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Wednesday, 05 JUN 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 17:38 EST on 06/06/02

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 June:
Port Hedland AP WA: 127.2 (62.0, 59)
Highest daily maximum temperature for June:
Woolbrook (Danglemah Road) NSW: 21.0 (20.6, 30)
Katoomba NSW: 19.4 (17.5, 33)
Orange Airport Comparison NSW: 18.5 (17.5, 33)
Thredbo Village NSW: 15.5 (15.3, 26)

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.

131.0 BYFIELD CHILDS ROAD Central Coast E QLD
127.2 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
91.0 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
65.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
63.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Pilbara
127.2 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT
65.0 ROEBOURNE AERO
63.0 KARRATHA AERO
61.6 WICKHAM POST OFFICE
59.2 ROEBOURNE
53.0 WALLAREENYA

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
131.0 BYFIELD CHILDS ROAD
91.0 SAMUEL HILL AERO
    Wide Bay/Burnett
57.4 MELROSE

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Pilbara
PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT
16.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 16.4mm/h
59.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 19.7mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.2mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 13.8mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 14.6mm/h
13.6mm in 30 min to 02:00 27.2mm/h
19.6mm in 1 hr to 02:00 19.6mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 02:30 17.6mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 13.0mm/h
99.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 16.5mm/h
    Central West
GERALDTON AIRPORT
11.4mm in 30 min to 01:00 22.8mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.4mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
32.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
31.6 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
31.5 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
31.4 BATCHELOR AERO Darwin-Daly NT
31.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
31.0 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
31.0 MANGO FARM Darwin-Daly NT
31.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
31.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
23.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
22.9 WILLIS ISLAND Islands
7.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
10.0 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
10.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-6.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-6.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.6 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW
-4.6 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-4.3 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+9.7   19.4 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
+9.2   15.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.7   12.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.6   11.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
+8.5   19.5 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+13.3   15.5 GEEVESTON(FORESTRY CEMETERY RD) Southeast TAS
+9.6   13.5 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
+8.9   11.2 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+8.8   12.3 DOVER (PARKS AND WILDLIFE OFFICE) Southeast TAS
+8.2   16.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.6   21.2 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
-4.4   16.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-4.2   17.0 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-4.1   22.8 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
-4.0   24.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-10.4   8.2 COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP N Coast--Barron QLD
-9.6   3.0 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE Roper-McArthur NT
-9.1   7.0 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
-8.6   6.9 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-8.3   6.6 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD

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

NORTH ISLAND Central West WA : 96 (230/ 65 ) at 04:50
CAPE LEEUWIN SW & S Coast WA : 82 (260/ 63 ) at 09:34
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD: 76 (150/ 65 ) at 06:00
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 100 (320/ 82 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 109 (250/ 82 ) at 02:42
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS: 83 (280/ 65 ) at 02:38

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