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Heavy rain continues on North QLD Coast
Warm in WA

Heavy rain continues on North QLD Coast

The dramatic late-season heavy rains continued along a relatively small section of the QLD North Coast today, though there were signs that the upper trough primarily responsible was weakening. The heaviest falls for the 24 hours to 9am were around Innisfail, with Daradgee, 6km NW, recording 162.4mm and Central Mill Alert, 10km SW, recording 160. Most of the rain in the 24-hour totals reported below fell yesterday, and only relatively light falls were reported during daylight hours today, but a pulse of heavy rain moved over the Tully/Innisfail area late afternoon and continued in places until early Tuesday morning. In the 12 hours to 3am, Tully Alert recorded 129mm while Jarra Creek about 10km NW recorded 151 and Marco Street, 10km WSW of Innisfail, recorded 84mm. Falls during this time were more generally in the 30 to 80mm range.

Warm in WA

Warm conditions continued for the second day in a row in WA, with most of the southern half of the state experiencing top temperatures in the low to mid 30s, some 6 to 11 above average. Cloud cover accompanying a weak trough kept temperatures in the mid to high 20s roughly west of a line from Geraldton to Albany. Overnight temperatures were exceptionally mild for late April, with many centres in the Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt recording minima around 20°, 6 to 9 above normal.

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

38.3 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
38.2 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
37.9 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
37.7 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
37.7 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA

+10.6   33.8 ESPERANCE Lower West WA
+9.5   33.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+9.0   30.2 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+9.0   34.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.9   34.5 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA

27.5 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
27.0 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.7 OENPELLI N Rivers NT

+9.0   19.6 WAGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.5   20.0 LAKE GRACE COMPARISON Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.5   19.5 NARROGIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.4   21.3 MERREDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA
+8.3   19.6 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA

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

7.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.2 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
10.4 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
10.9 CRADLE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP Central Plateau TAS

-5.2   18.6 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-4.4   26.0 CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT Central Coast W QLD
-4.3   20.2 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-4.2   20.2 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) MidNorth Coast S NSW
-3.7   22.5 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) North Coast NSW
-3.7   21.0 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS North Coast NSW

-4.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.2 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.9 OMEO Upper NE VIC
1.0 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW

-6.3   10.8 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE) North Coast NSW
-6.0   2.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-5.4   3.0 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-5.1   14.0 DOONGAN N Kimberley WA
-4.9   8.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-4.9   8.2 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral 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.

172.4 MENA CREEK POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
162.4 DARADGEE N Coast--Herbert QLD
160.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT N Coast--Herbert QLD
156.0 EL ARISH POST OFFICE N Coast--Herbert QLD
150.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
121.0 HAPPY VALLEY
116.0 BABINDA POST OFFICE
116.0 TREE HOUSE CREEK
97.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
90.0 GRAHAM RANGE
82.0 TOPAZ
65.0 MT SOPHIA
57.0 DEERAL
56.4 GREENHAVEN
52.0 GREENHAVEN ALERT
51.0 COPPERLODE DAM ALERT
    N Coast--Herbert
172.4 MENA CREEK POST OFFICE
162.4 DARADGEE
160.0 CENTRAL MILL ALERT
156.0 EL ARISH POST OFFICE
150.0 SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
149.0 BINGIL BAY
143.0 JAPOONVALE WARRAKIN RD
132.0 FLYING FISH POINT
131.0 HALIFAX RUPP STREET
131.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
131.0 DUNK ISLAND RESORT
128.0 TUNG OIL TM
128.0 CORSIS ALERT
128.0 TULLY SUGAR MILL
127.0 TULLY TM
125.0 MARCO STREET ALERT
125.0 TUNG OIL ALERT
120.2 INNISFAIL
120.0 RUSSELL RIVER
115.0 INNISFAIL WHARF ALERT
108.0 HALIFAX ALERT
98.0 JARRA CREEK TM
96.0 MOURILYAN HARBOUR
93.0 NERADA ALERT
91.4 ORPHEUS ISLAND RESORT
85.0 MENAVALE ALERT
80.0 PALM ISLAND WATER TREAT
74.0 BEMERSIDE
65.0 CRAWFORDS LOOKOUT ALERT
53.0 LUCINDA POINT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 36.4 +2.1 23.1 +0.6 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 27.7 +2.2 17.4 +4.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 26.7 +4.8 17.6 +5.9 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 31.4 +6.3 17.1 +4.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.1 +2.4 24.8 +0.8 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.6 -0.4 8.9 -3.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.7 +3.3 12.5 +0.3 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.1 +1.7 10.4 +1.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 28.3 -0.9 20.8 -0.8 20.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.5 -1.1 21.1 +0.6 6.8
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.3 -1.4 16.2 -1.6 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 25.7 -1.4 12.5 -1.6 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.8 15.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.2 4.7 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.0 -1.0 16.1 +0.9 0.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.0 -1.8 16.0 +0.7 3.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 21.7 -0.6 14.5 -0.1 2.2
PROSPECT DAM 21.3 -2.2 14.2 +1.1 0.8
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.5 -2.0 15.8 +1.5 0.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 21.6 +1.8 7.2 +0.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 24.2 +1.9 6.9 -2.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 26.4 +3.0 7.7 -2.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 21.2 +1.0 6.7 -1.9 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.4 +0.2 13.6 +2.9 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 -1.1 10.0 +0.2 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.0 +2.5 7.0 -0.4 0.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 18.1 +0.8 7.8 +1.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 16.3 -1.0 11.6 +2.7 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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Arnhem
GOVE AIRPORT
25.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.3mm/h
20.6mm in 30 min to 06:30 41.2mm/h
21.0mm in 1 hr to 06:30 21.0mm/h
23.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 23.2mm/h
7.0mm in 17 min to 08:30 24.7mm/h
NGAYAWILI
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
17.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 17.6mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.7mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 19:00 13.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 78(120/ 67 ) at 17:21
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 72(150/ 67 ) at 19:50