Wednesday 17 SEP 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 September:
Western Australia:
013017 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE 62.8 (37.4, 47)

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

39.6 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
39.3 DOUGLAS RIVER N Rivers NT
39.2 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
39.1 KIMBERLEY RES.STATION E Kimberley WA
39.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
39.0 DALY WATERS AWS N Rivers NT
39.0 BRADSHAW N Rivers NT

+6.6   26.7 NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Hunter Valley NSW
+6.4   25.0 MORUYA HEADS PILOT STATION South Coast NSW
+5.6   23.0 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
+5.4   23.5 NAROOMA RVCP South Coast NSW
+5.3   22.3 LAKES ENTRANCE E Gippsland VIC

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
26.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
26.0 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
25.9 PIRLANGIMPI N Rivers NT
25.4 KIDMAN SPRINGS N Rivers NT

+7.7   26.1 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
+6.9   15.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+6.5   15.3 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
+6.5   7.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+6.1   24.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT

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

0.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.2 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
2.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.1 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.6   22.4 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-6.1   20.5 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-5.9   21.5 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-4.8   22.2 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-4.6   25.0 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

-5.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
-3.5 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.1   -1.2 EYRE Eucla WA
-8.2   6.3 PROSERPINE AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-6.8   7.1 RAINBOW BEACH Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-6.5   8.1 MACKAY AERO Central Coast E QLD
-6.5   7.0 TE KOWAI EXP STN Central Coast E 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.

83.0 LAKE MARGARET DAM W Coast TAS
79.2 HOBART (STRICKLAND RESERVE) Southeast TAS
74.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON (THE SPRINGS) Southeast TAS
65.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
62.4 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM) Central Plateau TAS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Interior
58.8 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE

TASMANIA
    Southeast
79.2 HOBART (STRICKLAND RESERVE)
74.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON (THE SPRINGS)
    Central Plateau
62.4 CRADLE VALLEY (WALDHEIM)
    W Coast
83.0 LAKE MARGARET DAM
65.0 MOUNT READ
54.4 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 28.5 -3.3 22.7 +4.3 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 20.4 +0.3 6.5 -2.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 17.6 +0.3 11.8 +3.8 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 26.2 +4.0 6.3 -1.6 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.8 +2.3 23.1 0.0 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 22.2 -4.8 10.4 +0.2 0.8
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 15.6 -3.2 11.7 +2.1 5.8
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.2 -1.6 10.5 +4.3 2.6
CAIRNS AERO 30.3 +2.4 13.2 -5.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.4 +3.7 13.3 -4.0 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.4 +4.2 8.7 -4.8 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.2 +3.9 11.0 +1.6 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.9 10.9 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 17.9 4.6 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 23.9 +2.1 6.0 -4.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.2 +3.1 14.7 +3.4 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.8 +4.9 13.5 +2.5 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 23.5 +2.5 12.0 +2.7 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.0 +1.8 13.7 +3.1 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 14.0 -2.0 8.3 +5.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 14.9 -2.5 8.7 +3.5 1.4
MILDURA AIRPORT 21.3 +1.0 9.4 +2.0 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.4 +3.5 11.1 +5.5 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.0 +2.8 11.3 +3.4 0.8
LAVERTON RAAF 19.0 +2.2 9.5 +2.9 1.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.8 +1.0 6.6 +1.7 1.6
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 14.2 +0.1 6.2 +2.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 14.3 -0.7 5.6 -0.8 7.4

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.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Mt Lofty Ranges
MOUNT CRAWFORD (TOWER HILL)
15.0mm in 41 min to 08:30 22.0mm/h
TASMANIA
    W Coast
MOUNT READ
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    W Agricultural
NEPTUNE ISLAND : ***(***/ 65 ) at 08:54
NEW SOUTH WALES
    South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(260/ 69 ) at 17:08
    Snowy Mtns
THREDBO AWS : 108(300/ 74 ) at 16:36
    SW Slopes S
CABRAMURRA SMHEA AWS : 98(280/ 63 ) at 17:00
VICTORIA
    Upper NE
FALLS CREEK : 108(310/ 65 ) at 21:26
MT HOTHAM : 111(310/ 58 ) at 17:58
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 128(280/ 89 ) at 08:01
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 91(279/ 74 ) at 23:10
    E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 89(320/ 63 ) at 09:30
FRANKSTON AWS : 74(290/ 63 ) at 18:57
    W Central
LAVERTON RAAF : 82(280/ 63 ) at 13:33
AVALON AIRPORT : 80(270/ 67 ) at 16:33
POINT WILSON : 80(280/ 63 ) at 15:30
    W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 89(300/ 65 ) at 11:30
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 100(290/ 91 ) at 09:21
PORT FAIRY AWS : 91(290/ 37 ) at 08:22
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 137(270/102 ) at 22:00
SMITHTON AERODROME : 80(250/ 63 ) at 23:48
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT : 130(270/ 74 ) at 10:48
FRIENDLY BEACHES : 106(290/ 63 ) at 10:51
    Southeast
HOBART AIRPORT : 91(310/ 74 ) at 09:30
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) : 89(290/ 65 ) at 08:00
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 137(310/117 ) at 05:52
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 143(270/ 85 ) at 06:19
TASMAN ISLAND : 96(270/ 45 ) at 11:14
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 132(290/ 65 ) at 11:26
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 117(260/ 83 ) at 13:33
    W Coast
STRAHAN AERODROME : 95(280/ 72 ) at 19:06
    King Island
KING ISLAND AIRPORT : 82(290/ 65 ) at 05:31
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 96(290/ 67 ) at 12:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 150(270/122 ) at 12:00