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Noteworthy synoptic observations for Sunday, 23 March 2003 local
prepared 1456 EST, 18/09/03
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Max Var Min Var Grs Min Rainfall Station Mth/ Date Time local Cloud amounts & types Wind Temp Dew Pt Rel Hum Pressure Weather Description Vis Comments
° C ° C ° C ° C ° C mm/ hr mm/ hr       Tot Cov Low Cloud(base m x 100) Mid High Dir °/ km/h ° C ° C % hPa/ 3hr tendency Pre- sent Past km  
Western Australia
001 Kimberley - north
34.0 +0.8 23.0 -1.8 - 29/24 0.6/3 KURI BAY 0323 0900 3/NW - Calm 27.3 25.5 90 1013.10.8 15.0 nil
003 Kimberley - west
- - - - - - - BIDYADANGA 0323 0600 3/NW - 130/04 25.8 25.2 97 1012.2 30.0 -
32.4 -1.5 - - - - - BROOME AIRPORT 0323 2100 6/SW - - 280/17 29.1 25.3 80 1011.41.3 25.0 -
38.9 - - - - 8/6 8/3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO 0323 2100 - - - - 250/11 24.8 19.9 74 1011.82.7 - - - HR992
006 Gascoyne - west
28.0 -3.4 - - - - - CARNARVON AIRPORT 0323 2100 15/W - 190/28 23.8 19.0 75 1014.8 25.0 -
- - - - - - 7/15 GASCOYNE JUNCTION 0323 0600 6/NW - 020/04 22.3 21.4 95 1013.9 50.0 -
40.0 +1.7 6.0 -17.7 - 24/24 0.2/3 NYANG STATION 0323 0900 6/NW - - 110/13 26.3 - - 1014.60.9 50.0 low min due to door on box opened during storm and
007 Gascoyne - east
- - - - - 0.8/12 - PAYNES FIND 0323 0300 6/- - - 360/04 21.0 17.8 82 1015.3 50.0 -
- - - - - - 1/3 PAYNES FIND 0323 0600 -/- - Calm 19.4 18.0 92 1014.9 50.0 -
- - - - - - 0.4/3 PAYNES FIND 0323 1800 6/- - 310/15 28.3 15.8 47 1010.0 50.0 -
27.0 -8.7 - - - 0.4/6 0.4/6 THREE RIVERS 0323 1500 15/NW 310/08 26.6 14.8 48 1012.0 20.0 -
008 Central West
- - - - - 0.6/12 0.6/12 WONGAN HILLS 0323 0300 6/W - Calm 18.5 17.7 95 1014.1 10.0 -
009 Lower West, Southwest, South Coast
33.0 +9.0 14.9 +1.5 13 3/24 - ALBANY AIRPORT 0323 0900 6/W - - 320/26 21.4 14.6 65 1012.1 30.0 -
31.0 +5.9 - - - - - ESPERANCE 0323 1500 20/NW 180/18 23.4 15.2 60 1011.31.2 40.0 -
32.0 +8.0 15.0 +2.7 14 3/24 3/24 MOUNT BARKER 0323 0900 6/NW - - 310/30 21.2 10.8 51 - 30.0 -
33.0 +10.0 17.0 +3.3 - 0.4/24 - WINDY HARBOUR 0323 0900 6/- - - 310/30 21.0 18.1 84 1011.20.4 20.0 -
010 Great Southern, Central Wheat Belt
- - - - - - 4/15 BENCUBBIN 0323 0600 6/NW - - 310/04 18.1 17.0 93 1015.2 40.0 -
35.0 +4.5 16.0 +1.3 15 3/24 3/18 BEVERLEY 0323 0900 6/NW - - 310/04 20.4 16.4 78 - 30.0 -
- - - - - - 0.4/12 CUNDERDIN 0323 0600 6/NW - Calm 17.0 16.5 97 - 12.0 -
37.0 +7.4 18.0 +4.0 - 5/24 5/18 HYDEN 0323 0900 6/W - - 270/04 19.2 16.4 84 - 30.0 -
