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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 1448 EST on 22/12/2014. 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 daily rainfall

WA

SW & S Coast

009961

HOPETOUN NORTH

46.0

34.0

01/12/2001

18

1 N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

QLD

Darling Downs W

042112

MILES CONSTANCE STREET

74

72.0

25/12/2003

11

N

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

WA

Lower West

009225

PERTH METRO

19.0

19.0

31/12/2005

11

1 N Equal to record.

WA

Goldfields

012320

SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD

32.0

29.8

31/12/2007

11

1 N


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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 14:48EST, 22/12/2014.

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 29.6 +0.7 15.9 +1.0 13.8 0.0 11.0 13.2 625 (26.0) 48/13
BUNBURY 27.7 +0.4 13.8 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 480 (20.0) 37/09
MANDURAH 28.3 +1.4 16.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 572 (23.8) 43/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +0.7 26.6 +1.3 26.8 0.2 8.0 5.6 276 (11.5) 34/00
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.3 +4.9 23.1 +2.9 21.9 0.0 14.0 7.3 323 (13.5) 35/08
WHYALLA AERO 39.7 +11.5 14.2 -1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 55/18
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 36.1 +9.1 17.2 +1.6 -- 0.0 -- 10.1 137 ( 5.7) 35/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 26.8 +3.9 8.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 6.0 11.0 285 (11.9) 41/10
MOUNT ISA AERO 41.4 +4.3 21.7 -1.3 -- 0.0 32.6 10.2 277 (11.5) 41/19
CAIRNS AERO 33.5 +2.1 24.9 +1.5 22.7 0.0 8.0 6.7 325 (13.5) 46/23
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.5 +1.0 23.6 -0.5 22.7 1.8 9.8 7.7 463 (19.3) 43/02
MACKAY M.O 30.9 +0.8 25.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- 11.6 333 (13.9) 31/15
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.4 -0.7 23.0 +1.8 21.8 0.0 8.6 -- 296 (12.3) 31/13
BUNDABERG AERO 29.8 +0.3 21.2 +0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 382 (15.9) 35/11
COOLANGATTA 27.3 +0.1 22.4 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 404 (16.8) 28/07
BRISBANE AERO 27.5 -0.6 22.7 +2.6 20.4 0.0 10.4 10.6 374 (15.6) 31/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 25.8 -1.6 16.7 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 725 (30.2) 50/01
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 33.9 +3.0 19.2 +1.7 -- 0.0 9.8 -- 172 ( 7.2) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.0 -0.3 18.9 +0.8 17.5 0.8 5.0 -- 211 ( 8.8) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 26.8 +0.3 18.7 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 41/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 28.9 +1.7 13.6 -2.9 -- 0.0 19.6 -- 308 (12.8) 44/16
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.9 +3.7 17.1 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 37/23
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 28.1 +2.4 17.2 -0.3 12.5 0.0 7.0 12.6 352 (14.7) 59/17
RICHMOND RAAF 30.6 +2.2 13.5 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 212 ( 8.8) 35/16
BELLAMBI AWS 23.8 0.0 16.2 -1.2 -- 1.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 44/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.8 +5.4 14.9 +1.1 12.6 0.0 8.0 13.0 255 (10.6) 35/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.6 +4.4 14.1 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 28/11
MILDURA AIRPORT 37.0 +6.9 16.5 +1.7 13.0 0.0 9.6 11.7 222 ( 9.3) 37/09
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 33.2 +5.8 11.9 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 287 (12.0) 28/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 34.6 +7.6 14.0 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 316 (13.2) 34/11
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 33.8 +9.6 13.7 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.5 +8.9 8.3 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 43/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.6 +0.2 10.9 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 218 ( 9.1) 50/12
HOBART AIRPORT 24.3 +3.6 12.8 +2.1 11.5 0.0 6.2 9.6 408 (17.0) 52/15
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

