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National Daily Weather Summary


Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
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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 1409 EST on 18/05/2018. 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)

NT

Victoria

014825

VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS

52

52.0

04/05/2005

16

N Equal to record.

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

QLD

Gulf Country

029127

MOUNT ISA AERO

24.0

22.7

05/05/2018

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.


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

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4pm EST Maximum temperature anomalies

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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 14:08EST, 18/05/2018.

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 25.1 +3.3 10.4 0.0 5.9 0.0 2.8 9.5 331 (13.8) 37/14
BUNBURY 25.0 +3.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 21/23
MANDURAH 24.7 +3.4 13.5 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 197 ( 8.2) 21/12
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.2 -1.8 18.1 -4.0 16.9 0.0 10.4 10.6 412 (17.2) 43/09
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.4 -3.6 3.1 -5.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) 46/13
WHYALLA AERO 15.6 -4.8 10.7 +2.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 475 (19.8) 34/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.0 -3.9 10.3 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 28/12
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.6 -1.5 10.3 +3.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 293 (12.2) 46/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.7 -1.1 14.4 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 576 (24.0) 43/14
CAIRNS AERO 24.1 -3.5 21.8 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 597 (24.9) 41/15
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.7 +0.1 19.6 +2.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 368 (15.3) 39/11
MACKAY M.O 24.4 +0.2 18.7 +1.6 -- 0.2 -- -- 570 (23.8) 50/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.0 -1.0 17.2 +3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 349 (14.5) 52/13
BUNDABERG AERO 25.3 +0.7 15.9 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 420 (17.5) 44/13
COOLANGATTA 21.6 -1.5 15.6 +1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 459 (19.1) 35/10
BRISBANE AERO 22.5 -1.0 11.9 -0.9 10.1 0.0 4.8 6.8 361 (15.0) 34/12
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 19.8 0.0 6.4 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 357 (14.9) 35/19
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.4 +2.1 6.2 -2.5 -- 0.0 3.4 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.3 -0.1 11.5 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 336 (14.0) 26/00
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.3 -1.0 8.3 -1.7 -- 0.2 -- -- 382 (15.9) 24/15
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 17.0 +1.3 -1.0 -4.4 -7.8 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 13.9 -0.3 1.6 -3.0 -4.4 0.0 1.6 -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 19.9 0.0 4.4 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 387 (16.1) 28/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.9 +1.9 9.7 -1.2 8.0 0.0 3.2 9.8 456 (19.0) 28/14
RICHMOND RAAF 20.9 +0.4 4.9 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 163 ( 6.8) 24/12
BELLAMBI AWS 18.2 -1.4 9.5 -3.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 420 (17.5) 30/16
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.7 -- -2.1 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 149 ( 6.2) 34/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.1 -1.2 0.9 -4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 180 ( 7.5) 26/14
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.6 -2.0 1.6 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 104 ( 4.3) 31/15
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.1 -2.9 2.4 -5.0 0.0 0.0 6.0 5.2 308 (12.8) 37/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.1 -3.1 2.9 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 343 (14.3) 28/10
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.5 -3.1 1.7 -3.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) 31/10
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 13.9 -2.7 8.7 +0.4 5.9 0.2 1.0 0.6 339 (14.1) 35/17
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.0 -2.6 6.8 +1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 344 (14.3) 37/12
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.8 0.0 2.5 -2.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 170 ( 7.1) 31/14
HOBART AIRPORT 16.3 +1.1 6.0 -0.6 3.2 0.0 1.4 0.5 524 (21.8) 41/01
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

34.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
32.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.0 MILINGIMBI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
31.7 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
31.4 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+6.1 : 23.7 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+5.1 : 25.0 WITCHCLIFFE Lower West WA
+5.0 : 25.0 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.0 : 23.1 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+4.9 : 23.4 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+4.9 : 25.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
26.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
25.9 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
25.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+4.1 : 7.9 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+3.9 : 17.0 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
+3.7 : 22.6 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
+3.4 : 20.7 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
+3.4 : 14.6 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+3.4 : 11.1 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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

3.9 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.8 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
6.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.9 : 12.5 NURIOOTPA PIRSA Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.9 : 25.0 HALLS CREEK METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE E Kimberley WA
-4.8 : 15.6 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
-4.7 : 15.0 ROSEWORTHY AWS Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.7 : 14.4 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
-4.7 : 28.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
-4.7 : 16.2 POONCARIE MAIL AGENCY Lower Darling NSW

-5.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.0 DINNER PLAIN (MOUNT HOTHAM AIRPORT) Upper NE VIC
-4.7 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.3 : 8.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-8.2 : 8.9 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-7.9 : 7.9 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-7.8 : -2.9 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-7.6 : 14.2 DUM IN MIRRIE AIRSTRIP 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.
62.8 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
62.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
57.2 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN) W Coast TAS
53.8 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
29.8 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

QUEENSLAND
Wide Bay/Burnett
29.8 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
Brisbane/SE Coast
53.8 RAINBOW BEACH

TASMANIA
W Coast
62.8 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION
62.0 MOUNT READ
57.2 QUEENSTOWN (SOUTH QUEENSTOWN)

Reports not yet available

1688 (70.3) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1349 (56.2) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1174 (48.9) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
1125 (46.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1116 (46.5) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1112 (46.3) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1075 (44.8) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
1061 (44.2) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
1028 (42.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
1014 (42.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
977 (40.7) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
947 (39.5) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
902 (37.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
874 (36.4) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
844 (35.2) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
842 (35.1) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
839 (35.0) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
813 (33.9) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
788 (32.8) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
788 (32.8) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
786 (32.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
784 (32.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
773 (32.2) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
749 (31.2) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
742 (30.9) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
723 (30.1) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
710 (29.6) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
702 (29.3) HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
689 (28.7) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
679 (28.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
659 (27.5) WALUNGURRU AIRPORT N Plateau NT
656 (27.3) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
655 (27.3) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
647 (27.0) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
619 (25.8) GOLD COAST SEAWAY Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
619 (25.8) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
615 (25.6) SWAN ISLAND E Coast TAS
610 (25.4) MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
606 (25.3) GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) Wimmera S VIC
600 (25.0) BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
85/13 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
85/15 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
83/21 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
83/00 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
81/00 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Cent Wheatbelt
WANDERING
105.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 105.0mm/h
105.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 105.0mm/h
105.0mm in 42 min to 08:42 150.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
N Coast--Herbert
COWLEY BEACH (DEFENCE)
10.2mm in 1 hr to 08:30 10.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.0mm/h
INNISFAIL AERODROME
12.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 12.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
Central Coast E
SAMUEL HILL AERO
11.8mm in 16 min to 01:00 44.2mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 19.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
12.6mm in 30 min to 19:30 25.2mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 16.6mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
Brisbane/SE Coast
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
7.6mm in 20 min to 02:00 22.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 10.4mm/h
TASMANIA
W Coast
MOUNT READ
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
E Pilbara
LEGENDRE ISLAND : 78( 90/ 63 ) at 01:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 82(260/ 67 ) at 15:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 83(310/ 70 ) at 00:30
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 78(260/ 63 ) at 00:00
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 83(270/ 69 ) at 18:00