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Heavy rain continues on the QLD North Coast
NEWSBITS: Warm in WA

The rain area described yesterday remained anchored over the QLD North Coast today, with the heaviest falls contracting south around Tully and Innisfail and clearing from the Cairns area. Cumulative totals to midnight tonight are now between 100 and 400mm for most of the North Coast, and minor flooding has started on the lower Tully River. The rain has been remarkably steady throughout the day, with many gauges recording somewhere between 10 and 30mm in every 3-hour period.

The heaviest falls from 9am Friday to midnight tonight have been around Tully with totals generally around 250 to 400mm. The highest reported have been in Tully itself and for 10 to 15km N and NW of the town. Bulgun Creek Alert registered 439mm, Jarra Creek Alert 415 and Tully Alert 389. During the 24 hours midnight to midnight today, Bulgun Creek recorded 246mm and Tully 177. The Tully River at Euramo, downstream from these raingauges, rose above minor flood level late this evening.

Farther north, in the Johnstone River catchment around Innisfail, recordings from 9am Friday to midnight tonight have been between 100 and 300mm. The heaviest have been in a band 10 to 15km to the W to SW of Innisfail, with Tung Oil recording 305mm, Marco Street 289, Central Mill 280 and South Johnstone Experimental Station 278. During the calendar day today, Central Mill has recorded 212, South Johnstone 196, Corsis Alert 188 and most other falls in the catchment between 50 and 160.

Rain eased today in the Cairns area, with the Airport only recording 32.2 today for a total since 9am Friday of 176mm.

NEWSBITS

 

Western Australians enjoyed a summery Easter Sunday today with top temperatures across the state's south pushing into the low to mid thirties. Maxima to 3pm were 8 to 11 above average, with normally cool Albany showing the greatest anomaly as the mercury climbed to 32, 11° above.

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

37.7 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
37.7 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
37.5 MARDIE W Pilbara WA
37.2 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.1 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
37.1 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
37.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT

+11.6   32.4 ALBANY Lower West WA
+9.9   33.6 RAVENSTHORPE Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.8   31.7 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+9.7   32.5 KATANNING COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+9.5   35.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.7 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
26.7 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.4 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+8.9   20.4 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+7.2   19.8 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+7.0   17.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.9   17.2 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
+5.6   18.2 ALBANY Lower West WA

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

7.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
10.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.9   22.4 COLLINSVILLE POST OFFICE Central Coast E QLD
-7.6   22.8 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-6.2   23.0 CARDWELL EDEN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
-5.3   23.0 INNISFAIL N Coast--Herbert QLD
-5.2   21.3 WALKAMIN DPI N Coast--Barron QLD

-4.6 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
0.7 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.9   7.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-5.9   4.8 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-5.0   3.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-4.9   9.9 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
-4.8   6.0 PINDARI DAM NW Slopes N 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.

212.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
205.0 DAINTREE TEA N Coast--Barron QLD
204.0 JARRA CREEK TM N Coast--Herbert QLD
200.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL N Coast--Herbert QLD
193.0 TULLY TM N Coast--Herbert QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
150.0 BICKERTON ISLAND
50.0 LEADERS CREEK

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
205.0 DAINTREE TEA
178.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
174.0 GRAHAM RANGE
169.0 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
165.0 TOPAZ
165.0 HAPPY VALLEY
154.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
153.0 MT SOPHIA
150.0 DEERAL
142.5 BABINDA POST OFFICE
133.6 CAIRNS AERO
112.0 KURANDA RAILWAY STATION
109.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
100.0 TOPAZ TOWALLA RD
84.0 CAIRNS SEVERIN ST
83.4 TAMARIND GDNS RENNEL CL
75.0 DAINTREE VILLAGE
72.0 GREENHAVEN
65.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
63.8 WHYANBEEL VALLEY
58.8 LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
58.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
56.0 MOSSMAN CENTRAL MILL
53.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
50.4 MOSSMAN SOUTH ALCHERA DRIVE
50.0 HAZELMERE
    N Coast--Herbert
212.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
204.0 JARRA CREEK TM
200.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
193.0 TULLY TM
192.0 TUNG OIL TM
191.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
181.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
150.0 NERADA ALERT
148.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
143.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
138.0 RUSSELL RIVER
136.0 CORSIS ALERT
124.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
121.0 MENAVALE ALERT
116.6 INNISFAIL
115.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
110.4 DARADGEE
105.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
98.0 MENA CREEK POST OFFICE
96.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
94.0 CARDWELL EDEN ST
91.8 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
74.0 FLYING FISH POINT
70.0 PALM ISLAND WATER TREAT
64.0 UPPER MURRAY TM
62.6 ELPHINSTONE POCKET NO1
51.0 HALIFAX RUPP STREET
50.0 BINGIL BAY

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 35.0 +0.7 18.5 -4.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 30.6 +5.1 16.7 +3.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 31.7 +9.8 16.6 +4.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 32.4 +7.3 19.8 +7.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.3 +1.6 23.6 -0.4 11.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 28.7 +0.7 9.6 -2.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 24.8 +2.4 10.9 -1.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.2 +2.8 4.5 -4.1 0.4
CAIRNS AERO 24.9 -4.3 21.6 0.0 133.6
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.7 -3.9 21.0 +0.5 0.2
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.4 -1.3 17.3 -0.5 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 24.9 -2.2 12.4 -1.7 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 24.3 15.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.6 8.1 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.0 -1.0 16.5 +1.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.0 -1.8 16.0 +0.7 0.6
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 19.7 -2.6 14.5 -0.1 13.4
PROSPECT DAM 21.3 -2.2 14.0 +0.9 2.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.2 -1.3 14.4 +0.1 5.4
CANBERRA AIRPORT 20.0 +0.2 3.1 -3.5 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 23.2 +0.9 5.3 -3.9 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.0 +2.6 7.6 -2.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.8 +0.6 6.9 -1.7 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.6 +0.4 11.4 +0.7 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 -1.1 8.0 -1.8 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 22.0 +4.5 3.0 -4.4 0.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 17.2 -0.1 4.8 -1.8 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.9 -0.4 8.6 -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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
3.4mm in 2 min to 08:59 102.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
11.4mm in 31 min to 09:30 22.1mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 09:30 14.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
23.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 7.7mm/h
LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE
36.0mm in 6 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
10.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 10.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.0mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
CARDWELL EDEN ST
25.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.3mm/h
INNISFAIL
47.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 7.8mm/h
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
17.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.7mm/h
53.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 17.7mm/h
16.8mm in 1 hr to 11:00 16.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.2mm/h
35.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 11.7mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.7mm/h
61.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 10.2mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 11.0mm/h
LUCINDA POINT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Sydney--east
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO
6.0mm in 33 min to 01:22 10.9mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 95(160/ 78 ) at 17:04