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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0547 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

NT

Barkly

015135

TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

57.4

51.6

29/10/1975

43

1 y

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031024

EVELYN STATE FOREST

58.4

53.2

25/10/1985

76

1 y

NSW

Snowy Mtns

071003

CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

155.0

112.3

25/10/1975

24

1 n

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004028

PARDOO STATION

12.0

12.5

04/10/2011

18

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 05:46EST, 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 31.1 +6.6 14.1 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 34/13
PERTH AIRPORT 36.1 +13.5 18.5 +8.3 16.7 0.0 8.0 11.1 531 (22.1) 63/03
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.9 +5.2 10.4 +1.3 9.2 0.0 5.2 8.2 417 (17.4) 50/05
BUNBURY 30.0 +9.2 14.3 +5.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 253 (10.5) 31/11
MANDURAH 29.6 +8.2 19.0 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 54/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +0.1 26.5 +1.5 26.1 0.0 7.6 6.9 361 (15.0) 67/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.2 -0.7 11.9 -2.9 10.1 0.0 12.2 12.0 350 (14.6) 52/13
WHYALLA AERO 19.3 -4.5 9.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 9.0 -- 419 (17.5) 43/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -3.0 11.5 +0.1 -- 0.2 -- 11.3 499 (20.8) 41/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.5 -2.4 8.7 +1.6 5.8 4.2 3.6 11.6 606 (25.3) 55/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.2 -4.4 19.2 +0.6 15.8 0.0 7.4 4.3 388 (16.2) 43/10
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +1.1 22.3 +1.7 21.1 7.6 5.8 6.4 285 (11.9) 26/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.9 +3.5 23.1 +2.4 20.6 0.0 6.0 7.6 394 (16.4) 35/08
MACKAY M.O 29.7 +2.2 22.0 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 524 (21.8) 34/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.5 +2.9 21.8 +4.8 21.1 0.0 5.2 -- 285 (11.9) 24/10
BUNDABERG AERO 30.7 +3.8 17.9 +1.3 -- 27.4 -- -- 527 (22.0) 30/14
NAMBOUR DPI 28.0 +1.4 15.0 +1.1 -- 6.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +2.9 13.3 -2.9 -- 11.6 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 26/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.1 +1.7 14.6 -1.1 12.4 3.6 5.6 12.0 300 (12.5) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.9 +1.4 12.9 +0.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 430 (17.9) 31/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.9 -0.2 13.2 +1.0 10.1 0.0 3.0 -- 101 ( 4.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 +1.6 12.5 -1.3 10.9 0.2 0.4 12.2 210 ( 8.8) 30/15
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.6 +1.7 12.7 +0.7 -- 1.2 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 48/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.4 +0.8 14.1 +2.1 -- 0.0 10.8 -- 253 (10.5) 41/10
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.2 -0.5 13.1 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 81 ( 3.4) 24/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.8 -2.7 9.0 +2.4 4.0 0.0 2.4 8.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 -4.0 10.7 +1.3 -- 5.4 -- -- 202 ( 8.4) 44/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.8 -1.7 16.5 +3.3 14.3 0.0 3.4 11.6 303 (12.6) 34/08
RICHMOND RAAF 27.8 +2.9 11.0 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 39/14
BELLAMBI AWS 19.7 -1.8 14.5 +0.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 39/04
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.6 7.0 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.3 -2.1 9.2 +1.5 4.7 0.0 5.4 12.4 382 (15.9) 52/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.7 -2.8 9.1 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 336 (14.0) 50/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.4 -1.4 8.0 -1.8 5.5 0.0 8.0 12.0 467 (19.5) 43/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.0 -1.9 5.3 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 52/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.0 -2.3 3.1 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 54/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.4 -1.3 10.5 +1.0 -- 1.2 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.8 -2.8 5.5 -0.7 -- 1.8 -- -- 550 (22.9) 59/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.9 -3.1 7.8 +0.9 -- 0.8 -- -- 407 (17.0) 54/14
HOBART AIRPORT 13.4 -3.9 8.0 +0.5 5.1 0.0 5.4 7.6 581 (24.2) 74/12
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 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
42.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.6 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
41.5 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
41.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

