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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
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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.

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Records set or equalled today

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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 24.3 +0.3 13.2 +0.3 10.5 0.0 3.6 -- 296 (12.3) 39/10
PERTH AIRPORT 24.2 +2.5 7.9 -2.6 6.9 0.0 2.8 8.8 195 ( 8.1) 30/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.6 +0.7 11.3 +1.5 8.2 0.8 1.2 5.4 293 (12.2) 37/12
BUNBURY 21.0 -0.1 9.0 -0.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 30/14
MANDURAH 22.2 -- 12.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 28/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.3 23.1 +1.0 21.3 0.0 7.6 10.6 332 (13.8) 48/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.2 +6.2 8.9 +0.6 6.0 0.0 8.0 11.0 261 (10.9) 39/14
WHYALLA AERO 19.5 -1.0 6.1 -2.6 -- 0.0 4.0 -- -- 26/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.4 +0.4 9.4 -0.8 -- 0.4 -- 9.7 202 ( 8.4) 21/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.6 +1.5 8.3 +1.0 7.1 1.6 1.8 6.1 375 (15.6) 28/20
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.2 +3.3 14.9 +1.0 11.6 0.0 8.2 10.9 294 (12.3) 44/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 +2.0 20.3 +0.4 18.5 1.2 4.0 10.9 450 (18.8) 50/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.0 +1.4 17.7 +0.1 15.0 0.0 7.0 10.7 397 (16.5) 39/14
MACKAY M.O 26.1 +1.9 16.6 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 394 (16.4) 28/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 +3.7 13.8 -0.4 13.3 0.0 3.4 -- 123 ( 5.1) 34/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.4 +4.7 15.6 +1.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 211 ( 8.8) 30/10
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.0 +1.9 16.0 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 46/14
BRISBANE AERO 24.8 +1.2 13.6 +0.8 9.5 0.0 2.8 9.0 313 (13.0) 35/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.7 +1.7 11.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 39/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.2 +0.9 5.9 -2.8 1.4 0.0 3.6 -- 107 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 -0.4 10.3 -1.4 6.7 0.0 -- 10.4 168 ( 7.0) 41/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.9 -0.6 10.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.1 -0.1 8.9 -1.2 6.3 0.0 2.8 10.0 320 (13.3) 30/07
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.0 -0.4 9.2 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 24/00
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.2 -2.0 4.1 -0.6 0.2 0.0 2.8 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.4 -0.6 1.1 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.6 -1.4 10.2 -0.7 5.2 0.0 3.4 10.5 378 (15.8) 37/08
RICHMOND RAAF 20.1 -0.5 3.5 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 30/11
BELLAMBI AWS 18.2 -1.5 13.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 43/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.1 +1.5 0.5 -2.7 -2.9 0.0 4.0 9.4 293 (12.2) 31/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.2 -0.1 2.3 -3.6 0.2 0.0 4.0 8.3 160 ( 6.7) 35/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.8 -2.9 5.4 -0.2 -- 6.4 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 21/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.1 +0.1 7.0 -0.4 4.3 0.0 3.2 4.5 256 (10.7) 31/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.2 -1.1 1.5 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 28/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.8 -2.8 3.2 -2.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 24/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.9 +0.2 10.1 +1.5 6.5 4.8 1.6 -- 157 ( 6.5) 17/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.3 -1.8 8.4 +0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 463 (19.3) 35/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.0 -1.6 4.5 -1.2 -- 1.6 -- -- 315 (13.1) 24/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.0 +1.2 1.9 -3.2 -- 4.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 24/15
HOBART AIRPORT 16.9 +1.7 6.5 -0.1 3.4 0.0 2.2 7.0 332 (13.8) 41/14
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

40.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
38.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
37.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
37.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+9.6 : 30.9 EYRE Eucla WA
+8.9 : 29.8 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.6 : 29.2 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.1 : 33.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+7.9 : 35.6 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

26.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.7 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
25.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+8.9 : 17.2 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+6.3 : 17.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+6.2 : 16.8 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+5.8 : 17.9 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+5.8 : 16.5 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+5.8 : 17.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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

1.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.2 : 2.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.1 : 2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-3.8 : 5.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-3.5 : 6.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 : 1.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-7.0 : -5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.0 : -2.6 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
**S** -6.8 : 0.5 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-6.8 : -3.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-6.3 : -2.4 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW

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.
29.2 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
27.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
21.0 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
19.2 RENISON BELL W Coast TAS
18.6 BALOOK W Gippsland VIC

11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

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2.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
2.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.2 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1149 (47.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
933 (38.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
912 (38.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
894 (37.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
874 (36.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
867 (36.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
823 (34.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
793 (33.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
769 (32.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
766 (31.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
736 (30.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
731 (30.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
691 (28.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
686 (28.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
677 (28.2) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
628 (26.2) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
93/03 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
80/11 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
72/02 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
72/09 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
68/15 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
68/07 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

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.
None reported

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(240/ 83 ) at 03:17
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(320/ 63 ) at 13:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 72(230/ 63 ) at 02:45