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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 1329 EST on 19/05/2024.

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
Lowest minimum temperature

TAS

N Coast

091292

SMITHTON AERODROME

-3.4

-2.9

10/05/2011

25

1 N C

TAS

King Island

098017

KING ISLAND AIRPORT

1.0

1.2

22/05/2010

26

1 N C

Highest maximum temperature

ISL

Islands

200284

COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT

32.0

32.0

08/05/2023

70

1 N C Equal to record.


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Data is as received at 13:27EST, 19/05/2024.

Observations and extremes for Saturday 18 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 31.3 -- 20.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 798 (33.3) 61/09
PERTH AIRPORT 28.3 +6.5 16.9 +6.5 14.4 0.0 5.6 9.4 555 (23.1) 41/10
PERTH METRO 27.6 +5.3 15.1 +4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 34/09
BUSSELTON AERO 24.8 +4.4 12.7 +3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 362 (15.1) 28/01
BUNBURY 25.8 +4.8 13.9 +4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 239 (10.0) 30/10
MANDURAH 26.9 +5.8 18.7 +5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 39/07
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.5 -- 11.9 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 385 (16.0) 35/11
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.8 +1.1 12.0 +3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 445 (18.5) 35/00
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.1 +2.0 23.2 +1.0 22.0 0.0 8.8 10.6 325 (13.5) 46/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.2 +1.1 7.9 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 297 (12.4) 57/11
WHYALLA AERO 16.4 -4.1 12.2 +3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 541 (22.5) 43/09
PARAFIELD AIRPORT 18.1 -0.8 3.1 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) 39/00
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 17.1 -1.5 6.7 -3.0 1.4 0.0 2.6 9.5 378 (15.8) 35/00
VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) 15.2 -3.4 7.6 -1.2 -- 0.2 1.8 -- -- --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.2 -0.9 4.0 -3.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 299 (12.5) 31/11
CAIRNS AERO 28.4 +0.7 22.3 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 558 (23.3) 52/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.2 +1.5 17.3 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 318 (13.3) 31/14
MACKAY AERO 25.7 +0.4 14.4 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 378 (15.8) 31/13
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.8 +1.7 13.9 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 174 ( 7.3) 35/23
BUNDABERG AERO 26.0 +1.2 14.9 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 315 (13.1) 41/23
GLADSTONE AIRPORT 27.2 +1.5 14.9 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 221 ( 9.2) 31/11
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 24.9 +0.6 15.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 26/09
COOLANGATTA 24.0 +0.7 14.3 +0.3 -- 3.2 -- -- 263 (11.0) 50/19
BRISBANE AERO 24.9 +1.3 13.3 +0.3 10.7 0.2 2.6 9.8 296 (12.3) 46/21
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT 24.6 +1.0 14.0 +0.3 -- 1.6 -- -- 418 (17.4) 39/23
BRISBANE 25.3 +0.8 14.6 +0.8 -- 0.8 -- -- 107 ( 4.5) 39/20
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.1 10.5 +0.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 292 (12.2) 43/18
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS 18.6 -2.1 2.0 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) 52/13
COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT 20.4 -- 9.9 -- -- 2.2 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 55/14
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 16.7 -3.7 11.2 +1.1 -- 0.8 -- -- 381 (15.9) 68/03
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 15.7 -5.1 7.5 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 177 ( 7.4) 39/10
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 9.9 -4.1 3.9 +1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 48/09
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 15.4 -4.8 12.9 +1.9 11.8 0.0 2.8 4.4 547 (22.8) 76/01
BADGERYS CREEK AWS 16.1 -4.7 11.1 +3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 227 ( 9.5) 50/10
ALBION PARK (SHELLHARBOUR AIRPORT) 14.9 -5.7 11.6 +2.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 348 (14.5) 67/07
CANBERRA AIRPORT 11.9 -4.7 5.2 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 390 (16.3) 57/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.6 -0.8 3.3 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 339 (14.1) 37/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.9 -1.6 0.7 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 255 (10.6) 41/12
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.1 -3.0 4.2 -3.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 279 (11.6) 39/09
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.9 -2.7 5.0 -0.3 -- 0.8 -- -- 313 (13.0) 39/10
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT 14.9 -2.7 5.4 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 366 (15.3) 35/10
MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) 14.2 -2.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 22/11
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 13.2 -3.5 6.8 -1.5 3.7 1.8 1.6 9.3 420 (17.5) 35/09
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK) 13.9 -- 7.8 -- -- 1.8 -- -- 250 (10.4) 28/10
BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) 14.4 -- 8.8 -- -- 4.0 -- -- 358 (14.9) 34/00
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.2 -2.5 2.2 -3.5 -- 1.2 -- -- 436 (18.2) 37/00
WYNYARD AIRPORT 13.3 -1.9 -1.1 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 459 (19.1) 39/15
DEVONPORT AIRPORT 14.0 -1.4 0.5 -6.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 419 (17.5) 48/22
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 12.7 -3.1 -0.3 -5.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 30/15
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 11.4 -3.1 3.8 -3.2 -- 2.6 -- -- 447 (18.6) 52/16
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 Saturday 18 MAY 2024
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

