Saturday 31 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):
Lowest daily minimum temperature for May:
Victoria:
085072 EAST SALE AIRPORT -4.0 (-2.9, 57)
085279 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT -3.0 (-1.5, 22)
085280 LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT -2.2 (-1.0, 18)

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

35.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.3 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
34.0 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
33.4 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
33.1 MCARTHUR RIVER MINE N Rivers NT

+6.2   20.5 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
+5.8   20.2 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+5.7   20.8 BULL BAY (LAURISTON) Southeast TAS
+5.6   20.1 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+5.3   20.4 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS

26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.4 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
24.3 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+8.6   13.1 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+7.0   16.0 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+5.9   12.8 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+5.9   10.1 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+5.9   10.1 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

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

3.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
6.5 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
7.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
7.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-8.2   12.4 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-6.5   14.8 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.1   13.4 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-6.1   14.5 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
-6.0   14.4 BROOKTON Cent Wheatbelt WA
-6.0   14.5 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA

-50.0 CAPE JAFFA (CURLEY HILLS) Lower SE SA
-7.4 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-6.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.5 BOMBALA (THERRY STREET) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.7 CANBERRA AIRPORT Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-14.0   -7.4 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-10.5   -4.2 EAST SALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-9.7   -3.0 BAIRNSDALE AIRPORT W Gippsland VIC
-8.9   1.3 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-8.7   -2.2 MORWELL (LATROBE VALLEY AIRPORT) W Gippsland VIC

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.

94.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON (THE SPRINGS) Southeast TAS
80.0 CORK STATION Northwest QLD
76.6 HOBART (STRICKLAND RESERVE) Southeast TAS
60.0 TOPAZ N Coast--Barron QLD
55.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD

QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
60.0 TOPAZ
51.0 GRAHAM RANGE
    N Coast--Herbert
55.0 TULLY MCQUILLEN ST
53.0 TULLY TM
    Northwest
80.0 CORK STATION
    Brisbane/SE Coast
52.8 FISHERMAN ISLANDS RAIL

TASMANIA
    Southeast
94.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON (THE SPRINGS)
76.6 HOBART (STRICKLAND RESERVE)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 28.7 -2.8 14.0 -4.2 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 18.3 -3.3 9.4 -1.0 4.4
ALBANY AIRPORT 15.2 -3.7 8.4 -1.4 2.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 12.4 -8.2 10.9 +2.3 0.4
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.7 +0.7 22.1 0.0 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.3 +1.3 6.4 -1.9 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 21.3 +2.4 11.1 +0.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.2 +1.1 6.8 -0.5 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 26.5 -1.1 20.8 +1.0 17.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 28.0 +0.4 18.6 +1.0 0.4
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 25.9 0.0 16.6 +2.4 1.4
BRISBANE AERO 22.4 12.2 3.6
AMBERLEY AMO 23.0 -0.9 8.5 -1.7 0.6
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.5 1.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 20.1 -1.2 13.5 +1.7 2.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.0 +1.1 9.0 -2.9 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 22.5 +3.2 9.5 -2.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 21.5 +1.4 6.8 -3.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.1 +2.1 7.8 -4.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 16.8 +1.4 -4.7 -7.9 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 19.5 +2.3 3.2 -2.8 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 22.9 +4.0 5.2 -2.3 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 19.9 +3.1 -4.2 -10.5 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.2 +1.6 8.4 -0.2 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 +2.3 7.0 -0.7 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 13.4 -0.2 3.1 -2.7 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.5 +1.5 8.4 +3.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 20.2 +5.8 12.8 +5.9 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.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Central West
KALBARRI
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Upper Carpentaria
HUGHENDEN AIRPORT
13.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 13.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
    Central Coast E
MACKAY AERO
10.4mm in 30 min to 15:00 20.8mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.4mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 10.4mm/h
    Northwest
WINTON AIRPORT
11.6mm in 9 min to 10:59 77.3mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.0mm/h
WINTON POST OFFICE
22.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 7.3mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
21.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.0mm/h

VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 106(340/ 72 ) at 22:30
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(300/ 82 ) at 01:30
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 121(300/ 93 ) at 11:36
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 102(280/ 70 ) at 01:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 141(290/ 83 ) at 10:43
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 96(300/ 70 ) at 10:15