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Friday 12 May 2000

Gales in SA
The low pressure system that gave WA a burst of wintry weather yesterday moved ESE under South Australia today and deepened to 984hPa. Wintry showers and winds gusting to over 90km/h were reported from the south of the state with and after the passage of the front. There were some heavy falls in the Adelaide Hills, with 46.2mm reported for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday at Mt Lofty summit, 45mm at Uraidla and 38mm at Clarendon.

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

72.0 Narawili Elcho Is NT
65.6 Cape Byron LH NSW
49.2 Galiwinku Elcho Is NT
46.0 McCluer Is NT

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Narawili Elcho Is NT: 51mm in 6h to midday
Cape Wessel AWS NT: 49mm in 3h to midday
Kuitpo SA: 18mm in 3h to 3pm

Wind gusts:
Neptune Is SA: 87km/h at 9.59pm
Cape Willoughby SA: 93km/h at 2.30pm
Mt Lofty summit SA: 93km/h at 8.48pm
Mt Hotham Vic: 102km/h at 10.04pm

Flood peaks:
Paroo at Hungerford Qld: 2.15m at 6am with major flooding
Bulloo at South Comongin Qld: 3.10m at 6pm with minor flooding
Isaac at Connors Junction Qld: about 10.6m overnight with moderate flooding

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
34.8 Curtin AP Derby WA 26.4 Troughton Is WA
3.7 Mt Hotham Vic -3.5 Thredbo Village NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
29.7 Oodnadatta AP SA
20.0 Springsure Qld
23.4 Nyang WA
5.0 Meekatharra AP WA

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