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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 0859 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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014901

DOUGLAS RIVER

13.4

8.0

17/08/2007

38

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014917

JINDARE

42.0

16.2

09/08/1996

34

1 y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014956

BONALBO

21.2

15.6

17/08/2007

12

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031034

KAIRI RESEARCH STATION

18.9

18.0

02/08/1995

41

N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

NT

Darwin-Daly

014015

DARWIN AIRPORT

27.9

21.5

17/08/2007

13

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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Actual temperatures
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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 01:06EST, 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 28.0 +8.0 11.2 +2.3 7.7 0.0 5.4 -- 456 (19.0) 50/10
PERTH AIRPORT 24.4 +6.0 10.9 +2.9 6.2 0.0 3.4 9.0 442 (18.4) 41/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 +3.6 4.0 -3.5 1.8 0.0 3.4 8.6 311 (13.0) 46/12
BUNBURY 21.1 +3.8 4.7 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 39/15
MANDURAH 20.9 -- 12.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 41/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.1 -1.2 19.5 -0.9 19.0 0.0 4.1 8.5 669 (27.9) 44/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.5 -5.1 1.6 -4.4 -2.3 0.0 6.0 11.2 368 (15.3) 48/10
WHYALLA AERO 15.1 -3.4 3.5 -2.4 -- 0.4 1.0 -- 262 (10.9) 24/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.1 -0.6 7.5 -0.7 5.2 1.2 -- 7.4 174 ( 7.3) 28/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.5 +0.4 5.2 -0.3 4.2 1.0 1.0 7.0 334 (13.9) 35/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.1 -4.2 11.8 +1.5 10.2 1.2 2.2 7.0 439 (18.3) 39/20
CAIRNS AERO 27.5 +0.9 20.5 +3.1 18.9 0.4 5.2 3.7 592 (24.7) 48/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.6 -0.4 17.7 +3.0 13.8 0.0 8.6 4.1 459 (19.1) 39/12
MACKAY M.O 23.1 +0.6 15.6 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- 5.7 333 (13.9) 34/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.4 +0.6 15.8 +5.2 14.9 0.0 2.0 -- 166 ( 6.9) 32/12
BUNDABERG AERO 25.2 +1.9 14.8 +3.9 -- 0.0 3.6 -- 154 ( 6.4) 26/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.1 +0.6 14.1 +6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 21/14
COOLANGATTA 22.2 +0.9 14.4 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 +0.6 14.2 +4.6 12.4 0.0 3.4 1.9 334 (13.9) 32/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.5 -0.2 10.5 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 35/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.6 -1.3 6.7 +0.9 3.9 0.2 2.0 -- 188 ( 7.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.3 +0.5 12.3 +4.1 10.4 0.0 2.0 4.4 310 (12.9) 28/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.4 -0.8 8.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.9 +0.3 8.2 +1.4 5.2 0.0 6.0 8.1 499 (20.8) 26/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.0 0.0 4.6 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 17/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.5 -1.5 4.7 +2.6 2.7 0.3 0.9 2.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 15.0 -2.5 6.5 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.3 -2.0 8.6 +0.5 4.2 0.0 3.0 4.5 429 (17.9) 30/14
RICHMOND RAAF 18.9 -0.9 3.2 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 24/16
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -1.0 9.9 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 253 (10.5) 26/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.8 +0.8 1.9 +0.9 -1.2 0.0 1.4 3.8 316 (13.2) 21/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.4 -0.1 5.5 +1.9 3.4 1.8 0.6 4.8 143 ( 6.0) 26/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.3 +0.3 5.8 +2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 28/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.7 -0.5 1.3 -3.9 -1.8 0.2 3.2 9.0 -- 30/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.9 +0.2 5.6 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 44/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.2 -0.1 -1.0 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 30/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.1 +0.1 7.9 +1.2 4.0 1.2 1.0 -- 119 ( 5.0) 15/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.1 +0.1 5.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 319 (13.3) 35/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.7 +0.3 0.1 -3.6 -- 1.6 -- -- 278 (11.6) 31/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.0 +1.3 1.8 -1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 30/16
HOBART AIRPORT 14.0 +0.5 3.6 -1.1 1.1 0.4 0.8 7.6 389 (16.2) 34/05
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

34.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.2 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
32.8 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+8.2 : 30.5 KALBARRI Central West WA
+8.0 : 28.0 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+7.3 : 26.4 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+7.0 : 23.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.8 : 29.2 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+6.8 : 26.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA

23.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.1 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
23.0 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+8.7 : 15.5 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
+7.6 : 15.2 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD
+7.4 : 15.6 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
+7.4 : 13.0 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.3 : 14.1 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
3.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-8.8 : 18.1 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
-8.1 : 20.5 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
-7.9 : 14.5 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-7.8 : 18.2 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
-7.7 : 17.4 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD

-4.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-3.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.5 : -2.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.5 : 5.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-5.4 : 3.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-5.1 : 0.5 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-5.0 : 2.9 HOPETOUN NORTH 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.
42.0 JINDARE N Rivers NT
34.0 WAGGA WAGGA (BERRILLEE) SW Slopes S NSW
30.8 PINE HILL CROSSING Darling Downs W QLD
25.4 BELOWRA STATION South Coast NSW
23.2 WYELANGTA W Coast VIC

11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.3 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA

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0.6 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.5 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
0.0 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 COWRA RESEARCH CENTRE (EVANS ST) C Tablelands S NSW

983 (41.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
941 (39.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
901 (37.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
818 (34.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
803 (33.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
802 (33.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
801 (33.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
793 (33.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
765 (31.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
740 (30.8) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
700 (29.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
669 (27.9) DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
663 (27.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
642 (26.8) GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
633 (26.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
602 (25.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
600 (25.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
72/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
70/08 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
68/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
67/01 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
65/08 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA

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.
None reported None reported