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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0405 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

SW & S Coast

009635

FRANKLAND

24.0

22.9

14/09/1965

38

1 y

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

SW Slopes N

073138

YOUNG AIRPORT

27.1

26.9

24/09/2002

19

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 04:04EST, 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 23.3 +1.3 10.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 35/15
PERTH AIRPORT 21.1 +1.0 9.0 +0.1 8.0 3.0 2.8 8.5 383 (16.0) 52/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.9 -0.4 7.0 -1.0 5.4 10.8 5.4 2.8 414 (17.3) 43/11
BUNBURY 19.6 +1.3 13.8 +5.4 -- 9.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 48/19
MANDURAH 18.8 -- 13.7 -- -- 5.8 -- -- 520 (21.7) 65/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.5 +1.0 22.3 -0.8 21.6 0.0 6.2 8.9 291 (12.1) 31/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.6 +4.4 8.1 -2.2 6.2 0.0 6.6 11.4 220 ( 9.2) 35/09
WHYALLA AERO 35.7 +14.3 13.1 +5.0 -- 0.0 11.4 -- 418 (17.4) 65/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.5 +11.6 12.7 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.0 194 ( 8.1) 63/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.1 +7.3 7.1 +0.8 4.4 0.0 3.4 7.1 301 (12.5) 50/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 31.3 +0.1 6.2 -8.1 5.1 0.0 8.2 11.2 224 ( 9.3) 55/14
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 +0.2 15.9 -2.8 13.2 0.0 8.4 11.2 524 (21.8) 48/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.6 -1.1 11.3 -6.1 7.1 0.0 11.2 10.6 417 (17.4) 35/10
MACKAY M.O 23.0 -2.3 12.3 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- 11.3 290 (12.1) 21/06
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.6 +2.3 9.8 -3.9 6.2 0.0 5.6 -- 120 ( 5.0) 28/13
BUNDABERG AERO 29.1 +3.7 9.4 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 28/15
NAMBOUR DPI 31.0 +6.1 10.0 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.8 +4.6 8.3 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 28/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 +3.7 10.1 -2.7 5.6 0.0 5.6 11.0 277 (11.5) 30/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.5 +4.2 12.9 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 28/08
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.6 +8.2 12.1 +3.5 4.3 0.0 5.8 -- 198 ( 8.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.6 +6.7 11.7 +0.7 7.2 0.0 4.8 11.2 309 (12.9) 28/03
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +5.0 8.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 172 ( 7.2) 24/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.1 +2.8 9.8 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 30/03
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 25.4 +4.1 7.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 46 ( 1.9) 17/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.6 +8.6 7.2 +3.0 -1.7 0.0 6.0 7.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.8 +8.7 5.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 39/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.9 +3.4 14.5 +4.1 8.8 0.0 5.8 9.6 328 (13.7) 35/03
RICHMOND RAAF 29.3 +6.7 6.0 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 21/13
BELLAMBI AWS 21.1 +1.0 13.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 44/02
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.0 +7.8 1.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.2 +6.6 2.9 -2.2 0.8 0.0 3.8 8.0 260 (10.8) 22/18
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.7 +3.7 3.7 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 26/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.2 +12.8 7.9 +0.5 2.2 0.0 2.6 10.6 251 (10.5) 50/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.7 +7.3 3.6 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 37/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.6 +8.9 3.8 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 39/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.4 +8.2 8.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.3 +9.5 3.2 -1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 266 (11.1) 59/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.1 +0.6 2.1 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 39/14
HOBART AIRPORT 17.8 +2.5 5.4 -0.6 1.2 0.0 2.6 6.2 502 (20.9) 43/16
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

37.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
36.9 BULMAN AWS N Rivers NT
36.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
36.6 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.6 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+14.3 : 35.7 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+14.0 : 32.8 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
+14.0 : 32.5 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
+13.6 : 33.9 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
+13.5 : 32.9 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA

25.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.2 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
24.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
23.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+10.4 : 19.0 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
+9.4 : 18.3 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+8.7 : 18.5 PORT PIRIE NYRSTAR COMPARISON Lower North SA
+8.3 : 16.5 MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
+7.7 : 14.0 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA

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

6.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-3.4 : 32.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
-3.3 : 27.8 ALYANGULA POLICE N Rivers NT
-2.3 : 23.0 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
-2.2 : 26.2 INGHAM COMPOSITE N Coast--Herbert QLD
-2.1 : 31.6 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
-2.1 : 25.0 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.1 : 26.3 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD

-3.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.4 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-0.9 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-0.9 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-8.5 : 4.6 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-8.1 : 6.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-7.9 : 3.5 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-7.2 : 7.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-7.1 : 9.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara 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.
35.2 YARLOOP Lower West WA
24.2 GREENBUSHES Lower West WA
24.0 FRANKLAND Lower West WA
20.0 YANMAH Lower West WA
19.8 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
11.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

.....

5.8 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
5.6 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
3.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
2.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1399 (58.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1334 (55.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1031 (43.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
992 (41.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
922 (38.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
867 (36.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
828 (34.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
797 (33.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
778 (32.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
775 (32.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
769 (32.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
760 (31.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
757 (31.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
757 (31.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
708 (29.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
700 (29.2) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
678 (28.3) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
673 (28.0) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
658 (27.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
625 (26.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
619 (25.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
605 (25.2) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
104/23 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
91/22 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
91/19 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
87/23 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
87/23 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
87/21 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
87/16 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 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.
None reported

VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 98(340/ 54 ) at 22:58
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(330/ 65 ) at 16:12
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(270/ 65 ) at 19:00