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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.
  2. Within a few days, AWN checks the data for obvious errors, flags items "C" for "Checked" in the comments column and adds notes about possible errors.
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This section is now at stage 2. For more information on records, the quality flags in the comments column and BoM quality control go here.

Prepared at 1333 EST on 04/05/2024.

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

WA

Great Southern

010917

WANDERING

45.6

40.6

19/05/2005

23

1 N C

WA

Great Southern

010919

WILGARRA

47.0

29.0

08/05/2014

11

1 N C

QLD

Warrego

044211

CHESTERTON TM

246.4

51.8

02/05/2007

21

79.0

28/12/2008

22

1 S C Suspect - Accepted by BoM on receipt but AWN believes this automatic gauge suspect due to most other stations NE of Charleville recording near 0mm and none remotely near a foot of rain in the old money. Await BoM full verification.

Lowest minimum temperature

SA

W Agricultural

018079

STREAKY BAY

0.4

1.4

02/05/2024

63

1 N C Previous record set earlier this month.


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Summary of observations

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Data is as received at 13:31EST, 04/05/2024.

Observations and extremes for Friday 03 MAY 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 28.8 -- 15.0 -- -- 0.4 -- -- 315 (13.1) 44/16
PERTH AIRPORT 23.2 +1.4 18.0 +7.6 16.7 2.0 1.8 4.0 366 (15.3) 30/09
PERTH METRO 21.6 -0.7 18.2 +7.8 -- 1.4 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 48/22
BUSSELTON AERO 21.2 +0.8 12.2 +3.3 -- 7.6 -- -- 284 (11.8) 31/14
BUNBURY 21.2 +0.2 12.8 +3.7 -- 35.6 -- -- 157 ( 6.5) 31/10
MANDURAH 22.3 +1.2 18.0 +4.6 -- 6.4 -- -- 247 (10.3) 28/12
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.5 -- 12.8 -- -- 1.2 -- -- 395 (16.5) 44/10
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 28.8 +8.1 10.9 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 31/10
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.7 +2.6 24.0 +1.8 23.2 0.0 9.4 11.2 320 (13.3) 46/12
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.4 +0.3 5.6 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 324 (13.5) 37/10
WHYALLA AERO 21.6 +1.1 10.7 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 55/03
PARAFIELD AIRPORT 23.4 +4.5 5.3 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 317 (13.2) 34/00
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 20.3 +1.7 6.9 -2.8 2.9 0.0 4.0 9.9 304 (12.7) 35/21
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.9 +3.8 5.4 -2.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 288 (12.0) 30/15
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 +0.7 22.4 +2.5 -- 10.0 -- -- 478 (19.9) 46/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 +2.6 19.1 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 391 (16.3) 44/12
MACKAY AERO 26.7 +1.4 19.4 +3.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 557 (23.2) 43/12
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.3 +0.2 17.8 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 322 (13.4) 35/12
BUNDABERG AERO 21.2 -3.6 17.8 +3.6 -- 5.8 -- -- 465 (19.4) 46/09
GLADSTONE AIRPORT 25.5 -0.2 19.1 +3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 384 (16.0) 44/10
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 22.5 -1.8 18.7 +4.6 -- 32.2 -- -- 325 (13.5) 35/10
COOLANGATTA 22.4 -0.9 16.8 +2.8 -- 7.8 -- -- 441 (18.4) 37/11
BRISBANE AERO 23.9 +0.3 16.6 +3.6 15.2 2.0 3.6 3.7 352 (14.7) 34/11
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT 23.9 +0.3 17.2 +3.5 -- 18.6 -- -- 595 (24.8) 52/16
BRISBANE 23.3 -1.2 16.9 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 179 ( 7.5) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 18.2 -1.7 12.6 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 657 (27.4) 55/10
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS 23.5 +2.8 8.2 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 427 (17.8) 34/15
COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT 20.4 -- 15.1 -- -- 2.2 -- -- 463 (19.3) 35/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.5 +0.1 11.6 +1.5 -- 17.6 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 30/12
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 20.6 -0.2 9.5 +2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 124 ( 5.2) 26/14
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 15.8 +1.8 4.3 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 284 (11.8) 35/21
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 17.1 -3.1 13.7 +2.7 -- 14.4 -- 0.0 479 (20.0) 44/06
BADGERYS CREEK AWS 19.0 -1.8 11.1 +3.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 181 ( 7.5) 26/12
ALBION PARK (SHELLHARBOUR AIRPORT) 18.4 -2.2 13.6 +4.8 -- 7.8 -- -- 220 ( 9.2) 21/00
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.2 +0.6 3.6 +1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 237 ( 9.9) 30/18
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 20.8 +3.4 9.6 +3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 37/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 21.5 +4.0 5.4 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 21/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.8 -4.3 8.9 +1.5 -- 2.0 -- -- 269 (11.2) 22/22
BENDIGO AIRPORT 20.3 +3.7 6.1 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 276 (11.5) 30/22
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT 21.6 +4.0 4.3 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 35/14
MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) 18.3 +1.4 3.4 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 204 ( 8.5) 31/11
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 17.9 +1.2 4.9 -3.4 3.8 0.0 1.0 9.1 257 (10.7) 21/07
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK) 17.1 -- 6.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 103 ( 4.3) 17/20
BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) 17.4 -- 5.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 17/15
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.3 +4.6 2.5 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) 28/18
WYNYARD AIRPORT 16.5 +1.3 1.0 -4.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 26/11
DEVONPORT AIRPORT 17.4 +2.0 5.3 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 443 (18.5) 30/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.8 +2.0 2.8 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 159 ( 6.6) 18/11
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.0 +0.5 5.8 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 267 (11.1) 26/10
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 03 MAY 2024
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

