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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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I also add descriptions of the day's significant weather events in this box when there's reliable information available and when I have the time. This may be days or even years after the event! If you are looking for weather news as it happens, your best source is ABC News for general weather events, rainfall events, storms, cyclones, floods, snowfalls or bushfires.


Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0552 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

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031040

MERINGA SUGAR EXP STN

109.0

97.2

09/10/1996

78

1 y

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031181

BARTLE VIEW ALERT

76.0

69.0

03/10/2010

11

1 n

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032019

JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD

120.0

118.0

04/10/2010

14

1 y

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032164

MENAVALE ALERT

199.0

109.0

04/10/2010

11

1 n

Lowest maximum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033308

SAMUEL HILL AERO

22.4

22.5

21/10/2010

11

1 Y

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039059

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

44.3

43.6

12/10/2010

15

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 05:52EST, 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 18.8 -5.7 15.2 +4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 37/16
PERTH AIRPORT 20.1 -2.5 11.4 +1.2 8.9 9.2 5.0 5.5 356 (14.8) 46/18
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.6 -2.1 11.7 +2.6 8.1 2.6 3.4 2.4 253 (10.5) 41/12
BUNBURY 18.9 -1.9 13.4 +4.3 -- 7.6 -- -- 294 (12.3) 50/14
MANDURAH 20.3 -1.1 15.3 +2.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 408 (17.0) 46/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +0.8 23.0 -2.0 21.9 0.0 4.8 11.4 304 (12.7) 34/17
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.9 +2.0 9.5 -5.3 7.6 0.0 13.4 12.0 341 (14.2) 35/14
WHYALLA AERO 32.1 +8.3 6.3 -4.2 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 253 (10.5) 44/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.8 +8.0 13.2 +1.8 6.9 0.0 4.8 12.5 296 (12.3) 44/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 26.0 +8.1 6.0 -1.1 2.1 0.0 3.4 12.3 246 (10.3) 48/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 32.2 -2.4 20.8 +2.2 18.3 0.0 8.8 5.7 356 (14.8) 48/22
CAIRNS AERO 25.9 -3.6 22.3 +1.7 21.9 16.4 6.0 0.3 503 (21.0) 50/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 -0.1 23.1 +2.4 22.4 0.2 5.8 4.8 534 (22.3) 63/11
MACKAY M.O 25.0 -2.5 21.6 +1.9 -- 0.4 -- 0.7 691 (28.8) 61/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.7 -5.9 18.0 +1.0 17.5 1.8 5.0 -- 525 (21.9) 55/13
BUNDABERG AERO 25.2 -1.7 18.3 +1.7 -- -- -- -- 759 (31.6) 59/08
NAMBOUR DPI 22.0 -4.6 16.0 +2.1 -- 6.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 23.5 -0.9 16.1 -0.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 511 (21.3) 52/12
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 -2.6 17.0 +1.3 15.9 0.2 5.8 9.0 458 (19.1) 46/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.3 -5.2 10.9 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 923 (38.5) 72/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.8 -2.3 10.1 -2.1 7.3 0.0 6.4 -- 308 (12.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.6 -3.0 14.6 +0.8 12.8 0.0 5.4 2.1 591 (24.6) 41/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.1 -2.8 9.9 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 31/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.2 -2.4 8.5 -3.5 6.6 1.0 4.4 10.0 312 (13.0) 31/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.4 -3.3 8.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 24/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 18.3 +0.8 3.0 -3.6 -0.5 0.0 5.8 11.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.9 -1.8 9.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 43/00
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.7 -2.8 13.4 +0.2 10.4 0.0 8.0 8.2 443 (18.5) 34/15
RICHMOND RAAF 22.1 -2.8 9.8 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 30/17
BELLAMBI AWS 18.8 -2.7 13.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 26/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.0 +2.6 1.0 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.4 +3.0 6.3 -1.4 3.9 0.0 5.8 12.5 280 (11.7) 35/03
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.7 +2.2 5.2 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 75 ( 3.1) 22/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.4 +6.6 8.0 -1.8 1.4 0.0 5.6 12.3 274 (11.4) 34/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.2 +3.3 3.4 -4.1 -1.0 0.0 4.0 -- 215 ( 9.0) 35/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.7 +4.4 5.0 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 37/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.1 +5.4 7.5 -2.0 4.8 0.0 4.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.3 +4.7 1.2 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 206 ( 8.6) 44/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.7 +1.7 4.0 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 34/14
HOBART AIRPORT 24.2 +6.9 6.9 -0.6 3.5 0.0 2.8 12.6 369 (15.4) 30/08
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

