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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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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 1934 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 grass minimum temperature

VIC

E Gippsland

084030

ORBOST (COMPARISON)

-6.5

-4.4

17/05/1999

19

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

-8.5

-7.6

24/05/2002

12

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

VIC

E Central

086371

FRANKSTON AWS

5.0

5.0

30/05/2006

14

1 P Equal to record.

TAS

E Coast

092012

FINGAL (LEGGE STREET)

-8.1

-7.6

12/05/1994

22

1 Y

TAS

E Coast

092019

LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER)

-8.3

-5.8

23/05/2001

19

-8.3

28/06/1994

19

1 Y

TAS

E Coast

092114

FRIENDLY BEACHES

-1.1

-1.0

23/05/2001

12

-1.0

23/05/2001

12

1 Y

TAS

Midlands

093053

ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS)

-6.9

-5.9

11/05/1994

15

-6.7

02/06/1998

16

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094069

GROVE (COMPARISON)

-5.5

-4.3

29/05/1979

49

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094195

TUNNACK FIRE STATION

-5.9

-4.8

14/05/2006

11

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

-5.0

-4.8

23/05/2001

12

1 Y

TAS

Derwent Valley

095003

BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES)

-6.0

-4.8

09/05/1994

48

1 Y

TAS

Central Plateau

096071

LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK

-6.0

-5.5

07/05/1995

18

1 Y


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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 02:32EST, 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 21.0 -3.0 12.8 -0.1 10.8 0.6 3.6 -- 322 (13.4) 52/08
PERTH AIRPORT 19.2 -2.5 10.0 -0.5 7.1 6.8 2.6 4.1 312 (13.0) 52/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.0 -1.9 8.1 -1.7 4.4 1.0 2.4 7.0 327 (13.6) 65/13
BUNBURY 17.2 -3.9 13.6 +4.1 -- 16.8 -- -- 424 (17.7) 61/23
MANDURAH 17.9 -- 15.6 -- -- 6.4 -- -- 552 (23.0) 87/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.4 -0.6 17.0 -5.1 15.5 0.0 6.2 11.0 347 (14.5) 37/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.1 -1.9 3.5 -4.8 1.3 0.0 5.2 10.5 231 ( 9.6) 28/11
WHYALLA AERO 19.2 -1.3 6.2 -2.5 -- 0.0 0.2 -- 140 ( 5.8) 21/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.4 -0.6 10.2 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.8 7.2 174 ( 7.3) 18/04
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.6 -2.5 7.2 -0.1 4.7 0.0 1.0 2.9 129 ( 5.4) 24/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.4 -0.5 9.7 -4.2 6.2 0.0 6.2 10.5 -- 28/13
CAIRNS AERO 26.6 -1.0 14.0 -5.9 10.8 0.0 6.6 8.3 634 (26.4) 46/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.7 -1.9 13.4 -4.2 11.5 0.0 5.0 3.0 214 ( 8.9) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 23.5 -0.7 13.6 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 302 (12.6) 34/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.5 +0.5 9.5 -4.7 7.0 0.0 3.8 -- 137 ( 5.7) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.9 +0.2 11.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 233 ( 9.7) 37/16
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 11.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.6 -0.5 15.3 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 44/17
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -0.3 11.3 -1.5 8.6 0.0 2.6 8.7 296 (12.3) 39/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.4 -0.6 10.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 529 (22.0) 31/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.7 +0.4 9.8 +1.1 6.9 0.0 3.2 -- 253 (10.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.0 -1.4 11.0 -0.7 6.6 0.0 2.8 5.5 433 (18.0) 46/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.8 -3.7 11.7 +1.2 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.7 -3.5 11.9 +1.8 10.6 25.6 1.8 0.7 471 (19.6) 35/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.0 -3.4 9.9 +1.6 -- 4.8 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 24/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.4 -0.8 1.2 -3.5 -1.8 0.0 1.8 8.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.3 +0.3 7.3 +0.5 -- -- -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.3 -3.7 13.2 +2.3 11.0 0.0 4.0 7.5 777 (32.4) 44/04
RICHMOND RAAF 18.2 -2.4 7.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 30/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.2 -3.5 10.5 -2.6 -- 1.4 -- -- 598 (24.9) 44/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.7 -0.9 2.4 -0.8 -2.0 0.0 2.6 9.2 196 ( 8.2) 21/00
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.9 -0.4 4.0 -1.9 0.9 0.0 1.4 9.8 126 ( 5.3) 24/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.9 -0.8 3.9 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 17/00
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.4 -2.6 4.4 -3.0 3.0 0.0 3.0 9.6 255 (10.6) 24/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.4 -1.9 0.9 -4.9 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 253 (10.5) 28/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.7 -1.9 4.1 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 313 (13.0) 24/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.0 -1.7 3.7 -4.9 1.6 0.0 1.6 -- 124 ( 5.2) 13/01
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.3 -2.8 4.0 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 31/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.7 -0.9 2.3 -3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 343 (14.3) 31/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.2 -2.6 -1.8 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 48/01
HOBART AIRPORT 13.6 -1.6 1.0 -5.6 -3.0 0.0 1.4 8.5 354 (14.8) 31/06
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

34.4 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.8 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.8 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.2 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
32.5 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
32.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.2 : 29.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+7.0 : 27.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+6.5 : 27.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+6.1 : 26.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+6.0 : 25.7 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+5.9 : 13.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.2 : 13.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+4.8 : 16.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+4.1 : 13.6 BUNBURY Lower West WA
+3.5 : 7.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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

2.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
5.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-5.5 : 13.1 SHANNON Lower West WA
-5.4 : 13.4 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-5.1 : 17.5 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-5.0 : 16.2 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.9 : 15.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-4.9 : 15.0 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-4.9 : 11.0 POINT WILSON W Central VIC

-10.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-8.1 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-7.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.9 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS

-11.0 : -8.1 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-10.5 : -8.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-10.3 : -6.9 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-10.2 : -6.3 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-10.1 : -6.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-10.1 : -1.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

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.
34.6 FOREST GROVE Lower West WA
32.4 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
32.0 WARNER GLEN Lower West WA
32.0 KARRAGULLEN NORTH Lower West WA
31.0 PORT LINCOLN WEST W Agricultural SA

11.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.5 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

3.0 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
3.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
2.9 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.5 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
0.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

935 (39.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
892 (37.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
821 (34.2) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
798 (33.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
777 (32.4) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
771 (32.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
696 (29.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
679 (28.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
673 (28.0) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
673 (28.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
673 (28.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
651 (27.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
645 (26.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
637 (26.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
634 (26.4) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
622 (25.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
107/23 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
102/04 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
87/04 MANDURAH Lower West WA
85/12 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
83/23 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
83/02 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
83/14 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
BUSSELTON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
MANJIMUP
5.8mm in 34 min to 03:34 10.2mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
11.6mm in 23 min to 02:36 30.3mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.0mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
12.6mm in 8 min to 01:25 94.5mm/h
9.8mm in 13 min to 01:38 45.2mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 26.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.3mm/h
BUNBURY
8.0mm in 15 min to 03:16 32.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
SHANNON
11.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.6mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
17.2mm in 49 min to 17:00 21.1mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 23.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.6mm/h
34.0mm in 6 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
CAPE SORELL
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 8.3mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 8.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 102(310/ 63 ) at 04:23
CAPE LEEUWIN : 102(290/ 52 ) at 06:22
CAPE NATURALISTE : 78(280/ 69 ) at 04:22
BUSSELTON JETTY : 91(250/ 45 ) at 09:38