Friday 02 JUN 2017
 

Home
Daily Weather
Summary indexes
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Previous years

About:
About the DWS

Monthly summaries:
from BoM

Find a place:
Google Maps |
Aust Gazetteer|
Geonames

Weather terms:
WeatherZone | BoM |
American Met Soc | NOAA | uk.sci.weather

 

2017

Sep

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
        01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  

Aug

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
  01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

Jul

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
          01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

Jun

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
      01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

May

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Apr

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
          01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Mar

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Feb

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28          

Jan

M Tu W Th F Sa Su
            01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

 

National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

The graphics and statistical information on this page fill gradually as they become available, with some not available until the next day. The page is updated every 30 minutes at about 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

For weather news as it breaks that is tagged and organised, use the links on the Weather and Climate Media Reports page.

Friday 2 June 2017

 Trump makes much heralded announcement to quit Paris Accord

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, announced on Thursday 1 June, Washington time, (Friday morning EST), that he would be leading his country out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement unleashing across the board condemnation.

National governments, industry, science, religious, environment and youth groups have expressed a range of emotions from disappointment to some framed in much stronger language to convey their concern at the action. Media reaction has been almost universally negative, sometimes blisteringly so. AWN has waited for the maelstrom of reaction to settle down before producing this summary

The announcement and immediate reaction

Mr Trump's announcement was immediately given saturation media coverage around the world. ABC News reported the substance of his 40-minute speech along with immediate reaction or last minute advice from US political and business leaders and Australian politicians. It also provides a Paris Climate Deal explainer video.

Climate Central gave a lengthy report including an analysis pointing out errors of fact in the speech. It noted that the US is withdrawing its $3 billion commitment to the Green Climate Fund, which helps "developing countries that are suffering the brunt of climate change despite having caused very little of it. Trump said the fund is 'costing the U.S. a vast fortune' though it represents only $9.41 per capita, well below Sweden’s leading $59.31 per capita commitment."

news.com.au speedily produced reactions from current and past political leaders, business and industry chiefs (including oil companies) and media. ABC News produced an exhaustive wrap-up of global and Australian comment during Friday morning.

In breaking with the Accord, the USA joins just two other countries that were not signatories to the agreement. Syria is torn by civll war and Nicaragua believed the agreement did not go far enough, calling it a "path to failure" which needed to be tougher on the big polluters [ABC News]. Nicaragua was hit by 44 extreme weather events in the 20 years to 2015 and pointed out that the 100 smallest countries, many of which were most vulnerable to climate change, added only 3% to total carbon pollution while the world's top ten polluters contributed 72%.

Comment

Media condemnation in Australia was universal, while in the rest of the world it was almost so. Rather than try to summarise the often overlapping and similar articles across Australian media, I have chosen several from The Guardian Australia to encapsulate the reactions of many.

The Guardian describes the Paris exit as the climate science denial industry having its greatest victory - "Now is the time to learn about the methods, the tactics, the personnel, the structure and the reach of the global climate science denial industry. They just convinced the leader of the United States to pull the plug on a historic deal signed by almost 200 countries, and instead join Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries not signed up. It is time to take that climate science denial industry seriously."

Oliver Milman analysed Trump's speech, paragraph by paragraph, pointing out the misinformation and plain wrong facts - what you might call fake news - that it contains. A small selection of examples includes:

  • Quoting "research" done by front companies for petroleum interests as fact
  • Ignoring that China and India are investing billions in renewables
  • Staking future prosperity on a revival in coal when major coal mining firms themselves have conceded those jobs aren’t coming back
  • Ignoring that the rapidly expanding solar energy industry employs twice as many people in the US as the heavily-automated coal industry
  • Claiming the Paris accord places "onerous energy restrictions" on the US that are not placed on other nations when in fact the accord places no restrictions on any nation as to how to achieve CO2 reductions
  • Using scare tactics (blackouts, closed businesses, lost jobs, reduced quality of life) if coal jobs not reinstated
  • Saying that the Paris accord if fully implemented would only result in a 0.2° reduction in temperature which was stiftly rebutted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the source of the misquote, which they had given as 0.9°

Milman concludes "Ultimately, the only recourse to Trump’s decision will be through the ballot box. The notice period for withdrawing from the Paris deal expires in November 2020 – the month of the next presidential election. Climate change will likely be, for once, a live issue at the election."

