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National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 17:43 EDST on 15/01/02

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 (not checked or entered yet)

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.

107.6 WARRAMUNGA Barkly NT
95.0 ALROY DOWNS Barkly NT
77.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT Barkly NT
75.0 LAJAMANU Victoria NT
66.0 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Victoria
75.0 LAJAMANU
60.0 RIVEREN
59.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
    Darwin-Daly
60.0 NITMILUK
    Barkly
107.6 WARRAMUNGA
95.0 ALROY DOWNS
77.4 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
    Upper Carpentaria
66.0 RICHMOND POST OFFICE
64.0 RICHMOND AIRPORT
    Central Coast W
59.0 BALFES CREEK POST OFFICE
53.0 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT
51.0 SELLHEIM

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
MANINGRIDA
37.0mm in 6 hr to 14:30 6.2mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.4mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
CENTRE ISLAND
9.6mm in 15 min to 19:30 38.4mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 5.7mm/h
    Victoria
LAJAMANU
33.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 33.0mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 08:30 13.7mm/h
    Barkly
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
14.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 28.8mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 20.2mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 20.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 8.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 11:30 5.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.6mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
6.8mm in 17 min to 14:00 24.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 13.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.2mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE
18.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.0mm/h
RICHMOND POST OFFICE
66.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 22.0mm/h
RICHMOND AIRPORT
26.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 26.2mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 13.7mm/h
22.6mm in 2 hr to 02:00 11.3mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
64.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 10.7mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
MAREEBA AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 35 min to 15:00 17.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.2mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.4mm/h
INGHAM COMPOSITE
37.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.2mm/h
    Central Coast E
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
18.4mm in 33 min to 17:00 33.5mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 18.6mm/h
23.2mm in 2 hr to 19:00 11.6mm/h
BOWEN AIRPORT
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
ALVA BEACH
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
DOTSWOOD
8.0mm in 23 min to 13:00 20.9mm/h
6.8mm in 18 min to 15:00 22.7mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
WOOLSHED
15.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h

ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
10.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.2mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
5.4mm in 14 min to 07:30 23.1mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 16.8mm/h
13.0mm in 30 min to 08:00 26.0mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 08:30 14.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.7mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
43.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
42.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.5 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
42.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA
42.2 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT Murchison WA
42.2 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
29.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
28.4 HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
28.3 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
28.0 WARRUWI Arnhem NT
28.0 NARAWILLI Arnhem NT
28.0 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
28.0 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
28.0 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
28.0 CAPE FOURCROY Islands
8.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
8.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
9.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+7.3   36.1 REDCLIFFE COUNCIL Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+6.9   38.7 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.2   37.3 GLADSTONE RADAR Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+6.1   37.8 ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+5.8   40.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+5.8   24.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+6.4   27.0 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.5   25.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.4   25.3 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+5.2   27.5 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+5.0   27.8 TOWN OF 1770 Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-12.4   24.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT Barkly NT
-11.4   25.8 BRUNETTE DOWNS Barkly NT
-10.3   14.3 NOOJEE (SLIVAR) W Gippsland VIC
-9.4   29.0 JERVOIS Alice Springs NT
-9.4   17.1 ARARAT PRISON Western Plains VIC
-9.7   2.0 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-9.4   6.0 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.5   -1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-8.4   5.0 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
-8.3   -2.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

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

GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW: 85 (230/ 63 ) at 13:20
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 78 (240/ 69 ) at 02:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 76 (200/ 65 ) at 06:00

Other extremes

Flood peaks:
Paroo at Eulo Qld:
3.95m overnight with moderate flooding
Barcoo at Coolagh Qld: 5.05m at 1pm with minor flooding