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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 02:26EST, 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 26.2 +2.2 13.5 +0.6 10.0 0.0 5.0 -- 349 (14.5) 31/17
PERTH AIRPORT 24.7 +3.0 9.8 -0.7 7.2 0.0 3.4 9.9 290 (12.1) 31/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.8 +2.9 9.0 -0.8 6.9 0.0 2.4 7.7 308 (12.8) 35/10
BUNBURY 21.3 +0.2 6.0 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 26/11
MANDURAH 20.9 -- 10.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 15/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +2.3 23.1 +1.0 21.4 0.0 6.2 10.5 311 (13.0) 39/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.1 +5.1 10.6 +2.3 7.6 0.0 8.0 -- 278 (11.6) 37/13
WHYALLA AERO 20.0 -0.5 6.7 -2.0 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 200 ( 8.3) --
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.5 -0.5 11.1 +0.9 9.8 0.4 1.6 6.9 202 ( 8.4) 35/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.3 +0.2 8.7 +1.4 7.0 2.6 1.8 7.8 393 (16.4) 48/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.4 +3.5 14.7 +0.8 11.9 0.0 6.6 10.9 179 ( 7.5) 31/17
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 -0.6 21.1 +1.2 19.7 0.0 7.6 3.6 484 (20.2) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.4 +1.8 19.3 +1.7 17.0 0.0 8.0 7.5 416 (17.3) 46/13
MACKAY M.O 25.6 +1.4 20.0 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- 7.7 -- 41/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.7 +0.7 16.6 +2.4 13.6 0.0 5.0 -- 257 (10.7) 24/14
BUNDABERG AERO 27.0 +2.3 14.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 321 (13.4) 28/12
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.6 +3.5 12.4 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 28/17
BRISBANE AERO 25.8 +2.2 11.3 -1.5 7.5 0.0 4.0 8.8 261 (10.9) 31/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.6 +2.6 9.2 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 26/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.1 +2.8 11.0 +2.3 5.1 0.0 2.6 -- 95 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.7 +2.3 13.8 +2.1 10.3 0.0 4.0 6.9 232 ( 9.7) 26/03
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.4 +0.9 13.6 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.9 +1.7 12.4 +2.3 10.0 0.0 1.2 10.2 199 ( 8.3) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.0 +1.6 7.2 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 21/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.2 0.0 6.0 +1.3 0.6 0.0 2.8 8.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.5 +1.5 3.2 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.0 +3.0 10.6 -0.3 6.8 0.2 2.4 9.1 310 (12.9) 43/11
RICHMOND RAAF 21.9 +1.3 5.6 -2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 43 ( 1.8) 28/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.8 +0.1 12.8 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 46/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.3 +1.7 2.1 -1.1 -0.2 0.0 1.6 9.2 282 (11.8) 43/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.0 +1.7 10.2 +4.3 10.0 0.4 0.2 8.7 115 ( 4.8) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.2 -0.5 9.9 +4.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 43/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.4 +1.4 7.1 -0.3 4.0 0.0 0.6 7.7 182 ( 7.6) 35/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.7 +0.4 8.6 +2.8 -- 2.4 1.2 -- 161 ( 6.7) 31/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.5 -0.1 8.7 +3.5 -- 6.0 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 41/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.7 +1.0 10.2 +1.6 8.0 6.4 0.6 -- 174 ( 7.3) 22/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.4 +0.3 7.7 0.0 -- 2.4 -- -- 268 (11.2) 72/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.9 +0.3 6.4 +0.7 -- 3.8 -- -- 488 (20.3) 44/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.2 -0.6 9.2 +4.1 -- 2.2 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 46/12
HOBART AIRPORT 18.6 +3.4 9.0 +2.4 6.7 0.4 0.8 6.8 306 (12.8) 39/15
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

39.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+7.0 : 39.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+6.8 : 31.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.7 : 34.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+6.7 : 30.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+6.7 : 30.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

26.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.8 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
25.5 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+8.6 : 20.2 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+7.4 : 18.3 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+6.5 : 22.6 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+5.9 : 13.9 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
+5.8 : 15.0 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT

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

-0.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-5.3 : 1.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.0 : -0.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.8 : 1.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.5 : 0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 : 2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.6 : 1.6 EYRE Eucla WA
**W** -6.5 : 0.8 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-6.4 : 3.1 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-6.3 : -9.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.5 : 4.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-5.5 : 3.0 NORTHAM 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.
40.2 TOGARI (RENISON ROAD) N Coast TAS
29.0 REDPA (GREENES ROAD) N Coast TAS
27.8 MARRAWAH N Coast TAS
24.4 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
23.8 IRISHTOWN N Coast TAS

10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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3.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.3 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.9 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
1.8 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

864 (36.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
825 (34.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
788 (32.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
782 (32.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
781 (32.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
772 (32.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
745 (31.0) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
723 (30.1) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
687 (28.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
684 (28.5) RHYLL E Central VIC
683 (28.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
659 (27.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
635 (26.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
629 (26.2) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
616 (25.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
603 (25.1) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
89/19 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
87/20 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
78/11 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/12 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
68/17 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
68/13 COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC

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
SW Slopes S
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS
5.0mm in 14 min to 19:00 21.4mm/h
TASMANIA
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND
8.6mm in 34 min to 17:00 15.2mm/h
W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME
12.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 12.6mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 16.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
7.2mm in 19 min to 22:19 22.7mm/h
3.8mm in 11 min to 22:30 20.7mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h

ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 89(270/ 70 ) at 19:32