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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 2052 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

Cent Wheatbelt

010151

HINES HILL

51.6

40.6

05/05/1965

65

1 y

WA

Goldfields

012009

NORSEMAN AERO

30.4

21.0

16/05/2003

12

1 n

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Illawarra

068239

MOSS VALE AWS

-3.0

-3.0

31/05/2001

11

1 Y Equal to record.


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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 20:52EST, 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 24.3 +0.3 14.9 +2.0 14.0 1.4 1.6 -- 253 (10.5) 24/07
PERTH AIRPORT 21.7 0.0 8.8 -1.6 7.9 5.0 1.8 9.4 225 ( 9.4) 34/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.0 -1.9 11.3 +1.5 9.3 4.2 2.0 3.3 233 ( 9.7) 34/10
BUNBURY 21.0 -0.1 11.6 +2.2 -- 3.4 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 28/10
MANDURAH 22.2 -- 14.0 -- -- 6.8 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 30/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.3 19.9 -2.2 18.8 0.0 6.0 10.4 374 (15.6) 34/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.7 +3.7 4.3 -4.0 3.7 0.0 3.4 10.3 246 (10.3) 30/16
WHYALLA AERO 24.3 +3.8 7.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 214 ( 8.9) 48/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.9 +2.9 11.8 +1.6 -- 0.0 2.4 4.3 257 (10.7) 24/02
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -1.3 6.5 -0.8 4.3 0.0 2.6 1.6 301 (12.5) 48/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.8 -1.1 12.5 -1.4 8.5 0.0 5.4 10.5 318 (13.3) 39/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 -0.6 20.6 +0.7 18.7 0.4 4.4 6.0 570 (23.8) 52/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 -0.4 17.2 -0.4 13.4 0.0 6.2 10.0 509 (21.2) 52/15
MACKAY M.O 22.5 -1.7 17.4 +0.3 -- 0.4 -- 7.0 623 (26.0) 50/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.6 -1.4 15.0 +0.8 11.0 0.0 6.2 -- 334 (13.9) 44/13
BUNDABERG AERO 24.3 -0.4 13.8 -0.4 -- 1.2 -- -- 370 (15.4) 46/11
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 13.0 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.3 +0.1 15.0 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 37/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.5 -1.1 12.0 -0.9 10.8 0.0 4.0 7.3 354 (14.8) 34/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.7 -1.2 6.8 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 336 (14.0) 43/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.8 +2.5 4.7 -4.0 -1.3 0.0 3.8 -- 126 ( 5.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.6 +0.2 11.8 +0.1 8.1 0.8 3.0 7.2 383 (16.0) 39/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.4 +0.1 8.3 -1.8 6.8 1.4 1.8 6.3 287 (12.0) 34/16
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.5 +0.1 4.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 28 ( 1.2) 17/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.9 +1.7 2.0 -2.7 -3.1 0.0 2.4 8.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.9 +1.9 3.5 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 39/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.4 -0.6 8.6 -2.3 5.2 0.0 2.8 9.3 341 (14.2) 21/07
RICHMOND RAAF 19.7 -0.9 2.1 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 30 ( 1.3) 21/15
BELLAMBI AWS 19.1 -0.6 10.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 282 (11.8) 24/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.0 +2.4 -4.0 -7.2 -5.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.2 +0.9 -1.0 -6.9 -3.4 0.0 1.4 7.9 129 ( 5.4) 21/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.9 +0.2 2.3 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 40 ( 1.7) 21/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.1 -0.9 5.1 -2.3 -0.7 0.0 1.2 4.1 158 ( 6.6) 28/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.8 -1.5 -0.2 -5.9 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 79 ( 3.3) 24/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.1 -2.5 1.2 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 21/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.5 -1.2 6.7 -1.9 4.5 0.0 0.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.3 -2.8 2.7 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 50/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.3 -1.3 0.8 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 48/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.9 -0.9 6.7 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 17/13
HOBART AIRPORT 15.3 +0.1 7.9 +1.3 5.8 0.0 0.8 0.2 152 ( 6.3) 31/13
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

34.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
33.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.2 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+4.8 : 26.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+4.7 : 25.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+4.3 : 9.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
+4.3 : 23.2 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+4.3 : 23.5 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+7.8 : 15.4 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.1 : 14.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+6.0 : 13.2 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.9 : 13.4 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+5.8 : 13.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

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

5.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

-4.8 : 16.1 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-4.0 : 19.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-3.6 : 26.0 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
-3.5 : 17.7 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-8.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-5.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.6 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

**W** -10.8 : -1.5 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-9.1 : -1.9 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-8.8 : -4.5 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-8.7 : -5.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-8.6 : -2.0 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S 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.
57.2 MUNGLINUP Lower West WA
51.6 HINES HILL Cent Wheatbelt WA
44.6 NORTH WALPOLE Lower West WA
43.6 ADINA Lower West WA
42.4 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
57.2 MUNGLINUP
44.6 NORTH WALPOLE
43.6 ADINA
42.4 HOPETOUN NORTH
Cent Wheatbelt
51.6 HINES HILL

10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

.....

0.9 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.8 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
0.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.2 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

1171 (48.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1124 (46.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
894 (37.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
857 (35.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
851 (35.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
798 (33.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
729 (30.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
722 (30.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
689 (28.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
677 (28.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
671 (28.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
645 (26.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
623 (26.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
609 (25.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
74/09 MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
72/05 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
70/21 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/07 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
68/14 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68/05 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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
Central West
BINNU AG STATION
11.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.6mm/h
Lower West
ESPERANCE AERO
11.2mm in 22 min to 10:00 30.5mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 17.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
HOPETOUN NORTH
11.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 22.4mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 16.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 16.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
ESPERANCE AG STATION
10.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.4mm/h
Goldfields
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT
11.6mm in 27 min to 00:00 25.8mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.0mm/h
LEONORA AERO
5.2mm in 11 min to 03:11 28.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
11.6mm in 30 min to 18:30 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
None reported