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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
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 1936 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

NSW

Snowy Mtns

071003

CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

-13.0

-13.0

31/05/1997

23

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

Snowy Mtns

071072

PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE

-9.8

-9.5

26/05/1977

31

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086371

FRANKSTON AWS

5.0

5.0

22/05/2008

14

1 P Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

N Coast

091284

BRIDPORT (SEA VIEW VILLAS)

0.5

0.8

31/05/1997

13

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094166

BULL BAY (LAURISTON)

2.5

2.6

31/05/2006

17

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 02:32EST, 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 21.3 -2.7 15.9 +3.0 12.8 3.4 2.8 -- 422 (17.6) 43/08
PERTH AIRPORT 20.0 -1.7 12.2 +1.7 9.6 4.4 3.4 6.2 482 (20.1) 65/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.8 -2.1 9.1 -0.7 7.7 4.2 3.2 5.9 572 (23.8) 65/13
BUNBURY 18.9 -2.2 12.7 +3.2 -- 27.2 -- -- 652 (27.2) 68/04
MANDURAH 19.4 -- 13.9 -- -- 11.4 -- -- 758 (31.6) 72/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.3 18.9 -3.2 17.0 0.0 7.6 10.9 347 (14.5) 37/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.1 -0.9 3.7 -4.6 0.7 0.0 4.0 10.2 230 ( 9.6) 30/14
WHYALLA AERO 19.7 -0.8 6.5 -2.2 -- 0.0 0.8 -- 142 ( 5.9) 24/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.0 0.0 8.0 -2.2 6.3 0.0 1.4 8.7 125 ( 5.2) 17/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.1 -3.0 6.0 -1.3 4.3 0.0 1.6 3.2 221 ( 9.2) 26/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.3 +0.4 6.8 -7.1 5.0 0.0 5.6 9.9 -- 22/12
CAIRNS AERO 26.1 -1.5 18.8 -1.1 16.7 5.2 3.6 1.4 357 (14.9) 37/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.4 -0.2 13.7 -3.9 11.4 0.0 3.4 9.4 309 (12.9) 46/14
MACKAY M.O 22.8 -1.4 18.0 +0.9 -- 3.6 -- 4.1 425 (17.7) 43/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.5 -0.5 15.1 +0.9 12.8 0.0 4.8 -- 288 (12.0) 34/08
BUNDABERG AERO 22.4 -2.3 14.2 0.0 -- 0.1 2.1 -- 442 (18.4) 43/13
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -2.7 15.0 +3.0 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.2 -1.9 14.1 -0.2 -- 7.6 -- -- 378 (15.8) 35/15
BRISBANE AERO 21.4 -2.2 12.6 -0.2 10.1 0.4 3.2 8.5 381 (15.9) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.1 -1.9 8.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 428 (17.8) 44/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.2 -0.1 9.2 +0.5 4.8 0.0 3.6 -- 252 (10.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.7 -1.7 12.9 +1.2 7.2 19.4 6.4 9.8 449 (18.7) 34/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.6 -1.9 9.4 -1.1 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 -2.1 8.9 -1.2 6.6 2.4 0.0 5.3 251 (10.5) 28/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.1 -2.3 8.3 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 21/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.8 -0.4 1.5 -3.2 -2.1 0.2 1.8 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.4 +0.4 6.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.1 -2.9 9.9 -1.0 7.2 0.0 3.4 5.4 426 (17.8) 31/07
RICHMOND RAAF 18.1 -2.5 3.8 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 17/17
BELLAMBI AWS 16.5 -3.2 10.2 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 28/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.8 -0.8 1.2 -2.0 -3.2 0.0 2.4 6.7 139 ( 5.8) 17/06
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.5 -0.8 2.1 -3.8 -0.6 0.0 1.8 9.6 189 ( 7.9) 21/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.2 -1.5 1.3 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 15/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.6 +0.6 2.6 -4.8 0.9 0.0 1.8 9.0 234 ( 9.8) 17/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.3 -1.0 2.4 -3.4 -- 0.0 0.8 -- 209 ( 8.7) 22/22
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.1 -0.5 5.8 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 24/00
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.8 -1.9 2.7 -5.9 1.5 0.0 0.8 -- 81 ( 3.4) 17/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.3 -2.8 2.3 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 26/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.3 -0.3 3.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 416 (17.3) 31/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.2 -0.6 -1.1 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 21/10
HOBART AIRPORT 14.9 -0.3 2.3 -4.3 -2.1 0.0 2.2 4.9 309 (12.9) 28/07
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

33.3 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
32.9 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
32.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
32.5 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

+8.5 : 32.9 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.0 : 27.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+5.3 : 26.8 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+5.0 : 11.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+6.6 : 16.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+5.0 : 16.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+4.4 : 11.5 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+3.7 : 13.2 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+3.7 : 5.9 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

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

3.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.0 : 7.2 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.3 : 10.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-6.2 : 8.1 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-5.8 : 7.2 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-5.7 : 9.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-13.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.8 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.7 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-10.3 : -13.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-10.2 : -9.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-9.9 : -7.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-9.4 : -5.9 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-9.1 : -6.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-9.1 : -5.7 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands 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.
59.8 FERNSHAW E Central VIC
50.0 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
49.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
46.2 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
44.0 BALLINA (CROWLEY VILLAGE) North Coast NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
50.0 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE)
49.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
46.2 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
44.0 BALLINA (CROWLEY VILLAGE)

VICTORIA
E Central
59.8 FERNSHAW

11.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

2.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.4 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.8 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1402 (58.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1141 (47.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
962 (40.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
933 (38.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
930 (38.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
924 (38.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
879 (36.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
842 (35.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
822 (34.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
820 (34.2) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
808 (33.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
786 (32.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
762 (31.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
758 (31.6) MANDURAH Lower West WA
752 (31.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
746 (31.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
681 (28.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
652 (27.2) BUNBURY Lower West WA
647 (27.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
644 (26.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
628 (26.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
617 (25.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
601 (25.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
94/00 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
93/01 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
78/07 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
74/10 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
74/07 NORFOLK 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
BUSSELTON
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
COLLIE EAST
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 11.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 12.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
14.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 14.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 108(280/ 87 ) at 00:01
CAPE NATURALISTE : 87(270/ 65 ) at 03:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 70(220/ 63 ) at 04:00