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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 20:19EST, 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 27.5 +3.5 12.7 -0.2 8.3 0.0 5.8 -- 354 (14.8) 39/11
PERTH AIRPORT 26.9 +5.2 10.2 -0.2 8.7 0.0 3.6 9.7 278 (11.6) 30/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.2 +5.3 8.4 -1.4 7.0 0.0 1.2 5.8 138 ( 5.8) 30/13
BUNBURY 24.4 +3.3 12.6 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 34/11
MANDURAH 23.6 -- 14.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 24/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.8 +0.8 22.4 +0.3 21.6 0.0 5.6 9.6 282 (11.8) 41/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.1 -0.9 6.0 -2.3 4.8 0.0 4.0 10.5 241 (10.0) 39/14
WHYALLA AERO 18.7 -1.8 13.3 +4.6 -- 3.6 3.6 -- 242 (10.1) 34/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.3 -0.7 10.0 -0.2 5.6 0.0 1.6 5.5 156 ( 6.5) 30/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.0 -0.1 8.3 +1.0 6.3 0.6 2.0 3.9 230 ( 9.6) 41/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.0 -0.9 13.5 -0.4 9.1 0.0 6.2 10.8 415 (17.3) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 30.4 +2.8 20.2 +0.3 16.9 0.0 5.6 10.5 308 (12.8) 37/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 +1.7 19.2 +1.6 15.4 0.0 4.8 6.8 223 ( 9.3) 31/14
MACKAY M.O 25.2 +1.0 17.4 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 220 ( 9.2) 31/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 -0.1 14.2 0.0 11.0 0.2 4.2 -- 185 ( 7.7) 37/13
BUNDABERG AERO 23.9 -0.8 14.6 +0.4 -- 11.6 -- -- 277 (11.5) 43/12
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 12.0 -0.1 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.8 +0.6 14.0 -0.3 -- 12.8 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 30/10
BRISBANE AERO 23.1 -0.5 14.5 +1.6 13.6 7.0 3.4 8.8 306 (12.8) 34/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.3 -0.6 10.9 +0.9 -- 4.0 -- -- 335 (14.0) 43/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.5 +2.2 11.6 +2.9 7.1 0.0 1.4 -- 127 ( 5.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.5 +2.1 14.7 +3.0 14.8 17.8 2.8 9.5 210 ( 8.8) 48/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +0.5 13.0 +2.5 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.8 +0.5 12.7 +2.6 11.3 0.2 1.6 2.8 341 (14.2) 44/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.4 0.0 13.6 +5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 30/04
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.3 +1.1 4.1 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6 4.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.6 +1.6 6.8 0.0 -- 4.4 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 41/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.3 -0.7 13.3 +2.4 10.8 0.4 0.2 9.1 519 (21.6) 48/11
RICHMOND RAAF 21.6 +1.0 8.7 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 35/12
BELLAMBI AWS 19.3 -0.4 14.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 491 (20.5) 39/09
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 +3.4 1.0 -2.2 1.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.8 +0.5 6.3 +0.4 0.5 0.8 2.2 9.8 118 ( 4.9) 24/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.0 +1.3 6.7 +1.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 28/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.6 +0.6 5.2 -2.2 0.5 0.0 3.2 9.6 270 (11.3) 28/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 18.0 +0.7 7.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 339 (14.1) 39/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.9 +0.3 3.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 35/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.8 +1.1 10.8 +2.2 8.4 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.3 +0.2 6.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 39/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.2 +0.6 7.4 +1.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 337 (14.0) 39/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.4 +1.6 6.6 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 35/16
HOBART AIRPORT 14.4 -0.8 8.9 +2.3 5.5 0.0 1.8 3.7 278 (11.6) 50/12
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

35.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.4 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.7 : 24.3 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+6.6 : 24.7 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+6.5 : 26.5 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+6.2 : 25.4 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+8.4 : 16.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.8 : 8.9 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
+6.8 : 14.3 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.3 : 14.5 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.1 : 13.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

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

3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-9.9 : 17.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
-9.6 : 20.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
-9.4 : 17.9 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-8.9 : 21.2 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
-7.6 : 23.9 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

-1.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.1 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

**S** -7.4 : 0.9 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-6.6 : 5.5 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-5.9 : 3.3 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.5 : 3.3 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
-4.5 : 4.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT

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.
77.0 TYNDALE (YAMBA DOWNS) North Coast NSW
72.1 BRUSHGROVE (CLARENCE ST) North Coast NSW
65.9 WAMURAN Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
57.0 NIMBIN POST OFFICE North Coast NSW
55.6 MACLEAN (SOUTH ARM) North Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
65.9 WAMURAN
50.0 MCKENZIE CREEK

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
77.0 TYNDALE (YAMBA DOWNS)
72.1 BRUSHGROVE (CLARENCE ST)
57.0 NIMBIN POST OFFICE
55.6 MACLEAN (SOUTH ARM)
53.4 GULMARRAD (COLONIAL DRIVE)
51.0 ROCK VALLEY (LEYCESTER CREEK)

10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.6 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

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3.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
3.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
2.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
1.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

923 (38.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
916 (38.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
832 (34.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
743 (31.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
738 (30.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
673 (28.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
645 (26.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
641 (26.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
623 (26.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
601 (25.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
111/14 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
106/17 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
96/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
91/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/17 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
91/17 HOGAN 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
12.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 6.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
LEGENDRE ISLAND : 78( 60/ 67 ) at 21:00
W Pilbara
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT : 72( 80/ 67 ) at 14:22
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(230/ 69 ) at 23:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 106(250/ 87 ) at 18:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 82(210/ 74 ) at 14:30
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 76(200/ 65 ) at 12:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(320/ 78 ) at 07:05
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(250/ 70 ) at 07:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 111(220/ 72 ) at 14:17
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 82(250/ 63 ) at 19:11
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(250/ 78 ) at 18:00