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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

41.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
41.1 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
40.1 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
40.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT
39.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
39.9 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA

+10.3   37.8 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+10.1   39.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+9.6   37.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.0   37.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
+8.0   36.0 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.1 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
27.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL

+9.6   26.6 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+9.6   19.4 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
+9.4   18.0 KYABRAM (INST SUSTAINABLE AG) Lower North VIC
+9.3   17.8 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
+9.3   19.0 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW

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

7.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
8.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
8.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
9.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
9.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-4.6   20.7 JERRYS PLAINS POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-3.5   21.0 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
-3.4   16.6 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-3.4   14.2 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
-3.3   21.5 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
-3.3   15.2 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-3.3   11.2 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

0.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
5.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
6.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-3.8   12.9 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
-3.3   15.3 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-2.9   8.8 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
-2.7   17.0 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD
-2.3   15.6 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

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.

77.8 NARRABRI BOWLING CLUB NW Slopes N NSW
60.6 HORNET BANK HOMESTEAD Central Highlands QLD
59.5 QLD COTTON Maranoa QLD
57.0 WYONNING Cent Wheatbelt WA
53.3 ARMIDALE (BELHAVEN) N Tablelands W NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Cent Wheatbelt
57.0 WYONNING

QUEENSLAND
    Central Highlands
60.6 HORNET BANK HOMESTEAD
53.0 AUSTRAL PARK
    Wide Bay/Burnett
50.0 FARNSFIELD
    Maranoa
59.5 QLD COTTON

NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Slopes N
77.8 NARRABRI BOWLING CLUB
    N Tablelands W
53.3 ARMIDALE (BELHAVEN)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.7 -0.6 25.5 +3.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 29.0 +3.5 14.3 +1.3 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 22.8 +0.9 8.8 -2.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 24.8 -0.3 16.0 +3.4 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +1.6 25.4 +1.4 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.6 +9.6 14.7 +2.2 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.6 +3.2 18.3 +6.1 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.3 -2.1 14.7 +6.1 6.8
CAIRNS AERO 30.9 +1.7 22.4 +0.8 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +2.1 23.0 +2.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 +0.8 21.0 +3.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 27.6 +0.5 13.1 -1.0 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.2 17.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 20.6 10.6 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.2 +1.2 13.6 -1.6 0.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.0 +2.2 18.0 +2.7 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.4 +2.1 16.2 +1.6 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 24.3 +0.8 15.0 +1.9 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 24.5 +2.0 15.9 +1.6 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.3 -1.5 10.1 +3.5 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.1 +0.8 16.8 +7.6 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 25.1 +1.7 17.6 +7.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 19.7 -0.5 13.0 +4.4 0.8
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.7 +0.5 14.8 +4.1 1.6
LAVERTON RAAF 20.0 -0.1 15.0 +5.2 0.6
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.0 +2.5 14.0 +6.6 0.6
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 19.6 +2.3 12.7 +6.1 0.6
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.8 -2.5 12.6 +3.7 2.6

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
    W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
12.4mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.4mm/h
37.8mm in 22 min to 22:58 103.1mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT
10.4mm in 42 min to 18:42 14.9mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains N
COONAMBLE AIRPORT
15.8mm in 20 min to 17:14 47.4mm/h
30.4mm in 46 min to 18:00 39.7mm/h
47.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 15.7mm/h
    NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS
11.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
12.4mm in 37 min to 22:00 20.1mm/h
18.6mm in 1 hr to 22:00 18.6mm/h
    Hunter Valley
MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE
22.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.3mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 74(230/ 65 ) at 19:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 91(190/ 72 ) at 15:00
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 82(170/ 67 ) at 17:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 74(160/ 67 ) at 10:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(200/ 78 ) at 18:30