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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2048 EST on 25/12/2006. 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 grass minimum temperature

NSW

MidNorth Coast S

060085

YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW)

22.7

22.5

12/02/1997

36

Highest minimum temperature

NSW

NW Plains E

053002

BARADINE FORESTRY

27.5

27.4

02/02/2005

38

NSW

NW Slopes N

054003

BARRABA POST OFFICE

26.8

24.7

10/02/1981

39

NSW

NW Slopes S

055325

TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS

28.0

24.0

15/02/2004

12

NSW

C Tablelands N

062101

MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS

23.3

22.6

15/02/2004

13

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Lower Darling

047016

LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE

0.0

8.8

22/02/1993

42

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Warrego

044021

CHARLEVILLE AERO

43.4

43.2

18/02/1983

64

QLD

Far SW

045015

QUILPIE AIRPORT

45.5

44.4

01/02/2006

50

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

NW Slopes N

054003

BARRABA POST OFFICE

41.8

40.9

21/02/2004

39

41.3

04/01/1973

41

NSW

NW Slopes S

055136

WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD)

38.0

37.0

02/02/2006

35

37.0

02/02/2006

36

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

NW Slopes S

055325

TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS

42.0

41.0

02/02/2006

12

41.0

02/02/2006

13

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

N Tablelands W

056238

ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS

35.3

34.7

02/02/2006

12

Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

N Tablelands W

056242

INVERELL (RAGLAN ST)

38.8

38.6

21/02/2004

11

38.6

21/02/2004

12


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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 22:11EST, 14/05/2012.

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 32.8 +0.3 15.1 -4.0 11.8 0.0 8.6 -- 558 (23.3) 48/16
PERTH AIRPORT 34.6 +2.8 14.0 -3.4 12.8 0.0 8.0 13.1 412 (17.2) 37/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.2 -0.7 14.9 +0.5 13.0 0.0 7.6 7.0 235 ( 9.8) 34/14
BUNBURY 29.0 -0.8 13.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 35/18
MANDURAH 28.5 -- 17.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 393 (16.4) 37/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 +0.6 25.7 +1.0 23.5 0.0 10.4 11.6 490 (20.4) 43/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.3 +1.2 23.7 +2.9 22.1 0.0 8.0 7.4 246 (10.3) 52/19
WHYALLA AERO 28.7 -0.9 18.6 +0.9 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 542 (22.6) 58/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.2 -1.1 15.7 -1.4 12.7 0.0 5.0 5.9 236 ( 9.8) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.8 -2.3 8.5 -3.1 7.2 0.0 3.8 8.5 272 (11.3) 37/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.7 +1.4 22.6 -0.8 21.2 0.4 8.6 12.1 334 (13.9) 37/03
CAIRNS AERO 32.0 +0.8 23.4 -0.3 22.5 0.0 5.4 7.7 181 ( 7.5) 37/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.6 +1.5 25.9 +1.8 23.6 0.0 8.0 9.0 284 (11.8) 35/15
MACKAY M.O 30.6 +1.0 23.8 +0.4 -- 2.6 -- 6.4 250 (10.4) 41/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.6 +3.3 23.8 +1.7 22.2 0.0 10.2 -- 297 (12.4) 35/10
BUNDABERG AERO 32.7 +2.8 22.0 +0.6 -- 0.0 8.6 -- 281 (11.7) --
NAMBOUR DPI 31.4 +2.6 21.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 6.4 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 30.7 +2.5 21.6 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 43/13
BRISBANE AERO 30.6 +1.5 22.8 +1.7 20.7 0.0 8.0 12.5 313 (13.0) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 33.3 +5.9 19.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 649 (27.0) 52/15
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 42.0 +10.9 26.8 +8.2 19.0 0.0 11.2 -- 152 ( 6.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.7 +2.9 21.3 +1.8 18.4 0.0 6.0 12.3 366 (15.3) 35/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 30.2 +2.7 21.0 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.8 -0.7 22.3 +4.2 21.8 0.4 10.4 1.7 539 (22.5) 39/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.6 -1.5 20.9 +3.8 21.6 0.6 -- -- 211 ( 8.8) 24/23
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 35.3 +9.5 21.0 +7.9 16.0 0.0 5.0 11.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 43.4 +11.4 25.2 +7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.8 -2.5 20.4 +1.4 18.7 0.0 6.4 0.0 728 (30.3) 52/03
RICHMOND RAAF 27.1 -1.9 20.2 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 23.2 -1.6 20.1 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 622 (25.9) 48/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 35.1 +8.0 17.4 +4.3 16.8 0.0 10.6 10.7 340 (14.2) 34/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.8 +6.9 21.5 +5.2 21.0 0.0 11.0 10.8 292 (12.2) 37/17
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 36.2 +4.9 18.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.7 +3.1 17.7 +1.3 16.6 0.0 10.2 12.9 403 (16.8) 37/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.1 -0.4 14.3 0.0 13.8 0.0 6.8 -- 490 (20.4) 41/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 30.6 +1.2 14.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 414 (17.3) 41/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.4 -3.4 15.3 +0.7 14.2 0.0 3.8 -- 169 ( 7.0) 22/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.6 -4.4 12.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 39/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.5 -1.5 10.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 580 (24.2) 41/05
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.1 -0.3 10.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 39/15
HOBART AIRPORT 23.9 +1.6 14.0 +2.0 13.7 0.0 5.4 8.2 374 (15.6) 52/17
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

