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National Daily Weather Summary


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Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

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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 19/05/2014. 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 grass minimum temperature

VIC

E Central

086282

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

14.4

14.3

04/05/2005

14

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

SA

Murray Mallee

025006

KAROONDA

15.5

15.0

04/05/2005

11

1 N

VIC

E Central

086104

SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

17.6

17.1

05/05/1990

47

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

VIC

W Coast

090176

MORTLAKE RACECOURSE

30.7

27.3

07/05/2002

20

1 N


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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 16:32EST, 19/05/2014.

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 24.1 0.0 12.5 -0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 26/07
PERTH AIRPORT 21.3 -0.5 11.3 +0.9 9.3 0.2 1.6 1.9 255 (10.6) 39/14
BUNBURY 22.6 +1.4 15.9 +6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 259 (10.8) 34/13
MANDURAH 22.0 +0.7 16.4 +2.8 -- 2.0 -- -- 310 (12.9) 41/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +1.1 24.7 +2.6 24.1 0.0 6.0 7.7 374 (15.6) 43/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.1 +5.1 10.8 +2.6 9.4 0.0 3.8 9.5 208 ( 8.7) 24/12
WHYALLA AERO 25.6 +5.2 14.2 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 22/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.8 +5.9 15.3 +5.1 -- 0.0 -- 5.1 120 ( 5.0) 30/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.1 +2.0 13.5 +6.2 11.8 0.8 1.2 0.0 285 (11.9) 26/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.6 +2.8 18.5 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 -0.6 20.2 +0.3 19.7 12.2 4.2 7.5 570 (23.8) 48/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.3 -2.3 19.3 +1.7 17.5 0.2 8.0 0.5 512 (21.3) 50/15
MACKAY M.O 23.8 -0.4 18.7 +1.6 -- 12.2 -- 7.7 592 (24.7) 52/04
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.7 -0.3 16.8 +2.7 15.1 0.6 5.8 -- 418 (17.4) 50/14
BUNDABERG AERO 26.1 +1.5 14.7 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 403 (16.8) 44/14
COOLANGATTA 24.6 +1.5 14.5 +0.4 -- 7.8 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 34/13
BRISBANE AERO 24.0 +0.5 13.6 +0.8 12.0 0.0 3.4 5.4 293 (12.2) 31/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.6 -0.2 12.2 +2.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 465 (19.4) 41/10
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.2 +2.9 9.9 +1.2 -- 0.0 3.0 -- 44 ( 1.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.2 +1.8 11.8 +0.1 9.9 0.4 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 21/06
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.4 +1.0 9.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 106 ( 4.4) 18/16
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.8 +0.5 8.5 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 28/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.5 +0.3 7.0 +2.4 2.0 0.0 1.8 1.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.7 +1.8 10.4 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 21/01
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.2 +4.2 12.6 +1.7 9.7 0.0 3.4 2.8 309 (12.9) 21/07
RICHMOND RAAF 24.3 +3.8 7.1 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 5 ( 0.2) 13/11
BELLAMBI AWS 22.3 +2.7 16.0 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 370 (15.4) 34/09
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.8 +2.5 11.1 +5.3 8.3 0.0 1.8 2.3 277 (11.5) 18/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 18.7 +1.1 9.2 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 31 ( 1.3) 11/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.9 +3.9 13.3 +5.9 11.0 0.0 3.8 1.2 269 (11.2) 22/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.4 +4.2 12.3 +6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 26/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 19.6 +3.0 11.2 +6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 97 ( 4.0) 17/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.5 +4.8 17.3 +8.6 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.9 +4.3 12.4 +6.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 432 (18.0) 43/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 16.9 +1.1 11.2 +6.2 -- 3.6 -- -- 259 (10.8) 35/12
HOBART AIRPORT 19.1 +3.9 6.2 -0.4 4.1 0.0 2.4 4.4 358 (14.9) 34/20
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

36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.9 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.8 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
35.7 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
35.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
35.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA

+14.6 : 30.7 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+8.4 : 29.0 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+8.4 : 27.5 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+8.0 : 31.1 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+8.0 : 26.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA

27.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.8 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.6 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL
26.5 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+10.8 : 16.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
+10.3 : 15.7 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
+9.7 : 16.9 SHEOAKS W Central VIC
+9.4 : 17.6 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC
+9.0 : 17.2 CERBERUS E Central VIC

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

7.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.2 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-3.1 : 20.8 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-2.9 : 24.4 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-2.9 : 15.9 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-2.6 : 24.5 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
-2.5 : 24.5 INGHAM COMPOSITE N Coast--Herbert QLD

-0.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.8 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.9 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
1.1 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

-3.1 : 1.1 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-2.5 : 0.3 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.3 : 5.8 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-2.3 : 4.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-2.1 : 7.4 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW
-2.1 : 8.5 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West 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.
49.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
36.0 NERADA ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
29.8 DAINTREE VILLAGE N Coast--Barron QLD
28.6 MT SHERIDAN N Coast--Barron QLD
27.0 TUNG OIL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD

10.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
9.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
8.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
8.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
7.7 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
7.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

0.1 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.1 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS

1612 (67.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1239 (51.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1131 (47.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1030 (42.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1022 (42.6) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
1019 (42.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1002 (41.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
973 (40.5) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
970 (40.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
936 (39.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
933 (38.9) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
930 (38.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
875 (36.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
866 (36.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
845 (35.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
836 (34.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
831 (34.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
803 (33.5) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
752 (31.3) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
748 (31.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
737 (30.7) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
704 (29.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
697 (29.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
687 (28.6) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
679 (28.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
674 (28.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
667 (27.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
658 (27.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
654 (27.3) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
645 (26.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
644 (26.8) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
635 (26.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
610 (25.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
609 (25.4) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
601 (25.0) LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
96/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
91/00 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
78/11 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
74/07 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
70/07 SCOTTS PEAK DAM 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
TRUSCOTT
6.0mm in 8 min to 17:38 45.0mm/h
13.0mm in 22 min to 18:00 35.5mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 22.2mm/h
Lower West
DONNYBROOK AG STATION
11.6mm in 30 min to 20:00 23.2mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.6mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.6mm/h
MANYPEAKS AG STATION
16.0mm in 30 min to 18:30 32.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 16.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.2mm/h
PEMBERTON AG STATION
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.0mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 11.6mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 15.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 72(100/ 65 ) at 20:26
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(330/ 69 ) at 14:32
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(280/ 54 ) at 00:51
ISLANDS
Islands
FREDERICK REEF : 69(130/ 63 ) at 07:43
MARION REEF : 76(100/ 65 ) at 01:05
CREAL REEF : 80(120/ 67 ) at 16:41