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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 03:07EST, 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 22.0 0.0 12.8 +3.5 9.1 0.6 3.8 -- 359 (15.0) 43/13
PERTH AIRPORT 19.6 -0.5 10.0 +1.1 7.8 4.0 4.0 5.5 462 (19.3) 63/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.5 -1.8 7.4 -0.6 5.8 2.2 0.4 2.6 488 (20.3) 55/15
BUNBURY 19.4 +1.2 13.1 +4.6 -- 5.6 -- -- 513 (21.4) 63/05
MANDURAH 19.0 -- 13.9 -- -- 1.8 -- -- 659 (27.5) 70/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.1 +1.6 24.8 +1.8 24.4 0.0 6.4 9.0 332 (13.8) 44/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.6 +9.3 18.1 +7.7 18.2 0.0 12.0 9.8 383 (16.0) 67/15
WHYALLA AERO 30.1 +8.6 15.7 +7.7 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 535 (22.3) 63/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.8 +5.8 14.9 +5.2 10.2 0.0 5.4 6.8 383 (16.0) 44/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.5 +3.7 10.0 +3.7 6.4 0.0 5.2 5.7 480 (20.0) 57/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.2 +5.0 10.4 -3.8 8.4 0.0 9.4 11.1 210 ( 8.8) 43/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 +1.1 20.1 +1.4 18.2 0.0 7.8 10.9 438 (18.3) 34/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.1 +0.4 20.7 +3.4 19.9 0.0 6.4 9.9 305 (12.7) 34/13
MACKAY M.O 27.2 +2.0 16.9 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- 9.8 231 ( 9.6) 21/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.6 +1.3 18.0 +4.4 16.0 0.0 4.6 -- 189 ( 7.9) 30/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.8 -0.6 17.7 +4.0 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 436 (18.2) 30/07
NAMBOUR DPI 20.0 -4.9 15.0 +4.4 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.7 -1.4 13.0 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 26/21
BRISBANE AERO 20.7 -3.5 14.9 +2.2 12.8 0.0 1.8 0.0 333 (13.9) 28/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.8 -4.6 11.3 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 750 (31.3) 41/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.1 +1.7 9.4 +0.9 4.6 0.0 4.0 -- 179 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.9 0.0 12.4 +1.5 9.0 0.0 2.0 8.9 210 ( 8.8) 44/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.6 -0.6 8.0 -1.0 5.0 0.0 3.0 5.8 215 ( 9.0) 30/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.5 +0.2 5.4 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.9 +1.9 3.7 -0.5 -0.8 0.0 4.0 10.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.1 +0.9 8.3 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.0 +0.5 9.4 -0.9 3.2 0.0 3.6 10.1 309 (12.9) 43/14
RICHMOND RAAF 21.0 -1.7 7.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 31/13
BELLAMBI AWS 19.4 -0.8 9.9 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 44/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.0 +1.8 1.1 -2.1 -1.6 0.0 1.6 8.6 123 ( 5.1) 39/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.9 +4.3 3.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 3.0 9.6 -- 26/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.0 +1.9 2.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 30/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.0 +4.6 7.5 +0.1 4.0 0.0 6.0 5.0 305 (12.7) 41/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.3 +1.9 0.6 -4.8 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 156 ( 6.5) 35/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.4 +0.6 0.8 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 34/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.9 +1.7 8.9 +1.0 4.5 0.0 3.4 -- 139 ( 5.8) 34/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.3 +2.5 2.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 44/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.9 0.0 3.5 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 482 (20.1) 59/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.0 +0.5 5.7 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 30/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.2 +2.9 4.8 -1.2 2.6 0.0 3.8 9.1 337 (14.0) 52/20
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

40.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
40.1 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
40.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
39.9 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
39.9 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+9.3 : 36.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.7 : 35.3 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+8.6 : 30.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 30.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+8.0 : 25.9 YONGALA Upper North SA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.4 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
26.2 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
26.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
25.8 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

+8.5 : 25.6 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
+8.5 : 26.4 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+8.1 : 15.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+7.7 : 18.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.7 : 14.6 NONNING NW Pastoral SA
+7.7 : 16.8 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+7.7 : 15.7 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

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

4.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.6 : 19.4 HINZE DAM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.1 : 20.4 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.0 : 20.8 BRISBANE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.9 : 20.6 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.9 : 20.0 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

-5.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.7 : -0.5 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
-6.4 : 2.1 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-6.4 : 2.8 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
-6.1 : -3.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.0 : -0.2 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

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.
34.0 ARCTURUS DOWNS Central Highlands QLD
29.6 WALPOLE Lower West WA
22.8 LYNTON Central West WA
21.0 MOUNT KROOMBIT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
20.6 NORNALUP Lower West WA

11.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.1 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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3.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
2.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1090 (45.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
975 (40.6) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
864 (36.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
863 (36.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
833 (34.7) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
821 (34.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
792 (33.0) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
776 (32.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
767 (32.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
758 (31.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
750 (31.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
733 (30.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
723 (30.1) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
711 (29.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
702 (29.3) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
692 (28.8) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
689 (28.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
673 (28.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
671 (28.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
664 (27.7) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
661 (27.5) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
661 (27.5) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
659 (27.5) MANDURAH Lower West WA
620 (25.8) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
618 (25.8) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
605 (25.2) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
605 (25.2) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
604 (25.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
600 (25.0) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
102/04 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
96/06 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
83/07 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
83/00 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
80/09 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
80/11 BICKLEY Lower West WA
80/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
GARDEN ISLAND HSF : 74(310/ 63 ) at 08:55
CAPE LEEUWIN : 98(310/ 85 ) at 03:48
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 96(340/ 74 ) at 06:32
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 78(330/ 67 ) at 21:00
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 85(360/ 63 ) at 19:21