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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
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 2341 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

NT

Roper-McArthur

014628

TANUMBIRINI

145.0

95.0

28/12/1999

33

1 n

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031193

ATHERTON

106.5

106.2

29/12/2003

17

1 y

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039089

THANGOOL AIRPORT

25.9

25.2

05/12/2002

17

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 03:39EST, 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 31.0 +1.5 19.9 +3.6 17.1 0.0 10.2 -- 341 (14.2) 43/17
PERTH AIRPORT 36.3 +7.4 21.4 +6.6 19.9 0.0 12.6 13.2 473 (19.7) 41/01
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.5 -1.6 16.0 +3.6 15.3 0.0 7.2 9.8 451 (18.8) 43/13
BUNBURY 35.5 +8.4 16.7 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 392 (16.3) 44/20
MANDURAH 36.1 -- 20.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 55/21
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.9 -2.7 24.1 -1.2 24.4 14.6 6.4 0.2 368 (15.3) 43/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.5 -0.9 18.0 -2.2 16.5 0.0 11.8 7.6 277 (11.5) 37/10
WHYALLA AERO 23.8 -4.3 13.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 396 (16.5) 43/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.3 -3.7 15.8 +0.3 -- 1.2 11.8 9.0 422 (17.6) 30/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.6 -3.3 12.2 +2.3 11.2 0.0 4.6 7.1 592 (24.7) 52/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.9 +0.7 25.6 +2.5 24.5 0.0 8.8 6.8 283 (11.8) 48/17
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 -1.3 23.2 -0.2 23.0 54.8 8.2 2.3 240 (10.0) 37/00
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 -0.3 24.1 0.0 23.6 31.2 5.2 8.3 207 ( 8.6) 37/17
MACKAY M.O 33.4 +3.3 24.9 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.2 271 (11.3) 34/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 40.1 +8.0 25.3 +4.1 24.8 0.0 10.0 -- 299 (12.5) 35/17
BUNDABERG AERO 37.2 +7.8 26.5 +6.0 -- 0.0 8.8 -- 501 (20.9) 50/11
NAMBOUR DPI 37.0 +7.8 22.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 30.2 +3.0 18.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 28/15
BRISBANE AERO 34.0 +5.7 20.8 +0.7 16.8 1.6 6.4 12.4 413 (17.2) 31/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 34.0 +6.3 20.5 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 475 (19.8) 44/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.3 +1.3 16.6 -0.9 10.5 0.0 7.2 -- 153 ( 6.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.3 +4.0 15.4 -2.7 13.0 4.0 5.0 13.7 203 ( 8.5) 34/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 31.4 +4.8 16.7 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 33.2 +6.0 14.2 -2.3 12.9 0.0 9.2 13.1 348 (14.5) 59/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 31.9 +5.0 12.8 -2.5 10.6 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 34/07
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.1 -2.3 12.2 +0.9 0.0 0.0 8.0 13.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.6 -0.9 12.5 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 46/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 31.4 +5.7 19.8 +2.3 18.9 0.0 7.4 13.1 370 (15.4) 39/12
RICHMOND RAAF 29.9 +1.2 13.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 319 (13.3) 50/10
BELLAMBI AWS 29.0 +4.9 18.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 44/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.0 -2.1 13.5 +2.1 8.9 0.0 9.8 13.4 513 (21.4) 44/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.2 -3.2 13.6 -0.1 11.1 0.0 10.4 13.3 530 (22.1) 48/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.4 -5.0 12.0 -1.7 -- 0.8 -- -- 346 (14.4) 39/09
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.1 -2.0 11.8 -3.0 10.0 0.0 10.0 13.7 488 (20.3) 41/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.1 -3.3 8.2 -4.0 -- 0.2 7.8 -- 477 (19.9) 50/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.5 -2.5 8.7 -2.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 419 (17.5) 41/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.1 -0.1 12.9 0.0 10.3 0.0 5.0 -- 239 (10.0) 24/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.1 +0.2 12.1 +1.2 -- 0.6 -- -- 664 (27.7) 52/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.4 -2.2 9.0 -0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 610 (25.4) 39/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.1 -2.3 9.2 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 361 (15.0) 44/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.7 -0.9 8.1 -2.6 5.5 2.8 6.2 9.8 521 (21.7) 63/13
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

43.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
42.6 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
42.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
42.1 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.0 GAYNDAH AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

+9.7 : 33.2 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+8.9 : 40.5 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+8.9 : 37.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+8.7 : 41.5 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+8.7 : 41.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

**S** 30.0 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
28.8 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
28.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
27.9 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
27.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
27.6 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

**S** +10.0 : 30.0 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
**S** +9.8 : 25.5 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.7 : 22.7 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+7.2 : 25.9 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+7.0 : 21.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA

