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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 1348 EST on 16/05/2024.

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 maximum temperature

WA

SW & S Coast

009519

CAPE NATURALISTE

27.8

27.8

06/05/2003

65

1 N C Equal to record.

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NSW

Upper Darling

048027

COBAR MO

74

72.0

26/05/2001

59

N C


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Data is as received at 13:45EST, 16/05/2024.

Observations and extremes for Wednesday 15 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 28.7 -- 11.2 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 313 (13.0) 39/15
PERTH AIRPORT 28.6 +6.8 11.9 +1.5 7.6 0.0 5.8 9.5 356 (14.8) 35/10
PERTH METRO 28.1 +5.8 9.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 88 ( 3.7) 21/14
BUSSELTON AERO 26.1 +5.7 9.4 +0.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 293 (12.2) 30/12
BUNBURY 26.5 +5.5 8.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 158 ( 6.6) 24/15
MANDURAH 27.5 +6.4 15.8 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 21/23
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.8 -- 8.2 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 165 ( 6.9) 22/14
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 25.1 +4.4 10.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) 21/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +1.5 24.5 +2.3 23.6 0.0 7.8 10.6 378 (15.8) 41/13
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.5 +3.4 7.6 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 21/14
WHYALLA AERO 21.8 +1.3 6.7 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 21/15
PARAFIELD AIRPORT 23.8 +4.9 7.3 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 125 ( 5.2) 28/14
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 20.6 +2.0 8.0 -1.7 4.1 0.0 1.6 6.2 207 ( 8.6) 24/14
VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) 19.2 +0.6 5.0 -3.8 -- 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.8 +1.7 3.8 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 168 ( 7.0) 24/15
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 +1.3 22.7 +2.8 -- 1.8 -- -- 547 (22.8) 46/12
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.6 +1.9 21.2 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 507 (21.1) 50/16
MACKAY AERO 26.3 +1.0 19.2 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 496 (20.7) 41/17
ROCKHAMPTON AERO -- -- 16.6 +2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 265 (11.0) --
BUNDABERG AERO 26.7 +1.9 17.4 +3.2 -- 0.2 -- -- 347 (14.5) 46/12
GLADSTONE AIRPORT 26.1 +0.4 17.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 275 (11.5) 44/12
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 25.8 +1.5 17.6 +3.5 -- 1.0 -- -- 286 (11.9) 43/15
COOLANGATTA 25.2 +1.9 17.8 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 35/20
BRISBANE AERO 24.9 +1.3 15.6 +2.6 13.2 0.2 4.0 8.6 315 (13.1) 30/11
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT 24.7 +1.1 17.8 +4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 476 (19.8) 37/11
BRISBANE 25.6 +1.1 15.7 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 105 ( 4.4) 24/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.6 +0.7 9.4 -0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 44/09
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS 23.4 +2.7 6.1 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 21/00
COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT 22.2 -- 11.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 249 (10.4) 37/09
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 22.3 +1.9 12.2 +2.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 243 (10.1) 18/08
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 22.8 +2.0 9.6 +2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 18/11
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 17.0 +3.0 0.6 -1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 30/11
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.0 +2.8 13.7 +2.7 12.1 0.0 2.4 8.7 320 (13.3) 30/03
BADGERYS CREEK AWS 22.1 +1.3 12.4 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 138 ( 5.8) 18/11
ALBION PARK (SHELLHARBOUR AIRPORT) 20.8 +0.2 10.1 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 166 ( 6.9) 24/13
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.3 +1.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 31/14
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.8 +2.4 1.4 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 213 ( 8.9) 21/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 19.6 +2.1 2.7 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 17/14
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.9 2.4 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 130 ( 5.4) 21/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 18.2 +1.6 2.0 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 21/10
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT 18.3 +0.7 3.7 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 216 ( 9.0) 17/09
MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) 16.7 -0.2 2.2 -4.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 37/13
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 18.1 +1.4 5.3 -3.0 4.1 0.0 1.6 8.1 285 (11.9) 28/15
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK) 17.8 -- 6.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 100 ( 4.2) 18/11
BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) 17.8 -- 5.6 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 131 ( 5.5) 28/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 15.8 +2.1 0.9 -4.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 154 ( 6.4) 22/14
WYNYARD AIRPORT 16.5 +1.3 6.0 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 320 (13.3) 46/14
DEVONPORT AIRPORT 17.1 +1.7 8.8 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 519 (21.6) 50/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 17.5 +1.7 4.4 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 222 ( 9.3) 44/10
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 18.3 +3.8 10.5 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 515 (21.5) 61/10
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 Wednesday 15 MAY 2024
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

