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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.

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 0626 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

E Gascoyne

007181

WEELARRANA

32.0

12.8

22/10/1996

24

1 y

WA

Interior

013030

TELFER AERO

21.6

19.0

29/10/1999

38

1 n

NT

Victoria

014857

SUPLEJACK

75.0

40.0

06/10/1992

28

1 y

NT

Alice Springs

015523

GLEN HELEN

50.0

46.0

30/10/1998

57

1 y

NT

Alice Springs

015601

THE DERWENT

43.0

29.8

12/10/1983

40

1 y

NT

Alice Springs

015638

GLEN HELEN LODGE

39.0

28.5

30/10/1998

17

1 y

NSW

NW Slopes N

054024

BARRABA (LOG CABIN)

54.0

51.6

14/10/2000

12

1 y

VIC

W Gippsland

085291

MOUNT BAW BAW

38.2

36.8

16/10/2010

13

1 n

Lowest maximum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015612

PAPUNYA

18.2

18.8

30/10/2011

11

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 06:25EST, 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 29.8 +5.3 13.9 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 460 (19.2) 54/07
PERTH AIRPORT 29.2 +6.6 13.8 +3.6 11.4 0.0 9.2 12.5 537 (22.4) 50/21
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.3 +2.6 11.0 +1.9 4.8 0.0 4.8 10.2 465 (19.4) 48/13
BUNBURY 28.3 +7.5 10.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 35/10
MANDURAH 29.5 +8.1 14.3 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 365 (15.2) 44/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 -0.9 23.6 -1.4 23.3 7.8 7.0 10.6 311 (13.0) 31/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.7 -13.2 13.3 -1.5 13.5 0.4 8.4 0.0 524 (21.8) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 20.1 -3.7 12.4 +1.9 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 599 (25.0) 52/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.6 -1.2 9.5 -1.9 -- 0.0 10.6 10.9 319 (13.3) 35/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.7 -2.2 9.3 +2.2 9.0 0.0 3.8 1.7 425 (17.7) 31/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.3 +2.7 20.8 +2.2 19.7 7.0 7.8 5.2 356 (14.8) 67/18
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +1.1 22.7 +2.1 19.8 0.0 8.4 11.3 387 (16.1) 39/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.8 +0.4 23.4 +2.7 21.2 0.0 9.4 12.2 438 (18.3) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 28.3 +0.8 20.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- 11.5 241 (10.0) 28/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.7 +4.1 19.9 +2.9 18.6 0.0 5.2 -- 210 ( 8.8) 44/20
BUNDABERG AERO 29.4 +2.5 19.7 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 57/15
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -3.6 18.0 +4.1 -- 14.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 24.4 0.0 19.4 +3.2 -- 18.0 -- -- 426 (17.8) 54/12
BRISBANE AERO 24.8 -0.6 19.6 +3.9 17.7 19.0 5.0 1.5 493 (20.5) 50/00
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 22.7 -1.8 16.6 +3.8 -- 11.2 -- -- 289 (12.0) 48/22
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 25.1 0.0 11.4 -0.8 8.7 5.6 4.0 -- 162 ( 6.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.7 -0.9 17.5 +3.7 16.1 2.6 4.4 10.1 518 (21.6) 55/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.8 -1.1 14.9 +2.9 -- 11.2 -- -- 312 (13.0) 54/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.1 -2.5 13.8 +1.8 12.6 9.6 4.0 10.8 312 (13.0) 43/08
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 21.0 -2.7 10.9 +0.2 -- 0.8 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 28/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.0 +1.5 5.0 -1.6 0.0 0.0 4.8 12.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 26.0 +1.3 5.9 -3.5 -- 1.4 -- -- 348 (14.5) 34/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.0 -3.5 14.7 +1.5 12.8 0.2 6.2 12.0 525 (21.9) 46/09
RICHMOND RAAF 23.0 -1.9 9.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 35/16
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 -2.8 13.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 46/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.0 +2.6 2.0 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.7 +3.3 5.3 -2.4 3.4 0.0 5.6 12.0 363 (15.1) 37/13
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.1 +1.6 6.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 30/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.7 -2.1 5.9 -3.9 3.1 0.0 7.6 10.2 409 (17.0) 46/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 19.0 -1.9 7.4 -0.1 5.2 0.0 16.6 -- 551 (23.0) 46/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.6 -1.7 8.2 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 526 (21.9) --
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 -2.7 10.9 +1.4 9.7 22.43 12.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.7 -1.9 6.4 +0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 552 (23.0) 43/07
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.5 +0.5 5.6 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) 26/13
HOBART AIRPORT 16.1 -1.2 5.9 -1.6 2.7 0.0 2.8 3.7 459 (19.1) 35/07
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

