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Wednesday, 24 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!

Light snow, enough to cause patchy cover, fell at Polblue on the NSW Barrington Tops today.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 17:44 EST on 25/07/02

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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for July:
Roebourne WA: 33.8 (33.6, 43)
Onslow AP WA: 33.0 (31.8, 35)
Wittenoom WA: 31.9 (31.3, 48) Previous record set yesterday
Pannawonica WA: 33.4 (33.4, 28) Equalling record set yesterday
Eyre WA: 30.6 (28.6, 14)
Balgair WA: 30.9 (28.0, 18)
Yeelirrie WA: 28.0 (27.8, 27)
Warburton Airfield WA:30.0 (29.0, 11)
Wiluna WA: 29.0 (28.9, 43)
Carnegie WA: 31.2 (30.8, 12) Previous record set yesterday

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.

50.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
38.0 BARWON RIVER (MT SABINE) W Coast VIC
23.8 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
22.1 WINCHELSEA (POST OFFICE) W Coast VIC
21.4 PENOLA POST OFFICE Lower SE SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Lower SE
21.4 PENOLA POST OFFICE

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Herbert
23.8 DARADGEE

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
50.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE

VICTORIA
    W Coast
38.0 BARWON RIVER (MT SABINE)
22.1 WINCHELSEA (POST OFFICE)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
SWANBOURNE
5.2mm in 6 min to 08:29 52.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
35.2 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
35.0 KIDMAN SPRINGS Victoria NT
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
24.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
24.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
23.9 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
-2.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-6.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.4 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.8 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.6 TENTERFIELD (WOOD ST) N Tablelands W NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+12.7   30.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+12.4   30.9 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+10.3   31.2 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+9.9   29.0 WILUNA Interior WA
+9.8   30.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+8.7   13.6 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.1   13.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+7.8   13.6 CASHMERE DOWNS Goldfields WA
+7.8   13.8 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+7.8   11.3 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-3.7   4.8 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-3.6   9.5 ORFORD POST OFFICE E Coast TAS
-3.5   14.0 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-3.2   13.4 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW
-3.0   10.9 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT) E Coast TAS
-5.8   -4.6 TENTERFIELD (WOOD ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.3   -6.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-5.2   1.3 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) North Coast NSW
-5.1   -3.0 STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS) Darling Downs E QLD
-4.8   0.7 AMBERLEY AMO 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.

DALWALLINU Central West WA : 96 (270/ 48 ) at 12:32
GARDEN ISLAND HSF SW & S Coast WA : 85 (300/ 63 ) at 08:08
CAPE LEEUWIN SW & S Coast WA : 82 (250/ 63 ) at 11:11
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA : 91 (290/ 65 ) at 15:48
SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA : 78 (290/ 65 ) at 13:18
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 76 (170/ 69 ) at 07:36
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands : 85 (250/ 76 ) at 23:42

Other extremes

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