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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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 0245 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

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039259

EIDSVOLD BRIDGE

54.0

52.0

11/08/2010

16

1 y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039321

EIDSVOLD TM

53.0

51.0

11/08/2010

11

1 n

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039343

MALANDA

68.0

57.0

22/08/2002

14

1 y

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040688

MIVA

75.0

74.8

25/08/2007

19

1 y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041339

LOUDOUN BRIDGE

51.0

44.0

24/08/2010

20

1 y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041533

EMU VALE ALERT

24.0

19.0

11/08/2010

11

1 n

QLD

Darling Downs E

041534

WARWICK ALERT

28.0

28.0

24/08/2010

11

1 n Equal to record.

QLD

Darling Downs E

041537

KILLARNEY ALERT

24.0

22.0

11/08/2010

11

1 n

QLD

Darling Downs E

041542

BENCHMARK

39.0

32.6

11/08/2010

15

1 y

QLD

Maranoa

043102

MITCHELL TM

25.0

18.0

19/08/2007

11

1 n

NSW

N Tablelands E

057079

WOLLOMOMBI (WOLLOMOMBI RIVER)

26.0

19.0

20/08/2007

11

1 n

NSW

North Coast

058016

UNUMGAR (SUMMERLAND WAY)

34.0

34.0

22/08/2002

12

1 y Equal to record.

Highest minimum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033294

YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE

19.7

19.6

27/08/2011

17

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Central Coast E

033308

SAMUEL HILL AERO

20.5

19.0

27/08/2011

11

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Pilbara

005016

ONSLOW

35.5

34.0

30/08/1988

50

1 N

QLD

S Peninsula

028008

LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT

32.0

31.2

29/08/2000

38

1 N

QLD

Gulf Country

029139

SWEERS ISLAND

32.5

32.0

26/08/2009

11

1 N


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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 02:45EST, 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 19.7 -0.3 5.7 -3.2 4.0 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 28/12
PERTH AIRPORT 21.0 +2.6 4.9 -3.1 3.6 0.0 3.8 9.6 247 (10.3) 28/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.0 +0.9 10.2 +2.7 9.0 0.8 2.2 4.1 333 (13.9) 22/01
BUNBURY 19.1 +1.7 7.5 +0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 22/15
MANDURAH 19.9 -- 12.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 28/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +2.9 20.2 -0.2 19.5 0.0 6.0 10.3 266 (11.1) 39/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.3 +5.7 4.5 -1.5 2.9 0.0 5.8 11.3 226 ( 9.4) 28/12
WHYALLA AERO 22.7 +4.2 2.1 -3.8 -- 0.0 4.2 -- 199 ( 8.3) 39/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.5 +1.9 5.4 -2.8 1.8 0.0 -- 10.1 133 ( 5.5) 37/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.9 +2.8 8.5 +3.0 6.8 1.6 1.4 6.6 408 (17.0) 65/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.5 +3.2 16.6 +6.3 10.9 0.0 6.6 11.3 395 (16.5) 37/09
CAIRNS AERO 29.8 +3.2 22.3 +4.9 21.0 0.0 5.2 6.4 347 (14.5) 30/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.8 +0.8 21.1 +6.4 17.9 0.0 3.6 0.0 264 (11.0) 26/11
MACKAY M.O 26.8 +4.2 20.5 +6.5 -- 3.2 -- 2.5 113 ( 4.7) 31/19
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.7 -1.1 19.0 +8.3 18.8 58.0 9.6 -- 245 (10.2) 30/12
BUNDABERG AERO 26.0 +2.7 16.6 +5.7 -- 11.8 -- -- 370 (15.4) 22/00
NAMBOUR DPI 25.0 +2.5 16.0 +7.9 -- 48.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.0 +1.7 15.5 +5.1 -- 31.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 35/04
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 +1.1 15.2 +5.6 13.5 29.0 2.0 8.4 358 (14.9) 30/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.2 +0.7 10.8 +3.3 -- 10.4 -- -- 439 (18.3) 50/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.5 +3.6 8.6 +2.8 5.3 2.0 0.4 -- 69 ( 2.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.9 +1.1 12.2 +4.0 10.6 25.0 0.6 10.7 334 (13.9) 35/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 +0.8 12.0 +5.3 -- 20.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.8 +2.2 7.1 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 28/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.6 +1.6 8.1 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 33 ( 1.4) 21/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.9 +5.0 2.8 +0.7 -3.8 0.0 1.6 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.7 +4.3 3.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 30/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.6 +1.3 10.8 +2.7 8.6 0.0 0.8 8.2 406 (16.9) 46/00
RICHMOND RAAF 20.4 +0.7 6.9 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 22 ( 0.9) 22/14
BELLAMBI AWS 18.4 +0.4 12.1 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 46/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.0 +5.0 2.0 +1.0 1.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.7 +2.2 1.7 -1.9 -1.7 0.0 3.2 10.8 242 (10.1) 30/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.2 +1.3 0.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 24/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.8 +3.6 1.4 -3.8 -2.4 0.0 2.0 10.2 149 ( 6.2) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.0 +2.3 -0.9 -4.8 -0.5 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 24/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.1 +1.9 -0.4 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 31/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.2 +4.2 8.0 +1.3 5.2 0.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.0 +2.6 1.9 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 46/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.1 +0.4 8.9 +5.3 -- 5.2 -- -- 352 (14.7) 61/23
HOBART AIRPORT 17.8 +4.3 8.8 +4.1 4.5 0.0 2.6 4.6 435 (18.1) 63/21
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

