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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 2110 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
Lowest minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014518

GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS

10.6

10.9

29/05/2006

13

1 Y

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030161

RICHMOND AIRPORT

2.3

3.0

31/05/2001

14

1 Y

QLD

Central Coast E

033257

BOWEN AIRPORT

7.1

7.1

30/05/2000

24

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Central West

036034

BLACKALL AIRPORT

0.3

0.4

25/05/2006

11

1 Y

Lowest maximum temperature

QLD

Channel Country

038026

BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT

17.0

17.4

26/05/2004

11

1 Y

NSW

Far Northwest

046012

WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS

12.4

13.0

16/05/2003

12

1 Y

NSW

Lower Darling

047048

BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS

11.0

11.2

16/05/1995

19

Y

NSW

Hunter Valley

061054

NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)

14.5

14.5

27/05/2006

13

1 N Equal to record.

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

24.0

23.3

29/05/2004

11

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 21:10EST, 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 23.8 -0.2 10.9 -2.0 8.6 0.0 4.0 -- 343 (14.3) 31/14
PERTH AIRPORT 21.1 -0.6 11.5 +1.1 7.5 0.0 2.2 5.2 506 (21.1) 41/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.9 0.0 10.6 +0.8 8.5 0.4 1.4 5.4 198 ( 8.3) 34/13
BUNBURY 20.4 -0.7 10.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 37/10
MANDURAH 20.8 -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 35/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.8 -3.2 16.3 -5.8 14.4 0.0 7.4 11.1 417 (17.4) 50/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 16.4 -6.6 2.7 -5.6 0.9 0.0 5.0 8.2 293 (12.2) 34/10
WHYALLA AERO 15.1 -5.4 11.6 +2.9 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 352 (14.7) 35/04
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.5 -3.5 9.7 -0.5 7.0 0.6 0.6 3.2 118 ( 4.9) 28/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.7 -1.4 8.5 +1.2 6.5 0.4 0.8 6.9 289 (12.0) 41/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 21.1 -6.8 3.9 -10.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 37/09
CAIRNS AERO 24.6 -3.0 12.9 -7.0 8.9 0.0 6.2 11.0 368 (15.3) 39/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 23.7 -3.9 11.6 -6.0 5.0 0.0 5.4 11.0 397 (16.5) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 19.3 -4.9 9.2 -7.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 333 (13.9) 28/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.5 -3.5 7.3 -6.9 3.1 0.0 5.0 -- 305 (12.7) 34/11
BUNDABERG AERO 21.2 -3.5 9.9 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 422 (17.6) 35/12
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 13.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 20.7 -2.5 7.8 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 39/10
BRISBANE AERO 21.5 -2.1 8.9 -4.0 5.4 0.0 6.0 9.6 553 (23.0) 39/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 15.0 -4.9 4.4 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 593 (24.7) 35/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.8 -3.5 4.3 -4.4 0.9 0.8 0.0 -- 129 ( 5.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.7 -1.7 12.2 +0.5 8.9 1.8 3.4 9.3 640 (26.7) 55/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -2.5 12.0 +1.5 -- 13.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.5 -2.8 10.0 -0.1 -- 57.63 -- -- 618 (25.8) 44/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.6 -2.8 10.5 +2.1 -- 4.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 30/03
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.0 -2.2 0.7 -4.0 -4.6 0.0 2.2 7.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.3 -2.7 0.5 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 30/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.2 -2.8 10.8 -0.1 9.7 9.2 1.6 4.1 862 (35.9) 46/10
RICHMOND RAAF 19.2 -1.4 10.5 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 31/10
BELLAMBI AWS 17.3 -2.4 10.8 -2.3 -- 1.2 -- -- 733 (30.5) 50/02
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 -0.6 -2.0 -5.2 -2.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.8 -2.5 -0.6 -6.5 -2.4 0.0 1.4 8.8 145 ( 6.0) 24/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.9 -2.8 1.3 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 26/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.0 -6.0 7.9 +0.5 7.9 0.0 2.8 1.1 312 (13.0) 30/02
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.8 -4.5 4.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 375 (15.6) 24/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.6 -4.0 7.3 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 22/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.5 -2.2 9.6 +1.0 8.9 0.0 1.4 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.0 -3.1 7.9 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 35/10
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.4 -3.2 6.1 +0.4 -- 0.6 -- -- 385 (16.0) 35/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.0 -1.8 -0.6 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 13/15
HOBART AIRPORT 15.0 -0.2 2.0 -4.6 -1.4 0.0 1.0 8.3 313 (13.0) 39/22
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

32.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
31.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
31.1 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+1.5 : 32.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+1.5 : 19.1 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+1.4 : 24.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+1.3 : 24.5 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+0.9 : 21.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
+0.9 : 19.5 ALBANY Lower West WA
+0.9 : 19.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

26.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.5 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+4.7 : 11.8 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+3.5 : 12.0 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+3.4 : 11.1 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+3.3 : 11.6 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
+3.2 : 10.4 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
+3.2 : 12.0 LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

1.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
4.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-9.9 : 15.6 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-9.5 : 17.1 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
-9.2 : 15.9 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-9.1 : 12.4 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-9.1 : 16.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

-5.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.8 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

-11.2 : 2.1 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-10.9 : 7.1 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-10.8 : 2.3 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-10.4 : 3.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-10.3 : 0.3 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD

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.
43.4 NORFOLK ISLAND (STEELS POINT) Islands ISL
42.4 WHOOTA MidNorth Coast S NSW
41.6 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY) Islands ISL
39.4 NORFOLK ISLAND (CASCADE) Islands ISL
36.6 CAREYS PEAK (BARRINGTON TOPS) Hunter Valley NSW

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

1.1 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
1.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

1177 (49.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1171 (48.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1120 (46.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1007 (42.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
968 (40.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
877 (36.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
862 (35.9) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
834 (34.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
832 (34.7) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
829 (34.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
793 (33.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
790 (32.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
733 (30.5) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
690 (28.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
685 (28.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
674 (28.1) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
649 (27.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
643 (26.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
641 (26.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
640 (26.7) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
638 (26.6) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
624 (26.0) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
618 (25.8) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
603 (25.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
96/21 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
93/20 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
85/20 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
74/17 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/09 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA

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.
None reported

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 74(180/ 63 ) at 06:00
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 85(250/ 72 ) at 20:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(310/ 82 ) at 21:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(250/ 76 ) at 21:36