Wednesday 31 MAR 2004

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Continuing cold in central WA

Ex-TC Fay continues to exercise control over WA, keeping maximum temperatures well down on average across the state today. BoM

Continuing cold in central WA

For the fifth day, remnant cloud from ex-Tropical Cyclone Fay kept temperatures well down on normal across central WA today, and significantly below average across most of the state as well as the southern two-thirds of SA and western VIC. Wiluna, 170km E of Meekatharra, recorded a top of only 17.0, 17.0 below average and just 1.2° warmer than the station's coldest March day in 43 years of record.

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

39.5 BEDOURIE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
39.1 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
38.8 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
38.7 URANDANGIE Northwest QLD
38.6 WINDORAH POST OFFICE Channel Country QLD

+5.9   37.9 BOLLON MARY ST Warrego QLD
+4.8   37.9 THARGOMINDAH POST OFFICE Far SW QLD
+4.4   38.8 JERVOIS N Plateau NT
+4.2   39.1 BIRDSVILLE POLICE STATION Channel Country QLD
+4.2   31.6 CESSNOCK (NULKABA) Hunter Valley NSW

28.6 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
27.6 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD
27.5 BEDOUT ISLAND E Pilbara WA
27.3 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
27.3 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT

+5.1   13.6 BUSHY PARK (BUSHY PARK ESTATES) Derwent Valley TAS
+4.9   12.9 GROVE RESEARCH STATION Southeast TAS
+4.4   23.0 TERRITORY GRAPE FARM N Plateau NT
+4.0   11.0 MAYDENA POST OFFICE Derwent Valley TAS
+3.8   14.1 SWANSEA POST OFFICE E Coast TAS

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

5.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
6.5 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
7.0 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
7.8 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
9.0 MT BAW BAW W Gippsland VIC
9.0 LOOKOUT HILL Western Plains VIC

-17.0   17.0 WILUNA Interior WA
-11.5   21.8 YEELIRRIE Goldfields WA
-10.4   23.5 CARNEGIE Interior WA
-9.5   16.9 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-9.3   25.0 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA
-9.3   23.4 LEONORA Goldfields WA
-9.3   18.3 LAMEROO Mallee/Upper SE SA

-1.4 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
-1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 WONTHAGGI E Central VIC
1.8 BRAIDWOOD RACECOURSE AWS South Coast NSW
1.8 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW

-12.1   0.0 WONTHAGGI E Central VIC
-9.1   2.5 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA
-9.0   7.2 WILCANNIA (REID ST) Far Northwest NSW
-8.1   5.9 HYDEN Cent Wheatbelt WA
-7.8   4.9 SALMON GUMS RES.STN. Goldfields 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.

49.2 ROSEWOOD N Rivers NT
47.2 MILLROSE Interior WA
46.5 BAMBOO CREEK E Pilbara WA
45.8 GOVERNMENT HUTS Derwent Valley TAS
44.4 KUMARINA E Gascoyne WA

  Max+/- norm Min+/- normRain to 9am
BROOME AIRPORT 29.8 -4.2 21.5 -3.9 0.0
PERTH AIRPORT 25.5 -4.0 8.3 -7.5 0.0
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.0 -6.1 12.3 -1.1 0.0
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT 22.6 -6.9 13.6 -2.4 0.0
DARWIN AIRPORT 32.1 +0.2 25.8 +1.3 1.2
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 32.7 +0.1 19.7 +2.4 0.0
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 20.0 -6.0 10.6 -4.5 0.0
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 17.7 -5.3 10.7 +0.3 0.0
CAIRNS AERO 30.6 +0.1 22.1 -0.9 5.8
TOWNSVILLE AERO 31.2 +0.6 21.9 -0.9 0.0
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 31.0 +0.6 19.5 -1.2 0.0
AMBERLEY AMO 29.6 +0.2 13.2 -4.6 0.0
BRISBANE AERO 28.5 16.5 0.0
ARMIDALE AIRPORT AWS 25.4 12.4 0.0
COFFS HARBOUR MO 30.0 +4.1 17.6 -0.5 0.0
NEWCASTLE NOBBYS SIGNAL STATION AWS 25.0 +0.3 18.1 -0.1 0.0
SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL) 27.1 +2.4 16.5 -1.0 0.0
PROSPECT DAM 28.3 +2.2 11.8 -4.3 0.0
WOLLONGONG UNIVERSITY 24.0 -0.5 13.4 -3.4 0.0
CANBERRA AIRPORT 24.6 +0.2 5.1 -5.6 0.0
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 25.7 -1.8 7.1 -6.3 0.0
MILDURA AIRPORT 24.0 -4.2 7.3 -6.5 0.0
EAST SALE AIRPORT 20.8 -2.6 11.7 +0.2 0.0
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 20.2 -3.6 13.3 +0.2 0.4
LAVERTON RAAF 19.2 -4.3 10.5 -2.0 0.0
BALLARAT AERODROME 14.0 -8.1 9.1 -0.8 1.2
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT 18.0 -3.0 10.0 +1.1 0.0
HOBART (ELLERSLIE ROAD) 17.3 -2.8 13.8 +3.0 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
WARRUWI
12.6mm in 1 hr to 13:30 12.6mm/h
DOUGLAS RIVER
18.8mm in 37 min to 18:00 30.5mm/h
19.8mm in 1 hr to 18:00 19.8mm/h
20.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.7mm/h
TINDAL RAAF
17.4mm in 38 min to 20:00 27.5mm/h
20.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 20.0mm/h
14.0mm in 37 min to 21:00 22.7mm/h
14.0mm in 1 hr to 21:00 14.0mm/h
34.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 11.3mm/h
MANGO FARM
18.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 6.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    Gulf Country
MORNINGTON ISLAND
19.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 6.3mm/h
    Central Coast E
HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT
6.8mm in 41 min to 06:41 10.0mm/h

TASMANIA
    Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(310/ 78 ) at 18:25
ISLANDS
    Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 76(260/ 65 ) at 01:30