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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

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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 1948 EST on 02/08/2009. 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
Highest maximum temperature

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

33.9

33.0

13/07/2005

14

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

31.1

30.5

18/07/1996

39

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015602

JERVOIS

33.3

33.0

18/07/1996

40

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

30.7

30.0

29/07/1992

28

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015635

YULARA AERO

31.1

30.5

30/07/2008

19

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

34.5

34.5

26/07/1998

12

1 Y Equal to record.

SA

NW Pastoral

016097

ERNABELLA (PUKATJA)

28.7

27.6

31/07/2007

12

1 Y

SA

NE Pastoral

017123

MOOMBA AIRPORT

30.3

29.3

28/07/2002

14

1 Y

QLD

Channel Country

038000

BEDOURIE POLICE STATION

32.8

32.0

19/07/1998

11

1 Y

NSW

Far Northwest

046126

TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT

29.8

27.0

28/07/2002

11

1 Y

NSW

Upper Darling

048079

WANAARING POST OFFICE

28.1

26.7

24/07/2000

17

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 02:52EST, 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 17.4 -2.1 10.5 +1.0 6.5 4.4 3.8 -- 539 (22.5) 50/01
PERTH AIRPORT 13.7 -4.2 6.5 -1.6 4.8 4.2 4.2 0.0 530 (22.1) 34/01
ALBANY AIRPORT 11.6 -4.2 4.5 -3.0 3.4 13.6 3.2 5.6 490 (20.4) 39/10
BUNBURY 13.9 -3.3 2.5 -4.7 -- 10.6 -- -- 333 (13.9) 37/15
MANDURAH 13.3 -- 7.4 -- -- 8.0 -- -- -- 48/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.3 -0.2 17.4 -1.8 16.0 0.0 5.4 8.7 301 (12.5) 34/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.2 +11.5 17.2 +13.2 11.6 0.0 8.8 10.7 270 (11.3) 50/13
WHYALLA AERO 21.8 +4.9 7.8 +2.5 -- 0.4 4.0 -- 280 (11.7) 46/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.3 +4.0 7.6 +0.1 4.7 0.8 1.8 5.0 248 (10.3) 68/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.6 +2.5 4.0 -1.2 1.8 2.2 0.6 3.0 391 (16.3) 44/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.2 +6.5 3.6 -5.0 1.8 0.0 5.6 10.8 135 ( 5.6) 28/15
CAIRNS AERO 25.3 -0.4 11.8 -5.2 8.5 0.0 5.4 11.1 315 (13.1) 30/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.1 -1.0 8.8 -4.8 6.5 0.0 5.2 10.9 187 ( 7.8) 26/14
MACKAY M.O 23.5 +2.2 9.7 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 275 (11.5) 22/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.7 +1.6 4.8 -4.7 2.2 0.0 3.4 -- 129 ( 5.4) 21/13
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 +0.9 5.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 280 (11.7) 28/13
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 +0.9 4.0 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 19.9 -0.6 2.9 -7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 24/14
BRISBANE AERO 19.7 -1.2 2.8 -6.0 -0.8 0.0 2.6 9.9 281 (11.7) 31/19
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.5 -0.1 5.3 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 46/05
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.0 +2.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.2 +0.5 2.2 -5.3 -1.8 0.0 1.8 10.4 215 ( 9.0) 34/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.1 +1.4 2.2 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.5 +2.5 2.3 -4.0 -0.4 0.0 2.2 9.8 269 (11.2) 41/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.7 +2.2 0.8 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.8 +2.5 0.2 -1.2 -4.0 0.0 1.2 6.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.3 +3.1 -1.6 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.6 +3.6 5.5 -1.6 1.0 0.0 3.4 10.2 293 (12.2) 34/16
RICHMOND RAAF 21.1 +3.7 -1.1 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 37/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.1 +3.3 8.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 39/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.1 +2.8 -2.8 -2.7 -5.7 0.0 2.2 6.8 192 ( 8.0) 48/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.9 +2.2 3.1 +0.4 0.3 0.0 2.2 5.6 157 ( 6.5) 30/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.8 +1.8 2.4 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 22/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.2 +1.9 3.3 -1.0 0.2 0.0 2.0 2.6 241 (10.0) 31/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.8 -0.2 2.7 -0.2 -- 0.2 0.9 -- 283 (11.8) 31/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.0 -0.5 1.4 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 30/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.4 +2.0 6.5 +0.5 3.5 0.4 2.4 -- 186 ( 7.8) 30/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.2 +3.4 2.7 -2.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 256 (10.7) 52/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.6 +0.6 5.9 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 601 (25.0) 48/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.6 0.0 2.2 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 22/21
HOBART AIRPORT 13.9 +1.5 0.8 -3.3 0.6 0.0 0.6 8.3 220 ( 9.2) 24/22
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

35.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
34.5 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
34.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
34.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA

+12.1 : 29.9 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+11.8 : 29.8 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
+11.7 : 30.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+11.5 : 31.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+11.3 : 33.3 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

25.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+13.2 : 17.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+11.0 : 16.8 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+10.8 : 16.7 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+9.5 : 15.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.7 : 15.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT

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

-1.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.9 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.2 : 17.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.3 : 11.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
-5.2 : 17.8 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA
-5.0 : 20.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-5.0 : 13.3 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA

-7.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.7 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.8 : 2.5 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.6 : 0.8 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-7.3 : 10.0 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-7.2 : 3.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-7.0 : 2.9 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.
54.0 THE CANAL Central Highlands QLD
43.0 RICHFIELDS Goldfields WA
31.5 KARRI VALLEY RESORT Lower West WA
31.4 WALTERS FARM Lower West WA
31.2 GRASSMERE Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
31.5 KARRI VALLEY RESORT
31.4 WALTERS FARM
31.2 GRASSMERE
Goldfields
43.0 RICHFIELDS

QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
54.0 THE CANAL

11.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

1.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.9 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

1033 (43.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
967 (40.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
939 (39.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
934 (38.9) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
858 (35.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
835 (34.8) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
812 (33.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
788 (32.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
760 (31.7) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
755 (31.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
680 (28.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
680 (28.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
680 (28.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
677 (28.2) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
663 (27.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
660 (27.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
654 (27.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
645 (26.9) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
642 (26.8) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
642 (26.8) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
601 (25.0) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
85/22 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
85/22 COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
83/23 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
81/22 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
80/23 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
80/23 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA

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
PERTH AIRPORT
19.2mm in 30 min to 20:00 38.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 19.2mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 19.2mm/h
19.2mm in 30 min to 21:30 38.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 19.2mm/h
19.2mm in 30 min to 23:30 38.4mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)
2.8mm in 2 min to 15:37 84.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.3mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 82(270/ 63 ) at 23:49
COULTA (COLES POINT) : 83(290/ 63 ) at 22:02
Adelaide/Lofty
PARAFIELD AIRPORT : 80(280/ 63 ) at 23:08
ADELAIDE AIRPORT : 82(270/ 65 ) at 22:59
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 74(320/ 63 ) at 13:00