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Tuesday 09 May 2000

Heavy rain on NT Arnhemland coast
Strong low level convergence supported by favourable upper air conditions for convection gave some unseasonably heavy falls in far northeastern Northern Territory last night and this morning. Nhulunbuy recorded 100.5mm for the 24 hours to 9am, its highest May daily fall in over 20 years of record. Gove Airport recorded 89mm, 77 falling yesterday between 3pm and midnight.

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

100.5 Nhulunbuy NT
89.0 Gove AP NT
79.1 Nabalco Mine NT
54.0 Topaz Malanda Qld

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes


Records set this day

Nhulunbuy NT:
Highest daily rainfall on record for May, 100.5mm beating the previous record of 100.2 in 21 years record

Maximum Minimum
34.0 Bradshaw NT 27.0 Coconut Is Qld
5.0 Crackenback NSW
5.0 Mt Baw Baw Vic
-2.3 Cooma AP NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
27.5 Hyden WA
20.0 Richmond Qld
15.3 Mildura AP Vic
2.0 Polda Basin SA

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