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Thursday, 29 AUG 2002

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NEWSBITS: An early Morning Glory rolls across the Gulf of Carpentaria Qld
NEWSBITS: The first Morning Glories of the year were reported this morning. A succession of three glories, spectacular roll-cloud formations that sweep across the Gulf of Carpentaria in Spring, were reported by the weather observer on Sweers Island, 70km north of Burketown this morning; a main one followed by two smaller ones. The observer, Lyn Battle, told ABC Radio that the formation was one of the most spectacular seen in recent years, despite the fact that the glories are usually at their best in October.''This one was pretty unusual in that normally they're north-west or north-east orientation," she said. "This one was a north-south one so it didn't bring the northerly wind in behind it, it brought south-easterlies and it was the only cloud in the sky at the time."

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 15:54 EST on 31/08/02

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 (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.

29.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD
28.6 ST MARYS (GROOM STREET) E Coast TAS
26.0 REDESDALE N Central VIC
25.2 LANCEFIELD W Central VIC
22.8 SCOTT RIVER SW & S Coast WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
22.8 SCOTT RIVER

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
29.0 DAINTREE TEA

VICTORIA
    W Central
25.2 LANCEFIELD
    N Central
26.0 REDESDALE

TASMANIA
    E Coast
28.6 ST MARYS (GROOM STREET)

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
DWELLINGUP FORESTRY
13.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 13.4mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
38.1 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
36.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.9 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
35.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
35.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
26.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
24.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
23.0 WARRUWI Arnhem NT
23.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
22.6 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands
1.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-7.2 WITCHCLIFFE SW & S Coast WA
-3.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-2.9 EYRE Eucla WA
-2.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
-1.9 ARMIDALE (UNI NEW ENGLAND) N Tablelands W NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+9.4   32.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+9.2   27.6 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+8.8   25.5 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+8.7   32.0 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+8.7   27.0 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+8.9   13.4 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
+8.1   14.3 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
+8.1   12.0 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
+7.8   12.5 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
+7.7   13.5 PEAK HILL POST OFFICE CW Plains S NSW
-2.5   24.6 COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.5   20.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-2.4   27.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
-2.4   11.0 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-1.9   15.0 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-1.9   12.2 MOUNT BARKER Mt Lofty Ranges SA
-9.3   -2.9 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.7   8.8 TIMBER CREEK Victoria NT
-7.5   8.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-5.8   11.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-5.6   13.8 WYNDHAM POST OFFICE N Kimberley WA

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

THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW: 93 (320/ 80 ) at 11:00
MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC: 104 (360/ 67 ) at 07:00

Other extremes

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