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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
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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 0931 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

Darwin-Daly

014249

SEVEN SPIRIT BAY

301.0

192.0

08/12/1998

14

192.0

08/12/1998

20

1 y

Highest maximum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004106

MARBLE BAR

47.1

46.9

07/12/2009

12

1 Y


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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 09:30EST, 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 27.3 -2.2 14.8 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 547 (22.8) 44/12
PERTH AIRPORT 31.3 +2.4 14.2 -0.6 12.7 0.0 7.8 13.1 478 (19.9) 41/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.5 +0.4 9.2 -3.3 8.0 0.0 6.6 10.3 258 (10.8) 39/15
BUNBURY 26.1 -1.1 12.1 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 291 (12.1) 30/09
MANDURAH 27.7 +1.2 16.3 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 381 (15.9) 35/13
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 -1.1 25.0 -0.3 25.4 9.6 3.8 1.9 252 (10.5) 30/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.9 +5.6 20.8 +0.6 20.4 0.0 9.2 13.0 273 (11.4) 37/16
WHYALLA AERO 25.1 -3.1 17.7 +1.9 -- 0.0 5.4 -- 311 (13.0) 37/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.9 -2.1 14.4 -1.2 12.5 0.0 6.4 4.4 241 (10.0) 30/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.6 +0.7 10.3 +0.4 7.6 0.0 3.0 6.9 323 (13.5) 35/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 36.1 -1.0 22.1 -0.9 21.7 0.0 6.2 11.2 161 ( 6.7) 26/10
CAIRNS AERO 31.6 +0.2 23.8 +0.4 22.6 6.0 4.6 6.6 395 (16.5) 35/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.5 -1.0 23.2 -0.9 19.9 0.0 9.0 10.5 497 (20.7) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 29.5 -0.6 24.4 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- 11.2 365 (15.2) 34/14
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.1 -2.0 19.1 -2.1 17.4 0.0 4.8 -- 246 (10.3) 30/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.2 -0.2 18.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 34/14
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -2.1 17.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 27.9 +0.7 19.9 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) 37/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.3 -0.9 19.1 -1.0 16.6 0.0 7.0 12.2 347 (14.5) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.2 -1.3 15.3 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 316 (13.2) 41/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.4 -1.6 18.0 +0.5 16.9 21.0 2.2 -- 122 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.5 +1.2 19.6 +1.5 18.5 0.0 5.2 7.8 490 (20.4) 46/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.1 +1.5 18.5 +1.7 -- 4.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 46/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.4 -2.9 18.2 +1.7 15.8 11.6 2.4 7.9 262 (10.9) 48/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.5 -3.4 14.8 -0.5 -- 32.4 -- -- 44 ( 1.8) 30/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.6 -1.8 9.0 -2.3 5.0 33.2 1.4 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.5 -1.8 14.2 -1.7 -- 18.0 -- -- 241 (10.0) 31/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.8 -3.9 18.8 +1.3 17.2 9.0 2.2 6.6 528 (22.0) --
RICHMOND RAAF 24.5 -4.1 15.6 -0.5 -- 16.2 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 28/19
BELLAMBI AWS 21.1 -2.9 18.3 +0.8 -- 10.0 -- -- 507 (21.1) 43/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT -- -- 13.0 +1.6 -- 2.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.2 -1.2 12.7 -1.1 9.8 0.0 5.0 13.0 301 (12.5) 18/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.9 +0.6 13.4 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 24/22
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.5 -1.6 13.7 -1.1 11.3 0.0 7.8 12.7 318 (13.3) 28/07
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.0 -1.4 13.2 +1.0 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 475 (19.8) 46/18
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.3 -2.6 12.3 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 412 (17.2) 46/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.4 -1.8 15.5 +2.6 12.8 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.8 -1.8 9.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 41/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.8 +4.4 12.9 +2.3 -- 2.4 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 31/22
HOBART AIRPORT 19.0 -1.6 14.9 +4.2 12.7 32.2 6.2 7.6 330 (13.8) 54/14
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

47.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
46.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
45.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
45.1 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
44.3 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+8.5 : 35.1 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+7.7 : 27.2 BURNIE (ROUND HILL) N Coast TAS
+7.5 : 34.8 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+6.9 : 42.7 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
+6.8 : 40.8 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA

