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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 00:19EST, 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 25.8 -1.8 16.3 +0.9 15.0 0.0 7.0 -- 642 (26.8) 59/16
PERTH AIRPORT 25.5 0.0 8.4 -4.5 6.6 0.0 5.0 10.4 325 (13.5) 45/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.8 -1.0 12.1 +0.5 10.0 0.0 4.2 8.7 282 (11.8) 45/11
BUNBURY 24.4 +0.3 10.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 46/10
MANDURAH 23.3 -- 15.5 -- -- 1.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 48/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.6 -0.1 25.0 +1.0 24.2 2.6 4.8 7.4 306 (12.8) 35/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.8 -1.4 8.3 -4.3 5.9 0.0 7.6 11.4 337 (14.0) 44/12
WHYALLA AERO 23.8 +0.2 10.9 -0.7 -- 0.0 5.2 -- 275 (11.5) 24/00
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.6 +2.0 11.4 -1.0 8.5 0.0 -- 8.5 143 ( 6.0) 24/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.7 -0.7 12.5 +3.8 12.3 0.2 1.2 1.6 283 (11.8) 24/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.9 +2.0 17.2 -1.3 14.5 0.0 11.4 10.8 448 (18.7) 34/01
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 +1.9 21.6 0.0 17.9 0.0 7.4 9.9 317 (13.2) 50/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.1 23.4 +2.9 21.2 0.0 6.4 8.1 342 (14.3) 58/12
MACKAY M.O 27.2 +0.5 21.5 +1.4 -- 31.8 -- 1.3 442 (18.4) 61/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.5 +1.7 21.3 +3.5 20.5 0.0 7.4 -- 385 (16.0) 48/09
BUNDABERG AERO 28.9 +1.5 19.1 +1.6 -- 0.6 4.6 -- 488 (20.3) 52/14
NAMBOUR DPI 25.2 -0.9 19.1 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 123 ( 5.1) 31/10
COOLANGATTA 26.3 +1.0 18.2 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 54/15
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 +0.5 16.0 -0.2 12.5 0.0 8.0 6.2 428 (17.8) 50/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.5 +1.1 13.8 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 567 (23.6) 50/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.4 +1.3 12.6 -0.2 7.9 0.0 6.6 -- -- --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.3 +0.3 16.6 +1.4 12.7 0.0 5.0 5.2 485 (20.2) 50/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.4 +0.4 13.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.3 -2.3 11.1 -2.1 9.8 0.0 5.4 0.7 384 (16.0) 32/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.1 -0.5 11.9 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 28/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.8 +3.3 5.4 -1.8 1.3 0.0 4.0 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.4 +1.9 10.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.1 -0.8 15.6 +1.5 13.4 0.0 5.6 10.3 650 (27.1) 48/09
RICHMOND RAAF 23.3 -0.6 9.1 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 28/16
BELLAMBI AWS 21.6 -0.5 15.4 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 467 (19.5) 35/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.5 +3.5 5.4 -1.3 1.5 0.0 4.8 11.0 205 ( 8.5) 17/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.4 +2.9 8.1 -1.0 6.0 0.0 4.4 11.1 237 ( 9.9) 28/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.2 +3.8 8.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 24/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.8 +2.3 8.9 -1.2 6.5 0.0 4.6 10.8 273 (11.4) 24/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.2 +3.6 10.3 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 31/01
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.2 +4.0 7.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 24/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.7 +2.4 13.4 +2.6 12.5 1.6 2.2 -- 88 ( 3.7) 18/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.4 +1.4 13.0 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 30/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.1 +6.5 10.1 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 30/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.4 +2.5 6.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 88 ( 3.7) 44/15
HOBART AIRPORT 21.9 +3.8 8.8 +0.1 4.8 0.0 2.8 7.7 389 (16.2) 50/12
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

38.0 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
37.5 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
36.9 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
36.8 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
36.3 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

+7.4 : 31.4 EYRE Eucla WA
+7.2 : 24.6 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+6.5 : 30.1 EUCLA Eucla WA
+6.5 : 24.1 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC

27.1 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
26.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
26.2 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
26.2 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.8 : 13.0 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+5.9 : 11.2 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
+5.5 : 23.2 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.2 : 26.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+5.2 : 9.7 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

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

7.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-4.8 : 29.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-4.7 : 29.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-4.6 : 30.6 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-4.5 : 31.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-4.2 : 29.6 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
-4.2 : 30.9 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA

-0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.9 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.5 : 11.1 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-5.2 : 8.9 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
-4.9 : 3.6 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W 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.
65.0 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB) Sydney--west NSW
37.6 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
35.0 PAROO E Gascoyne WA
31.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
30.2 DOOLGUNNA E Gascoyne WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Gascoyne
35.0 PAROO
30.2 DOOLGUNNA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
37.6 CAPE DON

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
31.8 MACKAY M.O

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--west
65.0 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB)

11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.3 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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1.6 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
0.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
0.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1214 (50.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1052 (43.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1020 (42.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1017 (42.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
947 (39.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
918 (38.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
902 (37.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
892 (37.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
864 (36.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
823 (34.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
817 (34.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
773 (32.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
768 (32.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
746 (31.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
723 (30.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
706 (29.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
650 (27.1) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
645 (26.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
642 (26.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
635 (26.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
616 (25.7) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
604 (25.2) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
603 (25.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
91/10 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/09 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
78/14 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
78/19 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
76/22 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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
BROOME AIRPORT
12.4mm in 30 min to 02:30 24.8mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 12.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MCCLUER ISLAND
17.0mm in 33 min to 10:30 30.9mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 13.3mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
2.8mm in 2 min to 18:48 84.0mm/h
8.0mm in 42 min to 19:30 11.4mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 6.7mm/h
ALYANGULA POLICE
37.0mm in 6 hr to 15:30 6.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
16.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 76(130/ 69 ) at 22:16
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 69(140/ 65 ) at 03:16
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(330/ 65 ) at 18:30