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Sunday, 26 AUG 2001

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National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 17:32 EDST on 27/08/01

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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for August:
Cashmore AP Portland Vic: 39.0 (27.8, 19)

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.

48.0 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
45.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
43.0 NELSON W Coast VIC
43.0 PORTLAND W Coast VIC
42.0 PARAWA (SHARON) Mt Lofty Ranges SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Mt Lofty Ranges
42.0 PARAWA (SHARON)
    Lower SE
45.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO

VICTORIA
    W Coast
48.0 CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE
43.0 NELSON
43.0 PORTLAND

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
BRISBANE AERO
4.2mm in 6 min to 17:36 42.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS
1.6mm in 1 min to 13:33 96.0mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
10.4mm in 30 min to 23:30 20.8mm/h
    SW Slopes N
GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD)
64.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.7mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
34.8 MANGO FARM Darwin-Daly NT
34.7 FLYING FOX Roper-McArthur NT
34.6 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
24.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
23.5 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR
22.7 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
22.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-0.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-6.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.9 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.7 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.5 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-3.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+5.7   20.5 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC
+5.4   27.9 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
+4.6   29.4 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD
+4.5   26.9 MACKAY MO Central Coast E QLD
+4.3   27.0 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+9.2   13.5 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.5   12.1 NARRABRI WEST POST OFFICE NW Plains E NSW
+7.4   11.8 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+7.4   11.3 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.3   13.7 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+7.3   11.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-7.2   8.6 NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB Riverina E NSW
-6.9   17.6 WATARRKA Alice Springs NT
-6.6   15.2 KULGERA Alice Springs NT
-6.5   9.2 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
-6.4   16.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-6.9   -1.4 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-6.7   9.8 TIMBER CREEK Victoria NT
-6.6   2.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-6.2   3.7 KALBARRI Central West WA
-6.1   1.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

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

NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA : 87 (230/ 70 ) at 02:11
CAPE WILLOUGHBY Kangaroo Is SA : 85 (180/ 67 ) at 08:05
THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW: 82 (330/ 72 ) at 02:00
MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC: 89 (360/ 63 ) at 03:20
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC: 87 (190/ 74 ) at 17:06

Other extremes

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