+14.3 : 36.8 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+13.9 : 35.9 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
+13.5 : 36.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+13.3 : 36.3 PERTH METRO Lower West WA
+13.2 : 36.9 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
+13.2 : 35.8 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+13.2 : 33.1 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA

27.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.8 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
26.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
26.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
26.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
26.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+10.4 : 19.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+9.6 : 19.1 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+9.3 : 19.5 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+9.1 : 20.2 MULLEWA Central West WA
+8.9 : 18.3 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+8.9 : 18.9 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA

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

0.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.6 : 27.0 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-9.4 : 28.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-8.3 : 27.5 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-8.2 : 3.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-7.9 : 2.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-4.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.7 : 14.0 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
-7.7 : 12.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-6.6 : 11.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
-6.6 : 1.3 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
-6.1 : -4.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE 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.
155.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
59.4 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
58.4 EVELYN STATE FOREST N Coast--Barron QLD
57.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
57.4 RIVER HEADS Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
57.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
58.4 EVELYN STATE FOREST
Brisbane/SE Coast
59.4 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
57.4 RIVER HEADS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
155.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

12.7 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.4 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.2 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
12.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
12.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
12.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
12.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

4.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
3.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
3.5 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
2.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
2.3 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

1399 (58.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1340 (55.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1323 (55.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1254 (52.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1033 (43.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
1016 (42.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
973 (40.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
959 (40.0) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
905 (37.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
891 (37.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
885 (36.9) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
877 (36.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
864 (36.0) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
863 (36.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
858 (35.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
849 (35.4) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
842 (35.1) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
834 (34.8) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
823 (34.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
817 (34.0) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
816 (34.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
794 (33.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
784 (32.7) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
782 (32.6) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
780 (32.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
777 (32.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
741 (30.9) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
722 (30.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
714 (29.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
712 (29.7) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
699 (29.1) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
699 (29.1) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
692 (28.8) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
690 (28.8) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
688 (28.7) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
675 (28.1) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
669 (27.9) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
665 (27.7) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
660 (27.5) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
652 (27.2) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
647 (27.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
630 (26.3) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
623 (26.0) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
620 (25.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
614 (25.6) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
614 (25.6) SWAN HILL AERODROME Mallee S VIC
606 (25.3) MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
130/15 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
128/11 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
126/14 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
107/12 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
106/14 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
104/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
102/19 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
102/17 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
100/13 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
94/12 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
93/12 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
14.2mm in 30 min to 22:30 28.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.4mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 18.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.6mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
8.2mm in 15 min to 14:15 32.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.8mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.2mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
18.8mm in 30 min to 11:00 37.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 19.0mm/h
18.2mm in 30 min to 11:30 36.4mm/h
37.0mm in 1 hr to 11:30 37.0mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 18.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.3mm/h
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
46.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 15.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
32.4mm in 16 min to 09:16 121.5mm/h
32.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 32.4mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GOVE AIRPORT : 280(160/ 19 ) at 14:00
NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 85(230/ 65 ) at 16:40
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 100(220/ 85 ) at 14:10
W Gippsland
EAST SALE AIRPORT : 80(270/ 65 ) at 11:20
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 130(250/104 ) at 16:54
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 113(246/ 74 ) at 17:50
W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 78(240/ 67 ) at 10:32
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 128(260/106 ) at 13:00
LOW HEAD : 76(260/ 69 ) at 15:30
CAPE GRIM COMPARISON : 104(260/ 58 ) at 13:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(300/ 87 ) at 23:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(250/ 87 ) at 13:11
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 102(270/ 61 ) at 20:09
CAMPANIA (KINCORA) : 95(260/ 65 ) at 13:20
DROUGHTY HILL : 108(250/ 69 ) at 13:20
W Coast
CAPE SORELL : 93(230/ 74 ) at 15:12
MOUNT READ : 91(230/ 69 ) at 16:00
Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 106(270/ 65 ) at 15:55
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 126(260/ 98 ) at 16:00