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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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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 21/03/2018. 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 minimum temperature

NSW

N Tablelands W

056013

GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN

19.5

18.7

16/03/1989

42

1 N

NSW

Hunter Valley

061390

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

23.8

22.5

01/03/2011

14

1 N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

TAS

Southeast

094041

MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

86.8

84.3

19/03/2018

15

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


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10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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10pm EST Solar Radiation

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 14:02EST, 21/03/2018.

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 34.1 +4.4 19.5 +3.6 16.3 0.0 8.8 8.9 583 (24.3) 61/06
BUNBURY 32.2 +4.4 18.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 39/07
MANDURAH 33.8 +5.9 19.6 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 37/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.5 24.3 -0.2 23.6 1.2 5.6 7.2 190 ( 7.9) 44/00
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.8 +0.2 16.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 41/17
WHYALLA AERO 23.6 -3.6 16.9 +1.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 461 (19.2) 50/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 -3.8 16.3 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 35/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.6 -5.5 12.4 +1.9 -- 1.4 -- -- 504 (21.0) 48/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.2 +3.1 21.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 46/12
CAIRNS AERO 31.5 +1.0 24.0 +0.9 -- 9.8 -- -- 437 (18.2) 48/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.6 +0.9 24.5 +1.6 -- 15.8 -- -- 429 (17.9) 41/15
MACKAY M.O 29.6 +1.0 24.8 +2.5 -- 2.2 -- -- 309 (12.9) 35/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.0 +3.5 24.0 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 50/19
BUNDABERG AERO 29.3 +0.2 22.0 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 46/13
COOLANGATTA 28.9 +1.6 21.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 34/15
BRISBANE AERO 28.0 +0.1 22.4 +3.0 20.6 0.0 7.0 10.1 274 (11.4) 34/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.6 +0.6 18.9 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 592 (24.7) 50/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE -- -- 20.5 +3.9 -- 0.0 8.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.0 +2.7 20.0 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 28/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.5 +1.3 21.4 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 55/21
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- 8.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 7.0 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.6 +5.7 11.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 391 (16.3) 52/20
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.3 +1.1 20.1 +2.6 16.0 0.0 8.0 5.8 375 (15.6) 59/10
RICHMOND RAAF 31.1 +4.2 13.3 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 50/17
BELLAMBI AWS 25.2 +1.3 17.1 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 63/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 25.2 -- 5.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 44/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.0 +1.4 9.3 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 54/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.0 +2.4 10.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 39/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.5 -2.8 13.4 -0.4 11.0 0.0 7.0 10.9 266 (11.1) 41/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.8 -2.4 13.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 48/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.2 -3.5 11.2 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 54/17
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 18.4 -5.6 14.5 +1.9 14.0 0.0 7.0 0.3 465 (19.4) 54/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.7 -4.5 9.1 -0.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 512 (21.3) 65/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.9 -3.6 8.8 -1.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 452 (18.8) 31/11
HOBART AIRPORT 15.9 -4.8 6.8 -4.0 3.3 1.0 3.6 9.9 591 (24.6) 52/14
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

44.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
44.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
42.5 KALBARRI Central West WA
42.2 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
41.1 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+9.8 : 42.5 KALBARRI Central West WA
+9.1 : 38.5 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+8.9 : 40.0 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+8.7 : 33.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
+8.1 : 39.7 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

30.2 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
29.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
28.7 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.7 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
28.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+8.1 : 19.5 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
+6.6 : 23.8 NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY Hunter Valley NSW
+6.4 : 24.0 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+5.6 : 15.5 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
+5.4 : 24.2 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD

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

3.3 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
6.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
8.8 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-8.8 : 12.6 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-8.7 : 13.7 MOUNT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
-8.4 : 12.0 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-8.3 : 13.7 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
-7.9 : 3.3 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

-1.4 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
-0.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1.1 BULMAN N Rivers NT

-7.3 : 3.6 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
-6.3 : 5.7 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-6.2 : 1.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.9 : 7.2 GUNDAGAI (NANGUS RD) SW Slopes N 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.
50.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT N Rivers NT
50.0 SPRINGSURE COMET ST Central Highlands QLD
49.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
46.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
45.8 UPPER STONE EXELBY N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
49.0 CYGNET BAY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
50.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
45.8 UPPER STONE EXELBY
Central Highlands
50.0 SPRINGSURE COMET ST

ISLANDS
Islands
46.4 CAPE WESSEL

Reports not yet available

2083 (86.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1411 (58.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1410 (58.8) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1391 (58.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1244 (51.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1181 (49.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1168 (48.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1129 (47.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1046 (43.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1031 (43.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1026 (42.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
1023 (42.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1004 (41.8) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
961 (40.0) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
902 (37.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
870 (36.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
867 (36.1) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
833 (34.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
794 (33.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
782 (32.6) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
775 (32.3) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
775 (32.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
761 (31.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
746 (31.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
743 (31.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
735 (30.6) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
729 (30.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
717 (29.9) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
697 (29.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
695 (29.0) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
694 (28.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
676 (28.2) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
662 (27.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
662 (27.6) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
661 (27.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
656 (27.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
655 (27.3) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
640 (26.7) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
636 (26.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
634 (26.4) YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
633 (26.4) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
623 (26.0) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
621 (25.9) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
619 (25.8) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
612 (25.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
603 (25.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
602 (25.1) POUND CREEK W Gippsland VIC
115/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/04 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
87/03 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
85/04 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
85/01 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.4mm in 13 min to 17:43 48.0mm/h
13.8mm in 17 min to 18:00 48.7mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 24.2mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 24.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 8.0mm/h
POINT STUART
11.0mm in 8 min to 22:38 82.5mm/h
11.2mm in 22 min to 23:00 30.5mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 26.8mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 24.4mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP
13.0mm in 30 min to 16:00 26.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h
OENPELLI AIRPORT
5.4mm in 6 min to 18:36 54.0mm/h
10.8mm in 24 min to 19:00 27.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 16.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
PORT KEATS AIRPORT
8.2mm in 8 min to 17:30 61.5mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.4mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.7mm/h
KANGAROO FLATS (DEFENCE)
6.4mm in 9 min to 14:09 42.7mm/h
MOUNT BUNDEY NORTH (DEFENCE)
15.2mm in 30 min to 22:30 30.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 15.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
TOWNSVILLE AERO
5.8mm in 6 min to 00:00 58.0mm/h
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
3.0mm in 2 min to 02:04 90.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.8mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
9.2mm in 21 min to 05:30 26.3mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.2mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 16.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.4mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA AWS : 83(150/ 63 ) at 17:30
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78(240/ 63 ) at 05:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 85(240/ 74 ) at 05:12
CAPE GRIM : 76(230/ 63 ) at 05:13
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 115(310/100 ) at 01:55
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 83(270/ 65 ) at 00:47
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 85(260/ 67 ) at 04:03
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 82(250/ 67 ) at 03:30
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 83(290/ 65 ) at 03:34
ISLANDS
Islands
ADELE ISLAND : 82( 40/ 63 ) at 00:35
BOUGAINVILLE REEF : 78(130/ 70 ) at 15:23