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Tuesday 21 March 2000

Today's weather extremes


Highest rainfall, 24 hours to 9am

118.0 Topaz Malanda Qld
102.5 Babinda PO Qld
89.2 Numbulwar NT
88.8 Upper Chichester NSW

Other heavy NSW falls:
72.8 Castle Hill
70.6 Williamtown AP
63.6 Katoomba
63.6 Kintyre Darkes Forest
61.0 Narara Gosford
60.6 Rose Bay
60.4 Bulahdelah
58.4 Gosford North
58.0 Tocal Paterson
57.2 Parramatta North
57.0 Epping
56.2 Kurrajong Heights
55.4 Prospect Dam


Highest & Lowest Temps

Maximum Minimum
38.6 Telfer AP WA 28.0 Barrow Is AP WA
6.0 Crackenback NSW -5.0 Liawenee Tas

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
38.5 Yuendumu NT
20.5 Wandering WA
17.0 Murrurundi NSW
18.6 Quirindi NSW
18.5 Jerrys Plains NSW
-1.0 Grove Res Stn Tas
0.0 Bushy Park Tas
4.0 Latrobe Valley AP Vic
Other extreme readings
Wubin PO: 73.0 48h to 9am
Gostwyck: 91mm 24h to 4pm
Clarencetown: 71mm 6h to 3pm

Flood peaks:
Williams at Dungog NSW: ~4.8m at 8.30pm with minor flooding (first peak)
Paterson at Gostwyck NSW: ~11.6m at 11.40pm with moderate flooding (first peak)

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.