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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 1412 EST on 16/05/2018. 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
Highest wind gust (km/h)

WA

W Kimberley

003080

CURTIN AERO

50

50

11/05/2018

11

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

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

WA

N Kimberley

001019

KALUMBURU

11.1

10.8

31/05/2004

11

1 N


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Summary of observations

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**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 14:12EST, 16/05/2018.

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 27.3 +5.5 13.9 +3.5 12.4 0.0 5.0 9.5 582 (24.3) 52/00
BUNBURY 26.9 +5.7 11.7 +2.4 -- -- -- -- 346 (14.4) 31/01
MANDURAH 25.7 +4.4 13.6 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 235 ( 9.8) 24/02
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.8 -1.2 19.8 -2.3 18.2 0.0 8.0 11.1 364 (15.2) 44/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.8 -2.2 2.4 -5.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 43/10
WHYALLA AERO 18.4 -2.0 9.5 +0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 300 (12.5) 43/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.8 -1.1 11.1 +0.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 112 ( 4.7) 35/16
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.8 -1.3 9.2 +1.9 -- 1.2 -- -- 280 (11.7) 46/06
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.1 -1.7 10.7 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 398 (16.6) 41/11
CAIRNS AERO 27.8 +0.2 15.3 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 493 (20.5) 55/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.8 +0.2 12.6 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 35/11
MACKAY M.O 24.5 +0.3 12.5 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) 35/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.4 +1.4 9.5 -4.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 120 ( 5.0) 26/12
BUNDABERG AERO 25.9 +1.3 12.3 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 207 ( 8.6) 31/14
COOLANGATTA 23.3 +0.2 15.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 400 (16.7) 35/00
BRISBANE AERO 23.0 -0.5 11.9 -0.9 8.7 0.0 4.4 9.9 290 (12.1) 28/08
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.1 +1.3 8.3 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) 34/12
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 20.6 +0.3 5.6 -3.1 -- 0.0 4.0 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.2 -0.2 12.1 +1.7 -- 3.8 -- -- 431 (18.0) 39/09
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.2 -0.1 10.6 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 512 (21.3) 31/12
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 17.0 +1.3 -1.8 -5.2 -9.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 14.9 +0.7 1.6 -3.0 -4.5 0.0 2.2 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 21.0 +1.1 2.2 -4.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) 24/14
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 18.9 -1.1 11.1 +0.2 8.4 0.0 3.6 9.8 556 (23.2) 37/21
RICHMOND RAAF 21.4 +0.9 5.1 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 211 ( 8.8) 28/17
BELLAMBI AWS 18.2 -1.4 11.7 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 503 (21.0) 31/18
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.5 -- -1.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 156 ( 6.5) 21/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.3 -1.0 0.9 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 26/12
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 17.3 -0.3 1.0 -4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 81 ( 3.4) 15/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.9 -1.1 5.7 -1.7 -- 0.0 1.6 6.7 241 (10.0) 34/15
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.4 -0.8 3.8 -1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 41/15
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.2 -0.4 3.1 -2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 35/14
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 13.8 -2.8 6.9 -1.4 5.0 0.2 1.6 0.4 254 (10.6) 48/12
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.9 -1.7 5.6 -0.1 -- 0.2 -- -- 276 (11.5) 43/11
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.3 -0.5 4.3 -0.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 118 ( 4.9) 37/12
HOBART AIRPORT 13.7 -1.5 7.2 +0.6 3.9 1.2 1.0 5.8 270 (11.3) 46/13
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

34.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
33.0 MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
32.3 MILINGIMBI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.1 PIRLANGIMPI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
32.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA

+7.8 : 31.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+6.3 : 29.0 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+5.9 : 32.0 KALBARRI Central West WA
+5.8 : 28.2 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+5.8 : 24.3 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+5.8 : 25.8 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

27.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.4 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+5.7 : 15.1 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.1 : 18.4 KALBARRI Central West WA
+4.8 : 15.7 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+4.7 : 15.3 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+4.7 : 12.2 SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA

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

1.3 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
2.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.3 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.5 : 25.6 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-4.6 : 3.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-4.3 : 1.3 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
-4.3 : 26.8 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

-5.0 MARRANGAROO (DEFENCE) C Tablelands S NSW
-4.6 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.5 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-9.3 : 7.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-9.1 : 6.7 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-8.8 : 8.3 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-8.6 : 10.1 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-8.0 : 7.5 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.
30.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
11.4 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
11.0 ZEEHAN (WEST COAST PIONEERS MUSEUM) W Coast TAS
10.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.2 STRAHAN (ANDREW STREET) W Coast TAS

Reports not yet available

1030 (42.9) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
987 (41.1) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
972 (40.5) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
946 (39.4) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
902 (37.6) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
900 (37.5) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
899 (37.5) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
878 (36.6) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
866 (36.1) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
841 (35.0) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
815 (34.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
798 (33.3) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
792 (33.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
773 (32.2) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
761 (31.7) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
751 (31.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
731 (30.5) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
730 (30.4) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
719 (30.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
712 (29.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
691 (28.8) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
690 (28.8) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
668 (27.8) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
627 (26.1) MURRURUNDI GAP AWS Hunter Valley NSW
607 (25.3) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
89/13 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
85/14 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
80/14 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
78/17 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
76/06 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
76/11 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast 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.
ISLANDS
Islands
COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
30.8mm in 30 min to 09:30 61.6mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 30.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.8mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 80(230/ 69 ) at 14:29
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 72(190/ 63 ) at 07:30
E Coast
MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) : 74(210/ 63 ) at 14:02