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Penrith Rainfall Reports
|Date||Rain to 9am||interval|
|May 2016 Total||18 0.6||1 day(s)|
|May 1996-2014 Average Total||40.9||11.6 day(s)|
|May 1996-2014 Wettest Total||96.0||1998|
|May 1996-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||63.0||7th 1996|
|May 1996-2014 Driest Total||4.0||2014|
|Jan-May 2016 Total||339.2||37 day(s)|
|Jan-May 1996-2014 Average Total||385.8||56.7 day(s)|
Sydney, 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.