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Tuesday, 23 OCT 2001

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Widespread storms and rain across eastern SA, western Vic and NSW and northern Tas
Very warm night in western Vic, NSW and SW Qld
A major cloudband that developed yesterday over SA ahead of a trough brought widespread falls of 10 to 50mm across eastern SA overnight before spreading into NSW, Victoria and Tasmania today. The euphoniously named Oodla Wirra, 100km ENE of Port Pirie, recorded 48.4mm for the 24 hours to 9am. Other heavy overnight falls in the state's north were Andamooka 31mm and Hawker 35mm in the 15 hours to 6am, and Yongala 37mm in 9 hours to 6am.  The rain closed many roads in the state's northeast around Oodnadatta, Coober Pedy and Roxby Downs. See the report on 24 October for details of rain in eastern states. Overnight minimum temperatures were between 6 and 11 above normal across the western halves of Victoria and NSW and the southwestern third of Queensland due to the cloud cover and rain.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 16:59 EDST on 25/10/01

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.

107.7 PORT DOUGLAS POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
90.6 DAINTREE VILLAGE N Coast--Barron QLD
76.2 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD
48.4 OODLA WIRRA Upper North SA
46.0 COOKTOWN AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Upper North
48.4 OODLA WIRRA

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
107.7 PORT DOUGLAS POST OFFICE
90.6 DAINTREE VILLAGE
76.2 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
46.0 COOKTOWN AIRPORT

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
POINT STUART AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 5.3mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
WOOMERA AERODROME
11.8mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.8mm/h
    NE Pastoral
LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 5.0mm/h
    Northeast
YUNTA AIRSTRIP
6.4mm in 36 min to 03:30 10.7mm/h
    Lower SE
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO
5.8mm in 15 min to 13:30 23.2mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Riverina E
DENILIQUIN AIRPORT AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
    Riverina W
HAY CSIRO AWS
16.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.0mm/h

VICTORIA
    Lower North
KYABRAM (INST SUSTAINABLE AG)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
    Upper North
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
SHEPPARTON AIRPORT
8.8mm in 53 min to 17:53 10.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 10.0mm/h
MT HOTHAM
11.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 11.4mm/h
    N Central
REDESDALE
13.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 13.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
KILMORE GAP
10.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 10.2mm/h

TASMANIA
    N Coast
WYNYARD AIRPORT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 20:00 6.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 23:00 5.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
40.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.6 KIDMAN SPRINGS Victoria NT
39.5 WYNDHAM POST OFFICE N Kimberley WA
39.1 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
39.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
39.0 DALY WATERS AWS Roper-McArthur NT
39.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
28.1 WYNDHAM POST OFFICE N Kimberley WA
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
28.0 DUM IN MIRRIE Darwin-Daly NT
28.0 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
27.2 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
10.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
12.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
14.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
0.2 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.2 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.4 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.7 GINGIN AERO Lower West WA
2.0 WANDERING Gt Southern WA

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+10.1   17.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
+10.0   29.0 LAKES ENTRANCE E Gippsland VIC
+9.8   29.5 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
+9.8   23.0 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
+9.7   24.1 CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
+11.2   22.4 MENINDEE POST OFFICE Lower Darling NSW
+11.1   25.0 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+10.8   19.6 DENILIQUIN POST OFFICE Riverina E NSW
+10.8   16.1 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
+10.6   18.0 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC
-7.7   24.4 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
-7.6   24.0 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-7.2   21.5 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-7.0   19.6 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-6.9   25.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-7.9   11.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-7.5   13.2 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-7.3   2.9 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-6.3   3.9 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-6.1   8.8 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT Murchison WA

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

JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD: 78 (290/ 63 ) at 15:44
THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW: 89 (340/ 70 ) at 22:59
MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC: 85 (360/ 63 ) at 18:30
FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC: 91 (360/ 69 ) at 20:00
KILMORE GAP N Central VIC: 95 ( 10/ 78 ) at 13:56

Other extremes

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