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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1927 EST on 31/07/2009. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029038

KOWANYAMA AIRPORT

8.5

9.4

29/05/1967

38

1 Y


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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 02:31EST, 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 25.8 +1.8 8.6 -4.3 5.8 0.0 3.8 -- 312 (13.0) 30/14
PERTH AIRPORT 22.1 +0.4 5.7 -4.8 4.8 0.0 2.4 8.2 159 ( 6.6) 30/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.4 +0.5 12.0 +2.2 9.7 3.2 1.4 5.7 263 (11.0) 26/13
BUNBURY 20.5 -0.6 10.1 +0.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 21/15
MANDURAH 21.5 -- 12.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 24/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.2 21.6 -0.5 19.6 0.0 7.8 11.0 415 (17.3) 50/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.2 -1.8 5.0 -3.3 2.8 0.0 4.8 10.5 251 (10.5) 37/11
WHYALLA AERO 18.1 -2.4 10.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 230 ( 9.6) 22/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 -1.3 12.6 +2.4 10.4 38.63 6.0 1.1 247 (10.3) 35/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.7 +0.6 10.3 +3.0 8.5 1.8 2.0 5.8 389 (16.2) 43/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.9 -3.0 5.6 -8.3 3.5 0.0 5.8 10.5 -- 39/09
CAIRNS AERO 26.1 -1.5 14.3 -5.6 9.7 0.0 6.4 10.9 186 ( 7.8) 34/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.0 -1.6 12.2 -5.4 8.0 0.0 9.4 10.9 445 (18.5) 37/01
MACKAY M.O 22.0 -2.2 10.4 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 321 (13.4) 39/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.9 -1.1 6.8 -7.4 3.6 0.0 6.2 -- 230 ( 9.6) 41/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.1 -0.6 7.8 -6.4 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 398 (16.6) 41/10
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 14.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.7 -1.4 7.6 -6.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 250 (10.4) 28/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.9 -0.7 10.0 -2.8 4.1 0.0 5.6 10.3 552 (23.0) 39/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.1 -2.9 7.6 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 732 (30.5) 46/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.6 -1.7 7.1 -1.6 2.3 0.0 2.6 -- 179 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.7 -0.7 7.7 -4.0 3.6 0.0 3.2 10.0 363 (15.1) 39/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -1.5 10.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.7 -0.5 8.9 -1.2 7.3 0.0 3.6 8.8 607 (25.3) 34/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.5 -0.9 7.5 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 24/02
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.2 -3.0 3.3 -1.4 1.6 0.6 0.0 8.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.7 -2.3 4.7 -2.1 -- 0.8 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.7 +0.7 11.3 +0.4 7.5 0.0 4.4 9.9 726 (30.3) 50/01
RICHMOND RAAF 19.8 -0.8 2.6 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 18/12
BELLAMBI AWS 18.0 -1.7 10.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 43/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.1 +2.5 -2.7 -5.9 -6.6 0.0 2.2 9.3 268 (11.2) 52/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.0 -3.3 3.1 -2.8 -0.4 0.2 0.6 4.8 211 ( 8.8) 30/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.3 -5.4 2.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.0 -2.0 5.2 -2.2 2.9 0.8 2.6 4.1 289 (12.0) 34/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.8 -4.5 0.7 -5.1 -- 12.73 3.6 -- 180 ( 7.5) 18/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.4 -1.2 0.6 -4.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 31/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.8 +1.1 9.2 +0.6 5.4 0.0 1.2 -- 109 ( 4.5) 22/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.7 +0.6 6.2 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 52/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.9 -0.7 3.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 30/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.7 +2.9 3.6 -1.5 -- 0.3 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 39/15
HOBART AIRPORT 18.2 +3.0 6.7 +0.1 1.0 0.0 1.4 4.9 337 (14.0) 61/13
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

36.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.8 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
33.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+5.8 : 30.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+4.9 : 19.2 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
+4.3 : 36.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
+4.0 : 18.4 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+3.7 : 19.6 SWANSEA POST OFFICE E Coast TAS

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+5.3 : 13.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.8 : 15.6 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+4.7 : 14.5 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+4.4 : 12.4 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+4.3 : 14.1 COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
+4.3 : 8.9 YONGALA Upper North SA
+4.3 : 12.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW

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

1.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.4 : 8.9 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-6.5 : 9.6 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
-6.0 : 6.0 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-5.4 : 9.9 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-5.4 : 12.3 ALBURY AIRPORT AWS SW Slopes S NSW

-5.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.9 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW

-10.8 : 5.2 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-10.6 : 8.5 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-9.0 : 6.5 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
-8.9 : 2.6 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
-8.8 : 7.4 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD

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.
67.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM N Coast--Barron QLD
45.0 RENISON BELL W Coast TAS
42.4 TOOLANGI (MOUNT ST LEONARD DPI) E Central VIC
41.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH) Islands ISL
38.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
67.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM

VICTORIA
E Central
42.4 TOOLANGI (MOUNT ST LEONARD DPI)

TASMANIA
W Coast
45.0 RENISON BELL

ISLANDS
Islands
41.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH)
38.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY)

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.9 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

0.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.3 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1333 (55.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1242 (51.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1134 (47.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1118 (46.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1073 (44.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1040 (43.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1011 (42.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
963 (40.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
827 (34.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
819 (34.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
809 (33.7) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
798 (33.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
796 (33.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
766 (31.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
732 (30.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
726 (30.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
720 (30.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
719 (30.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
689 (28.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
676 (28.2) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
664 (27.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
657 (27.4) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
645 (26.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
642 (26.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
636 (26.5) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
635 (26.5) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
628 (26.2) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
622 (25.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
619 (25.8) MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
619 (25.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
613 (25.5) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
607 (25.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
607 (25.3) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
603 (25.1) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
124/09 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
107/09 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/13 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
100/10 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
98/12 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
93/10 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
91/11 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/10 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS

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
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.4mm/h

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(230/ 63 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 93(260/ 58 ) at 11:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(320/ 93 ) at 11:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 117(270/ 95 ) at 10:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 100(250/ 69 ) at 14:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 87(290/ 63 ) at 11:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 100(300/ 78 ) at 10:11
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 98(280/ 78 ) at 13:00