Saturday 21 FEB 2004

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2004

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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 any month
Queensland:
040717 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 40.0 (38.0, 12)
040854 LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT 41.0 (40.2, 11)
New South Wales:
051049 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS 45.8 (45.7, 35) previous record set 6 days ago
052088 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS 45.2 (45.0, 11)
054104 PINDARI DAM 41.2 (40.2, 33)
055049 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE 41.8 (41.8, 37) equal highest
059017 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) 43.0 (43.0, 31) equal highest
060030 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) 45.2 (43.4, 39)
061054 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) 41.4 (40.6, 7)
061242 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) 44.4 (44.0, 27)
061250 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) 44.6 (44.2, 30)
061260 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 44.0 (43.4, 12)
061288 LOSTOCK DAM 42.5 (42.4, 32)
063039 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) 36.6 (36.1, 35)
063224 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) 38.4 (37.7, 38)
065026 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) 45.5 (45.3, 47) previous record set 6 days ago

Highest daily maximum temperature for February
Queensland:
040068 DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE 35.9 (35.2, 42)
040211 ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT 41.1 (40.3, 26)
040282 NAMBOUR DPI 40.1 (37.3, 39)
040717 COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 40.0 (34.2, 12) previous record set 1 Feb 2004
040854 LOGAN CITY WATER TREATMENT 41.0 (36.8, 11)
040856 RAINBOW BEACH 36.6 (35.4, 12)
041100 TEXAS POST OFFICE 43.0 (42.0, 33) previous record set yesterday
041521 GOONDIWINDI AIRPORT 43.8 (42.2, 13) previous record set yesterday
041522 DALBY AIRPORT 41.0 (39.4, 13)
042023 MILES POST OFFICE 41.8 (41.6, 46)
New South Wales:
051049 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS 45.8 (45.7, 35) previous record set 6 days ago
052088 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS 45.2 (44.0, 11)
054003 BARRABA POST OFFICE 40.9 (40.2, 34)
054104 PINDARI DAM 41.2 (39.9, 33) previous record set 5 days ago
055049 QUIRINDI POST OFFICE 41.8 (41.3, 37)
055136 WOOLBROOK (DANGLEMAH ROAD) 36.0 (35.4, 32)
056011 GLEN INNES POST OFFICE 35.1 (35.0, 41)
056018 INVERELL RESEARCH CENTRE 38.2 (37.6, 38)
058012 YAMBA PILOT STATION 41.5 (34.4, 48)
058063 CASINO AIRPORT 42.5 (40.6, 34)
058130 GRAFTON OLYMPIC POOL 42.1 (39.6, 36)
058131 ALSTONVILLE TROPICAL FRUIT RESEARCH STAT 39.7 (36.4, 30) previous record set 3 days ago
058158 MURWILLUMBAH (BRAY PARK) 40.9 (36.8, 27) previous record set 3 days ago
058198 BALLINA AIRPORT AWS 41.0 (36.0, 11) previous record set 3 days ago
059017 KEMPSEY (WIDE STREET) 43.0 (40.0, 31)
059030 SOUTH WEST ROCKS (SMOKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE) 39.2 (34.4, 47)
060030 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) 45.2 (42.5, 39)
060085 YARRAS (MOUNT SEAVIEW) 42.0 (41.5, 35)
061054 NELSON BAY (NELSON HEAD) 41.4 (35.5, 7) previous record set 11 Feb 2004
061055 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 40.9 (39.6, 47)
061078 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 42.8 (42.0, 54)
061089 SCONE SCS 43.0 (42.6, 39)
061242 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) 44.4 (43.3, 27)
061250 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) 44.6 (42.1, 30)
061260 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS 44.0 (41.0, 12)
061288 LOSTOCK DAM 42.5 (41.5, 32)
061351 PEATS RIDGE (WARATAH ROAD) 40.5 (40.1, 22) previous record set 11 Feb 2004
063039 KATOOMBA (NARROW NECK RD) 36.6 (35.2, 35)
063224 LITHGOW (BIRDWOOD ST) 38.4 (36.3, 38)
064008 COONABARABRAN (NAMOI STREET) 41.3 (40.9, 46)
064009 DUNEDOO POST OFFICE 43.1 (42.8, 35) previous record set 6 days ago
065026 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) 45.5 (45.3, 47) previous records broken consecutively on 13, 14 and 15 Feb 2004
068102 BOWRAL (PARRY DRIVE) 39.1 (38.3, 35) previous record set 6 days ago
070263 GOULBURN (PROGRESS ST) 39.2 (39.0, 29) previous record set 6 days ago

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 22:17EST, 27/10/2004.

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

45.8 TRANGIE RESEARCH STATION AWS CW Plains N NSW
45.7 COBAR MO Upper Darling NSW
45.7 COBAR AIRPORT AWS Upper Darling NSW
45.5 PARKES (MACARTHUR STREET) CW Slopes S NSW
45.2 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
45.2 NYNGAN AIRPORT CW Plains N NSW
45.2 WALGETT AIRPORT AWS NW Plains W NSW
45.2 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) MidNorth Coast S NSW

+16.6   45.2 TAREE (RADIO STATION 2RE) MidNorth Coast S NSW
+16.2   44.6 PATERSON (TOCAL AWS) Hunter Valley NSW
+15.5   40.9 NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS Hunter Valley NSW
+15.4   42.8 WILLIAMTOWN RAAF Hunter Valley NSW
+15.1   44.4 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW
+15.1   44.0 CESSNOCK AIRPORT AWS Hunter Valley NSW