45.8 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
45.7 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
45.6 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
45.5 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD

+12.9 : 45.1 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+11.9 : 41.9 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
+11.7 : 45.0 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+11.7 : 43.0 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
+11.6 : 40.9 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW

**S** 31.3 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
30.9 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
30.6 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
30.5 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
30.2 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
30.2 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD

+11.1 : 28.0 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
**S** +11.0 : 31.3 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
+10.8 : 26.8 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+9.9 : 29.0 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+9.4 : 25.4 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW

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

10.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
15.3 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
15.6 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-13.4 : 23.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-10.6 : 26.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-10.4 : 22.2 FORREST Eucla WA
-9.4 : 24.2 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-9.0 : 29.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA

0.0 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
2.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.0 WARRA W Coast TAS

-16.4 : 0.0 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
-7.7 : 15.0 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-7.2 : 4.3 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS

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.
71.7 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
71.0 THANGOO W Kimberley WA
63.8 CALVERT HILLS N Rivers NT
57.0 MOUNT TURNER STATION Upper Carpentaria QLD
47.8 RUTLAND PLAINS STATION Gulf Country QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
71.0 THANGOO

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
71.7 WOLLOGORANG
63.8 CALVERT HILLS

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
47.8 RUTLAND PLAINS STATION
Upper Carpentaria
57.0 MOUNT TURNER STATION

13.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.5 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
12.3 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

1.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
1.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.1 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

839 (35.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
777 (32.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
753 (31.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
730 (30.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
728 (30.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
712 (29.7) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
696 (29.0) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
696 (29.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
679 (28.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
678 (28.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
674 (28.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
660 (27.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
659 (27.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
658 (27.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
649 (27.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
645 (26.9) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
640 (26.7) NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
622 (25.9) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
621 (25.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
601 (25.0) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
81/20 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
81/21 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
67/18 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
63/20 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
63/16 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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
WEST ROEBUCK
18.6mm in 24 min to 09:54 46.5mm/h
6.2mm in 36 min to 10:30 10.3mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 24.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CAPE DON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.0mm/h
BORROLOOLA
21.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 21.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 8.3mm/h
    N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
3.0mm in 2 min to 15:58 90.0mm/h
7.8mm in 13 min to 16:13 36.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
10.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 10.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
15.2mm in 16 min to 14:19 57.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 19.4mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
6.8mm in 18 min to 14:00 22.7mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
14.8mm in 40 min to 14:00 22.2mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 16.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(330/ 65 ) at 13:38