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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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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 2259 EST on 18/11/2008. 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

WA

SW & S Coast

009914

VALERN

30.0

23.4

01/12/2001

33

1 y

WA

Gt Southern

010901

KARINGAL

31.8

30.4

05/12/2001

26

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 01:43EST, 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 24.3 -5.2 16.9 +0.6 14.5 2.0 6.0 -- 473 (19.7) 39/14
PERTH AIRPORT 24.7 -4.2 16.5 +1.7 15.6 2.6 4.6 8.1 400 (16.7) 35/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.4 -3.7 15.2 +2.8 15.2 10.0 0.0 2.6 513 (21.4) 35/10
BUNBURY 23.9 -3.2 15.1 +1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 37/17
MANDURAH 23.0 -- 17.0 -- -- 2.6 -- -- 331 (13.8) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.5 +2.9 24.9 -0.4 24.8 0.0 8.8 6.2 358 (14.9) 31/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.7 +0.3 28.1 +7.9 -- 0.0 13.6 7.4 398 (16.6) 57/21
WHYALLA AERO 36.1 +8.0 19.3 +3.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 245 (10.2) 59/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.6 +3.6 18.4 +2.9 20.1 0.0 9.4 0.7 326 (13.6) 43/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 26.4 +3.5 11.5 +1.6 8.5 0.0 5.2 0.0 441 (18.4) 34/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.1 +1.9 24.9 +1.8 23.8 6.6 9.8 10.5 275 (11.5) 39/15
CAIRNS AERO 32.5 +1.1 22.7 -0.7 19.1 0.0 8.8 11.5 326 (13.6) 32/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +0.8 24.4 +0.3 22.1 0.0 10.0 11.6 331 (13.8) 41/15
MACKAY M.O 30.3 +0.2 21.6 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- 11.2 224 ( 9.3) 34/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.7 +0.6 23.4 +2.2 22.6 0.0 10.4 -- 275 (11.5) 34/14
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 -0.3 21.7 +1.2 -- 0.4 7.2 -- 376 (15.7) 46/16
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 -5.2 -- -- -- 78.4 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.2 -1.0 20.0 +0.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 411 (17.1) 46/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.1 -1.2 19.4 -0.7 17.2 1.2 4.8 7.4 413 (17.2) 48/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.2 -3.5 15.8 -0.9 -- 5.6 -- -- 728 (30.3) 37/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.9 -2.1 15.3 -2.2 13.1 0.0 9.4 -- 350 (14.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.0 -1.3 18.2 +0.1 16.7 0.2 5.8 7.3 595 (24.8) 41/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -3.0 17.3 +0.6 -- 6.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.4 -3.8 16.7 +0.2 16.1 3.2 6.8 3.4 585 (24.4) 45/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.6 -3.3 13.5 -1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 28/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 21.4 -3.0 9.1 -2.2 6.3 0.0 8.0 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.7 -2.8 14.5 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.2 -3.5 17.2 -0.3 14.9 1.2 6.6 6.8 763 (31.8) 48/01
RICHMOND RAAF 23.1 -5.6 15.7 -0.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 311 (13.0) 34/11
BELLAMBI AWS 22.1 -2.0 16.0 -1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 603 (25.1) 46/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.9 -5.2 7.5 -3.9 4.7 0.0 6.6 8.7 374 (15.6) 39/16
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.6 -2.8 15.2 +1.5 14.1 0.0 10.0 7.2 451 (18.8) 50/07
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.1 -2.3 15.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 30/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.0 +0.9 17.3 +2.5 15.6 0.0 10.4 2.2 259 (10.8) 32/19
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 27.8 +0.4 16.8 +4.6 -- 0.0 7.4 -- 268 (11.2) 41/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 28.1 +1.1 14.8 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 37/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.8 +4.6 15.3 +2.4 11.6 0.0 5.6 -- 197 ( 8.2) 22/20
GEELONG AIRPORT 26.5 +3.6 13.7 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 417 (17.4) 34/18
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.7 +3.1 11.2 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 514 (21.4) 48/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.7 +0.3 13.4 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 37/16
HOBART AIRPORT 22.3 +1.7 8.9 -1.8 5.2 0.0 3.0 12.5 427 (17.8) 39/14
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

