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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 1924 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

013024

PRENTI DOWNS

50.2

46.4

16/04/2010

35

1 y

WA

Interior

013040

TJUKAYIRLA

38.0

33.0

01/04/2004

14

1 y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032040

TOWNSVILLE AERO

10.3

12.0

29/04/2011

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 19:24EST, 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 26.0 -1.6 9.0 -6.4 5.3 0.0 6.4 -- 427 (17.8) 55/14
PERTH AIRPORT 23.6 -1.9 6.5 -6.4 5.6 0.0 4.4 9.9 232 ( 9.7) 39/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.0 -1.8 8.2 -3.4 6.4 0.0 3.6 7.5 282 (11.8) 44/12
BUNBURY 21.6 -2.4 6.5 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 28/14
MANDURAH 22.6 -- 13.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 31/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 -0.6 21.2 -2.8 20.1 0.0 6.8 8.7 267 (11.1) 34/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.2 -1.0 12.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 5.4 7.8 247 (10.3) 28/09
WHYALLA AERO 21.7 -2.0 13.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 227 ( 9.5) 28/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.7 -3.9 16.1 +3.7 -- 0.2 1.6 0.0 108 ( 4.5) 18/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.1 -2.3 13.8 +5.1 13.2 3.6 2.8 0.1 237 ( 9.9) 22/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.8 -3.1 10.8 -7.7 9.0 0.0 4.4 10.7 -- 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.7 +0.5 20.4 -1.2 18.3 0.0 6.2 10.8 472 (19.7) 39/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 -0.9 16.8 -3.8 10.3 0.0 4.8 10.8 288 (12.0) 34/12
MACKAY M.O 24.3 -2.4 16.1 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 479 (20.0) 37/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.7 -2.1 13.6 -4.3 10.6 0.0 4.8 -- 220 ( 9.2) 30/09
BUNDABERG AERO 26.5 -0.9 14.7 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 369 (15.4) 35/13
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 -1.1 16.0 +0.5 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.1 -0.3 16.8 -0.2 -- 21.8 -- -- 404 (16.8) 41/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.6 -1.4 15.4 -0.9 14.4 2.2 3.6 9.1 412 (17.2) 35/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.2 -2.2 10.4 -3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 344 (14.3) 35/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.7 -0.5 12.9 +0.1 7.8 0.0 4.2 -- 251 (10.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.2 -0.8 16.4 +1.2 14.8 36.0 1.0 6.1 432 (18.0) 39/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 -2.1 15.0 +1.3 -- 10.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.9 -0.7 14.3 +1.1 -- 3.6 -- -- 336 (14.0) 35/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.7 -1.9 13.9 +2.0 -- 5.6 -- -- 49 ( 2.0) 22/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.5 0.0 8.5 +1.3 3.6 0.0 3.4 8.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.2 +0.7 9.7 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 34/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.1 -0.8 16.2 +2.1 14.2 34.8 1.8 3.1 458 (19.1) 37/15
RICHMOND RAAF 21.7 -2.2 14.0 +2.6 -- 2.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 35/14
BELLAMBI AWS 19.8 -2.4 15.5 0.0 -- 10.0 -- -- 415 (17.3) 43/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.0 +1.0 10.0 +3.3 8.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.4 +0.9 6.2 -2.9 3.0 0.0 2.6 8.9 195 ( 8.1) 34/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +0.2 7.0 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 42 ( 1.8) 18/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.4 +0.9 9.2 -0.9 3.5 0.0 4.2 7.1 202 ( 8.4) 21/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.6 +1.0 6.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 35/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.9 -0.3 7.8 +0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 21/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.7 +4.4 11.9 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 24.1 +4.0 7.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 26/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.5 +1.9 8.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 438 (18.3) 31/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.2 +1.3 6.6 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 88 ( 3.7) 15/14
HOBART AIRPORT 20.1 +2.0 8.6 -0.1 5.4 0.0 2.0 4.5 352 (14.7) 24/10
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

34.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
33.9 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
33.8 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
33.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.5 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
33.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
33.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA

+4.6 : 23.4 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+4.4 : 24.7 MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE E Central VIC
+4.0 : 19.8 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
+4.0 : 24.1 GEELONG AIRPORT W Central VIC
+3.9 : 24.1 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+3.9 : 12.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
25.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+6.8 : 16.3 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+6.5 : 15.0 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+6.1 : 14.3 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
+6.0 : 16.8 NONNING NW Pastoral SA
+6.0 : 16.2 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+6.0 : 13.7 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

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

8.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
10.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
10.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-10.4 : 19.6 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-9.3 : 20.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-7.9 : 17.2 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA
-7.9 : 23.8 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-7.5 : 17.2 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-7.5 : 21.7 WILUNA Interior WA

-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

**S** -11.5 : 2.1 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
**S** -9.3 : 7.5 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-8.3 : 3.6 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.7 : 10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-7.7 : 4.1 EYRE Eucla 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.
181.6 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
70.0 EBOR (MAPLEWOOD) N Tablelands E NSW
61.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM) North Coast NSW
60.4 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
60.0 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Interior
50.2 PRENTI DOWNS

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
70.0 EBOR (MAPLEWOOD)
North Coast
61.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)
60.4 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
60.0 YAMBA PILOT STATION
57.0 NASHUA (WILSONS RIVER)
51.0 ROSEBANK (REPENTANCE CREEK)
50.0 DOON DOON (MCCABES ROAD)
Sydney--east
54.0 AUDLEY (ROYAL NATIONAL PARK)

ISLANDS
Islands
181.6 VARANUS ISLAND

10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.9 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

1.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA

1112 (46.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1012 (42.2) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
990 (41.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
916 (38.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
854 (35.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
853 (35.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
839 (35.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
785 (32.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
779 (32.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
768 (32.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
749 (31.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
690 (28.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
674 (28.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
638 (26.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
612 (25.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
72/12 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
70/16 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/12 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
65/06 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
61/00 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
12.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.0mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
8.6mm in 9 min to 12:39 57.3mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 12.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
16.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 5.3mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 6.3mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 11.3mm/h
None reported