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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1712 EST on 12/01/2007. 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

QLD

N Peninsula

027000

AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL

68.0

55.9

01/05/1917

87

QLD

N Peninsula

027038

HIGHBURY STATION

57.2

57.0

01/05/2006

37

Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

79.6

56.0

04/05/1998

11

QLD

S Peninsula

028015

WROTHAM PARK

76.2

61.2

15/05/1977

46

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031125

UPPER BARRON

73.2

72.0

16/05/1977

34

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031193

ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL

58.5

48.0

06/05/1996

14

Highest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031108

WALKAMIN DPI

19.9

19.8

05/05/1973

38

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

S Peninsula

028007

MUSGRAVE

23.5

23.0

01/05/2006

15

Previous record set earlier this month.


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 22:38EST, 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 26.1 +2.1 8.3 -4.6 4.0 0.0 4.4 -- 411 (17.1) 50/16
PERTH AIRPORT 21.9 +0.2 5.8 -4.7 5.2 0.0 3.8 8.8 200 ( 8.3) 32/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.0 -0.9 13.2 +3.4 12.1 1.4 2.8 4.7 291 (12.1) 32/12
BUNBURY 19.9 -1.2 12.4 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 28/15
MANDURAH 20.0 -- 15.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 34/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.1 -2.9 21.0 -1.1 19.7 0.0 6.8 11.3 410 (17.1) 44/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.2 -0.8 8.3 0.0 5.4 0.0 4.6 10.9 268 (11.2) 35/12
WHYALLA AERO 21.0 +0.5 7.6 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 44/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.9 -0.1 12.4 +2.2 10.6 0.0 2.2 1.0 278 (11.6) 50/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.0 +1.9 7.0 -0.3 5.6 0.8 0.8 3.8 374 (15.6) 61/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.3 -3.6 11.0 -2.9 7.5 0.0 5.2 10.9 360 (15.0) 37/15
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 +0.3 22.9 +3.0 21.8 0.2 4.2 0.0 263 (11.0) 37/05
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 -0.4 20.4 +2.8 16.0 0.0 4.8 4.0 349 (14.5) 35/04
MACKAY M.O 25.7 +1.5 17.5 +0.4 -- 16.0 -- 10.8 234 ( 9.8) 35/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.5 +2.5 14.3 +0.1 10.2 0.0 4.0 -- 115 ( 4.8) 30/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.1 +2.4 13.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 3.8 -- 297 (12.4) 41/14
NAMBOUR DPI 25.7 +2.0 9.2 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.4 +1.3 11.4 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 34/12
BRISBANE AERO 25.9 +2.3 12.9 +0.1 6.5 0.0 5.0 10.6 422 (17.6) 39/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.8 -1.2 9.1 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 527 (22.0) 54/14
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 19.2 -1.1 7.3 -1.4 3.1 0.0 1.9 -- 168 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.1 +1.7 12.1 +0.4 6.9 0.0 1.6 10.3 321 (13.4) 41/02
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.5 +2.0 6.8 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.8 +1.6 12.3 +2.2 10.0 0.0 7.4 8.9 601 (25.0) 37/07
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.1 +2.7 11.2 +2.9 8.2 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 24/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.9 -2.3 3.8 -0.9 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.6 -0.4 3.5 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.2 +0.2 13.5 +2.6 9.2 0.0 3.2 9.5 643 (26.8) 52/11
RICHMOND RAAF 22.5 +1.9 6.5 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 34/16
BELLAMBI AWS 20.6 +0.9 12.8 -0.3 -- 1.8 -- -- 386 (16.1) 59/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.1 +2.5 6.1 +2.9 5.9 3.2 1.4 5.6 147 ( 6.1) 37/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.7 +0.4 10.6 +4.7 9.7 0.0 0.6 3.2 217 ( 9.0) 34/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.5 +0.8 9.8 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 30/18
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.5 +0.5 7.0 -0.4 5.2 0.0 2.6 4.9 -- 34/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.7 -0.6 9.6 +3.8 8.0 0.0 1.2 -- 235 ( 9.8) 34/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.3 -0.3 7.3 +2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 292 (12.2) 37/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.1 +2.4 11.4 +2.8 8.8 3.6 5.8 -- 113 ( 4.7) 28/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.6 +2.5 9.0 +1.3 -- 3.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 59/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.6 +2.0 4.3 -1.4 -- 1.8 -- -- 306 (12.8) 50/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.6 -0.2 8.5 +3.4 -- 2.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 67/18
HOBART AIRPORT 19.6 +4.4 6.3 -0.3 2.4 0.2 0.8 5.3 231 ( 9.6) 59/16
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

