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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

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.

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 0613 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

WA

N Kimberley

001018

MOUNT ELIZABETH

62.0

52.2

31/10/2010

39

1 y

NT

Victoria

014821

ROSEWOOD

65.0

63.5

26/10/1954

102

1 y

NSW

NW Slopes S

055253

SOMERTON (BECTIVE WEST)

31.2

29.4

15/10/2008

11

1 y

ANT

Antarctica

300017

CASEY

14.2

13.2

01/10/2011

23

1 N 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 06:13EST, 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 25.4 +0.9 16.9 +6.0 -- 2.4 -- -- 228 ( 9.5) 35/12
PERTH AIRPORT 20.7 -1.9 15.0 +4.8 15.1 0.2 0.6 0.0 260 (10.8) 30/15
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.6 +1.9 13.4 +4.3 13.0 1.4 2.6 2.4 544 (22.7) 31/00
BUNBURY 22.4 +1.6 11.7 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 21/13
MANDURAH 20.6 -0.8 14.4 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 18/08
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 -0.8 23.6 -1.4 23.3 3.4 4.4 10.6 259 (10.8) 30/20
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.4 +5.5 17.7 +2.9 15.6 0.0 11.2 12.3 320 (13.3) 39/08
WHYALLA AERO 21.8 -2.0 11.7 +1.2 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 474 (19.8) 41/19
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.7 -1.1 10.7 -0.7 9.4 0.0 3.6 10.9 390 (16.3) 46/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.7 +1.8 6.2 -0.9 4.4 0.0 3.0 11.7 495 (20.6) 39/05
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.1 +3.5 22.7 +4.1 21.1 0.4 8.4 11.7 316 (13.2) 37/07
CAIRNS AERO 29.7 +0.2 20.8 +0.2 18.8 0.0 6.8 11.3 323 (13.5) 30/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.7 +0.3 21.2 +0.5 17.8 0.0 6.0 11.6 370 (15.4) 41/14
MACKAY M.O 29.6 +2.1 19.7 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.0 234 ( 9.8) 24/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.0 +2.4 18.9 +1.9 17.4 0.0 6.2 -- 192 ( 8.0) 31/18
BUNDABERG AERO 29.2 +2.3 18.5 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) 39/13
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 +0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 25.6 +1.2 19.0 +2.8 -- 2.8 -- -- 441 (18.4) 44/17
BRISBANE AERO 26.4 +1.0 19.6 +3.9 19.0 2.4 6.2 7.1 503 (21.0) 41/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 23.7 -0.8 16.2 +3.4 -- 1.8 -- -- 361 (15.0) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.4 -3.7 13.8 +1.6 12.2 11.2 5.2 -- 243 (10.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.4 -4.2 17.2 +3.4 17.2 19.0 3.6 0.6 471 (19.6) 50/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 18.1 -5.8 15.3 +3.3 -- 8.6 -- -- 322 (13.4) 43/01
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.0 -4.6 14.6 +2.6 13.7 23.6 5.4 0.0 581 (24.2) 39/23
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 17.2 -6.5 12.6 +1.9 -- 9.2 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 28/23
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.4 -4.1 8.1 +1.5 7.0 0.2 4.2 5.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.7 -2.0 13.5 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 54/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.9 -3.6 13.4 +0.2 12.4 3.2 4.0 0.0 809 (33.7) 41/23
RICHMOND RAAF 15.5 -9.4 12.4 +1.3 -- 9.2 -- -- 279 (11.6) 34/09
BELLAMBI AWS 16.9 -4.6 12.3 -1.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 678 (28.3) 41/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -5.4 8.0 +1.9 6.0 3.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.7 +1.3 8.1 +0.4 5.7 0.0 3.6 11.4 377 (15.7) 41/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.3 +1.8 11.7 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 28/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.4 +0.6 8.3 -1.5 6.9 0.0 6.2 9.4 375 (15.6) 30/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 23.5 +2.6 10.3 +2.8 8.5 0.0 4.6 -- 446 (18.6) 31/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 23.0 +2.7 8.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 633 (26.4) 44/23
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.7 +1.0 10.3 +0.8 6.6 0.0 4.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.1 +1.5 6.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 650 (27.1) 48/07
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.2 +0.2 3.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 28/16
HOBART AIRPORT 16.0 -1.3 5.1 -2.4 2.3 0.0 5.0 10.0 360 (15.0) 30/10
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