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

5.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-9.4 : 29.0 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-9.1 : 28.4 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
-8.9 : 29.0 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
-8.8 : 28.7 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-8.0 : 30.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

-2.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
0.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.3 : 13.2 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-5.9 : -0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.7 : 0.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.6 : 7.4 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.6 : 6.3 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC

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.
145.0 TANUMBIRINI N Rivers NT
123.0 GLEN ALLYN N Coast--Barron QLD
122.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
121.0 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
121.0 HAWKINS CREEK N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
84.0 DOONGAN
72.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH
69.4 WYNDHAM
50.4 KURI BAY
E Kimberley
59.6 GIBB RIVER
W Kimberley
80.0 THANGOO
E Pilbara
60.0 WALLAREENYA
56.0 MARBLE BAR
55.4 YARRIE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
145.0 TANUMBIRINI
117.0 MATARANKA HOMESTEAD RESORT
98.6 CAVE CREEK STATION
67.6 COODARDIE
64.4 CENTRE ISLAND
62.0 SEVEN SPIRIT BAY
61.4 UPPER WATERHOUSE RIVER
60.8 OLD DELAMERE
52.0 BROADMERE
51.2 WANDIE CREEK

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
96.0 MAMMOTH MINE
52.0 LADY ANNIE COPPER MINE
Upper Carpentaria
73.0 THE LYND STATION
60.2 BAGSTOWE STATION
58.0 OAK PARK STATION
50.0 CONJUBOY STATION
N Coast--Barron
123.0 GLEN ALLYN
122.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
121.0 WALKAMIN DPI
106.5 ATHERTON
104.0 MALANDA POST OFFICE
95.0 MALANDA ALERT
93.4 EVELYN STATE FOREST
86.0 MT GARNET ALERT
85.0 MT GARNET POST OFFICE
83.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
81.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION
80.0 MAREEBA SOUTH EDGE RES
79.0 YUNGABURRA
78.8 GREENHAVEN
75.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
75.0 IRVINEBANK
69.0 MCKELL ROAD ALERT
69.0 HAPPY VALLEY
69.0 TOPAZ
66.0 TOPAZ ALERT
66.0 RAVENSHOE BINBROOK ESTATE
64.4 BABINDA POST OFFICE
64.4 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
63.8 TINAROO FALLS DAM
63.0 WOODLEIGH
61.8 WONDECLA
61.0 MAREEBA AIRPORT
60.4 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
60.0 HERBERTON WHITE ST
58.0 BIBOOHRA
58.0 WHITE CLIFF POINT
57.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
55.0 JULATTEN
55.0 PETFORD
54.8 CAIRNS AERO
54.0 UPPER BARRON
52.0 CAIRNS SEVERIN ST
52.0 MAREEBA TM
52.0 KURANDA HILLTOP
50.0 HERBERTON ALERT
50.0 MEADOWBANK
N Coast--Herbert
121.0 HAWKINS CREEK
75.0 NERADA ALERT
63.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
59.0 MICHAEL CREEK ALERT
52.0 MENAVALE ALERT
52.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
Central Coast E
86.0 MILLAROO ALERT

13.7 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.7 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
13.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.6 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
13.4 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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**S** 1.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
**S** 0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1722 (71.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1404 (58.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1329 (55.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1289 (53.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1271 (53.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1227 (51.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1145 (47.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1080 (45.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
1037 (43.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
986 (41.1) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
931 (38.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
926 (38.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
869 (36.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
863 (36.0) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
844 (35.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
785 (32.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
779 (32.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
777 (32.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
776 (32.3) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
764 (31.8) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
761 (31.7) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
758 (31.6) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
751 (31.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
736 (30.7) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
734 (30.6) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
732 (30.5) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
701 (29.2) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
701 (29.2) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
701 (29.2) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
699 (29.1) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
698 (29.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
695 (29.0) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
692 (28.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
691 (28.8) HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
672 (28.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
672 (28.0) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
668 (27.8) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
665 (27.7) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
664 (27.7) GROVEDALE (GEELONG AIRPORT) W Central VIC
658 (27.4) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
657 (27.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
657 (27.4) BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
646 (26.9) SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
644 (26.8) WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
641 (26.7) DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
639 (26.6) NHILL AERODROME Wimmera N VIC
635 (26.5) MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
633 (26.4) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
631 (26.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
620 (25.8) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
618 (25.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
617 (25.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
616 (25.7) LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
614 (25.6) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
614 (25.6) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
610 (25.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
610 (25.4) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
609 (25.4) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
602 (25.1) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
98/01 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/05 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
96/10 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
94/22 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
93/04 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
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