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Wednesday, 09 JAN 2002

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Maximum temperatures were between 42 and 46 today across a 300 to 500km wide swathe of Western Australia extending from the southeastern coast to the Pilbara and Kimberley. Marble Bar recorded the top temperature of 46, while Eyre and Eucla on the southeastern coast recorded 44.2 and 43 respectively, which were 18 and 17.3 respectively above the norm.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 16:45 EDST on 10/01/02

Quality control note: Data is final. It includes late-received rainfall data and has been subject to BoM and AWN quality control checks. See Explanation of Extremes Pages for more information
Records set this day (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for January:
Town of 1770 Qld: 32.9 (32.4, 14)

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.

121.0 PLANET DOWNS STATION Gulf Country QLD
114.8 KIMBA S Peninsula QLD
110.0 PENTLAND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
88.0 ATHERTON WATER TREAT N Coast--Barron QLD
88.0 BURLINGTON Upper Carpentaria QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
53.4 GORRIE

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
75.6 ELIOT FALLS
63.2 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
    S Peninsula
114.8 KIMBA
81.0 PINNACLE
50.0 MUSGRAVE
    Gulf Country
121.0 PLANET DOWNS STATION
69.0 LAKE MOONDARRA
66.0 FORT CONSTANTINE STATION
64.2 PORMPURAAW TOWNSHIP
56.0 BRIGHTLANDS STATION
    Upper Carpentaria
110.0 PENTLAND POST OFFICE
88.0 BURLINGTON
63.0 LUCKY SPRINGS STATION
61.0 SPRING CREEK STATION
60.4 ABINGDON DOWNS STATION
    N Coast--Barron
88.0 ATHERTON WATER TREAT
62.2 WONDECLA-EAST HILLS RD
    Central West
74.0 MARENGO
    Northwest
63.2 MACKUNDA DOWNS
    Wide Bay/Burnett
70.0 ROCKYBAR
66.2 CORDALBA STORE
    Maranoa
73.2 INJUNE TM
72.8 INJUNE POST OFFICE

NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands N
68.0 HARGRAVES (MERINDA ST)

TASMANIA
    E Coast
55.0 SANDSPIT RIVER (RINGROVE)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
PIRLANGIMPI
22.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 7.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
24.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 8.0mm/h
40.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 40.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.6mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 11.7mm/h
    Barkly
BRUNETTE DOWNS
30.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
    Central Coast E
DOTSWOOD
15.6mm in 17 min to 12:53 55.1mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
46.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.6 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
45.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
44.9 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
44.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.6 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
29.2 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.0 DUM IN MIRRIE Darwin-Daly NT
29.0 NARAWILLI Arnhem NT
28.3 ELCHO ISLAND Arnhem NT
9.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
14.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.9 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+18.0   44.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+17.0   42.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.1   40.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
+10.0   41.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+9.5   42.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+4.8   26.6 MORANBAH WATER TREATMENT PLANT Central Coast W QLD
+3.9   25.7 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+3.9   26.3 ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+3.8   19.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+3.8   23.7 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+3.8   23.2 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-8.0   27.9 ENEABBA Central West WA
-7.6   23.1 KARNET Lower West WA
-7.5   22.0 DWELLINGUP FORESTRY SW & S Coast WA
-7.2   27.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-7.2   23.2 DONNYBROOK SW & S Coast WA
-10.5   2.4 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-9.1   5.3 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
-8.9   4.0 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-8.8   6.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-8.6   7.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW

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

No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h

Other extremes

Flood peaks:
Bulloo at Quilpie Qld:
5.1m this morning with moderate flooding
Bulloo at Milroy Qld: 4.95m at 5.50pm with moderate flooding
Warrego at Bakers Bend Qld: 7.56m around 2pm with moderate flooding
Paroo at Humeburn Qld: 4.79m during the evening with moderate flooding