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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

42.5 MULLEWA Central West WA
42.2 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
42.2 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
41.8 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
41.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+10.9   31.5 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
+10.6   29.6 DOVER Southeast TAS
+10.6   30.5 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+10.5   33.0 WONTHAGGI E Central VIC
+10.5   34.0 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+10.5   30.9 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS

28.0 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
27.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
27.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL

+6.8   15.3 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+6.5   18.4 BURNIE (ROUND HILL) N Coast TAS
+6.4   23.9 TAMBO POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+5.7   17.9 BUNDOORA (LATROBE UNIVERSITY) E Central VIC
+5.4   16.3 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
+5.4   14.3 LAUNCESTON AIRPORT N Coast TAS

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

17.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
17.9 DORRIGO (OLD CORAMBA RD) MidNorth Coast N NSW
18.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
18.2 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
18.3 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS

-6.2   23.8 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-6.2   21.5 KARNET Lower West WA
-6.1   21.8 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
-5.9   21.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
-5.8   23.2 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

0.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
5.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.7 BRIDGETOWN Lower West WA
6.7 KINGSCOTE AERO Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

-6.3   11.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-5.9   18.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-4.7   13.1 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-4.6   7.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-4.3   11.5 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
-4.3   10.3 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
-4.3   16.3 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD

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.

79.2 KANGAROO CREEK (HAYFIELD) North Coast NSW
68.0 PALEN CREEK ALERT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
68.0 GUNNEDAH (COLSTOUN SOUTH) NW Slopes S NSW
50.4 MOUNT WARRIGAL (REDDALL PARADE) Illawarra NSW
50.0 BALLINA (CROWLEY VILLAGE) North Coast NSW

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
68.0 PALEN CREEK ALERT

NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Slopes S
68.0 GUNNEDAH (COLSTOUN SOUTH)
    North Coast
79.2 KANGAROO CREEK (HAYFIELD)
50.0 BALLINA (CROWLEY VILLAGE)
    MidNorth Coast N
50.0 UPPER ORARA (AURANIA)
    Illawarra
50.4 MOUNT WARRIGAL (REDDALL PARADE)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.5 -1.5 27.6 +2.2 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 21.7 -2.4 9.9 -3.5 0.6
PERTH AIRPORT 24.3 -5.2 11.5 -4.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 36.6 +7.1 21.0 +5.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.2 +1.3 26.4 +1.9 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.6 +4.0 13.3 -4.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 33.0 +7.0 13.5 -1.6 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 32.8 +9.8 10.3 -0.1 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 30.9 +0.4 24.6 +1.6 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +1.1 23.4 +0.6 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.1 -0.3 21.5 +0.8 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 17.6 4.2
AMBERLEY AMO 27.2 -2.2 16.2 -1.6 2.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 19.7 12.0 9.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.1 -0.8 17.8 -0.3 1.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 -0.7 18.0 -0.2 0.8
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.0 +1.3 17.9 +0.4 5.0
PROSPECT DAM 25.8 -0.3 16.3 +0.2 4.6
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 24.2 -0.3 16.9 +0.1 3.4
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.4 +2.0 10.9 +0.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.6 +3.1 15.7 +2.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.6 +6.4 13.9 +0.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 33.1 +9.7 12.1 +0.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 33.6 +9.8 15.9 +2.8 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 34.0 +10.5 12.0 -0.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.0 +8.9 9.0 -0.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 23.7 +2.7 14.3 +5.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 30.1 +10.0 13.4 +2.6 0.2

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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
JABIRU AIRPORT
19.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
24.2mm in 1 hr to 12:30 24.2mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
11.6mm in 6 min to 15:10 116.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
11.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.8mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
MT MOORNAPA : 104(150/ 28 ) at 16:11
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(320/ 67 ) at 17:24
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(290/ 65 ) at 10:03