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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
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 2056 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

WA

N Kimberley

001023

EL QUESTRO

10.4

1.3

30/08/1974

20

1 n

WA

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

1.2

0.0

2007

23

1 n

WA

E Kimberley

002069

KACHANA

8.8

0.0

2007

13

1 n

NT

Victoria

014855

NELSON SPRINGS

6.6

4.4

27/08/2008

14

1 n Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Victoria

014856

BIRRINDUDU

13.0

0.0

2005

11

1 n

NT

Victoria

014857

SUPLEJACK

5.0

0.0

2007

25

1 n

NT

Victoria

014864

MOOLOOLOO

3.0

0.0

2005

18

1 n

NT

Alice Springs

015608

MURRAY DOWNS

17.2

13.6

03/08/1975

34

1 n

NT

Alice Springs

015654

MEREENIE

18.0

15.2

29/08/1990

18

1 n


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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 21.7 +1.7 12.1 +3.2 8.2 0.0 3.2 -- 262 (10.9) 28/17
PERTH AIRPORT 21.3 +2.9 7.9 -0.1 4.1 0.0 3.2 6.3 286 (11.9) 30/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.3 +3.2 6.9 -0.6 3.8 0.2 2.6 10.0 321 (13.4) 31/12
BUNBURY 19.3 +2.0 5.2 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 30/16
MANDURAH 19.8 -- 10.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 28/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +1.6 22.6 +2.2 21.8 0.0 6.4 11.0 389 (16.2) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.1 +3.5 7.9 +1.9 6.0 0.0 7.4 8.2 364 (15.2) 34/09
WHYALLA AERO 18.6 +0.1 1.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 204 ( 8.5) 28/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.7 +2.0 6.5 -1.7 2.5 0.0 2.8 9.6 183 ( 7.6) 24/05
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.0 -0.1 4.5 -1.0 1.8 0.2 1.4 6.3 170 ( 7.1) 22/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.2 +5.9 16.3 +6.0 12.1 0.0 13.0 10.4 408 (17.0) 43/12
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 +1.9 20.8 +3.4 20.0 0.0 5.4 6.4 567 (23.6) 44/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.7 +0.7 18.4 +3.7 15.8 0.0 5.4 9.0 396 (16.5) 46/13
MACKAY M.O 22.5 0.0 15.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- 9.4 279 (11.6) 28/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.3 +0.5 14.0 +3.4 10.8 0.0 4.6 -- 254 (10.6) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 23.8 +0.5 11.2 +0.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 167 ( 7.0) 30/13
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -0.5 10.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.6 +0.3 11.4 +1.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 304 (12.7) 35/21
BRISBANE AERO 21.3 -0.5 12.6 +3.0 9.7 0.0 2.8 5.6 246 (10.3) 26/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.3 -1.4 9.7 +2.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 342 (14.3) 41/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.2 +2.3 9.0 +3.2 5.6 0.0 5.2 -- 232 ( 9.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.7 -2.1 13.0 +4.8 9.3 3.6 2.6 2.6 436 (18.2) 34/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.3 -2.9 10.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.1 -1.5 8.7 +1.9 5.2 0.4 3.2 5.9 447 (18.6) 37/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 15.7 -3.3 7.4 +2.1 -- 4.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 28/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.3 +1.3 0.9 -1.2 -2.5 0.0 3.0 10.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.2 +1.7 4.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 15.0 -3.3 7.8 -0.3 5.0 2.4 3.2 8.5 529 (22.0) 50/14
RICHMOND RAAF 15.7 -4.1 6.5 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 26/09
BELLAMBI AWS 14.7 -3.3 9.7 -0.8 -- 2.4 -- -- 428 (17.8) 44/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.7 +1.7 -0.1 -1.1 -4.3 0.0 3.4 9.9 489 (20.4) 30/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.3 +1.8 0.6 -3.0 -0.2 0.0 2.2 10.9 151 ( 6.3) 26/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.8 +1.8 1.0 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 21/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.8 +0.6 2.4 -2.8 0.5 0.0 4.0 10.6 290 (12.1) 30/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.9 +1.2 2.9 -1.0 -- 0.2 3.1 -- 393 (16.4) 21/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.2 +0.9 -0.4 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 34/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.9 -0.1 9.3 +2.6 7.4 0.0 1.6 -- 136 ( 5.7) 17/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.9 -1.1 6.5 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 24/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.0 +1.6 5.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 34/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.9 +3.2 0.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 26/17
HOBART AIRPORT 13.9 +0.4 3.0 -1.7 -0.2 0.0 1.4 10.6 214 ( 8.9) 24/15
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

37.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.2 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
36.8 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
36.8 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
36.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.3 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT

+7.8 : 27.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.8 : 26.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+6.7 : 35.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+6.2 : 22.0 KARNET Lower West WA
+6.0 : 35.1 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.7 PINE CREEK COUNCIL N Rivers NT
24.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+10.6 : 20.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+9.2 : 16.1 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 17.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+8.8 : 22.6 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
+8.4 : 17.2 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
+8.4 : 13.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA

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

-0.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.8 : 21.8 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-4.8 : 18.2 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-4.5 : 16.4 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-4.4 : 25.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-4.4 : 13.0 MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS Hunter Valley NSW

-12.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-5.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.7 : -2.3 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-6.4 : -0.6 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-6.3 : -2.5 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-6.3 : -12.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.1 : -0.8 COONAWARRA Lower SE 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.
33.4 WOOMBAH (EMU DRIVE) North Coast NSW
30.8 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
29.0 CANGAI (SMELTER CREEK) N Tablelands E NSW
28.0 WELLSHOT Central West QLD
28.0 MUMMULGUM (BINGEEBEEBRA) North Coast NSW

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
10.8 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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4.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
4.2 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
4.1 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
2.9 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
2.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

919 (38.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
909 (37.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
787 (32.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
726 (30.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
708 (29.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
703 (29.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
701 (29.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
685 (28.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
667 (27.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
652 (27.2) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
640 (26.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
640 (26.7) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
65/16 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
63/19 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
61/13 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
61/09 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
57/15 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Gascoyne
MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT
6.2mm in 13 min to 14:30 28.6mm/h
Central West
MORAWA AG
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA
15.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 31.6mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 20.0mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.6mm/h
Darling Downs E
DALBY AIRPORT
3.4mm in 2 min to 19:35 102.0mm/h
17.4mm in 25 min to 20:00 41.8mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 22.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
Darling Downs W
MILES CONSTANCE STREET
13.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
15.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.4mm/h
None reported