Sunday 18 MAY 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 May:
Rolleston Meteor St QLD: 33.0 (31.5, 14)
Mitchell PO QLD: 32.0 (31.8, 33)

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

37.0 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
36.3 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
36.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
36.0 NGUKURR N Rivers NT
36.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
36.0 BURKETOWN AIRPORT Gulf Country QLD

+9.2   32.5 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+9.0   34.3 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+8.7   31.8 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+8.7   32.6 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+8.6   31.6 MITCHELL POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+11.6   19.9 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+10.3   13.2 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
+10.2   15.3 WYNYARD AIRPORT N Coast TAS
+8.7   16.0 HAWKER Upper North SA
+8.7   12.8 POWRANNA (TASMANIA FEEDLOT) N Coast TAS
+8.7   10.9 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
+8.7   9.0 LIAWENEE COMPARISON Central Plateau TAS

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

5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-5.9   25.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-5.8   20.3 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
-5.0   15.4 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE NW Slopes S NSW
-4.5   18.2 GOSNELLS CITY Lower West WA
-4.5   18.2 LEONORA Goldfields WA

-49.9 CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
0.0 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
0.0 MAITLAND VISITORS CENTRE Hunter Valley NSW
0.5 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW
1.5 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

-4.8   10.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-4.2   10.4 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.0   3.1 ORBOST (COMPARISON) E Gippsland VIC
-3.8   6.1 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA
-3.8   6.4 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

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.

93.5 EDEN (CARAVAN PARK) South Coast NSW
63.2 ERRIBA (JUBB ROAD) N Coast TAS
63.2 MOINA N Coast TAS
60.0 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY) Islands ISL
58.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
93.5 EDEN (CARAVAN PARK)

TASMANIA
    N Coast
63.2 ERRIBA (JUBB ROAD)
63.2 MOINA
55.8 GOWRIE PARK
55.2 LOONGANA (SERENDIPITY)
    E Coast
52.0 BICHENO (COUNCIL DEPOT)

ISLANDS
    Islands
60.0 NORFOLK ISLAND (BALL BAY)
58.8 NORFOLK ISLAND AERO

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 25.6 -5.9 21.0 +2.8 0.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.4 -3.5 11.0 +1.2 12.6
PERTH AIRPORT 19.4 -2.2 11.7 +1.3 2.6
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 17.7 -2.9 12.1 +3.5 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.7 23.8 +1.7 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 29.2 +6.2 19.9 +11.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 19.8 +0.9 14.9 +4.7 3.8
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 +1.6 12.1 +4.8 6.4
CAIRNS AERO 27.7 +0.1 18.0 -1.8 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.7 +2.1 19.7 +2.1 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.6 +4.7 17.1 +2.9 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.3 +4.4 6.4 -3.8 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 27.9 9.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 16.8 6.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.5 +2.2 12.7 +0.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.0 +0.1 15.0 +3.1 2.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.0 +0.7 14.6 +3.1 10.2
PROSPECT DAM 21.5 +1.4 12.5 +2.3 9.2
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.3 +1.3 13.1 +1.2 12.2
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.7 +1.3 6.1 +2.9 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 16.0 -1.2 10.9 +4.9 0.2
MILDURA AIRPORT 23.9 +5.0 10.0 +2.5 2.6
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.2 +3.4 7.0 +0.7 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.4 +1.8 13.1 +4.5 3.6
LAVERTON RAAF 18.0 +1.3 13.0 +5.3 5.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.8 +0.2 9.6 +3.8 5.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 16.7 +2.7 12.5 +7.9 6.4
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.5 +3.1 12.2 +5.3 2.8

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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Kangaroo Is
CAPE BORDA AWS
11.6mm in 32 min to 03:00 21.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
VICTORIA
    Wimmera S
STAWELL AERODROME
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
    Lower NE
BENALLA (SHADFORTH STREET)
29.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.7mm/h
RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH
10.4mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.4mm/h
    Western Plains
ARARAT PRISON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
LOOKOUT HILL
12.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 12.0mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    E Coast
FRIENDLY BEACHES
17.6mm in 30 min to 01:30 35.2mm/h
23.8mm in 1 hr to 01:30 23.8mm/h
41.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 13.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
17.8mm in 1 hr 17 min to 12:47 13.9mm/h
17.0mm in 30 min to 15:00 34.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : 76(320/ 63 ) at 11:00
    Mt Lofty Ranges
MOUNT LOFTY : 98(290/ 70 ) at 11:30
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 98(320/ 80 ) at 19:11
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 78(350/ 67 ) at 11:30
MT HOTHAM : 104(340/ 63 ) at 21:22