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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
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 1540 EST on 26/08/2014. 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 wind gust (km/h)

WA

N Kimberley

001006

WYNDHAM AERO

63

63

12/08/2014

11

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

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030161

RICHMOND AIRPORT

67

67.0

31/08/2008

11

N Equal to record.


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
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 15:39EST, 26/08/2014.

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 24.7 +6.2 8.7 +0.7 6.9 0.0 2.6 9.6 262 (10.9) 41/14
BUNBURY 21.5 +4.0 14.5 +7.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 48/23
MANDURAH 20.0 +2.1 14.9 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 37/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.8 +2.4 17.3 -3.1 16.2 0.0 6.8 10.6 326 (13.6) 44/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.3 +1.7 4.1 -1.9 1.9 0.0 7.8 11.1 314 (13.1) 52/12
WHYALLA AERO 18.0 -0.5 1.7 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 21/12
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.6 +2.0 4.2 -4.0 -- 0.0 8.0 10.3 92 ( 3.8) 21/13
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.7 +2.6 7.7 +2.2 4.5 0.0 1.4 7.6 484 (20.2) 31/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 27.7 +0.4 14.3 +4.1 8.4 0.0 32.2 10.9 409 (17.0) 50/10
CAIRNS AERO 27.2 +0.6 17.2 -0.2 15.0 0.0 8.0 10.6 522 (21.8) 52/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.3 +0.3 13.6 -1.1 10.4 0.0 6.4 10.4 256 (10.7) 41/14
MACKAY M.O 23.1 +0.6 14.5 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 362 (15.1) 31/09
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.6 +2.8 11.5 +0.8 8.9 0.0 4.2 -- 199 ( 8.3) 39/13
BUNDABERG AERO 25.4 +2.1 12.5 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 386 (16.1) 37/09
COOLANGATTA 22.4 +1.0 14.5 +4.1 -- 0.6 -- -- 556 (23.2) 44/12
BRISBANE AERO 23.0 +1.2 12.3 +2.7 10.4 0.0 4.2 8.9 399 (16.6) 37/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.3 +0.8 7.7 +0.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) 34/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.8 +2.8 6.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 4.0 -- 123 ( 5.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.0 +0.2 13.3 +5.0 10.5 2.2 3.9 -- 472 (19.7) 35/11
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 20.5 +0.3 10.7 +4.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 263 (11.0) 26/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.2 +0.6 8.0 +1.2 5.8 0.2 8.4 -- 242 (10.1) 30/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.1 +3.1 3.0 +0.9 -2.0 0.0 1.4 7.3 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.5 +2.0 2.9 -0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 31/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.1 +1.8 10.5 +2.4 8.5 0.2 3.2 8.9 260 (10.8) 39/15
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +1.5 7.0 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 113 ( 4.7) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 18.3 +0.3 11.5 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 184 ( 7.7) 43/20
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.2 +0.7 0.5 -3.0 -0.6 0.0 1.8 7.2 176 ( 7.3) 28/23
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.3 +2.3 2.0 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 13/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.6 +2.3 1.1 -4.2 -2.1 0.0 3.8 10.0 256 (10.7) 34/13
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 15.3 +0.6 3.0 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 243 (10.1) 22/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 15.1 +0.9 4.1 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 31/10
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.7 +1.7 10.7 +4.0 4.9 1.0 7.6 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.8 +0.4 7.3 +3.6 -- 3.4 -- -- 461 (19.2) 50/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.2 +3.4 2.9 -0.8 -- 3.4 -- -- 73 ( 3.0) 13/10
HOBART AIRPORT 16.9 +3.4 3.9 -0.8 1.8 0.0 2.4 7.9 291 (12.1) 22/13
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

35.5 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
34.8 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
34.7 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
34.6 NOONAMAH (MKT) AWS N Rivers NT
34.6 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA

+14.2 : 33.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+12.8 : 31.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+12.0 : 30.6 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+12.0 : 29.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+11.0 : 30.3 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+11.0 : 29.5 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

25.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
24.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.5 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+8.2 : 13.2 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
+8.0 : 16.0 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
+7.9 : 13.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+7.5 : 14.5 BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
+7.4 : 13.5 EYRE Eucla WA

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

1.7 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.7 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-1.7 : 15.1 NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
-1.7 : 16.6 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-1.6 : 19.0 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-1.6 : 19.5 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS North Coast NSW
-1.6 : 18.4 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
-1.6 : 16.0 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
-1.6 : 14.2 EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

-4.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-3.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-3.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.9 : -2.2 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-6.6 : -0.4 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-6.0 : -0.3 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.9 : -1.0 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-5.8 : -0.8 KAROONDA Mallee/Upper SE SA

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.
54.8 WYELANGTA W Coast VIC
42.4 BEECH FOREST W Coast VIC
31.0 HAINES JUNCTION (MOUNT SABINE) W Coast VIC
30.0 GIFFARD W Gippsland VIC
26.8 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
26.8 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
30.0 GIFFARD
W Coast
54.8 WYELANGTA
42.4 BEECH FOREST
31.0 HAINES JUNCTION (MOUNT SABINE)

11.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
11.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.2 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
11.1 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.1 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD

.....

3.5 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
2.8 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
1.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.3 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.0 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1378 (57.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
994 (41.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
919 (38.3) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
864 (36.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
853 (35.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
849 (35.4) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
847 (35.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
840 (35.0) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
810 (33.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
767 (32.0) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
747 (31.1) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
718 (29.9) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
715 (29.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
714 (29.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
698 (29.1) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
692 (28.8) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
688 (28.7) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
687 (28.6) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
684 (28.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
682 (28.4) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
667 (27.8) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
651 (27.1) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
639 (26.6) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
637 (26.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
634 (26.4) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
634 (26.4) WARRNAMBOOL AIRPORT NDB W Coast VIC
629 (26.2) AVALON AIRPORT W Central VIC
606 (25.3) PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
85/20 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
85/06 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/21 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
74/10 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
74/07 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC

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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
14.4mm in 30 min to 07:00 28.8mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 17.8mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 17.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 15.6mm/h
Goulburn/Monaro
GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 30 min to 15:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.0mm/h
15.4mm in 30 min to 16:00 30.8mm/h
25.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 25.4mm/h
17.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 17.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.7mm/h
VICTORIA
Western Plains
ARARAT PRISON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
CAPE LEEUWIN : 82(310/ 63 ) at 21:12
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 74(160/ 65 ) at 10:55
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 85(170/ 65 ) at 06:10