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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1852 EST on 25/05/2012. 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

NSW

Hunter Valley

061216

LOWER MANGROVE (POPRAN RD)

80.0

67.4

21/04/2008

13

1 y

NSW

Hunter Valley

061357

MANDALONG (MANDALONG ROAD)

97.0

97.0

03/04/1992

25

1 y Equal to record.

NSW

Hunter Valley

061381

WYONG (MOUNT ELLIOT)

64.0

57.0

22/04/2008

11

1 n

NSW

Hunter Valley

061388

MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE

75.8

66.4

02/04/2009

14

1 y

Highest minimum temperature

WA

Lower West

009240

BICKLEY

19.6

19.6

10/04/1996

18

1 Y Equal to record.

WA

SW & S Coast

009746

WITCHCLIFFE

19.3

18.2

21/04/2003

13

1 Y

WA

SW & S Coast

009871

WINDY HARBOUR

20.5

20.0

13/04/1994

24

1 N

WA

SW & S Coast

009964

ROCKY GULLY

18.8

18.7

12/04/2001

16

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 18:51EST, 25/05/2012.

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 29.7 +2.1 18.8 +3.4 17.9 0.0 6.6 -- 310 (12.9) 46/20
PERTH AIRPORT 27.9 +2.4 18.1 +5.2 16.6 0.0 6.4 1.3 299 (12.5) 34/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.2 +0.4 17.2 +5.6 14.9 0.0 6.4 0.2 325 (13.5) 31/10
BUNBURY 24.0 0.0 17.2 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 28/11
MANDURAH 25.0 -- 20.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 35/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.6 -2.1 22.5 -1.5 22.2 22.6 5.6 7.1 392 (16.3) 43/04
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.8 -4.4 6.8 -5.8 5.4 0.0 8.2 11.2 380 (15.8) 46/11
WHYALLA AERO 23.3 -0.4 10.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 5.6 -- 361 (15.0) 24/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.2 -0.4 10.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 219 ( 9.1) 26/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.6 -0.8 4.4 -4.3 2.0 0.2 3.6 9.6 261 (10.9) 24/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.8 -5.1 15.9 -2.6 9.4 0.0 21.6 11.3 515 (21.5) 41/00
CAIRNS AERO 30.2 +1.0 20.6 -1.0 18.9 0.0 5.6 11.0 319 (13.3) 30/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +0.2 21.3 +0.7 16.7 0.0 6.2 9.5 310 (12.9) 37/12
MACKAY M.O 26.3 -0.4 20.3 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- 8.8 348 (14.5) 37/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.2 -0.6 17.0 -0.9 15.2 0.0 4.0 -- 201 ( 8.4) 28/13
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 +0.2 17.4 -0.1 16.6 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 35/09
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 -2.1 18.0 +2.5 -- 6.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.0 -1.4 17.0 0.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 315 (13.1) 34/09
BRISBANE AERO 24.5 -1.5 17.5 +1.2 16.6 0.4 2.6 0.4 335 (14.0) 31/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.2 -2.2 12.8 -0.6 -- 3.2 -- -- 371 (15.5) 48/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.5 -1.7 14.3 +1.5 12.0 0.0 1.6 -- 181 ( 7.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.1 -3.9 14.9 -0.3 14.5 11.2 1.2 1.4 429 (17.9) 48/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 -2.1 16.0 +2.3 -- 24.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.6 0.0 16.0 +2.8 -- 67.83 -- -- 449 (18.7) 50/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.8 -1.8 13.9 +2.0 -- 65.6 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.8 -1.7 8.2 +1.0 5.3 1.8 0.4 1.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.8 -0.7 10.1 -0.1 -- 9.6 -- -- 329 (13.7) 52/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.4 -1.5 16.0 +1.9 14.8 17.8 3.8 3.1 848 (35.3) 50/00
RICHMOND RAAF 21.9 -2.0 13.6 +2.2 -- 14.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 35/12
BELLAMBI AWS 19.7 -2.5 14.7 -0.8 -- 4.0 -- -- 787 (32.8) 57/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 -1.0 3.0 -3.7 0.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.9 -0.6 5.1 -4.0 2.0 0.0 3.8 10.8 185 ( 7.7) 24/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.7 -0.7 5.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 48/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.9 -0.6 7.1 -3.0 3.4 0.0 2.8 9.7 288 (12.0) 18/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.0 -1.6 5.3 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 21/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.6 +0.4 7.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 451 (18.8) 28/00
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.9 +0.6 8.6 -2.2 6.6 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.5 -1.6 8.0 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 30/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.4 +1.8 6.5 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 522 (21.8) 39/00
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.5 -0.4 5.2 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 24/16
HOBART AIRPORT 18.5 +0.4 8.9 +0.2 6.7 0.0 2.4 9.8 283 (11.8) 26/08
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

36.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
35.9 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
35.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
35.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
35.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+8.3 : 31.1 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+8.2 : 31.3 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+7.6 : 31.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.5 : 31.1 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA

