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Wednesday 17 May 2000

Windy around SE Australian coast
The tip of a cold front which skirted eastern Victoria and NSW today produced strong, briefly galeforce, winds in coastal areas. In Tasmania, a strong westerly airstream continues to produce gale to occasionally storm force winds around the coast and in highland areas.

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

44.0 Mt Read Tas
32.8 Waldheim Cradle Valley Tas
27.8 Lake Pedder Village Tas
24.4 Sandy Cape LH Qld

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Flood peaks:
Bulloo at Caiwarro Qld: 3.90m overnight Tues/Wed
Connors at Pink Lagoon Qld: 10.6m at 3pm with moderate flooding

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
32.1 Gudgerama Maningrida NT 25.0 McCluer Is NT
25.0 Coconut Is Qld
3.2 Barren Tier Tas -4.5 Cooma Visitors Centre NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
21.5 Pemberton WA
16.0 Gayndah Qld
23.0 Halls Creek AP WA
11.4 Roebourne PO WA

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