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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 2312 EST on 06/05/2014. 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

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

73.4

43.4

19/05/2010

23

1 N

Lowest grass minimum temperature

NT

Barkly

015131

ELLIOTT

0.0

3.0

11/05/2001

12

0.0

20/03/2006

17

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

57

50

03/05/2014

11

N Previous record set earlier this month.


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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 23:11EST, 06/05/2014.

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 20.6 -3.5 13.9 +1.0 -- 18.8 -- -- 459 (19.1) 50/03
PERTH AIRPORT 20.3 -1.5 13.9 +3.5 13.4 1.6 2.2 0.2 317 (13.2) 39/08
BUNBURY 22.3 +1.1 15.0 +5.7 -- 1.4 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 22/12
MANDURAH 20.6 -0.7 14.6 +1.0 -- 1.4 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 39/04
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.2 -0.8 23.2 +1.1 22.7 0.2 6.0 10.7 488 (20.3) 50/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.9 +0.9 8.2 0.0 7.1 0.0 3.0 10.7 148 ( 6.2) 31/16
WHYALLA AERO 21.0 +0.6 8.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 31/22
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.9 -1.0 11.5 +1.3 -- 0.2 4.0 2.3 128 ( 5.3) 21/21
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.1 0.0 8.8 +1.5 7.2 1.4 1.4 5.4 362 (15.1) 39/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.0 -1.8 7.9 -5.9 6.2 0.0 6.4 10.9 237 ( 9.9) 31/12
CAIRNS AERO 27.6 0.0 14.6 -5.3 11.9 0.0 7.4 10.7 384 (16.0) 35/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.1 -1.5 12.4 -5.2 7.3 0.0 5.8 10.9 214 ( 8.9) 31/13
MACKAY M.O 23.3 -0.9 11.3 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 26/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.2 -1.8 5.1 -9.0 2.6 0.0 4.6 -- 180 ( 7.5) 21/17
BUNDABERG AERO 23.0 -1.6 6.8 -7.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 230 ( 9.6) 30/11
COOLANGATTA 21.7 -1.4 5.4 -8.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 28/14
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 -1.1 9.6 -3.2 4.1 0.0 6.0 9.3 460 (19.2) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.8 -3.0 5.4 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 512 (21.3) 39/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.4 -4.9 5.7 -3.0 -- 0.6 0.6 -- 157 ( 6.5) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.2 -3.2 6.3 -5.4 2.6 0.0 2.8 9.9 262 (10.9) 31/09
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.2 -2.2 3.6 -6.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 31/02
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.9 -1.4 8.8 -1.2 7.2 0.0 23.4 -- 837 (34.9) 46/08
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 8.8 -5.4 3.5 -1.1 0.5 0.2 2.6 1.8 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.4 -5.5 5.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 31/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.0 +1.0 10.1 -0.8 6.7 0.0 5.4 10.4 727 (30.3) 37/09
RICHMOND RAAF 20.3 -0.2 3.4 -4.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 260 (10.8) 30/15
BELLAMBI AWS 20.3 +0.7 11.1 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 613 (25.5) 44/00
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.2 -2.1 5.7 -0.1 2.2 0.0 2.0 1.8 385 (16.0) 28/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.0 -2.6 9.1 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 30/00
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.4 -0.6 8.9 +1.5 6.8 0.0 2.2 4.0 244 (10.2) 26/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.4 -1.8 6.1 +0.4 -- 0.0 4.8 -- 306 (12.8) 34/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.5 -3.1 5.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 30/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.7 0.0 9.8 +1.1 7.1 2.2 4.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.2 -0.4 2.0 -3.7 -- 0.4 -- -- 273 (11.4) 34/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.5 +2.7 1.6 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 41/15
HOBART AIRPORT 14.4 -0.8 4.3 -2.3 1.3 0.4 1.2 1.2 421 (17.5) 57/13
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

34.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
34.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
34.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
34.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+4.8 : 32.3 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+3.1 : 18.9 LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
+3.1 : 23.4 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+2.9 : 18.9 ST HELENS AERODROME E Coast TAS
+2.8 : 19.3 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA

28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.6 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
25.3 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
25.3 LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
25.3 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA

+8.2 : 20.2 MOUNT ELIZABETH N Kimberley WA
+8.0 : 19.6 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+7.3 : 21.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.3 : 13.3 YORK Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.3 : 12.6 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

0.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
3.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.2 : 11.1 COONABARABRAN AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes N NSW
-7.1 : 12.7 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
-6.7 : 12.4 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-6.6 : 17.6 BULGA DOWNS Goldfields WA
-6.5 : 9.1 ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW

-4.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-9.0 : 5.1 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-8.7 : 7.1 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.7 : 5.4 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-8.7 : 9.1 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.6 : 7.0 YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE Central Coast E QLD

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.
76.4 EXMOUTH TOWN W Pilbara WA
73.4 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT
39.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
38.0 DARTMOOR SOUTH Central West WA
34.0 MULLEWA Central West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
76.4 EXMOUTH TOWN
39.2 LEARMONTH AIRPORT
Central West
38.0 DARTMOOR SOUTH
34.0 MULLEWA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
73.4 CHANNEL POINT

11.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

.....

1.2 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.2 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
1.1 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
0.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

1346 (56.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1269 (52.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1265 (52.7) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1240 (51.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1186 (49.4) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1131 (47.1) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
902 (37.6) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
900 (37.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
895 (37.3) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
882 (36.8) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
879 (36.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
857 (35.7) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
839 (35.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
837 (34.9) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
814 (33.9) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
809 (33.7) PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
798 (33.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
783 (32.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
775 (32.3) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
747 (31.1) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
745 (31.0) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
733 (30.5) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
727 (30.3) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
726 (30.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
719 (30.0) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
715 (29.8) KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
713 (29.7) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
704 (29.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
692 (28.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
691 (28.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
688 (28.7) ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
685 (28.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
681 (28.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
666 (27.8) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
641 (26.7) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
638 (26.6) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
635 (26.5) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
630 (26.3) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
628 (26.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
627 (26.1) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
625 (26.0) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
621 (25.9) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
619 (25.8) MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
613 (25.5) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
117/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
104/06 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
98/19 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
94/17 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
94/14 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
13.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 13.6mm/h
E Pilbara
KARRATHA AERO
5.0mm in 3 min to 21:35 100.0mm/h
18.4mm in 25 min to 22:00 44.2mm/h
26.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 26.0mm/h
29.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 29.8mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.8mm/h
7.8mm in 18 min to 23:18 26.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 19.0mm/h
ROEBOURNE AERO
30.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 30.4mm/h
W Pilbara
LEARMONTH AIRPORT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.6mm/h
8.4mm in 19 min to 11:28 26.5mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
6.6mm in 19 min to 12:30 20.8mm/h
MARDIE
1.8mm in 1 min to 19:01 108.0mm/h
31.6mm in 29 min to 19:30 65.4mm/h
36.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 36.8mm/h
34.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 34.0mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(250/ 72 ) at 17:52
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 76(210/ 65 ) at 15:00
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 72(210/ 63 ) at 14:08
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 113(310/ 89 ) at 23:58
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(260/ 76 ) at 05:29
TASMAN ISLAND : 83(220/ 63 ) at 14:53
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 98(250/ 80 ) at 19:41
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 89(290/ 70 ) at 11:02