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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 2325 EST on 20/05/2014. 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

WA

SW & S Coast

009635

FRANKLAND

37.0

32.5

19/05/2005

45

1 N

Highest grass minimum temperature

VIC

E Central

086282

MELBOURNE AIRPORT

18.4

14.4

18/05/2014

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

VIC

Western Plains

089085

ARARAT PRISON

19.0

16.0

02/05/1997

42

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014954

BRADSHAW

26.0

26.0

19/05/2004

13

1 P Equal to record.

VIC

E Central

086375

CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS

17.5

17.1

17/05/2014

24

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069147

MERIMBULA AIRPORT AWS

25.7

25.7

16/05/2014

16

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.


The day in charts
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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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 23:25EST, 20/05/2014.

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 23.9 -0.2 12.0 -0.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 24/03
PERTH AIRPORT 21.8 0.0 15.3 +4.9 13.8 0.6 0.8 1.5 282 (11.8) 28/11
BUNBURY 22.9 +1.7 17.1 +7.8 -- 9.4 -- -- 252 (10.5) 34/02
MANDURAH 22.4 +1.1 18.5 +4.9 -- 2.4 -- -- 505 (21.0) 44/03
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.2 -0.8 23.8 +1.7 23.6 2.6 5.4 5.1 362 (15.1) 37/04
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.2 +1.2 12.2 +4.0 11.1 0.0 4.0 0.0 192 ( 8.0) 17/15
WHYALLA AERO 22.8 +2.4 13.2 +4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 199 ( 8.3) 24/03
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.1 +3.2 12.7 +2.5 -- 0.2 7.0 3.1 122 ( 5.1) 26/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.7 +4.6 10.9 +3.6 9.7 0.0 0.6 4.2 302 (12.6) 26/15
MOUNT ISA AERO 29.3 +1.5 16.3 +2.5 14.7 0.0 24.4 6.5 301 (12.5) 35/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 -0.6 20.7 +0.8 19.7 3.2 4.0 8.4 520 (21.7) 54/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.2 +0.6 18.9 +1.3 16.9 3.0 2.8 6.8 413 (17.2) 43/11
MACKAY M.O 24.1 -0.1 18.9 +1.8 -- 4.6 -- 9.7 567 (23.6) 43/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.8 -4.2 17.1 +3.0 16.1 4.6 3.6 -- 358 (14.9) 41/22
BUNDABERG AERO 26.6 +2.0 15.3 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 44/14
COOLANGATTA 23.4 +0.3 13.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) 21/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.8 +0.3 13.3 +0.5 12.1 0.0 4.0 2.1 304 (12.7) 30/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.1 -0.7 10.3 +0.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 334 (13.9) 34/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.1 +2.8 12.8 +4.1 -- 0.0 1.8 -- 14 ( 0.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.6 +3.2 14.3 +2.6 11.7 0.2 1.0 -- 195 ( 8.1) 31/13
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.2 +2.8 11.8 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 24/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 25.1 +4.8 10.3 +0.3 3.8 0.0 9.6 -- 177 ( 7.4) 34/12
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 15.7 +1.5 7.9 +3.3 -1.5 0.0 0.0 1.1 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 22.0 +2.1 8.7 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 34/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 26.2 +6.2 13.4 +2.5 10.7 0.0 2.4 7.5 276 (11.5) 30/13
RICHMOND RAAF 24.5 +4.0 6.9 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 15 ( 0.6) 21/15
BELLAMBI AWS 25.4 +5.8 16.7 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 258 (10.8) 37/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.3 +6.0 9.8 +4.0 7.0 0.0 1.6 8.6 279 (11.6) 18/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.6 +2.0 7.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 36 ( 1.5) 34/23
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 +8.1 11.0 +3.6 6.8 0.0 2.4 7.0 227 ( 9.5) 39/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.9 +4.7 12.6 +6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 28/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.9 +5.3 9.4 +4.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 54 ( 2.3) 28/17
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.5 +6.8 17.4 +8.7 15.0 0.0 10.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.8 +6.2 11.7 +6.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 470 (19.6) 48/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.4 +2.6 13.5 +8.5 -- 4.2 -- -- 291 (12.1) 44/11
HOBART AIRPORT 19.5 +4.3 11.6 +5.0 9.2 0.0 2.4 1.6 363 (15.1) 50/13
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

36.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.1 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.7 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
35.4 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
35.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA

+12.2 : 28.3 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
+11.0 : 31.5 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.2 : 29.9 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+9.0 : 27.8 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
+9.0 : 23.6 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC

27.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.3 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands ISL

+11.2 : 14.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+9.7 : 15.8 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
+9.2 : 12.6 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
+9.1 : 12.4 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
+9.1 : 17.5 CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS E Central VIC
+9.1 : 18.1 KULGERA N Plateau NT

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

6.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
8.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-4.9 : 20.8 GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.2 : 21.8 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-3.7 : 21.9 GLADSTONE AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-3.2 : 27.8 CHANNEL POINT N Rivers NT
-3.0 : 26.2 LAJAMANU N Rivers NT
-3.0 : 30.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

0.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.0 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
0.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.8 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
1.8 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-7.2 : 0.0 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
-3.4 : 4.4 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-3.3 : 9.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-3.1 : 1.8 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.8 : 15.9 NORTH ISLAND Central 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.
41.6 KARRI VALLEY RESORT Lower West WA
41.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
39.8 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
37.0 FRANKLAND Lower West WA

10.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
9.7 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
8.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
8.6 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
8.4 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD

.....

1.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.1 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
0.2 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.0 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

1283 (53.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1112 (46.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1094 (45.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1083 (45.1) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
977 (40.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
918 (38.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
868 (36.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
866 (36.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
861 (35.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
819 (34.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
798 (33.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
794 (33.1) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
779 (32.5) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
778 (32.4) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
775 (32.3) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
771 (32.1) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
761 (31.7) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
759 (31.6) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
754 (31.4) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
748 (31.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
741 (30.9) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
738 (30.8) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
716 (29.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
715 (29.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
687 (28.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
673 (28.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
658 (27.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
643 (26.8) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
641 (26.7) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
635 (26.5) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
607 (25.3) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
603 (25.1) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
106/09 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
94/09 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
87/11 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
81/23 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
81/09 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
81/11 MOUNT READ 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
Lower West
DONNYBROOK AG STATION
12.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 12.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
11.0mm in 30 min to 05:30 22.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 11.8mm/h
13.6mm in 30 min to 06:00 27.2mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 24.6mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 8.3mm/h
TASMANIA
N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT
12.2mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.2mm/h
W Coast
MOUNT READ
10.0mm in 30 min to 18:00 20.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.8mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 15.6mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
STYLES TOWER : ***(270/ 83 ) at 05:05
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 106(330/ 85 ) at 09:30
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(300/ 63 ) at 12:30
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 89(300/ 65 ) at 10:30
ISLANDS
Islands
BOUGAINVILLE REEF : 74(120/ 63 ) at 07:00