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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2105 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

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039319

ABERCORN TM

33.0

30.0

12/05/2005

11

1 n

Lowest maximum temperature

NSW

Upper Darling

048245

BOURKE AIRPORT AWS

14.0

14.8

20/05/2009

12

1 Y

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

63

61.0

07/05/2008

11

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 21:05EST, 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 22.7 -1.3 9.9 -3.0 6.7 0.0 4.0 -- 374 (15.6) 35/11
PERTH AIRPORT 19.9 -1.8 6.8 -3.6 5.1 0.0 2.6 0.5 251 (10.5) 37/05
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.6 -0.3 9.2 -0.6 8.0 1.2 1.2 2.7 146 ( 6.1) 24/12
BUNBURY 21.3 +0.2 6.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 86 ( 3.6) 26/11
MANDURAH 20.4 -- 11.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 30/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 -0.1 20.3 -1.8 18.1 0.0 5.4 11.1 320 (13.3) 41/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.1 -3.9 4.3 -4.0 2.9 0.0 3.6 9.9 311 (13.0) 43/12
WHYALLA AERO 15.9 -4.6 9.5 +0.8 -- 1.8 4.2 -- 534 (22.3) 54/07
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.6 -4.4 10.7 +0.5 -- 11.4 1.2 3.6 335 (14.0) 44/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 12.5 -3.6 8.4 +1.1 6.5 12.6 0.8 3.7 524 (21.8) 57/04
MOUNT ISA AERO 22.7 -5.2 10.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 388 (16.2) 50/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +1.4 20.1 +0.2 17.0 0.2 4.8 8.4 181 ( 7.5) 31/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.3 -0.3 20.2 +2.6 15.5 0.0 4.2 8.4 242 (10.1) 48/09
MACKAY M.O 24.2 0.0 18.8 +1.7 -- 12.2 -- 8.5 205 ( 8.5) 35/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.4 -1.6 17.6 +3.4 15.7 1.8 1.4 -- 209 ( 8.7) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 -1.8 16.8 +2.6 -- 5.8 -- -- 302 (12.6) 34/12
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 15.0 +2.9 -- 12.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.4 -0.8 11.7 -2.6 -- 14.8 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 26/13
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 -1.2 13.9 +1.0 10.8 6.0 0.8 9.7 259 (10.8) 48/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 15.9 -4.0 9.7 -0.3 -- 19.6 -- -- 403 (16.8) 44/16
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 13.7 -6.6 9.8 +1.1 6.7 0.0 1.8 -- 258 (10.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.8 +0.4 10.5 -1.2 6.4 5.0 0.4 8.2 309 (12.9) 39/16
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.0 +0.7 10.6 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 482 (20.1) 44/00
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.1 -1.3 8.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 28/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.8 -4.4 4.6 -0.1 0.0 6.8 1.2 3.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.8 -5.2 8.2 +1.4 -- 2.8 -- -- 279 (11.6) 44/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.8 -1.2 11.9 +1.0 5.6 0.0 6.6 3.9 579 (24.1) 44/23
RICHMOND RAAF 19.4 -1.2 7.7 -0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 305 (12.7) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 17.9 -1.8 13.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 321 (13.4) 67/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT -- -- 8.0 +4.8 7.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.6 -3.7 9.9 +4.0 9.6 7.8 1.6 2.4 418 (17.4) 24/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.6 -2.1 8.9 +3.3 -- 3.6 -- -- 318 (13.3) 26/00
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.7 -4.3 8.3 +0.9 6.3 0.8 1.8 6.8 353 (14.7) 44/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.2 -2.1 6.0 +0.3 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 325 (13.5) 50/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.4 -2.2 6.8 +1.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 320 (13.3) 46/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.6 -0.1 9.8 +1.2 7.9 1.2 1.0 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 12.9 -4.2 7.4 -0.3 -- 16.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 54/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.7 -3.9 6.6 +0.9 -- 4.4 -- -- 443 (18.5) 50/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.2 -3.6 7.7 +2.6 -- 1.2 -- -- 269 (11.2) 48/10
HOBART AIRPORT 10.0 -5.2 7.8 +1.2 5.7 6.0 2.0 3.1 469 (19.5) 48/05
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

33.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
33.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
33.0 MANINGRIDA AERO N Rivers NT
32.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
32.8 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT

+2.9 : 33.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+2.4 : 25.4 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+2.0 : 26.9 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+1.9 : 32.6 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+1.8 : 23.0 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW

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

+6.1 : 8.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
+5.6 : 18.7 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
+5.6 : 7.7 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
+5.5 : 9.0 COOTAMUNDRA AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+5.2 : 14.4 EYRE Eucla WA

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

-0.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-8.7 : 14.0 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-8.6 : 11.8 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-8.6 : 12.5 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
-7.8 : 12.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-7.8 : 11.6 KIMBA W Agricultural SA

-2.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.5 : 4.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-5.4 : 6.4 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
-5.1 : 11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-4.9 : 8.2 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-4.8 : 3.5 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-4.8 : 4.6 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT

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.
75.6 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
71.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO) Islands ISL
64.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY) Islands ISL
54.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
54.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
54.0 THREDBO AWS
54.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE
54.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS
53.7 THREDBO VILLAGE

ISLANDS
Islands
75.6 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
71.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (ORLANDO)
64.8 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MILKY WAY)
53.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND (MIDDLE BEACH)

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

.....

1.1 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
0.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
0.8 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.5 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

1157 (48.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1107 (46.1) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
1100 (45.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1093 (45.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1056 (44.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1018 (42.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
993 (41.4) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
936 (39.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
872 (36.3) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
861 (35.9) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
844 (35.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
794 (33.1) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
792 (33.0) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
760 (31.7) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
746 (31.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
735 (30.6) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
728 (30.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
725 (30.2) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
672 (28.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
659 (27.5) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
654 (27.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
643 (26.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
642 (26.8) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
628 (26.2) ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
628 (26.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
623 (26.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
622 (25.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
621 (25.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
621 (25.9) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
615 (25.6) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
609 (25.4) COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA
602 (25.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
602 (25.1) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
602 (25.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
600 (25.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
89/20 GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
85/02 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
85/03 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
83/01 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
80/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
MT NOWA NOWA
11.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
ORBOST
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
13.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 13.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 7.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 85(170/ 78 ) at 02:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 89(180/ 70 ) at 23:30
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(210/ 63 ) at 20:30
GREEN CAPE AWS : 69(190/ 63 ) at 15:48
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 85(250/ 65 ) at 03:30
TASMANIA
E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 76(190/ 63 ) at 12:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(170/ 65 ) at 01:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 78(260/ 65 ) at 00:00