Greater Brisbane in June 2021: below average rainfall; cool days and nights overall

Rainfall was below average across the Greater Brisbane area, with most sites reporting less than half their June average. Mean maximum temperatures were close to the long-term average and mean minimum temperatures were slightly below average at most sites.

Below average rainfall

  • Rainfall totals were generally less than half the long-term average for June at most sites in Greater Brisbane.
  • A surface trough and onshore flow produced light falls on the 4th in the south-east.
  • The passage of a cold front and trough on the 9th brought showers and rainfall totals of up to 10 mm to Greater Brisbane.
  • A line of thunderstorms tracked across Greater Brisbane on the morning of the 15th, with moderate falls of up to around 20 mm reported at some sites.
  • Moist onshore flow followed by the passage of a cold front and surface trough saw several days of light falls between the 23rd and 26th across Greater Brisbane.

Days and overnight temperatures cooler than usual

  • Mean maximum temperatures were close to the long-term average at most sites.
  • Days were generally warmer than usual at the start, and in the middle of the month, with the warmest day occurring on the 16th or 17th at most sites.
  • Mean minimum temperatures were cooler than usual at most sites.
  • Overnight temperatures were cooler than usual in the middle and at the end of the month, with the coldest nights occurring between 10th to the 14th. This was associated with a cool south to south-west flow associated with the low over New South Wales and Victoria.

Brisbane

  • Total rainfall for Brisbane was 26.4 mm, which is 41% of the long-term average of 63.8 mm.
  • The mean daily maximum temperature for Brisbane was 21.7 °C, which is 0.3 °C below the long-term average of 22.0 °C.
  • The warmest day was 25.1 °C on the 16th, and the coolest day was on the 26th when the temperature reached 17.5 °C.
  • The mean daily minimum temperature for Brisbane was 11.3 °C, which is 0.6 °C below the long-term average of 11.9 °C.
  • The coldest morning was 6.5 °C on the 13th, and the warmest morning was on the 25th when the minimum temperature was 16.4 °C.

Fog

  • Thick fog enveloped Brisbane on the morning of the 16th, with fog covering much of the eastern Queensland coastal fringe.

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Extremes in June 2021
Hottest day 25.5 °C at Point Lookout on the 2nd
Warmest days on average 21.7 °C at Brisbane
Coolest days on average 19.8 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coldest day 16.2 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 9th
Coldest night -0.6 °C at Beaudesert Drumley Street on the 10th
Coolest nights on average 5.0 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Warmest nights on average 14.4 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Warmest night 17.9 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 25th
Warmest on average overall 17.1 °C at Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Coolest on average overall 12.9 °C at Canungra (Defence)
Wettest overall 90.1 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant
Wettest day 62.0 mm at Logan City Water Treatment Plant on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 85 km/h at Cape Moreton Lighthouse on the 15th


Summary statistics for June 2021

Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2021
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2021
Mean for
June
2021
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2021
Total for
June
2021
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2021
Fraction of
June
average
Amberley AMO 21.4 -0.2 23.5 17th 6.1 -1.0 1.1 14th 16.8 46.2 average 36%
Archerfield Airport 21.6 +0.1 24.3 16th 8.9 -0.5 3.1 11th 17.2 65.8 low 26%
Beaudesert Drumley Street 21.6 -0.1 24.9 16th 6.6 -1.2 -0.6 10th 18.2 44.7 low 41%
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.4 -0.3 24.3 16th 9.9 -0.9 4.3 11th 38.2 76.9 average 50%
Brisbane 21.7 -0.3 25.1 16th 11.3 -0.6 6.5 13th 26.4 63.8 low 41%
Brisbane Aero 21.1 -0.2 23.9 17th 10.5 -0.3 5.5 10th 29.2 66.1 average 44%
Canungra (Defence) 20.8   24.3 16th 5.0   -0.2 10th 17.4


Cape Moreton Lighthouse 19.8 +0.1 22.5 23rd 14.4 +0.2 9.9 10th 64.8 135.2 low 48%
Greenbank (Defence) 21.6   24.5 16th 6.6   0.3 10th 18.0


