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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0540 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

QLD

N Peninsula

027058

HORN ISLAND

35.2

33.1

23/10/2002

17

1 Y

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

42.3

41.8

29/10/2006

11

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 05:40EST, 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 22.9 -1.6 12.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 35/15
PERTH AIRPORT 21.1 -1.5 15.2 +5.0 11.9 0.8 5.0 9.3 384 (16.0) 54/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.1 -1.6 9.9 +0.8 8.0 1.0 3.0 7.4 285 (11.9) 61/11
BUNBURY 18.7 -2.1 14.5 +5.4 -- 2.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 54/08
MANDURAH 20.6 -0.8 15.0 +2.0 -- 1.8 -- -- 422 (17.6) 67/06
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.2 +1.0 26.5 +1.5 25.4 0.0 6.4 8.9 461 (19.2) 39/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.9 +8.0 14.8 0.0 13.2 0.0 11.4 11.0 410 (17.1) 63/14
WHYALLA AERO 27.7 +3.9 8.4 -2.1 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 270 (11.3) 34/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.7 +4.9 12.3 +0.9 -- 0.0 4.2 10.3 261 (10.9) 31/19
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.0 +2.1 5.0 -2.1 1.6 0.0 2.2 9.6 158 ( 6.6) 28/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.3 +4.7 15.8 -2.8 14.0 0.4 7.8 10.4 238 ( 9.9) 54/20
CAIRNS AERO 30.5 +1.0 20.6 0.0 16.8 0.0 6.8 8.2 200 ( 8.3) 35/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.4 +1.0 24.4 +3.7 20.0 0.0 10.2 6.0 331 (13.8) 31/15
MACKAY M.O 26.4 -1.1 19.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- 6.8 272 (11.3) 55/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.8 +0.2 20.1 +3.1 19.4 0.0 8.0 -- 327 (13.6) 70/21
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 +1.4 18.3 +1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 296 (12.3) 46/15
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.4 18.0 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.8 +1.4 17.9 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 35/16
BRISBANE AERO 25.7 +0.3 18.7 +3.0 16.7 0.0 4.0 6.8 284 (11.8) 35/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.8 -0.7 16.1 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 499 (20.8) 54/18
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.9 +0.8 12.3 +0.1 8.8 0.0 5.8 -- 178 ( 7.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -4.2 16.5 +2.7 16.1 34.2 6.4 0.6 360 (15.0) 37/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.2 -3.7 14.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 30/09
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.4 -3.2 11.2 -0.8 9.5 0.0 4.8 -- 300 (12.5) 35/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.0 -3.7 11.2 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 26/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.6 +0.1 5.0 -1.6 0.2 0.2 3.8 9.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.1 +0.4 7.4 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 304 (12.7) 44/05
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.7 -2.8 14.6 +1.4 12.9 2.2 4.4 3.1 385 (16.0) 43/15
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 -3.7 13.2 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 28/16
BELLAMBI AWS 19.0 -2.5 13.3 -0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 274 (11.4) 35/21
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.0 +1.6 3.4 -4.3 1.1 0.0 4.0 9.8 242 (10.1) 35/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.2 +1.7 5.3 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 28/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.4 +2.6 8.4 -1.4 3.9 0.0 4.6 10.2 223 ( 9.3) 34/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.5 +1.6 3.6 -3.9 2.0 0.0 4.0 -- 325 (13.5) 28/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.9 +0.6 2.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 34/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 +1.5 7.8 -1.7 6.2 0.2 3.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.6 +3.0 5.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) 34/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.2 +1.2 3.7 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 121 ( 5.0) 28/14
HOBART AIRPORT 16.4 -0.9 5.1 -2.4 2.2 0.2 3.0 10.1 349 (14.5) 31/15
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

42.3 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
41.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
41.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+8.7 : 33.1 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.4 : 31.4 EUCLA Eucla WA
+8.0 : 38.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.5 : 30.3 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+7.3 : 31.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

27.4 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.1 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
27.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.9 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT

+6.9 : 18.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+5.7 : 15.9 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+5.6 : 15.1 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.4 : 14.5 BUNBURY Lower West WA
+5.4 : 26.4 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT

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

7.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
12.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
**S** 12.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-9.3 : 16.2 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-6.3 : 14.8 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
-5.8 : 19.6 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-5.7 : 19.9 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
-5.7 : 19.3 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW

-3.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

**W** -7.8 : 8.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-7.5 : 10.1 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-6.6 : 2.2 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-6.0 : 6.0 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-5.9 : 3.0 WEST WYALONG AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-5.9 : 3.1 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-5.9 : 1.2 HORSHAM POLKEMMET RD Wimmera S VIC

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.
76.0 WONGALARA N Rivers NT
70.0 HODGSON RIVER N Rivers NT
57.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
51.6 WEST WATERHOUSE N Rivers NT
46.0 DUNGULLEN Darling Downs E QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
76.0 WONGALARA
70.0 HODGSON RIVER
57.0 LARRIMAH
51.6 WEST WATERHOUSE

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
46.0 DUNGULLEN

11.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.4 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
11.4 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

.....

6.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
6.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
6.0 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
4.2 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
3.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW

869 (36.2) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
837 (34.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
816 (34.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
811 (33.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
772 (32.2) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
668 (27.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
658 (27.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
655 (27.3) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
639 (26.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
609 (25.4) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
98/17 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
91/05 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
81/19 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
81/23 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
78/07 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
TINDAL RAAF
10.8mm in 31 min to 04:00 20.9mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
CLERMONT AIRPORT
7.0mm in 6 min to 16:40 70.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.2mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
35.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 35.0mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 14.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
ROCKHAMPTON AERO
8.2mm in 10 min to 21:30 49.2mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.8mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.6mm/h
GLADSTONE RADAR
9.6mm in 22 min to 23:00 26.2mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 17.4mm/h
GLADSTONE AIRPORT
20.4mm in 30 min to 23:00 40.8mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 27.6mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 21.6mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
6.4mm in 17 min to 21:00 22.6mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 15.4mm/h
10.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 20.8mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 13.0mm/h
BRISBANE AERO
8.2mm in 19 min to 16:30 25.9mm/h
9.6mm in 22 min to 17:00 26.2mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 22.2mm/h
6.2mm in 8 min to 17:08 46.5mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 27.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.6mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.0mm/h
BRISBANE
15.6mm in 30 min to 17:00 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 15.6mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 22.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.6mm/h
Darling Downs E
DALBY AIRPORT
6.2mm in 11 min to 19:22 33.8mm/h
7.8mm in 38 min to 20:00 12.3mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
14.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 14.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
10.2mm in 17 min to 22:30 36.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.4mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.4mm/h
MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
12.8mm in 30 min to 00:00 25.6mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 20.6mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.3mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.8mm/h
12.8mm in 30 min to 21:00 25.6mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 19.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 18.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 91(290/ 58 ) at 05:01
QUEENSLAND
Central Highlands
EMERALD AIRPORT : 98(220/ 76 ) at 17:26