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Sunday, 27 OCT 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!

National weather extremes for today
Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
Last updated at 12:46 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:
Meekatharra AP WA: 40.5 (40.4, 52) previous record set 23/10/02

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.

27.2 UPPER ALLYN TOWNSHIP Hunter Valley NSW
26.0 PROMISED LAND (CRYSTAL CREEKS) MidNorth Coast N NSW
23.0 BOWRA SUGARLOAF MidNorth Coast N NSW
20.0 DORRIGO POST OFFICE MidNorth Coast N NSW
18.6 PREMAYDENA HATCHERY Southeast TAS

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
26.0 PROMISED LAND (CRYSTAL CREEKS)
23.0 BOWRA SUGARLOAF
20.0 DORRIGO POST OFFICE
    Hunter Valley
27.2 UPPER ALLYN TOWNSHIP

TASMANIA
    Southeast
18.6 PREMAYDENA HATCHERY

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
4.8mm in 14 min to 17:06 20.6mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
GAYNDAH POST OFFICE
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
32.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
BUNDABERG AERO
1.6mm in 1 min to 20:30 96.0mm/h
27.4mm in 14 min to 20:44 117.4mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.0mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
MARYBOROUGH
53.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 17.7mm/h
63.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 10.5mm/h
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT
8.0mm in 22 min to 21:00 21.8mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.8mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.0mm/h
NAMBOUR DPI
10.0mm in 33 min to 18:00 18.2mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.2mm/h
HERVEY BAY AIRPORT
19.8mm in 1 hr 1 min to 18:00 19.5mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 22.4mm/h
19.2mm in 53 min to 20:53 21.7mm/h
57.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 19.0mm/h
77.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 12.8mm/h
13.2mm in 13 min to 21:06 60.9mm/h
TOOLARA (KELLY)
28.2mm in 57 min to 17:00 29.7mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 28.6mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 10.3mm/h
JIMNA FORESTRY
20.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 20.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
11.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.6mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 13.0mm/h
BRISBANE AERO
19.6mm in 30 min to 17:30 39.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
15.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 15.4mm/h
BRISBANE
10.2mm in 18 min to 21:00 34.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 13.8mm/h
    Darling Downs E
STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS)
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
WARWICK
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT
6.8mm in 11 min to 19:24 37.1mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
11.4mm in 6 min to 15:30 114.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 13.2mm/h
7.8mm in 7 min to 15:37 66.9mm/h
13.0mm in 23 min to 16:00 33.9mm/h
33.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 33.8mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.0mm/h
    N Tablelands W
GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
    North Coast
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE
8.2mm in 34 min to 21:34 14.5mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 5.7mm/h
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
12.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
45.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
44.9 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
44.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
28.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
28.0 DUM IN MIRRIE Darwin-Daly NT
28.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS Victoria NT
27.7 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
3.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.3 HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
-7.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.2 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+13.1   34.2 ESPERANCE SW & S Coast WA
+12.0   34.6 EYRE Eucla WA
+11.8   35.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+11.4   38.2 CASHMERE DOWNS Goldfields WA
+11.2   40.5 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT Murchison WA
+11.2   33.6 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
+11.3   20.5 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+10.6   19.5 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
+10.1   18.2 HYDEN Gt Southern WA
+8.4   17.0 LAKE GRACE POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
+8.4   22.5 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-10.4   13.2 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
-9.8   18.1 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
-8.8   13.5 TENTERFIELD (WOOD ST) N Tablelands W NSW
-8.6   18.0 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) North Coast NSW
-8.0   20.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-8.0   0.7 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
-7.2   1.1 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-6.7   -0.4 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-6.4   -7.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3   0.0 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC

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

NEWDEGATE RES.STATION Gt Southern WA : 74 (340/ 65 ) at 16:41
SOUTHERN CROSS AIRFIELD Goldfields WA : 87 (360/ 63 ) at 18:56
HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD: 87 ( 10/ 65 ) at 20:08
RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD: 78 (360/ 67 ) at 18:30
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD: 98 (160/ 78 ) at 23:46
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD: 85 (170/ 67 ) at 16:09
INNER RECIPROCAL MARKER Brisbane/SE Coast QLD: 82 (150/ 63 ) at 23:45
SPITFIRE CHANNEL BEACON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD: 89 (160/ 70 ) at 23:47
OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD: 91 (240/ 70 ) at 19:01
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 78 (230/ 69 ) at 01:00
NORTH RANKIN Islands : *** (230/ 63 ) at 21:00

Other extremes

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