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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
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 2118 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

Alice Springs

015511

CURTIN SPRINGS

-1.5

-0.6

15/05/2006

19

1 Y

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

-3.8

-3.8

28/05/2011

11

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

NT

Alice Springs

015666

RABBIT FLAT

0.7

1.0

31/05/2002

15

1 Y

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

N Kimberley

001006

WYNDHAM AERO

10.1

10.4

31/05/2008

11

1 Y

WA

W Kimberley

003032

DERBY AERO

9.3

9.6

29/05/1976

27

1 Y

NT

Roper-McArthur

014626

DALY WATERS AWS

4.8

5.3

28/05/2011

42

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

TAS

N Coast

091293

LOW HEAD

3.3

3.3

30/05/2006

14

1 Y Equal to record.


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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 21:18EST, 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 27.0 +3.0 12.1 -0.8 11.1 0.0 3.2 -- 374 (15.6) 50/21
PERTH AIRPORT 25.6 +3.9 8.0 -2.4 5.8 0.0 2.8 6.6 201 ( 8.4) 46/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.1 +5.2 6.3 -3.5 3.6 0.0 2.0 6.2 143 ( 6.0) 61/23
BUNBURY 21.1 0.0 4.3 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 52/22
MANDURAH 20.7 -- 12.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 65/21
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.7 -1.3 17.6 -4.5 16.4 0.0 4.8 11.2 352 (14.7) 37/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.9 -4.1 -0.5 -8.8 -2.0 0.0 3.4 10.2 232 ( 9.7) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 16.4 -4.1 4.7 -4.0 -- 0.0 2.2 -- 125 ( 5.2) 21/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.8 -2.2 9.0 -1.2 6.9 0.0 -- 7.2 71 ( 3.0) 28/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.5 -2.6 6.4 -0.9 5.3 0.2 1.0 2.3 95 ( 4.0) 15/01
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.6 -2.3 3.2 -10.7 -0.5 0.0 45.0 10.5 252 (10.5) 30/13
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 +0.3 17.7 -2.2 16.3 0.0 5.8 10.4 422 (17.6) 35/08
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.2 -1.4 12.1 -5.5 7.6 0.0 4.6 9.9 185 ( 7.7) 28/12
MACKAY M.O 22.1 -2.1 12.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.2 310 (12.9) 28/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.4 -1.6 12.3 -1.9 10.3 0.0 2.8 -- 177 ( 7.4) 26/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.3 -0.4 14.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 30/11
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 14.0 +1.9 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.3 -0.9 13.2 -1.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 313 (13.0) 46/13
BRISBANE AERO 21.7 -1.9 12.6 -0.3 10.9 0.0 2.8 7.5 306 (12.8) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.3 -1.6 10.6 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 50/18
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.7 -2.6 7.5 -1.2 3.4 0.0 2.2 -- 143 ( 6.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -2.0 8.5 -3.2 6.1 0.0 1.6 8.2 220 ( 9.2) 46/19
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -1.5 9.0 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.9 -1.4 11.2 +1.1 -- 1.83 5.2 -- 314 (13.1) 26/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 16.0 -4.4 11.0 +2.6 -- 5.6 -- -- 45 ( 1.9) 21/18
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.2 -2.0 3.5 -1.2 -1.2 0.2 1.6 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.9 -3.1 5.4 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 28/03
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.4 -3.6 9.6 -1.3 8.4 0.0 0.6 0.0 407 (17.0) 46/15
RICHMOND RAAF 17.0 -3.6 6.8 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 69 ( 2.9) 18/17
BELLAMBI AWS 17.3 -2.4 11.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 37/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 +1.4 -1.0 -4.2 -1.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.7 -1.6 -0.6 -6.5 -1.6 0.0 1.2 4.6 97 ( 4.0) 17/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.8 -2.9 2.5 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 47 ( 2.0) 11/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.0 -4.0 4.8 -2.6 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.2 122 ( 5.1) 17/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.5 -0.8 1.7 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 29 ( 1.2) 18/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.0 -3.6 7.4 +2.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 60 ( 2.5) 18/20
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.3 -2.4 10.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 12.9 -4.2 6.1 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 15/22
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.5 -2.1 7.3 +1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 81 ( 3.4) 21/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.4 -2.4 -1.8 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 13/13
HOBART AIRPORT 15.3 +0.1 4.6 -2.0 0.2 0.0 1.0 7.4 344 (14.3) 30/00
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

33.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
32.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
31.7 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
31.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

+6.4 : 25.0 ALBANY Lower West WA
+6.2 : 25.8 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.2 : 25.1 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.2 : 27.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.2 : 27.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+4.9 : 12.0 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.3 : 15.5 MULLEWA Central West WA
+4.0 : 14.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+3.2 : 9.6 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
+2.9 : 10.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.8 : 12.6 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-7.5 : 12.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-6.8 : 15.8 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-6.5 : 16.5 LIGHTNING RIDGE VISITORS INFORMATION CEN Upper Darling NSW
**S** -6.5 : 13.1 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW

-5.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-5.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-5.0 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-4.6 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-4.3 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

-11.4 : 4.8 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-11.1 : -2.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-10.7 : 3.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
**S** -10.7 : 6.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-10.4 : 6.0 LARRIMAH 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.
74.4 THE ENTRANCE (ELOORA STREET) Hunter Valley NSW
36.5 AJANA Central West WA
34.0 BRIGALOW POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
31.4 NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
30.8 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST) Hunter Valley NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
36.5 AJANA

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
34.0 BRIGALOW POST OFFICE

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
74.4 THE ENTRANCE (ELOORA STREET)
31.4 NORAH HEAD AWS
30.8 GOROKAN (GOOBARABAH ST)

11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

0.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC

1091 (45.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1041 (43.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
729 (30.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
680 (28.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
673 (28.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
106/20 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
87/22 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
87/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
81/20 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
76/05 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT
8.0mm in 12 min to 23:24 40.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 15.4mm/h
NORTH ISLAND
14.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.2mm/h
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h
GARDEN ISLAND HSF
6.6mm in 39 min to 23:00 10.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
CAPE LEEUWIN
1.6mm in 1 min to 20:14 96.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP
7.8mm in 43 min to 23:43 10.9mm/h
BUSSELTON
8.6mm in 35 min to 22:35 14.7mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.0mm/h
WITCHCLIFFE
12.8mm in 49 min to 22:00 15.7mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.6mm/h
MANDURAH
9.2mm in 15 min to 21:42 36.8mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 21.4mm/h
6.2mm in 14 min to 22:14 26.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.6mm/h
DONNYBROOK AG STATION
12.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.4mm/h
MEDINA AG STATION
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h
MYALUP AG STATION
13.4mm in 30 min to 21:30 26.8mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 17.6mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 17.0mm/h
SOUTH PERTH AG STATION
12.4mm in 30 min to 23:00 24.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.2mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 14.8mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
STENHOUSE BAY
10.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
OAKEY AERO
4.6mm in 12 min to 15:12 23.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
4.4mm in 6 min to 19:36 44.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.4mm/h
Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
11.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.2mm/h
Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
13.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 85(320/ 63 ) at 22:09
CAPE LEEUWIN : 106(350/ 59 ) at 20:15
TASMANIA
Southeast
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 85(260/ 69 ) at 06:00