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Sunday 23 April 2000

Continuing cold across the nation's north
Cold morning in southern NSW
Maximum temperature departures from normal today
A band of low to middle level cloud across northern WA, NT and Qld kept daytime temperatures 10 to 14 below normal today. Meanwhile, it was a wintry start to the morning on the NSW Southern Highlands where minimum temperatures were up to 10 below normal. Taralga PO recorded a low of -4.0, their coldest April morning in 40 years of record. Farther south, Goulburn recorded -2.9 at the city weather station, while the airport automatic weather station, in a frost hollow south of the city, recorded -6.3.

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

88.0 Halifax Qld
83.0 Gairloch Herbert River Qld
71.0 Pentland PO Qld
63.0 South Johnstone Qld

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Rainfall:
Kalumburu WA: 45mm in 3h to 9pm
Douglas River NT: 30mm in 1h to midnight
Ingham Qld: 68mm in 9h to 6am
South Johnstone Qld: 55mm in 6h to 6am

Records set this day

Minimum temperature:
Taralga PO NSW: -4.0 is lowest minimum temperature for April in 40 years of record

Maximum Minimum
35.0 Jabiru AP NT 26.3 Troughton Is WA
3.9 Mt Wellington Tas -6.6 Charlotte Pass NSW
-6.6 Thredbo Village NSW
-6.3 Goulburn AP NSW
-5.5 Cooma Visitors Centre NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+7.8
29.0 Cape Leeuwin WA
+5.3
16.0 Pemberton WA
-14.3
19.2 Brunette Downs NT
-12.9
21.4 Balgo Hills WA
-12.5
18.0 Isisford Qld
-10.7
-2.9 Goulburn City NSW
-10.0
-4.0 Taralga NSW
-9.9
-2.8 Nerriga NSW

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