Wednesday 05 MAR 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: (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

38.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
37.6 JULIA CREEK AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD
37.3 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
36.8 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
36.7 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
36.7 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD

+6.8   31.4 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+6.8   30.8 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+6.7   31.0 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.7   31.5 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA
+5.4   32.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA

28.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.2 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
26.8 NORMANTON AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+5.9   14.4 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+5.3   25.6 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+5.1   20.5 BARADINE FORESTRY NW Plains E NSW
+5.0   23.9 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+5.0   18.4 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW

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

9.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.5 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS

-9.0   19.3 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
-8.5   20.8 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
-8.1   23.4 COONAMBLE COMPARISON CW Plains N NSW
-7.9   20.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-7.8   23.0 GUNNEDAH POOL NW Slopes S NSW

-3.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.3 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.8 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
0.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-22.5   -0.8 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-9.8   4.6 EYRE Eucla WA
-7.3   2.1 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
-7.3   3.9 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
-6.4   2.5 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS

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.

133.2 ELIZABETH DOWNS N Rivers NT
105.6 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
90.0 MONTEJINNI N Rivers NT
81.0 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
76.8 NORTHCOTE HOMESTEAD N Coast--Barron QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
133.2 ELIZABETH DOWNS
90.0 MONTEJINNI
81.0 PORT KEATS AERO
66.3 TOP SPRINGS ROADHOUSE
64.4 MCMINNS LAGOON
62.0 PIGEON HOLE
60.2 WANDIE CREEK
56.6 PINE CREEK COUNCIL
56.4 UPPER ADELAIDE RIVER
53.2 GORRIE

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
105.6 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
76.8 NORTHCOTE HOMESTEAD
76.2 MALANDA POST OFFICE
73.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
67.2 MAREEBA SOUTH EDGE RES
65.1 MAREEBA QWRC
63.0 MALANDA ALERT
57.0 UPPER RUDD CREEK ALERT
55.0 DIMBULAH BRICKLEY ST
    N Coast--Herbert
50.0 LUCINDA POST OFFICE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.0 -1.0 23.8 -1.6 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 34.5 +5.0 18.2 +2.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.1 +5.0 12.9 -0.5 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 28.8 -0.7 16.3 +0.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.6 -1.3 24.5 0.0 19.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.9 -2.7 21.1 +3.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.4 +0.4 12.5 -2.6 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.1 -0.9 7.6 -2.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 +0.2 24.4 +1.4 5.4
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.1 +0.5 24.9 +2.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.0 -0.4 21.9 +1.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.1 -0.3 19.2 +1.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.5 19.5 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 21.3 12.7 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.3 +1.4 18.5 +0.4 0.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.0 -3.7 20.0 +1.8 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.6 -0.1 19.4 +1.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 24.2 -1.9 19.0 +2.9 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.2 -1.3 18.3 +1.5 4.6
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.1 -0.3 9.5 -1.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.0 +0.5 9.4 -4.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.1 -1.1 12.1 -1.7 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 22.4 -1.0 11.1 -0.4 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.2 -2.6 14.1 +1.0 4.0
LAVERTON RAAF 20.0 -3.5 12.0 -0.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.0 -1.1 9.0 -0.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 21.7 +0.7 2.5 -6.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 21.6 +1.5 10.4 -0.4 3.0

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 Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
ARGYLE AERODROME
18.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.4mm/h
25.6mm in 30 min to 22:30 51.2mm/h
26.8mm in 1 hr to 23:00 26.8mm/h
    W Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
4.6mm in 13 min to 14:30 21.2mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.2mm/h
CURTIN AERO
9.2mm in 33 min to 17:00 16.7mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 14.2mm/h
WEST ROEBUCK
16.0mm in 35 min to 14:30 27.4mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 17.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Victoria
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 18:00 17.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
LAJAMANU
38.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 38.2mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 15.3mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
TINDAL RAAF
4.4mm in 11 min to 17:09 24.0mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
12.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 12.2mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
19.4mm in 30 min to 22:00 38.8mm/h
24.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 24.0mm/h
12.0mm in 30 min to 22:30 24.0mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 22:30 31.4mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 19.4mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
22.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 22.4mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
5.4mm in 16 min to 16:30 20.2mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
13.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 13.4mm/h
79.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 79.6mm/h
94.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 31.3mm/h
95.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 15.8mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
LUCINDA POINT
6.8mm in 19 min to 05:00 21.5mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
MT MOORNAPA : 106( 40/ 35 ) at 15:24
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 80(310/ 69 ) at 15:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 87(260/ 69 ) at 11:58