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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: 38.3 (38.1, 23) Previous record set two days ago

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 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT
39.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
39.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
39.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+9.3   32.0 WALPEUP RESEARCH Mallee N VIC
+9.2   37.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+9.2   36.7 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+8.9   29.0 LAVERTON RAAF W Central VIC
+8.5   28.5 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC

28.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
27.4 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
27.4 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+9.1   22.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
+8.4   22.6 OODNADATTA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+7.4   20.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+7.0   17.6 ROSEDALE (TURRETFIELD RESEARCH CENTRE) Adelaide/Lofty SA
+6.7   27.6 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
+6.7   16.4 TOCUMWAL AIRPORT Riverina E NSW

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

11.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
11.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
11.3 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
12.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.9 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
12.9 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.0   21.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-6.7   17.0 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.9   24.4 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-5.1   27.7 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
-5.0   18.8 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA

-5.9 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.3 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
0.6 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
0.8 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW

-8.1   2.8 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.9   -5.9 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0   3.6 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-4.8   6.4 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
-4.7   -3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

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.

97.2 LUCINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
75.8 LORNA GLEN Interior WA
75.4 MOUNT RIDLEY Goldfields WA
53.0 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL N Coast--Barron QLD
48.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Goldfields
75.4 MOUNT RIDLEY
    Interior
75.8 LORNA GLEN

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
53.0 ATHERTON SHIRE COUNCIL
48.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
    N Coast--Herbert
97.2 LUCINDA POST OFFICE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.2 -1.1 25.1 +2.6 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.5 -2.4 14.1 +2.4 1.2
PERTH AIRPORT 24.4 -1.1 14.3 +1.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 22.3 -2.8 15.2 +2.6 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.4 +0.7 25.1 +1.1 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.2 +9.2 15.9 +3.4 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.0 +3.6 15.5 +3.3 0.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.5 -0.9 9.5 +0.9 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.7 +1.5 22.7 +1.1 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.0 +1.4 21.3 +0.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.8 +0.1 17.9 +0.1 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.8 -0.3 10.1 -4.0 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.2 15.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 18.4 7.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.5 -0.5 14.8 -0.4 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.0 +1.2 14.0 -1.3 1.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.2 +1.9 14.2 -0.4 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 25.6 +2.1 10.9 -2.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.5 +1.0 11.9 -2.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 22.0 +2.2 6.8 +0.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.2 +3.9 7.9 -1.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.5 +8.1 11.9 +1.8 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 25.9 +5.7 4.4 -4.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.8 +7.6 12.1 +1.4 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 29.0 +8.9 12.0 +2.2 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 25.0 +7.5 11.0 +3.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 20.3 +3.0 3.6 -3.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 20.1 +2.8 9.2 +0.3 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
    E Pilbara
ROEBOURNE AERO
10.0mm in 11 min to 20:34 54.5mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
    W Pilbara
MARDIE
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT
28.6mm in 22 min to 15:00 78.0mm/h
28.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 28.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.7mm/h
    Eucla
EUCLA
10.2mm in 30 min to 01:30 20.4mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 02:00 10.2mm/h
RED ROCKS POINT
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
    Goldfields
NORSEMAN AERO
5.8mm in 16 min to 16:00 21.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COEN AIRPORT AWS
17.6mm in 20 min to 17:00 52.8mm/h
19.0mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
MAREEBA AIRPORT AWS
16.6mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Pilbara
KARRATHA AERO : 80( 20/ 63 ) at 19:52
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTH RANKIN : ***( 30/ 67 ) at 18:00