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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0215 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

Goldfields

012318

WALLING ROCK

71.8

31.2

24/08/2005

17

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 02:15EST, 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 18.2 -1.8 12.0 +3.1 11.0 0.8 -- -- 636 (26.5) 65/00
PERTH AIRPORT 17.4 -1.0 9.9 +1.9 9.0 12.8 4.6 8.3 684 (28.5) 54/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.4 -2.7 6.5 -1.0 5.1 16.0 5.0 8.9 561 (23.4) 57/10
BUNBURY 16.4 -1.0 8.1 +0.7 -- 9.0 -- -- 555 (23.1) 65/00
MANDURAH 16.4 -- 10.4 -- -- 13.8 -- -- 826 (34.4) 67/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.7 -0.6 16.7 -3.7 15.5 0.0 6.6 10.7 270 (11.3) 30/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.7 +8.1 7.2 +1.2 6.0 0.0 7.0 10.1 260 (10.8) 48/13
WHYALLA AERO 22.4 +3.9 11.4 +5.5 -- 3.6 3.8 -- 173 ( 7.2) 63/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.9 +1.3 12.2 +4.0 8.5 5.6 0.6 0.0 242 (10.1) 50/17
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.2 +1.1 8.3 +2.8 8.3 1.2 1.0 -- 370 (15.4) 61/22
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.2 +2.9 8.4 -1.9 6.6 0.0 6.2 9.9 150 ( 6.3) 31/12
CAIRNS AERO 26.8 +0.2 18.1 +0.7 16.0 0.4 6.8 10.3 489 (20.4) 39/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.0 -1.0 12.2 -2.5 7.2 0.0 6.4 10.6 318 (13.3) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 21.5 -1.1 12.3 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 317 (13.2) 26/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.8 0.0 11.7 +1.0 8.1 0.0 5.2 -- 195 ( 8.1) 26/11
BUNDABERG AERO 23.5 +0.2 7.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 28/14
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -0.5 9.0 +0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.1 -0.2 12.5 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 30/14
BRISBANE AERO 21.9 +0.2 9.8 +0.2 8.4 0.0 4.0 10.5 282 (11.8) 28/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.6 +0.1 9.3 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 412 (17.2) 35/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.1 +4.2 6.8 +1.0 2.4 0.0 2.4 -- 129 ( 5.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -0.4 9.4 +1.2 6.3 0.0 2.4 7.6 365 (15.2) 28/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -1.2 9.0 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.6 0.0 6.5 -0.3 4.3 0.0 1.8 -- 87 ( 3.6) 22/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.5 -0.5 6.5 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 32 ( 1.3) 21/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.1 +3.2 5.1 +3.0 1.2 0.0 1.4 5.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.2 +3.8 7.8 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 37/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.9 -0.4 10.4 +2.3 8.2 0.0 2.4 8.2 245 (10.2) 26/13
RICHMOND RAAF 19.6 -0.1 5.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 34 ( 1.4) 24/14
BELLAMBI AWS 17.8 -0.2 11.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 26/20
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.0 +5.0 5.0 +4.0 5.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.8 +5.3 8.3 +4.7 7.1 0.0 2.0 8.6 249 (10.4) 24/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.4 +4.5 9.0 +5.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 24/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.5 +3.3 10.8 +5.6 9.1 2.2 2.0 0.6 275 (11.5) 37/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.0 +4.3 10.5 +6.6 9.5 1.0 0.6 -- 338 (14.1) 39/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.1 +3.9 8.7 +6.1 -- 4.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 34/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 +6.2 10.2 +3.5 10.1 2.8 1.6 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.5 +4.1 8.7 +5.0 -- 2.8 -- -- 645 (26.9) 57/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.0 +2.3 6.9 +3.3 -- 3.8 -- -- 142 ( 5.9) 22/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.4 +2.9 6.9 +2.2 7.8 1.2 2.4 8.5 459 (19.1) 37/00
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

34.9 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
34.7 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
34.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.2 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT

+9.1 : 31.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+8.8 : 29.2 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+8.1 : 30.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.0 : 28.7 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
+7.9 : 30.3 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

24.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
22.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.5 : 14.3 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.3 : 12.5 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+8.3 : 14.0 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+8.1 : 21.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
+7.9 : 14.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

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

2.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.5 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-6.0 : 15.3 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-5.9 : 14.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-5.3 : 16.0 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-5.3 : 16.2 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-5.1 : 13.8 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.1 : 6.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-6.8 : 9.2 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-6.2 : 8.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-5.8 : 8.6 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
-5.7 : 10.3 MANGO FARM 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.
71.8 WALLING ROCK Goldfields WA
60.0 SOUTH RIANA (JANSENS ROAD) N Coast TAS
50.8 LOONGANA (SERENDIPITY) N Coast TAS
46.0 MOINA N Coast TAS
45.8 GRAY (DALMAYNE RD) E Coast TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Goldfields
71.8 WALLING ROCK

TASMANIA
N Coast
60.0 SOUTH RIANA (JANSENS ROAD)
50.8 LOONGANA (SERENDIPITY)
46.0 MOINA
E Coast
45.8 GRAY (DALMAYNE RD)

11.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

.....

0.6 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

1324 (55.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
1196 (49.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1167 (48.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
1142 (47.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
944 (39.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
928 (38.7) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
888 (37.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
882 (36.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
871 (36.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
843 (35.1) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
826 (34.4) MANDURAH Lower West WA
820 (34.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
776 (32.3) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
764 (31.8) LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
755 (31.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
747 (31.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
718 (29.9) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
711 (29.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
699 (29.1) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
684 (28.5) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
680 (28.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
677 (28.2) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
670 (27.9) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
665 (27.7) ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
665 (27.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
659 (27.5) ESPERANCE Lower West WA
657 (27.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
652 (27.2) HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
645 (26.9) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
636 (26.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
633 (26.4) NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
631 (26.3) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
612 (25.5) KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
611 (25.5) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
611 (25.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
601 (25.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
100/03 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
96/18 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
93/03 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
93/23 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
87/21 MOUNT READ 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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
CUMMINS AERO
8.2mm in 46 min to 22:30 10.7mm/h
TASMANIA
E Coast
FRIENDLY BEACHES
10.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 91(260/ 72 ) at 02:26
CAPE NATURALISTE : 93(240/ 63 ) at 04:00
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 83(250/ 63 ) at 18:02
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 91(260/ 72 ) at 22:34
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
CAPE WILLOUGHBY : 96(350/ 76 ) at 18:53
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 95( 30/ 74 ) at 20:30
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 87( 30/ 65 ) at 22:00