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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 02:29EST, 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 21.0 -3.0 11.5 -1.4 9.3 0.0 4.0 -- 372 (15.5) 26/14
PERTH AIRPORT 20.4 -1.3 10.5 0.0 8.9 0.2 1.6 5.7 308 (12.8) 44/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -1.6 11.2 +1.4 10.1 3.4 0.6 4.2 386 (16.1) 43/12
BUNBURY 19.5 -1.6 10.5 +1.0 -- 4.4 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 37/13
MANDURAH 20.5 -- 12.6 -- -- 6.4 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 50/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.2 23.4 +1.3 22.0 0.0 8.0 9.9 373 (15.5) 37/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.9 +5.9 9.4 +1.1 6.9 0.0 6.0 10.7 208 ( 8.7) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 23.5 +3.0 7.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 230 ( 9.6) 52/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.2 +4.2 11.2 +1.0 6.6 0.0 4.0 6.3 211 ( 8.8) 37/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.5 +0.4 10.3 +3.0 5.8 0.0 3.0 2.4 304 (12.7) 35/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.3 +2.4 13.3 -0.6 10.9 0.0 5.2 8.2 159 ( 6.6) --
CAIRNS AERO 24.9 -2.7 20.1 +0.2 19.3 2.2 6.6 1.2 446 (18.6) 28/00
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.6 0.0 19.8 +2.2 19.5 0.0 5.8 1.3 368 (15.3) 28/14
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +0.3 18.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- 9.3 394 (16.4) 30/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.2 +1.2 15.5 +1.3 12.7 0.0 4.4 -- 276 (11.5) 28/09
BUNDABERG AERO 25.5 +0.8 13.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 334 (13.9) 31/14
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +1.3 12.0 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.9 +0.8 12.0 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 28/13
BRISBANE AERO 23.9 +0.3 11.8 -1.0 8.6 0.0 3.8 9.8 298 (12.4) 26/07
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.0 +1.0 12.3 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 495 (20.6) 39/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.3 +3.0 9.9 +1.2 4.7 0.0 3.0 -- 121 ( 5.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.8 +2.4 10.9 -0.8 8.4 0.0 1.4 9.8 260 (10.8) 31/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.5 +2.0 8.2 -2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.4 +3.2 8.4 -1.7 7.0 0.0 1.6 7.9 191 ( 8.0) 24/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.3 +3.9 7.2 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 32 ( 1.3) 17/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.5 +3.3 3.2 -1.5 -1.0 0.0 1.8 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.8 +3.8 4.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.3 +4.3 11.3 +0.4 8.8 0.0 3.2 8.7 288 (12.0) 30/17
RICHMOND RAAF 23.2 +2.6 7.9 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 69 ( 2.9) 24/14
BELLAMBI AWS 21.6 +1.9 14.3 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 30/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.9 +2.3 -0.4 -3.6 -3.7 0.0 2.4 8.7 123 ( 5.1) 34/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.3 +5.0 4.8 -1.1 2.9 0.0 2.2 9.5 186 ( 7.8) 46/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.1 +2.4 2.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 46/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.4 +0.4 9.9 +2.5 5.8 0.0 4.0 3.3 225 ( 9.4) 39/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.6 +3.3 1.2 -4.6 -- 0.0 0.6 -- 120 ( 5.0) 46/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.5 +2.9 4.9 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 43/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.9 +5.2 8.2 -0.4 5.9 0.0 2.2 -- 150 ( 6.3) 24/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.5 +4.4 3.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 35/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.0 +4.4 4.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 52/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.2 +0.4 6.9 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 50/09
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +3.5 6.4 -0.2 3.2 0.0 0.8 9.2 286 (11.9) 26/04
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

36.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
35.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+7.0 : 22.5 SHEOAKS W Central VIC
+6.8 : 15.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
+6.6 : 25.9 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
**S** +6.1 : 21.9 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
+6.0 : 22.5 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.4 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
25.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+6.7 : 15.4 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
+5.7 : 18.1 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+5.7 : 16.9 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+5.5 : 8.9 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+5.3 : 14.8 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+5.3 : 13.6 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+5.3 : 13.1 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW

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

5.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.6 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.2 : 20.8 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-4.1 : 16.0 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.0 : 20.0 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-3.8 : 22.0 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.6 : 24.1 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

-8.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.0 : 3.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-6.8 : 4.3 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-6.3 : 2.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-6.2 : -3.0 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.1 : -5.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro 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.
115.2 BAMBAROO N Coast--Herbert QLD
78.8 ORPHEUS ISLAND RESORT N Coast--Herbert QLD
71.0 HALIFAX ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
65.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD
58.0 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
65.0 DAINTREE TEA
53.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
N Coast--Herbert
115.2 BAMBAROO
78.8 ORPHEUS ISLAND RESORT
71.0 HALIFAX ALERT
58.0 HALIFAX MACROSSAN ST
57.6 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE
54.4 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL
54.0 LUCINDA TOWNSHIP

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

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3.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
2.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
2.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
1.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
1.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

876 (36.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
751 (31.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
729 (30.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
720 (30.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
712 (29.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
700 (29.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
660 (27.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
659 (27.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
651 (27.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
631 (26.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
608 (25.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
87/22 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
74/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
72/23 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
70/04 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
68/21 NHILL AERODROME Wimmera N 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.2mm/h

TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 74( 30/ 63 ) at 22:00