35.8 YAMPI SOUND (DEFENCE) W Kimberley WA
35.7 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
35.5 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
35.3 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP Northern Rivers NT
35.3 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
35.3 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA

+8.9 : 35.3 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+8.2 : 27.4 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West & Perth WA
+7.8 : 31.1 JURIEN BAY Lower West & Perth WA
+7.4 : 25.1 MANJIMUP Lower West & Perth WA
+6.5 : 28.3 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA
+6.5 : 27.9 GARDEN ISLAND HSF Lower West & Perth WA

27.8 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
26.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.5 MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
26.5 ADELE ISLAND Islands ISL

+10.4 : 21.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+8.4 : 17.3 GINGIN AERO Lower West & Perth WA
+7.8 : 23.9 EMU CREEK STATION W Gascoyne WA
+7.7 : 21.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
+7.7 : 17.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West & Perth WA

Coldest for Saturday 18 MAY 2024
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

0.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.7 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
1.4 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.8 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.6 : 2.0 DINNER PLAIN (MT HOTHAM AP)_ Upper NE VIC
-8.1 : 8.6 MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-8.0 : 12.4 SCONE AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-8.0 : 2.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.2 : 5.9 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC

-6.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-5.8 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-9.7 : -3.4 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS
-8.5 : 1.0 KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
-8.4 : -1.4 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-8.3 : -1.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
-7.8 : -0.7 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper 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.
58.5 POINT LOOKOUT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
24.6 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
22.8 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
22.2 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE) North Coast NSW
20.2 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
58.5 POINT LOOKOUT
22.8 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE

NEW SOUTH WALES
North Coast
22.2 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE)
20.2 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
24.6 MOUNT BAW BAW

10.6 DARWIN AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
9.8 BRISBANE AERO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
9.5 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
9.5 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
9.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA

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9.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA
9.3 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
6.0 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
5.6 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
4.4 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW

1248 (52.0) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1247 (52.0) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1086 (45.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
1072 (44.7) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1016 (42.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
989 (41.2) HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
987 (41.1) BOUGAINVILLE REEF Islands ISL
962 (40.1) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
961 (40.0) ARLINGTON REEF Islands ISL
946 (39.4) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
942 (39.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
929 (38.7) FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
914 (38.1) SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND E Central VIC
905 (37.7) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
889 (37.0) FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
887 (37.0) LARAPUNA (EDDYSTONE POINT) E Coast TAS
882 (36.8) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
874 (36.4) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
859 (35.8) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
852 (35.5) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
840 (35.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
820 (34.2) DUNALLEY (STROUD POINT) Southeast TAS
811 (33.8) FAWKNER BEACON E Central VIC
808 (33.7) WATTAMOLLA AWS Sydney--east NSW
802 (33.4) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
798 (33.3) GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
795 (33.1) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
792 (33.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
790 (32.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
782 (32.6) TORRES STRAIT NTC AWS Islands ISL
781 (32.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
779 (32.5) MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
778 (32.4) MARION REEF Islands ISL
778 (32.4) CREAL REEF Islands ISL
776 (32.3) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
771 (32.1) TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
757 (31.5) LIHOU REEF LIGHTHOUSE Islands ISL
743 (31.0) GANNET CAY Islands ISL
719 (30.0) ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS E Central VIC
713 (29.7) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
712 (29.7) FREDERICK REEF Islands ISL
695 (29.0) MCCLUER ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
691 (28.8) ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
687 (28.6) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
685 (28.5) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
657 (27.4) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
657 (27.4) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
656 (27.3) CENTRE ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
648 (27.0) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
645 (26.9) RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
645 (26.9) WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
644 (26.8) WALLAN (KILMORE GAP) N Central VIC
643 (26.8) SELLICKS HILL (MOUNT TERRIBLE RADAR) Adelaide/Lofty SA
636 (26.5) LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
634 (26.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West & Perth WA
628 (26.2) COLPOYS POINT Lower West & Perth WA
616 (25.7) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
612 (25.5) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
611 (25.5) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
611 (25.5) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
600 (25.0) CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
111/22 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
106/23 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
100/01 WATTAMOLLA AWS Sydney--east NSW
94/13 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
93/06 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
91/18 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW

High realtime reports for Saturday 18 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
4.0mm in 12 min to 18:30 20.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.6mm/h
NORAH HEAD AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 82(190/ 63 ) at 03:30
Sydney--east
WATTAMOLLA AWS : 100(190/ 82 ) at 01:08
South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 74(210/ 69 ) at 12:52
VICTORIA
Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 93(170/ 67 ) at 06:30
MOUNT HOTHAM : 83(170/ 69 ) at 06:06
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(360/ 91 ) at 23:53
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 104(280/ 69 ) at 20:38
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(280/ 56 ) at 13:48
W Coast
SCOTTS PEAK DAM : 85( 40/ 63 ) at 22:30