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National Daily Weather Summary

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Noteworthy weather today
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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 0934 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 maximum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004035

ROEBOURNE

49.4

47.6

31/12/1969

52

49.1

18/02/1998

53

1 Y

WA

E Pilbara

004090

ROEBOURNE AERO

49.0

47.0

14/12/2002

11

48.9

21/01/2003

9

1 Y

WA

E Pilbara

004106

MARBLE BAR

48.4

47.1

20/12/2011

12

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

W Pilbara

005016

ONSLOW

47.4

47.3

23/12/1980

51

1 Y

WA

W Pilbara

005017

ONSLOW AIRPORT

47.9

47.3

12/12/1950

46

1 Y

ISL

Islands

200100

VARANUS ISLAND

37.0

36.7

27/12/2007

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 09:33EST, 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 30.0 +0.5 15.6 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 399 (16.6) 48/14
PERTH AIRPORT 30.3 +1.4 13.7 -1.1 12.6 0.0 8.0 13.7 350 (14.6) 43/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 28.0 +4.9 12.3 -0.2 9.8 0.0 4.8 13.5 328 (13.7) 37/13
BUNBURY 25.4 -1.8 10.5 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 34/13
MANDURAH 26.9 +0.4 18.3 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 37/11
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.0 25.3 0.0 25.0 5.0 1.6 7.6 250 (10.4) 35/21
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.0 +1.7 22.2 +2.0 21.3 1.8 14.6 3.4 376 (15.7) 52/17
WHYALLA AERO 32.2 +4.0 15.8 0.0 -- 0.0 6.0 -- 321 (13.4) 28/07
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.9 +3.9 17.8 +2.2 -- 0.0 4.2 13.6 262 (10.9) 39/05
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.3 -0.6 9.4 -0.5 6.5 0.0 5.6 9.9 356 (14.8) 50/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.3 +0.2 22.6 -0.4 21.9 0.0 7.0 11.2 187 ( 7.8) 35/15
CAIRNS AERO 32.7 +1.3 23.3 -0.1 21.2 0.0 7.2 12.2 408 (17.0) 46/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.4 -0.1 23.5 -0.6 19.1 0.0 10.2 12.0 409 (17.0) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 30.0 -0.1 25.0 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 384 (16.0) 46/21
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 -2.4 20.5 -0.7 19.0 0.0 7.8 -- 288 (12.0) 37/09
BUNDABERG AERO 30.2 +0.8 18.4 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 50/11
NAMBOUR DPI 27.0 -2.1 18.0 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 28.2 +1.0 20.0 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 344 (14.3) 34/13
BRISBANE AERO 27.1 -1.1 21.0 +0.9 18.8 0.2 7.2 9.3 400 (16.7) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.1 -2.4 16.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 472 (19.7) 54/18
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.6 -2.4 17.5 0.0 16.5 0.0 5.8 -- 196 ( 8.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 -0.4 19.7 +1.6 17.9 0.6 5.2 7.3 415 (17.3) 37/08
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.4 -1.2 15.2 -1.6 -- 1.8 -- -- 293 (12.2) 34/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.5 -2.8 17.8 +1.3 14.6 0.2 5.2 5.5 442 (18.4) 35/13
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.6 -3.3 16.0 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 22/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.2 -2.2 11.6 +0.3 8.0 0.0 5.2 4.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.7 -1.6 16.9 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 290 (12.1) 52/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.7 -3.0 18.6 +1.1 17.1 0.0 6.8 5.5 477 (19.9) 37/15
RICHMOND RAAF 25.5 -3.1 17.1 +1.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 30/17
BELLAMBI AWS 21.5 -2.5 16.9 -0.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 370 (15.4) 30/12
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.0 -6.1 14.0 +2.6 -- 16.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.6 -0.8 16.2 +2.4 14.9 0.0 8.0 6.8 237 ( 9.9) 37/07
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 28.5 -0.8 18.6 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 39/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.1 0.0 14.7 -0.1 12.5 0.0 7.8 13.7 268 (11.2) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 30.0 +2.6 13.6 +1.4 -- 0.0 9.6 -- 531 (22.1) 37/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 27.5 +0.6 11.8 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 470 (19.6) 39/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.5 +1.3 15.5 +2.6 14.4 0.0 5.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.5 -1.1 9.8 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 549 (22.9) 46/20
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.9 +2.5 12.7 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 35/10
HOBART AIRPORT 16.7 -3.9 11.1 +0.4 7.6 0.0 5.4 10.4 598 (24.9) 41/15
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

