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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 2225 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

VIC

W Coast

090070

PORTLAND

60.0

50.4

16/12/1980

129

1 n

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

37.3

37.2

28/12/2004

12

37.2

28/12/2004

14

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 03:35EST, 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 26.3 -3.2 16.8 +0.5 12.5 0.0 10.2 -- 404 (16.8) 48/14
PERTH AIRPORT 27.8 -1.1 18.4 +3.6 16.2 0.0 10.4 8.0 -- --
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.2 -1.9 15.9 +3.5 14.4 0.0 8.0 2.1 386 (16.1) 34/09
BUNBURY 26.4 -0.7 16.4 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 46/17
MANDURAH 26.1 -- 18.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 54/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 -0.1 24.5 -0.8 24.4 14.8 4.0 3.7 308 (12.8) 37/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.5 -6.9 13.1 -7.1 11.7 0.0 10.4 13.4 310 (12.9) 35/09
WHYALLA AERO 22.5 -5.6 9.5 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 34/22
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.3 -2.7 9.8 -5.7 -- 0.0 13.2 12.3 229 ( 9.5) 28/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 -3.0 10.6 +0.7 9.6 0.0 3.0 8.6 414 (17.3) 46/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.7 -3.5 19.9 -3.2 16.9 0.0 14.6 12.6 457 (19.0) 43/08
CAIRNS AERO 32.9 +1.5 23.8 +0.4 23.4 31.8 11.8 7.2 352 (14.7) 35/01
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.8 +2.3 23.4 -0.7 22.3 21.2 8.4 10.6 301 (12.5) 28/16
MACKAY M.O 31.9 +1.8 22.8 -0.1 -- 11.8 -- 11.2 322 (13.4) 41/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.9 +1.8 23.2 +2.0 20.2 0.0 7.6 -- 269 (11.2) 34/15
BUNDABERG AERO 33.6 +4.2 21.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 8.8 -- 341 (14.2) 39/13
NAMBOUR DPI 30.0 +0.8 19.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.0 +0.8 15.9 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 44/13
BRISBANE AERO 30.7 +2.4 17.9 -2.2 12.1 0.0 11.4 13.3 492 (20.5) 52/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.8 -3.9 12.6 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 620 (25.8) 59/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.7 -5.3 12.7 -4.8 9.1 0.0 5.2 -- 210 ( 8.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 -1.2 13.8 -4.3 11.9 0.0 8.2 12.1 284 (11.8) 50/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -3.0 12.1 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.3 -3.9 15.4 -1.1 14.0 0.2 13.6 11.7 744 (31.0) 46/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 22.3 -4.6 13.2 -2.1 10.8 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 28/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.5 -6.9 7.2 -4.1 2.0 9.6 2.0 13.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.9 -6.6 8.9 -7.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 444 (18.5) 43/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.1 -3.6 16.6 -0.9 14.2 0.0 9.8 12.1 791 (33.0) --
RICHMOND RAAF 24.2 -4.5 13.6 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 35/08
BELLAMBI AWS 20.7 -3.4 15.4 -2.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 515 (21.5) 55/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.4 -2.7 10.8 -0.6 8.0 0.0 6.6 12.9 476 (19.8) 43/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.5 -4.9 8.6 -5.1 8.4 0.0 7.6 13.6 450 (18.8) 43/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.6 -4.8 8.4 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) --
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.6 -5.5 9.6 -5.2 7.7 0.0 3.6 13.3 419 (17.5) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.7 -5.7 9.1 -3.1 -- 35.23 10.2 -- 528 (22.0) 37/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.2 -5.8 9.9 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 437 (18.2) 41/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.4 -2.8 13.2 +0.3 12.1 0.8 4.0 -- 184 ( 7.7) 21/00
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.5 -3.4 12.0 +1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 555 (23.1) 39/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.7 -3.9 8.3 -1.1 -- 1.4 -- -- 500 (20.8) 37/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.8 -2.6 5.5 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 44/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.0 -2.6 7.0 -3.7 4.6 0.0 4.8 8.6 580 (24.2) 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

43.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
42.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
42.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
42.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
41.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
41.7 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

+10.6 : 36.2 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+10.6 : 35.1 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+9.0 : 37.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.9 : 41.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
+7.6 : 43.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

**S** 31.1 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
28.6 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.4 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.8 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.8 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+7.7 : 21.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.0 : 16.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.0 : 22.6 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+6.0 : 18.3 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.6 : 19.9 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

