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Saturday, 12 JAN 2002

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National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 19:36 EDST on 13/01/02

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 maximum temperature for any month:
Tabulam (Muirne) NSW: 39.6 (39.3, 31)
Yamba Pilot Station NSW: 42.5 (41.9, 44)
Lismore Centre Street NSW: 43.4 (43.0, 45)
Alstonville Tropical Fruit Res Stn NSW: 41.7 (40.7, 26)
Murwillumbah Bray Park NSW: 42.9 (41.2, 24)
Highest daily maximum temperature for January:
Coffs Harbour AP NSW: 43.3 (42.7, 51) This equalled the all time record of 43.3

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.

79.0 NARDOO STATION Gulf Country QLD
71.0 RABBIT FLAT Alice Springs NT
66.4 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
61.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT Barkly NT
60.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Victoria
53.6 RIVEREN
    Barkly
61.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
    Alice Springs
71.0 RABBIT FLAT

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
79.0 NARDOO STATION
60.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND
    Upper Carpentaria
66.4 RICHMOND POST OFFICE
    N Coast--Barron
50.0 TOPAZ

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
13.0mm in 36 min to 20:00 21.7mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 13.2mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.7mm/h
ARGYLE AERODROME
10.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
CENTRE ISLAND
21.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 21.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 08:30 8.3mm/h
    Victoria
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
16.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 16.4mm/h
39.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 39.0mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 12.0mm/h
    Barkly
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
25.4mm in 30 min to 22:30 50.8mm/h
33.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 33.8mm/h
26.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 26.2mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 11.7mm/h
    Alice Springs
RABBIT FLAT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
5.2mm in 15 min to 04:45 20.8mm/h
11.8mm in 15 min to 05:00 47.2mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 17.0mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 05:30 24.2mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 10.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
4.4mm in 6 min to 06:06 44.0mm/h
14.4mm in 24 min to 06:30 36.0mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 22.2mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 19.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.3mm/h
MOUNT ISA AERO
11.6mm in 30 min to 04:00 23.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.6mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 13.4mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRSTRIP
22.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 22.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.3mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 11.2mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT
13.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.8mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
MAREEBA AIRPORT AWS
6.0mm in 33 min to 15:00 10.9mm/h
    Central Coast E
DOTSWOOD
7.6mm in 33 min to 20:00 13.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    E Coast
SWAN ISLAND AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
    Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h

ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
12.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.6mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
45.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
45.0 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE North Coast NSW
44.4 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
44.2 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
43.4 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) North Coast NSW
33.6 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
31.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
29.0 NARAWILLI Arnhem NT
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
28.5 ALYANGULA POLICE Arnhem NT
28.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
7.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+16.5   43.3 COFFS HARBOUR MO MidNorth Coast N NSW
+15.9   42.5 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
+14.6   41.7 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW
+13.6   43.4 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) North Coast NSW
+13.5   42.9 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
+7.6   33.6 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+5.5   25.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.3   25.9 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.0   25.0 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.9   27.7 TOWN OF 1770 Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-11.2   25.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT Alice Springs NT
-10.4   15.6 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-10.0   26.2 YUENDUMU Alice Springs NT
-9.1   17.9 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-8.4   30.0 JERVOIS Alice Springs NT
-8.4   23.1 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-8.4   22.6 BENALLA (SHADFORTH STREET) Lower NE VIC
-20.3   2.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
-8.5   -1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-7.0   8.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-6.6   6.3 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-6.5   8.0 WINDY HARBOUR SW & S Coast WA
-6.5   8.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA

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

NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW: 83 (190/ 65 ) at 13:35
GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW: 85 (220/ 65 ) at 11:48
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 109 (240/ 85 ) at 16:21
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 W Gippsland VIC: 83 (257/ 70 ) at 18:40
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. N Coast TAS: 93 (250/ 67 ) at 12:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 74 (230/ 65 ) at 01:30
NORTH RANKIN Islands : *** (240/ 65 ) at 72:00

Other extremes

Flood peaks:
Warrego at Wallen Qld:
7.50m this morning with moderate flooding
Bulloo at South Comongin Qld: 4.60m at 8am with moderate flooding