Wednesday 16 APR 2003

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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:
Darwin Airport NT: 36.7 (36.5, 61)

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

40.0 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
38.9 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
38.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
38.5 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA

+7.8   28.6 ALBANY Lower West WA
+7.4   29.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+7.2   28.4 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+7.2   30.0 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.1   30.8 WAGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

30.1 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.5 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT

+6.0   24.9 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
+5.3   21.0 CLERMONT POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+5.2   23.5 ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
+4.6   25.2 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
+4.4   24.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
+4.4   24.3 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+4.4   22.2 ROCKHAMPTON AERO Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

0.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.8 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
4.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-6.2   5.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.0   4.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-5.9   13.5 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.8   8.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.8   14.2 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

-5.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
-2.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-8.3   6.6 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU Illawarra NSW
-7.4   0.0 BALLARAT AERODROME Western Plains VIC
-7.0   0.0 NERRIGA COMPOSITE South Coast NSW
-6.8   1.4 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-6.7   3.6 MURRAY BRIDGE Murray Valley SA
-6.7   -3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE 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.

64.6 LAKE MARGARET DAM W Coast TAS
40.0 EUNGELLA NATIONAL PARK Central Coast E QLD
36.2 TARTHA Darling Downs E QLD
34.0 NORTH CORINYA Lower West WA
34.0 RIVERVIEW HOPELAND Darling Downs E QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
34.0 NORTH CORINYA

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
40.0 EUNGELLA NATIONAL PARK
    Darling Downs E
36.2 TARTHA
34.0 RIVERVIEW HOPELAND

TASMANIA
    W Coast
64.6 LAKE MARGARET DAM

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 37.1 +2.8 24.2 +1.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 27.5 +2.0 16.5 +3.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.3 +7.4 13.4 +1.7 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 29.6 +4.5 15.7 +3.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 36.7 +4.0 25.0 +1.0 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.4 +0.4 12.2 -0.3 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -3.6 8.6 -3.6 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.1 -3.3 4.4 -4.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +2.2 21.4 -0.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.8 +2.2 22.2 +1.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.8 +3.1 22.2 +4.4 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.8 -0.3 12.6 -1.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.5 16.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.9 6.0 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.0 -1.0 12.5 -2.7 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.0 -3.8 16.0 +0.7 2.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.0 -2.3 15.2 +0.6 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 20.7 -2.8 14.5 +1.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 19.2 -3.3 13.3 -1.0 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.1 -2.7 4.2 -2.4 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.5 -2.8 5.9 -3.3 0.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.4 -4.0 5.9 -4.2 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.5 -2.7 6.0 -2.6 4.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.0 -3.2 9.4 -1.3 9.6
LAVERTON RAAF 15.0 -5.1 6.0 -3.8 3.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.0 -4.5 0.0 -7.4 1.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.7 -2.6 0.6 -6.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.2 -3.1 7.2 -1.7 0.2

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 Kimberley
ARGYLE AERODROME
12.6mm in 34 min to 21:00 22.2mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 15.2mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
10.6mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.6mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 85(150/ 76 ) at 20:00
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 74(150/ 65 ) at 21:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 76(170/ 70 ) at 04:49
MT HOTHAM : 89(170/ 70 ) at 00:30