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Saturday 8 January 2000

Today's weather extremes

Storms cause damage in Roma Qld and in Victoria's west

Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

76.0 Herberton Qld
73.0 Lansdowne WA
58.0 Laguna Millmerran Qld
56.8 Charnwood Lowmead Qld
Thunderstorms at Roma on the Queensland western Darling Downs caused strong winds and hail to golfball size, bringing down trees and powerlines. Storms also occurred in the Wimmera and Great Western districts of Victoria, with hail to 2cm reported.

Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
39.9 Julia Creek PO Qld 28.0 =Centre Is NT, McCluer Is NT
12.0 Crackenback NSW -0.1 Charlotte Pass NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
35.4 Esperance AP WA
20.2 Norseman PO WA
28.9 Giles MO WA
9.0 Edinburgh AP SA
Other extreme readings
Flood peaks:
Warrego at Cunnamulla Bridge Qld
6.05m at 9am with minor flooding
Paroo at Wanaaring NSW
2.66m at unknown time today with minor flooding
Records set this day

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