Tuesday 18 FEB 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!

On the 18th at Bathurst (Central Tablelands) heavy rain caused a mudslide in the Lithgow area and flash flooding in the Bathurst area.

SA: On the 27th thunderstorms brought power outages to areas in the north of the State.

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):
Lowest daily minimum temperature for February:
Bridgetown Comparison Station WA: 77.4 (52.1, 89)
Strathbogie Vic: -0.6 (2.0, 25)

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

41.3 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
41.1 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
41.1 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
41.1 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
40.9 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

+5.6   41.1 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+5.3   34.0 BURRINJUCK DAM SW Slopes N NSW
+4.4   35.0 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.2   30.9 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+4.1   38.8 CUNNAMULLA POST OFFICE Warrego QLD

30.5 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.4 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
28.9 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.4 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA

+6.4   24.2 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
+6.3   30.4 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+6.1   25.4 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+5.9   26.2 COLLARENEBRI (ALBERT ST) Upper Darling NSW
+5.5   25.9 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

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

5.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.5 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
11.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-13.0   20.6 WOOMERA AERODROME NW Pastoral SA
-12.3   19.3 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-11.0   19.0 YONGALA Upper North SA
-10.7   20.6 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) W Agricultural SA
-9.2   21.8 KIMBA W Agricultural SA

-0.6 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
0.5 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC

-12.3   -0.6 STRATHBOGIE Lower NE VIC
-8.7   4.3 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-8.0   5.6 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-7.6   5.0 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-7.5   4.1 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA

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.

185.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
152.0 EUROKA (ALDAVILLA) MidNorth Coast N NSW
131.4 BRETTI-MACKAY (BARNARD RIVER) MidNorth Coast S NSW
119.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
110.0 PUNSAND BAY N Peninsula QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
51.0 WHITE GUMS
51.0 WOOGENELLUP
    Cent Wheatbelt
71.0 HYDEN NORTH
    Goldfields
62.0 COPPIN ROCK
61.0 STURT MEADOWS
56.0 TARMOOLA
    Interior
67.0 TJUKAYIRLA
50.0 WARBURTON AIRFIELD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
91.0 MARLOW'S LAGOON
89.0 MARLOW LAGOON - FLOCKHART DVE
85.8 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
85.0 MONTEJINNI
84.8 GALIWINKU
84.8 HUMPTY DOO EVAN ROAD
78.0 MATARANKA COUNCIL
76.8 HOWARD SPRINGS
75.2 MCMINNS LAGOON
74.8 UPPER WICKHAM RIVER
74.6 CHANNEL ISLAND
72.0 ELSEY
71.6 NUTWOOD DOWNS
70.5 RANKIN POINT
69.4 MARYFIELD
68.8 CHANNEL POINT
68.0 DELAMERE
67.0 THORAK CEMETERY
66.8 DARWIN AIRPORT
66.8 BERRIMAH SIL
66.0 DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
65.4 AUVERGNE
65.4 PALMERSTON
65.0 MOUNT SANFORD
64.0 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
59.8 MANINGRIDA
59.6 MATARANKA HOMESTEAD RESORT
59.0 PEPPIMENARTI
58.0 KILLARNEY
57.8 GILNOCKIE
56.8 LARRAKEYAH
56.4 NGUIU FARM
56.0 LARRIMAH
55.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
54.4 COCONUT GROVE
54.0 MILINGIMBI
53.6 DARWIN HOSPITAL
53.2 KARAMA
53.0 NGUKURR
52.0 BERRIMAH RESEARCH FARM
51.6 LAKE EVELLA
51.0 NGAYAWILI
51.0 RAMINGINING
50.0 GERIATRIC PARK
50.0 FORT HILL WHARF
    N Plateau
72.5 BRUNCHILLY
59.2 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
119.0 HORN ISLAND
110.0 PUNSAND BAY
56.0 COCONUT ISLAND
    Gulf Country
52.0 COOLULLAH STATION
    N Coast--Herbert
84.4 INGHAM COMPOSITE
82.6 BEMERSIDE
76.4 LUCINDA POST OFFICE
75.0 HALIFAX ALERT
73.0 ALLINGHAM FORREST DRIVE
70.2 HALIFAX RUPP STREET
68.6 GAIRLOCH
63.0 JARRA CREEK TM
58.1 VICTORIA SUGAR MILL
56.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
54.8 TULLY SUGAR MILL
54.0 INGHAM PUMP STATION AL
53.0 TULLY TM

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
152.0 EUROKA (ALDAVILLA)
    MidNorth Coast S
131.4 BRETTI-MACKAY (BARNARD RIVER)
81.8 ROCKS CROSSING (NOWENDOC RIVER)
71.8 NUMBER ONE (MURRAYS CREEK)
67.6 HARRINGTON (BOWLING CLUB)
62.0 WAUCHOPE (AVONDALE STREET)
61.0 MOORLAND (DENRO-AN)
60.2 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW)
54.8 WAUCHOPE (COMMERCE ST)
52.0 GLOUCESTER (GIRO)
    Hunter Valley
72.6 WOLLOMBI (MAITLAND ROAD)
65.2 WOLLOMBI (ST JOHNS CHURCH)
64.0 WOLLOMBI (ROSEDALE)
56.0 MILBRODALE (HILLSDALE)
55.2 DOYLES CREEK (WOOD PARK)
51.0 MUSWELLBROOK (ST.HELIERS)
    CW Slopes N
53.0 COONABARABRAN (BARINA)

