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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 2040 EST on 12/01/2010. 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

SW & S Coast

009968

SHANNON

32.0

32.0

21/11/1997

12

1 n Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Central Highlands

035149

BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN

26.3

25.6

25/11/1971

41

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Murchison

007600

MOUNT MAGNET AERO

21.7

21.9

19/11/2003

14

1 Y

WA

Central West

008296

MORAWA AIRPORT

20.2

21.0

01/11/2002

12

1 Y

WA

Lower West

009178

GINGIN AERO

18.3

18.5

18/11/2003

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 03:21EST, 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 20.7 -6.4 12.0 -1.8 10.2 1.4 6.8 -- 571 (23.8) 52/08
PERTH AIRPORT 19.5 -6.3 7.2 -5.4 7.1 13.0 4.2 9.0 439 (18.3) 55/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.5 -5.3 7.2 -3.6 5.2 7.8 4.8 6.3 536 (22.3) 55/12
BUNBURY 19.0 -5.2 10.9 -1.1 -- 15.2 -- -- 558 (23.3) 57/02
MANDURAH 18.1 -- 11.3 -- -- 10.0 -- -- 619 (25.8) 57/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +1.8 26.0 +0.7 25.8 0.0 -- 10.6 307 (12.8) 37/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.8 +5.2 20.9 +3.0 19.4 0.2 7.0 9.7 310 (12.9) 80/17
WHYALLA AERO 35.7 +9.2 11.6 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 67/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.5 +4.4 12.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 6.0 8.6 284 (11.8) 50/21
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.7 +1.3 8.4 0.0 6.5 0.0 3.4 11.9 454 (18.9) 41/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.2 +1.8 28.0 +6.6 26.2 0.0 15.4 2.0 352 (14.7) 39/00
CAIRNS AERO 32.2 +1.6 21.4 -0.9 18.4 0.0 7.4 11.5 220 ( 9.2) 22/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +1.0 25.3 +2.4 24.0 0.0 8.6 11.4 461 (19.2) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 33.0 +3.8 22.3 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.4 +4.2 22.2 +2.7 21.0 0.0 10.0 -- 354 (14.8) 31/16
BUNDABERG AERO 31.1 +2.8 -- -- -- 0.0 7.2 -- 415 (17.3) --
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 0.0 19.0 +2.7 -- 64.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.3 +2.5 18.3 +0.1 -- 13.2 -- -- 241 (10.0) 26/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 +0.5 18.2 +0.2 17.0 28.4 3.0 12.2 326 (13.6) 31/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.2 +1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 44/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.5 +2.2 12.1 -2.9 9.0 0.0 4.0 -- 128 ( 5.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.6 +0.7 13.7 -2.4 10.9 1.4 1.8 12.4 287 (12.0) 35/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.5 +3.6 13.1 -1.9 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 31.2 +5.8 11.3 -3.0 9.1 0.0 6.0 12.0 252 (10.5) 37/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 30.3 +5.2 10.9 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 26/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 7.2 -1.9 1.6 0.0 3.8 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.0 +6.0 15.2 -0.1 9.9 0.0 6.0 10.3 420 (17.5) 59/20
RICHMOND RAAF 30.7 +4.1 8.4 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 67/16
BELLAMBI AWS 24.7 +2.6 16.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 445 (18.5) 59/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.7 +3.0 6.6 -2.2 2.1 0.0 5.4 12.4 204 ( 8.5) 57/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.8 +1.1 9.7 -1.0 9.7 0.0 5.2 -- 169 ( 7.0) 46/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.2 +0.2 9.0 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 43/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.6 +2.2 11.6 -0.9 9.0 0.0 8.0 11.8 312 (13.0) 39/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.3 +0.7 11.2 +1.1 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 282 (11.8) 39/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.7 +1.5 10.1 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 37/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.0 +2.1 11.5 +0.3 10.6 0.0 3.4 -- 173 ( 7.2) 17/00
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 22.7 +1.7 10.1 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 43/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.9 +2.3 6.6 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 43/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.0 -0.4 8.6 -0.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 44/14
HOBART AIRPORT 16.6 -2.4 9.5 +0.3 8.8 0.4 5.2 5.0 277 (11.5) 37/14
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

42.9 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.6 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
42.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
41.8 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.6 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

+11.5 : 37.4 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.4 : 37.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.2 : 33.7 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+9.6 : 32.0 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
+9.2 : 35.7 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA

29.2 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
28.8 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
28.8 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

+8.6 : 26.3 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
+6.6 : 28.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+6.5 : 28.8 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+6.2 : 27.4 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+6.2 : 22.7 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

6.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-11.6 : 20.2 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-11.2 : 18.8 CARNAMAH Central West WA
-11.2 : 19.8 MULLEWA Central West WA
-10.7 : 19.0 ENEABBA Central West WA
-10.6 : 21.7 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-10.6 : 18.5 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

0.4 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
1.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-7.1 : 5.9 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.8 : 4.5 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.8 : 6.0 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

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.
93.4 MAPLETON POST OFFICE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
82.0 BELLBIRD CREEK TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
73.0 LITTLE YABBA SFR 274 Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68.2 NAMBOUR BOWLING CLUB Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
67.4 MT BINGA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
93.4 MAPLETON POST OFFICE
82.0 BELLBIRD CREEK TM
73.0 LITTLE YABBA SFR 274
68.2 NAMBOUR BOWLING CLUB
67.4 MT BINGA
64.0 NAMBOUR DPI
63.0 MAROOCHYDORE AERO
63.0 NAMBOUR DPI - HILLSIDE
61.4 EUMARELLA
58.5 KENILWORTH TOWNSHIP
57.8 JIMNA FORESTRY
56.0 CORBOULD PK RACECOURSE
53.6 SIM JUE CREEK
50.0 LAMB ISLAND PINE AVE
Darling Downs E
58.0 OAKEY AERO
52.4 HADEN POST OFFICE
52.4 DOCTORS CREEK
51.6 WHITTAKER
51.0 OAKEY AERO - EVAP

12.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.4 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.4 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.3 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW

.....

2.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
2.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.5 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
1.5 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
1.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

1254 (52.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1014 (42.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
859 (35.8) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
852 (35.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
826 (34.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
801 (33.4) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
772 (32.2) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
759 (31.6) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
722 (30.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
677 (28.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
665 (27.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
655 (27.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
654 (27.3) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
654 (27.3) LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
634 (26.4) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
619 (25.8) MANDURAH Lower West WA
615 (25.6) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
93/23 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
87/21 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
83/01 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
80/12 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
80/09 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
80/17 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
80/17 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA

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
SHANNON
10.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 02:00 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
RABBIT FLAT
4.4mm in 13 min to 13:30 20.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
11.0mm in 30 min to 01:30 22.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.0mm/h
NAMBOUR DPI
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 19.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h
BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
JIMNA FORESTRY
14.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.0mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 14.7mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
Darling Downs E
OAKEY AERO
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 89(240/ 72 ) at 03:14
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 72(350/ 65 ) at 18:04
W Agricultural
PORT AUGUSTA AERO : 76(340/ 65 ) at 19:05
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 76(190/ 65 ) at 23:00