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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
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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 2059 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

SW & S Coast

009633

TAMAR

66.6

62.8

03/05/1988

51

1 y

WA

SW & S Coast

009930

TAMARU

54.6

49.5

15/05/1986

45

1 y


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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 20:59EST, 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 18.5 -5.5 10.5 -2.4 8.0 11.6 2.8 -- 572 (23.8) 44/11
PERTH AIRPORT 18.2 -3.5 3.1 -7.3 2.4 11.8 2.0 8.5 366 (15.3) 31/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.6 -2.3 10.8 +1.0 8.5 34.4 4.4 2.9 430 (17.9) 46/00
BUNBURY 17.6 -3.5 4.9 -4.5 -- 5.0 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 26/15
MANDURAH 17.9 -- 9.5 -- -- 10.0 -- -- 460 (19.2) 30/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 0.0 21.0 -1.1 19.7 0.0 7.2 10.9 349 (14.5) 39/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.3 +5.3 7.2 -1.1 6.4 0.0 5.2 10.1 217 ( 9.0) 31/11
WHYALLA AERO 25.7 +5.2 11.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 340 (14.2) 59/21
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.8 +5.8 14.5 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- 0.7 249 (10.4) 57/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.2 +6.1 9.6 +2.3 6.8 0.0 3.6 7.1 382 (15.9) 39/21
MOUNT ISA AERO 28.6 +0.7 8.7 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 30/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +1.4 21.6 +1.7 19.9 0.4 6.8 9.4 527 (22.0) 41/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.6 +1.0 18.7 +1.1 18.1 2.0 3.0 8.0 397 (16.5) 48/14
MACKAY M.O 23.4 -0.8 18.9 +1.8 -- 3.8 -- 8.2 567 (23.6) 43/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 -0.1 17.7 +3.5 17.0 1.4 5.4 -- 412 (17.2) 31/02
BUNDABERG AERO 25.7 +1.0 16.7 +2.5 16.1 5.6 -- -- 448 (18.7) 39/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 14.0 +1.9 -- 4.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.9 -0.3 13.7 -0.6 -- 6.4 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 22/22
BRISBANE AERO 22.9 -0.7 13.5 +0.6 12.8 0.0 3.0 4.5 298 (12.4) 26/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.1 12.3 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 618 (25.8) 44/19
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.4 +3.1 10.8 +2.1 5.3 0.0 2.8 -- 69 ( 2.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.2 +0.8 11.3 -0.4 10.0 8.8 1.6 8.4 174 ( 7.3) 24/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.0 +1.5 11.0 +0.5 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.1 +2.8 6.6 -3.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 26/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 24.2 +3.8 6.6 -1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 18 ( 0.8) 13/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.0 +2.8 4.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 2.6 6.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.6 +2.6 6.3 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 176 ( 7.3) 30/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.1 +4.1 11.9 +1.0 9.5 0.0 1.0 9.9 278 (11.6) 26/07
RICHMOND RAAF 23.8 +3.2 6.0 -1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 26 ( 1.1) 17/15
BELLAMBI AWS 24.1 +4.4 13.8 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 35/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.0 +4.7 4.7 -1.2 2.5 0.0 1.6 8.9 244 (10.2) 21/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.5 +2.8 3.3 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 18/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.4 +6.4 7.7 +0.3 2.9 0.0 2.4 7.3 301 (12.5) 35/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.7 +4.4 7.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 30/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.6 +3.0 6.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 21/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.3 +4.6 11.9 +3.3 8.9 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 23.5 +6.4 6.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 48/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.0 +3.4 7.2 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 515 (21.5) 46/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.3 +2.5 6.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 24/14
HOBART AIRPORT 20.0 +4.8 9.3 +2.7 4.1 0.0 0.4 7.2 269 (11.2) 39/20
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

34.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
34.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
33.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
33.5 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
33.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA

+8.2 : 27.0 COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
+7.7 : 24.8 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
+7.7 : 20.8 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
+7.7 : 26.0 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+7.5 : 21.8 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
25.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
24.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.1 : 14.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.1 : 15.0 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+6.0 : 14.6 MOUNT CRAWFORD FIRE TOWER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+5.9 : 12.6 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
+5.8 : 13.8 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+5.8 : 16.0 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+5.8 : 15.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT

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

4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.3 : 16.9 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-7.1 : 18.9 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-7.1 : 16.9 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-7.0 : 15.3 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-6.8 : 15.5 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA

-4.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.4 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-3.3 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.8 : 1.6 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-7.5 : 3.4 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-7.4 : -4.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.3 : 3.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

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.
67.0 WARRA JARRA Lower West WA
66.6 TAMAR Lower West WA
63.0 METTLER Lower West WA
61.4 WELLSTEAD Lower West WA
56.0 WAYJO PARK Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
67.0 WARRA JARRA
66.6 TAMAR
63.0 METTLER
61.4 WELLSTEAD
56.0 WAYJO PARK
55.0 KARRALEA
54.6 TAMARU
53.2 CAPE RICHE
52.8 YELLANUP
52.0 ILLALANGI
51.0 WEREROA
50.5 WARRIUP
50.0 CHEYNE BEACH

11.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

3.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
2.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.7 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

1071 (44.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
988 (41.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
925 (38.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
908 (37.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
887 (37.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
845 (35.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
814 (33.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
806 (33.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
773 (32.2) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
756 (31.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
740 (30.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
713 (29.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
698 (29.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
694 (28.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
690 (28.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
688 (28.7) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
686 (28.6) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
677 (28.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
670 (27.9) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
643 (26.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
636 (26.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
618 (25.8) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
91/13 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
83/09 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
81/12 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
80/13 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
80/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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
BRIDGETOWN
11.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.6mm/h
Goldfields
CHEADANUP
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
10.2mm in 29 min to 16:29 21.1mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.8mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
NAMBOUR DPI
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION
13.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.2mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
11.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
REDCLIFFE
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
CLEVE AERODROME : 89(350/ 65 ) at 13:30
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 80(360/ 65 ) at 18:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 82(310/ 63 ) at 07:30