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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 0145 EST on 26/05/2012. 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
Highest daily rainfall

WA

Lower West

009127

MOSMAN PARK

166.5

73.6

04/08/1994

38

157.8

09/02/1992

40

1 y

SA

W Agricultural

018173

MANGALO

22.0

18.0

11/08/2003

13

1 y

VIC

Wimmera S

079083

BENAYEO

36.0

30.6

19/08/1979

39

1 y

Highest grass minimum temperature

VIC

E Central

086071

MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE

13.5

13.4

19/08/2005

57

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

VIC

Upper NE

083055

MT HOTHAM AIRPORT

7.5

7.0

31/08/2007

11

1 Y

VIC

E Gippsland

084016

GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

14.5

14.2

27/08/1999

55

1 N

VIC

E Gippsland

084070

POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE)

15.3

15.2

26/08/1999

43

1 N

VIC

E Gippsland

084084

MALLACOOTA

14.5

13.6

27/08/1999

17

1 Y

VIC

E Gippsland

084143

COMBIENBAR AWS

14.6

13.4

18/08/1995

17

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086038

ESSENDON AIRPORT

14.7

14.2

31/08/2007

42

1 Y

VIC

E Central

086372

DUNNS HILL

15.0

13.4

25/08/1995

18

1 P

VIC

E Central

086383

COLDSTREAM

15.1

13.8

30/08/2005

17

1 Y

VIC

W Central

087031

LAVERTON RAAF

15.1

14.9

26/08/2004

68

1 Y

VIC

N Central

088164

EILDON FIRE TOWER

11.9

11.9

28/08/2007

16

1 Y Equal to record.

VIC

Western Plains

089105

LOOKOUT HILL

10.0

9.9

31/08/1999

16

1 P

VIC

W Coast

090035

COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND)

12.6

12.2

26/08/2004

12

1 Y

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069139

BEGA AWS

28.2

27.7

16/08/2009

17

1 Y

VIC

Upper North

081125

SHEPPARTON AIRPORT

24.8

24.1

26/08/2007

16

1 Y

VIC

Upper NE

083083

EDI UPPER

21.8

21.4

29/08/1999

24

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 01:45EST, 26/05/2012.

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 17.4 -2.6 8.9 0.0 8.0 0.8 -- -- 259 (10.8) 35/11
PERTH AIRPORT 16.9 -1.5 3.0 -5.0 2.2 6.0 1.8 9.6 306 (12.8) 30/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.3 -1.8 7.1 -0.4 5.8 16.6 3.0 8.6 362 (15.1) 35/08
BUNBURY 16.9 -0.5 1.3 -6.1 -- 3.2 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 24/15
MANDURAH 16.2 -- 7.1 -- -- 4.8 -- -- 326 (13.6) 24/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.5 -0.8 19.0 -1.4 14.2 0.0 7.0 10.6 369 (15.4) 52/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.2 +4.6 5.9 -0.1 5.3 0.0 6.6 10.3 253 (10.5) 46/13
WHYALLA AERO 18.9 +0.4 11.5 +5.6 -- 1.4 12.2 -- 483 (20.1) 41/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.6 -3.0 12.5 +4.3 11.1 6.02 5.0 0.0 260 (10.8) 30/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.3 +2.2 11.8 +6.3 10.0 4.8 3.2 2.6 394 (16.4) 46/20
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.1 -1.2 4.7 -5.6 3.1 0.0 5.0 10.8 178 ( 7.4) 31/10
CAIRNS AERO 25.7 -0.9 17.9 +0.5 16.6 2.8 6.4 4.2 547 (22.8) 50/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.5 -0.5 13.0 -1.7 8.4 0.0 6.4 10.4 368 (15.3) 54/13
MACKAY M.O 21.3 -1.3 17.0 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- 7.3 435 (18.1) 41/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.1 -1.7 13.5 +2.8 11.1 0.0 6.6 -- 321 (13.4) 43/12
BUNDABERG AERO 23.3 0.0 10.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 46/10
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -1.5 10.0 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.5 +0.2 9.1 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 143 ( 6.0) 30/13
BRISBANE AERO 21.5 -0.2 8.7 -0.9 6.7 0.0 4.0 9.9 282 (11.8) 28/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.8 -0.7 8.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 451 (18.8) 44/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.4 +5.5 7.7 +1.9 1.3 0.0 3.0 -- 51 ( 2.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.7 +1.9 8.6 +0.4 4.3 0.0 2.6 10.0 344 (14.3) 41/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +1.8 6.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.7 +6.1 5.2 -1.6 1.8 0.0 1.4 -- 99 ( 4.1) 18/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.2 +7.2 6.2 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 13 ( 0.5) 18/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.5 +6.6 9.5 +7.4 -2.8 0.0 3.6 9.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 24.2 +6.8 5.6 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 35/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.4 +7.1 12.7 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.2 294 (12.3) 35/16
RICHMOND RAAF 26.1 +6.4 4.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 65 ( 2.7) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 24.3 +6.3 16.3 +5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 46/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.0 +8.0 0.0 -1.0 -1.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.5 +9.0 12.1 +8.5 7.4 0.0 3.0 8.8 264 (11.0) 37/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +8.0 7.1 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 35/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.9 +10.7 13.2 +8.0 10.2 0.0 9.0 8.8 492 (20.5) 61/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.1 +10.4 11.9 +8.0 6.8 0.0 4.0 -- 439 (18.3) 43/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.1 +6.9 8.4 +5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 37/22
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.0 +6.0 15.5 +8.8 13.5 0.0 7.2 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 16.2 +4.8 11.1 +7.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 693 (28.9) 44/03
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 13.8 +0.1 6.6 +3.0 -- 0.7 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) --
HOBART AIRPORT 19.5 +6.0 7.9 +3.2 5.0 0.2 2.0 4.5 212 ( 8.8) 50/13
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

