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National Daily Weather Summary

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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:57EST, 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 23.1 -0.9 15.7 +2.8 14.5 0.2 6.0 -- 388 (16.2) 72/11
PERTH AIRPORT 18.2 -3.5 15.6 +5.2 12.9 16.8 4.8 1.8 393 (16.4) 70/13
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.9 -4.0 10.2 +0.4 8.2 5.2 2.8 0.0 432 (18.0) 55/13
BUNBURY 16.6 -4.5 15.2 +5.8 -- 22.8 -- -- 415 (17.3) 55/05
MANDURAH 19.7 -- 16.6 -- -- 10.8 -- -- 595 (24.8) 80/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 0.0 22.8 +0.7 21.5 0.0 7.6 10.8 378 (15.8) 41/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.9 +4.9 6.7 -1.6 5.5 0.0 4.6 10.3 197 ( 8.2) 28/15
WHYALLA AERO 26.4 +5.9 10.9 +2.2 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 246 (10.3) 43/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.0 +5.0 11.7 +1.5 6.6 0.0 2.2 6.2 178 ( 7.4) 22/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.7 +4.6 11.0 +3.7 9.0 0.0 2.4 6.0 394 (16.4) 30/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.9 0.0 8.7 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 31/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 +0.3 20.0 +0.1 18.9 3.6 5.4 8.3 536 (22.3) 46/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.3 -1.3 17.0 -0.6 13.0 0.4 5.4 2.6 400 (16.7) 43/15
MACKAY M.O 23.8 -0.4 18.7 +1.6 -- 5.8 -- 7.8 588 (24.5) 43/03
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.5 -0.5 17.4 +3.2 16.8 1.0 4.6 -- 375 (15.6) 43/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.5 +0.8 16.2 +2.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 386 (16.1) 43/10
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 +0.3 14.0 +1.9 -- 5.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.3 -1.9 13.6 -0.7 -- 7.8 -- -- 256 (10.7) 31/09
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -0.3 13.0 +0.1 11.8 1.2 3.0 8.9 333 (13.9) 31/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.0 -0.9 11.3 +1.3 -- 9.2 -- -- 531 (22.1) 46/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.1 +2.8 10.6 +1.9 5.0 0.0 2.0 -- 88 ( 3.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.1 -0.3 10.4 -1.3 8.9 0.0 2.8 1.6 193 ( 8.0) 26/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.0 +1.5 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.8 +1.5 6.5 -3.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 22/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.2 +2.8 6.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 22 ( 0.9) 13/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.2 +2.0 1.8 -2.9 -2.0 0.0 1.4 7.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.2 +2.2 3.5 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 26/01
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.7 +2.7 10.9 0.0 9.2 0.0 3.8 9.4 300 (12.5) 24/10
RICHMOND RAAF 22.6 +2.0 5.3 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 41 ( 1.7) 17/11
BELLAMBI AWS 21.3 +1.6 14.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 24/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 -0.6 -3.0 -6.2 -4.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.9 +0.6 3.4 -2.5 1.0 0.0 1.6 5.5 193 ( 8.0) 22/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.6 +0.9 4.5 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) 15/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.7 +5.7 7.9 +0.5 3.5 0.0 1.6 6.3 197 ( 8.2) 28/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.3 +2.0 4.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 0.8 -- 108 ( 4.5) 22/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.3 +1.7 7.6 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 17/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.5 +2.8 11.9 +3.3 10.0 0.0 2.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 19.7 +2.6 5.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 22/23
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.2 +3.6 5.8 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 461 (19.2) 34/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.0 +2.2 7.8 +2.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 26/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.6 +1.4 11.3 +4.7 10.3 0.0 2.4 1.8 283 (11.8) --
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

35.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
34.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
34.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+6.2 : 16.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
+6.1 : 24.4 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+6.1 : 15.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
+6.0 : 30.0 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+5.9 : 26.4 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+5.9 : 23.5 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
+5.9 : 24.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+5.9 : 24.5 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+7.1 : 14.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+7.0 : 11.6 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+6.7 : 16.0 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+6.4 : 9.7 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+6.4 : 17.3 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA

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

7.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.8 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
8.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.3 : 14.6 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-4.7 : 21.4 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
-4.7 : 18.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-4.5 : 16.6 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-4.5 : 14.0 SHANNON Lower West WA

-5.6 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.6 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-8.7 : -5.6 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.9 : -4.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-7.1 : -3.0 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.9 : -3.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-6.6 : -5.6 COOMA 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.
71.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM N Coast--Barron QLD
58.6 LAMB ISLAND PINE AVE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
54.0 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB North Coast NSW
52.0 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
45.0 DONNYBROOK EAST Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
52.0 DONNYBROOK
45.0 DONNYBROOK EAST

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
71.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM
Brisbane/SE Coast
58.6 LAMB ISLAND PINE AVE

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
54.0 POTTSVILLE BOWLS CLUB

10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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0.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

1022 (42.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
928 (38.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
912 (38.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
877 (36.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
877 (36.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
867 (36.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
867 (36.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
806 (33.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
802 (33.4) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
775 (32.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
774 (32.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
755 (31.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
716 (29.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
714 (29.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
714 (29.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
705 (29.4) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
683 (28.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
621 (25.9) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
619 (25.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
98/10 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
96/12 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
91/19 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
83/13 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
83/17 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

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
PERTH AIRPORT
10.6mm in 14 min to 08:53 45.4mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 14.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
JANDAKOT AERO
12.8mm in 13 min to 08:13 59.1mm/h
5.8mm in 17 min to 08:30 20.5mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.8mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 22.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.0mm/h
GINGIN AERO
11.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.4mm/h
ROTTNEST ISLAND
12.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
SWANBOURNE
1.6mm in 1 min to 08:06 96.0mm/h
10.6mm in 16 min to 08:22 39.8mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.8mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 20.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
PERTH METRO
10.8mm in 30 min to 09:00 21.6mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 20.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
BICKLEY
20.4mm in 51 min to 09:00 24.0mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 20.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.3mm/h
11.2mm in 33 min to 09:33 20.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
DWELLINGUP
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
ALBANY AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
WINDY HARBOUR
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
BUNBURY
12.0mm in 53 min to 06:00 13.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.6mm/h
SHANNON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
FLOREAT PARK AG STATION
18.8mm in 30 min to 08:30 37.6mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.2mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 09:00 19.8mm/h
MYALUP AG STATION
11.0mm in 30 min to 06:30 22.0mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 18.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.4mm/h
SOUTH PERTH AG STATION
14.4mm in 30 min to 08:30 28.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 08:30 14.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 17.6mm/h
WELLSTEAD AG STATION
10.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.4mm/h
GOSNELLS CHMP
22.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 22.2mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
WANDERING
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
14.4mm in 30 min to 12:30 28.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 14.4mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 96(210/ 76 ) at 12:35
CAPE NATURALISTE : 89(190/ 69 ) at 10:40
ESPERANCE AERO : 78(190/ 63 ) at 19:18
HOPETOUN NORTH : 83(190/ 67 ) at 17:09
Goldfields
SALMON GUMS RES.STN. : 91(310/ 30 ) at 19:25
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
PORT BOTANY (MOLINEUX POINT AWS) : 471( 80/ 9 ) at 14:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(250/ 65 ) at 04:30