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Tuesday 18 April 2000

Unusually heavy shower in Coffs Harbour NSW
An unusually heavy shower for southeasterly stream weather passed across Coffs Harbour Airport on NSW's North Coast this evening. Nearly 30mm fell in 30 minutes to 7pm.

Today's highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am

107.0 Richmond AP Qld
76.0 North East Is NT
74.0 Nhulunbuy NT
68.3 Cygnet Bay WA

Heavy falls in Alice Springs region:
53.2 Ringwood
50.0 Alice Springs AP
45.6 Alice Springs East-Side
43.8 Undoolya Station
42.0 Santa Teresa Mission
35.4 Ormiston Gorge
31.0 Wallace Rock Hole
31.0 Coniston Station

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Cygnet Bay WA: 50mm in 9h to 3am
Fitzroy Crossing AP WA: 38mm in 1h to 9pm
Ti Tree NT: 25mm in 6h to 3pm
Coffs Harbour AP NSW: 29.6mm in 30m to 7pm

Records set this day

Daily rainfall:
Alice Springs AP NT: 50.0mm is highest April fall in 59 years of record

Maximum Minimum
36.3 Kidman Springs NT
36.3 Burketown PO Qld
27.2 Centre Is NT
5.0 Crackenback NSW -2.2 Cooma AP NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
29.2 Hay Town NSW
21.7 Springsure Qld
16.0 Alice Springs AP NT
19.0 Jervois NT
5.4 Elliston SA

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