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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
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.

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2307 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

N Peninsula

027050

HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK

70.0

52.2

25/10/1980

35

1 n

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

20.2

19.7

22/10/1992

21

1 Y

WA

Central West

008137

WONGAN HILLS

21.6

19.2

21/10/2006

39

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009194

MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE

19.9

19.6

21/10/2006

17

1 Y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

22.1

21.5

30/10/1995

21

1 Y

WA

Central West

008025

CARNAMAH

22.5

22.5

10/10/1991

38

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

Central West

008137

WONGAN HILLS

22.2

20.3

25/10/1983

40

1 Y

WA

Central West

008296

MORAWA AIRPORT

24.0

20.0

25/10/2006

12

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009037

BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN

20.7

19.5

25/10/1983

38

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009111

KARNET

18.3

18.3

20/10/1967

36

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

Lower West

009172

JANDAKOT AERO

22.0

21.3

13/10/1991

17

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009178

GINGIN AERO

21.7

19.5

15/10/2008

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Lower West

009193

ROTTNEST ISLAND

20.1

19.4

12/10/1991

17

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009194

MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE

22.4

21.5

21/10/2006

25

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009215

SWANBOURNE

21.1

20.8

21/10/2006

14

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009225

PERTH METRO

21.3

20.2

21/10/2006

15

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009518

CAPE LEEUWIN

31.8

31.7

27/10/1944

102

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009603

BUSSELTON AERO

31.2

30.0

28/10/2006

12

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009965

BUNBURY

31.0

30.7

20/10/1996

13

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 03:16EST, 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 37.7 +13.3 20.8 +9.9 16.1 0.0 11.0 -- 401 (16.7) 48/08
PERTH AIRPORT 34.3 +11.8 20.7 +10.5 16.9 0.0 9.6 8.9 573 (23.9) 55/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.0 +3.3 13.4 +4.3 12.1 0.0 6.0 2.9 613 (25.5) 43/00
BUNBURY 31.0 +10.3 17.7 +8.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 50/13
MANDURAH 28.3 -- 21.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 48/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 37.0 +3.8 25.2 +0.2 24.1 0.0 10.4 11.3 382 (15.9) 41/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.3 +4.3 16.7 +1.9 14.4 0.0 13.8 12.1 337 (14.0) 63/11
WHYALLA AERO 20.7 -3.2 12.6 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 658 (27.4) 54/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.7 -1.1 10.4 -1.0 -- 0.0 18.8 -- 298 (12.4) 34/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.6 -1.3 5.8 -1.3 2.1 0.0 4.2 10.6 391 (16.3) 39/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.7 +0.1 20.8 +2.2 17.4 0.0 10.8 11.6 359 (15.0) 48/10
CAIRNS AERO 26.8 -2.7 20.8 +0.2 20.0 0.4 7.2 1.3 564 (23.5) 48/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 -0.1 20.8 +0.1 19.0 0.0 12.8 11.3 652 (27.2) 46/11
MACKAY M.O 27.0 -0.6 21.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- 7.0 479 (20.0) 39/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.8 -1.9 16.1 -0.9 14.2 0.0 7.0 -- 323 (13.5) 37/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.0 +0.1 14.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 375 (15.6) 37/12
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.7 13.0 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.8 +0.4 14.1 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 24.8 -0.7 13.9 -1.8 11.0 0.0 5.6 11.4 307 (12.8) 34/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.2 +0.5 11.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 510 (21.3) 35/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.2 +5.1 14.5 +2.4 11.1 0.0 6.2 -- 106 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.4 +0.8 13.8 0.0 9.8 0.0 5.2 10.1 459 (19.1) 54/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.8 +1.8 11.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.5 -1.1 14.4 +2.4 11.6 0.0 6.6 5.4 303 (12.6) 39/20
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.1 -1.6 15.1 +4.4 -- 17.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.2 +6.7 15.5 +8.9 10.4 0.0 6.4 11.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.1 +7.3 11.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.7 -2.8 17.1 +4.0 15.6 0.0 8.0 5.7 633 (26.4) 54/00
RICHMOND RAAF 25.0 0.0 14.5 +3.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 37/15
BELLAMBI AWS 19.1 -2.5 16.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 489 (20.4) 54/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.4 +8.0 11.3 +5.2 7.5 0.2 7.6 12.1 332 (13.8) 52/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.9 +5.5 12.8 +5.1 12.5 0.0 9.6 12.4 292 (12.2) 46/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.3 +3.7 11.2 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 50/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.9 -0.9 9.3 -0.5 8.1 0.0 10.8 12.3 410 (17.1) 43/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.6 -0.3 8.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 533 (22.2) 46/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.6 -0.7 7.8 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 46/07
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.5 -2.1 11.6 +2.1 9.0 0.0 3.6 -- 162 ( 6.8) 21/00
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 16.3 -2.5 9.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) 44/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.8 -1.8 4.9 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 563 (23.5) 46/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.8 -0.2 5.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 211 ( 8.8) 35/16
HOBART AIRPORT 15.6 -1.7 4.0 -3.5 4.3 0.0 7.2 11.3 397 (16.5) 39/13
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

41.6 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
41.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
40.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
40.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

+14.7 : 37.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+13.6 : 31.8 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
+13.5 : 36.6 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+13.3 : 37.7 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+12.9 : 35.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.9 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
26.7 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+13.4 : 24.0 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
+12.8 : 21.7 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+12.5 : 22.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+12.3 : 22.5 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+12.3 : 22.2 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA

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

5.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
7.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.6 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-6.4 : 7.6 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-5.8 : 12.3 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-5.8 : 11.7 SCAMANDER E Coast TAS
-5.3 : 12.1 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-5.2 : 16.5 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW

-3.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-0.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.3 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

-7.4 : 1.1 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-6.5 : 1.8 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.9 : 1.6 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.3 : 1.2 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-5.3 : -0.3 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

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.
70.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK N Peninsula QLD
66.0 MOORANG Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
34.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
27.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD N Coast--Herbert QLD
26.2 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
34.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
70.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
N Coast--Herbert
27.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
26.2 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
Brisbane/SE Coast
66.0 MOORANG

12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.4 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

.....

2.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
1.7 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
1.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.8 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

1183 (49.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1045 (43.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1015 (42.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1002 (41.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
885 (36.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
880 (36.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
879 (36.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
860 (35.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
830 (34.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
780 (32.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
744 (31.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
739 (30.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
738 (30.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
713 (29.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
709 (29.5) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
702 (29.3) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
702 (29.3) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
698 (29.1) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
692 (28.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
674 (28.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
667 (27.8) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
666 (27.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
662 (27.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
662 (27.6) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
658 (27.4) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
652 (27.2) TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
652 (27.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
648 (27.0) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
636 (26.5) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
635 (26.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
633 (26.4) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
632 (26.3) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
630 (26.3) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
629 (26.2) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
622 (25.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
617 (25.7) WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
616 (25.7) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
615 (25.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
614 (25.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
613 (25.5) ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
608 (25.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
607 (25.3) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
607 (25.3) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
603 (25.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) FORREST Eucla WA
68/14 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
67/16 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
67/17 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
67/16 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
65/21 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW

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 None reported