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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 2049 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 grass minimum temperature

WA

Central West

008051

GERALDTON AIRPORT

24.5

22.3

08/05/1998

54

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Riverina E

074037

YANCO AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE

0.0

0.0

30/05/2006

12

1 Y Equal to record.

NSW

Riverina E

074148

NARRANDERA AIRPORT

-3.0

-2.0

16/05/2011

15

1 P Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
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Actual temperatures
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Actual temperatures
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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 20:49EST, 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 24.1 +0.1 17.6 +4.7 24.5 15.8 2.8 -- 387 (16.1) 28/12
PERTH AIRPORT 23.1 +1.4 12.4 +2.0 10.6 0.4 1.6 2.6 211 ( 8.8) 41/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.4 +1.5 13.7 +3.9 12.4 4.4 0.8 3.6 229 ( 9.5) 31/21
BUNBURY 21.8 +0.7 10.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 30/11
MANDURAH 22.6 -- 15.1 -- -- 0.6 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 35/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.8 -1.2 20.6 -1.5 18.6 0.0 5.4 11.2 371 (15.5) 39/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.0 -2.0 5.9 -2.4 4.2 0.0 3.4 2.7 267 (11.1) 31/11
WHYALLA AERO 19.5 -1.0 0.3 -8.4 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 174 ( 7.3) 34/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.7 -0.3 9.5 -0.7 3.4 0.0 1.8 8.3 227 ( 9.5) 34/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -1.3 9.6 +2.3 9.4 0.0 0.4 3.0 209 ( 8.7) 35/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.8 -1.1 9.8 -4.1 7.8 0.0 6.0 10.3 337 (14.0) 48/10
CAIRNS AERO 25.3 -2.3 20.1 +0.2 19.0 3.0 6.2 3.3 579 (24.1) 52/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.0 -0.6 15.9 -1.7 10.3 0.0 4.8 10.7 422 (17.6) 50/14
MACKAY M.O 22.6 -1.6 17.0 -0.1 -- 4.0 -- 10.1 673 (28.0) 54/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.2 -0.8 14.5 +0.3 12.0 0.0 5.6 -- 373 (15.5) 39/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.4 -0.3 12.8 -1.4 11.2 0.0 -- -- 379 (15.8) 43/15
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 11.0 -1.1 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.2 0.0 11.4 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 -0.8 11.3 -1.6 9.6 0.0 3.2 8.1 318 (13.3) 30/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.3 -0.6 8.3 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 30/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.2 +0.9 1.5 -7.2 -4.6 0.0 3.2 -- 69 ( 2.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 -0.4 6.2 -5.5 2.1 0.0 2.4 9.2 184 ( 7.7) 31/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 7.0 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.5 -0.8 4.7 -5.4 2.2 0.0 2.4 10.0 267 (11.1) 24/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.6 -0.8 3.1 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 22 ( 0.9) 17/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.5 +2.3 -2.1 -6.8 -6.6 0.0 2.6 9.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.4 +0.4 -1.9 -8.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 21/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.5 -2.5 7.4 -3.5 4.1 0.0 2.2 9.9 247 (10.3) 34/14
RICHMOND RAAF 18.7 -1.9 0.2 -7.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 13 ( 0.5) 18/17
BELLAMBI AWS 17.5 -2.2 8.2 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 35/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 +1.4 0.0 -3.2 -2.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.0 -2.3 -1.7 -7.6 -3.2 0.0 1.0 9.1 152 ( 6.3) 21/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.8 -1.9 0.5 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 15/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.3 -2.7 0.0 -7.4 -4.6 0.0 1.8 9.1 -- 17/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.8 -0.5 8.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 1.4 -- 189 ( 7.9) 21/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.6 -2.0 9.4 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 17/00
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.1 -0.6 10.6 +2.0 9.1 0.0 0.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.5 -2.6 8.3 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 403 (16.8) 30/08
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.6 -3.0 7.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 13/02
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.9 +3.1 3.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 18/16
HOBART AIRPORT 13.9 -1.3 8.9 +2.3 4.4 0.0 3.4 7.1 513 (21.4) 39/00
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 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
32.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
32.2 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+3.7 : 22.2 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.6 : 23.3 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+3.3 : 22.6 KARNET Lower West WA
+3.2 : 8.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
+3.1 : 18.9 LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) N Coast TAS
+3.1 : 24.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+3.1 : 25.9 LEONORA Goldfields WA

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

+7.9 : 15.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.8 : 14.9 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+7.6 : 14.8 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.5 : 14.5 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.3 : 15.2 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

5.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
6.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.7 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-5.6 : 17.0 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
-5.1 : 17.2 FORREST Eucla WA
-4.8 : 15.4 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
-4.6 : 15.1 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-4.6 : 17.5 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA

-7.8 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.9 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

-10.2 : -5.9 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-9.9 : -5.5 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
-9.8 : -7.8 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-9.5 : -3.0 NARRANDERA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-9.4 : -2.5 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains 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.
793.0 NEWBRIDGE (STRINGYBARK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
41.8 RUSSELL RIVER N Coast--Herbert QLD
39.8 NOKANING Cent Wheatbelt WA
39.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
38.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
39.8 NOKANING

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
39.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
41.8 RUSSELL RIVER
38.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
793.0 NEWBRIDGE (STRINGYBARK RD)

11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.1 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
10.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

1.8 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
1.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.1 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1411 (58.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1310 (54.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1099 (45.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1063 (44.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
1053 (43.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1031 (43.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1010 (42.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
949 (39.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
938 (39.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
934 (38.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
932 (38.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
905 (37.7) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
876 (36.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
863 (36.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
843 (35.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
829 (34.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
784 (32.7) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
759 (31.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
758 (31.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
746 (31.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
741 (30.9) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
696 (29.0) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
695 (29.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
673 (28.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
624 (26.0) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
623 (26.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
615 (25.6) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
608 (25.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
605 (25.2) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
605 (25.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
601 (25.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
80/05 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/00 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
74/02 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/19 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
70/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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
Lower West
BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN
10.6mm in 30 min to 13:30 21.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.6mm/h
NORTH WALPOLE
17.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
BADGINGARRA AG STATION
10.6mm in 30 min to 13:30 21.2mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.6mm/h
Goldfields
BULGA DOWNS
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
4.0mm in 12 min to 14:12 20.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
10.2mm in 33 min to 23:00 18.5mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 78(240/ 63 ) at 03:00