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Gladstone Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|Sun 01/05/2016||21.9||+5.0||56 32||+6||0.0|
|May 2016 Average||56 21.9||+5.0||56 32.0||+6.4|
|May 1958-2014 Average||16.9||25.6|
|May 1958-2014 Highest||22.6||2nd 1968||31.3||11th 1973|
|May 1958-2014 Lowest||8.5||29th 1987||13.8||12th 1978|
|May 2016 Total||55 0.0||0 day(s)|
|May 1958-2014 Average Total||58.3||7.6 day(s)|
|May 1958-2014 Wettest Total||316.4||1983|
|May 1958-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||178.0||14th 1977|
|May 1958-2014 Driest Total||0.2||1984|
|Jan-May 2016 Total||580.2||43 day(s)|
|Jan-May 1958-2014 Average Total||507.8||50.5 day(s)|
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.