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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0227 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

NSW

C Tablelands S

063280

SACKVILLE FERRY (HAWKESBURY RIVER)

46.8

25.2

19/08/2006

13

1 n

NSW

Sydney--west

067109

BAULKHAM HILLS EUCALYPTUS CT

33.0

24.5

05/08/2006

11

1 n

Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031011

CAIRNS AERO

2.2

4.0

10/08/2011

18

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest minimum temperature

TAS

Southeast

094195

TUNNACK FIRE STATION

10.0

9.9

30/08/2005

15

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 02:26EST, 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 23.4 +3.4 11.1 +2.2 10.0 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 31/08
PERTH AIRPORT 24.1 +5.7 9.0 +1.0 7.1 0.0 2.8 10.4 352 (14.7) 44/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.7 +6.6 7.4 -0.1 4.1 0.0 3.0 8.6 363 (15.1) 43/10
BUNBURY 20.4 +3.0 8.4 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 46/13
MANDURAH 19.5 -- 14.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 37/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 +0.3 18.0 -2.4 16.5 0.0 8.0 11.3 392 (16.3) 48/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.4 -0.2 2.1 -3.9 0.8 0.0 5.2 11.0 271 (11.3) 35/11
WHYALLA AERO 16.9 -1.6 5.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 262 (10.9) 18/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.1 +1.5 10.9 +2.7 8.7 0.0 -- 3.6 163 ( 6.8) 21/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.9 +2.8 11.2 +5.7 -- 0.0 0.2 4.0 324 (13.5) 28/00
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.6 -1.7 7.6 -2.7 4.5 0.0 6.2 11.0 -- 35/06
CAIRNS AERO 27.2 +0.6 9.3 -8.1 2.2 0.0 5.2 11.1 334 (13.9) 39/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.5 +0.5 9.4 -5.3 4.5 0.0 5.6 10.6 187 ( 7.8) 39/15
MACKAY M.O 21.0 -1.6 10.5 -3.5 -- 0.2 -- 10.9 343 (14.3) 39/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.5 -0.3 7.1 -3.6 3.2 0.0 5.4 -- 157 ( 6.5) 31/12
BUNDABERG AERO 22.6 -0.7 7.1 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 37/12
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -0.5 9.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 19.7 -1.6 8.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 48/18
BRISBANE AERO 21.6 -0.1 7.5 -2.1 4.5 0.0 5.2 7.8 383 (16.0) 41/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.2 -1.3 5.6 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 460 (19.2) 30/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.7 +0.8 8.6 +2.8 5.4 0.6 1.8 -- 175 ( 7.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.6 -0.2 7.5 -0.7 4.0 0.8 2.2 6.3 382 (15.9) 55/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.0 -1.2 7.0 +0.3 -- 9.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.2 +0.6 5.6 -1.2 3.1 10.8 -- -- 368 (15.3) 59/17
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.7 -1.3 10.7 +5.4 -- 32.2 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 34/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 12.7 +1.8 3.6 +1.5 -0.8 0.8 0.8 5.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.4 +2.0 4.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 48/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.4 +0.1 9.2 +1.1 11.5 11.8 3.8 9.7 1047 (43.6) 61/00
RICHMOND RAAF 18.4 -1.3 8.4 +4.0 -- 18.6 -- -- 427 (17.8) 43/12
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -1.0 12.1 +1.7 -- 11.6 -- -- 1041 (43.4) 63/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 +2.0 4.0 +3.0 1.0 0.6 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.0 +3.5 2.9 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 1.6 10.8 262 (10.9) 30/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.3 +2.4 3.2 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 22/09
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.9 +2.7 6.4 +1.2 3.9 0.2 1.8 6.9 254 (10.6) 18/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.3 +2.6 3.8 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 44/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.9 +2.7 8.4 +5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 24/02
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.5 +3.5 9.8 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.0 +1.0 7.0 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 +4.5 7.8 +4.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 465 (19.4) 35/01
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.8 +3.1 11.2 +7.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 141 ( 5.9) 18/16
HOBART AIRPORT 14.7 +1.2 10.3 +5.6 7.8 0.0 0.6 4.2 163 ( 6.8) 24/14
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

33.8 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
33.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
32.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
32.6 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+11.6 : 28.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+11.0 : 29.4 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+10.5 : 28.3 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+10.2 : 29.3 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+9.7 : 28.6 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+9.7 : 28.8 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

25.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
22.7 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.7 : 11.0 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+8.5 : 9.7 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+8.4 : 10.8 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+8.1 : 10.7 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
+8.0 : 8.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+8.0 : 10.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS

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

1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
5.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.2 : 21.6 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
-4.0 : 12.0 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.7 : 17.6 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.4 : 26.2 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-3.3 : 29.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-3.3 : 23.6 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD

-9.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-9.9 : 2.5 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-9.2 : 5.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-8.8 : 9.7 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-8.8 : 4.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-8.4 : 6.1 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-8.4 : 7.3 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-8.4 : 3.2 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron 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.
89.0 WISEMANS FERRY (OLD PO) Hunter Valley NSW
74.6 MAROOTA (OLD TELEGRAPH ROAD) Sydney--west NSW
74.0 GUNDERMAN (WISEMANS FERRY RD) Sydney--west NSW
71.2 LOWER PORTLAND (HAWKESBURY RIVER) Sydney--west NSW
69.8 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
89.0 WISEMANS FERRY (OLD PO)
69.8 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD)
68.4 KULNURA (MANGROVE CREEK DAM)
64.4 MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
63.0 COLO HEIGHTS (MOUNTAIN PINES)
Sydney--west
74.6 MAROOTA (OLD TELEGRAPH ROAD)
74.0 GUNDERMAN (WISEMANS FERRY RD)
71.2 LOWER PORTLAND (HAWKESBURY RIVER)
58.8 BEROWRA (GOODWYN ROAD)
55.0 FIDDLETOWN (BLOODWOOD ROAD)
52.0 BOX HILL (HYNDS ROAD)
50.0 GLENORIE (OLD NORTHERN RD)

11.3 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.3 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD

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4.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
4.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
4.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
2.3 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1047 (43.6) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
1041 (43.4) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
992 (41.3) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
869 (36.2) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
861 (35.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
799 (33.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
733 (30.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
707 (29.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
667 (27.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
660 (27.5) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
626 (26.1) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
621 (25.9) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
87/02 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
85/20 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
83/16 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
80/15 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
76/17 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/20 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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
Lower West
BUSSELTON
15.8mm in 23 min to 14:53 41.2mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 19.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 16.8mm/h
BUNBURY
11.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.0mm/h
COLLIE EAST
16.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
VASSE AG STATION
11.2mm in 30 min to 15:00 22.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 18.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
5.0mm in 12 min to 22:20 25.0mm/h
13.2mm in 35 min to 23:00 22.6mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 21.0mm/h
9.8mm in 37 min to 23:37 15.9mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
12.6mm in 21 min to 21:51 36.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.2mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 15.8mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(170/ 65 ) at 21:00
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 83(110/ 67 ) at 15:30