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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 2311 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

W Kimberley

003020

NERRIMA

120.0

83.3

19/12/1946

19

1 n

WA

W Kimberley

003027

FOSSIL DOWNS

160.0

114.3

10/12/1916

93

1 n

WA

W Kimberley

003044

BROOKING SPRINGS

207.0

107.0

24/12/1987

22

190.0

22/02/1993

30

1 n

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

193.4

90.0

09/12/2001

12

150.0

20/02/2001

10

1 n

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Channel Country

038000

BEDOURIE POLICE STATION

45.1

45.0

21/12/2005

11

1 Y

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Maranoa

043109

ST GEORGE AIRPORT

133

98.0

02/12/2006

12

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 03:38EST, 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 27.4 -2.1 15.3 -1.0 13.8 0.0 8.0 -- 848 (35.3) 61/17
PERTH AIRPORT 28.2 -0.7 13.3 -1.5 11.3 0.0 9.2 13.2 559 (23.3) 48/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.8 -0.3 8.5 -3.9 5.8 0.4 6.6 13.3 331 (13.8) 39/14
BUNBURY 23.1 -4.0 10.3 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 46/17
MANDURAH 23.3 -- 15.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 558 (23.3) 48/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +0.6 26.1 +0.8 25.6 0.0 4.4 7.7 240 (10.0) 31/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.9 +3.5 26.8 +6.6 25.8 0.0 11.2 6.0 283 (11.8) 68/14
WHYALLA AERO 27.6 -0.5 17.2 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 22/07
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 33.6 +6.6 18.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- 13.4 155 ( 6.5) 22/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.8 +2.9 11.2 +1.3 9.3 0.0 5.2 11.8 265 (11.0) 30/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 41.2 +4.0 27.7 +4.6 27.3 0.0 10.8 9.7 381 (15.9) 70/18
CAIRNS AERO 33.9 +2.5 23.4 0.0 21.6 0.0 9.4 10.2 406 (16.9) 41/19
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +0.9 25.1 +1.0 23.2 0.0 9.6 11.6 370 (15.4) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 32.1 +2.0 25.5 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- 9.8 277 (11.5) 34/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +0.2 25.8 +4.6 24.3 0.0 10.0 -- 340 (14.2) 39/12
BUNDABERG AERO 31.1 +1.7 22.5 +2.0 -- 0.2 8.2 -- 362 (15.1) 34/15
NAMBOUR DPI 29.0 -0.2 21.0 +2.8 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 21.1 +1.2 -- 1.8 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 28/09
BRISBANE AERO 28.3 0.0 23.4 +3.3 21.7 0.0 4.6 3.4 -- 31/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.4 -1.3 18.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 557 (23.2) 41/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.7 +0.7 20.2 +2.7 15.9 0.0 7.4 -- 136 ( 5.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.5 +1.2 19.2 +1.1 17.0 0.0 5.8 8.7 228 ( 9.5) 57/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.8 +2.2 16.6 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.3 +2.1 16.5 0.0 14.7 0.0 5.6 10.7 289 (12.0) 37/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 28.2 +1.3 18.4 +3.1 17.8 0.0 -- -- 44 ( 1.8) 28/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 27.4 +3.0 14.3 +3.0 7.1 0.0 6.4 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.5 +3.0 19.0 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 72/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.6 +2.9 19.4 +1.9 14.7 0.0 4.0 10.0 337 (14.0) 57/18
RICHMOND RAAF 31.7 +3.0 17.4 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 35/16
BELLAMBI AWS 24.7 +0.6 18.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 48/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 30.8 +4.7 14.2 +2.8 12.0 0.0 6.8 11.0 212 ( 8.8) 46/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 35.5 +6.1 16.0 +2.3 16.2 0.0 10.6 12.4 243 (10.1) 31/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.9 +4.5 16.2 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 35/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 37.2 +7.1 21.2 +6.4 19.5 0.0 9.2 8.9 215 ( 9.0) 35/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.8 +6.4 13.6 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 30/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 33.4 +6.4 14.5 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 41/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.9 +4.7 13.9 +1.0 10.1 0.0 6.2 -- 112 ( 4.7) 21/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 27.5 +4.6 8.7 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 41/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.9 +6.3 10.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 46/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.4 -1.0 10.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 41/13
HOBART AIRPORT 21.9 +1.3 12.2 +1.5 8.2 0.0 6.8 4.7 413 (17.2) 48/15
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

