Saturday 24 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:
023738 MYPONGA 95.8 (76.2, 77)
Lowest daily minimum temperature for May:
Queensland:
040082 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON 0.5 (1.7, 38)
Victoria:
086038 ESSENDON AIRPORT 0.4 (0.7, 35)

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

38.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
37.3 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
36.7 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
36.7 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
36.6 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA

+5.7   38.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
+4.8   34.1 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
+4.7   35.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
+4.6   36.1 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
+4.5   28.1 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.2 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
25.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
25.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL

+8.8   17.6 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+7.3   18.5 YUENDUMU N Plateau NT
+6.2   16.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+6.0   24.2 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
+5.6   10.1 YONGALA Upper North SA

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

2.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
4.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.7 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
6.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC

-7.1   12.0 BROKEN HILL (PATTON STREET) Lower Darling NSW
-6.1   12.4 COWRA AIRPORT CW Slopes S NSW
-5.9   13.2 BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS Lower Darling NSW
-5.4   13.5 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
-5.4   12.3 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW

-48.8 CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
-5.7 GLEN INNES AIRPORT AWS N Tablelands W NSW
-4.4 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) NW Slopes S NSW
-4.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW
-3.2 INVERELL (RAGLAN ST) N Tablelands W NSW

-9.8   0.5 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-9.8   -1.4 OAKEY AERO Darling Downs E QLD
-9.6   -2.0 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-9.3   2.7 BRIAN PASTURES Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-9.1   -4.0 TENTERFIELD (FEDERATION PARK) N Tablelands W NSW

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.

95.8 MYPONGA Adelaide/Lofty SA
53.6 MOUNT BOLD RESERVOIR Adelaide/Lofty SA
43.0 CALLALA TREATMENT PLANT Illawarra NSW
42.2 PICCADILLY (MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDEN) Adelaide/Lofty SA
35.6 BALHANNAH (KILLARA PARK) Adelaide/Lofty SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Adelaide/Lofty
95.8 MYPONGA
53.6 MOUNT BOLD RESERVOIR
42.2 PICCADILLY (MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDEN)
35.6 BALHANNAH (KILLARA PARK)

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Illawarra
43.0 CALLALA TREATMENT PLANT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 36.1 +4.6 24.2 +6.0 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 24.3 +2.7 7.9 -2.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.2 +1.3 8.6 -1.2 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.4 +0.8 6.3 -2.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +2.4 22.1 0.0 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 23.3 +0.3 8.6 +0.3 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 18.8 -0.1 9.5 -0.7 14.6
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.7 -0.4 8.4 +1.1 0.8
CAIRNS AERO 27.7 +0.1 14.9 -4.9 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 27.8 +0.2 14.6 -3.0 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.3 +1.4 11.8 -2.4 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 23.8 -0.1 1.3 -8.9 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 23.7 7.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 12.8 0.0 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 -0.3 6.7 -5.1 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 18.0 -1.9 11.0 -0.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 16.8 -2.5 12.8 +1.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 19.5 -0.6 10.0 -0.2 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.6 -1.4 9.6 -2.3 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -1.4 3.2 0.0 2.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.4 -2.8 5.6 -0.4 0.2
MILDURA AIRPORT 14.7 -4.2 8.5 +1.0 8.4
EAST SALE AIRPORT 17.1 +0.3 6.1 -0.2 0.2
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 17.7 +1.1 4.1 -4.5 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 16.0 -0.7 3.0 -4.7 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.2 +0.6 4.2 -1.6 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.9 +0.9 3.9 -0.7 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.4 +1.0 7.3 +0.4 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.
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Sydney--west
RICHMOND RAAF
12.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 12.2mm/h
BADGERYS CREEK AIRPORT AWS
17.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.7mm/h
    South Coast
ULLADULLA AWS
11.8mm in 50 min to 19:50 14.2mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 9.0mm/h
No reports of wind gusts above 90km/h or sustained winds above 63km/h