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Monday 1 May 2000

Warm in central western NSW
An unusually warm first of May saw maximum temperature records for May tumble in the NSW central western towns of Cowra and Orange. Top temperatures were 6 to 9 above normal along most of the NSW slopes and plains, and into southern inland Queensland.

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

75.0 Heron Is Qld
55.6 Lake Cootharaba Boreen Point Qld
53.0 Toolara Qld
52.4 Ngukurr Roper North NT

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes


Records set this day

Highest May maximum temperature:
Cowra Res Stn NSW: 26.5. Previous record was 25.6 in 35 years of record
Orange AP NSW: 22.0. Previous record was 20.5 in 33 years of record

Maximum Minimum
35.0 Jabiru AP NT 26.8 Troughton Is WA
5.8 Mt Read Tas -4.0 Perisher Valley NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
28.3 Maitland SA
18.2 Miles Qld
14.0 Jervois NT
5.0 Giles MO WA

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