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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 April:
Yuendumu NT: 37.5 (37.2, 35)

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 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
40.3 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
39.5 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
39.5 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
39.4 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

+10.2   32.0 CAPE NATURALISTE Lower West WA
+9.1   34.4 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+8.9   37.1 MORAWA Central West WA
+8.7   36.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+8.5   36.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.3 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
27.0 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL

+8.1   21.8 MOORA Central West WA
+8.0   21.7 MORAWA Central West WA
+8.0   23.3 ENEABBA Central West WA
+7.9   22.0 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+7.8   21.0 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT

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

2.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.7   17.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-6.6   2.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.4   17.2 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-6.3   5.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.3   12.2 OMEO Upper NE VIC

-1.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
-1.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.9   6.0 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU Illawarra NSW
-7.7   2.0 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-6.8   2.4 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-5.3   2.9 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.0   5.7 MENINGIE Murray Valley SA
-5.0   3.0 LONGERENONG Wimmera S 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.

102.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
92.0 HAWKS NEST (LANGI ST) MidNorth Coast S NSW
74.0 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD) MidNorth Coast S NSW
63.0 CRAWFORD RIVER (CRAWFORD) MidNorth Coast S NSW
54.0 BULAHDELAH POST OFFICE MidNorth Coast S NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast S
92.0 HAWKS NEST (LANGI ST)
74.0 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD)
63.0 CRAWFORD RIVER (CRAWFORD)
54.0 BULAHDELAH POST OFFICE
    Hunter Valley
102.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)
54.0 MEREWETHER (BURWOOD BEACH WWTP)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 34.3 0.0 24.9 +2.4 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 32.8 +7.3 19.8 +6.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.8 +4.9 14.7 +3.0 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.4 +1.3 16.4 +3.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.1 +0.4 24.8 +0.8 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.7 +8.7 19.5 +7.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.3 -1.1 11.0 -1.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 19.3 -0.1 8.6 0.0 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.0 +0.8 21.2 -0.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.7 +2.1 24.0 +3.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.3 -0.4 20.3 +2.5 14.6
BRISBANE AERO 24.8 16.1 2.6
AMBERLEY AMO 25.4 -1.7 13.9 -0.2 0.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.7 8.4 4.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.9 -3.1 16.4 +1.2 0.6
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 17.0 -5.8 14.0 -1.3 49.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.1 -2.2 13.8 -0.8 1.4
PROSPECT DAM 21.2 -2.3 13.2 +0.1 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 19.3 -3.2 13.4 -0.9 1.7
CANBERRA AIRPORT 18.5 -1.3 5.4 -1.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.2 -0.1 11.6 +2.4 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.4 0.0 8.0 -2.1 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 18.3 -1.9 7.6 -1.0 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 21.3 +1.1 10.1 -0.6 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 -1.1 12.0 +2.2 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.0 -0.5 8.0 +0.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.9 -2.4 4.3 -2.3 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 12.1 -5.2 7.9 -1.0 4.4

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.
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
SAMUEL HILL AERO
41.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 41.8mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 14.7mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 10.2mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
63.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.5mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
GAYNDAH POST OFFICE
30.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
ROCKHAMPTON AERO
13.8mm in 1 hr to 00:30 13.8mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
10.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 10.4mm/h
14.6mm in 1 hr to 21:30 14.6mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 18.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
5.6mm in 32 min to 00:00 10.5mm/h
14.2mm in 30 min to 21:30 28.4mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 21:30 14.2mm/h
    C Tablelands N
NULLO MOUNTAIN AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 11.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
12.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 12.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h

None reported