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National Daily Weather Summary


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 16:54EST, 07/03/2014.

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 32.8 +1.8 15.6 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 527 (22.0) 43/16
PERTH AIRPORT 35.6 +5.9 17.6 +1.7 15.6 0.0 8.4 11.6 434 (18.1) 50/14
BUNBURY 34.1 +6.3 14.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 35/13
MANDURAH 36.5 +8.6 17.3 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) 31/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.5 24.0 -0.5 23.7 0.0 5.4 7.3 300 (12.5) 35/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.1 +2.5 20.9 +3.4 19.9 0.0 5.8 6.1 296 (12.3) 55/17
WHYALLA AERO 23.5 -3.7 16.2 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 600 (25.0) 55/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.9 -2.4 13.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 6.6 11.6 297 (12.4) 48/22
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.5 -1.6 5.6 -4.9 1.2 0.0 4.4 10.2 397 (16.5) 46/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.1 +1.0 22.5 +0.8 20.5 0.0 8.2 -- 283 (11.8) 35/11
CAIRNS AERO 30.8 +0.3 22.8 -0.3 20.9 5.8 5.0 9.1 540 (22.5) 57/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.8 +0.1 22.1 -0.8 19.0 0.0 11.2 10.8 494 (20.6) 52/11
MACKAY M.O 29.0 +0.4 23.8 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- 11.2 447 (18.6) 44/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.4 -0.1 20.4 -0.4 18.9 0.0 8.0 -- 362 (15.1) 35/14
BUNDABERG AERO 30.6 +1.5 17.6 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 46/12
COOLANGATTA 27.7 +0.4 16.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 28/15
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 0.0 16.6 -2.8 15.2 0.2 5.0 11.7 284 (11.8) 34/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.2 +1.2 15.2 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 499 (20.8) 46/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 32.2 +3.1 17.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 6.4 -- 117 ( 4.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.4 +1.5 17.4 -0.7 14.3 0.0 4.8 -- 413 (17.2) 39/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +1.2 16.2 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 35/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.5 +0.3 16.9 +0.6 -- 1.0 -- -- 232 ( 9.7) 48/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.2 +0.6 13.0 +2.4 6.5 2.2 2.8 7.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.7 +1.8 17.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) 35/18
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.3 -0.9 19.6 +2.1 19.1 13.0 7.0 5.8 509 (21.2) 59/02
RICHMOND RAAF 26.7 -0.2 18.2 +2.6 -- 0.6 -- -- 114 ( 4.8) 28/10
BELLAMBI AWS 23.5 -0.4 20.3 +2.3 -- 22.4 -- -- 385 (16.0) 54/01
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.4 +4.8 16.8 +3.4 15.0 1.4 4.6 11.6 210 ( 8.8) 39/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 32.6 +5.0 16.1 +3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 41/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.1 -0.2 13.3 -0.5 10.9 0.0 9.4 11.5 349 (14.5) 34/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 26.5 +0.3 12.6 +0.9 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 459 (19.1) 34/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.4 +0.7 10.4 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 334 (13.9) 37/20
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.4 -2.5 14.3 +1.1 12.4 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.8 -1.4 8.4 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 497 (20.7) 43/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 23.6 +1.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 30/23
HOBART AIRPORT 20.6 -0.1 7.2 -3.6 2.8 0.0 6.6 7.8 532 (22.2) 35/14
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

43.9 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.1 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
42.6 MULLEWA Central West WA
42.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

+8.9 : 38.7 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+8.8 : 42.6 MULLEWA Central West WA
+8.6 : 41.9 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
+8.6 : 36.5 MANDURAH Lower West WA
+7.9 : 43.1 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

28.6 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.4 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
27.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
26.9 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA

+6.1 : 17.0 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
+6.0 : 16.8 YOUNG AIRPORT SW Slopes N NSW
+5.9 : 23.3 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+5.6 : 26.9 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
+5.5 : 25.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