- - - - - 5/12 5/9 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON 0323 0300 20/- - - 290/05 19.5 17.1 86 - 30.0 -
32.0 +4.8 15.0 +1.4 - 6/24 6/18 NARROGIN 0323 0900 3/NW - - 310/18 18.7 15.0 79 - 50.0 THUNDERSTORMS AT AROUND 17OO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY)
- - - - - - 9/3 NEWDEGATE RES.STATION 0323 0000 - - - - 040/13 19.6 19.6 100 1013.51.8 - - - HR994
- - - - - - 9/15 ONGERUP 0323 0600 -/- - 310/04 16.4 14.9 91 1013.2 35.0 -
34.0 +8.3 16.0 +2.9 15 9/24 - ONGERUP 0323 0900 6/NW - - 310/11 19.5 14.4 72 1014.1 35.0 -
33.0 +4.9 14.0 -0.6 - 4/24 4/24 PINGELLY 0323 0900 6/W - - 270/17 19.2 15.0 77 - 50.0 -
35.0 +8.5 19.0 +5.5 - 5/24 5/18 RAVENSTHORPE 0323 0900 -/NW - 290/05 22.8 20.8 89 1014.1 15.0 -
012 Goldfields
31.6 +2.1 - - - - - KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 0323 2100 15/NW 320/17 21.7 16.5 72 1013.71.0 40.0 -
33.0 +4.3 - - - - - NORSEMAN 0323 1500 15/W - 310/08 31.0 17.2 44 - 30.0 -
- - - - - - 3/12 SOUTHERN CROSS 0323 0600 3/NW Calm 20.0 18.4 91 1014.51.4 50.0 -
Northern Territory
014 Northern Rivers
31.0 -0.3 24.0 -1.4 - 37/24 37/12 BLACK POINT 0323 0900 -/- - Calm 27.0 24.1 84 1013.51.0 25.0 -
- - - - - - 14/3 CAPE DON 0323 0200 - - - - 090/09 22.4 - - 1011.50.0 - - - HR014
- - - - - 17/6 17/3 CAPE DON 0323 0300 - - - - 180/09 24.3 - - 1010.90.8 - - - HR003
- - - - - - 17/3 CAPE DON 0323 0400 - - - - 150/11 25.3 - - 1011.00.1 - - - -
- - - - - - - CHANNEL POINT 0323 0300 3/- - - Calm 28.1 26.1 89 1010.80.6 35.0 Lightening visible to the N.E.
32.7 +0.9 - - - - - DARWIN AIRPORT 0323 0000 25/- - 260/09 27.7 24.7 84 1011.40.7 30.0 dist lightning to e
- - - - - - - DARWIN AIRPORT 0323 0300 3/SE - 160/08 25.4 22.3 83 1009.71.7 20.0 DIST LIGHTNING TO N / NW
- - - - - - - DARWIN AIRPORT 0323 0600 3/S 190/13 26.4 24.9 91 1011.41.7 30.0 DIST LIGHTNING NORTH
- - - - - 9/6 9/3 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS 0323 0300 - - - - 220/09 25.7 - - 1009.71.3 - - - HR009
31.0 - 22.0 - - 22/24 22/3 MCCLUER ISLAND 0323 0900 - - - - 110/08 24.2 22.8 92 1013.41.5 - - - HR018
- - - - - - 8/3 POINT STUART AWS 0323 0500 - - - - 040/13 24.4 22.9 91 1011.10.3 - - - HR005
015 Northern Plateau--Barkly/Alice Spgs
28.0 -4.6 9.0 -8.5 7 - - ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 0323 0900 25/- - 060/21 19.5 3.0 33 1017.91.1 40.0 -
- - 9.3 -8.2 - - - ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 0323 1200 25/- - 080/17 24.1 3.2 26 1016.31.5 40.0 -
South Australia
017 Northeast Pastoral
26.0 -7.7 11.0 -8.3 - - - OODNADATTA AIRPORT 0323 0900 - - - - 180/09 15.3 3.1 44 1020.21.2 - - - -
