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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 00:25EST, 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 25.4 -2.2 16.6 +1.2 15.6 0.0 6.0 -- -- 45/16
PERTH AIRPORT 23.9 -1.6 11.9 -1.0 11.5 0.0 3.6 9.9 248 (10.3) 37/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.6 -4.2 13.6 +2.0 12.0 3.4 2.8 8.7 358 (14.9) 43/06
BUNBURY 21.9 -2.2 13.8 +2.3 -- 1.8 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 41/01
MANDURAH 21.0 -- 16.0 -- -- 0.6 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 43/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +1.3 24.7 +0.7 24.0 0.0 6.4 10.7 410 (17.1) 39/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.9 +4.7 12.8 +0.2 9.7 0.0 9.2 11.4 210 ( 8.8) 28/12
WHYALLA AERO 21.2 -2.4 7.6 -4.0 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 280 (11.7) 28/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 -0.1 11.8 -0.6 -- 0.0 4.0 10.2 292 (12.2) 24/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.8 +1.4 8.8 +0.1 5.4 2.4 2.4 7.3 424 (17.7) 43/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.6 +2.7 13.9 -4.6 12.2 0.0 8.2 11.2 184 ( 7.7) 34/14
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 -0.1 19.2 -2.4 15.4 0.0 6.4 9.7 377 (15.7) 35/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.5 -0.1 16.9 -3.6 14.2 0.0 6.4 11.0 260 (10.8) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 26.0 -0.7 17.5 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- 11.2 298 (12.4) 32/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.5 +2.7 15.2 -2.6 13.4 0.0 5.8 -- 144 ( 6.0) 28/13
BUNDABERG AERO 28.6 +1.2 15.0 -2.5 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 193 ( 8.0) 32/13
NAMBOUR DPI 28.4 +2.3 12.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 48 ( 2.0) 26/14
COOLANGATTA 26.6 +1.3 15.5 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 37/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.2 +1.2 14.6 -1.6 10.7 0.0 5.0 10.7 371 (15.5) 39/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.3 +5.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- 339 (14.1) 35/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.2 +5.1 16.2 +3.4 13.5 0.0 5.6 -- 200 ( 8.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.8 +0.8 15.5 +0.3 13.8 0.0 2.8 8.7 145 ( 6.0) 18/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.2 +1.2 14.0 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.6 0.0 10.6 -2.6 8.9 0.0 3.8 9.9 196 ( 8.2) 28/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.6 +1.0 12.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 21/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.3 +4.8 8.4 +1.2 4.1 0.0 4.0 8.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.1 +4.6 14.3 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.0 +2.1 15.9 +1.8 12.4 0.0 2.6 -- 320 (13.3) 32/13
RICHMOND RAAF 24.4 +0.5 11.6 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 79 ( 3.3) 21/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.9 +1.8 16.9 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 35/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.6 +4.6 10.0 +3.3 6.1 0.0 3.2 10.1 163 ( 6.8) 41/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.8 +5.3 9.7 +0.6 8.0 0.0 4.4 10.6 159 ( 6.6) 34/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.7 +5.3 9.1 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 85 ( 3.5) 41/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.2 -0.3 8.7 -1.4 6.1 0.0 6.6 10.5 275 (11.5) 30/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.0 +1.4 9.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 208 ( 8.7) 31/01
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.6 +0.4 9.1 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 35/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.5 +3.2 13.7 +2.9 9.8 0.4 4.0 -- 143 ( 6.0) 18/00
GEELONG AIRPORT 22.6 +2.6 9.9 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 303 (12.6) 54/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.5 +1.9 4.6 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 408 (17.0) 65/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.0 +0.1 11.1 +3.6 -- 1.2 -- -- 107 ( 4.5) 44/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.9 +1.8 9.2 +0.5 6.0 0.6 2.0 5.6 310 (12.9) 52/10
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

38.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
38.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.1 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
37.9 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.0 : 25.5 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+7.6 : 27.3 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
+7.0 : 27.9 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+6.9 : 29.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+6.8 : 33.0 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+6.8 : 25.9 MT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.8 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.7 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+7.9 : 14.8 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+6.5 : 14.9 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+6.0 : 13.5 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
+6.0 : 16.7 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
+5.7 : 11.1 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

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

7.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.0 : 16.9 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-4.6 : 19.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.5 : 16.6 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-4.2 : 17.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-4.2 : 19.0 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA

1.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
**S** 2.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW

-5.2 : 7.8 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-4.7 : 7.4 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-4.6 : 13.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-4.6 : 16.2 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-4.1 : 13.7 WOOLSHED Central Coast 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.
25.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL
24.8 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM) W Coast TAS
22.8 CRADLE MOUNTAIN VISITORS CENTRE Central Plateau TAS
21.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
19.8 RENISON BELL W Coast TAS

11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.2 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

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5.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
5.4 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
5.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
5.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
4.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
3.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

995 (41.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
901 (37.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
860 (35.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
793 (33.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
740 (30.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
736 (30.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
732 (30.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
709 (29.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
706 (29.4) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
704 (29.3) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
703 (29.3) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
688 (28.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
679 (28.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
671 (28.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
662 (27.6) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
658 (27.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
654 (27.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
638 (26.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
623 (26.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
621 (25.9) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
612 (25.5) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
604 (25.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
104/11 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
94/11 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/03 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
80/12 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
80/23 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.
TASMANIA
N Coast
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
9.4mm in 27 min to 07:20 20.9mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.8mm/h
E Coast
FRIENDLY BEACHES
10.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.2mm/h
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND
15.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 15.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
W Coast
MOUNT READ
15.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 15.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 6.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 74(310/ 65 ) at 15:47
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(330/ 67 ) at 23:47
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(310/ 76 ) at 11:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 104(320/ 61 ) at 11:08
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 93( 30/ 72 ) at 03:30
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 87( 60/ 63 ) at 13:51