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2003

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

Significant rainfall, strong winds, strong wind gusts and abnormally high and low temperatures for this day are given below. Descriptions of significant weather events are added here when time permits and reliable information is available. This is sometimes well after the event!

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 December
Northern Territory:
014802 CAMFIELD 70.0 (65.0, 35)
014840 WAVE HILL 84.2 (75.8, 29)
Highest daily maximum temperature for December
Queensland:
044021 CHARLEVILLE AERO 44.1 (43.7, 61)

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

46.8 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
46.1 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
46.0 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
45.7 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
45.0 LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+12.8   39.0 NULLARBOR W Agricultural SA
+9.9   33.9 ESSENDON AIRPORT E Central VIC
+9.7   36.0 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+9.6   40.3 BALGAIR Eucla WA
+9.4   44.1 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD

32.0 TREPELL AIRPORT Northwest QLD
30.7 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD
30.5 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.4 THE MONUMENT AIRPORT Northwest QLD
30.3 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD

+9.0   29.2 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+8.8   26.7 INJUNE POST OFFICE Maranoa QLD
+8.3   27.3 ROMA AIRPORT Maranoa QLD
+8.2   27.5 SURAT Maranoa QLD
+8.0   30.3 RICHMOND POST OFFICE Upper Carpentaria QLD
+8.0   30.7 WINTON POST OFFICE Northwest QLD

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

14.0 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.3 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
16.3 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
16.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
16.5 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-12.9   26.0 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-10.9   27.0 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
-10.5   28.0 WARMUN E Kimberley WA
-9.8   26.0 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
-8.6   29.5 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA

0.6 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
1.2 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
1.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.4 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS
3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS

-7.4   4.9 PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN RESERVE E Central VIC
-6.3   9.3 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
-5.8   18.9 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
-5.7   7.5 ALBURY AIRPORT SW Slopes S NSW
-5.0   9.4 ELLISTON W Agricultural 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.

171.2 NT UNIVERSITY N Rivers NT
120.0 BILLILUNA E Kimberley WA
114.4 FARAWAY BAY N Kimberley WA
105.0 CHANNEL ISLAND N Rivers NT
103.7 WARMUN E Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
114.4 FARAWAY BAY
76.8 EL QUESTRO
    E Kimberley
120.0 BILLILUNA
103.7 WARMUN
62.6 KUNUNURRA AERO
61.3 KACHANA
58.6 ORD RIVER DAM

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
171.2 NT UNIVERSITY
105.0 CHANNEL ISLAND
97.6 ELIZABETH VALLEY
94.4 MAJESTIC ORCHIDS
94.0 RIVEREN
92.0 LAMBELL'S LAGOON
91.0 MCMINNS LAGOON
90.2 HUMPTY DOO COLLARD ROAD
87.4 UPPER VICTORIA RIVER
87.0 HUMPTY DOO EVAN ROAD
85.4 GERIATRIC PARK
85.0 BEATRICE HILL
84.2 WAVE HILL
80.6 MIDDLE POINT AWS
78.0 DARWIN RIVER RIDGE
76.0 MARLOW'S LAGOON
75.6 OENPELLI
75.2 MANTON DAM
75.0 LAJAMANU
73.0 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
70.2 UPPER WICKHAM RIVER
70.0 DARWIN RIVER DAM
70.0 CAMFIELD
69.4 BERRY SPRINGS RANGERS
69.0 MARLOW LAGOON - FLOCKHART DVE
67.4 WALKER CREEK
67.0 LEADERS CREEK
66.0 CHANNEL POINT
64.0 WOODCUTTER'S MINE
64.0 TIMBER CREEK POLICE
63.0 BING BONG PORT
62.8 TIMBER CREEK
61.0 PIGEON HOLE
61.0 ACACIA HILLS
57.0 KEEP RIVER RANGERS
54.2 DARWIN BOTANIC GARDENS
54.0 MARYFIELD
53.0 THORAK CEMETERY
53.0 SUPLEJACK
53.0 SHOAL BAY
52.0 BATCHELOR AERO
51.2 BIRRINDUDU
51.0 DALY WATERS AWS
50.0 ELEVEN MILE RAAF

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 33.3 -0.5 28.1 +1.7 0.6
PERTH AIRPORT 31.7 +2.9 14.3 -0.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 24.6 +1.4 10.9 -1.6 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 37.8 +5.9 17.4 +0.9 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 30.1 -2.4 24.9 -0.4 49.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.4 -4.9 25.1 +5.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 32.4 +5.7 13.6 -1.8 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 27.9 +5.2 8.1 -1.7 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.7 +0.4 25.3 +2.0 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 32.5 +1.1 24.8 +0.8 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.3 +2.2 21.4 +0.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 31.8 +0.9 23.4 +5.0 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 29.0 24.3 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 30.2 16.0 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 27.5 +1.2 20.8 +2.7 0.8
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 24.2 -0.7 20.4 +2.4 /
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.7 +0.6 19.4 +1.9 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 28.5 +1.2 18.2 +1.9 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 28.5 +3.5 16.9 +0.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 28.8 +2.7 13.9 +2.7 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.5 +4.2 11.1 -2.6 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 34.3 +4.3 13.4 -1.3 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 29.4 +6.2 8.6 -2.7 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 32.5 +8.4 11.8 -1.0 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 30.1 +6.5 7.6 -4.3 0.2
BALLARAT AERODROME 29.7 +7.2 6.5 -2.9 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 21.0 -0.2 7.8 -1.0 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 20.9 +0.7 9.5 -1.2 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
TROUGHTON ISLAND
7.8mm in 22 min to 22:00 21.3mm/h
    W Kimberley
CYGNET BAY
62.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 20.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
JABIRU AIRPORT
13.4mm in 1 hr to 18:30 13.4mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.0mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
14.4mm in 1 hr to 12:30 14.4mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.0mm/h
MCCLUER ISLAND
8.6mm in 23 min to 06:53 22.4mm/h
9.4mm in 16 min to 07:09 35.2mm/h
18.8mm in 1 hr to 07:30 18.8mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 6.3mm/h
NGAYAWILI
6.0mm in 11 min to 09:36 32.7mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 8.0mm/h
7.0mm in 14 min to 18:30 30.0mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 18:30 11.8mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
10.0mm in 1 hr to 04:30 10.0mm/h
LAJAMANU
11.0mm in 1 hr to 01:30 11.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 6.0mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
10.8mm in 1 hr to 16:00 10.8mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 16:30 11.2mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 5.3mm/h
MANGO FARM
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 6.0mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
8.8mm in 24 min to 16:00 22.0mm/h
    N Plateau
TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT
18.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 6.0mm/h
JERVOIS
309.0mm in 9 hr to 21:00 34.3mm/h
RABBIT FLAT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 06:30 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
COCONUT ISLAND
50.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 16.7mm/h
HORN ISLAND
22.4mm in 1 hr to 04:00 22.4mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.7mm/h
    S Peninsula
PALMERVILLE
27.6mm in 31 min to 19:00 53.4mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 27.6mm/h
58.4mm in 1 hr to 20:00 58.4mm/h
88.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 29.3mm/h
88.0mm in 6 hr to 21:00 14.7mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 87(310/ 65 ) at 11:57
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR : 87(190/ 69 ) at 04:58