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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 2259 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

QLD

Darling Downs E

041310

KUYURA

90.6

78.7

17/10/1959

50

1 n


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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 03:15EST, 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 23.8 -0.6 12.5 +1.6 7.6 0.0 5.8 -- 395 (16.5) 46/13
PERTH AIRPORT 21.8 -0.7 12.6 +2.4 9.6 0.0 5.4 9.5 424 (17.7) 41/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.5 +2.8 10.1 +1.0 7.5 1.0 2.0 9.8 300 (12.5) 34/14
BUNBURY 19.7 -1.0 6.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 28/17
MANDURAH 20.3 -- 13.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 30/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.1 -3.1 24.5 -0.5 24.4 0.4 5.6 1.6 290 (12.1) 54/20
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.4 +2.4 9.5 -5.3 6.8 0.0 11.2 -- 307 (12.8) 43/10
WHYALLA AERO 32.0 +8.1 9.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 35/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.0 +9.2 12.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 5.2 12.0 176 ( 7.3) 30/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.5 +7.6 4.5 -2.6 2.2 0.2 2.2 11.3 193 ( 8.0) 34/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.2 +2.6 24.2 +5.6 20.4 0.0 11.8 8.7 326 (13.6) 39/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.4 22.6 +2.0 20.3 11.0 9.2 11.3 545 (22.7) 50/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.1 +0.7 22.7 +2.0 21.5 0.0 11.0 11.0 513 (21.4) 46/12
MACKAY M.O 27.0 -0.6 21.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- 7.9 378 (15.8) 43/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.8 -2.9 17.3 +0.3 17.2 6.0 8.0 -- 353 (14.7) 43/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.6 -2.3 17.3 +0.7 -- 4.4 4.4 -- 453 (18.9) 52/15
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -3.7 17.0 +3.2 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.3 -2.1 15.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 41/13
BRISBANE AERO 23.5 -2.0 16.9 +1.2 15.4 0.2 7.2 8.3 441 (18.4) 37/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.8 -3.9 11.6 -1.2 -- 6.8 -- -- 767 (32.0) 44/07
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.2 -0.9 10.8 -1.3 6.8 0.0 5.6 -- 180 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.2 -2.4 13.6 -0.2 10.7 0.4 1.6 9.7 270 (11.3) 21/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 -1.8 10.5 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.4 +1.8 7.1 -4.9 6.3 0.0 5.2 11.1 244 (10.2) 26/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.9 +2.2 7.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.4 +1.9 5.0 -1.6 1.6 0.0 5.6 11.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.1 +0.3 9.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.5 +4.0 12.6 -0.5 8.0 0.0 5.8 11.7 329 (13.7) 48/16
RICHMOND RAAF 26.6 +1.6 8.1 -2.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 28/15
BELLAMBI AWS 23.0 +1.4 13.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 41/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.1 +4.7 5.0 -1.1 1.2 0.0 6.2 12.0 169 ( 7.0) 52/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.0 +6.6 6.7 -1.0 2.8 0.0 5.0 12.6 178 ( 7.4) 41/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.1 +5.5 7.5 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 81 ( 3.4) 30/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.8 +6.0 11.9 +2.1 7.1 0.0 6.4 10.8 188 ( 7.8) 28/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.2 +6.3 6.8 -0.7 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 198 ( 8.3) 34/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 27.4 +7.1 6.4 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 35/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.7 +3.1 10.7 +1.2 6.7 0.0 3.4 -- 138 ( 5.8) 17/09
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 18.4 -0.4 8.2 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 31/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.4 +6.8 3.8 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 31/20
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.8 +2.8 8.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 31/16
HOBART AIRPORT 19.4 +2.1 9.2 +1.7 4.8 0.0 3.8 7.9 351 (14.6) 50/14
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

42.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
41.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.7 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

+16.3 : 33.8 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+12.3 : 36.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+12.2 : 36.6 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.2 : 34.0 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+11.1 : 34.1 EUCLA Eucla WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.6 TELFER AERO Interior WA
28.5 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
27.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.5 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
27.5 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+9.6 : 26.8 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+9.6 : 23.4 WILUNA Interior WA
+8.7 : 25.0 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+8.6 : 22.9 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+7.9 : 28.5 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

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

6.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
12.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.6 : 21.3 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
-6.4 : 21.1 CASINO AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-5.5 : 29.5 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.5 : 21.0 HINZE DAM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.1 : 21.3 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW

0.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.3 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-5.5 : 2.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.4 : 8.5 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.3 : 9.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-5.1 : 13.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-5.1 : 0.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.1 : 3.1 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley 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.
90.6 KUYURA Darling Downs E QLD
81.4 TABLE TOPS Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
81.0 BOWRA SUGARLOAF MidNorth Coast N NSW
75.0 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
61.6 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
58.0 MANGO FARM

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
52.0 BYFIELD CHILDS ROAD
Wide Bay/Burnett
81.4 TABLE TOPS
61.6 THANGOOL AIRPORT
61.0 WATERLOO
53.4 ROSEDALE POST OFFICE
51.0 MOUNT WALLABY
50.4 GONYELINKA
Brisbane/SE Coast
75.0 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
59.8 LAKE COOROIBAH(PINES AV)
56.4 COMO
Darling Downs E
90.6 KUYURA
Darling Downs W
52.0 SHELBOURNE

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
81.0 BOWRA SUGARLOAF
51.0 LEIGH (ROLLING ACRES)

12.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

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5.3 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
4.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
2.6 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
1.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1241 (51.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1225 (51.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1110 (46.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
892 (37.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
835 (34.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
831 (34.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
811 (33.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
811 (33.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
781 (32.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
779 (32.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
775 (32.3) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
767 (32.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
765 (31.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
757 (31.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
733 (30.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
725 (30.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
723 (30.1) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
704 (29.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
703 (29.3) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
698 (29.1) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
688 (28.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
677 (28.2) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
676 (28.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
673 (28.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
666 (27.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
638 (26.6) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
622 (25.9) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
612 (25.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
608 (25.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
603 (25.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
76/14 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
76/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
76/03 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/01 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT

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
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
5.2mm in 11 min to 15:07 28.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
11.8mm in 13 min to 13:00 54.5mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 15.4mm/h
6.4mm in 12 min to 13:12 32.0mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 19.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
6.0mm in 12 min to 01:57 30.0mm/h
13.2mm in 33 min to 02:30 24.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
8.2mm in 31 min to 04:30 15.9mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
17.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 17.8mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 14.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
18.0mm in 50 min to 15:30 21.6mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 23.4mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 70(320/ 63 ) at 03:00
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 74(120/ 65 ) at 15:13
LBDD (TIMOR SEA) : 78(150/ 69 ) at 12:10