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Tuesday, 13 AUG 2002

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Rain causes minor flooding in SE Tasmania
Gusty winds fan NSW bushfires

In Tasmania, heavy rain fell overnight on the southern slopes of Mount Wellington and around Sorell in a strong southerly airstream. 47mm was reported at Copping and Nugent, between Sorell and Port Arthur, while Grove, south of Hobart, had 39mm. The Huon River rose to minor flood level, peaking late afternoon (peak heights are given below).

Twenty bushfires were intensified by strong, dry and gusty westerly winds in NE and SE NSW this afternoon. The largest was SW of Grafton, where 2,000 hectares were alight, just one of 12 fires burning between Grafton and Coffs Harbour. Another fire was burning near Tabulam, inland from Casino, while fires were also active on the South Coast in the Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley areas.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 18:42 EST on 15/08/02

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):
Lowest daily minimum temperature for August:
Kulgera NT: -2.5 (-2.0, 21)

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.

75.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
48.8 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
47.6 NUGENT (TWILIGHT VALLEY) E Coast TAS
46.6 COPPING E Coast TAS
40.0 LEVENDALE Southeast TAS

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
75.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE
48.8 THREDBO VILLAGE

TASMANIA
    E Coast
47.6 NUGENT (TWILIGHT VALLEY)
46.6 COPPING
    Southeast
40.0 LEVENDALE

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.

None reported

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
36.6 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
35.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
35.0 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
35.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
34.9 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
23.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
23.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.4 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
-4.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW
-7.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-5.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+4.7   25.1 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.1   34.6 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+3.8   34.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
+3.8   34.6 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
+3.5   30.6 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
+5.7   13.6 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.7   13.5 NAMBOUR DPI Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+5.1   4.9 BOMBALA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+4.8   11.6 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+4.7   13.9 MARYBOROUGH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.0   9.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide Plains SA
-5.9   19.0 JERVOIS Alice Springs NT
-5.6   6.0 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.3   14.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
-5.3   8.0 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) Illawarra NSW
-10.1   -3.7 EYRE Eucla WA
-9.2   -2.5 KULGERA Alice Springs NT
-7.7   -1.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-7.6   -2.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.0   -1.3 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW: 74 (230/ 63 ) at 15:00
GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW: 83 (260/ 63 ) at 01:03
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 108 (240/ 89 ) at 06:02
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 W Gippsland VIC: 93 (249/ 74 ) at 02:30
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. N Coast TAS: 106 (210/ 87 ) at 03:00
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 98 (160/ 85 ) at 05:00

Other extremes

Flood peaks:
Huon at Judbury Tas:
3.71m at 5.57pm with minor flooding
Huon at Huonville Tas: 2.52m at 5.56pm with minor flooding