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Wednesday, 19 DEC 2001

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Cold first two-thirds of December in Melbourne
Hot ahead of squally change in western SA
Melbourne has failed to have a single day of 30 plus maximum temperature during the first 19 days of December. The record for the latest occurrence of a temperature of 30 or more was set in 1856, when it took until 19 December for the temperature to equal or exceed the magic 30. The Melbourne weather record stretches back to 1855. 

Maximum temperatures rose 10 to 14 above average along South Australia's West Coast and Eyre Peninsula today ahead of a squally change with late thunderstorms that gave Minnipa a gust of 95km/h. Ceduna's top temperature of 41.5 was 14.3 above.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 20:00 EDST on 22/12/01

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.

45.0 GOVE AIRPORT Arnhem NT
45.0 MAREEBA AIRPORT AWS N Coast--Barron QLD
43.2 MAREEBA AIRPORT N Coast--Barron QLD
35.2 BLACKVILLE POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
34.0 MORUYA (BURRA CREEK) South Coast NSW

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
45.0 GOVE AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
45.0 MAREEBA AIRPORT AWS
43.2 MAREEBA AIRPORT

NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Slopes S
35.2 BLACKVILLE POST OFFICE
    South Coast
34.0 MORUYA (BURRA CREEK)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.

None reported

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
44.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
43.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
43.0 TELFER AERO Interior WA
42.4 BRUNETTE DOWNS Barkly NT
42.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.0 DUM IN MIRRIE Darwin-Daly NT
28.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.1 DARWIN AIRPORT Darwin-Daly NT
28.1 CENTRE ISLAND Roper-McArthur NT
28.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
28.0 CHANNEL POINT Darwin-Daly NT
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
28.0 CAPE FOURCROY Islands
28.0 WARRUWI Arnhem NT
15.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
15.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.5 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
16.7 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
16.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
1.1 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.3 MORTLAKE RACECOURSE W Coast VIC
2.4 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+14.3   41.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.9   39.9 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+11.7   35.9 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+11.7   38.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
+10.8   38.1 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+6.1   21.1 EUCLA Eucla WA
+5.7   21.0 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
+5.0   21.5 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
+4.7   25.3 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+4.3   13.0 BOMBALA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.5   20.9 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
-5.1   19.2 MOUNT BARKER SW & S Coast WA
-4.8   23.5 KARNET Lower West WA
-4.7   20.0 MANJIMUP SW & S Coast WA
-4.5   22.8 ONGERUP Gt Southern WA
-7.4   4.5 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.1   14.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-6.8   2.4 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-6.6   5.7 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.1   13.9 LEONORA Goldfields WA

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

WUDINNA AERO W Agricultural SA : 80 (250/ 63 ) at 18:48
MINNIPA DPI W Agricultural SA : 95 (230/ 67 ) at 18:37

Other extremes

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