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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 02:58EST, 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 24.1 +4.1 5.8 -3.1 1.7 0.0 3.8 -- 377 (15.7) 39/10
PERTH AIRPORT 23.5 +5.1 6.0 -2.0 2.8 0.0 2.4 10.5 349 (14.5) 34/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.0 +4.9 2.3 -5.2 0.4 0.0 3.6 10.2 285 (11.9) 28/10
BUNBURY 19.8 +2.5 1.9 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 31/11
MANDURAH 20.0 -- 8.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 21/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 +0.2 20.5 +0.1 18.7 0.0 8.2 11.1 407 (17.0) 43/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 15.1 -7.5 -0.2 -6.2 -4.6 0.0 6.6 10.8 367 (15.3) 44/11
WHYALLA AERO 15.6 -2.9 4.6 -1.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 317 (13.2) 48/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.1 -2.6 7.6 -0.6 5.5 3.2 -- 7.6 276 (11.5) 34/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.0 -1.1 7.4 +1.9 5.4 5.2 0.6 8.8 387 (16.1) 48/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 20.7 -6.6 8.5 -1.8 6.2 0.0 8.8 10.4 540 (22.5) 44/13
CAIRNS AERO 27.1 +0.5 17.3 -0.1 15.8 0.0 6.2 11.0 -- 34/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 10.7 -4.0 8.5 0.0 6.6 10.7 273 (11.4) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 19.4 -3.1 8.5 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 310 (12.9) 39/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.5 -2.3 5.8 -4.8 2.1 0.0 5.0 -- 190 ( 7.9) 43/14
BUNDABERG AERO 21.0 -2.3 5.6 -5.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 355 (14.8) 48/10
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -1.5 12.0 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.1 +1.8 3.0 -7.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 35/13
BRISBANE AERO 20.8 -1.0 4.8 -4.8 -1.0 0.0 6.0 10.7 437 (18.2) 55/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 14.2 -4.5 0.5 -7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 577 (24.0) 50/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.7 -3.2 6.2 +0.4 1.0 0.0 3.2 -- 199 ( 8.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.9 -0.9 2.4 -5.8 -2.7 0.0 2.4 10.5 222 ( 9.3) 41/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.9 -0.3 6.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 -0.5 9.0 +2.2 7.0 0.0 7.2 9.3 687 (28.6) 57/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.1 +0.1 7.1 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 30/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.0 -4.0 3.4 +1.3 2.8 1.2 1.6 4.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.9 -3.6 7.0 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.4 -0.9 9.8 +1.7 4.0 0.0 4.0 9.2 616 (25.7) 50/20
RICHMOND RAAF 18.7 -1.1 2.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 41/13
BELLAMBI AWS 18.2 +0.2 11.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 558 (23.3) 61/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.2 +1.2 3.7 +2.7 0.7 0.0 3.0 10.0 562 (23.4) 46/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.3 -1.2 6.7 +3.1 6.2 0.0 1.2 7.5 440 (18.3) 41/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.8 -1.2 5.5 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 39/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.5 -2.7 8.8 +3.6 7.6 0.2 2.2 4.8 414 (17.3) 35/04
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.8 -1.9 4.9 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 54/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.3 -1.0 3.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 67/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.3 -0.7 8.5 +1.8 5.9 2.2 0.6 -- 176 ( 7.3) 24/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 12.3 -2.7 6.5 +0.6 -- 3.4 -- -- 414 (17.3) 54/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.5 -1.9 5.8 +2.1 -- 2.8 -- -- 431 (18.0) 43/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.8 -1.9 0.4 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 39/13
HOBART AIRPORT 9.5 -4.0 4.9 +0.2 3.7 4.2 3.8 5.6 544 (22.7) 59/07
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

35.4 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
32.7 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
32.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+6.6 : 22.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+6.5 : 23.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.0 : 20.9 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+5.8 : 25.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+5.7 : 22.0 ALBANY Lower West WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+5.4 : 7.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+5.0 : 5.9 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
+4.8 : 8.5 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+4.7 : 7.7 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
+4.6 : 6.4 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW

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

-3.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.8 : 16.3 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
-8.6 : 16.0 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-8.3 : 16.8 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-8.1 : 19.0 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-8.0 : 17.3 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT

-5.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.7 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.3 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-10.6 : -4.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.7 : 0.1 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-8.1 : 4.2 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-8.0 : -2.1 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
-7.8 : 3.9 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E 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.
39.8 ALEXANDRA (CRYSTAL CREEK) N Central VIC
35.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
28.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
25.8 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
24.0 MOE GIPSLAND WATER W Gippsland VIC

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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2.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.5 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.9 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
1.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1654 (68.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1344 (56.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1320 (55.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1250 (52.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1117 (46.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1097 (45.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1026 (42.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
986 (41.1) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
907 (37.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
907 (37.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
885 (36.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
875 (36.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
842 (35.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
797 (33.2) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
787 (32.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
786 (32.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
778 (32.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
770 (32.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
762 (31.8) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
740 (30.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
738 (30.8) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
734 (30.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
725 (30.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
721 (30.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
702 (29.3) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
701 (29.2) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
690 (28.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
687 (28.6) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
684 (28.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
680 (28.3) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
659 (27.5) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
657 (27.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
636 (26.5) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
622 (25.9) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
617 (25.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
616 (25.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
616 (25.7) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
603 (25.1) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
602 (25.1) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
602 (25.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
94/04 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
89/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/10 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
81/04 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
81/22 LORD HOWE 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.
None reported

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(230/ 76 ) at 04:12
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 82(190/ 63 ) at 05:30
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 93(210/ 67 ) at 00:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(180/ 80 ) at 05:11
DROUGHTY HILL : 91(210/ 54 ) at 07:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 82(250/ 63 ) at 04:04