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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
Data is as received at 17:04EST, 12/03/2014.

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 27.0 -4.0 22.3 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 416 (17.3) 44/16
PERTH AIRPORT 26.7 -3.0 21.0 +5.1 20.4 0.0 11.8 6.7 494 (20.6) 43/13
BUNBURY 26.4 -1.4 18.0 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 37/15
MANDURAH 25.2 -2.7 20.2 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 380 (15.8) 35/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.2 24.6 +0.1 24.6 15.4 7.2 8.6 327 (13.6) 31/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 31.1 -1.5 21.1 +3.6 19.8 1.0 11.8 1.8 424 (17.7) 28/10
WHYALLA AERO 30.4 +3.2 13.6 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 477 (19.9) 28/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 31.4 +5.1 15.5 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- 11.5 217 ( 9.0) 41/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 28.7 +5.6 12.5 +2.0 8.8 0.0 2.4 9.5 451 (18.8) 48/08
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.9 -0.2 20.2 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 307 (12.8) 37/13
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 -0.9 24.0 +0.9 21.4 0.2 8.0 1.3 551 (23.0) 52/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.2 -0.5 22.9 0.0 20.5 0.0 6.8 1.5 468 (19.5) 34/11
MACKAY M.O 28.8 +0.2 22.7 +0.4 -- 5.2 -- 5.1 577 (24.0) 57/23
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.6 -0.9 20.6 -0.2 19.5 0.0 9.6 -- 442 (18.4) 48/16
BUNDABERG AERO 30.8 +1.7 19.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 439 (18.3) 55/13
COOLANGATTA 27.9 +0.6 19.5 -0.1 -- 1.0 -- -- 247 (10.3) 46/22
BRISBANE AERO 28.2 +0.3 20.0 +0.6 18.8 0.2 6.4 10.3 324 (13.5) 39/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.2 +0.2 15.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 647 (27.0) 50/09
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.7 +1.6 17.8 +1.2 -- 17.8 7.8 -- 104 ( 4.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.9 +1.0 17.8 -0.3 14.8 0.2 6.6 -- 263 (11.0) 30/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.7 +0.4 15.2 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) 30/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.2 +2.0 18.0 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 41/10
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.5 +0.9 11.5 +0.9 4.3 0.0 1.0 4.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.9 +1.0 16.0 +1.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 307 (12.8) 31/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.6 +3.4 21.0 +3.5 19.0 0.0 5.6 8.9 388 (16.2) 46/17
RICHMOND RAAF 28.8 +1.9 16.9 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 67 ( 2.8) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 25.4 +1.5 20.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 43/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.8 +5.2 11.3 -2.1 9.0 0.0 7.6 8.4 230 ( 9.6) 59/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 32.5 +4.9 13.3 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 61/16
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.8 +2.5 13.2 -0.6 10.5 0.0 6.0 10.0 296 (12.3) 24/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.2 +3.0 13.0 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 24/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 30.2 +4.5 14.4 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 384 (16.0) 31/02
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 28.4 +4.5 15.0 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.9 +3.7 12.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 633 (26.4) 57/01
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.6 +4.1 13.2 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 22/18
HOBART AIRPORT 22.8 +2.1 10.9 +0.1 7.0 0.0 4.6 7.0 276 (11.5) 30/12
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

43.0 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
43.0 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.4 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
40.6 LEONORA Goldfields WA

+10.4 : 39.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+9.4 : 39.4 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+9.1 : 40.4 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
+8.6 : 37.3 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+8.5 : 34.2 EYRE Eucla WA

28.0 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
27.9 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
27.8 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.3 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
27.3 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+8.9 : 21.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.6 : 22.7 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+7.1 : 20.9 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
+6.9 : 20.9 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+6.9 : 20.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

13.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
16.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.7 : 26.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
-4.4 : 23.1 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
-4.0 : 27.0 GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
-4.0 : 25.7 PERTH METRO Lower West WA
-4.0 : 20.5 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

0.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
1.9 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
2.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.7 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

-12.7 : 0.0 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-7.0 : 14.8 POINT LOOKOUT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.3 : 7.5 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.9 : 11.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
-4.2 : 10.1 FORREST Eucla WA

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.
206.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
113.4 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
73.8 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
56.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
41.0 TATHRA (PANORAMA DRIVE) South Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
56.6 HORN ISLAND

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
73.8 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION
41.0 TATHRA (PANORAMA DRIVE)

ISLANDS
Islands
206.0 CAPE WESSEL
113.4 WILLIS ISLAND

11.8 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.5 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT

.....

1.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
1.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
1.3 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.8 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
0.0 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

1213 (50.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1157 (48.2) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
971 (40.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
926 (38.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
913 (38.0) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
879 (36.6) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
839 (35.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
836 (34.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
834 (34.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
828 (34.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
805 (33.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
779 (32.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
765 (31.9) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
744 (31.0) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
710 (29.6) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
692 (28.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
692 (28.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
685 (28.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
655 (27.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
652 (27.2) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
647 (27.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
635 (26.5) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
634 (26.4) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
634 (26.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
634 (26.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
633 (26.4) BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
627 (26.1) MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
627 (26.1) PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC
625 (26.0) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
620 (25.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
607 (25.3) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
607 (25.3) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
606 (25.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
601 (25.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
81/17 LEONORA AERO Goldfields WA
81/16 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
74/23 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
72/15 GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
72/11 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
72/06 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.
None reported None reported