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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
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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 1851 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
Highest daily rainfall

NSW

MidNorth Coast S

060139

PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS

103.0

76.0

02/04/1998

13

1 n

NSW

Hunter Valley

061292

ECCLESTON (MASSEYS CREEK (GLENGARVAN))

67.4

67.2

14/04/1994

39

1 n

NSW

Hunter Valley

061387

GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST)

111.0

76.0

25/04/2007

12

1 y

Lowest maximum temperature

NSW

NW Slopes S

055325

TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS

17.0

17.0

05/04/1999

14

1 Y Equal to record.


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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 02:24EST, 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 27.2 -0.4 12.9 -2.5 9.8 1.6 2.8 -- 340 (14.2) 37/08
PERTH AIRPORT 22.5 -3.0 8.9 -4.0 7.6 0.6 2.8 8.8 315 (13.1) 31/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.2 -2.6 9.7 -1.9 8.0 0.6 4.4 6.3 407 (17.0) 31/13
BUNBURY 20.8 -3.3 9.0 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 24/15
MANDURAH 22.2 -- 13.5 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 293 (12.2) 24/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +1.6 23.4 -0.6 22.0 0.0 7.8 11.1 357 (14.9) 39/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.0 +0.8 14.2 +1.6 11.1 0.0 9.2 11.1 333 (13.9) 37/16
WHYALLA AERO 29.3 +5.7 9.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 213 ( 8.9) 30/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.7 +5.1 9.9 -2.5 5.0 0.0 4.0 9.9 140 ( 5.8) 22/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.7 +6.3 7.3 -1.4 3.1 0.0 3.2 8.2 265 (11.0) 43/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.1 -2.8 20.0 +1.5 17.5 0.0 10.8 8.4 378 (15.8) 35/05
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.7 18.3 -3.3 14.6 0.0 6.2 9.7 342 (14.3) 31/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 -0.1 17.5 -3.0 15.8 0.0 6.8 8.9 229 ( 9.5) 31/15
MACKAY M.O 27.2 +0.5 16.9 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- 9.9 325 (13.5) 21/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.9 +1.1 13.8 -4.0 11.2 0.0 5.2 -- 192 ( 8.0) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 +0.2 14.5 -3.0 -- 0.3 4.3 -- 371 (15.5) 34/14
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.9 13.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.3 0.0 14.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 31/00
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 +1.4 12.0 -4.2 9.6 0.0 4.8 10.8 334 (13.9) 46/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.1 -3.3 8.7 -4.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 317 (13.2) 41/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.7 -7.4 13.1 +0.3 11.3 1.8 1.6 -- 186 ( 7.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.3 -2.7 14.8 -0.4 20.7 10.0 1.0 6.6 483 (20.1) 48/07
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.9 -4.1 14.4 +0.7 -- 103.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.7 -4.9 14.8 +1.6 13.2 8.2 0.2 0.0 250 (10.4) 57/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.1 -3.5 14.3 +2.4 -- 9.6 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 26/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.9 -1.6 6.0 -1.2 2.4 0.0 2.0 6.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.2 -2.3 6.7 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.4 -3.5 15.2 +1.1 14.6 5.4 1.6 2.5 578 (24.1) 43/11
RICHMOND RAAF 20.2 -3.7 13.8 +2.5 -- 4.8 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 39/14
BELLAMBI AWS 19.5 -2.6 13.9 -1.5 -- 8.8 -- -- 414 (17.3) 44/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.2 +1.2 2.5 -4.2 -0.6 0.0 2.0 7.9 125 ( 5.2) 28/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.0 +0.5 6.6 -2.5 2.2 0.0 3.0 10.3 140 ( 5.8) 22/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.0 +0.6 5.4 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 26/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.7 +2.2 7.6 -2.5 4.2 0.0 4.0 8.5 134 ( 5.6) 21/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.0 +0.4 3.2 -5.0 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 88 ( 3.7) --
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.8 +1.6 3.8 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) --
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.0 +4.7 8.6 -2.2 6.2 0.0 2.2 -- 86 ( 3.6) 15/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.3 +5.3 4.0 -5.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 31/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.7 +4.1 3.3 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 37/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.9 +1.0 12.2 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 30/15
HOBART AIRPORT 21.4 +3.3 6.9 -1.8 4.6 0.0 1.6 9.5 245 (10.2) 35/15
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

