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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0514 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

Murchison

007139

PAYNES FIND

36.4

21.3

23/10/1966

50

1 y

WA

Central West

008137

WONGAN HILLS

53.2

35.8

29/10/1929

104

1 y

WA

Central West

008138

WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION

44.6

34.0

15/10/1975

74

1 y

WA

Central West

008274

NARALING

20.4

15.2

21/10/1997

30

1 y

WA

Central West

008276

IRWIN HOUSE

26.6

25.6

06/10/1987

29

1 y

WA

Central West

008285

MATARANKA

21.0

14.0

06/10/2001

25

1 y

WA

Central West

008286

WUNDI

50.0

13.8

20/10/1974

34

1 y

WA

Central West

008288

GHURKA

26.4

16.8

06/10/1987

39

1 y

WA

Lower West

009211

PINDARITA

36.0

35.0

18/10/1995

34

1 y

WA

Cent Wheatbelt

010230

WAEEL

36.8

19.0

27/10/2009

13

1 n

Lowest grass minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032040

TOWNSVILLE AERO

9.8

9.8

02/10/2011

17

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014507

ALYANGULA POLICE

17.0

17.0

11/10/1994

27

1 Y Equal to record.

SA

NW Pastoral

016096

ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME)

3.5

4.0

05/10/2002

14

1 Y

SA

NE Pastoral

017126

MARREE AERO

5.2

5.9

04/10/2003

14

1 Y

SA

Northeast

020028

GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT)

0.0

0.0

07/10/2008

13

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Central Coast E

033247

PROSERPINE AIRPORT

7.4

7.5

06/10/1993

22

1 N

QLD

Central Coast E

033257

BOWEN AIRPORT

11.1

12.2

03/10/1989

24

1 N

QLD

Central Coast E

033294

YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE

8.8

9.5

29/10/1997

17

1 Y

QLD

Central Coast W

034084

CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT

10.5

11.5

02/10/2011

19

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Central Highlands

035264

EMERALD AIRPORT

8.5

9.5

02/10/2011

20

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest maximum temperature

WA

Murchison

007600

MOUNT MAGNET AERO

19.4

19.5

06/10/2002

17

1 Y

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039322

RUNDLE ISLAND

20.8

21.0

01/10/2002

15

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 05:13EST, 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 21.4 -3.1 12.8 +1.9 -- 27.4 -- -- 332 (13.8) 50/14
PERTH AIRPORT 21.2 -1.4 13.3 +3.1 12.1 0.0 4.0 6.2 438 (18.3) 39/16
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.5 -0.2 12.7 +3.6 12.6 1.6 1.4 4.0 222 ( 9.3) 31/10
BUNBURY 21.1 +0.3 11.8 +2.7 -- 4.2 -- -- 248 (10.3) 37/09
MANDURAH 21.6 +0.2 14.5 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 39/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 -0.1 24.2 -0.8 23.6 0.0 5.8 9.6 -- 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.0 -1.9 13.7 -1.1 11.8 0.4 6.8 6.6 393 (16.4) 43/12
WHYALLA AERO 24.2 +0.4 3.6 -6.9 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 210 ( 8.8) 39/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.2 +0.4 10.6 -0.8 5.5 0.0 -- 11.4 272 (11.3) 28/00
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.4 -0.5 1.3 -5.8 -0.5 0.0 2.4 10.5 -- 41/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.6 -2.0 10.9 -7.7 8.7 0.0 7.8 10.9 278 (11.6) 35/09
CAIRNS AERO 30.0 +0.5 16.3 -4.3 12.5 0.0 9.8 10.7 360 (15.0) 35/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.5 -1.9 13.5 -7.2 9.8 0.0 9.8 11.0 365 (15.2) 35/12
MACKAY M.O 24.2 -3.3 12.9 -6.8 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 320 (13.3) 34/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.6 -1.0 9.0 -8.0 5.4 0.0 9.6 -- 287 (12.0) 26/18
BUNDABERG AERO 24.9 -2.0 12.0 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 46/17
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -4.6 13.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 22.1 -2.3 13.2 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 438 (18.3) 50/10
BRISBANE AERO 21.9 -3.5 12.4 -3.3 11.0 0.0 9.6 6.0 679 (28.3) 44/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.1 -6.4 7.2 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 540 (22.5) 41/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 18.6 -6.5 9.6 -2.6 6.0 0.2 2.0 -- 240 (10.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.9 -4.7 11.4 -2.4 10.4 21.6 3.2 7.0 636 (26.5) 52/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.9 -5.0 11.2 -0.8 -- 55.4 -- -- 394 (16.4) 48/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.7 -4.9 10.5 -1.5 10.0 29.6 6.2 8.6 600 (25.0) 50/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.7 -6.0 9.4 -1.3 -- 23.8 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 30/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.6 -3.9 -- -- -- -- -- 2.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.3 -5.4 4.0 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 266 (11.1) 34/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.2 -6.3 10.4 -2.8 7.9 6.4 4.2 7.2 845 (35.2) 54/14
RICHMOND RAAF 18.2 -6.7 10.0 -1.1 -- 6.4 -- -- 305 (12.7) 30/08
BELLAMBI AWS 15.5 -6.0 10.5 -3.4 -- 9.4 -- -- 659 (27.5) 54/15
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.0 -2.4 -1.0 -7.1 -- 3.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.4 -3.0 3.0 -4.7 0.9 2.8 4.0 11.6 285 (11.9) 21/10
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.3 -3.2 2.9 -5.2 -- 0.8 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 22/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.4 -2.4 4.2 -5.6 -0.5 0.0 5.0 10.9 279 (11.6) 22/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.9 -3.0 4.1 -3.4 2.0 0.0 8.0 -- 286 (11.9) 31/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 17.6 -2.7 4.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 462 (19.3) 35/09
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.0 -0.7 5.6 -3.9 4.4 13.43 6.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.9 -0.7 3.3 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 522 (21.8) 39/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.2 +0.2 1.1 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 141 ( 5.9) 28/15
HOBART AIRPORT 14.8 -2.5 5.5 -2.0 2.2 0.0 1.4 12.0 334 (13.9) 35/17
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

