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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

When reading these descriptions of today's weather events, please refer to the charts and tables for support and details. The descriptions serve to point out significant events and add information that is not available elsewhere on the page.

AUS: Cool conditions continue but moderate

While no record low temperatures occurred, the day was unusual for the extent of below average minimum and maximum temperatures. As the minimum and maximum temperature anomaly maps below show, the northwest of the continent was the only significant area of above average temperature. Details of lowest temperatures nationally are in coldest below, and for each state are in the state extremes.

 


Records set or equalled today

None known


The day in charts
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Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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Actual temperatures
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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 22:45EST, 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 26.7 +2.7 14.0 +1.1 11.2 0.0 7.6 -- 524 (21.8) 48/09
PERTH AIRPORT 21.4 -0.3 6.3 -4.2 4.7 0.0 1.8 9.5 389 (16.2) 46/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.6 -0.3 4.4 -5.4 2.4 0.0 0.4 9.4 161 ( 6.7) 30/13
BUNBURY 21.5 +0.4 3.8 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 28/11
MANDURAH 21.5 -- 10.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 35/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.2 -1.8 19.7 -2.4 18.2 0.0 4.8 11.1 -- 41/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.2 -3.8 5.8 -2.5 1.8 0.0 6.6 10.4 257 (10.7) 39/15
WHYALLA AERO 17.9 -2.6 4.9 -3.8 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 182 ( 7.6) 28/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.7 -1.3 5.9 -4.3 1.3 0.0 1.0 9.8 107 ( 4.5) 30/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.3 -1.8 4.7 -2.6 2.8 0.4 1.0 1.0 170 ( 7.1) 24/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.7 -4.2 10.1 -3.8 5.1 0.0 6.4 10.6 293 (12.2) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 -0.2 19.8 -0.1 17.1 0.0 3.6 7.9 244 (10.2) 24/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.4 -1.2 19.5 +1.9 16.6 0.0 7.2 5.5 319 (13.3) 30/12
MACKAY M.O 23.0 -1.2 14.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- 6.5 275 (11.5) 21/02
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.2 +0.2 6.2 -8.0 4.4 0.0 2.4 -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/16
BUNDABERG AERO 24.8 +0.1 9.8 -4.4 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 183 ( 7.6) 30/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.4 -0.3 9.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.3 -0.8 9.1 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 34/07
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -0.3 10.0 -2.8 6.8 0.0 3.6 8.7 234 ( 9.8) 24/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.8 +0.8 7.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 28/13
GUNNEDAH (DIPNR) 18.6 -1.7 3.8 -4.9 -0.4 0.0 2.8 -- 87 ( 3.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -2.0 7.4 -4.3 2.8 0.0 1.2 5.5 155 ( 6.5) 34/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.3 -2.2 6.6 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.2 -4.0 8.4 -1.7 6.7 0.2 1.4 0.4 339 (14.1) 32/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.0 -4.4 8.7 +0.4 5.2 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.8 -0.4 0.4 -4.3 -3.1 0.0 1.4 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.5 -1.5 0.5 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.7 -3.3 11.2 +0.3 8.2 0.0 2.0 3.9 540 (22.5) --
RICHMOND RAAF 18.2 -2.4 3.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 28/12
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -2.7 11.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 461 (19.2) 44/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.3 -0.3 1.2 -2.0 -3.8 0.0 1.4 8.2 143 ( 6.0) 24/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.0 +0.7 -1.5 -7.4 -2.6 0.0 1.8 9.1 140 ( 5.8) 18/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.7 0.0 0.6 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 28 ( 1.2) 21/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.4 -1.6 1.4 -6.0 -1.4 0.0 1.6 9.8 167 ( 7.0) 32/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.9 -1.4 -0.4 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 30/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.6 -1.0 2.5 -2.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 30/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.4 -1.3 6.1 -2.5 3.6 0.0 0.8 -- 73 ( 3.0) 17/14
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.8 -2.3 3.9 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 30/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.4 -1.2 3.2 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 37/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.3 -0.5 0.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 23 ( 1.0) 15/14
HOBART AIRPORT 14.7 -0.5 6.3 -0.3 5.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 302 (12.6) 30/01
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

32.8 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
32.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
32.4 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
32.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
32.3 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA

+4.3 : 30.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+2.9 : 28.9 KALBARRI Central West WA
+2.7 : 26.7 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+2.2 : 23.0 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+2.2 : 28.0 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+5.8 : 22.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+5.8 : 23.0 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+5.3 : 14.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.6 : 20.8 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+4.6 : 20.6 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA

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

2.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-9.3 : 19.8 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
-7.5 : 21.4 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
-7.1 : 21.8 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
-6.8 : 15.1 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-6.6 : 22.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA

-5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.7 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-4.3 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW

-9.1 : 0.9 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-8.9 : 1.6 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-8.9 : -4.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-8.4 : -1.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-8.3 : 4.5 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country 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.
53.0 BERRIMA WEST (MEDWAY (WOMBAT CREEK)) Illawarra NSW
48.0 GEMTREE PARK N Plateau NT
30.2 PICCADILLY (MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDEN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
26.8 SMOKY BAY W Agricultural SA
25.2 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
48.0 GEMTREE PARK

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
26.8 SMOKY BAY
Adelaide/Lofty
30.2 PICCADILLY (MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDEN)

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
25.2 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)
Illawarra
53.0 BERRIMA WEST (MEDWAY (WOMBAT CREEK))

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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0.5 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.4 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

738 (30.8) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
674 (28.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
632 (26.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
628 (26.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
624 (26.0) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
615 (25.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
70/13 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
70/10 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
68/20 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
67/08 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
65/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
LEARMONTH AIRPORT
12.2mm in 30 min to 06:00 24.4mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.4mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h