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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

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 1921 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

WA

Interior

013034

BARWIDGEE

47.2

43.4

24/04/1989

16

1 y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032040

TOWNSVILLE AERO

12.0

12.6

28/04/2009

17

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012090

YEELIRRIE

14.0

16.0

23/04/1983

37

1 P

WA

Interior

013012

WILUNA

16.2

16.7

27/04/1964

52

1 N


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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 19:21EST, 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 25.3 -2.3 11.4 -4.0 8.5 0.0 3.4 -- 316 (13.2) 43/16
PERTH AIRPORT 24.1 -1.4 7.4 -5.5 6.1 0.0 3.4 10.0 276 (11.5) --
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.2 -2.6 10.2 -1.4 8.7 1.0 2.8 8.9 359 (15.0) 26/12
BUNBURY 22.4 -1.6 7.7 -3.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 24/10
MANDURAH 21.4 -- 11.0 -- -- 6.4 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 30/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 -0.6 21.7 -2.3 20.1 0.0 6.8 11.4 372 (15.5) 35/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.0 -1.2 8.7 -3.9 7.7 0.0 6.2 10.1 259 (10.8) 30/16
WHYALLA AERO 29.0 +5.3 12.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 252 (10.5) 41/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.9 +1.3 18.6 +6.2 -- 0.0 4.8 0.9 292 (12.2) 24/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.1 +4.7 12.9 +4.2 10.4 0.0 3.8 7.8 441 (18.4) 43/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.0 -3.9 11.8 -6.7 9.3 0.0 5.4 10.9 289 (12.0) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.3 +0.1 21.4 -0.2 19.8 0.6 3.2 10.6 510 (21.3) 44/04
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 -0.7 17.6 -3.0 12.0 0.4 5.4 10.9 368 (15.3) 37/01
MACKAY M.O 24.2 -2.5 18.8 -1.4 -- 1.0 -- 10.2 701 (29.2) 50/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.4 -1.4 14.1 -3.8 10.8 0.0 3.0 -- 281 (11.7) 39/11
BUNDABERG AERO 26.6 -0.8 16.1 -1.4 14.7 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 43/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 -2.1 16.0 +0.5 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.0 -2.4 16.5 -0.5 -- 11.2 -- -- 332 (13.8) 46/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.4 -1.6 15.8 -0.5 14.8 4.4 2.4 8.8 357 (14.9) 39/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.9 -2.5 11.3 -2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 425 (17.7) 46/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.6 -1.6 10.2 -2.6 5.1 0.0 4.2 -- 249 (10.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.5 -2.5 15.5 +0.3 14.9 41.2 3.0 4.3 516 (21.5) 39/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 -2.1 14.0 +0.3 -- 28.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.0 -0.6 13.1 -0.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 390 (16.3) 39/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.0 -2.6 12.8 +0.9 -- 11.8 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 24/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.4 -1.1 5.9 -1.3 1.2 0.2 2.8 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.8 -0.7 9.2 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 373 (15.5) 46/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -3.1 14.1 0.0 12.6 16.4 3.6 4.1 453 (18.9) 48/13
RICHMOND RAAF 20.3 -3.6 12.3 +0.9 -- 4.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 31/14
BELLAMBI AWS 19.1 -3.1 15.3 -0.2 -- 8.0 -- -- 521 (21.7) 46/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 -1.0 2.0 -4.7 1.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.0 -0.5 5.0 -4.1 3.0 0.0 3.4 9.7 180 ( 7.5) 28/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.3 -0.1 6.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 17/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.0 +1.5 8.3 -1.8 2.4 0.0 3.0 9.0 269 (11.2) 24/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.0 +0.4 5.9 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 26/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.2 0.0 7.2 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 26/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.8 +2.5 11.3 +0.5 9.1 0.0 1.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.5 +3.4 7.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 132 ( 5.5) 31/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.7 +1.1 6.3 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 407 (17.0) 44/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.7 +0.8 5.3 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 26/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.6 +0.5 8.6 -0.1 5.4 0.0 2.2 6.1 272 (11.3) 34/13
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

34.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
34.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.8 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.6 : 24.6 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+5.4 : 28.9 MURRAY BRIDGE COMPARISON Murray Valley SA
+5.3 : 29.0 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+5.0 : 27.5 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
+4.9 : 13.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
25.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+7.6 : 19.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+7.6 : 19.9 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+7.5 : 17.0 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+7.3 : 14.3 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+7.3 : 15.0 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS

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

8.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
9.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
11.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-14.8 : 14.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-13.0 : 16.2 WILUNA Interior WA
-12.1 : 17.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-10.3 : 17.3 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-8.2 : 27.7 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

-4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.9 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

**S** -10.0 : 3.6 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-9.0 : 1.7 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-8.7 : 8.1 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-7.6 : 4.0 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-7.4 : 4.5 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt 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.
55.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
53.8 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
52.0 MEERSCHAUMVALE (MEERSCHAUM VALE (BARDEN) North Coast NSW
49.6 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
48.0 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
49.6 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
N Coast--Herbert
55.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
53.8 INNISFAIL

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
52.0 MEERSCHAUMVALE (MEERSCHAUM VALE (BARDEN)
48.0 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)

11.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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2.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
2.3 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

1132 (47.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1114 (46.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1112 (46.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1033 (43.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1004 (41.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
986 (41.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
984 (41.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
870 (36.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
857 (35.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
828 (34.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
796 (33.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
776 (32.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
763 (31.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
759 (31.6) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
741 (30.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
734 (30.6) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
722 (30.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
701 (29.2) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
687 (28.6) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
651 (27.1) CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
639 (26.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
611 (25.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
83/17 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/04 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
80/02 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
74/20 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
72/15 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
72/23 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
14.6mm in 30 min to 10:00 29.2mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.4mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.6mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA
5.6mm in 7 min to 16:00 48.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
1.6mm in 1 min to 15:19 96.0mm/h
8.4mm in 11 min to 15:30 45.8mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.0mm/h
BRISBANE
10.2mm in 30 min to 16:00 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
13.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 13.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
10.6mm in 34 min to 22:00 18.7mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.6mm/h
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.6mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
4.0mm in 6 min to 15:06 40.0mm/h
6.6mm in 17 min to 15:23 23.3mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.8mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.4mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
14.2mm in 30 min to 17:30 28.4mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 17.6mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 22.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
12.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
18.0mm in 3 hr to 01:00 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 80(130/ 72 ) at 04:15
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 83(150/ 63 ) at 17:30
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 72(150/ 63 ) at 20:30