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Tuesday, 21 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 17:32 EST on 23/05/02

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 rainfall for May:
Kapunda SA: 49.6 (47.0, 113)

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.

45.8 YARRA RIVER (WARRANDYTE) E Central VIC
45.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
39.0 POWELLTOWN FOREST OFFICE E Central VIC
38.0 WARRANDYTE E Central VIC
37.4 MINLATON Yorke Peninsula SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Yorke Peninsula
37.4 MINLATON

NEW SOUTH WALES
    SW Slopes S
45.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS

VICTORIA
    E Central
45.8 YARRA RIVER (WARRANDYTE)
39.0 POWELLTOWN FOREST OFFICE
38.0 WARRANDYTE

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.

None reported

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
37.3 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
37.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.4 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
36.2 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
36.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
36.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
26.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
25.2 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands
-0.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-6.0 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
-4.3 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.5 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
-2.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.2 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+4.9   33.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA
+4.7   27.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT Alice Springs NT
+4.6   34.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
+4.6   32.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
+4.4   33.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
+6.6   22.7 ONSLOW W Pilbara WA
+5.6   21.6 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
+5.3   22.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+5.2   22.0 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
+5.1   8.0 FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-6.7   7.0 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW
-6.7   13.5 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
-6.6   7.4 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
-6.3   13.6 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW
-6.2   10.0 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-10.3   -1.7 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-9.3   2.6 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
-9.2   2.0 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
-9.0   3.2 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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

GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW: 89 (250/ 69 ) at 12:20
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 109 (240/ 89 ) at 23:35
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 W Gippsland VIC: 74 (248/ 63 ) at 23:30
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. N Coast TAS: 91 (210/ 72 ) at 09:00
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 89 (160/ 74 ) at 11:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 109 (200/ 93 ) at 16:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS: 83 (210/ 63 ) at 16:30
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands : 78 (260/ 63 ) at 03:00

Other extremes

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