Wednesday 21 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: (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

37.0 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
36.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
36.3 CADJEBUT W Kimberley WA

+5.3   34.6 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
+4.7   27.7 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
+4.4   29.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
+4.1   34.0 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
+4.1   25.3 EYRE Eucla WA
+4.1   29.1 WATARRKA N Plateau NT

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
25.3 DUM IN MIRRIE AWS N Rivers NT
25.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL

+9.2   11.7 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
+7.5   12.0 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+6.7   16.6 WILUNA Interior WA
+6.6   16.4 JANDAKOT AERO Lower West WA
+5.9   12.5 BRIDGETOWN COMPARISON Lower West WA
+5.9   10.4 BARRABA POST OFFICE NW Slopes N NSW
+5.9   10.5 WANGARATTA AERO Lower NE VIC
+5.9   11.6 DOVER Southeast TAS

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

1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.3 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
3.6 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.2   14.0 LAKE CARGELLIGO AIRPORT Riverina W NSW
-5.5   7.4 OBERON (JENOLAN CAVES ROAD) C Tablelands S NSW
-5.1   13.4 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
-5.1   12.6 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW
-4.7   9.3 ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE C Tablelands S NSW
-4.7   14.5 HILLSTON AIRPORT Riverina W NSW

-1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-10.2   0.0 LOSTOCK DAM Hunter Valley NSW
-6.6   3.1 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-6.0   2.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-5.7   6.3 LONGREACH AERO Central West QLD
-5.7   6.3 URANDANGIE Northwest 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.

132.8 HILLVIEW FARM Lower West WA
79.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
66.8 BALFOUR W Coast TAS
59.0 NAMBUCCA HEADS BOWLING CLUB MidNorth Coast N NSW
56.5 PAYNEDALE Lower West WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
132.8 HILLVIEW FARM
56.5 PAYNEDALE
55.0 CAPEL
51.8 PERIVALE ORCHARD
50.2 CHAPMAN HILL

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
59.0 NAMBUCCA HEADS BOWLING CLUB

TASMANIA
    W Coast
79.0 MOUNT READ
66.8 BALFOUR
54.8 ZEEHAN MEMORIAL MUSEUM

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 29.3 -2.2 20.2 +2.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 21.8 +0.2 15.0 +4.6 20.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 19.9 +1.0 11.8 +2.0 9.4
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 20.8 +0.2 11.9 +3.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.3 +0.3 23.9 +1.8 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 27.7 +4.7 2.3 -6.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.9 -2.0 10.0 -0.2 7.4
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 13.5 -2.6 8.3 +1.0 6.2
CAIRNS AERO 30.5 +2.9 17.8 -2.0 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.8 +3.2 17.4 -0.2 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.2 +2.3 14.9 +0.7 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 25.5 +1.6 9.0 -1.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.1 12.0 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 14.4 8.4 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 22.5 +1.2 9.8 -2.0 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 22.0 +2.1 15.0 +3.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 21.6 +2.3 13.6 +2.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 21.2 +1.1 11.3 +1.1 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 20.8 +0.8 11.4 -0.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.5 -0.9 7.9 +4.7 2.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.8 -2.4 9.9 +3.9 1.2
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.9 -2.0 8.9 +1.4 0.2
EAST SALE AIRPORT 15.6 -1.2 10.8 +4.5 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 16.2 -0.4 10.9 +2.3 6.4
LAVERTON RAAF 15.0 -1.7 10.0 +2.3 4.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 11.1 -2.5 7.1 +1.3 6.8
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 13.9 -0.1 7.2 +2.6 0.6
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 12.9 -1.5 11.7 +4.8 4.0

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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Goldfields
LEINSTER AERO
9.6mm in 57 min to 15:00 10.1mm/h
11.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 11.4mm/h
55.8mm in 2 hr to 17:00 27.9mm/h
27.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 27.8mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
ALVA BEACH
20.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.7mm/h
TASMANIA
    Southeast
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD)
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
MOUNT WELLINGTON
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
CAPE LEEUWIN : 87(300/ 63 ) at 01:38
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 104(240/ 2 ) at 21:30
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 95(260/ 63 ) at 05:30
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 83(269/ 69 ) at 18:50
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 85(220/ 69 ) at 06:00
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 96(140/ 70 ) at 03:28
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 91(170/ 72 ) at 13:30