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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

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 2030 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
Lowest grass minimum temperature

WA

Eucla

011019

EYRE

-9.0

-7.2

15/08/2008

19

-7.2

15/08/2008

23

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Eucla

011045

BALGAIR

-2.0

-2.0

18/08/1996

23

1 Y Equal to record.

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010111

NORTHAM

-1.5

-1.4

14/08/2002

41

1 Y

WA

Eucla

011019

EYRE

-7.2

-5.5

15/08/2008

22

-5.9

14/06/2006

26

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

27.0

27.5

23/08/2003

12

1 Y


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Actual temperatures
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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 02:58EST, 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 22.6 +2.6 5.9 -3.0 1.2 0.0 4.4 -- 363 (15.1) 35/09
PERTH AIRPORT 23.1 +4.7 8.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 3.4 10.5 324 (13.5) 35/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.3 +5.2 6.9 -0.6 3.0 0.0 2.6 10.6 299 (12.5) 35/12
BUNBURY 19.9 +2.6 0.5 -7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 132 ( 5.5) 31/13
MANDURAH 19.9 -- 11.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 28/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.8 -0.5 18.3 -2.1 16.6 0.0 9.8 10.8 412 (17.2) 44/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 16.1 -6.5 6.0 0.0 3.5 0.0 5.6 7.1 381 (15.9) 55/15
WHYALLA AERO 15.2 -3.3 7.9 +2.0 -- 0.2 4.2 -- 438 (18.3) 41/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.1 -2.6 6.7 -1.5 5.2 6.22 -- 8.5 203 ( 8.5) 39/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.1 -1.0 8.0 +2.5 6.2 2.2 1.2 6.6 437 (18.2) 43/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 21.4 -5.9 8.8 -1.5 5.6 0.0 8.0 10.1 467 (19.5) 46/09
CAIRNS AERO 25.6 -1.0 14.3 -3.1 10.4 0.0 6.8 10.8 351 (14.6) 41/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.2 -1.8 11.9 -2.8 7.6 0.0 5.8 10.9 298 (12.4) 37/14
MACKAY M.O 18.9 -3.6 8.7 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 349 (14.5) 44/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.7 -2.1 4.8 -5.8 1.6 0.0 6.0 -- 228 ( 9.5) 35/10
BUNDABERG AERO 21.5 -1.8 6.7 -4.2 -- 0.0 5.8 -- 378 (15.8) 37/10
NAMBOUR DPI 20.0 -2.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 19.7 -1.6 6.5 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 43/09
BRISBANE AERO 19.5 -2.3 7.2 -2.4 2.8 0.0 7.0 10.6 602 (25.1) 37/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 15.5 -3.2 3.7 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 619 (25.8) 46/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.2 -1.7 5.6 -0.2 -0.7 0.0 1.8 -- 174 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.9 -1.9 8.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 3.4 10.6 314 (13.1) 41/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.4 -2.8 3.9 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 15.2 -3.4 3.7 -3.1 1.6 0.6 5.0 10.6 501 (20.9) 39/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 15.7 -3.3 4.3 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 21/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.6 -2.4 2.8 +0.7 -0.5 0.1 0.3 8.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.1 -3.4 1.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.2 -4.1 6.6 -1.5 1.1 0.0 4.6 10.4 517 (21.5) 37/11
RICHMOND RAAF 16.7 -3.1 -1.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 26/11
BELLAMBI AWS 14.2 -3.8 6.3 -4.2 -- 1.2 -- -- 329 (13.7) 35/09
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.6 -1.4 -1.3 -2.3 -5.1 0.0 4.0 10.4 343 (14.3) 30/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.9 -2.6 -1.5 -5.1 -- 0.0 2.2 8.1 263 (11.0) 26/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.1 -2.9 -1.1 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 24/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.3 -2.9 4.5 -0.7 3.2 0.0 1.8 3.2 303 (12.6) 34/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.7 -3.0 1.8 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 410 (17.1) 35/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.0 -2.3 0.2 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 34/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 12.9 -2.1 7.8 +1.1 5.9 4.2 1.4 -- 136 ( 5.7) 18/03
GEELONG AIRPORT 11.9 -3.1 5.9 0.0 -- 3.8 -- -- 408 (17.0) 31/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.5 -1.9 3.2 -0.5 -- 0.6 -- -- 433 (18.0) 37/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.6 -0.1 -1.2 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 22/13
HOBART AIRPORT 10.8 -2.7 4.6 -0.1 1.2 3.2 0.2 5.8 523 (21.8) 35/00
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

33.5 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
32.3 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
31.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
31.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+6.6 : 22.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+6.2 : 22.5 ALBANY Lower West WA
+6.1 : 21.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+5.8 : 25.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+5.8 : 22.3 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD

+5.8 : 11.5 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+4.3 : 22.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
+3.5 : 4.7 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+3.3 : 8.0 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+3.2 : 6.5 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW

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

-3.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-9.9 : 15.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-9.4 : 15.9 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-7.8 : 16.8 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-7.7 : 23.5 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-7.7 : 17.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

-13.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-9.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-13.3 : -7.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.7 : -13.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.6 : 3.1 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.3 : -7.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-8.2 : -1.6 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St 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.
29.8 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
22.0 SURPRISE BAY King Island TAS
21.6 FINGAL BAY (FINGAL HAVEN) Hunter Valley NSW
16.2 BREAM CREEK (STROUD) E Coast TAS
14.8 WOODBRIDGE Southeast TAS

11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

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3.3 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
3.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
3.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1122 (46.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1094 (45.6) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
1065 (44.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
974 (40.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
897 (37.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
884 (36.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
843 (35.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
828 (34.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
814 (33.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
778 (32.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
762 (31.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
758 (31.6) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
751 (31.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
742 (30.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
737 (30.7) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
711 (29.6) CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
711 (29.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
694 (28.9) GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
687 (28.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
676 (28.2) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
665 (27.7) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
650 (27.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
648 (27.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
643 (26.8) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
637 (26.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
621 (25.9) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
619 (25.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
618 (25.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
611 (25.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
610 (25.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
605 (25.2) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
605 (25.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
602 (25.1) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/00 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
72/04 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
72/19 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
70/08 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
67/09 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
67/09 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT 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

ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 91(230/ 59 ) at 12:25
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 72(340/ 63 ) at 00:39