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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
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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 27.1 -2.4 19.2 +2.9 17.7 0.0 9.8 -- 695 (29.0) 57/14
PERTH AIRPORT 27.8 -1.1 17.6 +2.8 15.6 0.0 8.4 9.4 -- 46/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.1 -4.0 14.3 +1.9 12.9 1.2 4.2 5.9 377 (15.7) 34/10
BUNBURY 25.7 -1.4 13.0 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 404 (16.8) 39/15
MANDURAH 25.5 -- 18.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 542 (22.6) 48/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.1 -3.5 23.7 -1.6 24.0 44.8 10.4 2.0 359 (15.0) 44/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.7 -3.7 13.6 -6.6 11.9 0.0 10.0 13.4 267 (11.1) 31/08
WHYALLA AERO 27.2 -0.9 13.6 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 35/22
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.9 -1.1 15.5 0.0 -- 0.0 6.4 7.5 260 (10.8) 26/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.3 -3.6 11.4 +1.5 9.7 0.4 4.4 2.8 391 (16.3) 43/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.2 0.0 22.6 -0.5 19.3 0.0 12.8 12.6 362 (15.1) 31/08
CAIRNS AERO 33.9 +2.5 25.5 +2.1 24.6 0.2 5.0 7.0 195 ( 8.1) 41/18
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +0.2 26.1 +2.0 24.3 0.0 8.6 12.3 334 (13.9) 43/13
MACKAY M.O 31.0 +0.9 22.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 372 (15.5) 31/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.6 -0.5 19.5 -1.7 17.5 0.0 10.2 -- 262 (10.9) 35/17
BUNDABERG AERO 30.4 +1.0 19.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 9.6 -- 336 (14.0) 35/16
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 -1.2 17.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.6 +0.4 15.9 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 35/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.4 -0.9 16.7 -3.4 13.1 0.0 11.0 13.2 413 (17.2) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.0 -0.7 13.2 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 516 (21.5) 28/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.2 -1.8 11.4 -6.1 7.3 0.0 6.8 -- 132 ( 5.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 -1.1 13.6 -4.5 10.7 0.0 5.4 13.0 301 (12.5) 34/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.4 -2.2 12.7 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.1 +0.9 10.5 -6.0 7.9 0.0 7.6 13.1 340 (14.2) 37/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.9 -1.0 9.8 -5.5 8.2 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 24/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.5 -3.9 6.8 -4.5 -0.5 0.0 4.8 13.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.6 -2.9 8.4 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 41/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.8 +2.1 15.7 -1.8 9.6 0.0 6.8 13.0 -- 52/16
RICHMOND RAAF 28.6 -0.1 10.3 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 -1.0 14.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 399 (16.6) 39/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.2 -0.9 7.8 -3.6 4.8 0.0 7.0 13.3 292 (12.2) 46/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.6 -1.8 9.1 -4.6 9.3 0.0 8.6 13.3 280 (11.7) 41/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.7 -1.7 9.8 -3.9 -- -- -- -- -- 50/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.9 -1.2 11.9 -2.9 9.5 0.0 7.2 13.3 234 ( 9.8) 34/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.8 -2.6 7.8 -4.4 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 248 (10.3) 43/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.9 -3.1 7.9 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 39/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -4.3 13.0 +0.1 9.4 0.0 2.8 -- 110 ( 4.6) 15/09
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.0 -0.9 12.6 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 44/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.1 -3.5 7.9 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 35/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.8 -2.6 11.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 326 (13.6) 43/12
HOBART AIRPORT 19.4 -1.2 11.8 +1.1 7.4 0.0 5.8 7.5 375 (15.6) 37/12
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

44.9 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
43.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
42.5 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
42.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+6.9 : 34.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+6.7 : 40.2 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+6.3 : 41.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+6.2 : 32.8 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+5.8 : 41.7 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

**S** 29.6 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
28.7 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.1 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+5.6 : 25.2 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+5.0 : 19.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+4.6 : 17.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+4.5 : 25.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+3.8 : 18.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD

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

6.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.9 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.5 : 18.8 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.7 : 27.3 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
-7.0 : 11.2 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
-7.0 : 24.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-6.9 : 18.5 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA

0.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
1.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.6 : 9.4 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
-8.7 : 2.5 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-8.6 : 11.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-8.5 : 9.1 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-8.4 : 9.9 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W 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.
132.0 DUNBAR STATION Gulf Country QLD
98.4 LEANYER N Rivers NT
92.4 LITCHFIELD N Rivers NT
83.0 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER N Rivers NT
82.8 MARRARA N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
98.4 LEANYER
92.4 LITCHFIELD
83.0 COX PENINSULA TRANSMITTER
82.8 MARRARA
78.4 WARRUWI
70.6 DARWIN HOSPITAL
63.0 NORTHLAKES
57.8 CHANNEL POINT
55.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
54.0 NITMILUK RANGERS
53.6 SHOAL BAY
53.5 CDU KATHERINE RURAL CAMPUS
52.8 KARAMA

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
132.0 DUNBAR STATION
N Coast--Barron
50.4 HERBERTON WHITE ST

NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
61.0 BLACK SPRINGS FORESTRY

13.7 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
13.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
13.5 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

2.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
2.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.7 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
1.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT

1124 (46.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1109 (46.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
942 (39.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
858 (35.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
833 (34.7) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
822 (34.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
778 (32.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
762 (31.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
761 (31.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
744 (31.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
744 (31.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
727 (30.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
712 (29.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
709 (29.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
695 (29.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
693 (28.9) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
678 (28.3) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
662 (27.6) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
645 (26.9) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
640 (26.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
631 (26.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
630 (26.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
619 (25.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
74/09 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/13 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
70/17 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
70/22 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
70/19 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
70/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
70/16 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
WYNDHAM AERO
4.6mm in 12 min to 18:12 23.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.6mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.0mm in 14 min to 20:19 42.9mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.8mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
30.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 30.2mm/h
CAPE DON
10.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 07:00 6.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 11.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 5.0mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 10:30 5.0mm/h
31.2mm in 2 hr 30 min to 23:18 12.5mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 10.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
13.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 13.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.2mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
36.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 12.0mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 13.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
30.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 30.8mm/h
41.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 41.2mm/h
73.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 24.3mm/h
WARRUWI
8.8mm in 15 min to 05:45 35.2mm/h
12.0mm in 45 min to 06:30 16.0mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 20.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 07:00 7.0mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 07:30 21.6mm/h
24.2mm in 42 min to 08:12 34.6mm/h
26.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 26.4mm/h
55.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 18.3mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 12.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 6.7mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 12.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 9.7mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 14.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 6.7mm/h
NGAYAWILI
15.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 5.0mm/h
BULMAN AWS
1.4mm in 1 min to 13:31 84.0mm/h
24.0mm in 59 min to 14:30 24.4mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 25.4mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 11.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
11.2mm in 10 min to 16:00 67.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.0mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 15.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 6.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
14.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
15.6mm in 30 min to 18:00 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 17.8mm/h
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
12.4mm in 19 min to 17:00 39.2mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 12.6mm/h
None reported