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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2205 EST on 12/11/2008. 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 average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

NSW

N Tablelands W

056018

INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE

17.4

17.4

12/10/1982

20

1 Y Equal to record.


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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 25.9 +1.5 12.8 +1.9 11.8 0.4 7.8 -- 525 (21.9) 52/16
PERTH AIRPORT 21.5 -1.0 9.0 -1.2 7.9 1.4 3.0 8.8 437 (18.2) 39/18
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.8 -0.9 7.3 -1.8 5.7 9.6 5.2 9.1 445 (18.5) 32/12
BUNBURY 18.2 -2.5 5.8 -3.4 -- 4.6 -- -- 346 (14.4) 31/17
MANDURAH 19.4 -- 12.2 -- -- 1.8 -- -- 492 (20.5) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 -0.1 24.4 -0.6 23.8 4.2 8.2 10.2 303 (12.6) 31/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.8 +4.8 13.3 -1.5 10.3 0.0 12.0 12.2 305 (12.7) 37/17
WHYALLA AERO 33.2 +9.3 14.4 +3.9 -- 0.0 10.2 -- 356 (14.8) 74/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.0 +8.2 14.5 +3.1 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 427 (17.8) 48/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.9 +7.0 9.6 +2.5 6.3 0.0 6.0 6.1 439 (18.3) 68/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.9 +1.3 13.9 -4.7 11.7 0.0 10.6 11.5 254 (10.6) 41/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.4 20.3 -0.3 17.9 0.0 11.6 7.7 507 (21.1) 52/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.5 +1.1 19.6 -1.1 17.8 0.0 9.4 11.4 403 (16.8) 59/13
MACKAY M.O 26.0 -1.6 21.9 +2.2 -- 0.4 -- 7.2 382 (15.9) 52/21
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.8 -1.9 19.8 +2.8 19.3 0.0 8.6 -- 415 (17.3) 45/10
BUNDABERG AERO 25.2 -1.7 19.2 +2.6 -- 0.0 9.8 -- 604 (25.2) 54/08
NAMBOUR DPI 22.2 -4.5 16.7 +2.9 -- 0.8 3.6 -- 239 (10.0) 46/18
COOLANGATTA 22.9 -1.5 14.9 -1.3 -- 3.6 -- -- 555 (23.1) 46/09
BRISBANE AERO 23.0 -2.5 16.4 +0.7 14.5 0.0 6.4 4.7 572 (23.8) 41/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.2 -5.5 11.0 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 922 (38.4) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.9 +0.8 9.9 -2.2 7.4 0.0 10.2 -- 363 (15.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 -2.6 13.4 -0.4 10.4 0.6 3.6 5.1 584 (24.3) 34/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.9 -4.1 11.3 -0.6 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.7 -1.9 12.7 +0.7 11.2 0.0 6.0 5.8 488 (20.3) 39/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.8 -1.9 6.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 26/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.8 +2.3 3.1 -3.5 -1.4 0.0 8.0 12.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.0 +1.2 9.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.3 +0.8 13.1 0.0 8.9 0.0 6.4 12.1 568 (23.7) 48/13
RICHMOND RAAF 21.9 -3.1 6.9 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 35/18
BELLAMBI AWS 22.5 +0.9 13.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 545 (22.7) 52/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.3 +2.9 5.4 -0.7 1.3 0.0 5.8 12.2 278 (11.6) 34/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.5 +4.1 8.2 +0.5 5.1 0.0 7.0 12.5 342 (14.3) 46/01
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.8 +3.2 3.9 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 39/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.0 +7.2 5.7 -4.1 1.0 0.0 7.4 11.9 293 (12.2) 52/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.0 +5.1 2.4 -5.1 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 244 (10.2) 52/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.9 +5.6 5.0 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 50/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.5 +5.9 7.1 -2.4 3.6 0.0 3.4 -- 178 ( 7.4) 43/12
GEELONG AIRPORT 27.8 +9.0 1.1 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 59/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.2 +6.6 3.0 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 515 (21.5) 80/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.3 +1.3 2.3 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 43/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.0 +1.7 3.5 -4.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.1 371 (15.5) 68/21
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

42.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
40.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
40.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+10.3 : 32.1 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+10.1 : 31.8 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.9 : 30.4 CLARE HIGH SCHOOL Lower North SA
+9.7 : 35.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+9.7 : 30.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

27.9 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
26.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.9 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
25.9 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+10.1 : 20.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.1 : 18.3 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+9.0 : 17.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+8.4 : 18.5 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 18.0 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA

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

9.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.9 : 20.9 BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.8 : 19.0 JIMNA FORESTRY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.7 : 20.7 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW
-6.0 : 20.7 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
-5.9 : 16.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

-5.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.5 : -0.3 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
-7.1 : -0.9 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-7.1 : -0.7 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
-6.9 : 0.5 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-6.9 : 2.0 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC

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.
35.2 MCMINNS LAGOON N Rivers NT
21.0 DUNDEE BEACH SCHOOL N Rivers NT
19.8 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD N Rivers NT
18.6 ELIZABETH VALLEY N Rivers NT
17.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

12.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
12.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
12.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.2 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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5.0 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
4.7 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
4.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
4.2 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
2.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

1327 (55.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1287 (53.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1025 (42.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1017 (42.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
922 (38.4) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
911 (38.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
908 (37.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
854 (35.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
825 (34.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
823 (34.3) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
808 (33.7) MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
803 (33.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
789 (32.9) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
785 (32.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
774 (32.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
772 (32.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
730 (30.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
728 (30.3) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
713 (29.7) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
712 (29.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
711 (29.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
701 (29.2) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
699 (29.1) MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
689 (28.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
684 (28.5) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
679 (28.3) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
672 (28.0) FORREST Eucla WA
672 (28.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
670 (27.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
665 (27.7) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
664 (27.7) HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
659 (27.5) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
658 (27.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
656 (27.3) MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
656 (27.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
642 (26.8) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
622 (25.9) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
622 (25.9) MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
615 (25.6) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
604 (25.2) BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
603 (25.1) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
603 (25.1) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
603 (25.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
602 (25.1) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
122/20 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
122/19 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
117/21 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
115/22 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
95/07 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
94/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/18 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.
None reported

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76( 10/ 65 ) at 19:00
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 96(320/ 78 ) at 23:56
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 95(360/ 56 ) at 08:30
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 85(330/ 67 ) at 21:09
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83( 30/ 65 ) at 14:50
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(260/ 59 ) at 23:46
E Central
MELBOURNE AIRPORT : 95(360/ 72 ) at 07:30
N Central
KILMORE GAP : 85(360/ 67 ) at 09:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 122(330/104 ) at 20:13
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 122(320/ 87 ) at 19:33
TASMAN ISLAND : 78(***/ 63 ) at 19:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 111(310/ 78 ) at 23:06
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 117(320/ 83 ) at 21:31
MOUNT READ : 91(360/ 61 ) at 19:00