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Saturday, 26 OCT 2002

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Notes on significant weather not yet written
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 12:44 EST on 30/10/02

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 October:
Queensland
Springsure Dame St: 39.7 (39.6, 36)
Stanthorpe (Granite Belt HRS): 33.0 (33.0, 33) equalling record set 19/10/02
New South Wales:
Murwillumbah (Bray Park): 36.6 (35.2, 25)

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.

26.8 BERRIMAH SIL Darwin-Daly NT
18.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
14.4 CHANNEL ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
13.0 EDDYSTONE POINT E Coast TAS
11.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
26.8 BERRIMAH SIL
14.4 CHANNEL ISLAND

TASMANIA
    E Coast
13.0 EDDYSTONE POINT
    W Coast
18.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM
11.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.

None reported

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
46.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
45.9 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
45.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.6 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
44.5 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
27.5 CHANNEL POINT Darwin-Daly NT
27.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
27.0 PORT KEATS AERO Darwin-Daly NT
27.0 DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE Darwin-Daly NT
27.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 NARAWILLI Arnhem NT
1.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
5.7 HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-5.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-3.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+12.4   36.0 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
+12.3   36.6 CUNDERDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.2   34.1 PINGELLY Gt Southern WA
+11.9   33.2 NARROGIN Gt Southern WA
+11.7   35.5 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
+11.7   32.4 KATANNING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
+11.7   33.2 WAGIN Gt Southern WA
+11.7   38.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
+11.7   34.7 BROOKTON Gt Southern WA
+8.5   22.2 SURAT POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.3   18.5 MORAWA POST OFFICE Central West WA
+8.2   21.0 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.1   20.3 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+7.9   17.3 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.8   13.9 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-8.1   9.4 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
-7.4   16.1 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-7.3   17.8 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-7.2   17.1 LOSTOCK DAM SITE Hunter Valley NSW
-6.8   3.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-6.4   1.8 KEITH Upper SE SA
-6.1   -5.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-6.0   -1.0 FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-5.7   2.4 SCAMANDER E Coast TAS

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

INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER Brisbane/SE Coast QLD: 78 (140/ 67 ) at 20:30
NORAH HEAD AWS Hunter Valley NSW: 72 (180/ 63 ) at 08:30
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW: 72 (180/ 63 ) at 05:00
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 76 (240/ 65 ) at 17:00
TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS: 93 (210/ 61 ) at 04:46

Other extremes

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