Australian Weather News

Go to the main news page Find a place on a map

Monday 31 January 2000

Today's weather extremes

Microburst causes damage in Darwin07May00

Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

95.2 Warrawigine Marble Bar WA
94.6 Koonmarra Meekatharra WA
89.0 Rutland Plains Normanton Qld
86.0 Meringa Sugar Exp Stn Gordonvale Qld
A sustained microburst which lasted about half an hour damaged trees and caravan annexes in a caravan park south of Darwin NT during the afternoon. Wind gusts estimated at between 100 and 150km/h produced a trail of dmage about half a kilometre long and 20 to 100m wide along the Stuart Highway. Heavy rain caused some local flooding.

Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
42.0 Camooweal PO Qld 27.6 Pardoo WA
27.6 Gumbalunya Oenpelli NT
27.6 Centre Is NT
11.4 Mt Wellington Tas 3.0 Crackenback NSW
3.0 Liawenee Tas

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
37.4 Eucla AP WA
23.3 Norseman PO WA
22.5 Kempsey NSW
16.0 Urandangie Qld
Other extreme readings
Records set this day
  • Times stated are the clock time in force in the relevant state or territory

  • Stories, including those in the archives, are as new and corrected information becomes available, with updates underlined

  • Australian Weather News gratefully acknowledges the Bureau of Meteorology as the collector and main source of meteorological data in Australia, along with the thousands of observers who record the weather and rainfall daily. I also thank Don White and the many contributors to the Aussie Weather mailing list who routinely provide much appreciated information.