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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 2257 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

NT

Arnhem

014515

LAKE EVELLA

30.0

25.2

18/10/2001

11

1 y

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

WA

SW & S Coast

009538

DWELLINGUP

31.9

30.6

13/10/1958

15

1 Y


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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 03:15EST, 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 24.2 -0.2 15.4 +4.5 10.8 0.0 5.4 -- 399 (16.6) 43/12
PERTH AIRPORT 22.2 -0.3 16.2 +6.0 12.5 0.0 6.4 5.9 429 (17.9) 41/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.6 -2.1 13.2 +4.1 10.9 0.6 4.2 1.3 407 (17.0) 35/11
BUNBURY 20.0 -0.7 14.0 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 34/13
MANDURAH 19.8 -- 17.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 37/19
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 0.0 20.6 -4.4 21.9 13.8 9.8 9.1 345 (14.4) 31/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.3 -0.7 10.1 -4.7 6.2 0.0 12.0 12.0 343 (14.3) 39/09
WHYALLA AERO 26.0 +2.1 7.6 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 31/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.5 +3.7 9.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 4.4 12.1 209 ( 8.7) 26/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.0 +1.1 8.8 +1.7 6.3 0.0 1.2 6.6 207 ( 8.6) 30/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.7 +2.1 19.6 +1.0 17.2 0.0 16.0 11.4 427 (17.8) 35/00
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 +0.6 21.8 +1.2 20.3 0.2 7.4 11.5 459 (19.1) 46/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.9 +0.5 22.2 +1.5 20.7 0.0 9.4 11.9 467 (19.5) 44/14
MACKAY M.O 27.5 -0.1 18.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 284 (11.8) 34/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.4 -1.3 19.1 +2.1 18.1 0.4 5.0 -- 219 ( 9.1) 52/21
BUNDABERG AERO 26.4 -0.5 17.4 +0.8 -- 17.8 5.4 -- 258 (10.8) 48/14
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -5.7 17.0 +3.2 -- 11.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.0 -0.4 17.2 +1.0 -- 41.0 -- -- 436 (18.2) 55/10
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -2.2 17.7 +2.0 16.9 7.8 5.6 4.7 425 (17.7) 48/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.1 -4.6 13.5 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 685 (28.5) 59/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.7 -1.4 11.9 -0.2 9.7 0.0 4.8 -- 290 (12.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.5 -3.1 14.6 +0.8 13.9 12.4 4.4 0.4 482 (20.1) 35/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.4 -2.6 14.1 +2.2 -- 11.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.6 -3.0 8.4 -3.6 5.2 0.0 3.0 12.0 -- 37/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.6 -2.1 6.5 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 88 ( 3.7) 22/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.0 +0.5 5.3 -1.3 1.2 0.2 3.0 11.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.4 -1.4 8.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.1 -1.4 12.5 -0.6 9.4 0.0 4.2 11.4 -- 31/08
RICHMOND RAAF 22.1 -2.9 7.7 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 112 ( 4.7) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 19.1 -2.5 10.7 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 24/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.0 +1.6 4.4 -1.7 1.3 0.0 4.2 12.2 172 ( 7.2) 28/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.2 +3.8 5.0 -2.7 1.4 0.0 5.4 12.5 207 ( 8.6) 39/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +2.9 6.3 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 21/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.8 +2.0 8.1 -1.7 3.4 0.0 6.2 12.2 323 (13.5) 26/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.8 +3.9 6.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 425 (17.7) 26/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.2 +3.9 3.1 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 26/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.6 +1.0 12.3 +2.8 10.5 0.0 4.0 -- 144 ( 6.0) 17/11
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 19.4 +0.6 6.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 28/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.6 +3.0 5.1 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 24/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.4 +0.4 4.0 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 43/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.0 +1.7 6.8 -0.7 1.0 0.0 5.2 10.8 478 (19.9) 34/08
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

42.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
41.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
41.3 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+14.1 : 37.0 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.9 : 34.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+10.6 : 36.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+10.0 : 34.9 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+9.5 : 34.9 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.4 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+11.5 : 19.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+11.2 : 23.6 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+10.7 : 21.7 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+10.5 : 19.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 23.7 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 22.8 WILUNA Interior WA

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

7.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.1 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-9.7 : 14.2 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
-7.7 : 18.3 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
-7.6 : 15.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
-7.2 : 18.6 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.1 : 21.9 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

-5.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-7.1 : -3.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.8 : -1.3 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-6.3 : 3.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-6.2 : 0.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-6.1 : 0.2 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE 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.
72.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB North Coast NSW
71.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM) North Coast NSW
64.2 TEWANTIN RSL PARK Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
64.0 HARRISVILLE POST OFFICE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
60.6 CALOUNDRA WTP Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
52.4 GIN GIN POST OFFICE
Brisbane/SE Coast
64.2 TEWANTIN RSL PARK
64.0 HARRISVILLE POST OFFICE
60.6 CALOUNDRA WTP
51.0 ROMANI ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
72.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB
71.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)
52.0 MEERSCHAUM VALE (JENBETDAPH)

12.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
12.2 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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4.2 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
4.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.4 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.0 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

1150 (47.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1091 (45.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1062 (44.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
927 (38.6) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
877 (36.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
851 (35.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
844 (35.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
826 (34.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
815 (34.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
808 (33.7) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
803 (33.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
766 (31.9) DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
722 (30.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
703 (29.3) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
699 (29.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
685 (28.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
677 (28.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
675 (28.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
673 (28.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
664 (27.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
655 (27.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
645 (26.9) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
639 (26.6) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
636 (26.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
630 (26.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
623 (26.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
611 (25.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
603 (25.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
601 (25.0) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
89/01 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
80/08 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/14 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
74/18 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
74/07 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.8mm in 50 min to 20:30 13.0mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
7.0mm in 15 min to 16:30 28.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
SAMUEL HILL AERO
20.2mm in 13 min to 23:00 93.2mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 24.8mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
TOWN OF 1770
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
6.4mm in 11 min to 07:24 34.9mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.6mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.8mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
10.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
COOLANGATTA
11.4mm in 30 min to 01:00 22.8mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.6mm/h
10.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 20.4mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 21.6mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.4mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.7mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
14.6mm in 30 min to 01:30 29.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 15.2mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 17.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
10.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
11.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.4mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 80(140/ 69 ) at 08:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 89(260/ 69 ) at 02:30