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Rivers flow for first time in 2 years in NW SA
Storms bring downpours to tropical NT, QLD
Heat moves into SA

Rivers flow for first time in 2 years in NW SA

Rivers that seldom flow are running for the first time in two years in NW SA today. Ernabella, 350km SW of Alice Springs, recorded 29.8 mm for the 24 hours to 9am, bringing its 3 day total to 132.2mm. Across the border in the NT, Curtin Springs has recorded 58.8 for the 3 days, falling from the rain depression formed by the dissipation of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Storms bring downpours to tropical NT, QLD

There were some torrential downpours ahead of a broad trough of low pressure amplifying N to NE across tropical QLD and NT today. A heavy storm in Townsville around 8pm gave the airport 33mm in 2 hours, but 18mm of that fell in 14 minutes soon after 8pm. Unofficial suburban reports for the storm given to the Bureau's Townsville office included 94mm at Kirwan and 40mm at Belgian Gardens. Flash flooding swept a vehicle off a causeway at Oak Valley, 20km south of Townsville, the driver fortunately escaping. A succession of heavy showers gave Mackay MO 53mm between 9am and 6pm.

Earlier in the day, Mt Isa airport recorded 83mm in the 18 hours to 3am, while across the border on the Barkly Tablelands in the NT, Brunette Downs reported 73mm in the 9 hours ended 6am. Heavy Territory thunderstorm falls during the day included Lajamanu 45.8mm in the hour to 3pm, Macarthur River Mine 23.6mm in 15 minutes to 10am and Darwin Airport 23.2mm in half an hour to 6.30pm. Full rainfall details are in wettest and downpours below.

Heat moves into SA

The hot airmass that yesterday set records in southern WA moved into SA today, giving maximum temperatures 8 to 13 above average along the coastal fringe from the WA/SA border east to the Yorke Peninsula. Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula recorded a top of 37.5, 13.3 above average, while Ceduna's 40.1 was 12.9 above. It continued to be warm in SE WA as well, with Eyre recording a top of 39.0, 13.9 above the norm.

News sources: ABC, Townsville Bulletin

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:
014642 MATARANKA STATION 194.0 (115.6, 22)

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

44.4 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
43.3 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
43.0 WILUNA Interior WA
42.8 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
42.7 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+14.0   39.0 EYRE Eucla WA
+13.3   37.5 ELLISTON W Agricultural SA
+13.0   40.1 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+11.4   37.7 CLEVE W Agricultural SA
+10.9   35.6 EUCLA Eucla WA

29.0 WYNDHAM N Kimberley WA
29.0 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.8 MORNINGTON ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
28.4 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.3 WYNDHAM AERO N Kimberley WA

+9.4   25.9 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
+7.9   21.1 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+6.7   19.0 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields WA
+6.2   26.2 LEONORA Goldfields WA
+6.0   20.6 BALGAIR Eucla WA

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

14.3 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
14.6 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
14.7 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
15.2 MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
15.7 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC

-8.3   26.6 CLERMONT POST OFFICE Central Highlands QLD
-8.1   14.3 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) C Tablelands S NSW
-7.8   30.6 BRUNETTE DOWNS N Plateau NT
-7.5   30.0 ALI CURUNG N Plateau NT
-7.5   26.9 EMERALD AIRPORT Central Highlands QLD

-0.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
1.1 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1.4 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
1.6 MT HOTHAM AIRPORT Upper NE VIC
2.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS

-7.0   3.8 PORTLAND (CASHMORE AIRPORT) W Coast VIC
-6.1   4.0 HEYWOOD FORESTRY W Coast VIC
-6.0   15.9 WATARRKA N Plateau NT
-6.0   8.8 HAY (MILLER STREET) Riverina W NSW
-5.5   6.8 CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND Lower SE 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.

194.0 MATARANKA STATION N Rivers NT
113.8 MT GARNET POST OFFICE N Coast--Barron QLD
110.0 BRAMPTON ISLAND RESORT Central Coast E QLD
104.0 NUMIL DOWNS STATION Gulf Country QLD
95.0 PHOSPHATE HILL Northwest QLD

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
194.0 MATARANKA STATION
58.0 HODGSON RIVER
    N Plateau
81.0 ANTHONY LAGOON
77.8 BRUNETTE DOWNS
62.0 EPENARRA

QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
104.0 NUMIL DOWNS STATION
86.6 MOUNT ISA AERO
67.2 WERRINA STATION
63.2 EDDINGTON STATION
59.4 TOORAK RESEARCH STATION
55.2 MOUNT ISA MINE
    Upper Carpentaria
88.0 OAK VALLEY STATION
83.0 NELIA POST OFFICE
54.0 LYNDHURST STATION
    N Coast--Barron
113.8 MT GARNET POST OFFICE
92.0 IRVINEBANK
77.0 MT GARNET ALERT
54.4 ALMADEN
52.0 SUTTIES CREEK ALERT
    N Coast--Herbert
60.0 STIRLING
    Central Coast E
110.0 BRAMPTON ISLAND RESORT
85.3 EASTERN CREEK
61.4 TURRAWULLA STATION
    Central Coast W
73.0 LANDSBOROUGH STATION
56.0 TAEMAS
51.8 BROADLEIGH DOWNS
    Central Highlands
68.8 MELMOTH
50.0 DUARINGA POST OFFICE
    Northwest
95.0 PHOSPHATE HILL
76.2 AYRSHIRE DOWNS
52.5 CORFIELD-MANUKA ST
    Wide Bay/Burnett
88.0 MAKOWATA
75.0 UBOBO STORE
64.8 HERON ISLAND RES STN
60.4 MELROSE
53.0 WESTWOOD TM
    Brisbane/SE Coast
71.4 IMBIL POST OFFICE
70.0 TEEWAH
60.0 IMBIL TM
59.0 MARODIAN TM
59.0 TALLOWOOD
55.8 BEERBURRUM FOREST STN
54.6 COOROY COMPOSITE
54.0 TEDDINGTON WEIR HW TM
53.8 LAKE COOROIBAH(PINES AV)
52.0 TEDDINGTON WATERWORKS
51.2 TIARO POST OFFICE
50.0 BEENHAM VALLEY RD

