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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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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 1633 EST on 03/05/2014. 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

QLD

Darling Downs E

041090

DARR CREEK TM

21.4

20.6

20/05/2009

13

1 N

QLD

Darling Downs E

041133

WOODSPRING TM

45.6

28.0

02/05/2003

12

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Pilbara

004028

PARDOO STATION

26.1

25.3

04/05/2005

20

1 N

WA

E Pilbara

004032

PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT

26.3

25.8

04/05/2005

65

1 N

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039066

GAYNDAH AIRPORT

19.4

18.5

01/05/2014

11

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040922

KINGAROY AIRPORT

16.4

16.2

26/05/2004

13

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031209

COOKTOWN AIRPORT

31.7

31.7

12/05/2005

13

1 N Equal to record.

Lowest maximum temperature

SA

Yorke Peninsula

022031

MINLATON AERO

13.0

13.2

23/05/2006

13

1 N

SA

Adelaide Plains

023122

ROSEWORTHY AWS

11.7

11.8

24/05/2012

16

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Far SW

045009

BALLERA GAS FIELD

81

68.0

29/05/2007

11

N

VIC

W Coast

090175

PORT FAIRY AWS

83

80.0

13/05/2011

11

N


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 16:33EST, 03/05/2014.

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 23.2 -0.9 12.9 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 43/09
PERTH AIRPORT 20.8 -1.0 7.4 -3.0 4.9 0.0 3.0 8.8 340 (14.2) 37/02
BUNBURY 20.1 -1.1 2.4 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 24/13
MANDURAH 18.9 -2.4 10.6 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 30/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.4 24.7 +2.6 24.4 3.2 4.8 8.9 252 (10.5) 31/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 21.7 -1.3 7.9 -0.3 6.7 0.0 4.0 10.5 214 ( 8.9) 37/13
WHYALLA AERO 15.1 -5.3 10.1 +1.4 -- 2.4 -- -- 279 (11.6) 67/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 12.1 -6.8 9.6 -0.6 -- 12.8 1.2 -- 233 ( 9.7) 41/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 10.4 -5.7 8.9 +1.6 7.8 19.8 4.0 0.0 390 (16.3) 65/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.6 -1.2 16.5 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 43/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.1 +1.5 20.4 +0.5 18.1 0.0 6.8 10.7 172 ( 7.2) 35/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 +1.6 22.7 +5.1 19.2 0.0 5.6 10.5 202 ( 8.4) 28/12
MACKAY M.O 27.9 +3.7 19.8 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- 10.0 227 ( 9.5) 44/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.6 +3.6 20.0 +5.9 18.3 0.0 3.4 -- 189 ( 7.9) 31/10
BUNDABERG AERO 27.6 +3.0 19.0 +4.9 -- 2.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 46/20
COOLANGATTA 22.4 -0.7 16.4 +2.3 -- 16.4 -- -- 224 ( 9.3) 39/13
BRISBANE AERO 23.1 -0.4 17.5 +4.7 15.0 2.0 2.4 0.0 199 ( 8.3) 43/17
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.5 -0.3 14.2 +4.4 -- 9.6 -- -- 310 (12.9) 65/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.2 +0.9 -- -- -- 0.0 2.6 -- 75 ( 3.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.1 -0.3 15.5 +3.8 12.9 1.8 2.6 -- 248 (10.3) 34/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.7 +2.3 11.9 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 26/15
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.0 +2.7 11.7 +1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 39/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.0 -3.2 5.0 +0.4 -1.6 0.0 2.8 8.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.1 -2.8 5.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 122 ( 5.1) 37/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 22.7 +2.7 13.4 +2.5 11.6 0.0 2.8 7.3 297 (12.4) 57/11
RICHMOND RAAF 21.5 +1.0 8.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 35/12
BELLAMBI AWS 21.2 +1.6 13.7 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 52/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.3 -2.0 7.1 +1.3 3.5 0.0 3.4 1.5 201 ( 8.4) 28/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.5 -3.1 5.1 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 26/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 13.7 -5.3 11.4 +4.0 10.6 0.8 1.2 0.4 209 ( 8.7) 39/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 13.1 -4.1 8.4 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 28/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 12.3 -4.3 9.5 +4.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 28/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 14.3 -2.4 9.1 +0.4 6.6 0.0 3.8 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.7 -2.9 6.3 +0.6 -- 1.6 -- -- 386 (16.1) 39/09
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.5 -3.3 5.4 +0.4 -- 0.4 -- -- 101 ( 4.2) 21/22
HOBART AIRPORT 15.0 -0.2 7.4 +0.8 3.7 0.0 2.2 2.2 328 (13.7) 39/23
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

