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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0535 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
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Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Lowest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006099

MURCHISON

-0.6

1.0

30/05/2007

18

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NT

Arnhem

014508

GOVE AIRPORT

65

65.0

30/05/2004

23

Y Equal to record.


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 00:40EST, 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 24.5 +0.5 9.3 -3.6 6.8 0.0 4.4 -- 353 (14.7) 34/11
PERTH AIRPORT 21.5 -0.2 6.4 -4.1 5.0 0.0 2.0 9.4 233 ( 9.7) 32/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.8 +1.9 9.3 -0.5 7.5 0.0 1.4 7.7 249 (10.4) 18/15
BUNBURY 20.3 -0.8 5.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 26/11
MANDURAH 21.4 -- 9.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 22/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.2 23.5 +1.4 22.6 0.0 7.8 10.2 416 (17.3) 54/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.2 -4.8 1.0 -7.3 -1.8 0.0 4.8 10.4 266 (11.1) 39/13
WHYALLA AERO 20.3 -0.2 6.7 -2.0 -- 0.0 8.8 -- 328 (13.7) 44/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.8 -3.2 10.1 -0.1 -- 1.4 0.8 0.9 383 (16.0) 39/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.2 -0.9 9.3 +2.0 9.5 12.2 2.0 7.4 516 (21.5) 48/03
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.0 -0.9 13.6 -0.3 12.2 1.8 6.4 5.7 -- 39/00
CAIRNS AERO 27.8 +0.2 21.5 +1.6 19.6 0.4 5.6 7.5 524 (21.8) 50/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.6 +2.0 18.9 +1.3 15.2 0.0 6.0 10.1 397 (16.5) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 24.3 +0.1 17.9 +0.8 -- 1.2 -- 5.6 331 (13.8) 45/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.0 +2.0 17.0 +2.8 14.7 0.0 4.0 -- 173 ( 7.2) 32/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.1 +2.4 15.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 209 ( 8.7) 34/16
NAMBOUR DPI 25.1 +1.4 14.8 +2.8 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 29 ( 1.2) 21/11
COOLANGATTA 24.3 +1.2 16.6 +2.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 31/13
BRISBANE AERO 25.0 +1.4 17.8 +5.0 -- 0.0 2.8 6.3 258 (10.8) 30/07
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.1 +3.1 10.9 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 43/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.8 -3.5 3.3 -5.4 -0.4 0.0 2.4 -- 113 ( 4.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.0 -1.4 15.7 +4.0 13.5 1.4 3.0 8.7 408 (17.0) 35/03
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.3 -2.2 11.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.2 -2.0 3.2 -6.9 -0.7 0.0 6.0 9.6 398 (16.6) 37/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.7 -1.7 1.8 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 76 ( 3.2) 24/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.5 -4.7 -1.5 -6.2 -5.0 0.0 2.0 8.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.9 -6.1 1.5 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.5 -0.5 7.7 -3.2 2.9 0.0 3.6 9.8 508 (21.2) 32/02
RICHMOND RAAF 17.5 -3.1 0.7 -7.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 22/19
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 -1.0 8.8 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 44/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.0 -4.6 0.0 -3.2 -3.8 0.2 2.6 8.8 398 (16.6) 45/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.4 -3.9 0.8 -5.1 -0.7 0.0 1.4 8.0 163 ( 6.8) 34/20
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.9 -5.8 3.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 30/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.6 -1.4 6.3 -1.1 3.2 0.0 2.2 6.5 305 (12.7) 39/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.2 -6.1 5.7 -0.1 -- 0.0 2.0 -- 363 (15.1) 30/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.9 -4.7 6.5 +1.3 -- 0.6 -- -- 388 (16.2) 37/07
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.2 -1.5 9.8 +1.2 6.3 0.4 2.6 -- 241 (10.0) 34/01
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.5 -2.6 8.7 +1.0 -- 3.2 -- -- 766 (31.9) 55/01
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.7 -0.9 5.5 -0.2 -- 2.6 -- -- 753 (31.4) 55/04
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.8 -1.0 9.2 +4.1 -- 15.4 -- -- 524 (21.8) 74/05
HOBART AIRPORT 12.3 -2.9 7.6 +1.0 2.5 1.8 2.0 0.7 563 (23.5) 52/02
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