36.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
35.9 YAMPI SOUND (DEFENCE) W Kimberley WA
35.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.6 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
35.5 JABIRU AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT

+8.5 : 27.8 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West & Perth WA
+7.5 : 26.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West & Perth WA
+7.1 : 28.6 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.1 : 26.0 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.9 : 28.0 GOOSEBERRY HILL Lower West & Perth WA

27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.6 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.6 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
26.5 MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT

+6.9 : 16.2 LEONORA AERO Goldfields WA
+6.7 : 18.4 JURIEN BAY Lower West & Perth WA
+6.0 : 9.6 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+5.9 : 16.2 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
+4.8 : 18.5 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
+4.8 : 15.3 CLERMONT AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
+4.8 : 12.4 BADGERYS CREEK AWS Sydney--west NSW
+4.8 : 7.5 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

Coldest for Wednesday 15 MAY 2024
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

7.7 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
7.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
8.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
9.6 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-5.1 : 20.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-2.7 : 20.7 LISMORE AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
-2.3 : 29.5 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
-2.1 : 20.2 LAVERTON AERO Goldfields WA
-1.8 : 13.2 MOUNT MOORNAPA W Gippsland VIC

-2.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 WOOLBROOK (WOOLBROOK ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-1.0 DINNER PLAIN (MT HOTHAM AP)_ Upper NE VIC
-1.0 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.0 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.0 : 1.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.3 : -0.2 HOPETOUN AIRPORT Mallee S VIC
-6.1 : -0.5 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-6.0 : 1.5 DARTMOOR W Coast VIC
-5.9 : 1.1 COONAWARRA Lower SE 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.
55.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
51.0 UPPER MURRAY TM N Coast--Herbert QLD
39.0 TUNG OIL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
37.0 MARCO STREET ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
36.0 TUNG OIL TM N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Barron
55.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
51.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
39.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
37.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
36.0 TUNG OIL TM

10.6 DARWIN AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
9.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA
9.3 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
8.7 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
8.6 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

.....

8.6 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
8.1 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
6.2 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
5.9 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
3.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS

1596 (66.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1315 (54.8) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1087 (45.3) BOUGAINVILLE REEF Islands ISL
1045 (43.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1016 (42.3) HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
1002 (41.8) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1002 (41.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
972 (40.5) FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
968 (40.3) FREDERICK REEF Islands ISL
962 (40.1) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
960 (40.0) CREAL REEF Islands ISL
916 (38.2) MARION REEF Islands ISL
914 (38.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
903 (37.6) LIHOU REEF LIGHTHOUSE Islands ISL
897 (37.4) GANNET CAY Islands ISL
873 (36.4) ARLINGTON REEF Islands ISL
867 (36.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
831 (34.6) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
826 (34.4) MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
825 (34.4) CATO ISLAND Islands ISL
807 (33.6) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
796 (33.2) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
778 (32.4) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
773 (32.2) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
758 (31.6) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
737 (30.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
723 (30.1) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
711 (29.6) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
708 (29.5) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
697 (29.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
680 (28.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
669 (27.9) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
667 (27.8) HAY POINT Central Coast E QLD
652 (27.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
637 (26.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
627 (26.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
617 (25.7) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
616 (25.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
611 (25.5) CAPE FERGUSON NTC AWS N Coast--Herbert QLD
609 (25.4) BOWEN AIRPORT AWS Central Coast E QLD
608 (25.3) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West & Perth WA
607 (25.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
122/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
120/08 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
93/14 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/16 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
85/07 LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
85/09 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

High realtime reports for Wednesday 15 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 Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
N Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL AERODROME
13.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 26.8mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 03:30 17.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 13.6mm/h

TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 122(360/104 ) at 12:17
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 108(260/ 78 ) at 12:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(270/ 54 ) at 14:00
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 85(300/ 63 ) at 09:04