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National Summary

A low pressure trough over NSW is triggering showers and thunderstorms, some severe. A heat trough extending over WA and QLD is bringing high temperatures and stable conditions. A trough over TAS is generating widespread showers for the state.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
20.1 21 30

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
18.7 17 22

Cloudy

Brisbane
 
24.1 22 33

Sunny

Perth
 
19.9 17 32

Sunny

Adelaide
 
21.2 17 26

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
19.7 18 33

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
14.4 13 18

Showers

Darwin
 
29.3 28 34

Mostly sunny

Weather News

State of the Climate: Thank goodness for ocean sinks currently holding more warming extremes at bay

00:06 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and CSIRO's joint biennial State of the Climate report has just been released and it is not the kind of report card you would want to take home to your parents just before Christmas.

Severe thunderstorm hits Sydney, delaying flights and leaving thousands without power

21:55 EDT

A severe thunderstorm has hit Sydney and other parts of NSW, causing flight cancellations and leaving thousands without power.

Walgett has two rivers but no water left to drink

18:51 EDT

One of the river beds has deep cracks.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 17/12 Tue 18/12 Wed 19/12

37.0°C

Jervois, NT
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

44.4°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

45.5°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

47.0°C

Jervois, NT
Avg: Rec:

47.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

7.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

4.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

2.9°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
 

-1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

SSE 48km/h

North Island, WA
Windiest

81km/h

Middle Is, Qld

88km/h

Bradshaw, NT

114km/h

Merriwa, NSW/ACT
-

22.4mm last hr

Yamba, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

57.6mm

Middle Is, Qld
Avg: Rec:

97.2mm

Old Delamere, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -
 

681.0mm

Halifax, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -
Australia's Records for December
Max Min Rain
Highest 49.5°C at
Birdsville Police Station, Qld in 1972
Lowest -0.8°C at
Mt Buller, Vic in 2006
Highest 35.0°C at
Marble Bar, WA in 1902
Lowest -9.6°C at
Cooma Ap, NSW/ACT in 1990
Highest 711.0mm at
Munglinup West, WA in 2010

Christmas Day Weather Forecast

18°C
28°C
Sunny
Sunny.
18°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny.
19°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Partly cloudy.
19°C
33°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny.
17°C
35°C
Sunny
Sunny.
14°C
33°C
Sunny
Sunny.
15°C
24°C
Mostly sunny
Partly cloudy.
27°C
34°C
Possible thunderstorm
Shower or two. Possible storm.
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