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Saturday, 28 SEP 2002

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Wind, rain accompany change through Vic, NSW

A complex frontal trough system moved around the SE corner of the continent today and up the NSW coast, bringing strong winds and some useful rain. A small low developed in the trough as it moved through Bass Strait early in the morning, giving the Victorian Otway coast falls of 38mm to 9 this morning with Weeaproinah reporting hail showers and a wintry 3.2° at 9am. Sleet was reported at Leopold, 10km ESE of Geelong and 50m above sea level, at around 8am, and it is believed that snow or sleet fell briefly about 300m on the Otways and to the north and west of Werribee, as well as at Monbulk in the Dandenongs. Parts of East Gippsland recorded 30 to 38mm in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, most falling from storms this afternoon. Orbost received 25mm in the 3 hours to 6pm from a thunderstorm that also produced hail.

Strong winds accompanied the change as it moved up the NSW coast. Taree was worst affected when wind gusts to 95km/h brought down trees on houses and blocked roads. SES personnel from Port Macquarie had to be brought in to help clean up during the weekend.

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 21:49 EST on 02/10/02

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 September:
Lord Howe Is AP NSW: 23.0 (23.0, 14) Equalling record set yesterday and 4 days ago. Note, however, that the reported temperature may be rounded, so this may not be a record.
 

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.

38.2 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC
38.2 APOLLO BAY W Coast VIC
38.0 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
36.0 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA) E Coast TAS
35.4 YAMBACOONA King Island TAS

VICTORIA
    W Coast
38.2 WEEAPROINAH
38.2 APOLLO BAY
38.0 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE

TASMANIA
    E Coast
36.0 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA)
    King Island
35.4 YAMBACOONA

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
ORBOST (COMPARISON)
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
41.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
40.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
40.0 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
40.0 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
39.5 ELLIOTT Barkly NT
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
25.9 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.0 DUM IN MIRRIE Darwin-Daly NT
25.0 BRADSHAW Darwin-Daly NT
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
-3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
0.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+12.2   32.6 PORT MACQUARIE (HILL STREET) MidNorth Coast S NSW
+10.8   35.4 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
+10.7   36.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+10.6   33.1 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) MidNorth Coast S NSW
+9.4   30.6 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
+11.5   20.6 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+11.1   20.4 MUNGINDI POST OFFICE NW Plains W NSW
+10.8   22.8 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+10.2   23.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+9.7   18.4 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+9.7   11.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-6.6   20.0 KULGERA Alice Springs NT
-6.5   23.0 JERVOIS Alice Springs NT
-6.5   11.0 HORSHAM (POLKEMMETT) Wimmera S VIC
-5.9   -3.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.8   11.0 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
-5.8   10.9 MARYBOROUGH (DERBY STREET) N Central VIC
-8.8   -3.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.4   2.1 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
-5.0   4.5 WINDY HARBOUR SW & S Coast WA
-4.3   4.9 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
-4.2   2.2 KATANNING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
-4.2   6.0 CAPE WILLOUGHBY Kangaroo Is SA

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

NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA : 87 (190/ 69 ) at 08:42
TAREE AIRPORT AWS MidNorth Coast S NSW: 95 (320/ 65 ) at 14:23
MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW: 82 (270/ 65 ) at 12:55
PENRITH LAKES AWS Sydney--west NSW: 78 (300/ 63 ) at 13:57
GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW: 83 (220/ 70 ) at 13:23
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 89 (170/ 63 ) at 14:07
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. N Coast TAS: 91 (200/ 76 ) at 20:00

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