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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.

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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2048 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
Highest daily rainfall

WA

N Kimberley

001006

WYNDHAM AERO

44.0

33.0

22/10/1973

25

1 n

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

35.8

35.8

14/10/2007

11

1 Y Equal to record.

Lowest maximum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091259

LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY)

7.8

8.2

07/10/2008

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

VIC

W Gippsland

085072

EAST SALE AIRPORT

51.4

38.4

20/10/2002

13

1 Y

TAS

Flinders Is/Bass St

099005

FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT

53.4

51.4

30/10/2003

12

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 31.0 +6.6 9.2 -1.7 3.8 0.0 7.5 -- 531 (22.1) 41/15
PERTH AIRPORT 26.1 +3.6 7.4 -2.8 5.7 0.0 4.6 11.2 361 (15.0) 39/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.2 +2.5 5.8 -3.3 4.0 0.0 1.8 11.6 205 ( 8.5) 35/08
BUNBURY 21.3 +0.6 7.7 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 28/08
MANDURAH 23.1 -- 10.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 24/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +1.1 25.2 +0.2 24.5 18.8 10.2 9.4 343 (14.3) 35/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.7 -5.3 15.3 +0.5 14.2 0.0 12.0 11.0 454 (18.9) 44/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.7 -5.2 7.9 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 34/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.1 -3.7 7.6 -3.8 -- 0.2 2.6 8.5 -- 30/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -3.1 7.9 +0.8 6.5 1.8 2.0 7.5 353 (14.7) 41/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.7 -2.9 21.1 +2.5 19.5 0.0 14.2 10.1 651 (27.1) 59/01
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 +0.8 20.9 +0.3 18.5 0.0 6.4 8.4 235 ( 9.8) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.0 +0.6 21.0 +0.3 19.4 0.0 8.8 10.6 257 (10.7) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 30.2 +2.6 21.2 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.4 263 (11.0) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.7 +1.0 21.2 +4.2 20.3 0.0 7.6 -- 225 ( 9.4) 22/11
BUNDABERG AERO 26.2 -0.7 18.9 +2.3 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 290 (12.1) 24/13
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.3 15.0 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.1 +0.7 12.2 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 31/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.1 +1.6 14.5 -1.2 12.2 0.0 8.2 11.0 370 (15.4) 35/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.8 -0.9 8.8 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 39/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.4 -3.7 7.6 -4.5 4.2 0.0 3.6 -- 120 ( 5.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 -2.6 8.1 -5.7 2.0 0.0 5.2 10.6 301 (12.5) 34/18
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.5 -3.5 6.8 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.8 -3.8 9.4 -2.6 6.4 0.0 5.4 11.5 387 (16.1) 35/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.9 -3.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.1 -5.4 2.5 -4.1 -1.2 0.0 1.8 11.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.3 -6.5 2.7 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.5 -3.0 10.1 -3.0 3.4 0.0 -- 10.0 444 (18.5) --
RICHMOND RAAF 20.3 -4.7 4.9 -6.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 37/11
BELLAMBI AWS 18.4 -3.2 10.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 37/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.9 -1.5 0.5 -5.6 -2.3 0.0 5.8 11.5 436 (18.2) 44/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.6 -2.8 1.7 -6.0 -2.0 0.0 4.0 11.8 280 (11.7) 35/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.1 -3.5 3.0 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 35/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.4 -3.4 6.3 -3.5 3.9 0.0 6.0 8.5 331 (13.8) 31/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 -3.6 2.8 -4.7 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 300 (12.5) 39/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.0 -3.3 3.1 -3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 278 (11.6) 30/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.2 -3.4 10.1 +0.6 8.4 0.0 1.8 -- 193 ( 8.0) 24/14
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 15.1 -3.7 8.7 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 461 (19.2) 43/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.2 -4.4 5.7 -0.5 -- 1.8 -- -- 430 (17.9) 35/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.9 -1.1 5.6 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 43/15
HOBART AIRPORT 16.1 -1.2 6.6 -0.9 3.2 0.0 6.2 -- 647 (27.0) 48/14
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

39.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
38.7 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
38.7 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
38.7 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT
38.5 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT

+9.9 : 35.2 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+9.8 : 35.7 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+7.6 : 33.6 KALBARRI Central West WA
+6.9 : 34.7 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+6.6 : 31.0 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA

27.1 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.9 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
26.6 NGUKURR N Rivers NT

+8.1 : 25.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+6.4 : 21.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+6.0 : 26.9 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
+4.8 : 24.5 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
+4.7 : 25.8 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
+4.7 : 27.1 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD

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

0.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-10.1 : 24.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-8.9 : 28.3 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-8.9 : 28.8 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-8.7 : 26.5 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-8.1 : 27.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD

-6.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.4 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-4.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.5 : -6.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.3 : 5.6 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
-8.3 : -2.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-8.2 : 0.8 APPLETHORPE Darling Downs E QLD
-8.0 : 1.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

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.
60.0 PARRY CREEK FARM N Kimberley WA
53.4 LAKEFIELD N Rivers NT
45.6 NORTHLAKES N Rivers NT
45.0 EAST MATHIESON N Rivers NT
44.3 KUNUNURRA CHECKPOINT E Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
60.0 PARRY CREEK FARM
E Kimberley
44.3 KUNUNURRA CHECKPOINT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
53.4 LAKEFIELD
45.6 NORTHLAKES
45.0 EAST MATHIESON

11.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.7 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
11.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

4.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.2 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
2.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

1610 (67.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1575 (65.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1539 (64.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1365 (56.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1281 (53.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1281 (53.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1233 (51.4) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1199 (50.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1165 (48.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1122 (46.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
1095 (45.6) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1060 (44.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
999 (41.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
910 (37.9) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
851 (35.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
803 (33.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
777 (32.4) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
775 (32.3) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
767 (32.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
753 (31.4) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
734 (30.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
727 (30.3) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
723 (30.1) SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
710 (29.6) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
689 (28.7) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
675 (28.1) WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
664 (27.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
656 (27.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
651 (27.1) MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
647 (27.0) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
647 (27.0) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
646 (26.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
640 (26.7) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
622 (25.9) CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
619 (25.8) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
615 (25.6) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
608 (25.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
98/03 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
98/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
94/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/20 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/01 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
13.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
19.4mm in 55 min to 17:30 21.2mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 23.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
9.4mm in 21 min to 04:00 26.9mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.6mm/h
NORMANTON AIRPORT
5.2mm in 15 min to 15:00 20.8mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78(240/ 69 ) at 01:51
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 74(240/ 65 ) at 00:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(320/ 74 ) at 23:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(250/ 78 ) at 00:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 98(230/ 46 ) at 04:25
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(270/ 58 ) at 22:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 89(270/ 69 ) at 01:14