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Friday, 06 APR 2001

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WA heat spreads to SA
Fog disrupts Sydney's morning
The heatwave that has persisted in southern Western Australia all week moved east today, giving temperatures of up to 13 above average to the state's southeast where top temperatures of 36 or 37 were recorded. The warm air also spread into South Australia, giving southeastern coastal locations top temps around 32 or 33, some 11 above the April norm.

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness descended on Sydney this morning, with dense fog covering most of the metropolitan area including, unusually, the eastern suburbs. Sydney Airport was closed for part of the morning, resulting in the diversion of 17 international flights to Brisbane or Melbourne, and delays to domestic flights. Sydney Harbour ferry services ran to reduced speeds, while traffic on the M4 and F3 motorways was slowed by the fog, which dispersed mid-morning.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 17:48 EDST on 07/04/01

Quality control note: Data is complete, and has been visually checked by AWN for gross errors. Less obvious errors may remain. See Explanation of Extremes Pages for more information
Records set this day (none known)

Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals received, and/or all reported falls of 50mm or more.

182.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
126.0 NARAWILLI Arnhem NT
122.2 ELCHO ISLAND Arnhem NT
122.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands
63.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND Islands

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
126.0 NARAWILLI
122.2 ELCHO ISLAND

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
182.0 HORN ISLAND

ISLANDS
    Islands
122.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT
63.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
CENTRE ISLAND
10.6mm in 17 min to 05:30 37.4mm/h
BORROLOOLA
34.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 34.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 12.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
44.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 14.7mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
38.2 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.2 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
38.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
37.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
37.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
37.0 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
37.0 RED ROCKS POINT Eucla WA
27.7 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.2 WYNDHAM POST OFFICE N Kimberley WA
26.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
26.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
26.0 CAPE FOURCROY Islands
15.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
16.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
16.0 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
-19.8 KINGSCOTE AERO Kangaroo Is SA
-1.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.2 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
1.3 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+13.1   36.8 EYRE Eucla WA
+12.8   33.2 GOOLWA (HINDMARSH ISLAND MARINA) Mt Lofty Ranges SA
+12.6   36.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.5   32.4 VICTOR HARBOR Mt Lofty Ranges SA
+11.2   36.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+11.2   33.5 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide Plains SA
+11.2   32.6 NARACOORTE Lower SE SA
+12.5   20.8 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC
+8.4   22.6 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.1   25.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
+7.0   9.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
+6.8   19.9 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-4.8   29.1 LARRIMAH Roper-McArthur NT
-4.6   28.0 DARWIN AIRPORT Darwin-Daly NT
-3.6   29.8 BRUNETTE DOWNS Barkly NT
-3.4   29.0 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
-3.3   22.5 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-5.9   8.0 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-4.7   5.6 KATANNING POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
-4.2   4.5 HEYWOOD FORESTRY W Coast VIC
-3.8   7.1 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-3.6   5.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW

Highest wind gusts above 89km/h or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.

RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD: 70 (140/ 63 ) at 14:30

Other extremes

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