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National Daily Weather Summary


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Noteworthy weather today
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The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available, with some not available until the next day. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

For weather news as it breaks that is tagged and organised, use the links on the Weather and Climate Media Reports page.

Monday 21 August 2017

AWN's climatic archives have a wealth of information

AWN's Daily Climatic Data section is used by many people, usually when they want to establish what the weather was like at any date or year, anywhere in the country, from today back to the beginning of weather records. It is different to other climate information sources in that it sets out in spreadsheet fashion all the data for a whole month for each one of Australia's nearly 120 rainfall districts, all on the same page. This lets you make comparisons across both dates and locations in the same area. Other climate databases online, such as the Bureau of Meteorology's, are excellent but only let you see one station at a time and take more work to get there.

To get to AWN's Daily Climatic Data section, click on Recent and Climate in the top menu on many pages. Then from the green menu select Daily data for the past year by element to get the data sorted by element (all the rainfall together, then all the temperatures, etc), or by station so that each station's complete record is kept together. Clicking either of those brings up a map where you select the district you want - rest your cursor over any district to see its name.

Three clicks from when you started, you have all data for the current month in front of you, and you can go to any previous month over the past year by using the menu at the top. You can also switch between element and station view there. If you want to go back further in time, use the links to the archive and select your year and month from the list that comes up.

The tables make use of lots of handy colour coding to pick out wet, hot, cold, windy and other conditions as well as the extremes for the month. There's more information on that on the help page.

All up, there are over 150,000 pages containing millions of pieces of information recorded by Bureau of Meteorology observers from the cities to the farthest outback cattle stations. The vast majority of observations have been made by people, doing the "9am obs" each day, so it's a remarkable testament to the dedication of tens of thousands of weather-watchers since the earliest records here of the 1830s. And all within a few clicks.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has been checked for gross errors but has not yet been fully validated. They are based on data received as at 1403 EST on 22/08/2017. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

SA

W Agricultural

018014

CLEVE

-1.5

1.2

09/08/1999

56

0.2

13/06/1972

58

1 N


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
Data is as received at 17:12EST, 31/08/2017.

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
PERTH AIRPORT 17.6 -0.9 5.8 -2.2 4.6 0.2 4.2 1.9 297 (12.4) 34/12
BUNBURY 16.6 -0.9 10.0 +2.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 31/08
MANDURAH 16.1 -1.8 11.8 +1.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 30/05
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.8 21.5 +1.1 20.7 0.0 6.2 11.2 255 (10.6) 34/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.2 +2.6 12.5 +6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 488 (20.3) 44/00
WHYALLA AERO 18.1 -0.4 8.0 +2.1 -- 2.6 -- -- 435 (18.1) 55/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.0 -2.6 7.9 -0.3 -- 12.6 -- -- 295 (12.3) 30/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.8 -0.3 5.0 -0.5 -- 5.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 35/00
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.8 +6.5 4.7 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 31/16
CAIRNS AERO 26.7 +0.1 19.4 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 457 (19.0) 39/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.9 -1.1 10.6 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 26/10
MACKAY M.O 24.0 +1.5 10.7 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 392 (16.3) 34/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.1 +0.3 6.5 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 34/15
BUNDABERG AERO 23.1 -0.2 6.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 30/10
COOLANGATTA 21.5 +0.1 10.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 31/18
BRISBANE AERO 20.8 -1.0 6.9 -2.7 3.6 0.0 5.0 8.6 307 (12.8) 28/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.4 +0.9 5.7 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 34/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.1 -3.9 5.2 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.1 -3.1 4.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 24/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 14.0 -4.6 6.3 -0.5 -- 3.2 -- -- 288 (12.0) 22/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.5 +0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.1 -0.4 0.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 44/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.9 -0.4 7.9 -0.2 5.4 0.2 3.4 2.0 449 (18.7) 37/21
RICHMOND RAAF 17.6 -2.1 3.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 21/15
BELLAMBI AWS 16.8 -1.2 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 431 (18.0) 41/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.1 -- 1.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 35/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.9 -0.6 0.6 -2.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 39/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.0 -4.0 3.2 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 107 ( 4.5) 18/07
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.7 +1.4 6.9 +1.6 -- 1.4 3.2 4.0 301 (12.5) 39/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.5 -3.2 4.2 +0.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 28/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.8 -2.4 4.7 +2.1 -- 2.8 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 24/12
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 12.4 -2.0 5.9 0.0 3.1 0.4 1.6 2.7 332 (13.8) 43/06
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.1 -1.3 1.3 -2.4 -- 1.4 -- -- 364 (15.2) 39/06
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.6 -2.2 1.5 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 26/14
HOBART AIRPORT 14.0 +0.5 4.9 +0.2 0.0 0.0 2.2 7.4 278 (11.6) 30/10
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

38.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.6 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
37.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
36.8 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.6 : 34.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.5 : 33.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+6.5 : 35.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+6.2 : 33.1 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+6.2 : 35.9 LAJAMANU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

25.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.1 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
24.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.2 : 13.2 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+6.9 : 13.0 EYRE Eucla WA
+6.5 : 12.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+6.3 : 11.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+6.2 : 12.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

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

-2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.0 : 8.4 MOUNT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
-5.5 : 13.9 GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-5.3 : 15.0 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-5.2 : 6.9 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.1 : 16.5 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
-5.1 : 14.3 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW

-9.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-8.9 : -1.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
-7.4 : -1.9 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
-6.7 : -1.4 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
-6.6 : 3.4 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
-6.5 : 0.0 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

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.
24.0 HOWITT PLAINS (HIGH RIDGE) Upper NE VIC
23.4 ERICA (PARKERS CORNER) W Gippsland VIC
23.2 PARNDANA (TURKEY LANE) Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
20.2 URAIDLA (SUTTON CREEK) Adelaide/Lofty SA
18.4 STEINGARTEN VINEYARD (STEINGARTEN) Adelaide/Lofty SA

Reports not yet available

1190 (49.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
964 (40.2) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
864 (36.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
851 (35.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
828 (34.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
820 (34.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
801 (33.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
797 (33.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
791 (33.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
758 (31.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
758 (31.6) WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
744 (31.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
729 (30.4) FORREST Eucla WA
728 (30.3) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
726 (30.3) MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
723 (30.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
718 (29.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
696 (29.0) MOUNT CRAWFORD AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
688 (28.7) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
685 (28.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
668 (27.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
666 (27.8) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
652 (27.2) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
651 (27.1) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
650 (27.1) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
639 (26.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
637 (26.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
636 (26.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
635 (26.5) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
627 (26.1) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
621 (25.9) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
618 (25.8) PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
615 (25.6) ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
611 (25.5) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
604 (25.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/00 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
70/02 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
63/12 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
63/13 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
63/02 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
63/12 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
63/15 FOWLERS GAP AWS Far Northwest NSW

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a programming error, downpours shown for WA, NT, SA, QLD and ISLANDS between 9 and 10am local times are wrong and should be ignored. The error will be corrected as soon as possible.
Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
None reported None reported