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National Daily Weather Summary

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 02:34EST, 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 20.1 +0.1 7.8 -1.1 7.0 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 24/14
PERTH AIRPORT 20.9 +2.5 7.3 -0.7 5.5 0.4 2.4 10.2 357 (14.9) 41/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.6 +2.5 5.4 -2.1 2.3 1.0 1.6 10.3 -- 50/13
BUNBURY 19.3 +1.9 9.6 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 348 (14.5) 57/22
MANDURAH 18.3 -- 12.0 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 61/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.7 -0.6 16.9 -3.5 15.6 0.0 8.6 11.2 442 (18.4) 59/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.5 +1.9 3.0 -3.0 1.2 0.0 4.6 11.0 279 (11.6) 48/10
WHYALLA AERO 24.9 +6.4 4.0 -1.9 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 219 ( 9.1) 39/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.8 +6.2 10.6 +2.4 3.9 0.0 3.6 10.7 286 (11.9) 34/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.2 +6.1 6.0 +0.5 1.3 0.0 3.4 10.0 365 (15.2) 43/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.8 -1.5 15.2 +4.9 11.2 0.0 7.6 11.2 417 (17.4) 46/10
CAIRNS AERO 26.3 -0.3 15.1 -2.3 12.8 0.2 9.0 11.0 540 (22.5) 50/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.5 -0.5 14.2 -0.5 7.5 0.0 7.6 7.7 485 (20.2) 46/17
MACKAY M.O 21.9 -0.7 15.4 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- 6.3 635 (26.5) 54/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.0 +0.2 15.3 +4.6 13.5 0.0 4.6 -- 357 (14.9) 43/10
BUNDABERG AERO 24.6 +1.3 14.0 +3.1 -- 11.0 -- -- 519 (21.6) 54/12
NAMBOUR DPI 21.0 -1.5 14.0 +5.9 -- 11.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 21.5 +0.2 14.7 +4.3 -- 39.6 -- -- 586 (24.4) 67/06
BRISBANE AERO 21.1 -0.6 14.3 +4.7 13.4 8.4 3.2 6.6 503 (21.0) 41/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.2 -1.3 9.2 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 535 (22.3) 59/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.6 +3.7 8.5 +2.7 4.9 0.0 4.0 -- 331 (13.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 17.9 -1.9 12.6 +4.4 12.1 20.2 4.2 0.7 583 (24.3) 43/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -3.2 12.0 +5.3 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.4 +0.8 10.4 +3.6 7.7 0.8 1.6 9.8 890 (37.1) 30/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 18.1 -0.9 11.3 +6.0 -- 4.8 -- -- 83 ( 3.5) 17/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.8 +4.9 3.8 +1.7 -2.0 0.0 2.4 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.8 +2.4 4.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 350 (14.6) 35/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.8 -1.5 12.5 +4.4 8.7 0.2 2.8 3.0 441 (18.4) 41/23
RICHMOND RAAF 18.6 -1.1 10.6 +6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 21/09
BELLAMBI AWS 17.0 -1.0 11.8 +1.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 324 (13.5) 31/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 +4.0 3.0 +2.0 1.0 0.2 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.9 +2.4 2.0 -1.6 0.1 0.0 2.0 10.7 233 ( 9.7) 22/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.9 +2.0 2.5 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 17/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.4 +4.2 4.4 -0.8 -2.0 0.0 2.4 10.1 228 ( 9.5) 21/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.2 +2.5 1.0 -2.9 0.5 0.0 1.0 -- 96 ( 4.0) 31/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.8 +2.6 1.2 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 91 ( 3.8) 28/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.9 +4.9 9.1 +2.4 5.3 0.0 0.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT -- -- 3.0 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.6 +3.2 2.5 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 41/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.9 +2.2 4.0 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 46/15
HOBART AIRPORT 18.5 +5.0 8.5 +3.8 4.9 0.0 1.8 10.0 295 (12.3) 57/12
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

33.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
33.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
33.3 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
33.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
32.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+10.0 : 27.5 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+10.0 : 17.7 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
+9.6 : 16.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.7 : 12.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.6 : 10.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

25.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
22.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
22.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+7.5 : 11.6 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.3 : 9.1 MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands N NSW
+7.2 : 13.8 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+7.2 : 10.5 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
+7.2 : 6.2 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
+7.2 : 4.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

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

7.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.3 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.3 : 13.9 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
-4.1 : 11.9 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.6 : 18.1 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
-3.5 : 23.3 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-3.3 : 18.3 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN North Coast NSW

-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.9 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.7 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-2.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-6.0 : 6.3 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-5.9 : 9.4 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
-5.5 : 0.0 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
-5.2 : 8.2 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-5.1 : 9.1 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-5.1 : 12.5 ARGYLE AERODROME E 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.
69.0 O'REILLYS ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
66.0 DARLINGTON ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
65.0 DOON DOON (MCCABES ROAD) North Coast NSW
63.8 GREEN PIGEON (MORNING VIEW) North Coast NSW
63.4 KYOGLE POST OFFICE North Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
69.0 O'REILLYS ALERT
66.0 DARLINGTON ALERT
62.0 SPRINGBROOK ROAD
60.0 GREEN MOUNTAINS
54.4 WUNBURRA
52.6 TALLEBUDGERA GUINEAS CREEK ROAD
51.0 BINNA BURRA ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
65.0 DOON DOON (MCCABES ROAD)
63.8 GREEN PIGEON (MORNING VIEW)
63.4 KYOGLE POST OFFICE
58.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB
55.0 MCLEANS RIDGES (LASCOTT DRIVE)
54.6 LILLIAN ROCK (WILLIAMS ROAD)

ISLANDS
Islands
51.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO

11.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.1 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

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6.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
6.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.7 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1538 (64.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1459 (60.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1213 (50.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
1130 (47.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1079 (45.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1077 (44.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1052 (43.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
984 (41.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
967 (40.3) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
921 (38.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
899 (37.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
887 (37.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
883 (36.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
847 (35.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
845 (35.2) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
841 (35.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
831 (34.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
815 (34.0) GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
786 (32.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
767 (32.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
752 (31.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
698 (29.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
690 (28.8) BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
689 (28.7) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
688 (28.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
687 (28.6) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
677 (28.2) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
674 (28.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
662 (27.6) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
650 (27.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
635 (26.5) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
620 (25.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
611 (25.5) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
117/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
104/01 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
94/08 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
93/00 GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
91/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
3.0mm in 2 min to 08:26 90.0mm/h
3.8mm in 11 min to 08:37 20.7mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
MALENY TAMARIND ST
34.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
MARYBOROUGH
15.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 15.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 69(140/ 65 ) at 04:54
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 87(110/ 67 ) at 13:16
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(140/ 69 ) at 19:30
GOLD COAST SEAWAY : 93(160/ 63 ) at 00:44
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) : 104(100/ 83 ) at 01:02
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 111(330/ 87 ) at 15:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(270/ 67 ) at 19:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 87(280/ 69 ) at 07:50
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 83(330/ 63 ) at 14:16