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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 0402 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

Lower West

009239

BEDFORDALE

47.2

40.6

29/09/2001

18

1 y

WA

Lower West

009257

FORRESTDALE

39.0

36.5

27/09/1996

26

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 04:02EST, 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 COMPARISON 23.4 +1.4 7.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 34/12
PERTH AIRPORT 20.8 +0.7 13.9 +5.0 11.7 19.2 2.0 5.6 288 (12.0) 54/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 +2.4 11.3 +3.3 9.3 4.0 2.0 6.3 308 (12.8) 54/11
BUNBURY 20.2 +1.9 14.9 +6.5 -- 5.2 -- -- 275 (11.5) 52/15
MANDURAH 19.5 -- 15.6 -- -- 12.8 -- -- 412 (17.2) 65/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.1 21.0 -2.1 20.4 0.0 7.6 10.7 328 (13.7) 41/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.5 +2.3 5.4 -4.9 3.3 0.0 7.2 11.4 250 (10.4) 30/09
WHYALLA AERO 33.6 +12.2 12.5 +4.4 -- 0.0 12.0 -- 354 (14.8) 46/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.3 +5.4 11.1 +1.4 7.3 0.0 3.0 7.6 149 ( 6.2) 17/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.5 +2.7 8.6 +2.3 6.0 1.4 0.4 9.8 309 (12.9) 30/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.3 +0.1 9.7 -4.6 4.9 0.0 9.2 11.1 292 (12.2) 37/11
CAIRNS AERO 28.1 0.0 19.6 +0.9 10.5 0.8 8.0 10.7 534 (22.3) 48/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.5 +0.8 12.9 -4.5 7.3 0.0 8.2 11.3 374 (15.6) 52/15
MACKAY M.O 23.5 -1.8 11.7 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.9 329 (13.7) 26/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.6 +0.3 9.8 -3.9 7.0 0.0 5.2 -- 148 ( 6.2) 26/14
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 +2.9 9.9 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 39/13
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 +3.1 9.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.8 +3.6 6.9 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 +3.1 8.1 -4.7 4.5 0.0 5.4 11.3 249 (10.4) 31/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.3 +2.0 12.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 41/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.2 +6.8 6.7 -1.9 1.3 0.0 5.4 -- 123 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 +4.3 8.4 -2.6 5.3 0.0 3.4 11.1 185 ( 7.7) 31/22
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.8 +3.3 9.7 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 182 ( 7.6) 26/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.6 +7.3 8.9 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 46/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 26.4 +5.1 6.7 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 22/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 20.5 +6.5 5.7 +1.5 -1.7 0.0 4.0 11.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.7 +7.6 3.0 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 50/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.6 +4.1 10.5 +0.1 5.5 0.0 4.8 7.6 316 (13.2) 34/15
RICHMOND RAAF 29.3 +6.7 4.3 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 59/16
BELLAMBI AWS 20.3 +0.2 12.8 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 215 ( 9.0) 28/17
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.0 +6.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.8 +5.2 2.6 -2.5 0.2 0.0 3.4 5.5 234 ( 9.8) 41/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.8 +2.8 4.4 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 24/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.9 +5.5 9.5 +2.1 3.3 0.0 5.6 2.5 283 (11.8) 39/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.9 +3.5 4.1 -1.3 0.0 0.0 2.8 -- 188 ( 7.8) 28/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.9 +5.2 3.9 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 35/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.3 +5.1 9.7 +1.7 6.6 0.0 2.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.6 +3.8 2.0 -2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 398 (16.6) 35/03
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.3 +2.8 6.3 +1.2 -- 0.1 -- -- 262 (10.9) 37/12
HOBART AIRPORT 17.2 +1.9 6.4 +0.4 2.4 0.0 3.8 6.6 480 (20.0) 72/11
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

36.6 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
36.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.9 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
35.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+12.2 : 33.6 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+11.5 : 33.6 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+10.9 : 33.8 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+10.8 : 31.0 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
+10.7 : 32.2 NONNING NW Pastoral SA
+10.7 : 32.0 PORT PIRIE NYRSTAR COMPARISON Lower North SA

25.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.8 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
24.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
23.6 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
23.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+9.4 : 18.0 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
+7.8 : 16.7 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+6.5 : 7.7 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+6.5 : 14.9 BUNBURY Lower West WA
+6.3 : 13.4 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

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

3.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-3.0 : 31.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-2.8 : 25.8 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.8 : 5.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-2.6 : 33.1 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT
-2.4 : 11.2 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

-2.8 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-2.6 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.1 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-10.6 : 0.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-9.4 : 7.7 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-8.9 : 5.9 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-8.8 : 10.9 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-8.6 : 9.4 WAVE HILL 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.
47.2 BEDFORDALE Lower West WA
40.2 WUNGONG DAM Lower West WA
39.0 FORRESTDALE Lower West WA
33.2 KARNET Lower West WA
31.0 CLOON Lower West WA

11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
11.3 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW

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5.1 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
5.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
2.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1448 (60.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
958 (39.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
940 (39.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
834 (34.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
823 (34.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
741 (30.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
737 (30.7) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
731 (30.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
722 (30.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
702 (29.3) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
686 (28.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
665 (27.7) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
644 (26.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
624 (26.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
115/09 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
111/10 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
100/10 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/12 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
91/12 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
12.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 12.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
NORTH WALPOLE : 91(290/ 37 ) at 13:00
NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS : 82(250/ 65 ) at 14:45
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 70(250/ 63 ) at 11:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 76(270/ 65 ) at 13:25
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 111(320/100 ) at 10:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 126(250/108 ) at 12:49
TASMAN ISLAND : 91(240/ 41 ) at 14:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 100(290/ 58 ) at 10:30
TUNNACK FIRE STATION : 91(290/ 45 ) at 12:16
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(270/ 72 ) at 12:33
DROUGHTY HILL : 98(250/ 56 ) at 13:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 102(310/ 82 ) at 09:30
MOUNT READ : 74(270/ 63 ) at 09:05
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 70(280/ 63 ) at 12:30