NEW SOUTH WALES
    N Tablelands W
66.5 HOWELL (WATTLEGROVE)
57.0 TINGHA (DARBYS ROAD)

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 31.7 -2.1 27.6 +1.2 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 20.5 -2.7 14.4 +1.9 2.4
PERTH AIRPORT 25.3 -3.5 17.8 +3.0 1.2
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 40.0 +8.1 25.9 +9.4 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 31.9 -0.6 25.1 -0.2 8.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 30.1 -5.2 18.8 -1.3 11.8
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 34.6 +7.9 17.8 +2.4 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 30.4 +7.7 6.5 -3.3 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 33.4 +2.1 25.4 +2.1 0.6
TOWNSVILLE AERO 34.4 +3.0 25.6 +1.6 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 27.5 -4.6 24.0 +2.9 10.8
BRISBANE AERO 27.6 23.0 1.2
AMBERLEY AMO 29.8 -1.1 21.3 +2.9 0.2
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 23.0 14.5 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.3 -2.0 20.4 +2.3 2.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 23.5 -1.4 19.2 +1.2 0.6
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 23.8 -1.3 18.6 +1.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 22.7 -4.6 17.4 +1.1 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 21.6 -3.4 14.9 -1.6 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 26.6 +0.5 13.7 +2.5 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 32.4 +3.1 15.5 +1.8 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 32.1 +2.1 13.8 -0.9 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 23.3 +0.1 7.1 -4.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 25.9 +1.8 13.7 +0.9 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 25.9 +2.3 14.0 +2.1 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 26.8 +4.3 5.9 -3.5 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 24.3 +3.1 5.7 -3.1 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.1 -1.1 12.2 +1.5 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
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
23.2mm in 30 min to 18:30 46.4mm/h
28.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 28.2mm/h
28.0mm in 1 hr to 19:00 28.0mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 9.3mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
32.0mm in 1 hr to 07:30 32.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 11.3mm/h
MCARTHUR RIVER MINE
23.6mm in 15 min to 10:00 94.4mm/h
24.2mm in 1 hr to 10:00 24.2mm/h
21.2mm in 1 hr to 11:00 21.2mm/h
45.0mm in 3 hr to 12:30 15.0mm/h
LAJAMANU
45.8mm in 1 hr to 14:30 45.8mm/h
46.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 15.3mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM
50.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 16.7mm/h
    N Plateau
BRUNETTE DOWNS
73.0mm in 9 hr to 06:30 8.1mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Coast--Barron
CAIRNS AERO
12.6mm in 1 hr to 19:30 12.6mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.0mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 6.7mm/h
COOKTOWN AIRPORT
11.6mm in 1 hr to 03:00 11.6mm/h
MAREEBA AIRPORT
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
26.6mm in 1 hr to 19:00 26.6mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 10.3mm/h
    N Coast--Herbert
SOUTH JOHNSTONE EXP STN
10.8mm in 1 hr to 20:00 10.8mm/h
14.8mm in 1 hr to 21:00 14.8mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 8.7mm/h
TOWNSVILLE AERO
4.0mm in 12 min to 20:00 20.0mm/h
18.0mm in 14 min to 20:19 77.1mm/h
27.6mm in 1 hr to 21:00 27.6mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.0mm/h
    Central Coast E
AYR DPI RESEARCH STN
15.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.0mm/h
MACKAY AERO
10.6mm in 22 min to 15:00 28.9mm/h
20.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 20.6mm/h
24.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 8.0mm/h
16.4mm in 1 hr to 15:30 16.4mm/h
ST LAWRENCE POST OFFICE
37.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 12.3mm/h
MACKAY MO
7.2mm in 38 min to 09:38 11.4mm/h
12.4mm in 1 hr to 10:00 12.4mm/h
15.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 5.0mm/h
8.4mm in 8 min to 15:00 63.0mm/h
15.0mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.0mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
6.4mm in 7 min to 15:07 54.9mm/h
9.2mm in 53 min to 16:00 10.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 16:00 15.6mm/h
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.3mm/h
SAMUEL HILL AERO
30.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 10.0mm/h
    Central Highlands
CLERMONT POST OFFICE
29.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 9.7mm/h
    Wide Bay/Burnett
HERON ISLAND RES STN
21.2mm in 1 hr to 03:00 21.2mm/h
21.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 7.0mm/h
13.8mm in 1 hr to 05:00 13.8mm/h
28.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 9.3mm/h
14.2mm in 1 hr to 07:00 14.2mm/h
    Brisbane/SE Coast
MAROOCHYDORE AERO
13.4mm in 1 hr to 11:30 13.4mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 12:00 14.0mm/h
18.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.0mm/h
13.2mm in 32 min to 13:00 24.8mm/h
19.2mm in 1 hr to 13:00 19.2mm/h
22.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 7.3mm/h
TEWANTIN RSL PARK
11.6mm in 1 hr to 14:00 11.6mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
NORFOLK ISLAND AERO
16.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 5.3mm/h
POINT FAWCETT
50.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 50.4mm/h
61.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 20.3mm/h

QUEENSLAND
    Brisbane/SE Coast
CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE : 72(150/ 63 ) at 20:00
TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 85(290/ 70 ) at 00:00
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 82(230/ 63 ) at 07:06