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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 1704 EST on 15/05/2014. 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

Central Coast E

033106

HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT

42.8

40.4

06/05/2009

12

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Gulf Country

029167

CENTURY MINE

54

50.0

10/05/2012

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 17:03EST, 15/05/2014.

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 23.3 -0.8 12.1 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 31/15
PERTH AIRPORT 21.6 -0.2 11.8 +1.4 10.1 0.0 3.8 0.0 241 (10.0) 37/13
BUNBURY 21.7 +0.5 14.1 +4.8 -- 1.0 -- -- 296 (12.3) 39/17
MANDURAH 21.1 -0.2 16.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 37/22
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.3 23.8 +1.7 22.4 0.0 6.0 10.8 338 (14.1) 41/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.1 +4.1 8.7 +0.5 7.1 0.0 4.0 10.7 201 ( 8.4) 34/11
WHYALLA AERO 24.7 +4.3 7.8 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 39/13
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.2 +5.3 13.1 +2.9 -- 0.0 2.0 9.1 170 ( 7.1) 26/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.9 +4.8 11.0 +3.7 8.7 0.0 3.2 7.1 334 (13.9) 39/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.2 +2.4 15.0 +1.2 13.0 0.0 6.6 9.9 359 (15.0) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 28.9 +1.3 21.8 +1.9 20.8 4.6 2.6 7.2 549 (22.9) 48/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.1 +0.5 20.1 +2.5 18.0 3.8 6.0 2.6 373 (15.5) 52/11
MACKAY M.O 24.3 +0.1 19.4 +2.3 -- 18.2 -- 3.6 583 (24.3) 48/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.1 +0.1 17.0 +2.9 14.8 0.0 5.0 -- 362 (15.1) 39/10
BUNDABERG AERO 25.7 +1.1 16.4 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 333 (13.9) 43/10
COOLANGATTA 20.6 -2.5 16.1 +2.0 -- 12.2 -- -- 365 (15.2) 34/12
BRISBANE AERO 22.8 -0.7 14.4 +1.6 13.2 0.0 5.0 6.3 388 (16.2) 43/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.5 -0.3 11.9 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 591 (24.6) 57/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.7 +2.4 8.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 112 ( 4.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.2 +0.8 12.0 +0.3 9.9 0.0 2.6 6.9 407 (17.0) 31/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.3 +0.9 8.3 -2.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 91 ( 3.8) 22/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.2 +1.9 8.7 -1.3 7.7 0.2 2.8 8.7 106 ( 4.4) 26/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.4 +2.2 4.6 0.0 -1.0 0.2 1.0 9.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.8 +1.9 8.1 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 26/01
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.2 +3.2 12.7 +1.8 11.0 0.2 1.8 9.5 280 (11.7) 35/15
RICHMOND RAAF 22.7 +2.2 7.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 17 ( 0.7) 28/13
BELLAMBI AWS 23.0 +3.4 15.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 35/22
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.2 +2.9 6.2 +0.4 3.3 0.0 2.6 9.3 259 (10.8) 18/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.8 +1.2 4.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 42 ( 1.8) 21/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.6 +5.6 6.9 -0.5 2.5 0.0 2.0 9.6 146 ( 6.1) 28/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.6 +3.4 5.5 -0.2 -- 0.0 0.2 -- 189 ( 7.9) 24/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.5 +2.9 5.3 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 59 ( 2.5) 26/15
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.5 +3.8 8.7 0.0 6.9 0.0 1.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.2 +4.6 4.4 -1.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 354 (14.8) 43/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.0 +2.2 8.4 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 31/13
HOBART AIRPORT 19.1 +3.9 6.7 +0.1 4.0 0.0 2.0 2.7 257 (10.7) 43/14
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

37.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
36.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
36.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA

+7.6 : 24.1 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+7.6 : 25.9 HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
+7.5 : 26.6 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+7.3 : 26.5 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+7.1 : 25.5 VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+7.1 : 26.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA

28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.2 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.1 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+7.2 : 9.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+6.9 : 15.3 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.7 : 15.0 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
+6.6 : 6.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
+6.5 : 13.2 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW

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

4.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-2.7 : 21.0 GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.5 : 24.8 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-2.5 : 20.6 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.3 : 23.6 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
-2.2 : 20.8 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA

-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.2 : -4.3 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.9 : 2.3 SHEOAKS W Central VIC
-4.5 : -3.7 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.5 : -5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 : 2.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-4.3 : 3.3 AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC

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.
101.6 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
72.6 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
61.0 EURAMO TM N Coast--Herbert QLD
61.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
58.2 HAMILTON ISLAND Central Coast E QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
72.6 TREE HOUSE CREEK
N Coast--Herbert
61.0 EURAMO TM
61.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
Central Coast E
58.2 HAMILTON ISLAND

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
52.0 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB

ISLANDS
Islands
101.6 WILLIS ISLAND

10.8 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

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2.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
2.5 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
2.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
2.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

1079 (45.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1065 (44.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1056 (44.0) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1042 (43.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1010 (42.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
974 (40.6) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
958 (39.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
945 (39.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
936 (39.0) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
828 (34.5) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
790 (32.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
773 (32.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
724 (30.2) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
719 (30.0) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
719 (30.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
715 (29.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
701 (29.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
700 (29.2) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
673 (28.0) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
669 (27.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
634 (26.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
628 (26.2) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
612 (25.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
606 (25.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
605 (25.2) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
98/23 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
85/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
81/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
80/23 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
74/13 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
14.2mm in 25 min to 17:00 34.1mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.6mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 20.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA
5.4mm in 16 min to 21:30 20.2mm/h
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT
15.2mm in 4 min to 17:57 228.0mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
15.2mm in 4 min to 18:11 228.0mm/h
15.2mm in 4 min to 20:29 228.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.0mm/h
15.2mm in 4 min to 20:35 228.0mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 23.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 17.8mm/h
15.2mm in 4 min to 21:40 228.0mm/h
15.2mm in 4 min to 21:46 228.0mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
13.4mm in 30 min to 20:00 26.8mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
12.0mm in 30 min to 14:00 24.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 12.2mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
WILLIS ISLAND
13.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
8.4mm in 19 min to 23:00 26.5mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 74(110/ 65 ) at 13:09
TASMANIA
E Coast
SPRING BAY NTC AWS : 89(300/ 69 ) at 22:38
Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 91(310/ 65 ) at 23:30