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Monday, 18 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 20:40 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.

134.6 CAPE KEERWEER N Peninsula QLD
127.2 FARAWAY BAY N Kimberley WA
124.2 ABERGOWRIE BRIDGE N Coast--Herbert QLD
124.0 PALUMA IVY COTTAGE N Coast--Herbert QLD
116.0 MOLONG (TRIGANOWN) CW Slopes S NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
127.2 FARAWAY BAY
62.2 KALUMBURU MISSION
62.0 KALUMBURU
    E Kimberley
61.0 MORNINGTON
60.0 KACHANA
    W Kimberley
71.0 LEOPOLD DOWNS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
81.0 CALVERT HILLS
79.0 CENTRE ISLAND
65.0 DALY WATERS AWS
59.6 WATERHOUSE
58.0 REDBANK MINE
57.5 NATHAN RIVER
    Victoria
72.0 KIDMAN SPRINGS
58.4 MOOLOOLOO

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
134.6 CAPE KEERWEER
91.0 AURUKUN SHIRE COUNCIL
    Gulf Country
90.0 WESTMORELAND STATION
65.5 ESCOTT STATION
58.0 MOUNT ISA AERO
    N Coast--Barron
83.0 SOUTH MOSSMAN ALCHERA DVE
55.5 BABINDA POST OFFICE
    N Coast--Herbert
124.2 ABERGOWRIE BRIDGE
124.0 PALUMA IVY COTTAGE
101.8 CARDWELL EDEN ST
87.0 CORSIS ALERT
85.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
82.0 POVERTY HILL ALERT
79.0 ABERGOWRIE ALERT
78.0 MICHAEL CREEK ALERT
72.0 TUNG OIL TM
72.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
66.0 MENAVALE ALERT
63.2 UPPER STONE EXELBY
63.0 INGHAM PUMP STATION AL
57.8 INGHAM COMPOSITE
52.6 GAIRLOCH
51.0 DARADGEE
51.0 ZATTAS ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
55.0 DENMAN (VIRGINIA STREET)
54.0 GLEN ALICE
    C Tablelands N
58.0 NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
    C Tablelands S
75.0 SHOOTERS HILL (KOORA KOORA)
60.4 WYANGALA DAM W/L (LACHLAN RIVER)
50.2 MANDURAMA POST OFFICE
    CW Slopes S
116.0 MOLONG (TRIGANOWN)
51.4 COWRA AIRPORT

