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Tuesday 15 February 2000

Today's weather extremes

Torrential rain continues in NW Qld
Cold day in central Qld

Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

127.4 Black Point NT
114.0 Winton PO Qld
111.4 Burketown PO Qld
102.8 Aurukun Qld
An area of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms, which developed in the monsoonal trough over central Qld overnight and drifted slowly northwards, gave more torrential rain to the Channel and Gulf country this morning. Burketown recorded 111mm in 3 hours to 9am, while Winton recorded 62mm in 6 hours to 3am, bringing its 24 hour to 9am total to 114mm. Winton has recorded 214.6mm in the past 48 hours. Other notable falls are listed at left.

Rain and cloud cover kept daytime temperatures down again in parts of central, western and southern Qld. Maxima reported at 3pm were generally 10 to 14 down on average, with Charleville's 22 14 below.

Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
40.0 Pannawonica WA
40.0 Carnarvon AP WA
40.0 Gascoyne Jn WA
40.0 Eneabba PO WA
29.0 Thevenard Is WA
16.0 Crackenback NSW -1.8 Charlotte Pass NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
32.4 Cape Northumberland SA
Padthaway SA
21.2 Tambo Qld
20.7 Clermont Qld
19.8 Injune Qld
8.8 Wagga AP NSW
Other extreme readings
Giles MO WA: 25mm in 1hr to 8pm
Jabiru AP NT: 44mm in 3hrs to 6pm
Bowen AP Qld: 49mm in 6hrs to 6am
Emerald AP Qld: 48mm in 6hrs to 9pm
Camooweal Qld: 35mm in 3hrs to 9am

Flood peaks:
Paroo at Homeburn: 3.07m at 9am with moderate flooding

Records set this day

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