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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 2211 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

Lower West

009215

SWANBOURNE

14.2

9.6

15/12/1998

16

1 n

WA

Lower West

009249

MARIGINIUP

19.6

12.0

11/12/2005

11

1 n

WA

Gt Southern

010558

GNOWANGERUP

48.0

46.7

31/12/1959

95

1 y

WA

Gt Southern

010779

MIANELUP

36.6

34.5

13/12/1999

63

1 y

NT

Alice Springs

015521

THE GARDEN

129.0

80.0

18/12/1975

54

1 n

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029141

CLONCURRY AIRPORT

31.1

30.6

04/12/2002

16

30.6

04/12/2002

16

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091259

LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY)

1.0

1.9

12/12/1995

14

1 Y

TAS

E Coast

092114

FRIENDLY BEACHES

5.5

5.7

12/12/2006

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 03:33EST, 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 23.4 -6.1 16.0 -0.3 13.2 0.0 8.8 -- 457 (19.0) 48/12
PERTH AIRPORT 21.8 -7.1 11.2 -3.6 10.2 1.0 6.4 5.1 358 (14.9) 44/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 -4.2 12.2 -0.2 10.6 10.0 4.4 4.7 276 (11.5) 43/16
BUNBURY 23.7 -3.4 10.0 -3.3 -- 1.8 -- -- 271 (11.3) 41/17
MANDURAH 20.7 -- 14.4 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 316 (13.2) 39/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +0.6 25.0 -0.3 24.8 27.2 6.6 8.8 250 (10.4) 50/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.6 +3.2 25.3 +5.1 24.6 0.0 11.8 8.7 317 (13.2) 54/14
WHYALLA AERO 27.9 -0.2 16.3 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 535 (22.3) 57/20
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.0 +1.0 14.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 6.4 12.5 296 (12.3) 48/21
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 -3.0 7.5 -2.4 4.2 4.2 2.0 14.0 315 (13.1) 50/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 41.3 +4.1 28.8 +5.7 23.9 0.0 18.2 10.6 285 (11.9) 46/18
CAIRNS AERO 32.6 +1.2 26.0 +2.6 25.0 0.2 5.8 4.0 211 ( 8.8) 28/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.5 0.0 27.5 +3.4 26.0 0.0 6.2 11.4 411 (17.1) 39/14
MACKAY M.O 32.2 +2.1 25.6 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 334 (13.9) 26/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.2 +1.1 22.6 +1.4 21.3 0.0 5.8 -- 224 ( 9.3) 30/13
BUNDABERG AERO 30.3 +0.9 20.1 -0.4 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 270 (11.3) 31/15
NAMBOUR DPI 31.0 +1.8 18.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.1 +0.9 21.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 46/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.7 -0.6 21.0 +0.9 18.0 0.0 7.6 11.5 427 (17.8) 46/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.9 +2.2 17.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 470 (19.6) 50/16
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 34.7 +3.7 20.7 +3.2 15.5 0.0 7.6 -- 208 ( 8.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 33.3 +7.0 20.8 +2.7 18.2 0.0 6.4 10.1 594 (24.8) 65/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 34.3 +7.7 17.9 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.4 -2.8 19.3 +2.8 16.7 0.0 8.4 9.4 387 (16.1) 57/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.1 -2.8 17.9 +2.6 17.3 0.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 37/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.8 +2.4 14.8 +3.5 7.1 0.0 6.2 13.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 35.4 +3.9 17.4 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 54/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.3 -3.4 20.1 +2.6 17.6 0.0 9.4 5.2 711 (29.6) 65/07
RICHMOND RAAF 24.1 -4.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 37/13
BELLAMBI AWS 20.2 -3.9 17.8 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 580 (24.2) 59/06
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.4 -2.7 15.0 +3.6 12.4 0.0 10.8 8.8 284 (11.8) 41/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.5 +1.1 15.0 +1.3 13.2 1.6 9.4 13.6 326 (13.6) 46/20
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.1 +0.7 13.1 -0.6 -- 1.4 -- -- 248 (10.3) 28/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.6 -1.5 13.0 -1.8 11.9 1.8 5.4 12.4 422 (17.6) 31/08
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.8 -2.6 11.5 -0.7 -- 3.6 3.6 -- 269 (11.2) 41/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.2 -3.8 9.8 -1.7 -- 3.2 -- -- 325 (13.5) 39/07
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.6 -4.6 13.1 +0.2 11.1 4.8 1.2 -- 174 ( 7.3) 22/07
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.0 -5.9 9.7 -1.2 -- 6.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 46/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.3 -4.3 8.3 -1.1 -- 5.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 50/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.7 -2.7 5.0 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 37/15
HOBART AIRPORT 16.2 -4.4 4.3 -6.4 0.0 3.0 4.2 11.8 450 (18.8) 37/16
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

