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Sunday, 05 MAY 2002

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Notes on significant weather not yet written
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 18:59 EST on 12/05/02

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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for May:
Western Australia:
Mullewa: 35.5 (35.0, 31)
Victoria:
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve: 23.3 (23.2, 15)

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.

78.6 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE) North Coast NSW
54.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
51.0 CORSIS ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
50.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM) North Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
54.0 TOPAZ
    N Coast--Herbert
51.0 CORSIS ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
78.6 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE)
50.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
30.0mm in 1 hr to 10:00 30.0mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 13.3mm/h
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT
11.8mm in 1 hr to 04:30 11.8mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.0mm/h
15.8mm in 1 hr to 05:30 15.8mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.0mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
14.6mm in 30 min to 02:00 29.2mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 14.8mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 16.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE)
7.4mm in 10 min to 16:00 44.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.2mm/h
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
10.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 10.4mm/h
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
10.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.2mm/h
16.8mm in 30 min to 23:00 33.6mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.8mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
37.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
37.1 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
36.5 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
36.5 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
27.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands
7.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
9.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
10.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.0 FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
0.0 BROADMEADOWS (GLENLITTA AVENUE BMTC) E Central VIC
0.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+12.2   35.5 MULLEWA Central West WA
+11.8   32.8 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.7   34.5 MORAWA POST OFFICE Central West WA
+11.6   31.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+11.5   32.0 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+10.1   19.5 PAYNES FIND Murchison WA
+8.8   16.4 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+7.5   17.2 CASHMERE DOWNS Goldfields WA
+7.5   16.0 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+7.2   18.0 KINGSCOTE Kangaroo Is SA
-1.8   20.3 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-1.2   25.2 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
-1.1   25.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
-1.0   22.5 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-0.9   26.7 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.9   -2.0 FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-4.2   0.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-4.1   5.0 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-3.4   1.0 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-3.3   2.7 TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG Upper North VIC
-3.3   3.0 MANGALORE AIRPORT N Central VIC

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: 83 (320/ 65 ) at 12:41
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 95 (260/ 82 ) at 22:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS: 91 (290/ 69 ) at 11:16

Other extremes

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