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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
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
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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

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The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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 17:04EST, 21/04/2014.

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 25.3 -2.4 14.1 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 416 (17.3) 35/15
PERTH AIRPORT 24.9 -0.6 11.0 -2.0 8.5 0.0 4.6 9.2 338 (14.1) 37/15
BUNBURY 24.2 +0.1 9.4 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 30/17
MANDURAH 22.9 -1.0 15.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 37/20
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 0.0 23.1 -0.9 22.4 9.0 6.2 11.0 428 (17.8) 37/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.3 -0.9 10.4 -2.2 8.3 0.0 5.4 11.2 216 ( 9.0) 35/10
WHYALLA AERO 23.2 -0.6 8.9 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 18/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.5 -0.2 9.2 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 111 ( 4.6) 21/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.7 +0.2 9.4 +0.7 7.4 0.0 2.6 5.0 253 (10.5) 41/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 33.3 +1.5 21.5 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 -0.7 21.6 0.0 19.6 0.0 4.0 8.1 421 (17.5) 48/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.9 -0.7 20.6 0.0 17.5 0.0 6.0 11.0 330 (13.8) 34/15
MACKAY M.O 27.2 +0.5 18.4 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 228 ( 9.5) 21/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.7 -0.1 16.6 -1.3 14.9 0.0 4.4 -- 141 ( 5.9) 24/14
BUNDABERG AERO 28.3 +0.9 13.3 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 28/14
COOLANGATTA 26.9 +1.5 13.0 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 164 ( 6.8) 26/14
BRISBANE AERO 27.2 +1.2 14.4 -1.9 12.0 0.0 7.0 10.7 278 (11.6) 28/14
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.6 +1.3 10.8 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 26/23
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 24.5 -0.7 8.1 -4.7 -- 0.0 3.4 -- 54 ( 2.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.9 +0.9 13.1 -2.1 10.2 0.0 2.4 -- 216 ( 9.0) 37/14
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.4 +0.3 13.0 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 132 ( 5.5) 28/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.9 +0.3 12.2 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 26/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.7 -3.7 2.5 -4.7 -4.0 0.4 2.4 10.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.7 -3.8 3.0 -7.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 30/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.0 +1.1 12.3 -1.9 9.8 0.0 5.2 10.4 469 (19.5) 34/14
RICHMOND RAAF 23.8 0.0 9.6 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 95 ( 4.0) 28/13
BELLAMBI AWS 22.1 0.0 11.9 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 34/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.0 -5.5 2.4 -6.7 0.3 0.0 2.4 8.4 167 ( 7.0) 28/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 16.4 -5.9 3.8 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 90 ( 3.8) 24/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.8 -1.8 7.7 -2.4 3.0 0.0 3.0 8.4 109 ( 4.5) 22/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.5 -5.1 2.4 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 21/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.1 -3.1 3.0 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 117 ( 4.9) 31/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.1 -1.2 12.7 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.8 -1.8 8.3 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 145 ( 6.0) 34/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.8 -1.1 2.2 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 37/13
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +0.6 5.2 -3.6 -0.7 0.0 2.4 6.5 337 (14.0) 50/20
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

38.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.3 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
38.1 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
38.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.5 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

+11.2 : 34.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+8.9 : 33.7 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+8.6 : 34.7 FORREST Eucla WA
+8.5 : 32.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+7.2 : 30.9 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA

29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.4 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.4 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+5.1 : 16.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+4.9 : 14.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+4.2 : 15.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+4.2 : 19.0 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+3.9 : 11.0 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
+3.9 : 17.1 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+3.9 : 15.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

3.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-6.8 : 15.6 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
-6.7 : 13.3 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-6.6 : 16.3 GUNDAGAI (WILLIAM ST) SW Slopes N NSW
-6.6 : 14.2 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
-6.6 : 12.2 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC

-3.2 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-2.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.1 : 2.8 COONAMBLE AIRPORT AWS CW Plains N NSW
-7.7 : 3.5 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
-7.6 : 3.4 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-7.5 : 3.1 GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-7.4 : -1.8 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS

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.
36.0 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
33.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.8 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
20.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
20.0 MUTARNEE STORE N Coast--Herbert QLD

11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
11.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

3.0 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.5 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

822 (34.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
794 (33.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
731 (30.5) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
707 (29.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
696 (29.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
682 (28.4) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
664 (27.7) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
639 (26.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
634 (26.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
623 (26.0) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
623 (26.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
609 (25.4) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
604 (25.2) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
93/11 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
81/14 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
80/09 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
78/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
78/09 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) 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.
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
5.4mm in 15 min to 00:30 21.6mm/h
12.4mm in 18 min to 06:00 41.3mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 13.6mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 15.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 5.3mm/h
32.6mm in 30 min to 09:30 65.2mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 09:30 32.6mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 32.6mm/h

TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 82(260/ 67 ) at 15:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 93(330/ 74 ) at 12:00