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Friday, 10 AUG 2001

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Cold morning on NSW Northern Tablelands, Qld Darling Downs
A calm clear night in the wake of an intrusion of colder southern air produced some close to record low minimum temperatures along the NSW Northern Tablelands this morning. Glen Innes Airport recorded a minimum of -9.9, Woolbrook -8.0 and Armidale Uni -7.4. The Glen Innes Agricultural Station, which recorded a screen minimum of -6, 7 below average, also reported a grass minimum of -15, while Armidale's grass minimum was -12. The grass or terrestrial minimum thermometer is exposed level with the top of short-cropped grass and open to the sky, while the screen thermometer is exposed 1 metre above the ground in a louvred Stevenson screen. The Darling Downs in Queensland also experienced an unusually cold morning, with minima up to 8 below average. Oakey and Stanthorpe recorded -5.0.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 00:21 EDST on 15/08/01

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.

66.2 BEN LOMOND E Coast TAS
59.4 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM) Central Plateau TAS
44.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
43.4 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
38.0 SMITHTON AERODROME N Coast TAS

TASMANIA
    N Coast
38.0 SMITHTON AERODROME
    E Coast
66.2 BEN LOMOND
    Central Plateau
59.4 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM)
43.4 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP
    W Coast
44.0 MOUNT READ

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


VICTORIA
    W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
11.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 11.6mm/h

TASMANIA
    N Coast
DEVONPORT AIRPORT
25.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 25.2mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
34.4 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
34.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.0 MIDDLE POINT AWS
33.5 WYNDHAM POST OFFICE N Kimberley WA
33.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
33.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
33.0 JABIRU AIRPORT Darwin-Daly NT
33.0 BORROLOOLA Roper-McArthur NT
33.0 PORT KEATS AERO Darwin-Daly NT
33.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
33.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
24.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.2 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
23.1 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
23.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
0.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
3.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-9.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-8.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.4 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
-6.0 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+8.0   29.6 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+7.1   25.0 RENMARK Upper Murray SA
+6.9   28.8 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+6.9   24.0 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Upper Murray SA
+5.7   22.6 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
+5.7   11.6 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+5.7   10.5 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+5.7   10.0 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+5.6   11.8 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+5.6   10.0 LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-3.8   25.3 WARRUWI Arnhem NT
-3.3   23.8 COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.7   26.7 COEN AIRPORT N Peninsula QLD
-2.5   28.2 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
-2.3   29.5 PIRLANGIMPI Darwin-Daly NT
-8.7   -5.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-8.1   -0.8 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
-8.0   -5.0 STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS) Darling Downs E QLD
-7.4   3.2 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-7.4   -1.0 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.4   -2.5 MILES POST OFFICE Darling Downs W QLD

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: 85 (260/ 67 ) at 01:31
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 80 (300/ 67 ) at 10:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 104 (250/ 76 ) at 05:35

Other extremes

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