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Provisional records set or equalled today

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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 1549 EST on 16/05/2021.

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

NSW

Hunter Valley

061054

NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)

5.6

6.1

19/05/1970

22

1 N

NSW

Hunter Valley

061392

MURRURUNDI GAP AWS

0.2

0.7

31/05/2019

17

1 N

VIC

Lower NE

082170

BENALLA AIRPORT

-3.3

-2.0

21/05/2012

14

1 N


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Data is as received at 15:45EST, 16/05/2021.

Observations and extremes for Sunday 16 MAY 2021
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 -- -- 17.5 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 588 (24.5) --
PERTH AIRPORT -- -- 16.8 +6.4 15.4 0.0 2.6 -- 446 (18.6) --
PERTH METRO -- -- 14.9 +4.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 188 ( 7.8) --
BUSSELTON AERO -- -- 13.9 +4.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 306 (12.8) --
BUNBURY -- -- 13.7 +4.5 -- 0.2 -- -- 196 ( 8.2) --
MANDURAH -- -- 17.0 +3.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 301 (12.5) --
ALBANY AIRPORT -- -- 13.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) --
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT -- -- 10.5 +1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 389 (16.2) --
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.0 -1.1 18.7 -3.5 16.9 0.0 6.2 -- 274 (11.4) --
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 20.0 -3.2 3.2 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 368 (15.3) --
WHYALLA AERO 17.0 -3.5 11.2 +2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 341 (14.2) --
PARAFIELD AIRPORT 18.0 -0.9 11.3 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 278 (11.6) --
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 17.0 -1.6 12.7 +3.0 11.8 0.0 4.0 -- 361 (15.0) --
VICTOR HARBOR (ENCOUNTER BAY) -- -- 10.6 +1.8 -- 0.0 2.0 -- -- --
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.0 -2.1 7.4 0.0 -- 2.0 -- -- 356 (14.8) --
CAIRNS AERO 28.0 +0.3 18.2 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 345 (14.4) --
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.0 -0.7 15.3 -2.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 262 (10.9) --
MACKAY AERO 23.0 -2.3 9.6 -6.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 337 (14.0) --
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.0 -1.1 9.3 -5.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 151 ( 6.3) --
BUNDABERG AERO 22.0 -2.8 10.5 -3.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 292 (12.2) --
GLADSTONE AIRPORT 24.0 -1.8 14.3 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 261 (10.9) --
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 22.0 -2.4 9.3 -4.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 209 ( 8.7) --
COOLANGATTA 21.0 -2.3 12.4 -1.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 352 (14.7) --
BRISBANE AERO 21.0 -2.6 9.4 -3.6 4.8 0.0 -- -- 346 (14.4) --
SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT 20.0 -3.6 11.0 -2.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) --
BRISBANE 22.0 -2.6 11.7 -2.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 173 ( 7.2) --
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 17.0 -2.9 4.3 -5.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 485 (20.2) --
TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -3.8 -2.6 -8.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 285 (11.9) --
COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT 20.0 -- 9.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 338 (14.1) --
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS (COMPARISON) 20.0 -1.7 9.0 -1.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 17.0 -3.4 7.0 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 597 (24.9) --
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 17.0 -3.8 2.9 -4.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 340 (14.2) --
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS 8.0 -6.1 -4.0 -6.5 -- 1.4 -- -- 579 (24.1) --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 20.0 -0.2 7.7 -3.3 4.7 0.0 5.2 -- 673 (28.0) --
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.0 -- 7.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
BADGERYS CREEK AWS 19.0 -1.8 4.8 -2.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 402 (16.8) --
ALBION PARK (SHELLHARBOUR AIRPORT) 19.0 -1.7 8.5 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 566 (23.6) --
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.0 -3.8 -5.4 -8.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 295 (12.3) --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 12.0 -5.4 -1.0 -6.9 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 11.0 -6.6 -1.0 -6.6 -- 0.0 -- -- 308 (12.8) --
MILDURA AIRPORT 17.0 -2.1 7.3 -0.1 -- 0.0 2.8 -- 261 (10.9) --
BENDIGO AIRPORT 13.0 -3.7 0.0 -5.3 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) --
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT 15.0 -2.6 0.1 -5.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 309 (12.9) --
MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) 15.0 -1.9 5.7 -0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 511 (21.3) --
MELBOURNE AIRPORT 15.0 -1.7 4.1 -4.2 1.8 0.0 3.0 -- 461 (19.2) --
MELBOURNE (OLYMPIC PARK) 15.0 -- 8.3 -- -- 0.2 -- -- 247 (10.3) --
BREAKWATER (GEELONG RACECOURSE) 15.0 -- 6.9 -- -- 1.2 -- -- 318 (13.3) --
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.0 -2.7 3.3 -2.4 -- 0.2 -- -- 339 (14.1) --
WYNYARD AIRPORT 14.0 -1.2 1.3 -3.9 -- 0.4 -- -- 308 (12.8) --
DEVONPORT AIRPORT 15.0 -0.4 6.6 -0.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 512 (21.3) --
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.0 -0.8 4.1 -1.0 -- 0.0 -- -- 169 ( 7.0) --
HOBART AIRPORT 16.0 +0.7 7.5 +0.8 5.3 0.0 2.2 -- 464 (19.3) --
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.0 +1.5 7.7 +0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 459 (19.1) --
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 Sunday 16 MAY 2021
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

