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Record cold on Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island, 1500 south of Hobart, recorded its coldest temperature in 55 years of routine weather observations this morning. The temperature dropped to -9.4°, a whopping 11.1 below the July average minimum temperature. This is a remarkable departure from average given that the temperature on the island is not influenced by land mass, and is entirely representative of the Southern Ocean that surrounds the island. The previous coldest temperature of -8.9°C was recorded back in 1954.

A Bureau of Meteorology press release said that "The low temperatures have frozen water pipes, making life more challenging than normal on the island. A strong and slow-moving low pressure system south of New Zealand is pulling cold air from Antarctica across the island. This has persisted for several days, with heavy snow showers resulting in deep drifts. Yesterday, the wind gusted to 135 km/h. Conditions eased slightly this afternoon, although showers and strong winds (gusting to 90km/h) and sub-zero temperatures have continued."

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

33.8 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
33.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA
33.4 OENPELLI N Rivers NT
33.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
33.3 MANGO FARM N Rivers NT

+4.2   22.2 EYRE Eucla WA
+3.6   20.2 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA
+3.6   18.8 LAKE VICTORIA STORAGE Lower Darling NSW
+3.6   21.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+3.3   19.9 CUNDERDIN Cent Wheatbelt WA

25.1 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
24.2 WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
24.0 HOLMES REEF Islands ISL
24.0 FLINDERS REEF Islands ISL
23.4 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO Islands ISL

+6.6   9.5 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW
+5.7   13.9 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA
+5.5   11.0 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+5.4   9.9 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+5.0   8.9 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW

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

-1.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
0.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
1.2 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
1.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.0   1.2 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-4.7   4.3 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
-4.6   13.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) Hunter Valley NSW
-4.4   4.2 LAKE LEAKE (ELIZABETH RIVER) E Coast TAS
-4.3   7.5 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS

-8.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
-6.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.7 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS

-7.3   -2.3 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
-6.0   -5.7 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
-5.9   0.3 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
-5.5   0.6 EYRE Eucla WA
-5.4   0.5 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central 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.

90.2 KIOLOA OLD POST OFFICE South Coast NSW
61.0 WOMBARRA (REEF AVE) Illawarra NSW
59.6 MURDOCH Lower West WA
53.2 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD) MidNorth Coast S NSW
51.8 LOWER MANGROVE (POPRAN RD) Hunter Valley NSW

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
59.6 MURDOCH
51.6 WOKALUP

NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast S
53.2 SMITHS LAKE (PATSYS FLAT ROAD)
    Hunter Valley
51.8 LOWER MANGROVE (POPRAN RD)
51.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)
    Sydney--east
50.4 PALM BEACH (SUNRISE ROAD)
50.0 AVALON (WOLLSTONECRAFT AVE)
    Illawarra
61.0 WOMBARRA (REEF AVE)
    South Coast
90.2 KIOLOA OLD POST OFFICE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 27.9 -0.9 14.7 +1.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 20.0 +2.2 12.5 +4.4 14.8
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.6 +0.8 10.5 +3.0 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 19.9 +3.2 6.1 +1.2 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.4 -0.1 17.6 -1.7 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 19.1 -0.5 2.9 -1.1 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.4 +1.1 6.4 -1.0 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 15.1 +2.0 4.7 -0.4 0.4
CAIRNS AERO 27.0 +1.3 19.4 +2.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.9 +1.9 16.2 +2.7 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 21.5 -1.6 8.6 -0.8 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 21.0 -0.1 7.9 +2.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 20.9 10.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 9.3 2.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 18.7 0.0 9.9 +2.4 0.2
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 15.0 -1.7 11.0 +2.6 27.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 15.6 -0.6 9.6 +1.6 27.4
PROSPECT DAM 16.2 -0.5 10.0 +3.9 10.6
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 15.3 -1.7 10.7 +2.3 13.8
CANBERRA AIRPORT 12.6 +1.3 3.6 +3.8 0.4
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.5 +1.9 5.7 +3.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 16.6 +1.3 4.8 +0.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 14.3 +0.6 0.9 -2.3 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.9 +0.5 5.3 -0.6 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 10.0 -3.6 3.0 -1.9 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.9 +2.9 1.2 -2.0 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 8.4 -2.5 -0.9 -3.2 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 8.3 -3.3 2.7 -1.8 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
    Lower West
PEARCE RAAF
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.0mm/h
LANCELIN
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h
JANDAKOT AERO
10.2mm in 32 min to 00:00 19.1mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 28.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.7mm/h
11.0mm in 30 min to 00:30 22.0mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 01:00 14.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
ROTTNEST ISLAND
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.0mm/h
    SW & S Coast
CAPE NATURALISTE
7.0mm in 13 min to 11:57 32.3mm/h
DWELLINGUP
20.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 20.2mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 12:00 13.2mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.0mm/h
MANDURAH
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
20.6mm in 30 min to 14:30 41.2mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 14:30 20.6mm/h
40.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 40.4mm/h
40.4mm in 30 min to 23:30 80.8mm/h
40.4mm in 1 hr to 23:30 40.4mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
    Illawarra
JERVIS BAY (PT PERPENDICULAR AWS)
17.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
6.2mm in 1 min to 09:31 372.0mm/h
12.6mm in 3 min to 11:00 252.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 13.2mm/h
5.2mm in 6 min to 11:27 52.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
ROTTNEST ISLAND : 93(310/ 54 ) at 11:00
SWANBOURNE : 76(300/ 63 ) at 11:38
    SW & S Coast
CAPE LEEUWIN : 95(280/ 78 ) at 07:24