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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The solar radiation chart becomes available about 2.15am EST next day, while the temperature charts, sunshine and some wind gust data become available about 2.15pm EST the next day.

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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 1449 EST on 16/12/2014. 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 grass minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

29.0

28.9

14/12/2014

16

28.9

14/12/2014

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest minimum temperature

WA

E Gascoyne

007176

NEWMAN AERO

32.2

31.5

25/12/2011

18

1 N

NT

Darwin-Daly

014253

CHANNEL POINT

29.5

29.5

14/12/2014

20

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

Highest maximum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014198

JABIRU AIRPORT

39.6

39.6

05/12/2009

36

1 N Equal to record.

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

42.7

42.7

08/12/2009

14

1 N Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

65

65.0

30/12/2007

11

N Equal to record.


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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

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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 14:48EST, 16/12/2014.

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 23.6 -5.3 12.0 -2.9 10.2 0.0 9.0 8.9 464 (19.3) 50/16
BUNBURY 22.8 -4.5 11.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 41/16
MANDURAH 23.2 -3.7 15.5 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 43/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.5 +1.9 28.1 +2.8 27.4 3.8 4.2 10.5 430 (17.9) 41/14
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 44.0 +8.6 28.5 +8.3 25.6 0.0 19.0 12.2 404 (16.8) 52/07
WHYALLA AERO 27.4 -0.8 19.2 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 681 (28.4) 44/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.0 +2.0 14.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 24.8 13.0 215 ( 9.0) 31/11
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.9 +3.0 8.5 -1.5 -- 0.0 5.8 14.1 333 (13.9) 43/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 40.8 +3.7 17.2 -5.8 -- 0.0 46.2 12.5 204 ( 8.5) 34/09
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +0.5 24.8 +1.4 22.8 0.0 9.0 9.9 278 (11.6) 30/11
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.1 +0.6 23.9 -0.2 23.1 24.6 12.6 10.6 470 (19.6) 39/14
MACKAY M.O 32.3 +2.2 21.1 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- 11.8 245 (10.2) 26/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.8 -0.3 21.3 +0.1 19.6 0.0 5.2 -- 200 ( 8.3) 28/15
BUNDABERG AERO 28.7 -0.8 18.0 -2.5 -- 6.2 -- -- 324 (13.5) 30/13
COOLANGATTA 28.0 +0.8 16.9 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 425 (17.7) 43/12
BRISBANE AERO 27.1 -1.0 16.8 -3.3 15.6 0.0 7.2 13.3 405 (16.9) 31/13
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 27.8 +0.4 14.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 41/19
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.5 +2.6 16.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 7.2 -- 103 ( 4.3) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 -1.2 15.1 -3.0 12.4 0.2 4.2 -- 198 ( 8.3) 24/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.7 -0.8 13.0 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 28/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 26.8 -0.4 13.6 -2.9 -- 0.0 26.2 -- 311 (13.0) 39/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 35.6 +4.4 12.4 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 251 (10.5) 31/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.4 +2.7 17.6 +0.1 14.2 0.0 8.0 13.0 422 (17.6) 44/15
RICHMOND RAAF 29.6 +1.2 14.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 23.9 +0.1 16.5 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 39/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 36.7 +7.3 13.9 +0.1 11.7 0.0 8.0 10.7 279 (11.6) 63/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 35.6 +6.4 14.2 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 190 ( 7.9) 39/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 39.9 +9.8 17.3 +2.5 15.6 0.0 11.4 11.4 311 (13.0) 52/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 35.0 +7.6 12.6 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 305 (12.7) 37/22
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.3 +7.3 14.6 +3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 43/12
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.2 0.0 16.7 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 29.7 +7.1 11.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 507 (21.1) 46/18
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.8 +2.4 10.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 268 (11.2) 37/15
HOBART AIRPORT 22.2 +1.5 15.1 +4.4 13.9 0.0 7.6 10.7 456 (19.0) 44/15
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

44.8 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
44.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
44.2 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
44.2 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
44.2 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA

+9.8 : 39.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
+9.7 : 37.7 KYABRAM Lower North VIC
+9.3 : 40.6 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
+9.2 : 42.1 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW

32.2 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
31.5 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
30.4 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
30.1 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
29.7 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+8.4 : 32.2 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
+8.3 : 28.5 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+7.1 : 31.5 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
+6.8 : 12.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
+6.5 : 27.3 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
+6.5 : 27.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT

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

15.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
17.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
17.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
17.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.2 : 23.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West WA
-7.1 : 20.9 BICKLEY Lower West WA
-6.8 : 23.7 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-6.3 : 25.8 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-6.0 : 24.6 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA

1.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.4 : 7.7 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.8 : 17.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country 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.
107.6 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
49.0 YABULU QLD NICKEL N Coast--Herbert QLD
37.5 LAMBELL'S LAGOON N Rivers NT
35.2 ALCAN MINESITE N Rivers NT
26.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
37.5 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
35.2 ALCAN MINESITE
26.2 GOVE AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
107.6 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
N Coast--Herbert
49.0 YABULU QLD NICKEL

14.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
13.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
13.4 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
13.4 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
13.3 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

6.7 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
6.6 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
5.2 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
3.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.1 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1027 (42.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
975 (40.6) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
883 (36.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
857 (35.7) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
824 (34.3) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
810 (33.8) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
771 (32.1) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
743 (31.0) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
734 (30.6) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
722 (30.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
715 (29.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
681 (28.4) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
673 (28.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
667 (27.8) PORT AUGUSTA AERO W Agricultural SA
667 (27.8) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
663 (27.6) CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
658 (27.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
645 (26.9) NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
643 (26.8) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
638 (26.6) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
636 (26.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
629 (26.2) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
624 (26.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
619 (25.8) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
617 (25.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
613 (25.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
612 (25.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
601 (25.0) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
91/20 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
89/17 ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) NW Pastoral SA
87/22 YULARA AIRPORT N Plateau NT
87/17 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
87/22 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
2.8mm in 2 min to 15:00 84.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.0mm/h
KALUMBURU
24.8mm in 30 min to 17:30 49.6mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 24.8mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 25.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
E Gascoyne
OPTHALMIA DAM
44.0mm in 30 min to 09:00 88.0mm/h
44.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 44.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
13.4mm in 30 min to 20:00 26.8mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 14.0mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.7mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
11.0mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
TOWNSVILLE AERO
6.2mm in 9 min to 01:39 41.3mm/h
12.4mm in 21 min to 02:00 35.4mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 20.0mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 22.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.0mm/h
Central Coast E
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
17.6mm in 30 min to 02:00 35.2mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 17.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
VICTORIA
Lower NE
WANGARATTA AERO
8.6mm in 8 min to 20:12 64.5mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 13.8mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.4mm/h
E Gippsland
COMBIENBAR AWS
7.2mm in 5 min to 18:57 86.4mm/h
5.2mm in 3 min to 19:00 104.0mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
9.0mm in 14 min to 22:44 38.6mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 18.2mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 19.8mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE : 91(210/ 56 ) at 19:00
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
NW Pastoral
ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) : 87(220/ 63 ) at 23:30
VICTORIA
Upper NE
MOUNT HOTHAM : 87( 10/ 69 ) at 23:51