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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2015 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

SA

NW Pastoral

016090

COOBER PEDY AIRPORT

46.2

12.4

16/05/2010

17

1 n

SA

NW Pastoral

016098

TARCOOLA AERO

26.6

15.8

24/05/2009

14

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 20:15EST, 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 27.8 +3.8 10.6 -2.3 6.8 0.0 5.8 -- 395 (16.5) 41/15
PERTH AIRPORT 26.0 +4.3 10.3 -0.1 8.9 0.0 4.4 8.7 298 (12.4) 35/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.2 -1.7 13.1 +3.3 12.4 9.6 1.8 0.8 166 ( 6.9) 21/11
BUNBURY 23.1 +2.0 10.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 24/14
MANDURAH 24.1 -- 14.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 28/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.4 21.9 -0.2 20.8 0.0 5.6 9.0 253 (10.5) 34/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.2 -3.8 14.0 +5.7 14.3 2.0 4.2 1.0 287 (12.0) 28/15
WHYALLA AERO 18.8 -1.7 15.5 +6.8 -- 4.4 0.8 -- 290 (12.1) 39/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.6 +1.6 9.0 -1.2 -- 2.4 1.2 9.4 104 ( 4.3) 26/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.9 +0.8 3.4 -3.9 2.9 0.2 1.8 4.8 140 ( 5.8) 18/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.6 +2.7 10.3 -3.6 8.6 0.0 4.8 10.4 123 ( 5.1) 24/14
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +2.3 19.6 -0.3 17.1 0.0 6.4 9.9 417 (17.4) 34/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +1.1 18.5 +0.9 14.6 0.0 7.2 10.3 268 (11.2) 35/14
MACKAY M.O 25.5 +1.3 17.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 -- 22/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.9 +2.9 14.5 +0.3 11.9 0.0 4.4 -- 146 ( 6.1) 22/16
BUNDABERG AERO 27.9 +3.2 14.5 +0.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 24/14
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 +2.3 13.0 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.9 +1.7 14.7 +0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 241 (10.0) 28/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.7 +1.1 12.6 -0.3 10.0 0.0 3.0 10.1 241 (10.0) 24/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.1 +3.2 10.9 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 37/16
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.7 +1.4 9.6 +0.9 5.3 0.0 4.2 -- 152 ( 6.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.6 +1.2 12.8 +1.1 11.1 0.0 2.4 6.5 416 (17.3) 30/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 14.0 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.6 -0.7 11.0 +0.9 9.8 0.6 2.6 1.2 348 (14.5) 28/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.9 -1.5 8.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 43 ( 1.8) 18/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.8 -0.4 6.5 +1.8 3.0 0.0 2.0 6.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 18.4 -1.6 11.2 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 30/00
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -0.2 12.3 +1.4 10.7 0.0 3.8 0.5 341 (14.2) 35/11
RICHMOND RAAF 17.6 -3.0 8.4 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 77 ( 3.2) 13/10
BELLAMBI AWS 19.2 -0.5 13.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 17/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.0 +0.4 10.0 +6.8 9.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.3 +4.0 12.1 +6.2 6.0 0.0 2.8 3.7 154 ( 6.4) 39/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.3 +4.6 12.3 +6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 24/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.0 0.0 13.3 +5.9 12.0 0.0 1.0 1.6 143 ( 6.0) 48/07
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.9 +1.6 12.3 +6.6 -- 0.62 5.0 -- 136 ( 5.7) 34/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.8 +1.2 12.3 +7.1 -- 1.2 -- -- 119 ( 5.0) 34/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.8 +2.1 13.1 +4.5 13.0 21.2 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.1 0.0 8.6 +0.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 141 ( 5.9) 30/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.4 +1.8 9.6 +3.9 -- 1.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.6 -0.2 4.2 -0.9 -- 6.6 -- -- 80 ( 3.3) 13/02
HOBART AIRPORT 13.7 -1.5 10.1 +3.5 8.5 0.8 0.0 0.2 230 ( 9.6) --
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

34.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.1 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
34.1 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
33.9 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.8 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

+6.5 : 29.5 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+6.5 : 29.6 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+6.3 : 27.8 HARVEY Lower West WA
+5.6 : 27.2 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW
+5.4 : 28.6 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
25.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+8.5 : 9.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.3 : 11.0 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.9 : 16.9 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+7.7 : 9.7 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.6 : 16.5 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

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

3.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.3 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.4 : 15.5 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-5.6 : 16.8 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-5.5 : 17.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-4.8 : 22.5 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-4.6 : 18.6 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

-0.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
1.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
1.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
1.1 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
1.1 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-6.1 : 1.1 WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
**S** -5.0 : 14.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
-4.5 : 4.6 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
-4.0 : 8.1 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-4.0 : 6.2 ROBE COMPARISON Lower SE 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.
46.2 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
45.2 WOOMERA (MAHANEWO) NW Pastoral SA
42.8 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
33.8 COONDAMBO NW Pastoral SA
32.2 NICHOLSON WINERY E Gippsland VIC

10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

.....

0.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

749 (31.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
703 (29.3) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
689 (28.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
652 (27.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
616 (25.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
65/04 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
63/12 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
59/04 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
57/03 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
54/08 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
54/08 TELFER AERO Interior WA

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
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
BEGA AWS
14.2mm in 29 min to 17:00 29.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
SW Slopes S
WAGGA WAGGA AMO
4.4mm in 13 min to 16:00 20.3mm/h
Riverina E
YANCO AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE
5.6mm in 11 min to 13:00 30.5mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MT HOTHAM AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
E Gippsland
MT NOWA NOWA
16.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 16.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
LOW HEAD
19.2mm in 30 min to 23:00 38.4mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 20.4mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 22.2mm/h
None reported