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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:
McArthur River Mine NT: 38.1 (38.0, 23)
Musgrave Qld: 35.2 (34.4, 11)
Walkamin DPI Qld: 32.6 (32.4, 34)

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

41.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
40.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
40.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
39.8 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.6 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+8.7   32.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+8.3   32.3 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+7.8   33.0 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.8   33.5 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+7.3   32.8 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.5 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.4 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.2 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+12.2   24.0 KELLERBERRIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.8   20.8 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+7.7   19.0 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.6   22.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+7.5   20.0 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT

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

3.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
7.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
9.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
9.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-5.5   13.0 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
-5.1   12.5 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
-5.0   20.1 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
-5.0   9.1 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-4.8   13.0 GUYRA HOSPITAL N Tablelands W NSW

-6.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-2.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-1.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.8   -6.1 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.8   5.1 PARAFIELD AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
-6.8   3.8 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
-5.9   3.9 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-5.6   3.8 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA

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.

83.2 SLATEY CREEK Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
70.0 STRATHMUIR Central Coast E QLD
69.0 SAMUEL HILL AERO Central Coast E QLD
68.0 BRAMPTON VALE Central Coast E QLD
58.5 LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT Central Coast E QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
70.0 STRATHMUIR
69.0 SAMUEL HILL AERO
68.0 BRAMPTON VALE
58.5 LINDEMAN ISLAND RESORT
50.0 BYFIELD CHILDS ROAD
    Wide Bay/Burnett
83.2 SLATEY CREEK

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.1 -1.2 24.8 +2.3 0.4
PERTH AIRPORT 30.9 +5.4 20.8 +7.8 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 27.1 +5.2 13.9 +2.2 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 29.1 +4.0 16.1 +3.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.6 +0.9 25.6 +1.6 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.5 +4.5 20.0 +7.5 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.8 +2.4 8.2 -4.0 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.6 +1.2 5.6 -3.0 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 29.9 +0.7 20.3 -1.3 0.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.5 +1.9 24.0 +3.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.4 +1.7 20.0 +2.2 5.0
AMBERLEY AMO 24.8 -2.3 14.3 +0.2 3.2
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 15.7 1.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 14.7 7.0 9.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 -1.7 13.6 -1.6 3.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.0 -3.8 13.0 -2.3 34.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 21.4 -0.9 11.7 -2.9 10.4
PROSPECT DAM 22.5 -1.0 12.3 -0.8 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.7 -1.8 13.4 -0.9 0.4
CANBERRA AIRPORT 19.0 -0.8 3.3 -3.3 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.1 -0.2 6.0 -3.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.3 +2.9 8.3 -1.8 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 19.0 -1.2 4.4 -4.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.5 +0.3 8.6 -2.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 -1.1 6.0 -3.8 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 18.0 +0.5 5.0 -2.4 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.1 -1.2 6.2 -0.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 13.8 -3.5 8.1 -0.8 0.0

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
    Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO
6.4mm in 12 min to 19:09 32.0mm/h
LAVERTON AERO
10.6mm in 12 min to 13:45 53.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
MACKAY MO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.3mm/h
PROSERPINE AIRPORT
24.2mm in 21 min to 18:49 69.1mm/h
29.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 29.6mm/h
30.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.0mm/h
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
11.8mm in 24 min to 02:00 29.5mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 02:00 20.0mm/h
8.6mm in 42 min to 02:42 12.3mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.7mm/h
YEPPOON THE ESPLANADE
6.6mm in 7 min to 21:50 56.6mm/h
15.2mm in 10 min to 22:00 91.2mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 22:00 23.8mm/h
25.2mm in 1 hr to 22:30 25.2mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
21.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION
8.2mm in 35 min to 00:00 14.1mm/h
12.6mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF
13.0mm in 1 hr to 00:00 13.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
NORAH HEAD AWS
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
12.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.0mm/h
13.8mm in 30 min to 14:00 27.6mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 14:00 22.2mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 14.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Goldfields
LAVERTON AERO : 98(220/ 67 ) at 13:33
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 76(140/ 67 ) at 23:35