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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 02:30EST, 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 25.7 +1.7 11.2 -1.7 7.6 0.0 4.2 -- 359 (15.0) 35/09
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 -0.1 9.2 -1.3 7.5 0.0 2.0 9.4 239 (10.0) 24/01
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.3 -0.6 11.3 +1.5 9.9 1.2 1.2 2.6 218 ( 9.1) 26/10
BUNBURY 19.8 -1.3 8.5 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 43 ( 1.8) 24/11
MANDURAH 20.6 -- 10.8 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 22/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.8 22.3 +0.2 20.7 0.0 6.0 10.9 313 (13.0) 43/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.8 -3.2 4.5 -3.8 2.4 0.0 4.8 10.5 253 (10.5) 34/10
WHYALLA AERO 18.8 -1.7 10.4 +1.7 -- 0.0 4.4 -- 387 (16.1) 39/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.4 -1.6 9.8 -0.4 -- 8.0 -- 8.0 450 (18.8) 43/07
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.3 -0.8 9.4 +2.1 8.2 5.2 1.0 7.8 513 (21.4) 39/01
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.3 -4.6 11.3 -2.6 8.8 0.0 10.6 10.5 -- --
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +1.4 15.5 -4.4 16.4 0.0 4.8 11.0 195 ( 8.1) 28/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.8 +0.2 14.2 -3.4 11.8 0.0 6.2 11.0 311 (13.0) 54/07
MACKAY M.O 23.9 -0.3 14.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 309 (12.9) 37/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.8 -3.2 13.1 -1.1 9.9 0.4 4.4 -- 310 (12.9) 43/11
BUNDABERG AERO 22.0 -2.7 12.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 404 (16.8) 61/02
NAMBOUR DPI 20.0 -3.7 12.0 0.0 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 20.2 -2.9 11.1 -3.2 -- 8.4 -- -- 365 (15.2) 44/12
BRISBANE AERO 19.7 -3.9 10.5 -2.3 6.9 17.4 7.2 10.1 531 (22.1) 61/00
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 14.5 -5.5 2.6 -7.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 592 (24.7) 68/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.2 -5.1 5.1 -3.6 0.8 2.0 3.0 -- 310 (12.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.5 -2.9 7.9 -3.8 3.1 2.0 3.0 10.1 378 (15.8) 50/01
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.9 -3.6 9.7 -0.8 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.8 -2.4 8.0 -2.1 8.0 0.2 5.8 8.6 494 (20.6) 55/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.8 -2.6 3.8 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 31/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.7 -5.5 1.3 -3.4 -1.6 3.6 2.0 2.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.4 -6.6 2.9 -3.9 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.1 -1.9 8.1 -2.8 1.7 0.6 4.2 9.4 547 (22.8) 54/13
RICHMOND RAAF 17.7 -2.9 2.5 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 41/12
BELLAMBI AWS 17.7 -2.0 9.5 -3.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 523 (21.8) 59/05
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.1 -1.5 4.3 +1.1 1.3 0.8 1.6 8.8 474 (19.8) 41/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.7 -5.6 6.8 +0.9 5.3 4.0 1.4 0.3 311 (13.0) 34/03
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.9 -4.8 7.2 +1.6 -- 2.6 -- -- 300 (12.5) 35/02
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.8 -2.2 8.8 +1.4 7.0 0.6 2.2 7.2 508 (21.2) 35/04
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.4 -1.9 5.9 +0.1 -- 7.6 -- -- 325 (13.5) 30/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.4 -2.2 6.1 +0.9 -- 5.6 -- -- 268 (11.2) 35/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.5 -0.2 6.8 -1.8 5.4 17.2 0.2 -- 125 ( 5.2) 24/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.4 -1.7 7.5 -0.2 -- 12.2 -- -- 486 (20.3) 50/04
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.2 -1.4 4.3 -1.4 -- 12.2 -- -- 466 (19.4) 43/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.4 -0.4 6.3 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 30/12
HOBART AIRPORT 15.0 -0.2 8.8 +2.2 4.4 0.0 2.2 6.6 355 (14.8) 46/05
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

35.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
34.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+4.8 : 27.8 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+3.5 : 28.4 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
24.1 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+5.4 : 12.4 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
+5.2 : 11.8 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+4.9 : 13.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.8 : 12.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+4.1 : 11.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

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

0.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.6 : 5.9 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
-8.3 : 10.8 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-8.3 : 10.2 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-8.2 : 6.0 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-8.1 : 9.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-8.1 : 8.4 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.4 : 2.6 TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-6.5 : 10.5 POINT LOOKOUT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.4 : 1.8 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-6.4 : 1.5 BADGERYS CREEK AWS Sydney--west NSW
-6.3 : 2.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling 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.
80.0 RENISON BELL W Coast TAS
67.6 LAURA (BEETALOO RESERVOIR) Lower North SA
43.2 MANGO HILL Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
40.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO) Islands ISL
37.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Lower North
67.6 LAURA (BEETALOO RESERVOIR)

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
43.2 MANGO HILL

TASMANIA
W Coast
80.0 RENISON BELL

ISLANDS
Islands
40.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO)
37.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY)

11.1 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

2.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
2.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.5 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1156 (48.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1129 (47.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1110 (46.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1107 (46.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1059 (44.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
917 (38.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
881 (36.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
866 (36.1) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
850 (35.4) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
824 (34.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
814 (33.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
808 (33.7) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
778 (32.4) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
772 (32.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
767 (32.0) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
762 (31.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
757 (31.5) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
748 (31.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
722 (30.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
719 (30.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
714 (29.8) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
711 (29.6) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
705 (29.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
698 (29.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
687 (28.6) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
686 (28.6) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
677 (28.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
661 (27.5) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
643 (26.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
632 (26.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
627 (26.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
622 (25.9) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
620 (25.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
620 (25.8) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
618 (25.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
617 (25.7) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
615 (25.6) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
610 (25.4) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
605 (25.2) NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
605 (25.2) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
604 (25.2) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
603 (25.1) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
603 (25.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
98/07 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
98/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/18 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
94/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
87/02 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
87/16 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO 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.
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
4.2mm in 12 min to 09:30 21.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 95(250/ 48 ) at 01:01
INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER : 82(250/ 67 ) at 03:30
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(230/ 74 ) at 18:50
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(230/ 87 ) at 07:55
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 82(210/ 69 ) at 06:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(300/ 65 ) at 03:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(250/ 69 ) at 03:30
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 78(240/ 63 ) at 17:30
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(260/ 67 ) at 00:48
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 85(260/ 65 ) at 16:30