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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2230 EST on 12/01/2010. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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Comments
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Highest daily rainfall

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AWS

164.0

150.0

26/12/2000

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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 28.2 -1.3 16.0 -0.3 14.2 0.0 8.8 -- 704 (29.3) 61/17
PERTH AIRPORT 27.0 -1.9 14.6 -0.2 11.1 0.0 8.0 13.4 507 (21.1) 52/17
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.3 -3.8 13.7 +1.3 13.0 0.0 4.0 2.5 259 (10.8) 35/11
BUNBURY 24.9 -2.2 11.2 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 44/17
MANDURAH 23.5 -- 15.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 48/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.1 -4.5 23.6 -1.7 23.5 28.0 5.6 0.2 436 (18.2) 35/05
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.3 +0.9 15.7 -4.5 14.7 0.0 9.8 13.4 205 ( 8.5) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 34.2 +6.1 18.6 +2.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 261 (10.9) 74/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.3 +2.3 18.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 5.6 8.7 205 ( 8.5) 24/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.7 -3.2 12.4 +2.5 10.6 6.0 2.2 0.1 310 (12.9) 31/18
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.7 +2.5 19.5 -3.6 16.7 0.0 10.8 12.1 250 (10.4) 30/10
CAIRNS AERO 32.6 +1.2 25.1 +1.7 23.9 0.0 7.4 5.5 323 (13.5) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 -0.3 27.2 +3.1 25.7 0.0 11.2 11.8 590 (24.6) 41/14
MACKAY M.O 31.4 +1.3 24.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- 11.9 317 (13.2) 28/00
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +0.2 20.8 -0.4 19.0 0.0 7.2 -- 218 ( 9.1) 31/17
BUNDABERG AERO 30.1 +0.7 21.3 +0.8 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 313 (13.0) 35/14
NAMBOUR DPI 30.0 +0.8 17.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.6 +1.4 20.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 41/08
BRISBANE AERO 28.4 +0.1 18.2 -1.9 14.5 0.0 6.8 13.1 422 (17.6) 39/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.0 +0.3 16.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 35/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.7 -0.3 14.7 -2.8 9.6 0.0 7.2 -- 132 ( 5.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.4 +2.1 16.4 -1.7 13.2 0.0 5.2 12.4 300 (12.5) 48/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.9 +1.3 14.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.9 +2.7 13.1 -3.4 11.1 0.0 8.6 11.1 -- --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 29.3 +2.4 12.6 -2.7 10.7 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 35/20
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.1 -5.3 9.1 -2.2 3.2 0.0 6.0 9.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.4 -0.1 10.8 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 37/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 27.2 +1.5 17.1 -0.4 10.9 0.0 9.2 9.6 438 (18.3) 50/18
RICHMOND RAAF 29.7 +1.0 12.1 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 54/18
BELLAMBI AWS 23.1 -1.0 16.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 50/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.7 -1.4 10.3 -1.1 7.2 0.0 9.6 4.5 308 (12.8) 50/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.8 -0.6 13.0 -0.7 13.4 0.0 9.0 3.6 253 (10.5) 54/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.9 -8.5 14.1 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 22/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.9 -3.2 16.3 +1.5 15.3 0.6 10.6 3.8 302 (12.6) 44/05
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.3 -5.1 12.8 +0.6 -- 2.6 6.6 -- 312 (13.0) 24/22
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.0 -5.0 13.5 +2.0 -- 1.2 -- -- 306 (12.8) 24/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.3 -2.9 13.7 +0.8 12.9 3.4 1.2 -- 128 ( 5.3) 21/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.9 -5.0 12.5 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 31/18
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.1 -2.5 10.3 +0.9 -- 1.8 -- -- 339 (14.1) 31/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.4 -2.0 6.2 -4.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 261 (10.9) 34/13
HOBART AIRPORT 16.3 -4.3 7.1 -3.6 2.5 0.6 4.6 8.6 365 (15.2) 39/15
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

45.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
43.7 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
42.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
42.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+6.1 : 34.2 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+5.8 : 42.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+4.3 : 40.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+4.0 : 41.1 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+4.0 : 30.0 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

