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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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 2115 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

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

5.8

6.0

30/05/2006

13

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

-3.8

-3.0

27/05/2011

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015602

JERVOIS

-2.0

-0.4

29/05/1987

39

1 N

TAS

E Coast

092038

SWANSEA POST OFFICE

-6.0

-5.9

13/05/1976

35

1 P

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004106

MARBLE BAR

9.9

10.7

27/05/2011

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Eucla

011019

EYRE

-2.4

-2.1

24/05/1993

25

1 N

WA

Eucla

011052

FORREST

1.4

1.5

28/05/2000

17

1 Y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014626

DALY WATERS AWS

5.3

5.4

31/05/2006

42

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014829

LAJAMANU

2.5

3.0

30/05/2006

18

1 Y

NT

Victoria

014847

KIDMAN SPRINGS

5.7

6.5

27/05/2011

16

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

-3.8

-2.6

27/05/2011

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

11.4

11.4

27/05/2011

11

1 Y Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 21:15EST, 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 25.8 +1.8 9.4 -3.5 7.3 0.0 3.4 -- 308 (12.8) 30/14
PERTH AIRPORT 25.3 +3.6 10.8 +0.4 8.7 0.0 3.2 9.4 317 (13.2) 34/00
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.8 +2.9 4.3 -5.5 2.8 0.0 1.6 8.5 182 ( 7.6) 24/11
BUNBURY 21.9 +0.8 3.6 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 56 ( 2.3) 18/11
MANDURAH 22.3 -- 11.4 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 17/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 29.8 -2.2 17.7 -4.4 16.3 0.0 6.2 10.5 362 (15.1) 35/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.6 -4.4 -1.0 -9.3 -2.3 0.0 2.8 10.2 243 (10.1) 28/10
WHYALLA AERO 17.2 -3.3 9.2 +0.5 -- 0.4 3.8 -- 132 ( 5.5) 18/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.6 -3.4 6.1 -4.1 4.0 0.6 -- 3.9 123 ( 5.1) 15/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.5 -1.6 6.3 -1.0 4.0 0.6 1.0 1.4 163 ( 6.8) 17/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 24.7 -3.2 3.1 -10.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 34/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.1 -0.5 16.1 -3.8 13.9 0.0 6.0 10.4 435 (18.1) 35/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.1 -2.5 10.3 -7.3 4.3 0.0 6.2 10.5 201 ( 8.4) 30/13
MACKAY M.O 21.3 -2.9 10.5 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 328 (13.7) 26/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.1 -1.9 5.6 -8.6 3.0 0.0 3.4 -- 102 ( 4.3) 22/11
BUNDABERG AERO 22.1 -2.6 8.9 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 30/14
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -2.7 9.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.4 -1.8 10.0 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 41/11
BRISBANE AERO 21.4 -2.2 9.3 -3.6 7.0 0.0 3.0 5.5 283 (11.8) 30/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.2 -1.7 6.0 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 245 (10.2) 31/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.4 -1.9 2.8 -5.9 -1.5 0.0 2.2 -- 131 ( 5.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.5 -1.9 12.6 +0.9 9.1 0.0 3.0 7.3 317 (13.2) 31/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -2.5 7.0 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.1 -3.2 7.3 -2.8 -- 1.0 -- -- 365 (15.2) 31/09
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.7 -3.7 5.9 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 17/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.0 -1.2 -0.5 -5.2 -3.8 0.2 0.2 3.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.8 -3.2 0.9 -5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 24/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.8 -3.2 8.5 -2.4 5.1 0.0 3.2 3.1 345 (14.4) 54/13
RICHMOND RAAF 19.1 -1.5 1.1 -6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 42 ( 1.8) 24/15
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -2.7 10.5 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 34/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 -0.6 -3.0 -6.2 -3.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.8 -2.5 -0.4 -6.3 -1.4 0.0 1.6 6.3 140 ( 5.8) 15/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.9 -3.8 2.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 15/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.8 -4.2 5.0 -2.4 0.7 0.0 1.2 0.9 141 ( 5.9) 13/03
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.4 -1.9 2.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 13/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.8 -1.8 6.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 21/01
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.8 -2.9 10.5 +1.9 -- 1.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 14.1 -3.0 7.1 -0.6 -- 3.2 -- -- 248 (10.3) 21/01
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.3 -1.3 5.4 -0.3 -- 1.4 -- -- 155 ( 6.5) 18/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 11.8 -4.0 -2.0 -7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 17/15
HOBART AIRPORT 13.2 -2.0 2.4 -4.2 -2.6 0.0 1.6 8.5 329 (13.7) 37/12
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

32.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
30.9 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
30.9 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
30.6 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
30.6 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT
30.6 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
30.6 OENPELLI N Rivers NT

+4.3 : 21.9 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+4.2 : 25.3 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.2 : 25.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.1 : 26.0 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+4.0 : 24.9 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.7 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
24.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.7 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+3.7 : 10.2 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
+3.0 : 8.7 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
+2.7 : 8.1 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+2.4 : 9.0 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
+1.9 : 10.5 MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE E Central VIC

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

2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.1 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-8.6 : 9.7 YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
-7.8 : 10.0 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-7.2 : 10.5 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
-6.9 : 14.6 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-6.9 : 13.8 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW

-7.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-6.2 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-5.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-5.3 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-5.3 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

-12.1 : -3.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-11.6 : -2.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-11.3 : 5.1 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-10.9 : 5.3 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-10.9 : 2.5 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-10.9 : 4.1 WAVE HILL N Rivers 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.
20.0 MOE SOUTH W Gippsland VIC
18.8 TRAFALGAR TOSELAND ROAD W Gippsland VIC
17.0 MEREWETHER (BURWOOD BEACH WWTP) Hunter Valley NSW
15.3 DROUIN BOWLING CLUB W Gippsland VIC
13.4 NELSON W Coast VIC

11.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

.....

1.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.8 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
0.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

1094 (45.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
911 (38.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
858 (35.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
796 (33.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
785 (32.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
690 (28.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
682 (28.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
666 (27.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
625 (26.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
624 (26.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
621 (25.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
616 (25.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
605 (25.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
602 (25.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
78/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
74/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
61/07 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
57/18 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
54/13 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east 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.
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 76(260/ 65 ) at 00:30