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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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 0601 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

Alice Springs

015528

YUENDUMU

75.8

46.0

28/10/2000

59

1 y

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

35.2

35.2

20/10/2010

16

1 Y Equal to record.


The day in charts
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Actual temperatures
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Actual temperatures
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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 06:01EST, 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 34.9 +10.4 10.9 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 417 (17.4) 46/08
PERTH AIRPORT 29.7 +7.1 8.4 -1.8 6.6 0.0 7.6 11.5 465 (19.4) 52/02
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.2 +3.5 7.2 -1.9 5.0 0.0 4.2 11.9 313 (13.0) 37/14
BUNBURY 26.2 +5.4 6.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 223 ( 9.3) 35/15
MANDURAH 27.1 +5.7 14.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 39/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.0 +1.8 25.9 +0.9 25.6 0.0 9.0 10.9 451 (18.8) 46/15
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.1 -4.8 19.5 +4.7 18.2 0.0 10.6 0.0 412 (17.2) 30/00
WHYALLA AERO 17.9 -5.9 16.2 +5.7 -- 7.0 11.0 -- 409 (17.0) 30/23
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.9 +0.1 15.8 +4.4 15.8 8.2 1.8 0.7 194 ( 8.1) 22/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.2 +1.3 11.0 +3.9 10.8 2.6 1.6 7.0 306 (12.8) 31/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.7 -0.9 21.4 +2.8 20.1 0.0 7.4 9.3 396 (16.5) 41/00
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 -1.9 21.5 +0.9 20.7 11.4 3.8 3.2 526 (21.9) 41/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 -0.1 21.4 +0.7 19.9 0.0 7.4 6.4 599 (25.0) 55/11
MACKAY M.O 25.0 -2.5 19.8 +0.1 -- 2.4 -- 3.6 587 (24.5) 46/07
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.1 -3.5 17.7 +0.7 16.9 0.6 3.0 -- 358 (14.9) 39/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.3 -0.6 16.6 0.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 467 (19.5) 41/16
NAMBOUR DPI 24.0 -2.6 17.0 +3.1 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.1 +0.7 15.4 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 35/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.4 -1.0 14.9 -0.8 13.8 0.0 4.0 10.4 313 (13.0) 34/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.3 -2.2 13.2 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 547 (22.8) 46/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 27.8 +2.7 12.8 +0.6 8.1 0.0 5.6 -- 55 ( 2.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.3 -0.3 13.2 -0.6 10.8 0.0 3.8 11.8 344 (14.3) 44/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.2 +1.3 11.0 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 31/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 30.3 +6.7 11.2 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 294 (12.3) 31/15
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 29.5 +5.8 9.6 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 69 ( 2.9) 22/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.9 +5.4 11.5 +4.9 3.4 0.0 6.6 11.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 27.6 +2.9 9.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 30/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.7 +8.2 16.2 +3.0 12.9 0.0 7.6 12.2 467 (19.5) 43/21
RICHMOND RAAF 30.3 +5.4 9.9 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 30/16
BELLAMBI AWS 22.8 +1.3 17.1 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 39/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.0 +8.6 5.0 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.0 +8.6 9.7 +2.0 7.2 0.0 6.4 10.2 243 (10.1) 41/17
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 24.7 +3.2 11.3 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 35/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.3 +0.5 16.2 +6.4 12.5 0.0 7.4 0.0 322 (13.4) 24/17
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.8 +0.9 15.6 +8.1 3.0 0.0 6.6 -- 263 (11.0) 24/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.1 -0.2 15.2 +8.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 21/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.0 -3.7 14.8 +5.3 14.4 4.4 6.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.0 +0.4 11.6 +5.4 -- 5.0 -- -- 414 (17.3) 26/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.2 +2.2 12.5 +5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 303 (12.6) 35/15
HOBART AIRPORT 15.6 -1.7 10.7 +3.2 10.1 6.4 8.0 6.4 397 (16.5) 34/23
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

39.8 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
39.4 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
39.4 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
39.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
38.7 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+10.6 : 33.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+10.4 : 34.9 GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
+9.9 : 36.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
+9.2 : 35.6 ENEABBA Central West WA
+8.8 : 32.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA

27.3 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
27.2 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
27.1 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.1 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+8.8 : 12.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.8 : 15.2 BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
+8.4 : 15.1 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
+8.3 : 14.3 YONGALA Upper North SA
+8.3 : 13.8 REDESDALE N Central VIC

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

9.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
10.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-10.0 : 24.7 PAPUNYA N Plateau NT
-9.6 : 27.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-7.3 : 22.6 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-7.2 : 23.0 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-6.5 : 26.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
2.2 EYRE Eucla WA
2.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.6 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.9 : 2.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.0 : 3.9 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.2 : 14.5 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-4.6 : 5.4 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA

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.
118.4 KAREEYA N Coast--Barron QLD
95.8 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
83.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN N Coast--Barron QLD
82.0 HAPPY VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
75.8 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
75.8 YUENDUMU

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
118.4 KAREEYA
83.0 BELLENDEN KER BOTTOM STN
82.0 HAPPY VALLEY
73.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
70.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
95.8 TULLY SUGAR MILL
58.0 NASH'S CROSSING ALERT
51.0 BINGIL BAY
50.0 WALLAMAN ALERT

12.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
11.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.8 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
11.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

.....

0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
0.0 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1071 (44.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1068 (44.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
917 (38.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
870 (36.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
828 (34.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
816 (34.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
771 (32.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
766 (31.9) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
766 (31.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
761 (31.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
725 (30.2) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
712 (29.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
706 (29.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
704 (29.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
700 (29.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
698 (29.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
690 (28.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
685 (28.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
658 (27.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
643 (26.8) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
626 (26.1) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
610 (25.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
78/15 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
78/20 TELFER AERO Interior WA
65/00 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
65/05 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
63/13 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
63/13 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa 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
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
9.8mm in 13 min to 15:55 45.2mm/h
26.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 26.4mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 25.4mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.7mm/h
Central West
ERADU AG STATION
6.8mm in 18 min to 14:57 22.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.2mm in 30 min to 10:30 20.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 12.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 10.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
None reported