Logan City Water Treatment Plant     23.5 17th 9.6 -0.6 4.7 10th
74.4

Redcliffe     24.2 24th 11.8 -0.7 7.5 12th 38.2 82.6 low 46%
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 20.7   23.3 16th 10.8   6.4 10th 29.0


University of Queensland Gatton 21.0 -0.1 23.2 14th 7.2 -0.4 0.7 10th 26.2 41.2 average 64%

Daily maximum temperatures for June 2021

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Amberley AMO 23.3 22.4 18.2 22.3 21.8 21.6 21.9 21.4 17.8 18.3 19.9 21.9 22.5 22.9 21.9 23.5 23.5 21.4 19.5 22.5 22.3 21.9 22.6 21.8 19.6 18.6 22.3 21.5 21.6 21.1
Archerfield Airport 23.1 22.8 20.3 22.5 21.7 21.2 22.7 21.7 18.5 19.1 19.5 21.7 22.2 23.1 21.2 24.3 23.4 21.4 19.5 22.4 22.4 22.4 23.3 22.4 19.5 17.6 21.7 21.5 22.0 22.1
Beaudesert Drumley Street 24.2 22.5 18.9 22.4 21.2 22.4 22.9 21.8 17.6 17.7 19.7 21.6 22.3 24.0 22.1 24.9 23.9 21.2 19.6 21.5 21.6 22.5 22.2 20.7 20.1 19.2 22.8 21.5 21.4 22.1
Beerburrum Forest Station 21.8 23.5 20.7 21.8 21.8 21.8 21.9 22.0 18.3 19.0 19.5 21.9 22.2 22.0 24.0 24.3 23.8 21.5 19.0 21.9 22.0 19.7 22.6 21.5 18.9 19.4 20.5 20.7 21.1 22.3
Brisbane 23.9 22.8 21.9 22.0 22.5 21.7 22.3 21.1 18.2 19.3 19.6 21.5 22.2 23.6 21.9 25.1 23.4 21.3 19.4 22.8 22.7 21.8 22.7 22.8 19.7 17.5 21.7 21.8 21.4 21.1
Brisbane Aero 23.3 22.6 21.4 21.7 21.6 21.4 21.1 20.0 18.2 17.6 19.0 21.3 22.3 21.3 20.9 22.7 23.9 21.3 19.4 22.2 21.8 21.2 21.7 23.5 19.0 17.5 21.1 21.4 21.6 21.4
Canungra (Defence) 23.1 21.5 19.7 21.8 20.4 21.2 21.9 20.5 17.4 16.7 18.1 20.7 21.5 22.7 21.3 24.3 23.5 20.8 19.3 21.8 21.5 20.8 20.5 20.5 19.3 18.8 21.0 20.1 20.7 21.1
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 20.3 22.2 20.8 20.0 18.8 20.8 20.1 20.6 16.2 16.7 17.0 19.7 19.6 20.6 21.3 21.2 22.1 19.5 17.2 19.3 19.1 20.2 22.5 20.9 20.5 17.6 18.9 18.9 20.8 21.8
Greenbank (Defence) 23.3 22.5 20.6 22.2 21.6 21.7 22.6 21.3
18.4 19.4 21.9 22.6 23.1 21.7 24.5 23.3 21.1 20.0 21.8 21.9 22.5 23.4 22.4 19.3 17.7 21.6 21.6 21.3 21.4
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 23.5 22.4 21.3 22.3 21.9 21.4 21.8 20.7 18.2 19.0 19.5 21.7 21.7 22.6 21.5 23.5 23.5 21.5 20.2 22.1









Point Lookout 22.7 25.5

25.4 21.6 22.4
22.4 17.2
21.2 21.8 23.9


24.0 19.6 22.1 21.4 22.0 25.0 22.2 21.1 19.1

21.9
Redcliffe 22.2 22.5 21.3 21.1


20.9 18.1 18.0 18.8

20.3 20.7
23.8 21.0 19.2
21.9 20.4 22.9 24.2 18.9 18.8 20.4 20.6 20.5 21.0
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 22.3 22.8 22.0 21.9 21.4 21.2 21.3 20.3 17.3 16.7 18.5 20.9 21.5 21.3 20.9 23.3 22.6 20.5 18.9 21.3 21.8 20.8 21.6 21.1 18.8 16.7 20.6 20.8 20.4 20.4
University of Queensland Gatton 22.8
16.8 20.4 22.1 21.8 21.5 22.7 16.9 19.0 19.5 22.3 22.3 23.2 20.8 22.6 22.8 20.6 18.5 22.5 22.4 21.9 21.5 20.6 18.8 18.2 21.7 21.3 21.6 21.5
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period