ISLANDS
    Islands
185.0 POINT FAWCETT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.5 -0.4 28.7 +2.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.7 +2.7 18.3 +4.0 10.2
PERTH AIRPORT 29.5 -2.3 17.3 -0.1 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 29.0 -2.9 16.5 -1.2 12.8
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.5 +0.1 23.2 -1.5 66.8
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.7 -2.2 21.7 +1.0 1.4
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 28.0 -1.3 17.5 +0.4 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.8 -2.3 7.2 -4.4 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.6 +0.5 23.7 0.0 18.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.3 +1.3 24.5 +0.5 7.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.6 +0.4 23.6 +1.6 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 33.6 +3.3 21.8 +2.3 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 30.5 22.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.9 15.8 2.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.1 -0.6 21.1 +1.7 3.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.0 -2.4 20.0 +0.7 6.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.7 0.0 18.7 0.0 3.0
PROSPECT DAM 26.2 -1.5 17.0 -0.7 3.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.4 -2.2 16.9 -1.4 7.4
CANBERRA AIRPORT 29.0 +2.0 13.3 +0.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.3 +1.5 18.3 +2.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.0 -2.5 14.6 -1.8 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 25.0 -0.3 6.7 -6.4 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 -4.6 14.5 0.0 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 20.0 -5.5 14.0 -0.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.0 -4.0 9.0 -2.4 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 23.4 +0.3 4.1 -6.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 18.8 -2.8 11.8 -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
KALUMBURU
13.4mm in 21 min to 13:00 38.3mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 13.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
    Goldfields
LAVERTON AERO
14.4mm in 9 min to 17:48 96.0mm/h
11.2mm in 8 min to 17:56 84.0mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.7mm/h
    Interior
WARBURTON AIRFIELD
38.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 12.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.6mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
MILINGIMBI
13.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
10.6mm in 18 min to 11:47 35.3mm/h
5.2mm in 15 min to 13:15 20.8mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.0mm/h
6.0mm in 15 min to 19:00 24.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 10.2mm/h
11.2mm in 30 min to 21:00 22.4mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.2mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 13.3mm/h
13.6mm in 30 min to 21:30 27.2mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 21:30 24.8mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 15.6mm/h
NARAWILLI
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
    Roper-McArthur
CENTRE ISLAND
10.6mm in 1 hr to 01:00 10.6mm/h
    Victoria
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
14.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 14.8mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DARWIN AIRPORT
28.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 28.2mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
27.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.0mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
13.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
PIRLANGIMPI
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.3mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
12.8mm in 9 min to 19:02 85.3mm/h
3.0mm in 2 min to 20:42 90.0mm/h
1.4mm in 1 min to 20:43 84.0mm/h
8.4mm in 10 min to 20:53 50.4mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.3mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
6.6mm in 32 min to 18:30 12.4mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
12.4mm in 30 min to 22:30 24.8mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 22:30 16.6mm/h
26.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 26.4mm/h
    Barkly
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
10.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 10.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 8.7mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT
6.2mm in 15 min to 18:11 24.8mm/h
    NE Pastoral
OODNADATTA AIRPORT
6.0mm in 11 min to 17:13 32.7mm/h
    W Agricultural
KYANCUTTA
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
WUDINNA AERO
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
MINNIPA DPI
11.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.6mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
11.4mm in 3 min to 14:21 228.0mm/h
55.8mm in 39 min to 15:00 85.8mm/h
69.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 69.6mm/h
75.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 25.0mm/h
80.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 13.3mm/h
COCONUT ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
HORN ISLAND
24.8mm in 1 hr to 02:00 24.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.2mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 12.7mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 04:00 17.2mm/h
24.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 24.6mm/h
49.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 16.3mm/h
    Gulf Country
KOWANYAMA AIRPORT
21.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 21.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
    Central Coast E
WOOLSHED
12.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 12.6mm/h
    Darling Downs E
OAKEY AERO
11.8mm in 48 min to 19:00 14.8mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
WARWICK
21.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 21.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains W
WALGETT AIRPORT
7.0mm in 16 min to 16:08 26.2mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 16:30 13.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 10.2mm/h
    CW Slopes N
COONABARABRAN AIRPORT
11.6mm in 30 min to 14:30 23.2mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.6mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 20.4mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 15:30 11.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE FOURCROY
28.6mm in 1 hr to 05:00 28.6mm/h
62.8mm in 1 hr to 06:00 62.8mm/h
106.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 35.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Eucla
FORREST : 83(270/ 69 ) at 15:45
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 72(240/ 67 ) at 20:27
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 72(200/ 65 ) at 18:00
    Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 95(210/ 65 ) at 08:18
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 80(250/ 65 ) at 02:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 91(240/ 50 ) at 16:37