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Data is as received at 01:01EST, 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 18.9 -1.1 13.7 +4.8 11.7 2.4 2.6 -- 434 (18.1) 50/19
PERTH AIRPORT 18.7 +0.3 12.4 +4.4 10.1 4.4 3.4 2.9 512 (21.3) 52/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.1 -2.0 9.1 +1.6 7.4 7.2 3.0 6.6 -- 48/03
BUNBURY 15.8 -1.5 12.2 +4.6 -- 4.4 -- -- 663 (27.6) 80/07
MANDURAH 16.8 -- 12.9 -- -- 6.6 -- -- 777 (32.4) 63/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.6 -1.7 18.8 -1.6 17.8 0.0 7.8 11.1 314 (13.1) 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.4 +6.8 18.0 +12.0 3.9 0.0 14.4 10.6 458 (19.1) 50/10
WHYALLA AERO 21.1 +2.6 6.9 +1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 525 (21.9) 52/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.2 +1.5 9.3 +1.1 -- 1.4 1.0 8.9 347 (14.5) 44/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.4 +1.3 8.4 +2.9 7.2 4.4 2.8 4.6 622 (25.9) 63/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.1 +0.8 5.8 -4.5 4.0 0.0 5.0 10.8 150 ( 6.3) 37/11
CAIRNS AERO 25.6 -1.0 18.8 +1.4 14.1 0.0 5.4 4.5 364 (15.2) 35/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.4 -0.6 12.2 -2.5 10.8 0.0 4.4 9.4 249 (10.4) 34/16
MACKAY M.O 21.2 -1.3 13.1 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- 9.4 282 (11.8) 21/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.8 +1.0 7.3 -3.3 5.4 0.0 4.2 -- 152 ( 6.3) 28/16
BUNDABERG AERO 24.4 +1.1 9.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 153 ( 6.4) 31/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.3 +1.8 5.9 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 28/
COOLANGATTA 21.5 +0.2 7.9 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 39/14
BRISBANE AERO 20.9 -0.9 7.8 -1.8 3.9 0.0 3.6 5.9 197 ( 8.2) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.0 +3.3 10.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 376 (15.7) 43/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.0 +4.1 8.2 +2.4 2.9 0.0 2.0 -- 116 ( 4.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -0.4 10.4 +2.2 6.3 0.0 2.2 0.9 310 (12.9) 43/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 +1.9 5.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.2 +5.6 8.0 +1.2 5.1 0.0 1.6 9.5 246 (10.3) 37/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.7 +4.7 4.9 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 34/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.4 +2.4 5.0 +2.9 2.2 0.2 2.2 4.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.8 +3.3 3.6 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.5 +6.2 9.6 +1.5 3.4 0.0 3.4 8.9 -- 45/12
RICHMOND RAAF 23.9 +4.1 6.2 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 44/12
BELLAMBI AWS 23.2 +5.2 9.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 282 (11.8) 31/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.6 -1.4 2.5 +1.5 4.3 0.2 1.8 4.3 520 (21.7) 54/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.2 -0.3 3.9 +0.3 1.5 3.4 1.0 1.2 180 ( 7.5) 24/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.8 -0.2 7.8 +4.0 -- 5.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 28/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.4 +1.2 6.3 +1.1 1.2 0.8 1.8 9.7 431 (18.0) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.0 +1.3 6.2 +2.3 -- 6.2 -- -- 400 (16.7) 30/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.7 +0.4 4.1 +1.6 -- 6.0 -- -- 417 (17.4) 35/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.5 +1.5 10.9 +4.2 7.8 1.4 2.6 -- 279 (11.6) 32/00
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.0 +2.0 9.1 +3.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 607 (25.3) 61/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.4 +2.0 6.9 +3.2 -- 3.6 -- -- 977 (40.7) 55/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.0 +0.3 5.1 +1.5 -- 10.6 -- -- 361 (15.0) 50/00
HOBART AIRPORT 17.0 +3.5 7.3 +2.6 3.5 0.0 2.2 7.9 481 (20.0) 54/23
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

