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Provisional records set or equalled today

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  1. Real time data is compared to a records database as it is received, and possible records are put here. They are not checked in any way. Temperature records are to the nearest whole degree until replaced by readings to one decimal place mid-afternoon this day for minima and mid-afternoon next day for maxima.
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Prepared at 1334 EST on 23/03/2024.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments and quality flags
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest daily rainfall

TAS

Central Plateau

096069

DERWENT BRIDGE

83.0

58.8

20/03/2003

28

67.4

10/08/2007

30

1 S C Suspect - Accepted by BoM on receipt but AWN believes suspect due to lack of any nearby sites anywhere near this total. On Central Plateau all sites 0.0 or 0.2, North Coast 0.0 to 0.4 and West Coast highest was 7.2 at the notoriously wet Lake Margaret Dam. Await BoM validation.

Lowest minimum temperature

VIC

E Gippsland

084150

LAKES ENTRANCE (EASTERN BEACH ROAD)

6.4

7.0

31/03/2019

15

1 N C

Lowest maximum temperature

NT

Alice Springs

015594

ARLTUNGA

16.3

17.7

24/03/2007

21

1 N C

T

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

18.8

21.4

14/03/2021

25

1 N C


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 13:32EST, 23/03/2024.

Observations and extremes for Friday 22 MAR 2024
Cities with 2018 populations over 40,000 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC) or 20,000 (WA, NT ,SA, TAS)
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
GERALDTON AIRPORT 35.5 -- 18.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 612 (25.5) 55/08
PERTH AIRPORT 29.1 -0.6 16.8 +0.8 15.2 0.0 9.2 11.1 580 (24.2) 67/00
PERTH METRO 28.7 -0.9 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 39/22
BUSSELTON AERO -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
BUNBURY 28.2 +0.5 16.3 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 423 (17.6) 48/10
MANDURAH 28.9 +1.1 17.1 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 43/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.0 -- 15.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 416 (17.3) 46/11
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 23.9 -5.6 13.3 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 501 (20.9) 48/14
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.4 -0.6 25.2 +0.6 25.3 5.2 5.8 2.5 358 (14.9) 41/16
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.4 -15.4 16.6 -1.0 -- 4.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 31/10
WHYALLA AERO 25.5 -1.8 10.3 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 421 (17.5) 57/17
PARAFIELD AIRPORT 26.3 -0.6 8.1 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 35/16
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 24.9 -0.6 10.2 -4.3 5.4 0.0 5.6 11.4 383 (16.0) 39/19
VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) 20.2 -3.4 7.8 -5.1 -- 0.0 4.6 -- -- --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.4 -1.8 4.8 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 50/15
CAIRNS AERO 30.4 -0.2 23.9 +0.8 -- 6.6 -- -- 511 (21.3) 41/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.6 +0.8 24.8 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 418 (17.4) 57/14
MACKAY AERO 29.6 +0.2 24.5 +2.4 -- 4.2 -- -- 713 (29.7) 59/01
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.9 -0.7 23.0 +2.1 -- 1.8 -- -- 448 (18.7) 43/18
BUNDABERG AERO 28.0 -1.3 20.8 +0.7 -- 8.4 -- -- 511 (21.3) 46/15
GLADSTONE AIRPORT 28.2 -1.7 22.5 +0.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 552 (23.0) 46/16
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 28.4 -0.7 21.3 +0.6 -- 32.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 44/11
COOLANGATTA 26.9 -0.6 20.0 +0.2 -- 0.6 -- -- 540 (22.5) 46/13
BRISBANE AERO 26.3 -1.7 20.1 +0.3 19.4 0.2 5.8 1.8 468 (19.5) 41/13
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT 25.1 -2.8 19.8 -0.4 -- 63.0 -- -- 746 (31.1) 63/02
BRISBANE 26.9 -2.2 19.8 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 34/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.9 -1.3 15.1 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 832 (34.7) 54/09
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS 28.0 -1.5 11.7 -3.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 496 (20.7) 30/22
COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT 24.5 -- 16.6 -- -- 9.8 -- -- 441 (18.4) 35/01
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.8 -2.6 16.2 -0.2 -- 5.6 -- -- 437 (18.2) 31/17
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 25.2 -2.2 14.8 0.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 208 ( 8.7) 24/17
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 -0.8 7.2 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 391 (16.3) 28/08
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 24.7 -0.7 15.9 -1.7 14.6 0.2 6.8 4.9 436 (18.2) 35/17
BADGERYS CREEK AWS 24.7 -2.1 13.1 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 22/16
ALBION PARK (SHELLHARBOUR AIRPORT) 22.8 -2.5 11.3 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 201 ( 8.4) 24/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.9 -1.7 5.8 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 281 (11.7) 35/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.1 -1.6 10.3 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 375 (15.6) 44/00
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 26.3 -1.6 8.6 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 22/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.1 +0.6 9.6 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 26/14
BENDIGO AIRPORT 26.4 +0.2 8.1 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) 41/23
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT 26.5 -1.0 7.4 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 30/09
MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) 25.7 +1.2 3.8 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 160 ( 6.7) 50/14
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 23.8 -0.4 8.2 -4.6 5.9 0.0 5.0 10.9 335 (14.0) 39/13
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK) 20.8 -- 9.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 187 ( 7.8) 34/14
BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) -- -- 7.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 37/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.5 +0.2 5.2 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 442 (18.4) 39/20
WYNYARD AIRPORT 20.4 +0.2 6.3 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 382 (15.9) 46/16
DEVONPORT AIRPORT 20.0 -0.4 6.3 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 411 (17.1) 43/15
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 21.7 -1.0 8.3 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 34/16
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 22.0 +1.8 9.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 44/13
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 for Friday 22 MAR 2024
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

