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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 0408 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

009253

HOPELANDS

35.6

34.0

02/09/2011

12

1 y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

SW & S Coast

009812

HARVEY

51.0

41.6

29/09/2001

11

1 y

Highest grass minimum temperature

NSW

Sydney--east

066131

RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY

25.3

18.4

27/09/1965

23

25.0

31/10/2004

27

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

Eucla

011003

EUCLA

91

80.0

11/09/1996

17

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 04:07EST, 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 19.5 -2.5 13.0 +3.8 -- 4.0 -- -- 441 (18.4) 67/10
PERTH AIRPORT 17.8 -2.3 11.5 +2.6 11.2 13.0 4.0 6.0 530 (22.1) 76/06
ALBANY AIRPORT 14.8 -2.5 10.7 +2.7 8.2 13.2 3.0 2.4 498 (20.8) 57/15
BUNBURY 16.6 -1.7 10.9 +2.5 -- 14.0 -- -- 571 (23.8) 63/13
MANDURAH 17.0 -- 12.7 -- -- 12.6 -- -- 808 (33.7) 78/05
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 -0.3 22.6 -0.5 22.2 0.0 7.2 9.6 306 (12.8) 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.1 +5.9 10.1 -0.2 7.8 0.0 8.2 10.4 211 ( 8.8) 44/11
WHYALLA AERO 25.4 +4.0 7.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 13.2 -- 469 (19.5) 24/09
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.0 +7.1 9.3 -0.4 5.7 0.0 -- 10.7 288 (12.0) 30/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.1 +3.3 7.3 +1.0 3.1 0.2 2.8 10.0 322 (13.4) 22/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.9 +2.7 8.0 -6.3 6.3 0.0 10.8 10.6 158 ( 6.6) 30/16
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 +0.4 17.2 -1.5 15.4 0.0 11.8 9.2 525 (21.9) 46/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.2 -0.5 15.4 -2.0 12.2 0.0 6.4 10.8 299 (12.5) 41/10
MACKAY M.O 24.2 -1.1 13.8 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 251 (10.5) 30/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 +2.2 9.2 -4.5 6.4 0.0 6.0 -- 116 ( 4.8) 31/12
BUNDABERG AERO 30.1 +4.7 9.0 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 30/15
NAMBOUR DPI 32.0 +7.1 12.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 32.6 +9.4 10.6 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 34/12
BRISBANE AERO 29.1 +4.9 11.7 -1.1 7.4 0.0 5.8 10.6 279 (11.6) 35/21
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.1 +4.8 15.4 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) 34/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.5 +9.1 13.8 +5.2 5.3 0.0 7.4 -- 261 (10.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 32.2 +10.3 10.2 -0.8 6.6 0.0 5.0 9.8 219 ( 9.1) 34/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 32.6 +10.1 10.0 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 41/21
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 32.4 +11.1 8.1 -0.9 -- 0.0 14.4 -- 196 ( 8.2) 52/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 31.9 +10.6 8.8 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 62 ( 2.6) 48/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.8 +8.8 9.8 +5.6 -0.8 0.0 7.4 9.6 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.7 +9.6 6.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 44/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 31.1 +10.6 14.2 +3.8 9.3 0.0 6.8 10.5 360 (15.0) 63/11
RICHMOND RAAF 32.0 +9.4 8.1 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 112 ( 4.7) 50/13
BELLAMBI AWS 24.1 +4.0 15.2 +2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 67/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.0 +9.8 5.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.9 +6.3 7.0 +1.9 1.4 0.0 3.0 11.1 209 ( 8.7) 30/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.9 +5.9 5.5 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 108 ( 4.5) 18/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.3 +3.9 8.0 +0.6 4.5 0.0 8.6 9.3 390 (16.3) 28/00
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.6 +4.2 9.7 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 394 (16.4) 35/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.4 +4.7 5.3 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 35/00
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.4 +3.2 12.4 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.6 +4.8 9.2 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 504 (21.0) 30/03
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.1 +2.6 7.0 +1.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 24/15
HOBART AIRPORT 16.7 +1.4 6.2 +0.2 1.3 0.2 4.6 9.9 374 (15.6) 26/10
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

