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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2034 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
Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Sydney--east

066194

CANTERBURY RACECOURSE AWS

2.0

2.3

31/05/2005

16

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

NSW

Illawarra

068239

MOSS VALE AWS

8.7

9.0

28/05/2002

11

1 Y

VIC

Upper NE

083084

FALLS CREEK

-3.0

-1.9

30/05/1997

17

1 N

VIC

E Gippsland

084144

MT NOWA NOWA

8.9

9.2

22/05/2006

16

1 Y

VIC

N Central

088164

EILDON FIRE TOWER

4.4

5.1

27/05/2000

15

1 Y


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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 20:34EST, 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 26.8 +2.8 13.7 +0.8 11.4 0.0 8.6 -- 511 (21.3) 43/12
PERTH AIRPORT 23.7 +2.0 14.0 +3.6 11.3 0.0 5.2 9.6 92 ( 3.8) --
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 +0.8 8.9 -0.9 6.3 0.0 3.8 6.7 253 (10.5) 21/10
BUNBURY 21.8 +0.7 12.2 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 31/08
MANDURAH 23.0 -- 13.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 35/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.1 -3.9 20.2 -1.9 19.1 0.0 7.4 7.3 442 (18.4) 48/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.8 -3.2 2.9 -5.4 1.4 0.0 5.6 10.5 281 (11.7) 39/12
WHYALLA AERO 19.0 -1.5 10.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 3.2 -- 235 ( 9.8) 43/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.0 -3.0 9.4 -0.8 6.3 5.2 1.0 2.7 244 (10.2) 46/20
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.7 -2.4 5.8 -1.5 4.0 11.2 1.2 0.6 386 (16.1) 39/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 22.4 -5.5 9.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 418 (17.4) 46/14
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 0.0 15.8 -4.1 12.0 0.0 6.4 11.0 328 (13.7) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.5 -2.1 11.7 -5.9 6.1 0.0 7.0 11.3 316 (13.2) 28/11
MACKAY M.O 21.8 -2.4 11.4 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 342 (14.3) 30/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.6 -2.4 7.2 -7.0 4.2 0.0 5.0 -- 262 (10.9) 24/12
BUNDABERG AERO 22.5 -2.2 7.9 -6.3 7.5 0.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 34/13
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 11.0 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.1 -1.1 8.7 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 21.6 -2.0 8.5 -4.4 4.7 0.0 3.4 10.2 271 (11.3) 37/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.4 -3.5 5.4 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 44/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.8 -1.5 5.4 -3.3 -1.4 0.0 3.2 -- 140 ( 5.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.3 -2.1 5.2 -6.5 3.3 0.0 3.4 10.1 372 (15.5) 21/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -1.5 6.0 -4.5 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.5 -2.8 5.2 -4.9 3.3 0.0 2.6 4.5 473 (19.7) 78/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.4 -4.0 3.4 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 28/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 4.6 -9.6 -0.9 -5.6 -6.5 0.0 1.8 6.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.7 -6.3 -0.8 -7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 44/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.1 -2.9 7.6 -3.3 4.0 0.0 3.8 3.9 -- 59/15
RICHMOND RAAF 16.0 -4.6 0.5 -7.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 52/12
BELLAMBI AWS 15.7 -4.0 9.7 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 313 (13.0) 91/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.0 -4.6 2.0 -1.2 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.5 -5.8 1.8 -4.1 -1.6 2.2 0.0 4.1 153 ( 6.4) 54/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.0 -6.7 3.0 -2.6 -- 3.6 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) 54/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.9 -3.1 6.9 -0.5 1.9 0.0 2.2 3.2 298 (12.4) 41/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.8 -5.5 4.7 -1.0 -- 0.8 1.4 -- 269 (11.2) 43/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 11.3 -5.3 4.5 -0.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 281 (11.7) 55/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 12.2 -4.5 6.9 -1.7 4.6 4.2 1.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.4 -3.7 5.2 -2.5 -- 1.6 -- -- 475 (19.8) 57/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 8.9 -4.7 1.2 -4.5 -- 5.4 -- -- 412 (17.2) 50/02
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.5 -2.3 2.5 -2.6 -- 10.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 34/14
HOBART AIRPORT 11.1 -4.1 5.6 -1.0 2.4 0.6 0.8 2.4 308 (12.8) 54/14
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

32.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
31.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
31.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
31.0 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
31.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
31.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+3.7 : 26.9 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+3.4 : 29.6 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+3.4 : 26.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
**S** +3.0 : 24.0 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
+2.8 : 26.8 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA

26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
24.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
24.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
24.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

**W** +5.1 : 14.0 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.0 : 21.6 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
+5.0 : 11.3 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.9 : 14.1 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.0 : 13.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+4.0 : 14.5 EUCLA Eucla WA

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

-4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-10.8 : -2.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-9.9 : 3.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW
-9.9 : -2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.6 : 4.6 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-9.6 : -3.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-9.6 : 4.6 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

-7.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.4 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW

-10.4 : 1.6 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
-10.2 : 7.7 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-10.1 : 7.9 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-9.8 : 3.5 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-9.5 : -7.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S 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.
34.2 WIRRABARA FOREST Upper North SA
34.0 NORFOLK ISLAND (CASCADE) Islands ISL
34.0 NORFOLK ISLAND (STEELS POINT) Islands ISL
30.0 STONY CREEK W Gippsland VIC
29.8 NORFOLK ISLAND (KINGSTON) Islands ISL

11.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

1.9 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.9 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.6 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

945 (39.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
919 (38.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
867 (36.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
851 (35.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
819 (34.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
810 (33.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
799 (33.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
792 (33.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
790 (32.9) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
769 (32.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
738 (30.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
733 (30.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
718 (29.9) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
711 (29.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
709 (29.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
672 (28.0) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
661 (27.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
649 (27.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
626 (26.1) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
620 (25.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
608 (25.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
600 (25.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
100/05 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
96/17 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
96/06 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
91/20 BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
89/00 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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
10.4mm in 25 min to 03:55 25.0mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 18.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 9.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 76(220/ 63 ) at 07:29
NEW SOUTH WALES
Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS : 91(280/ 46 ) at 20:10
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(240/ 74 ) at 17:08
GREEN CAPE AWS : 83(240/ 65 ) at 13:54
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 85(320/ 67 ) at 00:00
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 100(250/ 91 ) at 05:14
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 70(249/ 63 ) at 08:20
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 91(240/ 52 ) at 01:47
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 87(230/ 74 ) at 01:30
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(230/ 72 ) at 04:30