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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 2349 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

WA

Central West

008296

MORAWA AIRPORT

13.6

9.0

19/10/2001

12

1 n

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010286

CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD

17.6

13.0

08/10/1999

13

1 n

WA

Goldfields

012308

MOUNT RIDLEY

30.2

24.0

03/10/1993

17

1 n

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

Gt Southern

010647

WAGIN

15.4

13.9

21/10/2006

29

1 Y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

TAS

E Coast

092038

SWANSEA POST OFFICE

-4.4

-4.3

22/10/1993

34

1 Y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012305

LAVERTON AERO

25.9

25.0

17/10/1995

15

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040555

TOOLARA (KELLY)

10.1

11.0

08/10/1998

11

1 Y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041529

TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT

5.1

6.0

01/10/2002

13

1 Y

NSW

Upper Darling

048015

BREWARRINA HOSPITAL

4.0

4.2

12/10/2003

39

1 Y

NSW

Upper Darling

048243

LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN

5.0

5.2

28/10/1998

12

1 Y

NSW

N Tablelands E

057095

TABULAM (MUIRNE)

5.6

6.0

17/10/1976

39

1 Y

NSW

North Coast

058212

EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS

9.3

9.3

12/10/2003

11

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

Hunter Valley

061054

NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)

6.5

8.5

12/10/2003

12

1 Y

NSW

Hunter Valley

061366

NORAH HEAD AWS

8.5

8.8

28/10/1998

14

1 Y

NSW

C Tablelands N

062101

MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS

-0.9

-0.9

10/10/2003

16

1 Y Equal to record.

VIC

Upper North

081125

SHEPPARTON AIRPORT

-0.4

0.1

09/10/2008

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

VIC

W Gippsland

085277

NOOJEE (SLIVAR)

-0.6

0.0

22/10/2006

26

1 Y

TAS

Midlands

093053

ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS)

-5.6

-5.5

16/10/2006

16

1 Y

TAS

Southeast

094137

GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD)

-1.4

-1.4

01/10/1990

22

1 Y Equal to record.

TAS

Southeast

094201

MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN)