32.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
32.0 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
32.0 PIRLANGIMPI AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
32.0 JABIRU AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
32.0 POINT STUART Northern Rivers NT
32.0 MURGANELLA AIRSTRIP Northern Rivers NT
32.0 NOONAMAH AIRSTRIP Northern Rivers NT
32.0 WARRUWI AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
32.0 MANINGRIDA AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT
32.0 KANGAROO FLATS (DEFENCE) Northern Rivers NT
32.0 MOUNT BUNDEY NORTH (DEFENCE) Northern Rivers NT

+1.6 : 29.0 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
+1.5 : 16.0 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+1.3 : 20.0 STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+1.2 : 30.0 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
+1.2 : 32.0 WARRUWI AIRPORT Northern Rivers NT

28.0 COCOS ISLAND NTC AWS Islands ISL
27.0 ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.2 TORRES STRAIT NTC AWS Islands ISL
26.0 CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL

+7.7 : 17.0 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West & Perth WA
+7.5 : 16.4 GINGIN AERO Lower West & Perth WA
+7.3 : 14.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West & Perth WA
+7.1 : 13.2 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA
+6.4 : 16.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West & Perth WA
+6.4 : 18.2 JURIEN BAY Lower West & Perth WA

Coldest for Sunday 16 MAY 2021
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

-2.0 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
0.0 MOUNT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-8.6 : 0.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-7.9 : 4.0 HUNTERS HILL Lower NE VIC
-7.2 : -1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-7.1 : -1.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-7.0 : 9.0 KHANCOBAN AWS SW Slopes S NSW

-9.4 PERISHER VALLEY AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.1 MOUNT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-6.0 DINNER PLAIN (MT HOTHAM AP)_ Upper NE VIC
-5.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-9.1 : -2.5 DUBBO AIRPORT AWS CW Slopes S NSW
-8.9 : -1.8 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
-8.9 : -3.1 WELLINGTON (D&J RURAL) CW Slopes S NSW
-8.6 : -1.3 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
-8.5 : 0.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-8.5 : -2.6 TAMWORTH AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes S NSW
-8.5 : -3.3 BENALLA AIRPORT Lower NE VIC

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.
28.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
20.4 LAKES ENTRANCE (EASTERN BEACH ROAD) E Gippsland VIC
19.6 MALLACOOTA E Gippsland VIC
18.8 COMBIENBAR AWS E Gippsland VIC
16.4 ORBOST E Gippsland VIC

Reports not yet available

1517 (63.2) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1234 (51.4) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1160 (48.3) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
1157 (48.2) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1110 (46.3) BOUGAINVILLE REEF Islands ISL
1108 (46.2) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
991 (41.3) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
983 (41.0) HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
972 (40.5) MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
949 (39.5) SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND E Central VIC
915 (38.1) LOW ROCKY POINT W Coast TAS
864 (36.0) FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
863 (36.0) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
848 (35.3) KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) Southeast TAS
832 (34.7) BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
823 (34.3) HIGH RANGE AWS (WANGANDERRY) Illawarra NSW
821 (34.2) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
816 (34.0) CAPE GRIM N Coast TAS
809 (33.7) ARLINGTON REEF Islands ISL
806 (33.6) CAPE WESSEL Islands ISL
803 (33.5) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
802 (33.4) FAWKNER BEACON E Central VIC
798 (33.3) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
792 (33.0) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
788 (32.8) TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
769 (32.0) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
763 (31.8) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
748 (31.2) ROWLEY SHOALS Islands ISL
747 (31.1) MARION REEF Islands ISL
741 (30.9) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
733 (30.5) SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) Sydney--east NSW
727 (30.3) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
719 (30.0) CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
718 (29.9) KURNELL AWS Sydney--east NSW
716 (29.8) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
714 (29.8) LEGENDRE ISLAND E Pilbara WA
710 (29.6) FRANKSTON BEACH E Central VIC
697 (29.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
673 (28.0) SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
671 (28.0) MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
671 (28.0) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
670 (27.9) CENTRE ISLAND Northern Rivers NT
664 (27.7) ST KILDA HARBOUR - RMYS E Central VIC
643 (26.8) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
634 (26.4) CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West & Perth WA
633 (26.4) TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
632 (26.3) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
632 (26.3) CREAL REEF Islands ISL
630 (26.3) FORT DENISON Sydney--east NSW
617 (25.7) MARIA ISLAND (POINT LESUEUR) E Coast TAS
616 (25.7) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
604 (25.2) LIHOU REEF LIGHTHOUSE Islands ISL
Reports not yet available

High realtime reports for Sunday 16 MAY 2021
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.
None reported

VICTORIA
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 98(270/ 61 ) at 13:00
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) : 91(260/ 63 ) at 15:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 109(310/ 91 ) at 13:30
KUNANYI (MOUNT WELLINGTON PINNACLE) : 91(270/ 65 ) at 14:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 91(250/ 39 ) at 12:36
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 96(290/ 72 ) at 15:08