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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 1413 EST on 20/05/2018. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

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4am EST Rainfall -- 24 hours to 9am

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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 14:12EST, 20/05/2018.

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 24.3 +2.5 8.6 -1.8 2.5 0.0 4.6 9.4 398 (16.6) 41/00
BUNBURY 22.1 +0.9 6.0 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 153 ( 6.4) 21/10
MANDURAH 22.9 +1.6 11.2 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 219 ( 9.1) 18/07
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.9 -1.1 19.4 -2.7 18.4 0.0 6.6 10.9 380 (15.8) 43/11
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.3 -3.7 0.2 -8.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 355 (14.8) 39/09
WHYALLA AERO 17.9 -2.5 11.0 +2.3 -- 1.4 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) 30/10
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.1 -0.8 11.7 +1.5 -- 22.2 -- -- 70 ( 2.9) 28/14
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.6 -1.5 8.2 +0.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 249 (10.4) 34/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 26.7 -1.1 13.9 +0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 39/12
CAIRNS AERO 26.9 -0.7 21.8 +1.9 -- 0.2 -- -- 682 (28.4) 52/10
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.3 +1.7 18.3 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 363 (15.1) 43/10
MACKAY M.O 24.4 +0.2 18.9 +1.8 -- 0.2 -- -- 507 (21.1) 41/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.1 +1.1 13.9 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 302 (12.6) 35/10
BUNDABERG AERO 25.7 +1.1 13.7 -0.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 353 (14.7) 30/11
COOLANGATTA 23.8 +0.7 10.8 -3.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 198 ( 8.3) 24/10
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 -0.2 10.6 -2.2 7.8 0.0 3.2 9.7 236 ( 9.8) 28/09
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 21.0 +1.2 9.7 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 233 ( 9.7) 24/15
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 22.5 +2.2 5.3 -3.4 -- 0.0 3.2 -- -- --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.4 0.0 7.8 -2.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 214 ( 8.9) 26/02
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 19.7 -0.6 7.7 -2.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 314 (13.1) 30/09
BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION 14.9 -0.8 1.5 -1.9 -6.0 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 20.2 +0.3 2.9 -3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 270 (11.3) 35/16
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 19.8 -0.2 10.8 -0.1 7.8 0.0 3.4 7.8 307 (12.8) 37/21
RICHMOND RAAF 21.6 +1.1 2.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 72 ( 3.0) 21/02
BELLAMBI AWS 18.7 -0.9 10.8 -2.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 254 (10.6) 31/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.2 -- 1.7 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 246 (10.3) 37/15
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.3 -3.0 6.2 +0.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 178 ( 7.4) 26/16
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 15.5 -2.1 6.0 +0.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 96 ( 4.0) 26/17
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.4 +0.4 6.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 2.4 7.5 217 ( 9.0) 34/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 14.7 -2.5 1.8 -3.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 167 ( 7.0) 24/11
BENDIGO AIRPORT 14.2 -2.4 1.1 -4.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 229 ( 9.5) 28/12
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 14.3 -2.3 7.8 -0.5 5.2 0.0 2.0 0.7 358 (14.9) 30/11
BALLARAT AERODROME 10.1 -3.5 4.4 -1.3 -- 1.0 -- -- 273 (11.4) 30/16
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.6 -0.2 0.5 -4.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 84 ( 3.5) 39/21
HOBART AIRPORT 15.5 +0.3 8.1 +1.5 2.6 0.0 1.8 3.6 276 (11.5) 78/22
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

34.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
33.2 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
33.0 MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP N Rivers NT
33.0 OENPELLI AIRPORT N Rivers NT
32.3 MILINGIMBI AIRPORT N Rivers NT

+4.6 : 22.2 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+4.3 : 23.5 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
+4.0 : 24.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+3.9 : 23.9 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+3.7 : 16.7 KATOOMBA (MURRI ST) C Tablelands S NSW

27.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.1 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
26.0 BROWSE ISLAND Islands ISL
25.2 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+4.4 : 9.8 YUNTA AIRSTRIP Northeast SA
+4.2 : 17.3 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
+4.2 : 8.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
+4.1 : 22.8 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT N Rivers NT
+3.8 : 9.2 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC

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

1.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
2.8 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.2 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.7 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS

-8.0 : 10.6 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.5 : 25.6 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-4.9 : 8.3 EILDON FIRE TOWER N Central VIC
-4.7 : 1.6 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-4.2 : 11.5 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

-4.9 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.9 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.7 ARMIDALE (TREE GROUP NURSERY) N Tablelands W NSW

-8.2 : -3.3 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-8.0 : 0.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-7.8 : 0.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-7.3 : 9.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
-7.1 : 1.7 SURAT Maranoa QLD
-7.1 : 0.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA

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.
52.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
38.8 ADELAIDE (GLEN OSMOND) Adelaide/Lofty SA
36.4 BROWNHILL CREEK (SCOTCH COLLEGE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
33.8 BURNSIDE Adelaide/Lofty SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide/Lofty
38.8 ADELAIDE (GLEN OSMOND)
36.4 BROWNHILL CREEK (SCOTCH COLLEGE)
33.8 BURNSIDE

ISLANDS
Islands
52.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

Reports not yet available

1233 (51.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1114 (46.4) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
1102 (45.9) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1083 (45.1) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
1062 (44.3) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
1050 (43.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
1041 (43.4) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1018 (42.4) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
986 (41.1) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
929 (38.7) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
924 (38.5) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
921 (38.4) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
846 (35.3) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
845 (35.2) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
831 (34.6) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
796 (33.2) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
793 (33.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
780 (32.5) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
761 (31.7) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
726 (30.3) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
714 (29.8) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
682 (28.4) CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
678 (28.3) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
671 (28.0) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
667 (27.8) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
655 (27.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
653 (27.2) CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
644 (26.8) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
643 (26.8) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
615 (25.6) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
609 (25.4) CAPE SORELL W Coast TAS
601 (25.0) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
143/19 KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
120/17 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
106/22 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
96/22 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
94/17 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
91/23 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
91/20 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast 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
CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 07:30 10.4mm/h
5.2mm in 15 min to 08:00 20.8mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.6mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 08:30 13.4mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.8mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.0mm/h

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(260/ 58 ) at 23:30
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 93(260/ 80 ) at 20:20
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 121(350/ 95 ) at 17:06
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 143(270/102 ) at 19:25
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(260/ 45 ) at 19:26
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 106(270/ 87 ) at 23:00