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Storms, cold in NT, QLD, northern NSW

A trough moved through much of QLD and the NT overnight and today, accompanied by widespread thunderstorms, patchy light to moderate rain, heavy cloud cover and resultant cold daytime temperatures. At daybreak, the surface trough lay from around Brisbane to the Gulf of Carpentaria, but the upper trough sloped well back to the west where it interacted with abundant moisture that has streamed south ahead of the trough over the past few days. The result was a cold, cloudy day for much of the NT, western and southern QLD and far northern NSW with temperatures 4 to 11 below average.

The Territory experienced its first widespread thunderstorms of the approaching storm season, with all except western and eastern border areas recording falls of around 5 to 15mm though Jabiru reported 27.6mm in 2 hours to 2.30pm and Point Stuart, 120km WNW on the coast, had 46mm in the hour to 4pm. In QLD, storms that developed yesterday afternoon west of the ranges broke down into rain areas that moved coastwards overnight, then redeveloped into storms this morning along the coast. Kingaroy recorded 58mm and Injune 56 to 9 this morning, while Gladstone Airport recorded 53mm to 9am Wednesday, 38 of that falling between 3 and 6 this afternoon. Rockley, 60km west of Gladstone, recorded 63.6 to 9am Wednesday The ABC reported falls of "over 90mm" at East End, 30km west of Gladstone, and South Ullam (location unknown), and that strong winds had brought down trees in parts of the Central Coast. Scattered storms along the NSW coast gave some heavy falls, too, with Nelson Bay north of Newcastle reporting a very isolated 51mm to 9 this morning and Kempsey receiving 10.0mm in 16 minutes to 4pm.

News sources: ABC

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

41.2 WEST ROEBUCK W Kimberley WA
40.3 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
40.1 CURTIN AERO W Kimberley WA
39.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
39.1 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA

+6.6   39.4 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
+6.2   40.3 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
+4.7   30.5 CARNARVON AIRPORT W Gascoyne WA
+4.6   31.2 MORAWA Central West WA
+4.6   30.5 KALBARRI Central West WA

28.1 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
26.8 NGAYAWILI N Rivers NT
26.1 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
26.1 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
26.0 KUNUNURRA AERO E Kimberley WA
26.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
26.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD

+6.7   15.2 PEMBERTON Lower West WA
+4.3   10.8 DOVER Southeast TAS
+4.2   17.6 THANGOOL AIRPORT Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
+4.1   22.9 CARDWELL EDEN ST N Coast--Herbert QLD
+4.0   23.0 PALMERVILLE S Peninsula QLD

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

4.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
5.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
5.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
5.6 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
6.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC

-11.2   20.3 ROLLESTON METEOR ST Central Highlands QLD
-10.7   18.9 TAROOM POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-10.0   19.5 GAYNDAH POST OFFICE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
-9.9   18.7 MILES POST OFFICE Darling Downs W QLD
-9.1   21.5 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD

-4.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.5 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.3 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
-1.1 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-9.5   10.1 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
-8.6   5.5 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-8.5   6.2 KULGERA N Plateau NT
-7.5   7.7 SPRINGSURE DAME ST Central Highlands QLD
-7.0   2.8 KADINA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

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.

63.6 BUSTARD HEAD LIGHTHOUSE Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
62.0 MINMORE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
58.2 KINGAROY AIRPORT Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
56.0 CRAGLANDS Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
55.8 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
63.6 BUSTARD HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
    Brisbane/SE Coast
62.0 MINMORE
58.2 KINGAROY AIRPORT
56.0 CRAGLANDS
54.0 WOOROOLIN POST OFFICE
53.2 OAKWOOD TM
51.8 KIA ORA SANDY RIDGES
51.8 JIMNA COMPOSITE
    Maranoa
55.8 INJUNE POST OFFICE

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
51.0 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 39.4 +6.6 19.2 -3.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 23.6 +1.2 5.5 -4.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.3 -0.4 8.7 -0.3 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 28.6 +3.0 9.1 -1.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.6 +1.5 26.1 +1.1 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 25.3 -5.5 7.9 -6.8 1.6
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.4 -4.2 6.5 -4.9 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 16.8 -1.0 5.0 -2.1 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 29.6 +0.1 20.8 +0.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.8 +1.4 23.3 +2.6 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 28.8 -0.8 20.7 +3.8 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 21.4 16.8 16.0
AMBERLEY AMO 22.3 -5.3 16.6 +3.2 13.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 15.6 7.7 15.8
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.0 -2.5 14.5 +0.7 5.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 18.7 -3.4 13.5 -0.4 1.4
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 20.0 -2.0 12.3 -1.2 1.6
PROSPECT DAM 22.2 -1.3 11.6 -0.5 13.3
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 18.8 -3.2 12.5 -0.1 0.8
CANBERRA AIRPORT 17.4 -1.8 3.0 -3.0 7.4
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 18.0 -3.2 3.4 -4.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 20.8 -2.9 6.5 -3.2 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 18.4 -0.7 2.0 -5.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 18.1 -1.5 6.0 -3.4 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 18.9 -0.1 3.4 -4.8 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.4 -2.1 3.7 -2.5 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 15.2 -1.2 6.4 +0.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.0 +0.1 10.7 +3.0 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
    N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
7.2mm in 36 min to 19:00 12.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
JABIRU AIRPORT
6.6mm in 11 min to 13:15 36.0mm/h
8.4mm in 15 min to 13:30 33.6mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 15.2mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 12.4mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.3mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
46.0mm in 3 hr to 16:00 15.3mm/h
50.0mm in 3 hr to 17:00 16.7mm/h
50.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 16.7mm/h
    Arnhem
NGAYAWILI
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
DOTSWOOD
7.2mm in 43 min to 17:00 10.0mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
HERON ISLAND RES STN
9.8mm in 53 min to 19:00 11.1mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 7.3mm/h
GLADSTONE RADAR
9.4mm in 17 min to 16:47 33.2mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 16.4mm/h
17.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 17.6mm/h
25.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 8.3mm/h
GLADSTONE AIRPORT
16.6mm in 30 min to 16:30 33.2mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 16:30 18.4mm/h
10.6mm in 30 min to 17:00 21.2mm/h
27.2mm in 1 hr to 17:00 27.2mm/h
16.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 16.2mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 12.7mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
GYMPIE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 01:00 11.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.3mm/h
KINGAROY AIRPORT
19.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.3mm/h
    Maranoa
INJUNE POST OFFICE
21.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.0mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    MidNorth Coast N
KEMPSEY AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 16 min to 16:00 37.5mm/h
12.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 12.8mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO : 91(240/ 56 ) at 18:01
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 83(260/ 65 ) at 02:18
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 83(290/ 65 ) at 12:30
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 85(270/ 67 ) at 23:47