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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 1632 EST on 17/05/2014. 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

014198

JABIRU AIRPORT

76.2

49.8

04/05/2014

38

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031208

TREE HOUSE CREEK

202.0

125.0

12/05/2006

14

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032152

TUNG OIL TM

90.0

65.0

15/05/2014

12

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032160

CENTRAL MILL ALERT

74.0

72.0

25/05/2012

13

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032163

INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT

120.0

90.0

25/05/2007

13

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032164

MENAVALE ALERT

107.0

105.0

25/05/2012

13

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

VIC

E Central

086068

VIEWBANK

17.0

16.4

29/05/2007

14

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091245

CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON)

15.1

15.0

04/05/2005

19

1 N

TAS

N Coast

091293

LOW HEAD

15.8

15.8

18/05/2003

16

1 N Equal to record.

TAS

E Coast

092120

ST HELENS AERODROME

15.2

15.1

16/05/2003

13

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069147

MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS

25.7

25.0

03/05/2006

16

1 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 16:32EST, 17/05/2014.

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 23.0 -1.1 12.4 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 183 ( 7.6) 31/14
PERTH AIRPORT 23.1 +1.3 10.2 -0.2 8.2 0.0 1.2 7.1 250 (10.4) 28/15
BUNBURY 21.9 +0.7 15.6 +6.3 -- 15.6 -- -- 283 (11.8) 37/06
MANDURAH 22.4 +1.1 18.6 +5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 377 (15.7) 30/07
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.7 23.7 +1.6 23.6 0.0 8.8 6.9 357 (14.9) 41/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.7 +3.7 8.5 +0.3 7.1 0.0 6.0 9.5 264 (11.0) 31/11
WHYALLA AERO 26.5 +6.1 9.4 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 280 (11.7) 39/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 27.4 +8.5 14.8 +4.6 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 220 ( 9.2) 37/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.6 +7.5 10.1 +2.8 7.8 0.2 3.6 7.5 394 (16.4) 39/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.4 +2.6 17.2 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 37/14
CAIRNS AERO 27.3 -0.3 21.7 +1.8 20.9 8.4 4.0 3.1 526 (21.9) 48/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 +1.7 19.8 +2.2 16.9 0.4 5.8 9.7 477 (19.9) 44/11
MACKAY M.O 23.9 -0.3 19.1 +2.0 -- 0.4 -- 7.0 612 (25.5) 61/18
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.3 +0.3 17.2 +3.1 15.3 0.0 4.4 -- 386 (16.1) 52/10
BUNDABERG AERO 26.2 +1.6 15.7 +1.6 -- 0.8 -- -- 393 (16.4) 54/12
COOLANGATTA 24.5 +1.4 15.0 +0.9 -- 8.2 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 39/13
BRISBANE AERO 21.9 -1.6 14.7 +1.9 13.6 1.8 5.8 3.9 324 (13.5) 44/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.9 +0.1 11.9 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 630 (26.3) 52/18
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.2 +2.9 8.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 74 ( 3.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.5 +1.1 11.4 -0.3 10.1 0.0 2.0 -- 210 ( 8.8) 26/17
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 23.2 +1.8 10.4 0.0 -- 1.0 -- -- 93 ( 3.9) 24/13
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.6 +3.3 5.7 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 144 ( 6.0) 26/09
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.8 +3.6 4.4 -0.2 0.2 0.2 2.2 8.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.7 +2.8 8.1 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 26/02
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.4 +5.4 12.1 +1.2 9.6 0.0 3.2 9.9 313 (13.0) 28/16
RICHMOND RAAF 24.7 +4.2 5.8 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 28 ( 1.2) 15/13
BELLAMBI AWS 23.4 +3.8 14.1 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 247 (10.3) 24/22
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.8 +4.5 7.7 +1.9 4.4 0.0 2.4 9.7 275 (11.5) 22/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.2 +2.6 6.6 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 64 ( 2.7) 15/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.1 +7.1 9.0 +1.6 4.6 0.0 3.4 7.7 340 (14.2) 31/12
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 20.8 +3.6 11.0 +5.3 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 339 (14.1) 24/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.4 +4.8 8.6 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 161 ( 6.7) 26/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.2 +6.5 16.8 +8.1 14.9 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.6 +5.0 11.4 +5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 573 (23.9) 44/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 19.1 +3.3 13.0 +8.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 372 (15.5) 39/04
HOBART AIRPORT 18.7 +3.5 12.3 +5.7 9.2 0.0 3.6 6.6 414 (17.3) 39/01
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

