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Saturday, 22 SEP 2001

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Heatwave conditions continue across parts of southern Australia
Well above average temperatures were experienced across parts of southern Australia today for the sixth day running. Maximum temperatures exceeded 8 across a wide area, with southeastern WA and western Victoria and NSW showing anomalies of 11 to 13. A strong high pressure system in the Tasman Sea has been blocking penetration of cold fronts into southeastern states since 17 September. Today, a northerly flow covered almost the entire continent ahead of a cold front moving across southwestern WA. Night time temperatures have also been rising, with minimum temperatures 8 to 11 above average covering eastern SA, western NSW and SW Qld last night.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 16:42 EDST on 23/09/01

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 (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.

34.8 YOONGARILLUP SW & S Coast WA
28.4 PINJARRA SOUTH SW & S Coast WA
28.4 GLENMORE SW & S Coast WA
28.0 BUSSELTON AERO SW & S Coast WA
27.0 DWELLINGUP FORESTRY SW & S Coast WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
34.8 YOONGARILLUP
28.4 PINJARRA SOUTH
28.4 GLENMORE
28.0 BUSSELTON AERO
27.0 DWELLINGUP FORESTRY

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
BUSSELTON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
BUNBURY
15.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 15.4mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
40.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
40.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.4 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
38.4 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
38.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
26.0 WARRUWI Arnhem NT
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.4 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
9.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
12.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-4.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-4.2 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
-2.4 TARRALEAH CHALET Derwent Valley TAS
-2.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION AWS N Coast TAS
-2.0 ROSS (THE BOULEVARDS) Midlands TAS
-2.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS
-2.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+13.4   34.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.0   30.0 KERANG (POST OFFICE) Lower North VIC
+10.8   35.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+10.7   28.4 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM Wimmera N VIC
+10.6   28.8 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
+10.6   27.6 KYABRAM (INST SUSTAINABLE AG) Lower North VIC
+11.2   20.5 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
+11.2   21.5 ANDAMOOKA NW Pastoral SA
+10.6   19.5 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+10.3   19.8 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
+10.0   18.0 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+10.0   16.7 HAWKER Upper North SA
-5.3   27.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-4.1   17.7 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
-3.8   16.4 BEVERLEY Gt Southern WA
-3.7   17.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-3.5   13.3 MOUNT BARKER SW & S Coast WA
-7.4   0.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-4.9   -1.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-4.8   -4.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-4.3   -0.3 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
-4.2   0.0 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS

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

None reported

Other extremes

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