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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 0442 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

21.5

20.6

13/05/1998

11

Y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001025

DOONGAN

23.5

23.5

08/05/2007

19

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

21.7

20.7

07/05/1997

11

1 Y

NSW

C Tablelands N

062100

NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS

12.5

12.4

04/05/2007

14

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

CW Slopes S

065070

DUBBO AIRPORT AWS

16.6

16.4

05/05/2000

13

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 00:33EST, 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 30.3 +6.3 12.7 -0.2 9.9 0.0 6.6 -- 449 (18.7) 37/08
PERTH AIRPORT 26.0 +4.3 7.0 -3.5 6.4 0.0 2.8 9.8 224 ( 9.3) 37/22
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.9 +5.0 8.2 -1.6 6.3 0.0 1.8 9.4 225 ( 9.4) 22/10
BUNBURY 23.4 +2.3 5.5 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 18/14
MANDURAH 24.8 -- 11.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 21/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.5 +2.5 22.1 0.0 21.0 0.0 7.0 10.8 368 (15.3) 37/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.3 +0.3 17.1 +8.8 17.1 0.0 10.0 3.4 419 (17.5) 44/12
WHYALLA AERO 19.0 -1.5 14.4 +5.7 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 441 (18.4) 41/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.1 +0.1 10.4 +0.2 -- 0.0 3.0 2.8 183 ( 7.6) 26/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.5 -0.6 7.2 -0.1 4.9 0.0 1.2 0.3 289 (12.0) 24/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.6 +3.7 17.8 +3.9 16.0 0.0 8.0 7.3 290 (12.1) 39/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.2 +0.6 22.3 +2.4 20.9 11.6 4.8 2.8 479 (20.0) 45/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.1 +2.5 21.7 +4.1 20.1 0.4 5.6 7.7 402 (16.8) 45/13
MACKAY M.O 25.1 +0.9 20.9 +3.8 -- 1.8 -- 6.2 545 (22.7) 54/18
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.9 +1.9 18.6 +4.4 17.6 0.0 5.0 -- 348 (14.5) 46/10
BUNDABERG AERO 27.7 +3.0 17.3 +3.1 -- 0.0 3.4 -- 406 (16.9) 44/13
NAMBOUR DPI 26.1 +2.4 13.7 +1.7 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 66 ( 2.8) 26/12
COOLANGATTA 25.8 +2.7 15.9 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 28/15
BRISBANE AERO 26.1 +2.5 16.0 +3.2 14.5 0.0 4.0 10.1 280 (11.7) 28/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.3 +3.3 15.2 +5.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 605 (25.2) 43/06
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.1 +6.8 13.4 +4.7 10.6 0.0 3.4 -- 78 ( 3.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.2 +2.8 14.8 +3.1 11.9 0.2 2.6 10.4 255 (10.6) 34/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +3.0 11.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.2 +3.0 13.4 +3.3 11.8 0.0 2.6 1.5 168 ( 7.0) 32/20
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.5 +1.1 15.4 +7.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 21/18
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.3 +2.1 11.0 +6.3 8.0 0.6 2.2 0.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.0 +1.0 16.6 +9.8 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.2 +1.2 18.7 +7.8 15.8 0.0 2.2 0.8 322 (13.4) 50/16
RICHMOND RAAF 20.5 -0.1 13.7 +5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 30/18
BELLAMBI AWS 21.5 +1.8 18.1 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 55/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.5 +4.9 10.3 +7.1 9.9 0.2 0.6 2.7 103 ( 4.3) 22/17
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.5 +0.2 13.1 +7.2 11.3 0.2 2.2 3.1 114 ( 4.8) 26/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.1 +1.4 10.3 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 26/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.3 -0.7 10.8 +3.4 9.7 0.0 5.0 7.1 278 (11.6) 37/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.0 -0.3 9.2 +3.4 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 220 ( 9.2) 46/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.1 -0.5 5.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 37/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.9 +1.2 11.3 +2.7 11.0 0.0 2.6 -- 86 ( 3.6) 22/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.8 -0.3 8.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 31/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.5 -1.1 3.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 35/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.6 +2.8 10.2 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 41/06
HOBART AIRPORT 17.5 +2.3 11.3 +4.7 9.3 0.0 6.6 6.3 770 (32.1) 93/05
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 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
36.7 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
36.7 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
36.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+7.8 : 33.8 KALBARRI Central West WA
+7.4 : 33.2 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+7.1 : 33.3 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+6.9 : 28.2 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
+6.8 : 29.7 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+6.8 : 29.8 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+6.8 : 29.4 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+6.8 : 27.1 GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE NW Slopes S NSW

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+11.2 : 19.5 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+10.4 : 18.2 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+10.1 : 15.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
+10.1 : 21.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
+10.0 : 21.1 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+10.0 : 17.3 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW

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

6.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
6.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-5.4 : 16.0 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
-4.2 : 16.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
-3.7 : 16.8 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-3.5 : 18.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-3.2 : 18.3 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-3.2 : 18.7 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA

-0.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.0 EYRE Eucla WA
0.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-9.2 : 0.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.5 : 1.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-5.2 : 5.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-5.1 : 2.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-4.8 : 2.8 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.
73.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
69.0 CARDWELL RANGE N Coast--Herbert QLD
58.2 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
57.0 HALIFAX ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
53.5 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
73.0 HAPPY VALLEY
N Coast--Herbert
69.0 CARDWELL RANGE
58.2 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
57.0 HALIFAX ALERT
53.5 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL
53.0 GAIRLOCH
51.2 LUCINDA POST OFFICE
51.2 BEMERSIDE
50.0 HAWKINS CREEK

10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.4 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.4 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

.....

0.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.0 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

1520 (63.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1483 (61.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1482 (61.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1233 (51.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1196 (49.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1160 (48.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1141 (47.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1096 (45.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1044 (43.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1003 (41.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1000 (41.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
965 (40.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
928 (38.7) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
922 (38.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
916 (38.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
889 (37.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
855 (35.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
823 (34.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
788 (32.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
785 (32.7) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
775 (32.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
770 (32.1) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
749 (31.2) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
737 (30.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
731 (30.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
729 (30.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
723 (30.1) BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
716 (29.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
688 (28.7) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
650 (27.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
627 (26.1) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
621 (25.9) SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
616 (25.7) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
615 (25.6) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
614 (25.6) CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
605 (25.2) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
602 (25.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
154/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
143/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
122/01 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
111/03 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
93/05 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
93/01 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
91/06 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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.
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
5.6mm in 15 min to 23:15 22.4mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
6.2mm in 36 min to 19:00 10.3mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
7.6mm in 10 min to 20:45 45.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
10.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.8mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(250/ 74 ) at 06:25
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 85(250/ 67 ) at 04:30
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 87(270/ 63 ) at 03:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 143(320/124 ) at 01:32
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 154(250/126 ) at 06:01
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 111(290/ 41 ) at 05:31
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(260/ 65 ) at 08:00
W Coast
WARRA : 100(300/ 54 ) at 03:09
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 119(300/ 91 ) at 01:30
MOUNT READ : 83(260/ 69 ) at 05:23
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 80(270/ 65 ) at 01:00