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Heatwave moves east
Drought effects still felt

Maximum temperatures today (above) and their departures from normal (below). BoM
Below: Minimum temperature departures from normal this morning. BoM

Heatwave moves east

The heatwave that has roasted WA for the past week drifted east into SA today giving tempetures above the old century mark to much of the state. Ceduna was the hottest spot with a top of 41.7, 15.9 above average. In contrast, moist southerlies made Albany WA the coolest place in the nation with a top of only 16.4. Minimum temperatures this morning were 10 to 12 above the norm in SE WA and SW SA.

Drought effects still felt

While drought conditions have eased overall across the nation, they are still creating hardship for many.

In NSW, the cereal crop harvest is under way but producing patchy yields due to a combination of low subsoil moisture following 3 years of drought and recent frosts and hot, dry winds. NSW Agriculture's cereal specialist, Frank McRae, told ABC News that some canola and barley crops at Tottenham in the west of the State are being harvested at 24 bags to an acre, while neighbouring properties are only getting two to three bags.

"We're getting some reports of good crops in some areas and on the same properties in the same districts some very disappointing results, so overall I probably think that right through the State it's going to be a disappointing harvest," he said. "So this will be for some producers in some areas the third harvest in a row without any significant income."

In the Goulburn and Yass regions, where about 2,500 farmers have just been offered additional drought assistance, The manager of the Yass Rural Lands Protection Board, Kim Turner, says "The country is turning very quickly, we need rain now, but the country that was looking a nice sort promising green is now beginning to brown off, and a lot of the grass is going to seed."

In QLD, the drought is producing mixed effects. Water supplies are still critically low in places. South of Brisbane, Beaudesert's Maroon Dam is at 18% capacity, just enough to supply the area with water for one year under tight restrictions. In the Burdekin region around Mackay, however, drought conditions followed by timely rain have seen sugar crops flourish with the Victor, Pioneer, Kalamia and Inkerman mills expected to crush a record 9.15 million tonnes this year.

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

43.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
42.2 BALGAIR Eucla WA
42.0 FORREST Eucla WA
42.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
41.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA

+19.4   43.2 EUCLA Eucla WA
+15.9   41.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+15.5   41.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+15.4   40.8 STREAKY BAY W Agricultural SA
+14.5   39.2 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+14.5   39.0 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

28.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
27.2 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.1 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
26.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
26.9 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+13.7   26.9 EUCLA Eucla WA
+11.1   23.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+10.9   23.5 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+10.7   25.0 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
+10.0   24.0 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA

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

16.4 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
16.5 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
16.9 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
17.0 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
17.0 SHANNON Lower West WA
17.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
17.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
17.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-10.6   28.0 WAVE HILL N Rivers NT
-7.3   26.9 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-7.2   31.0 TIMBER CREEK N Rivers NT
-6.4   32.0 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS N Rivers NT
-6.3   32.3 BALGO HILLS Interior WA

2.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.7 TARALGA POST OFFICE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
2.9 SCOTTSDALE (WEST MINSTONE ROAD) N Coast TAS
3.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
3.1 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
3.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
3.1 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW

-6.9   5.7 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-6.4   7.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
-6.2   4.5 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.0   6.7 GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS Hunter Valley NSW
-5.6   5.4 MURRURUNDI POST OFFICE Hunter Valley NSW
-5.6   7.0 CAMDEN AIRPORT AWS Illawarra NSW

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.

67.0 SNOWDROP N Rivers NT
66.6 INKATA W Kimberley WA
63.0 UPPER WATERHOUSE RIVER N Rivers NT
47.6 WEST WATERHOUSE N Rivers NT
46.0 WOLLOGORANG N Rivers NT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
66.6 INKATA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
67.0 SNOWDROP
63.0 UPPER WATERHOUSE RIVER
47.6 WEST WATERHOUSE
46.0 WOLLOGORANG

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.1 -1.4 24.5 -0.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.4 -4.4 12.8 +2.2 1.0
PERTH AIRPORT 28.5 +2.9 15.4 +2.8 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 34.3 +5.4 24.0 +10.0 0.4
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.4 -1.8 25.0 -0.3 4.8
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 38.4 +4.8 15.2 -2.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 36.8 +12.2 17.4 +3.6 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 31.8 +11.7 7.6 -0.6 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +0.8 22.1 -0.2 3.2
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.3 +0.6 22.6 -0.2 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.7 -1.5 20.9 +1.5 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 26.5 -3.0 16.8 +0.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 25.5 17.4 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.1 9.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.1 -0.8 16.5 +0.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 21.4 -2.2 14.6 -1.5 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 22.7 -0.9 12.2 -3.3 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 29.6 +4.5 8.8 -5.3 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 25.6 +2.8 9.4 -5.0 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.2 +5.7 5.8 -2.8 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.5 +6.1 9.7 -0.8 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.1 +8.9 13.3 +1.0 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 31.3 +10.3 5.1 -4.3 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 32.8 +11.0 11.8 +0.7 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 32.8 +11.5 6.1 -3.8 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 28.6 +9.2 8.8 +1.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 22.9 +4.2 8.3 +1.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 28.1 +9.5 11.0 +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.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Darwin-Daly
DARWIN AIRPORT
12.8mm in 18 min to 13:00 42.7mm/h
16.6mm in 1 hr to 13:00 16.6mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 20.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
35.6mm in 1 hr to 10:30 35.6mm/h
37.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
6.4mm in 38 min to 13:08 10.1mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.6mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT : 76(100/ 69 ) at 07:50
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
MT MOORNAPA : 109(130/ 24 ) at 18:54
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 91(310/ 72 ) at 06:59
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 121(260/ 82 ) at 08:30
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 89(300/ 70 ) at 07:19