-3.5

-2.9

17/10/2000

12

1 Y

TAS

Derwent Valley

095048

OUSE FIRE STATION

-3.5

-3.0

17/10/2000

11

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006099

MURCHISON

41.0

40.7

19/10/2004

19

1 P

WA

Murchison

007600

MOUNT MAGNET AERO

40.2

39.8

19/10/2004

14

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012305

LAVERTON AERO

40.1

39.0

20/10/2002

15

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012314

LEINSTER AERO

40.2

39.9

19/10/2004

15

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

37.6

35.9

09/10/2003

14

36.6

26/09/2001

15

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

37.7

36.3

22/10/2008

11

37.0

16/04/2003

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

35.2

35.0

30/10/2007

13

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

NSW

MidNorth Coast S

060141

TAREE AIRPORT AWS

17.0

17.0

22/10/2008

12

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


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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Actual temperatures
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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 03:17EST, 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 33.3 +8.9 19.1 +8.2 15.2 0.0 7.0 -- 377 (15.7) 43/17
PERTH AIRPORT 29.9 +7.4 18.6 +8.4 16.0 0.0 4.6 3.2 398 (16.6) 54/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.6 +4.9 15.5 +6.4 14.5 2.0 4.4 0.0 291 (12.1) 41/22
BUNBURY 27.1 +6.4 16.0 +6.8 -- 2.4 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 43/19
MANDURAH 30.4 -- 17.7 -- -- 4.6 -- -- 288 (12.0) 39/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 36.9 +3.7 25.3 +0.3 24.3 0.0 -- 11.4 -- 55/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.0 0.0 10.5 -4.3 7.2 0.0 15.2 12.3 453 (18.9) 50/09
WHYALLA AERO 26.8 +2.9 7.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 31/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.6 +4.8 11.2 -0.2 -- 0.0 4.4 5.1 212 ( 8.8) 26/01
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.9 +4.0 1.4 -5.7 -2.7 0.0 4.4 7.8 325 (13.5) 28/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.0 -0.6 20.0 +1.4 14.9 0.0 15.6 11.8 535 (22.3) 44/10
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 +1.2 17.9 -2.7 14.7 0.0 9.4 8.5 356 (14.8) 54/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.5 +1.1 19.4 -1.3 17.5 0.0 9.6 11.7 284 (11.8) 48/11
MACKAY M.O 24.6 -3.0 17.3 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- 12.0 353 (14.7) 52/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.1 -1.6 14.8 -2.2 10.1 0.0 10.6 -- 353 (14.7) 43/15
BUNDABERG AERO 27.0 +0.1 12.5 -4.1 -- 0.0 10.4 -- 438 (18.3) 39/09
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.7 9.0 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.8 -1.6 12.0 -4.2 -- 11.4 -- -- 479 (20.0) 59/00
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 -0.9 10.2 -5.5 3.9 0.0 7.0 12.8 444 (18.5) 43/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.3 -4.4 5.1 -7.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 600 (25.0) 61/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.4 -6.7 6.1 -6.0 2.2 1.8 6.4 -- 297 (12.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.7 -3.9 10.0 -3.8 6.7 4.2 4.4 10.7 699 (29.1) 67/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.5 -6.5 9.4 -2.5 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 15.7 -7.9 7.6 -4.4 6.0 11.8 2.8 1.3 695 (29.0) 67/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.1 -7.6 8.2 -2.5 -- 6.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 43/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.4 -4.1 0.0 -6.6 -3.6 0.0 4.0 11.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.9 -4.9 2.6 -6.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 15.6 -6.9 8.0 -5.1 5.9 13.0 4.2 5.0 1014 (42.3) --
RICHMOND RAAF 17.5 -7.5 6.1 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 462 (19.3) 55/09
BELLAMBI AWS 15.6 -6.0 7.6 -6.3 -- 13.2 -- -- 863 (36.0) 74/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.0 -1.4 3.2 -2.9 0.6 0.0 7.4 12.2 671 (28.0) 48/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.3 -0.1 2.2 -5.5 3.0 0.0 8.0 12.8 430 (17.9) 35/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.7 +0.1 3.3 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 39/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.1 +0.3 6.2 -3.6 3.0 0.0 5.8 9.7 309 (12.9) 34/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.0 +0.1 -1.0 -8.5 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 376 (15.7) 37/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.0 +1.7 1.2 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 438 (18.3) 35/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 +1.6 6.6 -2.9 2.2 0.0 4.0 -- 187 ( 7.8) 18/01
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 17.3 -1.5 0.6 -7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 37/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.2 +3.6 -2.2 -8.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 464 (19.3) 46/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.8 -1.2 0.2 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 264 (11.0) 39/14
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 +0.7 1.8 -5.7 -1.6 0.4 2.6 8.5 434 (18.1) 34/15
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

42.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
42.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.7 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.5 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

+13.9 : 36.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.9 : 37.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+12.7 : 35.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.7 : 40.6 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+11.5 : 40.1 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA

29.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
28.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.7 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+11.6 : 25.9 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+10.5 : 21.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+10.2 : 23.8 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+9.7 : 21.0 ENEABBA Central West WA
+9.7 : 19.8 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA

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

6.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
7.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.2 : 15.8 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-9.2 : 16.3 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
-9.1 : 15.5 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-9.0 : 16.5 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-8.9 : 15.2 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW

-7.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-6.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-5.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-10.9 : 1.1 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-10.5 : -5.6 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-9.8 : -3.8 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-9.7 : 0.5 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N NSW
-9.5 : 3.1 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
-9.5 : -1.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-9.5 : 3.6 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling 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.
56.4 SEAL ROCKS CAMPING RESERVE MidNorth Coast S NSW
46.6 WHOOTA MidNorth Coast S NSW
43.0 CULBURRA TREATMENT WORKS Illawarra NSW
42.0 NUNDLE (OLSLAND) MidNorth Coast S NSW
39.0 GREENWELL POINT BOWLING CLUB Illawarra NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast S
56.4 SEAL ROCKS CAMPING RESERVE
46.6 WHOOTA
42.0 NUNDLE (OLSLAND)
Illawarra
43.0 CULBURRA TREATMENT WORKS
39.0 GREENWELL POINT BOWLING CLUB

12.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
12.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW

.....

4.4 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
3.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.3 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1268 (52.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1110 (46.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1014 (42.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
970 (40.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
964 (40.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
929 (38.7) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
863 (36.0) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
860 (35.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
847 (35.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
810 (33.8) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
806 (33.6) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
777 (32.4) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
740 (30.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
700 (29.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
699 (29.1) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
695 (29.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
689 (28.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
683 (28.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
682 (28.4) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
672 (28.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
671 (28.0) CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
662 (27.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
657 (27.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
642 (26.8) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
637 (26.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
634 (26.4) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
633 (26.4) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
629 (26.2) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
627 (26.1) JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
624 (26.0) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
623 (26.0) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
620 (25.8) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
600 (25.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
600 (25.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
87/11 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
81/13 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
80/13 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
76/00 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
74/14 BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
BRIDGETOWN
7.0mm in 7 min to 23:57 60.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
16.0mm in 20 min to 09:20 48.0mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 16.4mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS : 78(200/ 67 ) at 10:36
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 96(180/ 78 ) at 12:43
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 106(190/ 50 ) at 13:19