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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2042 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 maximum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069137

GREEN CAPE AWS

12.9

13.1

27/05/2004

11

1 Y

VIC

E Gippsland

084143

COMBIENBAR AWS

6.8

7.3

20/05/2006

17

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

W Pilbara

005008

MARDIE

76

68.0

08/05/1997

30

Y

WA

W Pilbara

005017

ONSLOW AIRPORT

81

80.0

12/05/1955

41

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 20:42EST, 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 22.0 -2.0 14.5 +1.6 13.1 0.0 5.6 -- 476 (19.8) 44/12
PERTH AIRPORT 22.9 +1.2 12.7 +2.3 10.1 0.0 4.2 2.8 438 (18.3) 46/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.2 +1.3 11.8 +2.0 9.3 0.4 1.4 4.4 231 ( 9.6) 34/14
BUNBURY 23.2 +2.1 8.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 39/13
MANDURAH 21.9 -- 13.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 41/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.9 -2.1 16.0 -6.1 14.3 0.0 6.4 11.2 348 (14.5) 44/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.6 -5.4 2.4 -5.9 1.4 0.0 3.4 2.9 247 (10.3) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 17.0 -3.5 12.5 +3.8 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 455 (19.0) 35/04
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.6 -2.4 10.6 +0.4 7.9 0.6 -- 2.1 248 (10.3) 26/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.3 -1.8 8.2 +0.9 5.0 0.8 1.8 1.9 497 (20.7) 39/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.4 -3.5 9.8 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 359 (15.0) 43/12
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 0.0 12.1 -7.8 9.3 0.0 5.0 11.0 380 (15.8) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.0 -1.6 11.3 -6.3 6.2 0.0 5.4 10.3 168 ( 7.0) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 22.3 -1.9 11.6 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 319 (13.3) 28/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.0 -2.0 7.3 -6.9 4.4 0.0 4.0 -- 163 ( 6.8) 34/15
BUNDABERG AERO 22.7 -2.0 8.4 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 43/12
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 9.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.3 -1.9 6.3 -8.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 28/10
BRISBANE AERO 22.1 -1.5 8.8 -4.1 4.7 0.0 4.0 10.3 255 (10.6) 35/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.3 -3.6 7.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 559 (23.3) 63/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.9 -3.4 8.3 -0.4 2.4 0.2 1.6 -- 189 ( 7.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.5 -1.9 6.4 -5.3 2.6 0.0 2.4 10.0 219 ( 9.1) 34/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -2.5 4.0 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 -2.2 10.9 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 660 (27.5) 46/05
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.9 -3.5 5.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 28/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.8 -6.4 0.5 -4.2 -1.0 0.6 0.6 3.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.5 -5.5 6.4 -0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 323 (13.5) 46/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.1 -3.9 10.6 -0.3 6.2 0.0 3.4 10.0 607 (25.3) 61/02
RICHMOND RAAF 17.0 -3.6 9.2 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 41/12
BELLAMBI AWS 16.8 -2.9 10.2 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 494 (20.6) 72/01
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -1.6 -3.0 -6.2 -4.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.6 -3.7 3.9 -2.0 1.6 0.4 1.4 9.5 393 (16.4) 39/02
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.3 -3.4 3.8 -1.8 -- 1.8 -- -- 301 (12.5) 35/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.3 -2.7 4.3 -3.1 1.3 0.4 2.6 8.6 351 (14.6) 35/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.5 -3.8 4.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 440 (18.3) 50/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.3 -2.3 3.3 -1.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 362 (15.1) 46/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.9 -1.8 7.7 -0.9 5.4 8.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.3 -2.8 6.4 -1.3 -- 4.4 -- -- 565 (23.5) 46/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 -2.9 4.1 -1.6 -- 2.8 -- -- 508 (21.2) 46/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.4 -2.4 -1.3 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 35/12
HOBART AIRPORT 12.4 -2.8 5.1 -1.5 2.0 1.2 2.4 7.7 591 (24.6) 50/13
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

31.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.5 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT
31.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
31.3 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
31.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
31.0 MANINGRIDA AERO N Rivers NT
31.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+3.4 : 21.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+2.9 : 22.1 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+2.6 : 21.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+2.6 : 20.7 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+2.5 : 22.5 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+5.0 : 12.1 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+4.0 : 10.7 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+4.0 : 12.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+3.8 : 12.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+3.8 : 12.4 VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+3.8 : 14.5 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA

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

-2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-9.0 : 22.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-8.9 : -1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.4 : -1.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-8.0 : 2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.9 : 6.3 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-10.5 : 7.4 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-9.1 : 11.6 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-8.9 : 5.5 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-8.7 : 3.9 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-8.7 : 7.7 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-8.7 : 6.1 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron 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.
45.6 FERNY CREEK E Central VIC
41.8 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
39.4 DUNNS HILL E Central VIC
38.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
35.8 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

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2.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
2.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.3 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
2.1 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.9 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1780 (74.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1738 (72.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1694 (70.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1471 (61.3) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1199 (50.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
1174 (48.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
1160 (48.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1158 (48.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1073 (44.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1028 (42.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1024 (42.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
967 (40.3) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
912 (38.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
909 (37.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
886 (36.9) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
855 (35.6) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
842 (35.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
840 (35.0) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
830 (34.6) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
827 (34.5) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
826 (34.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
824 (34.3) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
816 (34.0) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
809 (33.7) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
794 (33.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
777 (32.4) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
733 (30.5) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
721 (30.0) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
719 (30.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
715 (29.8) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
708 (29.5) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
707 (29.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
701 (29.2) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
691 (28.8) EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
688 (28.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
683 (28.5) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
681 (28.4) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
675 (28.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
673 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
671 (28.0) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
660 (27.5) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
650 (27.1) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
646 (26.9) CERBERUS E Central VIC
644 (26.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
644 (26.8) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
640 (26.7) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
638 (26.6) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
627 (26.1) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
621 (25.9) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
619 (25.8) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
617 (25.7) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
613 (25.5) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
611 (25.5) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
611 (25.5) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
611 (25.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
610 (25.4) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
608 (25.3) ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
607 (25.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
602 (25.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
133/01 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
109/03 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
100/05 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
98/15 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
98/11 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
98/00 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
93/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/08 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
91/06 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
91/04 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
KARRATHA AERO
19.4mm in 1 hr 30 min to 23:30 12.9mm/h
W Pilbara
LEARMONTH AIRPORT
11.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.4mm/h
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
12.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.6mm/h
7.4mm in 17 min to 14:49 26.1mm/h
4.4mm in 11 min to 15:00 24.0mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 20.4mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
39.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 13.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
LEGENDRE ISLAND : 80( 70/ 67 ) at 05:30
W Pilbara
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT : 98( 50/ 54 ) at 15:36
NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 91(240/ 72 ) at 07:00
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 100(230/ 67 ) at 03:30
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 76(200/ 63 ) at 11:37
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(220/ 70 ) at 15:33
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 133(230/121 ) at 01:29
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 89(227/ 69 ) at 05:20
E Central
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 74(230/ 67 ) at 08:49
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 85(230/ 70 ) at 02:25
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 106(200/ 89 ) at 06:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 70(230/ 65 ) at 06:21
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(310/ 69 ) at 21:31
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(250/ 63 ) at 23:30
TASMAN ISLAND : 100(220/ 35 ) at 07:56
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(240/ 48 ) at 05:20
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(250/ 50 ) at 04:44
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 98(230/ 80 ) at 00:08
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 82(250/ 65 ) at 15:30