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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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I also add descriptions of the day's significant weather events in this box when there's reliable information available and when I have the time. This may be days or even years after the event! If you are looking for weather news as it happens, your best source is ABC News for general weather events, rainfall events, storms, cyclones, floods, snowfalls or bushfires.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2037 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
Highest daily rainfall

VIC

E Central

086379

RINGWOOD NORTH

31.4

30.0

21/05/1998

20

1 y

Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

Gulf Country

029127

MOUNT ISA AERO

0.2

0.6

29/05/2002

36

1 Y

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032040

TOWNSVILLE AERO

4.4

4.9

30/05/2000

17

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014517

NGAYAWILI

16.0

16.0

29/05/2006

12

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030022

HUGHENDEN AIRPORT

2.0

3.0

31/05/2002

11

1 Y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040854

LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT

0.0

2.5

30/05/2000

19

1 N

NSW

SW Slopes S

072161

CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS

-5.1

-5.0

29/05/2000

15

1 Y

VIC

Upper NE

083083

EDI UPPER

-0.8

-0.8

30/05/2000

24

1 N Equal to record.

Lowest maximum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091237

LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)

9.6

9.8

21/05/1982

30

1 Y

TAS

N Coast

091306

CRESSY RESEARCH STATION

7.8

9.0

23/05/2001

13

1 Y

TAS

Midlands

093053

ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS)

7.6

7.8

29/05/1997

18

1 N


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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 20:37EST, 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 25.6 +1.6 13.5 +0.6 8.6 0.0 7.0 -- 421 (17.5) 41/10
PERTH AIRPORT 23.6 +1.9 9.1 -1.3 5.7 0.0 3.8 10.2 355 (14.8) 39/08
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.3 -1.6 6.8 -3.0 5.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 152 ( 6.3) 21/13
BUNBURY 22.1 +1.0 7.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 30/09
MANDURAH 23.1 -- 11.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 31/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 27.9 -4.1 18.8 -3.3 17.5 0.0 7.8 9.8 446 (18.6) 48/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.2 -3.8 5.0 -3.3 3.6 0.0 4.6 9.8 318 (13.3) 41/12
WHYALLA AERO 20.4 -0.1 10.4 +1.7 -- 0.2 2.8 -- 372 (15.5) 43/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.1 -1.9 11.4 +1.2 -- 13.0 1.0 2.7 366 (15.3) 48/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.2 -0.9 8.7 +1.4 10.2 12.0 0.2 3.6 -- 48/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.4 -4.5 4.7 -9.2 0.2 0.0 11.6 -- 352 (14.7) 41/10
CAIRNS AERO 26.9 -0.7 16.2 -3.7 12.2 0.0 7.0 10.8 404 (16.8) 39/09
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.5 -2.1 9.9 -7.7 4.4 0.0 4.6 10.8 211 ( 8.8) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 21.6 -2.6 10.9 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 299 (12.5) 31/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.8 -3.2 6.4 -7.8 2.8 0.0 4.0 -- 135 ( 5.6) 37/10
BUNDABERG AERO 21.5 -3.2 6.8 -7.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 263 (11.0) 37/10
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -2.7 7.0 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.7 -1.5 5.8 -8.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 41/10
BRISBANE AERO 21.0 -2.6 9.3 -3.6 3.3 0.0 5.4 10.2 355 (14.8) 54/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 15.9 -4.0 4.0 -6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 54/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.1 -4.2 6.9 -1.8 0.1 0.4 4.2 -- 209 ( 8.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.6 -1.8 5.9 -5.8 3.9 0.0 2.8 9.9 208 ( 8.7) 30/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.0 -3.5 4.0 -6.5 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.3 -3.0 7.8 -2.3 6.2 0.0 5.8 -- 723 (30.1) 48/03
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.7 -3.7 5.7 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 44/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.0 -6.2 0.2 -4.5 -0.6 14.6 2.6 0.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 12.8 -7.2 4.9 -1.9 -- 3.4 -- -- 320 (13.3) 39/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.0 -3.0 7.1 -3.8 2.2 0.0 2.2 10.2 515 (21.5) 46/09
RICHMOND RAAF 17.1 -3.5 2.2 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 39/14
BELLAMBI AWS 17.2 -2.5 8.5 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 611 (25.5) 65/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.0 -2.6 -5.0 -8.2 -5.0 0.2 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.6 -5.7 3.6 -2.3 1.3 0.6 1.2 2.1 386 (16.1) 28/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 10.1 -7.6 0.2 -5.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 294 (12.3) 24/00
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.5 -0.5 9.1 +1.7 7.4 0.2 1.0 4.3 403 (16.8) 35/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.4 -2.9 -0.2 -5.9 -- 1.4 1.8 -- 289 (12.0) 24/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.3 -0.3 5.2 0.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 248 (10.3) 39/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.0 -2.7 5.6 -3.0 4.8 6.8 2.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.5 +0.4 5.1 -2.6 -- 3.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 39/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.6 -1.0 3.2 -2.5 -- 7.4 -- -- 358 (14.9) 46/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 9.6 -6.2 0.2 -4.9 -- 1.4 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 9/04
HOBART AIRPORT 13.1 -2.1 3.4 -3.2 0.1 0.0 1.6 0.9 438 (18.3) 30/10
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

33.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
30.9 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
30.4 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT
30.3 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

+3.2 : 29.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+2.8 : 26.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+2.6 : 21.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+2.5 : 33.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+2.5 : 21.7 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+5.2 : 13.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.7 : 21.0 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+4.7 : 13.9 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.6 : 21.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+4.6 : 21.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

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

-1.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.0 : 7.6 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
-8.8 : 22.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
-8.3 : 9.4 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
-7.9 : 5.0 OBERON (WOODCHEM) C Tablelands S NSW
-7.6 : 10.1 ALBURY AIRPORT AWS SW Slopes S NSW

-8.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-6.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-6.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-12.5 : 0.0 LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-11.3 : 2.0 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-10.3 : 7.6 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-10.1 : 2.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-9.9 : 2.1 LONGREACH AERO Central West 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.
60.0 COODARDY E Gascoyne WA
37.6 MITCHAM E Central VIC
34.4 VERMONT TRANSPORT RESEARCH E Central VIC
32.0 CHELTENHAM KINGSTON CENTRE E Central VIC
31.8 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Gascoyne
60.0 COODARDY

VICTORIA
E Central
37.6 MITCHAM
34.4 VERMONT TRANSPORT RESEARCH
32.0 CHELTENHAM KINGSTON CENTRE
31.8 COLDSTREAM

10.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.5 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

.....

0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1228 (51.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1198 (49.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1165 (48.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1138 (47.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1099 (45.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1081 (45.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
961 (40.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
904 (37.7) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
849 (35.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
833 (34.7) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
819 (34.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
799 (33.3) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
779 (32.5) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
761 (31.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
754 (31.4) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
731 (30.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
728 (30.3) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
723 (30.1) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
722 (30.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
718 (29.9) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
697 (29.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
683 (28.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
680 (28.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
678 (28.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
675 (28.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
672 (28.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
671 (28.0) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
669 (27.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
663 (27.6) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
653 (27.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
646 (26.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
636 (26.5) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
633 (26.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
611 (25.5) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
610 (25.4) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
600 (25.0) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
85/03 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
83/14 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
80/13 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/07 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
78/16 SHEPPARTON AIRPORT Upper North 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.
None reported

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
LEGENDRE ISLAND : 93( 60/ 72 ) at 08:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 78(250/ 63 ) at 07:00
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 80(250/ 65 ) at 13:19
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 83(260/ 70 ) at 13:42