The Guardian also gave a substantial summary of the reactions of world leaders following Trump's announcement. Perhaps the most pithy came from France's President Emmanuel Macron who said "Don’t be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B." German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and President Macron jointly said "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement cannot be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies." America's neighbours Mexico and Canada, the Vatican, the EU, Japan, Brazil, New Zealand and others have all condemned the decision with other such as UK and Australia expressing disappointment. China is simply getting on with an increased effort now required in alliance with EU. Religious leaders, youth and environment groups also expressed concern.

Leaders of Apple, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, Microsoft and IBM declared climate change an "urgent" threat that required a global effort to combat. Quotes from them in The Guardian included "wrong for our planet", "incredibly shortsighted" and "puts our children’s future at risk".

For a last word in this AWN report, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki, writing in The Guardian, directly addressed Donald Trump, the self-styled businessman who "gets economics" and "knows the art of the deal". He said "You claim you know a good deal when you see one. Well, you just passed on one of the best our planet has ever seen." He pointed out that worldwide, nearly 10 million people already work in renewable energy and clean technology exports now surpass $1.15tn per year. "By withdrawing from this historical agreement, Trump will make more enemies than friends" said Suzuki, adding that even "73% of Trump voters want the US to use more renewable energy" and "even fossil fuel companies – the likes of ExxonMobil, BP and Shell – think the US should stick with Paris.


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 1401 EST on 03/06/2017. 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
Highest minimum temperature

WA

Interior

013012

WILUNA

19.0

18.9

06/06/1965

53

1 N

NT

Arnhem

014518

GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT

24.7

24.7

06/06/2007

15

1 N Equal to record.

Lowest minimum temperature

NSW

Far Northwest

046012

WILCANNIA AERODROME AWS

-2.3

-2.0

30/06/2002

14

1 N

Highest maximum temperature

WA

W Gascoyne

006105

SHARK BAY AIRPORT

30.3

30.3

16/06/2004

13

1 N Equal to record.

Highest daily average wind speed - anemometer above 3m (km/h)

QLD

Upper Carpentaria

030161

RICHMOND AIRPORT

25.6

24.8

22/06/2008

11

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031011

CAIRNS AERO

33.3

29.0

13/06/2006

21

1 N

QLD

N Coast--Barron

031037

LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE

49.8

48.5

15/06/2006

11

1 N


The day in charts
Surface charts Satellite images Rain & temperatures
4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

Week to 9am | SE AUS detail
10am EST Minimum temperature anomalies

See actual temperatures
4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

See actual temperatures
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 14:01EST, 03/06/2017.

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 24.2 +5.3 8.3 -0.7 6.2 0.0 2.2 8.1 221 ( 9.2) 30/14
BUNBURY 22.0 +3.6 7.3 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 91 ( 3.8) 26/11
MANDURAH 21.0 +2.4 12.4 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 94 ( 3.9) 18/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 +1.4 21.6 +1.7 21.0 0.0 9.6 10.7 426 (17.8) 43/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.3 -2.5 -2.5 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) 37/13
WHYALLA AERO 17.0 -0.3 -1.4 -7.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 234 ( 9.8) 22/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.2 +1.1 2.5 -5.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 68 ( 2.8) 21/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.6 -0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- 18/11
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.2 +1.4 12.0 +2.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 436 (18.2) 39/11
CAIRNS AERO 25.2 -0.8 20.5 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 798 (33.3) 59/04
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.0 +0.4 17.1 +2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 41/15
MACKAY M.O 21.2 -0.7 15.7 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 572 (23.8) 50/10
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.6 +1.1 12.6 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 35/09
BUNDABERG AERO 23.1 +0.6 12.0 +0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 347 (14.5) 37/12
COOLANGATTA 21.2 +0.2 14.1 +2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 453 (18.9) 44/11
BRISBANE AERO 22.1 +0.9 10.8 +0.3 8.8 0.0 4.0 9.9 372 (15.5) 37/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.9 +1.0 6.5 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 274 (11.4) 34/13
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 16.9 0.0 2.5 -3.6 -0.8 0.0 2.4 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 19.9 +0.5 10.7 +2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 445 (18.5) 46/11
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 18.3 +0.6 6.7 -1.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 456 (19.0) 43/14
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -0.5 -3.1 -10.0 0.0 1.0 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 17.8 +1.4 -0.7 -5.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 30/05
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 16.6 -1.0 8.2 -0.4 5.9 0.0 3.2 4.8 509 (21.2) 50/22
RICHMOND RAAF 18.2 +0.3 1.6 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 205 ( 8.5) 30/11
BELLAMBI AWS 17.1 -0.5 11.2 +0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 467 (19.5) 46/10
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.9 -- -5.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 191 ( 8.0) 35/10
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.3 +0.5 -2.2 -5.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 146 ( 6.1) 21/15
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.1 -0.1 -0.8 -4.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 58 ( 2.4) 17/13
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.6 -1.4 -1.4 -6.6 -- 0.0 1.0 8.7 203 ( 8.5) 18/11
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.0 0.0 -1.0 -4.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 26/13
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.5 +1.2 -0.4 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 21/11
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 14.4 +0.8 5.0 -1.2 2.3 0.0 1.4 2.6 248 (10.3) 30/13
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.6 +0.8 -2.3 -6.3 -- 0.2 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 34/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.8 +2.7 0.1 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 52 ( 2.2) 13/13
HOBART AIRPORT 16.5 +3.6 5.1 +0.5 3.1 0.0 0.8 5.6 257 (10.7) 39/14
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

