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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
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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 2329 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 grass minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

20.6

20.2

20/10/2008

21

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

22.5

22.1

20/10/2008

21

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

E Gascoyne

007185

PARABURDOO AERO

27.3

27.2

29/10/2004

13

1 Y

WA

Central West

008296

MORAWA AIRPORT

24.0

24.0

20/10/2008

12

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Lower West

009106

GOSNELLS CITY

21.8

20.5

21/10/2006

17

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009240

BICKLEY

18.6

17.0

21/10/2006

15

1 Y

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010073

KELLERBERRIN

20.6

19.4

22/10/1977

48

1 Y

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010286

CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD

19.4

19.1

21/10/2006

13

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010911

LAKE GRACE

19.9

18.0

27/10/2002

12

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012090

YEELIRRIE

25.8

24.5

16/10/1995

34

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

35.9

35.8

08/10/2008

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 33.6 +9.2 17.7 +6.8 14.3 0.0 9.4 -- 343 (14.3) 48/11
PERTH AIRPORT 33.7 +11.2 19.0 +8.8 16.7 0.0 7.0 8.8 419 (17.5) 39/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.9 +5.2 15.5 +6.4 14.6 1.2 1.2 2.8 473 (19.7) 37/00
BUNBURY 28.3 +7.6 15.2 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 39/06
MANDURAH 28.4 -- 19.6 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 269 (11.2) 44/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +1.9 25.9 +0.9 -- 0.0 7.6 11.2 361 (15.0) 39/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.4 +3.4 20.7 +5.9 16.4 0.0 18.8 11.5 -- 54/14
WHYALLA AERO 20.9 -3.0 11.1 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 607 (25.3) 52/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.3 -1.5 9.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 5.4 12.6 266 (11.1) 35/19
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.4 -1.5 5.2 -1.9 0.5 0.0 3.0 9.2 353 (14.7) 44/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.6 +1.0 17.7 -0.9 14.6 0.0 11.8 11.7 379 (15.8) 52/12
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 -0.5 21.6 +1.0 20.1 0.0 4.4 6.8 -- 48/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.0 +0.6 20.4 -0.3 18.5 0.0 12.0 7.7 541 (22.5) 50/13
MACKAY M.O 27.8 +0.2 21.7 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- 11.2 448 (18.7) 39/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.6 -1.1 16.8 -0.2 14.8 0.0 7.2 -- 311 (13.0) 31/09
BUNDABERG AERO 27.5 +0.6 15.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 275 (11.5) 31/14
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.3 13.0 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.6 +1.2 17.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 54/16
BRISBANE AERO 25.2 -0.3 14.2 -1.5 10.8 0.0 6.4 11.1 371 (15.5) 57/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.3 +3.6 12.3 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 54/16
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.7 +1.6 15.5 +3.4 11.5 0.0 6.4 -- 144 ( 6.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.3 -0.3 14.0 +0.2 11.0 0.0 5.8 6.4 464 (19.3) 55/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.2 +0.2 15.4 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.5 -3.1 15.8 +3.8 15.5 3.2 6.0 3.5 435 (18.1) 55/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.1 -4.6 13.9 +3.2 -- 15.8 -- -- 142 ( 5.9) 39/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.2 -1.3 5.0 -1.6 -0.4 0.0 5.0 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS -- -- 7.0 -2.4 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.5 -5.0 14.7 +1.6 13.6 0.2 5.2 8.4 723 (30.1) 63/09
RICHMOND RAAF 19.3 -5.7 13.9 +2.9 -- 1.4 -- -- 240 (10.0) 35/14
BELLAMBI AWS 16.5 -5.1 13.6 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 607 (25.3) 59/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.6 +1.2 9.0 +2.9 7.1 0.0 9.0 6.2 347 (14.5) 39/19
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.8 +1.4 1.3 -6.4 -2.0 0.0 10.0 12.4 324 (13.5) 46/20
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +0.2 10.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 43/19
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.4 -2.4 6.9 -2.9 5.5 0.0 9.0 12.3 404 (16.8) 50/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.7 -2.2 6.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 28.2 -- 582 (24.3) 57/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.9 -1.4 3.9 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 451 (18.8) 57/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.5 -2.1 11.1 +1.6 7.0 0.0 4.4 -- 133 ( 5.5) 22/12
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 17.0 -1.8 3.8 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 65/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.9 -2.7 2.2 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 521 (21.7) 54/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.8 +0.8 8.0 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 54/13
HOBART AIRPORT 15.5 -1.8 5.7 -1.8 1.4 0.0 6.6 9.3 401 (16.7) 74/11
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

43.6 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.6 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
40.6 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
40.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+11.9 : 35.1 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+11.4 : 35.3 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.2 : 33.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+11.0 : 37.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+10.9 : 36.0 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
27.7 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
27.6 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.5 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT

+13.4 : 24.0 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
+13.4 : 25.8 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+11.9 : 20.6 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.6 : 19.4 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.6 : 20.2 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

0.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.9 : 0.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-7.2 : 11.9 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-6.6 : 4.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-6.4 : 6.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-6.4 : 18.2 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW

-5.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-4.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-3.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.6 : 0.7 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-7.5 : -1.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-7.4 : -5.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-7.0 : 0.5 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.4 : 1.8 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-6.4 : 1.3 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S 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.
41.0 RANGE VIEW Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
32.4 NOWENDOC (EMU TOPS) MidNorth Coast S NSW
32.0 MEREWETHER (BURWOOD BEACH WWTP) Hunter Valley NSW
23.6 UPPER ORARA (DAIRYVILLE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
22.2 TYRINGHAM (GLENFERNEIGH (RING TREE)) MidNorth Coast N NSW

12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

5.9 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
5.1 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
4.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.5 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
2.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1182 (49.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
995 (41.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
914 (38.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
889 (37.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
852 (35.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
840 (35.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
828 (34.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
820 (34.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
813 (33.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
767 (32.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
755 (31.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
752 (31.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
748 (31.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
734 (30.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
723 (30.1) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
684 (28.5) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
659 (27.5) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
655 (27.3) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
654 (27.3) SHEPPARTON AIRPORT Upper North VIC
650 (27.1) FORREST Eucla WA
646 (26.9) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
643 (26.8) WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
641 (26.7) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
636 (26.5) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
630 (26.3) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
628 (26.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
627 (26.1) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
607 (25.3) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
607 (25.3) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
603 (25.1) DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
98/20 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
98/11 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
98/17 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
94/16 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
93/15 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
91/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
91/08 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
WITCHCLIFFE
9.4mm in 14 min to 06:00 40.3mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
KATANNING
10.6mm in 13 min to 16:36 48.9mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.4mm/h
KATANNING AG
9.4mm in 37 min to 17:00 15.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
5.6mm in 3 min to 16:42 112.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
9.2mm in 14 min to 18:21 39.4mm/h
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
9.8mm in 24 min to 18:27 24.5mm/h
7.2mm in 33 min to 19:00 13.1mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.8mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 16:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD : 93(350/ 52 ) at 15:54
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO : 102(170/ 74 ) at 16:48
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS : 95(130/ 61 ) at 17:41
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(230/ 65 ) at 23:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(250/ 65 ) at 17:28
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 91(200/ 69 ) at 20:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 98(200/ 72 ) at 15:46
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(320/ 82 ) at 09:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 98(240/ 78 ) at 12:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 98(220/ 63 ) at 19:01
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 76(230/ 63 ) at 22:00