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Wednesday 07 June 2000

Cold night in NE NSW, SE Qld
Much of NE NSW and SE Qld reported sub-zero minimum temperatures this morning (above), with departures from normal commonly 6 to 10 below the June average (below).
Clear skies and low humidity caused overnight temperatures to plummet to their lowest point so far this winter in SE Qld and NE NSW this morning. Many inland Brisbane suburbs reported the unusual experience of frost. Amberley RAAF Air Base, 6km west of Ipswich, recorded a low of -3, 10 below average, while on the Granite Belt, the temperature dropped to -6 at Applethorpe, 9 below the June norm. The NSW Northern Tablelands reported heavy frosts and the coldest temperatures on the continent, even exceeding those on the Snowy Mountains, when the thermometer dropped to -8.4 at Glen Innes Airport, and -9.0 at the University of New England Armidale site.

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

23.0 Cape Wessel NT
19.0 Palmers Lookout Port Arthur Tas
14.0 Noojee Vic
14.0 Dunns Hill Vic

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

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Records set this day

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Maximum Minimum
31.2 Gumbalunya Oenpelli NT 24.4 Horn Is Qld
-1.0 Crackenback NSW -9.0 Armidale Uni NSW
-8.4 Glen Innes AP NSW
-8.0 Charlotte Pass NSW
-7.8 Woolbrook NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+4.4
24.6 Eneabba WA
+5.2
17.3 Wollogorang NT
+5.2
10.0 Arkaroola SA
-7.4
17.2 Winton PO Qld
-10.1
-3.0 Amberley AP Qld
-8.9
-6.0 Applethorpe Qld
-8.9
-5.0 Oakey AP Qld