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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

36.1 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
35.6 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
35.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
35.5 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT
35.5 KOWANYAMA AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+7.1   23.3 CORRYONG (PARISH LANE) Lower NE VIC
+6.8   20.1 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
+5.8   21.8 DARTMOUTH RESERVOIR Lower NE VIC
+5.7   16.8 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
+5.5   20.0 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+5.5   10.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.8 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.2 VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
26.1 THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+9.3   12.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+9.1   19.0 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
+8.7   11.9 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+8.6   18.5 WILUNA Interior WA
+8.6   13.1 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW

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

7.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
7.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
10.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
10.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

-8.6   12.6 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-4.5   26.2 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
-4.4   15.0 BALRANALD RSL Southwest Plains NSW
-4.0   14.9 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC
-3.6   15.3 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW

-8.9 CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
4.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.3 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
4.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
4.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
4.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-6.9   12.0 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-5.6   13.3 CYGNET BAY W Kimberley WA
-5.4   12.9 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-5.0   13.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-4.7   13.8 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT

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.

123.5 YAMBA PILOT STATION North Coast NSW
109.0 CABBAGE TREE MOUNTAIN MidNorth Coast S NSW
107.6 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE) MidNorth Coast N NSW
105.8 FRIENDLY BEACHES E Coast TAS
103.4 CORNWALL E Coast TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
52.0 MCLEODS CREEK
50.2 WELLINGTON MILL

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
60.0 BARTLE VIEW ALERT
58.0 MILLAA MILLAA ALERT
51.0 MCKELL ROAD ALERT
    Brisbane/SE Coast
95.0 CORBOULD PK RACECOURSE
90.3 CALOUNDRA WATER TREAT
84.0 WUNBURRA
74.2 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT
69.2 RUSSELL ISLAND
68.0 LITTLE NERANG DAM
65.2 TALLOWOOD
61.0 ELANORA WATER TREAT
60.2 SOUTHPORT DRURY AVE
57.0 UPPER MUDGEERABA WATER
55.6 COURAN COVE
55.2 SPRINGBROOK TM
53.0 GOLD COAST SEAWAY
52.5 SPRINGBROOK FORESTRY
51.2 TALLEBUDGERA GUINEAS CK RD

NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
123.5 YAMBA PILOT STATION
92.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB
92.0 ILUKA (OWEN ST)
85.0 COPMANHURST (STOCKYARD CREEK)
76.0 WOOLI BEACH
70.5 TUMBULGUM (BAWDEN ST)
67.0 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS)
61.2 BRUNSWICK HEADS BOWLING CLUB
60.5 BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON LIGHTHOUSE)
59.8 BYRON BAY (JACARANDA DRIVE)
59.6 MURWILLUMBAH (TALESWOOD)
54.6 TOMEWIN (BORDER GATE)
50.0 MULLUMBIMBY (FAIRVIEW FARM)
    MidNorth Coast N
107.6 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE)
79.0 WOOLGOOLGA (HIGH STREET)
69.4 CRESCENT HEAD
68.8 URUNGA (SUNSET PLACE)
66.8 CORAMBA (GLENFIDDICH)
56.0 PROMISED LAND (BELLINGEN (CRYSTAL CREEKS
52.0 COFFS HARBOUR MO
50.4 UPPER ORARA (AURANIA)
50.0 MACKSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB
50.0 HALFWAY CREEK (PACIFIC HWY)
    MidNorth Coast S
109.0 CABBAGE TREE MOUNTAIN
95.0 FORSTER BEACH CARAVAN PARK
92.0 SEAL ROCKS (SUGARLOAF POINT LIGHTHOUSE)
89.0 WOOTTON
88.5 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE)
85.0 BUNGWAHL
83.6 KENDALL POST OFFICE
81.0 TAREE AIRPORT AWS
77.5 MOUNT GEORGE (MANNING RIVER)
77.0 WAUKIVORY (THE RANCH)
74.6 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD)
74.0 OLD BAR (MOLONG RD)
72.0 KRAMBACH POST OFFICE
65.0 KRAMBACH - BELLEVUE
64.0 KILLAWARRA (URALBA)
63.2 BULBY BRUSH - BLUE LOOK-OUT
61.0 KRAMBACH - TIPARARY
58.2 LAURIETON (PEACH GROVE)
58.2 WINGHAM (LANARK CLOSE)
56.0 LANSDOWNE POST OFFICE
51.0 BULAHDELAH POST OFFICE
    Hunter Valley
52.4 LOSTOCK DAM
    C Tablelands S
54.4 LAWSON (WILSON STREET)
    Sydney--east
76.0 CRONULLA SOUTH BOWLING CLUB
73.8 KURNELL (CALTEX OIL REFINERY)
66.8 LITTLE BAY (THE COAST GOLF CLUB)
59.2 LUCAS HEIGHTS AWS
56.4 LUCAS HEIGHTS ANSTO
55.0 AUDLEY (ROYAL NATIONAL PARK)
52.0 INGLESIDE (WALTER AVENUE)
51.4 MOSMAN (BAPAUME ROAD)
    Sydney--west
54.0 BADGERYS CREEK AIRPORT AWS
    Illawarra
74.0 HELENSBURGH (PARKES STREET)
71.0 WOMBARRA (REEF AVE)
70.8 TOOLIJOOA (NYORA)
70.2 WINDANG BOWLING CLUB
68.0 GERRINGONG (MAYFLOWER VILLAGE)
68.0 MOUNT WARRIGAL (REDDALL PARADE)
67.6 BERKELEY NORTHCLIFFE DRIVE
67.4 JERVIS BAY (POINT PERPENDICULAR LIGHTHOU
66.0 PORT KEMBLA (BHP CENTRAL LAB)
65.0 JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
65.0 ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
64.4 OAK FLATS (THE BOULEVARDE)
60.0 KIAMA BOWLING CLUB
58.0 CALLALA TREATMENT PLANT
57.2 DARKES FOREST (KINTYRE)
55.6 ALBION PARK POST OFFICE
54.4 KEMBLA GRANGE RACECOURSE
50.2 MOUNT KEIRA YATES AVE
50.0 CAMDEN (BROWNLOW HILL)
    South Coast
51.0 ULLADULLA AWS

