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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2044 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

N Tablelands W

056238

ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS

-5.1

-4.8

23/05/2006

17

1 Y

NSW

Hunter Valley

061363

SCONE AIRPORT AWS

-2.9

-2.3

13/05/2010

18

1 Y

NSW

Hunter Valley

061375

MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS

0.8

2.2

30/05/2004

17

1 Y

NSW

CW Slopes S

065026

PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET)

-1.5

-1.5

30/05/2006

55

1 N Equal to record.

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070330

GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS

-8.1

-7.8

31/05/2001

18

1 Y

NSW

SW Slopes N

073014

GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD)

-2.0

-1.7

26/05/1967

44

1 N

NSW

Riverina E

074148

NARRANDERA AIRPORT

-2.0

-1.6

29/05/1976

15

1 P

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

20.8

20.9

08/05/1997

17

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 20:44EST, 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 24.4 +0.4 15.3 +2.4 14.4 4.4 3.6 -- 458 (19.1) 43/03
PERTH AIRPORT 22.3 +0.6 14.8 +4.4 14.0 0.0 4.2 1.4 504 (21.0) 44/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.0 +1.1 9.4 -0.4 7.0 0.0 1.2 1.0 341 (14.2) 24/12
BUNBURY 21.1 0.0 11.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 247 (10.3) 31/10
MANDURAH 23.3 -- 16.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 31/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.0 -1.0 19.4 -2.7 18.1 0.0 5.0 11.1 384 (16.0) 41/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.2 -2.8 6.1 -2.2 3.9 0.0 3.0 10.3 268 (11.2) 46/09
WHYALLA AERO 15.8 -4.7 4.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 307 (12.8) 44/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.1 -1.9 10.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- 2.7 129 ( 5.4) 22/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.4 -1.7 8.3 +1.0 5.5 0.0 0.8 1.2 270 (11.3) 28/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.0 -2.9 8.7 -5.2 2.4 0.0 15.4 10.8 361 (15.0) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 -0.2 16.6 -3.3 15.0 0.0 6.2 10.3 467 (19.5) 52/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.4 -2.2 13.1 -4.5 8.4 0.0 4.6 10.9 275 (11.5) 31/13
MACKAY M.O 21.6 -2.6 12.7 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 383 (16.0) 50/08
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.8 -4.2 7.9 -6.3 2.9 0.0 4.8 -- 198 ( 8.3) 21/15
BUNDABERG AERO 22.5 -2.2 9.3 -4.9 7.5 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 39/11
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -2.7 10.0 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.2 -2.0 10.2 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 41/08
BRISBANE AERO 21.8 -1.8 9.6 -3.3 5.9 0.0 4.0 10.0 325 (13.5) 34/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.5 -2.4 3.5 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 476 (19.8) 24/03
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.5 -1.8 0.7 -8.0 -4.2 0.0 3.8 -- 169 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.9 -1.5 9.2 -2.5 4.7 0.0 2.8 10.0 334 (13.9) 39/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -2.5 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.5 -1.8 4.7 -5.4 -- 0.0 15.0 -- 460 (19.2) 34/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.5 -1.9 5.1 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 148 ( 6.2) 24/05
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.4 -1.8 -1.4 -6.1 -7.2 0.2 1.2 8.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.8 -3.2 -2.4 -9.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 24/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.4 -0.6 6.6 -4.3 3.0 0.0 4.8 9.8 534 (22.3) 34/00
RICHMOND RAAF 18.7 -1.9 0.5 -7.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 15/15
BELLAMBI AWS 17.1 -2.6 8.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 364 (15.2) 24/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -1.6 -7.0 -10.2 -7.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.3 -3.0 -2.9 -8.8 -4.2 0.0 2.6 8.8 232 ( 9.7) 26/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.7 -4.0 -0.7 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 15/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.0 -3.0 7.6 +0.2 4.5 0.0 2.4 6.5 271 (11.3) 24/16
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.1 -3.2 0.1 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 28/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.0 -3.6 0.9 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 30/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.1 -1.6 8.3 -0.3 -- 1.4 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 13.9 -3.2 6.7 -1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 394 (16.4) 34/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -3.4 5.1 -0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 337 (14.0) 31/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.6 -2.2 -0.9 -6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 26/15
HOBART AIRPORT 16.1 +0.9 5.8 -0.8 1.4 0.0 2.0 2.9 559 (23.3) 68/23
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

33.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.6 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
32.1 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT
32.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
32.0 MANINGRIDA AERO N Rivers NT

+2.7 : 33.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+2.2 : 20.8 ALBANY Lower West WA
+2.2 : 23.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+2.0 : 16.3 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+6.7 : 16.1 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+6.7 : 13.0 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.1 : 16.7 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+5.8 : 14.2 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.8 : 13.5 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

0.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-9.3 : 20.8 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
-8.6 : 21.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
-7.1 : 25.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-6.7 : 0.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-6.7 : 18.6 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD
-6.7 : 23.9 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

-9.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-8.1 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.2 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-7.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-11.2 : -8.1 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-11.0 : -9.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-10.3 : -6.4 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-10.2 : -7.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-9.9 : -1.4 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-9.9 : -6.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-9.9 : -5.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W 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.
56.0 WINDERIE W Gascoyne WA
49.4 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
48.6 HILL SPRINGS W Gascoyne WA
34.0 EXMOUTH GULF W Pilbara WA
32.4 COORALYA W Gascoyne WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
49.4 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
34.0 EXMOUTH GULF
W Gascoyne
56.0 WINDERIE
48.6 HILL SPRINGS
32.4 COORALYA

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

0.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.3 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1452 (60.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1346 (56.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1322 (55.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1250 (52.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1216 (50.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1184 (49.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1120 (46.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1102 (45.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1010 (42.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
988 (41.2) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
938 (39.1) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
914 (38.1) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
889 (37.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
863 (36.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
862 (35.9) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
846 (35.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
767 (32.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
749 (31.2) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
740 (30.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
732 (30.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
722 (30.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
719 (30.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
697 (29.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
689 (28.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
688 (28.7) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
677 (28.2) ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
655 (27.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
654 (27.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
647 (27.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
641 (26.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
632 (26.3) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
625 (26.0) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
613 (25.5) MARDIE W Pilbara WA
128/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
107/23 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/22 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/03 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/16 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL

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
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
Central West
NORTH ISLAND
13.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.8mm/h
MINGENEW
12.2mm in 30 min to 22:00 24.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.6mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(250/ 78 ) at 03:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 80(240/ 65 ) at 06:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(320/ 89 ) at 23:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 124(250/104 ) at 23:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 98(260/ 67 ) at 23:30
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 78(190/ 65 ) at 03:00
HOGAN ISLAND : 91(260/ 72 ) at 16:14