Newcastle Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|May 2016 Average||14 15.8||+5.5||-|
|May 1999-2014 Average||10.3||21.0|
|May 1999-2014 Highest||17.4||18th 2007||28.8||4th 2007|
|May 1999-2014 Lowest||3.5||31st 2007||15.2||24th 2012|
|May 2016 Total||15 7.4||1 day(s)|
|May 1998-2014 Average Total||96.6||11.6 day(s)|
|May 1998-2014 Wettest Total||303.2||2001|
|May 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||75.2||8th 2001|
|May 1998-2014 Driest Total||19.8||2004|
|Jan-May 2016 Total||610.2||36 day(s)|
|Jan-May 1998-2014 Average Total||557.8||57.4 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
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.