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Tuesday 11 January 2000

Today's weather extremes

Heavy monsoon showers in Qld
Hot day in SA

Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

117.6 Low Isles Qld
111.0 Richmond Hills Aramac Qld
107.0 Ulcanbah Twin Hills Qld
104.0 Horn Island Qld
With the monsoon trough lying across far north Queensland, there were some heavy showers on the north tropical coast and a few farther inland. Low Isles Lighthouse, about 70km north of Cairns, recorded 125mm between midnight and 6am, 94mm falling between 3 and 5am, and 60.2 falling in the hour between 4 and 5am. Other heavy falls are given at left.

Maximum temperatures were 8 to 14 above average in southern SA and western Vic today. Greatest departures from normal were on SA's west coast and Eyre Peninsula, where Elliston recorded 39.5, 14.1 above.

Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
42.0 Camooweal PO Qld 31.5 Arkaroola SA
15.0 Crackenback NSW -0.8 Charlotte Pass NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
39.5 Elliston SA
31.5 Arkaroola SA
25.0 Barcaldine Qld
=7.8 Murrurundi NSW
=7.6 Coonabarabran NSW
Other extreme readings
Kununurra AP WA
29mm in 29mins to 5.58pm
Weipa AP Qld
82mm in 2 hrs to midnight
Townsville AP Qld
51mm in 6hrs to 9pm
Proserpine AP
54mm in 3hrs to 9pm
27.8mm in 1hr to 7pm
Barcaldine Qld
29mm in 3hrs to 9am
Evans Head NSW
49mm in 1hr to 10pm
Coffs Harbour AP NSW
40mm in 3hrs to midnight
Records set this day

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