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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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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 2239 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 rainfall

QLD

Gulf Country

029081

GREGORY DOWNS STATION

115.0

88.0

31/10/1985

37

1 y

Highest grass minimum temperature

QLD

Darling Downs E

041521

GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT

20.6

20.4

29/10/2007

17

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest minimum temperature

NSW

North Coast

058208

CASINO AIRPORT AWS

22.5

21.7

27/10/2005

13

1 Y


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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 01:28EST, 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 23.9 -0.5 9.7 -1.2 6.9 0.0 7.2 -- 468 (19.5) 59/16
PERTH AIRPORT 23.2 +0.7 7.3 -2.9 6.4 0.0 6.2 13.1 343 (14.3) 45/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.6 -1.1 5.9 -3.2 5.6 3.6 3.6 9.4 209 ( 8.7) 32/14
BUNBURY 19.1 -1.6 7.2 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 39/15
MANDURAH 20.5 -- 11.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 44/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.7 26.4 +1.4 26.0 0.0 7.8 5.1 324 (13.5) 31/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.1 -3.9 14.6 -0.2 -- 6.4 27.6 -- 609 (25.4) 71/00
WHYALLA AERO 25.9 +2.0 15.5 +5.0 -- 0.4 8.4 -- 282 (11.8) 35/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.3 +0.5 13.6 +2.2 -- 1.2 3.8 0.3 218 ( 9.1) 39/19
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.2 +0.3 5.8 -1.3 3.6 0.0 3.2 4.4 306 (12.8) 26/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.8 +4.2 22.9 +4.3 21.1 0.0 9.4 7.5 283 (11.8) 39/10
CAIRNS AERO 31.8 +2.3 23.6 +3.0 20.9 0.0 8.4 5.8 407 (17.0) 46/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.3 23.3 +2.6 21.7 0.0 10.6 11.2 457 (19.0) 41/13
MACKAY M.O 28.7 +1.1 23.7 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 339 (14.1) 26/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.6 +2.9 21.3 +4.3 20.2 0.0 7.4 -- 249 (10.4) 46/23
BUNDABERG AERO 29.2 +2.3 19.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 275 (11.5) 35/13
NAMBOUR DPI 28.2 +1.5 17.6 +3.8 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 102 ( 4.3) 52/13
COOLANGATTA 25.8 +1.4 20.9 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 506 (21.1) 46/12
BRISBANE AERO 26.9 +1.4 20.6 +4.9 18.2 0.0 6.8 10.6 630 (26.3) 54/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.4 +4.7 17.4 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 422 (17.6) 45/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 34.2 +9.1 15.4 +3.3 11.2 0.0 6.2 -- 161 ( 6.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 +1.5 19.9 +6.1 18.0 0.0 6.2 5.4 330 (13.8) 32/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.8 +2.8 16.1 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.9 +1.3 17.0 +5.0 15.4 0.0 6.6 3.0 344 (14.3) 45/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.7 +1.0 14.8 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 24/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.0 +4.5 8.4 +1.8 2.1 0.0 6.0 3.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.1 +4.3 15.0 +5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.6 +0.1 17.0 +3.9 13.3 0.0 7.0 6.7 402 (16.8) 35/10
RICHMOND RAAF 25.5 +0.5 13.8 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 28/15
BELLAMBI AWS 21.3 -0.3 14.7 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 135 ( 5.6) 30/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.6 7.0 +0.9 5.2 0.0 8.0 2.0 239 (10.0) 32/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.4 +3.0 10.2 +2.5 7.8 0.0 7.8 1.9 221 ( 9.2) 34/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.5 +1.9 9.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 30/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.5 -0.3 15.3 +5.5 14.2 0.0 8.2 4.3 298 (12.4) 30/03
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.4 +1.5 10.6 +3.1 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 284 (11.8) 22/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.3 +1.0 11.5 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 336 (14.0) 28/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 +1.6 13.6 +4.1 11.9 0.0 4.0 -- 182 ( 7.6) 21/19
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.6 -0.2 8.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 43/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.4 +1.8 7.7 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 444 (18.5) 50/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.2 -0.8 6.6 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 380 (15.8) 41/14
HOBART AIRPORT 19.3 +2.0 4.8 -2.7 0.0 0.0 7.2 12.8 520 (21.7) 43/15
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 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
41.3 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
40.7 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
40.5 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
40.3 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD

