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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 20:21EST, 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 27.6 +3.6 13.6 +0.7 9.9 0.0 6.4 -- 354 (14.8) 43/14
PERTH AIRPORT 25.7 +4.0 9.8 -0.6 7.7 0.0 4.2 7.9 243 (10.1) 41/18
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.3 +1.4 10.6 +0.8 8.8 0.0 2.0 0.1 240 (10.0) 35/14
BUNBURY 22.0 +0.9 9.8 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 41/12
MANDURAH 22.5 -- 14.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 34/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.2 -0.8 21.7 -0.4 20.2 0.0 8.2 9.8 371 (15.5) 41/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.4 -1.6 10.4 +2.1 9.8 0.0 3.8 3.8 292 (12.2) 34/15
WHYALLA AERO 18.5 -2.0 7.6 -1.1 -- 0.6 3.0 -- 249 (10.4) 22/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.5 -1.5 8.2 -2.0 3.7 0.2 1.4 3.4 152 ( 6.3) 24/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.1 -3.0 9.0 +1.7 5.9 0.2 0.8 0.0 250 (10.4) 18/18
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.3 -0.6 14.5 +0.6 10.8 0.0 6.4 10.9 398 (16.6) 41/10
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +2.3 20.2 +0.3 18.0 0.0 7.2 10.1 372 (15.5) 44/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.7 +1.1 18.4 +0.8 13.2 0.0 4.6 10.6 240 (10.0) 41/15
MACKAY M.O 24.0 -0.2 15.1 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 367 (15.3) 43/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.8 +0.8 11.6 -2.6 7.7 0.0 5.4 -- 262 (10.9) 31/10
BUNDABERG AERO 25.8 +1.1 12.4 -1.8 11.2 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 35/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 12.0 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.5 +0.3 14.1 -0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 273 (11.4) 52/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 +0.5 13.1 +0.2 9.9 0.0 3.4 8.8 256 (10.7) 39/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.4 +0.5 8.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 28/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.6 +1.3 7.9 -0.8 2.6 0.0 3.8 -- 138 ( 5.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 +0.9 16.0 +4.3 12.5 0.0 3.4 9.4 551 (23.0) 55/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 14.0 +3.5 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.9 +0.6 11.5 +1.4 10.5 1.8 1.6 -- 395 (16.5) 59/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.2 -1.2 9.6 +1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 31/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.5 +1.3 4.2 -0.5 -3.0 0.0 1.8 8.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +1.8 3.9 -2.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 28/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.6 -2.4 11.7 +0.8 8.2 0.0 4.6 7.4 454 (18.9) 55/11
RICHMOND RAAF 19.3 -1.3 5.9 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 35/09
BELLAMBI AWS 17.3 -2.4 13.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 55/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.0 +0.4 -2.0 -5.2 -2.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.8 +1.5 3.1 -2.8 0.4 0.0 2.4 10.1 164 ( 6.8) 31/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.1 +0.4 4.4 -1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 24/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.9 -1.1 7.1 -0.3 2.4 0.0 2.0 8.6 251 (10.5) 44/18
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.2 -1.1 4.5 -1.2 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 326 (13.6) 35/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.9 -0.7 8.3 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 34/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.8 -1.9 12.5 +3.9 11.7 0.6 1.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.8 -3.3 10.7 +3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 301 (12.5) 30/01
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.6 -2.0 6.6 +0.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 406 (16.9) 39/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.9 -1.9 0.4 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 13/00
HOBART AIRPORT 13.1 -2.1 5.7 -0.9 1.0 0.6 1.0 6.2 430 (17.9) 39/11
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

33.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
33.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.0 MANINGRIDA AERO N Rivers NT
33.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+7.0 : 25.5 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.5 : 24.4 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.2 : 25.0 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.9 : 24.4 WAGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.7 : 23.5 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.7 : 24.3 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.8 : 14.4 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.9 : 15.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.4 : 14.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+5.2 : 21.8 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
+5.0 : 14.8 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW

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

2.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
5.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
6.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.3 : 23.8 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
-5.9 : 24.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
-5.6 : 22.1 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
-5.4 : 8.9 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-5.2 : 16.9 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-5.2 : 26.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

-5.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

**S** -8.0 : 0.3 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-6.3 : 4.8 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
-6.2 : 0.0 SWANSEA POST OFFICE E Coast TAS
-6.0 : 6.1 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-5.8 : 3.6 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.8 : 2.4 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty 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.
51.2 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY) Islands ISL
47.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH) Islands ISL
41.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
31.2 NORFOLK ISLAND (STEELS POINT) Islands ISL
30.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL

ISLANDS
Islands
51.2 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY)
47.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH)
41.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
31.2 NORFOLK ISLAND (STEELS POINT)
30.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY)

11.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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0.1 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.1 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

1223 (51.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1223 (51.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1187 (49.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1114 (46.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1077 (44.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1011 (42.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
1008 (42.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1003 (41.8) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1000 (41.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
930 (38.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
924 (38.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
909 (37.9) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
871 (36.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
860 (35.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
772 (32.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
690 (28.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
668 (27.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
659 (27.5) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
650 (27.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
628 (26.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
626 (26.1) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
626 (26.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
620 (25.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
619 (25.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
87/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
85/15 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
85/17 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
85/07 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
83/00 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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.
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
10.2mm in 30 min to 07:30 20.4mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 12.2mm/h
10.4mm in 30 min to 08:00 20.8mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 20.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 13.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 9.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 85(150/ 67 ) at 15:39
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 85(150/ 74 ) at 17:05
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 82(190/ 63 ) at 17:35
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(220/ 67 ) at 00:34
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(240/ 69 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 76(250/ 65 ) at 02:15