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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 20:27EST, 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 31.7 +7.7 16.2 +3.3 12.2 0.0 7.0 -- 439 (18.3) 43/09
PERTH AIRPORT 29.9 +8.2 15.2 +4.8 13.0 0.0 6.8 8.4 -- --
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.4 +5.5 8.6 -1.2 6.6 0.0 3.0 8.5 361 (15.0) 31/11
BUNBURY 25.1 +4.0 8.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 30/13
MANDURAH 24.6 -- 16.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 311 (13.0) 35/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.5 -1.5 21.4 -0.7 -- 0.0 4.4 6.1 260 (10.8) 22/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.8 -2.2 13.0 +4.7 13.4 0.0 3.4 3.5 174 ( 7.3) 18/14
WHYALLA AERO 19.5 -1.0 7.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 205 ( 8.5) 34/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.7 +1.7 10.5 +0.3 6.4 0.0 -- 8.3 112 ( 4.7) 31/19
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.9 -0.2 8.9 +1.6 8.2 3.8 1.6 2.7 209 ( 8.7) 41/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.0 +0.1 10.8 -3.1 8.5 0.0 4.6 6.0 197 ( 8.2) 41/17
CAIRNS AERO 29.8 +2.2 20.4 +0.5 18.3 0.0 6.2 4.2 338 (14.1) 22/00
TOWNSVILLE AERO 23.9 -3.7 20.1 +2.5 19.8 6.4 3.8 0.0 316 (13.2) 26/10
MACKAY M.O 24.9 +0.7 18.5 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- 3.6 317 (13.2) 21/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.6 -0.4 13.9 -0.3 12.1 0.0 4.0 -- 165 ( 6.9) 21/14
BUNDABERG AERO 24.5 -0.2 12.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 21/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 11.0 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.2 +1.0 11.8 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 37/12
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 -0.8 11.7 -1.2 9.2 0.0 3.8 5.6 248 (10.3) 26/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.0 +2.1 9.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 34/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.9 +3.6 7.9 -0.8 2.0 0.0 3.4 -- 50 ( 2.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.6 +1.2 11.2 -0.5 8.5 0.0 2.6 1.8 281 (11.7) 35/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.0 +1.5 10.0 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.0 +1.7 5.4 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 35/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.3 +0.9 5.0 -3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 26 ( 1.1) 21/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.4 -0.8 0.0 -4.7 -4.8 0.0 1.4 8.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.9 +0.9 2.4 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 31/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.8 +1.8 8.9 -2.0 6.4 0.0 1.6 10.1 282 (11.8) 37/21
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +0.6 2.5 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 24/19
BELLAMBI AWS 19.7 0.0 10.9 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 24/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 +1.4 -3.0 -6.2 -4.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.3 -1.0 -0.4 -6.3 -1.7 0.0 1.8 7.0 87 ( 3.6) 28/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.8 -0.9 2.1 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 55 ( 2.3) 24/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.4 +0.4 4.4 -3.0 -0.9 0.0 1.4 9.4 123 ( 5.1) 28/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.8 -0.5 3.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 31 ( 1.3) 31/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.0 +0.4 6.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 44/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.6 -1.1 7.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.4 -1.7 8.2 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 46/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.3 -1.3 4.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 39/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.1 -0.7 3.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 43/15
HOBART AIRPORT 11.4 -3.8 7.6 +1.0 5.1 2.8 1.2 5.9 316 (13.2) 52/16
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 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.2 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
34.0 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
33.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
33.7 OENPELLI N Rivers NT

+8.4 : 31.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+8.4 : 30.5 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+8.2 : 29.9 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+8.2 : 26.6 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

**W** +7.6 : 16.5 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.6 : 17.5 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+6.3 : 15.7 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+6.1 : 15.4 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+5.8 : 17.8 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+5.8 : 17.0 MULLEWA Central West WA

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

-0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
2.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.3 : 18.6 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-5.9 : -0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-5.8 : 2.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-5.6 : 19.9 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-5.3 : 19.8 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

-4.4 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.4 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.3 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-3.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.1 : -0.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.1 : -2.7 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-6.7 : -3.3 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-6.7 : -3.2 BATHURST AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-6.4 : 2.4 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
-6.4 : -3.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.4 : -2.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW

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.
38.0 PALM ISLAND WATER TREAT N Coast--Herbert QLD
34.0 MAGNETIC ISLAND - NELLY BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
28.8 CHESTERTON TM Warrego QLD
27.0 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE N Coast--Herbert QLD
27.0 CARINYA Central Highlands QLD

10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
9.4 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
8.9 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

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1.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
1.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
0.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

1105 (46.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
827 (34.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
789 (32.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
778 (32.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
761 (31.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
673 (28.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
641 (26.7) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
616 (25.7) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
610 (25.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
610 (25.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
80/13 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
80/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
76/21 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
76/14 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
76/07 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
76/08 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

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
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
5.0mm in 6 min to 16:00 50.0mm/h

VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(190/ 65 ) at 21:44
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 80(240/ 63 ) at 15:30
TASMANIA
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 80(210/ 70 ) at 11:39
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 70(190/ 63 ) at 14:50
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 74(190/ 63 ) at 08:00