42.6 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.4 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
42.4 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
42.2 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+11.6 : 38.8 CLEVE AERODROME W Agricultural SA
+11.5 : 39.7 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+11.3 : 35.8 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+10.9 : 36.0 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+10.7 : 30.9 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA

30.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
29.4 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
29.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
29.0 CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT N Rivers NT
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL

+8.0 : 29.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+6.8 : 24.1 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA
+5.7 : 25.5 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
+5.5 : 25.9 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+5.4 : 24.0 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+5.4 : 19.5 MINNIPA PIRSA W Agricultural SA

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

15.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
15.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
16.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
16.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.3 : 17.9 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.6 : 17.4 JACUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.5 : 22.4 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.3 : 19.8 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.0 : 22.2 NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.0 : 25.0 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

0.8 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.2 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
1.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.8 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
3.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-5.8 : 2.8 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-4.5 : 5.1 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-4.3 : 1.2 BUTLERS GORGE Central Plateau TAS
-3.8 : 5.8 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC

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 ROLLINGSTONE N Coast--Herbert QLD
53.0 GAIRLOCH N Coast--Herbert QLD
46.0 HOPETOUN NORTH Lower West WA
44.0 HALIFAX ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
42.8 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West
46.0 HOPETOUN NORTH
Cent Wheatbelt
42.8 RAVENSTHORPE

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
75.0 ROLLINGSTONE
53.0 GAIRLOCH
44.0 HALIFAX ALERT

13.2 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.0 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
12.6 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
12.5 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE N Tablelands W NSW
11.9 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT

.....

6.5 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
6.0 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
5.6 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
3.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
0.0 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

1114 (46.4) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
899 (37.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
812 (33.8) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West WA
792 (33.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
789 (32.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
767 (32.0) SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
747 (31.1) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
745 (31.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
727 (30.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
725 (30.2) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
722 (30.1) BUSSELTON AERO Lower West WA
720 (30.0) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
720 (30.0) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
703 (29.3) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
700 (29.2) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
699 (29.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
695 (29.0) NEWDEGATE RESEARCH STATION Cent Wheatbelt WA
680 (28.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
680 (28.3) DALWALLINU Central West WA
677 (28.2) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
660 (27.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
653 (27.2) WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
642 (26.8) LAKE GRACE Cent Wheatbelt WA
636 (26.5) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
626 (26.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
625 (26.0) PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
623 (26.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
83/16 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
80/01 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
80/18 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
78/13 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
76/18 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
76/19 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT

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
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
8.2mm in 20 min to 11:00 24.6mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.4mm/h
WARMUN
38.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
Cent Wheatbelt
RAVENSTHORPE AG STATION
11.4mm in 1 hr to 07:30 11.4mm/h
Goldfields
YILGARN SOUTH AG STATION
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.6mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
31.2mm in 30 min to 06:00 62.4mm/h
32.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 32.2mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 31.4mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 10.7mm/h
DALY WATERS AWS
14.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 14.6mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
7.0mm in 13 min to 05:57 32.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 11.0mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
10.0mm in 30 min to 05:30 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 10.0mm/h
26.8mm in 30 min to 06:00 53.6mm/h
36.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 36.8mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 06:30 27.6mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 12.3mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
17.8mm in 27 min to 22:00 39.6mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 24.4mm/h
18.2mm in 30 min to 22:30 36.4mm/h
38.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 38.0mm/h
11.6mm in 30 min to 23:00 23.2mm/h
29.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 29.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 12.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
BURKETOWN AIRPORT
10.4mm in 30 min to 16:30 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.4mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.8mm/h
Darling Downs W
MILES CONSTANCE STREET
14.6mm in 17 min to 19:54 51.5mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 17.2mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 19.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
N Tablelands W
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
14.4mm in 30 min to 15:30 28.8mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 20.6mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.4mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
12.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.8mm/h
15.6mm in 30 min to 15:00 31.2mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 15:00 24.8mm/h
10.6mm in 22 min to 15:22 28.9mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 28.2mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.8mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
6.6mm in 31 min to 17:00 12.8mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(330/ 65 ) at 17:50