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Wednesday, 06 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 17:01 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.

142.0 MARCO STREET ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
137.0 NERADA ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
126.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
111.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD
110.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
85.2 WEIPA AERO
51.0 ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE
    N Coast--Barron
126.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
110.0 TOPAZ
97.0 TOPAZ ALERT
62.0 DAINTREE TEA
57.2 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
    N Coast--Herbert
142.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
137.0 NERADA ALERT
111.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
108.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
102.0 POVERTY HILL ALERT
100.0 CORSIS ALERT
96.0 DARADGEE
82.0 MENAVALE ALERT
79.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
78.4 INNISFAIL
74.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
60.0 PEACOCK SIDING ALERT
52.4 TULLY SUGAR MILL
51.0 TULLY MCQUILLAN ST
50.4 ABERGOWRIE BRIDGE

High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less.


NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
ALYANGULA POLICE
47.0mm in 6 hr to 14:30 7.8mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
11.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.2mm/h
55.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 55.4mm/h
85.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 28.3mm/h
85.0mm in 6 hr to 14:30 14.2mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 19.8mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
CHANNEL POINT
38.0mm in 6 hr to 20:30 6.3mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
160.0mm in 6 hr to 20:30 26.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
12.0mm in 46 min to 16:30 15.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 5.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COEN AIRPORT
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
WEIPA AERO
18.6mm in 30 min to 02:00 37.2mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 18.8mm/h
35.2mm in 30 min to 02:30 70.4mm/h
53.8mm in 1 hr to 02:30 53.8mm/h
17.8mm in 30 min to 03:00 35.6mm/h
53.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 53.0mm/h
72.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 24.0mm/h
75.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 12.5mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 03:30 20.2mm/h
    S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
7.6mm in 19 min to 16:00 24.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 11.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
12.4mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.4mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
INNISFAIL
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h

ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE FOURCROY
28.8mm in 1 hr to 13:30 28.8mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 9.7mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 5.0mm/h

Todays highest & lowest temperatures

Maximum Minimum
42.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
41.7 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
40.9 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
40.7 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
28.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
28.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
28.0 BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND Darwin-Daly NT
14.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
15.0 THREDBO (CRACKENBACK STATION) AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
15.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.9 LIAWENEE AWS Central Plateau TAS
5.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.2 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
6.3 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW

Todays greatest temperature variations from normal

Maximum Minimum
+11.0   35.0 LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+10.3   34.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central VIC
+9.6   33.0 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+9.6   29.0 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
+9.5   33.0 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
+9.5   33.0 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+7.4   21.1 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW
+6.9   19.2 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC
+6.6   16.0 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+6.4   19.0 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
+6.4   19.6 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
-4.6   21.9 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
-4.0   24.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
-3.4   21.7 ESPERANCE SW & S Coast WA
-3.1   22.6 ONGERUP Gt Southern WA
-2.8   25.1 LAKE GRACE POST OFFICE Gt Southern WA
-7.3   6.2 RAVENSTHORPE Gt Southern WA
-6.9   9.0 CUNDERDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.7   7.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-5.2   8.8 HYDEN Gt Southern WA
-4.6   7.0 JARRAHWOOD SW & S Coast WA
-4.6   8.0 KATANNING COMPARISON Gt Southern WA
-4.6   9.1 WINDY HARBOUR SW & S Coast WA

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

None reported

Other extremes

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