Australian Weather News


Wednesday, 30 MAY 2001

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Cold nights continue in the northeast
Overnight minima were again 6 to 12 below average over much of Queensland and the northern half of the Northern Territory this morning. Proserpine equalled its record May minimum of 5.0 set yesterday, while residents along the Qld/NT border shivered as the thermometer dropped to 3 at Camooweal and 4 at Mt Isa, both more than 10 below average. It was cold, too, in southeastern NSW where Canberra recorded its lowest May minimum since 1982 with a reading of -6

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 16:17 EDST on 31/05/01

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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Lowest minimum temperature for May:
Proserpine Airport Qld: 5.0 (equal to record set yesterday)

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.

64.0 DUNGOG POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
56.2 JURIEN Lower West WA
55.0 CASTLE COVE (ROSEBRIDGE AVE) Sydney--east NSW
45.2 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
45.2 GERALDTON AIRPORT
    Lower West
56.2 JURIEN

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
64.0 DUNGOG POST OFFICE
    Sydney--east
55.0 CASTLE COVE (ROSEBRIDGE AVE)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT
17.2mm in 18 min to 01:18 57.3mm/h
12.2mm in 16 min to 07:00 45.8mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
32.3 MANINGRIDA Arnhem NT
32.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
31.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
31.5 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
31.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.8 WILLIS ISLAND Islands
1.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-8.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.7 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+4.4   24.9 WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION Central West WA
+4.3   22.8 ONGERUP Gt Southern WA
+4.0   24.7 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+4.0   25.1 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.0   24.5 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+4.5   14.1 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
+4.3   21.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+4.1   12.6 LAKE GRACE POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
+3.9   11.8 BEVERLEY Gt Southern WA
+3.8   12.4 ONGERUP Gt Southern WA
-6.4   25.0 ELLIOTT Barkly NT
-6.3   23.4 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
-6.0   21.4 ALI CURUNG Alice Springs NT
-5.8   14.4 GAWLER RANGES (NONNING) NW Pastoral SA
-5.7   13.2 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
-11.5   5.0 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-10.5   3.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-10.2   4.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-10.1   7.8 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-9.8   8.6 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-9.8   -5.5 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW

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

WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 80 (230/ 69 ) at 04:00
MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC: 126 (350/ 74 ) at 19:14

Other extremes

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