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Friday 05 May 2000

Useful rain in Victoria's parched west
Warm nights continue in central NSW, south central Qld
Minimum temperature departures from normal this morning.

The rainband that gave much of Victoria soaking rain yesterday seemed to have bypassed the drought-stricken Western District. However, a low which developed in the rain-bearing trough near Victoria's eastern tip overnight swung moist southeasterlies over the area today giving 25 to 40mm in a large area around Warrnambool. Though most of the rain fell today, it shows up in the 24 hour totals for Saturday 6 May.

For the fourth morning in a row, minimum temperatures in south central Queensland and down through the centre of NSW were wildly above normal for May, with parts of Queensland's Darling Downs and Maranoa experiencing a slightly warmer night than would be normal in January.

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

85.0 Dalrymple Heights Qld
71.2 Coonabarabran NSW
59.8 Lakes Entrance Vic
59.0 Coonamble AP NSW

Other heavy falls in NSW:
47.0 Tooraweenah
41.6 Gulgong
35.0 Quambone
35.0 Premer
34.6 Dunedoo
34.5 Blowering Dam
34.4 Tambar Springs
32.0 Quirindi

Other heavy falls in Vic:
57.0 Hunters Hill
51.0 Falls Creek
51.0 Mt Hotham
48.0 Bairnsdale
47.0 Mt Moornapa
44.8 Corryong
44.4 Koetong
44.0 Mt Nowa Nowa
43.0 Mitta Mitta
41.0 Edi Upper

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Coonamble AP NSW: 37mm in 6h to 6am
Murrurundi NSW: 26mm in 6h to 9pm
Williamtown AP NSW: 16.8mm in 1h40m to noon
Coonabarabran NSW 38mm in 6h to 9am
Cabramurra NSW: 36mm in 6h to 3pm
Mt Baw Baw Vic: 46mm in 7h to 11pm
Lookout Hill Vic: 33mm in 6h to 6pm
Warrnambool AP Vic: 26mm in 6h to 3pm
Mortlake Vic: 50mm in 9h to 3pm

Flood peaks:
Warrego at Barringun Old Gauge NSW: 1.6m this evening.

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
37.5 Wave Hill New Station NT 25.0 Troughton Is WA
25.0 McCluer Is NT
25.0 Coconut Is Qld
5.7 Barren Tier  Tas 0.8 Mt Wellington Tas

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
22.0 Canberra AP ACT
20.9 Mitchell Qld
20.5 Miles Qld
16.5 Yass NSW
28.2 Mango Farm Daly River NT
1.0 Salmon Gums Res Stn WA

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