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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
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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 1447 EST on 21/12/2014. 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 minimum temperature

NT

Darwin-Daly

014909

CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU

26.1

26.0

07/12/2012

11

1 N

NT

Alice Springs

015511

CURTIN SPRINGS

31.0

30.2

25/12/2010

47

1 N

QLD

Gulf Country

029167

CENTURY MINE

30.1

29.9

09/12/2003

11

1 N

Lowest minimum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009994

COLLIE EAST

-1.8

2.6

09/12/2006

12

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

SW & S Coast

009746

WITCHCLIFFE

65

65.0

04/12/2011

13

N Equal to record.

WA

Goldfields

012071

SALMON GUMS RES.STN.

81

78.0

07/12/2006

11

N


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 14:47EST, 21/12/2014.

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 28.7 -0.2 21.3 +6.4 20.0 0.0 11.6 13.0 456 (19.0) 48/13
BUNBURY 29.0 +1.7 17.9 +4.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 388 (16.2) 52/14
MANDURAH 27.7 +0.8 21.1 +3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 404 (16.8) 57/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.9 +2.3 24.4 -0.9 25.0 28.4 9.0 8.1 351 (14.6) 39/05
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.8 +2.4 20.7 +0.5 18.4 0.0 9.8 12.4 307 (12.8) 39/15
WHYALLA AERO 29.9 +1.7 14.1 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 479 (20.0) 31/15
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.3 +3.3 12.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 26/15
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.4 +1.5 10.2 +0.2 4.2 0.0 5.4 11.8 349 (14.5) 34/16
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.6 +1.5 27.6 +4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 41/08
CAIRNS AERO 32.9 +1.5 25.8 +2.4 23.2 0.0 8.4 5.9 280 (11.7) 35/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.7 +1.2 25.8 +1.7 24.4 1.2 8.2 8.7 254 (10.6) 35/16
MACKAY M.O 31.1 +1.0 23.4 +0.4 -- 1.0 -- 10.6 225 ( 9.4) 30/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.0 +0.9 22.0 +0.8 20.3 0.2 2.0 -- 151 ( 6.3) 26/10
BUNDABERG AERO 30.5 +1.0 20.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 37/11
COOLANGATTA 28.7 +1.5 21.3 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 415 (17.3) 35/11
BRISBANE AERO 28.1 0.0 21.7 +1.6 20.0 0.0 6.8 12.5 391 (16.3) 35/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.9 -0.5 17.5 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 550 (22.9) 54/21
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.3 +2.4 16.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 10.6 -- 186 ( 7.8) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 -1.2 19.8 +1.7 12.6 0.0 12.1 -- 313 (13.0) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.6 -0.9 17.0 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 449 (18.7) 31/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 24.0 -3.2 15.2 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) 35/13
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 31.6 +0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 35/22
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.7 -2.0 17.8 +0.3 17.2 0.0 8.4 9.5 526 (21.9) 37/12
RICHMOND RAAF 27.4 -1.0 17.0 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 37/15
BELLAMBI AWS 22.4 -1.4 15.9 -1.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 442 (18.4) 24/23
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.7 +1.3 11.7 -2.1 8.4 0.0 11.4 13.9 408 (17.0) 30/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 30.0 +0.8 11.1 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) 26/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.9 +1.8 13.7 -1.1 11.0 0.0 12.0 13.3 321 (13.4) 26/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 28.3 +0.9 9.6 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 383 (16.0) 30/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.3 +2.3 8.8 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 34/13
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 -0.4 12.6 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.7 +2.1 4.2 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) 35/13
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 26.4 +4.0 12.1 +1.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 37/12
HOBART AIRPORT 23.4 +2.7 12.1 +1.4 9.3 0.0 3.4 10.4 397 (16.5) 50/14
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

43.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
42.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.1 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
41.4 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD

+11.5 : 36.9 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.4 : 37.1 ESPERANCE AERO Lower West WA
+9.0 : 39.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.9 : 37.8 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+8.4 : 40.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

31.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
30.3 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
30.1 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
29.9 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
29.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA

+10.5 : 31.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+9.2 : 24.5 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.0 : 21.5 KARNET Lower West WA
+7.8 : 22.7 CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.8 : 22.2 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

