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Friday 21 January 2000

Today's weather extremes

Violent storm causes damage at Mt Morgan Qld

Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

100.0 Territory Wildlife Park NT
75.2 Wagait Beach Darwin NT
66.0 Elizabeth Downs NT
60.0 Jerdacuttup Hopetoun WA
A storm at Mt Morgan, 35km SW of Rockhampton Qld, partly unroofed six houses and overturned a caravan. 30mm of rain was recorded in half an hour, and small hail accompanied the storm.

Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
42.6 Meekatharra AP WA
42.5 Wiluna WA
42.2 Baralaba Qld
29.3 Murchison WA
5.0 Mt Baw Baw Vic 0.9 Lookout Hill Vic

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
39.2 Nambour DPI Qld
40.1 Archerfield AP Qld
40.7 Amberley AP Qld
27.5 Mullewa WA
26.4 Texas Qld
22.0 Beverley WA
22.5 Northam WA
4.0 Padthaway SA
Other extreme readings
Records set this day
All time highest daily maximum temperature:
Double Island Point LH Qld: 35.4. Previous highest: 35.2 in Feb 1988 in 40 years of record

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