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
11.2mm in 18 min to 01:42 37.3mm/h
8.2mm in 18 min to 02:00 27.3mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 22.4mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.7mm/h
13.0mm in 52 min to 22:00 15.0mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.8mm/h
KURI BAY
29.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.7mm/h
KALUMBURU
13.0mm in 1 hr to 08:00 13.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
    E Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
19.4mm in 1 hr to 05:00 19.4mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.7mm/h
18.2mm in 25 min to 18:33 43.7mm/h
16.0mm in 27 min to 19:00 35.6mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.0mm/h
    W Kimberley
CYGNET BAY
29.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.7mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Roper-McArthur
LARRIMAH
36.0mm in 6 hr to 20:30 6.0mm/h
DALY WATERS AWS
21.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 7.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 6.0mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
20.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 6.7mm/h
WOLLOGORANG
23.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 7.7mm/h
BORROLOOLA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 02:30 5.0mm/h
13.2mm in 39 min to 15:30 20.3mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.6mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.8mm/h
25.6mm in 30 min to 19:30 51.2mm/h
28.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 28.8mm/h
19.0mm in 30 min to 20:00 38.0mm/h
44.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 44.6mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 20:30 20.0mm/h
57.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 19.0mm/h
63.0mm in 6 hr to 20:30 10.5mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
TINDAL RAAF
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
16.2mm in 30 min to 17:30 32.4mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 18.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 9.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 17.4mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
20.4mm in 1 hr to 03:30 20.4mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 05:30 10.7mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.4mm/h
9.2mm in 20 min to 17:30 27.6mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.4mm/h
    Barkly
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 20:30 5.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 13.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 16:00 22.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.8mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
2.0mm in 1 min to 13:48 120.0mm/h
11.8mm in 12 min to 14:00 59.0mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 14:00 15.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 15.3mm/h
MORNINGTON ISLAND
11.4mm in 25 min to 15:00 27.4mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 17.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 17.4mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.8mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
JULIA CREEK AIRPORT
17.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 17.4mm/h
MOUNT ISA AERO
11.0mm in 30 min to 02:30 22.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 12.8mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 19.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
11.4mm in 30 min to 03:30 22.8mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 03:30 20.0mm/h
18.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 18.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
6.8mm in 16 min to 09:30 25.5mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.8mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRSTRIP
7.8mm in 36 min to 05:00 13.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 12.8mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 15.0mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 10.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
21.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 21.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 14.6mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 13.7mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
33.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 11.0mm/h
INNISFAIL
39.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.5mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
15.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 15.6mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 11:00 29.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 17.6mm/h
63.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 21.0mm/h
71.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 11.8mm/h
TOWNSVILLE AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.0mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
4.4mm in 2 min to 08:59 132.0mm/h
8.4mm in 24 min to 09:23 21.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
    Central Coast E
WOOLSHED
14.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 14.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
    Northwest
PHOSPHATE HILL AIRPORT
7.6mm in 13 min to 19:13 35.1mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.8mm/h
CANNINGTON MINE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Upper Darling
COBAR MO
20.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 40.8mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 20.4mm/h
    NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS
2.0mm in 1 min to 18:46 120.0mm/h
15.2mm in 13 min to 18:59 70.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
    N Tablelands W
ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND)
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS
4.2mm in 11 min to 16:00 22.9mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 17:00 11.8mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
    Hunter Valley
MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE
30.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
    C Tablelands N
NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
29.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.7mm/h
MUDGEE AIRPORT AWS
9.4mm in 50 min to 16:00 11.3mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 14.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
    C Tablelands S
ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
50.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
ORANGE AIRPORT AWS
24.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 24.0mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 10.0mm/h
25.0mm in 2 hr to 11:00 12.5mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 15.0mm/h
    CW Slopes S
WELLINGTON (ZOUCH ST)
34.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
PARKES AIRPORT AWS
25.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 25.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
FORBES AIRPORT AWS
20.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 20.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h
    Goulburn/Monaro
CANBERRA AIRPORT
16.8mm in 28 min to 01:28 36.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 18.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
18.2mm in 30 min to 22:00 36.4mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.2mm/h
    SW Slopes N
YOUNG AIRPORT
6.2mm in 13 min to 00:00 28.6mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.4mm/h
17.0mm in 56 min to 03:00 18.2mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 21.0mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.3mm/h

ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
11.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.8mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
42.6 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.3 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
42.2 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
41.6 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.3 TELFER AERO Interior WA
30.2 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.0 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
28.6 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
28.3 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
28.0 CANNINGTON MINE Northwest QLD
28.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
11.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.1 GELANTIPY E Gippsland VIC
14.7 COMBIENBAR E Gippsland VIC
15.0 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
0.3 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION AWS N Coast TAS
3.7 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+13.0   39.2 ESPERANCE SW & S Coast WA
+11.8   38.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+9.5   39.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+9.1   39.7 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.8   40.8 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+7.1   27.3 COLLARENEBRI (VIEWPOINT) Upper Darling NSW
+6.7   28.3 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD
+6.5   22.5 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+6.4   21.0 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
+6.3   30.2 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+6.3   25.4 NARRABRI WEST POST OFFICE NW Plains E NSW
+6.3   22.2 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
-10.6   15.2 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-8.5   18.2 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-8.2   22.1 COWRA RESEARCH STN C Tablelands S NSW
-8.1   25.8 COONAMBLE COMPARISON CW Plains N NSW
-8.1   18.3 GOULBURN PROGRESS ST Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.6   5.0 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-6.9   8.8 KARNET Lower West WA
-6.7   7.8 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.6   10.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-6.6   3.7 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS

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

MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 76 (310/ 65 ) at 04:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 87 (250/ 70 ) at 02:07

Other extremes

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