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High winds with storms in SE WA

Severe thunderstorms across southern WA today brought some impressive wind gusts. Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport's anemometer recorded a gust of 137km/h, while Esperance Airport recorded 109km/h.

On the 23rd, an afternoon storm damaged trees and property in Alice Springs. Pea-sized hail was reported and many branches and several trees were felled by strong squalls in the Eastside and Gap areas, causing damage to houses and cars.

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

45.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
45.3 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
44.3 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
44.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
44.2 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD

+17.9   44.1 EYRE Eucla WA
+17.8   44.0 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+13.5   44.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+13.4   42.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+12.7   38.5 EUCLA Eucla WA

30.0 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
29.9 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.9 LEONORA Goldfields WA
29.8 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
29.0 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
29.0 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL

+12.0   26.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+11.5   25.4 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.6   26.4 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+9.6   26.8 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+8.9   27.1 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

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

16.6 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
16.7 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
17.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
17.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-8.8   29.9 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-7.7   21.2 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
-7.6   21.3 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-7.2   29.6 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-7.0   18.4 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) C Tablelands S NSW

0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.7 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.5 COLDSTREAM E Central VIC

-7.4   6.2 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-7.2   6.0 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-6.5   6.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-5.8   1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.8   7.0 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.8   7.0 WONTHAGGI E Central VIC

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.

114.0 GOGO STATION W Kimberley WA
112.0 FOSSIL DOWNS W Kimberley WA
95.0 BRIGALOW PARK Darling Downs E QLD
84.5 MUNDABULLANGANA E Pilbara WA
80.0 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
69.0 MARGARET RIVER
    W Kimberley
114.0 GOGO STATION
112.0 FOSSIL DOWNS
66.0 JUBILEE DOWNS
54.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO
    E Pilbara
84.5 MUNDABULLANGANA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
58.0 SCOTT CREEK
57.0 RIVEREN
54.6 WATERLOO
50.2 DORISVALE
    N Plateau
80.0 YUENDUMU
67.7 NEWCASTLE WATERS
50.2 MOUNT SKINNER

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
65.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
50.0 PICCANINNY PLAINS STATION
    N Coast--Herbert
50.0 ORPHEUS ISLAND RESORT
    Central Highlands
70.2 BUNGABAN TM
    Darling Downs E
95.0 BRIGALOW PARK
58.0 GLENELG
52.5 PITTSWORTH YANDILLA STREET
52.2 DUNGORM
50.0 JEREMATTA
50.0 WARRABAH
    Darling Downs W
62.2 HORSE CREEK TM

NEW SOUTH WALES
    N Tablelands E
55.8 KOOKABOOKRA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.8 +1.4 25.6 -0.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 26.4 -5.1 16.8 -0.1 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.3 +4.4 17.3 +3.7 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 42.3 +8.7 27.1 +8.9 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.8 0.0 25.1 +0.3 18.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.1 -1.1 21.4 +0.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 32.7 +3.8 15.3 -1.6 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 29.7 +4.6 9.0 -2.0 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 33.3 +1.9 22.8 -0.8 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.0 +1.7 24.4 +0.2 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 -2.4 24.2 +2.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 31.8 +0.7 21.3 +1.7 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 29.3 22.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.6 16.2 1.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.8 -2.0 21.6 +2.2 9.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.0 -0.6 20.0 +0.9 0.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.7 -1.1 17.6 -1.0 0.2
PROSPECT DAM 24.6 -3.4 15.2 -2.3 0.3
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 24.2 -1.4 16.1 -1.8 1.1
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.1 -0.7 11.2 -1.8 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.1 -2.3 17.4 +1.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.6 +1.5 13.6 -2.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 25.0 -0.3 10.0 -2.7 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.9 +0.1 13.1 -1.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 25.0 -0.6 14.0 +0.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 29.0 +4.1 9.0 -1.8 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 27.1 +3.9 6.8 -3.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 21.0 -0.6 11.6 -0.2 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
WYNDHAM AERO
11.2mm in 34 min to 11:34 19.8mm/h
10.8mm in 26 min to 12:00 24.9mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 22.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.7mm/h
KALUMBURU
20.0mm in 28 min to 12:00 42.9mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 20.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.0mm/h
    E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
10.4mm in 36 min to 13:30 17.3mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 14.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
    W Kimberley
CURTIN AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
17.2mm in 26 min to 01:00 39.7mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 01:00 20.2mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 15.0mm/h
42.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 14.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
7.2mm in 16 min to 14:16 27.0mm/h
7.4mm in 44 min to 15:00 10.1mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 14.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
5.4mm in 7 min to 19:13 46.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
ESPERANCE AERO : 109(350/ 61 ) at 16:03
    Gt Southern
NEWDEGATE RES.STATION : 80(330/ 65 ) at 11:45
    Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO : 96(320/ 59 ) at 15:25
QUEENSLAND
    Northwest
WINTON AIRPORT : 89(140/ 70 ) at 23:49
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTH RANKIN : ***( 90/ 74 ) at 09:00