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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 2042 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

NT

Alice Springs

015639

MOUNT EBENEZER

28.0

27.5

18/11/2003

18

1 n

QLD

Darling Downs E

041083

PRATTEN

100.0

66.6

01/11/1976

109

1 n

NSW

Far Northwest

046006

TIBOOBURRA (FORT GREY)

45.0

34.0

04/11/1985

70

1 n

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005072

TOM PRICE

27.5

27.7

12/11/1997

12

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 03:22EST, 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 22.6 -4.5 10.8 -3.0 8.8 0.0 7.6 -- 559 (23.3) 57/15
PERTH AIRPORT 20.7 -5.1 6.0 -6.6 5.4 1.8 3.6 10.2 513 (21.4) 35/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -3.5 9.9 -0.9 7.5 16.0 4.2 4.0 449 (18.7) 39/09
BUNBURY 19.3 -4.9 6.3 -5.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 353 (14.7) 31/08
MANDURAH 18.9 -- 10.5 -- -- 1.2 -- -- 520 (21.7) 37/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.2 +1.9 26.5 +1.2 26.0 0.0 -- 10.8 312 (13.0) 34/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.9 -3.7 19.5 +1.6 20.0 18.0 13.8 0.6 474 (19.8) 70/17
WHYALLA AERO 22.7 -3.8 21.5 +7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 480 (20.0) 48/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 -2.6 18.3 +4.3 -- 0.2 8.0 1.4 314 (13.1) 55/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.2 +2.8 11.7 +3.3 10.2 1.2 4.8 2.1 412 (17.2) 93/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 42.0 +5.6 26.9 +5.5 25.7 0.0 8.2 7.6 219 ( 9.1) 57/16
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +1.3 25.1 +2.8 22.7 0.0 8.0 11.3 237 ( 9.9) 31/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.2 +1.4 26.2 +3.3 25.4 0.0 8.6 10.8 485 (20.2) 39/12
MACKAY M.O 32.8 +3.6 24.9 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 477 (19.9) 43/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.3 +4.1 22.9 +3.4 21.5 0.0 8.0 -- 277 (11.5) 35/16
BUNDABERG AERO 31.0 +2.7 22.5 +3.6 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 386 (16.1) 41/14
NAMBOUR DPI 31.0 +3.0 19.0 +2.7 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.5 +2.7 16.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 28.9 +2.1 18.4 +0.4 17.9 0.0 4.0 11.8 270 (11.3) 35/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.7 +4.0 16.3 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 35/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.3 +5.0 15.8 +0.8 11.0 0.0 6.0 -- 155 ( 6.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 +0.2 15.9 -0.2 12.0 0.0 5.8 10.3 388 (16.2) 35/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.0 +1.1 13.7 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.5 -1.9 15.1 +0.8 12.2 0.0 8.0 6.2 402 (16.8) 43/01
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.0 -1.1 12.7 -0.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.2 +2.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 10.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.7 -0.3 16.3 +1.0 14.1 0.0 8.4 4.1 603 (25.1) 57/23
RICHMOND RAAF 23.8 -2.8 11.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 28/15
BELLAMBI AWS 21.2 -0.9 15.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 43/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.1 -1.6 8.0 -0.8 3.2 0.0 8.6 0.0 368 (15.3) 26/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.7 -4.0 10.5 -0.2 11.6 0.0 9.8 0.0 299 (12.5) 54/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.6 -7.4 9.2 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 22/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.0 -6.4 16.7 +4.2 15.5 1.0 11.0 0.0 301 (12.5) 44/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.4 -5.2 8.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 253 (10.5) 41/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.2 -6.0 12.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 44/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.5 -0.4 12.5 +1.3 9.5 0.0 4.6 -- 132 ( 5.5) 34/12
GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) 20.7 -0.3 7.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 59/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.8 -1.8 9.3 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 72/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.4 -2.0 8.4 -0.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 59/21
HOBART AIRPORT 19.7 +0.7 7.5 -1.7 3.8 4.2 2.2 4.9 271 (11.3) 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