Daily minimum temperatures for June 2021

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Amberley AMO 4.7 8.2 10.9 12.0 3.6 1.8 2.5 4.4 9.7 4.9 4.8 1.6 1.2 1.1 7.0 7.7 9.8 3.5 9.6 3.5 2.7 3.5 9.2 11.7 14.4 14.4 2.4 1.6 4.0 7.8
Archerfield Airport 8.1 10.1 12.6 12.5 10.0 6.3 5.5 6.3 13.5 7.2 3.1 4.7 5.6 3.6 9.0 9.6 12.2 9.9 7.5 10.0 7.6 7.2 9.9 14.3 15.9 14.9 7.6 4.3 7.1 11.4
Beaudesert Drumley Street 5.3 9.3 10.7 10.4 6.0 2.9 4.6 4.4 10.9 -0.6 2.1 2.4 1.1 0.9 8.6 7.0 10.2 1.8 4.8 2.9 5.7 10.4 10.5 11.9 14.4 14.3 4.1 3.7 7.4 8.6
Beerburrum Forest Station 9.0 10.4 13.2 12.5 10.9 8.4 7.3 8.4 12.2 4.9 4.3 6.7 7.5 6.8 8.9 9.7 14.1 8.2 8.6 10.7 8.1 7.8 11.9 14.2 15.4 15.3 9.6 8.5 10.3 13.1
Brisbane 11.1 12.7 14.9 12.0 11.6 9.5 9.8 10.5 14.2 9.5 7.3 7.6 6.5 8.4 11.7 11.0 12.3 8.2 11.7 11.1 10.5 11.2 13.1 15.1 16.4 16.0 10.7 9.4 12.2 13.1
Brisbane Aero 10.8 12.2 14.2 12.2 9.7 7.5 9.3 9.8 13.9 5.5 6.4 6.2 6.7 6.9 10.5 10.8 12.5 9.0 10.9 7.5 9.1 10.0 12.2 15.0 16.5 15.6 10.4 9.2 10.9 12.9
Canungra (Defence) 4.1 7.7 9.6 7.4 2.8 0.8 1.8 3.5 11.2 -0.2 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.1 6.5 5.9 9.9 1.7 7.2 3.0 1.7 2.5 8.0 11.0 13.8 13.5 2.0 1.0 4.0 6.5
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 14.6 14.8 17.5 14.8 13.5 13.0 14.5 16.7 13.4 9.9 12.6 12.6 12.4 13.7 15.2 13.6 17.5 13.5 12.1 12.6 14.3 14.5 15.0 15.8 17.9 16.2 13.7 15.1 14.4 15.6
Greenbank (Defence) 5.2 8.7 11.4 9.4 5.9 2.9 3.3 4.5 11.6 0.3 1.3 2.2 2.6 1.7 6.8 7.2 11.6 3.7 4.5 6.5 3.3 4.8 9.4 13.9 15.0 14.7 3.5 3.2 7.5 10.7
Logan City Water Treatment Plant 9.9 11.6 14.0 12.9 9.2 7.9 7.7 8.8 10.7 4.7 6.8 6.5 6.5 6.0
9.6
6.8 10.1 8.1 8.5 8.0 11.0 15.4 14.5 15.5 7.6 7.6 9.5 12.9
Point Lookout
14.4 17.0

