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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0158 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

TAS

E Coast

092047

STONEHOUSE

77.4

63.5

17/08/1970

72

1 y

TAS

E Coast

092106

MATHINNA (SOUTH ESK RIVER)

84.2

82.4

11/08/2010

16

1 n

TAS

E Coast

092109

UPPER BLESSINGTON

76.4

60.2

11/08/2010

13

1 n

TAS

E Coast

092111

UPPER ESK (SOUTH ESK RIVER)

97.6

73.4

11/08/2010

16

1 n

TAS

E Coast

092120

ST HELENS AERODROME

62.0

49.0

11/08/2010

11

1 n

TAS

Flinders Is/Bass St

099000

CAPE BARREN ISLAND (LONG BEACH)

54.0

53.8

15/08/1955

93

1 y

TAS

Flinders Is/Bass St

099023

MILEARA PARK

48.0

44.4

07/08/2011

15

1 y 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 01:58EST, 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 19.6 -0.4 8.8 -0.1 9.0 1.2 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 26/12
PERTH AIRPORT 18.7 +0.3 8.4 +0.4 8.6 2.2 2.4 8.0 362 (15.1) 35/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.5 -0.6 9.1 +1.6 7.7 9.2 2.8 6.2 428 (17.8) 39/12
BUNBURY 17.7 +0.3 8.4 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 34/00
MANDURAH 18.3 -- 12.7 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 396 (16.5) 34/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.7 -0.6 19.8 -0.6 19.2 0.0 5.6 10.8 299 (12.5) 35/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.9 +6.3 8.3 +2.3 6.9 0.0 4.4 9.8 198 ( 8.3) 44/14
WHYALLA AERO 15.3 -3.2 2.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 1.2 -- 309 (12.9) 28/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.0 -1.6 10.4 +2.2 -- 7.8 1.6 4.0 328 (13.7) 31/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.3 +0.2 2.2 -3.3 0.2 1.6 1.0 3.9 261 (10.9) 34/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.1 -0.2 5.5 -4.8 -- 0.0 11.2 -- 212 ( 8.8) 26/10
CAIRNS AERO 26.2 -0.4 13.4 -4.0 8.5 0.0 4.0 10.8 177 ( 7.4) 28/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 +1.2 12.0 -2.7 6.3 0.0 5.6 10.9 227 ( 9.5) 44/12
MACKAY M.O 22.3 -0.3 13.9 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 309 (12.9) 26/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.8 0.0 6.5 -4.2 2.5 0.0 4.6 -- 197 ( 8.2) 30/12
BUNDABERG AERO 22.9 -0.4 5.4 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 37/12
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -0.5 10.0 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.1 -0.2 3.5 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 189 ( 7.9) 34/11
BRISBANE AERO 21.8 +0.1 5.6 -4.0 -0.3 0.0 6.4 10.2 352 (14.7) 44/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.2 -2.3 3.4 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 57/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 13.9 -4.0 7.2 +1.4 5.2 0.4 2.2 -- 224 ( 9.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.7 -2.1 6.2 -2.0 4.1 0.0 3.2 5.7 233 ( 9.7) 34/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -3.2 3.0 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.9 -1.7 5.5 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 41/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 15.8 -3.2 4.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 82 ( 3.4) 26/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 5.6 -5.3 0.7 -1.4 -1.0 9.2 3.4 3.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 12.3 -5.1 6.0 +2.6 -- 7.6 -- -- 250 (10.4) 35/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.9 -1.4 7.1 -1.0 3.2 0.0 3.8 2.8 402 (16.8) 34/09
RICHMOND RAAF 15.8 -3.9 3.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 37/16
BELLAMBI AWS 15.5 -2.5 8.5 -1.9 -- 2.2 -- -- 242 (10.1) 35/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.0 0.0 -2.0 -3.0 -2.0 0.4 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 11.5 -3.0 4.1 +0.5 2.2 0.0 2.0 6.0 167 ( 7.0) 30/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 10.1 -4.8 3.1 -0.6 -- 1.2 -- -- 51 ( 2.1) 24/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.1 -3.1 6.4 +1.2 5.9 2.6 1.8 5.0 310 (12.9) 24/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 11.9 -2.8 0.3 -3.6 1.5 0.4 1.2 -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.1 -2.1 -0.8 -3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 28/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 12.6 -2.4 7.0 +0.3 3.4 0.2 1.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 -1.2 0.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 28/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.1 +0.4 5.5 +1.9 -- 38.0 -- -- 328 (13.7) 52/13
HOBART AIRPORT 11.2 -2.3 9.2 +4.5 -- 2.2 0.2 0.0 495 (20.6) 28/00
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

