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Saturday, 07 DEC 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 08:24 UTC on 08/12/02

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 December:
Wollogorang NT: 18.7 (19.0, 20)
Gunnedah SCS NSW: 9.4 (9.6, 35)
Yarras (Mt Seaview) NSW: 7.5 (7.6, 33)
Gosford (Narara Res Stn) NSW: 6.0 (6.7, 18)
Cessnock (Nulkaba) NSW: 5.6 (6.2, 25)
Gulgong PO NSW: 4.6 (5.0, 28)
Jervis Bay (Point Perpendicular LH) NSW: 7.2 (9.0, 44)
Camden AP NSW: 6.0 (6.3, 25)
Nerriga NSW: 0.1 (0.5, 31)
Gabo Island LH Vic: 5.0 (7.2, 45)

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.

53.0 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
49.0 BORDEN POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
33.0 LEADERS CREEK N Rivers NT
30.0 BLACK POINT Darwin-Daly NT
29.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Gascoyne
53.0 PARABURDOO AERO
    Gt Southern
49.0 BORDEN POST OFFICE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
33.0 LEADERS CREEK
    Darwin-Daly
30.0 BLACK POINT
29.0 MCCLUER ISLAND

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
MCCLUER ISLAND
29.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h

ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE FOURCROY
15.0mm in 34 min to 04:47 26.5mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 15.6mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
43.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
43.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
43.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
42.8 KIDMAN SPRINGS Victoria NT
42.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
29.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
29.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
29.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
29.0 ELCHO ISLAND Arnhem NT
29.0 NARAWILLI Arnhem NT
5.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.6 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
10.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.0 CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS SW Slopes S NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+7.8   32.9 EYRE Eucla WA
+6.8   37.6 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+6.6   41.1 MUSGRAVE S Peninsula QLD
+6.4   43.5 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
+5.6   42.2 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
+5.6   39.2 COEN AIRPORT N Peninsula QLD
+4.1   18.8 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+4.0   14.5 BRIDGETOWN POST OFFICE SW & S Coast WA
+3.8   15.8 WANDERING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
+3.4   25.7 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+3.3   29.0 ELCHO ISLAND Arnhem NT
+3.3   17.0 BROOKTON Gt Southern WA
-9.2   18.2 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
-6.9   25.0 HYDEN Gt Southern WA
-6.3   23.4 LAKE GRACE POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
-6.3   28.9 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
-6.3   21.3 HORSHAM (POLKEMMETT) Wimmera S VIC
-11.7   -1.3 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-10.9   0.1 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-10.7   3.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-10.4   5.6 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
-10.3   4.6 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW

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

CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD: 72 (140/ 63 ) at 02:00
FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC: 106 (340/104 ) at 09:32
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC: 78 (240/ 69 ) at 00:40
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS: 87 (310/ 65 ) at 07:50

Other extremes

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