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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

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 23/12/2014. 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

QLD

Darling Downs E

041020

SEVEN OAKS TM

56.0

52.0

06/12/2014

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest grass minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

27.2

26.0

12/12/1995

26

1 N

Highest minimum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006044

DENHAM

28.0

27.4

27/12/2010

26

N

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NSW

Sydney--west

067105

RICHMOND RAAF

89

84.0

02/12/1996

17

N


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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 14:47EST, 23/12/2014.

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 30.0 +1.1 16.1 +1.2 14.1 0.0 10.0 13.1 523 (21.8) 55/02
BUNBURY 25.8 -1.5 11.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 347 (14.5) 43/18
MANDURAH 26.6 -0.3 16.0 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 342 (14.3) 39/15
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.3 +2.7 27.1 +1.8 27.0 0.0 5.4 9.5 270 (11.3) 30/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.8 +5.4 27.2 +7.0 26.3 0.0 13.0 8.4 300 (12.5) 50/16
WHYALLA AERO 23.8 -4.4 20.6 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 425 (17.7) 37/05
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.0 -1.0 22.6 +7.0 -- 0.0 22.4 0.0 199 ( 8.3) 39/08
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 25.8 +2.9 14.4 +4.4 -- 0.0 7.4 0.1 493 (20.5) 44/04
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.6 +1.5 23.9 +0.9 22.3 0.0 12.4 8.3 327 (13.6) 46/18
CAIRNS AERO 32.5 +1.1 23.3 -0.1 22.1 3.8 7.4 11.6 441 (18.4) 43/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.5 +1.0 25.0 +0.9 23.6 0.0 12.0 11.6 520 (21.7) 41/13
MACKAY M.O 30.7 +0.6 25.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- 11.4 378 (15.8) 35/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.4 -1.7 22.4 +1.2 21.6 0.0 8.4 -- 312 (13.0) 35/11
BUNDABERG AERO 29.8 +0.3 19.6 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 392 (16.3) 44/14
COOLANGATTA 28.2 +1.0 19.5 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 43/11
BRISBANE AERO 27.6 -0.5 20.6 +0.5 18.5 0.0 7.2 12.1 340 (14.2) 35/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 26.0 -1.4 16.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 611 (25.5) 48/11
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 34.2 +3.3 20.1 +2.6 -- 2.4 6.8 -- 111 ( 4.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.6 +0.3 17.7 -0.4 15.0 0.0 4.4 11.0 252 (10.5) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 28.0 +1.5 15.5 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) 46/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 31.2 +4.0 17.1 +0.6 15.3 0.0 7.8 8.6 430 (17.9) 52/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 37.7 +6.5 20.0 +4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 52/19
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 29.3 +3.6 20.6 +3.1 19.0 0.0 9.2 8.8 605 (25.2) 61/13
RICHMOND RAAF 32.9 +4.5 16.9 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 250 (10.4) 89/14
BELLAMBI AWS 24.3 +0.5 18.7 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 501 (20.9) 52/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 35.2 +5.8 17.5 +3.7 15.2 0.0 9.4 5.5 259 (10.8) 52/18
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 35.5 +6.3 17.5 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 43/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 38.4 +8.3 24.3 +9.5 21.4 0.0 13.0 2.5 275 (11.5) 63/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 36.8 +9.4 15.7 +3.5 -- 0.0 24.6 -- 216 ( 9.0) 46/18
BENDIGO AIRPORT 35.7 +8.7 18.4 +6.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 50/18
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.2 +1.0 17.9 +5.0 10.0 0.0 16.4 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.7 +6.1 16.2 +6.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 495 (20.6) 37/23
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 24.0 +1.6 12.7 +2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 329 (13.7) 24/12
HOBART AIRPORT 23.7 +3.0 10.8 +0.1 6.3 0.0 5.2 7.1 301 (12.5) 34/14
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

44.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
43.3 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
43.0 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.9 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
42.0 URANDANGI AERODROME Northwest QLD
42.0 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD

+11.1 : 39.1 KYABRAM Lower North VIC
+11.0 : 38.0 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
+10.1 : 39.0 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
+9.4 : 36.8 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC

29.6 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
29.3 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.0 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
28.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+10.7 : 25.5 BALRANALD (RSL) Southwest Plains NSW
+10.7 : 24.2 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+9.7 : 26.8 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+9.6 : 21.7 LAMEROO COMPARISON Mallee/Upper SE SA
+9.5 : 24.3 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