36.4 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.1 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
36.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
36.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.9 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
35.9 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
35.9 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+9.2 : 28.4 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.0 : 35.5 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+8.8 : 29.6 FORREST Eucla WA
+8.4 : 29.9 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+8.1 : 28.7 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+8.1 : 28.6 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+8.1 : 29.4 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA

25.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+11.6 : 20.5 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
+9.6 : 17.9 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD
+9.0 : 11.0 STANTHORPE LESLIE PARADE Darling Downs E QLD
+8.9 : 20.7 ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+8.6 : 19.7 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD

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

3.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-2.1 : 22.9 ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-1.5 : 21.7 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-1.1 : 23.7 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-0.8 : 29.0 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT
-0.8 : 23.0 GLADSTONE AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-0.8 : 17.5 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW

-6.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.1 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-5.0 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-5.0 YONGALA Upper North SA
-3.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.5 : -5.0 YONGALA Upper North SA
-5.6 : -3.3 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-5.5 : -1.1 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-5.4 : 0.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.2 : 0.4 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
-5.2 : -1.3 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-5.2 : -0.7 CLARE HIGH SCHOOL Lower North SA
-5.2 : -2.4 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC

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.
75.0 MIVA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
73.6 MARODIAN HOMESTEAD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68.0 GOOMBOORIAN Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68.0 MALANDA Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
67.0 MARODIAN TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
68.0 MALANDA
58.0 ROCKHAMPTON AERO
54.0 EIDSVOLD BRIDGE
53.0 EIDSVOLD TM
52.0 GLENROCK
Brisbane/SE Coast
75.0 MIVA
73.6 MARODIAN HOMESTEAD
68.0 GOOMBOORIAN
67.0 MARODIAN TM
66.6 MT KANIGAN TM
64.0 THEEBINE
56.6 GOOMBOORIAN TM
51.0 MOY POCKET TM
Darling Downs E
55.0 WARRA JINGHI JINGHI
51.0 LOUDOUN BRIDGE
Darling Downs W
51.0 PINE HILL CROSSING

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
53.4 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
MidNorth Coast N
52.4 EBOR (THE RACECOURSE)

11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.1 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

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1.7 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
1.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.5 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

1291 (53.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1044 (43.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
868 (36.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
771 (32.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
769 (32.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
765 (31.9) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
759 (31.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
753 (31.4) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
752 (31.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
750 (31.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
721 (30.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
659 (27.5) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
639 (26.6) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
630 (26.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
627 (26.1) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
624 (26.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
618 (25.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
616 (25.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
609 (25.4) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
126/18 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
122/20 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
118/20 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
98/22 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
98/18 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
98/22 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
93/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC

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
MACKAY AERO
6.6mm in 6 min to 21:46 66.0mm/h
WILLIAMSON
13.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.6mm/h
ST LAWRENCE
31.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 62.8mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 31.4mm/h
37.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 37.0mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.7mm/h
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
21.4mm in 30 min to 17:00 42.8mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 27.0mm/h
12.6mm in 30 min to 17:30 25.2mm/h
34.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 34.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.6mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
ROCKHAMPTON AERO
40.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 13.3mm/h
TOWN OF 1770
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
MARYBOROUGH
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.4mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.0mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
12.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 7.7mm/h
5.6mm in 8 min to 13:43 42.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 15.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 9.3mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 93(330/ 30 ) at 23:56
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 98(270/ 78 ) at 22:30
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 117(320/ 98 ) at 20:38
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 119(330/ 83 ) at 20:21
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 98(280/ 59 ) at 22:41
DROUGHTY HILL : 93(300/ 63 ) at 22:40
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 85(350/ 67 ) at 21:00
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 115(330/ 83 ) at 18:30
MOUNT READ : 98(290/ 61 ) at 22:34