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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 (previous record and years of computerised record shown in brackets):
Highest daily maximum temperature for March:
Troughton Island WA: 35.3 (35.2, 23)

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

40.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
40.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
39.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
39.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA

+5.2   28.1 WILLOW GROVE (BLUE ROCK RESERVOIR) W Gippsland VIC
+4.4   38.7 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
+3.8   37.0 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
+3.4   18.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
+3.3   35.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
+3.3   38.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
+3.3   37.5 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
+3.3   38.4 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD

28.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
27.4 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.1 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
27.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
27.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
27.0 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+7.1   17.8 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+6.1   19.6 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+5.9   17.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+5.8   18.6 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.7   20.4 BALGAIR Eucla WA

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

9.2 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.6 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-11.6   21.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA
-10.4   21.1 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA
-9.7   23.2 MORAWA Central West WA
-9.5   20.8 PEARCE RAAF Lower West WA
-8.7   22.2 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA

1.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
4.4 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS

-7.3   6.7 BATEMANS BAY (CATALINA COUNTRY CLUB) South Coast NSW
-7.0   11.2 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-6.5   19.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
-5.7   14.3 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-5.6   16.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
-5.6   16.8 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA

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.

57.4 MORUYA (THE LAGOON) South Coast NSW
55.6 KARRAGULLEN NORTH Lower West WA
55.4 BADGINGARRA Lower West WA
50.0 ULLADULLA AWS South Coast NSW
47.0 CUE E Gascoyne WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Gascoyne
47.0 CUE
    Lower West
55.6 KARRAGULLEN NORTH
55.4 BADGINGARRA

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
57.4 MORUYA (THE LAGOON)
50.0 ULLADULLA AWS

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 35.0 +1.0 27.9 +2.5 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 22.3 -7.2 17.7 +1.9 21.8
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.9 -3.2 18.7 +5.3 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.9 -7.6 16.3 +0.3 1.8
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 +1.1 24.9 +0.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 33.7 +1.1 11.8 -5.5 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 23.8 -2.2 12.9 -2.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.4 -3.6 10.6 +0.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +1.6 23.1 +0.1 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.0 +1.4 24.2 +1.4 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.8 +1.4 20.7 0.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 30.4 +1.0 14.9 -2.9 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.6 17.1 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.2 10.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 +0.5 14.7 -3.4 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 -0.7 17.0 -1.2 3.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.5 +0.8 0.6
PROSPECT DAM 27.0 +0.9 18.0 +1.9 1.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.2 -1.3 14.6 -2.2 0.6
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.4 -2.0 7.9 -2.8 4.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.9 -0.6 10.4 -3.0 0.6
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.7 -3.5 9.9 -3.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 22.7 -0.7 17.0 +5.5 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 23.1 -0.7 16.0 +2.9 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 22.0 -1.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.0 -2.1 13.0 +3.1 0.8
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 22.9 +1.9 8.7 -0.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.9 -0.2 1.0

Downpours Gales & Gusts
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less. Highest wind gusts above 89km/h (storm force) or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
22.4mm in 1 hr to 13:00 22.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
PEARCE RAAF
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
GINGIN AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
SWANBOURNE
14.6mm in 30 min to 00:00 29.2mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 16.8mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 11.7mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 14.8mm/h
PERTH METRO
33.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 11.0mm/h
BICKLEY
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
    SW & S Coast
CAPE NATURALISTE
12.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
DWELLINGUP FORESTRY
8.6mm in 33 min to 15:00 15.6mm/h
MANDURAH
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.2mm/h
8.8mm in 11 min to 06:00 48.0mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 06:00 16.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
8.0mm in 12 min to 14:01 40.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
COLLIE EAST
12.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.8mm/h
    Gt Southern
NEWDEGATE RES.STATION
15.8mm in 1 hr 12 min to 16:12 13.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
9.8mm in 24 min to 10:30 24.5mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 10:30 10.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 11.0mm/h
NARAWILLI
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.7mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
PIRLANGIMPI
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
MOREE AERO
13.8mm in 30 min to 09:00 27.6mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 09:00 13.8mm/h
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
7.2mm in 40 min to 19:00 10.8mm/h
EVANS HEAD RAAF BOMBING RANGE
9.4mm in 6 min to 17:36 94.0mm/h
7.6mm in 4 min to 17:40 114.0mm/h
1.8mm in 1 min to 17:41 108.0mm/h
2.2mm in 1 min to 17:42 132.0mm/h
1.6mm in 1 min to 17:43 96.0mm/h
4.8mm in 14 min to 17:57 20.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 20:00 9.7mm/h
    South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Goldfields
LEINSTER AERO : 93(310/ 30 ) at 14:42