36.5 OENPELLI AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
36.3 JABIRU AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
36.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
35.9 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP Northern Rivers NT
35.6 YAMPI SOUND (DEFENCE) W Kimberley WA

+8.2 : 29.2 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+8.1 : 28.8 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.0 : 34.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+7.2 : 27.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.2 : 30.4 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA

28.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
28.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
27.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
26.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+9.6 : 15.7 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.5 : 17.8 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West & Perth WA
+7.9 : 16.1 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
+7.8 : 18.2 PERTH METRO Lower West & Perth WA
+7.6 : 18.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA

Coldest for Friday 03 MAY 2024
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

4.7 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
6.5 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-5.6 : 15.3 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW
-5.3 : 14.0 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
-5.0 : 15.4 IVANHOE AERODROME AWS Southwest Plains NSW
-4.3 : 14.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
-4.1 : 16.1 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-4.1 : 15.0 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW

-4.6 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.9 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-2.4 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-1.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.5 : 0.4 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
-7.1 : 1.9 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-6.7 : 0.4 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
-6.6 : 0.7 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-6.5 : 1.4 POUND CREEK W Gippsland 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.
62.4 MOUNT WILLIAM Lower West & Perth WA
59.8 WORSLEY DOWNS Lower West & Perth WA
54.6 BODDINGTON NORTH Lower West & Perth WA
54.6 BUREKUP Lower West & Perth WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Lower West & Perth
62.4 MOUNT WILLIAM
59.8 WORSLEY DOWNS
54.6 BUREKUP
54.6 BODDINGTON NORTH
52.4 BRUNSWICK JUNCTION

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
53.6 TIN CAN BAY (DEFENCE)

11.2 DARWIN AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
9.9 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
9.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
5.2 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
4.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA

.....

4.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA
4.0 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
3.7 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1.4 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
0.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

1296 (54.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1204 (50.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1099 (45.8) BOUGAINVILLE REEF Islands ISL
1065 (44.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1053 (43.9) HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
1026 (42.8) CATO ISLAND Islands ISL
975 (40.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
965 (40.2) FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
959 (40.0) ARLINGTON REEF Islands ISL
928 (38.7) LIHOU REEF LIGHTHOUSE Islands ISL
917 (38.2) CREAL REEF Islands ISL
914 (38.1) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
907 (37.8) MARION REEF Islands ISL
901 (37.5) FREDERICK REEF Islands ISL
854 (35.6) GANNET CAY Islands ISL
833 (34.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
827 (34.5) INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
824 (34.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West & Perth WA
822 (34.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
807 (33.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
798 (33.3) TORRES STRAIT NTC AWS Islands ISL
787 (32.8) REDCLIFFE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
752 (31.3) HAY POINT Central Coast E QLD
749 (31.2) MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
724 (30.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
723 (30.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
706 (29.4) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
706 (29.4) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
698 (29.1) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
693 (28.9) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
686 (28.6) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
683 (28.5) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
682 (28.4) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
681 (28.4) BANANA BANK NORTH BEACON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
670 (27.9) ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
659 (27.5) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
657 (27.4) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
646 (26.9) WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
641 (26.7) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
637 (26.5) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
628 (26.2) CAPE FERGUSON NTC AWS N Coast--Herbert QLD
625 (26.0) SELLICKS HILL (MOUNT TERRIBLE RADAR) Adelaide/Lofty SA
619 (25.8) BOWEN AIRPORT AWS Central Coast E QLD
608 (25.3) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
604 (25.2) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
603 (25.1) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West & Perth WA
603 (25.1) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
76/05 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
70/00 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
65/01 BOUGAINVILLE REEF Islands ISL
63/20 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
61/15 RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
61/21 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
61/03 CATO ISLAND Islands ISL
61/10 GANNET CAY Islands ISL

High realtime reports for Friday 03 MAY 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.
QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
4.6mm in 13 min to 02:21 21.2mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.2mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 14.6mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 15.2mm/h
10.8mm in 30 min to 04:00 21.6mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 20.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 13.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 10.2mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
11.4mm in 1 hr to 19:30 11.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 11.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
Far Northwest
WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS
13.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.4mm/h
Lower Darling
MULURULU AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
Upper Darling
NOONA AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.4mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.6mm/h
NW Plains W
WALGETT AIRPORT AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 72(140/ 65 ) at 02:00