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Sunday, 17 FEB 2002

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Significant rainfall, strong winds, strong wind gusts and abnormally high and low temperatures for this day are given below. Descriptions of significant weather events are added here when time permits and reliable information is available. This is sometimes well after the event!

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 20:37 EDST on 20/02/02

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.

157.6 CARDWELL EDEN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
153.0 JARRA CREEK TM N Coast--Herbert QLD
152.0 TULLY MCQUILLAN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
145.0 PALUMA IVY COTTAGE N Coast--Herbert QLD
126.0 UPPER MURRAY TM N Coast--Herbert QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
61.6 RUBY PLAINS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
123.4 WOLLOGORANG

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
104.8 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL
84.6 CAPE KEERWEER
65.2 WEIPA AERO
64.8 BAMAGA
62.0 MERLUNA
    Gulf Country
120.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
100.0 SWEERS ISLAND
73.8 AUGUSTUS DOWNS STATION
68.6 CROYDON TOWNSHIP
62.0 WESTMORELAND STATION
50.6 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
    N Coast--Barron
63.0 GLEN HARDING
57.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
    N Coast--Herbert
157.6 CARDWELL EDEN ST
153.0 JARRA CREEK TM
152.0 TULLY MCQUILLAN ST
145.0 PALUMA IVY COTTAGE
126.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
105.0 POVERTY HILL ALERT
101.0 ABERGOWRIE ALERT
100.4 UPPER STONE EXELBY
89.0 PEACOCK SIDING ALERT
88.0 INGHAM PUMP STATION AL
88.0 WALLAMAN ALERT
87.0 MICHAEL CREEK ALERT
86.0 GAIRLOCH
85.0 ABERGOWRIE BRIDGE
84.0 ZATTAS ALERT
83.6 INGHAM COMPOSITE
70.0 KIRRAMA ALERT
52.0 CORSIS ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains S
52.2 TULLAMORE POST OFFICE
    SW Slopes S
63.6 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
23.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 23.8mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.3mm/h
    E Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.4mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 23:30 10.6mm/h
ARGYLE AERODROME
8.8mm in 43 min to 23:00 12.3mm/h
    W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
30.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 10.0mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
DALY WATERS AWS
24.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 8.0mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
30.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 10.0mm/h
10.0mm in 6 min to 20:57 100.0mm/h
12.2mm in 13 min to 21:10 56.3mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 9.0mm/h
WOLLOGORANG
67.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 22.3mm/h
134.0mm in 6 hr to 02:30 22.3mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 14.0mm/h
    Victoria
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
25.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 25.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 8.7mm/h
TIMBER CREEK
39.0mm in 3 hr to 08:30 13.0mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
5.6mm in 32 min to 23:00 10.5mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 6.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
12.2mm in 39 min to 06:30 18.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 06:30 15.4mm/h
7.8mm in 13 min to 08:30 36.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 15.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.7mm/h
13.4mm in 30 min to 14:00 26.8mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 17.6mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 15.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
33.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 5.5mm/h
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
19.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 19.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
NORMANTON AIRPORT
23.4mm in 1 hr to 06:00 23.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRSTRIP
25.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.3mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
8.8mm in 18 min to 09:00 29.3mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 11.4mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
14.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.2mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
114.0mm in * hr to 03:00 9.5mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
11.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.0mm/h
INGHAM COMPOSITE
43.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 7.2mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Upper Darling
COBAR MO
11.6mm in 30 min to 05:00 23.2mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 18.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 05:30 12.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
17.2mm in 30 min to 22:30 34.4mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 17.6mm/h
    N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND)
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
    Hunter Valley
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
33.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 33.4mm/h
NORAH HEAD AWS
11.4mm in 30 min to 01:00 22.8mm/h
14.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 14.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.3mm/h
MANGROVE MOUNTAIN AWS
13.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.4mm/h
    C Tablelands N
NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
17.2mm in 20 min to 21:00 51.6mm/h
23.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 23.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.3mm/h
23.6mm in 38 min to 21:38 37.3mm/h
24.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 24.4mm/h
    C Tablelands S
KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD)
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
MOUNT BOYCE AWS
18.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 18.0mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
    CW Slopes S
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
18.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 18.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
24.2mm in 30 min to 22:00 48.4mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 24.2mm/h
HOMEBUSH (OLYMPIC STADIUM) AWS
14.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 14.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
    Illawarra
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h
    Goulburn/Monaro
CANBERRA AIRPORT
31.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 62.8mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 31.4mm/h

ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTH EAST ISLAND
41.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 13.7mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 22:30 13.7mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 13.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
42.4 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.2 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
41.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
41.4 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
41.1 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
32.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
31.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
29.6 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
29.4 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
28.5 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
13.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.7 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
15.8 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
2.9 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
4.0 KEITH (MUNKORA) Upper SE SA
4.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+5.9   36.5 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+5.9   41.4 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+5.6   36.8 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
+5.4   37.5 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+5.4   38.6 NARRABRI WEST POST OFFICE NW Plains E NSW
+8.1   31.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+6.3   20.9 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
+6.1   26.3 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+6.0   24.6 GUNNEDAH SCS NW Slopes S NSW
+6.0   21.1 ALBURY AIRPORT SW Slopes S NSW
-7.5   27.7 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
-6.6   26.6 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
-6.1   30.2 BRUNETTE DOWNS Barkly NT
-6.1   19.7 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-5.7   28.7 WOLLOGORANG Roper-McArthur NT
-8.3   7.8 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.2   4.9 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-7.2   7.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.2   6.0 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-7.1   9.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA

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

HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS: 82 (280/ 63 ) at 07:05

Other extremes

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