13.0 14.0 16.2
8.2 13.2
11.4 13.8 13.9


10.8 12.3 13.0 15.4 14.6 16.5 17.3 16.0 12.4

15.0
Redcliffe 11.5 12.5 14.7 13.0 11.1 8.7 10.4 10.4 14.0 7.7 9.1 7.5 9.3 8.2 11.5 10.4 15.2 12.5 12.0 10.9 10.5 11.9 13.6 14.9 16.4 15.6 12.0 11.1 12.5 13.7
Redland (Alexandra Hills) 10.4 11.9 13.9 11.5 10.7 9.8 8.7 9.3 13.5 6.4 9.2 8.1 8.4 7.6 10.8 11.1 14.0 8.7 10.5 10.1 9.3 9.9 12.4 14.5 16.6 15.2 9.1 9.7 10.1 13.3
University of Queensland Gatton 7.1 8.9 11.2 10.3 10.5 5.5 4.8 6.2 11.3 0.7 2.9 4.8 3.1 3.6 7.8 5.1 10.9 5.9 8.9 8.8 6.0 5.6 7.4 10.2 14.1 14.0 3.8 4.1 5.4 7.9
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 °C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period


Daily rainfall for June 2021

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Alderley - - - 5.4 - - - - 1.8 - - - - - - 6.0 - - - - - - 0.2 1.4 2.2 2.8 - - - 1.2
Amberley AMO - - - 4.2 - - - - 4.0 - - - - - 0.8 5.8 - - - - - - 0.2 - 1.0 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 -
Archerfield Airport - - - 5.0 - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - 7.0 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 0.4 0.6 1.6 - - 0.4 1.2
Beaudesert Drumley Street - - - 2.4 - - - - 3.6 0.2 - - - - - 7.4 - - - - - - 0.6 2.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 - - 0.2
Beerburrum Forest Station - - 0.2 2.4 0.2 - - 0.2 1.0 - - - - 0.2 - 12.4 0.2 - - - - - 0.6 1.8 3.8 9.6 0.4 - 0.4 4.8
Blackbutt Post Office - - - 11.0 - - - - 12.0 - - - - - - 8.5 - - - - - - - 1.0 5.0 - ? 3.0 - 2.0
Brisbane - - - 4.4 - - - - 1.4 - - -
- - 14.0 0.2 - - - - - 0.2 0.8 1.4 2.2 - - - 1.8
Brisbane Aero - - - 8.4 - - - 0.2 1.2 - - - - - - 7.2 0.4 - - - - - 0.4 1.0 4.4 4.0 - - - 2.0
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-Tha - - - 5.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 13.4 - - - - - - 0.6 - 2.4 2.0 - - - 5.0
Caloundra Airport - - - 3.0 0.1 - - 0.1 0.3 1.0 - - - - - 10.0 - - - - - - 1.4 8.0 3.4 8.0 1.6 - 2.0
Canungra (Defence) - - - 1.4 - - - - 1.6 0.4 - - - 0.2 - 6.6 - - - - - - 0.2 1.8 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.4 3.2
Capalaba Water Treat - - - 4.8 4.8 - - - 1.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.2 5.6 1.8 4.0 - - 1.8
Cape Moreton Lighthouse 3.6 0.2 - 4.8 - - - - 2.2 0.8 - - - - - 13.2 - - - - - 2.8 10.6 6.4 2.4 6.6 1.4 0.2 6.4 3.2
Carneys Creek The Ranch - - - 5.0 - - - - 11.0 - - - - - 5.0 - - - 1.0 - - - - - 2.0 5.6 0.6


Clontarf - 0.6 - 3.2 - - - - 1.2 - - - - - - 14.2 - - - - - - - 2.8 6.6 6.4 - - - 4.6
Dunwich - - 3.0 7.8 - - - - 0.8 2.0 - - - - - 17.4 - - - - - - 2.4 8.2 5.1 - - 5.0 0.6
Esk Post Office - - - 7.8 - - - - 11.0 - - - - - 10.4 4.2 - - - - - - - - 1.0 2.4 0.6


Fort Lytton - - - - - - - - 1.5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.6 4.2




