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Torrential storm rainfall in Central Austalia
Temperature extremes across the nation

Maximum (above) and minimum (below) temperature departures from normal today. BoM

Torrential storm rainfall in Central Austalia

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by torrential rain occurred overnight in SA's Mid North and around the NT/SA border. A weak surface trough and embedded low moving NE across SA coincided with colder air aloft, high instability and a mass of moisture moving east out of WA to produce the storms.

The Stuart Highway truckstop at Kulgera, 20km north of the border, registered a phenomenal 104mm in a succession of storms between 3pm yesterday and 3am today, giving a 24-hour to 9am total of 110mm. This nearly quadrupled the previous November record of 29.7mm in 32 years of observations.

A short thunderstorm last night at Weeroona Island, 10km north of Port Pirie SA, unroofed a house and damaged sheds and fences, while trees and powerlines were brought down in the Mid North region. Thunderstorms redeveloped this afternoon with downburst winds producing gusts of 111km/h at Coober Pedy and 91 at Woomera during the late afternoon.

Temperature extremes across the nation

Hot weather continued in SA and SW QLD today. In SA, daytime temperatures reached the mid to high 30s, 10 to 13 above average. SW QLD experienced an unusually warm night, with minima of 29.4 at Thargomindah and 29.0 at Quilpie. These were pretty mild compared to today's maxima which reached 44.3 at Ballera Gas Field. Details are below.

Meanwhile, southern WA continued to shiver as wintry winds, hail showers and thunderstorms swept in from the southwest. Daytime temperatures were commonly 8 to 10 below normal.

News sources: ABC

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 November
Northern Territory:
015603 KULGERA 110.0 (29.7, 32)

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

44.3 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
43.9 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
43.0 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
42.9 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
42.7 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

+12.9   38.7 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.5   37.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+11.1   36.3 MURRAY BRIDGE Murray Valley SA
+10.9   34.7 EUCLA Eucla WA
+10.7   35.2 PRICE Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA

30.3 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
30.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
29.9 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA
29.7 ARGYLE AERODROME E Kimberley WA
29.4 THARGOMINDAH AIRPORT Far SW QLD

+11.2   25.5 PORT PIRIE BHAS Lower North SA
+10.9   19.9 YONGALA Upper North SA
+10.8   21.5 KYANCUTTA W Agricultural SA
+9.5   29.0 QUILPIE AIRPORT Far SW QLD
+8.7   21.8 HAWKER Upper North SA

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

11.1 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
13.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.0 ROCKY GULLY Lower West WA
15.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
15.2 MANJIMUP Lower West WA

-10.3   18.0 GOOMALLING Cent Wheatbelt WA
-10.2   17.8 WONGAN HILLS RES.STATION Central West WA
-10.0   18.8 WONGAN HILLS Central West WA
-9.5   21.9 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-9.4   18.8 BEVERLEY Cent Wheatbelt WA

-5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
-3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-2.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-7.2   10.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD
-6.8   -5.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.5   -3.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
-6.2   0.2 OMEO Upper NE VIC
-6.1   -4.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns 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.

64.0 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS N Rivers NT
47.0 BUNNAN (THE CUAN) Hunter Valley NSW
43.4 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE N Rivers NT
42.6 JARRAHDALE Lower West WA
41.8 GNAMMA Cent Wheatbelt WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Lower West
42.6 JARRAHDALE
    Cent Wheatbelt
41.8 GNAMMA

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
64.0 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS
43.4 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Hunter Valley
47.0 BUNNAN (THE CUAN)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.7 -1.8 26.4 +1.4 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 16.0 -4.8 9.2 -1.4 15.0
PERTH AIRPORT 19.4 -6.2 10.3 -2.3 7.6
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 21.9 -7.0 13.5 -0.5 0.2
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.0 -0.2 25.9 +0.6 0.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.8 +2.2 20.8 +3.0 1.2
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 33.1 +8.5 20.4 +6.6 0.8
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.6 +4.5 14.2 +6.0 0.2
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +1.3 19.9 -2.4 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 -0.4 23.1 +0.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 32.4 +1.2 19.4 0.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 27.0 -2.5 19.5 +3.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.2 19.5 0.4
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.3 9.1 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.3 -0.6 17.0 +1.0 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 19.5 -4.1 13.9 -2.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 23.3 -0.3 13.3 -2.2 5.6
PROSPECT DAM 24.8 -0.3 12.8 -1.3 0.4
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.6 -1.2 13.3 -1.1 4.5
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.0 +0.5 6.9 -1.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 26.7 +1.3 9.5 -1.0 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.8 +7.6 17.3 +5.0 0.4
EAST SALE AIRPORT 21.9 +0.9 6.6 -2.8 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 26.1 +4.3 13.2 +2.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 26.9 +5.6 8.0 -1.9 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.1 +1.7 9.6 +1.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 19.6 +0.9 4.4 -2.7 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 23.2 +4.6 8.8 -0.4 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
    Arnhem
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
9.0mm in 19 min to 13:30 28.4mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.0mm/h
    Victoria
LAJAMANU
14.2mm in 50 min to 06:30 17.0mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 06:30 14.2mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
PORT KEATS AERO
26.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 26.8mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 9.0mm/h
    Alice Springs
KULGERA
52.0mm in 6 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
WOOMERA AERODROME
9.4mm in 21 min to 19:00 26.9mm/h
ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME)
5.8mm in 3 min to 18:58 116.0mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    SW & S Coast
CAPE LEEUWIN : 83(250/ 72 ) at 08:37
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
WOOMERA AERODROME : 91(340/ 76 ) at 17:29
COOBER PEDY AIRPORT : 111(280/ 93 ) at 16:02
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 89( 40/ 69 ) at 01:03
MT MOORNAPA : 106(110/104 ) at 18:44
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 91( 80/ 67 ) at 00:00
    Southeast
TASMAN ISLAND : 89(360/ 69 ) at 14:30