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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

35.3 MIDDLE POINT AWS N Rivers NT
35.0 JABIRU AIRPORT N Rivers NT
34.8 PORT KEATS AERO N Rivers NT
34.7 BATCHELOR AERO N Rivers NT
34.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.5   30.0 CARNEGIE Interior WA
+5.8   28.5 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+5.4   27.1 WILUNA Interior WA
+4.4   25.7 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
+4.4   27.4 THREE RIVERS E Gascoyne WA

24.5 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
23.8 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
23.7 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
23.6 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
23.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+11.9   17.4 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+7.8   14.6 GATTON QDPI RESEARCH STN Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
+7.7   12.5 SOUTHERN CROSS Goldfields WA
+7.0   13.4 MORAWA Central West WA
+6.9   14.3 CARNEGIE Interior WA

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

-1.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-0.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
1.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-5.1   12.1 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
-4.7   20.2 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-4.6   20.5 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD
-4.1   19.3 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-3.9   13.8 ESPERANCE Lower West WA

-7.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.3 BOMBALA AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-5.9   0.9 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
-5.2   0.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-5.2   -0.4 ECHUCA AERODROME Lower North VIC
-5.1   1.0 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
-5.1   -0.8 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.

79.3 CALLIDE OPEN CUT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
74.0 MOUNT KROOMBIT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
73.0 TANNYFOIL Central Highlands QLD
68.4 BLUFF POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
66.0 MOUNT WALLABY Wide Bay/Burnett QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Central Highlands
73.0 TANNYFOIL
68.4 BLUFF POST OFFICE
    Wide Bay/Burnett
79.3 CALLIDE OPEN CUT
74.0 MOUNT KROOMBIT
66.0 MOUNT WALLABY
63.4 GLADSTONE RADAR
60.2 LADY ELLIOT ISLAND
57.4 SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE
51.0 RAGLAN
51.0 KOLONGA
50.9 TABLE TOPS
50.0 DINGLE DELL
    Brisbane/SE Coast
62.0 AMAMOOR FORESTRY
53.2 CRAGLANDS

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 29.7 -0.6 17.4 +2.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 13.3 -2.7 8.9 +1.5 0.8
PERTH AIRPORT 21.0 +2.6 9.6 +1.6 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 19.9 +1.5 9.8 +4.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +2.6 21.1 +0.6 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 24.9 +2.4 0.8 -5.2 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 16.4 -0.1 7.4 -0.8 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 11.6 -2.4 5.3 -0.1 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 27.9 +1.4 19.6 +2.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 26.2 +0.2 18.2 +3.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.7 -1.0 11.6 +1.0 1.2
BRISBANE AERO 18.8 13.2 14.2
AMBERLEY AMO 20.6 -1.9 10.7 +4.3 4.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.0 0.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 19.1 -0.6 7.5 -0.7 0.4
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 20.0 +2.0 8.9 -0.3 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.8 +3.1 8.9 0.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 22.0 +3.5 6.0 -0.8 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.1 +3.9 8.7 -0.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 13.2 +0.3 -1.0 -1.9 0.2
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 15.0 +0.6 2.5 -1.1 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 15.9 -1.2 1.8 -3.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 13.4 -1.6 -0.9 -5.0 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 13.1 -1.8 5.1 -1.5 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 12.9 -1.9 4.3 -1.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 9.4 -2.0 1.3 -2.4 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 12.0 0.0 3.8 +0.8 0.2
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 15.0 +2.0 7.8 +2.6 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
    Goldfields
SOUTHERN CROSS
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
GOLD COAST SEAWAY
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    North Coast
BALLINA AIRPORT AWS
11.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.4mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
CAPE SORELL
16.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 5.3mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 5.7mm/h
    King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT
4.4mm in 11 min to 17:00 24.0mm/h

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 87(320/ 67 ) at 21:07
VICTORIA
    W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 72(210/ 63 ) at 23:39
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 87(300/ 72 ) at 06:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 74(300/ 65 ) at 23:00