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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 0502 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 daily rainfall

WA

W Kimberley

003043

CHRISTMAS CREEK

58.0

56.0

23/05/2004

45

1 n

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

45.6

29.0

19/05/1959

44

1 n

NT

Victoria

014836

INVERWAY

32.0

30.5

20/05/1958

48

1 y

NT

Victoria

014856

BIRRINDUDU

32.0

13.5

18/05/1992

13

1 n

NT

Alice Springs

015550

WYCLIFFE WELL

62.0

26.6

12/05/1993

19

1 y

SA

NE Pastoral

017115

CAMERON CORNER (LINDON)

40.0

27.0

24/05/2004

20

1 y

NSW

Far Northwest

046019

WHITE CLIFFS (MONOLON)

91.0

57.0

29/05/1983

62

1 n

NSW

Far Northwest

046124

TIBOOBURRA (BRINDIWILPA)

52.0

43.0

13/05/1993

15

1 y

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

Central West

008296

MORAWA AIRPORT

2.4

3.0

12/05/2000

11

1 Y

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010286

CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD

0.0

0.1

15/05/2007

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 00:36EST, 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 24.8 +0.8 11.2 -1.7 7.1 0.0 4.4 -- 418 (17.4) 35/08
PERTH AIRPORT 21.4 -0.3 7.6 -2.9 5.0 0.0 1.8 9.5 275 (11.5) 37/23
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.4 +0.5 11.0 +1.2 9.6 0.2 1.0 7.3 216 ( 9.0) 43/18
BUNBURY 19.9 -1.2 2.1 -7.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 107 ( 4.5) 55/19
MANDURAH 18.6 -- 9.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 48/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +1.1 24.1 +2.0 23.2 0.0 6.8 11.1 386 (16.1) 32/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.7 -4.3 17.8 +9.5 16.8 13.8 3.8 0.0 221 ( 9.2) 30/09
WHYALLA AERO 22.2 +1.7 8.2 -0.5 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 330 (13.8) 43/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.8 +2.8 10.8 +0.6 8.5 0.0 3.4 6.3 196 ( 8.2) 34/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.3 +2.2 11.5 +4.2 9.2 1.2 0.8 2.7 258 (10.8) 30/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.4 +5.5 17.9 +4.0 16.1 0.0 6.0 6.5 223 ( 9.3) 46/18
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 +0.9 22.4 +2.5 20.0 0.4 5.2 6.7 432 (18.0) 39/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.1 +1.5 17.9 +0.3 15.9 0.0 5.6 10.6 302 (12.6) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 25.7 +1.5 19.2 +2.1 -- 3.2 -- 9.7 333 (13.9) 41/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 +3.0 18.3 +4.1 15.3 0.0 4.4 -- 238 ( 9.9) 30/11
BUNDABERG AERO 27.2 +2.5 17.1 +2.9 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 297 (12.4) 35/12
NAMBOUR DPI 26.2 +2.5 14.4 +2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 44 ( 1.8) 37/10
COOLANGATTA 25.4 +2.3 16.2 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 21/23
BRISBANE AERO 25.4 +1.8 15.7 +2.9 13.5 0.0 3.0 10.0 237 ( 9.9) 26/22
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.5 +3.5 14.7 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 444 (18.5) 35/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.7 +4.4 10.2 +1.5 9.9 0.0 1.8 -- 110 ( 4.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.6 +2.2 14.3 +2.6 12.9 0.0 2.0 9.1 147 ( 6.1) 35/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.1 +2.6 12.3 +1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.5 +3.3 11.6 +1.5 9.5 0.6 1.4 8.8 172 ( 7.2) 24/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.8 +3.4 10.6 +2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- 15/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.5 +5.3 6.6 +1.9 4.6 0.2 2.2 4.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.0 +6.0 10.8 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.1 +4.1 14.8 +3.9 10.9 0.0 1.6 7.5 233 ( 9.7) 30/14
RICHMOND RAAF 22.5 +1.9 10.4 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 12 ( 0.5) 17/11
BELLAMBI AWS 22.4 +2.7 15.3 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 30/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.6 +3.0 5.3 +2.1 2.6 0.0 1.8 3.9 68 ( 2.8) 22/21
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.6 +1.3 9.3 +3.4 7.6 0.0 2.0 0.0 154 ( 6.4) 28/19
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.2 +0.5 8.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 18/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.4 -0.6 12.9 +5.5 10.3 0.0 1.0 0.7 237 ( 9.9) 37/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.3 -1.0 12.4 +6.6 -- 3.6 3.0 -- 163 ( 6.8) 28/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.8 +1.2 10.6 +5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 26/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.3 +2.6 14.5 +5.9 12.2 0.0 2.2 -- 95 ( 4.0) 24/15
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.1 +3.0 11.8 +4.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 37/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.5 +3.9 12.1 +6.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 381 (15.9) 41/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.1 -0.7 12.9 +7.8 -- 5.4 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 18/23
HOBART AIRPORT 18.9 +3.7 10.5 +3.9 8.5 0.0 0.8 6.9 163 ( 6.8) 22/08
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

