Daily Weather Summary
Archive and Index 2001

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December 2001

31 December 2001
NSW bushfires continue
Further storms in eastern Qld
30 December 2001
NSW bushfires continue
Wild storms again damage SE Qld
Hot in Qld, NSW; cold in WA
29 December 2001
NSW bushfires continue
Winds cause isolated damage in Victoria, NSW and SA
28 December 2001
NSW bushfires continue
Storm damages Darwin Airport
27 December 2001
NSW bushfires continue
Record cold in the southeast
Downpour in Central Australia
26 December 2001
Bushfire crisis continues in NSW
Heatwave contracts to Queensland
Storm, complete with waterspout, forces retirements in Sydney-Hobart yacht race
Wintry weather continues in Tas, southern Vic
25 December 2001
Disastrous Christmas Day fires in western Sydney
Fires burn out of control across eastern NSW
Heatwave in NSW and Qld but Cold in Tas and Vic
24 December 2001
"Millions of dollars damage" in Victorian hailstorm
Top temperature records fall in NSW as widespread fires break out
Heat kills five in Brisbane
Rough seas in Bass Strait
22 December 2001
SE Qld storms cause at least $6m damage
Bushfires continue but ease in NSW
20 December 2001
Hot dry weather breeds fires across NSW
Flooding closes roads in SW Qld
Heavy rain in the far north and far south
19 December 2001
Cold first two-thirds of December in Melbourne
Hot ahead of squally change in western SA
18 December 2001
Thunderstorms bring heavy hail to SE NSW
Dry conditions bring bushfires to NSW
17 December 2001
Heavy rain north of Rockhampton
16 December 2001
Useful rainfall through central eastern Queensland
Unusually cold night in W Victoria, SE SA
15 December 2001
Long cold spell concludes in central southern Australia
Heavy rain in southern NT, central Qld and NE NSW
14 December 2001
Cold days continue in SE WA, NW SA and southern NT
13 December 2001
Violent storm damages Dungog NSW
Cold and stormy in eastern WA
Heavy downpour at Kununurra WA
12 December 2001
Cold in SE WA
Heavy storms in NT, Qld
11 December 2001
Wintry overnight with snow in Tasmania
Cold in southern NT
Heavy storm hits Mackay Qld ahead of a warm day
10 December 2001
Continuing cold in the Centre as rain clears
Coldest start to December for 32 years in Adelaide
Blustery in the southeast
09 December 2001
Cold, with record rainfall in the Centre
Heavy thunderstorm falls in WA Kimberley

November 2001

24 November 2001
Trough brings flooding to NE Tasmania, storms to eastern states 
23 November 2001
Widespread rain, scattered storms in SA, Vic
22 November 2001
Hot day in northern WA
Cold morning in western Qld, NSW Snowy Mountains
Isolated downpours at Cardwell, Qld
21 November 2001
Torrential rain on Norfolk Island
Gales, heavy seas continue on NSW coast

October 2001

24 October 2001
Widespread moderate rain across eastern states
23 October 2001
Widespread storms and rain across eastern SA, western Vic and NSW and northern Tas
Very warm night in western Vic, NSW and SW Qld
22 October 2001
Torrential overnight rain around Innisfail Qld 25Oct2001
Gusty storms raise dust across the Centre
20 October 2001
Heavy early morning storms on northern NSW and SE Qld coasts
09 October 2001
Cold, wet in NT
08 October 2001
NT cold in the south, stormy in the north
07 October 2001
Very cold across the nation's central west
Light snow on the NSW Central and Southern Tablelands
Bushfires near Brisbane
06 October 2001
Cold and wet in central southern WA
05 October 2001
Damaging winds accompany NT storm

September 2001

24 September 2001
Storms and heavy rain in SE SA
Heat moves into NSW after a hot night farther west.
23 September 2001
Heatwave continues in SA, Vic, NSW
Heavy rain in northern Tasmania
22 September 2001
Heatwave conditions continue across parts of southern Australia
21 September 2001
Storms bring heavy falls to NE Victoria
20 September 2001
Heat spreads into western NSW
19 September 2001
Heavy "dry season" rain in NT, Far North Queensland
Heat moves into SA
02 September 2001
Cold nights across the top of the continent
01 September 2001
Record cold night across Northern WA and central Australia
Heavy rain in Adelaide and the SA Flinders and Lofty Ranges 03Sep01
Thunderstorms bring heavy rain to Qld central and southern coasts and NE NSW 03Sep01
Severe thunderstorm strikes Wyong NSW

