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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 03:13EST, 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 22.9 -1.5 10.5 -0.4 7.3 0.0 5.6 -- 315 (13.1) 46/16
PERTH AIRPORT 20.3 -2.2 9.9 -0.3 7.5 0.0 4.0 9.2 341 (14.2) 50/01
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.1 -2.6 10.4 +1.3 9.1 7.2 4.4 8.1 355 (14.8) 54/11
BUNBURY 18.5 -2.2 8.4 -0.8 -- 2.2 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 39/15
MANDURAH 19.6 -- 14.3 -- -- 0.6 -- -- 316 (13.2) 41/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.7 26.3 +1.3 25.6 0.0 6.8 10.2 341 (14.2) 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.6 +0.6 9.8 -5.0 10.5 0.0 11.8 -- 285 (11.9) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 34.7 +10.8 13.2 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 67/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.9 +10.1 13.4 +2.0 -- 0.6 -- 8.8 231 ( 9.6) 54/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.1 +10.2 10.0 +2.9 6.3 0.0 4.4 7.4 337 (14.0) 81/20
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.8 +2.2 21.7 +3.1 19.2 0.0 13.2 11.4 385 (16.0) 31/13
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +1.5 23.8 +3.2 22.0 0.0 7.4 8.0 487 (20.3) 50/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +2.3 23.1 +2.4 22.4 0.0 8.4 8.9 563 (23.5) 52/12
MACKAY M.O 27.2 -0.4 23.2 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- 3.7 411 (17.1) 48/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.7 -4.0 19.4 +2.4 19.2 12.4 4.4 -- 311 (13.0) 37/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.7 -2.2 17.7 +1.1 -- 5.2 2.6 -- 404 (16.8) 35/09
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -4.7 17.0 +3.2 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.3 -1.1 16.0 -0.2 -- 7.6 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 22/15
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -2.2 16.8 +1.1 16.5 4.8 1.8 1.4 213 ( 8.9) 24/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.9 -5.8 12.9 +0.1 -- 1.2 -- -- 581 (24.2) 43/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.5 +0.4 13.1 +1.0 9.5 0.0 2.4 -- 84 ( 3.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.2 -0.4 14.0 +0.2 10.0 0.0 2.4 4.0 244 (10.2) 39/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -0.4 12.6 +0.7 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.1 +1.5 10.8 -1.2 8.9 1.2 4.2 8.7 218 ( 9.1) 31/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.9 +1.2 9.2 -1.5 -- 6.8 -- -- 42 ( 1.8) 22/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.4 +1.9 5.5 -1.1 2.4 2.4 4.2 8.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.6 +0.8 9.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.3 +2.8 15.1 +2.0 10.1 0.0 3.6 10.6 341 (14.2) 46/17
RICHMOND RAAF 25.9 +0.9 9.3 -1.7 -- 1.6 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 21.7 +0.1 14.7 +0.8 -- 2.2 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 41/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.9 +4.5 4.5 -1.6 0.6 0.0 4.8 11.7 194 ( 8.1) 30/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.4 +6.0 6.7 -1.0 3.8 0.0 4.8 11.9 167 ( 7.0) 31/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.7 +6.1 6.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 39/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.4 +7.6 11.7 +1.9 7.9 0.0 8.8 11.6 235 ( 9.8) 48/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.9 +9.0 8.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 50/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.8 +9.5 6.8 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 54/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 30.6 +11.0 14.2 +4.7 9.0 0.0 6.0 -- 156 ( 6.5) 31/13
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 30.6 +11.8 6.4 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 67/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.9 +10.3 6.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 55/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.9 +5.9 8.2 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 43/22
HOBART AIRPORT 22.1 +4.8 7.8 +0.3 4.0 0.0 5.8 6.9 250 (10.4) 52/22
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

42.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.1 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.9 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.6 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
41.5 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+14.4 : 35.0 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+13.2 : 33.4 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+12.7 : 36.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.5 : 32.3 STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+12.5 : 30.6 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC

29.6 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.4 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT
27.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
27.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.3 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+9.6 : 17.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.6 : 14.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
+8.1 : 18.2 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.1 : 18.1 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+7.8 : 15.0 FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC

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

10.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
12.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.7 : 21.1 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-7.9 : 21.6 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
-7.7 : 23.0 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD
-7.3 : 22.3 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-7.2 : 24.5 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD

-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.0 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
1.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-7.1 : 15.3 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-5.9 : 13.2 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
-5.6 : 18.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-5.2 : 13.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-5.0 : 9.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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.
87.0 LONGREACH TM Central West QLD
53.6 BLACKALL TOWNSHIP Central West QLD
47.2 ARAMAC POST OFFICE Central West QLD
47.0 JOCHMUS Central West QLD
43.0 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE Central West QLD

QUEENSLAND
Central West
87.0 LONGREACH TM
53.6 BLACKALL TOWNSHIP
47.2 ARAMAC POST OFFICE
47.0 JOCHMUS
43.0 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE

12.8 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
12.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.8 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

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4.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
3.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
3.2 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
1.4 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

973 (40.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
829 (34.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
797 (33.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
781 (32.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
771 (32.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
736 (30.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
716 (29.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
716 (29.8) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
677 (28.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
670 (27.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
663 (27.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
661 (27.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
657 (27.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
642 (26.8) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
628 (26.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
605 (25.2) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
**W** 237/23 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
98/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
96/22 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
89/17 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
89/22 CAPE GRIM BAPS N 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.
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
1.8mm in 1 min to 23:35 108.0mm/h
2.2mm in 1 min to 23:38 132.0mm/h
Central West
LONGREACH AERO
11.2mm in 23 min to 04:53 29.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 15.6mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 15.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 89(250/ 76 ) at 18:14
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 80(350/ 69 ) at 13:30
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO : 237(360/ 67 ) at 23:39
VICTORIA
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 74(340/ 63 ) at 14:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(340/ 61 ) at 23:38