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Saturday, 16 MAR 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 23:19 EDST on 18/03/02

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.

33.0 RUDDS LANE TM Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
17.0 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION W Coast TAS
15.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
13.0 QUEENSTOWN (COPPER MINES TAS) W Coast TAS
12.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
12.0 DAINTREE TEA
    Brisbane/SE Coast
33.0 RUDDS LANE TM

TASMANIA
    W Coast
17.0 LAKE MARGARET POWER STATION
15.8 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE
13.0 QUEENSTOWN (COPPER MINES TAS)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Alice Springs
KULGERA
50.0mm in 9 hr to 20:30 5.6mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
41.7 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.6 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
41.2 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
41.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
40.4 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
29.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
28.9 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
28.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.9 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
8.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
13.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
13.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
3.1 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
4.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
4.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
4.5 OMEO Upper NE VIC
4.5 QUEENSTOWN (COPPER MINES TAS) W Coast TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+13.0   38.4 EYRE Eucla WA
+12.3   37.3 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.2   40.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+11.2   38.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
+10.6   40.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+8.0   22.5 EYRE Eucla WA
+5.9   13.8 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+5.8   20.9 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+5.4   19.5 BROOKTON Gt Southern WA
+5.4   20.8 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
-4.6   17.0 FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-4.2   19.8 ALBANY AIRPORT SW & S Coast WA
-4.0   24.9 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-3.9   13.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
-3.4   27.4 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
-3.4   24.7 LANCELIN Lower West WA
-3.4   17.3 SCAMANDER E Coast TAS
-6.9   6.5 WAGGA WAGGA AMO SW Slopes S NSW
-6.2   12.2 CURTIN SPRINGS Alice Springs NT
-6.2   10.0 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-6.1   11.4 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT Alice Springs NT
-6.1   8.2 ELLISTON 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.

MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 124 (250/104 ) at 23:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS: 91 (280/ 56 ) at 21:30

Other extremes

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