45.1 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
44.7 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
44.1 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
43.3 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+8.9 : 36.4 MURRAY BRIDGE COMPARISON Murray Valley SA
+7.9 : 37.6 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+7.8 : 35.5 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
+7.6 : 27.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
+7.6 : 33.0 WAROOKA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+7.6 : 37.3 KERANG Lower North VIC
+7.6 : 36.5 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA
+7.6 : 35.5 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

30.7 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
29.4 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
29.1 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.8 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+7.1 : 28.1 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+7.0 : 30.7 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+6.8 : 20.5 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+6.7 : 20.0 SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
+6.7 : 27.9 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+6.7 : 18.2 YONGALA Upper North SA
+6.7 : 30.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

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

11.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.6 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-11.9 : 27.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-10.1 : 26.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-8.1 : 25.4 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-7.9 : 25.0 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.7 : 29.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

2.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
2.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

**W** -8.2 : 10.0 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.8 : 6.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-5.2 : 4.4 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-4.9 : 7.2 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.
280.0 LAUREL DOWNS W Kimberley WA
207.0 BROOKING SPRINGS W Kimberley WA
193.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
160.0 FOSSIL DOWNS W Kimberley WA
120.0 NERRIMA W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
85.8 ELLENBRAE
84.4 MOUNT ELIZABETH
E Kimberley
115.0 WARMUN
100.2 MOUNT WINIFRED
88.0 MORNINGTON AIRSTRIP
78.4 MOUNT KRAUSS
73.2 MOUNT AMHURST
69.5 KACHANA
56.0 LAKE ARGYLE RESORT
W Kimberley
280.0 LAUREL DOWNS
207.0 BROOKING SPRINGS
193.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO
160.0 FOSSIL DOWNS
120.0 NERRIMA
73.4 JUBILEE DOWNS
72.0 MOUNT HART STATION
60.0 LARRAWA
53.0 LEOPOLD DOWNS
51.0 BEEFWOOD PARK

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
52.8 LEGUNE
51.0 POINT STUART AWS

QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
57.6 BOOROONDARRA
Brisbane/SE Coast
51.8 COURAN COVE

13.4 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.4 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.8 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

.....

2.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
1.5 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
1.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1033 (43.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
908 (37.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
883 (36.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
854 (35.6) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
850 (35.4) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
848 (35.3) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
847 (35.3) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
774 (32.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
627 (26.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
610 (25.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
600 (25.0) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
133/15 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
98/15 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
80/15 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
80/16 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
74/13 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
10.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
59.4mm in 54 min to 03:54 66.0mm/h
6.6mm in 6 min to 04:00 66.0mm/h
66.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 66.0mm/h
15.2mm in 52 min to 04:52 17.5mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 16.0mm/h
84.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 28.0mm/h
37.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 37.0mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 31.4mm/h
76.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 25.3mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 13.6mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 13.3mm/h
Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD
14.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 14.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
8.0mm in 12 min to 15:12 40.0mm/h
6.6mm in 16 min to 15:28 24.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
23.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 23.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.3mm/h
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
9.0mm in 8 min to 15:58 67.5mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.2mm/h
Darling Downs E
APPLETHORPE
21.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
6.6mm in 3 min to 15:15 132.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
MERRIWA (ROSCOMMON)
13.4mm in 36 min to 17:30 22.3mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT : 98(200/ 45 ) at 15:50
Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT : 133(320/ 83 ) at 15:12
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Plains E
MOREE AERO : 76(120/ 65 ) at 17:12