Tuesday 18 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

45.5 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
43.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
42.9 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
42.4 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
42.4 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

+13.1   33.7 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE SA
+12.7   33.0 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
+12.7   38.5 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
+12.6   33.4 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
+12.4   35.4 MOUNT GAMBIER AERO Lower SE SA

28.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
28.0 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
27.9 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
27.0 BLACK POINT N Rivers NT
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
27.0 POINT FAWCETT Islands ISL
27.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
27.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL

+11.3   19.3 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+11.3   15.3 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
+10.5   16.2 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
+9.1   22.2 MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE E Central VIC
+9.1   21.4 SCORESBY RESEARCH INSTITUTE E Central VIC

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

17.0 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
17.5 ALBANY Lower West WA
18.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
18.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
18.2 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA

-7.1   19.5 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.0   17.0 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
-6.8   20.0 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.6   24.3 BENCUBBIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.5   21.5 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

2.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.9 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW
7.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
7.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW

-5.7   7.0 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.2   11.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-5.2   9.4 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
-4.3   13.8 ENEABBA Central West WA
-4.2   7.6 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW

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.

29.4 EERWAH VALE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
25.0 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
25.0 LANARK Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
23.0 MURGANELLA N Rivers NT
21.4 KOOMBOOLOOMBA DAM N Coast--Barron QLD

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.0 -1.0 26.1 +0.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 24.9 -4.6 13.9 -1.9 1.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.2 -5.9 11.7 -1.7 5.4
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.6 -2.9 17.2 +1.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.3 +1.4 26.1 +1.6 0.4
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.6 +6.0 16.4 -0.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 37.0 +11.0 17.6 +2.5 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 35.4 +12.4 14.4 +4.0 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +0.1 23.7 +0.7 0.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +1.2 22.5 -0.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.3 -1.1 19.6 -1.1 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.1 -3.3 15.5 -2.3 0.2
BRISBANE AERO 25.6 17.3 0.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 20.2 9.1 0.4
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 -0.7 17.6 -0.5 0.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 -0.7 18.0 -0.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 26.1 +1.4 17.3 -0.2 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 27.0 +0.9 14.3 -1.8 0.1
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 25.6 +1.1 16.7 -0.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.3 +2.9 10.5 -0.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.9 +4.4 17.4 +4.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.7 +7.5 19.7 +5.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 34.4 +11.0 12.1 +0.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 33.7 +9.9 22.2 +9.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 35.0 +11.5 21.0 +8.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 31.0 +8.9 18.0 +8.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 29.3 +8.3 11.5 +2.6 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 30.7 +10.6 16.8 +6.0 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
DARWIN AIRPORT
16.8mm in 1 hr to 16:30 16.8mm/h
DARWIN AIRPORT COMPARISON
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
18.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 18.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 80(310/ 65 ) at 06:00