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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 1634 EST on 20/07/2014. 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 average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Wide Bay/Burnett

039066

GAYNDAH AIRPORT

19.0

15.2

29/07/2008

11

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040284

BEERBURRUM FOREST STATION

9.9

8.8

04/07/2009

11

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040555

TOOLARA (KELLY)

23.3

21.1

11/07/2005

11

1 N

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040842

BRISBANE AERO

29.5

29.1

11/07/2014

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

QLD

Brisbane/SE Coast

040922

KINGAROY AIRPORT

23.5

23.2

04/07/2009

11

1 N

QLD

Darling Downs E

041097

INGLEWOOD FOREST

18.6

17.0

04/07/2009

11

1 N

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070217

COOMA AIRPORT AWS

37.3

32.5

22/07/2008

11

36.9

28/10/2004

12

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 16:33EST, 20/07/2014.

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
PERTH AIRPORT 20.8 +2.9 9.1 +1.1 5.0 0.0 2.2 6.4 359 (15.0) 43/17
BUNBURY 19.3 +2.1 3.8 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 102 ( 4.3) 26/09
MANDURAH 18.5 +1.1 11.0 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 48/17
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.0 +0.5 19.0 -0.3 17.1 0.0 7.4 11.1 446 (18.6) 44/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 16.5 -3.2 7.7 +3.7 6.3 0.0 3.6 7.1 393 (16.4) 35/13
WHYALLA AERO 12.1 -4.8 0.8 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 21/01
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 13.2 -2.1 6.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 22/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.3 +0.1 2.2 -3.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 3.6 281 (11.7) 18/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.3 -1.4 10.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 424 (17.7) 41/09
CAIRNS AERO 26.2 +0.5 9.9 -7.2 5.4 0.0 7.4 10.1 308 (12.8) 46/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 23.1 -2.0 8.9 -4.7 4.4 0.0 8.0 10.9 290 (12.1) 34/14
MACKAY M.O 18.0 -3.3 11.5 -1.4 -- 0.2 -- 10.6 420 (17.5) 57/03
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 20.6 -2.5 6.0 -3.5 0.4 0.0 8.0 -- 412 (17.2) 39/13
BUNDABERG AERO 19.9 -2.1 8.0 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 478 (19.9) 46/01
COOLANGATTA 19.5 -1.0 1.6 -8.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 238 ( 9.9) 35/09
BRISBANE AERO 19.7 -1.1 5.0 -4.0 -0.1 0.0 9.0 10.0 708 (29.5) 37/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 13.3 -3.2 -0.2 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 720 (30.0) 48/00
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 14.1 -2.0 1.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 2.0 -- 146 ( 6.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.6 -0.1 10.5 +2.9 7.7 0.0 -- -- 637 (26.5) 55/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 16.8 -1.8 9.4 +2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 638 (26.6) 61/09
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 14.2 -2.8 6.9 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 677 (28.2) 50/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 7.0 -2.4 -1.2 -2.7 -5.8 0.8 0.8 7.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.0 -1.3 0.2 -2.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 424 (17.7) 35/15
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.3 -2.7 7.7 +0.5 5.0 0.0 4.6 3.2 826 (34.4) 70/11
RICHMOND RAAF 16.6 -0.8 1.5 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 364 (15.2) 46/09
BELLAMBI AWS 14.7 -2.1 10.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 708 (29.5) 70/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.5 -0.2 -1.2 -3.9 -3.6 0.0 1.6 5.7 448 (18.7) 30/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.1 +2.0 -1.7 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 299 (12.5) 21/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.3 -1.1 0.2 -4.1 -3.7 0.0 1.4 8.3 295 (12.3) 26/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.0 +1.0 2.3 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 448 (18.7) 43/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.1 +1.6 -0.7 -3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 246 (10.3) 34/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.5 0.0 8.5 +2.5 -- 0.4 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 8.8 -1.3 4.6 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 401 (16.7) 35/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.1 +1.5 -0.8 -3.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 11/08
HOBART AIRPORT 13.1 +0.6 1.2 -2.9 -0.6 1.6 1.0 8.7 376 (15.7) 24/04
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

32.3 NOONAMAH (MKT) AWS N Rivers NT
32.2 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
32.1 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
32.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
32.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+3.5 : 22.1 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA
+3.3 : 19.0 ALBANY Lower West WA
+3.3 : 22.0 MULLEWA Central West WA
+3.2 : 15.1 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
+3.2 : 18.2 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA

25.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.1 : 9.6 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+5.3 : 7.7 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
+5.3 : 9.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+5.1 : 10.0 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
+4.6 : 10.7 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

-3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.9 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.1 : 15.1 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-5.5 : 10.0 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-5.0 : 18.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-4.9 : 11.3 MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA
-4.8 : 12.1 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.8 : 12.1 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.8 : 13.0 PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.8 : 12.3 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA

-6.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-5.9 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-8.7 : -3.2 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-8.4 : 2.6 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-8.4 : 1.6 COOLANGATTA Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.7 : 2.2 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.4 : 7.9 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.
35.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
31.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
30.8 COMBIENBAR E Gippsland VIC
29.0 WEERAGUA (CANN RIVER (EAST BRANCH) AT CH E Gippsland VIC
28.8 NORFOLK ISLAND (STEELS POINT) Islands ISL

11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.7 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

.....

3.2 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
3.1 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.6 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.1 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.1 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

1547 (64.5) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1396 (58.2) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1389 (57.9) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1347 (56.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1318 (54.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1113 (46.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1008 (42.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
977 (40.7) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
964 (40.2) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
963 (40.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
946 (39.4) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
896 (37.3) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
891 (37.1) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
868 (36.2) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
849 (35.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
846 (35.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
842 (35.1) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
834 (34.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
826 (34.4) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
826 (34.4) KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
813 (33.9) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
812 (33.8) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
792 (33.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
785 (32.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
757 (31.5) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
757 (31.5) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
748 (31.2) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
734 (30.6) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
728 (30.3) PORT KEMBLA NTC AWS Illawarra NSW
721 (30.0) ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
720 (30.0) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
709 (29.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
708 (29.5) BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
708 (29.5) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
703 (29.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
693 (28.9) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
691 (28.8) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
682 (28.4) MOSS VALE AWS Illawarra NSW
677 (28.2) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
677 (28.2) WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
674 (28.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
670 (27.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
667 (27.8) NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
653 (27.2) ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
651 (27.1) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
650 (27.1) UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
648 (27.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
644 (26.8) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
641 (26.7) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
641 (26.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
640 (26.7) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
638 (26.6) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
638 (26.6) PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
638 (26.6) BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
637 (26.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
637 (26.5) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
637 (26.5) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
624 (26.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
622 (25.9) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
618 (25.8) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
610 (25.4) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
609 (25.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
607 (25.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
94/04 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
93/07 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
91/00 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
83/18 ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
83/02 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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
Central West
CHAPMAN VALLEY AG STATION
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.4mm/h
Lower West
GOSNELLS CHMP
9.8mm in 6 min to 17:34 98.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.4mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 83(340/ 63 ) at 18:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA AWS : 95(190/ 76 ) at 10:00
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(210/ 63 ) at 11:30
Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 91(140/ 54 ) at 05:37
VICTORIA
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 93(180/ 74 ) at 05:14
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(190/ 74 ) at 00:00
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 74(230/ 69 ) at 03:37
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 72(210/ 65 ) at 00:30
ISLANDS
Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND WINDY POINT : 85(230/ 72 ) at 04:30