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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 1632 EST on 21/05/2014. 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 minimum temperature

NSW

South Coast

069138

ULLADULLA AWS

18.3

18.1

04/05/2007

20

1 N

VIC

Upper NE

083055

DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT)

9.0

8.7

03/05/2007

13

1 P


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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 16:31EST, 21/05/2014.

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 23.2 -0.9 12.2 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 192 ( 8.0) 26/16
PERTH AIRPORT 23.4 +1.6 15.5 +5.1 14.3 3.4 2.0 0.0 263 (11.0) 37/13
BUNBURY 21.6 +0.4 16.6 +7.3 -- 52.2 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 24/06
MANDURAH 21.2 -0.1 17.8 +4.2 -- 8.4 -- -- 315 (13.1) 43/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.3 24.1 +2.0 23.2 0.0 5.2 10.5 374 (15.6) 39/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.1 +4.1 9.4 +1.2 8.0 0.0 3.2 10.6 172 ( 7.2) 26/10
WHYALLA AERO 25.5 +5.1 13.6 +4.9 -- 0.8 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) 26/04
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.0 +5.1 11.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 1.2 8.2 78 ( 3.3) 18/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.8 +1.7 13.6 +6.3 12.4 3.4 1.6 6.5 330 (13.8) 31/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.2 +2.4 18.8 +5.0 16.4 0.0 5.0 5.7 279 (11.6) 30/11
CAIRNS AERO 26.9 -0.7 20.6 +0.7 20.3 11.2 4.4 4.4 549 (22.9) 55/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.3 +0.7 18.9 +1.3 15.7 0.0 5.4 7.0 392 (16.3) 48/11
MACKAY M.O 23.8 -0.4 19.1 +2.0 -- 1.0 -- 7.5 507 (21.1) 43/18
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.2 -2.8 16.9 +2.8 16.4 4.4 2.8 -- 377 (15.7) 37/04
BUNDABERG AERO 25.6 +1.0 16.0 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 30/11
COOLANGATTA 23.6 +0.5 12.7 -1.4 -- 0.8 -- -- 115 ( 4.8) 18/13
BRISBANE AERO 23.7 +0.2 13.8 +1.0 11.6 0.0 2.4 5.1 267 (11.1) 22/07
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.9 -0.9 11.0 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 405 (16.9) 28/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.6 +1.3 9.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 2.4 -- 16 ( 0.7) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.7 +2.3 12.4 +0.7 10.7 0.0 2.6 3.4 302 (12.6) 26/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 22.9 +1.5 9.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 17/23
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.5 +3.2 10.1 +0.1 -- 0.0 2.4 6.9 241 (10.0) 34/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 16.0 +1.8 8.4 +3.8 1.2 0.2 1.4 5.9 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.2 +1.3 7.2 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 175 ( 7.3) 21/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 25.6 +5.6 13.9 +3.0 11.4 0.0 3.2 4.7 300 (12.5) 28/09
RICHMOND RAAF 23.7 +3.2 8.0 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 50 ( 2.1) 18/13
BELLAMBI AWS 25.4 +5.8 17.7 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 48/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.8 +2.5 10.0 +4.2 7.6 0.8 2.2 5.4 234 ( 9.8) 17/06
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.5 +2.9 10.1 +4.7 -- 4.2 -- -- 78 ( 3.3) 18/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.6 +5.6 12.4 +5.0 9.6 0.2 2.4 8.7 198 ( 8.3) 28/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 21.2 +4.0 10.8 +5.1 -- 0.8 1.4 -- 221 ( 9.2) 22/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.7 +4.1 6.6 +1.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 71 ( 3.0) 35/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.8 +5.1 14.2 +5.5 10.6 0.0 2.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.9 +4.3 7.6 +1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 325 (13.5) 39/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 18.2 +2.4 13.3 +8.3 -- 5.8 -- -- 295 (12.3) 30/14
HOBART AIRPORT 15.7 +0.5 7.1 +0.5 5.8 0.2 1.6 3.3 329 (13.7) 48/14
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

36.6 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
36.4 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.4 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+8.1 : 27.3 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+8.1 : 29.0 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.9 : 28.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+7.6 : 30.7 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
+7.6 : 27.8 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA

26.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.7 CAPE DON N Rivers NT
26.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.4 DARWIN NTC AWS N Rivers NT
25.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+9.6 : 20.8 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+9.3 : 17.2 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+9.1 : 20.6 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+8.5 : 17.1 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+8.5 : 15.6 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW

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

4.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
5.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.5 : 18.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-4.9 : 26.3 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-3.4 : 5.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-3.3 : 16.2 KATANNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-3.1 : 15.7 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA

1.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
1.4 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
1.7 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
1.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.7 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.1 : 11.2 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-4.6 : 14.1 NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
-3.2 : 1.7 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-2.4 : 4.3 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
-2.4 : 3.9 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N 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.
72.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
71.0 MT SOPHIA N Coast--Barron QLD
65.8 FERGUSON VALLEY Lower West WA
59.6 MUMBALLUP ORGANICS
57.0 DARDANUP Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
65.8 FERGUSON VALLEY
57.0 DARDANUP
52.2 BUNBURY

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
72.0 TOPAZ ALERT
71.0 MT SOPHIA

TASMANIA
W Coast
51.2 MOUNT READ

ISLANDS

59.6 MUMBALLUP ORGANICS
54.2 FERGUSON VALLEY ALERT

10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.5 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.3 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
9.6 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

.....

0.4 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
0.0 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW

1287 (53.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1062 (44.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1034 (43.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
938 (39.1) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
934 (38.9) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
866 (36.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
861 (35.9) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
804 (33.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
784 (32.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
772 (32.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
717 (29.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
716 (29.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
708 (29.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
706 (29.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
689 (28.7) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
688 (28.7) MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
683 (28.5) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
650 (27.1) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
643 (26.8) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
636 (26.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
633 (26.4) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
618 (25.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
613 (25.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
613 (25.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
89/02 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
80/01 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
80/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
80/13 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
76/15 MOUNT WELLINGTON 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
Lower West
DWELLINGUP
11.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 14.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.7mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
10.0mm in 30 min to 11:00 20.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 11:30 13.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
10.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 21.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.6mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.0mm/h
ROCKY GULLY
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
BUNBURY
21.0mm in 30 min to 07:00 42.0mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 27.0mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 27.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 13.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 12.2mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 15.7mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 10.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
11.6mm in 30 min to 11:30 23.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 12.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
STYLES TOWER
11.5mm in 1 hr to 10:30 11.5mm/h
15.5mm in 1 hr to 11:00 15.5mm/h
14.7mm in 1 hr to 11:30 14.7mm/h
COLLIE EAST
13.6mm in 30 min to 05:30 27.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 15.0mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 18.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
14.2mm in 30 min to 10:30 28.4mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 10:30 16.8mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 15.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.2mm/h
DARDANUP
10.8mm in 1 hr to 08:30 10.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 11.4mm/h
DONNYBROOK AG STATION
25.6mm in 30 min to 10:00 51.2mm/h
29.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 29.8mm/h
21.0mm in 30 min to 10:30 42.0mm/h
46.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 46.6mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 21.6mm/h
WELLSTEAD AG STATION
13.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 13.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.2mm/h
WAROONA
10.4mm in 30 min to 10:00 20.8mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 18.0mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 14.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
16.6mm in 30 min to 23:30 33.2mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 20.4mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(290/ 69 ) at 02:32
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(310/ 74 ) at 13:44