Saturday 18 JAN 2003

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2003

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

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.

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 maximum temperature for January:
Norah Head NSW: 42.3 (40.8, 34)
Parramatta NSW: 44.5 (43.2, 36)
Riverview NSW: 44.0 (40.6, 40)
Bankstown NSW: 44.8 (42.9, 35)

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

46.8 FORREST Eucla WA
46.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
46.0 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
46.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
46.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA

+17.6   44.0 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW
+17.3   42.3 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Hunter Valley NSW
+16.9   44.8 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW
+16.3   44.5 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+15.3   42.7 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW

33.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
31.0 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
30.8 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
30.7 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
30.5 WHITE CLIFFS POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
30.5 CONDOBOLIN AIRPORT AWS CW Plains S NSW
30.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

+12.8   30.7 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+12.4   29.6 WYALONG POST OFFICE SW Slopes N NSW
+11.6   23.5 ORANGE AIRPORT COMPARISON C Tablelands S NSW
+11.6   27.8 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW
+10.9   29.2 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW

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

13.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.5 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
16.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-14.2   24.5 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
-13.2   23.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-12.4   26.1 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
-10.4   27.0 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-8.5   28.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT

7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.9 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
9.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
9.3 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
9.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
9.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-7.9   14.2 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-5.9   17.9 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-5.7   19.3 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-5.5   14.0 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.4   9.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W 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.

281.0 LILYVALE STATION S Peninsula QLD
114.0 GERETA STATION Gulf Country QLD
113.0 ESCOTT STATION Gulf Country QLD
95.0 JULIUS DAM Gulf Country QLD
88.4 KAJABBI KALKADOON HOTEL Gulf Country QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
58.0 LEADERS CREEK

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
54.0 CAPE KEERWEER
    S Peninsula
281.0 LILYVALE STATION
    Gulf Country
114.0 GERETA STATION
113.0 ESCOTT STATION
95.0 JULIUS DAM
88.4 KAJABBI KALKADOON HOTEL
85.5 PUNJAUB STATION
82.6 CALTON HILLS STATION
68.0 NARDOO STATION
67.4 KAMILAROI STATION
65.0 GRANADA STATION
64.0 COOLULLAH STATION
62.0 BURKETOWN AIRPORT
59.2 BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
56.0 CARSLAND
56.0 GREGORY DOWNS STATION
54.2 ARMRAYNALD STATION
53.5 KARUMBA AIRPORT
50.4 CROWFELS STATION
50.0 COTSWOLD STATION
    N Coast--Barron
76.6 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
57.0 DAINTREE TEA
    Central Highlands
51.0 DEMIPIQUE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.2 +0.8 28.2 +1.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 33.2 +1.7 17.6 +0.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.2 +1.3 11.7 -1.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 34.4 +0.8 16.2 -2.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.9 22.6 -2.2 6.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.2 +1.0 22.7 +1.4 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 35.8 +6.9 17.6 +0.7 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.5 -0.6 14.7 +3.7 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 -1.5 23.8 +0.2 1.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 -0.7 26.0 +1.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.5 -0.4 22.0 0.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 31.8 +0.7 15.5 -4.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.9 17.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 33.7 14.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.9 +4.1 20.6 +1.2 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 39.0 +13.4 21.0 +1.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 39.0 +13.2 21.5 +2.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 43.0 +15.0 19.0 +1.5 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 30.3 +4.7 19.1 +1.2 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 37.4 +9.6 20.8 +7.8 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 41.9 +10.5 22.0 +5.9 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 38.7 +6.6 20.0 +3.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 29.3 +4.0 14.8 +2.1 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.8 -2.0 18.0 +3.8 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 23.0 -2.6 13.0 -0.6 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 27.0 +2.1 13.0 +2.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 29.2 +6.0 16.2 +6.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 25.5 +3.9 17.9 +6.1 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.0mm/h
CURTIN AERO
17.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 17.0mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.7mm/h
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
4.0mm in 6 min to 19:06 40.0mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.8mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
WARRUWI
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
27.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 27.8mm/h
ELCHO ISLAND
30.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
NARAWILLI
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
WOLLOGORANG
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
OENPELLI
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
42.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 14.0mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
11.0mm in 21 min to 17:30 31.4mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 17:30 13.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
12.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 12.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
57.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 57.2mm/h
    Gulf Country
BURKETOWN POST OFFICE
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
NORMANTON AIRPORT
13.2mm in 40 min to 20:00 19.8mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 18.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
CLONCURRY AIRPORT
11.4mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.4mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
BURKETOWN AIRSTRIP
23.2mm in 1 hr to 09:00 23.2mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.6mm/h
    Upper Carpentaria
RICHMOND AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 10.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO : 95(150/ 30 ) at 16:12
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 93( 30/ 61 ) at 20:41
    NE Pastoral
MOOMBA AIRPORT : 80( 90/ 65 ) at 21:18
NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands S
MOUNT BOYCE AWS : 91(250/ 58 ) at 15:10
    Illawarra
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 85(190/ 65 ) at 19:08
VICTORIA
     W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 78(240/ 70 ) at 22:30
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(300/ 63 ) at 20:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 95(210/ 70 ) at 18:00