9.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.5 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
14.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.0 : 31.2 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
-5.8 : 29.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-5.7 : 26.4 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.4 : 20.1 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-5.2 : 33.9 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

-1.8 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
0.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
1.1 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-13.5 : -1.8 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
-6.9 : 7.6 GRENFELL (MANGANESE RD) SW Slopes N NSW
-6.8 : 7.6 PARKES AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-6.4 : 11.9 WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
-6.3 : 11.6 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW

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.
75.0 LITCHFIELD N Rivers NT
57.8 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
57.8 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
57.4 UPPER ADELAIDE RIVER N Rivers NT
55.6 KARAMA N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
N Kimberley
57.8 WYNDHAM
53.6 WYNDHAM AERO
W Kimberley
51.4 FITZROY CROSSING AERO

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
75.0 LITCHFIELD
57.8 BATCHELOR AERO
57.4 UPPER ADELAIDE RIVER
55.6 KARAMA
50.4 MOUNT STOW

13.9 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
13.9 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
13.4 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
13.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
13.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA

.....

5.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
5.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
4.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
4.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
3.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1208 (50.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
949 (39.5) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
881 (36.7) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
862 (35.9) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
859 (35.8) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
858 (35.8) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
839 (35.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
826 (34.4) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
773 (32.2) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
769 (32.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
738 (30.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
726 (30.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
706 (29.4) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
690 (28.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
677 (28.2) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
668 (27.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
664 (27.7) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
661 (27.5) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
653 (27.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
637 (26.5) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
636 (26.5) NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW
632 (26.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
627 (26.1) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
623 (26.0) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
622 (25.9) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
613 (25.5) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
613 (25.5) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
611 (25.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
607 (25.3) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
87/16 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
87/14 LEINSTER AERO Goldfields WA
81/13 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
81/00 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
80/17 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

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
W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO
20.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 41.6mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 20.8mm/h
23.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 23.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
12.0mm in 30 min to 04:30 24.0mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 17.2mm/h
21.4mm in 30 min to 05:00 42.8mm/h
33.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 33.4mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 05:30 24.4mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 14.7mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
10.4mm in 27 min to 13:00 23.1mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 11.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.4mm/h
Lower West
MOUNT HOWICK AG STATION
7.2mm in 12 min to 14:15 36.0mm/h
4.2mm in 11 min to 14:26 22.9mm/h
WELLSTEAD AG STATION
12.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 12.2mm/h
Goldfields
MOUNT BURAMINYA
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
12.0mm in 10 min to 04:30 72.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 16.0mm/h
17.4mm in 30 min to 05:00 34.8mm/h
32.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 32.6mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 20.8mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 13.0mm/h
TELFER AERO
7.0mm in 13 min to 01:43 32.3mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 15.0mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 15.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
21.0mm in 10 min to 05:24 126.0mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 27.2mm/h
28.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 28.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 9.3mm/h
CHARLES POINT AWS
20.2mm in 18 min to 05:00 67.3mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 22.0mm/h
19.0mm in 30 min to 05:30 38.0mm/h
41.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 41.0mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 22.2mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
9.4mm in 17 min to 05:30 33.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 05:30 11.6mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
27.6mm in 30 min to 04:00 55.2mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 28.0mm/h
13.2mm in 30 min to 04:30 26.4mm/h
40.8mm in 1 hr to 04:30 40.8mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.8mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 14.0mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.4mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
10.8mm in 16 min to 14:00 40.5mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 19.2mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 7.0mm/h
2.8mm in 2 min to 17:07 84.0mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 17:09 102.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
23.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 23.8mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 8.0mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
6.8mm in 9 min to 09:27 45.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.0mm/h
12.2mm in 12 min to 09:42 61.0mm/h
28.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 28.4mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 10:30 19.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
11.2mm in 48 min to 02:55 14.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.2mm/h
6.6mm in 39 min to 08:39 10.2mm/h
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
5.4mm in 8 min to 00:00 40.5mm/h
15.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 30.4mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 15.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Goldfields
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT : 87(240/ 65 ) at 16:31
Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD : 82(260/ 65 ) at 00:22
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(330/ 65 ) at 04:00
ISLANDS
Islands
TIMOR SEA 487KM WNW DARWIN : 76(250/ 69 ) at 08:00