022 Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
17.0 -8.9 - - - - - MAITLAND 0323 1500 10/- - - 130/17 17.1 7.4 53 1021.11.9 40.0 -
17.0 -8.0 - - - - - WAROOKA 0323 1500 6/SE - - 130/11 17.0 6.8 51 1022.31.7 40.0 -
Queensland
029 Gulf Country
31.0 -3.1 - - - - - MOUNT ISA AERO 0323 1500 25/- - 140/13 30.7 -2.0 12 1010.33.1 40.0 -
033 Central Coast - east
- - - - - - 37/3 DOTSWOOD 0323 1800 - - - - 020/09 25.2 22.7 86 1009.60.8 - - - T0336
- - - - - 37/6 - DOTSWOOD 0323 2100 - - - - 040/13 23.4 22.0 92 1011.82.1 - - - -
035 Central Highlands
32.0 -0.9 16.0 -2.1 - 6/24 6/18 ROLLESTON METEOR ST 0323 0900 2/- - - 090/09 22.1 18.8 82 1014.20.9 50.0 -
037 Northwest
32.0 -3.1 13.0 -8.7 - - - CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP 0323 0900 - - - - 130/17 23.0 5.0 31 1015.41.3 - - - -
- - 13.4 -8.3 - - - CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP 0323 2100 - - - - 150/11 22.8 2.9 27 1012.22.1 - - - -
32.0 -3.6 12.0 -9.0 - - - URANDANGIE 0323 0900 - - - 130/13 21.7 1.8 27 1016.30.5 30.0 -
038 Channel Country
29.0 -5.4 13.0 -8.0 12 - - WINDORAH POST OFFICE 0323 0900 - - - 110/21 22.3 2.2 27 1015.20.6 50.0 -
039 South Coast - Curtis
32.0 -0.6 18.0 -1.2 - 32/24 32/18 BARALABA POST OFFICE 0323 0900 - - - 050/02 23.4 19.8 80 - 50.0 -
29.5 +0.6 - - - - 25/3 BUNDABERG AERO 0323 0000 - - - - 180/30 18.1 18.0 99 1014.71.4 - - - -
- - - - - 46/6 21/3 BUNDABERG AERO 0323 0300 - - - - 100/11 19.3 19.0 98 1013.41.3 - - - -
29.0 +0.1 18.0 -1.7 - 47/24 - BUNDABERG AERO 0323 0900 6/SE - - 130/11 23.3 18.9 76 1014.82.3 30.0 -
- - - - - - 5/9 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE 0323 0600 -/W - Calm 18.6 18.1 97 1013.50.3 50.0 -
29.1 - - - - - 20/3 GLADSTONE AIRPORT 0323 0000 - - - - 220/13 19.9 19.4 97 1014.21.0 - - - HR020
- - - - - 24/6 4/3 GLADSTONE AIRPORT 0323 0300 - - - - 190/09 20.5 19.9 96 1012.12.1 - - - -
31.0 - 18.0 - 17 3/24 3/18 MONTO AIRPORT 0323 0900 - - - 360/05 23.6 21.5 88 1014.30.6 50.0 -
- - - - - 9/6 9/6 THANGOOL AIRPORT 0323 0300 -/- - Calm 17.7 17.0 96 1012.20.4 30.0 -
040 South Coast - Moreton
30.3 +2.0 - - - - 8/3 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT 0323 0000 - - - - 130/18 19.6 18.8 95 1013.60.3 - - - HR003
- - - - - 31/6 23/3 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT 0323 0300 - - - - 170/08 19.0 18.0 94 1013.20.4 - - - -
30.0 +1.7 19.0 +0.8 - 32/24 - ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT 0323 0900 - - - - 230/04 23.0 19.8 82 1014.30.0 - - - -
