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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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Prs Ext Rec Not War Rdr Cht Rfl Rec


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0232 EST on 21/08/2008. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
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Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

NT

Roper-McArthur

014628

TANUMBIRINI

98.2

93.0

15/03/1989

33

1 y

NSW

SW Slopes S

072161

CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS

57.6

57.0

28/03/1999

11

1 n

Highest minimum temperature

NSW

Hunter Valley

061366

NORAH HEAD AWS

22.9

22.4

17/03/1999

13

1 Y


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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 00:15EST, 15/05/2012.

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 38.8 +7.9 23.4 +5.5 20.1 0.0 12.4 -- 552 (23.0) 46/09
PERTH AIRPORT 36.9 +7.3 19.1 +3.3 18.0 0.0 9.0 9.6 641 (26.7) 65/04
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.2 +1.1 11.2 -2.2 8.7 1.6 3.8 11.4 329 (13.7) 55/12
BUNBURY 32.9 +5.4 16.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 43/23
MANDURAH 33.8 -- 19.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 381 (15.9) 41/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.1 -0.8 25.1 +0.6 24.7 0.4 2.6 5.3 276 (11.5) 35/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.8 +1.1 25.0 +7.5 23.3 0.0 11.8 7.1 404 (16.8) 44/16
WHYALLA AERO 24.9 -2.4 18.3 +3.0 -- 0.0 9.2 -- 592 (24.7) 54/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.9 -1.4 13.9 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 34/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.6 -0.5 8.8 -1.7 4.4 0.0 2.8 9.7 338 (14.1) 41/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.4 +1.1 24.8 +3.0 23.9 0.0 7.4 7.2 286 (11.9) 46/17
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 -0.2 23.1 +0.1 21.9 25.2 6.4 3.7 379 (15.8) 39/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 -0.1 22.8 -0.1 21.0 1.4 5.0 11.0 393 (16.4) 41/20
MACKAY M.O 28.2 -0.4 22.8 +0.6 -- 3.0 -- 3.3 386 (16.1) 39/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.3 -0.2 21.1 +0.3 19.4 0.0 6.4 -- 305 (12.7) 32/12
BUNDABERG AERO 30.6 +1.5 19.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 319 (13.3) 41/14
NAMBOUR DPI 30.0 +2.1 15.6 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 57 ( 2.4) 24/13
COOLANGATTA 29.1 +1.9 20.2 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 35/09
BRISBANE AERO 29.6 +1.6 17.7 -1.6 13.8 0.0 6.2 11.2 290 (12.1) 32/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 31.5 +5.1 15.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 41/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.8 +3.7 18.4 +1.8 13.1 0.0 5.0 -- -- --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.9 +2.0 18.1 0.0 15.8 0.0 4.8 11.5 379 (15.8) 37/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 30.0 +3.7 16.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 30.4 +4.2 22.3 +6.0 20.3 0.0 8.0 4.6 271 (11.3) 45/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 30.1 +4.1 20.3 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 35/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 26.8 +4.0 15.3 +4.7 12.4 5.4 3.8 8.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 32.4 +3.3 20.6 +6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.0 -0.2 22.3 +4.9 21.2 0.0 6.0 3.7 499 (20.8) 59/15
RICHMOND RAAF 29.2 +2.3 21.1 +5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 43/14
BELLAMBI AWS 24.6 +0.7 22.1 +4.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 358 (14.9) 57/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.5 +4.0 18.0 +7.3 17.0 6.8 5.6 6.9 325 (13.5) 50/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.0 +1.3 20.1 +6.7 19.3 1.8 3.8 9.2 289 (12.0) 41/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 28.6 +0.7 17.9 +5.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 37/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.0 -1.3 15.4 +1.6 15.3 0.0 10.2 10.2 398 (16.6) 41/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.7 -2.6 13.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 54/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.7 -2.3 11.9 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 368 (15.3) 45/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.1 -1.8 14.2 +1.0 10.8 0.2 1.8 -- 96 ( 4.0) 24/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.0 -2.2 10.3 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 50/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.5 -1.7 8.1 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 393 (16.4) 48/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.1 -0.4 9.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 46/08
HOBART AIRPORT 18.5 -2.2 11.3 +0.6 7.1 0.0 3.2 8.1 492 (20.5) 45/12
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

