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Thursday, 07 JUN 2001

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Warm spell in the east breaks June records, brings storms


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Overnight minima were between 8 and 12 above normal over much of the nation's east. BoM

Melbourne experienced its warmest June night since records began in 1855, when the mercury fell only as far as 17.4 overnight. The official minimum, which is for the 24 hour period to 9am, was 16.1, the value on the thermometer when it was reset at 9am yesterday. The previous official highest June minimum was 14.8, set on 8 June 1995. Records may well have fallen at other locations, as a broad swathe of Victoria, western NSW and western Queensland reported minima in the mid to high teens, with departures of more than 10 above average in many areas. 

Warm conditions continued through the day, despite general cloud cover and patchy thunderstorms and areas of rain. Gunnedah NSW recorded its highest June maximum in 44 years' record, when the mercury rose to 24.0. The trough system that gave South Australia heavy rain yesterday continued to produce scattered heavy falls as it tracked east into Victoria, NSW and Queensland. With the official start of the ski season coming up this weekend, heavy rain, accompanied by gale force winds, was not welcome on the NSW and Victorian Alps, where 39mm fell at Mt Hotham between 6am and 9pm. A broad area of thunderstorms gave heavy falls in western NSW and SW Queensland late this evening (see story for 8 June 2001).

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 18:33 EDST on 08/06/01

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):
Highest daily rainfall for June:
Mt Wellington Tas: 25.0 (23.6, 15)
Highest maximum temperature for June:
Gunnedah Soil Conservation Service NSW: 24.0 (23.8, 44)

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.

55.0 WHITE CLIFFS (YALDA DOWNS) Far Northwest NSW
52.0 HASTINGS CHALET Southeast TAS
47.6 ORIENTOS STATION Far SW QLD
46.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
44.0 INNAMINCKA HOTEL NE Pastoral SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NE Pastoral
44.0 INNAMINCKA HOTEL

QUEENSLAND
    Far SW
47.6 ORIENTOS STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Far Northwest
55.0 WHITE CLIFFS (YALDA DOWNS)

TASMANIA
    Southeast
52.0 HASTINGS CHALET
    W Coast
46.0 MOUNT READ

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Mt Lofty Ranges
WILLIAMSTOWN (MOUNT CRAWFORD)
12.2mm in 27 min to 03:15 27.1mm/h

TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S.
25.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 25.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
33.5 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
33.5 NORMANTON POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
33.3 WOLLOGORANG Roper-McArthur NT
33.2 BATCHELOR AERO Darwin-Daly NT
33.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
33.0 JABIRU AIRPORT Darwin-Daly NT
33.0 DALY WATERS AWS Roper-McArthur NT
33.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
33.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
33.0 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
24.7 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
24.6 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
24.3 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
6.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 TARRALEAH CHALET Derwent Valley TAS
6.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.6 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-1.3 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-1.2 BOMBALA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-0.9 PAYNES FIND Murchison WA

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+7.4   24.0 GUNNEDAH SCS NW Slopes S NSW
+7.2   26.4 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+6.7   24.1 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW
+6.6   19.0 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
+6.4   25.8 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+6.4   26.7 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+6.4   25.0 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+12.1   17.5 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+11.8   19.4 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+11.5   17.0 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+11.4   14.0 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
+11.4   15.2 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
-6.3   14.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-5.5   15.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-5.4   15.1 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-5.3   15.9 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-4.9   20.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-8.2   -1.3 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-7.8   -1.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-7.7   3.4 KALBARRI Central West WA
-7.6   -0.9 PAYNES FIND Murchison WA
-7.0   1.3 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

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

CAPE WILLOUGHBY Kangaroo Is SA : 83 (350/ 67 ) at 10:30
MOUNT LOFTY Mt Lofty Ranges SA : 98 (340/ 69 ) at 09:26
THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW: 100 (330/ 76 ) at 11:00
MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC: 106 (360/ 63 ) at 04:00
FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC: 98 ( 10/ 70 ) at 09:00
MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC: 121 (360/ 80 ) at 05:00

Other extremes

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