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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 2302 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 maximum temperature

TAS

King Island

098017

KING ISLAND AIRPORT

27.0

26.5

24/10/1996

14

1 Y


The day in charts
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Actual temperatures
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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 31.2 +6.8 10.6 -0.3 7.9 0.0 7.2 -- 522 (21.8) 46/07
PERTH AIRPORT 26.4 +3.9 14.2 +4.0 12.3 0.0 5.2 11.8 344 (14.3) 35/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.8 -0.9 12.8 +3.7 12.0 2.2 5.2 9.6 324 (13.5) 26/11
BUNBURY 21.5 +0.8 14.6 +5.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 30/15
MANDURAH 22.8 -- 15.7 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 239 (10.0) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +0.1 23.0 -2.0 22.5 25.4 4.4 8.7 312 (13.0) 46/21
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.9 +4.9 13.2 -1.6 10.5 0.0 11.8 12.2 285 (11.9) 43/14
WHYALLA AERO 36.3 +12.4 13.7 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 44/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 34.6 +12.8 16.0 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- 9.5 201 ( 8.4) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 31.4 +13.5 12.3 +5.2 11.5 0.0 4.8 10.1 296 (12.3) 55/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.3 +1.7 25.4 +6.8 24.1 0.0 13.0 11.5 418 (17.4) 41/08
CAIRNS AERO 29.4 -0.1 21.1 +0.5 20.4 3.0 10.0 9.7 582 (24.3) 54/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +0.4 21.8 +1.1 19.6 0.0 13.4 11.3 606 (25.3) 61/13
MACKAY M.O 26.7 -0.9 20.5 +0.8 -- 3.2 -- 8.3 574 (23.9) 52/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.6 -3.1 16.6 -0.4 15.0 0.0 6.6 -- 401 (16.7) 35/09
BUNDABERG AERO 25.1 -1.8 15.4 -1.2 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 483 (20.1) 44/11
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 -2.7 15.0 +1.2 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.7 -0.7 12.0 -4.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -2.2 12.0 -3.7 9.4 0.0 5.2 11.5 347 (14.5) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.0 -3.7 11.4 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 646 (26.9) 52/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.4 +1.3 11.3 -0.8 6.9 0.0 5.6 -- 108 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 -1.3 11.3 -2.5 7.9 0.0 4.6 12.2 -- 31/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.4 -0.6 9.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.8 +2.2 8.1 -3.9 5.7 0.0 4.8 12.3 215 ( 9.0) 28/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.9 +2.2 10.8 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.0 +4.5 6.8 +0.2 1.8 0.0 4.0 11.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.8 +3.0 9.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 +3.5 16.5 +3.4 14.3 0.0 7.4 10.3 527 (22.0) 44/02
RICHMOND RAAF 27.3 +2.3 11.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 26/12
BELLAMBI AWS 24.1 +2.5 15.1 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 413 (17.2) 44/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.7 +5.3 6.7 +0.6 2.9 0.0 5.4 8.6 281 (11.7) 43/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.7 +10.3 9.9 +2.2 10.0 0.0 7.2 9.1 242 (10.1) 34/17
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 28.9 +7.3 8.3 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 80 ( 3.3) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.2 +11.4 14.9 +5.1 11.1 0.0 8.0 11.5 195 ( 8.1) 39/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.3 +10.4 6.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 28/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 31.7 +11.4 12.2 +5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 34/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 31.7 +12.1 12.3 +2.8 8.9 1.6 4.6 -- 132 ( 5.5) 28/10
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 32.9 +14.1 7.8 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 54/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.5 +11.9 8.9 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 44/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.3 +3.3 10.5 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 39/14
HOBART AIRPORT 25.2 +7.9 11.6 +4.1 10.5 1.2 5.0 7.8 409 (17.0) 52/18
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 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
42.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
40.4 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
40.2 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
40.2 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

+15.2 : 32.2 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+15.1 : 35.3 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+14.7 : 33.3 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+14.4 : 32.5 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+14.1 : 37.0 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+14.1 : 34.7 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+14.1 : 32.9 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+10.6 : 18.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.7 : 19.8 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+9.0 : 19.0 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+8.9 : 17.1 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+8.7 : 17.5 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC

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

12.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
14.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
15.0 LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
15.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.7 : 19.5 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
-4.6 : 23.0 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.2 : 17.2 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.2 : 18.8 EUCLA Eucla WA
-4.0 : 23.2 BRISBANE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.1 : 7.8 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.6 : 14.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-4.6 : 9.3 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-4.2 : 12.0 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.1 : 4.1 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-4.1 : 9.5 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) 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.
58.0 MT MEE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
55.0 WALKER CREEK N Rivers NT
55.0 BULEY ROCKHOLE N Rivers NT
46.0 MANTON DAM N Rivers NT
45.8 NIGHTCLIFF SPORTS CLUB N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
55.0 WALKER CREEK
55.0 BULEY ROCKHOLE
46.0 MANTON DAM
45.8 NIGHTCLIFF SPORTS CLUB

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
58.0 MT MEE

12.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.3 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
12.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

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7.2 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
7.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
6.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
2.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
**W** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1027 (42.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1002 (41.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
989 (41.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
862 (35.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
832 (34.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
829 (34.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
825 (34.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
794 (33.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
783 (32.6) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
757 (31.5) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
753 (31.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
701 (29.2) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
695 (29.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
687 (28.6) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
684 (28.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
665 (27.7) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
663 (27.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
660 (27.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
646 (26.9) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
643 (26.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
637 (26.5) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
613 (25.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
606 (25.3) TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
85/19 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
80/19 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
78/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
74/13 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
74/22 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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.
None reported

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(330/ 63 ) at 20:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 78( 10/ 63 ) at 17:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 80(330/ 65 ) at 20:30