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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

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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 2044 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

SW & S Coast

009617

BRIDGETOWN

-2.2

-2.1

15/08/2008

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

VIC

Upper NE

083024

MOUNT BULLER

-8.7

-8.0

16/08/1991

20

1 Y

VIC

W Gippsland

085291

MT BAW BAW

-6.6

-6.4

11/08/2005

11

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

24.5

24.5

07/08/1995

14

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

Interior

013007

BALGO HILLS

18.6

20.0

01/08/1987

22

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

19.5

21.0

15/08/2003

14

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

17.7

21.1

05/08/1999

12

1 Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

NT

Arnhem

014508

GOVE AIRPORT

34.7

29.6

31/08/2002

14

1 Y

QLD

Gulf Country

029127

MOUNT ISA AERO

27.6

26.2

22/08/2008

12

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Gulf Country

029141

CLONCURRY AIRPORT

26.5

26.2

27/08/2005

12

1 Y


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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 03:00EST, 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 23.7 +3.7 6.7 -2.2 1.3 0.0 5.8 -- 420 (17.5) 48/09
PERTH AIRPORT 20.8 +2.4 7.1 -0.9 2.9 0.0 4.4 10.5 480 (20.0) 35/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.7 +1.6 3.2 -4.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 10.3 346 (14.4) 35/11
BUNBURY 17.4 +0.1 0.9 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 24/10
MANDURAH 18.9 -- 7.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 30/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 +0.4 22.0 +1.6 21.3 0.0 11.0 8.7 472 (19.7) 48/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 15.0 -7.6 1.1 -4.9 -2.0 0.0 6.6 7.8 448 (18.7) 46/09
WHYALLA AERO 13.5 -5.0 3.1 -2.8 -- 0.4 2.8 -- 296 (12.3) 21/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.1 -2.6 3.2 -5.0 2.3 0.8 -- 3.6 132 ( 5.5) 24/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.7 -1.4 2.5 -3.0 0.6 1.0 0.8 6.0 264 (11.0) 34/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 21.8 -5.5 8.9 -1.4 6.8 0.0 9.4 10.4 662 (27.6) 48/09
CAIRNS AERO 27.8 +1.2 20.4 +3.0 19.2 1.0 5.0 10.0 459 (19.1) 44/07
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.5 +0.5 16.4 +1.7 15.2 0.0 8.6 10.8 514 (21.4) 54/07
MACKAY M.O 18.8 -3.7 13.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 358 (14.9) 39/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.9 -2.9 10.5 -0.1 8.7 0.0 6.6 -- 377 (15.7) 43/08
BUNDABERG AERO 21.5 -1.8 9.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 506 (21.1) 54/09
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -1.5 10.0 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.0 -0.3 7.0 -3.4 -- 1.4 -- -- 260 (10.8) 43/23
BRISBANE AERO 22.1 +0.3 7.9 -1.7 1.0 8.4 6.2 10.6 481 (20.0) 55/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 14.8 -3.9 2.6 -4.9 -- 4.2 -- -- 751 (31.3) 57/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.2 -1.7 6.1 +0.3 1.4 0.2 3.2 -- 199 ( 8.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.1 -1.7 5.9 -2.3 1.9 2.6 2.4 10.8 289 (12.0) 74/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 16.2 -4.0 8.6 +1.9 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 14.9 -3.7 7.4 +0.6 7.0 12.6 2.2 4.8 565 (23.5) 57/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 14.9 -4.1 7.4 +2.1 -- 12.2 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 31/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.9 -2.1 -0.1 -2.2 -2.5 2.2 2.2 9.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 15.7 -1.8 0.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 13.2 -5.1 8.1 0.0 7.7 18.0 1.6 5.9 -- 76/02
RICHMOND RAAF 15.1 -4.7 4.8 +0.4 -- 11.4 -- -- 278 (11.6) 46/09
BELLAMBI AWS 13.6 -4.4 7.8 -2.7 -- 21.0 -- -- 632 (26.3) 72/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.6 -1.4 2.3 +1.3 -2.7 0.0 5.4 9.5 572 (23.8) 54/09
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.3 -1.2 -1.0 -4.6 -- 1.0 0.8 10.4 210 ( 8.8) 22/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.2 -0.8 -1.9 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 24/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.4 -2.8 0.7 -4.5 -0.6 0.0 2.8 7.2 364 (15.2) 24/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.5 -1.2 1.1 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 478 (19.9) 39/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.2 -2.1 -3.0 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 26/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.2 -0.8 4.8 -1.9 2.9 0.6 1.0 -- 98 ( 4.1) 15/08
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.6 -1.4 3.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 30/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.5 +0.1 -0.5 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 422 (17.6) 28/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.8 +1.1 -1.8 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 28/16
HOBART AIRPORT 13.9 +0.4 4.1 -0.6 1.3 0.0 2.4 8.7 342 (14.3) 34/00
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

34.3 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
34.1 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
34.0 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
32.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+4.3 : 27.2 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+3.7 : 23.7 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+3.5 : 20.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+3.4 : 19.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+3.3 : 25.6 KALBARRI Central West WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
24.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+8.2 : 22.0 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+6.1 : 21.1 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
+5.9 : 20.4 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
+5.3 : 18.4 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+5.2 : 19.4 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

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

-4.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-11.8 : 17.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-10.3 : 18.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-10.1 : 19.5 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-9.2 : 16.1 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-9.0 : 18.1 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT

-12.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-10.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-8.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-11.8 : -5.7 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.7 : -2.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-8.3 : -2.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-7.8 : -1.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-7.6 : -5.2 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast 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.
39.0 DOVER HEIGHTS (PORTLAND ST) Sydney--east NSW
38.8 KURNELL (CALTEX OIL REFINERY) Sydney--east NSW
37.4 JAMBEROO (THE RIDGE) Illawarra NSW
37.2 BRONTE SURF CLUB Sydney--east NSW
37.0 KIAMA BOWLING CLUB Illawarra NSW

11.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
11.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
10.8 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

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2.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.5 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1233 (51.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1052 (43.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
943 (39.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
942 (39.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
890 (37.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
845 (35.2) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
840 (35.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
832 (34.7) GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
788 (32.8) NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
767 (32.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
751 (31.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
739 (30.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
737 (30.7) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
735 (30.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
735 (30.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
719 (30.0) BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
692 (28.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
682 (28.4) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
680 (28.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
680 (28.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
677 (28.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
664 (27.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
663 (27.6) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
662 (27.6) MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
652 (27.2) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
647 (27.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
636 (26.5) CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
632 (26.3) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
612 (25.5) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
606 (25.3) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
601 (25.0) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
**S** 120/17 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
81/01 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
76/10 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
76/22 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
76/20 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
76/02 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Murray Valley
RENMARK AERO
8.8mm in 22 min to 16:52 24.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.0mm/h
12.2mm in 31 min to 18:01 23.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 17.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 7.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 6.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Murray Valley
RENMARK AERO : 102(230/ 28 ) at 18:09
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 70(160/ 63 ) at 07:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 69(190/ 63 ) at 22:12
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS : 74(180/ 63 ) at 14:42
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 104(180/ 74 ) at 01:46
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 96(200/ 63 ) at 20:50