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Tuesday, 10 JUL 2001

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Rain continues on NSW southern coast
Moderate rain with some heavy falls continued on the NSW South Coast today and moved north into the Illawarra. A very active area developed off the NSW South Coast from Jervis Bay south, generating good lightning returns overnight. Cloud top temperature off Ulladulla at 7am were -55 which corresponded to a height of 10km. Radar showed heavy showers off the coast, and these began moving slowly across the coast between Moruya and Gosford during the morning bringing some intense falls (see below). At Mona Vale on Sydney's northern beaches, 27.5mm was measured between 9.30am and 1pm. The heaviest rain occurred from Nowra north to the southern outskirts of Sydney during the late evening. Reverces, near Waterfall south of Sydney, recorded 86mm between 6pm and midnight for a 24 hour to 9am Wednesday total of 119mm.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 22:16 EDST on 11/07/01

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 maximum temperature for July:
Edi Upper, Vic: 18.4 (17.4, 14)

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.

57.8 BODALLA POST OFFICE South Coast NSW
57.6 COMBIENBAR E Gippsland VIC
57.0 ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
56.8 CATHCART (MOUNT DARRAGH) South Coast NSW
54.2 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU Illawarra NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
54.2 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU
52.0 PT PERPENDICULAR AWS
    South Coast
57.8 BODALLA POST OFFICE
57.0 ULLADULLA AWS
56.8 CATHCART (MOUNT DARRAGH)
52.0 MILTON POST OFFICE
    Goulburn/Monaro
50.4 NIMMITABEL (COTTESLOE)

VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
57.6 COMBIENBAR

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.6mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
MOSS VALE AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
    South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
5.4mm in 15 min to 05:15 21.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
33.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.0 JABIRU AIRPORT Darwin-Daly NT
33.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
32.9 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
32.9 TIMBER CREEK Victoria NT
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
23.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
23.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
23.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
0.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-3.0 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-3.0 WARATAH (WILLIAM STREET) W Coast TAS
-2.5 WARWICK Darling Downs E QLD
-2.4 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+6.9   18.4 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
+6.5   17.8 CORRYONG PARISH LANE Lower NE VIC
+6.4   19.2 KYABRAM (INST SUSTAINABLE AG) Lower North VIC
+6.4   19.2 BENALLA SHADFORTH STREET Lower NE VIC
+6.4   18.1 LAKE EILDON GOULBURN MURRAY WATER (LAKE N Central VIC
+9.2   21.7 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+8.9   13.1 WANDERING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
+8.3   12.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT Alice Springs NT
+7.9   19.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS Victoria NT
+7.4   21.4 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
+7.4   12.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-7.1   21.2 ELLIOTT Barkly NT
-3.5   18.0 YUENDUMU Alice Springs NT
-3.5   13.2 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
-3.1   13.3 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
-2.6   13.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
-10.3   1.0 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-7.7   2.4 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD
-7.6   4.5 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
-7.4   6.6 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-7.3   -1.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.3   -0.2 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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

MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW: 72 (150/ 65 ) at 07:51

Other extremes

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