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Sunday, 24 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 10:02 EDST on 30/03/02

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.

68.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
44.4 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT S Peninsula QLD
43.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
41.0 CAPE DON Darwin-Daly NT
35.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
41.0 CAPE DON

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
43.0 HORN ISLAND
35.2 WEIPA AERO
    S Peninsula
44.4 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT

ISLANDS
    Islands
68.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
5.6mm in 15 min to 09:00 22.4mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
JABIRU AIRPORT
20.0mm in 44 min to 21:14 27.3mm/h
8.6mm in 16 min to 21:30 32.2mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 28.6mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 9.3mm/h
CAPE DON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 16:30 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
33.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.0mm/h
11.2mm in 19 min to 13:00 35.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
41.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 13.7mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
6.0mm in 16 min to 13:16 22.5mm/h

VICTORIA
    Wimmera S
STAWELL AERODROME
1.8mm in 1 min to 18:04 108.0mm/h
7.0mm in 16 min to 18:20 26.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 12.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.0mm/h
    W Gippsland
YARRAM (YARRAM CFA)
10.0mm in 10 min to 16:59 60.0mm/h
    W Coast
HAMILTON AIRPORT
4.4mm in 6 min to 15:44 44.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
42.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.8 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
40.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.4 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
28.9 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
28.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
28.4 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
28.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
28.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands
14.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
18.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
18.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
18.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.5 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
2.8 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
3.0 CRESSY RESEARCH STATION AWS N Coast TAS
3.1 MAYDENA (POST OFFICE) Derwent Valley TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+14.1   35.0 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
+13.8   34.4 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
+12.6   34.7 GOOLWA (HINDMARSH ISLAND MARINA) Mt Lofty Ranges SA
+12.6   35.5 HEYWOOD FORESTRY W Coast VIC
+12.0   35.0 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+8.4   20.9 CRANBOURNE BOTANIC GARDENS E Central VIC
+7.5   21.9 MAITLAND Yorke Peninsula SA
+7.3   22.8 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
+7.1   21.8 IVANHOE POST OFFICE Southwest Plains NSW
+6.6   21.2 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
-4.9   24.0 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
-4.8   22.6 WAGIN Gt Southern WA
-4.7   23.2 LAKE GRACE POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
-4.4   20.7 ESPERANCE SW & S Coast WA
-4.2   23.0 JARRAHWOOD SW & S Coast WA
-7.1   2.8 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-7.1   4.5 JARRAHWOOD SW & S Coast WA
-6.7   6.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-6.6   8.4 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW

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

HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD: 78 (130/ 74 ) at 02:54
HAMILTON AIRPORT W Coast VIC: 76 (330/ 63 ) at 15:38

Other extremes

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