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National Summary

The remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen are generating areas of rain along the QLD coast. A trough extending over the NT, QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS is triggering showers and storms. Troughs over WA are producing showers and storms over western and southern parts.

State Weather

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Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia South Australia New South Wales/ACT Victoria Tasmania

National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
29.7 21 29

Sunny

Melbourne
 
20.8 15 22

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
26.9 22 27

Showers

Perth
 
20.3 15 27

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
21.5 15 28

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
24.9 14 30

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
19.0 16 23

Showers

Darwin
 
31.1 28 35

Mostly sunny

Weather News

Man dies in floodwaters north of Townsville after being swept away from popular swimming spot

10:56 EDT

A 18-year-old man has died after being swept away in flood-affected waters north of Townsville in north Queensland.

Flash flooding washes cars off roads in Queensland's south as the north cleans up

10:12 EDT

Flash flooding has cut roads on Queensland's Darling Downs after heavy rain overnight, while in the state's north locals are counting the cost of Cyclone Owen and its record-breaking rain.

Citizen scientists called on to map extent of drought killing native trees

08:49 EDT

While rain has arrived in some drought-affected areas, it has been too late for many native trees.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Fri 14/12 Sat 15/12 Sun 16/12

37.8°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

44.8°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

45.0°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

47.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

10.2°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

1.2°C

Eyre, WA
Avg: Rec:

4.5°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -

5.0°C

Mt Buller, Vic
Avg: Rec:

-1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

S 53km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

101km/h

Hogan Island, Vic

100km/h

Lucinda Point, Qld

94km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
-

1.8mm last hr

Rocky Gully, WA
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

94.2mm

Gray, Tas
Avg: Rec:
- -

681.0mm

Halifax, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

220.0mm

Dorrigo, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

220.0mm

Dorrigo, NSW/ACT
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
29°C
Sunny
Sunny. Fresh N/NE winds.
15°C
28°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. W/SW winds.
19°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh SE winds.
21°C
36°C
Sunny
Sunny. SE winds tending SW.
17°C
35°C
Sunny
Sunny. SE winds tending SW.
13°C
33°C
Sunny
Sunny. SE winds tending NW.
14°C
21°C
Clearing shower
Mostly cloudy. Clearing shower. Fresh NW/SW winds.
26°C
33°C
Heavy showers
Cloudy. Showers, heavy at times. NW winds.
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