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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 20:55EST, 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 25.1 +1.1 14.5 +1.6 12.1 0.0 3.2 -- 309 (12.9) 39/11
PERTH AIRPORT 25.4 +3.7 10.5 +0.1 8.8 0.0 2.6 9.4 274 (11.4) 34/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.4 +1.5 4.9 -4.9 3.4 0.0 1.8 9.0 194 ( 8.1) 43/11
BUNBURY 22.5 +1.4 7.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 39/15
MANDURAH 22.0 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 41/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.2 21.9 -0.2 20.9 0.0 6.4 11.3 369 (15.4) 44/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.5 +4.5 5.7 -2.6 4.5 0.0 4.8 10.3 223 ( 9.3) 24/11
WHYALLA AERO 25.0 +4.5 7.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 298 (12.4) 43/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.9 +5.9 15.0 +4.8 9.3 0.0 3.0 4.1 250 (10.4) 31/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.6 +0.5 9.6 +2.3 9.9 0.0 1.6 1.1 451 (18.8) 35/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.3 -0.6 9.9 -4.0 7.1 0.0 5.2 -- 280 (11.7) 37/12
CAIRNS AERO 27.5 -0.1 19.9 0.0 18.7 4.4 4.0 5.1 499 (20.8) 50/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.1 -0.5 17.4 -0.2 14.2 0.0 7.4 3.1 508 (21.2) 41/14
MACKAY M.O 22.8 -1.4 17.4 +0.3 -- 1.6 -- 7.1 618 (25.8) 50/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.2 -0.8 15.0 +0.8 11.0 0.0 3.4 -- 349 (14.5) 44/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.4 +0.7 14.9 +0.7 13.6 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 39/12
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 16.0 +3.9 -- 0.6 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 19.3 -3.9 16.2 +1.9 -- 8.4 -- -- 317 (13.2) 37/11
BRISBANE AERO 23.2 -0.4 13.5 +0.6 12.0 0.0 3.0 6.5 360 (15.0) 34/18
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.9 -2.0 9.4 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 43/16
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.4 +2.1 10.0 +1.3 3.4 0.0 3.6 -- 114 ( 4.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.7 +0.3 13.7 +2.0 11.7 17.8 2.0 8.8 390 (16.3) 26/01
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +0.5 11.0 +0.5 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.9 +0.6 9.4 -0.7 8.0 0.2 2.0 -- 184 ( 7.7) 21/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.1 +0.7 9.2 +0.8 -- 9.8 -- -- 25 ( 1.0) 18/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.0 +1.8 3.7 -1.0 -1.2 0.0 1.0 6.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +2.6 6.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 247 (10.3) 24/02
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.6 +1.6 11.9 +1.0 8.6 1.2 1.8 6.8 246 (10.3) 30/13
RICHMOND RAAF 21.3 +0.7 5.5 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 24 ( 1.0) 24/13
BELLAMBI AWS 21.4 +1.7 14.2 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 30/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 +3.4 -3.0 -6.2 -4.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.8 +3.5 3.4 -2.5 0.0 0.0 1.8 8.1 200 ( 8.3) 21/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.0 -1.7 2.7 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 13/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.1 +3.1 7.2 -0.2 2.5 0.0 1.8 5.0 244 (10.2) 24/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.3 -2.0 3.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 0.8 -- 111 ( 4.6) 18/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.2 -0.4 4.1 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 21/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.3 +1.6 10.1 +1.5 6.8 0.0 1.4 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 18.4 +1.3 6.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 24/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.6 +1.0 6.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 587 (24.5) 44/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.7 +0.9 7.3 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 28/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.9 +3.7 8.3 +1.7 5.6 0.0 1.0 3.6 270 (11.3) --
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

34.3 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
33.8 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
33.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.8 : 25.6 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.8 : 19.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.3 : 25.0 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.2 : 25.4 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.2 : 24.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
24.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

**S** +9.4 : 18.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+6.4 : 14.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+5.7 : 9.0 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+5.7 : 15.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+5.6 : 9.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+5.6 : 15.9 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+5.6 : 15.4 MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA

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

5.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
8.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.8 : 18.7 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-4.3 : 19.0 HINZE DAM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.9 : 19.3 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.7 : 19.1 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-3.6 : 17.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

-4.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.2 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-3.2 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.1 : -0.2 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-7.9 : -1.0 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
-7.6 : 1.1 WANAARING POST OFFICE Upper Darling NSW
-7.2 : 0.2 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-6.3 : -3.2 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-6.3 : -3.2 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS 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.
60.2 BUNDILLA Lower West WA
42.0 RUSSELL RIVER N Coast--Herbert QLD
40.0 GLEN ALLYN N Coast--Barron QLD
33.5 MEERSCHAUMVALE (MEERSCHAUM VALE (BARDEN) North Coast NSW
32.6 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE) North Coast NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
60.2 BUNDILLA

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
40.0 GLEN ALLYN
N Coast--Herbert
42.0 RUSSELL RIVER

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
33.5 MEERSCHAUMVALE (MEERSCHAUM VALE (BARDEN)
32.6 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE)

11.3 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.4 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

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1.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
1.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1121 (46.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1083 (45.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
974 (40.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
926 (38.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
837 (34.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
827 (34.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
811 (33.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
777 (32.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
765 (31.9) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
736 (30.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
735 (30.6) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
732 (30.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
728 (30.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
711 (29.6) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
693 (28.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
686 (28.6) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
667 (27.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
624 (26.0) HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC
618 (25.8) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
614 (25.6) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
607 (25.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
606 (25.3) FERNY CREEK (DUNNS HILL) E Central VIC
83/13 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
74/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/15 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
67/08 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
65/23 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
65/07 WILLIS 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GOVE AIRPORT
7.4mm in 15 min to 02:30 29.6mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
PORT BOTANY (MOLINEUX POINT AWS) : 582( 40/ 46 ) at 01:27
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 85(270/ 63 ) at 21:00