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National Daily Weather Summary

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 01:20EST, 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 25.9 +1.5 8.9 -2.0 6.9 0.0 5.6 -- 505 (21.0) 37/11
PERTH AIRPORT 25.6 +3.1 7.5 -2.7 5.9 0.0 5.2 11.2 364 (15.2) 41/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.3 -3.4 9.2 +0.1 5.6 3.6 4.4 0.3 259 (10.8) 37/14
BUNBURY 22.5 +1.8 6.5 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 41/23
MANDURAH 23.7 -- 13.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 35/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 -0.2 25.9 +0.9 25.4 0.0 7.2 9.3 329 (13.7) 35/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.2 +6.2 17.1 +2.3 12.6 0.0 11.6 8.0 340 (14.2) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 34.2 +10.3 6.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 283 (11.8) 67/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.1 +4.3 8.5 -2.9 5.7 0.0 4.0 -- 184 ( 7.7) 39/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.4 -1.5 8.7 +1.6 7.0 2.6 1.2 2.6 559 (23.3) 48/18
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.0 +3.4 23.6 +5.0 19.0 0.0 10.2 11.1 268 (11.2) 35/14
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.4 19.8 -0.8 18.1 0.0 7.2 11.4 314 (13.1) 39/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 -0.2 17.4 -3.3 16.2 0.0 7.4 11.1 233 ( 9.7) 34/16
MACKAY M.O 28.0 +0.4 17.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 233 ( 9.7) 24/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.9 +3.2 18.7 +1.7 17.6 0.0 6.8 -- 232 ( 9.7) 43/20
BUNDABERG AERO 28.2 +1.3 20.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 360 (15.0) 37/13
NAMBOUR DPI 26.3 -0.4 19.9 +6.1 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 113 ( 4.7) 21/12
COOLANGATTA 25.2 +0.8 17.5 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 26/12
BRISBANE AERO 25.8 +0.3 19.1 +3.4 17.2 0.0 7.8 9.0 397 (16.5) 35/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.0 +2.3 13.5 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 629 (26.2) 45/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.4 +4.3 8.2 -3.9 0.2 0.0 7.2 -- 117 ( 4.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.9 +3.3 14.5 +0.7 10.0 0.0 4.0 11.0 315 (13.1) 54/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.5 +0.5 10.5 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.6 +4.0 6.5 -5.5 2.1 0.0 5.0 11.3 270 (11.3) 34/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.0 +1.3 5.0 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 24/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.5 +3.0 7.5 +0.9 0.2 0.0 7.0 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.6 +2.8 1.9 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.1 +3.6 12.6 -0.5 4.1 0.0 7.6 11.2 360 (15.0) 41/15
RICHMOND RAAF 27.7 +2.7 4.6 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 30/12
BELLAMBI AWS 24.0 +2.4 11.1 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 52/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.3 +1.9 8.5 +2.4 1.5 0.0 9.0 11.4 457 (19.0) 50/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.7 +3.3 1.6 -6.1 -0.1 0.0 5.8 12.2 227 ( 9.5) 45/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +1.3 4.1 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 43/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.1 +4.3 5.4 -4.4 1.6 0.0 6.0 10.6 240 (10.0) 48/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.4 +2.5 3.1 -4.4 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 320 (13.3) 41/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 22.5 +2.2 2.5 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 46/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.9 +3.3 13.6 +4.1 10.1 0.2 4.2 -- 210 ( 8.8) 30/13
GEELONG AIRPORT 21.5 +2.7 10.7 +3.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 678 (28.3) 65/21
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.8 +2.2 8.2 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 59/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.3 -3.7 6.0 -0.9 -- 0.6 -- -- 436 (18.2) 43/14
HOBART AIRPORT 15.6 -1.7 7.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 6.2 8.1 904 (37.7) 61/00
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

41.8 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
41.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
40.9 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.8 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT

+11.1 : 34.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.3 : 34.2 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+9.2 : 34.1 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
+9.0 : 37.4 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+8.7 : 35.0 ENEABBA Central West WA

26.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
26.6 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.6 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
26.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
26.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.1 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
26.1 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+7.9 : 25.2 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
+7.1 : 21.3 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+6.7 : 24.5 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
+6.2 : 20.2 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
+6.2 : 26.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

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

2.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-5.0 : 2.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-4.4 : 6.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-3.8 : 8.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-3.7 : 14.3 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) N Coast TAS
-3.7 : 12.8 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

-3.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.7 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-1.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-1.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.9 : 5.5 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
-7.8 : 1.5 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-7.8 : -0.3 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-7.5 : 4.5 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-7.5 : 0.0 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-7.5 : 1.9 DUBBO AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

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.
44.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
37.8 WARRA W Coast TAS
33.0 CRADLE MOUNTAIN VISITORS CENTRE Central Plateau TAS
32.6 WARATAH (MOUNT ROAD) W Coast TAS
31.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

12.2 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
11.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.4 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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7.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
6.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
2.6 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD

1684 (70.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1536 (64.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1499 (62.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1341 (55.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1122 (46.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
1081 (45.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1043 (43.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1032 (43.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1030 (42.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1023 (42.6) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
1008 (42.0) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1005 (41.9) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1003 (41.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
920 (38.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
904 (37.7) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
892 (37.2) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
890 (37.1) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
888 (37.0) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
880 (36.7) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
860 (35.8) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
858 (35.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
846 (35.3) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
799 (33.3) CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
788 (32.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
786 (32.8) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
768 (32.0) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
727 (30.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
718 (29.9) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
696 (29.0) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
679 (28.3) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
678 (28.3) GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
672 (28.0) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
662 (27.6) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
640 (26.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
629 (26.2) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
625 (26.0) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
622 (25.9) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
606 (25.3) BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
601 (25.0) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
126/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
124/00 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
107/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
91/00 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/22 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
87/01 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast 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.
VICTORIA
W Coast
PORT FAIRY AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.0mm/h
TASMANIA
King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
EMERALD AIRPORT : 85(270/ 67 ) at 15:50
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 106(320/ 87 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 78(260/ 63 ) at 01:53
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 124(310/ 98 ) at 00:57
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 117(270/ 85 ) at 01:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 95(290/ 59 ) at 00:01
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(270/ 67 ) at 00:20