34.5 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
34.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.2 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA

+4.6 : 28.3 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.2 : 29.4 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.2 : 33.5 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+3.2 : 28.5 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+3.1 : 29.6 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.1 : 23.1 TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD

27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+8.2 : 22.9 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
+7.3 : 19.2 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+6.3 : 25.2 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
+6.3 : 24.2 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
+5.9 : 24.8 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA

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

-0.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : 9.0 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
-7.5 : 16.2 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
-7.2 : 15.1 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
-7.2 : 15.5 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-7.1 : 15.5 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-7.1 : 12.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

-5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-11.7 : -0.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-10.3 : -1.1 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.7 : -1.0 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-8.6 : 0.0 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-8.5 : 1.5 WILUNA Interior 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.
54.4 ST PATRICKS RIVER (TARGA FARM) N Coast TAS
51.6 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
50.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
50.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
49.4 TRENAH (GUM FLAT ROAD) N Coast TAS

TASMANIA
N Coast
54.4 ST PATRICKS RIVER (TARGA FARM)
49.4 TRENAH (GUM FLAT ROAD)
W Coast
51.6 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION)
50.8 MOUNT READ
50.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE

10.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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0.7 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.7 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1661 (69.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1616 (67.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1347 (56.1) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
1320 (55.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1318 (54.9) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
1291 (53.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1283 (53.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1273 (53.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1219 (50.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1105 (46.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1050 (43.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
986 (41.1) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
986 (41.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
978 (40.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
910 (37.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
902 (37.6) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
876 (36.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
870 (36.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
851 (35.5) RHYLL E Central VIC
845 (35.2) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
844 (35.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
830 (34.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
827 (34.5) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
801 (33.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
800 (33.3) KILMORE GAP N Central VIC
794 (33.1) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
790 (32.9) DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
788 (32.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
769 (32.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
769 (32.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
766 (31.9) GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
764 (31.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
753 (31.4) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
749 (31.2) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
740 (30.8) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
737 (30.7) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
730 (30.4) CAPE BORDA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
719 (30.0) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
716 (29.8) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
708 (29.5) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
706 (29.4) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
702 (29.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
701 (29.2) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
698 (29.1) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
697 (29.0) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
693 (28.9) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
673 (28.0) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
671 (28.0) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
671 (28.0) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
662 (27.6) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
654 (27.3) ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
644 (26.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
638 (26.6) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
634 (26.4) COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
626 (26.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
624 (26.0) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
622 (25.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
621 (25.9) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
617 (25.7) NOARLUNGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
616 (25.7) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
616 (25.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
611 (25.5) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
607 (25.3) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
601 (25.0) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
139/03 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
118/05 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
113/02 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
111/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
109/08 SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
109/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
109/04 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
106/07 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
100/11 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
100/05 EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
98/02 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
97/03 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
95/05 LOW HEAD 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
LEARMONTH AIRPORT
11.0mm in 30 min to 15:00 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
STENHOUSE BAY
4.4mm in 11 min to 08:30 24.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 5.7mm/h
Adelaide/Lofty
KUITPO FOREST RESERVE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 10.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
W Coast
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE
10.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 5.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 91(280/ 72 ) at 20:15
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 111(340/ 43 ) at 05:42
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 76(298/ 63 ) at 14:20
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 74(350/ 63 ) at 02:30
RHYLL : 80(340/ 65 ) at 07:00
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 87(330/ 76 ) at 02:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT : 93(330/ 70 ) at 03:30
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 96(320/ 58 ) at 02:30
LOW HEAD : 93(330/ 70 ) at 05:00
E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 100(330/ 70 ) at 05:30
SWAN ISLAND : 106(320/ 82 ) at 08:30
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 78(340/ 63 ) at 02:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 119(320/ 87 ) at 05:38
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(310/ 78 ) at 04:00
W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME : 98(330/ 54 ) at 02:19
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 109(310/ 54 ) at 04:13
MOUNT READ : 113(330/ 85 ) at 02:29
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(320/ 76 ) at 07:30