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National Daily Weather Summary


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Noteworthy weather today
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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data that has been checked for gross errors but has not yet been fully validated. They are based on data received as at 1704 EST on 12/03/2014. 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 minimum temperature

SA

W Agricultural

018201

PORT AUGUSTA AERO

25.6

24.9

12/03/2008

12

1 N

SA

Lower North

021131

CLARE HIGH SCHOOL

23.3

23.2

14/03/2008

19

1 N

Lowest maximum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

26.0

26.4

12/03/2006

13

1 N


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10pm EST Solar Radiation

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 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 36.1 +5.1 16.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 604 (25.2) 52/16
PERTH AIRPORT 33.6 +3.9 16.9 +1.0 14.2 0.0 8.4 11.0 559 (23.3) 55/23
BUNBURY 32.2 +4.4 12.4 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 331 (13.8) 39/09
MANDURAH 33.2 +5.3 16.8 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 469 (19.5) 41/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.8 25.1 +0.6 25.0 3.6 5.4 5.5 343 (14.3) 52/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.0 +3.4 18.7 +1.2 17.1 0.0 10.6 11.8 296 (12.3) 48/12
WHYALLA AERO 35.1 +7.9 24.1 +8.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 61/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 32.2 +5.9 22.3 +7.1 -- 0.2 20.6 3.2 137 ( 5.7) 65/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.0 +1.9 17.5 +7.0 15.7 0.2 6.0 3.5 338 (14.1) 35/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.9 -0.2 24.1 +2.4 21.3 0.0 10.4 10.1 407 (17.0) 52/13
CAIRNS AERO 28.0 -2.5 24.6 +1.5 22.9 0.0 7.0 0.0 451 (18.8) 48/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.2 -0.5 24.4 +1.5 23.4 0.0 6.6 2.2 448 (18.7) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 27.7 -0.9 21.6 -0.7 -- 5.0 -- 3.1 769 (32.0) 55/03
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.0 -1.5 20.7 -0.1 19.5 1.4 2.4 -- 448 (18.7) 52/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.4 +0.3 19.3 -0.6 -- 4.8 -- -- 436 (18.2) 54/13
COOLANGATTA 28.2 +0.9 19.4 -0.2 -- 3.6 -- -- 380 (15.8) 41/12
BRISBANE AERO 27.5 -0.4 19.2 -0.2 17.5 2.4 8.8 7.9 377 (15.7) 39/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.7 -0.3 15.3 -0.9 -- 0.6 -- -- 734 (30.6) 50/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.0 +1.9 18.1 +1.5 -- 0.0 7.0 -- 149 ( 6.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.8 -0.1 18.5 +0.4 16.0 10.4 3.4 7.5 258 (10.8) 37/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.3 0.0 15.3 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 28/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.0 +0.8 14.6 -1.7 12.5 0.0 5.6 11.1 269 (11.2) 39/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.5 +1.9 12.0 +1.4 3.2 0.0 6.6 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 29.2 +0.3 16.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 43/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.7 +3.5 19.9 +2.4 17.6 0.0 8.6 10.8 429 (17.9) 44/11
RICHMOND RAAF 29.5 +2.6 15.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 89 ( 3.7) 31/16
BELLAMBI AWS 26.7 +2.8 20.8 +2.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 320 (13.3) 43/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.3 +5.7 16.1 +2.7 14.6 0.0 7.2 10.7 223 ( 9.3) 26/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 34.3 +6.7 18.6 +5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 50/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.9 +7.6 22.1 +8.3 17.0 0.0 9.4 4.7 257 (10.7) 55/19
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 31.1 +4.9 17.0 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 31/20
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.5 +3.8 19.5 +8.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 28/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 31.2 +7.3 19.3 +6.1 14.3 0.0 19.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 29.6 +7.4 17.2 +7.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) 43/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 28.9 +6.4 13.2 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 41/13
HOBART AIRPORT 32.5 +11.8 16.4 +5.6 14.5 0.0 4.2 9.2 289 (12.0) 57/12
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