35.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
33.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+7.9 : 30.5 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.5 : 32.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+7.3 : 27.7 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+7.3 : 29.0 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
+6.8 : 29.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

26.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.8 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+12.0 : 18.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.6 : 14.4 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+7.3 : 14.7 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+6.6 : 12.2 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+6.0 : 12.2 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA

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

-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.6 : 22.7 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-4.3 : 25.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-4.1 : 27.1 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-4.0 : 18.1 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
-4.0 : 25.0 ALYANGULA POLICE N Rivers NT

-5.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.9 : 10.8 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-4.6 : 12.6 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
-4.6 : 6.4 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.6 : 11.5 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-4.5 : 5.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country 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.
42.4 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
32.8 HARWELL King Island TAS
31.8 BREONA (LOWER HAULAGE ROAD) Central Plateau TAS
31.0 HUNTLY Lower West WA
30.0 NABOWLA (CHARIS) N Coast TAS

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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2.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.9 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.9 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW
0.8 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

1725 (71.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1432 (59.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1243 (51.8) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
1181 (49.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1168 (48.7) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1156 (48.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1113 (46.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1084 (45.2) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
1055 (44.0) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1010 (42.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
1006 (41.9) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
1001 (41.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1000 (41.7) RHYLL E Central VIC
977 (40.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
977 (40.7) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
960 (40.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
955 (39.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
914 (38.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
907 (37.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
895 (37.3) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
850 (35.4) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
850 (35.4) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
834 (34.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
829 (34.5) MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
819 (34.1) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
806 (33.6) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
803 (33.5) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
801 (33.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
786 (32.8) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
782 (32.6) SHEOAKS W Central VIC
777 (32.4) MANDURAH Lower West WA
767 (32.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
765 (31.9) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
756 (31.5) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
744 (31.0) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
740 (30.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
728 (30.3) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
727 (30.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
718 (29.9) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
715 (29.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
706 (29.4) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
704 (29.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
701 (29.2) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
700 (29.2) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
696 (29.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
693 (28.9) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
690 (28.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
689 (28.7) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
663 (27.6) BUNBURY Lower West WA
654 (27.3) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
652 (27.2) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
651 (27.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
650 (27.1) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
646 (26.9) COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
638 (26.6) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
636 (26.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
635 (26.5) STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
634 (26.4) COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
629 (26.2) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
627 (26.1) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
624 (26.0) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
622 (25.9) MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
615 (25.6) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
614 (25.6) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
607 (25.3) GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
601 (25.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
118/03 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
107/23 SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
106/22 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
104/06 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
102/05 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
98/01 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
96/07 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
96/17 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
94/13 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
94/17 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
93/01 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
93/16 MOUNT READ W 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Lower SE
ROBE AIRFIELD
6.2mm in 33 min to 15:03 11.3mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS
15.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 15.2mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
SMITHTON AERODROME
10.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT
5.0mm in 15 min to 00:00 20.0mm/h
12.8mm in 30 min to 00:30 25.6mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 18.6mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 17.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 102(280/ 89 ) at 05:06
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 95(310/ 63 ) at 13:05
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 117(320/ 96 ) at 03:00
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 93(350/ 61 ) at 00:31
FALLS CREEK : 98(340/ 65 ) at 01:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 104(290/ 32 ) at 06:31
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 85(350/ 72 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 95(300/ 43 ) at 23:00
SMITHTON AERODROME : 87(320/ 65 ) at 22:39
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 108(300/ 65 ) at 23:06
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(320/ 72 ) at 08:55
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(320/ 63 ) at 17:28
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(330/ 74 ) at 17:30
MOUNT READ : 93(350/ 52 ) at 16:36
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 80(300/ 67 ) at 11:30