+9.4 : 42.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+9.2 : 40.2 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+9.1 : 34.2 GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE NW Slopes S NSW
+8.5 : 38.3 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+7.9 : 37.2 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.9 : 36.9 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW

28.4 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
28.2 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
28.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.4 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.2 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD

+10.6 : 28.4 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
+10.5 : 27.2 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+10.0 : 23.8 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+9.9 : 21.5 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+9.5 : 22.7 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW

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

6.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
9.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.0 : 19.7 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW
-6.5 : 18.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-6.5 : 20.0 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
-6.4 : 29.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-6.3 : 20.0 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW

-0.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.7 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-5.3 : 12.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.1 : 1.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.8 : 4.7 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-4.7 : 4.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-4.7 : 4.4 WITCHCLIFFE 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.
115.0 GREGORY DOWNS STATION Gulf Country QLD
40.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
39.9 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS N Rivers NT
31.0 ORMISTON GORGE N Plateau NT
30.8 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
39.9 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS
30.8 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
N Plateau
40.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS
31.0 ORMISTON GORGE

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
115.0 GREGORY DOWNS STATION

13.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.8 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
12.1 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
12.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.5 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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1.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
0.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

1605 (66.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1022 (42.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1006 (41.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
863 (36.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
852 (35.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
831 (34.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
826 (34.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
825 (34.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
805 (33.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
781 (32.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
779 (32.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
760 (31.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
736 (30.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
732 (30.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
719 (30.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
695 (29.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
693 (28.9) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
677 (28.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
661 (27.5) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
632 (26.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
630 (26.3) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
626 (26.1) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
615 (25.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
609 (25.4) ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
108/03 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
93/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
85/15 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
83/17 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
81/14 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
14.6mm in 22 min to 22:00 39.8mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 15.0mm/h
W Pilbara
LEARMONTH AIRPORT
19.6mm in 30 min to 10:30 39.2mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.6mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 19.6mm/h
21.8mm in 30 min to 11:30 43.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 21.8mm/h
Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD
3.0mm in 2 min to 16:02 90.0mm/h
2.4mm in 1 min to 16:03 144.0mm/h
7.2mm in 6 min to 16:09 72.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
4.0mm in 11 min to 13:49 21.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
7.6mm in 5 min to 17:36 91.2mm/h
23.8mm in 52 min to 18:30 27.5mm/h
33.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 33.8mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 12.3mm/h
MILINGIMBI AWS
7.2mm in 18 min to 19:49 24.0mm/h
10.0mm in 41 min to 20:30 14.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 6.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
21.2mm in 24 min to 14:52 53.0mm/h
20.4mm in 38 min to 15:30 32.2mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 10.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
INGLEWOOD FOREST
11.4mm in 31 min to 16:56 22.1mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
APPLETHORPE
8.2mm in 34 min to 18:34 14.5mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
14.6mm in 53 min to 17:00 16.5mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 15.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
3.4mm in 1 min to 15:24 204.0mm/h
N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
5.0mm in 6 min to 16:21 50.0mm/h
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
7.4mm in 42 min to 17:42 10.6mm/h
6.0mm in 17 min to 18:13 21.2mm/h
North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
8.8mm in 14 min to 15:55 37.7mm/h
6.8mm in 32 min to 16:30 12.8mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
GRAFTON AIRPORT
9.8mm in 44 min to 16:00 13.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
11.8mm in 30 min to 19:00 23.6mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.2mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 19.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(320/ 96 ) at 04:35
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(260/ 65 ) at 00:30