30.0 - 17.0 - - - - BAROON POCKET DAM 0323 0900 6/NW - 360/- 23.0 18.4 75 - 50.0 -
27.5 -0.6 - - - - Tr/3 BRISBANE AERO 0323 0000 3/N - - 160/13 21.3 18.1 82 1013.90.9 20.0 -
- - - - - - - BRISBANE AERO 0323 2100 6/S 130/08 23.2 20.1 83 1015.42.2 30.0 -
30.5 +4.1 - - - - 32/3 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE 0323 0000 - - - - 020/35 22.0 21.9 99 1011.81.6 - - - HR001
- - - - - 32/6 - DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE 0323 0300 - - - - 310/31 21.0 18.6 86 1011.10.7 - - - -
31.0 +4.6 18.0 -3.7 - 32/24 - DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE 0323 0900 - - - - 140/18 24.3 19.6 75 1013.70.8 - - - -
28.4 - - - - - 48/3 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 0323 0000 - - - - 200/11 19.2 18.9 98 1014.11.0 - - - HR003
- - - - - 51/6 3/3 HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 0323 0300 - - - - 280/13 19.6 19.3 98 1012.21.9 - - - -
28.0 - 18.0 - - 52/24 - HERVEY BAY AIRPORT 0323 0900 - - - - 120/11 23.7 19.2 76 1014.31.9 - - - -
- - - - - - 14/3 JIMNA FORESTRY 0323 1800 - - - - 360/13 17.9 17.1 95 - - - - -
30.0 - 19.0 - - 40/24 40/24 LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT 0323 0900 3/E - - 230/09 22.0 20.5 91 - 40.0 -
28.0 - 15.0 - - 21/24 21/18 MALENY TAMARIND ST 0323 0900 15/NW - 360/04 22.0 18.5 81 - 25.0 -
27.0 - - - - 0.4/6 0.4/6 MALENY TAMARIND ST 0323 1500 3/SW - 360/11 24.6 19.7 74 - 15.0 -
- - - - - 21/6 21/6 MARYBOROUGH 0323 0300 6/NW - 310/09 19.4 18.8 96 1012.52.0 10.0 -
- - - - - - - MARYBOROUGH 0323 2100 6/SW - 160/09 23.2 20.4 84 1015.03.0 20.0 -
- - - - - - 65/12 POINT LOOKOUT 0323 0600 3/- - 090/02 21.5 18.3 82 - 30.0 -
27.0 - 18.0 - - 66/24 0.4/3 POINT LOOKOUT 0323 0900 6/- - 270/05 24.1 20.9 82 - 45.0 -
31.4 +2.0 - - - - 10/3 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON 0323 0000 - - - - 040/08 19.7 18.5 93 - - - - HR992
041 Darling Downs - east
- - - - - - - DALBY AIRPORT 0323 2100 10/E - - 180/09 22.5 12.5 53 1014.02.4 40.0 -
- - - - - - - GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT 0323 2100 - - - Calm 19.5 9.3 52 1014.61.9 50.0 -
042 Darling Downs - west
- - - - - - 4/15 MILES POST OFFICE 0323 0600 - - - Calm 16.3 16.3 100 - 0.6 -
New South Wales
046 Upper Western - Far Northwest
24.0 -8.1 14.0 -4.4 - - - TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE 0323 0900 - - - 160/04 17.6 6.3 47 - 50.0 -
056 Northern Tablelands - west
- - - - - - - INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) 0323 0300 - - - 270/02 8.2 6.7 90 - 30.0 LIGHTNING VISIBLE IN NE FROM 2000-2130 HRS.
- - - - - - - INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) 0323 0600 - - - Calm 6.9 5.4 90 - 30.0 /
25.0 - 5.0 - - 0.4/24 - INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) 0323 0900 - - - Calm 12.6 9.8 83 - 30.0 /
25.0 - - - - - - INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) 0323 1500 6/NE - - 360/02 24.6 4.3 27 - 50.0 dust cleared 1.30hrs
25.0 -2.1 10.0 -4.5 5 - - INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE 0323 0900 - - - Calm 16.2 9.1 63 1014.11.5 40.0 -
057 Northern Tablelands - east
28.0 +3.6 16.0 +0.2 - 1/24 1/24 TABULAM (MUIRNE) 0323 0900 1/SW - - 310/09 18.5 16.9 90 - 50.0 -
058 North Coast
30.0 +0.9 18.0 +0.8 - 3/24 3/18 CASINO AIRPORT 0323 0900 -/NW - 340/04 21.5 19.5 88 - 28.0 -
28.0 -0.3 19.0 +1.0 - 2/24 2/18 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL 0323 0900 3/E - - 230/09 21.8 19.5 87 - 50.0 Thunder Heard 1500-1735 1810-1935
30.0 +2.1 18.0 +0.7 - 1/24 1/18 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) 0323 0900 6/- 290/09 22.1 19.0 83 - 35.0 -
059 Mid North Coast
21.0 - 12.0 - - 19/24 18/18 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) 0323 0900 1/SW - - Calm 16.1 15.3 95 - 30.0 -
060 Manning
25.0 -1.8 14.0 -1.6 14 0.6/24 0.2/18 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) 0323 0900 10/E - Calm 18.5 17.0 91 - 35.0 -
061 Hunter
- - - - - - 13/3 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATIO 0323 0600 - - - - 170/08 17.2 15.9 92 - - - - -
19.0 - - - - 59/6 58/3 NORAH HEAD AWS 0323 1500 - - - - 330/05 17.3 16.2 93 1016.91.1 - - - HR046
19.0 -5.4 - - - 55/6 55/3 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE 0323 1500 6/- - - 180/28 19.1 17.1 88 - 4.0 -
063 Central Tablelands - south
- - - - - 6/12 6/9 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) 0323 0300 0/E - - 090/04 11.1 11.1 100 - 0.0 -
- - - - - - 7/3 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) 0323 0600 0/E - - 090/04 10.1 10.1 100 - 0.0 -
18.0 -2.1 10.0 -1.4 - 14/24 0.2/3 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) 0323 0900 - - - Calm 9.9 9.9 100 - 0.1 -
068 Illawarra
- - - - - 8/6 8/3 JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AW 0323 2100 - - - - -/- 18.0 13.7 76 1019.81.3 - - - HR994
069 South Coast
- - - - - - 14/3 ULLADULLA AWS 0323 1800 - - - - 200/22 15.7 15.7 100 1019.40.7 - - - HR010
- - - - - 16/6 2/3 ULLADULLA AWS 0323 2100 - - - - 200/28 17.1 15.6 91 1020.91.5 - - - T0246
073 Southwest Slopes - north
20.0 -7.9 0.0 -13.3 - - - GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) 0323 0900 - - - 090/21 15.8 10.4 70 - 50.0 min bulb being ajusted
074 Riverina - east
23.0 -5.2 6.0 -8.2 - - - NARRANDERA GOLF CLUB 0323 0900 - - - Calm 13.5 9.4 76 - 40.0 -
075 Riverina - west
22.0 -8.3 10.0 -5.1 - - - LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT 0323 0900 - - - 180/08 15.1 11.2 78 - 50.0 -
Victoria
083 Northeast - Upper
15.0 -8.0 7.0 -0.8 4 - - OMEO 0323 0900 6/S - - Calm 10.6 7.6 82 1021.2 60.0 -
Tasmania
092 East Coast
13.0 -8.6 - - - - - FINGAL (FORESTRY LEGGE STREET) 0323 1500 - - - - 220/09 11.7 6.4 70 - - - - -
094 Southeast
12.0 -8.4 - - - - - GROVE RESEARCH STATION 0323 1500 3/SW - - 270/04 11.7 7.4 75 - 20.0 -
3.0 -8.2 - - - 0.2/6 0.2/3 MOUNT WELLINGTON 0323 1500 - - - - 170/17 2.2 2.1 99 - - - - -
095 Derwent Valley
9.0 -8.3 - - - - - TARRALEAH VILLAGE 0323 1500 - - - 160/09 8.1 4.6 79 - 20.0 -
Islands
200 Islands
- - - - - - 5/3 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO 0323 1900 6/W - 210/09 20.7 19.3 92 1014.80.8 10.0 -
- - - - - - 9/3 POINT FAWCETT 0323 0600 - - - - 230/05 22.7 22.1 96 1011.91.0 - - - HR009
32.0 +2.2 - - - 8/6 8/3 WILLIS ISLAND 0323 1500 6/E - - 100/17 27.1 24.6 86 1009.41.6 15.0 -