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National Daily Weather Summary


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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, 19/03/2014.

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 30.8 -0.2 15.6 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 457 (19.0) 34/09
PERTH AIRPORT 31.4 +1.7 16.2 +0.3 14.2 0.0 7.8 11.1 378 (15.8) 37/17
BUNBURY 28.9 +1.1 14.6 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 35/20
MANDURAH 26.3 -1.6 18.1 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 37/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.2 25.2 +0.7 24.0 0.0 2.8 7.1 322 (13.4) 54/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.1 +4.5 20.5 +3.0 18.0 0.0 11.8 11.4 401 (16.7) 41/13
WHYALLA AERO 25.4 -1.8 15.6 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 185 ( 7.7) 37/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.9 -1.4 17.1 +1.9 -- 1.4 2.2 7.6 132 ( 5.5) 31/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.7 -1.4 11.5 +1.0 9.6 0.2 2.8 8.5 440 (18.3) 44/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 39.4 +5.3 25.8 +4.1 22.1 0.0 8.0 11.2 340 (14.2) 37/15
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +1.6 22.4 -0.7 19.9 0.0 6.2 10.5 325 (13.5) 48/13
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.3 +0.6 23.2 +0.3 19.9 0.0 8.0 10.8 220 ( 9.2) 37/12
MACKAY M.O 29.0 +0.4 21.6 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.5 207 ( 8.6) 31/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.4 +0.9 22.8 +2.0 20.9 0.0 6.4 -- 212 ( 8.8) 35/16
BUNDABERG AERO 31.4 +2.3 21.9 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 37/14
COOLANGATTA 29.4 +2.1 22.5 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 28/23
BRISBANE AERO 30.2 +2.3 24.2 +4.8 23.6 0.0 7.6 8.8 346 (14.4) 28/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 29.8 +3.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 30.9 +1.8 13.2 -3.4 -- 0.0 6.2 -- 114 ( 4.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.5 +1.6 16.9 -1.2 11.3 0.0 4.4 9.7 206 ( 8.6) 43/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 27.5 +1.2 13.4 -3.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 141 ( 5.9) 31/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.2 +3.0 10.7 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 28/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.8 +0.2 7.6 -3.0 0.2 0.0 4.0 9.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 28.9 0.0 9.8 -4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 30/12
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 30.8 +5.6 16.2 -1.3 14.0 0.0 7.2 10.4 415 (17.3) 35/15
RICHMOND RAAF 30.2 +3.3 11.5 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 87 ( 3.6) 18/13
BELLAMBI AWS 26.2 +2.3 17.7 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 30/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.7 +2.1 12.3 -1.1 10.4 0.0 4.4 10.3 212 ( 8.8) 37/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.8 +0.2 12.8 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 31/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.3 +1.0 13.8 0.0 10.6 0.0 5.6 9.8 281 (11.7) 31/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.7 -0.5 13.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 37/16
BENDIGO AIRPORT 25.0 -0.7 11.4 0.0 -- 0.8 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 39/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.1 +1.2 15.9 +2.7 12.4 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.0 -0.2 6.4 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 39/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 20.6 -1.9 12.3 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 50/16
HOBART AIRPORT 22.6 +1.9 9.2 -1.6 5.5 0.0 4.4 8.3 440 (18.3) 65/15
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

41.8 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.2 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.1 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
41.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.8 : 35.8 FORREST Eucla WA
+6.6 : 29.7 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
+6.6 : 38.2 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+6.4 : 31.3 NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW
+6.4 : 37.4 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+6.4 : 37.6 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD

29.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
29.2 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.9 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+9.6 : 29.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+6.6 : 26.9 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+6.2 : 26.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+6.1 : 23.4 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.7 : 23.9 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD

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

6.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
9.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
10.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.1 : 8.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.0 : 6.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-4.9 : 9.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.5 : 9.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.4 : 10.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-3.4 : 24.1 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA

2.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.0 : 10.5 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-5.9 : 8.6 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.6 : 7.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.6 : 10.7 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley 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.
54.6 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
51.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.2 CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT N Rivers NT
23.0 LIVERINGA STATION W Kimberley WA
22.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
23.0 LIVERINGA STATION

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
54.6 WARRUWI
51.4 MCCLUER ISLAND
25.2 CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT

TASMANIA
W Coast
22.8 MOUNT READ

11.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.3 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW

.....

5.5 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
4.9 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
3.4 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
2.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
1.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

1597 (66.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1257 (52.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1198 (49.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1037 (43.2) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1007 (42.0) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
972 (40.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
935 (39.0) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
886 (36.9) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
804 (33.5) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
801 (33.4) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
785 (32.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
780 (32.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
762 (31.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
755 (31.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
748 (31.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
745 (31.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
726 (30.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
678 (28.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
659 (27.5) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
659 (27.5) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
658 (27.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
631 (26.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
625 (26.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
619 (25.8) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
616 (25.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
117/18 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
100/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
96/13 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
93/20 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
93/12 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
91/15 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

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
BROOME AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
8.8mm in 23 min to 00:55 23.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 14.4mm/h
6.8mm in 8 min to 01:08 51.0mm/h
25.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 25.8mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.2mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
WARRUWI
10.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 10.2mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 15.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 16.6mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 05:00 20.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 17.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 18.2mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Central West
BLACKALL AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.2mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
8.6mm in 18 min to 21:30 28.7mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO : 93(180/ 65 ) at 20:30
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 117(320/ 98 ) at 15:19
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 117(270/ 70 ) at 19:56
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 74(280/ 63 ) at 02:21
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 93(310/ 63 ) at 14:00
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 96(310/ 72 ) at 15:00
MOUNT READ : 91(300/ 59 ) at 16:14
ISLANDS
Islands
TIMOR SEA 487KM WNW DARWIN : 74(120/ 63 ) at 21:50