43.6 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
43.3 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
43.2 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
43.1 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
42.8 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+7.4 : 43.6 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+6.8 : 40.1 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.7 : 36.9 INGLEWOOD FOREST Darling Downs E QLD
+6.7 : 38.6 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+6.7 : 39.4 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

31.3 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
29.0 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.9 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
28.7 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

+8.4 : 19.3 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
+8.2 : 24.6 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.6 : 21.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+7.5 : 21.2 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+7.3 : 17.0 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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

7.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-11.5 : 22.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-10.1 : 24.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-9.7 : 22.2 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-9.1 : 22.6 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-9.1 : 18.9 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC

-1.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.2 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

**S** -9.6 : 9.2 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA
-7.9 : 4.5 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-7.9 : 4.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-7.6 : 4.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-7.6 : 6.5 PERTH METRO Lower West 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.
100.0 PRATTEN Darling Downs E QLD
45.0 EUROBIN Upper NE VIC
45.0 TIBOOBURRA (FORT GREY) Far Northwest NSW
44.0 MOUNT IRVING Darling Downs E QLD
43.0 IMBIL TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
43.0 IMBIL TM
Darling Downs E
100.0 PRATTEN
44.0 MOUNT IRVING

NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
45.0 TIBOOBURRA (FORT GREY)

VICTORIA
Upper NE
45.0 EUROBIN

12.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
12.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.8 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

.....

**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1167 (48.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1064 (44.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
966 (40.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
873 (36.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
846 (35.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
831 (34.6) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
827 (34.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
806 (33.6) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
797 (33.2) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
784 (32.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
763 (31.8) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
761 (31.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
731 (30.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
716 (29.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
704 (29.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
687 (28.6) MARDIE W Pilbara WA
677 (28.2) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
674 (28.1) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
662 (27.6) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
657 (27.4) LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD
653 (27.2) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
650 (27.1) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
643 (26.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
634 (26.4) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
634 (26.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
634 (26.4) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
628 (26.2) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
624 (26.0) TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
622 (25.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
618 (25.8) FORREST Eucla WA
617 (25.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
603 (25.1) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
133/19 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
124/13 COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
113/19 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
104/19 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
104/21 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
102/20 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
100/20 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
98/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/16 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
93/13 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
93/11 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
91/16 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
91/18 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
8.0mm in 24 min to 16:30 20.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
6.8mm in 11 min to 19:29 37.1mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.0mm/h
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
6.2mm in 8 min to 04:25 46.5mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.6mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.2mm/h
9.2mm in 6 min to 17:21 92.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper North
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
N Central
MANGALORE AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
DEVONPORT AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY)
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.2mm/h
W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME
6.0mm in 15 min to 22:29 24.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 85(280/ 67 ) at 09:04
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 87(300/ 63 ) at 11:30
KINGSCOTE AERO : 83(290/ 63 ) at 10:09
Adelaide/Lofty
HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS : 82(290/ 65 ) at 12:28
Lower SE
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO : 93(320/ 50 ) at 14:52
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 72(180/ 63 ) at 00:00
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 102(340/ 78 ) at 22:00
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
KANAGULK : 87( 30/ 70 ) at 12:32
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 96(360/ 59 ) at 08:00
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 91(350/ 50 ) at 19:51
MT HOTHAM : 111(350/ 85 ) at 21:00
E Gippsland
GELANTIPY : 72( 10/ 63 ) at 20:20
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 78( 10/ 65 ) at 17:00
Western Plains
WESTMERE : 95( 20/ 70 ) at 13:45
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 124( 10/102 ) at 14:40
PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) : 80(310/ 63 ) at 17:29
HAMILTON AIRPORT : 85(350/ 70 ) at 14:30
MORTLAKE RACECOURSE : 93(360/ 67 ) at 12:30
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 95(320/ 67 ) at 17:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 98(350/ 74 ) at 21:00
LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) : 100( 10/ 63 ) at 21:27
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 85( 20/ 65 ) at 22:30
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 87(360/ 70 ) at 21:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 95( 20/ 76 ) at 23:30
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 122( 30/ 87 ) at 20:30