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National Daily Weather Summary

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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 10:01EST, 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 25.4 -4.1 19.2 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 370 (15.4) 43/14
PERTH AIRPORT 30.0 +1.1 19.1 +4.3 17.5 0.0 7.4 11.2 349 (14.5) 39/14
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.9 -0.2 18.1 +5.6 17.3 0.8 1.4 0.2 312 (13.0) 34/22
BUNBURY 31.6 +4.4 18.3 +5.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 410 (17.1) 46/18
MANDURAH 31.1 +4.6 21.5 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 50/19
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.5 +0.9 25.5 +0.2 25.3 11.2 5.6 9.4 362 (15.1) 46/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.4 +6.1 19.6 -0.6 17.9 0.0 12.4 12.3 245 (10.2) 37/12
WHYALLA AERO 38.5 +10.3 15.9 +0.1 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 236 ( 9.8) 37/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 38.0 +11.0 19.8 +4.2 15.9 0.0 24.4 -- 238 ( 9.9) 35/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 33.9 +11.0 11.6 +1.7 8.6 0.0 7.6 14.0 258 (10.8) 37/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.3 +0.2 20.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) --
CAIRNS AERO 31.3 -0.1 23.7 +0.3 23.0 12.2 6.6 11.7 539 (22.5) 50/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.6 +0.1 23.4 -0.7 18.9 0.2 9.6 11.1 494 (20.6) 43/13
MACKAY M.O 28.6 -1.5 24.9 +1.9 -- 0.4 -- 11.3 472 (19.7) 54/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 -2.4 21.5 +0.3 20.4 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 44/09
BUNDABERG AERO 28.4 -1.0 19.0 -1.6 -- 5.6 -- -- 478 (19.9) 50/17
NAMBOUR DPI 26.0 -3.1 17.0 -1.2 -- 12.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 26.0 -1.2 18.6 -1.3 -- 34.6 -- -- 347 (14.5) 50/14
BRISBANE AERO 25.2 -3.0 16.9 -3.2 15.1 0.4 6.2 5.5 404 (16.8) 35/10
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.3 -3.2 14.6 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 683 (28.5) 46/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 28.9 -2.1 15.3 -2.2 12.9 0.0 7.0 -- 267 (11.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.4 -1.9 17.1 -1.0 15.8 8.8 8.0 1.4 574 (23.9) 37/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.3 -1.3 18.0 +1.2 -- 0.6 -- -- 329 (13.7) 37/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.7 -2.6 14.5 -2.0 -- 0.02 -- -- 402 (16.8) 37/14
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.7 -3.2 13.5 -1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 88 ( 3.7) 18/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.0 -1.4 8.0 -3.3 2.8 0.0 6.0 13.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.7 -2.6 13.4 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 43/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.9 -1.8 16.6 -0.9 13.2 0.2 7.0 5.8 391 (16.3) 34/10
RICHMOND RAAF 25.2 -3.4 13.2 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 30/13
BELLAMBI AWS 22.7 -1.3 15.4 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 34/19
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.0 -0.1 7.0 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.3 +0.9 15.6 +1.8 12.7 0.0 7.6 13.6 336 (14.0) 39/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 31.8 +2.5 15.8 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 31/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 37.2 +7.1 18.6 +3.8 13.6 0.0 9.2 13.4 253 (10.5) 39/08
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 32.3 +4.9 14.9 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 34/07
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.5 +7.6 15.1 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 34/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 35.6 +11.4 16.4 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 32.1 +9.5 10.4 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 367 (15.3) 44/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.6 +4.2 13.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 30/13
HOBART AIRPORT 26.4 +5.8 13.6 +2.9 10.1 0.0 6.2 13.7 416 (17.3) 43/13
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

44.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
43.5 FORREST Eucla WA
42.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
42.9 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA

+19.7 : 44.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+16.3 : 42.9 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+15.6 : 42.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+15.0 : 39.5 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+14.3 : 41.6 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA

29.4 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.5 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
28.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT

+10.4 : 25.2 FORREST Eucla WA
+8.0 : 23.1 EUCLA Eucla WA
+7.9 : 21.9 MAITLAND Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+7.8 : 21.1 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

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

17.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
17.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
17.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.5 : 24.5 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-6.1 : 25.0 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
-5.9 : 34.0 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
-5.9 : 29.3 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
-5.6 : 18.2 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW

1.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
4.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.8 : 6.2 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.6 : 9.5 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
-5.2 : 9.6 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
-5.0 : 8.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.9 : 11.1 COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N 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.
87.0 HOWARD SPRINGS NATURE PARK N Rivers NT
75.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
56.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD
51.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
50.4 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
87.0 HOWARD SPRINGS NATURE PARK
75.0 CAPE WILBERFORCE
50.4 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
56.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
51.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE

14.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.9 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
13.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
13.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.7 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

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7.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
7.6 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
5.8 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
5.5 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1.4 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
0.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1191 (49.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1139 (47.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
910 (37.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
875 (36.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
852 (35.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
833 (34.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
829 (34.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
813 (33.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
813 (33.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
800 (33.3) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
790 (32.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
736 (30.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
715 (29.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
698 (29.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
685 (28.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
683 (28.5) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
683 (28.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
681 (28.4) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
674 (28.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
641 (26.7) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
634 (26.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
633 (26.4) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
614 (25.6) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
601 (25.0) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
87/20 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
74/14 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
72/02 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
70/18 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
70/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/02 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast 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
W Kimberley
LOMBADINA MISSION
16.7mm in 30 min to 08:30 33.4mm/h
16.9mm in 1 hr to 08:30 16.9mm/h
18.3mm in 30 min to 09:00 36.6mm/h
35.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 35.0mm/h
Lower West
ESPERANCE AERO
5.2mm in 7 min to 18:58 44.6mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.6mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
KATANNING
18.4mm in 30 min to 17:00 36.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.4mm/h
11.6mm in 30 min to 17:30 23.2mm/h
30.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 30.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 18.4mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.3mm/h
WANDERING
15.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 15.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
Goldfields
SCADDAN AG STATION
16.6mm in 12 min to 18:30 83.0mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 18.2mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 18.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PIRLANGIMPI
10.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.4mm/h
32.2mm in 30 min to 17:00 64.4mm/h
42.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 42.6mm/h
32.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 32.2mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.3mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
18.6mm in 30 min to 20:00 37.2mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 25.4mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 21.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
11.4mm in 21 min to 17:56 32.6mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 15.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
5.0mm in 12 min to 06:24 25.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (COCOS ISLAND AI
34.0mm in 3 hr to 20:00 11.3mm/h
None reported