37.4 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
37.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
36.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
36.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+7.1 : 25.1 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+6.9 : 26.1 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+6.7 : 29.0 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+6.6 : 30.0 MURRAY BRIDGE COMPARISON Murray Valley SA
+6.5 : 28.2 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA

28.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+5.3 : 15.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+4.9 : 17.6 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+4.7 : 16.6 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+4.7 : 12.2 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) N Coast TAS
+4.6 : 11.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC

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

9.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.5 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS C Tablelands N NSW
10.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.7 : 15.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-8.3 : 15.9 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-8.2 : 17.0 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-8.0 : 15.9 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
-7.9 : 17.0 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW

-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-6.9 : 14.9 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-6.7 : 6.3 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-6.7 : 11.2 BLACKWATER WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Highlands QLD
-6.7 : 5.8 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-6.4 : 4.7 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.
153.0 KENDALL POST OFFICE MidNorth Coast S NSW
111.0 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST) Hunter Valley NSW
106.8 WYEE POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
105.8 COORANBONG (AVONDALE) Hunter Valley NSW
103.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
53.4 YAMBA PILOT STATION
MidNorth Coast N
59.6 CRESCENT HEAD (DELICATE NOBBY (BIG HILL
58.0 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
52.6 CRESCENT HEAD
MidNorth Coast S
153.0 KENDALL POST OFFICE
103.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
94.2 PORT MACQUARIE (BELLEVUE GARDENS)
92.0 OLD BAR (MOLONG RD)
53.4 LANSDOWNE POST OFFICE
52.0 LAURIETON (ELOUERA ST)
51.0 WAUCHOPE (AVONDALE STREET)
50.0 MOORLAND (DENRO-AN)
Hunter Valley
111.0 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST)
106.8 WYEE POST OFFICE
105.8 COORANBONG (AVONDALE)
88.0 WYONG (OLNEY FOREST)
88.0 MORISSET (BALCOLYN (BAY STREET))
81.4 DORA CREEK (DORA ST)
80.0 MANDALONG (MANDALONG ROAD)
77.0 WYONG (JILLIBY (JILLIBY CREEK))
75.0 WYEE (RUTLEYS ROAD)
71.4 NORAH HEAD AWS
67.4 ECCLESTON (MASSEYS CREEK (GLENGARVAN))
64.0 MEREWETHER (BURWOOD BEACH WWTP)
52.0 LAGUNA (MURRAYS RUN)
52.0 WATAGAN CENTRAL
51.2 YALLAMBIE (MOUNT AUBURN)

ISLANDS
Islands
66.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
63.8 HOME ISLAND

11.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

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2.5 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
1.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

879 (36.6) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
874 (36.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
867 (36.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
787 (32.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
719 (30.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
685 (28.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
672 (28.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
620 (25.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
612 (25.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
604 (25.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
74/09 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
72/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
68/02 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
67/13 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
65/12 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
65/17 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.6mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW)
40.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
17.2mm in 30 min to 07:30 34.4mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 21.0mm/h
16.2mm in 30 min to 08:00 32.4mm/h
33.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 33.4mm/h
12.8mm in 30 min to 08:30 25.6mm/h
29.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 29.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 17.6mm/h
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
28.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.3mm/h
15.6mm in 59 min to 22:00 15.9mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.8mm/h
36.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 36.2mm/h
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.6mm/h
NORAH HEAD AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.4mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 07:30 22.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 16.0mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 15.6mm/h
5.0mm in 7 min to 13:31 42.9mm/h
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
21.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 7.0mm/h
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.6mm/h
None reported