Friday 26 MAR 2004

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Notes on significant weather not yet written

Tropical Cyclone Fay at 1.55pm today. MODIS

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: (none known)

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

42.5 CENTURY MINE Gulf Country QLD
41.4 ENEABBA Central West WA
40.5 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
40.3 NYANG STATION W Gascoyne WA
39.7 MURCHISON W Gascoyne WA

+11.2   35.3 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
+10.6   33.8 WINDY HARBOUR Lower West WA
+10.3   34.3 MOUNT BARKER Lower West WA
+9.9   39.4 PERTH AIRPORT Lower West WA
+9.9   35.7 ONGERUP Cent Wheatbelt WA

29.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
28.8 ROEBOURNE E Pilbara WA
28.6 ROEBOURNE AERO E Pilbara WA
28.0 PORT HEDLAND AIRPORT E Pilbara WA
27.4 KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA

+8.2   10.8 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
+7.6   12.0 THREDBO VILLAGE Snowy Mtns NSW
+5.1   10.0 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
+4.8   23.1 MULLEWA Central West WA
+4.6   24.9 WATARRKA N Plateau NT

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

6.9 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
8.2 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
10.1 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
12.0 LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK Central Plateau TAS
12.6 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-10.9   25.8 MANDORA E Pilbara WA
-7.4   28.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
-5.3   28.7 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
-4.9   32.5 TELFER AERO Interior WA
-4.8   34.2 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA

2.5 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
2.7 FINGAL (LEGGE STREET) E Coast TAS
3.0 KEITH (MUNKORA) Mallee/Upper SE SA
3.4 ROBE AIRFIELD Lower SE SA
3.5 GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
3.5 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS

-16.3   4.0 ISISFORD POST OFFICE Central West QLD
-6.5   4.3 LONGERENONG Wimmera S VIC
-6.5   4.3 CASTERTON SHOWGROUNDS W Coast VIC
-6.1   4.9 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.8   4.3 COONAWARRA Lower SE SA
-5.8   5.0 BATHURST AGRICULTURAL STATION C Tablelands S NSW
-5.8   5.0 CASTLEMAINE PRISON N Central VIC

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.

145.8 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU N Rivers NT
117.0 PORT SMITH W Kimberley WA
106.0 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
93.6 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
68.0 COUNTRY DOWNS W Kimberley WA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    W Kimberley
117.0 PORT SMITH
106.0 BIDYADANGA
93.6 BROOME AIRPORT
68.0 COUNTRY DOWNS
64.0 WEST ROEBUCK
56.2 THANGOO
52.4 KIRBY GARDENS
52.0 ROEBUCK PLAINS

NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
145.8 CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
56.0 BULEY ROCKHOLE
55.6 EDITH FALLS RIDGE
50.0 POINT STUART

ISLANDS
    Islands
54.8 CHRISTMAS ISLAND AERO

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 28.7 -5.3 24.2 -1.2 93.6
PERTH AIRPORT 39.4 +9.9 19.7 +3.9 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 35.3 +11.2 9.4 -4.0 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 33.0 +3.5 14.9 -1.1 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.2 +0.3 25.8 +1.3 0.0
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.9 +0.3 18.6 +1.3 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 25.8 -0.2 13.1 -2.0 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 21.0 -2.0 6.2 -4.2 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.1 -0.4 22.8 -0.2 0.0
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.5 -0.1 21.9 -0.9 2.4
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 30.3 -0.1 19.8 -0.9 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 28.6 -0.8 12.9 -4.9 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 26.8 16.6 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 24.2 8.9 0.2
COFFS HARBOUR MO 26.4 +0.5 14.3 -3.8 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 30.6 +5.9 16.8 -1.4 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 30.4 +5.7 17.6 +0.1 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 33.8 +7.7 13.0 -3.1 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 26.8 +2.3 14.3 -2.5 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 31.1 +6.7 6.2 -4.5 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 33.3 +5.8 9.5 -3.9 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 29.3 +1.1 12.4 -1.4 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 24.6 +1.2 10.1 -1.4 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.7 -1.1 13.2 +0.1 0.0
LAVERTON RAAF 22.0 -1.5 8.2 -4.3 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.6 -0.5 5.8 -4.1 0.0
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 20.0 -1.0 7.5 -1.4 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 20.5 +0.4 13.2 +2.4 1.6

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 Kimberley
BROOME AIRPORT
11.2mm in 1 hr to 00:00 11.2mm/h
11.0mm in 1 hr to 00:30 11.0mm/h
BIDYADANGA
15.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.0mm/h
39.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 6.5mm/h
CYGNET BAY
19.0mm in 3 hr to 12:00 6.3mm/h
    E Pilbara
MANDORA
16.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
23.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.7mm/h
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
MIDDLE POINT AWS
14.4mm in 1 hr to 17:30 14.4mm/h
45.2mm in 1 hr to 18:30 45.2mm/h
40.0mm in 3 hr to 18:30 13.3mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 21:30 6.7mm/h
JABIRU AIRPORT
23.4mm in 1 hr to 02:30 23.4mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 03:30 10.3mm/h
WARRUWI
26.2mm in 1 hr to 04:30 26.2mm/h
31.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 10.3mm/h
GOVE AIRPORT
32.4mm in 32 min to 14:00 60.8mm/h
38.4mm in 1 hr to 14:00 38.4mm/h
14.2mm in 30 min to 14:30 28.4mm/h
15.6mm in 1 hr to 15:00 15.6mm/h
54.0mm in 3 hr to 15:30 18.0mm/h
CENTRAL ARNHEM PLATEAU
144.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 48.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
WEIPA AERO
13.0mm in 1 hr to 13:30 13.0mm/h
HORN ISLAND
28.8mm in 54 min to 15:54 32.0mm/h
    S Peninsula
LOCKHART RIVER AIRPORT
13.4mm in 1 hr to 02:00 13.4mm/h
18.4mm in 1 hr to 03:00 18.4mm/h
32.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 10.7mm/h
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
6.4mm in 35 min to 13:35 11.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 108( 60/ 85 ) at 13:55
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 102(260/ 78 ) at 00:00
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(260/ 45 ) at 17:40
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 78(250/ 67 ) at 16:18