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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 rainfall for April:
Derby Aero WA: 66.0 (40.6, 38)
Highest daily maximum temperature for April:
Murchison WA: 38.9 (38.8, 48)

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

40.6 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
40.2 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
40.1 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
40.0 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
39.8 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA

+9.6   37.6 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.9   37.8 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+8.8   37.2 MULLEWA Central West WA
+8.4   38.9 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
+8.0   35.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 MOUNT AUGUSTUS E Gascoyne WA
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.8 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.3 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL

+7.3   13.9 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+7.1   14.0 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
+6.9   16.3 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+6.8   23.8 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+6.8   15.0 COWRA AIRPORT CW Slopes S NSW

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

0.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
4.7 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.0 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.0 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-7.4   0.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-5.7   10.8 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
-5.6   12.9 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-5.6   12.0 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
-5.5   13.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS

-1.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-0.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
-0.4 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
0.3 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-4.5   14.1 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
-4.5   7.8 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-4.2   10.7 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU Illawarra NSW
-4.1   2.2 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-3.9   8.7 SWAN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Coast TAS

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.

86.0 MOUNT NICHOLSON Central Highlands QLD
86.0 TANILBA BAY WWTP Hunter Valley NSW
85.0 TAHLEE (CARRINGTON HOUSE) Hunter Valley NSW
83.0 NARRABRI WEST POST OFFICE NW Plains E NSW
66.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
66.0 DERBY AERO

QUEENSLAND
    Central Highlands
86.0 MOUNT NICHOLSON
    Darling Downs E
50.0 RIVERVIEW HOPELAND

NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains E
83.0 NARRABRI WEST POST OFFICE
    Hunter Valley
86.0 TANILBA BAY WWTP
85.0 TAHLEE (CARRINGTON HOUSE)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.0 -2.3 24.4 +1.9 1.4
PERTH AIRPORT 32.1 +6.6 18.5 +5.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.5 +4.6 13.9 +2.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 25.9 +0.8 13.4 +0.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 -0.4 25.3 +1.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.6 +9.6 18.6 +6.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.5 -1.9 13.6 +1.4 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.0 -3.4 9.4 +0.8 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 31.7 +2.5 21.9 +0.3 0.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.6 +2.0 22.3 +1.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.3 +3.6 19.8 +2.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.8 +2.7 14.8 +0.7 6.4
BRISBANE AERO 28.4 16.9 3.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 17.8 9.6 11.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.8 +1.8 17.9 +2.7 2.6
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.0 -2.8 17.0 +1.7 5.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.9 -1.4 18.2 +3.6 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 20.8 -2.7 16.6 +3.5 0.1
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.3 -2.2 16.7 +2.4 3.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.7 +0.9 13.9 +7.3 0.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.3 +4.0 13.8 +4.6 1.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.9 -1.5 12.9 +2.8 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 18.5 -1.7 11.4 +2.8 3.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 19.8 -0.4 13.3 +2.6 0.6
LAVERTON RAAF 18.0 -2.1 13.0 +3.2 0.6
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.0 -3.5 7.0 -0.4 8.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.2 -3.1 4.2 -2.4 1.4
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 12.5 -4.8 7.8 -1.1 5.0

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
    W Kimberley
DERBY AERO
14.8mm in 1 hr 2 min to 00:00 14.3mm/h
59.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 19.7mm/h
65.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 10.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE
5.8mm in 15 min to 19:36 23.2mm/h
BEERBURRUM FOREST STN
10.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.6mm/h
JIMNA FORESTRY
39.4mm in 1 hr to 19:00 39.4mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
22.2mm in 12 min to 17:12 111.0mm/h
23.6mm in 1 hr to 18:00 23.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
12.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.8mm/h
    Darling Downs E
INGLEWOOD FOREST
15.4mm in 50 min to 03:00 18.5mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 17.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS)
13.8mm in 37 min to 03:00 22.4mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 03:00 13.8mm/h
OAKEY AERO
5.0mm in 2 min to 16:03 150.0mm/h
11.6mm in 6 min to 16:09 116.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
WARWICK
8.8mm in 17 min to 04:00 31.1mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 12.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    CW Plains N
TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS
26.0mm in 44 min to 15:44 35.5mm/h
8.4mm in 16 min to 16:00 31.5mm/h
34.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 34.4mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.7mm/h
    NW Slopes N
NARRABRI AIRPORT AWS
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
    N Tablelands W
INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE
12.8mm in 1 hr 2 min to 01:00 12.4mm/h
    North Coast
GRAFTON RESEARCH STATION
10.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.6mm/h
LISMORE AIRPORT AWS
10.2mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.2mm/h
    Hunter Valley
NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)
61.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.2mm/h
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION
14.8mm in 31 min to 09:53 28.6mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 10.0mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
5.0mm in 13 min to 12:43 23.1mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 12.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
    CW Slopes N
COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET)
25.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.3mm/h
COONABARABRAN AIRPORT
11.6mm in 32 min to 15:00 21.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
10.0mm in 1 hr to 22:00 10.0mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Darling Downs E
OAKEY AERO : 108(230/ 69 ) at 16:03
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS : 85(180/ 67 ) at 16:02
    Sydney--west
HOLSWORTHY CONTROL RANGE : 91(250/ 11 ) at 04:40
    Illawarra
KIAMA (BOMBO HEADLAND) : 76(170/ 65 ) at 20:22
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 78(200/ 65 ) at 06:39
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 72(160/ 65 ) at 09:34