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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

43.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
43.0 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
42.7 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
42.6 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
42.2 MORAWA Central West WA

+9.3   42.2 MORAWA Central West WA
+8.2   41.0 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+8.2   41.5 ENEABBA Central West WA
+7.9   42.7 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+7.8   29.9 LAKES ENTRANCE E Gippsland VIC

29.0 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
27.3 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
27.1 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
27.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+7.4   18.2 MOUNT ST LEONARD (MT ST LEONARD DNRE) E Central VIC
+6.7   19.8 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+6.7   17.5 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+6.4   12.4 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+6.2   19.9 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW
+6.2   14.5 POWRANNA (TASMANIA FEEDLOT) N Coast TAS

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

10.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
11.9 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
14.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
14.7 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-10.8   19.4 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-9.5   21.4 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
-9.1   22.0 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
-8.7   20.0 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-8.2   21.5 GATTON QDPI RESEARCH STN Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.9 OMEO Upper NE VIC
7.2 ORANGE AIRPORT AWS C Tablelands S NSW

-7.9   16.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-6.9   16.6 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
-6.6   15.4 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-6.3   16.6 TINDAL RAAF N Rivers NT
-6.2   18.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
-6.2   17.3 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

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.

171.8 DORUNDA STATION Gulf Country QLD
140.0 OCEAN VIEW Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
136.4 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE N Coast--Barron QLD
109.8 TALLOWOOD Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
109.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
66.2 LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
56.0 GAMBOOLA STATION
    Gulf Country
171.8 DORUNDA STATION
104.0 STRATHMORE
102.2 CROYDON TOWNSHIP
101.6 VANROOK STATION
99.0 MIRANDA DOWNS STATION
56.0 NORMANTON AIRPORT
    Upper Carpentaria
66.8 PRESTWOOD STATION
60.0 NORTH HEAD
54.8 EINASLEIGH TOWNSHIP
    N Coast--Barron
136.4 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
109.0 DAINTREE TEA
76.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
65.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
64.8 HOPE VALE
63.6 TREE HOUSE CREEK
62.0 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
56.0 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
55.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
55.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
55.0 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM
55.0 GRAHAM RANGE
52.0 MEADOWBANK
51.2 COOKTOWN AIRPORT
51.2 COOKTOWN MISSION STRIP
51.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
    N Coast--Herbert
67.4 LUCINDA POST OFFICE
57.6 BEMERSIDE
57.6 PALM ISLAND WATER TREAT
56.5 MACKNADE SUGAR MILL
56.0 FLYING FISH POINT
55.2 CRAIGS POCKET STATION
55.0 HALIFAX ALERT
54.0 HALIFAX RUPP STREET
52.0 JARRA CREEK TM
52.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
52.0 ORPHEUS ISLAND RESORT
51.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
50.0 TULLY TM
50.0 BINGIL BAY
    Brisbane/SE Coast
140.0 OCEAN VIEW
109.8 TALLOWOOD
85.0 TEWANTIN RSL PARK
62.0 ROCKY POINT SUGAR MILL
61.0 SPRINGBROOK FORESTRY
60.8 SPRINGBROOK TM
54.4 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT
53.5 TALLEBUDGERA GUINEAS CK RD
    Warrego
87.0 GAMARREN

NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
104.6 PILLAR VALLEY
95.6 MACLEAN (SOUTH ARM)
88.0 WOOLI BEACH
85.0 GULMARRAD (COLONIAL DRIVE)
84.0 TOMEWIN (BORDER GATE)
80.2 LAWRENCE POST OFFICE
64.5 TUMBULGUM (BAWDEN ST)
63.5 BRUSHGROVE POST OFFICE
61.4 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL
61.0 COMMISSIONERS CREEK (BLUE RIDGE)
60.2 GRAFTON LIGHTNING
60.0 DOON DOON (MCCABES ROAD)
59.2 KANGAROO CREEK (JALOOM)
58.0 CLUNES (MAIN RD)
57.6 LAWRENCE ROAD (PRINGLES WAY)
54.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)
52.3 YAMBA PILOT STATION
52.0 EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE AWS
52.0 MEERSCHAUM VALE (JENBETDAPH)
51.8 GRAFTON RESEARCH STN
51.0 COALDALE (BELLONA)
50.6 KUNGHUR (THE JUNCTION)
50.0 ROSEBANK (UPPER COOPERS CREEK)
    MidNorth Coast N
77.9 CORAMBA (GLENFIDDICH)
77.0 PROMISED LAND (BELLINGEN (CRYSTAL CREEKS
75.8 URUNGA (SUNSET PLACE)
74.0 WOOLGOOLGA (HIGH STREET)
71.0 NANA GLEN (COWLING CLOSE)
67.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO
54.0 UPPER ORARA (AURANIA)
    Hunter Valley
56.6 WOY WOY (CHUN CHIU)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.5 +0.5 22.4 -3.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 34.9 +5.4 18.5 +2.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.9 +0.8 9.1 -4.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.3 +2.8 17.3 +1.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +2.0 24.9 +0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.5 +1.9 14.3 -3.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.1 +4.1 15.9 +0.8 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 23.0 0.0 11.2 +0.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 25.7 -4.8 21.3 -1.7 30.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.8 -1.8 22.8 0.0 1.2
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 26.6 -3.8 21.6 +0.9 5.2
AMBERLEY AMO 22.7 -6.7 18.8 +1.0 11.0
BRISBANE AERO 23.3 18.8 11.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 18.3 11.9 3.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.6 -4.3 18.0 -0.1 67.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.0 +0.3 19.0 +0.8 0.2
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.1 +1.4 17.6 +0.1 0.6
PROSPECT DAM 28.7 +2.6 15.8 -0.3 2.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 27.6 +3.1 14.6 -2.2 3.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.3 +3.9 8.8 -1.9 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.6 +3.1 14.8 +1.4 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.6 +6.4 16.2 +2.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 30.0 +6.6 11.9 +0.4 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.4 +1.6 19.0 +5.9 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 23.0 -0.5 16.0 +3.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.0 +3.9 13.0 +3.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 26.6 +5.6 15.0 +6.1 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 21.2 +1.1 17.5 +6.7 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.
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
17.2mm in 1 hr to 11:30 17.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.6mm/h
4.0mm in 11 min to 17:00 21.8mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
13.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 13.8mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.3mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.3mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
10.4mm in 26 min to 00:53 24.0mm/h
8.0mm in 18 min to 01:11 26.7mm/h
8.0mm in 11 min to 01:23 43.6mm/h
6.2mm in 14 min to 01:40 26.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 11.0mm/h
HERON ISLAND RES STN
14.0mm in 1 hr to 07:00 14.0mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 10.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
37.6mm in 1 hr to 12:00 37.6mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 13.3mm/h
35.8mm in 1 hr to 13:00 35.8mm/h
43.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 14.3mm/h
83.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 13.8mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE
18.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 18.4mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
14.2mm in 1 hr 5 min to 19:00 13.1mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
WILLIS ISLAND
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.2mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 72(240/ 67 ) at 19:33
MT MOORNAPA : 102(220/ 87 ) at 12:41
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(320/ 76 ) at 03:20
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 89(250/ 67 ) at 07:11
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 93(250/ 70 ) at 19:22
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 78(270/ 65 ) at 05:22