August 2001

31 August 2001
Large hail near Coomera, SE Qld
Damaging winds on SA west coast
Dry season fires continue in NT
23 August 2001
Storms cause major wind damage in Perth and SW WA
Cold night in Tasmania
22 August 2001
Strong to gale force winds continue in Vic, NSW
21 August 2001
Damaging winds in Victoria
20 August 2001
Gales, snow to low levels in Tasmania
Further severe winds in Victoria
19 August 2001
Strong to gale force winds continue in coastal Vic, Tas
18 August 2001
Gales continue in NSW, Vic, Tas
17 August 2001
Damaging gales continue in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania
Flooding in northern Tasmania
Record August warmth in SE Qld
16 August 2001
Damaging gales sweep SA, Vic, Tas and southern NSW
Bushfires burn in northern NT
15 August 2001
Good follow-up rainfall in southern WA
Winter warm-wave moves east into SA
14 August 2001
Hot in southeastern WA
Fog blankets Darwin
13 August 2001
Heavy rain in Perth 
Fog slow to lift in southern SA
Storms up NSW coast
10 August 2001
Cold morning on NSW Northern Tablelands, Qld Darling Downs
09 August 2001
Lengthy front brings rain to W and N Tas, SW WA
08 August 2001
Cold, windy in NSW, Vic, Tas 14Oct01
07 August 2001
Wintry hail and gales in SA, Vic
05 August 2001
Gales across southern Australia
04 August 2001
Storms, strong winds in SA
02 August 2001
Cold night in Cowra NSW
01 August 2001
Strong cold front brings a return to winter to the SE 12Oct2001

July 2001

30 July 2001
Temperature and rainfall records tumble as unseasonal weather grips WA
Cold in Far North Queensland
29 July 2001
Record July warmth presages heavy rain for Perth area
28 July 2001
Rain, gales and high seas on NSW coast03Aug01
Local heavy rain at Kalbarri, WA
27 July 2001
Low brings rain to NSW and SE Qld, gales to coastal NSW
26 July 2001
Heavy dry-season rain in central and southern Qld, central and eastern NSW
Temperature extremes in SW WA
25 July 2001
Heavy rain develops across southern Qld, central and southeastern NSW
Warm in southwestern WA
24 July 2001
Developing trough brings widespread rain to NSW, S Qld
20 July 2001
Widespread fog in central and southern NSW, northern Vic
19 July 2001
Unusually mild for a southwesterly in Tasmania
11 July 2001
Further heavy rain on NSW Coast
10 July 2001
Rain continues on NSW southern coast
09 July 2001
Snow closes roads around Guyra
Unseasonable rain in WA Kimberley
Good rains continue in SW WA, SE NSW
08 July 2001
Heavy rain, gales in far SE NSW and Victoria
Widespread rain in SW WA
Continuing cold in NSW, Qld
07 July 2001
Unseasonally warm in Tasmania, cool in NSW, Qld
Wet and windy in eastern Victoria, SE NSW
06 July 2001
Heavy rain in central and eastern Tasmania
Snow in NSW Central West and Southern Tablelands

June 2001

08 June 2001
Patchy heavy rain in Qld, NSW, Vic breaks June records
Warm nights continue in the east
07 June 2001
Warm spell in the east breaks June records, brings storms
06 June 2001
Overnight thunderstorms bring record June rainfall to South Australia
Warm night across central eastern Australia
05 June 2001
"Warm wave" breaks records in Vic, Tas
04 June 2001
Warm weather in SA
01 June 2001
Sluggish shower dowses SE Sydney

30 May 2001
Cold nights continue in the northeast
29 May 2001
Cold nights set record lows in Queensland
Brief heavy rain around Sydney and in SW WA

23 May 2001
Record cold May night in Tasmania
15 May 2001
SA West Coast gets best rain since October
12 May 2001
Cold, wet in SW WA
09 May 2001
Deluge on Norfolk Island
07 May 2001
Heavy rain moves to NSW Mid North Coast
06 May 2001
Torrential rain breaks dry spell in SW WA
Strong winds cause damage north of Perth
Heavy rain and storms along the coast from Sydney to Rockhampton

