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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 maximum temperature for December
Queensland:
044010 BOLLON MARY ST 44.7 (44.6, 46)

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

45.4 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
45.1 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA
44.7 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
44.4 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
44.1 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW

+15.0   44.4 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
+14.0   42.0 JURIEN BAY Lower West WA
+13.0   40.2 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+11.9   41.6 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL North Coast NSW
+11.2   39.4 MEDINA RESEARCH CENTRE Lower West WA

30.0 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
30.0 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD
29.9 BIRDSVILLE AIRPORT Channel Country QLD
29.6 MOUNT MAGNET AERO E Gascoyne WA
29.6 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD

+9.9   28.1 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
+9.9   29.3 MARREE NE Pastoral SA
+8.8   26.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+8.7   28.5 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+8.4   29.4 JERVOIS N Plateau NT

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

6.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
7.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
9.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.7 MOOGARA (UXBRIDGE BACK ROAD) Derwent Valley TAS
12.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
12.0 SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS

-14.9   21.5 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
-12.9   23.6 YULARA AERO N Plateau NT
-12.6   23.7 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
-11.6   23.3 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
-11.5   24.3 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE Interior WA

0.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.4 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
3.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.4 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS

-6.2   9.4 CONDOBOLIN AG RESEARCH STN CW Plains S NSW
-5.7   7.5 ALBURY AIRPORT SW Slopes S NSW
-4.6   8.6 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) CW Slopes N NSW
-3.9   6.8 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC
-3.8   21.4 TELFER AERO Interior WA

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.

88.9 MULAN Interior WA
80.8 MATARANKA STATION N Rivers NT
77.4 COUNTRY DOWNS W Kimberley WA
77.0 CUTTA CUTTA N Rivers NT
69.4 PRESTWOOD STATION Upper Carpentaria QLD

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
77.4 COUNTRY DOWNS
    Interior
88.9 MULAN
63.2 GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
80.8 MATARANKA STATION
77.0 CUTTA CUTTA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    NW Pastoral
60.0 KANYPI

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
51.0 DIXIE
    S Peninsula
55.0 FAIRVIEW OUTSTATION
    Gulf Country
50.4 CROYDON TOWNSHIP
    Upper Carpentaria
69.4 PRESTWOOD STATION
    Wide Bay/Burnett
53.0 FIG TREE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 30.7 -3.1 24.0 -2.4 18.2
PERTH AIRPORT 38.7 +9.9 17.5 +2.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 29.0 +5.8 14.5 +2.0 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 33.7 +1.8 17.2 +0.7 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.4 -1.1 25.4 +0.1 6.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.4 -2.9 23.1 +3.0 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 26.2 -0.5 14.2 -1.2 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 20.6 -2.1 9.5 -0.3 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 32.1 +0.8 25.6 +2.3 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.7 +2.3 25.5 +1.5 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 36.2 +4.1 24.1 +3.0 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 37.3 +6.4 22.8 +4.4 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 32.2 24.9 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 33.1 16.2 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 32.2 +5.9 20.4 +2.3 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.7 -1.2 21.1 +3.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 25.4 +0.3 19.9 +2.4 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 27.2 -0.1 18.0 +1.7 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 22.0 -3.0 19.4 +2.9 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 32.3 +6.2 11.8 +0.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 34.4 +5.1 13.8 +0.1 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.9 -0.1 15.2 +0.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.8 +0.6 10.7 -0.6 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.1 -2.0 14.8 +2.0 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 20.7 -2.9 11.5 -0.4 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 20.4 -2.1 7.4 -2.0 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 21.1 -0.1 8.0 -0.8 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.3 -0.9 11.3 +0.6 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
    W Kimberley
WEST ROEBUCK
13.0mm in 30 min to 09:00 26.0mm/h
17.0mm in 1 hr to 09:00 17.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 6.3mm/h
    Interior
GILES METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
10.4mm in 1 hr to 14:30 10.4mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 14:30 8.7mm/h
10.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 10.6mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
CAPE DON
16.0mm in 3 hr to 19:00 5.3mm/h
BATCHELOR AERO
26.2mm in 1 hr to 10:30 26.2mm/h
29.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 9.7mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
    N Plateau
WULUNGURRU
40.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.3mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
NORMANTON AIRPORT
12.0mm in 1 hr to 11:00 12.0mm/h
    N Coast--Barron
MAREEBA AIRPORT
19.0mm in 14 min to 17:00 81.4mm/h
19.4mm in 1 hr to 17:00 19.4mm/h
24.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 24.8mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 14.7mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
KINGAROY AIRPORT
6.6mm in 17 min to 16:58 23.3mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
    Maranoa
ST GEORGE AIRPORT
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
17.2mm in 52 min to 16:22 19.8mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr 8 min to 17:30 13.8mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 11.3mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 85(250/ 67 ) at 04:31
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 113(300/ 93 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 95(240/ 70 ) at 20:31
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 85(270/ 65 ) at 02:00