39.0 GEORGETOWN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
33.4 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
33.1 MIDDLE POINT N Rivers NT
33.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.8 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+10.0 : 28.0 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+10.0 : 28.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+9.9 : 27.8 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA
+9.7 : 29.1 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+9.4 : 26.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

26.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.2 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+12.2 : 19.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+9.2 : 15.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.9 : 16.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+8.4 : 24.7 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT N Rivers NT
+7.7 : 16.0 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA

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

-1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
3.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-4.4 : 3.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-3.4 : 7.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 : 9.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.9 : 0.4 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
-2.8 : -1.3 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-6.9 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.8 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.8 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.4 YASS (RURAL FIRE SERVICE) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-8.8 : -2.5 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-8.7 : -6.9 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.7 : -5.0 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
-8.6 : -4.0 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
-8.2 : -4.3 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
-8.2 : -1.5 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-8.2 : -3.6 RENMARK AERO Murray Valley SA
-8.2 : -4.0 GLUEPOT RESERVE (GLUEPOT) Northeast 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.
126.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
17.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
14.8 TIM SHEA (SUMMIT) Derwent Valley TAS
13.8 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
13.0 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN) W Coast TAS

QUEENSLAND
S Peninsula
17.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT

TASMANIA
Derwent Valley
14.8 TIM SHEA (SUMMIT)
W Coast
13.8 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION
13.0 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN)

ISLANDS
Islands
126.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

Reports not yet available

1309 (54.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1239 (51.6) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1195 (49.8) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1194 (49.8) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
1127 (47.0) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1118 (46.6) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1042 (43.4) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
1032 (43.0) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1007 (42.0) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
993 (41.4) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
978 (40.8) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
965 (40.2) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
943 (39.3) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
887 (37.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
875 (36.5) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
865 (36.0) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
857 (35.7) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
822 (34.3) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
798 (33.3) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
796 (33.2) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
754 (31.4) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
731 (30.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
729 (30.4) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
695 (29.0) COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
687 (28.6) COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
665 (27.7) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
659 (27.5) NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
658 (27.4) HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
658 (27.4) COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
637 (26.5) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
636 (26.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
628 (26.2) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
618 (25.8) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
618 (25.8) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
614 (25.6) RICHMOND AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
87/18 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
80/16 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
74/07 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
72/18 HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
70/15 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
70/04 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a programming error, downpours shown for WA, NT, SA, QLD and ISLANDS between 9 and 10am local times are wrong and should be ignored. The error will be corrected as soon as possible.
Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.0mm/h
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
126.2mm in 11 min to 09:11 688.4mm/h
126.2mm in 1 hr to 09:30 126.2mm/h
126.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 126.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 67(140/ 63 ) at 19:17
TASMANIA
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(320/ 69 ) at 18:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 85(260/ 67 ) at 22:15
ISLANDS
Islands
BOUGAINVILLE REEF : 76(130/ 63 ) at 20:30