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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 02:28EST, 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 29.2 +5.2 14.8 +1.9 12.8 0.0 3.0 -- 275 (11.5) 26/14
PERTH AIRPORT 27.4 +5.7 12.5 +2.0 11.0 0.2 1.6 9.4 165 ( 6.9) 22/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.9 +6.0 12.0 +2.2 10.0 0.0 1.6 8.5 185 ( 7.7) 31/13
BUNBURY 23.5 +2.4 11.2 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 24/11
MANDURAH 24.3 -- 15.3 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 126 ( 5.3) 22/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 -0.5 19.9 -2.2 18.1 0.0 7.8 10.1 305 (12.7) 34/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.3 -0.7 6.0 -2.3 4.2 0.0 5.2 10.8 253 (10.5) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 20.3 -0.2 6.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 148 ( 6.2) 24/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.8 +0.8 8.1 -2.1 6.1 0.0 1.2 9.5 101 ( 4.2) 21/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.3 +0.2 10.8 +3.5 9.3 0.2 0.2 1.1 209 ( 8.7) 26/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.4 +1.5 16.2 +2.3 13.9 0.0 8.4 9.9 341 (14.2) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.7 +1.1 20.9 +1.0 18.5 0.0 9.4 9.2 533 (22.2) 41/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.1 +0.5 14.7 -2.9 13.4 0.0 7.4 9.0 387 (16.1) 41/12
MACKAY M.O 24.6 +0.4 14.2 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 39/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.8 -0.2 10.9 -3.3 9.2 0.0 5.4 -- 182 ( 7.6) 31/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.7 0.0 13.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 4.6 -- 341 (14.2) 31/11
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +1.3 11.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.9 +0.8 10.9 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 +1.5 10.2 -2.6 5.2 0.0 4.6 7.5 298 (12.4) 28/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.8 +1.8 9.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 408 (17.0) 35/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE -- -- 5.6 -3.1 0.3 0.0 4.0 -- 124 ( 5.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.5 +1.1 7.5 -4.2 3.4 0.0 3.8 9.7 292 (12.2) 28/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 +1.2 9.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.4 +1.2 7.6 -2.5 5.6 0.0 3.2 9.9 284 (11.8) 30/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.9 +0.5 5.9 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 57 ( 2.4) 17/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.9 +4.7 2.4 -2.3 -1.2 0.1 2.5 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.6 +4.6 3.5 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.0 0.0 10.5 -0.4 7.2 0.0 3.2 10.1 367 (15.3) 24/10
RICHMOND RAAF 21.9 +1.3 3.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 17/18
BELLAMBI AWS 19.3 -0.4 11.3 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 24/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.0 +5.4 0.1 -3.1 -2.8 0.0 2.2 9.2 125 ( 5.2) 17/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.7 +3.4 3.5 -2.4 2.4 0.0 1.8 9.7 126 ( 5.3) 17/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.1 +2.4 4.5 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 17/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.9 +1.9 4.7 -2.7 2.1 0.0 4.0 9.8 145 ( 6.0) 24/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.2 +1.9 4.1 -1.7 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 195 ( 8.1) 24/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.2 +1.6 3.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 21/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.9 -0.8 13.1 +4.5 10.8 0.0 0.8 -- 123 ( 5.1) 15/22
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.4 +0.3 10.8 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 35/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.5 -1.1 8.9 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 24/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.2 +4.4 7.1 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 30/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.6 +4.4 13.3 +6.7 9.9 0.0 1.6 0.8 429 (17.9) 44/10
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

37.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
34.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+9.6 : 30.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+9.1 : 29.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+8.6 : 29.2 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.2 : 29.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.2 : 28.8 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.2 : 31.0 LEONORA Goldfields WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.3 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+9.5 : 13.4 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+8.4 : 13.0 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+8.3 : 12.8 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
+7.9 : 13.7 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
+7.3 : 17.9 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA

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

8.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-3.7 : 14.0 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
-2.9 : 12.9 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
-2.8 : 14.4 HORSHAM POLKEMMET RD Wimmera S VIC
-2.6 : 14.5 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-2.5 : 23.6 ROLLESTON WARRIJO ST Central Highlands QLD
-2.5 : 14.2 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC

-3.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-2.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.7 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.0 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-1.9 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.7 : -1.8 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.2 : 3.9 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.1 : 14.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-6.1 : 9.8 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-5.9 : 12.4 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.
32.8 HOME ISLAND Islands ISL
24.6 FERNSHAW E Central VIC
18.8 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
17.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
16.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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0.4 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1477 (61.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1433 (59.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1270 (52.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1086 (45.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
991 (41.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
931 (38.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
908 (37.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
868 (36.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
822 (34.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
819 (34.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
796 (33.2) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
795 (33.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
786 (32.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
749 (31.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
734 (30.6) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
699 (29.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
667 (27.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
648 (27.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
647 (27.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
634 (26.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
616 (25.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
606 (25.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
601 (25.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
96/08 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
87/11 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/14 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
81/03 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
70/02 HOGAN ISLAND 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
WITCHCLIFFE
7.4mm in 15 min to 23:15 29.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
16.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 5.3mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(330/ 69 ) at 11:44
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(240/ 70 ) at 06:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 96(270/ 59 ) at 09:00