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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 02:59EST, 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 20.0 0.0 9.6 +0.7 5.2 0.0 5.6 -- 615 (25.6) 68/09
PERTH AIRPORT 17.0 -1.4 8.4 +0.4 3.1 0.0 4.6 10.2 516 (21.5) 59/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.0 -2.1 10.0 +2.5 7.8 0.4 2.6 2.0 459 (19.1) 41/12
BUNBURY 16.4 -0.9 2.9 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 43/13
MANDURAH 16.5 -- 8.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 44/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.9 20.2 -0.2 19.0 0.0 7.2 11.0 326 (13.6) 41/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.0 -2.6 2.7 -3.3 -0.8 0.0 4.8 11.1 227 ( 9.5) 43/20
WHYALLA AERO 13.4 -5.1 8.0 +2.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 402 (16.8) 63/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.4 -3.3 8.3 +0.1 7.8 1.4 2.0 5.8 274 (11.4) 57/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.0 -2.1 6.7 +1.2 6.0 15.8 2.4 6.3 397 (16.5) 65/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.1 +2.8 8.3 -2.0 6.0 0.0 5.4 11.1 215 ( 9.0) 48/20
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 +1.0 20.3 +2.9 19.5 0.0 6.0 0.9 571 (23.8) 41/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.2 -0.8 18.5 +3.8 17.8 0.0 6.2 4.5 445 (18.5) 34/03
MACKAY M.O 21.9 -0.6 15.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- 6.8 431 (18.0) 31/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.7 +0.9 15.1 +4.5 15.6 0.0 3.4 -- 307 (12.8) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 23.3 0.0 14.9 +4.0 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 315 (13.1) 30/11
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -1.5 10.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.0 -0.3 8.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 20.3 -1.5 10.1 +0.5 4.8 0.0 3.2 0.0 288 (12.0) 22/07
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.5 -2.2 9.1 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 330 (13.8) 30/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.9 +4.0 4.7 -1.1 -0.9 0.0 3.6 -- 94 ( 3.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 +2.5 6.5 -1.7 0.5 0.0 2.6 10.0 300 (12.5) 46/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.4 +2.2 4.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.7 +2.1 1.5 -5.3 -1.2 0.0 5.2 6.1 285 (11.9) 28/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.2 +2.2 2.2 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 61 ( 2.5) 30/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.2 +2.2 2.0 -0.1 -2.5 0.0 2.6 4.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.8 +3.3 0.0 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.8 +2.5 8.1 0.0 3.1 0.0 3.2 1.1 320 (13.3) 31/18
RICHMOND RAAF 21.3 +1.5 2.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 41/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.6 -1.4 9.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 28/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.1 +1.1 2.4 +1.4 -0.3 0.0 3.0 1.8 344 (14.3) 46/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.1 +1.6 3.0 -0.6 1.7 0.0 2.4 2.7 204 ( 8.5) 26/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.0 -1.0 4.5 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 24/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.3 -3.9 7.5 +2.3 6.0 0.0 4.0 1.0 322 (13.4) 46/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.1 -1.6 5.0 +1.1 -- 0.0 2.0 -- 284 (11.8) 37/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 9.5 -4.8 3.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 35/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 9.9 -5.1 9.7 +3.0 6.1 0.0 1.6 -- 167 ( 7.0) 17/19
GEELONG AIRPORT 11.0 -4.0 5.2 -0.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 329 (13.7) 52/21
BALLARAT AERODROME 6.4 -5.0 4.5 +0.8 -- 1.0 -- -- 505 (21.0) 46/17
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.3 -0.4 6.4 +2.8 -- 2.8 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 44/18
HOBART AIRPORT 11.0 -2.5 4.1 -0.6 1.5 0.0 2.0 7.2 323 (13.5) 59/11
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

35.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.9 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
34.5 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.3 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

+5.1 : 25.6 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+5.0 : 24.4 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW
+4.5 : 23.8 COONAMBLE COMPARISON CW Plains N NSW
+4.5 : 23.0 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
+4.1 : 21.2 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.1 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+7.5 : 14.0 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.3 : 17.0 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.3 : 12.1 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+5.2 : 15.2 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+5.2 : 15.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.2 : 5.9 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC

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

-2.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.1 : 13.8 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.4 : 10.6 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-6.4 : 8.9 VIEWBANK (ARPANSA) E Central VIC
-6.3 : 11.9 NONNING NW Pastoral SA
-6.3 : 8.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

-6.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-5.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.8 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.7 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

**S** -14.5 : -0.1 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-5.9 : 3.5 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
-5.7 : 1.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.6 : -1.1 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.5 : 10.7 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-5.5 : 10.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

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.
28.0 FURNER (KENNION SECTION 235) Lower SE SA
25.0 TOGARI (PARTRIDGE ROAD) N Coast TAS
24.4 LAKE FLANNIGAN King Island TAS
22.4 HARWELL King Island TAS
22.0 BOXDALE Darling Downs E QLD

11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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0.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
0.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

1780 (74.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1009 (42.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
966 (40.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
953 (39.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
951 (39.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
945 (39.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
944 (39.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
926 (38.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
915 (38.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
898 (37.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
856 (35.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
853 (35.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
750 (31.3) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
733 (30.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
728 (30.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
717 (29.9) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
698 (29.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
682 (28.4) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
681 (28.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
672 (28.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
666 (27.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
663 (27.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
655 (27.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
650 (27.1) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
646 (26.9) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
638 (26.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
636 (26.5) DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
630 (26.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
628 (26.2) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
628 (26.2) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
624 (26.0) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
624 (26.0) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
620 (25.8) BICKLEY Lower West WA
619 (25.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
615 (25.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
614 (25.6) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
612 (25.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
611 (25.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
104/03 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
83/22 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
80/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
78/10 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
78/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast 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

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 78(190/ 65 ) at 10:05
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 83(180/ 72 ) at 22:05
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 104(330/ 83 ) at 03:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 80(190/ 65 ) at 19:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 74(200/ 63 ) at 12:23
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(180/ 67 ) at 13:00