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Monday 01 January 2001

Hot in southern SA, northern NT
Strong northerlies through a fair depth of the atmosphere brought abnormally hot weather to southern South Australia today, with top temperatures of 43 recorded at Marree and 42 at Oodnadatta, Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie. On the coast south of Adelaide, Goolwa recorded a top of 38.9, 15.5 above average. Pirlangimpi, on Melville Island north of Darwin NT, recorded a record high temperature for January when the mercury rose to 35.6 as a brief break in monsoonal conditions occurred across the Top End.

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

185.0 Tully Qld
178.0 Mt Sophia Gordonvale Qld
133.2 Babinda PO Qld
125.0 Greenvale Qld
99.2 Green Hills Gilbert River Qld
88.0 Cardwell Qld
78.4 Lucky Springs Mt Surprise Qld
77.0 Greenhaven Millaa Millaa Qld

High falls for other periods:

Cairns AP:
47.8mm in 2h03m to 6.30am
New South Wales:
Hillston AP:
32mm in 3h to noon

Today's highest & lowest temps

Wind (mean refers to the average windspeed over 10 minutes; gust is the highest speed recorded):


Other extremes

Flood peaks:
Flinders at Walkers Bend Qld:
11.97m this morning with moderate flooding
Darling at Louth NSW: 11.835m at noon today with major flooding

Records set this day

Highest maximum temperature for January (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Pirlangimpi NT: 35.6 (35.0, 21)

Maximum Minimum
44.0 Pannawonica WA
43.3 Mt Augustus Gascoyne Jn WA
43.0 Marree PO SA
30.8 Kuri Bay WA
17.8 Mt Hotham Vic 0.7 Charlotte Pass NSW

Greatest variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
38.9 Goolwa SA
42.0 Cheetham Salt Works Price SA
42.4 Whyalla Town SA
24.5 Nonning SA
25.5 Port Pirie BHAS SA
26.9 Moranbah Qld
4.0 Fingal Tas

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