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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: (none known)

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

39.0 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
38.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
38.4 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
38.1 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
38.0 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+9.6   32.8 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+7.5   32.0 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+7.5   31.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.8   31.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+6.6   30.3 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
27.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
26.5 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
26.5 LUCINDA POINT N Coast--Herbert QLD

+7.0   18.8 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+7.0   17.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+5.7   14.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
+5.6   16.5 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+5.4   15.7 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.4   19.7 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

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

3.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
3.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
5.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
6.2 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.7   9.3 OBERON (JENOLAN CAVES ROAD) C Tablelands S NSW
-7.0   15.0 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-7.0   16.8 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
-7.0   16.5 PROSPECT DAM Sydney--west NSW
-6.9   17.5 SCONE SCS Hunter Valley NSW
-6.9   16.7 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW

-3.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-2.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-1.8 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-1.2 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS
-1.2 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.2   3.7 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.6   2.8 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
-6.5   0.0 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.9   2.3 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.9   4.2 MELBOURNE AIRPORT E Central 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.

66.4 COLLARENEBRI (POKATAROO (BELARRA)) NW Plains W NSW
58.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW
57.0 MOUNT CHARLTON Central Coast E QLD
50.8 CREDITON Central Coast E QLD
50.0 BUCKINGHAM DOWNS Northwest QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
57.0 MOUNT CHARLTON
50.8 CREDITON
    Northwest
50.0 BUCKINGHAM DOWNS

NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Plains W
66.4 COLLARENEBRI (POKATAROO (BELARRA))
    North Coast
58.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 37.1 +2.8 24.1 +1.6 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 26.2 +0.7 13.9 +0.9 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 25.5 +3.6 13.4 +1.7 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 31.9 +6.8 16.9 +4.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.6 +1.9 25.9 +1.9 1.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 26.4 -1.6 10.6 -1.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.6 -1.8 11.3 -0.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.1 -1.3 3.8 -4.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +1.4 23.0 +1.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.0 -2.6 23.4 +2.9 1.4
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 24.6 -4.1 20.0 +2.2 0.2
AMBERLEY AMO 24.2 -2.9 15.6 +1.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 24.1 17.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.2 8.1 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.3 -1.7 15.8 +0.6 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.0 -3.8 14.0 -1.3 13.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.0 -2.3 12.4 -2.2 14.6
PROSPECT DAM 16.5 -7.0 11.7 -1.4 6.6
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.1 -4.4 12.0 -2.3 7.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.5 -2.3 5.6 -1.0 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 22.2 -0.1 5.8 -3.4 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.2 -0.2 5.7 -4.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.7 -2.5 4.7 -3.9 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.4 +0.2 7.5 -3.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 18.0 -2.1 5.0 -4.8 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.0 -0.5 6.0 -1.4 0.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.9 -1.4 5.2 -1.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.9 -2.4 8.2 -0.7 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
    N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.8mm/h
KALUMBURU
16.0mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
16.6mm in 1 hr to 04:00 16.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
6.8mm in 4 min to 10:20 102.0mm/h
6.6mm in 16 min to 10:36 24.8mm/h
15.4mm in 1 hr to 11:00 15.4mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
ALVA BEACH
13.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 13.2mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
12.8mm in 1 hr to 00:00 12.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
VICTORIA
    E Gippsland
POINT HICKS (LIGHTHOUSE)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
RUNDLE ISLAND : 69(120/ 63 ) at 11:35
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 80(160/ 74 ) at 02:26
DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE : 74(150/ 63 ) at 00:00