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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 0538 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 maximum temperature

NT

Victoria

014850

TIMBER CREEK

43.6

43.0

11/10/2011

31

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Darwin-Daly

014954

BRADSHAW

43.4

43.0

24/10/2002

14

1 Y

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031108

WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION

38.8

38.0

24/10/2002

44

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 05:37EST, 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 -1.2 16.4 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 34/15
PERTH AIRPORT 22.8 +0.2 15.9 +5.7 16.0 0.0 6.2 6.3 455 (19.0) 37/10
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.5 -0.2 11.8 +2.7 10.0 0.0 3.6 2.4 302 (12.6) 24/10
BUNBURY 19.5 -1.3 13.1 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 26/22
MANDURAH 21.3 -0.1 15.9 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 34/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 0.0 26.6 +1.6 26.0 0.0 8.4 8.4 529 (22.0) 34/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.4 +4.5 16.6 +1.8 14.8 0.0 12.0 8.5 428 (17.8) 41/09
WHYALLA AERO 20.7 -3.1 7.8 -2.7 -- 0.0 6.8 -- 310 (12.9) 35/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.9 -1.9 7.7 -3.7 5.6 0.0 3.4 11.4 219 ( 9.1) 30/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.6 -3.3 8.8 +1.7 8.2 0.0 2.4 0.3 294 (12.3) 24/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.8 +0.2 19.9 +1.3 15.1 0.0 11.2 7.6 372 (15.5) 34/08
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +2.4 21.3 +0.7 18.7 0.0 6.6 10.7 293 (12.2) 31/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.6 +5.2 17.9 -2.8 16.0 0.0 4.4 10.3 251 (10.5) 31/13
MACKAY M.O 31.4 +3.9 23.8 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- 8.2 472 (19.7) 37/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 +0.1 17.5 +0.5 16.1 26.2 9.2 -- 243 (10.1) 30/11
BUNDABERG AERO 27.7 +0.8 19.0 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 35/12
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.4 16.0 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.1 +0.7 14.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 35/12
BRISBANE AERO 25.6 +0.2 15.1 -0.6 12.5 0.0 5.8 10.9 385 (16.0) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.1 +0.6 11.9 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 37/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.7 -1.4 6.1 -6.1 2.8 0.0 5.2 -- 127 ( 5.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.0 -0.6 11.6 -2.2 9.1 0.0 5.2 9.2 230 ( 9.6) 37/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.3 -1.6 9.6 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 35/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.7 -2.9 7.7 -4.3 6.2 0.0 6.2 11.0 284 (11.8) 35/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.4 -3.3 6.5 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 53 ( 2.2) 26/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.1 -1.4 1.0 -5.6 -4.0 0.0 2.0 8.7 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.3 -2.4 4.8 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 28/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -2.7 11.0 -2.2 7.7 0.0 5.4 7.2 363 (15.1) 44/12
RICHMOND RAAF 22.1 -2.8 6.8 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 39/16
BELLAMBI AWS 16.5 -5.0 10.3 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 35/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT -- -- -2.0 -8.1 -- -- -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.7 -1.7 0.9 -6.8 -1.7 0.0 1.4 11.7 277 (11.5) 28/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.3 -1.2 2.6 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 24/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.2 -1.6 5.4 -4.4 1.7 0.0 4.8 11.3 285 (11.9) 24/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 17.1 -3.8 1.7 -5.8 -0.4 0.0 3.0 -- 292 (12.2) 34/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.2 -2.1 2.2 -4.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 281 (11.7) 34/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.4 -2.3 9.4 -0.1 8.4 0.0 2.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.2 -3.4 3.0 -3.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 326 (13.6) 28/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.1 +0.1 0.9 -6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 24/16
HOBART AIRPORT 16.3 -1.0 5.7 -1.8 2.1 1.4 5.0 10.1 458 (19.1) 39/00
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

44.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
43.6 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
43.4 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
43.0 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT
42.9 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT

+9.6 : 38.8 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+8.8 : 35.8 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+8.0 : 38.7 MAREEBA AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
+7.9 : 35.2 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD

32.5 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
28.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
27.8 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
27.6 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
27.4 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+9.8 : 32.5 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
+7.6 : 13.5 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.3 : 16.1 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+7.0 : 23.7 TE KOWAI EXP STN Central Coast E QLD
+6.7 : 14.0 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

5.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
6.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : 15.3 NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.7 : 17.0 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-5.4 : 15.6 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
-5.4 : 17.5 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
-5.3 : 22.5 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA

-4.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-3.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-8.6 : 3.4 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-8.5 : 0.5 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
**W** -8.3 : 8.4 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-8.3 : -3.0 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.1 : 1.9 GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-8.1 : -2.0 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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.
42.0 OXFORD DOWNS Central Coast W QLD
33.2 DIGGERS REST N Kimberley WA
32.0 KOUMALA HATFIELDS ROAD Central Coast E QLD
26.2 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
26.0 MATARANKA STATION N Rivers NT

12.2 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.5 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
11.5 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW

.....

6.3 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
6.1 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
5.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.3 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

1231 (51.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1221 (50.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1065 (44.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1027 (42.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1024 (42.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
1008 (42.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
974 (40.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
948 (39.5) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
860 (35.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
858 (35.8) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
816 (34.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
791 (33.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
781 (32.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
754 (31.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
744 (31.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
721 (30.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
706 (29.4) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
659 (27.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
638 (26.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
607 (25.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
93/05 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
**S** 87/16 LUNCHEON HILL (FORESTRY) N Coast TAS
81/04 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/13 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
72/02 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/06 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
Goldfields
SALMON GUMS RES.STN.
9.0mm in 4 min to 13:47 135.0mm/h
4.0mm in 1 min to 13:48 240.0mm/h
6.4mm in 2 min to 13:50 192.0mm/h
10.8mm in 10 min to 14:00 64.8mm/h
33.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 33.2mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 14.0mm/h
MOUNT BURDETT AG STATION
14.8mm in 38 min to 14:00 23.4mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 17.4mm/h
SALMON GUMS AG STATION
9.4mm in 5 min to 13:56 112.8mm/h
25.2mm in 34 min to 14:30 44.5mm/h
35.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 35.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
SAMUEL HILL AERO
11.4mm in 30 min to 06:30 22.8mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.4mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
GYMPIE
4.2mm in 12 min to 14:12 21.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
9.8mm in 22 min to 23:00 26.7mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 17.8mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
14.8mm in 30 min to 12:30 29.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.8mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 17.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 82(230/ 63 ) at 05:15
TASMANIA
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 82(220/ 63 ) at 06:11