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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.

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2054 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
Highest daily rainfall

NT

Victoria

014833

KALKARINGI POLICE

6.0

3.6

21/08/1950

42

1 n

NT

Victoria

014855

NELSON SPRINGS

4.4

0.0

2007

14

1 n

NT

Alice Springs

015571

WAUCHOPE

7.2

6.4

15/08/1955

28

1 n

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029004

BURKETOWN POST OFFICE

24.9

24.1

22/08/1988

110

1 Y

QLD

Gulf Country

029141

CLONCURRY AIRPORT

20.7

20.5

23/08/2003

13

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 03:01EST, 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 22.9 +2.9 13.8 +4.9 10.8 0.2 2.6 -- 308 (12.8) 34/00
PERTH AIRPORT 23.8 +5.4 10.9 +2.9 7.4 0.0 5.4 9.2 516 (21.5) 50/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.3 +4.2 4.5 -3.0 2.4 0.0 1.2 10.7 324 (13.5) 34/08
BUNBURY 20.2 +2.9 4.5 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 28/12
MANDURAH 20.0 -- 11.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 28/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +2.9 22.0 +1.6 21.1 0.0 8.0 11.0 375 (15.6) 48/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.5 -0.1 8.3 +2.3 6.2 0.0 7.2 8.3 273 (11.4) 37/11
WHYALLA AERO 14.8 -3.7 2.2 -3.7 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 224 ( 9.3) 28/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.5 -1.2 5.7 -2.5 2.3 0.0 2.6 10.2 218 ( 9.1) 28/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.4 -1.7 3.0 -2.5 0.0 0.2 1.4 0.4 268 (11.2) 21/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.4 +5.1 19.3 +9.0 17.4 0.0 11.0 10.3 413 (17.2) 34/01
CAIRNS AERO 27.7 +1.1 19.7 +2.3 19.0 0.8 5.4 4.3 550 (22.9) 54/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.1 -0.9 15.4 +0.7 13.4 0.0 5.6 5.9 405 (16.9) 41/10
MACKAY M.O 21.9 -0.6 14.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- 5.5 321 (13.4) 24/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.2 +0.4 12.8 +2.2 11.2 0.0 3.2 -- 271 (11.3) 28/14
BUNDABERG AERO 24.2 +0.9 10.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 163 ( 6.8) 30/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +1.5 9.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.5 +1.2 14.3 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 31/16
BRISBANE AERO 22.0 +0.2 9.3 -0.3 5.4 0.0 3.2 5.4 246 (10.3) 26/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.0 -2.7 9.1 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 28/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.7 +4.8 7.2 +1.4 2.7 0.0 3.4 -- 112 ( 4.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.9 +0.1 7.7 -0.5 3.0 0.2 2.4 4.0 293 (12.2) 37/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.6 +0.4 6.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.6 0.0 5.8 -1.0 1.6 0.0 -- 8.6 283 (11.8) 50/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.0 -1.0 4.8 -0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 46/19
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.5 +1.5 0.0 -2.1 -5.1 0.0 2.4 10.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.9 +1.4 2.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.4 -0.9 9.8 +1.7 4.0 0.0 4.0 8.4 313 (13.0) 50/11
RICHMOND RAAF 17.8 -2.0 0.9 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 60 ( 2.5) 44/12
BELLAMBI AWS 14.1 -3.9 8.8 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 48/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.1 +2.1 -3.3 -4.3 -6.2 0.0 3.0 -- 251 (10.5) 30/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.6 +2.1 -1.2 -4.8 -1.3 0.0 2.8 10.5 162 ( 6.8) 17/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.9 +0.9 -0.4 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 26/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.3 -0.9 2.3 -2.9 0.2 0.0 4.8 10.4 254 (10.6) 31/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.5 -0.2 3.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 302 (12.6) 41/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.3 0.0 -1.3 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 35/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.3 +0.3 7.4 +0.7 4.4 0.0 2.4 -- 180 ( 7.5) 17/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.0 -1.0 3.8 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 428 (17.8) 30/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.5 +0.1 2.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 379 (15.8) 31/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.8 +2.1 0.3 -3.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 21/16
HOBART AIRPORT 14.9 +1.4 4.9 +0.2 0.8 0.0 1.0 6.9 316 (13.2) 26/01
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

37.9 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
37.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.9 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.8 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
37.4 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
37.4 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+6.5 : 23.0 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.2 : 22.0 KARNET Lower West WA
+6.2 : 21.1 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+5.9 : 36.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
+5.9 : 21.3 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.9 : 28.9 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.9 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
24.9 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
24.6 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+10.4 : 23.7 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
+10.4 : 24.9 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
+9.9 : 18.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+9.8 : 22.0 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
+9.7 : 14.3 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+9.7 : 22.2 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT

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

-2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-4.6 : 6.7 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-4.3 : 15.5 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-4.0 : 14.2 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-4.0 : 17.9 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-4.0 : 8.1 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC

-9.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.4 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.2 : -3.2 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-7.2 : -1.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.9 : -1.0 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-6.8 : -2.5 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-6.7 : -1.8 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-6.7 : -0.9 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA

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.
27.0 SUNNYDALE Central West WA
25.0 ROSES TIER (MEMORY ROAD WEST) E Coast TAS
20.0 BUNTINE Central West WA
20.0 YOUNO DOWNS E Gascoyne WA
19.5 MOUNT MAGNET E Gascoyne WA

11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
10.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
10.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

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3.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.3 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
2.1 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
1.5 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1110 (46.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1103 (46.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1040 (43.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1024 (42.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1005 (41.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
952 (39.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
872 (36.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
867 (36.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
821 (34.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
799 (33.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
755 (31.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
735 (30.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
728 (30.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
698 (29.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
674 (28.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
665 (27.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
632 (26.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
626 (26.1) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
618 (25.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
600 (25.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
81/01 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/08 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
70/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
70/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
68/01 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
68/17 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
13.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 27.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.6mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 23.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 82(230/ 70 ) at 01:26