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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: (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 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
45.0 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
45.0 POONCARIE TELECENTRE Lower Darling NSW
44.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
44.3 TARCOOLA AERO NW Pastoral SA

+16.1   44.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+16.1   44.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+15.1   40.7 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+14.4   42.5 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+14.1   43.3 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+14.1   40.0 MENINGIE Murray Valley SA

29.9 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
29.1 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
28.9 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
28.6 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
28.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD

+11.4   28.0 EUCLA Eucla WA
+8.4   24.7 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
+8.0   23.9 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+7.7   24.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+6.7   22.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+6.7   27.2 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW

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

19.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
19.5 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
20.0 ALBANY Lower West WA
20.4 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
20.5 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA

-13.0   28.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
-11.1   28.4 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
-10.5   30.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-9.1   25.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-9.0   27.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA

2.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.1 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

-7.5   7.9 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
-6.9   10.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.6   15.0 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-5.6   8.6 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-5.2   8.4 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE 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.

129.8 MALLINA E Pilbara WA
108.6 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
108.0 EL QUESTRO N Kimberley WA
107.6 CHRISTMAS CREEK W Kimberley WA
94.8 PEPPIMENARTI N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
108.0 EL QUESTRO
    E Kimberley
67.2 LANSDOWNE
62.2 MARGARET RIVER
    W Kimberley
107.6 CHRISTMAS CREEK
67.5 CADJEBUT
    E Pilbara
129.8 MALLINA
108.6 PARDOO STATION
83.0 WALLAL DOWNS
58.0 MANDORA
    W Pilbara
71.2 WITTENOOM AERO

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
94.8 PEPPIMENARTI
67.0 TANAMI MINE BOREFIELDS
64.0 FORT HILL WHARF
55.0 BAN BAN SPRINGS
51.0 MOUNT SANFORD

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.1 -0.3 25.4 -0.9 2.0
PERTH AIRPORT 24.5 -7.0 18.0 +1.1 0.2
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.6 -4.3 14.1 +0.5 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.9 -0.7 19.7 +1.5 5.2
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.4 +0.6 24.9 +0.1 1.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 39.6 +3.4 20.8 -0.5 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 40.1 +11.2 20.8 +3.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 38.3 +13.2 13.5 +2.5 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.2 +0.8 23.8 +0.2 5.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.4 +3.1 24.5 +0.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +0.4 21.7 -0.3 1.6
BRISBANE AERO 28.1 22.7 4.6
AMBERLEY AMO 29.4 -1.7 21.1 +1.5 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 25.0 12.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.9 -0.9 19.7 +0.3 5.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 -1.6 21.0 +1.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.8 +1.0 19.9 +1.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 30.1 +2.1 16.7 -0.8 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 26.5 +0.9 16.4 -1.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.9 +2.1 13.6 +0.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 35.9 +4.5 19.1 +3.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 41.8 +9.7 17.1 +0.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 25.9 +0.6 10.6 -2.1 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 39.1 +13.3 15.1 +0.9 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 35.0 +9.4 12.0 -1.6 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 36.0 +11.1 13.0 +2.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 30.6 +7.4 7.9 -2.3 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 25.3 +3.7 11.9 +0.1 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
    E Pilbara
MANDORA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
PARDOO STATION
32.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 10.7mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT
14.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 14.4mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
11.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 23.6mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 22:30 14.8mm/h
18.0mm in 30 min to 23:00 36.0mm/h
29.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 29.8mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 23:30 25.2mm/h
KARRATHA AERO
10.0mm in 30 min to 01:30 20.0mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 01:30 17.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.3mm/h
    Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
21.2mm in 30 min to 06:00 42.4mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 21.2mm/h
30.8mm in 1 hr to 06:30 30.8mm/h
TELFER AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 10.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
8.0mm in 19 min to 14:00 25.3mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 24.2mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 10.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 87(120/ 72 ) at 16:58