Tuesday 20 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 rainfall for May:
South Australia:
018139 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW) 50.4 (37.0, 36)
Highest daily maximum temperature for May:
Queensland
035149 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN (32.5, 47)
039083 ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.6 (32.0, 63) Previous record set yesterday
040211 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT 30.4 (30.4, 23) Previous record set yesterday
040697 REDCLIFFE COUNCIL 31.0 (28.7, 19)
040842 BRISBANE AERO 30.6 (30.1, 52)

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

37.3 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
37.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT
36.5 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
36.4 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
36.4 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT

+10.9   34.5 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.7   31.0 REDCLIFFE COUNCIL Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.3   32.5 BRIGALOW RESEARCH STN Central Highlands QLD
+7.0   29.6 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) North Coast NSW
+7.0   28.2 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT North Coast NSW

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.7 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
26.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.4 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
25.0 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL

+9.6   19.4 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
+9.3   17.3 MILES POST OFFICE Darling Downs W QLD
+7.9   18.5 CASINO AIRPORT North Coast NSW
+7.8   16.8 DALBY AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
+7.7   15.2 TEXAS POST OFFICE Darling Downs E QLD
+7.7   12.2 GLEN INNES POST OFFICE N Tablelands W NSW

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

1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
2.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-5.8   9.4 TUMBARUMBA POST OFFICE SW Slopes S NSW
-4.7   3.1 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.5   12.0 EDI UPPER Upper NE VIC
-4.3   2.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.1   12.2 YASS (LINTON HOSTEL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-0.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.4 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
-0.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-7.7   2.0 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-7.3   3.7 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-7.2   1.6 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.2   2.3 NORTHAM Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0   2.5 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA

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.

71.0 PAYNEHAM POOL Adelaide/Lofty SA
66.4 WIRRABARA FOREST Upper North SA
63.0 TUMBY BAY (YADNARIE) W Agricultural SA
62.0 PORT GERMEIN (BEETALOO RESERVOIR) Lower North SA
61.4 LAURA Lower North SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
63.0 TUMBY BAY (YADNARIE)
58.0 KOPPIO
50.4 ELLISTON (GUM VIEW)
    Upper North
66.4 WIRRABARA FOREST
    Lower North
62.0 PORT GERMEIN (BEETALOO RESERVOIR)
61.4 LAURA
60.8 GEORGETOWN
51.0 HALLETT (OLD CANOWIE)
    Adelaide/Lofty
71.0 PAYNEHAM POOL
58.6 LOBETHAL

VICTORIA
    N Central
51.4 MARYSVILLE GOLF COURSE

TASMANIA
    N Coast
52.4 WOODLEA NURSERY
50.0 MOUNT BARROW (SOUTH BARROW)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.9 +0.4 22.8 +4.6 0.2
PERTH AIRPORT 24.6 +3.0 6.7 -3.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.7 +0.8 4.9 -4.9 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 19.5 -1.1 3.5 -5.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.6 -0.4 24.2 +2.1 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.2 +0.2 5.5 -2.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.2 -0.7 12.2 +2.0 22.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.1 0.0 6.2 -1.1 8.4
CAIRNS AERO 27.4 -0.2 18.5 -1.3 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 29.0 +1.4 17.8 +0.2 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.6 +6.7 19.5 +5.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 30.7 +6.8 15.3 +5.1 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 30.6 19.9 0.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 17.0 11.2 3.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 28.1 +6.8 14.5 +2.7 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.0 +3.1 15.0 +3.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 22.8 +3.5 15.8 +4.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 22.8 +2.7 14.8 +4.6 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.3 +1.3 10.3 -1.6 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.5 -2.9 9.3 +6.1 1.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.5 -1.7 9.9 +3.9 4.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 19.4 +0.5 12.0 +4.5 0.4
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.8 +1.0 6.9 +0.6 1.4
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.6 +2.0 10.8 +2.2 3.2
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 +2.3 10.0 +2.3 2.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.3 -0.3 6.9 +1.1 2.8
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.1 +1.1 8.8 +4.2 5.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.6 +1.2 11.5 +4.6 0.4

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
    Lower West
PERTH AIRPORT
8.2mm in 23 min to 18:54 21.4mm/h
JANDAKOT AERO
11.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.3mm/h
    SW & S Coast
DWELLINGUP
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h
BUSSELTON
13.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.7mm/h
BUSSELTON AERO
4.4mm in 12 min to 16:30 22.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
BRIDGETOWN
12.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
21.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.0mm/h
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 95(300/ 70 ) at 01:30
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 76(340/ 67 ) at 01:42
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 74(250/ 63 ) at 22:53