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National Daily Weather Summary

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 01:25EST, 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 22.5 -1.9 16.7 +5.8 13.9 0.0 6.2 -- 360 (15.0) 43/11
PERTH AIRPORT 21.1 -1.4 16.0 +5.8 13.8 0.0 7.0 4.1 355 (14.8) 61/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.3 +2.6 10.5 +1.4 7.5 0.0 4.8 6.4 404 (16.8) 55/16
BUNBURY 18.9 -1.8 10.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 240 (10.0) 67/13
MANDURAH 19.1 -- 16.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 65/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.5 -0.7 25.0 0.0 24.2 0.6 7.2 8.4 348 (14.5) 35/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.5 +3.5 10.6 -4.2 8.5 0.0 10.6 12.1 278 (11.6) 39/10
WHYALLA AERO 27.2 +3.3 10.0 -0.5 -- 0.0 9.8 -- 542 (22.6) 39/00
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.7 +2.9 7.9 -3.5 3.5 0.0 5.0 11.5 300 (12.5) 37/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.9 +1.0 1.7 -5.4 -2.5 0.0 5.0 12.2 375 (15.6) 35/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.4 +0.8 14.1 -4.5 12.0 0.0 10.0 11.5 234 ( 9.8) 45/11
CAIRNS AERO 30.8 +1.3 18.6 -2.0 16.4 0.0 8.6 11.8 523 (21.8) 43/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.1 -0.3 16.2 -4.5 14.8 0.0 9.2 11.9 404 (16.8) 37/13
MACKAY M.O 26.1 -1.5 15.9 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 315 (13.1) 28/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.5 +2.8 14.8 -2.2 13.2 0.0 7.4 -- 175 ( 7.3) 43/21
BUNDABERG AERO 31.2 +4.3 16.3 -0.3 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 280 (11.7) 55/16
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.7 14.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 7.8 -- 136 ( 5.7) 50/09
COOLANGATTA 24.3 -0.1 15.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 509 (21.2) 63/12
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 0.0 13.0 -2.7 8.1 0.0 7.2 9.6 527 (22.0) 61/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.1 +0.4 16.8 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 68/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.7 +1.6 11.9 -0.2 8.0 0.0 9.4 -- 277 (11.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 -1.3 12.8 -1.0 8.0 0.0 8.0 2.3 538 (22.4) 59/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.5 -2.5 13.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.4 -4.2 11.3 -0.7 9.7 0.0 14.6 5.3 666 (27.8) 52/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.6 -6.1 9.2 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 39/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.0 +0.5 1.2 -5.4 -4.9 0.0 6.0 12.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.6 +0.8 4.0 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.6 -3.9 13.7 +0.6 7.1 0.0 10.8 10.2 734 (30.6) 58/13
RICHMOND RAAF 20.1 -4.9 9.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 409 (17.0) 41/16
BELLAMBI AWS 18.2 -3.4 12.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 582 (24.3) 55/09
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.1 -0.3 3.7 -2.4 -- 0.0 12.0 12.3 538 (22.4) 48/07
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.7 +0.3 1.3 -6.4 -1.1 0.0 10.4 12.6 534 (22.3) 46/22
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.1 -0.5 3.6 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 434 (18.1) 50/01
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.2 -0.6 4.5 -5.3 2.8 0.0 8.0 12.2 419 (17.5) 39/08
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.7 -0.2 1.5 -6.0 -- 0.0 6.6 -- 455 (19.0) 30/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.6 -0.7 -0.7 -7.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 444 (18.5) 32/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.7 -1.9 9.0 -0.5 6.0 0.8 4.0 -- 225 ( 9.4) 26/11
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.5 +0.7 3.3 -4.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 512 (21.3) 35/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.4 -0.2 1.4 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 536 (22.3) 41/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.4 -1.6 1.7 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 312 (13.0) 37/16
HOBART AIRPORT 13.5 -3.8 4.3 -3.2 0.1 7.8 4.0 11.9 515 (21.5) 46/00
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

42.5 EYRE Eucla WA
41.8 BALGAIR Eucla WA
41.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
41.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.3 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+19.6 : 42.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+17.0 : 40.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+14.9 : 41.8 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+13.6 : 40.7 FORREST Eucla WA
+13.5 : 37.9 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

26.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
25.6 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
25.5 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+7.5 : 21.8 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+6.9 : 20.5 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+6.8 : 16.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+6.7 : 23.9 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.6 : 19.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA

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

5.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.3 : 18.2 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
-6.9 : 16.1 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-6.7 : 15.8 MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-6.6 : 12.5 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-6.6 : 18.0 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW

-6.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-8.8 : -1.8 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-8.4 : -2.4 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-8.2 : 10.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-8.2 : -1.5 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-8.0 : -2.7 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.0 : 11.1 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley 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.
32.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS N Rivers NT
28.8 DARWIN BOWLS CLUB N Rivers NT
25.2 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION) W Coast TAS
22.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
21.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.3 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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6.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
5.4 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
5.3 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
4.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

1487 (62.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1369 (57.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1316 (54.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
1273 (53.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1253 (52.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
987 (41.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
965 (40.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
901 (37.5) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
901 (37.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
889 (37.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
878 (36.6) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
874 (36.4) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
827 (34.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
821 (34.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
814 (33.9) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
811 (33.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
809 (33.7) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
796 (33.2) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
793 (33.0) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
787 (32.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
785 (32.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
783 (32.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
770 (32.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
759 (31.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
759 (31.6) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
755 (31.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
747 (31.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
736 (30.7) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
734 (30.6) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
722 (30.1) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
699 (29.1) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
697 (29.0) BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
694 (28.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
687 (28.6) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
683 (28.5) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
674 (28.1) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
668 (27.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
667 (27.8) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
666 (27.8) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
666 (27.8) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
661 (27.5) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
660 (27.5) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
659 (27.5) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
657 (27.4) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
654 (27.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
652 (27.2) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
650 (27.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
648 (27.0) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
647 (27.0) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
639 (26.6) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
627 (26.1) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
624 (26.0) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
619 (25.8) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
609 (25.4) MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
609 (25.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
608 (25.3) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
602 (25.1) LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
601 (25.0) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
102/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
94/02 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
93/13 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
91/18 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
84/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC

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
POINT STUART AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 5.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 05:00 5.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
11.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 11.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 93(260/ 67 ) at 13:11
ESPERANCE AERO : 91(260/ 69 ) at 18:28
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 80(130/ 67 ) at 17:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(150/ 70 ) at 19:30
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 93(160/ 80 ) at 02:30
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(240/ 63 ) at 01:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78(230/ 69 ) at 00:15
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 69(200/ 63 ) at 00:00
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(***/ 39 ) at 01:47