42.2 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
42.2 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
42.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
41.9 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.8 URANDANGI Northwest QLD

+8.3 : 34.9 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 36.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+7.3 : 34.5 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+7.2 : 25.5 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
+7.1 : 31.9 EUCLA Eucla WA

31.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.5 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.6 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
28.5 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
28.5 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
28.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+9.0 : 28.5 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+8.3 : 28.5 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
+7.9 : 28.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.4 : 31.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+7.3 : 25.9 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.3 : 30.5 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

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

11.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
12.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.7 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.0 : 24.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-7.9 : 25.0 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
-7.5 : 27.7 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-7.3 : 25.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-7.3 : 19.4 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-7.3 : 26.0 ENEABBA Central West WA

0.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.9 : 17.4 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.0 : 15.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-5.9 : 2.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.4 : 7.7 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
-5.4 : 8.0 MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS South Coast 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.
98.6 POINT ARKWRIGHT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
95.8 NAMBOUR BOWLING CLUB Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
95.0 MAROOCHYDORE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
84.2 MOUNEFONTEIN Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
82.2 EUMUNDI - CRESCENT RD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
54.8 UPPER SEVENTEEN MILE CREEK

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
50.5 PIPALYATJARA

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
58.6 LAWN HILL
Brisbane/SE Coast
98.6 POINT ARKWRIGHT
95.8 NAMBOUR BOWLING CLUB
95.0 MAROOCHYDORE AERO
84.2 MOUNEFONTEIN
82.2 EUMUNDI - CRESCENT RD
78.4 NAMBOUR DPI
78.2 COOROY COMPOSITE
78.0 ENGLESBERG VILLAGE
77.0 CALOUNDRA WTP
70.0 LAKE COOROIBAH(PINES AV)
66.0 KALBAR TM
64.2 TEWANTIN RSL PARK
61.2 WARRAGAI
59.8 PALMWOODS HOBSON STREET
59.0 CRAGLANDS
56.8 KIAMBA
53.4 EERWAH VALE
53.0 THE OVERFLOW ALERT
51.2 DAYBORO POST OFFICE
50.3 LANDSBOROUGH POST OFFICE
50.0 KILKIVAN POST OFFICE
50.0 CORBOULD PK RACECOURSE

12.5 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
12.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
12.0 GROVE (COMPARISON) Southeast TAS
11.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
11.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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1.9 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
1.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
1.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.7 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1362 (56.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1140 (47.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
918 (38.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
885 (36.9) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
863 (36.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
861 (35.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
810 (33.8) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
793 (33.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
785 (32.7) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
763 (31.8) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
762 (31.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
752 (31.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
744 (31.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
733 (30.5) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
728 (30.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
727 (30.3) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
719 (30.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
715 (29.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
703 (29.3) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
702 (29.3) RHYLL E Central VIC
702 (29.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
675 (28.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
673 (28.0) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
660 (27.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
658 (27.4) MARDIE W Pilbara WA
657 (27.4) ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
657 (27.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
653 (27.2) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
632 (26.3) CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
625 (26.0) COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
621 (25.9) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
614 (25.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
603 (25.1) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
602 (25.1) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
93/00 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
78/01 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
76/16 CAPE GRIM BAPS N Coast TAS
76/08 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
67/01 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast 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
PIRLANGIMPI
14.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 9.3mm/h
CAPE DON
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.3mm/h
N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
12.4mm in 30 min to 23:00 24.8mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
19.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 19.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
POINT FAWCETT
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 6.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP : 93(160/ 32 ) at 00:21
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78( 60/ 67 ) at 02:30