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National Daily Weather Summary


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Provisional records set or equalled today

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10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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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 18:51EST, 23/03/2020.

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 32.3 +2.6 15.7 -0.2 14.4 0.0 5.4 9.4 363 (15.1) 78/21
BUNBURY 25.2 -2.5 17.4 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 46/11
MANDURAH 29.7 +1.9 18.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 46/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +2.9 26.1 +1.5 25.9 0.0 7.0 9.9 337 (14.0) 35/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.2 +3.4 17.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 43/12
WHYALLA AERO 24.7 -2.7 15.5 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 497 (20.7) 52/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.5 -3.1 11.6 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 30/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.7 -3.5 13.2 +2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 405 (16.9) 34/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.0 +1.6 17.2 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 43/14
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +0.8 22.6 -0.5 -- 4.2 -- -- 432 (18.0) 43/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.6 +0.9 20.6 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 308 (12.8) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 28.9 +0.2 21.9 -0.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 399 (16.6) 34/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.9 +1.3 19.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 231 ( 9.6) 28/11
BUNDABERG AERO 31.2 +1.9 18.0 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 244 (10.2) 30/13
COOLANGATTA 30.6 +3.0 20.2 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 46/14
BRISBANE AERO 30.4 +2.4 17.2 -2.6 14.4 0.0 -- 11.1 275 (11.5) 31/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 30.2 +4.0 15.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 43/21
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.3 +0.8 19.0 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 39/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.0 -0.4 18.5 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 455 (19.0) 34/00
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS 26.9 +1.9 8.2 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 24/15
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 23.6 +0.5 6.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 488 (20.3) 30/00
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.8 +0.5 11.3 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 26/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.1 -0.3 18.6 +1.0 15.7 0.0 9.8 9.7 536 (22.3) 41/00
RICHMOND RAAF 27.2 0.0 14.5 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 37/15
BELLAMBI AWS 22.7 -1.4 16.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 435 (18.1) 37/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.3 -- 7.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 452 (18.8) 30/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.8 -1.9 11.5 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 28/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.9 -2.1 10.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.6 -1.9 12.1 -1.8 -- 0.0 8.0 11.1 350 (14.6) 28/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.7 -2.7 10.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 426 (17.8) 35/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.7 -1.5 8.8 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 26/04
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 18.6 -5.7 11.1 -1.7 8.3 0.0 5.6 3.2 545 (22.7) 30/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.9 -2.4 7.6 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 501 (20.9) 31/02
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.7 -2.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
HOBART AIRPORT 15.7 -5.2 12.3 +1.5 10.4 0.8 2.8 3.2 414 (17.3) 30/06
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

42.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.2 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.8 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
40.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
40.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+6.1 : 40.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.0 : 30.1 APPLETHORPE Darling Downs E QLD
+5.2 : 36.7 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
+4.9 : 39.4 YULARA AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+4.9 : 34.5 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.9 : 33.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

29.8 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.6 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
28.5 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.4 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
28.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+6.7 : 26.9 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.7 : 27.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+6.2 : 28.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+5.1 : 17.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
+4.6 : 12.7 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

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

8.1 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
9.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.6 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
13.4 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
13.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-10.1 : 19.2 FORREST Eucla WA
-8.7 : 18.4 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.3 : 17.3 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-6.8 : 21.4 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
-6.6 : 19.2 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

-0.3 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
3.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.9 : 3.4 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-6.8 : 7.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.1 : 0.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-5.8 : 16.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-5.8 : 4.4 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro 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.
37.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
29.2 LAKE MARGARET DAM W Coast TAS
24.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
23.0 EURAMO TM N Coast--Herbert QLD
18.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD

11.1 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.1 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
10.6 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
10.5 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.4 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

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5.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
5.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
3.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
2.5 GROVE (RESEARCH STATION) Southeast TAS

1480 (61.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1352 (56.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1171 (48.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1080 (45.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
1053 (43.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
999 (41.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
900 (37.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
897 (37.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
896 (37.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
889 (37.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
883 (36.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
820 (34.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
814 (33.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
796 (33.2) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
792 (33.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
783 (32.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
760 (31.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
687 (28.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
683 (28.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
682 (28.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
674 (28.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
674 (28.1) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
673 (28.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
666 (27.8) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
665 (27.7) YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
664 (27.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
663 (27.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
652 (27.2) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
644 (26.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
643 (26.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
638 (26.6) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
635 (26.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
632 (26.3) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
622 (25.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
622 (25.9) BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
620 (25.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
602 (25.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
89/00 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
80/22 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
80/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/21 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
76/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC

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
Central West
MORAWA AIRPORT
6.8mm in 13 min to 18:30 31.4mm/h
PERENJORI AG STATION
12.4mm in 37 min to 20:00 20.1mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 17.6mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
DRAGON ROCKS AG STATION
10.4mm in 30 min to 22:30 20.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.4mm/h
Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.6mm/h
16.4mm in 30 min to 22:30 32.8mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 23.0mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 23.2mm/h
COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.4mm/h
INNISFAIL AERODROME
5.0mm in 11 min to 22:30 27.3mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 20.4mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
8.4mm in 17 min to 07:30 29.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 07:30 12.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 11.6mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 74(240/ 63 ) at 03:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(250/ 76 ) at 00:00
BOUGAINVILLE REEF : 76(130/ 69 ) at 21:46