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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 0013 EST on 31/08/2009. 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

NT

Alice Springs

015590

ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT

27.8

27.6

28/10/2003

58

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

23.9

23.5

13/10/2006

17

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

SA

NE Pastoral

017123

MOOMBA AIRPORT

42.3

42.0

31/10/1995

14

1 N

SA

NE Pastoral

017126

MARREE AERO

42.2

41.0

17/10/1998

11

1 N

NSW

Lower Darling

047048

BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS

39.0

38.7

30/10/1990

20

1 N

NSW

Upper Darling

048079

WANAARING POST OFFICE

40.0

39.9

30/10/1997

18

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 03:19EST, 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 22.3 -2.1 13.0 +2.1 7.7 0.0 6.0 -- 626 (26.1) 48/15
PERTH AIRPORT 20.0 -2.5 8.4 -1.8 7.3 0.0 5.2 11.6 608 (25.3) 50/17
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.7 -3.0 11.6 +2.5 10.0 9.8 2.4 2.4 442 (18.4) 31/23
BUNBURY 21.2 +0.5 6.6 -2.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 373 (15.5) 50/17
MANDURAH 20.2 -- 12.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 567 (23.6) 50/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 -0.1 25.0 0.0 24.2 0.0 -- 8.8 320 (13.3) 35/21
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.4 +7.4 29.6 +14.8 27.8 0.0 19.2 5.5 520 (21.7) 67/18
WHYALLA AERO 36.8 +12.9 19.0 +8.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 50/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.8 +8.0 18.7 +7.3 -- 0.0 -- 12.2 335 (14.0) 46/21
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 29.5 +11.6 11.7 +4.6 12.4 0.0 6.0 10.3 406 (16.9) 54/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.9 +5.3 20.0 +1.4 17.5 0.0 12.2 12.2 301 (12.5) 43/10
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +1.5 19.4 -1.2 17.7 0.0 10.0 12.0 432 (18.0) 41/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.6 +0.2 19.2 -1.5 17.8 0.0 10.4 11.9 412 (17.2) 48/15
MACKAY M.O 27.9 +0.3 19.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 333 (13.9) 35/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.1 +0.4 18.8 +1.8 17.5 0.0 8.2 -- 286 (11.9) 46/14
BUNDABERG AERO 28.4 +1.5 17.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 353 (14.7) 39/10
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.3 17.0 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.0 +1.6 17.5 +1.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 26/11
BRISBANE AERO 26.2 +0.7 19.4 +3.7 15.4 0.0 5.4 11.3 350 (14.6) 34/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.2 +2.5 15.7 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 582 (24.3) 44/02
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.3 +7.2 17.2 +5.1 14.6 0.0 8.0 -- 250 (10.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.4 +1.8 16.5 +2.7 13.4 0.0 5.4 9.8 201 ( 8.4) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.0 +2.0 17.6 +5.7 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.2 +4.6 17.2 +5.2 17.0 0.8 2.6 8.0 323 (13.5) 30/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.9 +2.2 15.4 +4.7 -- 7.8 -- -- 60 ( 2.5) 21/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.7 +7.2 11.5 +4.9 8.7 0.0 4.0 8.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 33.4 +8.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 +3.5 14.9 +1.8 12.4 3.0 1.2 3.7 384 (16.0) 46/12
RICHMOND RAAF 26.6 +1.6 14.4 +3.4 -- 5.0 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 34/12
BELLAMBI AWS 25.5 +3.9 14.7 +0.8 -- 2.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 41/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.9 +7.5 12.5 +6.4 11.7 0.0 5.0 7.1 345 (14.4) 46/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.4 +10.0 16.4 +8.7 14.5 0.0 10.4 5.3 613 (25.5) 54/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.2 +7.6 13.7 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 34/08
MILDURA AIRPORT 38.9 +15.1 15.6 +5.8 16.0 0.0 6.6 8.8 240 (10.0) 57/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.3 +8.4 14.3 +6.8 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 270 (11.3) 41/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 30.6 +10.3 13.3 +7.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 275 (11.5) 50/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 29.9 +10.3 13.2 +3.7 11.4 0.0 4.6 -- 147 ( 6.1) 37/10
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 32.3 +13.5 8.7 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 282 (11.8) 55/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 27.7 +11.1 10.4 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 68/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.1 +2.1 8.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 30/15
HOBART AIRPORT 22.3 +5.0 6.8 -0.7 2.9 0.0 6.8 3.5 360 (15.0) 30/15
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

43.8 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.9 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
42.4 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
42.3 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
42.3 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+16.3 : 40.0 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
+15.5 : 36.3 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
+15.1 : 38.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+14.7 : 41.2 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+14.6 : 32.4 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC

29.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
29.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
27.8 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA

+14.8 : 29.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+12.0 : 25.4 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+11.7 : 26.1 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+11.6 : 22.9 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+11.1 : 23.5 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA

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

12.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
13.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.4 : 16.3 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.7 : 14.7 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.6 : 16.2 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.6 : 16.2 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0 : 19.0 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0 : 15.0 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0 : 16.3 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0 : 20.3 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

0.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
2.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-3.2 : 18.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-2.8 : 5.6 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
-2.8 : 15.6 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-2.7 : 19.3 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD

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.
36.6 METTLER Lower West WA
33.6 LOWER KALGAN Lower West WA
31.4 KARRALEA Lower West WA
30.0 TALLANGATTA Lower West WA
27.6 BUNDILLA Lower West WA

12.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.2 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
12.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

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1.5 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.5 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

1004 (41.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
915 (38.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
846 (35.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
827 (34.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
812 (33.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
804 (33.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
779 (32.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
751 (31.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
747 (31.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
746 (31.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
738 (30.8) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
737 (30.7) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
722 (30.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
721 (30.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
718 (29.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
713 (29.7) FORREST Eucla WA
712 (29.7) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
711 (29.6) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
707 (29.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
706 (29.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
696 (29.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
687 (28.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
684 (28.5) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
669 (27.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
666 (27.8) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
658 (27.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
646 (26.9) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
644 (26.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
641 (26.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
629 (26.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
626 (26.1) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
613 (25.5) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
613 (25.5) WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
610 (25.4) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
609 (25.4) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
608 (25.3) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
608 (25.3) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
605 (25.2) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
600 (25.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
98/22 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
94/22 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
83/01 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
81/22 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
80/13 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
80/22 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

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
HOPETOUN NORTH
13.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.2mm/h
Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO
6.2mm in 11 min to 23:04 33.8mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 5.3mm/h

VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 98(360/ 59 ) at 21:43
MT HOTHAM : 91(350/ 63 ) at 23:30