32.8 TIBOOBURRA AIRPORT Far Northwest NSW
32.5 BALLERA GAS FIELD Far SW QLD
31.8 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
31.8 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
31.6 MOOMBA AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA

+11.1   16.0 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
+10.4   31.8 TIBOOBURRA POST OFFICE Far Northwest NSW
+10.1   30.5 LEIGH CREEK AIRPORT NE Pastoral SA
+9.2   28.5 ARKAROOLA NE Pastoral SA
+8.7   24.7 GRENFELL (QUONDONG RD) SW Slopes N NSW

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

5.7 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.4 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.6 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
11.5 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
12.7 TARRALEAH VILLAGE Derwent Valley TAS

-14.9   20.3 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-13.5   18.0 BALGAIR Eucla WA
-13.1   18.8 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
-11.6   24.6 PAYNES FIND E Gascoyne WA
-11.2   18.6 KEITH Mallee/Upper SE SA

1.6 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.9 MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH STOCKMAN) Southeast TAS
2.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
3.9 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
4.0 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS

-7.3   6.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-6.0   4.0 GEEVESTON (CEMETERY ROAD) Southeast TAS
-5.7   8.5 DONNYBROOK Lower West WA
-5.4   10.6 PINGELLY Cent Wheatbelt WA
-5.3   10.5 CORRIGIN Cent Wheatbelt 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.

125.0 MATARANKA COUNCIL N Rivers NT
69.6 LAKEFIELD N Rivers NT
64.0 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
64.0 WAUCHOPE N Plateau NT
59.8 YUINMERY Goldfields WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    E Kimberley
53.6 MOUNT KRAUSS
    W Pilbara
57.0 HAMERSLEY
    E Gascoyne
50.9 LANDOR
    Goldfields
59.8 YUINMERY

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
125.0 MATARANKA COUNCIL
69.6 LAKEFIELD
    N Plateau
64.0 WAUCHOPE
53.6 WYCLIFFE WELL

QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
64.0 WEIPA AERO
    N Coast--Barron
58.2 CAPE TRIBULATION STORE
51.0 HOPE VALE

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 32.3 -0.6 27.1 +1.2 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 27.6 -4.2 14.7 -2.7 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.4 -6.6 13.9 -0.4 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 18.8 -13.1 13.4 -4.3 26.2
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.7 25.9 +1.2 9.6
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 37.0 +2.1 23.5 +2.8 27.2
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 22.3 -7.0 18.0 +0.9 1.2
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 18.2 -6.9 14.8 +3.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 31.9 +0.8 24.7 +1.0 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 33.1 +2.1 25.3 +1.3 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 38.8 +7.6 23.3 +1.3 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 41.9 +11.6 24.7 +5.2 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 35.2 26.8 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 34.6 18.8 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 40.0 +13.3 20.3 +0.9 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 40.9 +15.5 23.5 +4.2 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 35.9 +10.2 22.8 +4.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 38.5 +10.8 21.1 +3.4 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 26.9 +1.3 19.9 +1.6 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 37.9 +10.9 17.4 +4.4 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 37.9 +7.1 22.5 +6.2 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 31.5 0.0 19.0 +2.6 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.0 -5.3 16.6 +3.5 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.7 -5.1 17.8 +3.3 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 20.0 -5.5 17.0 +2.9 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 17.4 -7.6 12.9 +1.5 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 20.6 -2.5 10.2 -0.1 1.4
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 19.3 -2.3 10.1 -1.9 0.6

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 Pilbara
WITTENOOM
20.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 6.7mm/h
    E Gascoyne
NEWMAN AERO
57.6mm in 1 hr to 20:00 57.6mm/h
60.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 20.0mm/h
    Goldfields
LEONORA
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
LAVERTON AERO
26.4mm in 53 min to 03:53 29.9mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 11.0mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
BATCHELOR AERO
31.0mm in 42 min to 17:12 44.3mm/h
14.6mm in 18 min to 17:30 48.7mm/h
45.6mm in 1 hr to 17:30 45.6mm/h
49.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 16.3mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
17.4mm in 32 min to 19:30 32.6mm/h
18.2mm in 1 hr to 19:30 18.2mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 7.7mm/h
GROOTE EYLANDT AIRPORT AWS
7.6mm in 42 min to 13:30 10.9mm/h
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.0mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
14.4mm in 1 hr 1 min to 18:00 14.2mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.7mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
47.2mm in 30 min to 21:30 94.4mm/h
47.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 47.4mm/h
44.2mm in 30 min to 22:00 88.4mm/h
91.4mm in 1 hr to 22:00 91.4mm/h
16.8mm in 30 min to 22:30 33.6mm/h
61.0mm in 1 hr to 22:30 61.0mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 23:00 20.2mm/h
MANGO FARM
19.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 6.3mm/h
DELAMERE WEAPONS RANGE
11.2mm in 1 hr to 19:00 11.2mm/h
BRADSHAW
41.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 13.7mm/h

VICTORIA
    W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 91(260/ 63 ) at 02:30
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 83(253/ 69 ) at 02:40
TASMANIA
    N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 85(250/ 67 ) at 02:00
    E Coast
SWAN ISLAND : 89(280/ 65 ) at 00:00
    Southeast
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) : 95(280/ 63 ) at 00:52
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 139(300/121 ) at 00:28
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 128(250/ 82 ) at 00:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 106(260/ 33 ) at 08:10
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 108(260/ 43 ) at 02:27
TUNNACK FIRE STATION : 95(280/ 59 ) at 00:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 98(250/ 69 ) at 06:00
    Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 82(260/ 67 ) at 03:00
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 98(260/ 83 ) at 00:30