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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 21/07/2014. 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
Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Central Coast E

033257

BOWEN AIRPORT

4.0

4.2

21/07/1989

25

1 N

QLD

Central Coast W

034084

CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT

2.2

2.6

11/07/2008

21

1 N


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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, 21/07/2014.

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 17.5 -0.4 9.3 +1.3 7.0 2.6 2.4 8.6 367 (15.3) 30/03
BUNBURY 17.9 +0.7 10.6 +3.6 -- 5.0 -- -- 217 ( 9.0) 21/13
MANDURAH 16.9 -0.5 10.9 +0.3 -- 3.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 21/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 +1.0 18.1 -1.2 16.6 0.0 7.0 11.1 343 (14.3) 34/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.8 +3.1 1.6 -2.4 1.1 0.0 4.0 10.5 267 (11.1) 22/14
WHYALLA AERO 17.3 +0.4 2.9 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 31/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 14.5 -0.8 4.7 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- 3.3 72 ( 3.0) 24/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.0 -0.2 4.7 -0.5 3.0 0.0 0.8 5.6 88 ( 3.7) 21/14
MOUNT ISA AERO 25.7 +1.0 3.6 -5.0 0.1 0.0 19.6 10.5 270 (11.3) 28/09
CAIRNS AERO 24.9 -0.8 11.2 -5.9 8.4 0.0 6.0 10.9 431 (18.0) 34/16
TOWNSVILLE AERO 22.8 -2.3 7.3 -6.3 1.9 0.0 5.6 10.5 217 ( 9.0) 28/12
MACKAY M.O 18.8 -2.5 6.5 -6.4 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 335 (14.0) 31/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 22.0 -1.1 3.5 -6.0 -1.6 0.0 4.6 -- 289 (12.0) 24/15
BUNDABERG AERO 22.8 +0.8 6.8 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) 26/09
COOLANGATTA 21.1 +0.6 9.7 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 41/09
BRISBANE AERO 21.8 +1.0 5.8 -3.2 2.4 0.0 5.0 10.1 344 (14.3) 34/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.1 +0.6 2.5 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 405 (16.9) 28/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 15.4 -0.7 1.4 -3.3 -- 0.0 2.6 -- 106 ( 4.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.4 +1.7 12.0 +4.4 9.1 0.0 -- -- 692 (28.8) 55/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 16.1 -2.5 12.0 +5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 724 (30.2) 55/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.1 -0.9 9.5 +3.1 2.0 4.6 14.2 -- 523 (21.8) 46/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 11.0 +1.6 -0.5 -2.0 -7.5 0.4 1.8 7.5 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 14.4 -0.9 -0.3 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 30/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 14.8 -2.2 9.8 +2.6 10.5 0.0 4.0 1.1 888 (37.0) 54/00
RICHMOND RAAF 16.5 -0.9 5.0 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 34/10
BELLAMBI AWS 15.8 -1.0 11.8 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 791 (33.0) 52/02
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.2 +0.5 -1.6 -4.3 -4.6 0.0 1.6 8.6 239 (10.0) 17/03
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 13.7 +0.6 -2.1 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 13/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.1 -1.3 -0.2 -4.5 -2.7 0.2 1.8 6.9 211 ( 8.8) 17/10
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 12.5 -0.5 -1.7 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 271 (11.3) 21/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.8 +1.3 -2.1 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 18/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.7 +0.2 7.9 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.2 +0.1 2.3 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 256 (10.7) 24/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 14.2 +1.6 -2.0 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 11/10
HOBART AIRPORT 13.6 +1.1 3.3 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 0.8 6.5 315 (13.1) 24/00
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

33.1 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
32.9 NOONAMAH (MKT) AWS N Rivers NT
32.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+3.6 : 4.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
+3.6 : 24.2 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+3.6 : 23.6 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
+3.5 : 9.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
23.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
23.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+6.1 : 16.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+5.9 : 8.9 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
+5.7 : 10.6 KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast N NSW
+5.7 : 11.4 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) MidNorth Coast N NSW
+5.5 : 12.0 PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW

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

-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.1 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.8 : 22.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-5.9 : 22.0 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
-4.4 : 14.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
-3.9 : 14.2 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
-3.7 : 10.2 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW

-8.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-6.0 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.8 : 0.2 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-10.3 : 0.0 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-9.5 : 4.0 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-9.2 : 2.2 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-8.7 : 0.5 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-8.7 : 2.4 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD

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.
24.0 NAREMBEEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
23.4 YOURDAMUNG LAKE Lower West WA
21.8 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
18.4 COWARAMUP Lower West WA
18.4 NORTHAMPTON Central West WA

11.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.7 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
10.6 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

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2.5 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
2.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
1.7 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA
1.1 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
1.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC

1122 (46.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
1048 (43.7) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
993 (41.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
918 (38.3) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
891 (37.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
888 (37.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
880 (36.7) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
860 (35.8) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
830 (34.6) KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) Illawarra NSW
818 (34.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
791 (33.0) BELLAMBI AWS Illawarra NSW
789 (32.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
780 (32.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
752 (31.3) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
745 (31.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
741 (30.9) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
727 (30.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
727 (30.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
726 (30.3) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
725 (30.2) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
724 (30.2) PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW
717 (29.9) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
709 (29.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
698 (29.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
698 (29.1) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
692 (28.8) COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
676 (28.2) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
639 (26.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
624 (26.0) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
622 (25.9) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
616 (25.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
616 (25.7) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
614 (25.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
611 (25.5) ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
608 (25.3) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
607 (25.3) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
601 (25.0) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
72/03 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
70/07 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
65/12 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
65/00 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
59/00 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
59/04 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
59/00 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
59/00 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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
ESPERANCE AG STATION
11.4mm in 30 min to 15:30 22.8mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 12.4mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.8mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA AWS : 83(190/ 65 ) at 04:34