27.1 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 POINT STUART AWS N Rivers NT
26.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+8.9 : 19.8 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+8.6 : 19.3 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
+8.5 : 16.9 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+8.5 : 20.5 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
+8.1 : 18.8 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
+8.1 : 18.9 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

9.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
10.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
11.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.5 : 21.0 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
-7.4 : 22.2 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD
-7.0 : 25.1 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-6.8 : 23.2 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
-6.8 : 22.6 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.8 : 14.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-6.6 : 3.8 ROSEWORTHY AG COLLEGE Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.4 : 7.4 KULGERA N Plateau NT
**S** -6.2 : 10.6 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-6.1 : 4.1 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA

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.
105.0 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST) Hunter Valley NSW
102.0 WYEE (WYEE FARMS RD) Hunter Valley NSW
97.0 MANDALONG (MANDALONG ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
95.0 HALLIDAYS POINT (TALLWOODS GOLF RESORT) MidNorth Coast S NSW
83.0 OURIMBAH (DOG TRAP ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
71.2 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
52.6 MIDDLE POINT AWS

QUEENSLAND
Central West
57.0 BULLIWALLAH
Brisbane/SE Coast
61.0 CALOUNDRA AIRPORT

NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast S
95.0 HALLIDAYS POINT (TALLWOODS GOLF RESORT)
75.0 WOOTTON
67.6 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P.
65.0 CRAWFORD RIVER (CRAWFORD)
60.0 WHOOTA
52.2 HARRINGTON (CROWN ST)
51.2 TAREE AIRPORT AWS
51.0 CABBAGE TREE MOUNTAIN
Hunter Valley
105.0 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST)
102.0 WYEE (WYEE FARMS RD)
97.0 MANDALONG (MANDALONG ROAD)
83.0 OURIMBAH (DOG TRAP ROAD)
80.0 LOWER MANGROVE (POPRAN RD)
75.8 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE
73.1 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)
69.2 WAMBERAL (TERRIGAL MEMORIAL COUNTRY CLUB
67.2 MORISSET (BALCOLYN (BAY STREET))
65.6 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
64.0 WYONG (MOUNT ELLIOT)
61.0 WYONG (KANGY ANGY (OURIMBAH CREEK))
60.6 STROUD POST OFFICE
60.4 CRANKY CORNER (TANGORY MOUNTAIN)
60.0 MAITLAND BELMORE BRIDGE (HUNTER RIVER)
59.0 GOSFORD NORTH (GLENNIE ST)
58.0 WYONG (JILLIBY (JILLIBY CREEK))
58.0 ST ALBANS (ESPIE ST)
57.6 DORA CREEK (DORA ST)
57.0 WYONG (OLNEY FOREST)
56.8 PATERSON POST OFFICE
56.6 CLARENCE TOWN (GREY ST)
55.8 CLARENCETOWN (MILL DAM FALLS (WILLIAMS R
55.0 BRANXTON (DALWOOD VINEYARD)
55.0 THE ENTRANCE (ELOORA STREET)
54.0 WOODVILLE ( CLARENCE TOWN RD )
51.6 CAREYS PEAK (BARRINGTON TOPS)
51.5 HAWKS NEST GOLF CLUB
51.0 GOSTWYCK BRIDGE (PATERSON RIVER)
51.0 ERARING (PAYTEN ST)
Sydney--east
72.6 BROOKLYN (SANDBROOK INLET)
Sydney--west
57.0 CANOELANDS (CANOELANDS)

ISLANDS
Islands
76.4 POINT FAWCETT

11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

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1.4 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
1.3 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.6 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.4 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

935 (39.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
903 (37.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
848 (35.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
787 (32.8) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
738 (30.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
690 (28.8) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
670 (27.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
665 (27.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
660 (27.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
659 (27.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
656 (27.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
656 (27.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
656 (27.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
638 (26.6) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
618 (25.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
611 (25.5) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
608 (25.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/21 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
67/00 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
67/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
65/23 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
63/10 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
150.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 50.0mm/h
160.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 26.7mm/h
160.0mm in * hr to 21:00 13.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
30.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
1.4mm in 1 min to 19:36 84.0mm/h
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
13.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.2mm/h
10.0mm in 56 min to 19:56 10.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
9.6mm in 21 min to 14:00 27.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.8mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
30.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
COFFS HARBOUR MO
6.2mm in 6 min to 10:00 62.0mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 10:30 22.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.4mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 17.8mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 10.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 13.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
Hunter Valley
PATERSON (TOCAL AWS)
11.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 16.6mm/h
COORANBONG (LAKE MACQUARIE AWS)
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
15.2mm in 30 min to 10:00 30.4mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 20.4mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 17.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
5.6mm in 11 min to 15:00 30.5mm/h

ISLANDS
Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 100( 60/ 78 ) at 22:28
LBDD (TIMOR SEA) : 82(110/ 72 ) at 19:10