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Saturday 02 September 2000

Windy across the southeast
Fires continue to plague SE Qld
A series of cold fronts in a strong westerly stream crossed SA, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania today bringing gusty winds and scattered thunderstorms across the four states. Early morning thunderstorms brought hail and up to 15mm of rain in a couple of hours across central NSW.

Warm, windy weather spawned fresh bushfires in southeast Queensland today. Boonah shire, southwest of Brisbane, saw 200 hectares destroyed, while 80ha were burnt around nearby Minden shire. The Press reported wind gusts to 100km/h, downing power lines and causing minor building damage.

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

44.8 Hallett SA
33.4 Clarendon SA
31.6 Whyte-Yarcowie SA
30.2 Mt Bold Reservoir SA

High falls for other periods:

New South Wales:
Nullo Mtn:
12mm in 2h to 5am
Orange AP: 15mm in 3h to 3am
Parkes AP: 11mm in 2h to 2am

Today's highest & lowest temps

Other extremes

Wind gusts:
Mt Lofty summit SA:
89km/h at 2pm
Mt Boyce NSW: 85km/h at 11am
Thredbo Crackenback NSW: 93km/h at 10.35pm
Lookout Hill Vic: 96km/h at 9.25pm
Cape Grim Tas: 111km/h at 9pm
Mt Wellington summit Tas: 94km/h at 10pm

Flood peaks:
Belubula at Canowindra NSW:
about 4.5m at 6pm with minor flooding.

Records set this day


Maximum Minimum
37.4 Wyndham PO WA 25.0 Coconut Is Qld
-1.0 Crackenback NSW -7.5 Perisher Valley NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
35.0 Ayr DPI Res Stn Qld
19.9 Clermont Qld
10.9 Glen Innes PO NSW
1.0 Warburton AF WA
7.0 Telfer AF WA