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Thursday, 18 JUL 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 17:09 EST on 24/07/02

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 (none known)

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 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD
42.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
34.8 WITCHCLIFFE SW & S Coast WA
28.2 COWARAMUP SW & S Coast WA
28.2 MARGARET RIVER POST OFFICE SW & S Coast WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
34.8 WITCHCLIFFE
28.2 COWARAMUP
28.2 MARGARET RIVER POST OFFICE

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
45.8 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE

TASMANIA
    W Coast
42.0 MOUNT READ

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
4.8mm in 12 min to 17:00 24.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.2mm/h
ROTTNEST ISLAND
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h
PERTH METRO
10.4mm in 30 min to 17:00 20.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 12.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 10.6mm/h
    SW & S Coast
GARDEN ISLAND HSF
16.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 16.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
DWELLINGUP FORESTRY
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
MANDURAH
4.2mm in 3 min to 06:06 84.0mm/h

VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
18.6mm in 30 min to 15:30 37.2mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 15:30 18.6mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 19.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
31.5 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
31.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
31.0 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
30.8 BATCHELOR AERO Darwin-Daly NT
30.7 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
23.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
23.0 GOVE AIRPORT Arnhem NT
23.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands
4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-8.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-8.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-8.0 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
-7.5 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+7.4   25.3 EYRE Eucla WA
+6.4   24.9 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+6.0   6.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
+5.9   23.8 EUCLA Eucla WA
+5.9   23.2 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+8.4   13.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+7.5   13.0 DWELLINGUP FORESTRY SW & S Coast WA
+6.9   12.6 DONNYBROOK SW & S Coast WA
+6.8   10.5 HORSHAM (POLKEMMETT) Wimmera S VIC
+6.5   12.0 NAREMBEEN Gt Southern WA
-3.7   26.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-3.2   24.9 GEORGETOWN POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
-3.0   16.4 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-2.8   28.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-2.8   27.3 MANINGRIDA Arnhem NT
-7.9   3.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-7.3   -0.8 WATARRKA Alice Springs NT
-7.3   -1.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.3   -8.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-7.2   -6.0 TENTERFIELD (WOOD ST) N Tablelands W NSW

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

WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 102 (290/ 65 ) at 23:00
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 106 (320/ 78 ) at 14:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS: 111 (260/ 83 ) at 20:30
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS: 91 (280/ 61 ) at 11:30

Other extremes

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