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Carnegie Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|May 2016 Average||13.1||+2.3||-|
|May 1989-2014 Average||10.8||25.4|
|May 1989-2014 Highest||21.5||14th 1990||36.8||1st 1990|
|May 1989-2014 Lowest||2.4||27th 2000||12.0||9th 1997|
|May 2016 Total||0.0||0 day(s)|
|May 1943-2014 Average Total||15.5||2.4 day(s)|
|May 1943-2014 Wettest Total||91.6||1997|
|May 1943-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||55.6||1st 1970|
|May 1943-2014 Driest Total||0.0||1944|
|Jan-May 2016 Total||86.9||24 day(s)|
|Jan-May 1943-2014 Average Total||156.2||18.2 day(s)|
Interior, Western Australia
Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.
For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.
Strong winds and heavy rain lashed parts of Victoria overnight, with hundreds of residents calling the State Emergency Service (SES) for help.