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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 2045 EST on 30/08/2009. 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 grass minimum temperature

SA

Upper North

019062

YONGALA

-6.9

-5.6

20/10/1996

51

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

SA

Lower North

021131

CLARE HIGH SCHOOL

0.1

0.1

04/10/2007

14

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

Sydney--east

067117

HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE

3.7

4.0

01/10/2002

11

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091259

LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY)

8.2

8.4

09/10/2003

14

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 03:12EST, 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 27.8 +3.4 5.6 -5.3 0.4 0.0 7.6 -- 553 (23.0) 54/16
PERTH AIRPORT 22.4 -0.1 6.8 -3.4 5.3 0.0 4.8 11.4 421 (17.5) 52/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.9 -2.8 4.1 -5.0 2.6 0.0 1.8 6.8 208 ( 8.7) 26/13
BUNBURY 20.9 +0.2 7.6 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 31/16
MANDURAH 21.3 -- 10.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 37/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +0.8 26.7 +1.7 26.5 0.0 7.6 10.3 417 (17.4) 57/22
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.2 -7.8 15.5 +0.7 14.4 0.0 13.6 3.0 461 (19.2) 39/11
WHYALLA AERO 16.4 -7.5 11.0 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 462 (19.3) 37/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.4 -5.4 -- -- -- 2.84 14.0 3.9 -- --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.1 -3.8 7.8 +0.7 5.8 0.6 3.2 4.9 508 (21.2) 46/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.3 +1.7 22.1 +3.5 20.3 0.0 15.8 11.3 606 (25.3) 54/00
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 +0.1 21.7 +1.1 20.0 0.0 6.0 10.9 333 (13.9) 28/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.3 +1.9 20.5 -0.2 18.4 0.0 8.6 10.8 309 (12.9) 30/11
MACKAY M.O 30.6 +3.0 20.0 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- 11.0 288 (12.0) 28/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.4 +4.7 17.9 +0.9 16.5 0.0 7.4 -- 215 ( 9.0) 30/15
BUNDABERG AERO 31.8 +4.9 18.0 +1.4 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 493 (20.5) --
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.3 15.0 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.6 -0.8 14.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 395 (16.5) 50/09
BRISBANE AERO 24.2 -1.3 17.2 +1.5 11.3 0.0 5.8 11.6 493 (20.5) 39/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.3 -0.4 11.1 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 659 (27.5) 39/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 19.7 -5.4 6.6 -5.5 2.5 8.6 3.8 -- 274 (11.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -4.2 12.3 -1.5 4.5 0.4 3.0 11.8 351 (14.6) 35/01
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.8 -4.2 7.7 -4.2 -- 9.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.8 -2.8 8.1 -3.9 6.0 15.0 5.4 11.8 522 (21.8) 43/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.2 -6.3 1.0 -5.6 -1.0 3.2 2.6 11.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.9 -7.9 3.6 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.6 -1.9 8.4 -4.7 3.6 1.8 3.4 11.7 540 (22.5) 44/23
RICHMOND RAAF 21.5 -3.5 4.6 -6.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 337 (14.0) 34/17
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -4.6 9.2 -4.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 474 (19.8) 41/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.0 -3.4 0.3 -5.8 -3.7 8.2 5.4 11.8 393 (16.4) 57/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.5 -5.9 2.5 -5.2 -0.7 1.2 2.4 10.5 413 (17.2) 44/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.9 -7.7 2.7 -5.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 35/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.1 -5.7 3.4 -6.4 0.8 0.0 6.6 11.3 468 (19.5) 39/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.5 -6.4 2.4 -5.1 -- 1.0 4.4 -- 461 (19.2) 34/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.3 -6.0 1.4 -4.9 -- 0.8 -- -- 391 (16.3) 34/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.0 -3.6 8.0 -1.5 4.9 2.0 2.2 -- 196 ( 8.2) 24/10
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 15.6 -3.2 6.0 -1.6 -- 3.4 -- -- 488 (20.3) 55/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.2 -5.4 3.1 -3.1 -- 1.6 -- -- 467 (19.5) 46/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.8 -1.2 1.8 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 54/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.1 -1.2 5.6 -1.9 0.4 0.6 3.6 8.5 669 (27.9) 74/15
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

41.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.6 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
40.2 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
40.2 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
40.2 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+5.5 : 41.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+5.5 : 31.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.2 : 38.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
27.6 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT
27.4 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.4 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA

+7.4 : 25.4 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+5.9 : 24.9 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
**S** +5.9 : 19.9 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
+5.5 : 28.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
+4.9 : 26.0 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
+4.9 : 19.8 ROLLESTON Central Highlands QLD
+4.9 : 20.2 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD
+4.9 : 19.7 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD

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

-0.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-17.8 : 19.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-12.5 : 24.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-10.9 : 22.4 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-10.5 : 24.7 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-9.9 : 23.2 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

-7.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-6.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC

-8.9 : -2.9 YONGALA Upper North SA
-8.6 : 0.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-8.1 : -1.9 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-8.1 : -5.6 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-8.0 : 0.9 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-8.0 : -4.1 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

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.
40.4 ATTUNGA (MINDEROO) NW Slopes S NSW
40.2 ATTUNGA (GARTHOWEN) NW Slopes S NSW
40.0 POKOLBIN (BEN EAN) Hunter Valley NSW
39.2 NUNDLE (KEEVA) NW Slopes S NSW
38.0 BLACK SPRINGS FORESTRY C Tablelands S NSW

11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.8 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
11.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
11.8 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
11.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.7 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

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2.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
2.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
1.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
0.3 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

1436 (59.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1323 (55.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1315 (54.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1296 (54.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1254 (52.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1152 (48.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
966 (40.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
956 (39.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
910 (37.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
862 (35.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
853 (35.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
843 (35.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
832 (34.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
822 (34.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
818 (34.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
788 (32.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
772 (32.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
760 (31.7) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
746 (31.1) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
730 (30.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
720 (30.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
719 (30.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
717 (29.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
682 (28.4) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
678 (28.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
673 (28.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
669 (27.9) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
664 (27.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
664 (27.7) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
662 (27.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
659 (27.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
642 (26.8) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
641 (26.7) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
632 (26.3) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
622 (25.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
615 (25.6) THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
613 (25.5) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
611 (25.5) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
607 (25.3) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
606 (25.3) MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
600 (25.0) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
143/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
115/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
109/13 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
102/15 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
94/15 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
94/08 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
94/10 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
93/19 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
91/08 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
7.6mm in 20 min to 15:23 22.8mm/h
31.0mm in 37 min to 16:00 50.3mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.7mm/h
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
10.2mm in 21 min to 16:30 29.1mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.2mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG
4.0mm in 6 min to 13:06 40.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
13.2mm in 7 min to 22:26 113.1mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 20.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
14.4mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
18.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 37.6mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 18.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO : 80(100/ 65 ) at 14:39
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(270/ 63 ) at 16:00
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 80(260/ 67 ) at 19:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 91(240/ 69 ) at 13:00
LOW HEAD : 78(260/ 63 ) at 13:30
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 85(280/ 63 ) at 13:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 115(310/ 93 ) at 16:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 143(250/104 ) at 20:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 93(250/ 50 ) at 20:31
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 100(260/ 76 ) at 11:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 91(270/ 61 ) at 10:01
MOUNT READ : 95(240/ 80 ) at 11:23
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 102(270/ 85 ) at 16:30
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 87(250/ 70 ) at 08:30