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Notes on significant weather not yet written

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

Records set this day (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily rainfall for January:
Mornington Island QLD: 298 (?, ?)

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

46.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
44.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
44.1 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.1 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA

+18.1   46.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+15.7   44.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+14.7   40.3 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+14.6   36.3 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
+14.0   37.6 GOOLWA (HINDMARSH ISLAND MARINA) Adelaide/Lofty SA

30.9 TELFER AERO Interior WA
30.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
30.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
30.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
30.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL

+11.5   29.0 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
+10.9   27.5 EUCLA Eucla WA
+10.7   27.0 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.9   26.2 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+9.2   23.0 CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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

16.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.2 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
17.3 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
17.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
17.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-12.7   25.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-10.5   24.5 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-9.9   23.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-9.8   21.7 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-9.6   20.7 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

-14.7 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
0.7 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.4 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.7 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.8   13.8 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-6.6   7.3 CALIPH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-6.3   8.6 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
-6.1   8.7 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.1   0.7 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

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.

989.0 POINT STUART AWS N Rivers NT
298.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
162.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
156.2 STRATHGORDON N Peninsula QLD
137.0 DARWIN BOWLS CLUB N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
989.0 POINT STUART AWS
137.0 DARWIN BOWLS CLUB
136.8 REDBANK MINE
102.2 MANTON DAM
97.6 WOLLOGORANG
95.0 MCCLUER ISLAND
92.0 ACACIA HILLS
73.4 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
70.8 LARRAKEYAH
70.0 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
66.5 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
66.0 LEADERS CREEK
66.0 BERRY SPRINGS RANGERS
64.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
63.4 DARWIN RIVER DAM
62.0 KOOLPINYAH
61.8 ELIZABETH VALLEY
61.6 NATHAN RIVER
61.4 HUMPTY DOO EVAN ROAD
58.6 LUDMILLA
57.6 MCMINNS LAGOON
57.2 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
56.5 MINJILANG
50.6 BULEY ROCKHOLE

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
156.2 STRATHGORDON
63.0 CAPE KEERWEER
55.0 PUNSAND BAY
    Gulf Country
298.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND
162.0 SWEERS ISLAND
130.5 WESTMORELAND STATION
66.6 KINGFISHER CAMP
58.5 ESCOTT STATION
    Central Highlands
51.0 WINVIC

ISLANDS
    Islands
55.0 CAPE WESSEL

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.4 +1.0 29.8 +3.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.8 -7.1 10.7 -2.9 3.6
PERTH AIRPORT 23.4 -8.1 17.7 +0.8 0.4
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 30.2 -3.4 18.8 +0.6 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.3 23.5 -1.3 32.8
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.0 +3.8 22.1 +0.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 39.1 +10.2 25.3 +8.4 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 36.9 +11.8 14.8 +3.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.5 -2.9 25.2 +1.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +1.0 24.6 +0.4 1.4
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.2 -0.7 22.6 +0.6 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 31.0 -0.1 15.6 -4.0 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.4 18.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.1 10.9 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.1 -2.7 16.8 -2.6 3.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 22.0 -3.6 19.0 -0.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.1 -1.7 18.3 -0.3 0.2
PROSPECT DAM 24.4 -3.6 16.0 -1.5 0.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.0 -2.6 16.3 -1.6 4.1
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.6 -3.2 11.8 -1.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.3 -1.1 16.2 +0.1 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.7 +2.6 20.0 +3.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 24.7 -0.6 10.1 -2.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 34.0 +8.2 16.4 +2.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 32.0 +6.4 12.0 -1.6 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.0 +6.1 10.0 -0.8 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 24.6 +1.4 13.6 +3.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 26.4 +4.8 13.4 +1.6 0.0

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
12.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 12.6mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
WOLLOGORANG
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DARWIN AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
BLACK POINT
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
13.4mm in 40 min to 20:53 20.1mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.3mm/h
5.0mm in 15 min to 21:08 20.0mm/h
132.0mm in 1 hr 41 min to 22:50 78.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
22.4mm in 30 min to 05:00 44.8mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 27.0mm/h
25.0mm in 1 hr to 05:30 25.0mm/h
8.4mm in 9 min to 13:30 56.0mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 16.4mm/h
22.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 22.6mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.6mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.7mm/h
HORN ISLAND
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
16.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 16.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
156.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 26.0mm/h
MORNINGTON ISLAND
13.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 01:30 10.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
84.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 14.0mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTH EAST ISLAND
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 22:00 5.3mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 07:00 9.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 08:00 9.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 7.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 11:00 6.7mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 83(150/ 70 ) at 20:00
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 72( 50/ 63 ) at 02:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 87( 90/ 65 ) at 06:00