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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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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 16/04/2014. 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 daily rainfall

NSW

Sydney--west

067113

PENRITH LAKES AWS

61.8

43.8

19/04/2012

18

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

Goldfields

012044

MUNGLINUP WEST

19.7

18.9

24/04/2011

11

1 N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040043

CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE

62.0

56.9

08/04/2009

11

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040068

DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE

67.3

67.0

03/04/1967

28

1 N

NSW

North Coast

058208

CASINO AIRPORT AWS

15.5

14.1

05/04/2005

11

1 N


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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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 16:30EST, 16/04/2014.

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 30.3 +2.6 13.9 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 242 (10.1) 44/15
PERTH AIRPORT 25.6 +0.1 14.6 +1.6 11.5 0.0 6.2 8.7 266 (11.1) 37/12
BUNBURY 26.2 +2.1 12.3 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 28/16
MANDURAH 24.8 +0.9 20.0 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 30/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +0.5 25.9 +1.9 25.4 0.0 3.4 6.8 286 (11.9) 34/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.5 -2.7 11.0 -1.6 9.1 0.0 6.0 11.3 323 (13.5) 43/12
WHYALLA AERO 22.6 -1.2 14.4 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 385 (16.0) 30/02
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 -0.2 12.2 -0.2 -- 0.0 4.4 10.8 240 (10.0) 28/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.6 +0.1 6.2 -2.5 3.4 0.2 1.4 4.1 241 (10.0) 31/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 34.8 +3.0 23.1 +4.7 20.7 0.0 11.8 8.7 413 (17.2) 43/00
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +1.4 24.9 +3.3 24.2 0.0 5.8 8.6 289 (12.0) 31/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 -0.4 23.4 +2.8 21.4 0.0 6.4 8.9 234 ( 9.8) 31/13
MACKAY M.O 27.3 +0.6 19.6 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 286 (11.9) 31/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.7 -1.1 19.8 +1.9 18.1 0.0 3.8 -- 267 (11.1) 30/08
BUNDABERG AERO 28.1 +0.7 18.3 +0.8 -- 4.4 -- -- 345 (14.4) 34/11
COOLANGATTA 24.7 -0.7 18.3 +1.3 -- 4.0 -- -- 450 (18.8) 50/11
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 -0.5 17.0 +0.7 15.8 0.2 2.4 7.5 450 (18.8) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.5 -1.8 12.4 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 508 (21.2) 39/07
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.6 -0.6 13.4 +0.6 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 298 (12.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.6 -0.4 16.6 +1.4 14.0 28.2 1.8 6.0 432 (18.0) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.4 +0.3 15.4 +1.6 -- 0.4 -- -- 302 (12.6) 44/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 21.0 -2.6 14.2 +1.0 12.9 9.6 2.4 3.4 356 (14.8) 41/18
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.6 -1.8 7.5 +0.3 4.9 0.0 2.6 8.4 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.6 -0.9 11.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 323 (13.5) 39/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.7 -2.2 13.9 -0.3 12.1 1.4 3.4 3.5 546 (22.8) 52/14
RICHMOND RAAF 22.8 -1.0 11.2 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 128 ( 5.3) 28/19
BELLAMBI AWS 21.5 -0.6 14.8 -0.7 -- 6.2 -- -- 410 (17.1) 57/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.2 -0.3 9.4 +0.3 7.2 0.0 4.0 10.8 221 ( 9.2) 18/08
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 22.4 +0.1 8.2 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 50/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.0 -1.6 9.8 -0.3 2.1 0.0 3.2 10.8 254 (10.6) 24/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.4 -0.2 8.2 0.0 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 225 ( 9.4) 18/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.7 -0.5 9.4 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 34/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.9 +1.6 12.6 +1.8 9.9 0.0 2.8 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.1 +0.5 9.4 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 459 (19.1) 39/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.7 +0.8 6.6 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 28/12
HOBART AIRPORT 16.4 -1.7 11.7 +2.9 10.6 0.0 2.4 1.7 374 (15.6) 24/12
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

37.9 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
37.2 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
37.2 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
37.0 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
37.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
37.0 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

+9.4 : 33.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+8.8 : 37.9 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.6 : 31.7 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+7.5 : 36.0 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+7.5 : 32.7 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA

29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.2 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
26.8 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+7.7 : 19.7 MUNGLINUP WEST Goldfields WA
+7.6 : 17.6 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.5 : 20.8 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+7.0 : 20.2 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+6.4 : 23.8 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

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

5.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.2 : 13.0 MOUNT NOWA NOWA E Gippsland VIC
-5.0 : 15.9 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC
-5.0 : 13.5 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.9 : 12.8 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.8 : 10.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC

-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.0 : 8.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-5.0 : 15.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-4.8 : 3.9 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC
-4.5 : 16.3 WALUNGURRU N Plateau NT
-4.4 : 3.9 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-4.4 : 16.2 TELFER AERO Interior 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.
83.2 LOTUS BIRD LODGE S Peninsula QLD
61.8 PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW
55.0 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
39.0 BRAMWELL N Peninsula QLD
38.7 NIMBIN POST OFFICE North Coast NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
55.0 PIRLANGIMPI

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
39.0 BRAMWELL
S Peninsula
83.2 LOTUS BIRD LODGE

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
38.7 NIMBIN POST OFFICE
Sydney--west
61.8 PENRITH LAKES AWS

11.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.3 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

.....

3.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
1.7 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
1.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.5 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1614 (67.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1487 (62.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1034 (43.1) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
891 (37.1) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
873 (36.4) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
853 (35.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
844 (35.2) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
820 (34.2) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
778 (32.4) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
758 (31.6) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
749 (31.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
721 (30.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
712 (29.7) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
686 (28.6) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
680 (28.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
629 (26.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
610 (25.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
607 (25.3) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
94/00 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
89/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/15 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
68/13 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
68/13 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
PIRLANGIMPI
11.2mm in 30 min to 18:00 22.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.8mm/h
CAPE DON
15.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 17.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 7.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
12.8mm in 30 min to 09:00 25.6mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 20.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
HORN ISLAND
11.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 11.8mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN AIRPORT
14.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 14.8mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
9.2mm in 14 min to 10:00 39.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
17.6mm in 30 min to 10:30 35.2mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 28.2mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 24.6mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 11.8mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 14.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
10.2mm in 30 min to 22:30 20.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.8mm/h
Illawarra
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND)
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
10.0mm in 21 min to 09:21 28.6mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.6mm/h
6.6mm in 19 min to 09:49 20.8mm/h
14.8mm in 12 min to 16:51 74.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 17.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 6.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 18.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
11.6mm in 20 min to 17:00 34.8mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.6mm/h
14.0mm in 55 min to 17:55 15.3mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 85(150/ 70 ) at 03:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 95(150/ 85 ) at 00:00