36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.6 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.4 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
35.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
35.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+9.8 : 30.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+9.3 : 28.0 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
+9.2 : 28.3 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+9.1 : 26.6 PADTHAWAY SOUTH Lower SE SA
+9.0 : 23.6 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC

28.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.8 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.8 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+10.6 : 16.0 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+9.4 : 12.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+9.3 : 17.0 VIEWBANK E Central VIC
+9.0 : 11.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+8.7 : 18.9 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA

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

7.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
10.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-7.5 : 19.7 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.4 : 24.8 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
-6.4 : 25.1 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-6.4 : 22.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-6.2 : 25.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

-2.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.2 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-0.2 TUGGERANONG (ISABELLA PLAINS) AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-6.9 : 2.3 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.6 : -0.1 MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
-4.5 : 2.9 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-4.5 : 2.1 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW

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.
202.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
144.0 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
125.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
120.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
115.2 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Pilbara
65.1 DAMPIER SALT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
76.2 JABIRU AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
202.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
125.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
59.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
144.0 DARADGEE
120.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
115.2 INNISFAIL
107.0 MENAVALE ALERT
101.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
100.0 CORSIS ALERT
95.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
90.0 TUNG OIL TM
83.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
78.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
74.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
72.0 NERADA ALERT
68.0 CENTRAL MILL TM
57.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT

10.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
9.9 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
9.9 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
9.7 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
9.7 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

.....

4.6 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
3.9 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
3.7 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
3.1 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
0.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

1551 (64.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1279 (53.3) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1250 (52.1) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1213 (50.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1093 (45.5) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1064 (44.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1029 (42.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1019 (42.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1005 (41.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
940 (39.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
924 (38.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
917 (38.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
907 (37.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
897 (37.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
887 (37.0) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
858 (35.8) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
834 (34.8) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
833 (34.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
831 (34.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
806 (33.6) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
794 (33.1) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
783 (32.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
776 (32.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
769 (32.0) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
747 (31.1) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
744 (31.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
731 (30.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
730 (30.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
727 (30.3) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
718 (29.9) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
713 (29.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
678 (28.3) ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
677 (28.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
667 (27.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
663 (27.6) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
646 (26.9) TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
640 (26.7) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
630 (26.3) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
630 (26.3) MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
630 (26.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
628 (26.2) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
626 (26.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
620 (25.8) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
616 (25.7) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
612 (25.5) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
604 (25.2) RHYLL E Central VIC
604 (25.2) LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS
602 (25.1) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
118/01 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
107/02 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
96/04 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
87/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
83/00 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
12.6mm in 30 min to 00:00 25.2mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 21.6mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.2mm/h
75.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 25.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
13.6mm in 30 min to 06:30 27.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 15.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 15.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 7.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
Central Coast E
MACKAY M.O
10.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.4mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
10.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.8mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
21.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 43.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 21.8mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 21.8mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
16.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 16.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
BEDOUT ISLAND : 76(250/ 67 ) at 06:44
QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 70(110/ 63 ) at 19:33
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 119(330/ 93 ) at 01:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 96(280/ 63 ) at 04:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(300/ 59 ) at 00:00
W Coast
LOW ROCKY POINT : 83(320/ 67 ) at 00:30
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 108(310/ 82 ) at 02:30
ISLANDS
Islands
FREDERICK REEF : 74(140/ 63 ) at 13:00