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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 1711 EST on 20/03/2014. 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

NSW

North Coast

058214

LISMORE AIRPORT AWS

22.8

22.8

02/03/2009

12

1 N Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Kimberley

003093

FITZROY CROSSING AERO

42.5

42.3

02/03/2007

16

1 N

WA

W Pilbara

005094

BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT

39.5

39.1

08/03/2005

15

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014277

DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP

35.0

35.0

18/03/2010

15

1 N Equal to record.


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10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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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 17:10EST, 20/03/2014.

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 33.0 +2.0 14.5 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 252 (10.5) 37/17
PERTH AIRPORT 32.4 +2.7 18.1 +2.2 15.3 0.0 6.6 11.0 384 (16.0) 37/14
BUNBURY 29.7 +1.9 14.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 303 (12.6) 39/20
MANDURAH 28.9 +1.0 18.8 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 34/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +1.9 24.7 +0.2 23.8 0.0 6.8 11.4 471 (19.6) 50/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.4 +2.8 17.7 +0.2 15.5 0.0 12.6 11.4 360 (15.0) 50/10
WHYALLA AERO 26.8 -0.4 18.6 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 39/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.4 -0.9 13.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 3.6 11.0 142 ( 5.9) 26/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.1 0.0 6.7 -3.8 3.7 0.0 4.4 10.3 302 (12.6) 35/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.3 +4.2 28.0 +6.3 24.7 0.0 13.4 10.2 403 (16.8) 46/10
CAIRNS AERO 31.1 +0.6 24.2 +1.1 22.3 0.0 5.8 4.2 603 (25.1) 50/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.1 +2.4 22.9 0.0 19.7 0.0 9.2 9.9 438 (18.3) 44/19
MACKAY M.O 28.7 +0.1 24.7 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- 8.7 411 (17.1) 46/20
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.2 +0.7 22.1 +1.3 21.1 0.0 7.6 -- 346 (14.4) 39/09
BUNDABERG AERO 31.7 +2.6 20.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 48/13
COOLANGATTA 29.5 +2.2 24.7 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 28/16
BRISBANE AERO 29.1 +1.2 23.1 +3.7 21.6 0.2 6.6 8.7 337 (14.0) 31/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.7 +2.7 19.5 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 52/17
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.0 +3.9 20.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 6.6 -- 146 ( 6.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.3 +1.4 20.0 +1.9 11.3 0.0 4.0 -- 329 (13.7) 26/18
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.3 +2.0 17.1 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 28/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.5 +0.3 13.3 -3.0 8.4 0.0 13.2 -- 184 ( 7.7) --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 25.0 +2.4 10.0 -0.6 4.2 0.0 0.0 10.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.0 +2.1 12.6 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 31/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.5 +0.3 18.6 +1.1 14.5 0.0 6.6 10.1 387 (16.1) 59/15
RICHMOND RAAF 29.5 +2.6 13.6 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 39/14
BELLAMBI AWS 23.4 -0.5 18.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 44/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.0 +2.4 11.2 -2.2 9.5 0.0 6.2 10.9 232 ( 9.7) 31/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 29.5 +1.9 9.9 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 133 ( 5.5) 28/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 28.8 +0.5 12.9 -0.9 10.6 0.0 6.6 11.2 266 (11.1) 31/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.8 -0.4 11.1 -0.6 -- 0.0 1.4 -- 246 (10.3) 26/23
BENDIGO AIRPORT 27.2 +1.5 10.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 31/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.7 -1.2 13.7 +0.5 10.5 0.0 3.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.3 +1.1 5.1 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 288 (12.0) 31/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.0 -0.5 9.3 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 31/15
HOBART AIRPORT 20.0 -0.7 12.8 +2.0 8.0 0.0 7.4 8.5 618 (25.8) 54/00
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

43.8 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
43.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
43.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
43.2 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
42.7 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+9.1 : 38.1 FORREST Eucla WA
+8.0 : 34.5 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+6.8 : 43.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+6.8 : 41.0 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+6.7 : 42.7 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

30.2 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.7 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.7 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
28.3 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+7.3 : 27.1 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+7.1 : 22.9 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+6.3 : 28.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
+6.1 : 16.7 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
+6.0 : 22.8 LISMORE AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

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

8.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
12.7 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

-5.6 : 12.6 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
-5.1 : 9.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.4 : 15.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
-3.9 : 23.6 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
-3.8 : 12.7 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS

1.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
3.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
3.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.3 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.0 : 4.9 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-5.6 : 7.9 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-5.5 : 4.4 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
-5.5 : 5.5 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-5.0 : 5.8 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-5.0 : 4.5 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-5.0 : 5.0 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

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.
81.6 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
50.6 MALLANGANEE (SANDILANDS ST) N Tablelands E NSW
42.0 GREEN PIGEON (MORNING VIEW) North Coast NSW
41.0 PINE HILL CROSSING Darling Downs W QLD
31.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs W
41.0 PINE HILL CROSSING

NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands E
50.6 MALLANGANEE (SANDILANDS ST)
North Coast
81.6 YAMBA PILOT STATION
42.0 GREEN PIGEON (MORNING VIEW)

ISLANDS
Islands
31.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

11.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
11.4 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.4 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

8.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
8.7 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
8.5 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
7.5 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
4.2 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
2.9 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW

1316 (54.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1178 (49.1) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1082 (45.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1055 (44.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
993 (41.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
986 (41.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
922 (38.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
878 (36.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
853 (35.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
834 (34.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
822 (34.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
804 (33.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
790 (32.9) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
788 (32.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
767 (32.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
749 (31.2) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
742 (30.9) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
733 (30.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
708 (29.5) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
696 (29.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
693 (28.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
689 (28.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
683 (28.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
674 (28.1) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
660 (27.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
634 (26.4) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
630 (26.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
618 (25.8) HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
614 (25.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
609 (25.4) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
607 (25.3) DEVONPORT AIRPORT N Coast TAS
603 (25.1) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
602 (25.1) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
602 (25.1) STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
601 (25.0) CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
106/04 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
96/02 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
96/04 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
89/01 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/00 LOW ROCKY POINT 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
5.0mm in 14 min to 21:44 21.4mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
12.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.4mm/h
CAIRNS RACECOURSE
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.0mm/h
23.4mm in 30 min to 04:30 46.8mm/h
31.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 31.6mm/h
30.8mm in 30 min to 05:00 61.6mm/h
54.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 54.2mm/h
35.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 35.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.6mm/h
76.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 25.3mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.8mm/h
C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
7.8mm in 4 min to 18:00 117.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 02:00 5.3mm/h
31.4mm in 30 min to 09:30 62.8mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 09:30 31.4mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 31.4mm/h
7.4mm in 14 min to 12:21 31.7mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 11.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.2mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108(310/100 ) at 01:02
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 93(260/ 69 ) at 01:02
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 96(250/ 52 ) at 05:33
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 87(280/ 74 ) at 01:58
Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 76(260/ 65 ) at 02:52