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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 20:17EST, 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 27.9 +3.9 12.3 -0.6 9.2 0.0 6.4 -- 376 (15.7) 39/11
PERTH AIRPORT 26.7 +5.0 10.5 +0.1 8.5 0.0 2.8 8.9 281 (11.7) 31/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.3 +1.4 7.4 -2.4 6.4 2.8 1.0 8.9 132 ( 5.5) 24/15
BUNBURY 23.4 +2.3 10.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 18/12
MANDURAH 23.6 -- 14.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 211 ( 8.8) 28/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +1.0 22.4 +0.3 21.4 0.0 4.0 11.0 278 (11.6) 30/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.5 -2.5 11.3 +3.0 10.6 0.0 1.8 6.0 263 (11.0) 35/16
WHYALLA AERO 19.1 -1.4 9.0 +0.3 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 336 (14.0) 26/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.3 +0.3 8.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 2.0 9.3 105 ( 4.4) 26/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.8 +0.7 8.8 +1.5 5.4 0.0 0.4 7.2 120 ( 5.0) 35/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.7 +0.8 16.2 +2.3 13.8 0.0 6.2 10.7 266 (11.1) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 +2.5 19.4 -0.5 17.2 0.0 5.4 10.5 353 (14.7) 30/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.1 +1.5 19.1 +1.5 15.5 0.0 6.0 8.3 290 (12.1) 31/11
MACKAY M.O 26.0 +1.8 17.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 271 (11.3) 21/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.7 +2.7 15.8 +1.6 13.2 0.0 4.0 -- 137 ( 5.7) 48/17
BUNDABERG AERO 27.0 +2.3 15.9 +1.7 15.8 0.0 -- -- 136 ( 5.7) 43/17
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 +2.3 15.0 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.5 +1.3 15.2 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 26/15
BRISBANE AERO 24.4 +0.8 15.2 +2.3 12.3 0.0 4.0 6.9 245 (10.2) 52/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.0 +2.1 12.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 28/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.1 -0.2 11.4 +2.7 6.3 0.0 2.4 -- 91 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.2 +0.8 12.3 +0.6 10.8 0.0 2.6 7.6 244 (10.2) 18/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +0.5 13.0 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.3 +1.0 13.0 +2.9 11.8 0.0 1.8 3.1 277 (11.5) 28/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.6 -1.8 11.9 +3.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 21 ( 0.9) 18/23
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.4 +1.2 8.2 +3.5 7.0 1.2 0.4 3.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +2.9 10.3 +3.5 -- 8.8 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 55/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.5 -1.5 13.7 +2.8 11.3 0.2 2.4 0.0 274 (11.4) 50/17
RICHMOND RAAF 18.5 -2.1 10.9 +3.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 10 ( 0.4) 21/23
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 -1.0 14.7 +1.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 52/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.0 +2.4 4.0 +0.8 4.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.1 +3.8 8.2 +2.3 7.4 8.0 1.0 7.9 128 ( 5.3) 26/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +4.2 9.0 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 28/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.8 +0.8 6.4 -1.0 3.4 0.0 1.2 9.6 197 ( 8.2) 31/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.4 +2.1 8.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 329 (13.7) 28/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.7 +2.1 6.8 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 31/01
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.6 +1.9 11.1 +2.5 9.1 0.0 1.4 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.3 -0.8 7.3 -0.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 258 (10.8) 34/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.5 -0.1 5.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 31/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.2 -0.6 7.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 18/13
HOBART AIRPORT 16.2 +1.0 7.8 +1.2 5.2 0.0 1.2 7.3 169 ( 7.0) 28/23
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

35.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.6 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.3 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.2 : 29.4 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+5.5 : 25.5 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.5 : 23.9 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+5.5 : 27.6 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+5.4 : 28.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
25.7 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
25.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+7.4 : 9.4 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.0 : 11.7 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
+6.9 : 11.0 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+6.8 : 13.4 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
+6.7 : 15.5 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+6.7 : 23.0 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA

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

4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.2 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.2 : 17.0 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-6.0 : 17.1 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
-5.0 : 17.6 INGLEWOOD FOREST Darling Downs E QLD
-5.0 : 17.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
-4.4 : 18.6 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW

-0.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 WARRA W Coast TAS
1.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-4.5 : 3.7 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.4 : 7.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-4.1 : 2.1 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-3.9 : 3.5 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
-3.8 : 8.3 URANDANGI Northwest QLD

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.
51.4 CABBAGE TREE CREEK E Gippsland VIC
35.4 EDEN (TIMBILLICA) South Coast NSW
35.0 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
33.2 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
31.4 WONGA Darling Downs E QLD

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
31.4 WONGA

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
35.4 EDEN (TIMBILLICA)

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
51.4 CABBAGE TREE CREEK
35.0 ORBOST
33.2 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE)

11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

.....

1.9 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
1.5 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

852 (35.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
729 (30.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
715 (29.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
711 (29.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
655 (27.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
**S** 94/09 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
76/13 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
**S** 74/15 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
68/10 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
65/06 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
65/05 VARANUS 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.
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
THANGOOL AIRPORT
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.6mm/h
BUNDABERG AERO
5.0mm in 11 min to 18:00 27.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
13.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.6mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.4mm/h
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.0mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
13.0mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.0mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
14.2mm in 43 min to 18:00 19.8mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.2mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.4mm/h
BRISBANE
10.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
18.0mm in 12 min to 17:00 90.0mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.8mm/h
13.8mm in 30 min to 17:30 27.6mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 32.6mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 15.2mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.3mm/h
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS
6.8mm in 10 min to 01:00 40.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
ORBOST
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
LOW HEAD
25.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND
13.8mm in 30 min to 04:00 27.6mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.8mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
None reported