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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 1631 EST on 04/04/2014. 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 grass minimum temperature

QLD

Channel Country

038003

BOULIA AIRPORT

28.2

27.9

01/04/1931

93

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Kimberley

002032

WARMUN

31.5

28.8

09/04/1992

51

1 N

QLD

Gulf Country

029139

SWEERS ISLAND

28.3

28.3

12/04/2005

12

1 N Equal to record.

QLD

Channel Country

038003

BOULIA AIRPORT

28.5

27.6

01/04/1931

124

1 N

NSW

South Coast

069017

MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

20.5

20.0

05/04/1976

42

1 N

NSW

Riverina E

074148

NARRANDERA AIRPORT

20.0

20.0

03/04/2009

16

1 N Equal to record.

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

Far SW

045009

BALLERA GAS FIELD

38.3

38.3

03/04/2012

11

1 N Equal to record.

Lowest maximum temperature

NSW

Lower Darling

047048

BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS

14.5

14.5

27/04/2008

21

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

W Kimberley

003032

DERBY AERO

104

72.0

05/04/2012

17

N

QLD

Far SW

045009

BALLERA GAS FIELD

120

85.0

07/04/2010

11

113.0

30/12/2006

13

N


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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 16:31EST, 04/04/2014.

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 32.4 +4.7 13.0 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 530 (22.1) 48/16
PERTH AIRPORT 27.6 +2.1 13.1 +0.1 11.4 0.0 5.8 10.4 492 (20.5) 54/03
BUNBURY 25.0 +0.9 12.7 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 30/08
MANDURAH 25.1 +1.2 14.2 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 313 (13.0) 31/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +0.4 25.1 +1.1 24.5 0.0 5.2 10.9 284 (11.8) 15/04
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.8 +1.6 20.2 +7.6 19.7 0.0 11.0 11.9 412 (17.2) 52/01
WHYALLA AERO 21.6 -2.2 17.1 +5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 491 (20.5) 48/16
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.4 -1.3 15.4 +3.0 -- 0.2 4.0 4.5 222 ( 9.3) 37/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 +0.4 10.0 +1.3 7.5 0.2 3.0 5.0 278 (11.6) 43/17
MOUNT ISA AERO 37.0 +5.2 23.3 +4.9 22.6 4.4 6.2 -- 201 ( 8.4) 28/14
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +1.4 23.5 +1.9 22.1 0.2 5.8 10.7 519 (21.6) 48/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.2 +0.6 21.0 +0.4 17.4 0.0 7.0 9.6 363 (15.1) 35/13
MACKAY M.O 28.1 +1.4 22.7 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.7 430 (17.9) 37/02
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 +0.7 20.4 +2.5 17.9 0.0 4.6 -- 288 (12.0) 30/08
BUNDABERG AERO 29.3 +1.9 18.3 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 298 (12.4) 39/16
COOLANGATTA 28.0 +2.6 17.7 +0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 31/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.7 +1.7 18.0 +1.7 16.8 0.0 6.2 10.8 276 (11.5) 31/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.1 +2.8 16.6 +3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 37/20
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 29.7 +4.5 17.7 +4.9 -- 0.8 3.8 -- 97 ( 4.0) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.8 +2.8 18.7 +3.5 16.8 0.0 3.8 -- 256 (10.7) 34/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.7 +2.6 15.9 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 35/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 29.9 +6.3 15.2 +2.0 14.2 0.0 3.8 -- 200 ( 8.3) 30/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 23.8 +5.4 12.5 +5.3 6.5 0.0 3.6 8.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.7 +7.2 17.1 +6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 72/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.9 +6.0 19.6 +5.4 16.5 0.0 3.0 8.8 323 (13.5) 41/22
RICHMOND RAAF 29.9 +6.1 16.2 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 43 ( 1.8) 35/21
BELLAMBI AWS 25.2 +3.1 19.9 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 283 (11.8) 43/21
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.5 -2.0 17.8 +8.7 15.8 0.0 4.0 0.0 232 ( 9.7) 21/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.6 -0.7 17.6 +9.4 -- 1.6 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 17/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.5 -2.1 13.3 +3.2 12.5 3.8 4.6 -- 307 (12.8) 35/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.6 -1.0 14.6 +6.4 -- 5.4 2.2 -- 282 (11.8) 37/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.6 -0.6 14.9 +7.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 37/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.3 -2.0 15.1 +4.3 14.6 0.4 2.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.1 -0.5 11.2 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 41/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.7 +2.8 8.1 +0.5 -- 2.6 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 41/17
HOBART AIRPORT 18.1 0.0 11.2 +2.4 8.3 1.2 2.4 6.7 358 (14.9) 39/12
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

41.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
40.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
40.1 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA

+8.4 : 25.0 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+8.2 : 38.3 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
+8.1 : 38.3 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+7.5 : 31.9 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
+7.3 : 39.3 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+7.3 : 30.0 NOWRA RAN AIR STATION AWS Illawarra NSW

31.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
29.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
29.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL

+11.4 : 28.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+10.9 : 31.5 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+10.7 : 17.8 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
+10.5 : 20.0 NARRANDERA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
+10.1 : 16.9 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
+10.1 : 20.0 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW

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

6.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.9 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
10.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-10.0 : 13.9 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
-9.7 : 17.5 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
-9.6 : 14.5 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
-9.1 : 18.2 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
-8.4 : 18.7 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
-8.4 : 18.8 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA

1.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
2.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
4.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-8.0 : 2.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.4 : 6.3 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
-5.6 : 7.1 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
-5.2 : 5.6 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-5.0 : 5.2 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt 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.
20.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
20.2 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
18.2 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
18.0 COOBER PEDY NW Pastoral SA
17.4 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

11.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
10.9 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

0.4 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
0.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
0.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
0.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

1210 (50.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
823 (34.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
816 (34.0) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
793 (33.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
776 (32.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
770 (32.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
743 (31.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
739 (30.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
736 (30.7) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
716 (29.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
694 (28.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
686 (28.6) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
663 (27.6) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
655 (27.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
647 (27.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
629 (26.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
625 (26.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
613 (25.5) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
608 (25.3) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
120/17 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
104/15 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
85/06 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
76/06 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
72/08 DUBBO AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
72/05 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
72/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast 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
Far SW
BALLERA GAS FIELD
2.6mm in 1 min to 17:46 156.0mm/h
2.8mm in 1 min to 17:47 168.0mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 17:49 102.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Upper Darling
BOURKE AIRPORT AWS
12.4mm in 15 min to 14:00 49.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 12.4mm/h
9.2mm in 9 min to 14:09 61.3mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 21.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
6.8mm in 15 min to 18:57 27.2mm/h
5.4mm in 3 min to 19:00 108.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.2mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 14.8mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
CW Slopes S
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS
6.8mm in 9 min to 22:30 45.3mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.6mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 15.8mm/h
Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
13.8mm in 28 min to 20:30 29.6mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 15.2mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
MOSS VALE AWS
14.0mm in 30 min to 22:30 28.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 15.2mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 14.8mm/h
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
12.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.2mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
VICTORIA
E Gippsland
COMBIENBAR AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
TASMANIA
Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT
4.8mm in 7 min to 00:30 41.1mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
DERBY AERO : 104(230/ 61 ) at 15:52
QUEENSLAND
Far SW
BALLERA GAS FIELD : 121(240/ 58 ) at 17:46
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 82(330/ 70 ) at 08:00