Wednesday 29 JAN 2003

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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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for January:
Kulgera NT: 44.9 (44.8, 22)

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

47.1 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
46.9 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
46.8 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
46.5 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
46.3 COOBER PEDY AIRPORT NW Pastoral SA

+13.6   43.5 WHYALLA AERO W Agricultural SA
+13.4   39.0 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+12.7   38.2 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
+12.6   38.4 MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE E Central VIC
+12.5   35.9 POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE) E Gippsland VIC

33.4 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD
33.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
32.8 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
31.3 KULGERA N Plateau NT
31.1 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD

+10.5   33.2 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+9.6   31.3 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+9.2   32.8 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+8.7   29.2 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
+8.5   30.3 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

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

18.1 ALBANY Lower West WA
18.4 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
19.0 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
19.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
19.3 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA

-10.3   23.3 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-8.3   22.0 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.3   23.2 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.1   21.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
-8.1   21.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

4.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
5.7 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
5.7 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
5.9 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.5   8.7 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
-4.3   6.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-4.0   11.4 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
-3.5   15.0 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-3.2   15.1 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central 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.

88.0 MABEL DOWNS E Kimberley WA
62.2 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
41.0 COOK W Agricultural SA
38.0 ELSEY N Rivers NT
34.2 COBRA STATION E Gascoyne WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
88.0 MABEL DOWNS
    E Gascoyne
34.2 COBRA STATION

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
38.0 ELSEY

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
41.0 COOK

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
62.2 WEIPA AERO

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.3 -1.1 26.5 +0.2 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 25.2 -6.3 15.3 -1.6 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.2 -5.7 14.8 +1.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 23.3 -10.3 16.5 -1.7 10.2
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.7 -0.1 25.8 +1.0 17.4
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 41.7 +5.5 28.3 +7.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 37.9 +9.0 22.1 +5.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 32.0 +6.9 14.5 +3.5 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.4 +1.0 21.9 -1.7 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +0.5 24.5 +0.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +0.4 21.0 -1.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 31.8 +0.7 23.2 +3.6 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 29.0 23.8 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 30.0 16.6 2.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.3 +1.5 21.9 +2.5 1.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 26.0 +0.4 22.0 +2.9 0.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 27.3 +1.5 21.7 +3.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 33.3 +5.3 20.8 +3.3 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 30.5 +4.9 18.7 +0.8 0.8
CANBERRA AIRPORT 34.9 +7.1 16.3 +3.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 39.0 +7.6 22.3 +6.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 41.5 +9.4 18.4 +1.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 35.1 +9.8 12.6 -0.1 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 38.4 +12.6 16.3 +2.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 39.0 +13.4 14.0 +0.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 34.0 +9.1 14.1 +3.3 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 29.4 +6.2 7.7 -2.5 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 31.1 +9.5 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
    E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO
10.4mm in 12 min to 15:00 52.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.2mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
MILINGIMBI
34.4mm in 2 hr to 17:00 17.2mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
15.0mm in 17 min to 13:00 52.9mm/h
30.6mm in 30 min to 13:30 61.2mm/h
21.4mm in 30 min to 14:00 42.8mm/h
52.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 52.0mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
13.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 80(170/ 69 ) at 21:30
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 78(350/ 63 ) at 09:00