**S** 30.1 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
29.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
28.8 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.3 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
28.1 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.1 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
28.1 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.4 : 20.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+6.3 : 18.5 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
+5.6 : 19.7 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+5.6 : 28.0 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+5.3 : 20.2 NONNING NW Pastoral SA

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

6.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-10.1 : 12.8 MT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
-9.2 : 19.2 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-8.6 : 19.0 BEECHWORTH WOOLSHED Lower NE VIC
-8.6 : 13.6 MT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
-8.5 : 20.9 ALBURY AIRPORT AWS SW Slopes S NSW

0.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
1.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-8.8 : 14.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-7.4 : 1.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-7.4 : 12.6 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
-7.1 : 16.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-6.9 : 12.2 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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.
164.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
105.0 LAKE EVELLA N Rivers NT
101.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
96.8 GERIATRIC PARK N Rivers NT
87.0 RANKIN POINT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
164.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
105.0 LAKE EVELLA
101.4 MCCLUER ISLAND
96.8 GERIATRIC PARK
87.0 RANKIN POINT
80.0 POINT STUART
75.4 CHANNEL POINT
73.6 SEVEN SPIRIT BAY
71.2 LITCHFIELD
69.8 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
69.0 CAPE DON
65.2 WALKER CREEK
63.0 CARMOR PLAINS
57.8 SOUTHPORT
53.8 DARWIN RIVER DAM
52.4 BLACK POINT
51.4 MIDDLE POINT AWS

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
66.0 LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK
Gulf Country
80.0 ESMERALDA STATION
75.0 RUTLAND PLAINS STATION
74.0 PORMPURAAW TOWNSHIP
Upper Carpentaria
52.0 COBBOLD GORGE
N Coast--Barron
60.3 HOPE VALE

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
61.0 WONNAGATTA RIVER @ WATERFORD

ISLANDS
Islands
59.4 POINT FAWCETT

13.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
13.1 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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0.7 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.2 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT

889 (37.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
873 (36.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
857 (35.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
853 (35.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
832 (34.7) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
831 (34.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
824 (34.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
823 (34.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
758 (31.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
739 (30.8) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
716 (29.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
714 (29.8) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
704 (29.3) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
696 (29.0) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
692 (28.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
691 (28.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
686 (28.6) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
685 (28.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
666 (27.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
665 (27.7) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
660 (27.5) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
634 (26.4) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
630 (26.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
626 (26.1) ALVA BEACH Central Coast E QLD
622 (25.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
74/11 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
70/21 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
70/15 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
68/23 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
68/14 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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
16.6mm in 1 hr 2 min to 15:00 16.1mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
WYNDHAM
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
11.8mm in 30 min to 16:00 23.6mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG
21.6mm in 30 min to 20:30 43.2mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 23.0mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 26.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
35.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 11.7mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
12.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 12.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 13:00 6.0mm/h
CAPE DON
42.4mm in 1 hr to 05:30 42.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.2mm/h
58.0mm in 3 hr to 07:00 19.3mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
35.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 11.7mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 01:30 13.7mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 9.3mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 12.3mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 5.7mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 11.7mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 12.3mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 16:30 12.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
27.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 9.0mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
30.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 10.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
50.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 50.2mm/h
32.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 32.0mm/h
83.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 27.7mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.2mm/h
BULMAN AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 5.0mm/h
BRADSHAW
5.8mm in 14 min to 13:56 24.9mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Mallee/Upper SE
LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS)
8.0mm in 24 min to 17:03 20.0mm/h
8.2mm in 6 min to 17:15 82.0mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 24.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
11.6mm in 7 min to 14:20 99.4mm/h
16.0mm in 10 min to 14:30 96.0mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 31.2mm/h
24.0mm in 30 min to 15:00 48.0mm/h
55.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 55.2mm/h
55.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 18.3mm/h
33.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 33.6mm/h
6.6mm in 18 min to 15:48 22.0mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
15.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 15.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.3mm/h
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
12.0mm in 32 min to 12:00 22.5mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 12.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
31.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 31.2mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 13.8mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 15.0mm/h
INGHAM COMPOSITE
35.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Riverina E
DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 54 min to 23:00 11.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.6mm/h
VICTORIA
Lower North
CHARLTON
17.6mm in 39 min to 19:30 27.1mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 21.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
33.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 33.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 14.0mm/h
None reported