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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

40.5 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
40.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
39.8 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
39.4 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA

+7.3   32.8 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.0   30.6 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+3.9   35.9 CLERMONT POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+3.7   33.1 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+3.7   30.3 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+3.7   23.6 BURNIE (ROUND HILL) N Coast TAS

28.5 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.3 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
27.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL

+6.5   17.2 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+5.4   17.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+5.3   18.1 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.1   25.7 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION Gulf Country QLD
+4.5   17.9 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+4.5   16.8 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA

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

-1.0 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
9.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.2 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
12.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-8.1   22.5 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
-7.0   27.3 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-6.6   25.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
-6.6   18.0 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
-6.4   25.1 DALWALLINU COMPARISON Central West WA

-2.0 HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE Sydney--west NSW
-1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.3 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.4   9.0 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
-6.6   15.4 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
-6.4   16.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
-6.4   15.0 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-6.4   4.6 NHILL Wimmera N 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.

78.5 KUMMININ Cent Wheatbelt WA
69.2 AMRISTA PARK Cent Wheatbelt WA
65.2 BODDINGTON SHIRE Lower West WA
62.0 MURGANELLA N Rivers NT
57.4 KARLGARIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
65.2 BODDINGTON SHIRE
    Cent Wheatbelt
78.5 KUMMININ
69.2 AMRISTA PARK
57.4 KARLGARIN
54.6 DWARDA DOWNS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
62.0 MURGANELLA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 36.6 +2.6 28.5 +3.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 25.7 -3.8 12.6 -3.2 29.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.2 -4.9 17.9 +4.5 1.6
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 24.9 -4.6 16.1 +0.1 9.6
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.5 +1.6 23.7 -0.8 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 34.2 +1.6 11.7 -5.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.3 -1.7 15.0 -0.1 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.0 -1.0 5.8 -4.6 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.5 +2.0 22.6 -0.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.3 +0.7 22.7 -0.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 33.4 +3.0 19.6 -1.1 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.4 -1.0 17.7 -0.1 2.2
BRISBANE AERO 27.0 19.7 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 20.4 8.3 5.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.0 -0.9 14.5 -3.6 1.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 22.0 -2.7 18.0 -0.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.4 -4.3 16.8 -0.7 2.8
PROSPECT DAM 23.2 -2.9 16.2 +0.1 0.2
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.6 -1.9 17.2 +0.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.9 -1.5 8.1 -2.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 27.5 0.0 13.2 -0.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.7 -2.5 11.7 -2.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.4 0.0 6.8 -4.7 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.1 -1.7 12.5 -0.6 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 21.0 -2.5 9.0 -3.5 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 23.0 +0.9 9.0 -0.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 22.1 +1.1 6.8 -2.1 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.9 -3.2 11.4 +0.6 0.8

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
    Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO
22.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 22.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 15.2mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE
8.6mm in 7 min to 12:14 73.7mm/h
1.8mm in 1 min to 12:15 108.0mm/h
3.2mm in 2 min to 12:17 96.0mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 13:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
GYMPIE
13.6mm in 42 min to 14:42 19.4mm/h
13.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 13.6mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
JIMNA FORESTRY
22.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 22.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
12.4mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS
17.6mm in 30 min to 13:30 35.2mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 18.6mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 14:00 20.0mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.7mm/h
    Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
21.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
CAPE WESSEL
27.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 10:00 9.0mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 11:00 9.0mm/h

None reported