38.8 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
38.8 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
38.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
38.1 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
38.1 BULMAN AWS N Rivers NT

+5.8 : 30.2 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+5.0 : 31.9 FORREST Eucla WA
+4.2 : 25.8 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+4.1 : 27.1 EUCLA Eucla WA

26.2 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
25.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.7 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
25.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD

+6.3 : 13.4 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.3 : 12.1 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+5.3 : 12.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
+4.9 : 14.9 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
+4.9 : 10.8 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

0.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-12.5 : 17.0 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
-12.0 : 17.6 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-11.5 : 18.4 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-11.5 : 18.3 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-10.4 : 22.7 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

-7.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-5.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-12.7 : 4.0 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
-10.9 : 2.9 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-10.8 : 3.0 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-10.5 : 8.8 YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
-10.3 : 6.4 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
-10.3 : 2.5 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa 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.
74.4 CAREYS PEAK (BARRINGTON TOPS) Hunter Valley NSW
64.2 WOLLOMOMBI (WALLAMUMBI) N Tablelands E NSW
55.4 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
55.0 NAMBUNG STATION Lower West WA
53.2 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Central West
53.2 WONGAN HILLS
50.0 WUNDI
Lower West
55.0 NAMBUNG STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
64.2 WOLLOMOMBI (WALLAMUMBI)
MidNorth Coast S
55.4 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS
51.4 UPPER LANSDOWNE (MONTEREY)
Hunter Valley
74.4 CAREYS PEAK (BARRINGTON TOPS)
53.0 UPPER CHICHESTER (SIMMONDS)

12.0 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
11.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
11.5 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

.....

6.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
6.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
4.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
2.7 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

966 (40.3) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
962 (40.1) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
936 (39.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
912 (38.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
845 (35.2) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
824 (34.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
822 (34.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
765 (31.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
760 (31.7) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
757 (31.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
751 (31.3) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
749 (31.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
722 (30.1) PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
712 (29.7) GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
707 (29.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
698 (29.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
668 (27.8) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
666 (27.8) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
663 (27.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
661 (27.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
659 (27.5) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
647 (27.0) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
645 (26.9) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
644 (26.8) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
641 (26.7) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
638 (26.6) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
636 (26.5) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
616 (25.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
611 (25.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
609 (25.4) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
606 (25.3) ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
600 (25.0) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
600 (25.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
89/19 FORREST Eucla WA
87/14 TELFER AERO Interior WA
85/23 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
83/15 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
78/19 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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
ESPERANCE AG STATION
14.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 14.4mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
LAKE GRACE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
Goldfields
CHEADANUP
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
BULGA DOWNS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
LAVERTON AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON
17.0mm in 30 min to 15:00 34.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 17.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.2mm/h
JIMNA FORESTRY
10.4mm in 30 min to 17:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA : 69(180/ 63 ) at 02:12