38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
37.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
36.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
36.4 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

+5.1 : 36.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+5.0 : 38.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
+5.0 : 35.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
+4.8 : 31.8 INGHAM COMPOSITE N Coast--Herbert QLD
+4.5 : 30.7 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
+4.5 : 35.1 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA

28.1 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.1 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.0 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA

+9.5 : 16.4 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+9.2 : 19.4 GAYNDAH AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+9.1 : 26.3 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
+9.1 : 26.1 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
+9.0 : 16.8 MILES CONSTANCE STREET Darling Downs W QLD
+9.0 : 21.0 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA

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

-1.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-8.0 : 11.7 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-7.9 : 13.0 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW
-7.4 : 12.4 SNOWTOWN (RAYVILLE PARK) Lower North SA
-7.3 : 9.7 CLARE HIGH SCHOOL Lower North SA
-7.3 : 9.6 EUDUNDA Murray Valley SA

-3.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.9 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-6.9 : 2.4 BUNBURY Lower West WA
-6.0 : 3.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
-6.0 : 0.3 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.7 : -3.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.7 : 2.4 NARROGIN 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.
45.6 WOODSPRING TM Darling Downs E QLD
44.2 MT TAMBORINE FERN ST Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
41.0 MT TAMBORINE ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
38.6 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
36.0 BROMFLEET ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

10.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

.....

0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

932 (38.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
819 (34.1) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
793 (33.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
774 (32.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
772 (32.2) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
731 (30.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
689 (28.7) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
681 (28.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
669 (27.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
655 (27.3) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
655 (27.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
654 (27.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
651 (27.1) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
647 (27.0) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
644 (26.8) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
640 (26.7) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
633 (26.4) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
629 (26.2) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
624 (26.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
603 (25.1) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
96/18 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
89/14 NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
85/05 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
83/21 PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
81/17 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
81/18 PORTLAND NTC AWS W Coast VIC

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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Yorke Pen/Kanga Is
KADINA AWS
6.6mm in 19 min to 10:00 20.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
AMBERLEY AMO
9.2mm in 19 min to 05:19 29.1mm/h
4.0mm in 11 min to 05:30 21.8mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 13.8mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 18.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.0mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.8mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
14.4mm in 8 min to 17:08 108.0mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 26.6mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 18.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
38.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 38.6mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.3mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
BRISBANE AERO
5.0mm in 7 min to 17:30 42.9mm/h
BRISBANE
10.2mm in 30 min to 17:30 20.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
BEAUDESERT DRUMLEY STREET
12.0mm in 30 min to 06:00 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.0mm/h
Darling Downs E
APPLETHORPE
13.4mm in 30 min to 11:00 26.8mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 15.6mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 17.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.0mm/h
DALBY AIRPORT
4.8mm in 11 min to 13:30 26.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.2mm/h
WARWICK
11.6mm in 30 min to 13:30 23.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.6mm/h
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT
5.2mm in 13 min to 08:00 24.0mm/h
9.6mm in 9 min to 14:30 64.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.8mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.2mm/h
North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
N Central
REDESDALE
10.2mm in 30 min to 17:00 20.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.6mm/h
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h
PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT)
11.4mm in 30 min to 18:00 22.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 16.4mm/h
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE
4.0mm in 3 min to 15:47 80.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.2mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 16:30 22.0mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.4mm/h
7.6mm in 17 min to 17:30 26.8mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.7mm/h
WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB
10.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.2mm/h
STRAHAN AERODROME
12.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
5.4mm in 15 min to 21:30 21.6mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 76(220/ 65 ) at 02:19
QUEENSLAND
Far SW
BALLERA GAS FIELD : 82(250/ 63 ) at 17:28
NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 82(300/ 70 ) at 05:00
VICTORIA
W Coast
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 95(170/ 70 ) at 18:30