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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

Descriptions of significant weather events appear here when reliable information is available and time permits. Information comes from many sources, and updates may be made well after the event! For weather news as it happens, your best sources are ABC News and the breaking weather forum on Weatherzone.

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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 0319 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
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest minimum temperature

WA

Murchison

007139

PAYNES FIND

24.4

23.5

10/04/1996

27

1 Y

WA

Gt Southern

010592

LAKE GRACE COMPARISON

21.3

21.2

01/04/1989

42

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012074

SOUTHERN CROSS

24.0

22.6

02/04/1990

50

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012320

SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD

23.9

20.4

20/04/2003

11

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Gt Southern

010905

JACUP

35.0

34.7

05/04/2001

13

1 Y

WA

Goldfields

012320

SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD

36.9

36.5

05/04/1998

11

1 Y


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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 00:21EST, 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 36.3 +8.7 20.8 +5.4 18.8 0.0 6.2 -- 282 (11.8) 46/13
PERTH AIRPORT 31.5 +6.0 15.1 +2.2 13.4 0.0 5.2 8.2 243 (10.1) 35/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 31.5 +9.7 15.1 +3.5 12.4 0.0 3.6 9.3 455 (19.0) 30/02
BUNBURY 24.0 -0.1 10.5 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 30/14
MANDURAH 24.8 -- 17.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 34/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.0 -2.7 25.2 +1.2 24.8 0.0 7.0 0.0 326 (13.6) 34/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.6 +2.4 12.3 -0.3 8.9 0.0 7.6 11.4 285 (11.9) 41/14
WHYALLA AERO 21.9 -1.7 14.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 10.0 -- 444 (18.5) 43/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.5 +0.9 11.2 -1.2 7.8 0.0 4.0 9.6 231 ( 9.6) 35/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 +0.5 7.8 -0.9 4.4 0.0 1.4 8.2 240 (10.0) 39/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.4 +2.5 17.0 -1.5 14.9 0.0 9.0 11.2 240 (10.0) 48/13
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 +1.1 23.2 +1.6 21.3 0.2 7.6 5.6 519 (21.6) 58/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +2.2 21.5 +1.0 18.4 0.0 8.6 10.9 432 (18.0) 48/10
MACKAY M.O 26.7 0.0 21.2 +1.1 -- 5.4 -- 9.6 519 (21.6) 46/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.1 +1.3 18.0 +0.2 15.8 0.0 6.8 -- 318 (13.3) 37/09
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 +1.7 17.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 473 (19.7) 41/12
NAMBOUR DPI 26.8 +0.7 14.1 -1.3 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 87 ( 3.6) 28/12
COOLANGATTA 26.4 +1.1 16.6 -0.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 30/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.7 +0.7 15.8 -0.4 13.4 0.0 6.8 10.4 338 (14.1) 32/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT -- -- 14.9 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 617 (25.7) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.5 +3.4 14.7 +1.9 8.1 0.0 6.0 -- 115 ( 4.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.6 +1.6 14.0 -1.2 12.1 0.0 4.0 10.7 177 ( 7.4) 37/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.6 +3.6 13.7 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.8 +5.2 12.4 -0.8 10.4 0.0 3.2 8.0 205 ( 8.5) 46/19
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 27.4 +3.8 12.0 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 65 ( 2.7) 35/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.9 +2.4 10.4 +3.2 4.6 0.0 4.0 10.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.9 +3.4 13.4 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.2 +1.3 15.9 +1.8 12.4 0.0 3.8 9.3 339 (14.1) 52/18
RICHMOND RAAF 26.1 +2.2 11.0 -0.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 43/15
BELLAMBI AWS 22.1 0.0 16.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 272 (11.3) 55/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.8 +3.8 9.0 +2.3 5.4 0.0 3.0 8.4 123 ( 5.1) 34/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.7 +1.2 7.9 -1.2 5.1 0.0 6.2 10.9 175 ( 7.3) 35/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +2.1 7.8 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 37/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.3 -0.2 10.9 +0.8 9.0 0.0 6.2 10.4 278 (11.6) 37/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.6 0.0 10.3 +2.1 -- 0.0 4.4 -- 322 (13.4) 48/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.3 +0.1 8.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 39/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 -0.4 13.5 +2.7 10.2 0.2 3.4 -- 155 ( 6.5) 24/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.6 -0.4 10.0 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 46/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.2 +0.6 7.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 376 (15.7) 43/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.4 +1.5 6.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 35/16
HOBART AIRPORT 16.4 -1.7 11.2 +2.5 8.0 1.4 4.4 8.4 332 (13.8) 45/09
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

40.8 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
39.4 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
39.3 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
39.2 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

+12.5 : 35.0 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.0 : 35.3 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+11.9 : 34.5 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.6 : 36.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.4 : 35.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.4 : 34.2 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.4 : 35.3 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.4 : 34.4 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.8 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.7 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
27.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+12.6 : 23.9 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+12.4 : 24.0 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+10.2 : 24.4 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+9.8 : 21.3 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.7 : 20.7 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

4.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-4.7 : 29.3 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
-4.5 : 5.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-3.9 : 12.5 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-3.9 : 4.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-3.7 : 30.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-3.9 : 8.0 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.8 : 6.9 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-3.8 : 3.8 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-3.3 : 11.3 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.0 : 7.0 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
-3.0 : 4.4 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

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.
50.8 ROSE BAY (ROYAL SYDNEY GOLF CLUB) Sydney--east NSW
36.8 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
34.2 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
33.8 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
33.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
34.2 CAPE DON
33.8 PIRLANGIMPI

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
33.0 COCONUT ISLAND

NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
36.8 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST)
Sydney--east
50.8 ROSE BAY (ROYAL SYDNEY GOLF CLUB)

11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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4.3 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
3.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

965 (40.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
857 (35.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
839 (35.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
797 (33.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
793 (33.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
792 (33.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
764 (31.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
747 (31.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
723 (30.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
691 (28.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
645 (26.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
631 (26.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
617 (25.7) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
76/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
70/09 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
68/15 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
68/13 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
68/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
68/17 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MCCLUER ISLAND
8.0mm in 12 min to 11:56 40.0mm/h
4.2mm in 12 min to 12:08 21.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
7.4mm in 7 min to 02:30 63.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.6mm/h
6.2mm in 9 min to 15:44 41.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
28.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 67(130/ 63 ) at 03:26
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(320/ 67 ) at 00:00