39.3 KALBARRI Central West WA
38.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
38.8 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
38.6 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
38.2 MULLEWA Central West WA

+9.5 : 37.8 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+8.6 : 35.6 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
+7.9 : 38.8 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+7.9 : 36.6 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
+7.8 : 37.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+7.8 : 35.3 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
+7.8 : 35.2 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.1 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
27.0 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
26.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+9.7 : 14.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+9.0 : 21.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+8.9 : 17.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
+8.5 : 18.8 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
+8.5 : 19.2 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

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

5.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
10.6 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-8.8 : 25.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-8.5 : 14.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.3 : 25.7 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-8.2 : 25.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-7.4 : 14.7 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

1.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-4.7 : 9.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
-4.5 : 8.1 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.4 : 8.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.4 : 6.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.2 : 9.0 APPLETHORPE Darling Downs E 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.
107.0 STIRLING N Coast--Herbert QLD
98.2 TANUMBIRINI N Rivers NT
76.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
74.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
73.2 WILCANNIA (MOUNT MURCHISON) Far Northwest NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
57.0 SOPHIE DOWNS
W Kimberley
68.0 BEEFWOOD PARK
64.2 DAMPIER DOWNS
62.2 NERRIMA
W Pilbara
65.0 MOUNT FLORANCE
E Gascoyne
69.6 PARABURDOO AERO

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
98.2 TANUMBIRINI
69.5 LARRIMAH
68.2 GILNOCKIE
65.8 PIRLANGIMPI
64.2 DUNDEE BEACH SCHOOL

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
52.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
S Peninsula
55.0 HICKS ISLAND
Gulf Country
53.8 MORNINGTON ISLAND
N Coast--Barron
76.0 HAPPY VALLEY
74.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
64.0 GRAHAM RANGE
59.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
55.0 MT SOPHIA
53.0 DEERAL
52.0 TOPAZ
N Coast--Herbert
107.0 STIRLING
57.6 DARADGEE
57.4 BAMBAROO

NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
73.2 WILCANNIA (MOUNT MURCHISON)
SW Slopes S
57.6 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS

11.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.5 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
11.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.2 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

2.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.7 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.4 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1144 (47.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1012 (42.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
993 (41.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
985 (41.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
956 (39.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
938 (39.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
880 (36.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
836 (34.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
835 (34.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
770 (32.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
757 (31.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
736 (30.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
723 (30.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
702 (29.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
699 (29.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
688 (28.7) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
685 (28.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
656 (27.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
652 (27.2) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
642 (26.8) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
641 (26.7) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
637 (26.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
626 (26.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
624 (26.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
603 (25.1) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
83/06 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/12 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
74/01 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
74/13 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
72/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
72/07 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Interior
TELFER AERO
20.0mm in 21 min to 19:00 57.1mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 22.6mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 28.2mm/h
52.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 17.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
32.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 32.6mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.4mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 14.3mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
7.2mm in 13 min to 11:30 33.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.4mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
6.2mm in 17 min to 12:30 21.9mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 12:30 11.6mm/h
26.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 26.2mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 13.3mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
13.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 13.2mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
20.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 20.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 8.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
5.6mm in 7 min to 09:49 48.0mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
24.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 24.2mm/h
50.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 50.6mm/h
75.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 25.0mm/h
78.0mm in 6 hr to 15:30 13.0mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
10.0mm in 39 min to 13:30 15.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.8mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.6mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
13.6mm in 30 min to 01:30 27.2mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 22.4mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 18.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 9.7mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.2mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
13.0mm in 30 min to 04:30 26.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 13.0mm/h
26.4mm in 30 min to 05:00 52.8mm/h
39.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 39.4mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 27.0mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 13.3mm/h
N Plateau
TERRITORY GRAPE FARM
8.4mm in 36 min to 18:38 14.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
18.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 18.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h
6.6mm in 17 min to 15:00 23.3mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
TOWNSVILLE AERO
7.2mm in 20 min to 23:00 21.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 14.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
Illawarra
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
BELLAMBI AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
MOSS VALE AWS
4.8mm in 3 min to 11:39 96.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 12:30 13.0mm/h
Goulburn/Monaro
GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
7.8mm in 35 min to 05:00 13.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 15.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTH EAST ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 14:00 5.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(230/ 76 ) at 07:51