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National Daily Weather Summary


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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 0659 EST on 26/12/2014. 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

QLD

Channel Country

038026

BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT

32.0

31.8

16/12/2014

14

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

87

74.0

28/12/2012

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 06:58EST, 26/12/2014.

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 32.6 +3.7 16.4 +1.5 14.4 0.0 11.8 13.3 583 (24.3) 59/01
BUNBURY 31.2 +3.9 13.9 +0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 446 (18.6) 48/18
MANDURAH 32.0 +5.1 16.3 -0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 403 (16.8) 41/23
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.0 24.5 -0.8 25.0 15.4 6.6 6.5 300 (12.5) 35/01
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.3 -13.1 18.4 -1.8 17.9 3.0 10.4 0.0 406 (16.9) 30/03
WHYALLA AERO 24.0 -4.2 15.8 -0.1 -- 0.4 -- -- 630 (26.3) 46/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.3 -2.7 12.7 -2.9 -- 0.2 6.6 -- 282 (11.8) 39/18
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.2 +0.3 6.5 -3.5 2.6 0.0 2.4 12.6 394 (16.4) 37/13
MOUNT ISA AERO 38.8 +1.7 23.9 +0.9 22.4 2.2 6.8 7.3 287 (12.0) 50/22
CAIRNS AERO 33.0 +1.6 23.9 +0.5 21.8 0.2 10.1 11.4 440 (18.3) 39/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.2 +0.7 24.1 0.0 21.4 0.0 10.6 12.0 479 (20.0) 48/14
MACKAY M.O 31.0 +0.9 21.6 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- 11.1 335 (14.0) 31/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.3 -0.8 21.0 -0.2 19.5 0.0 7.6 -- 320 (13.3) 30/12
BUNDABERG AERO 30.2 +0.7 18.6 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 374 (15.6) 30/13
COOLANGATTA 29.1 +1.9 20.3 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 327 (13.6) 31/11
BRISBANE AERO 28.9 +0.8 20.0 -0.1 18.1 0.0 8.0 12.1 294 (12.3) 37/15
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 28.4 +1.0 16.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 414 (17.3) 50/19
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 34.8 +3.9 17.9 +0.4 -- 1.2 4.8 -- 147 ( 6.1) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.9 +1.6 20.0 +1.9 18.0 0.0 -- 7.8 -- 43/12
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 29.2 +2.7 17.8 +1.0 -- 0.6 -- -- 296 (12.3) 31/12
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 31.0 +3.8 19.4 +2.9 19.3 2.2 1.8 5.4 145 ( 6.0) 50/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 34.8 +3.6 18.4 +2.6 -- 3.6 -- -- 410 (17.1) 39/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.2 -1.5 20.9 +3.4 20.4 2.6 5.0 3.3 385 (16.0) 55/16
RICHMOND RAAF 27.9 -0.5 21.4 +5.4 -- 4.0 -- -- 248 (10.3) 37/12
BELLAMBI AWS 20.6 -3.2 19.8 +2.4 -- 3.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 54/12
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.2 +3.8 20.1 +6.3 19.0 4.4 7.4 8.9 345 (14.4) 37/20
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 33.7 +4.5 18.0 +4.2 -- 0.4 -- -- 319 (13.3) 57/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.3 +0.2 13.4 -1.4 11.3 0.0 11.8 12.5 436 (18.2) 39/23
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 29.4 +2.0 12.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 550 (22.9) 46/00
BENDIGO AIRPORT 29.9 +2.9 10.8 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 475 (19.8) 39/01
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.0 -1.2 14.4 +1.5 12.5 0.6 3.2 -- -- --
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.2 +0.6 7.6 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 481 (20.0) 46/19
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.1 -0.3 11.3 +0.7 -- 5.2 -- -- 250 (10.4) 35/12
HOBART AIRPORT 21.9 +1.2 11.2 +0.5 7.7 18.6 6.2 10.7 345 (14.4) 37/22
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 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
42.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
41.5 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
41.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.4 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+7.7 : 35.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+6.3 : 29.9 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+5.8 : 37.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.8 : 34.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+5.6 : 42.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

32.0 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
29.5 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
29.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
28.7 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+8.8 : 25.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+8.2 : 32.0 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+8.0 : 25.0 MULLEWA Central West WA
+7.3 : 18.3 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW
+6.9 : 25.1 MONTO TOWNSHIP Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

11.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
13.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
15.3 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
15.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
15.7 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

-13.1 : 22.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-11.0 : 25.4 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-10.5 : 25.6 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.9 : 24.5 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-8.9 : 28.8 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