Godwin Beach - - - 6.0 0.2 - - 0.2 2.4 1.4 0.2 - - - 0.2 12.6 2.4 0.2 - - - - 0.2 3.8 3.6 8.0 0.2 - 0.2 1.6
Greenbank (Defence) - - - 3.6 0.2 - - - 1.2
- - - - - 7.4 0.2 - - - - - - 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.2 - - 1.2
Greenbank Thompson Road - - - 3.6 - - - - 2.4 0.4 - - - - - 4.8 - - - - - - - 2.0 1.2 1.0 - - 0.4 1.0
Harrisville Mary Street - - - 5.2 - - - - 6.6 0.1 - - - - 9.6 0.4 0.1 - - - - - - 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2 - - 0.2
Highvale - - - 6.6 - - - - 2.0 - - - - - - 7.8 - - - - - - - 1.0 1.2 2.8 - - - 2.4
Kalbar State School - - - 3.0 - - - - 4.9 - - - - - 7.2 0.3 - - - - - - - 0.4 - - - - - 0.8
Karalee - - - 6.2 - - - - 2.0 - - - - - - 9.0 - - - - - - 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.3 0.1 - 0.6 0.4
Karragarra Island 0.1 0.2 - 4.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 - - - 7.2 - - - - - - 1.2 6.4 - 3.2 - - - 13.4
Landsborough - - - 11.4 - - - 0.4 1.4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.8 1.6 3.4 7.0 - - - 24.6
Lindfield - - - 7.4 - - - - 3.6 - - - - - - 10.2 0.2 - - - - - - 0.4 4.4 8.0 - - - 3.4
Lowood Don St - - - 5.8 - - - - 7.4 0.5 - - - - 8.0 3.0 0.2 - - - - - - 0.1 1.6 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.6 1.6
Manly Railway Station - - - 11.0 - - 0.1 0.1 - - - - - 0.1 0.1 7.2 - - - - - - - - - 3.5 - - - 1.4
Maroon Dam - - - 2.2 - - - - 6.2 1.2 - - - - - 2.0 0.2 - - - - - - - 1.0 1.6 0.8 - - -
Mt Alford - - - 3.4 - - - - 5.8 - - - - - - 2.8 0.3 - - - - - - - 0.8 0.4 0.6


Mt Tamborine Fern St - - - 4.0 - - - - 5.0 - - - - - 8.0 - - - - - - - 0.4 3.0 - 2.0 - - 1.2 4.6
Mt Tarampa - - - 6.6 - - - - 11.8 1.0 - - - - 11.0 1.4 - - - - - - - - 1.8 0.4



Palen Creek Correctional - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Peachester - - 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.0












Point Lookout - - 0.4 - - - 4.4 - ? 2.4 - - - - - ? ? ? 8.6 - - 0.6 9.4 5.0 1.4 3.0 0.4 ? ? 10.2
Redcliffe - - - 4.2 - - - - 1.0 - - - - - - 10.0 - - - - - - 0.4 3.8 5.2 6.4 - - - 7.2
Redland (Alexandra Hills) - - - 5.4 - - - - 0.6 - - - - - - 6.2 - - - - - - 2.2 7.6 1.6 3.8 - - - 1.6
Regents Park - - - 5.0 - - - - 0.8 - - - - - - 3.8 0.2 - - - - - 0.8 2.0 0.8 1.4 0.2 - - 4.0
Rocky Point Sugar Mill - - - 9.6 - - - - 0.6 0.2 - - - - - 5.6 0.2 - - - - - 4.2 3.6 0.4 - - 2.2 - 11.0
Somerset Dam - - - 8.4 - - 0.4 0.2 5.4 0.2 - - - - - 11.6 - - - - - - 0.4 - 4.8 4.0 0.2 0.4 - 1.2
University of Queensland Gatton - - - 7.2 - - - - 5.2 0.2 - - - - 11.4 1.4 - - - - - - - - 0.8 - - - - -
Wamuran 4.0 - - - - - - - 2.0 - - - - - - - 7.0 - - - - - 0.2 2.0 5.3 6.7 - - - 2.8
Wivenhoe Dam - - - 7.6 - - - - 5.8 - - - - - - 8.0













Woodford Stanmore - - - 8.8 - - - - 6.8 - - - - - - 10.6 - - - - - - 0.8 0.8 3.4 8.8 - - - 3.2
Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with ? are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the first working day of each month, lists the main features of the weather in Greater Brisbane using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This summary includes data from observing sites in or near the Greater Brisbane “Greater Capital City Statistical Area” (GCCSA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics designed the GCCSAs to “include the population within the urban area of the city, as well as people who regularly socialise, shop or work within the city, and live in small towns and rural areas surrounding the city. It is important to note that GCCSAs do not define the built up edge of the city. They provide a stable definition for these cities and are designed for the output of a range of social and economic survey data.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Thursday 1 July 2021. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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