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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 any month:
Thargomindah PO QLD: 47.7 (47.5, 44)
Highest daily maximum temperature for January:
Gosford Narara NSW: 42.8 (42.0, 39)
Bowral NSW: 40.0 (38.6, 38)
Camden NSW: 45.0 (44.0, 32)
Moruya Heads NSW: 43.2 (42.3, 47)
Taralga NSW: 38.8 (38.2, 47)
Goulburn City NSW: 40.1 (39.7, 32)

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

47.7 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
47.2 BREWARRINA HOSPITAL Upper Darling NSW
47.2 BOURKE AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
46.5 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
46.4 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD

+19.4   44.8 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
+19.3   43.2 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+16.7   44.6 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW
+16.5   44.5 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW
+15.8   44.0 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+15.8   45.0 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW

34.5 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
34.4 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
34.2 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
32.1 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
32.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD

+11.8   27.1 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
+11.7   29.6 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+11.6   23.0 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
+11.3   25.5 KYABRAM (INST SUSTAINABLE AG) Lower North VIC
+11.3   17.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

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

13.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.8 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
15.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
15.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
15.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-10.2   23.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-10.2   28.3 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-10.2   27.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-9.9   23.0 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-9.8   23.1 BALGAIR Eucla WA

5.0 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
5.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
5.3 COLLIE EAST Lower West WA
6.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
6.8 WANDERING Cent Wheatbelt WA

-8.6   8.8 CUNDERDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-8.1   7.7 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
-7.5   5.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-7.4   10.9 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
-7.4   9.5 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.

68.7 CAPE WILBERFORCE N Rivers NT
65.2 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
63.0 CAPRICORN ROADHOUSE E Gascoyne WA
60.0 MILINGIMBI N Rivers NT
50.4 MOUNT BARNETT W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
50.2 DRYSDALE RIVER STATION
    W Kimberley
50.4 MOUNT BARNETT
    E Gascoyne
63.0 CAPRICORN ROADHOUSE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
68.7 CAPE WILBERFORCE
65.2 GOVE AIRPORT
60.0 MILINGIMBI

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.4 -1.0 27.7 +1.4 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 28.3 -3.2 13.3 -3.6 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.9 -5.0 13.1 -0.5 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 23.4 -10.2 12.1 -6.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.9 25.8 +1.0 3.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.6 +2.4 24.9 +3.6 1.6
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.6 -6.3 15.0 -1.9 11.8
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.4 -4.7 14.3 +3.3 16.6
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +0.7 20.9 -2.7 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.0 +0.7 20.9 -3.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.2 +2.3 21.4 -0.6 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 33.5 +2.4 17.4 -2.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 29.6 19.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 33.9 15.4 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.9 +4.1 22.7 +3.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 29.0 +3.4 22.0 +2.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 32.3 +6.5 22.6 +4.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 44.5 +16.5 20.5 +3.0 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 39.6 +14.0 21.3 +3.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 39.8 +12.0 16.4 +3.4 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 42.7 +11.3 23.3 +7.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 30.3 -1.8 26.6 +10.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 34.8 +9.5 17.8 +5.1 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 29.3 +3.5 19.5 +5.3 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 29.0 +3.4 21.0 +7.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.0 -1.9 20.0 +9.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 21.3 -1.9 15.7 +5.5 24.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 22.2 +0.6 18.0 +6.2 2.2

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 Kimberley
HALLS CREEK AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
MILINGIMBI
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
11.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 11.4mm/h
11.6mm in 28 min to 13:58 24.9mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 11.6mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
25.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 25.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
JABIRU AIRPORT
29.0mm in 20 min to 18:00 87.0mm/h
31.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 31.8mm/h
48.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 16.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 17.0mm/h
    Alice Springs
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT
4.6mm in 6 min to 17:43 46.0mm/h
RABBIT FLAT
8.0mm in 9 min to 17:28 53.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
ERNABELLA (PUKATJA)
13.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 13.0mm/h
    W Agricultural
COULTA (COLES POINT)
8.2mm in 37 min to 00:30 13.3mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 01:30 13.2mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.0mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AERO)
7.2mm in 14 min to 00:30 30.9mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
    Yorke Peninsula
STENHOUSE BAY
7.0mm in 35 min to 02:35 12.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.7mm/h
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
7.2mm in 32 min to 18:30 13.5mm/h
MT HOTHAM
10.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE
10.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
    E Central
DUNNS HILL
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
COLDSTREAM
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
    W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
TASMANIA
    N Coast
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
WYNYARD AIRPORT
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
DEVONPORT AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
SCOTTSDALE(WEST MINSTONE ROAD)
18.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.0mm/h
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND)
10.6mm in 55 min to 07:55 11.6mm/h
LOW HEAD
17.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.7mm/h
CRESSY RESEARCH STATION AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE WESSEL
18.0mm in 3 hr to 14:00 6.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NE Pastoral
MARREE AERO : 76(200/ 63 ) at 05:52
QUEENSLAND
    Channel Country
BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT : 70(200/ 65 ) at 18:25
    Brisbane/SE Coast
BRISBANE : 91(170/ 20 ) at 11:18
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Goulburn/Monaro
BOMBALA AWS : 83(320/ 69 ) at 13:49
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER : 83(360/ 63 ) at 04:00
MT HOTHAM : 106(350/ 74 ) at 07:53
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 82(260/ 67 ) at 20:56
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 74(232/ 65 ) at 16:30
    W Coast
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 85(250/ 70 ) at 11:28
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(310/ 74 ) at 08:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(300/ 72 ) at 05:30