Monday 13 JAN 2003

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

On the 13th, an early morning line of storms produced flash flooding and wind damage during a 2-hour period in Darwin's suburbs and rural area. Darwin Airport recorded 93 mm in one hour and 24-hour totals included Shoal bay 184 mm, Thorak Cemetery and Channel Island 183 mm, Berrimah 179 mm, Elizabeth Valley 161 mm, Karama 136 mm and Noonamah 133 mm. Trees were felled in Darwin River, Coconut Grove, Millner, Wagaman, The Gardens, Nightcliff and Parap by wind squalls.

On the 13th 13,000 hectares of button grass and $2 million of stored Huon Pine burnt in the South West National Park.

National weather extremes for today

Data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology

Records set this day: (none known)

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

46.1 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
46.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
45.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
45.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA

+12.3   29.4 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
+11.5   33.2 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+11.2   30.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
+10.7   32.0 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+9.9   32.2 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS

32.3 TELFER AERO Interior WA
31.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
30.5 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.9 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+14.6   26.4 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
+13.1   24.1 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA
+13.0   30.5 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
+12.2   24.0 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC
+12.0   27.1 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA

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

16.6 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
17.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
17.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
18.0 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
18.1 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW

-13.2   24.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-12.7   24.4 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-9.8   25.8 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
-9.5   25.5 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-8.8   27.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT

-1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
2.3 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

-11.0   1.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-10.4   10.2 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-8.5   3.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
-8.5   7.3 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-8.5   5.3 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA

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.

362.0 LEADERS CREEK N Rivers NT
195.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
184.0 SHOAL BAY N Rivers NT
183.2 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
183.0 THORAK CEMETERY N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
362.0 LEADERS CREEK
195.0 MCCLUER ISLAND
184.0 SHOAL BAY
183.2 CHANNEL ISLAND
183.0 THORAK CEMETERY
179.0 BERRIMAH SIL
172.0 KOOLPINYAH
161.0 ELIZABETH VALLEY
140.4 KARAMA
136.0 SEVEN SPIRIT BAY
134.2 ELEVEN MILE RAAF
132.0 MCARTHUR RIVER STATION
131.4 LUDMILLA
130.4 REDBANK MINE
130.0 LEANYER
129.2 DARWIN AIRPORT
125.2 DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
114.6 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
109.8 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
108.4 LARRAKEYAH
107.8 MCMINNS LAGOON
105.0 MARLOW LAGOON - FLOCKHART DVE
105.0 NIGHTCLIFF SPORTS CLUB
103.0 MARLOW'S LAGOON
100.4 HOWARD SPRINGS
99.3 WOLLOGORANG
99.0 CALVERT HILLS
93.5 MINJILANG
93.0 HUMPTY DOO EVAN ROAD
88.0 BERRY SPRINGS RANGERS
84.8 BLACK POINT
84.5 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
76.6 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
69.0 POINT STUART AWS
66.6 WAGAIT BEACH
60.0 FORT HILL WHARF
57.6 KING ASH BAY
57.0 BULEY ROCKHOLE
56.6 BENMARA
52.4 DARWIN RIVER DAM
50.0 MALLAPUNYAH

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
72.0 MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
66.0 PICCANINNY PLAINS STATION
61.0 WOLVERTON
51.0 ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE
    Gulf Country
51.0 WESTMORELAND STATION

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 35.5 +2.1 29.7 +3.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.0 -4.9 6.9 -6.7 0.8
PERTH AIRPORT 29.5 -2.0 12.3 -4.6 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.6 -7.0 11.1 -7.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.5 23.7 -1.1 129.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 40.0 +3.8 27.9 +6.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.4 +1.5 28.7 +11.8 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 34.9 +9.8 24.1 +13.1 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 -1.1 22.4 -1.2 6.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +1.1 24.5 +0.3 0.4
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.2 +0.3 21.3 -0.7 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 30.1 -1.0 17.2 -2.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.2 16.7 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 21.9 8.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.8 -1.0 17.0 -2.4 7.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 -1.6 20.0 +0.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.3 +0.5 19.1 +0.5 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 26.7 -1.3 17.3 -0.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.4 -2.2 18.4 +0.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.6 -0.2 12.7 -0.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.6 +1.2 14.6 -1.5 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.7 +4.6 19.7 +3.2 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 28.2 +2.9 11.3 -1.4 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 32.9 +7.1 19.6 +5.4 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 33.0 +7.4 15.0 +1.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.0 +6.1 16.0 +5.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 26.7 +3.5 9.6 -0.6 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 30.8 +9.2 15.9 +4.1 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
103.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 34.3mm/h
103.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 17.2mm/h
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
15.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 15.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
11.8mm in 39 min to 21:30 18.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 21:30 12.0mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
CENTRE ISLAND
11.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 11.6mm/h
8.0mm in 13 min to 15:00 36.9mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.6mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
25.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 25.6mm/h
39.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.0mm/h
5.8mm in 32 min to 22:54 10.9mm/h
WOLLOGORANG
24.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.0mm/h
BORROLOOLA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
10.6mm in 28 min to 19:53 22.7mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr 7 min to 21:00 10.7mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DARWIN AIRPORT
6.6mm in 17 min to 01:30 23.3mm/h
22.4mm in 15 min to 01:45 89.6mm/h
35.2mm in 15 min to 02:00 140.8mm/h
65.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 65.0mm/h
15.8mm in 13 min to 02:13 72.9mm/h
19.6mm in 17 min to 02:30 69.2mm/h
93.0mm in 1 hr to 02:30 93.0mm/h
39.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 39.2mm/h
105.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 35.0mm/h
105.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 17.5mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
82.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 27.3mm/h
93.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 15.5mm/h
BLACK POINT
47.0mm in 9 hr to 06:00 5.2mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
145.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 48.3mm/h
146.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 24.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
14.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 14.0mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT
986.0mm in * hr to 12:00 82.2mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE FOURCROY
25.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 25.4mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 04:00 5.3mm/h
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.4mm/h
5.0mm in 15 min to 19:30 20.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 78(150/ 67 ) at 20:00
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 82( 76/ 65 ) at 21:10
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 95( 90/ 69 ) at 11:00
    Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 93( 10/ 72 ) at 20:36