42.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA
41.3 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA

+12.9 : 34.3 AIREYS INLET W Coast VIC
+12.1 : 35.9 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+12.0 : 32.2 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+11.9 : 32.0 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+11.8 : 32.5 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

29.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
28.7 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.9 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+11.5 : 24.6 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+11.3 : 22.0 YONGALA Upper North SA
+11.3 : 23.3 CLARE HIGH SCHOOL Lower North SA
+11.2 : 22.0 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
+11.2 : 22.7 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA
+11.2 : 23.1 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM Wimmera N VIC

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

17.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
18.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
18.7 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
18.9 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

-5.0 : 27.7 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-4.5 : 25.3 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
-4.4 : 26.0 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.4 : 23.5 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
-4.3 : 22.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

5.6 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
6.1 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.1 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
6.3 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
6.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-5.3 : 6.3 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-5.0 : 6.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-5.0 : 9.3 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.2 : 8.2 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-3.5 : 8.3 COLLIE EAST Lower West 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.
136.8 LOTUS BIRD LODGE S Peninsula QLD
131.6 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
105.8 CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
61.0 SOUTHWELL STATION N Peninsula QLD
58.2 MOUNT FLORANCE W Pilbara WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
58.2 MOUNT FLORANCE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
53.4 GOVE AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
61.0 SOUTHWELL STATION
S Peninsula
136.8 LOTUS BIRD LODGE
Gulf Country
131.6 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
N Coast--Barron
105.8 CAPE FLATTERY

11.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.1 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
11.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
11.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW

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2.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
2.2 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
0.4 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.3 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

1226 (51.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1189 (49.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1096 (45.7) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
1062 (44.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
972 (40.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
948 (39.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
912 (38.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
899 (37.5) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
856 (35.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
847 (35.3) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
783 (32.6) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
769 (32.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
734 (30.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
721 (30.0) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
713 (29.7) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
706 (29.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
700 (29.2) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
700 (29.2) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
699 (29.1) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
691 (28.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
680 (28.3) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
667 (27.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
664 (27.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
639 (26.6) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
635 (26.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
616 (25.7) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
610 (25.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
604 (25.2) GERALDTON AIRPORT COMPARISON Central West WA
604 (25.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
602 (25.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
100/12 MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
87/12 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
83/14 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
81/11 KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
81/01 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E 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
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.6mm in 7 min to 14:46 56.6mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.2mm/h
GUNN POINT
7.2mm in 20 min to 15:00 21.6mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
61.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 20.3mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
12.0mm in 30 min to 15:00 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.4mm/h
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
11.4mm in 30 min to 21:30 22.8mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 14.2mm/h
12.0mm in 30 min to 22:00 24.0mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 23.4mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 21.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.6mm/h
11.4mm in 23 min to 23:30 29.7mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 21.8mm/h
13.0mm in 28 min to 23:58 27.9mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
1.6mm in 1 min to 10:01 96.0mm/h
12.0mm in 29 min to 10:30 24.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 17.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 15.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.0mm/h
9.8mm in 29 min to 13:00 20.3mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.4mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
17.4mm in 30 min to 03:00 34.8mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 23.2mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 11.0mm/h
19.2mm in 30 min to 03:30 38.4mm/h
36.6mm in 1 hr to 03:30 36.6mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 24.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h
6.0mm in 13 min to 08:13 27.7mm/h
11.2mm in 17 min to 08:30 39.5mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.6mm/h
26.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 26.2mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
DARDANUP : ***(100/ 93 ) at 23:59
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) : 100(270/ 56 ) at 13:46
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 82(130/ 74 ) at 01:02
VICTORIA
E Central
ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS : 87(240/ 63 ) at 17:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(330/ 72 ) at 17:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 76(320/ 65 ) at 14:11
ISLANDS
Islands
MARION REEF : 93( 90/ 76 ) at 00:30
CREAL REEF : 83(140/ 72 ) at 06:13