44.3 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
44.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
44.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
43.9 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
43.9 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD

+7.7 : 34.3 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
+7.0 : 33.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
+6.8 : 42.0 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+6.2 : 34.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
+6.2 : 39.2 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW

31.1 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
30.7 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
30.7 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
29.7 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
29.7 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+9.2 : 18.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW
+7.0 : 30.7 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+6.6 : 16.8 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW
+6.2 : 31.1 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
+6.0 : 25.2 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

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

8.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.9 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
9.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
11.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
11.0 WARRA W Coast TAS

-12.6 : 17.0 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-12.2 : 17.1 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-11.0 : 18.2 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-10.9 : 24.3 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-10.8 : 23.6 MULLEWA Central West WA

-4.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-1.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-1.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-9.6 : 11.4 WILUNA Interior WA
-8.5 : 1.1 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-8.4 : 2.1 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
-8.0 : 1.1 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-8.0 : 0.5 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS

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.
129.0 THE GARDEN N Plateau NT
103.0 CARLTON HILL E Kimberley WA
71.0 ELLENBRAE N Kimberley WA
69.4 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
64.6 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
71.0 ELLENBRAE
62.0 EL QUESTRO
50.2 OOMBULGURRI
E Kimberley
103.0 CARLTON HILL
50.1 NICHOLSON

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
69.4 MANGO FARM
64.6 MIDDLE POINT AWS
56.6 LAKE FINNISS FARM
52.0 NELSON SPRINGS
N Plateau
129.0 THE GARDEN

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
64.0 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
Upper Carpentaria
60.0 ABINGDON DOWNS STATION

14.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.3 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
13.1 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

.....

5.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
5.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
4.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
4.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

1030 (42.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
966 (40.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
943 (39.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
897 (37.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
827 (34.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
814 (33.9) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
793 (33.0) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
783 (32.6) NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
776 (32.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
774 (32.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
753 (31.4) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
738 (30.8) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
733 (30.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
732 (30.5) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
727 (30.3) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
717 (29.9) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
714 (29.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
713 (29.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
695 (29.0) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
695 (29.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
684 (28.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
681 (28.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
675 (28.1) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
673 (28.0) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
667 (27.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
662 (27.6) MARDIE W Pilbara WA
654 (27.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
647 (27.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
637 (26.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
636 (26.5) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
627 (26.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
611 (25.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
609 (25.4) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
608 (25.3) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
608 (25.3) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
607 (25.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
102/13 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
102/20 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
96/19 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
96/20 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
85/17 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

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
N Kimberley
TRUSCOTT
17.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 17.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 02:00 6.0mm/h
Central West
WONGAN HILLS AG
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
HYDEN
30.0mm in 6 hr to 14:00 5.0mm/h
PINGELLY
31.0mm in 6 hr to 14:00 5.2mm/h
NEWDEGATE RES.STATION
13.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 5.0mm/h
JACUP
15.0mm in 3 hr to 11:00 5.0mm/h
NEWDEGATE AG
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.8mm/h
Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO
13.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 7.0mm/h
SALMON GUMS RES.STN.
16.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 5.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
19.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 19.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT
8.4mm in 44 min to 22:27 11.5mm/h
W Agricultural
NULLARBOR
5.0mm in 11 min to 15:30 27.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
10.0mm in 30 min to 17:00 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.0mm/h
COEN AIRPORT
20.4mm in 35 min to 13:00 35.0mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 20.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.7mm/h
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
11.2mm in 17 min to 16:00 39.5mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.6mm/h
16.4mm in 37 min to 18:00 26.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 19.0mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.7mm/h
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
10.0mm in 40 min to 22:00 15.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.0mm/h
N Coast--Barron
MAREEBA AIRPORT
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
GRAFTON AIRPORT
11.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
8.2mm in 6 min to 19:51 82.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
5.6mm in 12 min to 18:47 28.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.4mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 80(320/ 65 ) at 20:58
NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT : 87(250/ 63 ) at 21:43
QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT : 85(180/ 63 ) at 20:25
Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT : 102(150/ 63 ) at 13:17
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS : 102(170/ 63 ) at 21:04
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 78(180/ 65 ) at 08:00