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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 02:57EST, 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 22.0 +2.0 7.9 -1.0 2.6 0.0 4.2 -- 376 (15.7) 39/10
PERTH AIRPORT 19.0 +0.6 5.3 -2.7 2.1 0.0 3.0 9.9 437 (18.2) 44/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.0 -1.1 3.5 -4.0 2.2 0.4 2.4 6.6 208 ( 8.7) 22/12
BUNBURY 18.9 +1.6 4.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 24/13
MANDURAH 18.6 -- 8.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 24/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +1.4 19.9 -0.5 18.4 0.0 7.4 10.3 396 (16.5) 43/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 16.6 -6.0 3.1 -2.9 1.1 0.0 6.0 9.9 244 (10.2) 48/10
WHYALLA AERO 14.0 -4.5 2.6 -3.3 -- 2.8 3.8 -- 211 ( 8.8) 21/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.9 -2.8 5.3 -2.9 4.2 2.2 1.6 9.2 188 ( 7.8) 28/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 10.8 -3.3 1.2 -4.3 -1.0 4.4 1.2 3.7 385 (16.0) 37/23
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.9 -3.4 9.2 -1.1 4.8 0.0 6.0 10.1 353 (14.7) 34/14
CAIRNS AERO 25.4 -1.2 17.9 +0.5 16.4 0.0 8.0 9.6 560 (23.3) 39/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 22.5 -3.5 9.4 -5.3 6.1 0.0 4.8 10.6 349 (14.5) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 19.9 -2.6 7.5 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 411 (17.1) 34/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.0 -2.8 4.0 -6.6 0.4 0.0 3.8 -- 163 ( 6.8) 30/10
BUNDABERG AERO 21.2 -2.1 5.5 -5.4 -- 0.0 5.3 -- 219 ( 9.1) 26/11
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -1.5 6.0 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 19.0 -2.3 4.1 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 18/14
BRISBANE AERO 19.6 -2.2 6.2 -3.4 2.0 0.0 4.8 5.3 231 ( 9.6) 26/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 13.0 -5.7 3.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 37/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.2 -2.7 -0.4 -6.2 -4.9 0.0 2.6 -- 96 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.5 -1.3 1.3 -6.9 -3.9 0.0 1.6 10.5 245 (10.2) 37/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.3 -1.9 1.6 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.6 -1.0 6.6 -0.2 4.2 0.0 5.4 10.5 618 (25.8) 44/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.6 -1.4 1.9 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 26/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.4 -3.6 2.2 +0.1 -0.5 1.2 0.6 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.2 -3.3 -1.4 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.2 -2.1 7.6 -0.5 1.5 0.0 4.0 10.5 589 (24.5) 52/09
RICHMOND RAAF 17.5 -2.3 3.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 37/10
BELLAMBI AWS 16.0 -2.0 9.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 65/05
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.2 -0.8 2.3 +1.3 -2.7 0.0 2.8 9.8 513 (21.4) 44/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.6 -2.9 3.3 -0.3 -1.6 2.8 0.8 9.7 255 (10.6) 35/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.8 -3.2 2.0 -1.8 -- 3.2 -- -- 256 (10.7) 35/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.4 -3.8 4.0 -1.2 1.0 0.2 2.0 8.7 334 (13.9) 28/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.2 -3.5 1.2 -2.7 -- 2.2 1.6 -- 361 (15.0) 39/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 10.6 -3.7 1.8 -0.7 -- 2.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 30/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.0 -2.0 5.5 -1.2 2.4 1.6 0.8 -- 213 ( 8.9) 28/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 12.3 -2.7 3.2 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 589 (24.5) 54/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 8.7 -2.7 1.8 -1.9 -- 4.4 -- -- 470 (19.6) 43/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.0 -0.7 -1.6 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 55/13
HOBART AIRPORT 9.3 -4.2 1.1 -3.6 -1.2 1.6 2.4 3.6 507 (21.1) 55/16
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

34.2 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.7 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.3 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.0 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
32.9 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT

+6.2 : 28.6 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+5.2 : 24.3 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+5.0 : 27.9 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+4.9 : 27.2 KALBARRI Central West WA
+2.9 : 26.7 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
22.7 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
22.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+5.8 : 18.9 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+4.6 : 16.9 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+4.2 : 20.0 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
+3.8 : 16.2 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+3.4 : 17.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
+3.4 : 10.9 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

-4.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.6 : 17.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-7.3 : 13.9 INGLEWOOD FOREST Darling Downs E QLD
-6.7 : 18.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-6.6 : 16.0 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-6.5 : 18.8 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT

-8.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-7.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-6.9 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.3 : -3.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.7 : 3.6 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-8.3 : 3.4 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.1 : 4.7 YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
-7.8 : 0.4 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
-7.8 : 4.9 GLADSTONE AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-7.8 : -4.9 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-7.8 : -8.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

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.
131.8 INGLEWOOD ALERT
53.4 CATHCART (MOUNT DARRAGH) South Coast NSW
38.0 BENDOC E Gippsland VIC
36.0 NATIONAL PARK PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPOT Derwent Valley TAS
31.2 TULLAH (MEREDITH STREET) W Coast TAS

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
53.4 CATHCART (MOUNT DARRAGH)

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
38.0 BENDOC

TASMANIA
Derwent Valley
36.0 NATIONAL PARK PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPOT
W Coast
31.2 TULLAH (MEREDITH STREET)

ISLANDS

131.8 INGLEWOOD ALERT

10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
10.6 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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3.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
3.6 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
2.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1572 (65.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1541 (64.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1536 (64.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1331 (55.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1156 (48.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1152 (48.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1023 (42.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
971 (40.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
958 (39.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
943 (39.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
930 (38.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
892 (37.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
891 (37.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
884 (36.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
861 (35.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
860 (35.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
851 (35.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
843 (35.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
831 (34.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
813 (33.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
804 (33.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
783 (32.6) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
779 (32.5) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
760 (31.7) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
747 (31.1) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
699 (29.1) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
684 (28.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
683 (28.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
679 (28.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
677 (28.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
675 (28.1) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
668 (27.8) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
666 (27.8) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
662 (27.6) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
654 (27.3) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
650 (27.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
630 (26.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
627 (26.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
618 (25.8) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
616 (25.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
614 (25.6) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
610 (25.4) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
600 (25.0) BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
117/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
113/21 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
109/15 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
107/04 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
107/12 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
104/22 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
102/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
94/09 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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.
TASMANIA
W Coast
WARRA
5.4mm in 14 min to 13:14 23.1mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 108(240/ 74 ) at 04:43
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 109(240/ 98 ) at 14:30
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM : 89(260/ 70 ) at 13:15
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(310/ 95 ) at 07:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(270/ 67 ) at 06:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 102(220/ 65 ) at 23:01
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(250/ 43 ) at 18:03
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 87(270/ 65 ) at 14:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 95(270/ 48 ) at 09:25
MOUNT READ : 100(230/ 72 ) at 22:00
Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 78(260/ 67 ) at 23:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 113(270/ 87 ) at 21:30