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

11.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
14.2 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
15.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
15.0 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-5.2 : 24.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-4.9 : 21.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
-4.8 : 20.3 STRATHALBYN RACECOURSE Murray Valley SA
-4.8 : 27.8 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-4.7 : 18.3 KUITPO FOREST RESERVE Adelaide/Lofty SA

0.1 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.8 WARRA W Coast TAS
1.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-6.8 : 2.9 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
-6.6 : 3.4 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-6.4 : 3.3 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-6.0 : 3.0 DOVER Southeast TAS
-5.9 : 14.0 SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast 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.
80.2 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS N Rivers NT
72.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
68.2 ELIZABETH VALLEY N Rivers NT
54.6 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
47.8 MORNINGTON E Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
47.8 MORNINGTON

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
80.2 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
68.2 ELIZABETH VALLEY
54.6 BATCHELOR AERO

ISLANDS
Islands
72.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

11.8 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.7 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.7 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
11.6 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
11.6 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

5.8 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
5.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
5.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
5.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.3 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1059 (44.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1039 (43.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
916 (38.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
903 (37.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
846 (35.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
842 (35.1) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
841 (35.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
828 (34.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
819 (34.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
783 (32.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
781 (32.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
779 (32.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
732 (30.5) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
727 (30.3) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
726 (30.3) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
698 (29.1) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
688 (28.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
672 (28.0) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
671 (28.0) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
667 (27.8) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
667 (27.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
666 (27.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
659 (27.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
656 (27.3) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
656 (27.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
651 (27.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
639 (26.6) SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
632 (26.3) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
628 (26.2) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
627 (26.1) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
626 (26.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
626 (26.1) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
618 (25.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
609 (25.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
607 (25.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
604 (25.2) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
600 (25.0) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
76/15 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
70/20 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
68/21 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
68/13 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
65/15 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
65/13 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
65/16 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
65/13 WARRA W Coast TAS
65/04 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL

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
TRUSCOTT
17.0mm in 21 min to 09:00 48.6mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
12.6mm in 28 min to 21:00 27.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.6mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.8mm/h
KUNUNURRA AERO
5.2mm in 15 min to 15:15 20.8mm/h
8.4mm in 9 min to 15:24 56.0mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 19.8mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 20.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG STATION
28.6mm in 30 min to 16:00 57.2mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 28.6mm/h
28.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 28.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PIRLANGIMPI
14.8mm in 30 min to 14:30 29.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.8mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 23.2mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
12.0mm in 6 min to 21:57 120.0mm/h
6.0mm in 3 min to 22:00 120.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 19.0mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 24.8mm/h
MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP
11.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.8mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 11:30 11.0mm/h
9.2mm in 27 min to 13:30 20.4mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
13.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 13.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
12.8mm in 16 min to 16:30 48.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.0mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 20.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.7mm/h
BRADSHAW
8.2mm in 14 min to 16:44 35.1mm/h
21.4mm in 16 min to 17:00 80.2mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 29.6mm/h
39.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 39.2mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 13.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
10.4mm in 25 min to 03:25 25.0mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 03:30 16.4mm/h
16.6mm in 30 min to 04:00 33.2mm/h
33.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 33.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 18.0mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
C Tablelands S
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS
7.4mm in 16 min to 14:30 27.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.4mm/h
CW Slopes S
FORBES AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 12 min to 15:30 54.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 15.0mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 22.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
7.0mm in 9 min to 02:15 46.7mm/h
9.4mm in 13 min to 02:30 43.4mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 18.4mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 21.8mm/h
10.0mm in 14 min to 03:14 42.9mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 18.0mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 21.6mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 05:00 15.7mm/h
67.4mm in 5 min to 09:05 808.8mm/h
67.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 67.8mm/h
70.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 70.2mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
20.0mm in 52 min to 05:00 23.1mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 20.4mm/h
None reported