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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
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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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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 02:29EST, 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 24.5 +0.5 14.7 +1.8 13.5 0.4 4.2 -- 304 (12.7) 46/20
PERTH AIRPORT 20.6 -1.1 14.1 +3.6 12.4 7.6 0.6 1.5 267 (11.1) 57/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.2 -3.7 11.5 +1.7 8.1 7.2 5.6 0.7 375 (15.6) 48/06
BUNBURY 17.5 -3.6 15.2 +5.7 -- 5.2 -- -- 423 (17.6) 52/04
MANDURAH 18.7 -- 18.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 527 (22.0) 55/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.3 22.1 0.0 20.8 0.0 7.0 10.2 347 (14.5) 31/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.0 +1.0 5.2 -3.1 2.4 0.0 5.8 10.8 233 ( 9.7) 28/12
WHYALLA AERO 24.7 +4.2 5.2 -3.5 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 173 ( 7.2) 26/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.8 +4.8 8.1 -2.1 5.3 0.0 -- 9.3 103 ( 4.3) 17/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.8 +2.7 5.1 -2.2 2.4 0.0 1.0 8.2 136 ( 5.7) 17/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.2 +2.3 16.0 +2.1 12.4 0.0 7.4 10.4 302 (12.6) 28/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 +1.3 18.0 -1.9 16.4 0.0 7.2 10.4 461 (19.2) 37/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.9 -0.7 18.6 +1.0 15.5 0.0 5.6 1.1 403 (16.8) 48/10
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +0.3 17.9 +0.8 -- 7.0 -- 5.6 431 (18.0) 41/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.1 +1.1 16.8 +2.6 14.1 0.0 4.4 -- 290 (12.1) 31/09
BUNDABERG AERO 24.6 -0.1 15.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 3.1 -- 386 (16.1) 43/11
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 13.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.1 +1.0 13.2 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 31/15
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 +0.5 13.5 +0.7 10.6 0.0 3.6 9.3 344 (14.3) 28/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 +1.1 12.2 +2.2 -- 2.8 -- -- 554 (23.1) 39/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.6 +3.3 11.3 +2.6 6.7 0.0 3.6 -- 162 ( 6.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.8 +0.4 10.8 -0.9 6.9 1.4 3.0 9.3 241 (10.0) 48/18
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 +0.6 9.2 -1.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.7 +0.5 8.1 -2.0 7.1 0.2 1.2 5.2 140 ( 5.8) 35/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.0 +0.6 8.6 +0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 21/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.1 +2.9 4.8 +0.1 0.5 0.0 2.0 7.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.7 +3.7 6.8 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.8 +1.8 13.7 +2.8 9.2 0.0 1.8 4.2 246 (10.3) 31/13
RICHMOND RAAF 21.4 +0.8 10.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 63 ( 2.6) 44/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.0 +0.3 15.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 34/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 +3.4 1.3 -1.9 -1.7 0.0 2.2 9.4 -- 30/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.5 +3.2 2.7 -3.2 -- 0.0 2.2 9.4 98 ( 4.1) 17/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.7 +1.0 4.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) 17/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.1 +4.1 5.5 -1.9 3.1 0.0 2.6 9.8 -- 24/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.4 +0.1 0.5 -5.3 -- 0.0 1.5 -- 61 ( 2.5) 21/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.6 0.0 1.6 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 15/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.2 +1.5 6.8 -1.8 4.9 0.0 1.0 -- 73 ( 3.0) 17/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.6 +0.5 4.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 26/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 +2.3 0.3 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 17/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.7 +0.9 2.6 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 11/15
HOBART AIRPORT 17.9 +2.7 8.3 +1.7 5.2 0.0 2.2 2.9 292 (12.2) 28/00
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

36.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
34.9 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+9.0 : 29.4 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+8.9 : 30.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+8.6 : 31.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+8.6 : 29.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+8.6 : 29.2 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.6 : 28.3 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
24.8 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+7.5 : 17.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+7.2 : 14.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.6 : 17.3 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+6.4 : 17.0 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+5.7 : 15.2 BUNBURY Lower West WA
+5.7 : 7.7 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

7.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-4.3 : 15.6 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-4.3 : 13.5 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-3.7 : 15.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-3.6 : 17.5 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-3.4 : 16.0 BICKLEY Lower West WA

-7.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.2 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-1.3 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS

-7.3 : 1.6 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-5.5 : 2.7 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC
-5.5 : 2.7 CERBERUS E Central VIC
-5.4 : 12.9 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-5.4 : 0.3 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC

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.
36.8 GLOUCESTER (UPPER BOWMAN) MidNorth Coast S NSW
30.0 ELLERSTON (POITREL) Hunter Valley NSW
27.2 MARIGINIUP Lower West WA
25.8 VICTORIA SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD

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

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1.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.1 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.5 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1045 (43.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
809 (33.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
806 (33.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
781 (32.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
772 (32.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
742 (30.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
727 (30.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
718 (29.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
713 (29.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
684 (28.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
672 (28.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
656 (27.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
656 (27.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
649 (27.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
74/02 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
72/10 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
72/12 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
70/12 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
68/10 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA

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
KARNET
36.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
CAPE NATURALISTE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
WARWICK
13.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
14.0mm in 44 min to 16:00 19.1mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 18.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
9.4mm in 12 min to 15:27 47.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 70(130/ 63 ) at 12:33