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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
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The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

I also add descriptions of the day's significant weather events in this box when there's reliable information available and when I have the time. This may be days or even years after the event! If you are looking for weather news as it happens, your best source is ABC News for general weather events, rainfall events, storms, cyclones, floods, snowfalls or bushfires.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 1903 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

North Coast

058199

ROCK VALLEY (LEYCESTER CREEK)

82.0

55.4

26/04/2007

11

1 n

Lowest grass minimum temperature

WA

Eucla

011003

EUCLA

2.7

3.0

16/04/1987

23

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001013

WYNDHAM

15.9

15.9

20/04/2011

44

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

200731

POINT FAWCETT

16.5

17.4

21/04/2008

14

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 19:03EST, 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 32.0 +4.4 15.7 +0.3 13.2 0.0 6.4 -- 468 (19.5) 37/13
PERTH AIRPORT 29.3 +3.8 11.7 -1.2 8.4 0.0 4.4 10.2 384 (16.0) 55/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.5 -1.3 12.8 +1.2 11.0 0.0 2.8 5.3 171 ( 7.1) 26/13
BUNBURY 26.4 +2.4 13.1 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 200 ( 8.3) 31/10
MANDURAH 27.8 -- 16.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 31/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 -0.3 19.1 -4.9 18.0 0.0 5.8 10.4 338 (14.1) 28/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.8 +0.6 10.1 -2.5 9.1 0.0 6.0 11.1 240 (10.0) 35/12
WHYALLA AERO 20.7 -3.0 14.3 +2.6 -- 0.6 1.0 -- 289 (12.0) 31/03
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.8 -1.8 12.0 -0.4 -- 0.0 2.6 7.3 178 ( 7.4) 39/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.7 -2.7 6.9 -1.8 5.4 0.6 0.6 2.6 257 (10.7) 43/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.6 -0.3 14.9 -3.6 13.1 0.0 6.2 11.1 244 (10.2) 34/13
CAIRNS AERO 29.8 +0.6 20.8 -0.8 18.4 0.0 3.8 4.6 318 (13.3) 26/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.7 +1.1 20.8 +0.2 16.3 0.0 7.4 10.9 226 ( 9.4) 26/12
MACKAY M.O 26.9 +0.2 19.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- 8.5 296 (12.3) 28/02
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.3 +0.5 19.9 +2.0 18.0 2.4 1.2 -- 190 ( 7.9) 24/09
BUNDABERG AERO 28.5 +1.1 18.8 +1.3 -- -- -- -- 414 (17.3) 34/09
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.9 18.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.3 +0.9 17.9 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 22/12
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 +0.5 18.5 +2.2 17.0 0.0 3.4 9.6 266 (11.1) 24/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.2 +1.8 15.7 +2.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 490 (20.4) 30/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.0 +0.8 14.6 +1.8 10.6 0.6 4.4 -- 141 ( 5.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.9 +0.9 18.3 +3.1 16.2 0.0 2.0 9.0 332 (13.8) 39/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.0 +1.9 14.0 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.1 +2.5 13.8 +0.6 12.3 0.2 1.6 -- 167 ( 7.0) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.9 +2.3 11.6 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 18/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.2 -0.3 8.5 +1.3 3.7 3.8 1.8 2.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.4 +0.9 9.8 -0.4 -- 3.8 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 28/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.0 +3.1 15.1 +1.0 12.1 0.0 2.2 11.0 284 (11.8) 41/14
RICHMOND RAAF 25.6 +1.7 10.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 27 ( 1.1) 24/15
BELLAMBI AWS 25.3 +3.1 16.8 +1.3 -- 1.6 -- -- 243 (10.1) 37/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.0 +2.0 10.0 +3.3 9.0 0.2 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.2 -1.3 10.5 +1.4 8.8 2.0 1.2 6.9 131 ( 5.5) 26/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.7 -1.7 13.4 +5.3 -- 1.2 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 18/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.5 -2.0 11.4 +1.3 8.4 0.2 2.4 9.1 222 ( 9.3) 39/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.6 -4.0 12.0 +3.8 -- 1.0 0.0 -- 71 ( 3.0) 21/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.8 -1.4 12.9 +5.3 -- 1.4 -- -- 80 ( 3.3) --
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.1 +1.8 12.6 +1.8 10.1 14.6 0.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.6 -0.5 7.3 -2.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 54/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.8 +0.2 8.9 +1.4 -- 3.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 39/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.4 -3.5 5.4 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 140 ( 5.8) 43/15
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +0.6 9.9 +1.2 6.9 0.0 3.2 6.9 377 (15.7) 50/10
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

36.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
36.6 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
36.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
36.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
36.1 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
36.1 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA

+6.9 : 35.5 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.7 : 33.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+6.2 : 34.8 MULLEWA Central West WA
+5.9 : 36.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+5.9 : 31.3 LANCELIN Lower West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.3 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.8 : 13.9 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
+5.9 : 7.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+5.5 : 10.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
+5.4 : 15.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+5.3 : 13.4 ALBURY AIRPORT AWS SW Slopes S NSW
+5.3 : 12.9 BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC

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

4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.9 : 13.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
-4.3 : 18.2 SHEPPARTON AIRPORT Upper North VIC
-4.3 : 5.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.1 : 23.0 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-4.0 : 17.6 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC
-4.0 : 5.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.0 : 6.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.0 : 21.3 HAWKER Upper North SA

1.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
1.3 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
1.5 EYRE Eucla WA
1.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.2 ORFORD (AUBIN COURT) E Coast TAS

-10.3 : 1.5 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.7 : 15.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-7.2 : 16.5 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
-6.8 : 15.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-6.7 : 15.4 BIDYADANGA W 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.
82.0 ROCK VALLEY (LEYCESTER CREEK) North Coast NSW
40.2 WYAGA TM Darling Downs E QLD
36.8 CAULFIELD (RACECOURSE) E Central VIC
32.4 UPPER PLENTY E Central VIC
31.2 WOLSELEY PARK (THE PASTURES) SW Slopes S NSW

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
40.2 WYAGA TM

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
82.0 ROCK VALLEY (LEYCESTER CREEK)
SW Slopes S
31.2 WOLSELEY PARK (THE PASTURES)

VICTORIA
E Central
36.8 CAULFIELD (RACECOURSE)
32.4 UPPER PLENTY

11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

.....

2.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
2.3 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
1.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
1.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.4 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

843 (35.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
837 (34.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
812 (33.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
797 (33.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
794 (33.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
765 (31.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
684 (28.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
684 (28.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
654 (27.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
650 (27.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
646 (26.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
639 (26.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
606 (25.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
605 (25.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
113/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
106/21 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
106/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/22 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
93/14 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
13.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
5.6mm in 16 min to 11:46 21.0mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 13.4mm/h
Darling Downs E
APPLETHORPE
7.6mm in 19 min to 13:49 24.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
14.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORTH EAST ISLAND
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.8mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 20.8mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 9.7mm/h

TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 106(260/ 39 ) at 21:40
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 113(320/ 95 ) at 18:03
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(270/ 72 ) at 23:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 96(290/ 69 ) at 22:30
MOUNT READ : 93(330/ 48 ) at 14:04