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2003

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

Tasmania

Numerous fires were reported across Tasmania during January. Rain on the 30th and 31st helped in their containment. On the 8th fire started by lightning in the Darling Range burnt 17,500 hectares on Flinders Island including many outbuildings, fences and power poles, etc.

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:
Tabulam Muirne NSW: 39.8 (39.6, 33)

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

45.7 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
45.2 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
44.3 BLACKALL AIRPORT Central West QLD
44.0 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
44.0 WINTON AIRPORT Northwest QLD

+12.8   39.8 TABULAM (MUIRNE) N Tablelands E NSW
+9.6   43.3 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+9.5   43.8 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+9.1   36.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
+8.8   45.7 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+8.8   34.0 GLEN INNES AG RESEARCH STN N Tablelands W NSW
+8.8   32.8 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW

29.7 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
29.5 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
29.3 ST GEORGE AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
29.2 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
29.0 TOM PRICE W Pilbara WA
29.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
29.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
29.0 NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS NW Slopes N NSW
29.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA

+10.6   27.7 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
+10.1   28.8 GUNNEDAH SCS NW Slopes S NSW
+9.3   25.6 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+9.3   21.5 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
+8.3   25.5 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW

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

6.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
8.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-10.4   27.9 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-9.4   10.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
-8.8   22.5 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-8.5   22.5 BENALLA (SHADFORTH STREET) Lower NE VIC
-8.4   29.9 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

-0.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-0.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
0.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
0.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-9.0   5.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-7.7   0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-7.4   9.0 WAGGA WAGGA RESEARCH CENTRE Riverina E NSW
-6.9   10.5 CUNDERDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.8   7.4 WINDY HARBOUR Lower 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.

120.6 TANAMI MINE BOREFIELDS N Rivers NT
73.0 ALROY DOWNS N Plateau NT
67.4 MINJILANG N Rivers NT
66.4 QUANBUN DOWNS W Kimberley WA
61.2 LAKE EVELLA N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
66.4 QUANBUN DOWNS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
120.6 TANAMI MINE BOREFIELDS
67.4 MINJILANG
61.2 LAKE EVELLA
56.0 NHULUNBUY DTW
52.0 JABIRU AIRPORT
    N Plateau
73.0 ALROY DOWNS

TASMANIA
    W Coast
54.0 PICTON VALLEY (SPUR 1 ROAD)
51.6 STRATHGORDON (GORDON POWER STATION)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.8 +0.4 28.1 +1.8 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 33.5 +2.0 15.1 -1.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 28.2 +3.3 13.3 -0.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.9 -6.7 12.6 -5.6 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.0 -1.8 28.3 +3.5 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.4 -6.8 21.1 -0.2 21.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.9 -6.0 14.0 -2.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.4 -5.7 9.7 -1.3 1.6
CAIRNS AERO 30.8 -0.6 21.0 -2.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.2 +1.9 22.8 -1.4 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 35.9 +4.0 22.5 +0.5 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 36.8 +5.7 18.3 -1.3 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 30.4 20.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 35.7 20.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.1 +3.3 22.8 +3.4 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 -1.6 21.0 +1.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 27.7 +1.9 20.6 +2.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 27.0 -1.0 21.0 +3.5 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 27.4 +1.8 20.4 +2.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.4 +0.6 15.1 +2.1 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.6 -5.8 13.9 -2.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.2 -5.9 12.1 -4.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 21.2 -4.1 12.6 -0.1 3.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.0 -4.8 12.7 -1.5 3.6
LAVERTON RAAF 22.0 -3.6 9.0 -4.6 3.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.0 -5.9 7.0 -3.8 7.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 19.4 -3.8 8.6 -1.6 7.8
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.0 -2.6 10.6 -1.2 4.8

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 POST OFFICE
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
    W Kimberley
FITZROY CROSSING AERO
19.0mm in 39 min to 18:42 29.2mm/h
11.6mm in 18 min to 19:00 38.7mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.7mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
9.4mm in 10 min to 13:00 56.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 10.2mm/h
13.4mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.4mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
23.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 23.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.7mm/h
    Alice Springs
RABBIT FLAT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
GREEN CAPE AWS : 82(190/ 69 ) at 18:00
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 113(270/ 78 ) at 03:47
KINGFISH A SHIP LOG 206 : 98(264/ 76 ) at 05:40
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 87(270/ 65 ) at 03:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 117(310/ 95 ) at 22:27
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 106(260/ 72 ) at 23:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 87(290/ 65 ) at 20:58
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 78(270/ 65 ) at 03:58