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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 1642 EST on 24/03/2014. 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 wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Gulf Country

029063

NORMANTON AIRPORT

81

70.0

01/03/2010

12

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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 16:41EST, 24/03/2014.

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 32.3 +1.3 16.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 30/13
PERTH AIRPORT 34.1 +4.4 20.4 +4.5 19.3 0.0 10.8 10.9 813 (33.9) 65/08
BUNBURY 31.6 +3.8 19.3 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 553 (23.0) 46/09
MANDURAH 33.7 +5.8 20.5 +2.3 -- 1.2 -- -- 480 (20.0) 48/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +2.5 25.3 +0.8 25.0 0.0 5.4 7.3 301 (12.5) 39/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.6 +3.0 18.1 +0.6 16.0 0.0 10.8 10.8 290 (12.1) 61/14
WHYALLA AERO 21.0 -6.2 15.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 52/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.4 -5.9 13.3 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- 2.8 176 ( 7.3) 37/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.8 -4.3 9.2 -1.3 7.0 0.0 3.0 5.9 271 (11.3) 34/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.1 +3.0 23.4 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 63/16
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 -0.4 23.6 +0.5 23.0 45.4 3.0 3.0 426 (17.8) 37/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.1 -0.6 22.9 0.0 22.4 47.4 8.6 7.3 444 (18.5) 37/11
MACKAY M.O 28.8 +0.2 21.2 -1.1 -- 20.6 -- 8.4 370 (15.4) 30/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.7 +1.2 20.9 +0.1 18.9 0.0 7.0 -- 294 (12.3) 30/12
BUNDABERG AERO 31.9 +2.8 18.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 39/15
COOLANGATTA 28.5 +1.2 17.0 -2.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 171 ( 7.1) 34/14
BRISBANE AERO 29.0 +1.1 18.3 -1.1 16.8 0.0 7.0 10.8 286 (11.9) 34/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.4 +2.4 17.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 551 (23.0) 41/19
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 31.5 +2.4 17.8 +1.2 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 41 ( 1.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.0 +2.1 18.5 +0.4 12.2 0.0 3.8 -- 287 (12.0) 37/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.0 +1.7 15.5 -1.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 31/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.3 +3.1 16.8 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 34/20
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 22.0 -0.6 12.0 +1.4 7.5 0.4 6.0 7.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.5 +1.6 14.9 +0.3 -- 5.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 43/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.1 +3.9 20.0 +2.5 19.1 1.2 5.2 7.2 469 (19.5) 35/23
RICHMOND RAAF 27.9 +1.0 16.9 +1.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 116 ( 4.8) 50/19
BELLAMBI AWS 24.7 +0.8 18.5 +0.5 -- 4.4 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 46/22
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.5 -3.1 7.9 -5.5 5.6 0.2 5.8 9.2 200 ( 8.3) 34/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 23.2 -4.4 8.6 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 35/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.6 -6.7 10.0 -3.8 6.7 0.0 4.8 6.9 268 (11.2) 35/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.0 -6.2 8.6 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 35/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.4 -5.3 7.5 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 35/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.3 -4.6 13.9 +0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.8 -7.4 6.4 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 391 (16.3) 39/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.6 -0.9 11.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 31/11
HOBART AIRPORT 20.4 -0.3 8.2 -2.6 6.0 0.0 3.0 8.9 361 (15.0) 54/11
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

43.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
43.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
42.6 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
42.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
42.3 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+9.0 : 37.5 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+6.6 : 42.6 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+6.5 : 42.3 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
+6.1 : 32.4 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA

29.2 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
29.1 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.7 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
28.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+6.8 : 18.3 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+6.0 : 21.2 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+5.8 : 22.5 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+5.7 : 25.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+5.7 : 17.3 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA

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

6.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.6 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
9.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-9.0 : 16.6 EUDUNDA Murray Valley SA
-8.9 : 16.8 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
-8.7 : 21.8 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW
-8.6 : 20.6 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW
-8.5 : 14.6 MOUNT CRAWFORD (MT CRAWFORD AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA

1.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.3 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
2.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.0 : 7.1 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.7 : 7.1 NARRANDERA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-6.4 : 6.8 DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS Riverina E NSW
-6.3 : 7.4 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW
-6.2 : 4.7 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC

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.
148.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE N Coast--Barron QLD
103.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
99.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
91.0 INGHAM PUMP STATION AL N Coast--Herbert QLD
86.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
Upper Carpentaria
57.0 CHILLAGOE
N Coast--Barron
148.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
103.0 MT SOPHIA
99.0 TOPAZ ALERT
86.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
80.0 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
67.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
66.4 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
61.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
53.4 GREENHAVEN
52.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
91.0 INGHAM PUMP STATION AL
79.6 INGHAM COMPOSITE
76.6 VICTORIA SUGAR MILL
68.0 NERADA ALERT
61.0 CORSIS ALERT
61.0 HAWKINS CREEK
60.0 MENAVALE ALERT
59.0 POVERTY HILL ALERT
57.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
53.0 ELPHINSTONE POCKET NO1
53.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
53.0 EURAMO TM

10.9 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
10.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA

.....

2.8 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.3 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.1 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

1131 (47.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
866 (36.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
815 (34.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
813 (33.9) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
798 (33.3) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
724 (30.2) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
716 (29.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
704 (29.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
682 (28.4) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
646 (26.9) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
643 (26.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
640 (26.7) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
640 (26.7) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
631 (26.3) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
627 (26.1) GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
611 (25.5) JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
607 (25.3) BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
98/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
89/14 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
89/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
81/21 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
76/17 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

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
MIDDLE POINT AWS
4.8mm in 6 min to 16:27 48.0mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
24.8mm in 26 min to 15:30 57.2mm/h
31.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 31.2mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 28.0mm/h
MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP
8.4mm in 18 min to 18:30 28.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
3.0mm in 2 min to 19:32 90.0mm/h
34.6mm in 28 min to 20:00 74.1mm/h
38.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 38.0mm/h
12.2mm in 30 min to 20:30 24.4mm/h
49.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 49.8mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.2mm/h
50.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 16.7mm/h
Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.2mm/h
NORMANTON AIRPORT
1.4mm in 1 min to 21:56 84.0mm/h
5.4mm in 4 min to 22:00 81.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.4mm/h
N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
44.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 14.7mm/h
13.4mm in 30 min to 20:00 26.8mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.8mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 22.2mm/h
19.8mm in 30 min to 21:00 39.6mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 28.6mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 14.3mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 21:30 22.0mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 30.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.2mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
19.0mm in 29 min to 07:00 39.3mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 20.0mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 24.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 11.0mm/h
15.0mm in 30 min to 17:30 30.0mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 22.6mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 18:00 22.0mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 26.0mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.3mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.8mm/h
CAPE FLATTERY
12.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
TOWNSVILLE AERO
11.8mm in 30 min to 00:00 23.6mm/h
33.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 33.6mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 13.3mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 16.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
6.4mm in 18 min to 15:18 21.3mm/h
6.8mm in 12 min to 15:30 34.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 13.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
Hunter Valley
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.4mm/h
Sydney--east
TERREY HILLS AWS
9.4mm in 23 min to 16:53 24.5mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
DARDANUP : ***( 90/137 ) at 04:19
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(320/ 87 ) at 13:30