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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 1642 EST on 17/05/2018. 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
Lowest grass minimum temperature

SA

County Light

023373

NURIOOTPA PIRSA

-4.5

-4.0

14/05/2018

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest maximum temperature

QLD

N Peninsula

027054

COCONUT ISLAND

34.9

34.9

11/05/2018

17

1 N Equal to record. Previous record set earlier this month.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

54

50

15/05/2018

11

N Previous record set earlier this month.

NT

Alice Springs

015643

TERRITORY GRAPE FARM

59

57.0

07/05/2009

11

N


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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 16:41EST, 17/05/2018.

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 26.3 +4.5 13.3 +2.9 9.2 0.0 7.0 9.4 394 (16.4) 31/00
BUNBURY 24.0 +2.8 6.3 -3.0 -- -- -- -- 117 ( 4.9) --
MANDURAH 23.4 +2.1 14.6 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 21/06
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.5 -1.5 18.5 -3.6 17.0 0.0 8.0 10.3 387 (16.1) 43/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.4 -2.6 3.4 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 369 (15.4) 46/11
WHYALLA AERO 16.2 -4.2 11.3 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 485 (20.2) 39/01
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.4 -2.5 5.8 -4.4 -- 1.0 -- -- 152 ( 6.3) 28/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.3 -2.8 5.3 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 371 (15.5) 30/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.5 -1.3 13.8 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 429 (17.9) 43/22
CAIRNS AERO 29.2 +1.6 18.9 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 542 (22.6) 50/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.5 -0.1 13.2 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) 39/12
MACKAY M.O 24.7 +0.5 15.8 -1.3 -- 0.4 -- -- 383 (16.0) 46/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.7 +0.7 14.7 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 39/11
BUNDABERG AERO 25.2 +0.6 12.7 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 332 (13.8) 39/14
COOLANGATTA 23.2 +0.1 15.8 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 359 (15.0) 44/15
BRISBANE AERO 23.2 -0.3 11.1 -1.7 9.4 0.0 4.0 9.9 297 (12.4) 34/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.3 +0.5 7.2 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 26/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 21.4 +1.1 4.4 -4.3 -- 0.0 3.8 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.4 8.2 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 325 (13.5) 39/10
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.7 -0.6 8.9 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 289 (12.0) 39/13
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 17.5 +1.8 -1.1 -4.5 -8.5 0.0 -- -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.8 -0.4 1.5 -3.1 -5.3 0.0 1.6 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.0 +1.1 4.5 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) 34/10
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.6 -2.4 11.6 +0.7 9.4 0.0 4.6 7.7 473 (19.7) 54/05
RICHMOND RAAF 19.9 -0.6 7.0 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 127 ( 5.3) 30/13
BELLAMBI AWS 16.9 -2.7 12.4 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 412 (17.2) 43/14
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.3 -- -1.3 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 35/11
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 17.8 +0.5 2.9 -2.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 210 ( 8.8) 28/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.6 0.0 1.7 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 83 ( 3.5) 21/10
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.6 -2.4 3.9 -3.5 -- 0.0 4.0 9.0 332 (13.8) 48/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.7 -2.5 3.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 370 (15.4) 41/12
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.9 -1.7 6.2 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 39/09
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 14.0 -2.6 6.4 -1.9 2.5 1.2 1.2 1.1 369 (15.4) 31/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.3 -3.3 3.9 -1.8 -- 0.4 -- -- 389 (16.2) 41/10
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.4 -3.4 -1.1 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 195 ( 8.1) 21/22
HOBART AIRPORT 12.8 -2.4 3.3 -3.3 -1.0 1.0 2.0 0.7 402 (16.8) 43/15
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

34.9 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.0 MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
31.9 MILINGIMBI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
31.7 KALBARRI Central West WA
31.5 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
31.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

+6.5 : 24.1 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+6.0 : 28.7 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+6.0 : 24.1 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.6 : 31.7 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.3 : 31.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+5.3 : 28.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.4 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.7 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.6 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+5.3 : 16.2 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+4.5 : 23.4 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+4.2 : 18.4 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+3.2 : 12.5 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
+3.1 : 5.1 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

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

0.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.3 GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
3.9 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.8 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

-6.8 : 8.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION N Coast TAS
-5.8 : 0.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-5.4 : 22.2 AYR DPI RESEARCH STN Central Coast E QLD
-4.8 : 8.0 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
-4.4 : 15.0 KIMBA W Agricultural SA

-5.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-4.1 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.0 MARRANGAROO (DEFENCE) C Tablelands S NSW

-9.3 : 7.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-8.8 : 8.3 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-7.8 : -1.2 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-7.7 : 0.0 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-7.5 : 8.0 BORROLOOLA AIRPORT N Rivers NT

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.
12.4 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
11.2 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
11.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
7.0 MOUNT RUFUS (DUTTON) Adelaide/Lofty SA
6.4 PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA

Reports not yet available

1161 (48.4) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
1075 (44.8) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
1065 (44.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
937 (39.0) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
927 (38.6) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
904 (37.7) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
883 (36.8) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
880 (36.7) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
865 (36.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
863 (36.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
830 (34.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
818 (34.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
812 (33.8) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
811 (33.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
795 (33.1) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
790 (32.9) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
790 (32.9) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
769 (32.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
766 (31.9) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
763 (31.8) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
761 (31.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
759 (31.6) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
755 (31.5) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
750 (31.3) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
701 (29.2) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
696 (29.0) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
683 (28.5) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
675 (28.1) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
674 (28.1) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
674 (28.1) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
667 (27.8) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
666 (27.8) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
664 (27.7) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
655 (27.3) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
645 (26.9) WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
645 (26.9) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
644 (26.8) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
637 (26.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
626 (26.1) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
620 (25.8) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
614 (25.6) NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS) W Agricultural SA
612 (25.5) HINDMARSH ISLAND AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
605 (25.2) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
98/14 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
96/21 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
80/08 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
78/19 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
74/14 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast 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
Cent Wheatbelt
WANDERING
105.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 35.0mm/h
105.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 105.0mm/h
105.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 105.0mm/h
105.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 105.0mm/h
105.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 105.0mm/h
105.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 105.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
8.6mm in 19 min to 20:19 27.2mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 20:30 15.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
ISLANDS

TIN CAN BAY (DEFENCE)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
11.2mm in 30 min to 09:30 22.4mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 11.2mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
BEDOUT ISLAND : 80(***/ 67 ) at 08:00
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(310/ 85 ) at 15:00
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 96(260/ 78 ) at 21:13
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(270/ 45 ) at 21:26