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TC Debbie brings heavy rain to WA Kimberley

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie moved into the Kimberley region of WA today bringing heavy rain, including a 24-hour total of 179.2mm at Kuri Bay. The former cyclone weakened over the WA interior during Boxing Day, giving some high rain totals to desert locations, including 80mm at Tanami Downs to 9am today and 63.8mm at Giles Met Office to 9am Friday.

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:
014803 LEGUNE 114.8 (95.6, 45)

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

47.1 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
46.2 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
45.2 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
44.2 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
44.0 MORAWA AIRPORT Central West WA

+13.4   39.0 SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO Sydney--east NSW
+12.2   37.8 RIVERVIEW OBSERVATORY Sydney--east NSW
+12.1   39.5 PARRAMATTA NORTH (MASONS DRIVE) Sydney--east NSW
+11.7   39.0 BANKSTOWN AIRPORT AWS Sydney--east NSW
+11.6   37.4 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) Hunter Valley NSW

33.7 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
32.7 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
31.0 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
30.8 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
30.6 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

+11.3   33.7 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
+10.8   31.0 CHARLEVILLE AERO Warrego QLD
+10.8   22.3 GOULBURN (PROGRESS ST) Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+9.4   32.7 BOULIA AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
+8.2   30.6 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

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

7.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
10.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
11.8 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
13.8 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
14.1 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

-12.9   26.0 BALGO HILLS Interior WA
-11.9   24.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-11.5   24.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA
-10.1   30.0 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-9.8   26.5 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT

4.1 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
4.9 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
5.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
6.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
6.9 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW

-6.4   9.2 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
-4.6   14.4 LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
-4.3   10.6 GULGONG POST OFFICE C Tablelands N NSW
-3.7   22.6 DERBY AERO W Kimberley WA
-2.8   21.9 HALLS CREEK AIRPORT E Kimberley WA
-2.8   11.6 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.

179.2 KURI BAY N Kimberley WA
125.5 MULAN Interior WA
114.8 LEGUNE N Rivers NT
99.4 KALUMBURU MISSION N Kimberley WA
90.4 KALUMBURU N Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    N Kimberley
179.2 KURI BAY
99.4 KALUMBURU MISSION
90.4 KALUMBURU
    E Kimberley
75.0 STURT CREEK
    W Kimberley
79.0 CYGNET BAY
    Interior
125.5 MULAN
56.0 BALGO HILLS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
114.8 LEGUNE
66.0 MATARANKA COUNCIL
62.0 BERRY SPRINGS RANGERS
51.2 TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK
    N Plateau
80.0 TANAMI DOWNS

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
52.4 COCONUT ISLAND
    S Peninsula
87.0 PALMERVILLE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.7 -2.1 23.7 -2.7 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 35.2 +6.4 15.8 +1.0 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.9 -2.3 15.4 +2.9 0.4
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 37.0 +5.1 20.3 +3.8 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.0 -0.5 25.4 +0.1 11.8
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 36.6 +1.3 21.7 +1.6 0.4
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 29.2 +2.5 15.2 -0.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.9 -0.8 13.5 +3.7 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.5 +0.2 24.5 +1.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.1 +2.7 23.6 -0.4 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 34.3 +2.2 23.3 +2.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 35.9 +5.0 23.9 +5.5 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 30.0 24.2 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 30.8 15.7 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.8 +4.5 22.1 +4.0 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 27.1 +2.2 20.2 +2.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 32.6 +7.5 19.5 +2.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 38.6 +11.3 17.3 +1.0 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 33.5 +8.5 17.3 +0.8 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 32.7 +6.6 10.0 -1.2 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.3 +8.0 12.1 -1.6 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 36.3 +6.3 16.5 +1.8 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 29.4 +6.2 12.9 +1.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 27.5 +3.4 15.3 +2.5 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 29.4 +5.8 12.8 +0.9 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.8 +4.3 9.1 -0.3 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 23.6 +2.4 12.0 +3.2 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 23.0 +2.8 13.5 +2.8 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
TROUGHTON ISLAND
27.0mm in 3 hr to 00:00 9.0mm/h
KURI BAY
20.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.7mm/h
KALUMBURU
20.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 20.4mm/h
27.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 9.0mm/h
10.8mm in 1 hr to 04:00 10.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 8.7mm/h
11.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.2mm/h
11.6mm in 1 hr to 08:00 11.6mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 7.7mm/h
    Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
15.0mm in 3 hr to 17:30 5.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CAPE DON
15.0mm in 3 hr to 02:00 5.0mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.0mm/h
BULMAN AWS
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.3mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
9.2mm in 35 min to 13:00 15.8mm/h
BORROLOOLA
18.0mm in 1 hr to 12:30 18.0mm/h
10.2mm in 1 hr to 13:30 10.2mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 10.7mm/h
PORT KEATS AERO
31.0mm in 3 hr to 09:30 10.3mm/h
27.2mm in 2 hr to 14:30 13.6mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 10.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
13.4mm in 1 hr to 16:00 13.4mm/h
    Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
8.6mm in 11 min to 05:45 46.9mm/h
6.2mm in 15 min to 06:00 24.8mm/h
21.6mm in 1 hr to 06:00 21.6mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 7.3mm/h
11.8mm in 1 hr to 07:00 11.8mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
    Darling Downs W
MILES CONSTANCE STREET
2.8mm in 2 min to 17:53 84.0mm/h
11.4mm in 6 min to 17:59 114.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.3mm/h
11.2mm in 12 min to 18:11 56.0mm/h
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT
3.4mm in 2 min to 16:54 102.0mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
6.4mm in 31 min to 00:00 12.4mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Northwest
WINTON AIRPORT : 85(130/ 63 ) at 17:48
    Maranoa
ROMA AIRPORT : 119(260/ 72 ) at 16:52
VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(270/ 80 ) at 12:20
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 78(228/ 65 ) at 20:20
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 117(300/ 95 ) at 23:50
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 113(260/ 70 ) at 16:37
HARTZ MOUNTAIN(KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 108(280/ 56 ) at 12:17
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 98(270/ 70 ) at 17:31
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 87(270/ 76 ) at 11:00