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Wed 03:24 EST
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A front will bring brisk showers and strong winds to southwestern parts of WA. Ahead of the front, strong NW'ly winds will lead to a warm day across most of the southern states, save TAS. Unstable and gusty flow over TAS will lead to the odd shower. Clear elsewhere under a high.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

synoptic

Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
11.9 10 25

Windy

Melbourne
 
13.6 12 16

Possible shower

Brisbane
 
9.2 9 27

Sunny

Perth
 
11.6 8 17

Possible shower

Adelaide
 
14.4 12 16

Showers

Canberra
 
6.5 3 16

Possible shower

Hobart
 
13.1 9 13

Windy with showers

Darwin
 
18.8 18 32

Sunny

Weather News

Wetter than average August for Perth

17:03 EST

Even though we are not yet half way through August, Perth has already recorded higher than average rainfall.

Southern Annular Mode: The climate 'influencer' you may not have heard of

16:53 EST

In the world of climate drivers El Nino is the big name.

Weather warning for Tasmania as winds of up to 120kmh predicted for coast

15:35 EST

The earth is so wet in Tasmania, authorities are warning the high winds forecast for Wednesday morning could push trees over, as gusts pick up across the state.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sun 12/08 Mon 13/08 Tue 14/08

24.6°C

Cape Wessel, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -
Hottest

33.9°C

Oenpelli Airport, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -

32.7°C

Weipa Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:

33.0°C

Kalumburu, WA
Avg: Rec:

35.7°C

Kalumburu, WA
Avg: Rec:

-6.8°C

Glen Innes Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-9.0°C

Glen Innes Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

-6.6°C

Woolbrook, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
 

-9.0°C

Glen Innes Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

111km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

125km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

116km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

162km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
-

2.2mm last hr

Cape Grim, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

53.8mm

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:

65.4mm

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:
 

104.0mm

New Norfolk (West), Tas
Avg: Rec:
- -
Australia's Records for August
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.2°C at
Cape Don, NT in 2014
Lowest -6.7°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2005
Highest 28.7°C at
Milikapiti, NT in 1973
Lowest -20.6°C at
Charlotte Pass, NSW/ACT in 1968
Highest 529.2mm at
Rainbow Beach, Qld in 2007
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