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Wednesday, 19 SEP 2001

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Heavy "dry season" rain in NT, Far North Queensland
Heat moves into SA
Moist air converging into a weak trough lying from NW NT to the Far North Queensland coast gave some heavy falls for September overnight. Alyangula, on Groote Eylandt in the western Gulf of Carpentaria, recorded 37mm for the 24 hours to 9am, its heaviest September one-day fall in 24 years of computer records. In the mountains behind the Queensland North Coast, Topaz recorded 42mm.

Daytime temperatures were between 8 and 12 above normal across most of South Australia today.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 18:06 EDST on 20/09/01

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 September:
Alyangula Police NT: 37.0 (12.0, 24)

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.

42.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
37.0 ALYANGULA POLICE Arnhem NT
32.0 TOPAZ ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD
29.0 CORSIS ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
27.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
37.0 ALYANGULA POLICE

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
42.0 TOPAZ
32.0 TOPAZ ALERT
27.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
    N Coast--Herbert
29.0 CORSIS ALERT

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
ALYANGULA POLICE
19.0mm in 3 hr to 08:30 6.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
38.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
37.4 TIMBER CREEK Victoria NT
37.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
37.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
37.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
37.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
25.7 WARRUWI Arnhem NT
25.4 BLACK POINT Darwin-Daly NT
25.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 JABIRU AIRPORT Darwin-Daly NT
25.0 PINE CREEK COUNCIL Darwin-Daly NT
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
7.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
9.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
11.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
0.2 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+11.8   33.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.3   30.2 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+10.8   30.3 MURRAY BRIDGE Lower Murray SA
+10.6   28.4 GOOLWA (HINDMARSH ISLAND MARINA) Mt Lofty Ranges SA
+10.6   14.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
+8.9   17.4 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+8.6   16.5 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW
+8.6   12.2 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
+8.2   16.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
+7.7   13.9 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-3.5   29.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-3.5   30.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-3.5   18.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-3.4   18.8 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-2.8   26.7 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-3.6   2.0 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
-3.5   3.2 KERANG (POST OFFICE) Lower North VIC
-3.5   4.4 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
-3.3   3.1 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
-2.9   2.0 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
-2.9   1.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

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

THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW: 80 (330/ 65 ) at 10:00
MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC: 83 (350/ 63 ) at 09:06
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 83 (300/ 65 ) at 08:03
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS: 87 (270/ 65 ) at 09:40

Other extremes

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