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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 2200 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

015637

ERLDUNDA ROADHOUSE

45.0

44.0

13/12/1993

19

1 n

NT

Alice Springs

015639

MOUNT EBENEZER

47.0

44.0

07/12/2001

18

1 n

NT

Alice Springs

015652

WATARRKA

41.8

38.2

17/12/1999

19

1 y

Highest grass minimum temperature

NSW

N Tablelands W

056013

GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN

20.5

18.5

27/12/1988

34

18.5

27/12/1988

38

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 03:31EST, 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 26.7 -2.8 12.0 -4.3 9.9 0.0 9.0 -- 578 (24.1) 43/18
PERTH AIRPORT 28.3 -0.6 11.5 -3.3 10.2 0.0 7.2 13.3 468 (19.5) 41/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.2 -3.9 12.3 -0.1 11.4 0.2 3.8 8.7 245 (10.2) 39/14
BUNBURY 22.7 -4.4 10.1 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 43/17
MANDURAH 23.7 -- 14.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 406 (16.9) 43/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.8 +2.2 26.8 +1.5 25.1 0.0 6.6 7.6 281 (11.7) 54/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.1 -10.3 21.7 +1.5 21.2 2.6 8.4 0.2 345 (14.4) 35/05
WHYALLA AERO 20.3 -7.8 16.9 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 46/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.1 -3.9 13.2 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- 6.0 253 (10.5) 34/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.6 -3.3 12.7 +2.8 12.0 0.6 2.4 8.6 555 (23.1) 57/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 40.8 +3.6 25.7 +2.6 23.2 0.0 11.6 11.0 319 (13.3) 65/22
CAIRNS AERO 33.4 +2.0 24.7 +1.3 22.5 0.0 8.4 10.6 389 (16.2) 34/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +0.3 26.2 +2.1 24.6 1.4 10.4 10.8 463 (19.3) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 34.4 +4.3 25.5 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 278 (11.6) 30/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.7 +2.6 23.2 +2.0 22.2 0.0 7.8 -- 286 (11.9) 30/19
BUNDABERG AERO 32.7 +3.3 23.2 +2.7 -- 0.0 7.6 -- 348 (14.5) 50/16
NAMBOUR DPI 34.0 +4.8 20.0 +1.8 -- 14.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 33.7 +6.5 23.1 +3.2 -- 2.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 63/20
BRISBANE AERO 30.7 +2.4 21.2 +1.1 20.0 6.6 5.6 7.2 432 (18.0) 46/01
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.6 +1.9 19.4 +2.7 -- 4.6 -- -- 530 (22.1) 37/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.4 +0.4 21.3 +3.8 18.2 0.0 5.4 -- 184 ( 7.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 31.7 +5.4 21.0 +2.9 18.5 0.0 2.6 4.0 337 (14.0) 31/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 35.0 +8.4 19.3 +2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 34.7 +7.5 20.0 +3.5 17.8 0.0 7.0 5.0 329 (13.7) 55/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 33.9 +7.0 16.3 +1.0 14.9 0.2 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 31/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.2 +0.8 17.2 +5.9 7.2 0.0 5.4 6.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.5 +1.0 20.5 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 54/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 36.3 +10.6 21.2 +3.7 16.7 0.0 6.4 9.8 480 (20.0) 61/12
RICHMOND RAAF 33.3 +4.6 16.3 +0.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 46/12
BELLAMBI AWS 32.5 +8.4 18.6 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 291 (12.1) 44/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.1 +3.0 13.2 +1.8 9.2 0.0 6.4 9.4 212 ( 8.8) 50/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.0 +0.6 13.6 -0.1 14.2 0.0 9.4 9.5 268 (11.2) 57/18
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.7 +0.3 14.6 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 55/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.3 -4.8 14.5 -0.3 12.1 0.0 13.2 1.7 425 (17.7) 30/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.6 +0.2 14.1 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 396 (16.5) 55/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 27.2 +0.2 9.9 -1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 470 (19.6) 54/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.0 +0.8 15.9 +3.0 15.9 0.0 8.2 -- 219 ( 9.1) 24/20
GEELONG AIRPORT 25.9 +3.0 13.5 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 482 (20.1) 67/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.0 +0.4 9.6 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 518 (21.6) 61/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.3 -3.1 10.6 0.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 344 (14.3) 54/14
HOBART AIRPORT 22.5 +1.9 10.2 -0.5 13.6 2.6 3.2 7.4 415 (17.3) 55/11
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

43.2 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
43.0 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
43.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
42.8 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
42.8 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD

+10.6 : 36.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+10.4 : 36.0 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
+9.6 : 34.8 SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) Sydney--east NSW
+9.3 : 34.1 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+8.9 : 36.3 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.9 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
29.4 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
29.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

+7.6 : 23.4 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+7.4 : 25.4 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+7.3 : 23.5 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+7.2 : 12.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+7.2 : 27.6 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

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

7.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.5 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
12.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-10.3 : 25.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-10.2 : 24.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-9.7 : 26.8 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-9.4 : 26.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-9.3 : 24.9 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

3.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
5.1 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
5.6 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-6.1 : 5.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.0 : 15.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-5.5 : 5.1 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-5.2 : 8.8 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-5.2 : 6.9 WITCHCLIFFE 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.
66.0 SOMERSET DAM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
62.2 PIPALYATJARA NW Pastoral SA
59.8 DUNGULLEN Darling Downs E QLD
52.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
51.0 NOBBY JACKSON ST Darling Downs E QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Interior
52.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
62.2 PIPALYATJARA

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
66.0 SOMERSET DAM
Darling Downs E
59.8 DUNGULLEN
51.0 NOBBY JACKSON ST

13.3 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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2.0 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
1.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
1.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

932 (38.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
906 (37.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
863 (36.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
855 (35.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
812 (33.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
803 (33.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
799 (33.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
797 (33.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
793 (33.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
767 (32.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
745 (31.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
731 (30.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
729 (30.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
727 (30.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
720 (30.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
713 (29.7) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
694 (28.9) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
691 (28.8) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
682 (28.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
677 (28.2) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
672 (28.0) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
671 (28.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
669 (27.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
666 (27.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
653 (27.2) HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
649 (27.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
644 (26.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
618 (25.8) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
617 (25.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
610 (25.4) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
610 (25.4) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
607 (25.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
602 (25.1) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
93/15 EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
93/19 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
91/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
89/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
89/05 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PIRLANGIMPI
17.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 17.4mm/h
N Plateau
WATARRKA
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NE Pastoral
MARREE AERO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
SCHERGER RAAF
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.6mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 19:00 23.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
COOLANGATTA
8.8mm in 10 min to 20:30 52.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.8mm/h
KINGAROY AIRPORT
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
REDCLIFFE
8.2mm in 12 min to 18:09 41.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.0mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
7.8mm in 16 min to 19:16 29.2mm/h
5.2mm in 2 min to 19:18 156.0mm/h
17.8mm in 42 min to 20:00 25.4mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 30.8mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
FOWLERS GAP AWS
10.0mm in 45 min to 17:00 13.3mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.6mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.4mm/h
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
9.6mm in 18 min to 20:00 32.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
TASMANIA
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.8mm/h
TUNNACK FIRE STATION
10.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h

VICTORIA
N Central
EILDON FIRE TOWER : 93(260/ 54 ) at 16:51
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 93(260/ 67 ) at 20:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(320/ 72 ) at 06:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(260/ 67 ) at 23:30
DROUGHTY HILL : 80(280/ 63 ) at 23:40
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 72(290/ 63 ) at 19:40