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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 1631 EST on 22/05/2014. 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

Gt Southern

010582

KOJONUP

54.2

48.4

16/05/2005

107

1 N

WA

Gt Southern

010866

CRANHAM

47.4

39.4

16/05/2005

60

1 N

WA

Eucla

011052

FORREST

29.8

21.8

17/05/2004

19

1 N


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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
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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, 22/05/2014.

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 24.0 -0.1 13.1 +0.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 258 (10.8) 28/14
PERTH AIRPORT 20.7 -1.1 14.9 +4.5 14.5 5.6 5.4 1.7 292 (12.2) 28/12
BUNBURY 22.4 +1.2 12.5 +3.2 -- 37.2 -- -- 139 ( 5.8) 26/00
MANDURAH 20.7 -0.6 17.3 +3.7 -- 21.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 34/01
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.9 +0.9 22.9 +0.8 21.9 0.0 7.0 11.1 343 (14.3) 35/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.1 +5.1 10.3 +2.1 9.2 0.0 4.0 8.9 180 ( 7.5) 34/11
WHYALLA AERO 26.7 +6.3 11.1 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 147 ( 6.1) 37/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.3 +7.4 11.8 +1.6 -- 0.0 1.6 -- 70 ( 2.9) 28/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.7 +4.6 6.1 -1.2 4.5 0.4 2.0 8.2 238 ( 9.9) 30/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 30.3 +2.5 19.5 +5.7 16.0 0.0 6.6 10.3 347 (14.5) 37/10
CAIRNS AERO 26.4 -1.2 20.6 +0.7 19.9 3.2 2.8 4.3 522 (21.8) 46/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.3 +0.7 17.0 -0.6 13.4 0.0 6.0 10.3 378 (15.8) 41/11
MACKAY M.O 24.3 +0.1 18.6 +1.5 -- 4.2 -- 4.6 497 (20.7) 43/16
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.8 +0.8 16.3 +2.2 14.5 0.0 1.0 -- 216 ( 9.0) 26/09
BUNDABERG AERO 25.8 +1.2 15.9 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 37/14
COOLANGATTA 23.1 0.0 14.2 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 30/11
BRISBANE AERO 24.2 +0.7 14.0 +1.2 12.7 0.0 2.8 10.0 195 ( 8.1) 35/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 +1.3 12.1 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 31/19
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 23.6 +3.3 9.7 +1.0 -- 0.0 1.6 -- 52 ( 2.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.9 +2.5 11.3 -0.4 9.4 0.0 1.2 -- 163 ( 6.8) 30/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 24.2 +2.8 13.4 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 98 ( 4.1) 26/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.7 +3.4 12.7 +2.7 10.5 0.0 3.2 10.8 361 (15.0) 31/00
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 17.9 +3.7 6.0 +1.4 1.0 0.0 2.2 4.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 23.6 +3.7 7.4 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 109 ( 4.5) 21/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.7 +1.7 14.4 +3.5 11.2 0.0 3.6 9.8 342 (14.3) 37/10
RICHMOND RAAF 23.0 +2.5 6.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 17/10
BELLAMBI AWS 21.3 +1.7 16.7 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 31/05
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.7 +4.4 5.0 -0.8 3.6 0.0 0.8 8.5 190 ( 7.9) 17/09
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 20.3 +2.7 9.4 +4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 55 ( 2.3) 15/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.7 +7.7 9.7 +2.3 6.3 0.0 2.6 9.0 128 ( 5.3) 30/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 22.0 +4.8 7.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 21/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 21.4 +4.8 6.3 +1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 110 ( 4.6) 26/14
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 +7.1 11.0 +2.3 -- 1.6 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.5 +4.9 4.5 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.9 +0.1 1.6 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 35/23
HOBART AIRPORT 15.3 +0.1 3.9 -2.7 0.9 0.0 1.4 1.4 324 (13.5) 35/20
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 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.5 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.4 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
35.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.1 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT

+9.4 : 28.6 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
+9.2 : 28.3 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+9.0 : 27.9 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+8.9 : 28.3 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+8.7 : 29.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.2 CAPE DON N Rivers NT

+9.6 : 18.6 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+8.8 : 16.0 HAWKER Upper North SA
+7.5 : 7.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+7.3 : 15.9 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+6.9 : 15.7 FORREST Eucla WA

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

5.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.8 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-3.4 : 18.7 FORREST Eucla WA
-2.6 : 25.0 SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
-2.5 : 24.6 CARDWELL MARINE PDE N Coast--Herbert QLD
-2.3 : 19.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
-2.2 : 25.4 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD

-4.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.5 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-2.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-2.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-2.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-6.1 : -2.5 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-5.2 : -1.8 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-5.0 : -2.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-4.9 : -1.6 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-4.7 : 0.7 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL FARM N Coast TAS

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.
74.0 WORSLEY DOWNS Lower West WA
72.6 MOUNT WILLIAM
59.0 CHAMINGUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
54.2 KOJONUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
47.6 HENTY BROOK Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
74.0 WORSLEY DOWNS
47.6 HENTY BROOK
Cent Wheatbelt
59.0 CHAMINGUP
54.2 KOJONUP

ISLANDS

72.6 MOUNT WILLIAM

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
10.3 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.0 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
10.0 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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1.7 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.4 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
0.2 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
0.2 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

1010 (42.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1008 (42.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
831 (34.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
786 (32.8) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
756 (31.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
733 (30.5) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
703 (29.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
686 (28.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
674 (28.1) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
660 (27.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
649 (27.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
639 (26.6) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
619 (25.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
610 (25.4) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
605 (25.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
115/22 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
104/21 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
89/21 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
78/21 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
76/19 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Eucla
FORREST
12.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 12.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
12.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.8mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
10.0mm in 30 min to 22:00 20.0mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.6mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.0mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
18.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 18.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.3mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 104(330/ 89 ) at 22:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 104(280/ 78 ) at 22:30