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Heat sets records, fires continue in the southeast
Storm causes damage in southern NT

Heat sets records, fires continue in the southeast

The slow-moving trough that has brought hot weather to the southeast for the past four days ambled slowly across VIC today before a cold front caught up with it this evening, sweeping out hot air and easing fire dangers.

The night appears to have produced a state record high November minimum temperature in TAS, with Strahan Airport's low of 20.4 eclipsing the previous state record of 20.2 at Currie. The 20.4 figure is the official minimum for the 24 hours to 9am today. However, as this was the temperature when the 24-hour period began at 9am yesterday, the night was actually even hotter, with a 24-hour to midday minimum of 21.3. On the East Coast, Orford PO equalled its previous November high minimum record of 17.8.

Minima were 8 to 12 above normal across western VIC, SW NSW as well as much of TAS. Daytime maxima were 8 to 14 above in the same areas, with the greatest departures in southern TAS, where Hobart Airport's 32.5 was 13.7 above and Dover's 31.4 was 14.2 up on average.

About 15 fires were ignited by lightning from overnight storms in VIC. The most serious, in the Angahook-Lorne State Park to the W and NW of Anglesea, burnt through around 370ha, took 150 firefighters to control, and closed the Great Ocean Road for about half an hour. Other small fires were reported from Gippsland and around Broadford, north of Melbourne. Rain with the cool change during the evening helped bring the fires under control. In NSW, a fire at Bodangora, NE of Wellington, burnt out 200ha.

Thunderstorms with the change caused injury to a person in Sydney who was struck by lightning, and brought hail to 2cm diameter to Quakers Hill in the city's far west.

Storm causes damage in southern NT

An afternoon thunderstorm caused mayhem in the tiny NT settlement of Barrow Creek, 240km north of Alice Springs. An intense downburst from the storm caused violent winds that unroofed the roadhouse, destroyed two caravans, blew public phone booths several hundred metres and dislodged petrol bowsers. Electricity and water supplies to the area were cut. Marble-sized hail fell with the storm.

News sources: ABC, The Age, News.com, Wellington Times

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

45.2 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
45.2 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
45.0 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
44.2 PARDOO STATION E Pilbara WA
43.9 TELFER AERO Interior WA

+14.4   32.0 BULL BAY (LAURISTON) Southeast TAS
+14.2   31.4 DOVER Southeast TAS
+13.7   32.5 HOBART AIRPORT Southeast TAS
+13.4   31.2 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
+13.3   31.9 HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) Southeast TAS
+13.3   32.4 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC

29.6 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
28.7 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
28.5 FITZROY CROSSING AERO W Kimberley WA
28.5 RABBIT FLAT N Plateau NT

+12.3   25.0 GRIFFITH AIRPORT AWS Riverina W NSW
+12.3   20.4 STRAHAN AERODROME W Coast TAS
+12.2   22.0 WARRACKNABEAL MUSEUM Wimmera N VIC
+11.7   23.0 OUYEN (POST OFFICE) Mallee N VIC
+11.6   12.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS

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

10.0 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
13.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
13.7 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
14.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
14.1 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW

-7.5   30.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-7.1   30.4 CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP Northwest QLD
-5.6   31.1 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-4.9   31.5 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
-4.4   33.0 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD

6.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
6.4 EYRE Eucla WA
6.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.2 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-5.9   10.5 GYMPIE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-5.6   6.4 EYRE Eucla WA
-4.7   11.3 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND GATTON Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.2   12.1 AMBERLEY AMO Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-4.0   11.8 LISMORE (CENTRE STREET) North Coast 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.

58.4 PICTON VALLEY (SPUR 1 ROAD) W Coast TAS
40.0 MORSTONE STATION Gulf Country QLD
40.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD
40.0 RENNIE (BROAD MEADOWS) Riverina E NSW
33.0 YAPUNYAH STATION Far SW QLD

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
40.0 MORSTONE STATION
    N Coast--Barron
40.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
    Far SW
33.0 YAPUNYAH STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES
    Riverina E
40.0 RENNIE (BROAD MEADOWS)

TASMANIA
    W Coast
58.4 PICTON VALLEY (SPUR 1 ROAD)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.3 -0.2 27.9 +2.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 28.0 +2.4 14.8 +2.2 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.0 -2.8 10.8 +0.2 0.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 36.1 +7.2 18.3 +4.3 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 33.9 +0.7 26.9 +1.6 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.2 +3.6 27.4 +9.6 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.8 -1.8 16.4 +2.6 0.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 24.8 +4.7 16.7 +8.5 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.4 +0.8 21.5 -0.8 0.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.3 -0.4 20.4 -2.4 2.8
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.8 -1.4 18.5 -0.9 0.8
AMBERLEY AMO 29.1 -0.4 12.1 -4.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.8 16.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 23.9 8.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 +1.5 14.3 -1.7 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.3 +1.7 17.5 +1.4 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.5 +1.9 17.3 +1.8 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 30.4 +5.3 13.5 -0.6 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 25.2 +2.4 14.6 +0.2 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.3 +5.8 11.2 +2.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 31.3 +5.9 17.6 +7.1 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 35.5 +8.3 23.5 +11.2 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 27.4 +6.4 12.4 +3.0 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 30.4 +8.6 21.8 +10.7 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 30.9 +9.6 21.0 +11.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 30.8 +11.4 16.8 +9.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 29.1 +10.4 9.1 +2.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 31.9 +13.3 19.2 +10.0 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
    E Kimberley
KUNUNURRA AERO
9.2mm in 15 min to 17:43 36.8mm/h
5.2mm in 13 min to 17:56 24.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    Victoria
LAJAMANU
11.2mm in 1 hr to 17:30 11.2mm/h
    Darwin-Daly
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
13.2mm in 36 min to 21:00 22.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 21:00 13.2mm/h
    Barkly
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
28.4mm in 18 min to 11:51 94.7mm/h
35.8mm in 1 hr to 12:00 35.8mm/h
36.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.0mm/h
31.4mm in 1 hr to 12:30 31.4mm/h
36.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
CENTURY MINE
13.4mm in 30 min to 18:00 26.8mm/h
20.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 20.8mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 19.4mm/h
    Northwest
CAMOOWEAL TOWNSHIP
20.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 6.7mm/h
NEW SOUTH WALES
    Lower Darling
BROKEN HILL AIRPORT AWS
6.8mm in 5 min to 20:58 81.6mm/h
VICTORIA
    Upper North
YARRAWONGA
1.6mm in 1 min to 17:23 96.0mm/h
10.4mm in 1 hr to 18:00 10.4mm/h
    Upper NE
MOUNT BULLER
12.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 12.4mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 11.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.7mm/h
    E Gippsland
MALLACOOTA
7.8mm in 13 min to 15:00 36.0mm/h
12.2mm in 1 hr to 15:00 12.2mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 15:30 14.8mm/h
TASMANIA
    E Coast
EDDYSTONE POINT
17.2mm in 1 hr to 20:00 17.2mm/h
9.2mm in 26 min to 20:26 21.2mm/h
6.8mm in 34 min to 21:00 12.0mm/h
16.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 16.0mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.7mm/h

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NE Pastoral
MOOMBA AIRPORT : 89(260/ 74 ) at 18:00
VICTORIA
    Upper North
YARRAWONGA : 108(210/ 35 ) at 17:22
    Upper NE
MT HOTHAM : 83(360/ 63 ) at 14:43
    W Central
POINT WILSON : 82( 10/ 67 ) at 11:30
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM B.A.P.S. : 74(210/ 67 ) at 23:00