40.6 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
40.4 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
40.3 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
40.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
39.6 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
39.6 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
39.6 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+8.1 : 29.5 MANDURAH Lower West WA
+8.0 : 30.0 SWANBOURNE Lower West WA
+8.0 : 30.5 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+7.6 : 30.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+7.5 : 28.3 BUNBURY Lower West WA

27.1 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.5 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
26.4 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
26.2 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.2 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+8.7 : 26.5 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
+8.4 : 26.0 URANDANGI Northwest QLD
+8.3 : 25.0 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+7.8 : 25.8 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+7.7 : 26.4 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD

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

4.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
5.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
9.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-16.5 : 18.2 PAPUNYA N Plateau NT
-15.8 : 21.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
-14.7 : 18.1 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-14.5 : 18.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-14.5 : 15.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT

-2.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-10.2 : 0.5 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
-7.5 : 3.0 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
-5.6 : -0.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.9 : 12.0 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-4.8 : 16.0 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
-4.8 : 5.0 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW

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.
350.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
75.0 SUPLEJACK N Rivers NT
64.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
55.0 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
54.0 BARRABA (LOG CABIN) NW Slopes N NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
64.0 DOONGAN

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
75.0 SUPLEJACK
N Plateau
55.0 YUENDUMU
50.0 GLEN HELEN

NEW SOUTH WALES
NW Slopes N
54.0 BARRABA (LOG CABIN)
North Coast
50.4 ROSEBANK (UPPER COOPERS CREEK)
MidNorth Coast S
51.0 LAURIETON (ELOUERA ST)
Snowy Mtns
350.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET)

12.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.2 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
12.1 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
12.1 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

.....

1.5 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.1 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

1210 (50.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1117 (46.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1078 (44.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
978 (40.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
925 (38.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
916 (38.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
799 (33.3) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
795 (33.1) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
793 (33.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
773 (32.2) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
770 (32.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
745 (31.0) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
743 (31.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
734 (30.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
721 (30.0) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
719 (30.0) BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
710 (29.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
700 (29.2) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
676 (28.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
675 (28.1) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
674 (28.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
670 (27.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
667 (27.8) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
651 (27.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
647 (27.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
639 (26.6) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
639 (26.6) AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
635 (26.5) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
633 (26.4) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
633 (26.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
624 (26.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
620 (25.8) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
612 (25.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
610 (25.4) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
606 (25.3) YARRAWONGA Upper North VIC
605 (25.2) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
604 (25.2) MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
600 (25.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
85/17 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
83/11 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
83/01 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
80/15 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
78/05 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
78/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast 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
N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
8.6mm in 20 min to 14:00 25.8mm/h
E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AG STATION
27.0mm in 30 min to 00:00 54.0mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 27.0mm/h
34.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 34.4mm/h
E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO
6.6mm in 11 min to 14:00 36.0mm/h
12.2mm in 50 min to 14:50 14.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
Interior
TELFER AERO
16.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 16.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
8.0mm in 15 min to 18:25 32.0mm/h
9.2mm in 35 min to 19:00 15.8mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.2mm in 15 min to 05:54 24.8mm/h
N Plateau
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
CENTURY MINE
11.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.6mm/h
Central Highlands
CLERMONT AIRPORT
9.0mm in 7 min to 00:37 77.1mm/h
25.8mm in 23 min to 01:00 67.3mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 35.2mm/h
36.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 36.0mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 12.3mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
GAYNDAH AIRPORT
12.0mm in 30 min to 01:30 24.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 13.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
BRISBANE AERO
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
BRISBANE
28.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.3mm/h
KINGAROY AIRPORT
17.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 17.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 83(150/ 69 ) at 12:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(140/ 67 ) at 15:30
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 80(250/ 70 ) at 03:30