35.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
34.3 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
34.3 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.3 : 28.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+5.1 : 27.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+4.6 : 27.2 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+4.6 : 29.7 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+4.3 : 25.0 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA

25.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.3 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
22.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+6.8 : 9.2 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+6.3 : 7.5 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+6.1 : 8.4 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+6.1 : 14.6 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
+6.0 : 6.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+6.0 : 8.3 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
+6.0 : 8.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

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

-2.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.5 : 9.4 COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N NSW
-6.3 : 8.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.2 : 12.5 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-6.2 : 7.1 BATHURST AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-6.0 : 5.2 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-6.0 : 9.9 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

-7.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.3 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.2 : -0.1 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
-7.1 : 3.6 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-6.9 : 3.5 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.6 : -2.9 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-6.4 : 3.7 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria 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.
141.4 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN) N Coast TAS
117.4 CORNWALL E Coast TAS
116.0 WELDBOROUGH E Coast TAS
109.8 GOULDS COUNTRY E Coast TAS
103.4 PYENGANA (FOREST LODGE ROAD) E Coast TAS

TASMANIA
N Coast
141.4 MOUNT VICTORIA (UNA PLAIN)
76.4 RINGAROOMA (CHARLES STREET)
71.4 NEW RIVER (NEW RIVER ROAD)
62.4 NUNAMARA OFFTAKE (ST PATRICKS RIVER)
E Coast
117.4 CORNWALL
116.0 WELDBOROUGH
109.8 GOULDS COUNTRY
103.4 PYENGANA (FOREST LODGE ROAD)
101.0 ST MARYS (CULLENSWOOD)
97.6 UPPER ESK (SOUTH ESK RIVER)
84.2 MATHINNA (SOUTH ESK RIVER)
83.0 MATHINNA (FINGAL ROAD)
77.6 ST HELENS (KELLRAINE)
77.4 STONEHOUSE
77.2 MONAMETA (MATHINNA RD)
76.4 UPPER BLESSINGTON
66.6 GRAY (DALMAYNE RD)
65.6 GERMAN TOWN
63.8 LEWIS HILL (ST PAULS RIVER)
62.0 ST HELENS AERODROME
55.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET)
54.8 PIONEER (MAIN ROAD)
53.6 SCAMANDER
53.4 ORMLEY
53.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER)
51.8 BEAUMARIS (SKYLINE DRIVE)
51.6 TOOMS LAKE (TOOMS RIVER)
50.9 SOUTH MOUNT CAMERON (GLADSTONE ROAD)
50.6 LAKE LEAKE (FWS)
Flinders Is/Bass St
54.0 CAPE BARREN ISLAND (LONG BEACH)

10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.8 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

0.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

1043 (43.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1006 (41.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
962 (40.1) FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS
852 (35.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
751 (31.3) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
750 (31.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
736 (30.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
678 (28.3) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
663 (27.6) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
661 (27.5) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
643 (26.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
641 (26.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
629 (26.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
628 (26.2) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
618 (25.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
604 (25.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
601 (25.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
85/07 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
83/11 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
74/02 SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
72/11 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS
70/16 DEVONPORT AIRPORT N 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.
TASMANIA
E Coast
SWAN ISLAND
7.0mm in 21 min to 04:21 20.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 83(300/ 65 ) at 11:28
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 85(100/ 69 ) at 07:30