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Heatwave continues in WA
Heavy thunderstorm falls on NSW Central Tablelands

Maximum temperatures today (above) and their departures from normal (below). BoM

Heatwave continues in WA

Heat records fell again in central western WA today, with Morawa and Murchison, which broke their November high maximum temperature records yesterday, exceeding them again today. Morawa, which yesterday set a new high of 42.6, recorded 44.0 today, easily its hottest November day in 38 years. Other records to fall were at Carnamah with 42.3 in 44 years of record and Mullewa with 43.0 in 33 years of record. Morawa, Mullewa and Carnamah are around 300km north of Perth.

Heavy thunderstorm falls on NSW Central Tablelands

Early afternoon thunderstorms on the NSW Central Tablelands produced hail at Bathurst, Orange and Oberon, while Blackheath recorded 24mm in the hour to 2pm, most falling in a short torrential downpour that was accompanied by 2cm diameter hail.

 

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 maximum temperature for November
Western Australia:
006099 MURCHISON 43.2 (43.0, 13) previous record set yesterday
008025 CARNAMAH 42.3 (42.0, 44)
008093 MORAWA 44.0 (42.6, 38) previous record set yesterday
008095 MULLEWA 43.0 (42.5, 33)

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

44.0 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
44.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
44.0 MORAWA Central West WA
43.6 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
43.5 ENEABBA Central West WA

+14.0   43.5 ENEABBA Central West WA
+13.2   44.0 MORAWA Central West WA
+12.4   42.3 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+12.2   43.0 MULLEWA Central West WA
+10.9   42.3 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA

28.7 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
27.8 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
27.6 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.1 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
27.0 WARRUWI N Rivers NT
27.0 WULUNGURRU N Plateau NT

+8.0   21.7 MORAWA Central West WA
+7.8   24.4 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+6.7   19.0 BADGINGARRA RESEARCH STN Lower West WA
+6.5   19.7 CARNAMAH Central West WA
+6.3   22.9 MARREE NE Pastoral SA

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

12.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.5 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
14.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
14.4 PARAWA (SECOND VALLEY FOREST AWS) Adelaide/Lofty SA
14.8 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-4.5   21.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
-4.3   21.5 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
-4.2   17.1 MOORABBIN AIRPORT E Central VIC
-4.1   19.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
-3.7   35.5 ELLIOTT N Plateau NT
-3.7   16.4 LAKES ENTRANCE E Gippsland VIC

0.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.9 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
2.0 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
2.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
2.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-6.4   2.9 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.4   5.5 COROWA AIRPORT Riverina E NSW
-5.3   12.5 WILUNA Interior WA
-4.8   5.0 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA
-4.5   5.0 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-4.5   4.1 RUTHERGLEN RESEARCH Lower NE VIC
-4.5   3.0 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
-4.5   5.6 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

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.

43.0 GURRUNDAH (ASHWELL) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
38.6 TWEED HEADS GOLF CLUB North Coast NSW
37.2 KATHERINE RURAL COLLEGE N Rivers NT
35.0 JULIUS DAM Gulf Country QLD
34.0 MARANBOY HILL N Rivers NT

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.0 -1.5 23.9 -1.1 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 34.8 +9.2 16.3 +3.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.0 -0.8 12.7 +2.1 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 37.2 +8.3 18.0 +4.0 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 35.0 +1.8 24.4 -0.9 0.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.8 +2.2 18.6 +0.8 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.6 +5.0 12.1 -1.7 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.3 +0.2 6.4 -1.8 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.7 +1.1 22.6 +0.3 0.6
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.6 -0.1 22.3 -0.5 1.2
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.5 -1.7 19.4 0.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.0 -1.5 13.7 -2.6 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.7 16.6 5.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 22.5 8.2 0.4
COFFS HARBOUR MO 25.0 +0.1 13.4 -2.6 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.7 -1.9 17.2 +1.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 24.5 +0.9 16.6 +1.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 28.0 +2.9 13.5 -0.6 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 23.9 +1.1 15.1 +0.7 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 27.7 +5.2 9.2 +0.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 30.9 +5.5 7.5 -3.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 33.2 +6.0 11.9 -0.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 21.0 0.0 12.3 +2.9 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.0 -1.8 10.1 -1.0 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 18.9 -2.4 5.6 -4.3 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 19.8 +0.4 6.5 -1.2 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 21.8 +3.1 5.3 -1.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 21.4 +2.8 8.4 -0.8 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
    N Kimberley
WYNDHAM AERO
6.8mm in 9 min to 17:15 45.3mm/h
13.0mm in 16 min to 17:31 48.8mm/h
29.0mm in 1 hr to 18:00 29.0mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 9.7mm/h
WYNDHAM
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
    E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
7.0mm in 14 min to 14:44 30.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Victoria
VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS
11.4mm in 38 min to 18:08 18.0mm/h
15.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 15.2mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
TINDAL RAAF
10.0mm in 30 min to 23:00 20.0mm/h
10.0mm in 1 hr to 23:00 10.0mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 23:30 11.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Wide Bay/Burnett
BUNDABERG AERO
11.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 11.8mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT
10.6mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.3mm/h
    Darling Downs E
STANTHORPE (GRANITE BELT HRS)
5.8mm in 3 min to 15:39 116.0mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.6mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    NW Slopes S
GUNNEDAH AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 76(320/ 63 ) at 18:00