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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 2113 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Roper-McArthur

014612

LARRIMAH

3.4

3.4

23/05/2001

13

1 N Equal to record.

NT

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

-1.0

-0.5

31/05/2001

20

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

-3.0

-1.4

25/05/2006

11

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

-4.3

-2.0

16/05/2011

19

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032040

TOWNSVILLE AERO

3.2

3.6

13/05/2011

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002064

ARGYLE AERODROME

10.1

10.4

30/05/2006

17

1 Y

WA

E Pilbara

004106

MARBLE BAR

10.7

10.7

31/05/2003

11

1 Y Equal to record.

NT

Arnhem

014507

ALYANGULA POLICE

14.4

14.7

01/05/1999

29

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

6.5

7.5

22/05/2001

16

1 Y

NT

Darwin-Daly

014949

DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE

9.0

11.0

30/05/2000

15

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

0.4

1.9

24/05/2001

47

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

-2.6

-1.1

25/05/2006

11

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015603

KULGERA

-2.0

-1.9

21/05/1985

31

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

-1.7

1.4

24/05/2006

18

1 Y

SA

NW Pastoral

016097

ERNABELLA (PUKATJA)

-1.5

-1.0

27/05/2002

13

1 Y

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

11.4

11.4

26/05/2003

11

1 Y Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033247

PROSERPINE AIRPORT

5.0

5.0

30/05/2001

22

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033257

BOWEN AIRPORT

6.9

7.1

26/05/2011

24

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Central Coast W

034084

CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT

4.6

5.8

13/05/2011

19

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Eucla

011052

FORREST

14.4

14.9

13/05/2003

17

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 21:12EST, 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 24.3 +0.3 11.2 -1.7 7.5 0.0 3.2 -- 345 (14.4) 34/09
PERTH AIRPORT 23.1 +1.4 12.0 +1.6 9.8 0.0 3.8 9.1 485 (20.2) 41/01
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.4 -0.5 5.5 -4.3 3.7 0.0 1.8 9.3 220 ( 9.2) 26/10
BUNBURY 21.0 -0.1 5.1 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 24/00
MANDURAH 22.1 -- 11.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 28/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.8 -3.2 17.0 -5.1 15.4 0.0 7.4 10.1 372 (15.5) 41/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.0 -6.0 -2.1 -10.4 -3.1 0.0 3.4 10.2 235 ( 9.8) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 15.0 -5.5 9.1 +0.4 -- 0.2 1.0 -- 189 ( 7.9) 21/01
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.5 -3.5 11.2 +1.0 -- 1.4 0.8 2.3 98 ( 4.1) 22/03
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.5 -1.6 6.5 -0.8 4.3 1.2 0.8 4.3 276 (11.5) 28/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 22.8 -5.1 2.6 -11.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 323 (13.5) 35/09
CAIRNS AERO 25.4 -2.2 13.2 -6.7 9.4 0.0 6.0 11.0 407 (17.0) 37/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 24.0 -3.6 8.7 -8.9 3.2 0.0 5.0 10.8 256 (10.7) 30/09
MACKAY M.O 20.8 -3.4 10.5 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 307 (12.8) 28/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.5 -3.5 6.7 -7.5 3.0 0.0 5.0 -- -- 18/11
BUNDABERG AERO 23.4 -1.3 8.0 -6.2 7.2 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 24/08
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -1.7 8.0 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.7 -0.5 8.8 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 34/09
BRISBANE AERO 22.7 -0.9 7.9 -5.0 5.2 0.0 3.2 9.8 335 (14.0) 34/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.9 -2.0 4.4 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 28/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.9 -2.4 5.0 -3.7 0.5 0.0 2.0 -- 109 ( 4.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.6 -0.8 8.9 -2.8 6.2 0.0 2.4 9.5 412 (17.2) 31/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -2.5 11.0 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.1 -2.2 7.9 -2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 457 (19.0) 37/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.3 -3.1 3.6 -4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 22/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.0 -5.2 2.6 -2.1 -2.6 0.0 2.0 9.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 15.0 -5.0 -0.5 -7.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 31/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.6 -2.4 7.6 -3.3 4.1 0.0 2.4 7.2 426 (17.8) 41/13
RICHMOND RAAF 17.8 -2.8 2.4 -5.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 22/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.8 -2.9 10.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 377 (15.7) 35/03
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -1.6 -2.0 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.4 -3.9 6.4 +0.5 5.2 0.0 1.8 6.2 181 ( 7.5) 31/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.8 -3.9 1.9 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 17/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.7 -4.3 7.1 -0.3 1.8 0.0 0.4 0.9 226 ( 9.4) 24/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.6 -3.7 -0.1 -5.8 -- 0.0 0.2 -- 154 ( 6.4) 26/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.0 -3.6 0.8 -4.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 24/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.5 -1.2 10.0 +1.4 7.1 1.6 0.2 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 15.7 -1.4 7.8 +0.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 343 (14.3) 39/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.4 -2.2 6.2 +0.5 -- 4.8 -- -- 259 (10.8) 26/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.3 -0.5 1.9 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 21/13
HOBART AIRPORT 13.5 -1.7 7.6 +1.0 4.3 0.0 1.8 7.7 362 (15.1) 41/07
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

33.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
30.8 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
30.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

+2.2 : 33.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
+1.9 : 24.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+1.6 : 23.0 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+1.6 : 25.3 MULLEWA Central West WA
+1.6 : 23.1 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA
+1.6 : 24.2 CARNAMAH Central West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.5 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+3.9 : 10.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
+2.8 : 9.6 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
+2.8 : 9.3 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
+2.7 : 9.3 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
+2.6 : 6.9 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

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

1.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.4 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.2 : 17.6 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-8.0 : 18.6 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
-7.9 : 14.4 FORREST Eucla WA
-7.1 : 18.2 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-7.0 : 16.2 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT

-4.0 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-3.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-3.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-11.4 : 5.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-11.3 : 2.6 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-11.3 : 6.6 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-11.2 : -2.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-11.1 : -1.7 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-11.1 : 6.9 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E 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.
28.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
21.8 ABERCROMBIE (ABERCROMBIE RIVER) C Tablelands S NSW
20.0 SEAL ROCKS CAMPING RESERVE MidNorth Coast S NSW
17.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
16.6 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM) W Coast TAS

11.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

.....

0.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.8 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1347 (56.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1114 (46.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1061 (44.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
940 (39.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
868 (36.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
838 (34.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
804 (33.5) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
780 (32.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
773 (32.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
730 (30.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
730 (30.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
723 (30.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
712 (29.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
700 (29.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
655 (27.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
654 (27.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
653 (27.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
645 (26.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
609 (25.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
603 (25.1) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
87/04 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
83/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
76/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/10 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/05 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
72/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/02 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
None reported

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 69(250/ 63 ) at 10:56
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(310/ 70 ) at 00:30