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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 02:27EST, 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 28.4 +4.4 13.2 +0.3 9.5 0.0 6.6 -- 319 (13.3) 26/10
PERTH AIRPORT 26.5 +4.8 7.8 -2.7 5.7 0.0 3.2 8.9 234 ( 9.8) 31/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.3 +3.4 9.9 +0.1 7.0 0.0 1.4 9.8 202 ( 8.4) 21/08
BUNBURY 24.3 +3.2 6.6 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 28/10
MANDURAH 24.3 -- 13.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 24/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +0.9 19.6 -2.5 17.0 0.0 8.0 10.7 385 (16.0) 46/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.2 +5.2 9.7 +1.4 7.3 0.0 7.2 10.6 215 ( 9.0) 34/17
WHYALLA AERO 20.6 +0.1 7.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 0.8 -- 231 ( 9.6) 28/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.9 -0.1 12.0 +1.8 9.6 0.6 2.4 1.5 199 ( 8.3) 31/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.2 +1.1 9.6 +2.3 7.6 1.6 1.8 2.3 389 (16.2) 41/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.5 +2.6 16.8 +2.9 11.2 0.0 7.4 10.9 295 (12.3) 48/13
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 +1.5 21.3 +1.4 19.7 0.0 6.2 6.4 461 (19.2) 44/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 +1.3 17.9 +0.3 15.0 0.0 7.8 9.2 399 (16.6) 39/13
MACKAY M.O 25.4 +1.2 15.3 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- 9.0 381 (15.9) 34/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.2 +1.2 12.9 -1.3 11.8 0.0 4.8 -- 213 ( 8.9) 21/11
BUNDABERG AERO 26.3 +1.6 12.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 4.6 -- 167 ( 7.0) 28/14
NAMBOUR DPI -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.1 +3.0 12.8 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 28/07
BRISBANE AERO 26.7 +3.1 11.5 -1.3 8.0 0.0 3.6 10.1 289 (12.0) 30/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.7 +1.7 8.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 31/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.9 +2.6 4.4 -4.3 -1.5 0.0 3.4 -- 69 ( 2.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.7 +1.3 9.1 -2.6 4.2 0.0 0.6 10.2 206 ( 8.6) 18/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +1.8 8.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.6 +3.4 7.3 -2.8 5.0 0.0 3.2 9.0 301 (12.5) 37/07
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.8 +2.4 5.5 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 21/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.4 +1.2 3.8 -0.9 0.0 0.0 2.6 7.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +2.6 2.0 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.3 +3.3 11.1 +0.2 6.0 0.0 3.4 3.1 271 (11.3) 30/15
RICHMOND RAAF 21.3 +0.7 5.9 -2.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 18/12
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 +3.4 13.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 52/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 +1.2 7.5 +4.3 5.2 0.0 2.8 3.0 231 ( 9.6) 41/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.0 +1.7 8.6 +2.7 8.8 1.0 1.4 -- 161 ( 6.7) 28/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.2 +0.5 8.4 +2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 30/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.8 +1.8 8.4 +1.0 5.2 0.0 3.6 8.5 239 (10.0) 35/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.7 +1.4 2.8 -3.0 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 160 ( 6.7) 34/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.0 +0.4 3.7 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 37/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.2 +2.5 10.0 +1.4 6.9 0.4 1.4 -- 94 ( 3.9) 31/17
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.2 +2.1 7.7 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 289 (12.0) 57/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.2 +0.6 2.0 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 39/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.0 +0.2 7.5 +2.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 30/19
HOBART AIRPORT 17.0 +1.8 7.3 +0.7 2.3 0.0 1.4 0.4 266 (11.1) 39/12
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

38.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
37.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
37.1 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
36.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+10.2 : 33.7 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+10.2 : 34.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+9.0 : 32.7 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+8.7 : 31.5 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+8.6 : 30.9 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA

26.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.1 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
25.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
24.8 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA

+6.9 : 18.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+6.4 : 22.7 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+6.4 : 15.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+6.4 : 14.6 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
+6.0 : 16.0 WILUNA Interior WA

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

2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-3.7 : 5.1 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-3.5 : 4.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.3 : 3.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.7 : 2.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 : 4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.5 : 2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.5 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.1 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.3 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

-8.9 : -4.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
**W** -7.8 : 0.0 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
-7.7 : 8.4 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-7.4 : 10.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-7.1 : 9.3 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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.
65.2 BAMBAROO N Coast--Herbert QLD
28.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT N Coast--Herbert QLD
24.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
22.2 TEMMA (TEMMA FARM) W Coast TAS
19.4 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
65.2 BAMBAROO
28.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
19.4 EL ARISH POST OFFICE

TASMANIA
W Coast
24.2 MOUNT READ
22.2 TEMMA (TEMMA FARM)

10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

1.1 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
1.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.7 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW
0.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.4 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1047 (43.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
950 (39.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
848 (35.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
826 (34.4) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
785 (32.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
752 (31.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
730 (30.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
715 (29.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
705 (29.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
669 (27.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
664 (27.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
658 (27.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
637 (26.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
94/14 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
89/01 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
85/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/09 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
83/16 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland 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.
TASMANIA
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.2mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 89(300/ 67 ) at 01:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 70(320/ 63 ) at 09:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(270/ 65 ) at 05:03
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 93(290/ 65 ) at 13:57