37.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.7 BULMAN AWS N Rivers NT
37.7 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
37.6 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
37.3 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+14.8 : 35.9 EYRE Eucla WA
+14.4 : 35.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.5 : 34.8 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+12.1 : 33.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.7 : 36.0 FORREST Eucla WA

24.9 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
24.5 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
24.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.2 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
24.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
24.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
24.0 POINT STUART AWS N Rivers NT

+9.4 : 14.8 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+9.0 : 7.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.8 : 13.9 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
+7.9 : 14.9 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+7.9 : 13.4 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW

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

7.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.7 : 14.4 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
-6.6 : 14.2 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-6.3 : 26.2 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
-5.9 : 14.7 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA
-5.9 : 13.2 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

-1.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
0.0 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
0.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.8 : 7.5 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD
-6.6 : 4.8 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-6.3 : 8.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-6.2 : 12.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-5.5 : 13.2 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-5.5 : 8.9 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.
51.0 HARVEY Lower West WA
45.4 KARNET Lower West WA
42.2 MOUNT WILLIAM
39.6 BRUNSWICK JUNCTION Lower West WA
38.4 WILLOWDALE Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
51.0 HARVEY
45.4 KARNET
39.6 BRUNSWICK JUNCTION
38.4 WILLOWDALE

ISLANDS

42.2 MOUNT WILLIAM

11.1 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
10.9 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
10.8 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

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6.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
6.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
5.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
2.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1336 (55.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1073 (44.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
986 (41.1) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
931 (38.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
929 (38.7) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
901 (37.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
876 (36.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
839 (35.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
818 (34.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
808 (33.7) MANDURAH Lower West WA
803 (33.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
762 (31.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
733 (30.5) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
729 (30.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
721 (30.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
696 (29.0) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
692 (28.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
684 (28.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
681 (28.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
678 (28.3) SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
671 (28.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
666 (27.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
657 (27.4) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
652 (27.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
627 (26.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
609 (25.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
600 (25.0) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
104/19 FORREST Eucla WA
102/13 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
102/15 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
100/06 BICKLEY Lower West WA
100/13 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
98/05 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
98/13 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
94/13 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
91/05 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
91/23 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
91/20 EUCLA Eucla WA

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
Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT
4.8mm in 11 min to 06:30 26.2mm/h
MINGENEW
11.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.0mm/h
Lower West
BICKLEY
6.4mm in 36 min to 05:36 10.7mm/h
DWELLINGUP
11.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
COLLIE EAST
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
LANCELIN EAST AG STATION
12.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 12.0mm/h
MANJIMUP AG STATION
10.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.6mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 15.2mm/h
MOUNT BARKER AG STATION
14.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 14.4mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD
12.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
MECKERING NORTH AG STATION
4.4mm in 11 min to 08:27 24.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
PEARCE RAAF : 87(290/ 63 ) at 06:22
GINGIN AERO : 78(240/ 63 ) at 14:46
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 98(230/ 82 ) at 06:00
GOOSEBERRY HILL : 93(230/ 45 ) at 12:47
OCEAN REEF : 83(230/ 63 ) at 06:25
BICKLEY : 100(270/ 45 ) at 06:22
GARDEN ISLAND HSF : 89(240/ 63 ) at 06:00
CAPE LEEUWIN : 89(250/ 63 ) at 15:16
CAPE NATURALISTE : 93(240/ 65 ) at 13:21
ESPERANCE AERO : 95(260/ 76 ) at 13:13
Cent Wheatbelt
CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD : 78(280/ 65 ) at 08:11
Eucla
FORREST : 104(250/ 83 ) at 20:00
Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO : 98(260/ 76 ) at 13:17
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT : 100(300/ 45 ) at 13:16
LAVERTON AERO : 95(240/ 65 ) at 16:00
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NULLARBOR : 89(250/ 65 ) at 23:50
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
PORT BOTANY (MOLINEUX POINT AWS) : 83(180/ 69 ) at 11:24
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(310/ 65 ) at 03:00