31.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
31.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
29.8 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
28.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
28.9 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+6.5 : 31.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+5.8 : 14.4 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+5.5 : 16.0 SWANSEA POST OFFICE E Coast TAS
+5.4 : 14.2 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+5.4 : 14.5 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

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

9.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
11.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.5 : 25.6 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast SA
-5.4 : 21.5 EUDUNDA Murray Valley SA
-5.4 : 21.5 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-5.0 : 19.0 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-4.9 : 19.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
3.5 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.0 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
5.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-5.9 : 15.6 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
-5.1 : 6.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-5.1 : 13.7 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.3 : 7.9 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
-4.3 : 14.0 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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.
301.0 SEVEN SPIRIT BAY N Rivers NT
108.8 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
89.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY N Coast--Barron QLD
86.4 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
82.4 OENPELLI N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
301.0 SEVEN SPIRIT BAY
86.4 CHANNEL ISLAND
82.4 OENPELLI
72.0 POINT STUART
66.2 WARRUWI
64.0 EAST ARM
62.6 GOVE AIRPORT
58.2 CENTRAL WATERHOUSE
55.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE
54.4 WAGAIT BEACH
51.0 NHULUNBUY DTW

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
72.6 BATAVIA DOWNS STATION
68.6 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
68.2 HIGHBURY STATION
65.2 PUNSAND BAY
62.0 BAMAGA
S Peninsula
108.8 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
N Coast--Barron
89.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
78.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM
Warrego
71.0 WOODLANDS
65.4 ROSEHILL

NEW SOUTH WALES
Upper Darling
72.0 LIGHTNING RIDGE POST OFFICE
61.0 CUMBORAH
Sydney--west
50.6 MERRYLANDS (WELSFORD STREET)
50.4 GREYSTANES (BATHURST STREET)
Goulburn/Monaro
59.6 GUNDAROO STORE

13.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
13.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
12.3 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA

.....

3.2 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
3.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.9 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
1.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1177 (49.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
961 (40.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
857 (35.7) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
817 (34.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
816 (34.0) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
800 (33.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
789 (32.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
787 (32.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
777 (32.4) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
744 (31.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
743 (31.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
704 (29.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
680 (28.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
670 (27.9) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
648 (27.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
646 (26.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
630 (26.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
629 (26.2) FORREST Eucla WA
613 (25.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
606 (25.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
606 (25.3) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
605 (25.2) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
72/18 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
72/05 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
68/18 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
68/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
67/05 TASMAN ISLAND 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
22.8mm in 39 min to 18:00 35.1mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 23.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
14.0mm in 30 min to 17:30 28.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 18.4mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
5.8mm in 17 min to 14:17 20.5mm/h
4.8mm in 13 min to 14:30 22.2mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
WARRUWI
27.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 27.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
26.0mm in 30 min to 00:30 52.0mm/h
33.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 33.4mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 27.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.0mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 13.0mm/h
NGAYAWILI
14.2mm in 30 min to 02:00 28.4mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 23.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.6mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
BORROLOOLA
7.8mm in 23 min to 13:00 20.3mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
11.8mm in 58 min to 22:30 12.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
5.6mm in 31 min to 12:00 10.8mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
12.8mm in 1 hr to 04:30 12.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
SCHERGER RAAF
27.0mm in 27 min to 15:00 60.0mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 35.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 12.3mm/h
38.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 38.4mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 17.0mm/h
4.6mm in 11 min to 16:41 25.1mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.6mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
Central West
LONGREACH AERO
16.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
5.0mm in 3 min to 15:46 100.0mm/h
9.2mm in 14 min to 16:00 39.4mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
Hunter Valley
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
Illawarra
NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS
10.4mm in 20 min to 00:00 31.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.6mm/h
5.6mm in 7 min to 00:07 48.0mm/h
9.2mm in 23 min to 00:30 24.0mm/h
26.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 26.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 18.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
POINT FAWCETT
36.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 12.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 17.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
NORTH EAST ISLAND
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 30 min to 10:30 20.4mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
12.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.0mm/h

TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 72(200/ 65 ) at 19:30