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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 1631 EST on 18/03/2014. 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
Lowest grass minimum temperature

NSW

C Tablelands S

063254

ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE

-5.0

-3.3

31/03/2008

38

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

19.1

19.3

31/03/2012

13

1 N

NSW

MidNorth Coast S

060013

FORSTER - TUNCURRY MARINE RESCUE

11.0

11.5

30/03/2008

15

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

35.0

35.0

21/03/2010

19

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040555

TOOLARA (KELLY)

37.4

36.6

11/03/2007

16

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Northwest

037010

CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP

117

74.0

13/03/2007

12

109.0

14/01/2013

14

N


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10pm EST Solar Radiation

Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 16:31EST, 18/03/2014.

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 15.2 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 465 (19.4) 44/13
PERTH AIRPORT 29.8 +0.1 11.9 -4.0 9.7 0.0 7.2 11.0 380 (15.8) 35/16
BUNBURY 27.0 -0.8 11.3 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 31/14
MANDURAH 26.4 -1.5 17.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 35/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.0 +2.1 24.4 -0.1 24.5 8.6 7.8 7.6 283 (11.8) 30/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.7 +3.1 20.1 +2.6 18.7 0.0 14.6 11.3 409 (17.0) 41/08
WHYALLA AERO 26.5 -0.7 14.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 28/11
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.0 -2.3 15.5 +0.3 -- 7.4 9.0 3.9 390 (16.3) 46/23
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.7 -2.4 10.5 0.0 11.4 2.6 2.0 4.9 503 (21.0) 48/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.7 +4.6 22.8 +1.1 21.7 0.0 7.6 10.6 212 ( 8.8) 35/20
CAIRNS AERO 31.0 +0.5 20.1 -3.0 17.3 0.0 5.8 11.4 266 (11.1) 28/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 -0.1 22.6 -0.3 18.5 0.0 7.4 11.1 213 ( 8.9) 26/11
MACKAY M.O 30.2 +1.6 21.4 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 198 ( 8.3) 22/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.0 +4.5 21.5 +0.7 20.1 0.0 6.6 -- 242 (10.1) 24/14
BUNDABERG AERO 32.7 +3.6 21.7 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 361 (15.0) 35/16
COOLANGATTA 30.9 +3.6 21.7 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 44/12
BRISBANE AERO 30.0 +2.1 20.3 +0.9 18.4 0.2 8.4 10.7 480 (20.0) 39/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 33.0 +7.0 18.6 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 26.4 -2.7 12.5 -4.1 -- 5.0 6.4 -- 187 ( 7.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.7 -0.2 17.1 -1.0 11.7 9.4 4.4 11.1 373 (15.5) 26/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.1 -1.2 13.6 -3.2 -- 4.4 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 35/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 27.5 +1.3 11.3 -5.0 7.2 0.8 6.8 -- 461 (19.2) 37/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 19.3 -3.3 6.7 -3.9 -5.0 0.4 3.6 7.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 25.7 -3.2 7.2 -7.4 -- 1.4 -- -- 286 (11.9) 28/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.0 +2.8 15.3 -2.2 10.6 3.8 6.2 11.2 517 (21.5) 43/17
RICHMOND RAAF 27.4 +0.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 28/00
BELLAMBI AWS 25.0 +1.1 15.3 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) 34/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.5 -1.1 7.2 -6.2 5.9 0.0 6.2 6.9 373 (15.5) 52/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 25.1 -2.5 9.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 203 ( 8.5) 37/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.4 +0.1 15.7 +1.9 12.1 0.0 6.0 7.8 334 (13.9) 41/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 24.7 -1.5 11.5 -0.2 -- 0.2 15.0 -- 383 (16.0) 46/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.6 -1.1 11.8 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 44/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.9 +1.0 14.2 +1.0 11.0 0.4 13.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.9 -0.3 8.2 -1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 518 (21.6) 55/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.2 -1.3 10.0 -0.1 -- 1.2 -- -- 301 (12.5) 48/15
HOBART AIRPORT 21.5 +0.8 10.0 -0.8 7.2 0.4 7.0 6.7 520 (21.7) 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

42.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
41.8 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.7 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.4 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
41.0 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
41.0 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+8.0 : 37.4 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.5 : 37.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.4 : 39.0 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+7.3 : 38.3 GAYNDAH AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+7.3 : 37.2 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+7.3 : 36.6 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

30.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
29.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+5.2 : 25.0 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
+4.9 : 28.8 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+4.7 : 28.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
+4.4 : 25.3 RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
+4.4 : 28.4 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

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

6.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.6 : 18.6 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
-6.0 : 7.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0 : 13.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-5.7 : 8.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.7 : 19.9 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

-0.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-7.8 : 7.9 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
-7.6 : 6.1 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-7.6 : 0.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.4 : 7.2 DUBBO AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-7.4 : 6.6 MORUYA AIRPORT AWS South Coast NSW
-7.4 : 6.0 GRENFELL (MANGANESE RD) SW 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.
48.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
40.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
35.0 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION N Peninsula QLD
26.0 MOUNT GEORGE (MANNING RIVER) MidNorth Coast S NSW

11.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
11.4 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

.....

3.9 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.5 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.6 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1354 (56.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1240 (51.7) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1146 (47.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1135 (47.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
967 (40.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
945 (39.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
944 (39.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
912 (38.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
904 (37.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
875 (36.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
873 (36.4) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
852 (35.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
849 (35.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
831 (34.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
813 (33.9) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
810 (33.8) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
796 (33.2) MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
783 (32.6) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
777 (32.4) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
775 (32.3) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
755 (31.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
749 (31.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
737 (30.7) FRANKSTON AWS E Central VIC
735 (30.6) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
728 (30.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
676 (28.2) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
671 (28.0) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
667 (27.8) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
666 (27.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
659 (27.5) ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
651 (27.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
647 (27.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
643 (26.8) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
643 (26.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
640 (26.7) LAMEROO (AUSTIN PLAINS) Mallee/Upper SE SA
620 (25.8) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
619 (25.8) PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
618 (25.8) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
616 (25.7) KADINA AWS Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
615 (25.6) PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
614 (25.6) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
610 (25.4) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
608 (25.3) EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
117/16 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
106/14 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
106/12 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
102/15 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
98/09 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
98/05 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
94/05 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
93/16 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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 Pilbara
BHP AREA C MINE
8.6mm in 33 min to 23:30 15.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 14.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
MCCLUER ISLAND
18.2mm in 30 min to 17:30 36.4mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 23.4mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 18.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 8.0mm/h
9.6mm in 26 min to 19:56 22.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 16.4mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 16.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 30 min to 01:00 32.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 17.8mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 19.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
6.2mm in 9 min to 06:17 41.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 11.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP : 117(150/ 39 ) at 16:07
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 93(270/ 67 ) at 18:00
VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(290/ 50 ) at 10:16
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM : 72(330/ 65 ) at 04:13
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 102(320/ 82 ) at 16:31
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 104(270/ 70 ) at 14:30
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 95(310/ 78 ) at 06:05
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(300/ 65 ) at 07:36
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(270/ 93 ) at 13:30