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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0328 EST on 21/08/2008. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

Lower West

009178

GINGIN AERO

1.8

2.0

18/04/2006

11

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 00:22EST, 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 23.3 -4.3 11.7 -3.7 10.4 0.4 7.8 -- 613 (25.5) 63/11
PERTH AIRPORT 22.9 -2.6 3.5 -9.4 1.6 1.0 5.0 10.2 486 (20.3) 37/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.3 -5.5 11.5 -0.1 10.7 5.6 5.2 0.1 583 (24.3) 54/06
BUNBURY 21.6 -2.5 5.3 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 41/11
MANDURAH 21.4 -- 10.7 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 451 (18.8) 39/18
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 -0.5 24.4 +0.4 24.0 2.2 6.8 9.0 394 (16.4) 48/22
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.4 +4.2 11.8 -0.8 9.8 0.0 6.4 11.0 195 ( 8.1) 35/12
WHYALLA AERO 31.5 +7.9 12.9 +1.3 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 218 ( 9.1) 39/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.7 +9.1 20.7 +8.3 13.4 0.0 -- 9.3 338 (14.1) 41/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.9 +9.5 12.7 +4.0 7.4 0.0 5.8 9.3 343 (14.3) 45/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.1 +0.2 23.2 +4.7 21.0 0.0 10.2 11.1 429 (17.9) 45/11
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 -1.6 22.9 +1.3 20.5 3.0 7.0 3.9 633 (26.4) 50/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.1 22.0 +1.5 18.9 0.0 10.4 9.2 593 (24.7) 54/14
MACKAY M.O 25.8 -0.9 19.6 -0.5 -- 24.6 -- 6.9 672 (28.0) 58/05
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.1 +0.3 18.2 +0.4 16.6 0.0 8.4 -- 438 (18.3) 48/11
BUNDABERG AERO 27.8 +0.4 16.9 -0.6 -- 0.3 4.3 -- 553 (23.0) 54/14
NAMBOUR DPI 24.8 -1.3 16.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 31/12
COOLANGATTA 24.7 -0.6 16.3 -0.7 -- 19.6 -- -- 385 (16.0) 50/16
BRISBANE AERO 25.6 -0.4 16.6 +0.4 14.6 3.8 5.6 10.6 425 (17.7) 45/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.8 -0.6 12.0 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 623 (26.0) 45/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.1 0.0 11.6 -1.2 8.2 0.0 5.6 -- 266 (11.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.7 -0.3 15.6 +0.4 13.3 6.8 4.8 8.8 521 (21.7) 41/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.7 -1.3 13.1 -0.6 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.8 -0.8 13.7 +0.5 12.5 4.2 4.0 9.7 320 (13.3) 32/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.0 -0.6 13.6 +1.7 -- 5.8 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 22/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.0 +1.5 6.0 -1.2 2.2 0.0 3.2 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.1 +0.6 10.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.6 -0.3 15.0 +0.9 13.0 2.8 5.2 6.7 379 (15.8) 28/13
RICHMOND RAAF 21.5 -2.4 11.8 +0.5 -- 0.4 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 24/14
BELLAMBI AWS 21.0 -1.1 15.2 -0.2 -- 4.8 -- -- 301 (12.5) 34/08
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.3 +1.3 4.6 -2.1 1.7 0.0 3.6 8.6 187 ( 7.8) 24/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.9 +2.4 10.0 +0.9 8.1 0.0 5.0 11.0 165 ( 6.9) 26/01
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.1 +3.7 7.5 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 21/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.1 +5.6 13.0 +2.9 8.2 0.0 7.0 10.3 355 (14.8) 32/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.3 +4.7 6.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 31/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.1 +4.9 8.0 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 34/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.8 +7.5 11.9 +1.1 9.4 0.0 4.0 -- 113 ( 4.7) 22/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 28.4 +8.4 8.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 28/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.7 +7.1 5.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 48/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.3 +3.4 9.6 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 39/14
HOBART AIRPORT 27.2 +9.1 7.4 -1.3 2.2 0.0 3.0 10.3 307 (12.8) 41/13
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

40.0 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
39.2 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
39.0 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
37.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
36.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+10.9 : 30.1 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
+10.8 : 28.8 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+10.3 : 31.1 STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+10.3 : 29.0 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC

27.5 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
27.4 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.6 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA

+8.3 : 20.7 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+7.9 : 21.0 PORT PIRIE ZINIFEX COMPARISON Lower North SA
+7.4 : 15.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
+7.2 : 19.4 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+7.2 : 14.7 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS

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

12.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
13.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
14.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.4 : 15.1 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.3 : 14.6 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-6.9 : 17.0 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.8 : 18.1 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-6.7 : 22.1 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA

-2.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.4 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-0.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.3 OMEO COMPARISON Upper NE VIC

-9.9 : 1.8 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-9.8 : 3.6 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-9.8 : 2.5 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-9.4 : 3.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-7.9 : 5.4 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West 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.
48.0 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
46.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
43.0 ILUKA (OWEN ST) North Coast NSW
40.0 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
39.5 NORTH ROCKS (MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB) Sydney--west NSW

11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

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3.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
3.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
0.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1165 (48.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1088 (45.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1061 (44.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
986 (41.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
966 (40.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
943 (39.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
942 (39.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
833 (34.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
785 (32.7) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
773 (32.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
748 (31.2) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
740 (30.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
715 (29.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
695 (29.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
682 (28.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
672 (28.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
668 (27.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
664 (27.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
663 (27.6) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
657 (27.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
633 (26.4) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
630 (26.3) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
624 (26.0) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
623 (26.0) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
623 (26.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
620 (25.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
616 (25.7) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
613 (25.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
605 (25.2) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
102/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/22 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/07 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
81/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.6mm in 34 min to 23:00 11.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
9.2mm in 40 min to 05:40 13.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
18.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.4mm/h

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
GREEN ISLAND : 82(140/ 70 ) at 23:30
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 82(130/ 70 ) at 00:17
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(330/ 83 ) at 15:06
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(260/ 65 ) at 21:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(290/ 56 ) at 21:00