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Fri 22:48 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A broad region of low pressure is generating thunderstorms across inland and northern parts of WA, throughout the NT and QLD, and rain with a few storms in NSW. A large high in the south is bringing settled and mild conditions for SA, VIC and TAS.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.4 21 29

Late thunder

Melbourne
 
18.6 13 25

Sunny

Brisbane
 
24.3 22 30

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
21.2 18 28

Cloud increasing

Adelaide
 
18.0 14 28

Increasing sunshine

Canberra
 
21.6 15 33

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
14.3 14 23

Late shower

Darwin
 
29.3 26 34

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Second surge of heat could challenge records

10:33 EDT

Another round of intense heat is about to sweep across southern and eastern Australia, challenging December heat records for the second time in a week.

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 12/12 Wed 13/12 Thu 14/12

39.8°C

Paraburdoo Ap, WA
Hottest

43.0°C

Lajamanu, NT

45.5°C

Marree Ap, SA

45.0°C

Telfer Ap, WA

45.5°C

Marree Ap, SA

6.4°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Coldest

5.0°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

7.7°C

Jacup, WA

-1.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

-1.7°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

SSW 40km/h

Garden Island, WA
Windiest

94km/h

Burketown Ap, Qld

85km/h

Uluru, NT

96km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
-
no rain last hr Wettest

36.2mm

Mundrabilla Station, WA

70.0mm

Mount Bundey South, NT

46.0mm

Kalumburu, WA

46.0mm

Kalumburu, WA
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

20°C
26°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. S/SE winds.
14°C
25°C
Late shower
Partly cloudy. Late shower. SW winds.
21°C
31°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds tending E'ly.
20°C
34°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE winds tending fresh SW.
15°C
28°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh S'ly winds.
12°C
27°C
Showers
Partly cloudy. Showers. N'ly winds tending SE.
13°C
22°C
Possible shower
Mostly cloudy. Possible shower. Fresh NW winds.
25°C
34°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds.
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