41.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.4 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
40.5 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
40.5 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
40.3 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD

+6.4 : 39.5 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+6.3 : 36.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+6.2 : 13.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
+6.0 : 38.2 BARCALDINE POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+6.0 : 35.4 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

27.1 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
27.0 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.9 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
26.7 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

**S** +7.7 : 16.8 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.8 : 21.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
+6.5 : 20.7 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+6.4 : 27.1 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+6.3 : 14.2 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.3 : 13.9 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW

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

5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
6.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
8.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.6 : 15.9 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
-9.6 : 16.6 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-9.4 : 8.2 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-9.4 : 15.5 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW

-4.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-2.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-2.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-6.4 : 1.2 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
-6.2 : 2.3 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-5.9 : 1.2 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-5.8 : 0.7 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-5.8 : -0.2 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS

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.
112.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
107.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
68.0 ORAMA (DARKWOOD ROAD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
65.0 ROSEWOOD N Rivers NT
63.0 THORA POST OFFICE MidNorth Coast N NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
62.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
65.0 ROSEWOOD
54.0 BRADSHAW HOMESTEAD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
107.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
Darling Downs E
52.0 FERNFLAT

NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes N
50.0 BUNDARRA (ROSS)
MidNorth Coast N
68.0 ORAMA (DARKWOOD ROAD)
63.0 THORA POST OFFICE
Snowy Mtns
112.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

12.7 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
12.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
12.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.7 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
11.7 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
11.7 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

.....

0.6 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.3 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
0.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
0.0 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW

928 (38.7) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
882 (36.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
867 (36.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
855 (35.6) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
835 (34.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
809 (33.7) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
783 (32.6) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
765 (31.9) REDESDALE N Central VIC
743 (31.0) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
742 (30.9) CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
716 (29.8) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
678 (28.3) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
663 (27.6) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
650 (27.1) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
636 (26.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
633 (26.4) BENDIGO AIRPORT Upper North VIC
630 (26.3) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
629 (26.2) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
625 (26.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
615 (25.6) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
612 (25.5) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
610 (25.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
89/17 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
89/14 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
83/15 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
76/14 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
76/22 FORREST Eucla 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h
Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON
31.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.3mm/h
GERALDTON AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.2mm/h
9.0mm in 22 min to 15:22 24.5mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 19.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
Lower West
WANNEROO AG STATION
10.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.0mm/h
Eucla
RED ROCKS POINT
37.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.3mm/h
Goldfields
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT
5.2mm in 15 min to 12:24 20.8mm/h
LEONORA AERO
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h
6.0mm in 14 min to 18:20 25.7mm/h
LAVERTON AERO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.2mm/h
SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
SALMON GUMS AG STATION
10.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PORT KEATS AERO
10.6mm in 30 min to 22:00 21.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.6mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 20.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
6.8mm in 13 min to 22:13 31.4mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.2mm/h
Darling Downs E
APPLETHORPE
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
Darling Downs W
MILES CONSTANCE STREET
10.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.2mm/h
28.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 56.8mm/h
28.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 28.4mm/h
29.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 29.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE
18.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 37.2mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 20.8mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.8mm/h
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
18.6mm in 30 min to 01:00 37.2mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 23.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 21.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.3mm/h
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
5.0mm in 15 min to 00:15 20.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 11.0mm/h
GRAFTON AIRPORT
12.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 11.8mm/h
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.4mm/h
MidNorth Coast S
TAREE AIRPORT AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Goldfields
LEONORA AERO : 80(330/ 63 ) at 17:16
QUEENSLAND
Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT : 89(220/ 63 ) at 14:13