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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
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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 0254 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

Central Coast E

033248

CERBERUS

84.0

64.8

23/08/1988

34

1 y

QLD

Darling Downs E

041020

SEVEN OAKS TM

68.0

32.4

27/08/2011

11

1 n Previous record set earlier this month.

NSW

N Tablelands W

056052

TENTERFIELD (MOLE STATION)

60.6

54.9

20/08/1966

62

1 y

NSW

North Coast

058204

BOAT HARBOUR (ROUS RIVER)

57.0

56.0

20/08/2007

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 02:54EST, 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 22.1 +2.1 7.9 -1.0 8.0 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 24/06
PERTH AIRPORT 21.7 +3.3 10.8 +2.8 8.7 2.0 1.2 9.6 247 (10.3) 31/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.8 +3.7 11.1 +3.6 8.6 0.0 2.4 6.5 179 ( 7.5) --
BUNBURY -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
MANDURAH 20.0 -- 13.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) --
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +3.1 19.7 -0.7 18.6 0.0 7.0 11.0 312 (13.0) 39/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.1 +6.5 6.1 +0.1 5.2 0.0 6.6 11.3 234 ( 9.8) 41/15
WHYALLA AERO 19.8 +1.3 5.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 280 (11.7) 22/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.5 +2.9 6.0 -2.2 1.7 0.0 1.6 10.3 149 ( 6.2) 34/20
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.3 +0.2 6.6 +1.1 5.3 1.4 1.0 4.0 290 (12.1) 31/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.5 +2.2 8.9 -1.4 4.8 0.0 9.6 11.2 470 (19.6) 43/11
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 +3.0 22.2 +4.8 20.1 0.0 4.4 7.1 345 (14.4) 43/20
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.3 +1.3 18.8 +4.1 15.6 0.0 5.2 11.0 385 (16.0) 41/18
MACKAY M.O 23.1 +0.5 18.3 +4.3 -- 9.8 -- 9.0 381 (15.9) 35/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.6 +1.8 15.3 +4.6 14.6 8.2 2.8 -- 185 ( 7.7) 28/14
BUNDABERG AERO 24.5 +1.2 12.5 +1.6 -- 11.42 -- -- 294 (12.3) 31/16
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 +0.5 11.0 +2.9 -- 7.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.0 +0.7 11.5 +1.1 -- 47.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 34/15
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 +0.7 11.3 +1.7 9.9 35.8 2.8 10.9 252 (10.5) 30/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.3 +1.8 7.3 -0.2 -- 20.8 -- -- 368 (15.3) 37/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.4 +5.5 6.9 +1.1 1.9 0.0 3.8 -- 155 ( 6.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.0 +0.2 9.3 +1.1 7.4 6.8 3.4 -- 245 (10.2) 26/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.0 -0.2 11.0 +4.3 -- 22.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.8 +1.2 8.6 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 26/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 19.3 +0.3 10.1 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 66 ( 2.8) 21/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.0 +4.1 2.5 +0.4 -4.0 0.0 3.4 8.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.8 +3.4 2.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 28/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.8 +0.5 11.9 +3.8 7.4 0.0 2.4 9.7 337 (14.0) 26/13
RICHMOND RAAF 20.9 +1.2 6.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 30/17
BELLAMBI AWS 17.5 -0.5 10.7 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 236 ( 9.8) 18/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 +4.0 1.0 0.0 -1.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.7 +2.2 -2.1 -5.7 -3.4 0.0 2.0 9.8 140 ( 5.8) 21/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.8 +0.9 0.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 61 ( 2.5) 26/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.9 +0.7 1.9 -3.3 -2.5 0.0 2.2 10.1 203 ( 8.5) 24/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.3 +0.6 0.7 -3.2 -2.0 0.0 2.4 -- 218 ( 9.1) 28/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.3 +1.1 1.0 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 28/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.4 +0.4 8.6 +1.9 5.6 0.0 1.8 -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.7 +0.3 5.2 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 28/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.6 +0.9 4.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 22/15
HOBART AIRPORT 13.7 +0.2 5.3 +0.6 1.8 0.0 1.0 6.3 555 (23.1) 41/00
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

36.1 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
36.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.9 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
35.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+9.6 : 32.6 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+9.1 : 27.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+9.0 : 32.7 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+8.6 : 30.6 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+8.2 : 29.0 FORREST Eucla WA

25.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
23.6 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

+8.9 : 16.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+7.4 : 14.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.3 : 21.6 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
+7.2 : 14.4 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+7.1 : 10.1 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE CW Slopes N NSW
+7.1 : 15.4 CLERMONT SIRIUS ST Central Highlands QLD

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

2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-2.6 : 12.1 FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS
-2.2 : 12.0 SWANSEA POST OFFICE E Coast TAS
-1.9 : 16.4 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
-1.8 : 7.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-1.7 : 16.5 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW

-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.9 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW

-5.7 : -2.1 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
-5.6 : -3.9 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
-5.6 : 7.5 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-5.5 : -2.0 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
-5.4 : -0.7 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
-5.4 : -1.2 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA

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.
84.0 CERBERUS Central Coast E QLD
68.2 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB North Coast NSW
68.0 SEVEN OAKS TM Darling Downs E QLD
60.6 TENTERFIELD (MOLE STATION) N Tablelands W NSW
59.0 CUBALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
59.0 CUBALLING

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
84.0 CERBERUS
Wide Bay/Burnett
55.0 MALANDA
Brisbane/SE Coast
53.0 FOXLEY ALERT
Darling Downs E
68.0 SEVEN OAKS TM

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
60.6 TENTERFIELD (MOLE STATION)
North Coast
68.2 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB
57.0 BOAT HARBOUR (ROUS RIVER)
55.0 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK)
53.6 KANGAROO CREEK (JALOOM)
53.0 BRAYS CREEK (MISTY MOUNTAIN)
MidNorth Coast N
53.0 WITTITRIN

11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.0 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

1.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
1.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.8 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.7 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

1647 (68.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1250 (52.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1170 (48.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1001 (41.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
932 (38.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
907 (37.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
834 (34.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
822 (34.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
816 (34.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
785 (32.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
769 (32.0) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
724 (30.2) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
722 (30.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
715 (29.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
659 (27.5) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
649 (27.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
632 (26.3) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
606 (25.3) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
80/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
78/04 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
74/05 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
70/23 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
68/02 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
68/01 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) 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.
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
11.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.8mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(310/ 69 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 78(250/ 63 ) at 04:30