41.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
40.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.5 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
40.0 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
39.7 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+6.3 : 38.0 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+4.6 : 37.2 KALBARRI Central West WA
+4.0 : 37.5 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+3.8 : 40.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+3.7 : 41.3 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

29.1 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
28.4 BROOME NTC AWS W Kimberley WA
28.3 MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
28.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.8 NGAYAWILI Northern Rivers NT

+7.7 : 21.0 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.1 : 25.7 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
+5.0 : 26.4 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD
+3.8 : 20.6 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+3.6 : 20.2 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

Coldest for Friday 22 MAR 2024
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

8.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.7 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
11.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-16.0 : 16.3 ARLTUNGA N Plateau NT
-15.9 : 18.8 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
-15.7 : 19.4 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-15.4 : 17.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-14.0 : 22.6 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

-1.1 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.6 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.5 : 2.4 POUND CREEK W Gippsland VIC
-8.6 : 4.4 WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA
-8.2 : 3.3 YARRAM AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-8.1 : 0.6 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.1 : 3.7 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast 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.
128.0 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
106.2 THE GRANITES N Plateau NT
84.4 LAJAMANU AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
84.4 MOUNT DENISON N Plateau NT
83.0 DERWENT BRIDGE Central Plateau TAS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
Northern Rivers
84.4 LAJAMANU AIRPORT
N Plateau
128.0 RABBIT FLAT
106.2 THE GRANITES
84.4 MOUNT DENISON

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
58.0 COEN AIRPORT
Brisbane/SE Coast
63.0 SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT

TASMANIA
Central Plateau
83.0 DERWENT BRIDGE

ISLANDS
Islands
70.6 WILLIS ISLAND

11.4 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
11.1 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA
10.9 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
9.5 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
8.2 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC

.....

9.5 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
8.2 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
4.9 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
2.5 DARWIN AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
1.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

1402 (58.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1374 (57.3) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1093 (45.5) INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1060 (44.2) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1056 (44.0) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
1046 (43.6) GANNET CAY Islands ISL
987 (41.1) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West & Perth WA
980 (40.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
971 (40.5) CREAL REEF Islands ISL
934 (38.9) BANANA BANK NORTH BEACON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
925 (38.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
923 (38.5) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
833 (34.7) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
832 (34.7) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
807 (33.6) FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
798 (33.3) ARLINGTON REEF Islands ISL
774 (32.3) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
761 (31.7) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
746 (31.1) SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
723 (30.1) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
721 (30.0) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
713 (29.7) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
709 (29.5) MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
701 (29.2) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West & Perth WA
700 (29.2) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
692 (28.8) WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
688 (28.7) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
684 (28.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
679 (28.3) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
673 (28.0) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
663 (27.6) ROTTNEST ISLAND Lower West & Perth WA
663 (27.6) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
662 (27.6) OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
646 (26.9) RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
645 (26.9) COLPOYS POINT Lower West & Perth WA
638 (26.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
638 (26.6) DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
635 (26.5) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
631 (26.3) GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
621 (25.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
617 (25.7) GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West & Perth WA
615 (25.6) SELLICKS HILL (MOUNT TERRIBLE RADAR) Adelaide/Lofty SA
613 (25.5) LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
612 (25.5) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
607 (25.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
81/13 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
80/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
80/01 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
76/04 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
70/00 HAY POINT Central Coast E QLD

High realtime reports for Friday 22 MAR 2024
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
TRUSCOTT
14.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.6mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 14.0mm/h
E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
9.8mm in 29 min to 23:59 20.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Northern Rivers
CROKER ISLAND AIRPORT
14.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.2mm/h
NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP
10.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 10.2mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
6.6mm in 14 min to 16:44 28.3mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.4mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 12.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
DALY WATERS AIRSTRIP
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 13.6mm/h
LAJAMANU AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
N Plateau
RABBIT FLAT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 06:30 12.6mm/h
14.4mm in 30 min to 07:00 28.8mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 07:00 21.6mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 24.0mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Gulf Country
MOUNT ISA AERO
8.0mm in 7 min to 16:00 68.6mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 15.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
N Coast--Barron
CAPE FLATTERY
12.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 12.4mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 16.2mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.3mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
10.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 20.4mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 12.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
MARYBOROUGH
11.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.8mm/h
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT
12.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.2mm/h
ISLANDS
Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
3.8mm in 11 min to 00:11 20.7mm/h
6.0mm in 17 min to 00:30 21.2mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 18.0mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 17.6mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 12.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 16.2mm/h
15.8mm in 16 min to 23:47 59.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 80(150/ 67 ) at 00:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 82(340/ 63 ) at 13:23