39.6 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
39.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
39.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
39.1 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
39.1 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+14.2 : 37.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.2 : 36.6 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+10.9 : 32.5 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+10.8 : 37.7 FORREST Eucla WA
+10.8 : 31.7 COULTA (COLES POINT) W Agricultural SA

27.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.4 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.1 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
26.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+10.4 : 21.6 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.7 : 20.1 FORREST Eucla WA
**W** +8.7 : 10.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
+8.3 : 18.4 EYRE Eucla WA
+7.8 : 24.1 CARNEGIE Interior WA

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

10.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
12.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
14.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.9 : 18.0 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-9.9 : 25.3 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-9.2 : 16.9 DALWALLINU Central West WA
-8.4 : 17.9 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
-8.3 : 17.0 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA

-4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-7.0 : 2.8 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-6.5 : 8.2 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-6.5 : 2.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-6.3 : 14.1 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-6.1 : 8.9 KULGERA N Plateau NT

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.
199.0 MENAVALE ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
130.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
127.2 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
120.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD N Coast--Herbert QLD
113.0 CORSIS ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
75.0 DUNBAR STATION
N Coast--Barron
130.0 HAPPY VALLEY
109.0 MERINGA SUGAR EXP STN
101.0 MULGRAVE MILL
76.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
74.0 TOPAZ ALERT
64.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
N Coast--Herbert
199.0 MENAVALE ALERT
127.2 DARADGEE
120.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
113.0 CORSIS ALERT
87.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
74.2 TULLY SUGAR MILL
72.0 RUSSELL RIVER
Central Coast E
57.0 MT JUKES

13.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
12.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
12.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.6 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
12.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

2.1 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
1.4 WALKAMIN RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
0.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
0.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

1362 (56.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1359 (56.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1281 (53.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1104 (46.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1097 (45.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1064 (44.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1032 (43.0) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
956 (39.8) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
949 (39.5) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
949 (39.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
923 (38.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
856 (35.7) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
823 (34.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
778 (32.4) YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
772 (32.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
759 (31.6) BUNDABERG AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
757 (31.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
747 (31.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
726 (30.3) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
715 (29.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
691 (28.8) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
690 (28.8) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
686 (28.6) EUCLA Eucla WA
686 (28.6) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
680 (28.3) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
667 (27.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
664 (27.7) YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD
659 (27.5) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
650 (27.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
643 (26.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
641 (26.7) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
639 (26.6) MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
637 (26.5) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
633 (26.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
630 (26.3) PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
624 (26.0) FORREST Eucla WA
614 (25.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
609 (25.4) WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
608 (25.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
608 (25.3) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
80/18 FORREST Eucla WA
80/19 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
80/06 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
80/06 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
78/22 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country 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
Cent Wheatbelt
LAKE GRACE
10.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.6mm/h
WOLLOGORANG
54.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
21.0mm in 30 min to 18:00 42.0mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
26.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 26.2mm/h
NORMANTON AIRPORT
7.2mm in 2 min to 22:56 216.0mm/h
4.4mm in 1 min to 22:57 264.0mm/h
4.6mm in 1 min to 22:58 276.0mm/h
3.6mm in 1 min to 22:59 216.0mm/h
3.6mm in 1 min to 23:00 216.0mm/h
29.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 29.8mm/h
23.4mm in 30 min to 23:30 46.8mm/h
53.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 53.2mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
8.6mm in 13 min to 11:22 39.7mm/h
7.2mm in 8 min to 11:30 54.0mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 15.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 18.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
8.0mm in 19 min to 12:19 25.3mm/h
12.4mm in 11 min to 12:30 67.6mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 12:30 23.0mm/h
39.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 39.8mm/h
64.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 21.3mm/h
83.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 13.8mm/h
12.4mm in 25 min to 21:00 29.8mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 23.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.2mm/h
6.8mm in 16 min to 23:30 25.5mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
4.4mm in 11 min to 13:30 24.0mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.2mm in 30 min to 13:30 24.4mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 17.8mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 14.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
16.0mm in 30 min to 17:30 32.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 18.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 72(120/ 65 ) at 15:27
Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 80(130/ 63 ) at 06:30
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 80(130/ 63 ) at 07:00
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 91(190/ 37 ) at 10:45