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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2242 EST on 25/05/2012. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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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 22:41EST, 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 21.9 +1.0 10.4 -0.6 8.5 0.2 2.0 -- 331 (13.8) 37/13
PERTH AIRPORT 20.7 +1.8 12.1 +3.1 10.5 0.6 0.8 4.1 238 ( 9.9) 44/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.1 +1.5 12.0 +3.9 8.9 0.0 1.6 5.0 380 (15.8) 61/15
BUNBURY 19.8 +1.4 11.7 +3.8 -- 0.6 -- -- 319 (13.3) 54/05
MANDURAH 20.2 -- 14.3 -- -- 7.2 -- -- 392 (16.3) 59/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.7 -1.9 14.4 -5.6 11.8 0.0 4.8 11.0 318 (13.3) 43/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 18.6 -1.2 0.7 -4.4 -0.6 0.0 3.4 9.4 -- 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.5 +1.2 5.3 -0.8 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 279 (11.6) 22/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.7 +0.6 10.4 +2.3 -- 1.6 -- 1.8 240 (10.0) 34/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.4 +1.6 9.5 +3.8 7.7 2.6 1.2 5.0 438 (18.3) 35/00
MOUNT ISA AERO 21.9 -3.0 3.8 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 31/09
CAIRNS AERO 25.3 -0.7 10.5 -7.4 5.0 0.0 5.8 10.9 242 (10.1) 39/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.1 -0.5 10.5 -4.1 4.1 0.0 6.2 10.8 318 (13.3) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 20.3 -1.6 10.4 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 276 (11.5) 30/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.7 -1.8 5.8 -5.1 2.0 0.0 3.6 -- 168 ( 7.0) 41/11
BUNDABERG AERO 20.6 -2.0 6.5 -5.1 5.7 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 48/10
NAMBOUR DPI 20.0 -1.6 10.0 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 20.1 -1.0 3.7 -7.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 30/10
BRISBANE AERO 20.2 -1.1 8.3 -2.2 2.3 0.0 5.8 9.7 533 (22.2) 48/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 13.4 -3.6 3.8 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 758 (31.6) 52/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.0 -0.8 6.6 +0.5 0.4 0.0 2.6 -- 169 ( 7.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.4 -1.0 9.9 +0.8 4.5 0.0 -- 9.7 305 (12.7) 41/00
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -2.4 7.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.3 -0.3 8.8 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 675 (28.1) --
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.0 +0.1 5.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 28/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 6.8 -3.7 2.4 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.7 1.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 13.5 -2.9 0.5 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 418 (17.4) 43/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.0 +0.4 9.0 +0.4 3.5 0.0 3.6 9.8 640 (26.7) 52/15
RICHMOND RAAF 17.9 -0.1 2.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 41/14
BELLAMBI AWS 17.6 -0.1 10.3 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 585 (24.4) 61/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.0 -0.2 2.0 +1.0 -2.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.5 -1.3 2.9 -0.8 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.8 329 (13.7) 31/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 12.5 -1.7 5.7 +1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 250 (10.4) 28/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.1 +2.1 5.4 +0.2 3.7 0.0 1.6 4.8 381 (15.9) 31/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.9 +1.9 4.3 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 35/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.6 +2.4 3.4 -0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 357 (14.9) 35/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.8 +2.8 9.4 +2.5 5.8 1.4 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 17.0 +2.4 8.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.9 +2.1 5.5 +1.5 -- 1.6 -- -- 485 (20.2) 41/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.4 +1.3 4.3 +1.4 -- 3.62 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 31/15
HOBART AIRPORT 12.2 -0.7 6.0 +1.4 1.1 0.0 0.8 5.8 374 (15.6) 52/13
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

30.7 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
30.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
30.1 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
30.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
29.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+3.6 : 21.6 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+3.5 : 20.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+3.3 : 20.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.1 : 20.4 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+3.0 : 20.3 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+3.0 : 20.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+3.0 : 16.4 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC

25.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
23.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.9 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
21.6 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+5.0 : 12.3 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+4.8 : 6.1 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
+4.8 : 11.4 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.4 : 9.4 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
+4.2 : 9.4 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+4.2 : 8.8 STAWELL AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
+4.2 : 16.4 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
+4.2 : 11.6 SHANNON Lower West WA

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

-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-4.9 : 6.0 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.3 : 6.1 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.2 : 6.2 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW
-4.2 : 7.5 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-4.1 : 8.7 ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.1 : 14.8 FORSTER - TUNCURRY R.V.C.P. MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.1 : 13.2 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW

-4.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-3.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.7 : 8.9 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-9.2 : 4.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-9.0 : 7.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
-8.8 : 5.9 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-8.7 : 6.6 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT
-8.7 : 9.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

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.
55.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
32.0 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM) W Coast TAS
32.0 SERPENTINE MAIN DAM Lower West WA
28.4 CRADLE MOUNTAIN VISITORS CENTRE Central Plateau TAS
24.8 BALOOK W Gippsland VIC

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
32.0 SERPENTINE MAIN DAM

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
24.8 BALOOK

TASMANIA
Central Plateau
28.4 CRADLE MOUNTAIN VISITORS CENTRE
W Coast
55.4 MOUNT READ
32.0 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM)

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

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1.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
1.8 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.4 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.8 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1616 (67.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1347 (56.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1342 (55.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1313 (54.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1253 (52.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
1246 (51.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1105 (46.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1071 (44.6) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1038 (43.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
1001 (41.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1001 (41.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
971 (40.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
929 (38.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
881 (36.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
868 (36.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
868 (36.2) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
868 (36.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
864 (36.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
854 (35.6) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
839 (35.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
780 (32.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
778 (32.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
758 (31.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
752 (31.3) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
724 (30.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
723 (30.1) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
722 (30.1) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
693 (28.9) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
678 (28.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
676 (28.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
675 (28.1) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
662 (27.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
650 (27.1) EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
644 (26.8) MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
643 (26.8) GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
640 (26.7) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
626 (26.1) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
620 (25.8) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
610 (25.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
608 (25.3) COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N NSW
602 (25.1) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
107/12 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
106/07 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
104/01 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
102/10 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
100/04 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/03 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
96/06 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
94/15 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
91/09 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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.
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 82(300/ 63 ) at 03:00
BUSSELTON JETTY : 74(310/ 65 ) at 07:50
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(240/ 69 ) at 15:30
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 102(260/ 65 ) at 10:06
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 83(241/ 67 ) at 16:40
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 104(270/ 82 ) at 02:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(300/ 72 ) at 03:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(250/ 70 ) at 04:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 108(230/ 41 ) at 12:55
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(250/ 63 ) at 09:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 83(250/ 65 ) at 10:01
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 96(240/ 69 ) at 06:30
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 82(230/ 72 ) at 00:52
HOGAN ISLAND : 102(260/ 83 ) at 06:27
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 82(240/ 70 ) at 01:23