Wednesday 08 JAN 2003

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2003

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Notes not completed

On the 8th at Little Bay (Metropolitan) wind gusts reached 109 km/h, at Sydney airport (Metropolitan) 109 km/h and at Lucas Heights (Metropolitan) 109 km/h. There were power outages in about 80 suburbs and some damage to trees.

On the 8th roof tiles were removed from homes at Narre Warren by strong winds.

Australian Capital Territory

Bushfires were started by lightning on the Brindabella Ranges on the 8th and reached Canberra on the 18th, causing the loss of four lives and catastrophic damage to property, 530 homes were destroyed. Damage was estimated at $250 million. Smoke haze was frequent and widespread in the ACT during the second half of the month.
Victoria

On the 8th thunderstorms which occurred in the northeast of the state started bushfires. By the end of the month over 500,000 hectares of forest and farmland had been burnt. Several buildings and homes were destroyed as well as severe stock losses.

Tasmania

Numerous fires were reported across Tasmania during January. Rain on the 30th and 31st helped in their containment. On the 8th fire started by lightning in the Darling Range burnt 17,500 hectares on Flinders Island including many outbuildings, fences and power poles, etc.

National weather extremes for today

Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology

Records set this day (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for January:
Elsey NT: 144.0 (125.0, 45)
Lowest daily minimum temperature for January:
Gympie QLD: 12.0 (12.2, 37)
Brian Pastures QLD: 13.2 (13.5, 34)

Quality control note: Data is final. It includes late-received rainfall data and has been subject to BoM quality control checks.
Data is as received at 13:38EST, 03/03/2004.

Weather observations for today
Noteworthy  Weather         Capital  Cities         Regional  Cities       Alpine  Stations
Bureau of Meteorology Rainfall Bulletins and Weather Notes

Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

47.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
47.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
46.5 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
46.1 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
46.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
46.0 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+12.6   39.0 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW
+12.4   43.7 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+12.0   38.3 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+11.6   42.1 DENHAM W Gascoyne WA
+11.3   38.7 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW

32.8 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
32.5 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
32.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
31.9 TELFER AERO Interior WA
31.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
31.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA

+9.1   27.0 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+8.3   28.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
+8.2   31.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
+7.7   23.0 COWRA AIRPORT CW Slopes S NSW
+7.4   29.6 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

6.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.2 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
11.8 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
12.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-11.8   24.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
-10.2   25.2 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
-10.0   24.9 KATHERINE AVIATION MUSEUM N Rivers NT
-9.7   28.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-9.2   24.8 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-9.2   16.8 OMEO Upper NE VIC

0.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
1.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.1 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS

-8.0   6.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.5   12.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-7.2   13.2 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.7   7.5 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-6.2   15.6 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

Wettest Major City Extremes
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.

164.0 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT
159.6 NATHAN RIVER N Rivers NT
147.6 LIMMEN RIVER N Rivers NT
144.0 ELSEY N Rivers NT
135.0 BING BONG PORT N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
56.2 FARAWAY BAY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
164.0 BORROLOOLA
159.6 NATHAN RIVER
147.6 LIMMEN RIVER
144.0 ELSEY
135.0 BING BONG PORT
118.0 MATARANKA HOMESTEAD RESORT
116.6 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
109.0 HODGSON RIVER
108.0 MATARANKA COUNCIL
100.0 LAKEFIELD
95.2 KING ASH BAY
89.8 WATERHOUSE
85.0 NUTWOOD DOWNS
80.4 EVA VALLEY
80.0 MATARANKA STATION
78.6 FLYING FOX
76.0 GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
72.0 MCARTHUR RIVER STATION
71.8 LARRIMAH
69.4 MAINORU
67.8 NGUKURR
66.0 BROADMERE
61.2 TANUMBIRINI
58.0 MARYFIELD
55.0 WEST WATERHOUSE
53.0 MARY RIVER RANGERS
52.0 NGUIU FARM

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
63.8 STRATHGORDON

ISLANDS
    Islands
50.0 NORTH EAST ISLAND

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.1 +0.7 29.5 +3.2 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 36.2 +4.7 15.6 -1.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.1 -1.8 12.7 -0.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 30.2 -3.4 14.2 -4.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +1.2 25.5 +0.7 7.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.0 +1.8 22.5 +1.2 5.2
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.7 -6.2 13.9 -3.0 0.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.8 -5.3 10.0 -1.0 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 0.0 22.1 -1.5 4.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.1 +0.8 23.5 -0.7 0.8
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.1 +1.2 19.8 -2.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 34.1 +3.0 14.2 -5.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 16.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 31.5 13.3 4.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 29.2 +2.4 19.0 -0.4 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 36.0 +10.4 19.0 -0.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 35.7 +9.9 20.7 +2.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 39.0 +11.0 17.0 -0.5 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 29.8 +4.2 17.1 -0.8 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 34.3 +6.5 14.7 +1.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.9 -0.5 21.9 +5.8 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.4 -5.7 15.6 -0.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 22.2 -3.1 14.3 +1.6 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.3 -4.5 15.3 +1.1 0.2
LAVERTON RAAF 22.0 -3.6 13.0 -0.6 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.0 -6.9 9.0 -1.8 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 20.9 -2.3 12.2 +2.0 1.4
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.8 -1.8 12.9 +1.1 1.0

Downpours Gales& Gusts
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less. Highest wind gusts above 89km/h or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
KALUMBURU
11.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.2mm/h
    W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO
1.6mm in 1 min to 22:16 96.0mm/h
14.0mm in 21 min to 22:37 40.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
13.2mm in 1 hr to 07:30 13.2mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 08:00 14.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
NGUKURR
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
LARRIMAH
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.7mm/h
CENTRE ISLAND
32.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 10.7mm/h
86.4mm in 7 hr 47 min to 09:18 11.1mm/h
BORROLOOLA
53.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 17.7mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 16.2mm/h
22.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 22.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 19.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
TINDAL RAAF
10.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 10.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.2mm/h
7.2mm in 39 min to 20:00 11.1mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 11.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.6mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
61.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 10.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 11.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
16.8mm in 30 min to 11:30 33.6mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 11:30 16.8mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 17.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.7mm/h
6.6mm in 17 min to 14:00 23.3mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
12.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.4mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 13.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
5.2mm in 7 min to 16:58 44.6mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE FOURCROY
13.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 13.8mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 93(210/ 67 ) at 18:20
    Sydney--east
FORT DENISON : 93(190/ 28 ) at 16:52
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO : 109(190/ 82 ) at 17:30
KURNELL AWS : 96(180/ 63 ) at 17:38
LITTLE BAY (THE COAST GOLF CLUB) : 109(200/ 69 ) at 16:55
BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS : 89(180/ 65 ) at 17:30
HOMEBUSH (OLYMPIC STADIUM) AWS : 91(160/ 58 ) at 17:20
SYDNEY HARBOUR (WEDDING CAKE WEST) : 83(170/ 65 ) at 18:10
NORTH HEAD : 95(180/ 59 ) at 17:56
    Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF : 83(150/ 67 ) at 17:58
    Illawarra
BELLAMBI AWS : 89(190/ 65 ) at 16:30
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 100(210/ 78 ) at 15:44
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 89(180/ 69 ) at 16:36
GREEN CAPE AWS : 89(210/ 67 ) at 16:59
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 89(240/ 78 ) at 08:30
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 80(248/ 69 ) at 14:20
    N Central
EILDON FIRE TOWER : 91(240/ 74 ) at 05:14
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 85(220/ 70 ) at 11:27