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Monday 22 May 2000

Fog and frost widespread in NSW, Victoria
With a large high pressure system sitting over the area, fogs were widespread across central and southern NSW and northern Victoria this morning. At Wellington Research Station in NSW, the fog and dew were so heavy that they accumulated 0.6mm in the raingauge -- an average dew seldom exceeds 0.2! Temperatures as low as minus 6 at Cooma and Bombala produced heavy frosts on the NSW Southern Tablelands. Canberra's minimum in the temperature screen was -4 (7 below average), while the minimum measured on the grass was -7. Sub-zero temperatures were also recorded in southwestern NSW, where Hillston with -1.0 and Ivanhoe with -1.5 were both around 8.5 below the May average.

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

77.0 Mt Read Tas
40.8 Lake Margaret Tas
39.6 Strathgordon Tas
37.4 Waldheim Cradle Valley Tas

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Cape Moreton Qld: 27mm in 6h to noon
Mt Read Tas: 56mm in 12h to 9am

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
34.0 Jabiru AP NT 27.0 Coconut Is Qld
5.0 Mt Baw Baw Vic -7.5 Perisher Valley NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
17.1 Katoomba NSW
10.0 Grove Res Stn Tas
19.0 Balgo Hills WA
1.0 Wiluna WA

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