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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 02:30EST, 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 22.1 -1.9 12.6 -0.3 10.8 0.0 2.8 -- 266 (11.1) 46/10
PERTH AIRPORT 18.4 -3.3 5.6 -4.9 5.0 3.6 2.8 4.7 270 (11.3) 34/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.0 -3.9 12.9 +3.1 10.9 0.2 2.6 0.0 404 (16.8) 35/00
BUNBURY 17.0 -4.1 9.1 -0.4 -- 9.4 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 50/16
MANDURAH 17.7 -- 12.1 -- -- 10.2 -- -- 277 (11.5) 24/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.6 23.8 +1.7 22.8 0.0 5.6 10.7 330 (13.8) 35/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.8 +5.8 6.9 -1.4 4.7 0.0 7.2 10.7 252 (10.5) 41/16
WHYALLA AERO 21.3 +0.8 10.4 +1.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 358 (14.9) 63/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.8 -4.2 11.4 +1.2 8.8 0.0 0.6 0.0 326 (13.6) 61/20
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.6 -2.5 10.2 +2.9 8.9 0.8 1.8 0.3 480 (20.0) 55/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.4 +3.5 10.1 -3.8 7.5 0.0 5.6 10.5 141 ( 5.9) 34/14
CAIRNS AERO 28.8 +1.2 18.6 -1.3 16.1 7.0 2.6 10.2 265 (11.0) 34/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.6 0.0 16.5 -1.1 14.9 0.0 3.6 10.0 147 ( 6.1) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +0.3 16.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 304 (12.7) 24/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.0 +2.0 15.5 +1.3 13.9 0.0 4.6 -- 225 ( 9.4) 21/12
BUNDABERG AERO 26.4 +1.7 14.7 +0.5 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 308 (12.8) 30/11
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +1.3 13.0 +1.0 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.3 +1.2 13.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 24.7 +1.1 12.5 -0.3 9.5 0.0 4.0 10.0 279 (11.6) 28/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.5 +2.5 12.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 30/03
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.8 +2.5 11.7 +3.0 10.4 11.8 2.4 -- 110 ( 4.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.1 +2.7 13.8 +2.1 10.0 0.0 2.6 6.9 326 (13.6) 39/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +1.8 9.7 -0.8 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.5 +1.3 10.4 +0.3 8.8 2.4 2.0 4.5 211 ( 8.8) 26/03
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.1 +1.7 10.2 +1.9 -- 1.8 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 26/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.8 +0.6 6.6 +1.9 3.0 12.0 5.2 5.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +1.8 11.0 +4.2 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.5 +3.5 13.9 +3.0 11.0 1.0 2.2 6.4 306 (12.8) 31/03
RICHMOND RAAF 23.4 +2.8 10.0 +2.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) 30/14
BELLAMBI AWS 21.9 +2.2 14.6 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 296 (12.3) 55/04
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.0 +0.4 4.5 +1.3 1.0 1.8 3.0 4.3 163 ( 6.8) 35/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.0 -0.3 10.1 +4.2 9.1 4.4 3.8 2.1 271 (11.3) 43/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.4 +0.7 8.6 +3.0 -- 6.4 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 37/00
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.2 +1.2 7.1 -0.3 4.0 2.6 2.0 8.3 354 (14.8) 59/21
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.9 -0.4 10.1 +4.3 -- 15.0 5.4 -- 385 (16.0) 43/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.9 -0.7 8.3 +3.1 -- 2.8 -- -- 285 (11.9) 54/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.5 +1.8 10.0 +1.4 8.9 0.0 2.8 -- 162 ( 6.8) 37/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.7 +2.6 10.2 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 54/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.2 +0.6 8.4 +2.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 646 (26.9) 59/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.6 +1.8 6.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 34/23
HOBART AIRPORT 19.5 +4.3 5.0 -1.6 0.9 0.0 1.4 6.7 214 ( 8.9) 41/12
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

35.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

**S** +6.4 : 22.2 HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
+6.0 : 23.0 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
+6.0 : 22.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+6.0 : 23.5 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+5.8 : 28.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+7.0 : 10.3 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
**W** +6.3 : 21.0 TE KOWAI EXP STN Central Coast E QLD
+6.1 : 13.9 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+6.1 : 14.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
+5.8 : 12.0 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+5.8 : 12.0 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS

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

3.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.3 : 14.5 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-6.2 : 14.9 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-5.6 : 14.5 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.5 : 14.0 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4 : 13.9 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA

-1.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.1 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-0.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-0.2 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

-7.8 : 2.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-5.8 : 8.1 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
-5.4 : 13.5 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
-5.3 : 5.2 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-5.2 : 4.3 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA

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.
34.0 WALCHA (THEE ST) N Tablelands W NSW
29.2 LITTLE NERANG DAM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
27.4 MULLALEY (GARRAWILLA) NW Slopes S NSW
27.0 MULLALEY (BANDO) NW Slopes S NSW
26.2 KENEBRI (CUMBIL) NW Plains E NSW

10.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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0.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1007 (42.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
894 (37.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
855 (35.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
779 (32.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
760 (31.7) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
744 (31.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
728 (30.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
726 (30.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
708 (29.5) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
704 (29.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
700 (29.2) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
677 (28.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
666 (27.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
665 (27.7) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
665 (27.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
665 (27.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
664 (27.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
656 (27.3) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
646 (26.9) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
622 (25.9) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
618 (25.8) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
617 (25.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
604 (25.2) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
106/18 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
106/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
100/20 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
98/22 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
94/20 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
93/22 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
93/22 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE 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.
None reported

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 106(220/ 89 ) at 18:55
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) : 93(220/ 69 ) at 22:05
Lower North
SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) : 82(260/ 63 ) at 19:33
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
MINLATON AERO : 72(230/ 63 ) at 23:16
STENHOUSE BAY : 76(230/ 65 ) at 20:42
KADINA AWS : 78(240/ 67 ) at 20:20
MOONTA (WARBURTO POINT) : 76(240/ 65 ) at 18:45
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 83(340/ 65 ) at 07:30
Adelaide/Lofty
ADELAIDE AIRPORT : 80(250/ 63 ) at 20:08
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 100(320/ 82 ) at 21:01
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 87(360/ 65 ) at 23:30
MT HOTHAM : 98(360/ 80 ) at 22:40
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(340/ 65 ) at 21:00