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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 02:31EST, 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 25.5 +1.5 10.5 -2.4 7.7 0.0 3.6 -- 273 (11.4) 31/15
PERTH AIRPORT 23.0 +1.3 8.4 -2.1 7.1 0.0 2.0 9.2 204 ( 8.5) 34/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.1 +0.2 6.0 -3.8 4.9 2.4 0.8 9.2 156 ( 6.5) 24/13
BUNBURY 20.4 -0.7 7.9 -1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 18/10
MANDURAH 20.7 -- 12.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 17/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 -0.4 19.7 -2.4 17.4 0.0 9.6 11.0 424 (17.7) 35/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.7 -1.3 5.5 -2.8 3.4 0.0 4.6 10.6 200 ( 8.3) 43/14
WHYALLA AERO 20.0 -0.5 13.6 +4.9 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 196 ( 8.2) 24/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 -1.3 13.2 +3.0 11.1 2.2 1.2 0.5 265 (11.0) --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.7 -0.4 10.6 +3.3 9.8 1.2 1.6 1.8 417 (17.4) 34/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.2 -1.7 7.3 -6.6 4.5 0.0 6.0 10.5 164 ( 6.8) 30/09
CAIRNS AERO 26.7 -0.9 13.0 -6.9 9.6 0.0 4.6 11.0 292 (12.2) 30/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.3 -1.3 9.3 -8.3 5.9 0.0 5.8 10.7 177 ( 7.4) 37/14
MACKAY M.O 22.6 -1.6 10.7 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 305 (12.7) 31/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.6 -0.4 7.8 -6.4 3.5 0.0 5.2 -- 221 ( 9.2) 21/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.7 0.0 9.7 -4.5 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 335 (14.0) 24/14
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 9.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.9 -0.2 6.2 -8.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 24/11
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -0.3 7.5 -5.3 2.4 0.0 4.4 10.1 298 (12.4) 28/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.8 +1.8 4.9 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 438 (18.3) 28/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.4 -0.9 4.1 -4.6 -1.2 0.0 3.0 -- 134 ( 5.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.6 -0.8 5.6 -6.1 1.2 0.0 2.4 10.0 173 ( 7.2) 28/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.4 -1.1 5.0 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.5 +0.3 7.6 -2.5 4.6 0.0 4.8 9.9 364 (15.2) 35/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.7 +0.3 3.6 -4.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 28/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 10.0 -4.2 5.1 +0.4 2.7 0.2 2.6 3.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.6 -1.4 2.2 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.2 +1.2 9.7 -1.2 5.2 0.0 3.0 10.0 354 (14.8) 34/21
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +0.6 2.1 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 17/18
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 +0.4 11.3 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 41/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 +1.4 0.3 -2.9 -3.7 0.0 2.2 5.6 245 (10.2) 31/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.3 -2.0 6.9 +1.0 9.9 3.2 1.0 0.9 183 ( 7.6) 22/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.4 -2.3 5.7 +0.1 -- 2.4 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 22/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.9 -0.1 9.1 +1.7 12.1 0.0 1.6 1.3 274 (11.4) 22/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 0.0 6.3 +0.5 -- 0.8 0.5 -- 197 ( 8.2) 30/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.8 +0.2 6.6 +1.4 -- 2.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 31/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.9 +2.2 11.7 +3.1 8.4 0.6 1.2 -- 98 ( 4.1) 22/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.6 +1.5 9.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 50/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.2 +1.6 6.0 +0.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 372 (15.5) 35/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.9 +0.1 2.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 41/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.5 +1.3 2.1 -4.5 -2.1 0.0 1.8 6.9 395 (16.5) 61/18
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

34.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.1 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
33.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
33.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+4.3 : 19.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+3.7 : 28.1 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+3.4 : 21.2 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+3.4 : 19.3 MT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
+3.2 : 20.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
+3.2 : 20.7 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.6 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+6.5 : 12.6 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+6.0 : 11.0 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
+5.9 : 12.4 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
+5.3 : 12.0 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
+5.2 : 11.2 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

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

2.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-4.9 : 9.3 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.4 : 9.5 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW
-4.2 : 10.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
-4.2 : 12.4 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
-4.1 : 15.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

-5.2 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.1 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.5 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-3.1 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-11.2 : 3.2 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-10.7 : 5.3 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-10.1 : 3.9 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL N Coast--Barron QLD
-9.2 : 6.4 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-9.1 : 7.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT

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.
28.4 PICCADILLY (MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDEN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
25.2 CRAFERS (MT LOFTY ALERT) Adelaide/Lofty SA
21.4 MOUNT LOFTY (CLELAND CONSERVATION PARK) Adelaide/Lofty SA
21.0 PICCADILLY (WOODHOUSE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
20.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

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

.....

1.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.6 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW
0.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1532 (63.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1182 (49.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1086 (45.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
891 (37.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
889 (37.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
853 (35.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
841 (35.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
841 (35.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
796 (33.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
779 (32.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
753 (31.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
750 (31.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
700 (29.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
690 (28.8) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
682 (28.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
675 (28.1) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
659 (27.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
618 (25.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
612 (25.5) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
609 (25.4) MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
602 (25.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
600 (25.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
107/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
98/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/12 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
94/21 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
93/12 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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.
None reported

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 76(240/ 70 ) at 22:39
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 74(240/ 63 ) at 16:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 106(320/ 89 ) at 13:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(250/ 78 ) at 17:26
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 96(290/ 61 ) at 12:31
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(300/ 67 ) at 14:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(290/ 65 ) at 12:57