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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 2032 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 minimum temperature

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010311

YORK

-2.4

-2.3

10/08/2004

13

1 Y

TAS

N Coast

091292

SMITHTON AERODROME

-1.9

-1.7

17/08/2000

12

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

26.1

27.0

17/08/2008

12

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

25.8

25.8

17/08/2007

13

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Central Highlands

035059

ROLLESTON WARRIJO ST

12.1

13.5

09/08/1996

21

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039104

MONTO TOWNSHIP

12.0

13.9

16/08/1967

33

1 P

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039322

RUNDLE ISLAND

17.0

17.6

03/08/2008

12

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
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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 23.0 +3.0 4.1 -4.8 -0.4 0.0 5.0 -- 345 (14.4) 39/11
PERTH AIRPORT 22.7 +4.3 6.1 -1.9 1.1 0.0 3.8 10.4 271 (11.3) 39/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.7 +4.6 6.5 -1.0 1.1 0.0 3.2 10.1 382 (15.9) 46/11
BUNBURY 19.2 +1.9 1.5 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 46/12
MANDURAH 18.8 -- 10.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 39/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.8 -0.5 18.1 -2.3 16.4 0.0 9.2 10.8 447 (18.6) 46/08
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.3 -5.3 5.8 -0.2 2.7 0.0 6.6 11.2 519 (21.6) 54/13
WHYALLA AERO 14.9 -3.6 3.5 -2.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 307 (12.8) 26/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.9 -1.8 5.5 -2.7 4.2 0.0 4.6 5.7 162 ( 6.8) 30/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.1 0.0 4.5 -1.0 1.0 0.8 1.2 9.3 347 (14.5) 35/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 22.7 -4.6 11.9 +1.6 10.0 0.0 9.0 10.7 606 (25.3) 48/10
CAIRNS AERO 25.6 -1.0 14.7 -2.7 12.3 0.0 8.4 2.9 495 (20.6) 50/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 23.3 -2.7 10.4 -4.3 9.1 0.0 6.8 3.0 284 (11.8) 37/12
MACKAY M.O 18.2 -4.3 10.2 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- 0.3 370 (15.4) 35/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 17.7 -7.1 9.0 -1.6 7.0 0.0 4.6 -- 191 ( 8.0) 21/15
BUNDABERG AERO 16.6 -6.7 9.2 -1.7 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 264 (11.0) 28/13
NAMBOUR DPI 17.0 -5.5 8.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 18.3 -3.0 8.1 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 26/17
BRISBANE AERO 17.6 -4.2 8.5 -1.1 3.8 0.0 3.8 0.0 304 (12.7) 22/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 12.1 -6.6 6.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 34/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.8 -3.1 0.7 -5.1 -3.1 0.0 3.4 -- 123 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.3 -0.5 3.3 -4.9 -2.0 0.0 3.6 7.0 304 (12.7) 37/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS -- -- 3.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.1 -2.5 2.0 -4.8 -1.5 0.0 3.4 9.8 292 (12.2) 46/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 15.2 -3.8 0.4 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 50/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.2 -4.8 -1.5 -3.6 -4.0 0.0 0.4 6.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.2 -3.3 -3.0 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.4 -1.9 5.4 -2.7 0.8 0.0 3.4 7.6 413 (17.2) 59/19
RICHMOND RAAF 15.3 -4.5 -1.6 -6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 35/16
BELLAMBI AWS 15.2 -2.8 6.9 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 52/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.5 -0.5 -3.4 -4.4 -6.1 0.0 3.0 6.8 179 ( 7.5) 48/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.3 -2.2 1.8 -1.8 0.0 0.0 1.6 7.5 116 ( 4.8) 39/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.7 -2.3 0.4 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 35/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.6 -1.6 2.3 -2.9 0.2 0.0 3.0 7.9 304 (12.7) 35/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.0 -1.7 2.8 -1.1 -- 0.2 4.6 -- 266 (11.1) 37/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.3 -2.0 0.7 -1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 248 (10.3) 35/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.3 -0.7 6.7 0.0 4.0 0.4 1.6 -- 159 ( 6.6) 48/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.2 -1.8 4.1 -1.8 -- 1.2 -- -- 342 (14.3) 41/01
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 -0.7 3.6 -0.1 -- 1.8 -- -- 326 (13.6) 39/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.1 -0.6 -1.5 -5.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 57 ( 2.4) 26/22
HOBART AIRPORT 14.0 +0.5 1.9 -2.8 -0.5 0.4 0.2 8.3 245 (10.2) 41/15
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

32.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
31.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
31.8 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
31.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
31.4 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

+5.7 : 22.0 ALBANY Lower West WA
+5.7 : 21.1 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.3 : 21.7 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+5.0 : 19.9 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+4.6 : 20.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

25.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.9 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD

+4.8 : 13.4 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+4.2 : 19.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+4.1 : 12.1 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+4.1 : 13.5 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
+4.0 : 14.1 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA

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

-3.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-12.7 : 12.1 ROLLESTON WARRIJO ST Central Highlands QLD
-10.9 : 12.0 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-10.7 : 14.6 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
-10.6 : 14.4 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-10.2 : 13.8 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD

-13.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-12.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-10.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-7.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

**S** -12.3 : 2.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-8.7 : -2.6 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.1 : -7.3 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-7.7 : -6.9 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-7.7 : -12.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns 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.
37.6 TOOLANGI (MOUNT ST LEONARD DPI) E Central VIC
24.0 MOOROODUC E Central VIC
23.0 DROMANA SUSSEX FARM E Central VIC
19.6 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
18.8 SHOREHAM E Central VIC

11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT

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2.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
2.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.6 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
0.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

873 (36.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
854 (35.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
854 (35.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
824 (34.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
799 (33.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
758 (31.6) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
737 (30.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
716 (29.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
702 (29.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
689 (28.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
669 (27.9) GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
664 (27.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
664 (27.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
664 (27.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
663 (27.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
654 (27.3) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
654 (27.3) CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
649 (27.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
645 (26.9) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
645 (26.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
628 (26.2) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
625 (26.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
619 (25.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
606 (25.3) MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
600 (25.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
100/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
89/23 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
83/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
83/22 MOUNT READ 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.
None reported

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(330/ 76 ) at 23:12
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 100(290/ 67 ) at 23:29