Thursday 16 JAN 2003

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

On the 16th, an evening line of storms produced heavy rain and flash flooding during a 2-hour period in Darwin's northern suburbs. Lee Point AWS recorded 97 mm in one hour and 24 hour totals included Leanyer 149 mm, Lee Point 132 mm, Shoal Bay 116 mm and Karama 107 mm. The peak 10-minute rainfall rate recorded at Karama was 146 mm/h.

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

45.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
44.2 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
44.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
44.0 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
44.0 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
44.0 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
44.0 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW

+8.4   44.0 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+8.2   44.2 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+8.1   36.8 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.8   40.8 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
+7.8   37.0 BURRINJUCK DAM SW Slopes N NSW

31.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.5 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
29.0 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
29.0 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
29.0 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+6.3   23.5 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+5.8   27.4 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+5.3   25.5 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
+5.1   22.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+5.1   26.7 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW

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

14.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
17.3 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC
18.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
18.0 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
18.0 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-12.0   23.0 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
-11.5   22.8 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE Gulf Country QLD
-10.6   25.0 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT
-10.1   27.0 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-8.7   29.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT

4.3 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.8 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC
6.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.0   8.2 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-6.3   15.8 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-6.0   13.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.7   11.7 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
-5.4   11.4 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley 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.

168.4 REDBANK MINE N Rivers NT
151.1 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT
99.0 CALVERT HILLS N Rivers NT
81.0 WESTMORELAND STATION Gulf Country QLD
76.0 BING BONG PORT N Rivers NT

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
168.4 REDBANK MINE
151.1 WOLLOGORANG
99.0 CALVERT HILLS
76.0 BING BONG PORT
56.0 GOVE AIRPORT
55.0 ALCAN MINESITE
50.5 CAPE WILBERFORCE

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
81.0 WESTMORELAND STATION
75.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND
74.0 GREGORY DOWNS STATION

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.2 +0.8 27.4 +1.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 37.8 +6.3 17.4 +0.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.6 -0.3 14.8 +1.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 38.0 +4.4 20.8 +2.6 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 0.0 23.1 -1.7 0.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.7 +2.5 21.4 +0.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 32.8 +3.9 17.4 +0.5 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.1 +2.0 14.3 +3.3 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.3 -0.1 23.8 +0.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.4 +1.1 25.5 +1.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 -0.9 21.4 -0.6 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.9 -1.2 14.5 -5.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 18.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 28.1 10.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.2 -0.6 15.2 -4.2 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.0 -0.6 19.0 -0.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 27.1 +1.3 20.8 +2.2 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 30.0 +2.0 17.2 -0.3 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 26.1 +0.5 18.8 +0.9 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 33.3 +5.5 14.9 +1.9 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.6 +6.2 21.0 +4.9 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.4 +1.3 13.2 -3.3 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 25.7 +0.4 12.9 +0.2 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 24.6 -1.2 15.4 +1.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 24.0 -1.6 15.0 +1.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 24.0 -0.9 12.0 +1.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 24.4 +1.2 12.0 +1.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 23.3 +1.7 14.7 +2.9 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
TROUGHTON ISLAND
6.6mm in 17 min to 17:00 23.3mm/h
35.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 35.8mm/h
42.4mm in 1 hr 17 min to 18:00 33.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.0mm/h
KALUMBURU
11.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
19.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 19.8mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.8mm/h
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
7.0mm in 39 min to 04:30 10.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.4mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 15.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.3mm/h
NARAWILLI
11.8mm in 1 hr 10 min to 01:56 10.1mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
WOLLOGORANG
36.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 12.3mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 10.0mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
63.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.5mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.3mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DARWIN AIRPORT
10.0mm in 4 min to 16:15 150.0mm/h
9.0mm in 10 min to 16:30 54.0mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 24.2mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 24.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.0mm/h
11.6mm in 13 min to 22:00 53.5mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 23.6mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
12.6mm in 1 hr to 16:30 12.6mm/h
31.0mm in 30 min to 17:00 62.0mm/h
39.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 39.0mm/h
31.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 31.8mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.7mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
HORN ISLAND
20.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 20.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.4mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
20.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 20.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.0mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
MORNINGTON ISLAND
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 12.0mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 16.6mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.2mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.3mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 15.2mm/h
5.6mm in 11 min to 15:41 30.5mm/h
8.6mm in 19 min to 16:00 27.2mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 24.0mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 19.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 10.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.0mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 12.6mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.7mm/h
10.4mm in 17 min to 18:30 36.7mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 20.4mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
74.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRSTRIP
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
9.0mm in 47 min to 18:47 11.5mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE FOURCROY
21.4mm in 1 hr 8 min to 15:00 18.9mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT : ***(***/ 63 ) at 15:00