36.0 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
35.5 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
35.2 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
35.0 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
35.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT

+7.2 : 31.2 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+7.0 : 30.1 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.0 : 21.3 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
+6.7 : 18.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+6.7 : 21.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.7 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
25.7 WARRUWI N Rivers NT

+9.7 : 19.6 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+9.6 : 20.9 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+9.5 : 17.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.9 : 21.3 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+8.6 : 17.6 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

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

8.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.8 : 20.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-8.2 : 21.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-8.0 : 23.2 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-7.7 : 24.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-7.6 : 22.5 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA

-2.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-0.2 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
0.0 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
0.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-9.1 : -0.2 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-9.0 : 2.1 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-8.6 : 0.0 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.4 : 2.4 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-8.3 : 1.2 GINGIN AERO 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.
91.0 WHITE CLIFFS (MONOLON) Far Northwest NSW
74.6 BREONA (LOWER HAULAGE ROAD) Central Plateau TAS
64.8 UPPER WICKHAM RIVER N Rivers NT
62.0 WYCLIFFE WELL N Plateau NT
61.5 WHITE CLIFFS (LAUREL VALE) Far Northwest NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
51.8 YULMBU
W Kimberley
58.0 CHRISTMAS CREEK

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
64.8 UPPER WICKHAM RIVER
N Plateau
62.0 WYCLIFFE WELL
58.3 ALI CURUNG

NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
91.0 WHITE CLIFFS (MONOLON)
61.5 WHITE CLIFFS (LAUREL VALE)
52.0 TIBOOBURRA (BRINDIWILPA)

TASMANIA
Central Plateau
74.6 BREONA (LOWER HAULAGE ROAD)

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
9.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
9.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

.....

0.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
0.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

802 (33.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
742 (30.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
717 (29.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
706 (29.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
629 (26.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
621 (25.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
600 (25.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
70/17 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
68/02 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
67/19 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
63/20 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
63/23 NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes N NSW

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
LAJAMANU
19.4mm in 1 hr to 03:30 19.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.7mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 6.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE BORDA AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 5.0mm/h
Murray Valley
LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE
16.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.2mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 11.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT
11.0mm in 14 min to 03:00 47.1mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 12.6mm/h
4.4mm in 11 min to 03:11 24.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
Upper Darling
BOURKE AIRPORT AWS
16.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
VICTORIA
Lower North
CHARLTON
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
W Coast
PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT)
29.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 29.2mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.0mm/h
PORT FAIRY AWS
7.4mm in 35 min to 17:30 12.7mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.8mm/h
CASTERTON
10.8mm in 30 min to 15:30 21.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.8mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 16:00 22.8mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 22.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.2mm/h
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.0mm/h
None reported