TASMANIA
    E Coast
105.8 FRIENDLY BEACHES
103.4 CORNWALL
103.0 GRAY (BLUEBERRY COTTAGE)
93.6 GRAY (CRAIGIE-LEA)
79.0 ST MARYS (PONDEROSA)
73.0 SWANSEA (DOLPHIN SANDS)
72.6 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET)
71.6 BEAUTY FLAT ROAD
71.0 SWANSEA (BELMONT)
69.8 ST MARYS (CULLENSWOOD)
68.0 CRANBROOK (CRANBROOK HOUSE)
66.4 SWANSEA POST OFFICE
59.6 MATHINNA (FINGAL ROAD)
57.6 ST MARYS (CLIVE STREET)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 30.8 -0.7 13.2 -5.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 22.5 +0.9 14.8 +4.4 19.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.2 -0.7 12.6 +2.8 6.4
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 20.1 -0.5 13.8 +5.2 16.2
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.7 23.8 +1.7 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.9 +4.9 6.4 -1.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.5 +0.6 10.0 -0.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.7 +2.6 9.7 +2.4 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 28.6 +1.0 20.3 +0.5 7.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.9 +2.3 19.8 +2.2 0.6
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.1 +3.2 17.6 +3.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.4 14.8 10.2
AMBERLEY AMO 25.9 +2.0 11.7 +1.5 2.8
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.9 9.5 6.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.4 +1.1 16.6 +4.8 52.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.0 -0.9 16.0 +4.1 18.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 17.9 -1.4 15.7 +4.2 34.8
PROSPECT DAM 17.4 -2.7 14.8 +4.6 34.2
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 17.8 -2.2 14.8 +2.9 47.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 +1.4 11.9 +8.7 7.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 21.0 +3.8 14.0 +8.0 9.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.9 -4.0 8.6 +1.1 0.2
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.5 +3.7 10.1 +3.8 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.5 +1.9 12.9 +4.3 1.4
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 +2.3 10.0 +2.3 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.4 +3.8 4.7 -1.1 0.8
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 18.5 +4.5 12.0 +7.4 5.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.7 +3.3 10.0 +3.1 1.6

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
    SW & S Coast
BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
CAPE LEEUWIN
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
MANJIMUP
12.6mm in 1 hr to 09:00 12.6mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
YAMBA PILOT STATION
99.0mm in * hr to 06:00 8.2mm/h
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD AWS
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
    Sydney--west
BADGERYS CREEK AIRPORT AWS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
    Illawarra
ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT)
16.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.3mm/h
    South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
8.8mm in 48 min to 07:48 11.0mm/h
9.6mm in 12 min to 08:00 48.0mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 08:00 18.4mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 8.0mm/h
6.4mm in 16 min to 17:16 24.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    E Coast
FRIENDLY BEACHES
23.6mm in 30 min to 00:30 47.2mm/h
35.4mm in 1 hr to 00:30 35.4mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
NORTH ISLAND : 85(260/ 63 ) at 03:00
    Lower West
JANDAKOT AERO : 91(300/ 54 ) at 01:45
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 113(300/ 78 ) at 07:00
OCEAN REEF : 106(310/ 78 ) at 06:24
SWANBOURNE : 100(310/ 70 ) at 07:00
BICKLEY : 104(280/ 54 ) at 09:21
GARDEN ISLAND HSF : 96(310/ 67 ) at 07:00
    SW & S Coast
CAPE NATURALISTE : 91(230/ 70 ) at 07:32
BUSSELTON AERO : 80(340/ 67 ) at 04:56
ESPERANCE : 96(330/ 74 ) at 15:10
MANDURAH : 100(290/ 74 ) at 07:38
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO : 95( 70/ 74 ) at 23:27