35.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.1 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
34.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.3 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+4.4 : 19.6 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
+4.3 : 30.3 KALBARRI Central West WA
+3.9 : 19.0 BULL BAY (LAURISTON) Southeast TAS
+3.9 : 35.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+3.8 : 27.4 TEWANTIN RSL PARK Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+3.8 : 18.1 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
25.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
25.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+7.7 : 23.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
+7.3 : 10.8 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+6.9 : 11.3 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
+6.8 : 11.0 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
+6.4 : 23.5 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+6.4 : 10.5 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

2.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-6.1 : 26.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-5.4 : 26.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-5.2 : 24.7 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-4.8 : 27.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-4.8 : 27.3 PINE CREEK COUNCIL N Rivers NT

-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.4 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

-5.3 : 5.6 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-4.8 : 4.2 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-4.7 : 5.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-4.6 : 8.3 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
-4.5 : 5.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-4.5 : 4.4 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.5 : 3.1 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

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.
121.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
79.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
76.2 WROTHAM PARK S Peninsula QLD
73.2 UPPER BARRON N Coast--Barron QLD
68.0 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL N Peninsula QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
79.6 COCONUT ISLAND
68.0 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL
57.2 HIGHBURY STATION
S Peninsula
121.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
76.2 WROTHAM PARK
N Coast--Barron
73.2 UPPER BARRON
64.5 BABINDA POST OFFICE
64.4 BABINDA SUGAR MILL
61.0 TOPAZ ALERT
61.0 RAVENSHOE KURADILLA STREET
59.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
58.5 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL
58.0 MALANDA ALERT
54.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
51.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
50.8 WONDECLA-EAST HILLS RD
50.2 TINAROO FALLS DAM
50.0 SILVER VALLEY
N Coast--Herbert
57.0 NERADA ALERT

11.3 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

0.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.9 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.4 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
0.1 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

812 (33.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
764 (31.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
732 (30.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
667 (27.8) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
643 (26.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
643 (26.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
636 (26.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
607 (25.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
601 (25.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
131/19 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
117/16 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
117/16 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
109/18 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
104/ CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
100/17 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
98/21 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
93/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
93/16 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
93/21 HOGAN ISLAND 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
6.6mm in 7 min to 13:00 56.6mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.4mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
33.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 33.0mm/h
60.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 20.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 17.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
16.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
11.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.6mm/h
32.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 32.2mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 18.0mm/h
62.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 20.7mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 18.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.0mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
14.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 14.0mm/h
29.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 29.4mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 14.3mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 19.6mm/h
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
12.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.4mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
WARRA
4.0mm in 12 min to 17:12 20.0mm/h
LOW ROCKY POINT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
21.8mm in 30 min to 04:00 43.6mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 23.0mm/h
10.6mm in 30 min to 04:30 21.2mm/h
32.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 32.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 11.8mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 11.7mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(270/ 52 ) at 21:20
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 100(280/ 72 ) at 17:01
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 85(320/ 70 ) at 20:00
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 87(350/ 69 ) at 16:14
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 106(320/ 93 ) at 20:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 132(270/ 70 ) at 19:23
TASMAN ISLAND : 83( 10/ 63 ) at 16:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(300/ 45 ) at 17:01
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 104(270/ 87 ) at 21:40
DROUGHTY HILL (TERSS) : 106(260/ 67 ) at 18:20
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 115(320/ 54 ) at 16:09
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 89(300/ 74 ) at 20:30