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Thursday 17 February 2000

Today's weather extremes

Showers and storms continue across the tropics

Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

193.2 Coolibah NT
165.2 Dellisaville Belyuen NT
136.0 Howard Springs NT
126.0 McMinns Lagoon NT
Patchy heavy rainfalls from thunderstorms and areas of rain continued across tropical Australia today to the north of the monsoon trough. The Darwin area had a second day of heavy rain, with 53mm falling at the Airport in showers and rain between 9am and midday. This followed a 24 hour gauging of 104mm to 9am. Other heavy 24 hours falls in the area were 165.2 at Dellisaville, 20km to the southwest and 136 at Howard Springs, about 20km to the east. There were heavy falls in NW NT with Coolibah station, around 50km east of Timber Creek topscoring with 193.2mm. 

In Qld, there were isolated heavy falls along the Central and North Tropical Coasts, and across the Gulf and Channel Country. See box for some of the heavier falls.

Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
41.2 Eneabba WA 29.0 Thevenard Is WA
18.0 Crackenback NSW 2.7 Charlotte Pass NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
36.6 Wonthaggi Vic
37.0 Laverton AP Vic
18.8 Weeaproinah Vic
26.2 Clermont Qld
24.9 Injune Qld
27.0 Charleville AP Qld
8.0 Narembeen WA
Other extreme readings
Kalumburu WA: 62mm in 6hrs to 3pm
Channel Pt NT: 74mm in 12hrs to 3pm
Bedourie Qld: 33mm in 6hrs to 9pm
Cloncurry Qld: 33mm in 6hrs to 9pm
Georgetown Qld 39mm in 6hrs to 3am
Richmond AP Qld: 47.8mm in 1hr to 5pm
Townsville AP Qld: 56.4mm in 1hr10m to 2pm
Mackay MO Qld: 85mm in 5hr10m to 9.55pm
Records set this day

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