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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 2101 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

SA

NW Pastoral

016095

TIEYON

15.2

10.4

10/08/2003

14

1 y

SA

NE Pastoral

017132

MARREE (ETADUNNA)

21.6

19.4

13/08/2003

11

1 y

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040209

POINT LOOKOUT

19.2

18.8

31/08/2004

12

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014626

DALY WATERS AWS

36.9

36.8

28/08/1942

39

1 Y

NT

Barkly

015131

ELLIOTT

38.0

38.0

28/08/1985

29

1 Y Equal to record.


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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 03:02EST, 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 19.3 -0.7 6.4 -2.5 2.2 2.8 3.0 -- 374 (15.6) 34/15
PERTH AIRPORT 16.9 -1.5 2.6 -5.4 0.3 0.8 3.6 9.9 354 (14.8) 39/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.0 -3.1 6.4 -1.1 4.1 5.0 2.4 7.9 411 (17.1) 44/01
BUNBURY 15.3 -2.0 0.9 -6.7 -- 3.2 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 28/17
MANDURAH 15.7 -- 7.9 -- -- 2.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 35/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.8 +1.5 22.7 +2.3 21.6 0.0 7.7 9.4 382 (15.9) 41/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.4 +2.8 15.5 +9.5 13.0 0.0 9.2 6.0 409 (17.0) 41/01
WHYALLA AERO 22.8 +4.3 11.2 +5.3 -- 3.6 3.6 -- 343 (14.3) 54/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.6 +1.9 10.4 +2.2 9.1 3.4 -- 0.5 365 (15.2) 48/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.6 -1.5 8.5 +3.0 5.2 0.6 3.0 0.0 390 (16.3) 54/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.9 +7.6 16.1 +5.8 13.6 0.0 7.0 11.2 213 ( 8.9) 39/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 +2.7 21.1 +3.7 19.5 0.6 7.8 6.5 518 (21.6) 41/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.4 +1.4 20.5 +5.8 19.6 0.0 6.8 9.2 457 (19.0) 44/11
MACKAY M.O 23.0 +0.5 18.5 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- 9.6 286 (11.9) 26/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.6 +2.8 15.5 +4.9 12.5 0.0 4.0 -- 262 (10.9) 30/13
BUNDABERG AERO 25.7 +2.4 12.8 +1.9 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 239 (10.0) 35/13
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +2.5 12.0 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.6 +1.3 14.7 +4.3 -- 6.8 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 31/09
BRISBANE AERO 22.9 +1.1 12.5 +2.9 8.9 0.0 4.0 9.5 245 (10.2) 35/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.8 +3.1 12.3 +4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 418 (17.4) 31/18
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.0 +6.1 11.9 +6.1 8.3 0.0 3.4 -- 271 (11.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.5 +0.7 10.0 +1.8 7.9 6.0 1.6 1.8 172 ( 7.2) 28/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.7 +0.5 6.9 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.5 +0.9 3.0 -3.8 1.5 0.0 2.8 5.8 140 ( 5.8) 28/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.8 -2.2 3.1 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 18/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.0 +4.0 2.8 +0.7 -1.2 0.0 3.0 1.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +4.4 9.7 +6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.8 -0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 6.3 -- --
RICHMOND RAAF 16.3 -3.5 3.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.3 -1.7 8.1 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 50/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.3 +3.3 0.5 -0.5 -3.2 0.0 1.8 4.1 195 ( 8.1) 39/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.5 +1.0 6.7 +3.1 3.4 0.0 3.2 2.3 298 (12.4) 43/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.5 +2.5 3.2 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 35/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.1 -1.1 10.2 +5.0 7.0 2.0 3.8 0.0 313 (13.0) 46/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.2 -0.5 6.6 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 46/18
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.2 -1.1 2.8 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 35/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.2 +3.2 8.6 +1.9 7.0 0.0 2.8 -- 151 ( 6.3) 35/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.0 +2.0 6.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 48/18
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.5 +1.1 7.2 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 547 (22.8) 68/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.6 +3.9 3.1 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 48/20
HOBART AIRPORT 17.2 +3.7 4.0 -0.7 1.4 0.0 2.2 4.4 293 (12.2) 41/16
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

38.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
37.8 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
37.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
37.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD

+10.9 : 31.4 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+10.7 : 36.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+10.2 : 37.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
+10.0 : 32.6 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+9.6 : 31.0 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.1 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
24.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+10.2 : 19.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+9.9 : 15.0 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+9.8 : 17.8 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+9.7 : 16.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

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

2.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-5.9 : 17.1 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-5.4 : 13.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 13.1 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-4.4 : 13.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-4.3 : 12.9 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
-4.3 : 14.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

-7.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.8 : 1.4 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-6.7 : 0.3 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-6.7 : 0.9 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-6.3 : 0.0 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-5.4 : 2.6 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West 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.
40.0 SHELLEY Lower NE VIC
32.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB North Coast NSW
30.0 BROMFLEET ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
29.0 WHEEO (THE HOMESTEAD) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
28.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.7 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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0.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

1135 (47.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
927 (38.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
880 (36.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
829 (34.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
783 (32.6) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
780 (32.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
754 (31.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
730 (30.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
730 (30.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
723 (30.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
719 (30.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
704 (29.3) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
692 (28.8) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
681 (28.4) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
662 (27.6) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
645 (26.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
640 (26.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
635 (26.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
634 (26.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
625 (26.0) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
622 (25.9) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
621 (25.9) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
601 (25.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
117/21 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
109/21 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
104/20 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
93/10 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
91/19 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
91/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/18 TASMAN ISLAND 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Murray Valley
RENMARK AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS
8.8mm in 14 min to 23:15 37.7mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 83(350/ 65 ) at 05:48
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 93(350/ 72 ) at 10:25
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 117(340/ 98 ) at 21:10
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 104(360/ 65 ) at 12:00
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 83( 10/ 63 ) at 21:00
MT HOTHAM : 109(360/ 80 ) at 21:14
E Central
FAWKNER BEACON : 83(360/ 65 ) at 22:04
TASMANIA
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 83( 10/ 63 ) at 20:42
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(360/ 70 ) at 21:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 91( 20/ 72 ) at 18:30
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 100( 20/ 70 ) at 17:00