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Monday 05 June 2000

Cold, windy and further snow in NSW
Cold, windy weather and light snowfalls were again reported in central areas of NSW today. Early morning snow fell at Blackheath on the Blue Mountains, and at Orange Airport, while Oberon reported 4cm settled on the ground at 9am. Snow was reported settling along the Great Western Highway at Yetholme, between Lithgow and Bathurst during this evening, while Tumbarumba reported 28mm of precipitation at 9 this morning, falling as a mix of rain and snow. NSW and Victorian ski fields reported further light falls, taking snow depths to 120cm at Kosciuszko Chalet, 35cm in Thredbo Village and 84cm at Falls Creek. Light snow was also reported from Noojee in Victoria's West Gippsland, and from Central Plateau stations in Tasmania. Gale force winds were reported from parts of the Tasmanian, Victorian and NSW coasts, with the Hunter coast most affected.

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

32.0 Hunters Hill Vic
32.0 Low Rocky Pt Tas
28.8 Tumbarumba NSW
24.2 Adelong NSW

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Coldstream Vic: 10mm in 3h to 9am
Palmers Lookout Port Arthur Tas: 12mm in 3h to noon

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
30.0 Jabiru AP NT
30.0 Kowanyama AP Qld
25.0 Coconut Is Qld
-5.0 Crackenback NSW -8.5 Woolbrook NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
24.9 Mullewa WA
9.8 Three Rivers WA
21.0 Elliott NT
-8.5 Woolbrook NSW