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Monday, 04 MAR 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 14:07 EDST on 07/03/02

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 (not checked or entered yet)

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.

103.0 OENPELLI Darwin-Daly NT
91.2 MANINGRIDA Arnhem NT
63.0 MOUNT MCCONNELL Central Coast W QLD
62.3 MILLSTREAM W Pilbara WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Pilbara
62.3 MILLSTREAM
59.0 MINDEROO
    W Gascoyne
50.0 MIDDALYA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
91.2 MANINGRIDA
    Darwin-Daly
516.0 POINT STUART AWS
103.0 OENPELLI

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast W
63.0 MOUNT MCCONNELL

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Sydney--east
61.2 LUCAS HEIGHTS ANSTO
60.7 LUCAS HEIGHTS AWS

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Gascoyne
PARABURDOO AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.4mm/h
    Murchison
MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT
6.0mm in 12 min to 16:38 30.0mm/h
8.2mm in 17 min to 17:56 28.9mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 18:30 14.0mm/h
14.4mm in 34 min to 19:30 25.4mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 19:30 14.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
    Interior
WILUNA
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
MANINGRIDA
65.0mm in 9 hr to 05:30 7.2mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
BATCHELOR AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 6.0mm/h
18.2mm in 44 min to 18:14 24.8mm/h
6.0mm in 16 min to 18:30 22.5mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 24.2mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
9.8mm in 26 min to 17:30 22.6mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.0mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.0mm/h
    S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
12.6mm in 17 min to 19:00 44.5mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.6mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 15.4mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
35.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.7mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRSTRIP
14.8mm in 11 min to 16:20 80.7mm/h
10.0mm in 39 min to 17:00 15.4mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 26.6mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
12.0mm in 32 min to 23:32 22.5mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
14.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 14.6mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
TOWNSVILLE AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
10.8mm in 31 min to 21:58 20.9mm/h
    Central Coast E
AYR DPI RESEARCH STN
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
WOOLSHED
22.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 22.8mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
COFFS HARBOUR MO
9.2mm in 11 min to 21:30 50.2mm/h
14.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 29.6mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 16.0mm/h
    Hunter Valley
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.2mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 21.2mm/h
    Sydney--west
HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE
3.8mm in 11 min to 00:29 20.7mm/h
    Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
10.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 10.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
39.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
38.7 CLONCURRY AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
38.5 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
38.1 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
38.0 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
38.0 CANNINGTON MINE Northwest QLD
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands
27.8 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
27.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.2 GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
14.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
15.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
16.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
16.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
16.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.1 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
0.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
2.0 TUNNACK FIRE STATION Southeast TAS

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+10.0   35.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+9.4   37.4 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+9.4   34.8 EYRE Eucla WA
+9.0   33.0 MOUNT BARKER SW & S Coast WA
+8.2   35.0 NULLARBOR ROADHOUSE W Agricultural SA
+6.3   19.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.1   21.2 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+5.6   15.4 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+5.4   13.6 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+5.0   15.0 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW
+5.0   18.3 BURRINJUCK DAM SW Slopes N NSW
-4.1   20.1 PEMBERTON SW & S Coast WA
-4.1   18.4 BOMBALA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-3.9   19.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-3.4   19.6 WINDY HARBOUR SW & S Coast WA
-3.2   17.0 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
-7.0   8.4 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
-6.9   14.0 ALI CURUNG Alice Springs NT
-6.6   9.3 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-5.9   10.0 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-5.9   11.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT Alice Springs NT

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

HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD: 78 (150/ 65 ) at 19:00
RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD: 82 (140/ 67 ) at 19:00

Other extremes

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