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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2047 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

WA

E Pilbara

004083

KARRATHA AERO

77.0

74.9

22/05/1973

39

1 n

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

-2.0

-2.0

16/05/1996

19

1 Y Equal to record.

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Southwest Plains

049000

IVANHOE AERODROME AWS

0.0

0.0

30/05/2006

12

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

NW Plains W

052088

WALGETT AIRPORT AWS

-3.0

-3.0

17/05/1999

18

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

Hunter Valley

061242

CESSNOCK (NULKABA)

-1.6

-1.4

24/05/1982

35

1 N

NSW

C Tablelands N

062101

MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS

-5.8

-5.1

30/05/2006

18

1 Y

NSW

CW Slopes S

065026

PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET)

-1.5

-1.5

15/05/2011

55

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

Sydney--west

067105

RICHMOND RAAF

-1.4

-1.4

31/05/2005

17

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

Sydney--west

067119

HORSLEY PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AWS

1.6

1.7

09/05/2006

14

1 Y

NSW

Riverina E

074148

NARRANDERA AIRPORT

-2.0

-2.0

15/05/2011

15

1 P Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 20:47EST, 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 24.5 +0.5 15.2 +2.3 14.1 1.2 2.4 -- 443 (18.5) 59/12
PERTH AIRPORT 24.8 +3.1 15.7 +5.3 13.4 0.6 4.6 5.2 344 (14.3) 30/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.5 +2.6 12.2 +2.4 11.4 0.8 1.8 2.6 291 (12.1) 30/13
BUNBURY 23.0 +1.9 14.7 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 28/11
MANDURAH 22.2 -- 16.7 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 26/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.4 -1.6 20.6 -1.5 19.5 0.0 6.8 10.6 378 (15.8) 37/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.8 -3.2 3.0 -5.3 0.1 0.0 5.6 7.3 339 (14.1) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 16.9 -3.6 1.1 -7.6 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 183 ( 7.6) 26/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.6 -2.4 5.2 -5.0 1.8 0.0 3.6 8.8 132 ( 5.5) 26/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.6 -2.5 7.9 +0.6 5.9 0.0 2.2 0.0 264 (11.0) 28/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.3 -2.6 12.4 -1.5 6.4 0.0 7.6 10.7 352 (14.7) 37/11
CAIRNS AERO 27.8 +0.2 19.0 -0.9 16.6 0.0 6.8 7.7 567 (23.6) 48/18
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.0 -0.6 14.0 -3.6 8.4 0.0 7.6 3.4 337 (14.0) 43/14
MACKAY M.O 22.6 -1.6 16.2 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- 6.7 617 (25.7) 55/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.7 -1.3 13.3 -0.9 9.8 0.0 3.8 -- 224 ( 9.3) 44/12
BUNDABERG AERO 24.7 0.0 12.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 41/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 12.0 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.1 -0.1 14.5 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 30/11
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 -1.2 10.8 -2.1 8.8 0.0 4.4 8.1 338 (14.1) 28/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.5 -1.4 6.7 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 26/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.4 +1.1 2.4 -6.3 -4.2 0.0 3.2 -- 91 ( 3.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.2 -1.2 6.5 -5.2 3.2 0.0 2.0 10.1 261 (10.9) 21/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 7.0 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.5 +0.2 2.8 -7.3 -0.1 0.0 3.4 10.0 279 (11.6) 31/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.2 -0.2 1.1 -7.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 17/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.2 0.0 -2.4 -7.1 -6.4 0.0 0.6 9.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.1 -0.9 -1.4 -8.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 28/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.3 -0.7 6.8 -4.1 2.5 0.0 5.0 10.2 286 (11.9) 30/00
RICHMOND RAAF 18.1 -2.5 -1.4 -9.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 13/04
BELLAMBI AWS 17.8 -1.9 8.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 22/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 10.0 -5.6 -7.0 -10.2 -6.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.2 -6.1 -2.6 -8.5 -4.6 0.0 1.0 1.1 111 ( 4.6) 28/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.2 -6.5 0.8 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 57 ( 2.4) 21/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.2 -2.8 0.0 -7.4 -4.3 0.0 2.0 8.8 145 ( 6.0) 18/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.7 -3.6 7.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 5.0 -- 243 (10.1) 28/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.4 -4.2 8.4 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 24/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.1 -1.6 11.0 +2.4 5.4 0.0 4.4 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.3 -2.8 9.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 41/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.6 -3.0 6.7 +1.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 288 (12.0) 31/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.9 +2.1 2.4 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 31/14
HOBART AIRPORT 17.3 +2.1 12.2 +5.6 9.6 0.0 3.4 7.3 792 (33.0) 72/02
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

33.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.3 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
32.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
32.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.0 MANINGRIDA AERO N Rivers NT

+6.9 : 26.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.1 : 26.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+5.2 : 25.5 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+5.1 : 26.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+4.9 : 22.5 MANJIMUP Lower West WA

26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
24.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+7.3 : 13.6 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.0 : 16.3 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+7.0 : 14.0 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.9 : 10.6 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+6.7 : 11.3 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS

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

0.9 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
4.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-10.1 : 21.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
-8.9 : 16.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-7.9 : 19.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
-7.0 : 23.6 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
-6.7 : 25.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA

-7.7 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.6 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.4 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-10.9 : -3.2 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-10.8 : -7.7 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-10.2 : -3.0 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-10.2 : -5.8 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-10.2 : -1.6 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-10.2 : -7.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro 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.
77.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
62.0 WARAMBIE E Pilbara WA
52.0 DAMPIER SALT W Pilbara WA
50.2 PYRAMID STATION E Pilbara WA
45.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
77.0 KARRATHA AERO
62.0 WARAMBIE
50.2 PYRAMID STATION
45.0 ROEBOURNE AERO
W Pilbara
52.0 DAMPIER SALT

10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
10.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

.....

1.1 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.9 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

2061 (85.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1921 (80.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1502 (62.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1213 (50.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1168 (48.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1101 (45.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1099 (45.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
1091 (45.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1078 (44.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1052 (43.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
982 (40.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
977 (40.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
967 (40.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
947 (39.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
942 (39.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
878 (36.6) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
865 (36.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
850 (35.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
794 (33.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
792 (33.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
792 (33.0) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
792 (33.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
789 (32.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
785 (32.7) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
773 (32.2) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
711 (29.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
710 (29.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
695 (29.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
689 (28.7) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
687 (28.6) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
643 (26.8) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
636 (26.5) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
626 (26.1) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
621 (25.9) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
617 (25.7) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
609 (25.4) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
115/07 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/14 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
87/22 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
87/02 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/09 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 03:00 6.7mm/h
49.2mm in 3 hr to 06:00 16.4mm/h
Central West
NORTH ISLAND
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
MORAWA AG STATION
5.2mm in 11 min to 15:05 28.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
4.0mm in 12 min to 06:42 20.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 74(130/ 63 ) at 19:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 78(250/ 63 ) at 09:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 113(320/ 95 ) at 12:33
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 126(250/102 ) at 01:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(280/ 48 ) at 14:47
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 83(300/ 67 ) at 10:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(270/ 70 ) at 10:00