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

14.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
17.0 BURNIE NTC AWS N Coast TAS
17.0 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
17.8 CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS

-7.4 : 23.5 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
-7.1 : 29.4 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-5.9 : 18.9 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-5.7 : 24.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-5.7 : 21.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

-0.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
3.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
4.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.5 : 5.7 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
-5.1 : 6.8 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
-5.0 : 6.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
-4.9 : 9.0 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-4.6 : -0.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

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.
72.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
70.4 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE N Rivers NT
65.4 GORRIE N Rivers NT
64.6 POINT STUART AWS N Rivers NT
58.0 GILNOCKIE N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
70.4 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
65.4 GORRIE
64.6 POINT STUART AWS
58.0 GILNOCKIE
53.0 KATHERINE COUNCIL

QUEENSLAND
Darling Downs E
56.0 SEVEN OAKS TM

ISLANDS
Islands
72.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO

13.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.8 MOREE AERO NW Plains E NSW
12.1 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
11.6 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
11.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD

.....

0.2 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
0.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
0.0 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
0.0 NURIOOTPA VITICULTURAL Adelaide/Lofty SA

858 (35.8) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
843 (35.1) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
796 (33.2) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
767 (32.0) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
764 (31.8) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
710 (29.6) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
709 (29.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
693 (28.9) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
690 (28.8) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
682 (28.4) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
682 (28.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
671 (28.0) MINLATON AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
664 (27.7) JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR AWS) Illawarra NSW
661 (27.5) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
658 (27.4) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
651 (27.1) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
636 (26.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
633 (26.4) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
631 (26.3) NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
629 (26.2) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
625 (26.0) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
622 (25.9) EDITHBURGH Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
611 (25.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
611 (25.5) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
605 (25.2) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
604 (25.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
601 (25.0) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
89/14 RICHMOND RAAF Sydney--west NSW
87/17 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
85/20 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
85/14 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
80/17 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
E Kimberley
WARMUN
37.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.2mm/h
W Kimberley
WEST ROEBUCK
15.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 15.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
E Gascoyne
MOUNT WHALEBACK MINE
6.0mm in 32 min to 16:00 11.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
GUNN POINT
11.2mm in 30 min to 06:30 22.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 11.2mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.8mm/h
CHARLES POINT AWS
1.4mm in 1 min to 08:00 84.0mm/h
10.2mm in 30 min to 08:30 20.4mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 08:30 18.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.6mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
25.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 50.8mm/h
34.8mm in 1 hr to 03:30 34.8mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 27.0mm/h
4.0mm in 6 min to 05:24 40.0mm/h
5.4mm in 4 min to 05:28 81.0mm/h
2.4mm in 1 min to 05:29 144.0mm/h
1.8mm in 1 min to 05:30 108.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 15.2mm/h
12.2mm in 30 min to 06:00 24.4mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 27.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.8mm/h
54.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 18.0mm/h
NGUKURR AWS
13.6mm in 28 min to 00:28 29.1mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 00:30 14.6mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 01:00 23.6mm/h
26.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 26.4mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 01:30 22.0mm/h
22.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 22.8mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 15.8mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 14.0mm/h
WARRUWI
12.6mm in 30 min to 08:30 25.2mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 19.4mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 14.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 7.0mm/h
DALY WATERS AWS
25.0mm in 30 min to 17:00 50.0mm/h
25.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 25.0mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 29.6mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 10.0mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
13.4mm in 30 min to 23:00 26.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.4mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 14.8mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
12.6mm in 30 min to 18:30 25.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 20.6mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
56.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 18.7mm/h
BRADSHAW
22.6mm in 30 min to 18:00 45.2mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 25.2mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 24.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 8.7mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
W Agricultural
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)
8.8mm in 24 min to 13:30 22.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.8mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF
3.2mm in 2 min to 15:54 96.0mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.4mm/h
3.4mm in 2 min to 16:02 102.0mm/h
5.0mm in 7 min to 16:09 42.9mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 27.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Far SW
BALLERA GAS FIELD : 87(250/ 65 ) at 17:24
THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT : 85(230/ 65 ) at 20:40
NEW SOUTH WALES
Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF : 89(340/ 72 ) at 15:54