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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

42.8 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
42.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
42.5 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
42.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
42.4 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
42.4 MORAWA Central West WA

+13.8   41.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+12.4   40.4 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+11.9   41.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+11.8   38.4 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+10.5   40.2 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

28.0 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.4 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
27.4 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
27.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+8.3   21.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.2   14.3 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+5.9   16.6 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+5.8   21.0 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+5.5   21.5 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

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

12.2 MOUNT LOFTY Adelaide/Lofty SA
12.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.0 WEEAPROINAH W Coast VIC
14.4 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC
14.7 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
14.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.9   17.6 MOUNT BARKER Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.3   20.9 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
-6.2   21.5 KIMBA W Agricultural SA
-6.0   19.7 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
-5.8   20.6 MURRAY BRIDGE Murray Valley SA

2.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
3.0 OUSE FIRE STATION Derwent Valley TAS
3.5 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
3.6 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
3.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-7.3   6.0 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.5   16.2 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-5.3   9.0 EDINBURGH RAAF Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.2   10.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
-5.2   7.5 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.2   11.1 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-5.2   7.0 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC

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.

85.8 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
69.6 STRATHMAY STATION N Peninsula QLD
54.2 TREE HOUSE CREEK N Coast--Barron QLD
52.0 BINGIL BAY N Coast--Herbert QLD
48.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
69.6 STRATHMAY STATION
    N Coast--Barron
54.2 TREE HOUSE CREEK
48.0 TOPAZ
    N Coast--Herbert
85.8 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
52.0 BINGIL BAY

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 35.1 +1.1 22.3 -3.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 29.9 +0.4 15.5 -0.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.2 +5.1 18.5 +5.1 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 41.4 +11.9 21.5 +5.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.8 +0.9 25.9 +1.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.9 +1.3 15.2 -2.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.4 -5.6 12.4 -2.7 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.7 -4.3 10.9 +0.5 1.2
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 +0.2 22.7 -0.3 33.4
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +1.1 24.9 +2.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.1 -0.3 21.0 +0.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.8 -0.6 15.5 -2.3 16.2
BRISBANE AERO 26.6 17.3 1.6
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.6 6.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.7 -1.2 14.6 -3.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.0 -1.7 18.0 -0.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.6 +0.9 18.1 +0.6 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 27.4 +1.3 15.7 -0.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 24.0 -0.5 16.0 -0.8 0.6
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.3 +1.9 14.3 +3.6 37.8
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 28.9 +1.4 13.0 -0.4 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.5 -2.7 11.4 -2.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.5 -2.9 9.3 -2.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.2 -0.6 16.6 +3.5 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 22.0 -1.5 16.0 +3.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.0 -3.1 11.0 +1.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 23.6 +2.6 12.9 +4.0 0.4
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 20.5 +0.4 13.2 +2.4 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
    C Tablelands S
KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD)
28.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.3mm/h
BATHURST AIRPORT AWS
9.2mm in 41 min to 15:41 13.5mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
15.6mm in 10 min to 20:10 93.6mm/h
8.0mm in 14 min to 20:24 34.3mm/h
27.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 27.0mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.3mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 11.0mm/h
BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS
11.8mm in 18 min to 18:00 39.3mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 16.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h