49.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
49.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
48.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
48.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
47.9 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+12.2 : 47.4 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+12.0 : 47.9 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+10.9 : 48.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+10.8 : 38.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+10.5 : 46.3 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
28.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
28.3 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+7.7 : 24.9 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+6.6 : 26.3 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+6.6 : 25.1 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+6.2 : 25.5 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
+5.9 : 27.0 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA

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

10.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
12.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
13.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.2 : 26.5 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
-6.9 : 16.0 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
-6.9 : 16.0 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC
-6.4 : 16.0 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
-6.3 : 18.4 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

0.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-4.1 : 11.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-4.1 : 5.7 CAMPANIA (KINCORA) Southeast TAS
-3.8 : 15.0 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-3.7 : 5.4 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-3.4 : 21.4 ALVA BEACH Central Coast E 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.
67.2 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION N Peninsula QLD
65.6 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
64.4 KENILWORTH Warrego QLD
61.0 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK N Rivers NT
57.0 SOUTHPORT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
61.0 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
57.0 SOUTHPORT
56.0 NHULUNBUY DTW
52.0 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS
50.2 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
67.2 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
65.6 SCHERGER RAAF
Warrego
64.4 KENILWORTH

NEW SOUTH WALES
CW Slopes N
53.0 COONABARABRAN (WESTMOUNT)

13.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.7 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.6 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

.....

4.8 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
4.8 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
4.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
3.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
3.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
2.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

898 (37.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
863 (36.0) EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
790 (32.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
753 (31.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
736 (30.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
719 (30.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
714 (29.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
656 (27.3) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
641 (26.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
624 (26.0) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
617 (25.7) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
610 (25.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
604 (25.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
602 (25.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
602 (25.1) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
100/21 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
98/16 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
91/14 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
87/18 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
80/18 BURKETOWN 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
8.6mm in 13 min to 20:30 39.7mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.2mm/h
NOONAMAH AWS
6.0mm in 15 min to 21:00 24.0mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.0mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
12.0mm in 30 min to 17:00 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.0mm/h
2.6mm in 1 min to 17:30 156.0mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 20.8mm/h
22.4mm in 30 min to 18:00 44.8mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 31.2mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.3mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 23.4mm/h
CAPE DON
14.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 14.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
7.2mm in 4 min to 19:47 108.0mm/h
12.8mm in 13 min to 20:00 59.1mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 20.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
11.8mm in 30 min to 21:30 23.6mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.8mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
13.2mm in 25 min to 14:30 31.7mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 13.4mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 18.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
17.2mm in 30 min to 15:30 34.4mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.0mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 24.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
N Plateau
YULARA AERO
2.2mm in 1 min to 16:43 132.0mm/h
4.4mm in 2 min to 16:45 132.0mm/h
1.6mm in 1 min to 16:46 96.0mm/h
4.8mm in 14 min to 17:00 20.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
TERRITORY GRAPE FARM
4.2mm in 6 min to 04:30 42.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.8mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
6.6mm in 8 min to 16:08 49.5mm/h
12.8mm in 22 min to 16:30 34.9mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.8mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 21.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
16.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 16.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
Gulf Country
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
12.4mm in 16 min to 19:16 46.5mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 13.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.0mm/h
CENTURY MINE
12.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.8mm/h
Central West
LONGREACH AERO
10.2mm in 12 min to 16:16 51.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
CASINO AIRPORT AWS
12.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 25.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.2mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.8mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
CW Slopes N
COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 30 min to 06:30 24.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.6mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 16.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.3mm/h
CW Slopes S
PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET)
42.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
FORBES AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 18 min to 14:18 36.0mm/h
10.4mm in 42 min to 15:00 14.9mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 21.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
Goulburn/Monaro
CANBERRA AIRPORT
15.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 31.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.6mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.6mm/h
TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.6mm/h
MOUNT GININI AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CAPE WESSEL
10.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 21.2mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT : 87(150/ 63 ) at 20:47
YULARA AERO : 98(160/ 35 ) at 16:42
WULUNGURRU : 91(220/ 74 ) at 14:19