +1.0 6.9 0.0 4.0 10.3 226 ( 9.4) 35/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.4 +1.8 5.3 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 28/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.4 +1.2 9.4 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 34/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.8 +4.5 9.7 -1.1 7.6 0.0 2.2 -- 65 ( 2.7) 17/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.6 +3.6 7.0 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 30/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.1 +4.5 5.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 44/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.1 +0.2 9.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 83 ( 3.5) 26/12
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +0.6 6.5 -2.2 3.2 0.0 1.4 10.0 284 (11.8) 24/09
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

37.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
36.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
36.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.1 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+8.4 : 32.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.6 : 28.4 STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+6.3 : 26.0 CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
+6.2 : 28.5 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+6.0 : 30.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
26.3 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+4.8 : 14.0 FORBES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+4.7 : 14.0 BRIDPORT (SEA VIEW VILLAS) N Coast TAS
+4.6 : 11.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
+4.3 : 11.8 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
+4.2 : 11.3 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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

7.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
9.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-10.3 : 13.7 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-10.2 : 13.0 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-10.1 : 13.8 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-9.9 : 17.0 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-9.8 : 18.5 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA

-2.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-1.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.0 CORRYONG AIRPORT Lower NE VIC
-0.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.2 : 13.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.8 : 12.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-8.8 : 11.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.1 : 12.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-8.0 : 14.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-8.0 : 13.1 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

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.
88.0 NEWCASTLE (BLACKSMITHS) Hunter Valley NSW
87.8 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB North Coast NSW
71.4 KINGSCLIFF (MARINE PARADE) North Coast NSW
64.4 ROSEBANK (REPENTANCE CREEK) North Coast NSW
63.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
53.0 YARROWITCH (BENDITI)
North Coast
87.8 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB
71.4 KINGSCLIFF (MARINE PARADE)
64.4 ROSEBANK (REPENTANCE CREEK)
58.6 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE)
57.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB
MidNorth Coast N
52.0 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
MidNorth Coast S
63.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
54.0 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW)
Hunter Valley
88.0 NEWCASTLE (BLACKSMITHS)
61.0 WYONG (KANGY ANGY (OURIMBAH CREEK))
54.4 ERARING (PAYTEN ST)
50.6 MORISSET (BALCOLYN (BAY STREET))
50.0 DORA CREEK (DORA ST)

11.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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4.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.4 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1186 (49.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1090 (45.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1055 (44.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1035 (43.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
983 (41.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
892 (37.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
839 (35.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
830 (34.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
817 (34.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
779 (32.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
757 (31.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
748 (31.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
726 (30.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
725 (30.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
718 (29.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
708 (29.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
696 (29.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
688 (28.7) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
681 (28.4) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
680 (28.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
664 (27.7) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
653 (27.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
652 (27.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
648 (27.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
646 (26.9) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
641 (26.7) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
634 (26.4) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
625 (26.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
620 (25.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
606 (25.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
87/12 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
83/00 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
81/01 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
68/18 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
68/12 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
NAMBOUR DPI
20.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 20.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
7.6mm in 18 min to 12:28 25.3mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 15.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
10.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.4mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
25.0mm in 3 hr to 08:35 8.3mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 14:00 8.3mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
30.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.0mm/h
COFFS HARBOUR MO
15.2mm in 30 min to 06:30 30.4mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 18.0mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 18.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.4mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 03:00 23.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 14.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.3mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 12.0mm/h
13.6mm in 30 min to 05:30 27.2mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 18.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 15.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
5.4mm in 15 min to 08:15 21.6mm/h
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
14.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 14.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 12.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 83(130/ 69 ) at 09:35
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 83(170/ 69 ) at 00:49
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 82(120/ 70 ) at 00:00