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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 02:39EST, 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 20.3 -0.6 10.6 -0.4 8.7 1.0 1.0 -- 263 (11.0) 24/08
PERTH AIRPORT 18.8 -0.1 4.8 -4.2 3.7 5.2 1.6 9.2 241 (10.0) 28/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.9 +0.3 7.5 -0.6 4.2 0.2 0.2 6.9 317 (13.2) 30/11
BUNBURY 17.4 -1.0 6.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 18/13
MANDURAH 18.0 -- 7.9 -- -- 1.2 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 22/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.1 +0.5 20.2 +0.3 19.1 0.0 2.8 10.4 225 ( 9.4) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.2 +2.4 7.5 +2.4 5.3 0.0 4.0 10.3 209 ( 8.7) 26/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.5 +1.2 8.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 353 (14.7) 21/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.9 +1.8 8.7 +0.6 -- 0.0 2.2 8.5 263 (11.0) 24/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.6 +2.8 8.9 +3.1 7.5 0.0 1.8 7.3 506 (21.1) 34/00
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.5 +4.6 10.0 0.0 8.1 0.0 4.6 10.1 169 ( 7.0) 31/23
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 +1.3 20.5 +2.7 19.5 5.0 3.8 7.8 399 (16.6) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.3 +0.7 14.8 +0.2 12.3 0.0 5.4 6.3 373 (15.5) 35/10
MACKAY M.O 22.7 +0.8 16.8 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- 5.2 351 (14.6) 35/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.2 +1.7 13.0 +2.1 10.5 0.0 3.6 -- 226 ( 9.4) 34/09
BUNDABERG AERO 24.1 +1.5 14.6 +3.0 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 352 (14.7) 30/11
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 +0.4 16.0 +6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.3 +0.2 16.3 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 30/12
BRISBANE AERO 21.6 +0.3 13.5 +3.0 10.9 0.0 2.6 1.6 322 (13.4) 26/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.2 +2.2 8.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 397 (16.5) 31/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.2 +3.4 8.5 +2.4 4.5 0.0 2.4 -- 180 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.6 +1.2 15.4 +6.3 13.8 2.8 1.4 2.5 383 (16.0) 28/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.8 +0.3 13.1 +5.1 -- 0.8 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.9 +2.3 12.3 +4.4 9.1 4.4 0.4 3.2 262 (10.9) 18/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.2 +2.3 10.3 +3.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 34 ( 1.4) 18/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.1 +3.6 5.8 +3.2 1.8 0.7 0.1 0.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.9 +4.5 9.7 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.5 +2.9 13.2 +4.7 8.6 0.0 1.6 4.1 253 (10.5) 18/16
RICHMOND RAAF 20.2 +2.2 12.6 +7.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 44 ( 1.8) 28/12
BELLAMBI AWS 20.4 +2.7 12.8 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 26/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.5 +3.3 0.4 -0.6 -2.3 0.0 1.0 4.7 101 ( 4.2) 13/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.7 +2.9 7.0 +3.3 5.3 0.0 1.2 1.4 257 (10.7) 22/02
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.8 +1.6 4.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 18/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.5 +1.5 8.4 +3.2 8.0 0.0 1.8 0.2 306 (12.8) 22/00
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.5 +0.5 8.6 +4.9 -- 0.0 1.0 -- 332 (13.8) 26/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.5 +0.3 6.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) --
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.9 +1.9 8.5 +1.6 5.9 0.0 2.0 -- 172 ( 7.2) 21/00
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.0 +1.4 8.1 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 30/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.1 +2.3 7.1 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 681 (28.4) 50/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.9 +2.8 5.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 30/13
HOBART AIRPORT 14.5 +1.6 4.6 0.0 6.3 0.0 2.6 0.2 384 (16.0) 30/02
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

33.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.5 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.4 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
33.1 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
33.1 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

**W** +8.9 : 29.5 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
+7.3 : 19.2 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+6.4 : 22.4 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+6.3 : 28.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+6.2 : 29.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+6.2 : 16.1 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.4 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
23.4 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
23.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+8.3 : 11.9 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+7.9 : 13.9 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
+7.7 : 13.2 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+7.7 : 12.6 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW
+7.6 : 10.8 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW

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

3.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.5 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-3.1 : 21.3 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
-3.1 : 19.8 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-3.1 : 16.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-2.8 : 20.4 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA
-2.6 : 22.4 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

-2.0 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
-1.9 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-1.6 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
-1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.4 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.2 : 0.3 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0 : 0.2 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.9 : 0.8 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.9 : 1.5 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-5.4 : 1.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-5.4 : 1.3 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.4 : -0.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

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.
36.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
35.2 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
33.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
28.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
28.0 DEERAL N Coast--Barron QLD

10.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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0.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

1197 (49.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1110 (46.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1074 (44.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1039 (43.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
914 (38.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
910 (37.9) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
898 (37.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
885 (36.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
846 (35.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
799 (33.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
791 (33.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
774 (32.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
771 (32.1) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
768 (32.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
716 (29.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
713 (29.7) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
700 (29.2) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
691 (28.8) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
681 (28.4) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
670 (27.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
669 (27.9) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
656 (27.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
628 (26.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
626 (26.1) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
85/00 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
83/01 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
80/06 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
78/01 FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
78/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GOVE AIRPORT
13.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
CW Slopes S
PARKES AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 39 min to 22:00 16.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.8mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
20.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 6.7mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(320/ 69 ) at 01:00
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 80(340/ 63 ) at 06:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 76(310/ 63 ) at 05:30
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 83( 10/ 69 ) at 00:00