12 April 2001
Record low Australian April temperature recorded?
11 April 2001
Wintry blast hits Tas, Vic, southeastern NSW
10 April 2001
TC Sose brings heavy seas to Qld and NSW coasts
Torrential rain from Sydney to Newcastle

09 April 2001
Storms bring hail, heavy rain west of Sydney
Gales continue in Tasmania
08 April 2001
Front brings gales to Vic, Tas after warm night
Heavy rain in NE NT

07 April 2001
Hot in SA, Vic, Tas ahead of a gusty cool change
06 April 2001
WA heat spreads to SA
Fog disrupts Sydney's morning
05 April 2001
Heatwave develops in southern WA
Heavy showers continue in NE NT and Far North Qld
04 April 2001
Drought increases grip in central southern WA
03 April 2001
Heavy showers on NSW Mid North Coast
Storms cause damage in NSW Central West
02 April 2001
Storms cause damage around Sydney
Heavy rain as low develops of Arnhem Land Coast NT
01 April 2001
Heavy rain brings flooding south of Cairns Qld
Windy in Tasmania

31 March 2001
Cold nights continue to set records
30 March 2001
Cold nights continue to set records
29 March 2001
Cold nights continue to set records
28 March 2001
Cold nights continue to set records
27 March 2001
Warm, humid and thundery in SE Qld
Cold and windy in Tasmania
Record cold nights continue in WA
26 March 2001
Warm temperatures for late March in SE Qld
25 March 2001
2000km line of storms in northern NSW, inland Qld
Minimum temperature records continue to fall in WA
24 March 2001
Conditions ease in the Centre after a cold, wet week
Cold in southern WA, with record low in Perth 26Mar01
23 March 2001
Central Australia continues cold and wet
22 March 2001
Downpour brings traffic chaos to N and W of Melbourne
Light snow dusts the Alps and Snowys
Second day of record cold in southern NT
Thargomindah has its coldest March night
21 March 2001
Rainfall records fall in WA, NT, SA
Very cold day in Central Australia and SA
Rogue low brings further good rain to SE Australia
20 March 2001
Monsoon gives Christmas Island near record rain, and further falls in WA Kimberley
19 March 2001
Trough brings storms to SE Qld, Lord Howe Island
Drought continues in S Qld despite recent rain
18 March 2001
Heavy rain, storms continue across northern WA, NT
17 March 2001
Blustery change gives best rain in months to SE Australia 21Mar01
Melbourne, Canberra break record for summer warmth 21Mar01
Active monsoon brings more rain to tropical Australia

16 March 2001
Gusty cool change sweeps SA, Victoria
Monsoon fires up across the north
15 March 2001
Active front brings cooler weather in SA, WA
Forest fire continues in western Victoria
14 March 2001
13 March 2001
Isolated heavy storm falls in SE Qld
Continuing cold and windy in Tasmania
12 March 2001
Widespread storms in NSW inland
Wintry and windy in Tasmania
11 March 2001
NSW North Coast floods continue
Scattered heavy rain across Qld, NSW
10 March 2001
Flooding continues on NSW North Coast
Heavy rain and flooding spreads to NSW Northern Tablelands and Slopes
Hot in Vic, SA; cool in eastern WA
09 March 2001
"One in a hundred year" storm floods Brisbane and SE Qld 16Aug01
Floods approach record levels on NSW N Coast
Heat continues in SA, Vic
08 March 2001
Gales, flood rains as cyclonic low crosses NSW North Coast
07 March 2001
Low brings damaging seas to SE Qld, rain to NE NSW
Flood disruption continues in inland Qld, NT as Tennant Creek breaks rainfall record
Heat continues in the south
06 March 2001
Desert floods cause evacuations in remotest WA as rain continues
Temperature extremes in WA
Bushfire and heat in SE SA, W Vic
Rain and wind in NE NSW, SE Qld

February 2001

January 2001

05 January 2001
Qld/NT flood roundup
Storms in NSW and Victoria
04 January 2001
Temperature contrasts in the East
Widespread thunderstorms in the Southeast
03 January 2001
Heatwave continues in the Southeast
02 January 2001
Heat spreads across SE Australia
01 January 2001
Hot in southern SA, northern NT

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