6.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
9.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.4 : 22.5 WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-8.1 : 22.8 YANCO AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE Riverina E NSW
-8.0 : 25.2 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW
-8.0 : 23.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-7.9 : 29.9 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

-0.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-11.0 : 9.0 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
-9.9 : 10.0 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
-8.6 : 11.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-8.1 : 15.6 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-8.0 : 13.6 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW

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.
109.4 EDITH FALLS RIDGE N Rivers NT
93.0 ADELAIDE RIVER POST OFFICE N Rivers NT
86.6 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE N Coast--Barron QLD
86.0 PINE CREEK COUNCIL N Rivers NT
82.0 REEF PARK N Coast--Barron QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
52.8 FARAWAY BAY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
109.4 EDITH FALLS RIDGE
93.0 ADELAIDE RIVER POST OFFICE
86.0 PINE CREEK COUNCIL
80.0 OLD DELAMERE
75.2 UPPER FERGUSSON RIVER
74.2 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
66.8 WILLEROO
65.0 OOLLOO
64.0 CHANNEL POINT
63.6 FOELSCHE HEADLAND
63.2 VICTORIA RIVER ROADHOUSE
61.4 CDU KATHERINE RURAL CAMPUS
61.0 BRADSHAW
60.2 MANGO FARM
60.0 MANBULLOO
58.0 CLARAVALE
54.5 ALYANGULA POLICE
52.0 DELAMERE
50.6 PINELANDS

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
70.0 BRAMWELL
N Coast--Barron
86.6 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
82.0 REEF PARK
81.0 YARRABAH COMM COUNCIL
79.0 JULATTEN
79.0 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
74.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
66.0 MAREEBA SOUTH EDGE RES
62.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
60.0 PORT DOUGLAS - WARNER ST
N Coast--Herbert
61.0 BINGIL BAY
57.0 NERADA ALERT
Central Coast E
74.4 HECATE
62.0 UPPER DON ALERT
58.0 STRATHBOGIE ALERT
51.0 GARGETT ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
53.6 MERRIWA (GUMMUN PLACE)

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
54.2 MT NOWA NOWA
E Central
62.4 BRIGHTON (DENDY PARK BOWLING CLUB)
W Coast
61.0 FORREST STATE FOREST
60.0 PORTLAND
52.6 GELLIBRAND RIVER FORESTRY

13.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
13.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.5 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

.....

3.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
2.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
2.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1581 (65.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1381 (57.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1217 (50.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1187 (49.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1143 (47.6) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
1046 (43.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
863 (36.0) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
835 (34.8) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
791 (33.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
744 (31.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
737 (30.7) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
734 (30.6) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
724 (30.2) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
710 (29.6) BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
659 (27.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
652 (27.2) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
652 (27.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
650 (27.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
637 (26.5) MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
633 (26.4) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
632 (26.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
630 (26.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
629 (26.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
620 (25.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
620 (25.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
611 (25.5) YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
607 (25.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
606 (25.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
606 (25.3) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
604 (25.2) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
601 (25.0) SHEPPARTON AIRPORT Upper North VIC
81/23 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
80/23 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
76/17 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
76/18 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
74/18 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA

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
DARWIN AIRPORT
8.4mm in 10 min to 14:14 50.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.2mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
19.8mm in 1 hr 4 min to 18:30 18.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 6.0mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
21.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 7.0mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
21.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 7.0mm/h
ALYANGULA POLICE
50.0mm in 6 hr to 16:00 8.3mm/h
BULMAN AWS
34.2mm in 28 min to 14:30 73.3mm/h
34.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 34.6mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 14.0mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
27.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 9.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 6.3mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
13.4mm in 31 min to 20:30 25.9mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.4mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
11.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 12.8mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 22.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 03:30 18.8mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 17.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 9.0mm/h
13.0mm in 30 min to 04:30 26.0mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 19.2mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.8mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 07:00 14.0mm/h
BRADSHAW
35.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 11.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
16.4mm in 13 min to 15:33 75.7mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 22.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
14.6mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.6mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
11.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 11.4mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
4.6mm in 11 min to 07:11 25.1mm/h
29.4mm in 49 min to 08:00 36.0mm/h
34.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 34.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 11.3mm/h
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
MT NOWA NOWA
11.2mm in 30 min to 00:00 22.4mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
6.6mm in 14 min to 07:14 28.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 72(210/ 63 ) at 03:00
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 82(210/ 67 ) at 00:30