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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
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

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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 1932 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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014938

MANGO FARM

9.6

9.9

27/05/1990

27

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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 24.4 +0.4 9.2 -3.7 6.4 0.0 3.8 -- 276 (11.5) 26/12
PERTH AIRPORT 23.6 +1.9 6.5 -4.0 5.2 0.0 2.4 9.5 206 ( 8.6) 21/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.9 +2.0 6.8 -3.0 5.0 0.0 2.2 9.5 169 ( 7.0) 24/10
BUNBURY 20.8 -0.3 6.4 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 31/23
MANDURAH 20.6 -- 11.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 37/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.3 -0.7 19.0 -3.1 16.3 0.0 8.0 11.0 327 (13.6) 39/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.2 -1.8 4.6 -3.7 2.3 0.0 4.0 10.6 164 ( 6.8) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 19.3 -1.2 9.8 +1.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 136 ( 5.7) 22/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.9 -1.1 13.1 +2.9 -- 3.4 0.0 0.6 -- 22/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.9 -0.2 5.3 -2.0 2.8 2.6 0.8 6.4 203 ( 8.5) 18/02
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.7 -1.2 13.5 -0.4 9.9 0.0 5.8 10.5 -- 28/09
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 -0.3 14.5 -5.4 11.8 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.2 -1.4 11.0 -6.6 7.5 0.0 5.6 10.6 196 ( 8.2) 30/14
MACKAY M.O 23.5 -0.7 12.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 328 (13.7) 24/03
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 +0.2 7.3 -6.9 4.2 0.0 2.8 -- 101 ( 4.2) 18/15
BUNDABERG AERO 25.0 +0.3 8.9 -5.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 145 ( 6.0) 22/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 9.0 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.9 -0.2 9.2 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 30/23
BRISBANE AERO 22.9 -0.7 8.9 -3.9 6.0 0.0 2.4 9.7 275 (11.5) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.7 -0.3 5.3 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 39/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.1 +0.8 4.8 -3.9 0.2 0.0 2.2 -- 96 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.7 +0.3 6.7 -5.0 2.5 0.0 2.0 10.0 158 ( 6.6) 34/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.5 0.0 7.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.9 -0.3 6.3 -3.8 3.3 0.0 2.2 7.3 259 (10.8) 50/20
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.2 -0.2 5.0 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 44/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.0 +0.8 5.1 +0.4 0.0 0.0 0.8 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +0.7 3.2 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.3 -1.7 10.4 -0.5 7.0 0.0 2.4 6.1 288 (12.0) 54/12
RICHMOND RAAF 20.5 -0.1 3.0 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 25 ( 1.0) 39/14
BELLAMBI AWS 18.2 -1.5 12.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 55/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.4 +1.8 3.8 +0.6 2.3 0.0 2.6 7.3 198 ( 8.3) 24/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.2 +0.9 7.5 +1.6 6.6 0.4 0.2 4.3 96 ( 4.0) 15/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.4 +0.7 9.8 +4.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 74 ( 3.1) 13/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.7 -0.3 12.3 +4.9 11.5 0.0 1.2 4.4 231 ( 9.6) 28/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.9 -1.4 8.8 +3.0 -- 0.5 0.5 -- 270 (11.3) 30/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.6 -2.0 5.9 +0.7 -- 2.6 -- -- 271 (11.3) 30/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.9 +0.2 10.2 +1.6 6.1 0.8 1.0 -- 137 ( 5.7) 17/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.6 -2.5 6.6 -1.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 362 (15.1) 24/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.7 -0.9 4.4 -1.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 28/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.5 -3.3 0.4 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 24/01
HOBART AIRPORT 11.5 -3.7 2.6 -4.0 -3.1 0.4 3.2 7.4 475 (19.8) 39/09
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

**W** 37.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.1 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.4 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+6.5 : 30.9 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+5.7 : 25.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.6 : 26.1 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+4.8 : 25.1 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+4.8 : 27.6 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+4.8 : 25.2 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.9 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+5.9 : 10.3 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
+5.5 : 12.3 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW
+5.0 : 11.4 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+4.9 : 12.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+4.7 : 11.7 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA
+4.7 : 8.9 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW

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

-0.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
3.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.5 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.4 : 7.9 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-6.4 : 0.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-6.1 : 4.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-6.0 : -0.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-5.7 : 3.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-4.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-3.3 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-3.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-9.4 : 8.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-9.1 : 8.9 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-9.1 : 3.3 BARALABA POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-9.0 : 7.0 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.9 : 7.7 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-8.9 : 9.6 MANGO FARM 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.
30.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
21.2 WILSON BEACH Central Coast E QLD
19.6 CUDLEE CREEK (MILLBROOK) Adelaide/Lofty SA
19.2 PORTLAND W Coast VIC
18.6 CHERRYVILLE ALERT Adelaide/Lofty SA

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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3.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
2.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

1403 (58.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1121 (46.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1093 (45.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
932 (38.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
905 (37.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
898 (37.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
867 (36.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
841 (35.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
801 (33.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
790 (32.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
721 (30.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
710 (29.6) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
688 (28.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
631 (26.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
624 (26.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
611 (25.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
603 (25.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
87/04 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
81/09 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
80/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
78/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
76/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
12.4mm in 22 min to 15:30 33.8mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 17.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
21.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 7.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 76(230/ 67 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(310/ 69 ) at 00:00