32.2 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
32.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
32.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
32.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
31.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+11.0 : 27.2 DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
+11.0 : 26.3 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
+11.0 : 26.0 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
+10.7 : 27.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+10.7 : 25.6 KYABRAM DPI Lower North VIC

24.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
23.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+10.8 : 15.1 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+10.4 : 13.7 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
+10.0 : 14.3 HAWKER Upper North SA
+10.0 : 14.6 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW
+10.0 : 13.5 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW

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

4.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
**S** 7.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.0 : 15.3 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-5.8 : 15.1 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
-5.8 : 14.7 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-5.5 : 16.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 15.5 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 17.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

-3.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-3.0 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-1.5 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-1.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.3 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

-6.1 : 1.3 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-5.6 : 4.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-5.1 : 13.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-5.0 : 14.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
-5.0 : 9.6 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-5.0 : 9.9 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-5.0 : 3.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West 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.
166.5 MOSMAN PARK Lower West WA
39.0 SECOND BEACH Lower West WA
36.0 BENAYEO Wimmera S VIC
28.4 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
27.0 THE DUKE Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
166.5 MOSMAN PARK
39.0 SECOND BEACH
28.4 ESPERANCE
27.0 THE DUKE

VICTORIA
Wimmera S
36.0 BENAYEO

11.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.7 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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1.4 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.2 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1280 (53.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1117 (46.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1017 (42.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
980 (40.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
928 (38.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
889 (37.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
884 (36.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
880 (36.7) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
865 (36.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
864 (36.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
820 (34.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
812 (33.8) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
807 (33.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
804 (33.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
760 (31.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
747 (31.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
734 (30.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
733 (30.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
732 (30.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
727 (30.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
697 (29.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
693 (28.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
693 (28.9) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
655 (27.3) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
653 (27.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
652 (27.2) YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
647 (27.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
646 (26.9) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
646 (26.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
630 (26.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
630 (26.3) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
628 (26.2) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
627 (26.1) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
624 (26.0) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
612 (25.5) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
122/05 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
94/13 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/23 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
80/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/22 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
74/04 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
74/14 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
74/14 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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.
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
5.4mm in 7 min to 18:08 46.3mm/h

VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 91(300/ 54 ) at 00:30
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 119(340/ 76 ) at 06:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(330/ 63 ) at 12:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 87(320/ 65 ) at 10:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(290/ 58 ) at 13:30