2.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
2.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.3 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
3.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.7 : 5.9 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-7.5 : 4.5 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
-6.9 : 3.6 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-6.9 : 6.5 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.7 : 5.8 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty 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.
63.6 CHARLES POINT N Rivers NT
56.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
52.2 FANNY CREEK N Rivers NT
51.6 PINELANDS N Rivers NT
51.5 KACHANA E Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Kimberley
51.5 KACHANA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
63.6 CHARLES POINT
56.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
52.2 FANNY CREEK
51.6 PINELANDS
51.4 WANDIE CREEK

13.6 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
13.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
13.3 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
12.6 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
12.5 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

3.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
2.5 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
2.1 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.3 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
0.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

996 (41.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
941 (39.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
911 (38.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
871 (36.3) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
844 (35.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
834 (34.8) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
797 (33.2) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
777 (32.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
756 (31.5) WHITE CLIFFS AWS Far Northwest NSW
753 (31.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
742 (30.9) BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
735 (30.6) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
735 (30.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West WA
719 (30.0) LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
716 (29.8) BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
714 (29.8) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
709 (29.5) MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA
684 (28.5) COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA
683 (28.5) DALWALLINU Central West WA
677 (28.2) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
673 (28.0) CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
670 (27.9) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
668 (27.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
664 (27.7) WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS Far Northwest NSW
660 (27.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
658 (27.4) FOWLERS GAP AWS Far Northwest NSW
656 (27.3) ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
650 (27.1) PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
649 (27.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
648 (27.0) OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
638 (26.6) WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
636 (26.5) HAY AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
631 (26.3) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
630 (26.3) WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
630 (26.3) TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
626 (26.1) SHARK BAY AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
624 (26.0) MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
621 (25.9) GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
620 (25.8) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
616 (25.7) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
614 (25.6) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
611 (25.5) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
605 (25.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
604 (25.2) CUNDERDIN AIRFIELD Cent Wheatbelt WA
602 (25.1) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
601 (25.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
600 (25.0) SHEPPARTON AIRPORT Upper North VIC
87/18 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
87/18 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
72/15 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
72/16 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
72/20 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS

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
KUNUNURRA AERO
15.2mm in 18 min to 16:00 50.7mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.6mm/h
KUNUNURRA AG STATION
11.2mm in 30 min to 16:30 22.4mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.6mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 15.8mm/h
W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO
6.4mm in 6 min to 18:53 64.0mm/h
7.0mm in 4 min to 18:57 105.0mm/h
5.8mm in 3 min to 19:00 116.0mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 19.6mm/h
7.8mm in 13 min to 19:13 36.0mm/h
27.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 27.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.0mm in 11 min to 00:49 32.7mm/h
GUNN POINT
18.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 36.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 18.2mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 20.2mm/h
CHARLES POINT AWS
21.8mm in 30 min to 02:00 43.6mm/h
21.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 21.8mm/h
26.0mm in 30 min to 02:30 52.0mm/h
47.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 47.8mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 31.4mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
12.8mm in 30 min to 22:00 25.6mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 12.8mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 12.8mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
19.4mm in 30 min to 01:30 38.8mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 26.8mm/h
18.8mm in 30 min to 02:00 37.6mm/h
38.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 38.2mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 19.4mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 15.7mm/h
WARRUWI
10.2mm in 30 min to 04:00 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.2mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.2mm/h
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
28.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 56.8mm/h
28.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 28.4mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 28.6mm/h
LAJAMANU
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.4mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
22.4mm in 30 min to 01:30 44.8mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 23.2mm/h
13.0mm in 30 min to 02:00 26.0mm/h
35.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 35.4mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.2mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 14.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
14.4mm in 30 min to 07:00 28.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 14.4mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 19.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
Darling Downs E
APPLETHORPE
5.4mm in 7 min to 19:00 46.3mm/h
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT
5.4mm in 11 min to 20:30 29.5mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 20:30 11.8mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
MidNorth Coast S
YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW)
44.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
Hunter Valley
MERRIWA (ROSCOMMON)
14.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.2mm/h
11.6mm in 11 min to 18:11 63.3mm/h
6.2mm in 6 min to 18:17 62.0mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 28.2mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 20.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
KHANCOBAN AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 18:30 10.6mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
12.0mm in 11 min to 18:00 65.5mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
18.6mm in 49 min to 18:49 22.8mm/h
21.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 21.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO : 83(190/ 65 ) at 18:47